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Fallout Help me with New Vegas

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Curratum, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Curratum Cipher

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    So, um... This is my first time playing New Vegas because the previous fucking dozen times I tried, it would crash relentlessly every 5 minutes and now it's finally stable.

    I just got to Benny's room, found the robot in his workshop and he dumped a bajillion quests on me. I have no idea what the hell to do next.

    Does the game end when you get the chip and decide what to do with it? Is this the "endgame" quest?

    Do I need to meet all factions to progress that main quest or just to see the side content and do side quests?

    I'm seriously intimidated and confused by the way the main quest branched up so aggressively so early on in the game and I'm here looking for advice.

    I haven't met the Legion, or the Brotherhood or the White Glove Society or the Boomers or... dear god, what do I even do now?

    Will I be botching up the main quest if I fall for Benny's trap and get ambushed and survive? Will I have to chase him down and spoil other big main quest branches? This is all so confusing, I'm not used to this sort of openness!

    Help? :|
     
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  2. RNGsus fed up taxi driver Patron

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    Its been a long time, but I think I did the Vegas families quests first, then the Brotherhood.
     
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  3. Piotrovitz Learned

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    Don't give a shit about any metagaming spoiler-filled advices and just go with the flow and do whatever the fuck you want.
     
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  4. Butter Arcane

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    You just hit the open world part of this open world game. Go explore and meet all the factions. I recommend the Boomers first.
     
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  5. Diablo1_reborn Viva New Vegas! Patron

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    You will meet most of the factions during the MQ, and the game doesn't abruptly end after you're done with the Platinum Chip. Some MQ branches do however require you to kill other factions, but if you don't like that, there is always the chance to work for another faction. That is the beauty of New Vegas. Enjoy the game man, it's great.
     
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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Ah, the moment where the brilliance of Fallout: New Vegas' quest design makes itself fully apparent. Welcome.
     
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  7. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    My thread has been absolutely, completely 100% vindicated.
    I demand everyone apologize to me.
     
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  8. purupuru Educated

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    The point of no return is very obvious, you would literally have a prompt in your face.
    So don't worry about it and just do what you want. You don't have to meet all the factions but if this is your first play-through then why not? Most of them have interesting quests.
     
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  9. Curratum Cipher

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    I don't really do multiple playthroughs no matter how many endings a game has, so I'll probably try to see as much as I can in this run, so I'll visit everyone, see how it turns out.

    What I mean is, is there any pressure to get the chip? Can you just faff about the wasteland and do side stuff without pressure and not always do stuff to work towards the main quest branches?

    I just get so confused, seriously... There are two quests I had active before that, picked up some more while investigating stuff in one of the casinos, one of them is obviously full of cannibals and I went on a "I'm gonna reload this" spree in the kitchen basement and there's a guy in there and oh god, what is this game! There's so much to do, I don't know which way to go...
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    There is no pressure.

    There are many paths through that casino, with lots of alternative solutions. It's actually two interlocking quests, one of which is Beyond The Beef, a famously complex quest which you may have seen mentioned on the Codex before. You're seeing now why people say that making New Vegas in 18 months was an astonishing achievement.
     
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  11. AW8 Arcane

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    A word of warning: The game has a hidden time limit if you don't catch up to Benny before he visits the bunker in Quarry Junction. You can still stop the countdown if you go there in time after getting the Platinum Chip. You'll know you can't get the normal endgame if a quest called "Am I Too Late" starts (along with a unique nuclear alarm siren sound).
     
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  12. Kazuki Self-Ejected

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    Just do quest and progress the main quest at your own pace.

    You will got to the end line of the game no matter what you do, the game had a hard failsafe in case you did something wrong.
     
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  13. bec de corbin Educated

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    Just do what you want, dude.
     
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  14. Falksi Arcane

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    Just enjoy the massively empty, pointless world, with fuck all of note worth finding.
     
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  15. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    Was New Vegas the last great game made?
     
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  16. Curratum Cipher

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    What bothers me is that I'm visiting the factions I was told by the robot and there's nothing there. The Khans just waved and said hi and some random punk kid gave me a side quest that will take me to ANOTHER faction. What was the point of visiting the Khans in the first place? I just went to their camp and I got a tickbox to tell the robot I want to ignore them.

    Nobody had any meaningful interactions for me...
     
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  17. Morii Learned

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    You can persuade Khans to have a suicide attack on the Legion at hoover Dam or leave Mojave or replace Papa Khan with Regis so they can support NCR, the purpose of visiting these factions is to build an alliance for the final battle.
     
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  18. Morii Learned

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    The ignoring option is OPTIONAL.
     
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  19. bec de corbin Educated

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    This is fascinating, it's like one of those animal behavior experiments where the crow has to solve a puzzle
     
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  20. dawcio Learned

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    I can't help. I've uninstalled the game because of stealthy Nightkins, because they were to scary for me. My heart was beating so fast.
     
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  21. Cleric of Asmodeus Learned

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    [Lawful Evil] What’s in it for me, OP?
     
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  22. Volrath Arcane Patron

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    This arpeegee has too many options, plz halp.

    What the actual fuck bro, just play the game, explore and have fun. Don't be such a massive pussy.
     
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  23. Luckmann Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Just like real life.
     
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  24. Curratum Cipher

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    I guess not being a neckbearded braindead fuck who can replay the same game eleven thousand times and being a relatively normal person who wants to see as much content as possible in one playthrough and not lock himself out of half the game because he picked the wrong quest sequence makes you an aspergee now.
     
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  25. Curratum Cipher

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    Spent maybe 30 minutes in red rock / khans camp. Never managed to even find where Papa was, but ran into at least 5 fucking clusters of tents you can't enter, 50 meters apart, and found one longhouse with randoms and a Legion envoy, as well as a drug lab and two named NPCs, yet no Papa.

    Ended up just taking a multi-part quest from the drug cooks and fucked right out of there in frustration. The writing and quest layering is wonderful, but fuck me, Obsidian can't make a fun, easily navigable 3D space to save their lives.
     
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