tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2495518960145555512021-12-03T01:05:14.386-08:00Games, According to ScienceShane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.comBlogger42125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-72519969025515194272014-04-04T18:34:00.001-07:002014-04-04T18:34:46.452-07:00Let's Play New Vegas Part 26: Getting things done is Hard.<i>Soooo.....I'm really running out of excuses as to why I don't do these updates more often. I did the gameplay and took the images for this update a month after the last update, practically churning them out by the standards of the LP, but then I sat on the images for 3 months, apparently waiting for my muse to return. I'm not sure why I did that, I had myriad minor distractions but nothing that would account for months of time.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>I do want to apologise for the lack of updates, though. I'm very sorry, and this lacklustre set of barely connected events with snarky commentary is my way of trying to make up for it.</i><br /><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><img alt="D892E2FCC72B2DA32D8788D17DBF47C9E19FD116 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501297085/D892E2FCC72B2DA32D8788D17DBF47C9E19FD116/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, Hidden Valley. I did not miss being here among the scorpions. Well, lets see if the reception has thawed any.<br /><br /><img alt="4D64947360547B97BEDDB84AB7264E79BC5B37F6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501309778/4D64947360547B97BEDDB84AB7264E79BC5B37F6/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'm sorry that taking my crap and giving me caps for them takes so much mental effort on your part.<br /><br /><img alt="3601B74B429276AF320ECDFB639FEC0976FF6694 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501315891/3601B74B429276AF320ECDFB639FEC0976FF6694/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nope, doesn't seem you have much of anything worth my time.<br /><br /><i>Two points: One is that she has a wierdly low amount of money to do business with, and I don't think I took it off her before. This might be another consequence of having such a low level, but I hope she gets more later and isn't stuck like that. The other is that AMRs, the endgame sniper weapon, are actually kinda cheap, but then you have to repair them yourself, and find all the mods, and also there's the issue of still not having the 100 Guns and 8 Strength to wield the damned thing.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="6DA99584C395755FC7647626BDDFDBA1584EA7C7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501339382/6DA99584C395755FC7647626BDDFDBA1584EA7C7/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yup. Mission data from the patrols proving they were killed while following McNamaras orders.<br /><br /><img alt="C53462E0B1E3EFBF9A495D9E98C12513F322664D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501354050/C53462E0B1E3EFBF9A495D9E98C12513F322664D/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="93EBBA89B23789DA253341580B001B6067588B5E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501358385/93EBBA89B23789DA253341580B001B6067588B5E/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="2FBEB8A884C9BA8AA67AF6D19EBC9B5A3F5F36D9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501363350/2FBEB8A884C9BA8AA67AF6D19EBC9B5A3F5F36D9/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7071B617E96A88D3FA89D6BF0FBAE4EBC58E0F21 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501368453/7071B617E96A88D3FA89D6BF0FBAE4EBC58E0F21/" width="640" /><br /><br />Its that simple?<br /><br /><img alt="835119AA4B5E9E9E4B251B7B7D12800835602E42 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501379825/835119AA4B5E9E9E4B251B7B7D12800835602E42/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="AA6A0106ED8A37CB07A6984DDEDA52C9C43B1017 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501386677/AA6A0106ED8A37CB07A6984DDEDA52C9C43B1017/" width="640" /><br /><br />Wow, progress? Here? Guess anythings possible.<br /><br /><img alt="25332E143450DC095892AEB8B1AD242195445BB7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501392907/25332E143450DC095892AEB8B1AD242195445BB7/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Apparently working to depose the rightful leader of the community is just the thing to help me get into peoples good books.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="5AEED1B8B1A9F727BA004F5A592417F8559D7547 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501395552/5AEED1B8B1A9F727BA004F5A592417F8559D7547/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="BD5CCF1EF970CFF9EA8E1A70B5B7D1251EC5BCBC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501400719/BD5CCF1EF970CFF9EA8E1A70B5B7D1251EC5BCBC/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="25E93AD0C93486CD8EF6DF74C39E7847EB407D10 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501407871/25E93AD0C93486CD8EF6DF74C39E7847EB407D10/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="67867FB50BE246BEBC4274D546EB4B6DC0B844A7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501413320/67867FB50BE246BEBC4274D546EB4B6DC0B844A7/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>The XP from handing in the quest does exactly what we hoped: get us another level. We've almost maxed out our two main skills, though progress on the secondary stuff like getting through locked doors remains an issue. As for our perk, level 12 opens up some interesting possibilities, but since I'm not using as much VATS this playthrough (except for combat screenshots), Snipers merely a nice feature and not a must-have, and Fast Metabolism goes against our strategy of avoiding damage rather than tanking it. So I take Silent Running for the stealth benefits (And because I keep forgetting to use the Walk key while sneaking to stay quiet).</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>And then, apparently we skip forward through the 'few days' of Hardin getting McNamara fired. What Lat got up to during this time is up to the readers imagination.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="3D6E3432AFE416131AEBAA5282AB95206CE22E53 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501423745/3D6E3432AFE416131AEBAA5282AB95206CE22E53/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Remember the name of this quest was 'Still in the Dark'.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="317E02857807C429C04A41C141A3129776CDFD7B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501427114/317E02857807C429C04A41C141A3129776CDFD7B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="A5A8F615C45B4BE7EA56E375D9528666253A5D92 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501432617/A5A8F615C45B4BE7EA56E375D9528666253A5D92/" width="640" /><br /><br />Uh, thanks. I'm sure its a well-equipped little shelter with lots of useful ancient equipment with a high market price.<br /><br /><i>Uh.....not wishing to spoil things, but I'm not sure I'd call the location 'safe'. But we'll come back to that.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="248F26AD6C712219C65298002F42E47328BA3BE9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501437853/248F26AD6C712219C65298002F42E47328BA3BE9/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Just pointing out, the option exists. I don't think Munchkin will let us though.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="BBED70C6B223900B326E9DEE3836AF443DEF4942 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501442562/BBED70C6B223900B326E9DEE3836AF443DEF4942/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Hmmm, I wonder if this is why House had the Brotherhood marked as a threat to his plans?)<br /><br />Oh, look who it is.<br /><br /><img alt="65BFBFE1F3D88343578CA04EBD24BD59D9311A28 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501460460/65BFBFE1F3D88343578CA04EBD24BD59D9311A28/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="A2561F9A5B3A43D5E78288FB2D18D54C022C7F91 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501465082/A2561F9A5B3A43D5E78288FB2D18D54C022C7F91/" width="640" /><br /><br />I prefer to call it 'seeking acknowledgement'. Thanks for noticing it was me who did it!<br /><br /><i>I did exhaust McNamara's speech options, but they're all about the lockdown and the camoflage systems, which Hardin is supposed to be cancelling soon, so I guess its just generic info that they forgot to take off McNamaras speech options once he's deposed. Its not really relevant to our quest, we've gotten the details elsewhere.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="BF2ED1957C4F21E09FAE0C482EF5F9C43B396848 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501566448/BF2ED1957C4F21E09FAE0C482EF5F9C43B396848/" width="640" /><br /><br />The NCR, getting serious? Heaven forbid.<br /><br /><i>Both sides of the conflict start having elite troops show up as you progress the story, but you hear way more about the NCRs Heavy Troopers and Rangers than you do the higher-level Legionaries, simply owing to how little Legion territory there is in the game.</i><br /><i><br /></i>Well, this has been...kinda meh, actually. Any thoughts before we leave, Ron?<br /><br /><img alt="9F1EA417B5B26E65A7467E7282FC88585C7A6CED (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501571363/9F1EA417B5B26E65A7467E7282FC88585C7A6CED/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="74F1D548AB25B0866AEFFB1166AC0E74F5D1F1F2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501578487/74F1D548AB25B0866AEFFB1166AC0E74F5D1F1F2/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Ah-heh. You're a comedian. I'd set you up with that guy near the Tops if he was a chick. Anyway, seriously, I want to know a bit more about your history. Like that Elijah guy we're not supposed to talk about.<br /><br /><img alt="1C350E8F45620889D163BCACB38F11B913F0B3BF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501598530/1C350E8F45620889D163BCACB38F11B913F0B3BF/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="2C46B8846343C9DA3420370B682F581AFA0CEFD4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501612022/2C46B8846343C9DA3420370B682F581AFA0CEFD4/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F543C2B90EC2C32E4AC8217B5720E8C398C2CFCD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501618994/F543C2B90EC2C32E4AC8217B5720E8C398C2CFCD/" width="640" /><br /><br />He led this chapter from California to here, right? And you followed him?<br /><br /><img alt="06C5D92EDD1D9ADDDBD2D457009A64C7A60F31AB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501634148/06C5D92EDD1D9ADDDBD2D457009A64C7A60F31AB/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="603F30DE21B0949A14410F1E14C5950ED04288B5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501641170/603F30DE21B0949A14410F1E14C5950ED04288B5/" width="640" /><br /><br />But something changed then.<br /><br /><img alt="C491E44704BBBF310689DEAE718F1887578E107C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501656729/C491E44704BBBF310689DEAE718F1887578E107C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5545393396825970DFE2F41B9B417125313B744F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501663806/5545393396825970DFE2F41B9B417125313B744F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="686EAED25993E307A2BA738EA2501CA2296E620B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501671643/686EAED25993E307A2BA738EA2501CA2296E620B/" width="640" /><br /><br />And the other Elders aren't so crazy?<br /><br /><img alt="4E944A60523FC3F19D79A70AA349858AFDA0444E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501685877/4E944A60523FC3F19D79A70AA349858AFDA0444E/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="14F56313AADD95D13AF5701BAC0FE364DA89457A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501692304/14F56313AADD95D13AF5701BAC0FE364DA89457A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="983376F51373DE5D3A2A4240B6EA7F76D87BC01D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501699743/983376F51373DE5D3A2A4240B6EA7F76D87BC01D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Everyone has limits. Except me, of course. But, you didn't try to talk sense into Elijah?<br /><br /><img alt="6561DAB391DFEA1C9B5232C8665E639792D9CA31 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501723566/6561DAB391DFEA1C9B5232C8665E639792D9CA31/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="19C4BE6B1431A4EDA925DC70BA2758590D96208B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501730000/19C4BE6B1431A4EDA925DC70BA2758590D96208B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="96DD8304E36428B3630691DC61482907350EB456 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501736965/96DD8304E36428B3630691DC61482907350EB456/" width="640" /><br /><br />So, kinda a dick. But smart too?<br /><br /><img alt="E6BD50BA7DF92147C982055AA6FD2E1431608CAC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501748071/E6BD50BA7DF92147C982055AA6FD2E1431608CAC/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="00D1752E2C7C0FA9C24258A075C3173413AE95D5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501755043/00D1752E2C7C0FA9C24258A075C3173413AE95D5/" width="640" /><br /><br />Learn anything about the man himself?<br /><br /><img alt="5857AC6F31111F41B64A8F4FE3956CDC1F39D6EF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501778443/5857AC6F31111F41B64A8F4FE3956CDC1F39D6EF/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F150D0CB967C8F2177A70CDCE733FBAAE3563752 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501784692/F150D0CB967C8F2177A70CDCE733FBAAE3563752/" width="640" /><br /><br />Any idea what happened to him?<br /><br /><img alt="2E9B929643A65E779C29D3A9118C8C6107D6208B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501812813/2E9B929643A65E779C29D3A9118C8C6107D6208B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B543F46F17FFA2D7E52F3A39F86944E4F0A66A48 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501817968/B543F46F17FFA2D7E52F3A39F86944E4F0A66A48/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6E1C565C51F6F79C6FCA2DCA5AE3DAE653F59CED (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501829930/6E1C565C51F6F79C6FCA2DCA5AE3DAE653F59CED/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="0473C10F45F2350BC020CF0C744FBB50ABFC27C4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501847698/0473C10F45F2350BC020CF0C744FBB50ABFC27C4/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5D191231026AEB52C1605A6AE6D8BB5670136E08 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501852976/5D191231026AEB52C1605A6AE6D8BB5670136E08/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B22038039E2AD72FB3FAE3B4548520807E94BE7F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501862146/B22038039E2AD72FB3FAE3B4548520807E94BE7F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="51F201B69030DE9546A692F4BB576815DBE5FD18 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501868144/51F201B69030DE9546A692F4BB576815DBE5FD18/" width="640" /><br /><br />...Let's get off the topic and get back to business.<br /><br /><img alt="13425AC2503BD5E2EDA2B956EE7967761240AEA4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501875536/13425AC2503BD5E2EDA2B956EE7967761240AEA4/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>At this point, I went back to Yes Man, who congratulated me on reactivating the Securitron Army. He didn't seem to have any other text options, though looking over the text I might have missed the right options. Still, no real benefit to telling him we're done with anyone until we meet everyone.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="7CB49F0CD01EC62A4833DD1B11E3AD75182E0FB9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501957627/7CB49F0CD01EC62A4833DD1B11E3AD75182E0FB9/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>And apparently we're too high-class for the shady arms dealer now. Guess its a matter of your reputation with The Strip.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>So, with the game suddenly clamming up after the last few exposition dumps, I'm left to find my own fun for a little while.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="966102C8C3ACB736C0B422B939C172C38F78BEE6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501963998/966102C8C3ACB736C0B422B939C172C38F78BEE6/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, Ron, we're having a girls night out in Freeside. Let's see what the town has to offer.<br /><br /><img alt="6617DC0F928E599DD90D2971EDF19F51B403D3E6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501973673/6617DC0F928E599DD90D2971EDF19F51B403D3E6/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Knife-weilding thugs hopped up on enough drugs to think attacking us is a good plan, it seems.<br /><br /><i>I tell a lie. This guy was actually wielding a lead pipe. Freeside thugs never really become a threat. they just kinda distract your companions as you walk around. We got attacked 3 or 4 times in this trip and most of the time I didn't even have time to draw my gun before Veronica had caved in their skulls with her power fists.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="68A4C25E111F6399397092339773DECD7727D7F8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501989991/68A4C25E111F6399397092339773DECD7727D7F8/" width="640" /><br /><br />This might be a happening little place. Lets check it out, then that gun store.<br /><br /><img alt="6248440269819DFC954C7A3B6347001791D7B766 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628501996755/6248440269819DFC954C7A3B6347001791D7B766/" width="640" /><br /><br />Don't worry citizen, I'm working on a solution.<br /><br /><img alt="3B00267E304276E914292FBE94828E1A60698492 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502006262/3B00267E304276E914292FBE94828E1A60698492/" width="640" /><br /><br />Damn straight. So, what does your establishment have to offer, ma'am?<br /><br /><img alt="28F6B02220B6C7B187CD6D25DF2CF37D80165B94 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502017001/28F6B02220B6C7B187CD6D25DF2CF37D80165B94/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="DAE6D449A8C6A4DC9595304A96A9F33FF192C47D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502027470/DAE6D449A8C6A4DC9595304A96A9F33FF192C47D/" width="640" /><br /><br />No murders for fun and profit? No tyrants needing toppling?<br /><br /><img alt="224E4BD3765AF9E90711663481940028DA7E89B5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502037515/224E4BD3765AF9E90711663481940028DA7E89B5/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="2F9B47D76BEEB765A7315515283F8FCAF3ABD397 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502042196/2F9B47D76BEEB765A7315515283F8FCAF3ABD397/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7405FD5B387BDB7B764304E95D41BF151D0833F5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502060258/7405FD5B387BDB7B764304E95D41BF151D0833F5/" width="640" /><br /><br />Legbreaking work? Hmm....lemme think on it.<br /><br /><i>This is a fairly minor quest to allow you to meet some interesting characters in Freeside, with multiple ways of handling each holdout, as well as the option of just paying the Garrets off out of your own pocket if you want to help the people out. I think we can Speech the reward up to 50% if we want more caps, but its still slim pickings all told, something we'd mainly do for character interactions and XP.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Francine also sells booze, but we don't really need any. I haven't put Lat on any heavy chems yet, I keep meaning to but the mentats seem to be all we need.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="1BFFC26429F3EC3638BB54F7934883C7FCB16538 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502089462/1BFFC26429F3EC3638BB54F7934883C7FCB16538/" width="640" /><br /><br />So business is good right now?<br /><br /><img alt="EA8E1CDF3A013700DB6320CB6F4B8E7F28AF5AA8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502094419/EA8E1CDF3A013700DB6320CB6F4B8E7F28AF5AA8/" width="640" /><br /><br />Your services get enough use, then.<br /><br /><img alt="78263FCE4024CE0E3DB3933FCEFDB5784C06B6AE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502100194/78263FCE4024CE0E3DB3933FCEFDB5784C06B6AE/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="96F82430586FCEC52B387F290A248600FC4E31C3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502102822/96F82430586FCEC52B387F290A248600FC4E31C3/" width="640" /><br /><br />'Proclivity' is one of those words you only use when the real word is not for polite company....<br /><br /><img alt="8341775587A862F6FCD4EE02F81CAAE50829B6BE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502108483/8341775587A862F6FCD4EE02F81CAAE50829B6BE/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6D51640E008FA3BC00C4C6B3A89E2F82C916BBEA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502111028/6D51640E008FA3BC00C4C6B3A89E2F82C916BBEA/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6DB720F112700460484FD5FC5A9D95FDCAFBDECA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502113892/6DB720F112700460484FD5FC5A9D95FDCAFBDECA/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="95BE211AED7B8B482064A177A54D6966B58F48DA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502117468/95BE211AED7B8B482064A177A54D6966B58F48DA/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F94AAB7E32FB2E6E680617C8194CA8FE4A8FE653 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502137051/F94AAB7E32FB2E6E680617C8194CA8FE4A8FE653/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Not pictured is me raising the finders fee to 200 a head. Again, this is mainly an excuse to run around the map finding 'interesting' characters to talk to and get paid a little for. Kinda a silly quest, and more than a little sleazy, but if we're desperate for XP and some spare caps to eventually afford super-weapons, we can try it.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="D7747FF7FF2D85A9A0937E88BE09660685478C14 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502142165/D7747FF7FF2D85A9A0937E88BE09660685478C14/" width="640" /><br /><br />Wait, what?<br /><br /><img alt="7D963D2B8292FC52BE100087FA94CAA704879164 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502146656/7D963D2B8292FC52BE100087FA94CAA704879164/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh. So, you're meant to be the comedy act around here?<br /><br /><img alt="05E107159CC1E9BAADF8EBCA52A303133C9180CD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502152060/05E107159CC1E9BAADF8EBCA52A303133C9180CD/" width="640" /><br /><br />Really? In a dive like this, I can't see it being all that lucrative.<br /><br /><img alt="4F382DD3A1CF4123D412817B248A14B3950969D9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502158156/4F382DD3A1CF4123D412817B248A14B3950969D9/" width="640" /><br /><br />This is why I do business using 9mm rounds.<br /><br /><i>Hadrian's part of a quest to recruit entertainers for a much better establishment, The Tops Casino, formerly owned by Benny. Again, a side activity, mainly done to meet interesting characters and get some XP for it.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="C8D3F8BC72B2AB03C06D3AC069896F39862BB547 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502209383/C8D3F8BC72B2AB03C06D3AC069896F39862BB547/" width="640" /><br /><br />So, this is the Energy Weapons store that has all those criers advertising it. I'll take a peek I guess.<br /><br /><img alt="92CAD24FFB4D4C3AC644DAF7B0559C1FB99CE870 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502217892/92CAD24FFB4D4C3AC644DAF7B0559C1FB99CE870/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, sure, I'll make do.<br /><br /><img alt="501B8E7FA4B5955D76B31EEBC0D0B07789D6A232 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502239019/501B8E7FA4B5955D76B31EEBC0D0B07789D6A232/" width="640" /><br /><br />Eh? Meeting? Lemme just stand a bit closer....<br /><br /><img alt="36F132209162B5C23E2507AC0EE315E3984A32B5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502242373/36F132209162B5C23E2507AC0EE315E3984A32B5/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="A78B57D0ED2350DA443E99C990146AF3D133D6D8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502246377/A78B57D0ED2350DA443E99C990146AF3D133D6D8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F30536C76EFA2C13EE15820B07D41055AB1FD764 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502250516/F30536C76EFA2C13EE15820B07D41055AB1FD764/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3643F357074293D28BE345172D662F48A4247C0C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502254760/3643F357074293D28BE345172D662F48A4247C0C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="0D3383DFE05376E272C1E3DA954A1F03D155B9A9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502258776/0D3383DFE05376E272C1E3DA954A1F03D155B9A9/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="13EBAB2FC934F36E438BFD3539EFFD54DF647BD0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502263070/13EBAB2FC934F36E438BFD3539EFFD54DF647BD0/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F6676FC12B23A4649519824E8B14459705255C2D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502266720/F6676FC12B23A4649519824E8B14459705255C2D/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>I forgot it was Mr Sorens friend standing over here who gets shot and not the man himself, so I didn't get a good picture of his extremely warm-blooded murder.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="5CA2E4CAA6325A5C7F8F3D02017C9D9240D95DFA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502270577/5CA2E4CAA6325A5C7F8F3D02017C9D9240D95DFA/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="78E148345538799ECD8965EB455C2F87391DA99F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502274636/78E148345538799ECD8965EB455C2F87391DA99F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="A6F45CC34F4E16F8155C04620D4E3232440B622A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502278309/A6F45CC34F4E16F8155C04620D4E3232440B622A/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Ok, meetings over, I can go in now, right?<br /><br /><img alt="C2048E329E31868676008F89CC6FE5EA667E079F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502281550/C2048E329E31868676008F89CC6FE5EA667E079F/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>So many wonderful energy weapons, all of them basically useless to us. Its interesting how the main energy weapons shop in the game is run by such terrible people, especially since I used an energy weapons character who was extremely good last time. I got around this the same way you get around all vendor issues in the game: I found some overpowered weapons in the DLC and used those instead for the entire game.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="13F47866B7E85E739AEB90D0148887F318D1E8B4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502289739/13F47866B7E85E739AEB90D0148887F318D1E8B4/" width="640" /><br /><br />No relation to the Gun Runners I assume?<br /><br /><img alt="13953B4DDA69299C374A9E3C50160FE515929880 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502305614/13953B4DDA69299C374A9E3C50160FE515929880/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="BA1248AC7B4441BBEB6A40B5212B955D9E15DA32 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502308346/BA1248AC7B4441BBEB6A40B5212B955D9E15DA32/" width="640" /><br /><br />A family business, judging by the Van Graff name being so important.<br /><br /><img alt="A9640D8559FB3DDF05921B40B1DB4BF443ECE7DB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502330142/A9640D8559FB3DDF05921B40B1DB4BF443ECE7DB/" width="640" /><br /><br />I see. Family like that, must have given you a storied upbringing.<br /><br /><img alt="F845244B36ECC360AC47FD36FC3C47414C38884C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502417005/F845244B36ECC360AC47FD36FC3C47414C38884C/" width="640" /><br /><br />The advantages of hundreds of miles of desert. Though I must say, I wouldn't think to open a store in a neighbourhood like this, after weeks of travel.<br /><br /><img alt="285E435BEB4752E32C6F78222CC984AF6980F367 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502337114/285E435BEB4752E32C6F78222CC984AF6980F367/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="773A6C5F216C0CD8D1EA6D5BBAFA6DFB213EAE8F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502340371/773A6C5F216C0CD8D1EA6D5BBAFA6DFB213EAE8F/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Due to the way the AI works, you don't have to break in, you can just use the physics engine to carry stuff without picking it up, take it to the toilets and steal it easily.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="79B822D8E32AF4206BC99520A8FCD158038C1AFE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502343179/79B822D8E32AF4206BC99520A8FCD158038C1AFE/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="116E6B45C533F2B67C254AD8DBE5D0D7FA0DC09D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502346023/116E6B45C533F2B67C254AD8DBE5D0D7FA0DC09D/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="0D1E40A155480E03FDCD3755DD5FA6E84C3CBF63 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502352302/0D1E40A155480E03FDCD3755DD5FA6E84C3CBF63/" width="640" /><br /><br />(That doesn't really explain why you don't put your store in a walled compound like the Gun Runners and Crimson Caravan, but whatever.) So, the local gangs don't trouble you, those Kings guys?<br /><br /><img alt="17CE6D6E448C8FC39B809B500A243F421AEBD649 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502369769/17CE6D6E448C8FC39B809B500A243F421AEBD649/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="2D87749334B6FC5BC123037EC9723E63EDA8F7E4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502377036/2D87749334B6FC5BC123037EC9723E63EDA8F7E4/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3EC9895B3A26CB7E5CC4298B45165C48977CD572 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502379747/3EC9895B3A26CB7E5CC4298B45165C48977CD572/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="ED1C1B81F0D9C4FF5ECDC03E3D91015D71F963C9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502383710/ED1C1B81F0D9C4FF5ECDC03E3D91015D71F963C9/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="2034A9A55E963FE3FE418DAE3550E3CA5A1CE313 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502386720/2034A9A55E963FE3FE418DAE3550E3CA5A1CE313/" width="640" /><br /><br />And so you get the run of Freeside, and attract the business that comes in with the NCR presence?<br /><br /><img alt="5670B050F7B69C5E55E005BBA2FBB39009AE01B7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502422988/5670B050F7B69C5E55E005BBA2FBB39009AE01B7/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="2702333FD392D5DD27182E416AEC050A5F6B2A24 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502427679/2702333FD392D5DD27182E416AEC050A5F6B2A24/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="DCE873B8942B5B9F2EC663F939A4433848EC5C8C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502431090/DCE873B8942B5B9F2EC663F939A4433848EC5C8C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B96241D81C960736E177D0303CC98FFB2415AB29 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502433867/B96241D81C960736E177D0303CC98FFB2415AB29/" width="640" /><br /><br />I see. What about their local rivals, the Legion?<br /><br /><img alt="44CA54CFE3977362B0C4F017BD64815AF6B1C435 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502444533/44CA54CFE3977362B0C4F017BD64815AF6B1C435/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="72ADCDD130A6DED455A6C5EE3BF952019F7C4FF8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502448053/72ADCDD130A6DED455A6C5EE3BF952019F7C4FF8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="8BCA4710869462E56DFAADC95E58BD8E5900C56E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502450894/8BCA4710869462E56DFAADC95E58BD8E5900C56E/" width="640" /><br /><br />Eh, he's not quite as tall as he sounds. And he has terrible taste in skirts. So, uh, you recruiting anyone for skullduggery right now?<br /><br /><img alt="1B88FD297118067A9638F9BE7D31A08BB8BD2D40 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502458630/1B88FD297118067A9638F9BE7D31A08BB8BD2D40/" width="640" /><br /><br />Eh, guard duty ain't my thing really.<br /><br /><i>The way she says that makes it sound like the guy she had shot to intimidate Soren was her own door guard....Anyway, I don't know much about this mini-quest, except what I've read on the wiki. Doesn't sound like our kind of thing.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="09FFF470AC23904BA1C20F81D0CC89C9602AD88C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502479694/09FFF470AC23904BA1C20F81D0CC89C9602AD88C/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>The only thing useful to us that the Van Graffs sell are Pulse Grenades and shotgun slugs, but she also has one of the super-weapons from the GunRunners Arsenal DLC, a unique Gatling Laser with green lasers rather than red, and massive damage over time.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="0F08D7A772CC5B79B61DF919EDF99B6FF35B5197 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502483219/0F08D7A772CC5B79B61DF919EDF99B6FF35B5197/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>It appears visiting this location has gotten Veronica thinking again....</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="DD20DB94A3D156E3B12DF79DDB6DD8FA7A5AEB7C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502487224/DD20DB94A3D156E3B12DF79DDB6DD8FA7A5AEB7C/" width="640" /><br /><br />Uh sure, what you want to talk about?<br /><br /><img alt="2FAEC3EF0532945537FEE82F1441C73C07FB53F9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502494241/2FAEC3EF0532945537FEE82F1441C73C07FB53F9/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="39734B6B367CA0D47BD2C2EF1C7EAF0FC52FC041 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502497641/39734B6B367CA0D47BD2C2EF1C7EAF0FC52FC041/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="13EAD3F1A184C9561686752B1C0D00233E889126 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502502324/13EAD3F1A184C9561686752B1C0D00233E889126/" width="640" /><br /><br />Huh? Back to Hardin's bunker? Uh, sure, once we sort a bit more business out, we'll head there, ok?<br /><br /><img alt="1382BF944D5526B2360B4AE891777F82AA7585C1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502509667/1382BF944D5526B2360B4AE891777F82AA7585C1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Thanks. I'll try to figure out the spelling to make it easier on them.<br /><br /><i>Here I cut out another 5 minutes shooting Freeside thugs, and visiting Mick and Ralphs again only to find that Ralph, even with his secret stockpile, has nothing we'd want to buy. So, onto an actual objective:</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="916E695395E386C648F3FBDD6A6BCC51DA499826 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502589540/916E695395E386C648F3FBDD6A6BCC51DA499826/" width="640" /><br /><br />Uh, no, not yet. Been hella busy.<br /><br /><img alt="819F3B1D65837D728B54C6170FD78CF3195771D7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502595692/819F3B1D65837D728B54C6170FD78CF3195771D7/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'll get to it! Don't be in such a rush!<br /><br /><i>Jack's quest is fairly trivial to do when you have fast travel, its just a couple of trips back and forth, but there's no real reward other than enhancing your reputation with the Boomers, which we've already gotten high enough. So I didn't bother.</i><br /><i><br /></i>Now, you going to put that rebreather together for me?<br /><br /><img alt="D67C9BBE05D33ABB7074AC020BDD0ECE378A5FEC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502606193/D67C9BBE05D33ABB7074AC020BDD0ECE378A5FEC/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yes, here, take the thing.<br /><br /><i>Actually, we were 3 points off having enough Science to fix the rebreather without the spare parts, and I could have gotten that by taking mentats, but drugs are more valuable than busted kitchenware.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="A9795EE42D7F549BF6C92FD28B9682C3D6546E61 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502614079/A9795EE42D7F549BF6C92FD28B9682C3D6546E61/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="47B4B5231D3AB706A6D95EFBE79B52484AEF83B0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502619611/47B4B5231D3AB706A6D95EFBE79B52484AEF83B0/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>....I have no idea, I thought I was already idolised. must be some wierd trigger in the scripting.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="78F5870150BC52CD456100C77D09D33DD9C860CB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502621868/78F5870150BC52CD456100C77D09D33DD9C860CB/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Like a piece of Metroidvania equipment, the rebreather opens up a lot of exploration possibilities in the game, from the river and the various lakes, to flooded caves and sewer tunnels. Great for the real spelunker, but probably not our priority. Still, now we can help the Boomers raise the plane....though ideally I'd like to get something more appropriate to swim in than a checkerboard suit.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="3D89077AA145056A83CFE258E80B32EA99D8ABD4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502625177/3D89077AA145056A83CFE258E80B32EA99D8ABD4/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, Ron, gimme one second. There's something thats been bugging me since the Boomer kid showed us the wall mural, and I want to see what I can find about it....<br /><br /><img alt="725970B7E0D747E68A30E24B34EA196DA9E18FF1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502631873/725970B7E0D747E68A30E24B34EA196DA9E18FF1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Jackpot!<br /><br /><img alt="BD1145A3B2892CF6B4A9B710A27DE34FD14E4505 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502634724/BD1145A3B2892CF6B4A9B710A27DE34FD14E4505/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5083F2B801F46E875137A95EA0D2F23FDD306568 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502638975/5083F2B801F46E875137A95EA0D2F23FDD306568/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah-haha....I knew that Vault 34 was sitting on an armory full of special stuff, and now, we have the Boomers key to their secret stash.<br /><br /><img alt="CFC93F07480C1A5F738A9FFEC40EF73F39D9D48C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/505827628502645979/CFC93F07480C1A5F738A9FFEC40EF73F39D9D48C/" width="640" /><br /><br />Don't give me that look, we'll get to do your stuff in a while.<br /><br />-------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br /><i>So, this was mainly a setup chapter, with me going back over the various sidequests we'd been skipping over up till this point, and getting some minor points ironed out while filling in exposition. Now, we're in a good position to embark on a new quest, and get our levels up to snuff before moving into the endgame.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Time to vote on our next move:</i><br /><i>1) Finish the Boomers quest, and get them to (Presumably) take on the Legion in the final battle</i><br /><i>1a) Fuck around looking for appropriate swimwear so we don't get our suit wet while diving (I can cheat and look up possible suits on the Wiki)</i><br /><i>1aa) Go to one of the DLCs, wherein the Perfect Swimwear can be found, even though it means a multi-part digression.</i><br /><i>2) Go on a trip to meet the Khans, so we'll have met all the factions and can tell Yes-Man to start the endgame if needs be.</i><br /><i>3) Do some of the Freeside stuff I highlighted this update,or another short dangling quest, just for the heck of it (and XP).</i><br /><i>4) Go do Veronica's quest, which can go 3 different ways. I can either go with the obvious path, or we can do another minor option first, then finish the next update with the choice of where to go, or just have the next update be very short so you guys can pick.</i><br /><i>5) Drop everything and do a DLC or something bananas like that.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Let me know what you think, people.</i><br />Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-2158809721157453542013-12-15T10:50:00.000-08:002013-12-15T10:50:14.289-08:00Lets Play New Vegas Part 25: Philosophy and Testosterone<i>It seems one month per update might end up as my average, unfortunately. I'll try to rectify this, but christmas is coming.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>This is going to be a <b>really </b>talky update, so be ready to sit and listen for a while.</i><br /><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><img alt="C73161CE467327ECE2E67955F1A38ED8C97FAE62 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374420392/C73161CE467327ECE2E67955F1A38ED8C97FAE62/" width="640" /><br /><br />I don't have much choice, so yeah, I'll go.<br /><br /><img alt="A063DB8BB221DA16456FFF5C3529C47331C76D91 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374427820/A063DB8BB221DA16456FFF5C3529C47331C76D91/" width="640" /><br /><br />Not until you take yours bub!<br /><br />~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<br /><br /><img alt="05923F53ED6D2B7D729B320E3B5DBFA1431EA1C9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374432066/05923F53ED6D2B7D729B320E3B5DBFA1431EA1C9/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ugh.....Ok, but only because you specifically said it was temporary.<br /><br /><img alt="3BA33CC61450454058D6BF993D445D55B8A37840 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374444259/3BA33CC61450454058D6BF993D445D55B8A37840/" width="640" /><br /><br />You're damned right they will!<br /><br /><img alt="FE4F2F1EB0400172D5240FBB3CCDBC8898D1B19F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374452408/FE4F2F1EB0400172D5240FBB3CCDBC8898D1B19F/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Wow, of all the things to trigger a level-up, the tiny XP gain from arriving at Caesars Fort and sneaking a pistol inside was enough to get use to level 11. The trait we took at the start to slow down levelling in return for higher starting skills has really had an impact.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>I continue to focus our skill points into our two primary skills, as well as into the ones governing locked doors and terminals because those continue to stymie us at points. I don't see much advice for how to focus our skill growth or what kind of perks to take on the even levels, so I'll continue going with my gut unless adviced otherwise.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>If this were Fallout 3 I'd be hesitant to force any skills past 80 so quickly, since there are the Bobbleheads and the various skill-boosting armors to consider, but New Vegas has the higher-level weapons require maxed out skills to avoid accuracy penalties, so maxing out your primary combat skills ASAP is a smarter call. As for Sneak, can't have too much of that, and we're not likely to find anything more stylish than Benny's Suit that also improves sneaking, unless we go into a certain DLC.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="431C7B7AC25FB8AD43F56CFEB23F5AF9547ED235 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374455887/431C7B7AC25FB8AD43F56CFEB23F5AF9547ED235/" width="640" /><br /><br />So, this is Caesar's Fort. Something tells me they don't get a lot of door-to-door salesmen.<br /><br /><img alt="F931CA616E1EB8C0AA7708C03EE30EDAE4D5AD8E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374464487/F931CA616E1EB8C0AA7708C03EE30EDAE4D5AD8E/" width="640" /><br /><br />....I'm not going to like it here.<br /><br /><img alt="EB58FB61B0E69ED081F4DA7A2790B93EF1BC0281 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374470096/EB58FB61B0E69ED081F4DA7A2790B93EF1BC0281/" width="640" /><br /><br />Maybe I spoke too soon, there is a merchant here.<br /><br /><img alt="ED69136D2E29C767DFC5E098F06ECB018E70E9C4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374476951/ED69136D2E29C767DFC5E098F06ECB018E70E9C4/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'll see...So, you ever get to see the big guy around here?<br /><br /><img alt="1C7A71F6A0A0A7F463137D360DB674C859176E7A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374486344/1C7A71F6A0A0A7F463137D360DB674C859176E7A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="232A6D9D8D7010F0C37F34C8F79945F3EDFFA851 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374496373/232A6D9D8D7010F0C37F34C8F79945F3EDFFA851/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="DF8A8BEFAAA1A04BBE292BF18FDF27F2C32C2F65 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374500758/DF8A8BEFAAA1A04BBE292BF18FDF27F2C32C2F65/" width="640" /><br /><br />He thinks he's big news, gotcha. What about you, you don't seem to be Legion.<br /><br /><img alt="ABB4F25D832FA1757965B17CC9E701807E347582 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374519715/ABB4F25D832FA1757965B17CC9E701807E347582/" width="640" /><br /><br />Isn't be an independent businessman in the middle of territory occupied by crazy assholes who communicate with machetes kinda dangerous and unprofitable?<br /><br /><img alt="7A8D9ABE6705DFFBBEA8E72CCF134D8AA718D5F8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374530414/7A8D9ABE6705DFFBBEA8E72CCF134D8AA718D5F8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="CD2F91D3B7B10C403A8B41ED714BB68F4A16D7A1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374536378/CD2F91D3B7B10C403A8B41ED714BB68F4A16D7A1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, I see. So you save your drugs and chems for the NCR?<br /><br /><img alt="3908E26D6E26FB73F7C75C6AC3CE21000F34501D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374547171/3908E26D6E26FB73F7C75C6AC3CE21000F34501D/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D423934792F47401EC7B4FF68D996C08549698EF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374551247/D423934792F47401EC7B4FF68D996C08549698EF/" width="640" /><br /><br />So much for Free Market Capitalism. So, if Legion territory is the place to do business, lets do business.<br /><br /><img alt="429724F94B4FB77D974F39CDA8DF5C1A0C883D28 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374556644/429724F94B4FB77D974F39CDA8DF5C1A0C883D28/" width="640" /><br /><br />....On second thoughts, you don't have anything worth my time.<br /><br /><i>Its not entirely true, but Barton is under the same restrictions we are and can't stock weapons, and understandably his chems stock is limited too. He does stock a lot of miscellanous items as well as an interesting selection of weapon mods, probably because he'd be the only trader that someone working for Caesar would regularly see, but right now he has nothing for our regular loadout.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="F3942811BC3D77E22C36E9808B05568077313948 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374560437/F3942811BC3D77E22C36E9808B05568077313948/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>I take the time to look over the outside of the Fort before entering, and find some ammo boxes in one of the trenches. I don't know if it'll be any use to us since its cheap surplus ammo, but at least there was something to find.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="0196AFAA3ED51C30B4A30645A4BA1183DF53FC09 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374564570/0196AFAA3ED51C30B4A30645A4BA1183DF53FC09/" width="640" /><br /><br />On one side of the Fort: all the tents of Caesar's Legions....<br /><br /><img alt="CB2CA771064B5AC1961D57DDBF240C09FEB4572C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374567925/CB2CA771064B5AC1961D57DDBF240C09FEB4572C/" width="640" /><br /><br />And on the other, Hoover Dam in the distance.<br /><br /><i>I thought I'd take the time to look around. Last time I was here I was sorta in a running gun battle the entire time.