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Emil on Fallout 3's level scaling, combat and armour

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Emil on Fallout 3's level scaling, combat and armour

Development Info - posted by DarkUnderlord on Thu 3 July 2008, 04:12:14

Tags: Fallout 3

Briosafreak has a run-down of comments made in the official forums by Fallout 3 Lead Designer Emil Pagliarulo:

[Level Scaling] I’d say that:

a.) because of the issues some people had with Oblivion’s leveling
b.) the fact that we’ve really been focusing on the importance of overall game balance…

…this is something the dev team has come back to time and time again during our playtests, and is something we’re still tweaking. We’ve finally gotten it to a level that we feel really good about.

So basically, if you do the main quest path and adhere strictly to that, there are some areas that are set up to match your level, so you don’t get your ass handed to you unfairly while just naturally playing the game. But certain paths and locations are more difficult, by design.

It’s also the case that the farther you wander out into the Wasteland, the more you’re taking your life into your own hands if you’re not prepared. I mean, hey, a Deatchlaw’s a Deathclaw. smile.gif

And, um, yeah — no Raiders in Power Armor.​
I'm certain they felt "really good about" all the decisions they made in Oblivion at the time too. The truth will be in the pudding. There's a bit more on combat and stuff too.

Spotted @ Brio's Fallout 3 Blog

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