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Interview Another Fallout: New Vegas Fan Interview

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Jason, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    <p><strong>Fallout: New Vegas</strong>, the latest cog in Steam's worldwide porn deletion machine, is the subject of a <a href="http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1098302-fallout-new-vegas-fan-interview/" target="_blank">new fan interview</a> courtesy of Bethesda.</p>
    <blockquote>In Fallout 3, it was easy to max out most, if not all, of your skills. Is anything being done to prevent this?<br />From Ryan via Facebook<br /><br />JS: We have done several things to adjust the skill point economy. First and foremost, the formula for calculating skill points per level has changed. We are still experimenting with what formula to use, but a 10 IN will likely not boost a character's skills as much as it did in F3.<br /><br />Most of the skill boosting perks have been removed, which means that method of advancing skills no longer exists. Skill books now give +3 skill points, +4 with Comprehension, but there are far fewer skill books in the world. This both reduces how much of a boost skill books will give overall and reduces the impact of Comprehension on that value (don't worry, Comprehension also gives a bonus to skill magazines, so it has more broad applicability). Our "Bobblehead equivalent" does not give SPECIAL or skill bonuses, so those are also removed from the skill point economy.</blockquote>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://bethblog.com/index.php/2010/06/15/e3-week-more-answers-to-your-new-vegas-questions/">BethBlog</a></p>
     
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  2. Sulimo Arcane Patron

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    MY GOD THEY TOOK OUT THE BOBBLEHEADS!

    FNV, ruined forever tbh.
     
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  3. TwinkieGorilla does a good job. Patron

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    good to hear.

    that perked my ears. i groaned after the "yes" and groaned again after "in-game reward" and then did a "whaaaa?" after the last sentence. every time i see something that says "this game will look like shit" i read something that tips the hand toward a much better RPG experience than Bethesda is capable of giving the franchise.

    i hate to be hopeful at this point, but he can sure talk a good game.
     
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  4. Overweight Manatee Scholar

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    We need some more clarification on this. Will intelligence be nerfed or the base stat gain be nerfed? Because intelligence was already nerfed from Fallout 1/2. Though perhaps done for good reason as it doesn't need to be nerfed again.

    The real problem in Fallout 3 wasn't that intelligence was too powerful, but everything else was pretty much useless. Strength gave like 3 damage to only melee attacks (unarmed attacks didn't even gain anything). Perception let your radar be better. Endurance meant nothing since you could stim instantly from menu. Charisma and Agility were a joke. Luck was the only real combat stat since it gave criticals. lol luck being the most important combat stat.

    So what they really need to be doing is making everything else better. Make VATS completely useless unless you have high agility, and maybe make it decrease gun sway a bit (was gun sway in fallout 3? I can't recall). Give more hard stat checks for things like charisma, instead of letting 1 charisma characters use speech through everything because skill points are everywhere and you can reload until your 30% chance check eventually works. Make strength a large part of melee and unarmed damage, both higher damage bonuses and make the heavier equipment require high strength. Indirectly nerf luck by not making every weapon in the game have a 2x-5x critical hit multiplier. There, the stats are no balanced

    Sounds like the perfect change. Comprehension is nerfed, skill points in general are nerfed. Finding a book can actually be closer to a real prize instead of just another notch on the stat scale.

    Skill magazines? Wait what? So do skill magazines also improve skill just the same as books do? If so then everything is fucked up again. I can't imagine they just renamed half of the skill 'books' to 'magazines' just to trick us though, so I'm guessing its different.

    Good. So does this mean they are thinking of adding back +1 stat implants, to be installed at the user's expense? I'm guessing there is still some kind of way to improve your stats in the game.


    Following in the footsteps of Bioware, I see.

    Lovely.
     
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  5. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Well, it's good to hear there won't be any magically invincible NPCs.
     
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  6. Shannow Waster of Time

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    At long last they are learning. Just imagine how awesome KotOR2, NWN2 and MotB could have been with that kind of stuff in them.
     
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  7. Jaedar Arcane Patron

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    Oh Obsidian, you charmer. You always say just the right things to make me happy.

    Too bad you don't walk the talk.
     
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  8. PlanHex Arcane Patron

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    Pretty sure magazines are just temporary. Too lazy to look for a source though.
     
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  9. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    I guess he just didn't want to say "skill books" twice, and is using it as a synonym.
     
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  10. Azrael the cat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Nah, I remember them saying specifically that magazines will only give temporary bonuses. Too lazy to find the link though.
     
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  11. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    ...so, we'll be hoarding magazines and reading a pile of them before tough battles.

    ...may god have mercy on us
     
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  12. Mister Arkham Scholar

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    Goddamn but Obsidian is fantastic at foreplay. Too bad they're usually a shitty lay.
     
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  13. Micmu Magister

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    ...well, they HAD to use the "Alchemy" tab in ES Construction Set for something.
     
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  14. bhlaab Arbiter

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    Magazines are like Skill-Chems
     
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  15. Crispy I HAVE EVOLVED (again) Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    Will I be able to play, and complete, F:NV without killing anyone or anything, except perhaps in self-defense?
    From Billy Ocean via Bethesda Blog

    JS: Yes. There are ways to win the main plot by killing no one and by killing everyone. It was one of our initial design tenets. You will find it difficult to get by as a pacifist, and you will miss a great deal of content by killing everyone you meet, but it can be done.

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    IT IS POSSIBLE TO AVOID LETHAL COMBAT IN F:NV
     
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  16. Brotherman Bill Arcane

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    To be fair, if the effects are non-cumulative this might only be slightly retarded. I'd be more like a potion in d&d, although that doesn't really fit the setting.
     
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  17. circ Arcane

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    Like in AP? Oh wait.
     
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  18. Crispy I HAVE EVOLVED (again) Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    It might be interesting to at least try the pacifist role. Just sayin'.
     
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  19. Xor Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    To be fair, a team of retarded cats could create a better RPG experience than Bethseda.
     
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  20. Lexx Augur

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    Keep in mind, he wrote about the main plot only, nothing else.
     
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  21. AlaCarcuss Arbiter

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    You mean like Bioware?
     
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  22. bhlaab Arbiter

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    There are also things like boxing gloves and beanbag rounds which are kind of pacifist-ish
     
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  23. poocolator Erudite

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    This is what they said for FO3. Look at how that game turned out.
     
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  24. TwinkieGorilla does a good job. Patron

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    wait. who are you being fair to? retards? cats?
     
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  25. poocolator Erudite

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    He's being fair to logic.
     
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