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="5E0305890FD85833E533337D7AAF605A310A80D0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374574204/5E0305890FD85833E533337D7AAF605A310A80D0/" width="640" /><br /><br />Huh. I guess they start them young in Arizona.<br /><br /><img alt="186B8EC79CCE25860925DA1C7673B0850712AA55 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374577996/186B8EC79CCE25860925DA1C7673B0850712AA55/" width="640" /><br /><br />That's nice. Now if you'll just let me get inside...Ok, in the Fort. Now for-<br /><br /><img alt="5DB65B83E75D0DA3769E93187A4074556F7C4F42 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374582563/5DB65B83E75D0DA3769E93187A4074556F7C4F42/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="CB8AC0B343D87DEB3DE84CFD9F7435C2BC240DD8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374587155/CB8AC0B343D87DEB3DE84CFD9F7435C2BC240DD8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3DAFCA14D17EC36EF1CD966F787A89214CA2216C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374592223/3DAFCA14D17EC36EF1CD966F787A89214CA2216C/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ugh. Ron, if the Brotherhood weren't the snobbish assholes they are, they'd be indistinguishable from every other Wasteland mob who know how to screw lasers together. They can't change that without losing their identity.<br /><br /><img alt="2FB390D89748EB572215ECCD30EFAB198B7EE4B9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374602192/2FB390D89748EB572215ECCD30EFAB198B7EE4B9/" width="640" /><br /><br />Sure, sure. You can try once we're not in Camp Dudebro.<br /><br /><img alt="2DF1E61B20980461D9247A9C2D21D2BEA5BD8324 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374606828/2DF1E61B20980461D9247A9C2D21D2BEA5BD8324/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, I'd imagine malnourished women with 500 pounds of grain strapped to their back would be pretty easy for someone with a machete to handle.<br /><br /><img alt="33A7847B0799A62C974413B580B065C7CC24E407 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374611135/33A7847B0799A62C974413B580B065C7CC24E407/" width="640" /><br /><br />Guy, I barely even looked at you. What is your beef with the no-sausaged gender?<br /><br /><img alt="F75D1FDCAEA50F7E448419C5594FDD07DF70D025 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374620007/F75D1FDCAEA50F7E448419C5594FDD07DF70D025/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="FE6347480051EFFB6CA3E702E5F2CAAD70AED8EE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374624309/FE6347480051EFFB6CA3E702E5F2CAAD70AED8EE/" width="640" /><br /><br />You may yet.....stop hassling me? But only if....Whatever. Who do you make dance in this sand pit to make the days go by?<br /><br /><img alt="D3BADA8706990A8C700D41278847E6D9B612E898 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374649780/D3BADA8706990A8C700D41278847E6D9B612E898/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="8A263371557CC13410066A1EF76FE50F72767CF6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374653754/8A263371557CC13410066A1EF76FE50F72767CF6/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well I'd imagine if they could lift their arms, some of them might try. What about mister Big Badass Legate Lanius?<br /><br /><img alt="D361D9D9AF9BB1EDC82FEF971DF6628FE1319E60 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374633284/D361D9D9AF9BB1EDC82FEF971DF6628FE1319E60/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="0698DF8AD164FB1C34649D0BB08856A85728D4D6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374637420/0698DF8AD164FB1C34649D0BB08856A85728D4D6/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right. And I'm sure he can fire lasers from his dick too.<br /><br />Oh wow, there's actually a lady here.<br /><br /><img alt="2CD6CE118EAE8DFF6A940BE7B20511FB2273D409 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374658460/2CD6CE118EAE8DFF6A940BE7B20511FB2273D409/" width="640" /><br /><br />No, I'm fine. You're the camp doctor?<br /><br /><img alt="8262E64E44B132A5F14D4A4DDFB7791481876E66 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374667913/8262E64E44B132A5F14D4A4DDFB7791481876E66/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1AD004D96631A68411C7D3C5575804D4E6E04090 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374671742/1AD004D96631A68411C7D3C5575804D4E6E04090/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="EE92429FBB337DE0C8F1DFD039F46CFF1A1C1F86 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374674907/EE92429FBB337DE0C8F1DFD039F46CFF1A1C1F86/" width="640" /><br /><br />Uh....You're using a one-to-one mix of the stuff, right? I mean, you can mix in more root to take the sting out of it, but really you should be using equal amounts if you want to actually make it last longer.<br /><br /><img alt="D67B4EDE71C3E5350D9DEE64FD4DAB4471CD18C0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374681843/D67B4EDE71C3E5350D9DEE64FD4DAB4471CD18C0/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>The Survival check to know this is all of 20, just a tiny amount off the base score, which we got from our starting Trait. It'd be rather difficult to not know this, implying Siri really didn't get much training at all. But its pretty obvious that the Legion don't put much stock in medicine, or having their slaves know things.</i><br /><i><br /></i>Oh, now that I've helped you out, do you have any proper medicine for sale?<br /><br /><img alt="279C4C907C7452CBA7EBB3B15906F01211204DE7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374691630/279C4C907C7452CBA7EBB3B15906F01211204DE7/" width="640" /><br /><br />(That's unlikely to happen....) Where did you say you were from again?<br /><br /><img alt="8870D0CFF7B7735BD45BC0595B24BBDA614BDA3E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374715362/8870D0CFF7B7735BD45BC0595B24BBDA614BDA3E/" width="640" /><br /><br />How long?<br /><br /><img alt="33959812A3169C700004044555C7967FDC7174CA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374721417/33959812A3169C700004044555C7967FDC7174CA/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, they really add to the decor of the place, huh? So.....conditions....<br /><br /><img alt="B85A1031744D194BA2B02576D534F3E1852E3F1F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374728210/B85A1031744D194BA2B02576D534F3E1852E3F1F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6102EF921D741B4CA85D721DA357354CD927139D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374731445/6102EF921D741B4CA85D721DA357354CD927139D/" width="640" /><br /><br />.....Well. They're dumb. What about Big Richard Lanius?<br /><br /><img alt="DA8FD802E4D17E12A3979924FF6BB00875055D18 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374740343/DA8FD802E4D17E12A3979924FF6BB00875055D18/" width="640" /><br /><br />...I have an incredible urge to buy some very large bullets now.<br /><br /><img alt="7160FAF66B64FFE4BB13B00AC372C0FC130B6449 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374744450/7160FAF66B64FFE4BB13B00AC372C0FC130B6449/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1DE4C0161DFBC22C68237A7687A0F801276483A8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374747589/1DE4C0161DFBC22C68237A7687A0F801276483A8/" width="640" /><br /><br />Even if there's fuck all in their cases, I still feel morally obligated to steal from these guys.<br /><br /><img alt="B63EAE16818F5E5ABD25BA9E76259A8CFAC52031 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374757152/B63EAE16818F5E5ABD25BA9E76259A8CFAC52031/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D9FFB9DFE60EAFC47810F9C1DB803F58451F152C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374965209/D9FFB9DFE60EAFC47810F9C1DB803F58451F152C/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Stealing from these crates is how you get weapons in here if you didn't shoot your way in or sneak a gun past the cards in the first place, but since we're low level there are only pistols and basic shotguns in here, which probably wouldn't be enough to take on the whole camp unless you were really good. I'd imagine if you come here at level 20, then loot the camp, and start from one end, and had high Sneak and Guns, you could do it, but if you have high sneak you should be able to sneak in your weapons anyway...</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="DE8F32862867E923307196F4A6C8A671AD9807A0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374759952/DE8F32862867E923307196F4A6C8A671AD9807A0/" width="640" /><br /><br />Looks like they have some old firepower here, but its busted compared to the stuff the Boomers have.<br /><br /><img alt="BB8870B9C23FAB2A9E39FEA5766B7E654CBC02F0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374762643/BB8870B9C23FAB2A9E39FEA5766B7E654CBC02F0/" width="640" /><br /><br />I think I'll leave however I want to. So, you know how the Legion gets all its dogs then.<br /><br /><img alt="C868A7470E7FDB97FD31A58C32A9496B27FF727F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374770949/C868A7470E7FDB97FD31A58C32A9496B27FF727F/" width="640" /><br /><br />And then you train them?<br /><br /><img alt="FE12C4FC3BA34C202F83D7E639FC001BD197EBFA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374781762/FE12C4FC3BA34C202F83D7E639FC001BD197EBFA/" width="640" /><br /><br />Like that big one beside you?<br /><br /><img alt="55DF2D197B60C49D82CE69A23DB97F425CE39C7A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374792195/55DF2D197B60C49D82CE69A23DB97F425CE39C7A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Speaking of bitches, I wanted to hear about this Lanius guy everyone is bigging up.<br /><br /><img alt="DBBD5F90B3A639A488B632206ABB024616047B6A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374801590/DBBD5F90B3A639A488B632206ABB024616047B6A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6BEB6025CDBDF23F4B3164DDB1E595EBBC28F111 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374805826/6BEB6025CDBDF23F4B3164DDB1E595EBBC28F111/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'm sure.<br /><br /><img alt="269918CE8747365C880B12BE0DA448F6565AD5CC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374811112/269918CE8747365C880B12BE0DA448F6565AD5CC/" width="640" /><br /><br />Really? I thought talking was forbidden for slaves.<br /><br /><i>Have we heard about the Burned Man before this? I can't recall.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="07E0BEC970C5A604AF5EC78F1BCD6B1A52BD15D5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374815328/07E0BEC970C5A604AF5EC78F1BCD6B1A52BD15D5/" width="640" /><br /><br />Fine. You wait here Ron.<br /><br /><img alt="E054EEE85BEDC8316764287DF60FE260A057C0F2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374820011/E054EEE85BEDC8316764287DF60FE260A057C0F2/" width="640" /><br /><br />That's your fault, not mine.<br /><br /><img alt="CACE2969CB8431FC17A897458A9D04D16739CDD0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374822584/CACE2969CB8431FC17A897458A9D04D16739CDD0/" width="640" /><br /><br />Soooo.....This is the grand throne room. I get not having a roof most of the time but still, I was expecting more skulls and gold.<br /><br /><i>If we hadn't killed Benny before, we'd find him here, adding much-needed color to the room.</i><br /><br /><img alt="FA82CC3EC724B5A7325F80873EBFAF5AABDAA291 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374827420/FA82CC3EC724B5A7325F80873EBFAF5AABDAA291/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>I want to note this book before we continue. This book is the entire reason I ended up killing Caesar in my last playthrough, because the game makes one seemingly trivial mission require you to come here if you don't do it in one particular way.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="FC20567F6CED851E014735C394F9A6D0AEF2FFD5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374831762/FC20567F6CED851E014735C394F9A6D0AEF2FFD5/" width="640" /><br /><br />(The man himself. Shorter than I hoped, taller than I feared. And he does not have the thighs to pull off that skirt.)<br /><br /><img alt="577115A992EE8CB162783F730B17168C33C3DB28 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374836050/577115A992EE8CB162783F730B17168C33C3DB28/" width="640" /><br /><br />Daring is what I do.<br /><br /><img alt="619C89B07B85B86A6424B59954F782D9043F6403 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374840673/619C89B07B85B86A6424B59954F782D9043F6403/" width="640" /><br /><br />Its a casino, sometimes you give them money and it dissappears.<br /><br /><img alt="962A8BC87EF4C18CF2D0D80FDFC523300A97C6A8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374845451/962A8BC87EF4C18CF2D0D80FDFC523300A97C6A8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D87526F1BAFC2CFE8A14D3E8BD72EA447B3EE2EC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374850408/D87526F1BAFC2CFE8A14D3E8BD72EA447B3EE2EC/" width="640" /><br /><br />I wanted to look you in the eyes and see if you were the real deal. So far, I'm not dissappointed. (That much.)<br /><br /><img alt="1BD0D57C74F198B958980D94DD2862C2A16209BA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374859783/1BD0D57C74F198B958980D94DD2862C2A16209BA/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="A04B5DF4B2DF7DD98A9CDECFCB8113EB1FCA0D6A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374863933/A04B5DF4B2DF7DD98A9CDECFCB8113EB1FCA0D6A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="A8922EAE5AD7BB5AF87B1F543715AF47C64FB425 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374867571/A8922EAE5AD7BB5AF87B1F543715AF47C64FB425/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7A845CEC2601ABCB5A57A7D737BDFD94B00FB220 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374872061/7A845CEC2601ABCB5A57A7D737BDFD94B00FB220/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="C52F27BA1940EACAF274E2372ED810A2A338FB9E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374876017/C52F27BA1940EACAF274E2372ED810A2A338FB9E/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="CDA8D4CB09D9FDFAAC32CDA3A9754334B05A5C66 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374879531/CDA8D4CB09D9FDFAAC32CDA3A9754334B05A5C66/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="BFE9A29EDA85B448DAC20225B474887DE8C4B970 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374884282/BFE9A29EDA85B448DAC20225B474887DE8C4B970/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="76425F91525C0284F6D32588FC20E55C47439ED8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374888642/76425F91525C0284F6D32588FC20E55C47439ED8/" width="640" /><br /><br />I am someone worth admiring, yes. But you've been getting all this intel on me?<br /><br /><img alt="F9291FED53D7D9D49FDE0180CA763F4C00D91E6B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374913250/F9291FED53D7D9D49FDE0180CA763F4C00D91E6B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3489B9489B42CAFB465FBA69ED0B40906E9AE702 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374916878/3489B9489B42CAFB465FBA69ED0B40906E9AE702/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, noone sees me coming, they just see me walking away from the aftermath.<br /><br /><img alt="2B4D617038FDAD8106C7FF273F2D8A8EEFB35CFF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374892653/2B4D617038FDAD8106C7FF273F2D8A8EEFB35CFF/" width="640" /><br /><br />What are you looking to start, Mister Caesar?<br /><br /><img alt="6C8E69E048A5A6B785D19CC31055E6CA77BB0257 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374902017/6C8E69E048A5A6B785D19CC31055E6CA77BB0257/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5E57183FA225D6B988E9DEECAB1A8B4A637D7A69 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374905639/5E57183FA225D6B988E9DEECAB1A8B4A637D7A69/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7EE6336E63D5C5656CEC3CAC886443E52B341EA3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374926887/7EE6336E63D5C5656CEC3CAC886443E52B341EA3/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="13F580EADAED0200575F89882B0A18413283F3D7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374930361/13F580EADAED0200575F89882B0A18413283F3D7/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3924A0BD53669317848217237536B34E9AA3ECB7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374933759/3924A0BD53669317848217237536B34E9AA3ECB7/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="762F01E80D0FBDB605E6F4683CA19DC23A867983 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374937936/762F01E80D0FBDB605E6F4683CA19DC23A867983/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4B3CC6D96C822CDF5828979060F0BB5D79FC73AB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374941557/4B3CC6D96C822CDF5828979060F0BB5D79FC73AB/" width="640" /><br /><br />Smart thinking. And what are you hoping I'll do once I'm inside?<br /><br /><img alt="A0E215D118ED09DF0A2D4D4421D189E1C8B46BD5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374950001/A0E215D118ED09DF0A2D4D4421D189E1C8B46BD5/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4C01A980E65F792B6C0D88C5E8D98E8B1832569D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374953784/4C01A980E65F792B6C0D88C5E8D98E8B1832569D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yes, O Mighty Caesar.<br /><br />Come on Ron, they're giving us exactly what we want.<br /><br /><img alt="43A6B3AFCE9D1E16E76C51BEFF8D78B5A444C2F5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374958282/43A6B3AFCE9D1E16E76C51BEFF8D78B5A444C2F5/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7F5258563D0734BD39E1DF3629D340EB04AA3F3E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374961623/7F5258563D0734BD39E1DF3629D340EB04AA3F3E/" width="640" /><br /><br />There's the building, and more legion tents to loot.<br /><br /><img alt="4270886621796F1FEDD4CDCDC799CB48EE7D1DEC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374974010/4270886621796F1FEDD4CDCDC799CB48EE7D1DEC/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="729DBF021F1AC72DF113C5DEC183FD3F37E1149B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374983374/729DBF021F1AC72DF113C5DEC183FD3F37E1149B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Heh...We'll see.<br /><br /><img alt="EAD36FFDFE26F4EA2D39F506FE8362C5E5D53C1B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374991172/EAD36FFDFE26F4EA2D39F506FE8362C5E5D53C1B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, here we go. Lets see if this thing is still useful.<br /><br /><img alt="392DE079DD3954C43EA684BCB5A6B45D1207C75F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374994056/392DE079DD3954C43EA684BCB5A6B45D1207C75F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Bingo!<br /><br /><i>This hatch that opens is right beside the console: If they really used dynamite to try to open it, how is the console still intact? Is the whole building made out of Vault Armor?</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="7BEBA9BDBF76710322160EB44FBC08CFE1C54CE7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131374997550/7BEBA9BDBF76710322160EB44FBC08CFE1C54CE7/" width="640" /><br /><br />In we go, Ron.<br /><br /><img alt="7B4838613F97DAD6231AD8678A3C655C4B1B6CCF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375005339/7B4838613F97DAD6231AD8678A3C655C4B1B6CCF/" width="640" /><br /><br />Huh, another of Houses Ego Monitors....Agh shit, rads. Good thing I'm still hording all this Rad-X.<br /><br /><i>The radiation isn't too bad, but I still had to use 2 Rad-Aways and 2 Rad-Xs by the time I was finished.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="747253F8F34721839D8C43781D96AF31F51E380A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375008828/747253F8F34721839D8C43781D96AF31F51E380A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5979F293DEF009307AC3B11B64BB487E3C257C2B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375011533/5979F293DEF009307AC3B11B64BB487E3C257C2B/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Well shit, the place is on alert. Looks like we'll be going hunting then.<br /><br /><img alt="57ABFF5B8C50F4BAAB4BB93750993BA19DC64572 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375013847/57ABFF5B8C50F4BAAB4BB93750993BA19DC64572/" width="640" /><br /><br />One down....<br /><br /><i>The Protectrons are good at spotting me, but with the Assault Carbines natural armor-piercing, it makes short work of them.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="8C583634BDDD5954551554EC601B07A5121283D6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375017238/8C583634BDDD5954551554EC601B07A5121283D6/" width="640" /><br /><br />Lets see if there's anything here we can use.<br /><br /><img alt="54594CF017E8E0E31042F5308B637B9ED8157C6D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375020830/54594CF017E8E0E31042F5308B637B9ED8157C6D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh, computer terminals! You know what that means!<br /><br /><img alt="53012BB20DB36A6A356D2CE1557A031A296C406D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375028871/53012BB20DB36A6A356D2CE1557A031A296C406D/" width="640" /><br /><br />This is bullshit total bullshit the password was obvious this thing is busted.<br /><br /><img alt="D2812B3C11E5EA87D0A4CD0A3810A29E3A862388 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375032273/D2812B3C11E5EA87D0A4CD0A3810A29E3A862388/" width="640" /><br /><br />At least I have these with these no room of robots can be that much of a threat they're really handy like that.<br /><br /><img alt="C34B8E4A81ED12EBAD2DFFCFE283F0202DDFF7AC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375035393/C34B8E4A81ED12EBAD2DFFCFE283F0202DDFF7AC/" width="640" /><br /><br />Why is everything broken I'm an assassin not an electrician this is double bullshit House is an asshole I meant was.<br /><br /><i>Actually it's pretty useful that we didn't open this door because there's nothing inside but a pack of deadly Sentry Bots.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="B8060C4EDB3F5324931183D416C187E5A7B35590 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375038228/B8060C4EDB3F5324931183D416C187E5A7B35590/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh it this my robot army I hope there's more than this I want this plan to be the most awesome.<br /><br /><img alt="B4695B54026B7B8EA7762886BABFA7DEF245D026 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375041314/B4695B54026B7B8EA7762886BABFA7DEF245D026/" width="640" /><br /><br />Sniper rifle beats shortrange turret really turrets aren't all that big a deal.<br /><br /><i>In the next corridor a turret took off a third of my health.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="F69268226F201A13132428188C4DEABA5CEBBECF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375047223/F69268226F201A13132428188C4DEABA5CEBBECF/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>If you were actually following Caesars command, these 3 regulators would be what you'd be aiming for. Put a few rounds in each and run for the exit before the place blows. Obviously, we won't be.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="57893404869AF3EB412C151CD44F53ED9283553F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375049730/57893404869AF3EB412C151CD44F53ED9283553F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Urgh, what was I doing? Oh right, this looks like the control room I wanted, but it sounds like there's something inside.<br /><br /><img alt="456C99441215DB6AC8E90A01A74BE5F7B3B92ABD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375054033/456C99441215DB6AC8E90A01A74BE5F7B3B92ABD/" width="640" /><br /><br />Or there was, but then I had pulse grenades.<br /><br /><i>Gotta love how the grenade reduces the turrets to shrapnel but does nothing to the mission-vital computers.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="9EF9A48035F4E356F3E869D48512223813120095 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375062761/9EF9A48035F4E356F3E869D48512223813120095/" width="640" /><br /><br />Make or break time.<br /><br /><img alt="1118E2C0D77F6BE3BD00000396E9AEE4F1665647 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375070845/1118E2C0D77F6BE3BD00000396E9AEE4F1665647/" width="640" /><br /><br />AHAAHAHAHAHAAHHAHA YEEEESSSS!<br /><br />Now hopefully I can get past the schlubs above, either by talk or lead.<br /><br /><img alt="B76ADC9EC04D5110CBC8192293AA170DA70BA487 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375074444/B76ADC9EC04D5110CBC8192293AA170DA70BA487/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ugh....You're killing my buzz here.<br /><br /><img alt="A9F144EBDFBACE7078CB3FA8D3E9BAAC8B7DFFBD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375082215/A9F144EBDFBACE7078CB3FA8D3E9BAAC8B7DFFBD/" width="640" /><br /><br /><img alt="A9F144EBDFBACE7078CB3FA8D3E9BAAC8B7DFFBD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375082215/A9F144EBDFBACE7078CB3FA8D3E9BAAC8B7DFFBD/" width="640" /><br /><br />Goddammit why does this have to be so tedious?!<br /><br /><img alt="1B1344F26452B954500D16114E8C847586462AD6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375085724/1B1344F26452B954500D16114E8C847586462AD6/" width="640" /><br /><br />Indeed, oh most perceptive of tyrants.<br /><br /><img alt="2724F62AE41700EC0190516E1BAD32FFF4346368 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375090235/2724F62AE41700EC0190516E1BAD32FFF4346368/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh yeah, that thing? I guess he must have sent it to everyone in the Mojave.<br /><br /><img alt="D57549BC85BA92964A154F82B57056C487F72DBC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375094440/D57549BC85BA92964A154F82B57056C487F72DBC/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="27094C9E5B2207D15400D8B7CF78AC68E113DE15 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375098134/27094C9E5B2207D15400D8B7CF78AC68E113DE15/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="BB3433B9C71C088850ADA0BBDF4CA7F388606E5A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375102255/BB3433B9C71C088850ADA0BBDF4CA7F388606E5A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="AA963790085C99CE7677115ED118B7A2C7BB2F99 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375106259/AA963790085C99CE7677115ED118B7A2C7BB2F99/" width="640" /><br /><br />I see. Well, I think I might be able to arrange something with them soon, Mighty Caesar, one way or the other.<br /><br />But, before I go, we haven't had a chance to talk about you.<br /><br /><img alt="789236B81DA225B603D96ECFD49B6FEC1AE436B4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375114373/789236B81DA225B603D96ECFD49B6FEC1AE436B4/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, to start, what about all these big burly bodyguard you have protecting you. What's so special about them aside from having shotguns strapped to their fists?<br /><br /><img alt="7FD48B580F1A13C8621F383F9E9DB5B92739C470 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375123094/7FD48B580F1A13C8621F383F9E9DB5B92739C470/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6EDCED2029EDDBB32A41199850D39A06DBDC459B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375127784/6EDCED2029EDDBB32A41199850D39A06DBDC459B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="017BB97930B97E48DCDD6A0F381D133BD033FC34 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375131272/017BB97930B97E48DCDD6A0F381D133BD033FC34/" width="640" /><br /><br />(So your guard are the best in your army, but your lose everyone in your army who's almost but not quite good enough. Harsh, but fair.)<br /><br />So, I'd imagine it was Vulpes who gave you all that intel on me?<br /><br /><img alt="6E15DC5F2629710C3989135DF0D11F0362960EBA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375154944/6E15DC5F2629710C3989135DF0D11F0362960EBA/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1ADC7828C12F7AB066D9AD0C7B136E27CC476E3D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375158347/1ADC7828C12F7AB066D9AD0C7B136E27CC476E3D/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="DFBA5C1214570ACE4D896B884D73CFF45D2E5890 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375162314/DFBA5C1214570ACE4D896B884D73CFF45D2E5890/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="61E7CFF5E49C212E10EE210ECCF9098BB4B3EF28 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375165901/61E7CFF5E49C212E10EE210ECCF9098BB4B3EF28/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Because you gotta be arbitrary when it comes to picking your talented.)<br /><br />And the Frumentaarii handle all the non-brute stuff for your forces?<br /><br /><img alt="D8185A50966FBF2AE613D50B59DBB5BC117A6E54 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375174143/D8185A50966FBF2AE613D50B59DBB5BC117A6E54/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5D3C068DB1F44297EDC293DE6752C87569D9EE61 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375178992/5D3C068DB1F44297EDC293DE6752C87569D9EE61/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F8A6326DDFAB488F6CA9B7187466E5C1F630D2E0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375183481/F8A6326DDFAB488F6CA9B7187466E5C1F630D2E0/" width="640" /><br /><br />And for the brute stuff, you have Lanius.<br /><br /><img alt="FD47DD6FB544F1B47E1C1D3F8031D718CF350330 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375189657/FD47DD6FB544F1B47E1C1D3F8031D718CF350330/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="AF3AD3130CF7521DE0AA5DEFB3C899DC161C057C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375193403/AF3AD3130CF7521DE0AA5DEFB3C899DC161C057C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="01E00CB0330EF6D246958D5FB6798F7D2560296A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375197499/01E00CB0330EF6D246958D5FB6798F7D2560296A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="347E032EDA19C114A09F42F1B159C4DF6B4E4B84 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375202360/347E032EDA19C114A09F42F1B159C4DF6B4E4B84/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3171F9393294933482D12C71818EE39C4C831876 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375211556/3171F9393294933482D12C71818EE39C4C831876/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="E2FC031BD1B0AC886135A6869E17961329703B6C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375215402/E2FC031BD1B0AC886135A6869E17961329703B6C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="19E4D7556AF6F9E38535679C2AF1C7F396A5DF1E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375219245/19E4D7556AF6F9E38535679C2AF1C7F396A5DF1E/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="AA55ACB245FC4C51A4F908F6447F33AE5ED574A7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375223212/AA55ACB245FC4C51A4F908F6447F33AE5ED574A7/" width="640" /><br /><br />This doesn't sound like you got a new leader for your armies. It sounds like you got a trained Deathclaw.<br /><br /><img alt="E5BE6202AF14450586ACA7102CDDCAECDF644981 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375230786/E5BE6202AF14450586ACA7102CDDCAECDF644981/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="9B791FCE6F43E17B833F1790F16B5E0FE0DA9DEF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375234232/9B791FCE6F43E17B833F1790F16B5E0FE0DA9DEF/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1BCB43C038766E52EA75450BDBD6F416F19CD934 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375237472/1BCB43C038766E52EA75450BDBD6F416F19CD934/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="83D1BF86464F53C4840E9C4C44851BBD29EE8FDD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375241770/83D1BF86464F53C4840E9C4C44851BBD29EE8FDD/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="150EC08366FA7F6B465E01405701B9AB4923B650 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375254500/150EC08366FA7F6B465E01405701B9AB4923B650/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="54EE363208B5B95B59E8952F3B76E593CE981FBE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375258214/54EE363208B5B95B59E8952F3B76E593CE981FBE/" width="640" /><br /><br />So what you're saying is that this man has killed more of your troops than any enemy you've faced. And you're sending him against the Dam.<br /><br /><img alt="BF9D705798A249C36A6A99C9750E1ADB9E3A3F70 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375265899/BF9D705798A249C36A6A99C9750E1ADB9E3A3F70/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="CF407C48D1ECB8E7C6C146B5FFEE724365DB506A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375269550/CF407C48D1ECB8E7C6C146B5FFEE724365DB506A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4C03F601729B3AACCA75586DB55E230D78AE6278 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375272942/4C03F601729B3AACCA75586DB55E230D78AE6278/" width="640" /><br /><br />Considering it was the NCR....How exactly did you lose last time?<br /><br /><img alt="DE412C4184C244DE19257BC8A726892E5BC64B80 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375285337/DE412C4184C244DE19257BC8A726892E5BC64B80/" width="640" /><br /><br />I heard something about the commander from last time, something about a 'Burned Man'?<br /><br /><img alt="DDFB0709247EF8C673B98B196A2E49688A9AD139 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375292046/DDFB0709247EF8C673B98B196A2E49688A9AD139/" width="640" /><br /><br />K, geez. So, what exactly do you think about the NCR?<br /><br /><img alt="0268FD86B9D63C4EECCB3B325AB2C0B0A34EA3B4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375299492/0268FD86B9D63C4EECCB3B325AB2C0B0A34EA3B4/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4AAE3AA8F3D335D8E43CB61890DED53DD5256E81 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375302829/4AAE3AA8F3D335D8E43CB61890DED53DD5256E81/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="139F980AA5A3A723528E5D964AAB627799227054 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375305584/139F980AA5A3A723528E5D964AAB627799227054/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="027D045CDB18023D56CAE221FC41484C5CA732C3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375309639/027D045CDB18023D56CAE221FC41484C5CA732C3/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, the NCR peasantry did vote for her 13 times, if I recall.<br /><br /><img alt="9541A586B712046005DB382A91F326DE826C52DD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375316779/9541A586B712046005DB382A91F326DE826C52DD/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="186B7D17022BD414C10F19D515926A400D494F41 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375320003/186B7D17022BD414C10F19D515926A400D494F41/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D5807B906E77AD2534EC56252E1E734A27AFE0E1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375323527/D5807B906E77AD2534EC56252E1E734A27AFE0E1/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7BC9F6A62A35D4DA8297A7945071F8EA7037F27B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375330393/7BC9F6A62A35D4DA8297A7945071F8EA7037F27B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="38360C40561C1E94E0E2700E12DFF5C7688F77B9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375333838/38360C40561C1E94E0E2700E12DFF5C7688F77B9/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7818366333FF6F72A476E696CE185969ADEA85EC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375337998/7818366333FF6F72A476E696CE185969ADEA85EC/" width="640" /><br /><br />(These are downsides?) But, even so, the NCR does have a lot of military power. Not a trivial foe.<br /><br /><img alt="5CBC1DE714A1A7C154EB2876AA07B84DC0E99D06 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375345131/5CBC1DE714A1A7C154EB2876AA07B84DC0E99D06/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1AF9D258DC6489B5B1ACC085A215DBB1FF337C7D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375349077/1AF9D258DC6489B5B1ACC085A215DBB1FF337C7D/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4FA946EA0AD3B707A94CED379707FC99D42542FB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375352570/4FA946EA0AD3B707A94CED379707FC99D42542FB/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="06E0B4CB2D7CF50A7872DF98CFF8EAF00101A1AF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375356285/06E0B4CB2D7CF50A7872DF98CFF8EAF00101A1AF/" width="640" /><br /><br />(I'm sure that would be a triumphant day for human rights.) So, how did you get here, to being the Invincible Caesar?<br /><br /><img alt="1133201BEF3297C21F6B918F3BC104882729D062 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375367976/1133201BEF3297C21F6B918F3BC104882729D062/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="FFB938D77A2D794BD95188213D3D8A9C36234B31 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375371178/FFB938D77A2D794BD95188213D3D8A9C36234B31/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F944D494605FDA31C75F6AF1D75C523C5038A80E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375376140/F944D494605FDA31C75F6AF1D75C523C5038A80E/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ahaahahaha! Really? You were one of those nancy give-away Followers?<br /><br /><img alt="12C8961789029614AE7075C2DFDD2C546E0D178D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375384632/12C8961789029614AE7075C2DFDD2C546E0D178D/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D2BB5C8FBB64C7DB55A7245812F2570380BE463F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375388294/D2BB5C8FBB64C7DB55A7245812F2570380BE463F/" width="640" /><br /><br />What changed you from battery lamp to corpse bonfire?<br /><br /><img alt="FE27155650D06FEFE3C34AB48515D3383B85D38B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375395687/FE27155650D06FEFE3C34AB48515D3383B85D38B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="99128856FDAC397C3797AFA4BDFFE0F518373F96 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375402232/99128856FDAC397C3797AFA4BDFFE0F518373F96/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="8DF1667D6010389186FD8DD8338B72E3D4DC3138 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375408799/8DF1667D6010389186FD8DD8338B72E3D4DC3138/" width="640" /><br /><br />(These don't need to be differentiated.)<br /><br /><img alt="5C62D1370AAF65C01A0EC93657AD427B4848A093 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375412668/5C62D1370AAF65C01A0EC93657AD427B4848A093/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5A2EA219BCCC10D52714A5737D012F7643D6B424 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375416351/5A2EA219BCCC10D52714A5737D012F7643D6B424/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4FB72DB703EBE0ACD935D7B8FFD4BC7DE8DD5683 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375421034/4FB72DB703EBE0ACD935D7B8FFD4BC7DE8DD5683/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="75BE51BF964091C8ED5D64F04B3308BBE645F186 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375428042/75BE51BF964091C8ED5D64F04B3308BBE645F186/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F9FE89D560B3AB775FD54C4C498B3D7A5EDC6580 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375433010/F9FE89D560B3AB775FD54C4C498B3D7A5EDC6580/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="038783783ABD7773B0C6122A397993CD6B98EFDF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375436454/038783783ABD7773B0C6122A397993CD6B98EFDF/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="EA4B6BC870F0FD82C707FBD35F7B12BDC0989C32 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375440837/EA4B6BC870F0FD82C707FBD35F7B12BDC0989C32/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="58BF2678A706E60059C8E054F2CE9451F951C7E8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375444198/58BF2678A706E60059C8E054F2CE9451F951C7E8/" width="640" /><br /><br />I see. So, what did you do with your first little army?<br /><br /><img alt="DCDB8B3085CF32BC7F504C5EFA475CBE42E3D7FC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375450583/DCDB8B3085CF32BC7F504C5EFA475CBE42E3D7FC/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="CCD7241A0B43F8E7FE6B82FC421B8D7AECEEA24F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375454097/CCD7241A0B43F8E7FE6B82FC421B8D7AECEEA24F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="2B56AC48C872CA09ED32F86345CD4E2E71C242AD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375457283/2B56AC48C872CA09ED32F86345CD4E2E71C242AD/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="33CFE8A1754E21F45DE61873FD6E619AE9F843DE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375462689/33CFE8A1754E21F45DE61873FD6E619AE9F843DE/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4AC4E7CB5555E38FD734CCEB20E6D011B49F3DD4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375466356/4AC4E7CB5555E38FD734CCEB20E6D011B49F3DD4/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>This is historically one of the big deals with the Roman Empire, once you were at war with them they would go balls out and do everything to win. Anyone who resisted got the 'salted earth' routine.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="4D8C305E977286292020BA0E487602B0B48AA34F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375474567/4D8C305E977286292020BA0E487602B0B48AA34F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="E0B725C1AA7D73B6A5EE4E473C12F33327E4C453 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375477601/E0B725C1AA7D73B6A5EE4E473C12F33327E4C453/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D831F2973798A2FCBB888DD24246B1BA908F26BF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375480674/D831F2973798A2FCBB888DD24246B1BA908F26BF/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1C35C1671AC6978CB9D23993BC260027B28ED442 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375485145/1C35C1671AC6978CB9D23993BC260027B28ED442/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="0AAE2B42B8223ADCD6401FC639431896828A62A5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375489463/0AAE2B42B8223ADCD6401FC639431896828A62A5/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Why send anyone back? Just ignore the NCR and they'll never find out until its too late.) And since then, you've been conquering all the tribes you could find?<br /><br /><img alt="993CF7D0354E6C91C6ABD0B5B5DCCA2A094416F1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375495715/993CF7D0354E6C91C6ABD0B5B5DCCA2A094416F1/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="93ECF7A4F8C3FE74EACE4DC32D0965AD797D1E0C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375499201/93ECF7A4F8C3FE74EACE4DC32D0965AD797D1E0C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7D02CF3D7F096F226CCC05BA516F4E3C4A0E9FAE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375502782/7D02CF3D7F096F226CCC05BA516F4E3C4A0E9FAE/" width="640" /><br /><br />I get that. But, why this ancient history angle? Why ape a guy who was a legend even before the Great War?<br /><br /><img alt="4D8332468740765170D4045ECB88690D29D1E625 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375510104/4D8332468740765170D4045ECB88690D29D1E625/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5C54C029C37B0092B55AF0C3A5732B1EA59FEC09 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375514433/5C54C029C37B0092B55AF0C3A5732B1EA59FEC09/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="01F8F5A1D21445394AB5586EE2EC1511C540651A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375518388/01F8F5A1D21445394AB5586EE2EC1511C540651A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1675D1563ECED67F84194AA1BA0F8A13B4AE4330 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375522122/1675D1563ECED67F84194AA1BA0F8A13B4AE4330/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="40148DF1CBD88AEAA093F371D11996FD18273093 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375525938/40148DF1CBD88AEAA093F371D11996FD18273093/" width="640" /><br /><br />The 'Pax Romana'?<br /><br /><img alt="5AE728190A3A63492980FE0F7868A4E11148853F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375537854/5AE728190A3A63492980FE0F7868A4E11148853F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="CCAA93EA9F368DF1F276538427A7542051B78B5D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375541687/CCAA93EA9F368DF1F276538427A7542051B78B5D/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Or entertainment for bored soldiers.)<br /><br />So, you're out to crush the NCR because you hate their bullshit democracy and incessant squabbling over bottlecaps and their insistence that they don't just want to kill each other when they totally do?<br /><br /><img alt="9F400C4AE76AEE4E1E2CEA2CE905C34F25A4F7A1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375550536/9F400C4AE76AEE4E1E2CEA2CE905C34F25A4F7A1/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="24642F6E76AE24DE4249C15BC2743012E1327B3D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375558903/24642F6E76AE24DE4249C15BC2743012E1327B3D/" width="640" /><br /><br />(I read books!! Its not my fault you only get to read Helga's Dianetics if you suck up to the Followers.)<br /><br /><img alt="A20B6A872E277DE9F2507CE6E6310B5E02F7DCEC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375562634/A20B6A872E277DE9F2507CE6E6310B5E02F7DCEC/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="E08074518FA34BE7A83FBF87A3A201BCC3BB9654 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375566926/E08074518FA34BE7A83FBF87A3A201BCC3BB9654/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="FE0B893D8664A60969B20A0B4592DF6505DB93EC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375570280/FE0B893D8664A60969B20A0B4592DF6505DB93EC/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6771857854AFE573921B306B13BF519D0EE2884A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375576962/6771857854AFE573921B306B13BF519D0EE2884A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="9354898A9F809C95CD967120BEB895E117245DDD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375584922/9354898A9F809C95CD967120BEB895E117245DDD/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="36E300103C590A56BF73A8A814A9434784427ACE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375589995/36E300103C590A56BF73A8A814A9434784427ACE/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="74A3D168C42DE98830A1BA61C087BADC332212F2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375595480/74A3D168C42DE98830A1BA61C087BADC332212F2/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="98E5EE2DDADCF8AFC09FD174E4A8D6B387035803 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375605601/98E5EE2DDADCF8AFC09FD174E4A8D6B387035803/" width="640" /><br /><br />(I can't say I'm not impressed with the plan, but the results so far seem...mixed.)<br /><br />One last question....what's that wierd gizmo in your bedroom back there?<br /><br /><img alt="CB0FDCDA089C2147F37E2926A97725F7458FD554 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375621108/CB0FDCDA089C2147F37E2926A97725F7458FD554/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="04469729EEEB08E4627A6CB4865268ED6E83F271 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375624798/04469729EEEB08E4627A6CB4865268ED6E83F271/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="8E84AF4823AA1E36C0617297ED18E4C2D9655C62 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375628441/8E84AF4823AA1E36C0617297ED18E4C2D9655C62/" width="640" /><br /><br />...Yeah. Its good to be the Caesar. Well, I'll go see about the Boomers then.<br /><br /><img alt="8858F0C76D2209432D35FE09982D9DD22B83B450 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375638336/8858F0C76D2209432D35FE09982D9DD22B83B450/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Probably the last Legion reputation boost we'll ever get.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="48B88D9A5665F25152D334A35732B1C0A784A7CC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375640580/48B88D9A5665F25152D334A35732B1C0A784A7CC/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hey, Mister Barton, I have some, er, junk I....found. Please buy it without asking questions?<br /><br /><img alt="3C6E39D4EDCE1BD4E364D2EFDCF1CEB590ADE202 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375643647/3C6E39D4EDCE1BD4E364D2EFDCF1CEB590ADE202/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yes, let's surf down-river.<br /><br /><img alt="7445399907474A33155344CD4EAAACEE0DFB439B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375651080/7445399907474A33155344CD4EAAACEE0DFB439B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="BC7A6B3899E327BE75316CB930C545DAEDB6E965 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375653469/BC7A6B3899E327BE75316CB930C545DAEDB6E965/" width="640" /><br /><br />Welp, Caesar still has his honor. That or he really thinks he can get me to be his toady if he butters me up.<br /><br />Now, to get out of Cottonwood Cove.<br /><br /><img alt="51FA3DB79A697F0872B38EF54B07F22DF2157567 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375656799/51FA3DB79A697F0872B38EF54B07F22DF2157567/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right after I finish robbing the Legion.<br /><br /><img alt="FCD9F94D0F428873B4FF26F75317F251573CAFCF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375669240/FCD9F94D0F428873B4FF26F75317F251573CAFCF/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7569BC0E52D68EBF5F780F4D97126B709FE179F4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375926534/7569BC0E52D68EBF5F780F4D97126B709FE179F4/" width="640" /><br /><br />Even more slaves, but these ones aren't ever carrying stuff. They're just being prepped for their lives of abuse and starvation, I guess?<br /><br /><img alt="1D20A2FD4B9ED6B2BBD1FF55DB50BA5DB1F38854 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375682519/1D20A2FD4B9ED6B2BBD1FF55DB50BA5DB1F38854/" width="640" /><br /><br />.....Caesar invited me.<br /><br /><img alt="3F4D8007A6F739989D98A4EBBF47177F786A3676 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375691321/3F4D8007A6F739989D98A4EBBF47177F786A3676/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="359C264062FDBC339CC6DCD3F26DD249DDA39BA6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375695169/359C264062FDBC339CC6DCD3F26DD249DDA39BA6/" width="640" /><br /><br />Dude. I have already gone with Lucy and come back. We've been gone an entire day. What kind of scout are you?<br /><br /><img alt="DDD0FAFBDDFEBF31955319AD7D55D94C0A27EFD1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375700215/DDD0FAFBDDFEBF31955319AD7D55D94C0A27EFD1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Jesus, I am so glad to be out of that pit of wasted testosterone....oh, one last bit of bullshit.<br /><br /><img alt="B781421EC806454A02AE72C99D66A10E1CEF5092 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375713643/B781421EC806454A02AE72C99D66A10E1CEF5092/" width="640" /><br /><br />A Great Khan runner, getting a comeuppance. Whatever.<br /><br /><img alt="7C6590B24C9EBEC89CE853E348719724F7011461 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375719488/7C6590B24C9EBEC89CE853E348719724F7011461/" width="640" /><br /><br />Talk to the people who care.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/487809131375722515/BF81F27F57D070C375788DC1F22E76A4D7BD4005/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ron, do you know any travelling songs?<br /><br /><i>Anders here is another example of the designers forgetting to put certain things in on their minor but noticable details: You never actually get the option to get Anders down off that cross until you accept a quest to do so from another Khan, so if you come to Cottonwood Cove first, you have no option but to leave him to suffer until you get around to finding the Khans. Even if you destroy the town below so there are no Legion keeping Anders guarded!</i><br /><i>But Lat is just leaving him because she's a bitch. Dunno why Veronica doesn't help him, guess Lat is being a bad influence on her.</i><br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><i><br /></i><i>So, that was Caesar. He's an ambitious bastard, with a few grains of justification and moral ambiguity, but mostly he's a dick who uses waves of dumb macho soldiers kept in line by brutal training and fear of horrific death, supported by the labour of hundreds of slave women. He's basically like House, justifying his current tyrannical behaviour by claiming that it'll lead to a better future where the tyranny will lead to better lives for all. Actually, you could look at the NCR occupying the Mojave in a similar way. The similarities are probably not accidental.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>At this point, the game is sending us back to the Boomers to finish their quest and finally get them to support one side or the other in the final battle. But, we've also completed one of Yes Mans objectives, and, we've gathered a bit of loot we might want to manage. Should we head on to the Boomers directly, or stop over in the Strip to report in? And, when we do get the Boomers on side, are we to tell them to fight on the NCR or Legion side? Are we planning to string Caesar along, or will our next meeting being through a gun barrel?</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Answers and any other suggestions in the comments, please. I'm still up for doing various sidequests or other distractions if people want me to.</i><br /> Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-29476307772685239362013-11-13T18:20:00.000-08:002013-11-13T18:22:25.590-08:00Let's Play New Vegas Part 24b: Digressing from the difficult topics<i>So......another 3-month long gap. I can't say I really have an excuse this time either, it was basically a case of not being in a writing mood, since I had the pictures all captured months ago, I just didn't do the writeup. But, I guess I'm past my little bit of writers block now, so lets see what unimportant stuff I've been holding out on you about.</i><br /><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><i><br /></i><img alt="8620807846E0CB690E873FAEFD79E3D5CF36D86D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872717709/8620807846E0CB690E873FAEFD79E3D5CF36D86D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Back to Novac to take stock. The Dino-lizard is closed up but there are still plenty of trading caravans passing through to dump stuff onto.<br /><br /><img alt="7265F5A2F845B19ED9BB7156D15113B9210E8020 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872724967/7265F5A2F845B19ED9BB7156D15113B9210E8020/" width="640" /><br /><br />Unfortunately these caravaneers have few caps and even less that someone like me needs, so I can't offload too much on one of them. Hurm.<br /><br /><img alt="7BBD61842750C32588FA1956A90FE9C72C8CA17A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872728686/7BBD61842750C32588FA1956A90FE9C72C8CA17A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well they did say I could keep the room for the rest of the season, so I'll pass the time by getting more than 2 hours sleep for once. Right, this was my room, right?<br /><br /><img alt="F89B33433AFEEB29FB49F86483F43A1E7B7C77B1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872739167/F89B33433AFEEB29FB49F86483F43A1E7B7C77B1/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Ok, maybe not. Er, sorry Mister.....Isaac, isn't it? The big singer from Reno?<br /><br /><img alt="7363AE6A819FC653997972DCE6BC30149DE35C18 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872795898/7363AE6A819FC653997972DCE6BC30149DE35C18/" width="640" /><br /><br />That's right. So, why are you so relieved to see the most dangerous woman in the Mojave?<br /><br /><img alt="A737584BA457AC4068B7FE5278CF11C2F0F3D625 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872750265/A737584BA457AC4068B7FE5278CF11C2F0F3D625/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, I do, but I can hang out with Reno bigshots like Bishop. I'm a classy explorer. And why does someone like him want you dead anyway?<br /><br /><img alt="D9B8E16800D2D2FEA78FDD2A328AAEDCA3B45C08 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872759082/D9B8E16800D2D2FEA78FDD2A328AAEDCA3B45C08/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="9EAB37BF511202FD7F85233C5F9E0BBDEBB5F86F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872764655/9EAB37BF511202FD7F85233C5F9E0BBDEBB5F86F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh. And that why you're hiding out here, hoping the Legion will keep the hitmen away?<br /><br /><img alt="719593F3337F9D528CCFDBE1C2B8DAB1B78B8E5A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872773498/719593F3337F9D528CCFDBE1C2B8DAB1B78B8E5A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="C84CC04F2424A765FD3626EEF146C6FEF6E17435 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872776927/C84CC04F2424A765FD3626EEF146C6FEF6E17435/" width="640" /><br /><br />Smooooooooth.<br /><br /><img alt="755962E072EFFCCEF029F5F2736109E47E79FAEC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872805830/755962E072EFFCCEF029F5F2736109E47E79FAEC/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well good luck with dodging those bullets, pal. Ah, here's my room.<br /><br /><i>Sadly, there's not much one can do with Mr. Isaac, aside from a sidequest one can get in the Tops Casino to get him a new job. Since we have no real interest in the Tops so far, I'm guessing we don't care as much. There is no option to hand him in, as Reno is outside the games area.</i><br /><i>Incidentally, Mr. Bishop is apparently the child of the Chosen One from Fallout 2, assuming said male Chosen One had the appropriate run-in with the elder Bishops wife or daughter.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="429EFCE36B0C30CA915ECB5DAAF85C79B555F931 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872811060/429EFCE36B0C30CA915ECB5DAAF85C79B555F931/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hmm, I left a lot of excess stuff in here too, which I need even less now. Guess its time to clear the place out and sell it at the Dinomosaur Shop.<br /><br /><img alt="462B251927B817440E5448BDD61183B4F92BF456 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872813868/462B251927B817440E5448BDD61183B4F92BF456/" width="640" /><br /><br />It almost seems wrong staying asleep this long....<br /><br /><img alt="0B24FC352577DBD4C8018D9AAD48AF84561E3065 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872817368/0B24FC352577DBD4C8018D9AAD48AF84561E3065/" width="640" /><br /><br />Fresh new day, time to make some people poor.<br /><br /><img alt="64A8A7FC8DFDD3A8A561A7B58C154979357EF3C1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872826721/64A8A7FC8DFDD3A8A561A7B58C154979357EF3C1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yes, its called 'having a large float of caps to get out of you'.<br /><br /><img alt="CABBC705155CDC0F2E367DD227B4A92ED5F9072A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872842911/CABBC705155CDC0F2E367DD227B4A92ED5F9072A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hurm, even then, 900 isn't enough for me. What supplies you have to make up the extra junk, that I actually need? More medical supplies is a good start....<br /><br /><img alt="B520C0AF7574934E4ABAE0E3513114A2B0FD6004 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872848013/B520C0AF7574934E4ABAE0E3513114A2B0FD6004/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, there is this overpriced rifle, but aside from that...damn, going to have to find another merchant.<br /><br /><i>Paciencia is the unique Hunting Rifle added by the Gun Runners Arsenal DLC, and makes a very formidable sniping weapon, with incredibly high Critical Hit damage and a scope. It wouldn't be a bad weapon to get, although right now we're not strong enough to fully handle the recoil, and it wipes out most of our accumulated money. I'll leave it up to the audience whether to invest in it or keep saving.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="B855FC6B27B65CAB6777792946B0A9783EFB05B1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872853927/B855FC6B27B65CAB6777792946B0A9783EFB05B1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, hey Manny. Guess you're not missing Boone then?<br /><br /><img alt="6521F8A8793D5F66C571C332388559BFDE22844F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872866913/6521F8A8793D5F66C571C332388559BFDE22844F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="25EDD4A5FF7DB416BDC2A28BE381A4B0EB61D3C3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872873755/25EDD4A5FF7DB416BDC2A28BE381A4B0EB61D3C3/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah. What were the arguments about?<br /><br /><img alt="FF9F8C5E502ED3902700EF17C273989CD97329D2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872886134/FF9F8C5E502ED3902700EF17C273989CD97329D2/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="FB6EBAA7F4415AD6B7FEDD2D5210FD6C6E0F9ED8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872890803/FB6EBAA7F4415AD6B7FEDD2D5210FD6C6E0F9ED8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="8060102913394D9D71BDBFA0449F4F61EB162D23 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872896705/8060102913394D9D71BDBFA0449F4F61EB162D23/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5B08A67A3DDD7FAD437AE7477300941D40FAA352 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872901842/5B08A67A3DDD7FAD437AE7477300941D40FAA352/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="81ED4F00D08CA04921AA65A8A9F664C75FACF20B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872905902/81ED4F00D08CA04921AA65A8A9F664C75FACF20B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, a shame. So, you were with one of the groups of local toughs?<br /><br /><img alt="71D49597958F98CF896D91EE26F900C85C929C5F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872915822/71D49597958F98CF896D91EE26F900C85C929C5F/" width="640" /><br /><br />....No Comment.<br /><br /><img alt="00A152052EFA2988D5C190B2AD3DE6EC42617673 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872922223/00A152052EFA2988D5C190B2AD3DE6EC42617673/" width="640" /><br /><br />Finally, someone with money. Take this armor, please.<br /><br /><img alt="43AAF3303E9F097A9F72E5CF756E8A815DD55F6D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872927493/43AAF3303E9F097A9F72E5CF756E8A815DD55F6D/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>If our Assault Carbine were the GRA version, we could have bought and installed these mods from her, but alas, that will have to wait I suppose.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="B711D768C40D55E226DF9ADAE542F4FD32EF60A8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872936868/B711D768C40D55E226DF9ADAE542F4FD32EF60A8/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, back to the South and on to....More Ghouls, really?<br /><br /><img alt="0ADB463EB6555117F8F304B580275D0A98AE31D2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872944558/0ADB463EB6555117F8F304B580275D0A98AE31D2/" width="640" /><br /><br />Minor distraction. To the Cove!!<br /><br /><img alt="A3BEA73AA2C0B593772A75E7FDB66393E4E00C58 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872955782/A3BEA73AA2C0B593772A75E7FDB66393E4E00C58/" width="640" /><br /><br />It's true, Ron, but a little hutzpah makes shivs and bullets go a long way, and that's something the Legion has a lot of.<br /><br /><img alt="056997E4F5974D04B0B4F54DE3E0047366AC8DB8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872966834/056997E4F5974D04B0B4F54DE3E0047366AC8DB8/" width="640" /><br /><br />These shacks are shut up, but this area makes for a good sniper spot, if I needed one.<br /><br /><img alt="D19DA6CFF07FB1A70E456BFE374A88C87F83BED8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872975307/D19DA6CFF07FB1A70E456BFE374A88C87F83BED8/" width="640" /><br /><br />This is a rather precariously placed vehicle, given that there's a whole town below.<br /><br /><img alt="45F4C7B8628182FC548E507E1C235D9F5FBED833 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872985065/45F4C7B8628182FC548E507E1C235D9F5FBED833/" width="640" /><br /><br />And according to the clicker on my Pip-boy, whatever's inside ain't too safe.<br /><br /><img alt="5AFA48926F3C4C5AD0DFD620044DD4BF40158C64 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872991119/5AFA48926F3C4C5AD0DFD620044DD4BF40158C64/" width="640" /><br /><br />Cottonwood Cove. Could be bigger, but its not like we've seen much better so far.<br /><br /><img alt="ECF5AC9A0C8AE0DD6D309D7741FCE6C43DCF6711 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149872995237/ECF5AC9A0C8AE0DD6D309D7741FCE6C43DCF6711/" width="640" /><br /><br />Before we say hi, lets do a quick Valuables Inspection, shall we Ron?<br /><br /><img alt="75FC6C745AF95D12B69BCBB984F9F582A1E98FF3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149873006755/75FC6C745AF95D12B69BCBB984F9F582A1E98FF3/" width="640" /><br /><br />Eh-heh-heh, good ol' drugs. Can't beat them for portable goodies.<br /><br /><i>In case I haven't mentioned, Hydra is for regenerating limbs over time. It would probably be a lot more useful in a game without Doctors Bags insta-healing limbs, but since its weightless, there's no harm keeping a few bottles in case the Bags run out in heavy fighting.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="32A07352CBB959BD36527886C28CD9D01B35C39F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149873012444/32A07352CBB959BD36527886C28CD9D01B35C39F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, a convenient Legionnaire with a convenient raft. This looks like our ride.<br /><br /><img alt="00F32192131F80E36E671D7AA01B314E523536F8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149873024454/00F32192131F80E36E671D7AA01B314E523536F8/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nearly, just want to check a few things. Who are you soldier?<br /><br /><img alt="AB9CC0D4218D792C83E115424B6E55BEB4E45614 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149873034423/AB9CC0D4218D792C83E115424B6E55BEB4E45614/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yes, yes, I just want to be certain. What's going to happen on that Hill?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149873042795/9CAFB83F2547367A6199DED24E8CB405821490A5/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="078C608E49BCFBA1DB2CD5CFBE99EBA1BB35DC52 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149873047512/078C608E49BCFBA1DB2CD5CFBE99EBA1BB35DC52/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Eh? I know I'm getting special treatment, that's expected, but what does being a girl have to do with it?<br /><br /><img alt="0DBA0E033234D6236C3DB62440544D775D3849B2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149873058750/0DBA0E033234D6236C3DB62440544D775D3849B2/" width="640" /><br /><br />....What the Fuck?!<br /><br /><img alt="4E737A244E40BF69F549FA09B82D32B855A22BBF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149873064990/4E737A244E40BF69F549FA09B82D32B855A22BBF/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'm not going to say I'm not better than other women, but thats because I'm better than everyone. This deal is starting to look worse and worse....<br /><br /><img alt="6FF86237BD49C0DD0523EBFAAAB8313DD595B8A7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612776149873077585/6FF86237BD49C0DD0523EBFAAAB8313DD595B8A7/" width="640" /><br /><br />What do you think, Ron? We head up the river, we're going to be surrounded by guys just like him. What's our move?<br /><br />--------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br /><i>Well, compared to how Vulpes treated us, Lucullus isn't a gentleman at all. We've run right into one of the biggest issues with the Legion, they're incredibly sexist and female characters have a hard time dealing with all but their most enlightened members. This presents our prideful teenager with something of an issue.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Regardless of how we approach this, our ultimate goal remains to get to House's Bunker and activate the Securitrons, but there are a lot of ways to approach that:</i><br /><i>1) Go nuts and start shooting Legion. This will mean a running gun battle all through one of the densest collections of enemies in the game, and we haven't even broken level 10 yet thanks to the Gifted trait we took on chargen. It's not impossible, but the fight would be tough, require a lot of luck with sneaking, and would probably get Veronica killed since the Legion are armed with similar weapons to her.</i><br /><i>2) Ignore everything but the objective: Enter the compound, do the mission to activate the Securitrons, and get out, without interacting with any of the Legion.</i><br /><i>3) Go in peacefully and have a chat with Caesar. (Warning: Caesar is surrounded by his Praetorian Guard who are armed with Ballistic Fists (AKA power fists that shoot shotgun shells when they punch you), so pissing him off would end very badly.). Then do the mission and leave.</i><br /><i>4) Go in, talk to everyone, maybe get some sidequests, talk to Caesar in a friendly manner, then do the mission.</i><br /><i>5) Do one of 2-4, but on the way out, start shooting like crazy and kill everyone in the camp</i><br /><i>6</i><i>) Do one of 2-4, but on the way out, start sneaking around and picking off people from cover (This won't work in Caesar's tent, his dogs will detect even someone using a Stealth Boy in such close quarters).</i><br /><i>7</i><i>) Do one of 2-4, but after getting back to Cottonwood Cove, kill Lucullus and run for it.</i><br /><i>8</i><i>) Do one of 2-4, but after getting back to Cottonwood Cove, open up the back of the truck and fill the town with the radioactive goodness inside.</i><br /><i>9) Leave for now, and come back later after doing more quests for the Boomers and other groups.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Or various variations on these ideas. This is a situation that can be handled in a lot of ways.&nbsp;</i><i>Not much else to note, so please, do let me know what you think I should do in the comments.</i>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-63531522125025942972013-08-10T16:34:00.001-07:002013-08-10T16:34:19.369-07:00Let's Play New Vegas Part 24a: It's hot down South<i>This weeks update contains something we haven't seen much of for a while: Outdoors exploration. Can we get back into the swing of things, or has all the talking and urban spelunking dulled us to the great outdoors? Let's find out.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><img alt="A103BA320439E46DE63473EB9BBC7461212AA4D7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172672723/A103BA320439E46DE63473EB9BBC7461212AA4D7/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, don't freak out, Ron, but I have business with one mister Caesar, and I've been meaning to free up my schedule to talk to him for a while. Now, I've gotten my things in order, but I still have to get to the guy. And swimming Lake Mead probably ain't the way to do it.<br /><br /><img alt="B69EE0ECB636383964B958BE4AF54233FAD9E114 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172676800/B69EE0ECB636383964B958BE4AF54233FAD9E114/" width="640" /><br /><br />Vulpes said to go to a place way south of Vegas called Cottonwood Cove, where I'm guessing the Legion have a camp and a way to cross the river.<br /><br /><img alt="3FA70BF63937B199E850B7AAB49970081007519A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172680751/3FA70BF63937B199E850B7AAB49970081007519A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Safest way to go would be to head back down the highway to that abandoned ranch, and take the road east. Hope your suits AC is up to snuff, Ron.<br /><br />~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<br /><br /><img alt="5C971C706CF12411D1DD14E5C89C34827850EAB1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172684370/5C971C706CF12411D1DD14E5C89C34827850EAB1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, the great outdoors, shitty and dusty as ever. Hmm, I hadn't realised there were as many points of interest over the next hill here. What's first?<br /><br /><img alt="BEDF060456C8F3EAAAD8C0EBD116D31AE2951469 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172691761/BEDF060456C8F3EAAAD8C0EBD116D31AE2951469/" width="640" /><br /><br />Looks like a farm, or the looted, bullet-ridden remains of one.<br /><br /><img alt="31A17AAFE1F21258FD9E000B699528118F6B2061 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172695910/31A17AAFE1F21258FD9E000B699528118F6B2061/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Actually scratch looted, these containers are stuffed full of stuff. Hmmm...<br /><br /><img alt="968C7FE95557D951CE99B76BDB941D2040F93596 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172700638/968C7FE95557D951CE99B76BDB941D2040F93596/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh, collectables!<br /><br /><img alt="95EDA9A20879339BC8DE7904448A146DDC13E305 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172704836/95EDA9A20879339BC8DE7904448A146DDC13E305/" width="640" /><br /><br />And a duffle-bag full of ammo and...a Stealth Boy? Yeah, somethings up, Ron. Be on guard.<br /><br /><img alt="76DA8B5E25C7D22835DC227A6DA6B12D6E652140 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172708715/76DA8B5E25C7D22835DC227A6DA6B12D6E652140/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yep, its an ambush fuuuuu-<br /><br /><i>Couldn't get a good shot in combat. Pressing my snapshot key while being grenaded is not easy.</i><br /><br /><img alt="107576CC6AAB3A794F16D589AD4AD7E46990A43F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172712272/107576CC6AAB3A794F16D589AD4AD7E46990A43F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ow my leg you fucker!<br /><br /><i>I actually had to use two of these, because of my bad timing. I'd forgotten to uncrouch once spotted, you see, so I was slow as all hell.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="9D0A757DF8775C5783A25320D72C3F24841F0303 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172728090/9D0A757DF8775C5783A25320D72C3F24841F0303/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Still got it.<br /><br /><i>The Assault Carbine made mincemeat of these Viper Gunslingers, more than proving its worth.</i><br /><i><br /></i>Lessee, knives, SMGs, leather armor, Grenade Rifle but it seems the bastard put all his ammo into my face....What to do with this junk?<br /><br /><img alt="BCFB22A2C8288E7E9EBA4527AA7B87B36EF2A3E1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172735133/BCFB22A2C8288E7E9EBA4527AA7B87B36EF2A3E1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, so was I! But seriously, Ron, what can we make out of all this crap?<br /><br /><img alt="D4C3B935535FF8E85702BFDDAFE8C5F265EF377C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172741051/D4C3B935535FF8E85702BFDDAFE8C5F265EF377C/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Your armors not that big, Ron. Nice try.<br /><br /><img alt="BD465FA08D9EDC67C5FADF71F4473F9F99265D15 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172744829/BD465FA08D9EDC67C5FADF71F4473F9F99265D15/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>....Oh, the perils of having virtually nothing in Repair or Science. This game has an amazing crafting system, allowing you to do all kinds of things, but even with Veronica's help, Lat barely has the technical skill to recharge batteries. My last character would have turned the junk from a gang of theives like this into repair kits, timebombs, and more, but it seems this system won't be of use to us until we crank up the needed skills.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="80A870265E1743F25DEA90EB5029A2F846825DA9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172753396/80A870265E1743F25DEA90EB5029A2F846825DA9/" width="640" /><br /><br />Moving on, looks like an actual farm over the next hill. But nothing seems to be here but ruins and animals.<br /><br /><img alt="BFAD0C73B23CE3E2453A5422027A76775BA4625B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172757827/BFAD0C73B23CE3E2453A5422027A76775BA4625B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Couple of graves, and a burned house....What's this?<br /><br /><img alt="7E52ED1F7A8D788DBDD266B8C474B7E1C5B0D043 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172761595/7E52ED1F7A8D788DBDD266B8C474B7E1C5B0D043/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="9CBDEE7FD19DE8861637D6F3875AD86C77EC8321 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172764695/9CBDEE7FD19DE8861637D6F3875AD86C77EC8321/" width="640" /><br /><br />.....Well. That's one way to go crazy. I'm going to stick with my 'Overdose on Mentats and go nuts with a sniper rifle' plan, if I need to ever go fruit-loops.<br /><br /><img alt="1C8D3FCFA0DAD8935DC3C3B7A90E233FF33F4C7A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172769557/1C8D3FCFA0DAD8935DC3C3B7A90E233FF33F4C7A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nice, non-meat-eating cows....<br /><br /><img alt="40A314DF629BD7477BD571F2D4F4C7CC14A52829 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172775001/40A314DF629BD7477BD571F2D4F4C7CC14A52829/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh, I've been having a lucky day with these.<br /><br /><img alt="84AD8B9EF39EEF5F917B8204A6C80620DB38BFA3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172780960/84AD8B9EF39EEF5F917B8204A6C80620DB38BFA3/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Huh? This is an odd looking book. Wonder what's in it.<br /><br /><i>Prelude: Never listen to crazy junk ladies.</i><br /><i>Chapter 1: Shops are not safe! Looting from active raider camps.</i><br /><i>Chapter 2: How to drink water from a nuclear bomb and get paid for it.</i><br /><i>Chapter 3: Fuck Mines and Fuck Crazy Old Men.</i><br /><i>Chapter 4: Giant Mole Rats: An argument for their genocide.</i><br /><i>Chapter 5: How to throw cameras into mirelurk nests and get out alive.</i><br /><i>Chapter 6: The one practical use of mines: How to exploit the sympathy of madwomen.</i><br /><i>Chapter 7: Historical Research: All facts are found in monster-infested dungeons.</i><br /><i>Chapter 8: Robots: There's always a terminal to shut them off or make things worse.</i><br /><i>Chapter 9: Libraries: A practical use for the Brotherhood of Steel</i><br /><i>Conclusion: Fuck you, Dad, why didn't you just give me directions?</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Also, thats 3 points of Survival, meaning food items work slightly better for us.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="B6C24D74E92606742B01EE0D30E2F427139B0B36 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172785587/B6C24D74E92606742B01EE0D30E2F427139B0B36/" width="640" /><br /><br />Niiiiice non-meat-eating Bighorners....<br /><br /><i>Wild bighorners can get angry at you if you stray too close, which results in the usual Bethesda AI deathrush as the herd charges you and is mown down, but these appear to have the same AI as the domesticated bighorners back in Goodsprings, making them harmless.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="72B99C423AF320FB8703EB204C24D3358CF14A36 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172789990/72B99C423AF320FB8703EB204C24D3358CF14A36/" width="640" /><br /><br />Woah, this is a lot of ammo!! And yet no gun to use it on, a tragic irony for Young Farmer Burnself. Don't worry, sir, I will see that this ammo goes to a good cause in the skulls of my enemies.<br /><br /><img alt="B0ECB8FC16DCC0D7C3E54C5AC739299561817720 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172792011/B0ECB8FC16DCC0D7C3E54C5AC739299561817720/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nearly to that town I saw, and now I can see some kind of tower in the distance too.<br /><br /><img alt="78930C70C1C015D74837DD4285E807C1C41BEC23 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172799641/78930C70C1C015D74837DD4285E807C1C41BEC23/" width="640" /><br /><br />Huh, looks like one of those old-timey radiation signs. Was this place a bomb site during the war?<br /><br /><img alt="E83D71FC4332D831047CEF31877EA46945A9942C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172810537/E83D71FC4332D831047CEF31877EA46945A9942C/" width="640" /><br /><br />Looks like the place has a bug problem.<br /><br /><img alt="11DDFD128CB60C470BD89DCA6E7C2E24E5E04507 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172812403/11DDFD128CB60C470BD89DCA6E7C2E24E5E04507/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nothing I can't fix.<br /><br /><img alt="DA6FF785954149DFF1627CF98D345E2AA685B0E8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172821381/DA6FF785954149DFF1627CF98D345E2AA685B0E8/" width="640" /><br /><br />Wait, are those....ghouls, in NCR armor? Well, they don't look like the friendly kind of ghoul, so I'd better get to work.<br /><br /><img alt="CCE958245236B6FE48D461519E973DD28921B83B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172828059/CCE958245236B6FE48D461519E973DD28921B83B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Wait, why's my Pipboy beeping? That ghoul can't be that radioactive that I can feel it from over there, can i-OH Crap! Ron, handle him please?!<br /><br /><img alt="7E8AAA690E8805EA68063BFB9DECA4E55C311F25 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172831213/7E8AAA690E8805EA68063BFB9DECA4E55C311F25/" width="640" /><br /><br />The town is still radioactive? How in the heck? Its like this green glow just appearred around everything.... Well, we can't go this way and fight through hordes of Ghouls while soaking rads, without burning through my meds. Guess we'll go around?<br /><br /><img alt="195AEE51B82AAFD42F33B531C81A76FD5C32EB12 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172850310/195AEE51B82AAFD42F33B531C81A76FD5C32EB12/" width="640" /><br /><br />These ghouls are even outside the town. We're going to have to take our time. Good thing I took plenty of ammo with me.<br /><br /><img alt="BA309591C70D4FE4BE09CD4BF7367A2C9C74B237 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172857389/BA309591C70D4FE4BE09CD4BF7367A2C9C74B237/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>We're using the sniper rifle a lot here, so I pop one of my Weapon Repair kits to try keeping it in good condition. It doesn't help much, another sign of Lat's low Repair skill.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="16CD816C4295A2548D930887464378E3CC05BFAC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172861543/16CD816C4295A2548D930887464378E3CC05BFAC/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, what's in this trailer park?<br /><br /><img alt="09170E4875A8E6595DF623DBD5BDAF1AB3338F9B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172863799/09170E4875A8E6595DF623DBD5BDAF1AB3338F9B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh wait, radiation, never mind.<br /><br /><i>Another problem? Lat's low medicine skill means Rad-Away only treats 70 rads for her, meaning her 10 remaining doses are only worth about 12 minutes of exploration time here.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="3E4632354B5A660E60A70B243F5E3203C3591979 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172866549/3E4632354B5A660E60A70B243F5E3203C3591979/" width="640" /><br /><br />Gotta get out of this green zone, so I guess this tower with the long fenced-in road is the only place to go.<br /><br /><img alt="560ECEA4A418257D201C72C21B951F66E1509460 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172869098/560ECEA4A418257D201C72C21B951F66E1509460/" width="640" /><br /><br />No way through the fence, so I'll have to try this tunnel.<br /><br /><img alt="CAB21A35A82E1C009BD0096B037FE03092D509D7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172871697/CAB21A35A82E1C009BD0096B037FE03092D509D7/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, good. Wait, are these wrecked vehicles more planes? So this is an Airbase like the Boomers have.<br /><br /><i>This green glow is starting to remind me of Fallout 3. Thankfully it goes away inside the airport itself.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="7AFBC711A902D8D37009E486F9B56FE49C254DAC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172874538/7AFBC711A902D8D37009E486F9B56FE49C254DAC/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hmm, nothing much here, the buildings are collapsed in and the only living things are these radscorpions, so nothing to loot but these old rusty trunks...<br /><br /><img alt="27E16A6E346B4D91F1FD3973FDD3F0B1BF1B1A42 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172878251/27E16A6E346B4D91F1FD3973FDD3F0B1BF1B1A42/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3BAEF07D42411C66FAA212CB7E9869211878925A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172880414/3BAEF07D42411C66FAA212CB7E9869211878925A/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Which are filled with hundreds of bottlecaps! Woo! This is well worth the trip.<br /><br /><img alt="B5400FE2D27F539E4ABD2D3F7EA8F99D66DA8B7A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172883105/B5400FE2D27F539E4ABD2D3F7EA8F99D66DA8B7A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="FBB82F7A508637950E152C821348875F78179B58 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/615025248172885520/FBB82F7A508637950E152C821348875F78179B58/" width="640" /><br /><br />And there it is, Cottonwood Cove. Looks like a sleepy little place, but looks can be decieving....<br /><br />----------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br /><i>Well, that was an odd journey, and made me realise I was rather rusty at Fallouts combat. But we're here, and alive. I'd like to take a moment to take stock though&nbsp;</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Will we travel back to Novac to offload some of the stuff we've picked up? Both Latooni and Veronica have rather full inventories, and I'm not certain there'll be handy stores ahead. If we end up having to kill everyone in the camp, we might not have room to take the bounty home with us.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Also, unless told otherwise, I'm just going to stride confidently into Cottonwood and talk to the people in charge. If you'd like me to sneak in to case the joint first, or choose now to start killing Legion, say so now in the comments.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Alternatively, should we backtrack to get a better idea of whats happening in Searchlight? We'd likely have to blow a lot of meds, but that ruin might have something to it.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Tell me what you guys think.</i>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-45082992006150539302013-08-06T08:59:00.001-07:002013-08-06T08:59:37.912-07:00Let's Play New Vegas Part 23: Drugs solve everything!<i>This update went a lot smoother, and took a lot less time than I thought. Yay for success?</i><br /><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><img alt="0C61688DAA8DD407A4251573BA0EFCDE6E148E59 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777438162/0C61688DAA8DD407A4251573BA0EFCDE6E148E59/" width="640" /><br /><br />Huh? There's nowhere to put this damned keycard, how do I use the terminal?<br /><br /><img alt="3809E5EDD936002BDB49DC04BAD987058D27DCAB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777446050/3809E5EDD936002BDB49DC04BAD987058D27DCAB/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh wait, the door unlocks when I put the card near it. Must be an electric thing.<br /><br /><i>Not pictured: Me going all the way back to the end of the tour to make sure I'd actually picked up the keycard.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="19DFC552CF0CA370D301BA18CBDBA435C4F90D0C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777453926/19DFC552CF0CA370D301BA18CBDBA435C4F90D0C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5BFFCBC9492DA0C11CF300DBB70C81710B6AE9E1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777574493/5BFFCBC9492DA0C11CF300DBB70C81710B6AE9E1/" width="640" /><br /><br />More locked computers and locked doors, gah! This place is annoying.<br /><br /><img alt="5E069196C8ADB9897F8F5FB98BB21D238C93095C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777463669/5E069196C8ADB9897F8F5FB98BB21D238C93095C/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, crap! Guess I need to trick the system more. One of these consoles must be security, but, how do I get in?<br /><br /><img alt="A48AB7BEBE0E5FD417D306D7BD3A6F6120847056 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777469965/A48AB7BEBE0E5FD417D306D7BD3A6F6120847056/" width="640" /><br /><br />I mean, I'm not dumb, its just I never focused on sciency computery stuff before.<br /><br /><img alt="1A119615B4C4E1DFD2BA8C610CC0C9E6C34F41DA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777475883/1A119615B4C4E1DFD2BA8C610CC0C9E6C34F41DA/" width="640" /><br /><br />Maybe this magazine will explain it? I dunno, its kinda technical. I just need some help translating it before the robots go feral.<br /><br /><img alt="A6B6A3AD75F21B9A7F1A879B10BAE129BE3146CC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777482417/A6B6A3AD75F21B9A7F1A879B10BAE129BE3146CC/" width="640" /><br /><br />And what better help than chemical help! Ooh, I'd forgotten how<span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">&nbsp;effervescent the reactants were on the tongue. Banana Flavooouuuur.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="DCAE925DAECF5E7FBF32E3B59441952478F637F6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777488593/DCAE925DAECF5E7FBF32E3B59441952478F637F6/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Everything makes way more sense now why didn't I just use the computer earlier I'm so dumb.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="165695724FACC8DC6FE16BEAA36B048C7A4D10A0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777516364/165695724FACC8DC6FE16BEAA36B048C7A4D10A0/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Of course the password is Marauding why wouldn't be it's practically written on the guys desk you just need to put the clues together</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="F3C10ACF761E143E786BC9611871F043ADED92EC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777534648/F3C10ACF761E143E786BC9611871F043ADED92EC/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Done and Done Why am I even still here?</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><i><span style="font-family: inherit;">The Inter-Office Correspondences throughout the various terminals are criminally boring and tell nothing of import. Basically the new management just emailed people constantly to remember the various security updates. So I'll skip them for brevities sake.</span></i><br /><i><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></i><img alt="77842CC8C116FEB471E6D6844A4F990AA62261F3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777584569/77842CC8C116FEB471E6D6844A4F990AA62261F3/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Hello mister robot you don't give a shit about me and Ronnie anymore that's cool.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="3CAD14D5E478DB664163B07F6A1926AB9D5DD223 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777591498/3CAD14D5E478DB664163B07F6A1926AB9D5DD223/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">This door is sealed super tight the computers quadruple locked and the place is armored so tight a mininuke wouldn't burn through that's annoying I wonder whats so valuable that they keep it in there.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="D0C2384B180A6711F587738B017B2035E82E64A0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777598795/D0C2384B180A6711F587738B017B2035E82E64A0/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Anyway upstairs now.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="ABCB43D39425CC54848A221B77CF78DDAD5F6C8F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777607556/ABCB43D39425CC54848A221B77CF78DDAD5F6C8F/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">OH GOD THE EYES ARE BACK oh wait it's a poster but still that's kinda rude to just leave something there where everyone high on mentats can see it.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="ADB9283B2985BA981329B1F7EF94D15D87307C44 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777626584/ADB9283B2985BA981329B1F7EF94D15D87307C44/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Computers solve everything I don't know why I keep ignoring them so much.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="B1222F67D3B1FDBD0AD1CF68C0A0DB0D92E76FDF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777660538/B1222F67D3B1FDBD0AD1CF68C0A0DB0D92E76FDF/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Okay I will thanks for asking.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="241EA12324D873464852D6DBEF2DCD5C6290A64D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777664387/241EA12324D873464852D6DBEF2DCD5C6290A64D/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Oh wow a 147 page treatise on the uses of plasma rifles how useful I needed some light reading to pass the time.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><i>This is about the only time my Energy Weapons score is going to go up, so might as well use it. I'm not going to be taking Comprehension, so no point saving it for that. Lat only reads when her mood is induced in the right way.</i></span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><i><br /></i></span><img alt="978B199382FF1563249E8E3329A30D88614B32B8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777673061/978B199382FF1563249E8E3329A30D88614B32B8/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Finally a pressure cooker now the cute blond guy in the explodey people place can make me the water breathing thing and I can blow up the plane with balloons or whatever it was.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="B0AAF72B44D08BE1775DE97E5220BFF892B21BB4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777675998/B0AAF72B44D08BE1775DE97E5220BFF892B21BB4/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Okay I will thank you for asking.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="DEFF1824E3B920A47E7C0AC488EB40C737C03D1A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777681608/DEFF1824E3B920A47E7C0AC488EB40C737C03D1A/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Ok damn they lock everything around here its kinda paranoid I mean noone else but me is stealing from them right?</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="FBD6A8166E1C7F927CAD0ECF15E8F186638FA174 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777688783/FBD6A8166E1C7F927CAD0ECF15E8F186638FA174/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Ok now I'll go up to the next floor because thats where the Brotherhood signal is coming from.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="546C3E8D0D37F4A6C427575A5BE750E529B0B907 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777695015/546C3E8D0D37F4A6C427575A5BE750E529B0B907/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Oh no wait there's another door in the kitchen up through the ruined floor that's a much better way to get in.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="4DDB9DDEB3B360B55134E89C95A8092DCB9B204D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777757996/4DDB9DDEB3B360B55134E89C95A8092DCB9B204D/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Uh a computer even I cannot understand what bullshit is this why is everything so difficult.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="D36F43F62F675E579D8E97C26A252CEAB8A2E4E6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778242309/D36F43F62F675E579D8E97C26A252CEAB8A2E4E6/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Crap there's a robot patrolling outside maybe if I shoot it before it spots me it'll go away to robot hell.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="AC525CF52FF16FFA89E717EBEB40EAC2BAA4BE75 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778247682/AC525CF52FF16FFA89E717EBEB40EAC2BAA4BE75/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Uhhhhhhhhhhh.....</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="E2EB3C127C75CF63C7E5BEDDF003BB4DD8CC606E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778251687/E2EB3C127C75CF63C7E5BEDDF003BB4DD8CC606E/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Wait the answer is Ice Cream I mean duh that's just obvious.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><i>Actually the drugs didn't help here, and in fact in-game the mentats had worn off on the previous floor, but this is more narratively cohesive than a lucky guess I made because I took more of the critical hit stat.</i></span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><i><br /></i></span><img alt="31E7D056C31912845D8BF874F097F98514F910C1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777884530/31E7D056C31912845D8BF874F097F98514F910C1/" width="640" /><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;">Okay I will thank you for asking.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Courier New, Courier, monospace;"><br /></span><img alt="D996363928DBE596C94B49F492443DEE5823E64B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777916203/D996363928DBE596C94B49F492443DEE5823E64B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ugh....I can never tell if Mentats make me smarter or dumber....Oh hello, whats in the box?<br /><br /><img alt="B32EB03D1CCF50D71D4F6C0B557140F322154E56 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302777935676/B32EB03D1CCF50D71D4F6C0B557140F322154E56/" width="640" /><br /><br />An awful lot of Old World money and a keycard, apparently. Huh, handy.<br /><br /><i>If you can't luck past the robots or hack the computers, this is your alternative means of getting through this floor provided you can get to it before you're interrogated. Though oddly the robots still occasionally asked me for the password while I had the card.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="C70537B8AEEB42FCCC8040126D0207704BFC7EEE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778259417/C70537B8AEEB42FCCC8040126D0207704BFC7EEE/" width="640" /><br /><br />Compared to the suitcase, the office safe is practically empty, though its probable the two things were linked.<br /><br /><img alt="C5C522B235D6B142DA778570081CF56E1B2DE9B8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778267056/C5C522B235D6B142DA778570081CF56E1B2DE9B8/" width="640" /><br /><br />And here are our two Paladins, killed by, of all things, a rotted cieling. So much for hyper-advanced power armor.<br /><br />Actually, I never read these mission tapes after the first....<br /><br /><img alt="A33C96AD0F233DBD90B48CC5A7D0E7D3D3541473 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778271142/A33C96AD0F233DBD90B48CC5A7D0E7D3D3541473/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="FB66A3F421B74E78C5795B58A07B06D635A91183 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778274442/FB66A3F421B74E78C5795B58A07B06D635A91183/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="30EC0D0E7A6216BC92002A7CD1ED44FA8D565141 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778279139/30EC0D0E7A6216BC92002A7CD1ED44FA8D565141/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B88D371AD3CB29152100122F17427AE60D93AA6A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778285412/B88D371AD3CB29152100122F17427AE60D93AA6A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Huh, nothing suspicious there, though I really have to wonder how the Brotherhood could have thought those mutant thingies could have been any use to them. But the main thing is that this definitively proves that McNamara was the one calling the shots on these missions.<br /><br /><img alt="548EBAEE0BDD305AE4376E531A9D60F4B0812446 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778288807/548EBAEE0BDD305AE4376E531A9D60F4B0812446/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, you fixed up that battered armor pretty well, Ron. Doesn't look too bad on you.<br /><br /><i>Only one DT more than what she had from Hardins spare suit, but hey, saves me carrying it.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="0987B97F6B7D596EE5D690569840516CE349A459 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778293882/0987B97F6B7D596EE5D690569840516CE349A459/" width="640" /><br /><br />Could you...stop saying that?<br /><br /><img alt="9326781B871A38209E29AEED68A753F020462D01 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778298138/9326781B871A38209E29AEED68A753F020462D01/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, hey, that passkey opens this door, for some reason. I guess Mr. Moneybags wanted to take the back way out.<br /><br /><img alt="D32A36BEBC417C2A4202FE4AE6B80AF3F731E2B3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778303150/D32A36BEBC417C2A4202FE4AE6B80AF3F731E2B3/" width="640" /><br /><br />Huh, there's nothing in here but some supply closets, and a hole in the floor back down to the ground floor....but where there?<br /><br /><img alt="53236DB711EF66885EBA1923A2B56BCA889ACCD9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778070677/53236DB711EF66885EBA1923A2B56BCA889ACCD9/" width="640" /><br /><br />I think I'm in their vault...Wonder what's so valuable in here?<br /><br /><img alt="B31237DF8E128880ED96E95D1EA34FD4FDEA42C0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778078486/B31237DF8E128880ED96E95D1EA34FD4FDEA42C0/" width="640" /><br /><br />More guns and drugs, but I'd hardly call that an epic haul...<br /><br /><img alt="30E43E0C1F1214C29E0BD22B3613C11B8C13FEFE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778084026/30E43E0C1F1214C29E0BD22B3613C11B8C13FEFE/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hello. This thing looks a bit different from the regular plasma rifles....Hmmm, according to Nikolai Tesla And You Issue 48, this is an advanced prototype! Sweet!<br /><br /><img alt="E9748672061DB02604B07F11902A749F805A801C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778096613/E9748672061DB02604B07F11902A749F805A801C/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>The Q-35 is the real treasure of the Repconn building, though really, I don't see it as being a gamechanger or anything. Its simply a better, more damaging Plasma Rifle, nice but lacking in unique features. I didn't need it in my last playthrough where I focused on Energy Weapons, since I had energy weapons from the DLCs which were more interesting.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="E4D1E26C34A5B7CF81B9BDAF1F6F2013F7401A8F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778104789/E4D1E26C34A5B7CF81B9BDAF1F6F2013F7401A8F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Glad to be out of there, now to profit from the whole endeavour.<br /><br /><img alt="C4E156EBD2137B946C2AD6CA46F6D75E8BC78883 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778111047/C4E156EBD2137B946C2AD6CA46F6D75E8BC78883/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'd like to make a currency exchange, my good sir robot.<br /><br /><img alt="E825EFACA276AF48FC17EBC0B37DFD09DD857964 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778117467/E825EFACA276AF48FC17EBC0B37DFD09DD857964/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Just an example of how much modding a GRA Assault Carbine would cost. Between getting the GRA version and installing these 2 mods, it'd come out to about 10k, for a pretty good portable DPS gun with armor-piercing options. Given our current funds, I think we'll make do with what we have and build up our finances more.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="9A684387EC949C4B629BB7BE952F97D57C01814D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778125324/9A684387EC949C4B629BB7BE952F97D57C01814D/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>I'd forgotten about this potential upgrade for our silenced pistol however. Not sure whether being able to burst fire from stealth is nessecarily better than our usual caps to the back of the head, but it is an option.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="F8F07A9829841BFFEDA94FF9718D2D9D3A44B075 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778144095/F8F07A9829841BFFEDA94FF9718D2D9D3A44B075/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hey Boone!....You're still.....going pantless.....Okay.<br /><br /><img alt="2ED75C4927C122C7B7DBBC74541888872ED360D7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778153801/2ED75C4927C122C7B7DBBC74541888872ED360D7/" width="640" /><br /><br />And back to my own bed for a restful 2-hour snooze.<br /><br /><img alt="E7CC6411845447FE94DC7D32E430A9FAF3D8CF76 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778168827/E7CC6411845447FE94DC7D32E430A9FAF3D8CF76/" width="640" /><br /><br />Dump all this excess ammo....Actually, Ron, since you've got all those microfusion batteries anyway, you can take this fancy plasma rifle. For when you can't punch people effectively.<br /><br /><img alt="48C251FB818036613080F93AA3FE58D01AA25988 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612773302778176440/48C251FB818036613080F93AA3FE58D01AA25988/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, that was a productive day, but the night is still young!<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br /><i>Nice bit of serendipity to be able to get through that facility completely peacefully. When that robot on the top floor spotted me, I figured the jig was up and I was about to be up to my eyeballs in deathbots, but it turns out I had just enough luck to squeeze by. So, we have that unpleasantness out of the way.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>So, where do we go now?</i><br /><i>&gt;Back to Hardin to enact a Brotherhood Usurpation?</i><br /><i>&gt;Back to McNamara to keep up our end of the bargain?</i><br /><i>&gt;Back to the Boomers to get them their plane and us a water-proofing?</i><br /><i>&gt; Or shall we put those aside a moment, and head to Caesar's Camp, to take advantage of having a companion who doesn't need to shoot every Legion agent she spots?</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Other options available on request, but I think those are the main options that make sense right now. Also tell me if theres anything you want bought.</i><br />Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-67816877796078995502013-07-28T16:16:00.001-07:002013-07-28T16:16:41.296-07:00Let's Play New Vegas Part 22C: Now with Almost Something Happening!<i>An update after only a week? Will miracles never cease? Now we can finally get close to an approximation of getting a move on.</i><div><i><a name='more'></a></i><img alt="C7F55501500288B49C1D99F9771ED47C4B2A8830 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400105814/C7F55501500288B49C1D99F9771ED47C4B2A8830/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Don't look so smug about it, kid. Just take this 100 caps, and tell me your thinkings.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="28A3BDC11CBD84A4D04E4E8E1ED1E3F85F70CB95 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400115275/28A3BDC11CBD84A4D04E4E8E1ED1E3F85F70CB95/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Well, me, obviously, since the other two are kinda pointless without me for context.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="A3F02C7C0C35A64F3A69864E4030A8B9D6A19A53 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400124389/A3F02C7C0C35A64F3A69864E4030A8B9D6A19A53/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div><i>One would guess from the context that he's taking off his head-brace to 'let his mind expand', but the ingame model doesn't change. Maybe he's just loosening it?</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="99D0EA5568429CB2104B45BF8DCA620EFF3A1BC2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400127980/99D0EA5568429CB2104B45BF8DCA620EFF3A1BC2/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="91B831764B6F047E4664AE161050322B2022E581 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400133422/91B831764B6F047E4664AE161050322B2022E581/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="F72561ACA7B2580E56472A8C1E4B6830A383D03B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400139049/F72561ACA7B2580E56472A8C1E4B6830A383D03B/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="140B58F306994296D5C55C6EFD2B1D1648681727 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400144903/140B58F306994296D5C55C6EFD2B1D1648681727/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>...That's it? I mean, sure, you've managed to know things I thought were personal, but still...</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="F08F9D636E6D5719F2C1CF3C56BADF831D5222A3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400154994/F08F9D636E6D5719F2C1CF3C56BADF831D5222A3/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>.....Whatever. Keep not thinking, we'll see how un-vague I can make your forecast.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="FF8B109281AC8974F2F24EFC374816B0ECE6C361 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400160760/FF8B109281AC8974F2F24EFC374816B0ECE6C361/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="3F85D4957ED4D6310DB001D5D26034A673242664 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400176773/3F85D4957ED4D6310DB001D5D26034A673242664/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div><i>I was a little worried that loading up on AP ammo would bankrupt us, but it was only about a thousand altogether. The added weight is more of a concern than the expense.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="50E007281F947CA8B2FB7610CFD7324F9D0A4E5B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400181303/50E007281F947CA8B2FB7610CFD7324F9D0A4E5B/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Okay, &nbsp;Boone, I'm going to need you to hand over that Power Armor and Tux, I need them for something else.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="29DDC828334D5B18C12CF116961B41A07597BDE7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400186451/29DDC828334D5B18C12CF116961B41A07597BDE7/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>.....You ok like that? I mean, I guess you're not going to get cold out here, but....Okay, whatever.</div><div><br /></div><div><i>I thought Boone automatically had a special outfit to put on whenever you didn't give him armor, but it appears I took it off him when I gave him the Tuxedo. Whoops.&nbsp;</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><i>But this is Boone, so he's unlikely to care.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="CAAA2CF86012D929971DCA0829C65FBFBF706541 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400245932/CAAA2CF86012D929971DCA0829C65FBFBF706541/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div><i>Boone's clipped, emotionless dialogue is pretty good for characterising him and getting across just how withdrawn he is and how much effort it takes to draw his backstory out of him, but it doesn't make for good LP fodder, since it'd be Lat saying basically everything. So I cut out asking him about Manny Vargas and getting a curt reply on how they're not friends anymore.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><i>The Lucky 38 is extremely handy for when you want to try out multiple companions in a playthrough. In Fallout 3 you'd have to travel all over the Wasteland to pick up previously discarded companions, meaning every time you'd go on a DLC quest you'd have to go to Megaton to stash the DLC loot, then to Vault 101 to get Dogmeat, then to the DC Mall if you wanted to get Fawkes or Charon. The Lucky 38 gives you a central point for all these tasks, making it much simpler. Shame you have to go through 3 loading screens between the nearest travel point and the Suite.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="B443E48A95528CAD7FFF83D7DA49151E427DE72C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400248936/B443E48A95528CAD7FFF83D7DA49151E427DE72C/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Well, maybe I'm just tired of the silent treatment. So, I guess we're a partnership now.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="AA82A33FEA693E3BA650A103CEF4D6128D96C105 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400257307/AA82A33FEA693E3BA650A103CEF4D6128D96C105/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Let's.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="A804971CFC658CD281A1EF35FBD96D0F4CB6578A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400273065/A804971CFC658CD281A1EF35FBD96D0F4CB6578A/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>&lt;Feigns Comedic Shock&gt;</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="15C05382D816995A2C3059FD63F515D8B1964FF5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400277302/15C05382D816995A2C3059FD63F515D8B1964FF5/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="CEA0704EEB17DE18655683FB9AC879E7E4FBBA00 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400280959/CEA0704EEB17DE18655683FB9AC879E7E4FBBA00/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>I can handle it. But I want you to be honest with me from here on out.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="8DDF09DE65AC1155E5CFA23FD66ED78ADF44E821 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400288102/8DDF09DE65AC1155E5CFA23FD66ED78ADF44E821/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>....It's sized for a man! And its got those wierd shoulder-pad like things that make me look like a bodybuilder. But its still the classiest thing I've found to wear so far.....</div><div><br /></div><div><i>Like Boone, Veronica gives a special perk while she's your companion, although really its more of a text option: You can ask her to build things for you in the field, making her act like a walking workbench. This can be rather handy if you're an engineering type character, although with the DLC installed, there is another companion who can provide the same service even better. Still, this way we don't have to worry about Boones red filter making all the enemies look terrible in screenshots.</i></div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="823EA9C3ABE154841563C8133BCAC027972B3C7E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400305814/823EA9C3ABE154841563C8133BCAC027972B3C7E/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="1B48BBD1F0313958E0E7891BA5919F9B1118C525 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400310690/1B48BBD1F0313958E0E7891BA5919F9B1118C525/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Yeah, not exactly a subtle touch. You have to be more flexible at time, and I don't get the sense that the Brotherhood are. That's something they have to work on.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="458E4E615D81414DFE7B4F2DA7FABFF9D12BC676 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400326226/458E4E615D81414DFE7B4F2DA7FABFF9D12BC676/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="938C8B846F799779151B49BA92212CD7D1CA93D7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400331454/938C8B846F799779151B49BA92212CD7D1CA93D7/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Hey, it pays to be pro-active, I find. Wanting to change things to suit you is a good attitude towards life. So, Veronica, tell me a bit about yourself.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="A31FA212C120D9089A5659F8FDB385D39295DA92 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400342137/A31FA212C120D9089A5659F8FDB385D39295DA92/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Hah ha. No, seriously, aside from your ambitions of making the metalhead relevant again, what are your goals? What do you want out of traveling the Mojave?</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="076EAA7A739DC0859EF8FD88A1FA0CB6CF827DE9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400349788/076EAA7A739DC0859EF8FD88A1FA0CB6CF827DE9/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>A dress?</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="B9F0C2FECDAF3B2FF3378A58BB662EDA53106187 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400359666/B9F0C2FECDAF3B2FF3378A58BB662EDA53106187/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="F2D100E182A86AAD362BEA06F79BE4DBE8B405E6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400367158/F2D100E182A86AAD362BEA06F79BE4DBE8B405E6/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="B88ACCB851C9BF62A8EB4CED3D6B086D92ED3B77 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400372995/B88ACCB851C9BF62A8EB4CED3D6B086D92ED3B77/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Well, I can hardly blame you for wanting something stylish. But I hadn't pegged you for a fashion victim like me.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="04375C745B8091ED44588F4823D896534A688735 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400385136/04375C745B8091ED44588F4823D896534A688735/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="AF42B4414EDC7E57AFBA4B0020C4CAA2857A1382 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400389944/AF42B4414EDC7E57AFBA4B0020C4CAA2857A1382/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>(They knew fashion, sure, but they knew a lot less about taking cover....) Ok, Veronica, we might be going to a dangerous place, so I want you to put on Boones armor. You should know how to use it. And, there'll be a little something in the backpack for later.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="70BF54F1191A156C75E3320B529A5479A1D893D4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400403843/70BF54F1191A156C75E3320B529A5479A1D893D4/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div><i>We'll ignore that this pretty dress was a tuxedo when Boone was wearing it...</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="D50C72F3C6878547F39A3CE51C9BC203A3E8C01F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400408791/D50C72F3C6878547F39A3CE51C9BC203A3E8C01F/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="E5F3FCE5A9E2775D75A9230E78B3A61C757B9DE3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400413834/E5F3FCE5A9E2775D75A9230E78B3A61C757B9DE3/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Er....well I guess fists have infinite ammo....</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="AC03734B3846799FFB112A1B9032CB59105BF00B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400418898/AC03734B3846799FFB112A1B9032CB59105BF00B/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Scribes know combat? Er, well, I guess I might need to know their tricks then.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="61B81D4E8FAF20408C55B3350836A90F96A01836 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400429662/61B81D4E8FAF20408C55B3350836A90F96A01836/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div><i>&lt;Insert half an hour of a trained boxer in power armor beating on a tiny woman&gt;</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="19ADC2B05843B4691780A77142D1D6A4E5C5BE8E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400434296/19ADC2B05843B4691780A77142D1D6A4E5C5BE8E/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Owwww......Well, I know how to punch better now, but I think thats because you knocked other parts of my brain out to make room.</div><div><br /></div><div><i>There are several special moves like this to be learnt throughout the game, should one wish to become proficient in unarmed combat and learn the melee fighting systems in the game outside of VATS. We will not be showing them off however.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="419E3881C7CDBB0EE8D7552E15EDCDAD123A8658 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400455576/419E3881C7CDBB0EE8D7552E15EDCDAD123A8658/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Phew, back at Repconn, and it should be time to head in. Stay close Veronica.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="0C95DE5F31F35B885CD28C5FCEFFE6550892C3EA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400465697/0C95DE5F31F35B885CD28C5FCEFFE6550892C3EA/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div><i>I'll skip the pointless Q&amp;A you can do with the robot, it doesn't tell you much except that Repconn was a subsidiary of RobCo, Mr. Houses company. And also, like every other robot in the game, it doesn't realise that everyone is dead and that 200 years have passed.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="9856D2BB8F836CB7CF03C3BD2B2F00A60046EE77 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400529921/9856D2BB8F836CB7CF03C3BD2B2F00A60046EE77/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="88B65624A54A4098A89B13E048E3C73478FE6845 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400907543/88B65624A54A4098A89B13E048E3C73478FE6845/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>(I kinda wonder who stole that and how far they got with it.)</div><div><br /></div><div><i>Also, nice proofreading Obsidian.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="8521EDEBE89F1BE15E8017A2E474ADCB35642F70 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400541616/8521EDEBE89F1BE15E8017A2E474ADCB35642F70/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div><i>I'm fairly certain these models get reused for various types of nutritious paste in the Old World Blues DLC.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="3A015203FAF5A8FE49E5A7FACF422B3AD5C34ADD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400549421/3A015203FAF5A8FE49E5A7FACF422B3AD5C34ADD/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="1BE5CE08D19498ACBC6A1086DACB6C3EB3FE2899 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400554489/1BE5CE08D19498ACBC6A1086DACB6C3EB3FE2899/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>This seems an odd thing to be bringing up on your publicity tour.</div><div><br /></div><div><i>Surprisingly, the barrels are not actually radioactive.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="571E1B04F64135AA52FCD3F4FE99CE0C6C810730 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400559963/571E1B04F64135AA52FCD3F4FE99CE0C6C810730/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="42A05D29C8DD8516B713F8CF638FBF814C54F2CF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400565533/42A05D29C8DD8516B713F8CF638FBF814C54F2CF/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div><i>You might recognise this dome from the other Repconn location. We didn't get far enough into that quest to see the rockets however.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="040740766E138061026D4098FE11C29619BB2338 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400573144/040740766E138061026D4098FE11C29619BB2338/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div><i>(Again, we have enough text to go through already, so I didn't bother with the plaques. If you really are curious, buy New Vegas yourself the next time its on sale in Steam! I heartily reccommend it!)</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="6366B7961C1871F868F0DD8DDF622A13E803D2FC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400578087/6366B7961C1871F868F0DD8DDF622A13E803D2FC/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="476F5D19587D43FDFC2941A5E7DAB2409B751092 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400583879/476F5D19587D43FDFC2941A5E7DAB2409B751092/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="008897C47471A0E18A9152BD7AABF76D669E0165 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400590526/008897C47471A0E18A9152BD7AABF76D669E0165/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="4A851425CC44BF90C3A53F8C37BA9FF67FDBBC4D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400595453/4A851425CC44BF90C3A53F8C37BA9FF67FDBBC4D/" width="640" /></div><div><img alt="D0E910289A94159BC9B4CD21469FFA48368AFFA9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400599454/D0E910289A94159BC9B4CD21469FFA48368AFFA9/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Er.....</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="256D49E734BE42004F4E02ED7F30CE758E28E035 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400604914/256D49E734BE42004F4E02ED7F30CE758E28E035/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>No thanks, I'll just see whats through this door, thank you.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="C094EF45CA903BDC86DDBF2ACA71812DEF8C91F8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400609298/C094EF45CA903BDC86DDBF2ACA71812DEF8C91F8/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Aaaaah, perfect. Thank you Ms Millet, you've been a wonderful decomposing help.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="608D9872477E5495D8F282B3A11643A6CBFA363B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400613613/608D9872477E5495D8F282B3A11643A6CBFA363B/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>I'll take the time to raid this little shop on the way back. Ooh, another special cap.</div><div><br /></div><div><img alt="A0EA541A9F9F912DE0CE0F95E9E294CD8B310505 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400616983/A0EA541A9F9F912DE0CE0F95E9E294CD8B310505/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>Gah, can't get into the back of the shop. No more keys around....Better move on.</div><div><br /></div><div><i>I really have to start upping Lockpick, this is getting annoying.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><img alt="7EC3799D4CB0DC35D232C64AE75E3F1E9D533ACA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/612772818400621250/7EC3799D4CB0DC35D232C64AE75E3F1E9D533ACA/" width="640" /></div><div><br /></div><div>So, time to tackle this again....</div><div><br /></div><div>---------------------------------------------------------------</div><div><br /></div><div><i>Not actionpacked, but hey, its progress right? I'm going to leave this post here a few days, to see if anyone wants to suggest any actions to try before we flip the switch and head into the more dangerous parts of the facility. Failing that, we should be ready to enter.</i></div>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-19350366714809949662013-07-22T11:25:00.001-07:002013-07-22T11:25:45.426-07:00Lets Play New Vegas Part 22B: Let's go Shopping!!<i>Another month-long delay....I don't have much excuse for this, other than being generally and generically busy. But still, sitting around complaining won't help, we have to get going with another mini-update.</i><br /><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><img alt="E7F8E51E01CF0F6D6091A74AFB80165B84E8B494 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013639240/E7F8E51E01CF0F6D6091A74AFB80165B84E8B494/" width="640" /><br /><br />The robot said 10, probably AM, and its 6.25 right now, so, about 4 hours to kill. Guess I'll just explore the area?<br /><br /><img alt="DB10E3ECE2CC6FDFCF6810D9AFB76EED6D55123E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013646071/DB10E3ECE2CC6FDFCF6810D9AFB76EED6D55123E/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hello, friendly travelling merchant, show me your wares.<br /><br /><img alt="7E87677A83F29FFC528DC01EAFC42065C07FDD86 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013648033/7E87677A83F29FFC528DC01EAFC42065C07FDD86/" width="640" /><br /><br />But first, take all these spare drugs and food items, I'm carrying way too much 'acquired' stuff.<br /><br /><img alt="77A5AD6680BE49BB51B6C93AD96C8E470CED46EE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013649580/77A5AD6680BE49BB51B6C93AD96C8E470CED46EE/" width="640" /><br /><br />Also, please don't ask why I drained all this blood from those misshapen monstrosities. Just....I'm sure you'll find someone who wants it. Sell it as a Male Enhancement Chemical.<br /><br /><img alt="4CEC31E0CF099975F7B6CFA973119A6F49EE8F03 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013650686/4CEC31E0CF099975F7B6CFA973119A6F49EE8F03/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, high-grade penetrating ammo. I'll be needing this.<br /><br /><img alt="E0AE971FBC7B92619958A590139572613F8B4AF1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013651980/E0AE971FBC7B92619958A590139572613F8B4AF1/" width="640" /><br /><br />And you might like to take these Plasma Rifles to sell. Enjoy!!<br /><br /><img alt="1F55D365A47F0AA6B0A61A50F7986400FAA64CD6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013653628/1F55D365A47F0AA6B0A61A50F7986400FAA64CD6/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hmmm, looks like a couple of tents up ahead. Some kind of outpost?<br /><br /><img alt="4947C85EE70548A236D5957EC092F597A6FE8719 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013655390/4947C85EE70548A236D5957EC092F597A6FE8719/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, more traders, handy.<br /><br /><i>This is a place I kept meaning to go to, its really close to Boulder City, but I forgot at the time and thus screwed myself out of a useful set of traders until now. So, to make up for that, I'm going to explore their item lists and then decide if we're going to be doing any major equipment upgrades.</i><br /><br /><img alt="F3701E1CBD60CDF071A620A4E7C0C9292669CD81 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013657310/F3701E1CBD60CDF071A620A4E7C0C9292669CD81/" width="640" /><br /><br />Something like that. You NCR?<br /><br /><img alt="F60C673D7728A5BFECF64EBAC4F0E6E8ED93A117 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013665181/F60C673D7728A5BFECF64EBAC4F0E6E8ED93A117/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="9145C11FEF70F05FADD11E4FF4543CFF4A448EDD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013668708/9145C11FEF70F05FADD11E4FF4543CFF4A448EDD/" width="640" /><br /><br />Eh? What's that?<br /><br /><img alt="49A87938EF5E6474812963DBA78C9005DDD93079 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013675482/49A87938EF5E6474812963DBA78C9005DDD93079/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5F68780C0C83D830C1BBD2911C11F2105D45BA5C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013678003/5F68780C0C83D830C1BBD2911C11F2105D45BA5C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4A38CD494373C34A2129EB3E5B10DB0296B1F585 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013681547/4A38CD494373C34A2129EB3E5B10DB0296B1F585/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Wow, that explains so much. So, you went all anti-authority, and now you're staying here as a weapons merchant?<br /><br /><img alt="DE0802BC8D0E247319421D8615C35BE287212360 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013690143/DE0802BC8D0E247319421D8615C35BE287212360/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="56C8B121A7DD9747BA66CBCDDE6414628E8961F5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013694085/56C8B121A7DD9747BA66CBCDDE6414628E8961F5/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="ED7E5DAB016FBEDFA4B7D4052341E7B9A80F012F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013697708/ED7E5DAB016FBEDFA4B7D4052341E7B9A80F012F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yes, yes I can.<br /><br /><img alt="B8563B7E9DD0E0318333A463A21275DDEFBCCD90 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013703703/B8563B7E9DD0E0318333A463A21275DDEFBCCD90/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="DD907341847DB73F3D1874100F7F3413084A956B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013707076/DD907341847DB73F3D1874100F7F3413084A956B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Wait....So, the NCR can't afford to equip its own troops? It needs free merchants like you to give the troops stuff?<br /><br /><img alt="B1F4F32B2092159EC8366DDD509A59A1BBD55775 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013714346/B1F4F32B2092159EC8366DDD509A59A1BBD55775/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="79F600815424257A2A5F1423B56B3205ADDAC0D7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013718344/79F600815424257A2A5F1423B56B3205ADDAC0D7/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="BA72FC3F45566C65E3884F77C99F6A277BBEAAE5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013724856/BA72FC3F45566C65E3884F77C99F6A277BBEAAE5/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hmm....Thanks for the chat. Well, better check your wares.<br /><br /><img alt="EBE4C17D057CD9D5233324DC50FB5135234DBACF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013734392/EBE4C17D057CD9D5233324DC50FB5135234DBACF/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="E76C34C6AE536B2D4540FCE81A53357572D80A0D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013737993/E76C34C6AE536B2D4540FCE81A53357572D80A0D/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>As one of the Gun Runner Merchants, Miss 188 here has access to a subset of the Gun Runner Arsenal weapons, gun mods and special ammo types. An example is the nifty GRA 5.56mm pistol...but since we already got the superior version from the merchant in Novac, and the GRA version doesn't have any mods to improve it over that version, there's not much point in getting it.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="7D3CC1E1B5C39D4FCE3BAA8EB30FE60D41BC1CC9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013741734/7D3CC1E1B5C39D4FCE3BAA8EB30FE60D41BC1CC9/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>The Battle Rifle is quite similar: A high-powered mid-range weapon, which is actually a non-unique version of an existing special weapon from the base game. In this case, however, getting the unique version would require going out of our way and doing favors for some NCR people, so I'm not sure we'd have a good chance to get it, making the Battle Rifle handier. However, it uses the same ammo as our sniper rifle, which makes it a lot less appealling.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="122FA9F5C2082D3E8CA3D0D765CD38A4F85909FA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013745158/122FA9F5C2082D3E8CA3D0D765CD38A4F85909FA/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>A note for later: Unlike other explosives which could be very dangerous to our skinny-limbed protagonist, Pulse grenades barely damage living targets but can wreck the shit of both robot enemies and Brotherhood Paladins. The ability to just drop them at your feet when robots get up in your grill is very handy, but supplies are probably limited.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="0C7EC3918E728AF3C412AE86979D9560A28F3A62 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013748572/0C7EC3918E728AF3C412AE86979D9560A28F3A62/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Remember how I said the Hunting Rifle was similar to the Sniper Rifle, with higher damage per bullet but lousy DPS? Well, mods can help equalise the two, such as adding this scope to the Hunting Rifle for additional long-range ability. Expensive when we already have the sniper rifle, though. Do we really want both weapons?</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="DFC2C3D10BB5585796F5761A2C94F2DA4246B87C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013753168/DFC2C3D10BB5585796F5761A2C94F2DA4246B87C/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>We might want some of these. Just FYI. Hollow Points might be useful for some sniping missions, but in general we're past the point in the game where unarmored, high HP enemies are a threat, or even that common.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="19058CA00D1424F102836E4BA5D2B58A6712E6DA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013762964/19058CA00D1424F102836E4BA5D2B58A6712E6DA/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, what other merchants are here....And who's this woman in the wierd outfit?<br /><br /><img alt="C6551382F78B9787A43CB8B15C7A8930A9CE0019 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013768597/C6551382F78B9787A43CB8B15C7A8930A9CE0019/" width="640" /><br /><br />Eh....Not entirely sure.<br /><br /><img alt="EF7DC16AC5D5CBBAA82209C3BBC8CC5D0998A002 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013778364/EF7DC16AC5D5CBBAA82209C3BBC8CC5D0998A002/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="BB75FF1AC4C8D55E457A5BFF6929C6F182B2E865 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013782390/BB75FF1AC4C8D55E457A5BFF6929C6F182B2E865/" width="640" /><br /><br />...Really?<br /><br /><img alt="2787792D3C23BE8D8A2FC28F780F306C0EE5F77E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013792543/2787792D3C23BE8D8A2FC28F780F306C0EE5F77E/" width="640" /><br /><br />(She got me to ask about her personal life, so I guess it works.)<br /><br /><img alt="5BAEAE0597A5FDD04DFB02D0C40A9081F48B274D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013796035/5BAEAE0597A5FDD04DFB02D0C40A9081F48B274D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Er...You just leave them in there?<br /><br /><img alt="A681C84A99793332A5D0880B5084231017C73E6A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013809672/A681C84A99793332A5D0880B5084231017C73E6A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="EDFBBD68E0232B1D0E5994F70AF8C24203F40BDE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013814011/EDFBBD68E0232B1D0E5994F70AF8C24203F40BDE/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="BC06EB582A0D353599A471564D878CED9DED2A52 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013818561/BC06EB582A0D353599A471564D878CED9DED2A52/" width="640" /><br /><br />Uh, Su-<br /><br /><img alt="2D5C0217DDB3FBB9B9ACBC070F1B64452ABBEEAF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013824454/2D5C0217DDB3FBB9B9ACBC070F1B64452ABBEEAF/" width="640" /><br /><br />...Huh. Now that you mention it, I did recently meet a bunch of them in a....bunker, to the west. I'm...reserving judgement, for now.<br /><br /><img alt="E2E8F4ADFDA1CC0DEF7062AF512457D605E0EFEF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013843623/E2E8F4ADFDA1CC0DEF7062AF512457D605E0EFEF/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="68F9B706AF34B98E0B7044EC95565A917966578A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013848119/68F9B706AF34B98E0B7044EC95565A917966578A/" width="640" /><br /><br />I like to think I go where I'm needed. Or where common sense and bullets are needed, since those are about the same thing.<br /><br /><img alt="431BA15D58FB16EF236ABB218BF31C2E57F45822 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013856529/431BA15D58FB16EF236ABB218BF31C2E57F45822/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1DF0BE176D8A0D4EFC751F70FAD5F42F69F38B73 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013859186/1DF0BE176D8A0D4EFC751F70FAD5F42F69F38B73/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'm not surprised in the least.<br /><br /><img alt="C82682AA3F391ED4795986957ED1F7ACD7911E6D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013863198/C82682AA3F391ED4795986957ED1F7ACD7911E6D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh? What do I get out of this arrangement? I've already got a sniper who looks awesome in a tux, what do you offer?<br /><br /><img alt="A2DEFD56803C3ED8E645ADAE828B51054D3683A0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013873296/A2DEFD56803C3ED8E645ADAE828B51054D3683A0/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4BC784FFF00A7FC4DA2DCADE3BB5271606F0681D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013878285/4BC784FFF00A7FC4DA2DCADE3BB5271606F0681D/" width="640" /><br /><br />And where would you want to go, anyway?<br /><br /><img alt="615BB712A70F38755A5A294D473689783DE2120A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013885600/615BB712A70F38755A5A294D473689783DE2120A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3CEE9BA10ECE2683077A9F2E7B00CA2F0C0C4DA5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013888934/3CEE9BA10ECE2683077A9F2E7B00CA2F0C0C4DA5/" width="640" /><br /><br />...What about your 'hungry family' in the Bunker?<br /><br /><img alt="633D0E3D1A3515AB9A9CF5F39C0FEC9F66BE1431 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013897368/633D0E3D1A3515AB9A9CF5F39C0FEC9F66BE1431/" width="640" /><br /><br />I guess it is. Well, its far from the worst offer I've gotten in the Mojave, but I'd really have to consult with Boone before I can make a call on that. Sorry.<br /><br /><img alt="467E45F9A3BD7931C666EF884074DFC57C76AEC7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013907107/467E45F9A3BD7931C666EF884074DFC57C76AEC7/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="DBBD7B2281E097130B405586BA314C1174616CA3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013911404/DBBD7B2281E097130B405586BA314C1174616CA3/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>As you might have guessed, Veronica (voiced by Felicia Day) is a Brotherhood of Steel member and one of the possible human companions in the game. Compared to Boone who acts mostly like us as a long-range combatant, she's an up-close fighter skilled in Unarmed and Energy Weapons. However, the game only allows you to have one humanoid companion (and one of the two robot companions) at any one time, so if we wanted to bring her along, we'd have to send Boone to the Lucky 28 or back to Novac.</i><br /><i>One advantage of having Veronica instead of Boone would be that her sidequest is much easier to activate: All it takes is visiting certain locations on the map until she's 'seen enough', whereas Boone requires you to do so many NCR quests that going non-NCR afterwards is basically impossible. However, Veronica is BoS even if she's conflicted about it, so taking her and then backstabbing the BoS would result in possibly having to fight her.</i><br /><i>Also, since we're on Hardcore Mode, a character who has to punch things is going to be a lot less survivable than a sniper once we start running into Deathclaws and Cazadores. Just something to consider.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="4CD9039C0D152743068D9718F2F68EDDF84B9E0E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013916754/4CD9039C0D152743068D9718F2F68EDDF84B9E0E/" width="640" /><br /><br />What's your deal?<br /><br /><img alt="35D7AD13F78D9EB667231D4838ACACBB0CF4DD71 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013926952/35D7AD13F78D9EB667231D4838ACACBB0CF4DD71/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D75DC810B848AD88AA0E4D7E1C7AFBA2FB8E259D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013930996/D75DC810B848AD88AA0E4D7E1C7AFBA2FB8E259D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, Primm. You're not missing out. But, why pick this bin, as you called it?<br /><br /><img alt="7D7483B60D8918A30BB408C7662222937BEBD8EB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013940033/7D7483B60D8918A30BB408C7662222937BEBD8EB/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="C76A6295793D82D3DA313877DA066880ACE69D47 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013945906/C76A6295793D82D3DA313877DA066880ACE69D47/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, Legion raids, I saw one of those. What have you heard about it?<br /><br /><img alt="8B0A148AD44125EDBABB1C9E9FA8F27F1EBE5244 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013956421/8B0A148AD44125EDBABB1C9E9FA8F27F1EBE5244/" width="640" /><br /><br />I guess. Lemme talk to your dad a bit...<br /><br /><img alt="6023E298CDC7F9FD81D0F243EFFA3E01E1A3F471 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013960347/6023E298CDC7F9FD81D0F243EFFA3E01E1A3F471/" width="640" /><br /><br />I like you. You're secure in your own mediocrity.<br /><br /><img alt="FECA4EB977B627F30246CAEB7CDE5285A5868D8C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013963795/FECA4EB977B627F30246CAEB7CDE5285A5868D8C/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Sam here does repairs, and his skill is high enough to get a decent chunk of the sniper rifle repaired, but dang, I'd forgotten how expensive repairs can be in these games. At this price it might be cheaper to buy a new sniper rifle and combine the two together for a similar effect, even with our crappy repair skill. Still, he can fix up Bennys suit for cheap, which is wierd but semi-useful.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="B10C1019C27B31B4FCA002C31E7F9F7EAE578977 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013970169/B10C1019C27B31B4FCA002C31E7F9F7EAE578977/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1EB020A8DD40A97AE5A5B8B8ECAD40618B0B2FBB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013983601/1EB020A8DD40A97AE5A5B8B8ECAD40618B0B2FBB/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B462FF6C8A5377D7ADF896572010A1354D39D008 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013995857/B462FF6C8A5377D7ADF896572010A1354D39D008/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="708763F1276AA8A250655FB159B2D1702C0783C4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721013999251/708763F1276AA8A250655FB159B2D1702C0783C4/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="13B57C1A99298DEEDCE07F7CD48A3646955141D9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014002897/13B57C1A99298DEEDCE07F7CD48A3646955141D9/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6BA9070FBB948DA98539C1F7688202680B7F9D39 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014005908/6BA9070FBB948DA98539C1F7688202680B7F9D39/" width="640" /><br /><br />I don't think the people in Primm miss Primm.<br /><br /><i>Michelle and Sam have slightly different inventories, but they're mostly food and a little ammo and junk, nothing really to worry over.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="18EBCCD83682FB733E15359483A0FC392A0BD67F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014008487/18EBCCD83682FB733E15359483A0FC392A0BD67F/" width="640" /><br /><br />This NCR guy is wearing the same stuff as you, Boone....But his doesn't make those wierd electric noises. Huh. If it has no power, it must be hella heavy, and hot without the AC. Dunno how he can sleep.<br /><br /><i>Once NCR troopers in Ranger Armor or this Salvaged Power Armor (which doesn't require Power Armor Training) show up, you know you've gone a fair ways towards the end of the game. I believe that better Legionnaires show up in Caesars Territory as well, but we haven't seen that.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="7A26E1BC146DEB93515E991E9DC27044FF742AF1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014012890/7A26E1BC146DEB93515E991E9DC27044FF742AF1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, that should be obvious, but I guess I'm keeping it a secret so far....So, from the smell of cordite coming off you, I'm guessing you're one of the Gun Runners?<br /><br /><img alt="D75C41F6504C3EFE311FF71E3B02C15113A84ED9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014016406/D75C41F6504C3EFE311FF71E3B02C15113A84ED9/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="64C97E550ECC3DA126B9CC854253C663BA4B3262 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014019668/64C97E550ECC3DA126B9CC854253C663BA4B3262/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7F13D423D2F64719D526FFF430EC7C62B4885A8A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014021427/7F13D423D2F64719D526FFF430EC7C62B4885A8A/" width="640" /><br /><br />That's not something I'd brag about....What's your deal specifically?<br /><br /><img alt="15537D3ECECB0F225E2E89646527A93A6002ACC9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014024947/15537D3ECECB0F225E2E89646527A93A6002ACC9/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3BECE8D48C45526201B81B6355B5976C7B9443E4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014026620/3BECE8D48C45526201B81B6355B5976C7B9443E4/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F49A829F0C0B04BF8989E0BD47E43D16113A106D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014028307/F49A829F0C0B04BF8989E0BD47E43D16113A106D/" width="640" /><br /><br />So you organise all the caravans that come up from California then? Gimme the lowdown.<br /><br /><img alt="350BF448F4E0FC73AEEF28581DB64E5555C1029B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014032163/350BF448F4E0FC73AEEF28581DB64E5555C1029B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B6315ACA6FA518B351A4FB4FBCAAF5FFC22DA89F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014034371/B6315ACA6FA518B351A4FB4FBCAAF5FFC22DA89F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="429B2FFEAF694534C167F720FBC325710CBA39AD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014036158/429B2FFEAF694534C167F720FBC325710CBA39AD/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="BF9D0CFD0076894634B6AB292FA54A5A97F36FA3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014039680/BF9D0CFD0076894634B6AB292FA54A5A97F36FA3/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="316C2C65DADD051D179BC7FABF1CFAB1401F9CB1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014041970/316C2C65DADD051D179BC7FABF1CFAB1401F9CB1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hey, they're a big family, lotta laser rifles to feed. Anyway, its an impressive enough sales pitch that I'll give you my custom.<br /><br /><img alt="C147CFD3B39BE8C2FDA6DA8A53FF104866B22D8D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014045527/C147CFD3B39BE8C2FDA6DA8A53FF104866B22D8D/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>If you don't have a high enough Guns skills, Alex will just send you north to the main Gun Runners booth with that robot. But luckily, we're an expert in guns, so we can impress him.</i><br /><i><br /></i>Listen, I might be subtle, unassuming, and always show up where I'm least expected, but I am NOT smalltime. I can tell from a glance at you that you've got tons of special equipment packed away here, and I am willing to pay premium for them. So, lose the attitude, and let me see the goods.<br /><br /><img alt="CDA3BA73778BDB368AECF70BD814A95014E1C82A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014048782/CDA3BA73778BDB368AECF70BD814A95014E1C82A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="53DF21A70D370ACEF15696B8DDEDE5473D70262A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014050889/53DF21A70D370ACEF15696B8DDEDE5473D70262A/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>The GRA version of the Assault Carbine is essentially the same as the one we've got, but has more modding options available to it, to decrease degradation and increase the rate of fire. It could mean the investment we made in the first mod would be lost, but potentially we'd end up with a more powerful weapon, if we invested the money and time tracking down all the mods.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="4E23ECE13C20112864DB563487A184B5C1F992E4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014053313/4E23ECE13C20112864DB563487A184B5C1F992E4/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>If we're serious about anti-robot action, then it might pay to consider these babies: Pulse Slugs allow shotguns to do a lot more damage to these targets, much like Pulse Grenades, though this is somewhat countered by armor soaking shotgun shells quite well. While perhaps not the ideal choice, buying a mid-tier shotgun and loading up on pulse ammo is an option.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="291EC85F9AB18A3363EDCED611B5283B5FE82742 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014054469/291EC85F9AB18A3363EDCED611B5283B5FE82742/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>We'd probably want these. Just FYI. Though, even a hundred rounds might not last too long...</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="8E997F9D37FFDFB1AF78E38D969E6FD5969A66BE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014056260/8E997F9D37FFDFB1AF78E38D969E6FD5969A66BE/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Huh, wonder what this wierd kid's selling.<br /><br /><img alt="3AEAFA5D80CC8843B0F62A379BDA4A0C16A52123 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014058958/3AEAFA5D80CC8843B0F62A379BDA4A0C16A52123/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'm dandy. Are you watching the stall for your parents, or going solo?<br /><br /><img alt="EAB17E86124F9EB9D07B1594BACDE46B1D7B2092 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014063168/EAB17E86124F9EB9D07B1594BACDE46B1D7B2092/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Ok. So, what are you selling?<br /><br /><img alt="4DCDEA35E122BE81B453D4307C7CEC444B317767 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014067011/4DCDEA35E122BE81B453D4307C7CEC444B317767/" width="640" /><br /><br />....But what about all this junk?<br /><br /><img alt="F3C66FEFE64435C7E67B579415D805422773D28A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014070719/F3C66FEFE64435C7E67B579415D805422773D28A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B1F75940B27AEE5F09E6D9566A860BE7FE3FE5A0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014072705/B1F75940B27AEE5F09E6D9566A860BE7FE3FE5A0/" width="640" /><br /><br />Riiiiight, so your thoughts are a precious commodity then.<br /><br /><img alt="0F6164F1DEA93539410AA51618F0A0F6856D1942 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014075639/0F6164F1DEA93539410AA51618F0A0F6856D1942/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="A4DBCF887256FB593AB2EE5C1D81028AA48BE048 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014077952/A4DBCF887256FB593AB2EE5C1D81028AA48BE048/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="A036CF3ACBF461B935B76E3DA143AA27ECE0FFDA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014080138/A036CF3ACBF461B935B76E3DA143AA27ECE0FFDA/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, I'm sure this place is reeeal stimulating.<br /><br /><img alt="F536156A4ACDE5785969928A02288620B7445A27 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014083852/F536156A4ACDE5785969928A02288620B7445A27/" width="640" /><br /><br />Sorry, can't hear you over the sound of me leaving.<br /><br /><img alt="4DFD79EA7C8F4B97AF513DE45B502E07EE7B3645 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613896721014086323/4DFD79EA7C8F4B97AF513DE45B502E07EE7B3645/" width="640" /><br /><br />Still another hour and a half until its safe to go back to Repconn. Hmmm......<br /><br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br /><i>So, quite an assortment of things to see and do there. The 188 might not be the hub of the gameworld but its a useful place to go if the Gun Runners can't provide what you want. So, gentle viewers, lets make some decisions:</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>1) Do we ditch Boone for now and take Veronica with us as our new companion? If so, will we try to do her sidequest, redundant though it might be as we've already met the Brotherhood?</i><br /><i>2) Do we load up on Armor-Piercing Ammo?</i><br /><i>3) Do we get Pulse Grenades?</i><br /><i>4) Do we get a shotgun with Pulse Slugs for close-quarters fighting?</i><br /><i>5) Do we buy a bunch of new weapons, or mods for our existing weapons</i><br /><i>6) Do we ignore the start time of the tour and take the time to visit other stores we've been to for more potential kit?</i><br /><i>7) Do we buy some thoughts from the wierd kid with a vice on his head?</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Also, mental note to myself: Check if Sam and Michelle have any Pressure Cookers, either for sale or lying around unsupervised.</i>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-12818140951673780802013-06-22T09:51:00.001-07:002013-06-22T09:51:39.114-07:00Let's Play New Vegas Pt 22A: All the little things<i>A smaller update this time, mainly because I want to break my habit of going a month between each update.</i><br /><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><img alt="87247D43ECDBA96B10D59303F4489DA012C84D92 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364704341/87247D43ECDBA96B10D59303F4489DA012C84D92/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, if I'm going to find these mission disks, I'd better get going. There's one set relatively nearby, best to get it out of the way.<br /><br /><img alt="100F2B43AB5A5DD76A5E2E13E323BCEA93841AA4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364708793/100F2B43AB5A5DD76A5E2E13E323BCEA93841AA4/" width="640" /><br /><br />The magic stealth cloud ends really abruptly once you leave the valley. To me, that seems like it'd make the place stand out more than it'd hide it.<br /><br /><img alt="2B50DD7FCAD3F31594837CCABD9F450BB632E2CC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364710455/2B50DD7FCAD3F31594837CCABD9F450BB632E2CC/" width="640" /><br /><br />There's definitely a massive radio installation up in these hills, but I don't want to get up there. Hopefully the Brotherhood scouts stayed outside....what's that?<br /><br /><img alt="BB6CC9D820FE787F11CAB928AD6A127C1B92B68D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364712453/BB6CC9D820FE787F11CAB928AD6A127C1B92B68D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Aw geez, that's one ugly mutie. Nothing a .308 through the skull can't fix though.<br /><br /><img alt="89A803C390DDADBC5E0DECAA9DA3D7F5164A81D7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364714546/89A803C390DDADBC5E0DECAA9DA3D7F5164A81D7/" width="640" /><br /><br />Man, there's a whole pack of them here. And my pip-boy is picking up Rads, are those connected? What's up ahead?<br /><br /><img alt="71DF15A40BF62B95609262A40A5F942406985A5A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364718728/71DF15A40BF62B95609262A40A5F942406985A5A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Woah, a bomb crater! And smack in the middle of it is the biggest one of them all.<br /><br /><img alt="142B437D2ED9CD2ABB73C72DE904446734EDD48A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364720938/142B437D2ED9CD2ABB73C72DE904446734EDD48A/" width="640" /><br /><br />One in the back of the head later....ah, there's the paladins, at the bottom of the crater.<br /><br /><img alt="9D02C9AC3861F285D919126F60C210A6DF699497 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364722635/9D02C9AC3861F285D919126F60C210A6DF699497/" width="640" /><br /><br />Guessing from the bones that this is where the mut-things store their food and try to break it out of tin cans...Oof, its hot in here, better not linger.<br /><br /><img alt="9BD1F4E177BE29CC3F3334306813E0149113692B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364725090/9BD1F4E177BE29CC3F3334306813E0149113692B/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Taking the Paladins armor would instantly overwiegh us, and they can't be passed to Boone since they're faction armor, so I just take their weapons, ammo, and of course the holotape.</i><br /><i><br /></i>Well, that wasn't hard. In fact, how the hell did these big burly guys in power armor get killed by chumps like these? Wow, these Brotherhood guys are BAD at this.<br /><br /><i>Of course, there's another group in the area much better suited to killing paladins and feeding them to Moe and the other Centaurs, but that's a tale for another time.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="7CECAD1B3D35381B2113E4500457EF5F96629958 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364726852/7CECAD1B3D35381B2113E4500457EF5F96629958/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, that means the final tape is in this Repconn place. I hope I don't run into more annoying Ghouls like the last place.<br /><br /><img alt="2DBA08EABC96ED4B664439ACBD1969BB21657AFE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364731209/2DBA08EABC96ED4B664439ACBD1969BB21657AFE/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>The journey is sadly uneventful. There are some areas of this game which are basically empty of enemies or other interesting features, and the journey from the Novac/Vegas highway to this place is one of them (unless you've pissed off the Legion in which case it's an annoying ambush point). So, enjoy this lovely landscape shot.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="E3B28497C14544193C68524F7AE512713A7A3A05 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364732988/E3B28497C14544193C68524F7AE512713A7A3A05/" width="640" /><br /><br />The HQ place seems to be surrounded with robots, but they don't appear to be kill-crazy like most robots, so this might not be too hard.<br /><br /><img alt="E05EC1C20519F42DA8C6F26A2B780C08FD9DC2B9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364735794/E05EC1C20519F42DA8C6F26A2B780C08FD9DC2B9/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Or the place might be filled with the corpses of Raiders. That could happen too.<br /><br /><img alt="445517D0998305D0703D9925A6D0BC52C846275B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364737872/445517D0998305D0703D9925A6D0BC52C846275B/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Much like in Fallout 3, Raider gear is of middling usefulness. Sometimes they carry unusual stuff like this plasma rifle, other times they're armed with pool cues. And while I appreciate the option of wearing a skull helmet and armor made of tires, I don't think its worth Lat's time taking everything here.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="CF6318E4E450F1A43A8FC90A51A2E0ABA9459BFD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364739530/CF6318E4E450F1A43A8FC90A51A2E0ABA9459BFD/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, Mr. Friendly-for-Now Robot, I'm going!<br /><br /><img alt="673320BAF4B8ADAA88830DEEF6C240AA2013D2C4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/613895702364741196/673320BAF4B8ADAA88830DEEF6C240AA2013D2C4/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, that didn't go so well. Whaddya think, Boone, whats the next step?<br /><br />------------------------------------------------<br /><br /><i>I really thought more would happen getting to this point, but I'm at a decision point and I can take some more feedback. This one should have a much quicker turnaround.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>So, somewhere in that large multistorey building is a holotape we need for our mission, but the robots inside sound like they'll get mad if we stick around. We have a few options.</i><br /><i>1) Wait until the allotted time, and try to enter again, and sweettalk the robots as much as possible.</i><br /><i>2) Sneak our way in, avoiding the robots as best we can and getting through with as little fuss as possible</i><br /><i>3) Shoot our way in. This might be tough if there are enough high-level robots about, since we don't have as many tools for dealing with robotic enemies other than our stash of armor-piercing ammo. It might be an idea to stock up a little first.</i><br /><i>4) Tech our way in, by using hacking and other exploits to trick the robots. Not as easy given &nbsp;our lack of technical skills, but an option.</i><br /><i>5) Sod the whole business and head off to do something else.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Of course, combinations of the above options are more than doable. Indeed, I'd imagine if one goes wrong we'd need another as a fallback plan.</i>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-83204822679897333182013-05-16T13:05:00.001-07:002013-05-16T13:05:52.437-07:00Let's Play New Vegas Part 21: Doing Our Homework.<i>Sorry for the delay, but the last few months have been fairly hectic for me, so I didn't get the time or mental energy to devote to this blog. I've had the images on my Steam storage for over a month, but writing up what happened wasn't on my mind. I hope to rectify that now, if possible.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Upon discussion with several contributors in person, it was agreed to go with Hardin's plan, even though it meant some...less enjoyable actions.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><img alt="4B99AB98ACDDD7D97813466C81FD2BACA8FF4388 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058869000/4B99AB98ACDDD7D97813466C81FD2BACA8FF4388/" width="640" /><br /><br />'Want' is such a strong word, but if I'm going to get anything out of this place, I'm going to have to look into your archives, and that means getting rid of this computer cold. So, tell me you have a plan.<br /><br /><img alt="48931717DE65593C296CDE585AE7B80C7EDD6A19 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058938681/48931717DE65593C296CDE585AE7B80C7EDD6A19/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="972E09AD9000D431684850A965FD5644752C6706 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058944116/972E09AD9000D431684850A965FD5644752C6706/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6D046273EA3BCC0045020BB238B34FE556D027DD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058960661/6D046273EA3BCC0045020BB238B34FE556D027DD/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="426CBD3351C515013CC37FE42D03267927B54DAD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058965037/426CBD3351C515013CC37FE42D03267927B54DAD/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="C522115867848BD000EC72FA8F90A5A703683C0B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058971998/C522115867848BD000EC72FA8F90A5A703683C0B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="55FF39F7D35798020AE305C1BFF2F4A2D75C5BB9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058975321/55FF39F7D35798020AE305C1BFF2F4A2D75C5BB9/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F885D27191A03063477F2F5F936E2AAB2215FD8B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058980212/F885D27191A03063477F2F5F936E2AAB2215FD8B/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>To any actual computer programmers reading this....I'm so sorry.</i><br /><i><br /></i>Huh. That sounds incredibly annoying, but I'm up for the challenge. Lemme at'em.<br /><br /><img alt="ABB7AA80FA5DF81B615EE02CBFF2589A7FB91891 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058985487/ABB7AA80FA5DF81B615EE02CBFF2589A7FB91891/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4C758B5C1E57BE1C2B43A5B26283FEFDF85F928F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058989077/4C758B5C1E57BE1C2B43A5B26283FEFDF85F928F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Gimme the word.<br /><br /><i>Lat probably appreciates that the 4 other scribes in the room are now out of the way, but I can't help but feel they might have helped check their own terminals to narrow things down.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="BA23FEFD056168AD7AA7EFF5EF99E95D619C3DBC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058991811/BA23FEFD056168AD7AA7EFF5EF99E95D619C3DBC/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Now begins the tedious process of running between random terminals, accessing them, hoping they'll have the virus messages on them, and then heading to the next. There are over a dozen terminals in the room, and you only have a minute to find the 3 messages before the whole thing resets. If you have high science you can permalock the first virus message you find, which makes the rest of the process a lot easier. Lat does not have high Science.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="CDF1315BD68C5F56DF38493FA4ADA8BA687C71FE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330058994351/CDF1315BD68C5F56DF38493FA4ADA8BA687C71FE/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Most of the terminals will just have junk data on them like this. Remember, the process of opening a terminal, checking it and closing it again will take at least 5-6 seconds, and factoring in the travel time in the fiddly alcove-ridden room, checking more than 6-7 terminals in a minute is tough, even after optimising the process.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="79A6BBAD4C8D36B99F581E3019E2556CAF5D63B8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059034068/79A6BBAD4C8D36B99F581E3019E2556CAF5D63B8/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>You'll usually find 1 or 2 of these sarcastic messages before Ibsen will flatly tell you 'The Virus has jumped', and you'll have to talk to him again to restart the process. All in all it took me around 12-15 tries to finally get lucky. Its REALLY annoying and it makes you long for a sidequest where you travel back in time to beat this hacker to death with a lead pipe.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>But, eventually:</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="A89EF934E631C78165E7823B6A49F52C14046C48 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059039197/A89EF934E631C78165E7823B6A49F52C14046C48/" width="640" /><br /><br />I've been to hell, it's not that big a deal. So, with that load off you mind, could you tell me what you think about Hardin?<br /><br /><img alt="262A2838AD2E96F63F7E61BC272B590AEC1B3231 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059065181/262A2838AD2E96F63F7E61BC272B590AEC1B3231/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="8EED1978831C02DCC2FAD3FA7DFC2EC4B6E70A44 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059072649/8EED1978831C02DCC2FAD3FA7DFC2EC4B6E70A44/" width="640" /><br /><br />I understand. So, how about that datastore, then? With Ramos' ok, I should be able to find everything I need...<br /><br /><img alt="9F821EF7CE0F22E961FDF38DC95C2E181AE3531D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059109553/9F821EF7CE0F22E961FDF38DC95C2E181AE3531D/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D8B96553BF310717D64075E9C42FD3A774495250 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059114170/D8B96553BF310717D64075E9C42FD3A774495250/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="0F4825CB0D1737C50B29003C3C07451A87FC964A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059118674/0F4825CB0D1737C50B29003C3C07451A87FC964A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="8A93C1B62191CBE857DAA6C06790AAFAC4F3E056 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059125433/8A93C1B62191CBE857DAA6C06790AAFAC4F3E056/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="59E89A0579DFF21E395612A675FA19EB693D34F8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059130972/59E89A0579DFF21E395612A675FA19EB693D34F8/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hmm, so that's why they're undetected despite being in the heart of a warzone. Right, so wheres the stuff on Elders? Lessee....Murder....Theft....The usual stuff....<br /><br /> <img alt="12885C2C5E48385F7A6F43B0F2D7B26774D4439F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059153068/12885C2C5E48385F7A6F43B0F2D7B26774D4439F/" width="640" /><br /><br />....'The Chains That Bind'? That sounds like some secret inner thing with a high-faluting name, that might be worth looking into.<br /><br /><i>I here omit my trip back up a level to Paladin Ramos at the opposite end of the bunker to ask yet more permission to look this up.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="F1353F27E4EB713D0E94717C5829C7B1171DD830 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059200025/F1353F27E4EB713D0E94717C5829C7B1171DD830/" width="640" /><br /><br />...huh. This sounds technical and pointless enough to be useful.<br /><br /><img alt="11121954BEE3D30C6EFCC03B622F6B526B062390 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059212338/11121954BEE3D30C6EFCC03B622F6B526B062390/" width="640" /><br /><br />Maybe. McNamara told me he wants me to locate 3 patrols of missing Paladins, and find their special discs.<br /><br /><img alt="25E7069B8A6510497643BF64F098EE380D56FAD5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059227906/25E7069B8A6510497643BF64F098EE380D56FAD5/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="31BBF5E96AEE1CAA80B1C8191FC49C5E122A7320 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059236793/31BBF5E96AEE1CAA80B1C8191FC49C5E122A7320/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="31BF24DCDE9AC74C8C90E905F65584EE96E1A59D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059241374/31BF24DCDE9AC74C8C90E905F65584EE96E1A59D/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="56449C7AD8D8F13DE56ED95E96A6A75F32A279AD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059244632/56449C7AD8D8F13DE56ED95E96A6A75F32A279AD/" width="640" /><br /><br />...huh. Iiiinteresting. Sounds like the lockdown is making matters like these really complicated, isn't it?<br /><br /><img alt="CA8B65FD66B82161E07382E234BC7477E71C0153 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059253901/CA8B65FD66B82161E07382E234BC7477E71C0153/" width="640" /><br /><br />Sounds like McNamara's shenanigans are starting to piss you off.<br /><br /><img alt="20AD03B79467FE1BC5698F6C045ECA7D5E2FFABC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059264013/20AD03B79467FE1BC5698F6C045ECA7D5E2FFABC/" width="640" /><br /><br />Indeed. But things would be different if you were in charge, of course.<br /><br /><img alt="C9E303C20440D0A0B25957AA0C919A5B1D09D797 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059271910/C9E303C20440D0A0B25957AA0C919A5B1D09D797/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="FC3765F664501AFF9C603215C3DCDB9598CC5111 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059274815/FC3765F664501AFF9C603215C3DCDB9598CC5111/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D5C39C2132951CAB4234B0D79A8DD937EECA11E2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059277236/D5C39C2132951CAB4234B0D79A8DD937EECA11E2/" width="640" /><br /><br />So you'd be roving around taking tech, rather than just doing nothing. Alright. Hey...This 'last elder' guy, what was he like?<br /><br /><img alt="6C46FF0AA863AC5FC618E60974F4C3CC25A5B2F8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059283247/6C46FF0AA863AC5FC618E60974F4C3CC25A5B2F8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="DC923FA5A673A2D42B899BAD080220F22009D257 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059286117/DC923FA5A673A2D42B899BAD080220F22009D257/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="290330B7F91D71E7C020F5DF55A51F5608B29977 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059289030/290330B7F91D71E7C020F5DF55A51F5608B29977/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="18215D4F36EC716E70CD9580B508A880E90389DE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059292318/18215D4F36EC716E70CD9580B508A880E90389DE/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="073C18778A18A28ACE114BDF09475C0DE7E3CF7D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059297249/073C18778A18A28ACE114BDF09475C0DE7E3CF7D/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="356991319D9CFDE26AB91C05FFC6FAB768E9CB2C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059304927/356991319D9CFDE26AB91C05FFC6FAB768E9CB2C/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hmm...Thanks. Anyway, I had one last thing to discuss with you, 'The Chain That Binds'. You know it?<br /><br /><img alt="952703E1EC534D91F69E7DA98BA708FDB60AFED7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059313849/952703E1EC534D91F69E7DA98BA708FDB60AFED7/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="8752693C8C8AE6EABC1BF47EF50CE31EB47D3DD7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059322984/8752693C8C8AE6EABC1BF47EF50CE31EB47D3DD7/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yes, but I wasn't thinking about McNamara's orders from the Super-Elders. I'm talking about the part where orders have to go down the chain. Its given equal importance in the records.<br /><br /><img alt="4E12688E0D7CC389D3D4BDA96C83733B743FA27A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059495236/4E12688E0D7CC389D3D4BDA96C83733B743FA27A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="667D6C90AA33B659124DB061104D79655478247E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059497497/667D6C90AA33B659124DB061104D79655478247E/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="41CBFF224CA60BB0A17054716A4FDE5EA6A95FFA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059499370/41CBFF224CA60BB0A17054716A4FDE5EA6A95FFA/" width="640" /><br /><br />Heh...Indeed we will.<br /><img alt="1EF018DF4012311F8763510C868A1E4B02867E51 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059506905/1EF018DF4012311F8763510C868A1E4B02867E51/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right, looks like I've done all I can here. I'd better head off if I want toYAH! This storm....This must be the stealth system in full swing. I can barely see to the next hill. I guess it is kinda effective...though it might be a bit of a giveaway to have a sandstorm appear here every night.<br /><br /><img alt="1BA0AE99F4E0A4E2BD1A2069608011A20577BD4F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/576733330059503014/1BA0AE99F4E0A4E2BD1A2069608011A20577BD4F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right, so, McNamara wants those mission discs, but if I give them to Hardin, they might be evidence that McNamara went over Hardin's head to send the Paladins on errands for him. I can still pick which horse to back...though which works best for me is still up for debate.<br /><br />-----------------------------------------------------------<br /><br /><i>Not a very exciting update, I'm afraid, but it finally gets us a clear idea of what to do. We can support the paranoid yet flexible McNamara, or oust him in favor of the bolder but more rigid Hardin. The main things to try are:</i><br /><i>1a) Go to the nearby Black Mountain, and the slightly further away Repconn HQ (not the Test Site), get the disks, and deliver them to McNamara.</i><br /><i>1b) Same, but give them to Hardin.</i><br /><i>2) Head off to find that Pressure Cooker we wanted:</i><br /><i>a) To somewhere random.</i><br /><i>b) To Caesar's Camp, where we should be alright if we leave Boone behind, to get that robot army working.</i><br /><i>c) To the Great Khans, where we might be treated with some hostility, or perhaps All The Hostility.</i><br /><i>d) To the Crimson Caravan Company, where we can hook up the two lovebirds.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Comments below on what you think we should try.</i>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-75004758026623593242013-02-25T18:36:00.000-08:002013-02-25T19:00:46.232-08:00Let's New Vegas, Part 20: It's almost like locking people into vaults is a bad plan.<i>The consensus of the group seemed to be 'See what we can do in this place for our own advantage', and that's what we'll be doing today. Be warned, this one is text-heavy, because there's a lot of people to talk to.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><i><br /></i><img alt="9BD56E5FCA9B68D2778DFF339099CFF7A96667C5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324717336/9BD56E5FCA9B68D2778DFF339099CFF7A96667C5/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right, if I'm going to show these people who's boss, I need to get on top of things. I start with this joker.<br /><br /><img alt="AD6A0C95DE3957EE9D9B11D0FC9F50CE901F1F89 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324720865/AD6A0C95DE3957EE9D9B11D0FC9F50CE901F1F89/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="39351984162E5DEC036EB4C090D954F56C6AA0CC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324724013/39351984162E5DEC036EB4C090D954F56C6AA0CC/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1372611B43D4C6446BCA5F542AAFE5AEC9C81C74 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324727851/1372611B43D4C6446BCA5F542AAFE5AEC9C81C74/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'm naturally impressive. So, I'm to understand you're head of security?<br /><br /><img alt="1A612C3B7ECD84DBA76147164C1533FE91495424 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324733478/1A612C3B7ECD84DBA76147164C1533FE91495424/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Your first words to me where 'How did you get in here?'....)<br /><br /><img alt="AEF349AEB352BFACF3BFAE99C02FEBA962CF9A53 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324742514/AEF349AEB352BFACF3BFAE99C02FEBA962CF9A53/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="928220C85D8419EBAF30DA16D889583430D11DAC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324745255/928220C85D8419EBAF30DA16D889583430D11DAC/" width="640" /><br /><br />(That seems....rather draconian? They treat their own people as stupidly as they treat me.)<br /><br /><img alt="CAA1CA3A5D84C7D542778110ADBF87E53D0AD223 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324749657/CAA1CA3A5D84C7D542778110ADBF87E53D0AD223/" width="640" /><br /><br />I might be able to hack his terminal with my pipboy, but I dunno if there'd be anything good on it. This terminal, on the other hand, obviously has something useful on it, but I wouldn't be able to hack it without codes.<br /><br /><img alt="F565B914D4B131C7B1BBD320BBA35627BD7F2EF0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324752715/F565B914D4B131C7B1BBD320BBA35627BD7F2EF0/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>As always, the BoS are rocking the energy weapons. However, because I'm low-level, they only have laser rifles, which aren't the worst thing in the world to fight. Still, that's T51 Power Armor, with a Damage Threshold of 30 or so, which will ignore virtually any round that isn't a sneak attack. These aren't easy people to take in a fight.&nbsp;</i><br /><i>Also, as you saw above, Ramos is rocking a Gauss Rifle, which has extremely high damage per shot, something like 60 off the top of my head.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="E91C04F9A5CAE11DA6CBADE3EB845C3A30CD0515 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324755284/E91C04F9A5CAE11DA6CBADE3EB845C3A30CD0515/" width="640" /><br /><br />I think I see 3 or 4 high-grade turrets on this level alone...This place would take an army to assault, even if I did tell the NCR to come in here.<br /><i>The turrets wouldn't be too bad if I had EMP weapons, which also do well against power armor, but since I've avoided Energy Weapons and Explosives like the plague....Also, again, low level. 20 updates might seem like a lot, but we've been avoiding heavy combat for a while now, so we haven't been racking up the XP.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="B94D8F0B438FA66E4827694D8A9EF31C9B8F6F5D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324759599/B94D8F0B438FA66E4827694D8A9EF31C9B8F6F5D/" width="640" /><br /><br />A lot of this place seems really empty for it's size though. Also, what, they sleep on iron beds?<br /><br /><img alt="804D689C5C9C1E3579DD70E6D2163575E8318BE5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324773439/804D689C5C9C1E3579DD70E6D2163575E8318BE5/" width="640" /><br /><br />A doctor, eh? I get on great with those...<br /><br /><br /><img alt="7FEB0B48CC112F3D1241D0F28081576A86DA1D2C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324777758/7FEB0B48CC112F3D1241D0F28081576A86DA1D2C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="CACC18A7D57788F48BAFBB90B793AC71E8C3C149 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324779491/CACC18A7D57788F48BAFBB90B793AC71E8C3C149/" width="640" /><br /><br />Other duties?<br /><br /><img alt="F25E4B96D146B204C44AB22FD3684E3F5E959201 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324784419/F25E4B96D146B204C44AB22FD3684E3F5E959201/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Meetings with who?)<br /><br /><img alt="F83863BB3C71BDE0CDA18FDC0BDCA7F87C98DEA1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798324788475/F83863BB3C71BDE0CDA18FDC0BDCA7F87C98DEA1/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="021040834B63D4C3F118FD1B7115041586864A95 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325133883/021040834B63D4C3F118FD1B7115041586864A95/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah. Guess you're not this Taggarts biggest fan then.<br /><br /><img alt="21CC25AA3FDC0A843D38BECCDF79271A1DA58436 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325137296/21CC25AA3FDC0A843D38BECCDF79271A1DA58436/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F9D6B7CB4EF7D812FFC95C8C165A6CFF255AACC2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325139572/F9D6B7CB4EF7D812FFC95C8C165A6CFF255AACC2/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh come on, if you're cooped up in this hole in the ground all the time, you gotta put some time aside for proclivities.<br /><br /><img alt="3361D342F4B185F382FB165841D06D1DEFA2F608 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325141591/3361D342F4B185F382FB165841D06D1DEFA2F608/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nothing but batteries in anyone's lockers. I wonder if I can make a slingshot to shoot them at people.<br /><br /><img alt="26140C753A0F8BF9192258D17E5B66D324EA8201 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325131105/26140C753A0F8BF9192258D17E5B66D324EA8201/" width="640" /><br /><br /><img alt="FBFE763C668B584E720CBC06E0AEAA1D50B416C9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325129007/FBFE763C668B584E720CBC06E0AEAA1D50B416C9/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh, education, and they're talking about things that matter, not fairy stories like the Boomers.<br /><br /><img alt="8F49E70D9C0713761EFEE6F0604D9E17A9E323E9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325146173/8F49E70D9C0713761EFEE6F0604D9E17A9E323E9/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh, target dummies, this must be the guns-ier section of the base.<br /><br /><img alt="5A2FFC769F20CD01A9E67E1E72D8BD14DF246BD2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325148283/5A2FFC769F20CD01A9E67E1E72D8BD14DF246BD2/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="C5703991C09BD9DD611ABAA7C4FDCA07BAF7AACD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325880499/C5703991C09BD9DD611ABAA7C4FDCA07BAF7AACD/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well screw you too!<br /><br /><img alt="09DAB4D65860EF16C7CF75DC48D1953E27383A4B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325881735/09DAB4D65860EF16C7CF75DC48D1953E27383A4B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh neat, you can go under the floor gratings here. Which I beleive leads to the back to the stores...<br /><br /><img alt="B71D3C08A5B274C1E9730E7D62496C9872889D8B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325883650/B71D3C08A5B274C1E9730E7D62496C9872889D8B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, if you're not going to offer me your gun stuff, I guess I only have one option.<br /><br /><img alt="4C74319D8F11D1FA81BB7412BD256F1ABCFB75AC (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325886323/4C74319D8F11D1FA81BB7412BD256F1ABCFB75AC/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, you guys are a regular set of bottlecap collectors, totally on my case.<br /><br /><img alt="7FFBA20EAA3A0686E91054BFD0DDF060A19BE8A6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325888766/7FFBA20EAA3A0686E91054BFD0DDF060A19BE8A6/" width="640" /><br /><br />What's getting you all mopey? Bed rusty this morning?<br /><br /><img alt="55E2AD1B3135AF7103C6CF7C3D839B43952A5D75 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325892648/55E2AD1B3135AF7103C6CF7C3D839B43952A5D75/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7D44AE729B674CD7D36CAC13D44CD29A99F175BF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325896845/7D44AE729B674CD7D36CAC13D44CD29A99F175BF/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="07ADAEE0FFBEDD57C43C0C22CFF78682F1D551AA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798325899160/07ADAEE0FFBEDD57C43C0C22CFF78682F1D551AA/" width="640" /><br /><br />Maybe you shouldn't have left it lying around until it got sick then. But, you're saying you don't have patrols anymore?<br /><br /><img alt="6F0B37509CCE38780536204B4EC8CD2ABD47AFCB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326231642/6F0B37509CCE38780536204B4EC8CD2ABD47AFCB/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="91DEF3A55E4FB7A9F4DBC434F5143653703AFAD1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326234087/91DEF3A55E4FB7A9F4DBC434F5143653703AFAD1/" width="640" /><br /><br />Why is the lockdown in place though? It must be really serious.<br /><br /><img alt="76DE6222E763D603A0F195DB587F2B356C0C20F3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326237199/76DE6222E763D603A0F195DB587F2B356C0C20F3/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, dang, ok. So, rotten computer softwares, right?<br /><br /><img alt="82245FBCE439E80A01E893501EBC0B4A30EE079E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326240240/82245FBCE439E80A01E893501EBC0B4A30EE079E/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B8176A03C9F7F29BA747CE3EAF567B3C5C1AF37A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326241950/B8176A03C9F7F29BA747CE3EAF567B3C5C1AF37A/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>I have to ask where the sections for the rest of their data are, and whether they're as big as this room with a dozen terminals.</i><br /><i><br /></i>Oh dear. Well, good luck with that!<br /><br /><img alt="B6590944ACF4119DCF2C797265FBF98B36C4359E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326246605/B6590944ACF4119DCF2C797265FBF98B36C4359E/" width="640" /><br /><br />At least someone here realises how busy I am.<br /><br /><img alt="7AB457DA7E49D07A865BC3AF8725BD7D450E3DE7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326250404/7AB457DA7E49D07A865BC3AF8725BD7D450E3DE7/" width="640" /><br /><br />And this, I guess, is the 'Broken Crap' room. Good to know they've allocated their space well.<br /><br /><img alt="566EA8132FCC774AC5BABC855F72B82602380630 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326252582/566EA8132FCC774AC5BABC855F72B82602380630/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Thanks for that useless information. I'm sure each and every one of them has a bulletproof head.<br /><br /><i>As the game progresses, the NCR brings more and more units into the struggle, so you start to see their scarier guys. Whether it'll be relevant for us remains to be seen, of course.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="B770C863E698D1BF0F9262DF1410B1A6858F299A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326254466/B770C863E698D1BF0F9262DF1410B1A6858F299A/" width="640" /><br /><i><br /></i>This room's oddly sciencey, and it had those Bomber Game Pods from the Boomer cafe.<br /><br /><img alt="B513DA0FD735546C94915E1EC018B9B71744818D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326256009/B513DA0FD735546C94915E1EC018B9B71744818D/" width="640" /><br /><br />This is where you go to kill fake chinese, right?<br /><br /><img alt="12C81D76CA682FD8C8C300FC78CD770DB75E9B23 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326261928/12C81D76CA682FD8C8C300FC78CD770DB75E9B23/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah right, the whole 'we used to get out more' thing.<br /><br /><img alt="FF2F6911FAC715022B155E3F98DC81FDB92837BA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326264882/FF2F6911FAC715022B155E3F98DC81FDB92837BA/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="0015961AD573B2464438CFBF2678B9E1C18DCBEE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326266073/0015961AD573B2464438CFBF2678B9E1C18DCBEE/" width="640" /><br /><br />Don't worry, the elder says I'm just an uneducated brute. Speaking of which, aren't you a little young to be running all the servers here?<br /><br /><i>Not that you can tell the difference between a teenager and a pensioner with these facial models.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="6C0DCD7307CE4F17F6A7ABBCA5108F50DAB3F7C2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326268669/6C0DCD7307CE4F17F6A7ABBCA5108F50DAB3F7C2/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="5B040229802A16931E4986C0B6042646FFBE758F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326270705/5B040229802A16931E4986C0B6042646FFBE758F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6620C92C6738574687F350E5E745ACE92A100C06 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326271804/6620C92C6738574687F350E5E745ACE92A100C06/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooooh right. I get you now. I'm sure you get up to a lot of interesting proclivities instead of learning how awesome my robot army is.<br /><br /><img alt="87EE947CE4BE7A68DBAF709040F0E4847147EF30 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326273384/87EE947CE4BE7A68DBAF709040F0E4847147EF30/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Heeeey, what's this thing?<br /><br /><img alt="6CB94A60158A8354047BA5CBD03E5C82038BA9FB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326278715/6CB94A60158A8354047BA5CBD03E5C82038BA9FB/" width="640" /><br /><br />Huh....<br /><br /><img alt="51F951DB1D87136F2330C0C6D9352618BBE1D72D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326280161/51F951DB1D87136F2330C0C6D9352618BBE1D72D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hi, you must be Head of Proclivities, I mean, Head Scribe.<br /><br /><img alt="A5624420DF0E4B5B345E15B4C46CC226026D4395 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326283360/A5624420DF0E4B5B345E15B4C46CC226026D4395/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B3FFCFA2DB06A474140520898679254931F6F7E8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326285744/B3FFCFA2DB06A474140520898679254931F6F7E8/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Wow, what an asshole. You'd almost think he wasn't getting his dick sucked regularly.)<br /><br /><img alt="871B987888A24B9080866EFD267F879B03F35D96 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326287277/871B987888A24B9080866EFD267F879B03F35D96/" width="640" /><br /><br />Guess there's nothing else to do but see what this asshole wants from me.<br /><br /><img alt="DE9AABC8FCEAEE87282D63E2EFD9AF97623FE6C5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326292350/DE9AABC8FCEAEE87282D63E2EFD9AF97623FE6C5/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="F75FA267F9D0C1FA9B097803B317B1661B3D8214 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326293735/F75FA267F9D0C1FA9B097803B317B1661B3D8214/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right, so you came up with this plan in the last half hour. Good to know.<br /><br /><img alt="59C0509D0C3677BCEB8DCDBA1AD24F6524F56828 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326295694/59C0509D0C3677BCEB8DCDBA1AD24F6524F56828/" width="640" /><br /><br />(So he trusts me more than his own people? What is with this guy?) Pencil me in as a 'yes', I want to see where this is going.<br /><br /><img alt="1355827B35551244E5170E58D8F9F75274F203B9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326301082/1355827B35551244E5170E58D8F9F75274F203B9/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="8E6F9A97AA118B3BF3053EF846C0C4FA942D61B5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326302433/8E6F9A97AA118B3BF3053EF846C0C4FA942D61B5/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="2AC2A1136E5761D48B7DE520204DD2AF82D96626 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326304440/2AC2A1136E5761D48B7DE520204DD2AF82D96626/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3F45BC0E9CE778F555A6D791BCC3A1283EE770FF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326306361/3F45BC0E9CE778F555A6D791BCC3A1283EE770FF/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, you mean like the guy I found turned to chunky salsa inside his armor from the Boomers playing with his corpse? I don't think I even found his buddy among the field of craters.<br /><br /><img alt="570078BB91831B19F5A1FDB459F8884CF74F5FA2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326309918/570078BB91831B19F5A1FDB459F8884CF74F5FA2/" width="640" /><br /><br />Optimism, how cute. But you really want me, an outsider, to handle all this?<br /><br /><img alt="3699B94BB8388F5B71790BD6272AAE5C4092B67B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326313783/3699B94BB8388F5B71790BD6272AAE5C4092B67B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nice to know you care about their mental health. Well, ok, Mac Naddy, I'll put those on my to-do list. (Hope the guards don't see me crossing my fingers behind my back).<br /><br /><img alt="CEEDFD20A4A8A67E15C35820D1D1532D05BFE7D1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326320479/CEEDFD20A4A8A67E15C35820D1D1532D05BFE7D1/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="C519C19ABD3EBEBC3791A2FB461369DD62BC90DE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326322956/C519C19ABD3EBEBC3791A2FB461369DD62BC90DE/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>The idea that these holotapes put out a signal that can easily be tracked by any pipboy or similar device, but can't be tracked by one's own home base, makes the idea of sending out these teams into known hostile territory seem hilariously reckless.</i><br /><br /><img alt="A2CCF0B59EFDD409B9F6DD45011F8A7C66047327 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326324431/A2CCF0B59EFDD409B9F6DD45011F8A7C66047327/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="391139E260DBDE63BEAAF64E758B151231A1C7F8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326327330/391139E260DBDE63BEAAF64E758B151231A1C7F8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1A549CC3CDDDCCD9DBA29378F30D0977C921C816 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326328975/1A549CC3CDDDCCD9DBA29378F30D0977C921C816/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh. Well, hopefully they have stock left. Well, don't worry, I'll get riiight on that.<br /><br /><img alt="F887DC6CC2C160A2399C7617553FF8062842C32C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326330735/F887DC6CC2C160A2399C7617553FF8062842C32C/" width="640" /><br /><br />After I check your rooms for stuff.<br /><br /><img alt="B05CA645E3159D561E12AAC15F1C91B74BA40DED (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326332028/B05CA645E3159D561E12AAC15F1C91B74BA40DED/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh!<br /><br /><img alt="20F70B5626754916929BF53F200ABE6953479645 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326333799/20F70B5626754916929BF53F200ABE6953479645/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh Ooh!<br /><br /><img alt="454336ED0BB51F91E9CFD930484FB6F70C78E882 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326336015/454336ED0BB51F91E9CFD930484FB6F70C78E882/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, Boone, if anyone asks, you're my Brotherhood Chaperone, okay?<br /><br /><i>This power armor isn't factioned like the last set, despite being covered in generic Brotherhood symbols.</i><br /><i><br /></i>Okay, time to take stock of what's...Hello?<br /><br /><img alt="8DA7443B46217F8287E4CE32C97DDA3B61879C1B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326337836/8DA7443B46217F8287E4CE32C97DDA3B61879C1B/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6751E408AF94A87739D778871A6EE15A13BA5066 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326340398/6751E408AF94A87739D778871A6EE15A13BA5066/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="CE7B4CFAA7E91262BB3CE4A1490F2F36919ADE35 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326342775/CE7B4CFAA7E91262BB3CE4A1490F2F36919ADE35/" width="640" /><br /><br />You don't say...But you're asking me to get up in the local politics, how do I know this isn't a trap?<br /><br /><img alt="C61D3E3907FA61CF2C5C1957D78DE9697B1359A8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326347629/C61D3E3907FA61CF2C5C1957D78DE9697B1359A8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="3F7B898C880F3963DCAB2868C08F0EA61DDEBD9E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326352773/3F7B898C880F3963DCAB2868C08F0EA61DDEBD9E/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B2519795F6135136F908B494408F8B8AE575B179 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326355245/B2519795F6135136F908B494408F8B8AE575B179/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="87C6BCDE6E4C0C49138B59CD49AED979742F34F0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326358236/87C6BCDE6E4C0C49138B59CD49AED979742F34F0/" width="640" /><br /><br />Really? The Boomers have had nothing to do but bomb chinese too, and they seem to have good morale.<br /><br /><img alt="EA3E3558FB73CF93FBF142E7C9E133781B8A3BB3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326360675/EA3E3558FB73CF93FBF142E7C9E133781B8A3BB3/" width="640" /><br /><br />I see. And I suppose you'd be the man for the job?<br /><br /><img alt="9F269A8786377178EB917A90ABDA3E78F3E33D26 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326366161/9F269A8786377178EB917A90ABDA3E78F3E33D26/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D4860443F6D92BFC84D7195B69507452D6FB57F6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326370119/D4860443F6D92BFC84D7195B69507452D6FB57F6/" width="640" /><br /><br />Alright. So, what's your plan?<br /><br /><img alt="B586009A64F772C25D2C3B2C644EF0F38CFCF58F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326374497/B586009A64F772C25D2C3B2C644EF0F38CFCF58F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="ADEE4ED83FA671284A0BF23DF60254D00D509F86 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326378215/ADEE4ED83FA671284A0BF23DF60254D00D509F86/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="0F91BE550C7C3BC1A5D18575775AFC695D18E9DB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326380027/0F91BE550C7C3BC1A5D18575775AFC695D18E9DB/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Jesus, does no-one in this bunker trust each other? It's like my family thanksgiving.) Okay, I see where you're going with this, but what am I getting out of it?<br /><br /><img alt="E9C05384FA41B42815F9061A667232D11A559DBE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326386951/E9C05384FA41B42815F9061A667232D11A559DBE/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="BA5C664E7365813C507E637987464FA123529E91 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326388594/BA5C664E7365813C507E637987464FA123529E91/" width="640" /><br /><br />It's something to consider, indeed. I'll see what I can do, ok?<br /><br /><img alt="4DC2F2B475A5FCF7BCD8216F7F7E5B181FD8DB9A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326392667/4DC2F2B475A5FCF7BCD8216F7F7E5B181FD8DB9A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="561686D46CA4AD8E32863F725F0E5A8B6FB7800A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326394653/561686D46CA4AD8E32863F725F0E5A8B6FB7800A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="30B74D319B9C7EF461FBCA1BADF59CD547095464 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326396568/30B74D319B9C7EF461FBCA1BADF59CD547095464/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right, sure. I'm certain this'll be a wonderful working relationship.<br /><br /><img alt="CA0B883B59A1C6DDEDAC2AFC54D8BB4923AF7472 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326531788/CA0B883B59A1C6DDEDAC2AFC54D8BB4923AF7472/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, I was, um, thinking hypothetically, about how someone like McNamara might lose his job...<br /><br /><img alt="C6A42F0F2F6144A2826F0C34D91AF5C772AA3C57 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326534707/C6A42F0F2F6144A2826F0C34D91AF5C772AA3C57/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="FA515C90EC456CCAEBF5A1FF085B4E9EB1DCE32C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326535907/FA515C90EC456CCAEBF5A1FF085B4E9EB1DCE32C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="9A49C6BD20541D9A96A403E7232B6639D3E7915F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326538312/9A49C6BD20541D9A96A403E7232B6639D3E7915F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="E385CD34D87673FDD7CDF0B5B9252A850B34F99E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326539449/E385CD34D87673FDD7CDF0B5B9252A850B34F99E/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="0F27A8BA0B644B9B5C43D7C8CEB34C92D8842522 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326541275/0F27A8BA0B644B9B5C43D7C8CEB34C92D8842522/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right, I'll be all over the infectious data. But....What is this deal with the Helios place?<br /><br /><img alt="1C53E1CA0909CA1661FC45166869449B9C4AC9C8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326545153/1C53E1CA0909CA1661FC45166869449B9C4AC9C8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="78ACC82E6554978CD74043FBBF9800B394FE8D79 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326546685/78ACC82E6554978CD74043FBBF9800B394FE8D79/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="177584EBC52EF86F2A6FDDB2827E11AD5C9DCF09 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326547756/177584EBC52EF86F2A6FDDB2827E11AD5C9DCF09/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="E9CE7ADE76F3ACE885E13BF9C68E327072F1774A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326548920/E9CE7ADE76F3ACE885E13BF9C68E327072F1774A/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7E9AEE8CE665ED1D0E0B1459625E7FF942B9AC9A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326551023/7E9AEE8CE665ED1D0E0B1459625E7FF942B9AC9A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, classic NCR tactics.<br /><br /><img alt="B2D9CF067B058C988991CE0D556D7E1F415DCAD0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326552757/B2D9CF067B058C988991CE0D556D7E1F415DCAD0/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="90696CCDA05128944F6E42B6BBE486EC891D6380 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326555189/90696CCDA05128944F6E42B6BBE486EC891D6380/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Yeah, and then he kept it in a special box all to himself.)<br /><br />Who's this Elijah fellow?<br /><br /><img alt="607C63E000AC115385BD7D73C53594D6D67BB980 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326557677/607C63E000AC115385BD7D73C53594D6D67BB980/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="84E12F7E7FA195DD5D2546F32476F5B9B8B13117 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326558605/84E12F7E7FA195DD5D2546F32476F5B9B8B13117/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="425B4E967AA976DA5CCF11F5AC78D905440A14CE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326677399/425B4E967AA976DA5CCF11F5AC78D905440A14CE/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D30323112BBB00B690C3EF92806AF2B6EBAF9064 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744798326678443/D30323112BBB00B690C3EF92806AF2B6EBAF9064/" width="640" /><br /><br />Huh....Thanks, Ramos, you might not be the oblivious knucklehead I first encountered.<br /><br />....Damn, I came all this way, and it turns out there isn't a pressure cooker here. Dammit.<br /><br />-----------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br /><i>Man, I did realise what paranoid bastards these people are on my last playthrough. Then again, my last character was an incredible optimist, and wanted desperately to join the Brotherhood and have them survive the game, so I guess I overlooked that aspect.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Ok, so, we've explored the bunker, and gotten an angle on what we can do here:</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>1) Leave, and look elsewhere for a pressure cooker. Ramos's tip should be enough to justify a trip to the Helios station, if we want to try one of the meatier sidequests, with potential for hilarity in several ways, but we also have Caesar's camp and the Khans to think about.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>2) Organise a rampage. If we can find a way to hack the turrets and get them on our side, we might be able to thin the numbers around here enough to risk mopping up.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>3) Go into stealth mode, grab the three keycards, and set the place to blow, wiping the problem out in one stroke.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>4) Go along with McNamara's request, heading out into the Mojave again to track down some Brotherhood agents in potentially dangerous (and XP-rich) areas.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>5) Side with Hardin and have McNamara ousted. This will involve going back to Ispen to help with his computer trouble, and is generally the non-violent solution to all of this.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>We should also consider if we want Boone to keep his new set of power armor. It's handy for keeping him alive in Hardcore mode, but if we end up pissing off the NCR or similarly do something reprehensible, there's a chance he might turn on us, and we'll have a power armored sniper to worry about.</i><br /><i>In any case, now that we can access the shop, we might want to sell off Hardin's Super-sledge and plasma guns which he kindly left out in the middle of his bedroom for us.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>So, folks, what will it be?</i>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-35669187126364437632013-02-23T19:39:00.002-08:002013-02-23T19:39:37.650-08:00Chult Update before we beginSo the final party composition has been discussed and selected. Iskar will be a straight Cleric of Uthgar, god of Barbarians, Animals, Strength, and Places where it's cold. Nothing special here aside from building him for buffing himself and teammates. Gilgamesh will be a Warlock because I keep messing up as a Sorceror, so the combo of better durability and combat ability would be preferable. He'll be acting as the 'party face', so Ao help us all. I'll probably stick with him as a pure Warlock until I qualify for a Gish PrC from one of the mods we're using. Bartleby will head towards the Dragon Warrior PrC, probably with Frenzied Berserker making up any levels after he finishes that. And, after checking the mods and discovering that the awesome Swift Hunter feat has been made weaksauce in adaptation, Lila will be a pure Scout, allowing us much-needed trapfinding abilities on a mobile and stealthy sneak attacking platform.<br /><br />We should be doing our 'recording' sometime tomorrow, so stay tuned for a post in the next day or two!Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-24330896469540702692013-02-23T14:19:00.002-08:002013-02-23T19:41:46.071-08:00Vincent Goes Trucking, Episode 2: The First Haul<i>Well, you guys left me on a tie-break. Go figure. I rolled a d2, and... Well... (Also <b>oh god language warning</b>.)</i><br /><i></i><br /><h2><i>Start of the First Day: Balance - €4,300/€1 Million</i></h2><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><br /><i></i><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gyTjXIVJFDA/USd7ANTNZmI/AAAAAAAAAG8/PZuovMgES1M/s1600/2013-02-22_00001.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gyTjXIVJFDA/USd7ANTNZmI/AAAAAAAAAG8/PZuovMgES1M/s640/2013-02-22_00001.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FikRte7mEW0/USd61CvKnQI/AAAAAAAAAG0/O_IhWf-rxqY/s1600/Main+-+Sleepy.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FikRte7mEW0/USd61CvKnQI/AAAAAAAAAG0/O_IhWf-rxqY/s1600/Main+-+Sleepy.png" /></a>&nbsp;Whoa... Where am I? What the hell happened? Last thing I remember is going into that weird truck salesman guy's store...<br /><br /><i>Pressing M twice brings out a minimap big enough to see where the poor hero is.</i><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xgvkseId4Yc/USd7Ywe6HmI/AAAAAAAAAHE/MkHbLBtYmNg/s1600/2013-02-22_00002.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xgvkseId4Yc/USd7Ywe6HmI/AAAAAAAAAHE/MkHbLBtYmNg/s640/2013-02-22_00002.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FikRte7mEW0/USd61CvKnQI/AAAAAAAAAG0/O_IhWf-rxqY/s1600/Main+-+Sleepy.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FikRte7mEW0/USd61CvKnQI/AAAAAAAAAG0/O_IhWf-rxqY/s1600/Main+-+Sleepy.png" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />...<br /><br /><i>3... 2... 1...</i><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QSjg75kxKMo/USd8ZQTGnlI/AAAAAAAAAHU/_tBuQx7ffm8/s1600/Main+-+DAMNIT.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QSjg75kxKMo/USd8ZQTGnlI/AAAAAAAAAHU/_tBuQx7ffm8/s1600/Main+-+DAMNIT.png" /></a></div><b style="font-size: xx-large;">FUCK THE WORLD! EVERY FUCKING TIME I GET INTO A MESS IT GIVES ME THE WORST CASE SCENARIO TIME AFTER TIME AFTER TIME, NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY TO REMEDY THINGS. LIKE THAT ONE TIME WITH...</b><br /><span style="font-size: x-large;"><b><br /></b></span><i>He takes a few minutes to calm down, but eventually...</i><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y9ZjQQMu39A/USd9IBDNx8I/AAAAAAAAAHk/Qwt249lB3HI/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y9ZjQQMu39A/USd9IBDNx8I/AAAAAAAAAHk/Qwt249lB3HI/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-large;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-size: x-large;"><b><br /></b></span>You done?<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qjw_DKWrXVY/USd9lS8RvhI/AAAAAAAAAHs/MA6Itb6zaQ4/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qjw_DKWrXVY/USd9lS8RvhI/AAAAAAAAAHs/MA6Itb6zaQ4/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" /></a>&nbsp;You... heard all of that?<br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y9ZjQQMu39A/USd9IBDNx8I/AAAAAAAAAHk/Qwt249lB3HI/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y9ZjQQMu39A/USd9IBDNx8I/AAAAAAAAAHk/Qwt249lB3HI/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Yup.<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qjw_DKWrXVY/USd9lS8RvhI/AAAAAAAAAHs/MA6Itb6zaQ4/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qjw_DKWrXVY/USd9lS8RvhI/AAAAAAAAAHs/MA6Itb6zaQ4/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Son of a bitch.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wNIPtk1aWCg/USkLDRGpHII/AAAAAAAAAII/TQs4DcTagck/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wNIPtk1aWCg/USkLDRGpHII/AAAAAAAAAII/TQs4DcTagck/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />Do I look like a werewolf?<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--sA3R8b2y8s/USkLkFG7NtI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/h7Hdkvew7i4/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--sA3R8b2y8s/USkLkFG7NtI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/h7Hdkvew7i4/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />...No.<br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wNIPtk1aWCg/USkLDRGpHII/AAAAAAAAAII/TQs4DcTagck/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wNIPtk1aWCg/USkLDRGpHII/AAAAAAAAAII/TQs4DcTagck/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />Then don't ever call me a son of a bitch again, alright?<br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--sA3R8b2y8s/USkLkFG7NtI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/h7Hdkvew7i4/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--sA3R8b2y8s/USkLkFG7NtI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/h7Hdkvew7i4/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;Fine, fine. Anyway, is there a job for me or not?<br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wNIPtk1aWCg/USkLDRGpHII/AAAAAAAAAII/TQs4DcTagck/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wNIPtk1aWCg/USkLDRGpHII/AAAAAAAAAII/TQs4DcTagck/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br />Find out for yourself. There's an Eurogoodies just around the corner, go there and look at the job offers.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CsYyia5Tp54/USkMllr3zjI/AAAAAAAAAIg/0bdkdIGDCz0/s1600/Main+-+OI.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CsYyia5Tp54/USkMllr3zjI/AAAAAAAAAIg/0bdkdIGDCz0/s1600/Main+-+OI.png" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Well, first, I'm gonna see if I can't fix the ride on this fucking thing.<br /><i><br /></i><i>You're expected to press E to start your engine. The game will do it for you if you attempt to accelerate, so...</i><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LrvXda0rz3U/USkMTher2eI/AAAAAAAAAIY/xgkQB2qMsDU/s1600/2013-02-22_00003.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LrvXda0rz3U/USkMTher2eI/AAAAAAAAAIY/xgkQB2qMsDU/s640/2013-02-22_00003.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The truck repair and upgrade interface. Annoyingly, you can only buy one tier of upgrade at a time.</td></tr></tbody></table><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CsYyia5Tp54/USkMllr3zjI/AAAAAAAAAIg/0bdkdIGDCz0/s1600/Main+-+OI.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CsYyia5Tp54/USkMllr3zjI/AAAAAAAAAIg/0bdkdIGDCz0/s1600/Main+-+OI.png" /></a><br /><br /><br />Ah <b>fuck</b>. Well, I'll get some fuel consumption upgrades and repaint this bitch. I hate green.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KqmwCwCGljs/USkMyUHS1-I/AAAAAAAAAIo/pIxB99SuAmM/s1600/2013-02-22_00004.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KqmwCwCGljs/USkMyUHS1-I/AAAAAAAAAIo/pIxB99SuAmM/s640/2013-02-22_00004.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HeFI6pIL800/USkPyp26czI/AAAAAAAAAIw/y0UhOjiMKhc/s1600/2013-02-22_00005.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HeFI6pIL800/USkPyp26czI/AAAAAAAAAIw/y0UhOjiMKhc/s640/2013-02-22_00005.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i0uEi-My-W4/USkPz687qAI/AAAAAAAAAI4/AUTHXEcRjx4/s1600/2013-02-22_00006.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i0uEi-My-W4/USkPz687qAI/AAAAAAAAAI4/AUTHXEcRjx4/s640/2013-02-22_00006.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><i><br /></i><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Ghn-q5CPko/USkP9krIM9I/AAAAAAAAAJA/ihEkbwNVgas/s1600/Main+-+Huge+Success!.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Ghn-q5CPko/USkP9krIM9I/AAAAAAAAAJA/ihEkbwNVgas/s1600/Main+-+Huge+Success!.png" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />Thaaaaat's more like it! Now, onto this Eurogoodies place...<br /><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fouNg6gjXYo/USkQIKFo74I/AAAAAAAAAJI/mSPctX2SiWE/s1600/2013-02-22_00007.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fouNg6gjXYo/USkQIKFo74I/AAAAAAAAAJI/mSPctX2SiWE/s640/2013-02-22_00007.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">This is the interface for selecting a haul. You click a good or a city, and you get a list of cities or goods (respectively) that need hauled to that city. Clicking on Manchester, for example...</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--vBx-v9iJsw/USkQKamm0WI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/QcOkRI7h9BA/s1600/2013-02-22_00008.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--vBx-v9iJsw/USkQKamm0WI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/QcOkRI7h9BA/s640/2013-02-22_00008.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Brings up these hauls. Clicking on Newcastle, which is a little bit further away...</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6RZenlAcKhw/USkQKgxFtZI/AAAAAAAAAJY/b3MAcprfvLM/s1600/2013-02-22_00009.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6RZenlAcKhw/USkQKgxFtZI/AAAAAAAAAJY/b3MAcprfvLM/s640/2013-02-22_00009.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">...Reveals that hauls to Newcastle are more valuable than hauls to Manchester, generally speaking.</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wNIPtk1aWCg/USkLDRGpHII/AAAAAAAAAII/TQs4DcTagck/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wNIPtk1aWCg/USkLDRGpHII/AAAAAAAAAII/TQs4DcTagck/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />A thing to note, kiddo. Supply fluctuates depending on how often a location receives deliveries of those goods, so you can't just haul Yoghurt to Newcastle forever and ever to get your million, the price will keep going down. Got that?<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mkQseTujLDs/USkQK-k8rAI/AAAAAAAAAJc/aRw81r9FAWs/s1600/2013-02-22_00010.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mkQseTujLDs/USkQK-k8rAI/AAAAAAAAAJc/aRw81r9FAWs/s640/2013-02-22_00010.jpg" width="640" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--sA3R8b2y8s/USkLkFG7NtI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/h7Hdkvew7i4/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--sA3R8b2y8s/USkLkFG7NtI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/h7Hdkvew7i4/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Gotcha. I'll take Tomatoes on this run, up to Newcastle then.<br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wNIPtk1aWCg/USkLDRGpHII/AAAAAAAAAII/TQs4DcTagck/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wNIPtk1aWCg/USkLDRGpHII/AAAAAAAAAII/TQs4DcTagck/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Not a bad choice for your first haul. Should make back the money you put into the truck's fuel consumption and the new paintjob. If you do anything dumb, I'll tell you.<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qjw_DKWrXVY/USd9lS8RvhI/AAAAAAAAAHs/MA6Itb6zaQ4/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qjw_DKWrXVY/USd9lS8RvhI/AAAAAAAAAHs/MA6Itb6zaQ4/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" /></a>&nbsp;Thanks for the vote of confidence...<br /><br /><i><br /></i><i><br /></i><i><br /></i><br /><i>Everything goes fine and well for our hero, until he reaches his final destination... (I didn't catch shots of the actual moments, annoyingly. Otherwise there'd be snarky commentary going on around those... Maybe next time.)</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AUQiCInjtu8/USk9I4vtuFI/AAAAAAAAAJ0/H0GEIKbPcN4/s1600/2013-02-22_00037.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AUQiCInjtu8/USk9I4vtuFI/AAAAAAAAAJ0/H0GEIKbPcN4/s640/2013-02-22_00037.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">When you deliver cargo, you get the money for the travel...</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mUulIMjVgi0/USk9KXkYUQI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/zqgULQ4Q1-c/s1600/2013-02-22_00038.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mUulIMjVgi0/USk9KXkYUQI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/zqgULQ4Q1-c/s640/2013-02-22_00038.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">...And have to pay off any fines you incurred in transit.</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-484V9alytLE/USk9Zf95hyI/AAAAAAAAAKE/2QxmgJXMx7Y/s1600/Main+-+OH+GOD+NO.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-484V9alytLE/USk9Zf95hyI/AAAAAAAAAKE/2QxmgJXMx7Y/s1600/Main+-+OH+GOD+NO.png" /></a></div><i><br /></i><i><br /></i><i><br /></i><i><br /></i><b>€800?!</b>&nbsp;I only scratched one of those guys, and the other one hit me!<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2LOAqMm6mMA/USk9pQD6YtI/AAAAAAAAAKM/80zM9nUB_Uw/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2LOAqMm6mMA/USk9pQD6YtI/AAAAAAAAAKM/80zM9nUB_Uw/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />Maybe next time you won't zone out whilst driving. Speaking of, you're only allowed to drive for 8 hours without taking a rest. You should probably catch a nap and repair your truck before doing anything else... It doesn't look like those knocks hit you hard, but even little hits like that cost you money.<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qjw_DKWrXVY/USd9lS8RvhI/AAAAAAAAAHs/MA6Itb6zaQ4/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qjw_DKWrXVY/USd9lS8RvhI/AAAAAAAAAHs/MA6Itb6zaQ4/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" /></a>&nbsp;Well... I think I still made a profit on today. I think.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YS1_8JEcH4U/USk-4YMTffI/AAAAAAAAAKU/A__jKEyENo0/s1600/2013-02-22_00040.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YS1_8JEcH4U/USk-4YMTffI/AAAAAAAAAKU/A__jKEyENo0/s640/2013-02-22_00040.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--sA3R8b2y8s/USkLkFG7NtI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/h7Hdkvew7i4/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--sA3R8b2y8s/USkLkFG7NtI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/h7Hdkvew7i4/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Okay let's see... €4014 - €44... €4010 - €40... €3970. Seems oka--<br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2LOAqMm6mMA/USk9pQD6YtI/AAAAAAAAAKM/80zM9nUB_Uw/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2LOAqMm6mMA/USk9pQD6YtI/AAAAAAAAAKM/80zM9nUB_Uw/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;You started today on €4300.<br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-484V9alytLE/USk9Zf95hyI/AAAAAAAAAKE/2QxmgJXMx7Y/s1600/Main+-+OH+GOD+NO.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-484V9alytLE/USk9Zf95hyI/AAAAAAAAAKE/2QxmgJXMx7Y/s1600/Main+-+OH+GOD+NO.png" />&nbsp;</a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>WHAT?! </b>I made a loss on my first day... Ah fuck this, I'm going to bed. Where's the hotel?<br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2LOAqMm6mMA/USk9pQD6YtI/AAAAAAAAAKM/80zM9nUB_Uw/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2LOAqMm6mMA/USk9pQD6YtI/AAAAAAAAAKM/80zM9nUB_Uw/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />You're in it right now.<br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CsYyia5Tp54/USkMllr3zjI/AAAAAAAAAIg/0bdkdIGDCz0/s1600/Main+-+OI.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CsYyia5Tp54/USkMllr3zjI/AAAAAAAAAIg/0bdkdIGDCz0/s1600/Main+-+OI.png" /></a><br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HnQxqTmIX8A/USk_wkgWOZI/AAAAAAAAAKc/2HOOGuuLrnE/s1600/2013-02-22_00041.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HnQxqTmIX8A/USk_wkgWOZI/AAAAAAAAAKc/2HOOGuuLrnE/s640/2013-02-22_00041.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Good night, cruel world.</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br />Oh <b>FUCK</b>&nbsp;my life.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b><i><span style="font-size: x-large;">DUSK OF THE FIRST DAY: €3970/€1 MILLION</span></i></b><br /><br /><i>Sorry this one doesn't end with you guys getting to decide anything, but I futzed my screen-taking so much that I pretty much had to crap this one out.</i>BSRavenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08463135681828819867noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-47092490496669241002013-02-21T18:05:00.001-08:002013-02-21T18:05:31.885-08:00Let's Play New Vegas, Part 19: An Inconvenient Troupe<i>Whoop! Wasn't I supposed to be doing something else on top of all these other games? This time I've only let a month pass between update, so at least I'm improving, right?</i><br /><i><br /></i><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><img alt="5ECC4B59584208C3C2E7BCA131B1464CD6C1E61F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207152920/5ECC4B59584208C3C2E7BCA131B1464CD6C1E61F/" width="640" /><br /><br />I can't lug around all this combat armor, its weighing me down too bad. And giving it to Boone will mess with his styling tux....I guess I'll just have to buy something from this robot. Damned capitalism.<br /><br /><img alt="4055E34D54474DC05727F34BE7D52007E0D626E3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207156094/4055E34D54474DC05727F34BE7D52007E0D626E3/" width="640" /><br /><br />Eh, not the most exciting upgrade to a gun, but its designed to put lead in the air so I guess bigger mags are a wise choice.<br /><br /><img alt="89C5F105F2E48F167D59F956D7D839CE39793558 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207158594/89C5F105F2E48F167D59F956D7D839CE39793558/" width="640" /><br /><br />Lessee, I want rebreather parts, and those techno guys from the Brotherhood of Steel might be just the people to help. Yes Man said I had to meet them anyway soooo.....Looks like the easiest way to get to them is to is heading back to where I got my first Sunset Sarsparilla Star Cap, of all places.<br /><br /><img alt="4DB03336ADF41E48067EF9D8460AA9D5E642C8E0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207160479/4DB03336ADF41E48067EF9D8460AA9D5E642C8E0/" width="640" /><br /><br />Been a while since we were in open desert like this.<br /><br /><img alt="3F757942B3A2AC4E33A42733079E62414844945E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207162083/3F757942B3A2AC4E33A42733079E62414844945E/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh! There's the prison, I heard about it from the NCR guys, it was taken over by the Powder Gangers right?<br /><br /><img alt="BA3B3126F4B5461D8C45E4AF2C6447320E51552B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207163529/BA3B3126F4B5461D8C45E4AF2C6447320E51552B/" width="640" /><br /><br />I see some of their patrols about. I don't thiiink I'm in their bad boots, but I did kill a few of them, so I'll sneak past to be safe.<br /><br /><i>The Powder Gangers still show up as nuetral on my radar, which is odd given I've shot at least two of them. Usually I find it really easy to make your reputation with them nosedive, but I'll take this gift horse while I can.</i><br /><i>Another reason to avoid their camps is all the mines they spread everywhere, of course.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="A1E0416C43AE9951D949D7FD3BB00A6E8F72074F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207164692/A1E0416C43AE9951D949D7FD3BB00A6E8F72074F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Okay, here we are. Um.....Is this a place? I don't see anything.<br /><br /><img alt="E52E09DAE32DE9A49346A1B594867205148A2022 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207172228/E52E09DAE32DE9A49346A1B594867205148A2022/" width="640" /><br /><br />I mean off in the distance I can see radio towers and stuff, but here....<br /><br /><img alt="48BE67CBB4774EC690A06D1CCA8937B3B2BDA3F0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207174300/48BE67CBB4774EC690A06D1CCA8937B3B2BDA3F0/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, here we are! Looks like there's something underground, that must be where they're hiding.<br /><br /><img alt="EB8D76969AF8187E477A3C0CEC6C7E1D9F4DCBE9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207178229/EB8D76969AF8187E477A3C0CEC6C7E1D9F4DCBE9/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh, door with intercom. I remember I got a passcode from that dead guy outside Nellis, if I just use that they should let me i-<br /><br /><img alt="DCB6ACB9600ACAF7F5622A09939F787FF73F5E43 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207180951/DCB6ACB9600ACAF7F5622A09939F787FF73F5E43/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Ohshit.<br /><br /><img alt="404226AAA21059767DF5DA8A77BC008AA8E5C091 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207182690/404226AAA21059767DF5DA8A77BC008AA8E5C091/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="C635E79279F5739DBFC25CF8B86CA7FB1A66B333 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207183634/C635E79279F5739DBFC25CF8B86CA7FB1A66B333/" width="640" /><br /><br />Woah woah WOAH! Slow down hotshot, we only just met! I don't do stripshows for strangers! You'd better start talking sense.<br /><br /><img alt="081F8B2EA946928F69256B8FC4F1907C0289CA16 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207186494/081F8B2EA946928F69256B8FC4F1907C0289CA16/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Son of a bitch. Okay, I guess you get your thrill for the day, asshole.<br /><br /><img alt="0F76F8BC28D76CD74136F0F83B72CC2C6628D5E2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207188704/0F76F8BC28D76CD74136F0F83B72CC2C6628D5E2/" width="640" /><br /><br />--------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br /><img alt="AAB32D310BB88CC25D833F949761EC168BC0A359 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207189685/AAB32D310BB88CC25D833F949761EC168BC0A359/" width="640" /><br /><br />Goddamn perverts.....Hey! Why does Boone get to keep his tux? It can't get because of his style, Benny's suit has three times the swag of that!<br /><br /><img alt="01FDA106D5239BE38ACF083F802C11A46FBFF706 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207192442/01FDA106D5239BE38ACF083F802C11A46FBFF706/" width="640" /><br /><br />....I think you're a little confused, buddy. But if there's a guy who actually knows why I'm nearly naked in here, I want to see him, now.<br /><br /><img alt="D3CDD29E5AA90DA3C353936834A6EC9C8E588476 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207197032/D3CDD29E5AA90DA3C353936834A6EC9C8E588476/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right, right. Can't I at least get a drape? This is so embarressing....<br /><br /><i>Paladin Ramos' little cameo here really doesn't have much point.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>------------------------------------------------------------------</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="396D52C8C9B9B556D70097B44A6752D16E4B2779 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207198181/396D52C8C9B9B556D70097B44A6752D16E4B2779/" width="640" /><br /><br />Can't I at least put on Boone's Tux Jacket?<br /><br /><img alt="F9CF055B9624AF3CE3B25BCC1AFAE11833456029 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207199865/F9CF055B9624AF3CE3B25BCC1AFAE11833456029/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="EEC6CF1C800F6B02CE4AFC744F27C71154302E8F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207201221/EEC6CF1C800F6B02CE4AFC744F27C71154302E8F/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Please note that 'the truth' in this situation would be 'A robot in New Vegas told me you might be here, so I decided to check you guys out', which isn't one of the given options.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="2F5DBE4739A03792629008DC7053F8E465537559 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207202630/2F5DBE4739A03792629008DC7053F8E465537559/" width="640" /><br /><br />You have warm clothes and shoes, and aren't standing on a cold metal grating. Yeah, I'm sure it's real uncomfortable for you.<br /><br /><img alt="819F4955B211FF7842D46240A5D3648381199EA5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207204492/819F4955B211FF7842D46240A5D3648381199EA5/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="C872EC11299A1FEF12077BA6E3DD277C6BED33A2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207206610/C872EC11299A1FEF12077BA6E3DD277C6BED33A2/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="111F15E9935F20A0915D366AC17D047BCA1E04FB (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207207859/111F15E9935F20A0915D366AC17D047BCA1E04FB/" width="640" /><br /><br />No need to be coy, everyone else in the Wasteland needs charismatic skilled strangers to do their dirty work, it's accepted practice.<br /><br /><img alt="6D0D1032BE2193379A2D5492B9911CCD555DE77C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207210458/6D0D1032BE2193379A2D5492B9911CCD555DE77C/" width="640" /><br /><br />One NCR underpaid underequipped schlub? Doesn't seem like something you need to set up a kidnapping scam to handle.<br /><br /><img alt="BC895ADB27FB5E6F2794A5C2CE32FF47AC506C41 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207214472/BC895ADB27FB5E6F2794A5C2CE32FF47AC506C41/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1B963AADFB467E755154D939B160C9B891A68158 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207216188/1B963AADFB467E755154D939B160C9B891A68158/" width="640" /><br /><br />....You're not helping me shake the feeling this is just a peepshow for you lonely bunkerdwellers. But ok, I can get rid of a guy for you.<br /><br /><img alt="1B87F01B8804ADE9DB735DCDD291C050169AD489 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207221827/1B87F01B8804ADE9DB735DCDD291C050169AD489/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'll be back before you can unzip your fly.<br /><br /><img alt="0EA29B6AD548620F8272819489849C2EF00FE113 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207223431/0EA29B6AD548620F8272819489849C2EF00FE113/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7BF0D5E7BE70367C6FE0AEEDD08BF669741DB65F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207225258/7BF0D5E7BE70367C6FE0AEEDD08BF669741DB65F/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="70DEA9517E5DF72E819BBC6467D4C7F669161AF4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207226994/70DEA9517E5DF72E819BBC6467D4C7F669161AF4/" width="640" /><br /><br />....You son of a bitch. I do <b>not</b>&nbsp;wander anywhere.<br /><br />------------------------------------------------- <br /><br /><img alt="BE7977CB47E5DCED2D23C7E65F9C9F9A6D5C9F1D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207229485/BE7977CB47E5DCED2D23C7E65F9C9F9A6D5C9F1D/" width="640" /><br /><br />This thing totally does not go with this suit.<br /><br /><img alt="28839736BF93C548A995058F1613524FCCB2E44E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207231105/28839736BF93C548A995058F1613524FCCB2E44E/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="D720ACDBD414BB755E9FCB68F418893827A3DED9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207232475/D720ACDBD414BB755E9FCB68F418893827A3DED9/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nuts, guess there's no choice.<br /><br /><i>According to the wiki, in theory if you had high enough Lockpick and Sneak, you could get back into the bunker and pickpocket the key to the collar from Elder McNamara. But we're only level 10 and Lockpick hasn't been a priority skill for us, so no luck there.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="9CF559C621914B83E077FF49B638738485D23F0A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207234337/9CF559C621914B83E077FF49B638738485D23F0A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Why would anyone even come here? There's nothing but rocks, dog-sized scorpions, and Tunnel Perverts.<br /><br /><img alt="DEC04351CDC249C1FCA1901C9550126D4BEF2F9B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207236311/DEC04351CDC249C1FCA1901C9550126D4BEF2F9B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well whatever, if it gets this fucking thing off my neck.<br /><br /><img alt="2955D949BE2C9E7F6794003F2D4C5A2CE91466D4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207238957/2955D949BE2C9E7F6794003F2D4C5A2CE91466D4/" width="640" /><br /><br />There, I see him by the campfire...<br /><br /><i>There are a couple of ways to handle Ranger Dobson. You can talk to him and trick him into leaving, or try sabotaging his equipment to force him to leave.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="F08CABF6835883B9C452CC3FDE50E08353E367F5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207242942/F08CABF6835883B9C452CC3FDE50E08353E367F5/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>I figure Latooni would rather be Thorough and Efficient.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="8DCF3A5209F76C8CE44FEB731938E9CA96B9F943 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207244359/8DCF3A5209F76C8CE44FEB731938E9CA96B9F943/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Somehow, despite being totally stealthed, the sky fairies of the NCR spread the word that sometimes I help them, sometimes I find it simpler to kill them. As I've said, I really don't care about my NCR reputation, other than that if it drops too low, I'll lose Boone as a companion. I'm perfectly willing to go the game alone if need be, but I don't intend to go out of my way to hurt the NCR, only push them aside if they're being inconvenient like here.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="ADCFA4172807427E132DEE3985216951B0EFCB1A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207245877/ADCFA4172807427E132DEE3985216951B0EFCB1A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh, this guy had his camp set up nice. Loads of food and water, and sniper ammo, don't mind if I do!<br /><br /><img alt="F7AFDF393BCC4E88A92F8097B59AC7612174D172 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207251348/F7AFDF393BCC4E88A92F8097B59AC7612174D172/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh, nice gun! Another for the collection, I think.<br /><br /><i>The Hunting Rifle is the same weapon that Boone uses to great effect. Compared to the Sniper Rifle, it has higher damage per shot, good for busting through armor, but a much lower fire rate. It also lacks a scope as standard.</i><br /><i>I don't take the guys armor as all his food and water have taken a sizable chunk of my free inventory space, but it is a nice set of medium armor with DT of 15, which Boone should be able to wear, if we were sick of the tux.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>-----------------------------------------</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="87477BED99F61B343545C37F6623F42B07BB689C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207259000/87477BED99F61B343545C37F6623F42B07BB689C/" width="640" /><br /><br />Like most other situations, with a high-caliber round to the brainstem. You need to aim for the lower part of the brain to ensure a kill, beleive me, I know from experience.<br /><br /><img alt="FC7E22AC6B200E34D6DE65FEC0AA54DC30E9297C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207262011/FC7E22AC6B200E34D6DE65FEC0AA54DC30E9297C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="20BA9309F859C52A142F408244ADC7524670AD0B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207264289/20BA9309F859C52A142F408244ADC7524670AD0B/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Curses! If only I'd thought to pop a magazine before going into the bunker!</i><br /><i><br /></i>Eh.....You're kinda assuming I care, Eldo. You said you wanted one guy out of the way, if you wanted me to tak on the whole NCR you should have said so.<br /><br /><img alt="B9FB6B40235448CA6DCB432463B7C2FBB946B78F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207266101/B9FB6B40235448CA6DCB432463B7C2FBB946B78F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Only a microphone? No camera? Good.<br /><br /><img alt="38B168567B74E70D69EB51B26D6FC008C487C53F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207267364/38B168567B74E70D69EB51B26D6FC008C487C53F/" width="640" /><br /><br />....<b>Brute?</b><br /><b><br /></b><img alt="118DC14F6324731C49BD9105C1830493B5181E18 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207268510/118DC14F6324731C49BD9105C1830493B5181E18/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="A8E89F65D8318F7983F445CDC257F7057AF0FB74 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207270945/A8E89F65D8318F7983F445CDC257F7057AF0FB74/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4EB24494B25E1BA7D0E20E998E50C78910194842 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207272410/4EB24494B25E1BA7D0E20E998E50C78910194842/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="72A84833FA2D56A931B0B8F750619879BEA3D06E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594744376207274308/72A84833FA2D56A931B0B8F750619879BEA3D06E/" width="640" /><br /><br />....You think I'm just a <b>brute??</b>&nbsp;Oooooh you motherfucker....<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br /><i>Well, that wasn't the most pleasant of experiences, now was it? Quite a complex relationship we've built up with the Brotherhood in such a short time, isn't it? Well, now we have to figure out how to react to this little incident.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>1) We can leave, perhaps after stealing a few items, and then never return, telling Yes Man that these guys are nobodies and not worth worrying about in our future rulership of the Mojave.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>2) We can work with them, getting ourselves involved in the politics of the Brotherhood and seeing what tasks they might have for us. This is the route to take if we want to have the Brotherhood help us out in military matters, such as the end of the game.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>3) We can go home, gear up with all the anti-armor weapons we have access to, and come back to kill every motherfucker in the bunker. WARNING: Again, we're only level 10, and while sneak attack criticals can be a great equaliser, this would not be a very easy task, and I foresee a lot of savescumming and stimpak abuse to take out all the paladins without being pasted by endgame energy weapons. Also, Armor-piercing ammo is rare and expensive at this point in the game.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>4) We stick around and look for.....vunerabilities in the bunker, which we can use to give the Brotherhood their comeuppance for not being nice to their houseguests.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>What shall it be? Let me know in the comments section. I promise to get back to this situation a little quicker than last time, even if I do have some other projects to worry about at this point.</i><br /> Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-4895993633564349382013-02-21T17:58:00.005-08:002013-02-21T18:00:32.486-08:00Let's Kill Chult And Take It's Stuff: Party CompositionSo, We've looked at the voting, and selected our Four party memebers...&nbsp; Now we need to sit down and figure out how we are going to mold these four into a balanced team...&nbsp; and we want YOUR input on what to do with these guys.<br /><br />Iskar<br /><i>Iskar was planned as a Cleric/Monk, but we cna take his build in multiple directions.&nbsp; The original planned build was for him to head down the Sacred Fist for a mix of Divine Magic and Monk craziness, but since he is our only Divine character he could easily go straight Cleric, or Cleric/something else</i>.<br /><br />Gilgamesh<br /><i>Gilgamesh is our Arcane party member, And also the Party Face.&nbsp; We could have him start as a Sorcerer and use spells to simulate his sword shooting and armor, and possibly class him into a Gish-style Prestige Class.&nbsp; Alternately we could toss him down the Path of the Bard, and give him Snowflake Wardance to take advantage of his high Charisma to get a Deadly character effective with Magic and In melee.&nbsp; An Alternate option would be to make him a Refluffed Warlock or Hexblade and build him that way with some of the PRCs.</i><br /><br />Lila <br /><i>Lila and Curtis were pretty close...&nbsp;&nbsp; But in the end we decided that Lila fit the party better than Curtis did, both in personality and in party role.&nbsp; Lila has a couple ways she could go.&nbsp; On one hand, she could easily work as a Ranger and agument the ranged damage while mixing in spells and allow her to start off the game with her loyal Cat, Faith.&nbsp; Alternately, she could go down a more support based route and go scout, giving us a skill monkey for our group capable of some pretty devstating sneak attacks, potentnially even going into Avenger later on.&nbsp; Another option would be to have her do a bit of both and have her start as a scout, and pick up some extra oomph from the Swift Hunter feat along with some ranger levels, though she wouldn't want to take a Prestige class in this case.</i><br /><br />Bartleby <br /><i>Bartleby...&nbsp; is pretty straightforward.&nbsp; He is is a jerk, and flat out the evil member of the party. Statwise He is first and foremost the parties frontline warrior, the Tank and Slaughterhouse all in one.&nbsp; There are some options on how his build can go.&nbsp; He could go straight Barbarian and get all the awesome features that they get.&nbsp; Alternately he could slip into Frenzined Berseker for more oomph in his rages, or he could jump into Dragon Warrior and sacrifice some of his rage to tap into more of his Draconic power. </i>Sandwitcheshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04772962941314188281noreply@blogger.com16tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-21638327020500903442013-02-20T13:04:00.000-08:002013-02-20T16:17:48.571-08:00Let's Kill Chult And Take It's Stuff: Character Selection<i>So, it seems &nbsp;we'll be off to the lands of Chult, to cause audience-defined levels of mayhem. In the interest of making the setup process have the 'personal' touch, Sand and I have each put together 5 character concepts, which we're presenting to you as options for the resulting merry band. So, who's in the running?</i><br /><div><i><br /></i></div><div><a name='more'></a><b>The Sciencegar Five:</b></div><div><br /></div><div>#1)</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZME6YiZky2k/USUmLv2tC7I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/MCNVBbkh3tE/s1600/GrinTina.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZME6YiZky2k/USUmLv2tC7I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/MCNVBbkh3tE/s1600/GrinTina.png" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><div>Application to Adventure</div><div><br /></div><div>Name: Katina Tarask</div><div>Gender: Female, retard!</div><div>Race: Human, I guess</div><div>Age: 25? 27? Something about that, it's a bit hazy</div><div><br /></div><div>Profession:</div><div>Well 'Worlds-wandering Stabbings Dispenser' isn't a recognised profession, and neither is 'With-knives Problem Solver for the Universe', so I'm adviced I'm meant to refer to myself as a 'Swordsage', to keep the paperwork tidy.</div><div><br /></div><div>Skills:</div><div>I'm an expert in melee combat owing to a long process of having my psyche crushed and replaced with combat techniques and sociopathy. I prefer the twin dagger approach, because knives are easy to control, and when you have control, you can get artistic...</div><div><br /></div><div>Reason for Applying:</div><div>I'm...in the neighbourhood. I'm told by a pal of mine that I won't be able to move on until certain shit gets sorted out around here. I'd love to know more but that bastard has a Ph.D. in being vague and ominous. Also, this gives me something to do, and you don't want me bored.</div><div><br /></div><div>Why should we select you?:</div></div><div>You will want someone equipped to put people down, quickly. All this 'Tiger Claw' stuff is ideal for having a mobile combatant who gets to where pain is needed quickly. Now, you might say that makes me really fragile, well, that's why I plan to kill all the bad guys first.</div><div><br /></div><div><i>Adding mods to NVN2 allows for access to Tome of Battle material, and the resulting strong and flexible melee classes. Swordsages are not frontline tanks, but make ideal skirmishers, able to get around the battlefield fast and use Boosts and Manuvers to shut down opponents. However, despite their monk-like AC progression, they lack endurance, so we might have to be careful with her. Going full Swordsage 20 is a potential option, but there are also the Tempest and Dervish Prestige Classes to look at, if we want to focus on Two-Weapon Fighting over jumping on folks to stab 'em.</i></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>#2)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HeybteMPEmA/USUqOktaR9I/AAAAAAAAAFg/V1CvGIuM1QA/s1600/Iorek.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HeybteMPEmA/USUqOktaR9I/AAAAAAAAAFg/V1CvGIuM1QA/s320/Iorek.jpg" width="280" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><div>Application to Adventure</div><div><br /></div><div>Name: Iskar Wulfsson</div><div>Gender: Male</div><div>Race: A Proud Panserbjorne!</div><div>Age: 25 Winters</div><div><br /></div><div>Profession:</div><div>What are all bears good at? Hunting! Tearing my foes apart! And of course, communing with the cold gods of the north! A bear's soul is his armor, and such bears must be spiritual, as well as strong. The humans call this 'Multiclass Monk/Cleric', we call it 'Being effective'.</div><div><br /></div><div>Skills:</div><div>As well as crushing all who oppose me or look tasty with my paws, I will be enchanting my soul-armor and those implements of my two-legged allies. I might also be able to convinced the Cold Ones to intercede for us, even in the warm land. I find asking them to help me crush faster is generally more efficient than healing wounds, however.</div><div><br /></div><div>Reason for Applying:</div><div>I seek adventure!! That, and Glory!! And also, dinner.</div><div><br /></div><div>Why should we select you?:</div></div><div>Because if you do not, you will have angered a Bear.</div><div><br /></div><div><i>This one is possibly going to have a few teething issues, since it relies on a bug Sand discovered, which replaces the models of certain non-humanoid races with those of animal companions. But, if it all works out, we should have a polar bear with the stats of a Lizardfolk monk/cleric, aiming to use and abuse the Sacred Fist prestige class to make a flexible melee fighter with spellcasting for buffs and healing.</i></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>#3)</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oso_EpA4Pm4/USUtO_MJxBI/AAAAAAAAAFw/IcKD6X2sgN0/s1600/Yasiminia.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="280" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oso_EpA4Pm4/USUtO_MJxBI/AAAAAAAAAFw/IcKD6X2sgN0/s320/Yasiminia.png" width="320" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><div>Application to Adventure</div><div><br /></div><div>Name: ....Yasiminia Karharbor</div><div>Gender:.....</div><div>Race:.....Human</div><div>Age:.....18</div><div><br /></div><div>Profession:</div><div>.....Is 'Rogue' descriptive enough?</div><div><br /></div><div>Skills:</div><div>Sneaking. Spotting. Stealing. Stabbing. Shooting.</div><div><br /></div><div>Reason for Applying:</div><div>......I'm looking for something. I don't know what it is yet, but I think I might find it here.</div><div><br /></div><div>Why should we select you?:</div></div><div>....Don't you need someone like me?</div><div><br /></div><div><i>Ok, ok, I'll knock off the ellipses. This is a more open entry, designed to be flexible on where it goes, but mainly acting as the groups skill monkey. Depending on how the user base wants things to go, she could become a ranged sniper, a cat burglar, an Assassin, or take spellcasting for something like Arcane Trickster. This is the 'Enabler' option, to cover holes in the groups makeup</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><i>#4)</i></div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n2ZN8mEcC8M/USUvssXXfLI/AAAAAAAAAGI/UgS9Piho_1I/s1600/Aisanelle2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n2ZN8mEcC8M/USUvssXXfLI/AAAAAAAAAGI/UgS9Piho_1I/s1600/Aisanelle2.jpg" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><div>Application to Adventure</div><div><br /></div><div>Name: Aisanelle Sundew</div><div>Gender: Female, silly!</div><div>Race: Wood Elf</div><div>Age: 132</div><div><br /></div><div>Profession:</div><div><span style="font-family: inherit;">I'm a cleric of&nbsp;<span style="background-color: white; line-height: 19.1875px;">Mielikki, and sworn to protect the forests and the wildlife from that which would destroy them. It sounds a lot more serious than it is, though, don't worry!&nbsp;</span></span></div><div><br /></div><div>Skills:</div><div>I'm really good at Archery! Like, my elders say I have Meilikki's Eye with the bow! And I can cast spells to help others, which is vital for balancing ones ecosystem. And see off bad people.</div><div><br /></div><div>Reason for Applying:</div><div>Ooooh, I heard Chult is covered in forests! And the trees there are completely different! And the animals! I gotta see them, and spend a few years just getting to know the place! It'll be a great adventure!</div><div><br /></div><div>Why should we select you?:</div></div><div>Um...So you know someone's got your back! With my longrange abilities, and some magical support, you don't have to worry about anything bad happening to anyone in the group!</div><div><br /></div><div><i>Aisanelle is the support option, if we should choose to play things safe. She's not going for any wierd prestige classes or trying to raise an army of the dead, she's just a straight nuetral-good cleric with focus on bows. If we work things right and the game has the right feats and spells, she could be quite the combat powerhouse, but ultimately, she's for keeping the group on their feet and fighting.</i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><i><br /></i></div><div>#5)</div><div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-THQs-id1iLE/USU2u6_WB4I/AAAAAAAAAGY/JFo_as5pEf4/s1600/Gil.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="188" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-THQs-id1iLE/USU2u6_WB4I/AAAAAAAAAGY/JFo_as5pEf4/s320/Gil.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div><div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">Application to Adventure</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">Name: Gilgamesh, King of Heroes!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">Gender: The Manliest of Men</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">Race: I am two thirds divine!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">Age: ....28 BUT SOON I WILL BE IMMORTAL!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">Profession:</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">I don't *work* for a living, simpletons! I *AM*, and what I am is the epitome of what a hero should be. I shall slay every foul beast that threatens the land, and accept graciously the responsibility of guarding the simple masses from themselves.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">Skills:</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">What skills don't I have! But, if I was to choose just one, I suppose it would be my magic. While mastery of the blade is well and good, with my sorcery I can master All Blades!! I will always enough swords for any task!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">Reason for Applying:</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">It is my duty as your future ruler to ensure all of you are protected. Also, I've heard tales of great treasures in this land, and since all treasures belong to me, I must collect them.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">Why should we select you?:</span></div></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;">Hohoho, I have already been selected since birth!</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><i>Gil here is our arcane firepower. We could have him as a straight sorceror, and pretend all his swords and bling-y armor are just spells, but I might lean towards making him a Gish, able to fight with real swords as well as re-fluffed magic missiles. Either way, most of the time he'll be obliterating everything that he deigns unworthy of looking at him, which is a lot of things.</i></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><i><br /></i></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>The Sandwitches 5</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: inherit;">#1)</span><br /><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://sadpanda.us/images/1423649-Z9WIDB0.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://sadpanda.us/images/1423649-Z9WIDB0.jpg" width="217" /></a></div><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div><div><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Application to Adventure</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Name: Valefor</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Gender: Female</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Race: If you want to be technical, I am one of the Fey'ri. &nbsp;However, I prefer to be referred to as a Tiefling, due to my mixed heritage.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Age: 63</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Profession:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I worked as an instructor for the Waterdeep guard for over thirty years, and recently left due to a change in management. &nbsp;I'm now serving as an independent Sellsword.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Skills:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I am trained in three styles of combat, and for some time was one of the more prominent teachers of the styles in Waterdeep. &nbsp;I am also capable of reading others both in and out fo combat, and crafting new weapons for my students, and others.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Reason for Applying:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I'm just looking for a bit of work. &nbsp;I could just go and find another place to teach.... But it gets boring to just sit around and teach for years on end.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Why should we select you?:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I have years of experience fighting and training others to fight. &nbsp;Not only am I quite effective in combat, but I can train some of the other crew onboard the ship who are less experienced in ways to improve their combat effectiveness.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><i>Val will be a Warblade, the medium class of the three from Tome of Battle. Their manuever selection is high and they can recover them quickly, making them versatile and 'ready for anything'. They lack the endurance of a Crusader or the mobility of a Swordsage however, so they take a little thought to use properly.</i></span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">#2</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://sadpanda.us/images/1423646-RJUDW04.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://sadpanda.us/images/1423646-RJUDW04.jpg" width="250" /></a></div><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Application to Adventure</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Name: Lila Panagh</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Gender: Female</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Race: Human</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Age: 17</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Profession:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Weeeeeeeeeell I'm not sure what you can call me! &nbsp;I mean... &nbsp;I do a lot of the same stuff that those rangers guys do, but I never really had any official training since I've been in Waterdeep most of my life. &nbsp;But I'm still a lot like them! &nbsp;I can do all the same kinds of things they can.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Skills:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">You won't find a better shot than me ANYWHERE, and with Faith by my side, I can do ANYTHING!</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Reason for Applying:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I've been cooped up in Waterdeep for whats starting to seem like forever! &nbsp;I want to get out and do some good in the world! &nbsp;That and if I do a good enough job with your group... &nbsp;I might get accepted into a Ranger Lodge! &nbsp;Thats what I've always wanted!</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Why should we select you?:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Because while I'm young I'm the best at what I do! &nbsp;I'm full of energy and willing to do whatever I need to do to get my people through this. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><i>Young Lila is another option for the party's archer, either as a Ranger or using the Scout class, or a combo of the two. Scout doesn't work exactly the same as it does on tabletop, thanks to NVN's semi-realtime movement, but its still a high-mobility, high-sneak-attack class that can be deadly with a bow. Ranger is a class well suited to the jungle, and to the varieties of odd creature we're likely to meet on our quest, plus it gets an animal companion!</i></span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><i><br /></i></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><i><br /></i></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">#3)</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><i><br /></i></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://sadpanda.us/images/1423657-VJ7AF0B.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://sadpanda.us/images/1423657-VJ7AF0B.jpg" width="195" /></a></div><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><i><br /></i></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Application to Adventure</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Name: Crimson Lotus</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Gender: Female</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Race: Human</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Age: That is one of my little Secrets.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Profession:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I am the single greatest dancer of my tribe, and one of the best on the Sword Coast. &nbsp;Most call me a bard, but I prefer the title of "Dancer".</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Skills:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I am a master performer, skilled in dance, art, and song, but that is just the tip of what I can do. &nbsp;My tongue can bring entire tribes to their knees, and my skill with a blade is there if I end up needing to defend myself from... unsavory characters. &nbsp;</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Reason for Applying:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I've traveled quite far in my time since leaving the north, but I know I still have much to see in the world. &nbsp;Joining this crew will help me see more sights, as well as broaden my repertoire.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Why should we select you?:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Because not only can I help talk you out of just about any situation, but I know how to raise peoples morale with my singing, dancing, and magic.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><i>Crimson is a bard, a perfect class for plugging holes in a group if we lack some options, and with bardic music and potentially the Snowflake Wardancer feat, a massive boon to a melee oriented party since she ups their stats while fighting on the front line.</i></span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><i><br /></i></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">#4)</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://sadpanda.us/images/1423650-W3ANX13.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://sadpanda.us/images/1423650-W3ANX13.jpg" width="166" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Application to Adventure</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Name: Curtis</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Gender: Male</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Race: Human</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Age: 32</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Profession:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I am an Animal Researcher, Specializing in Reptilian Species. &nbsp;I am much more of a scholar than a fighter, but thats part of why I have Valken here with me.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Skills:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I am an expert in both Spellcasting and Lore, and a bit of a pioneer in new magical and mundane methods of raising and agumenting non-magical animals. &nbsp;I'm also quite proficient on surviving for long streches of time out in the wilderness.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Reason for Applying:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I would love the chance to get to find and examine new species. &nbsp;There are hundreds of undocumented species still waiting to be discovered out there!</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Why should we select you?:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Not only do my skill match what you are looking for in a hire, but my own abilities and those of my companion Valken will be quite useful in the defense and protection of the crew and its assets.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><i>Curt is a simple Druid, AKA the best class in D&amp;D 3.5. I'm not sure it's as OP in NWN but the combination of Wildshape, divine spellcasting and a full-power animal companion make it an incredible boon to any group. No need for odd prestige classes here, except maybe to make things fairer on the enemies.</i></span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">#5)</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://blog.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wolverine.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="255" src="http://blog.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wolverine.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Application to Adventure</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Name: Bartleby</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Gender: You REALLY wanna ask that?</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Race: Yes. &nbsp;I *am* a Red Dragon.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Age: 1573</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Profession:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I am a Red Dragon. &nbsp;Even in this... *Reduced* form, I am still quite capable of slaughtering anything that stands before me.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Skills:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">As I said before, I retain my tremendous skill at combat, honed over a thousand of your years. &nbsp;I am easily able to slaughter entire towns should the situation call for it.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Reason for Applying:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">I am searching for a way to... &nbsp;revoke the curse that currently keeps me in this wretched form. &nbsp;That and it would give me a chance to take my rage out on quite a few of the natives.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Why should we select you?:</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">Because I will kill you and eat you if you don't. &nbsp;I will then track down your soul, in whichever realm it is in. &nbsp;And then I will eat it as well. &nbsp;Then I will kill your family and eat them. &nbsp;And then I will hunt *their* souls down and devour them. &nbsp;If you take me with you however... &nbsp;Then once I am restored to my full glory you shall be generously rewarded.</span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><i>Bartleby is another experiment in glitching the character models, who appears as a wolverine but is a Dragonborn Barbarian under the hood. Again, you may notice our style of liking the lightly-armored high-damage classes, but hey, Barbarians can tank, right?</i></span><br /><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span><span style="line-height: 19.1875px;">----------------------------------------------------------------------------</span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><br /></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><i>So there you have it folks. Choose 2 out of each list of five (or rank each list in order or preference), and we can figure out from there who's wanted. You're not obligated to 'balance' the team, having gaps in ones repetoire is half the fun of some of these games! (That and there are recruitable NPCs we can use to cover our bases)&nbsp;</i></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><i><br /></i></span></div><div><span style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 19.1875px;"><i>So, tell us who you want to see brave the jungles of Chult!!</i></span></div>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com16tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-37516160525608519982013-02-19T20:22:00.006-08:002013-02-19T20:22:54.924-08:00Adventures in the Forgotten Realms!So, After looking at the Voting... Sci and I have decided that we're going to go with Neverwinter Nights 2 for our Combo-Platter Let's Play.&nbsp; I've scrounged about a bit, and have managed to put together a list of three possible campaigns for us to try out.<br /><i>Sci - Oh boy NVN2. The biiiig advantage here is it uses the 3.5 ruleset, which is may favorite iteration of D&amp;D mainly because I know how to build practically aaanything with it. By adding a few mods to fill the game with new classes and prestige classes, we get a TON of character options to play around with.</i><br /><br /><br /><br />1) Storm of Zehir<br />-The Second Expansion for Neverwinter Nights 2.&nbsp; One of the Better Expansions for NWN 2, the campaign is mainly set in Chult, a rarely seen part of Faerun.&nbsp; The Campign focuses a lot more on exploration than the other options here, and has the unique option of allowing us to use *4* player characters, Two for Each LPer.<br /><i>Sci - This is the option with the most flexibility, since we can mess around with the system and the scenario the most. We'll be able to open up character suggestions to you the viewers, letting you help us create a party of brave fools lost in Chult. Also, since its an official scenario, it might be less buggy.</i><br /><br />2) Pool of Radiance<br />-This is a import of the legendary Pool of Radiance adventure into Neverwinter Nights 2.&nbsp; I'm not quite sure what to expect, other than it will have some good old fashioned Dungeon Crawling.<br />http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=NWN2ModulesEnglish.Detail&amp;id=63<br /><i>Sci - Ah, a classic dungeon crawl. Possibly the least open to suggestions, since dungeons tend not to be fountains of moral or tactical options, but also the simplest option, good for spectacle.</i><br /><br />3) The Last of the Dana'an / The Dana'an Unvanquished<br />-A Two part Campaign in a low magic world, that is focused around more tactical and organic world.&nbsp; It has a mix of Linear and Free-Form stuff, and Actions will effect how the story goes a lot more than words. <br />http://nwvault.ign.com/View.php?view=NWN2ModulesEnglish.Detail&amp;id=370<br /><i>Sci - I've always been wary of attempts to make 3.5 'low-magic', because the result is usually ill-balanced, but with only the two of us to worry about, it's hardly going to hurt too badly if we snap the game over our knees (or get snapped). A slightly more hardcore, Witcher-y experience might be the most indepth of the given options, but would require more care.</i><br /><br /><br />So, Which one would you prefer to see?Sandwitcheshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04772962941314188281noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-87042762148325924592013-02-19T18:22:00.000-08:002013-02-19T18:49:24.004-08:00Double Double TroubleOkay, so, turns out? We're inspiring each other before we've even really begun with this idea of a collective of LPing. The co-op LP that Sand and I will be doing has brought on the possibility of myself and Raven doing one as well, though in his case, his superior recording technology allows for the experience to be captured on video, instead of the usual hundreds of screenshots, and host them on his existing youtube channel. So, interesting possibilities abound. How might we use such an oppurtunity? Hmm.....<br /><br /><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><br />Options for a full series of videos:<br /><br />Iron Brigade: Formerly known as Trenched, this is a third person action tower defense game, with the proviso that the towers are actually walking tanks, shooting some form of alien zombie nazis during steampunk World War One, because thats how history works. While it has a cool concept and a full coop campaign to try out, I've never actually played it before, because of a little thing called Games For Windows Live, which similarly prevents me from playing the Arkham games. Still, if prompted I can limber up to run the gauntlet of Microsoft Trying To Help, and get the thing running at last.<br /><br />A Valley Without Wind: A procedurally generated metroidvania? What an intruiging concept. Watch as Rabe and I bulletspam our way through the randomness of Environ, probably dying quite a lot.<br /><br />Terraria: Alternately, we could play 2D Minecraft, and dig up a small continent to make houses for people and then this will let us kill giant bosses somehow. For bonus points, it will mean Rabe will be closer to his dream of being just like TotalBiscuit.<br /><br /><br />War for Cybertron: The chronicles of the conflict between the Super Robot Lifeforms of Takara/Hasbro fame, as we grind through the story modes in coop, shooting many childrens playthings in our quest for/against Dark Energon.<br /><br />Dungeon Defenders: Orcs May Die is a fun game, no doubt, but Dungeon Defenders is considered the title most suited to multiplayer fun. Also, the Warmage would probably upstage all our terrible jokes with his own, so the silent protagonists of this varied class-based game might be better suited.<br /><br />Dawn of War 2: In the Grim Darkness of the Far Future, someone turned a fairly solid if standard RTS into a squad-based tactical game, and lo, the ability for some proper co-op fun was granted by the Emperor's Grace. I have the 3 versions of this game thanks to Steam sales, so the maximum number of mission options are available.<br /><br />Magicka: You play wizards with different spells with wildly varying effects. Combining your spells with your partners results in even more wildly varying effects. And there is no turning off friendly fire on your quest for.....I'm not sure what the quest is in aid of actually, but I assume lots of people have to die for some reason, mostly player characters.<br /><br />Portal 2: Two cute robots are ordered by a kindly lady baker to fling themselves through rips in space-time to solve simple physics puzzles. Perfectly harmless, right?<br /><br /><br />Possible Oneshots or short series:<br />Mount and Blade: Mentioned here again, analysis shows that M&amp;B is geared for multiplayer battles more than long-form stories. This might be a good excuse to try out the later games, where the series embraces its military simulation spectacle nature more, over the RPG elements.<br /><br />Team Fortress 2: The worlds greatest hat collection simulator, now with guns! Watch Rabe, myself, and possibly some guests take on...well, probably those waves of infinite robots, but we might be convinced to take on some fleshy opponents, if we can team up correctly.<br /><br />Killing Floor: Its like Left For Dead, except you're doing survival in a tight urban space instead of running through constant setpieces, and theres a kindly gun merchant to sell you bullets between waves.<br /><br />Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod: I've been having a blast with Hispanic Hookshot Hgenocide 2 lately, but the base game doesn't have Saint Row's easy drop-in co-op play (On the upside, it doesn't crash every 20 minutes). Still, if I was willing to graft some fanmade code to the side of this lean tiger of a game, we can have 2 Rico Rodriguezs pacifying the natives in the name of american hegemony.<br /><br />Orion: Dino Beatdown: Its kinda like Killing Floor, only instead of zombie demons there are dinosaurs! And instead of tight spaces there are massive maps to get lost on in all the vehicles! And also its debatable whether it's wellmade because it constantly needs to be patched! But, we can try it anyway.<br /><br />Shank: I'm not certain if the entire Shank experience is co-opable, but there are at least some options for people to team up and stab many people with sharp objects, possibly while also shoot-juggling them.<br /><br />XCOM multiplayer: Not very deep, in fact incredibly not-deep, but a nice oppurtunity for a once-off murder-time.<br /><br />Mechwarrior Online: It's a Beta! But as it slowly improves to the point where it's an actual game, MWO is a fun timewaster, with large clunky robots shooting each other. Watch us fail at laser and disgrace House Steiner in the PUG Ghetto.<br /><br />So, what do you think of the possibilities? Or perhaps you have some other suggestions? Maybe instead of co-op, you'd like to see us go head-to-head sometime? Let us know in the comments below!Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-14354524313662433122013-02-17T14:41:00.002-08:002013-02-17T15:09:21.247-08:00The Best LPs have two guys, this is known.<br />So, in the interest of explaining my madness, I should elaborate on what occured after my last attempt at getting feedback. Basically, Sand and Rabe were inspired by my call for ideas, and pitched their own ideas seperately. You've already seen Rabes contribution, but Sand has a different approach. He'd like to help me with my second LP....By being the co-participant. Yes, the concept of a two-person LP is what's being waved around, which means a very different look at the options on the table.<br /><br /><br /><a name='more'></a>After reevalutating the options, I've found the following games which might suffice for our purposes, and let us both contribute to the ongoing game.<br /><br />Icewind Dale: A classic Infinity Engine RPG, each of use would take on 3 PCs in the party, and brave the north of Faerun for questy goodness, presumably to kill something bad and take its stuff. Uses AD&amp;D rules which I'm not as comfortable with, but might be an interesting endeavour. The characters would be partially designed by the two of us, but the audience would have many options to throw their suggestions into the mix.<br /><br />Icewind Dale 2: As above, but with D&amp;D 3.0 rules, which I'm more familiar with. They might not be the most balanced rules in the world, but they're grokkable, and I can easily slide into them. Again, character concepts from the crowd are very welcome.<br /><br />Neverwinter Nights: More advanced than IWD2, and with a lot of nice community support, NVN might be the flexible option for an RPG, if we go track down some interesting stuff to play.<br /><br /><br />Mount and Blade Warbands/With Fire And Sword: The Mount And Blade franchise had become something of a multiplayer phenomenon, mutating from an open-world single-player RPG where you lead a small army on pretty much whatever you want to, into the gritty first-person brawler War Of The Roses. We not only have a solid game that we can explore the hell out of, either in medieval era or in the early gunpowder era, but we have HELLA modding options, from tiny tweaks to full conversions of the games to different settings, some of which miiiight be familiar. This is the option which we can gather a LOT of suggestions from you guys for.<br /><br />Torchlight 2: On the flipside, TL2 is a simple game, with several players teaming up to hurt monsters and acquire material goods, with a selection of customisable classes to pick from, and much questing to be had.<br /><br /><br />Civilisation 5: Moving away from RPGs, the option is presented to try a long-form strategy game, with each of us heading up an empire and moving it towards, well, Civilisation. Obviously we'd be teaming up to take on the AI, unless you really wanted us to be at odds. MOD ALERT: Instead of the vanilla game or Gods and King upgrades, we could try a Fall of Heaven 2 playthrough, with each of us as a fastasy race of some description seeking more mystical goals.<br /><br />Sword of the Stars: Another '4X' game, this time set in space, with a galaxy to exploit. Ideally we'd use something like Galactic Civilisations for this, but that doesn't have multiplayer, so we have to look elsewhere. Its not as clear whether SotS would work for a long form LP, but apparently you can set the map to huge, so thats a good start.<br /><br />Endless Space: A more story-driven 4X, which allows for more wacky input from the two of us, as our weird approach to semi-roleplaying hits Amplitude's attempts to be serious and epic.<br /><br />Total War: Shogun 2: This is the 'hold off for a while' option, since TWS2 is due to get a big content update/DLC/GOTY thing in March, so it wouldn't be wise to start on it right away. For those not in the way, Total War is RTS with emphasis on the battles, with individually rendered dudes in formations beseiging castles and suchlike, and Shogun is the version set in Glorious Nippon, with Tokugawas and Nobunagas and such. Might be a bit more straightlaced than my usual fair, but we might be able to give it a unique slant.<br /><br />So, what do you guys all think of this idea? Are we madmen? Have we gone too far from what you expected? Or is this something you might like to see us try our hand at? Please, tell us all! Leave comments below on what might interest you! We have a lot of options, so tell us what you want to see!<br /><br /><br />Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-87491378647752491802013-02-17T08:12:00.000-08:002013-02-17T08:23:21.819-08:00Vincent Goes Trucking - Episode 1: How It Started<i>Hello everybody, BSRaven here. Much appreciative of the sciencey one letting me do this gig on his space, and for putting up with me being confusing a lot of the time. This is going to be fairly silly, so buckle up, bring your beer and pretzels, and enjoy. Also, language warning, the lead character is prone to profanity.</i><br /><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><i><br /></i><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>March 18th, 2025:<br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Vincent Sanders,<br />Professional Schmuck</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br /><br /><br />As if I got found Guilty...<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JZjw1tDPnpE/USD5JVVUroI/AAAAAAAAAE8/aO5nk0AAkcc/s1600/Kate+-+Stern.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JZjw1tDPnpE/USD5JVVUroI/AAAAAAAAAE8/aO5nk0AAkcc/s1600/Kate+-+Stern.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Kate Davis,<br />Vincent's Older Sister,<br />Actress</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;You're SURPRISED that happened, given how hard you punched them?<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yJKb_gOUSC0/USD3gV9NKFI/AAAAAAAAAEo/KXRB6WtCRY0/s1600/Court+-+Amused.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yJKb_gOUSC0/USD3gV9NKFI/AAAAAAAAAEo/KXRB6WtCRY0/s1600/Court+-+Amused.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />Yes. On the plus side, I should only get a fine, no?<br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CMaYg4U4-hA/USD5JbMkMII/AAAAAAAAAE4/c1nV4mh5-JQ/s1600/Kate+-+Concerned.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CMaYg4U4-hA/USD5JbMkMII/AAAAAAAAAE4/c1nV4mh5-JQ/s1600/Kate+-+Concerned.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div><br /></div>I don't know, it was seven counts of assault and battery.<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />SEVEN?! I thought it was only two!<br /><div><br /></div><div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CMaYg4U4-hA/USD5JbMkMII/AAAAAAAAAE4/c1nV4mh5-JQ/s1600/Kate+-+Concerned.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CMaYg4U4-hA/USD5JbMkMII/AAAAAAAAAE4/c1nV4mh5-JQ/s1600/Kate+-+Concerned.png" /></a><br /><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div>&nbsp;How do you get two out of seven?<br /><div><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;...Good question.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yJKb_gOUSC0/USD3gV9NKFI/AAAAAAAAAEo/KXRB6WtCRY0/s1600/Court+-+Amused.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yJKb_gOUSC0/USD3gV9NKFI/AAAAAAAAAEo/KXRB6WtCRY0/s1600/Court+-+Amused.png" /></a><br />[Oh, hey there fourth wall. My name is Vincent Sanders, and my life so far: Born, raised, school, high school, emigrated to England with my sister Kate -- she's taken, by the way -- and just yesterday got found guilty of punching a local mob boss' seven sons. Don't recall any of that.]<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JZjw1tDPnpE/USD5JVVUroI/AAAAAAAAAE8/aO5nk0AAkcc/s1600/Kate+-+Stern.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JZjw1tDPnpE/USD5JVVUroI/AAAAAAAAAE8/aO5nk0AAkcc/s1600/Kate+-+Stern.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><span style="text-align: center;">[And that would be why I'm here... To keep him from completely losing his few remaining marbles when he inevitably gets to do bird.]</span><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pdiR0sPMDCE/USD3gfYsV2I/AAAAAAAAAEk/I7CsV9285k0/s1600/Court+-+Neutral+Expression.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pdiR0sPMDCE/USD3gfYsV2I/AAAAAAAAAEk/I7CsV9285k0/s1600/Court+-+Neutral+Expression.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />[HEY, MY FOURTH WALL. LET ME HAVE IT.]<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />--Twenty minutes later--<br /><br />[Vincent is stood in the dock, Kate is in the witness stand... It seems this is Vincent's sentencing hearing. An older man enters, his green eyes gazing at Vincent for a moment before sitting down, looking at the sheet in front of him.]<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pdiR0sPMDCE/USD3gfYsV2I/AAAAAAAAAEk/I7CsV9285k0/s1600/Court+-+Neutral+Expression.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pdiR0sPMDCE/USD3gfYsV2I/AAAAAAAAAEk/I7CsV9285k0/s1600/Court+-+Neutral+Expression.png" /></a>&nbsp;[I bet he's a paedo.]<br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OhBIQ4EDskQ/USD6MCM0N5I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/Et4WPyuwxJ0/s1600/Judge.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OhBIQ4EDskQ/USD6MCM0N5I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/Et4WPyuwxJ0/s1600/Judge.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Generic Judge<br />Judge</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br /><br />Vincent Jebediah Sanders... You have been found guilty of seven counts of assault and battery, two counts of Actual Bodily Harm with a weapon--<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" /></a>&nbsp;[ABH?!]<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OhBIQ4EDskQ/USD6MCM0N5I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/Et4WPyuwxJ0/s1600/Judge.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OhBIQ4EDskQ/USD6MCM0N5I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/Et4WPyuwxJ0/s1600/Judge.png" /></a><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;--and inciting racial hatred. Under normal circumstances, I would be have to give you a fine of £50,000 and ten years imprisonment... But as this is your first offence, I have an offer.<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" /></a>&nbsp;P--Proceed, Y--Your Honour.<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OhBIQ4EDskQ/USD6MCM0N5I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/Et4WPyuwxJ0/s1600/Judge.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OhBIQ4EDskQ/USD6MCM0N5I/AAAAAAAAAFQ/Et4WPyuwxJ0/s1600/Judge.png" /></a><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;If you can raise £1 million within two years through an activity of your choice, closely monitored by a parole officer, then I shall waive your sentence and allow you to keep your earnings. Do you accept?<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kthUzqZdn3w/USD3gf3TBzI/AAAAAAAAAEg/hk9hG_6MAEE/s1600/Court+-+Oh+Dear.png" /></a>[...Beats being some guy's prison bitch.] I do, Your Honour.<br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CMaYg4U4-hA/USD5JbMkMII/AAAAAAAAAE4/c1nV4mh5-JQ/s1600/Kate+-+Concerned.png" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;[Oh god...]<br /><br /><br />---TWO MONTHS PASS---<br /><br />[Vincent sits in a dusty office opposite a blonde wearing sunglasses... Clearly taller and stronger than our 'protagonist', he whimpers a little bit as he's asked a question.]<br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-buetQFI13Kg/USD6OfUohhI/AAAAAAAAAFg/eS2u_jFG4nw/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-buetQFI13Kg/USD6OfUohhI/AAAAAAAAAFg/eS2u_jFG4nw/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Geoffrey Messenger,<br />Dispatcher: MoveMyCrap.com</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br /><br />So tell me, Vincent... Why is someone as qualified as you applying for a shithole like mine?<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lJyIK6jtsD4/USD7xK1wSCI/AAAAAAAAAGg/ooSo_piXaWw/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lJyIK6jtsD4/USD7xK1wSCI/AAAAAAAAAGg/ooSo_piXaWw/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Well, all my other job applications haven't worked out, so you're kind of the only thing stopping me from getting my ass in jail.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-buetQFI13Kg/USD6OfUohhI/AAAAAAAAAFg/eS2u_jFG4nw/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-buetQFI13Kg/USD6OfUohhI/AAAAAAAAAFg/eS2u_jFG4nw/s1600/Neutral.png" />&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;I see... A million, right?<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lTXrGy2JnCQ/USD6zU5uuLI/AAAAAAAAAGM/KqOY7rQNsN0/s1600/Main+-+WEll+Shit.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; display: inline !important; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lTXrGy2JnCQ/USD6zU5uuLI/AAAAAAAAAGM/KqOY7rQNsN0/s1600/Main+-+WEll+Shit.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />Right!<br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hr5L0C_fKeY/USD6Oh0TSjI/AAAAAAAAAFk/xtHIr5r8pqE/s1600/Smug.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hr5L0C_fKeY/USD6Oh0TSjI/AAAAAAAAAFk/xtHIr5r8pqE/s1600/Smug.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />You got yourself a job, kiddo. I'll treat you like all the other rookies, starting with names: I know you're Vincent Jebediah Sanders, but now you oughta know that my name's Geoffrey Messenger. If you call me Geoff I'll smack you one, got it?<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lTXrGy2JnCQ/USD6zU5uuLI/AAAAAAAAAGM/KqOY7rQNsN0/s1600/Main+-+WEll+Shit.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lTXrGy2JnCQ/USD6zU5uuLI/AAAAAAAAAGM/KqOY7rQNsN0/s1600/Main+-+WEll+Shit.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;Got it!<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-buetQFI13Kg/USD6OfUohhI/AAAAAAAAAFg/eS2u_jFG4nw/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-buetQFI13Kg/USD6OfUohhI/AAAAAAAAAFg/eS2u_jFG4nw/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br />On top of that, here's a map and 100k to get yourself a truck. The way things work here, you start off based in one country and have to buy your way into other ones. To get the money to do that, you do runs in your available stomping grounds... A few countries start you off with a few others in your stomping grounds, but most of them don't. Got that?<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xfUaTncVhN8/USD6yWs8TvI/AAAAAAAAAF4/Ewskx7rQ4Hk/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xfUaTncVhN8/USD6yWs8TvI/AAAAAAAAAF4/Ewskx7rQ4Hk/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br />(Glancing at the map) Got it. 100k to get a truck, I pick one country to start in, to get more places to haul shit to and from I gotta buy my way to an access pass by doing runs to raise money.<br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hr5L0C_fKeY/USD6Oh0TSjI/AAAAAAAAAFk/xtHIr5r8pqE/s1600/Smug.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hr5L0C_fKeY/USD6Oh0TSjI/AAAAAAAAAFk/xtHIr5r8pqE/s1600/Smug.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />You learn fast. You've also gotta pay your own fines, your own repair fees, gas prices and upgrades for your truck. Anything left after that is your own cash.<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lJyIK6jtsD4/USD7xK1wSCI/AAAAAAAAAGg/ooSo_piXaWw/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lJyIK6jtsD4/USD7xK1wSCI/AAAAAAAAAGg/ooSo_piXaWw/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />Well okay...<br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-buetQFI13Kg/USD6OfUohhI/AAAAAAAAAFg/eS2u_jFG4nw/s1600/Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-buetQFI13Kg/USD6OfUohhI/AAAAAAAAAFg/eS2u_jFG4nw/s1600/Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />I'll keep in touch down the phone. Now scram and go get yourself a ride.<br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xfUaTncVhN8/USD6yWs8TvI/AAAAAAAAAF4/Ewskx7rQ4Hk/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xfUaTncVhN8/USD6yWs8TvI/AAAAAAAAAF4/Ewskx7rQ4Hk/s1600/Main+-+Neutral.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />&nbsp;Got it, boss. (leaves)<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Nd8-8sc1jz4/USD6yLVbJGI/AAAAAAAAAFw/weDthghwZnI/s1600/Main+-+Huge+Success%2521.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Nd8-8sc1jz4/USD6yLVbJGI/AAAAAAAAAFw/weDthghwZnI/s1600/Main+-+Huge+Success%2521.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />[JOB GET!]<br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--XirG2v7u_4/USD6yW8xiUI/AAAAAAAAAF0/LvkiC-hQA_Y/s1600/Main+-+OH+GOD+NO.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--XirG2v7u_4/USD6yW8xiUI/AAAAAAAAAF0/LvkiC-hQA_Y/s1600/Main+-+OH+GOD+NO.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br />[But that guy seriously scares me.]<br /><br /><br /><br />-Some time later-<br /><br /><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IDwG5hb4Dpw/USD6Mv1Uv4I/AAAAAAAAAFY/DhrNiRcZU3g/s1600/First+Client.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IDwG5hb4Dpw/USD6Mv1Uv4I/AAAAAAAAAFY/DhrNiRcZU3g/s1600/First+Client.png" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Trusty Bob,<br />Used Truck Salesman</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br /><br />Howdy there pardna. Couldn't help but notice ya wanderin' over from Geoff's place. You need a truck?<br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lJyIK6jtsD4/USD7xK1wSCI/AAAAAAAAAGg/ooSo_piXaWw/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lJyIK6jtsD4/USD7xK1wSCI/AAAAAAAAAGg/ooSo_piXaWw/s1600/Main+-+Why+Would+You+Do+That.png" /></a><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />That, I do...<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IDwG5hb4Dpw/USD6Mv1Uv4I/AAAAAAAAAFY/DhrNiRcZU3g/s1600/First+Client.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IDwG5hb4Dpw/USD6Mv1Uv4I/AAAAAAAAAFY/DhrNiRcZU3g/s1600/First+Client.png" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />Well then come on inta mah place and take a looksee!<br /><br />--------<br /><i><br /></i><i>So here's where you guys come in. First things first: Pick one of the countries on the map below </i>-<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0lEX3DaKIJ8/USDzKH_VHlI/AAAAAAAAADY/KE4Avo8rlDk/s1600/2013-02-06_00002.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0lEX3DaKIJ8/USDzKH_VHlI/AAAAAAAAADY/KE4Avo8rlDk/s640/2013-02-06_00002.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><i>- But bear in mind that the following countries are 'linked':</i><br /><br /><i>-Spain + Portugal</i><br /><i>-Switzerland + Italy</i><br /><i>-Netherlands + Germany (Only if starting in Netherlands)</i><br /><i>-Belgium + France (Only if starting in Belgium)</i><br /><i>-Poland, Czech Republic + Austria</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>The UK is also available. This makes a full list of:</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>-Austria</i><br /><i>-Belgium</i><br /><i>-Czech Republic</i><br /><i>-France</i><br /><i>-Germany</i><br /><i>-Italy</i><br /><i>-Netherlands</i><br /><i>-Poland</i><br /><i>-Portugal</i><br /><i>-Spain</i><br /><i>-Switzerland</i><br /><i>-United Kingdom</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>In addition, you guys get to choose Vincent's first truck.</i><br /><i><br /></i><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FSXPV6q_zRU/USDzK7H311I/AAAAAAAAADg/oowOlxGc8SA/s1600/2013-02-06_00004.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><i><img border="0" height="360" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FSXPV6q_zRU/USDzK7H311I/AAAAAAAAADg/oowOlxGc8SA/s640/2013-02-06_00004.jpg" width="640" /></i></a><i>The Runner, the cheapest truck there, and the weakest one too power-wise. It does have a reasonable ride and fuel tank though.</i><br /><i><br /></i><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZH1C2u89I3c/USDzOFwpj_I/AAAAAAAAAD4/I8s8z-Uykcw/s1600/2013-02-06_00003.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><i><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZH1C2u89I3c/USDzOFwpj_I/AAAAAAAAAD4/I8s8z-Uykcw/s640/2013-02-06_00003.jpg" width="640" /></i></a><i><br /></i><br /><i>The Majestic, a jack of all trades and master of none. Fuel tank is the smallest out of the four that Vincent can afford with his 100k, and it's the most expensive truck of the lot.</i><br /><i><br /></i><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R0Q6loiBuQ4/USDzNi1Om-I/AAAAAAAAADw/kfvUjPpvKF0/s1600/2013-02-06_00006.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><i><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R0Q6loiBuQ4/USDzNi1Om-I/AAAAAAAAADw/kfvUjPpvKF0/s640/2013-02-06_00006.jpg" width="640" /></i></a><i><br /></i><br /><i>The Swift, a reasonably-powerful truck with the biggest fuel tank. The ride is pretty dire though, so our 'hero' may complain a lot.</i><br /><i><br /></i><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DmFxQ9wldqg/USDzL6AfnOI/AAAAAAAAADo/v-sLB4dYefI/s1600/2013-02-06_00005.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><i><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DmFxQ9wldqg/USDzL6AfnOI/AAAAAAAAADo/v-sLB4dYefI/s640/2013-02-06_00005.jpg" width="640" /></i></a><i>Or, last but not least, the Valiant. The most powerful truck that Vincent can currently afford. It has the same fuel tank size as the Runner, but isn't as efficient with its fuel, bear this in mind.</i><br /><br /><i>Choose his destiny, people. Vince is Goin' Truckin'.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dvldHWQd79c/USDzB7ulMQI/AAAAAAAAABk/TGpH33YnDgs/s1600/Main+-+OI.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dvldHWQd79c/USDzB7ulMQI/AAAAAAAAABk/TGpH33YnDgs/s1600/Main+-+OI.png" /></a></div><span style="font-size: x-large;"><b>AND I SWEAR TO GOD IF YOU GUYS MAKE ME TAKE THE SWIFT AROUND THE UK...</b></span></div></div>BSRavenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08463135681828819867noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-89951472713919830042013-02-16T17:26:00.001-08:002013-02-16T17:26:40.317-08:00Introducing My Co-contributorsIn a move that I've had in discussion for a while now, I'm adding two of my fellows as authors on the blog. The first is Sandwitches, my online GM and fellow mad shark plotter, who plans to work with me on my next LP. The other is&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/bsraven">BSRaven</a>, another online pal from merry old england, who's been making Youtube videos for some time now, and would like the chance to work on the type of LP I do here, to the mutual benefit of the whole endeavour.<br /><br />Give them a big hand, ladies and gentlemen, as we go to the next stage of.....whatever it is we're doing.Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-17848726762994161622013-02-03T04:57:00.001-08:002013-02-03T07:50:14.222-08:00Options for a potential second LPAre you satisfied with the continuing antics of one teen girl with few manners but many stealthy bullets? Well, perhaps you're not, and you'd like to see something different on the channel, either as a followup once New Vegas is finished, or running alongside? Well, if you are, then this might be the thread for you. Here, you can suggest more possibilities for me to play unprofessionally, for your amusement.<br /><br /><a name='more'></a>Call this massive list as a chance for a declaration of interest. Sound off on all the options you think might be interesting, and we can pare down the list to stuff people might like to see, while giving more detail.<br /><br />For an LP, I feel you really should be giving a game that offers a lot of customisation options, and various decisions for the punters to consider. User feedback is the core of the LP experience, at least in a small project done for friends like this one.<br /><br /><b>Special Super Robot Wars section: Wherein I recount possibilities for playing one of the popular Strategy RPGs starring a vast cast of anime characters that probably only I recognise.</b><br /><br />SRW J: J for Judgement, its available with a full english patch. I've already done half of it in LP format, its possible I could try continuing that if I could find the save. But, I've played J <u>extensively</u>, about 5 times in total, and it really holds no surprises for me at this point. So I'd be really, really focusing on the storyline and every single stupid thing I can bitch about. Is that fun? I'm not sure.<br /><br />SRW R: R for Reversal, a jaunty tale of time travellers, annoying kids, and Sad Robots. Graphics are not as good as those of J. While not tough per se, it's a good SRW for making one feel a little underwhelming in power. I've played through it twice so I should know most of the levels, and I have the option of using new game plus to start with some units much more powerful than they normally start. However, only the menus will be in english, so I'll either be using someone elses translation to narrate the events, trying to figure out whats happening from my accumulated mech knowledge, or just making up my own crazy fanfic-inspired bullshit.<br /><br />D: D for Destiny. Not one I've played, but I've been more interested in it lately owing to various things. Similar to R, but with slightly different mechanics, and a very different roster. Again, not in english, so you're relying on me either being good at looking up different plots, or making bullshit up in the name of fanfic entertainment.<br /><br />Alpha 2: A sudden jump from the GBA to the PS2, which doesn't emulate as well, so this might be iffy. Alpha 2 is a much more complex game than even its predecessor Alpha Gaiden, introducing the infamous Squad System to handle all the units you get. Still, that big roster means it has a lot of stuff to like, including a pet favorite series of mine.<br /><br />Impact: An earlier PS2 outting, which more resembles Alpha Gaiden in systems and graphics quality. Infamous for being very long and very grindy, even by the standards of the series. However, it has a lot of series which rarely show up, so at least it would be an original experience. The plot is going to be a mix of stuff I know and don't know, so I'd imagine I'd be embellishing a lot.<br /><br />Z: Like Alpha Gaiden, a massive game that requires a refined version of the Squad System to handle all the units. A massive sprawling game, with a mix of familiar faces and newcomers. Probably the most modern game I could potentially run, assuming the PS2 emulator behaves.<br /><br />Original Generation Gaiden: A spinoff of a spinoff series, OGG is a continuation of Banprestos attempt to put as many of their own original characters in an SRW and run the storyline with just them. OG 1 and 2 are good in this regard, but OGG is a middle child, mainly a way to get the Compact 3 and Reversal storylines out of the way while setting up plot threads for the next game. The result is a scattered plot and uneven allotment of units, but its still a game setup I have a passing interest in.<br /><br />Compact 3: A Wonderswan game, if you can beleive that. Mainly up for consideration because of its cool protagonist, and because it has Escaflowne for maximum Nostalgia from me.<br /><br />64: Shockingly enough, the Nintendo 64 entry in the series. Pretty generic for the series, all things considered, and probably pretty primitive compared to later games.<br /><br />GC: The Gamecube release, also available as XO for the Xbox, but a Gamecube emulator would be easier to handle. Uses an infamous 3D graphics style rather than the sprite animation the series is known for. The roster isn't particularly standout, unless you have a thing for obscure 90s shows and Monkey Punch character designs.<br /><br />W/K/L: The DS entries in the series. W I'm less pushed about because its being LP'd on Something Awful (which makes it harder to pretend I don't know the storyline and make shit up), although it has a very fun and powerful roster (some might say too powerful...). K is not as popular because its given storyline is kiiinda crappy, though there are some interesting units, and hey, I can change things I don't like, right? Fanfiction away! L takes a lot of what K had and refines it, adding a simple but interesting set of original characters. I've actually played L so I have cleared files to abuse New Game Plus money if desired.<br /><br />If you'd prefer, I can also take suggestions based on 'Which ones are My Favorite Anime in?'.<br /><br /><br /><b>Informed LPs: Games I've played at least once, so I know what I'm doing</b><br /><br />Skyrim: Played through once as Warrior. Almost finished a playthrough as an asshole imperial Wizard, with lofty goals of gaining ultimate arcane power. Considering Thief/Assassin playthrough as a sadistic Joker type, possibly becoming a vampire thanks ot Dawnguard?? (I do wonder though, wouldn't psycho assassin bitch be a little too like NV!Lat?)<br />Also, I haven't tried modding the game any, because I like to play out the base games stuff before I do major modification. But at this point, maybe its time?<br /><br />Fallout 3: Played through twice, once normally, once exhaustively as a stealth character. To spice up the game would require Heavy modding, and either played as evil or as Full Justice Kamen Rider Cyborg. This one might be interesting if you guys pick out interesting mods to sample...<br />(Is this different enough from New Vegas to justify?)<br /><br />KotOR 1+2: I played about half of KotOR 1 before I ragequit from a bullshit auto-kill plot gun, and every time I've tried to boot the game up since, I've gotten nothing but black screens. Some people have said I should just ignore the first game, and use the modded second game as a better benchmark. I'm not certain on that, but I could look into it, or just start over KotOR 1 from scratch (If I get the damned thing working ever again....).<br /><br />XCOM: Completed once on Easy, abandoned midway through a medium-difficulty playthrough that was starting to turn to shit. I could do this easily (Well, I might fail, but recording my failure would be a simple task), but then, everyone has done a run of XCOM where the soldiers are their friends, haven't they?<br /><br /><br /><b>Blind LPs: Games I haven't even touched, or barely looked at</b><br /><br />Arx Fatalis: Unplayed, but apparently an semi-open-world RPG about going through an underground world looking for a god to kill.<br /><br />Crusader Kings 2: A game about running a dynasty of nobles, though running the areas they rule is also important. I could run a scenario of a simple Irish king, or I could play a quick game off-camera to learn the mechanics, add some wierd mods, and try something a bit more wierd and ambitious.<br /><br />Deus Ex: Considered the seminal FPS-RPG of the last decade, I have never gotten around to actually playing it yet. I had considered trying to do a melee/speed based run, the one that Human Revolution didn't really let me do properly, but if that's not a good plan for a beginner, I can go simpler. It is an LP after all.<br /><br />Dragon Age Origins: &nbsp;'The last good Bioware game', or so the story goes. Since its a pretty generic fantasy setting, I can go a lot of ways with a character, making this a nice open choice.<br /><br />Empire/Shogun/Medieval/Napoleon/Rome Total War: Unplayed. I bought the entire pack in a Steam Sale, despite having no sure idea of what to do with them all. Are there any good or wacky mods for these games I could look into?<br /><br />Legend of Grimrock: Unsure if this works as a screenshot LP, since its focused on a mix of puzzles and combat. You play four poor suckers thrown in a dungeon, and must get out through many levels of grindy puzzly goodness.<br /><br />Mount And Blade: A game about playing the leader of a band of warriors in an off-brand medieval setting, massively open-ended so long as you don't get your head caved in. Would probably be looking into mods to make the experience more to my liking (See: Adding a tiny smidgeon of magic to add flavor, possibly allowing a female character). I also have access to the sequels, which are more polished games, but don't have as wide a selection of mods.<br /><br />Civ V: Received for free with my preorder of XCOM. Listed for completeness, because its always an option, and theres mods out there, right?<br /><br />Galactic Civilisations /Sword of the Stars/.Masters of Orion 1+2/Star Control 1/2/3: A bevy of space-based 4X games, modern and classic, with various options for galactic conquest and mass destruction. Do we want to try forging our ultimate empire across the galaxy? EDIT: Someone just bought be Endless Space, which is another option.<br /><div><br />Terraria: A 2D minecraft-alike. I got 20 minutes into this and found myself getting kinda bored. Apparently best in multiplayer? Probably missed the boat on it.<br /><br />Torchlight 2: All I know about this series is 'Its a Diablo Clone by the people who made Diablo'. This suits me just fine. I'm more than willing to roll up a generic character of the comments choice, and try to run through the game with it.<br /><br />The Witcher: This appears to be the new 'highcore' RPG of the past few years, though mostly people praise the sequel. I'm willing to try getting my feet wet, though I can't promise I won't suck.<br /><br />Fallout/2/Tactics: I've started up Fallout 1 twice, but never truly plowed into it like I'm 'supposed to'. I know its blasphemy but the simplicity of the modern FPS versions seems much more approachable. Still, this and its sequel are ever-present options.<br /><br />Arcanum: I got a little into this game once, but not the whole way through (I beleive its from the same people as Fallout 1+2, ironically). I have an idea for a mostly-pacifist inventor character, though this game has plenty of options.<br /><br />Baldurs Gate 1+2: The classics, available on GOG.com. I downloaded the originals and modded them with a fan-favorite mod, but only got a few hours of multiplayer in.<br /><br />Neverwinter Nights/Icewind Dale 1+2/Temple of Elemental Evil: More D&amp;D goodness, with the generic fantasy options abound.<br /><br />Colonization: An older, slightly different Civ. Not sure how to make it all that interesting, though.<br /><br />Sid Meier's Pirates!: Possibilities for some swashbuckling action as we try to play through the career of a pirate on the rise.<br /><br />Master of Magic: An earlier fantasy Civ-Like.<br /><br />Darklands/Realms of Arkania 1+2: More generic fantasy stuff, of the oldschool GOG variety.<br /><br />Fable The Lost Chapters: I gather than the original is the Least Stupid of the Fable series, by some metric. I have the disc, I'm willing to pop it in.<br /><br />Jade Empire: A classic Bioware game of kung fu action. I probably have been spoiled on the twist, but I'm willing to play through, see how things go.<br /><br />Morrowind/Oblivion: I'm less enthused about these titles, not because of setting or old graphics or anything, but because of their older levelling mechanics and how I'd be afraid of screwing my character. Then again, perhaps this can be modded? If people have suggestions, we can work on them.</div>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-77253203778347913822013-01-23T11:04:00.002-08:002013-01-23T16:28:51.437-08:00Let's Play Fallout New Vegas, part 18: The Ownership Cycle<i>So, its been 6 months since I last did anything with this LP. I'm not sure I can attribute the lack of updating to anything but my own laziness. I kept finding different things to distract me, whether it be AAA games, online chat, or silly Gameboy Advance games I'd completed before and wanted to replay for nostalgia or something. In the meantime, playing more of a fallout game I'd completed once and didn't have the scope of Skyrim seemed an odd thought, even though the guilt gnawed at me on many an occassion.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>But, I think I've finally come full circle, and decided to try this whole thing again. I hope you'll still stick with me, and see if we can make this thing go anywhere.</i><br /><br /><br /><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><br />Okay, dang, I can't fix their power thingies, what do I do to make these crazy bastards like me?<br /><br /><img alt="CA2A65526550C18F4E2D85AE9A2752397D039EC9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545597323/CA2A65526550C18F4E2D85AE9A2752397D039EC9/" width="640" /><br /><br />Oh, giving you more explosives. Of course, silly me.<br /><br />Well, I have a few rockets that....I found....In a place. They might help you.<br /><br /><img alt="70462ED70D4203E1E5DF53047BFA364AB9914A54 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545607738/70462ED70D4203E1E5DF53047BFA364AB9914A54/" width="640" /><br /><br />Those rockets are probably better off in their armory than their power plant anyway....But just in case, I'll go be elsewhere. Hey, there's some of their brats, maybe I can get them on my side with my snappy dressing.<br /><br /><img alt="4F1C2843F4EEF2320E349A097AA0B1DFB1F132F8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545610625/4F1C2843F4EEF2320E349A097AA0B1DFB1F132F8/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'm making the place more awesome, what does it look like?<br /><br /><img alt="C2E325ED8ABE6184515D8E33C3DD9CD5E3A835FD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545618428/C2E325ED8ABE6184515D8E33C3DD9CD5E3A835FD/" width="640" /><br /><br />Kid, don't they let you play with leftover dynamite? Thats all the fun you need!<br /><br /><img alt="78B0187B1F84828F1FF80BB914060CB1632EDCE6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545625472/78B0187B1F84828F1FF80BB914060CB1632EDCE6/" width="640" /><br /><br />.....Thats nice.<br /><br /><img alt="F89FF47A4308CE43F95EF32F0C9C8774B5399493 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545632718/F89FF47A4308CE43F95EF32F0C9C8774B5399493/" width="640" /><br /><br />Mister Cuddles? Who in the fliparoo is that?<br /><br /><img alt="E28500BCEB23D41EB92C35F7977C232D5846B434 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545637479/E28500BCEB23D41EB92C35F7977C232D5846B434/" width="640" /><br /><br />Lemme guess, you were a dinosaur at the time. Sure, if I see any stuffed animals about, I'll deliver them back to you.<br /><br /><img alt="FD0251B3029C1ECFDEAF8F5C5F528EEF9A26BCD0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545642918/FD0251B3029C1ECFDEAF8F5C5F528EEF9A26BCD0/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Can I just shoot a passing Yao Quai, put a hat on it and call it good?)<br /><br />Eh, maybe I can help the old guy with something else.<br /><br /><img alt="5E2E7730A48A430531CEE1ECB864F0140AE17822 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545654848/5E2E7730A48A430531CEE1ECB864F0140AE17822/" width="640" /><br /><br />Or maybe I'll just see if this place has anything worth taking.<br /><br /><img alt="A77B19E4D42E7EC48F4C02D6D7880E731A8825DD (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545656904/A77B19E4D42E7EC48F4C02D6D7880E731A8825DD/" width="640" /><br /><br />Looks like no.<br /><br />At best I can take some of the electronics....Oh, theres Loyals cute assistant again. Hey Blondie, is there anything I can do that doesn't involve me learning what a science is?<br /><br /><img alt="FF2E1B3E4AA946BD446275D136CD978239FDA46A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545660495/FF2E1B3E4AA946BD446275D136CD978239FDA46A/" width="640" /><br /><br />You're right, its not very exciting at all.<br /><br /><img alt="6955F535F6F4EC53DF1BC03441CA037403339961 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545661751/6955F535F6F4EC53DF1BC03441CA037403339961/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="981E2CF18D62E4C9F48D7C442CDF3BD60D2B7E96 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545664793/981E2CF18D62E4C9F48D7C442CDF3BD60D2B7E96/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="9DF9AC77EC66F2ED3784D70E0E340D2FEB93BAC0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545667534/9DF9AC77EC66F2ED3784D70E0E340D2FEB93BAC0/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Handsome, sure, but still pretty Blond.)<br /><br /><img alt="C3B8EBA3487A509A05CD3D403E361F30D99B3140 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545674845/C3B8EBA3487A509A05CD3D403E361F30D99B3140/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="1001DDDE6CD197C1E618C10A11A7EFDEA3F40B63 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545676627/1001DDDE6CD197C1E618C10A11A7EFDEA3F40B63/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Voyeurism, the beginning of all true romance!)<br /><br /><img alt="4427770466BF60E423B617B9EB50F6776046F6D7 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545678286/4427770466BF60E423B617B9EB50F6776046F6D7/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, someone would probably think you're giving the signal to open fire. Well, I guess I could check the place out again...<br /><br /><img alt="82246A4A92023C9965DD976A793BA94A2E932DF8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545683164/82246A4A92023C9965DD976A793BA94A2E932DF8/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah....(I wonder if I should tell him that bazookas with two grenades taped to them don't actually count as women.)<br /><br /><img alt="2A491AC6B03C04A00CC706270AA3059107B02E9C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545685011/2A491AC6B03C04A00CC706270AA3059107B02E9C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B5C379E62A2C4BECAC31600B2F79530E0B8BDDEA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545688763/B5C379E62A2C4BECAC31600B2F79530E0B8BDDEA/" width="640" /><br /><br />I've seen worse sets of priorities.<br /><br /><img alt="1BA78C1B22E59732857FB4674513BCB9A9CE1CE9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545690227/1BA78C1B22E59732857FB4674513BCB9A9CE1CE9/" width="640" /><br /><br />"Can be trusted not to drink motor oil." Sorry, just compiling a list of your 'pros' for her.<br /><br /><img alt="38F28EA00747267F3064682FDC64FCDA598FA877 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545693404/38F28EA00747267F3064682FDC64FCDA598FA877/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, I'm sure you've got a long and happy life ahead of you.<br /><br /><img alt="50C03C9419EE70508F2368C6E659790E68EE5DE6 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545695084/50C03C9419EE70508F2368C6E659790E68EE5DE6/" width="640" /><br /><br />Anyway! More unattended boxes! Ooh, pretty valuable armor...<br /><br /><img alt="C5B7C66FCB83FCA8A589F6E110B060E06BDF96D1 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545696902/C5B7C66FCB83FCA8A589F6E110B060E06BDF96D1/" width="640" /><br /><br />No no, don't put it on you moron! .....Lets leave. Quickly.<br /><br /><img alt="FC827BFBCF493715C80AF3C4DBE781C8AAB8818F (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545699256/FC827BFBCF493715C80AF3C4DBE781C8AAB8818F/" width="640" /><br /><br />Apparently these guys eat and relax right next to tons of bombs. This doesn't suprise me.<br /><br /><img alt="D2FA12D3E4157A345398198F228AEE5A5E183FC2 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545703739/D2FA12D3E4157A345398198F228AEE5A5E183FC2/" width="640" /><br /><br />These must be the things they kill pretend chinese with all day.<br /><br /><img alt="4970A33B0D73E7CE03F9102D32CF5AB79AAE1F3B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545706884/4970A33B0D73E7CE03F9102D32CF5AB79AAE1F3B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ooh, a weapons workshop. Much more interesting than a flying machine workshop.<br /><br /><img alt="78E5196DC522C22F62753CA7E4F1572DF37B91FE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545720668/78E5196DC522C22F62753CA7E4F1572DF37B91FE/" width="640" /><br /><br />Lots of scrap metal lying around, and some spare rounds. Don't mind if I do.<br /><br /><img alt="D30029178D3C976714FFD1E95544417EDDB5744C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545726979/D30029178D3C976714FFD1E95544417EDDB5744C/" width="640" /><br /><br />Dagnabbit, all this ammo. If there weren't so many people walking about...Well, I can get it legit, I guess.<br /><br /><img alt="0564401E354EF369C53501AA8E418B6BA4D3B106 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545737427/0564401E354EF369C53501AA8E418B6BA4D3B106/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="2E2A6273A791A1D728AF06EC51716ABADDB9D2C8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545740843/2E2A6273A791A1D728AF06EC51716ABADDB9D2C8/" width="640" /><br /><br />Mostly grenades, as expected.<br /><br /><img alt="545E67029C155BC4E03D89CB929B235B2FCBD0FE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545742316/545E67029C155BC4E03D89CB929B235B2FCBD0FE/" width="640" /><br /><br />While I can see how you might prefer a fully working nuke launcher over a cheap one that has pieces missing, I'll pass on both.<br /><br /><img alt="02B999DA290786B927F7101B6C840B8AEAECDF84 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545744199/02B999DA290786B927F7101B6C840B8AEAECDF84/" width="640" /><br /><br />Dang, I have nothing to sell this guy that isn't marked as boomer property.<br /><br /><i>I have a thing where I just can't stand to sell unique weapons, even ones I'll never use.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="4CCB5A47ED68B6A0CE2538411EAD75D0058D1006 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545746334/4CCB5A47ED68B6A0CE2538411EAD75D0058D1006/" width="640" /><br /><br />I've been gone for ten minutes!<br /><br /><img alt="D57801697259AC36F462C0554D59FC9A33C43583 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545750072/D57801697259AC36F462C0554D59FC9A33C43583/" width="640" /><br /><br />Look, do you want this scrap metal I, er, found far away, or not?<br /><br /><img alt="EF30A7F6F9A8361A5D61419ACC403035D3A03E7B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545754092/EF30A7F6F9A8361A5D61419ACC403035D3A03E7B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Its <i>scrap. </i>If I needed any I could just stea-...er, kill robots for more. Just take this heavy junk.<br /><br /><img alt="EDB2276730B5166382E3DA3A0A2B3ECD4C379DA5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545758621/EDB2276730B5166382E3DA3A0A2B3ECD4C379DA5/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hmmm....This is a lot easier than looking for teddy bears...<br /><br /><img alt="E73E1F4B9A625C70AFD0C7A0319F83951F940FC3 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545765041/E73E1F4B9A625C70AFD0C7A0319F83951F940FC3/" width="640" /><br /><br />Er, don't mind me, I have a license to inspect spare parts caches...<br /><br />Oh look Jack, it just so happens I found eight more pounds of random junk in, um, my back pocket.<br /><br /><img alt="DBF21004E0070168B8EB2600BE43BA31B830854B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545766117/DBF21004E0070168B8EB2600BE43BA31B830854B/" width="640" /><br /><br />No need to thank me, I'm just exploiting humanity's greatest natural resource.<br /><br /><img alt="E2FAE58A7F33FEEC2B9A35326C69B22E95D2C059 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545768546/E2FAE58A7F33FEEC2B9A35326C69B22E95D2C059/" width="640" /><br /><br />I think these fools are actually starting to trust me. Better secure their support before they start ask me to help find all their missing things...<br /><br /><img alt="A0F46D1762373DD297DC72544C383D2B525D963C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545770546/A0F46D1762373DD297DC72544C383D2B525D963C/" width="640" /><br /><br />I do everything I do well, Ma'am.<br /><br /><img alt="5ABB0B6F465CAF73083408C220F0C1104CF89D1C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545775332/5ABB0B6F465CAF73083408C220F0C1104CF89D1C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="E9E1D494827F8B338E08AD50690F8D05CA92E369 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545777232/E9E1D494827F8B338E08AD50690F8D05CA92E369/" width="640" /><br /><br />...I just came from there....<br /><br /><img alt="7DC4F1B3ABDFFB9C07B05B402C4362CAB6318D37 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545779388/7DC4F1B3ABDFFB9C07B05B402C4362CAB6318D37/" width="640" /><br /><br />...I thought you blew people up, not drowned them.<br /><br /><img alt="16CF3BB1C23CA946F26E61E77652483ED7F177D8 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545784118/16CF3BB1C23CA946F26E61E77652483ED7F177D8/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="B001434064C61DC32055D8B024838FFEF1D589DF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545787110/B001434064C61DC32055D8B024838FFEF1D589DF/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="6CBA194646ED4FA027FDD57D90CAD835266FCAAA (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545789042/6CBA194646ED4FA027FDD57D90CAD835266FCAAA/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="4DDA6DCD3154B48FD7AECFEBABF0233D292861E4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545791713/4DDA6DCD3154B48FD7AECFEBABF0233D292861E4/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Why not base your entire reason for existing on a magazine article? It beats sucking on plutonium until your brains glow.)<br /><br /><img alt="A53F36C5932F3976A1835CD0AD46EBB72716EB6C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545794579/A53F36C5932F3976A1835CD0AD46EBB72716EB6C/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="22FD55B7003ED57BB7F4E165DF39A15AB81B4839 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545797638/22FD55B7003ED57BB7F4E165DF39A15AB81B4839/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, I do need people who can blow things up for me, and you guys are the definite experts in that. So I'll think about it. But how am I supposed to get that thing out of the lake?<br /><br /><img alt="4AD21A6B1B1AC98474584C95EF89B7300713BE14 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545802941/4AD21A6B1B1AC98474584C95EF89B7300713BE14/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="CFBBC30F6B4E073CFCA042BB3197DE1AACFA3C53 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545804758/CFBBC30F6B4E073CFCA042BB3197DE1AACFA3C53/" width="640" /><br /><br />Wait, if its that simple, why haven't you guys done it already?<br /><br /><img alt="ACE99773E0DBE2673C25EC58B9074377221B179D (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545810021/ACE99773E0DBE2673C25EC58B9074377221B179D/" width="640" /><br /><img alt="7F61F765597064370138DA6D26D6703B2CE006F4 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545812036/7F61F765597064370138DA6D26D6703B2CE006F4/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right, right, lazy and inbred, gotcha. I'll do it, since I'm just a nice girl.<br /><br /><img alt="7643CAA1D1CFBBA1CF64CE46FDF54642F3919CBE (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545818283/7643CAA1D1CFBBA1CF64CE46FDF54642F3919CBE/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Wait, isn't it at the bottom of a lake? How am I meant to get to it there?<br /><br /><img alt="BFAB92529373F6977950CB2280F1BD254C4FF07C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545822954/BFAB92529373F6977950CB2280F1BD254C4FF07C/" width="640" /><br /><br />Jack, useful? I refuse to beleive!<br /><br /><img alt="98C6CBB96CDBF2EA1925B8F80DA16631DFAAB85E (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545829142/98C6CBB96CDBF2EA1925B8F80DA16631DFAAB85E/" width="640" /><br /><br />Doesn't the chef have one in the next building? Or would you have to Grenade-dickpunch each other to decide ownership?<br /><br />Gah, why does all this have to be so complex?<br /><br /><img alt="9AD10C1CBA66F8EB2D2050E1EE42BA41F345C9A0 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545830958/9AD10C1CBA66F8EB2D2050E1EE42BA41F345C9A0/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>We're a grand total of 8 Science Skill off being about to work around the problem, which means finding a Science magazine is another way to beat this puzzle, though potentially more expensive.</i><br /><i><br /></i>How about I check your supply lockers for one? There might be one in the out-of-direct-sight shelves conveniently close to the door...<br /><br />---WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP---<br /><br /><img alt="2ED044CA7C5E2B09EBE6E00310F3A3CAB1C7BFF9 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545834967/2ED044CA7C5E2B09EBE6E00310F3A3CAB1C7BFF9/" width="640" /><br /><br />Gotta recycle every rivet, right?<br /><br /><img alt="AE191DA3D048598CF4ED70902D1AFB407252854B (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545837659/AE191DA3D048598CF4ED70902D1AFB407252854B/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ho ho ho, now I can make bullets. Not that I really need to, but having the option is nice.<br /><br /><i>In Fallout 3, Scrap Metal was a valuable resource, with no less than 3 quests to hand it in for caps, medkits, or ammo. But in New Vegas, the only real collector for it is Jack, who doesn't really give anything for it but more kudos with the Boomers. Its far more useful for crafting, with high-Repair characters being able to use it in many recipes, while gun-specialists can melt it down to make new bullets. Lead is a lot lighter than scrap, which is handy for when you want to keep a supply of it around like we are for now. If you want to use specialist bullets and don't want to pay through the teeth, pumping repair and hording lead and powder is a good plan.</i><br /><i><br /></i><img alt="9ED2598CDF46948DEA8E939E0587B5411F7D4869 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545839382/9ED2598CDF46948DEA8E939E0587B5411F7D4869/" width="640" /><br /><br />Back home to take stock, Boone.<br /><br /><img alt="9EA2D34B42CEF0CC0CD10196A3C0CDF932594F3C (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545842063/9EA2D34B42CEF0CC0CD10196A3C0CDF932594F3C/" width="640" /><br /><br />Jigger a few parts together...Ooh-hoo-hoo, a nice little piece of pain.<br /><br />Now, off to the Gun Runners to sell everything the Boomers hopefully are only missing now.<br /><br /><img alt="5EA88FD33C5B1A29F5E96D1CB18F6A03FBA40A77 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545845445/5EA88FD33C5B1A29F5E96D1CB18F6A03FBA40A77/" width="640" /><br /><br />Gah, stupid robot can't afford the armor. Gonna have to offload it somewhere else.<br /><br /><img alt="63608771201F1E08315C1F7A84570E1EFA3B68BF (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545846872/63608771201F1E08315C1F7A84570E1EFA3B68BF/" width="640" /><br /><br />Take these stupid grenades, please!! Give me pretty bullets for them!<br /><br /><img alt="5FC3C9D37D67D6487A8A1D6042D52448A82E40E5 (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545850491/5FC3C9D37D67D6487A8A1D6042D52448A82E40E5/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hmm, a bunch of empty cases to make Government rounds for my hunting revolver....Tempting, but it might be simpler just to steal them from someone else.<br /><br /><img alt="C9DB824524F1778487836C6BB78E233B1D318C4A (1280×720)" height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/594741840545852168/C9DB824524F1778487836C6BB78E233B1D318C4A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Armor-piercing Sniper ammo. Perfect...<br /><br />---------------------------------------------<br /><br /><i>Well, that was both eventful and uneventful. Nice to see you can steal your way through most problems, actually.</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>So, we're almost done with the Boomers, with only one major step left to go. Time to make some choices:</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>1) Do we risk going to Lake Mead without the rebreather, or go looking for a Pressure Cooker or Science Mag? Do we deliberately hunt for them, or just go off on another quest until we come across one?</i><br /><i>2) Should we look for a 'swimsuit' to go into the Lake in, to avoid getting Benny's Suit wet, or just brush it off as a gameplay thing?</i><br /><i>3) What should we try after this (or during it)? We still have to meet the Brotherhood (which will probably end poorly for them), and deal with the Great Khans (who are potentially already hostile to us), and theres the matter of getting to the bunker in Caesars camp, which currently might be possible without a fight, but if we got much further might be tougher. Of course there are other quests we've picked up, and chances for random exploration.</i><br /><i>4) Are we serious about making our own bullets, or will I just stash the powder and lead in our apartment and head off to steal them as we need?</i><br /><i><br /></i><i>Suggestions very welcome! Lets keep this thing going!!!</i>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-20232204331082915312012-07-17T17:24:00.000-07:002012-07-17T17:24:31.607-07:00New Vegas, Part 17: A classy lady with unclassy problem solving techniques.<i>Welcome back, friends, as I embark once more on an adventure in the story of Latooni Subota, a young woman who's fancy on the outside, but ugly on the inside. I apologise once more for taking several months out to do the exact same thing in the prequel to this game, it just seemed like the thing to do.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><i></i><br /><a name='more'></a><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178709206/C6D57699E9F7CDBFE428128F3F895C104275BD27/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178694251/9D5A7CCDFB4BDEE99BF668AB2C604161B1A2021F/" width="640" /><br /><br />We head back to the Gun Runners to drop off the goods. All the people are leaving for the night, but the robot is 24 hours. The armor's worth a nice chunk of change, not a crazy amount but enough to make the trip worth it.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178956230/AB212CB93BFC637D0EECF447E7DC603349C2C1F1/" width="640" /><br /><br />I suppose I don't need ALL this Jet...<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582179001803/9D9BE54D45E89BAEDE0EF0EBDC0747B55D25527E/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178948672/1FBE1F112FC1904999F5BF38331700C42ECE9CCA/" width="640" /><br /><br />I check their stock once more. In our price range are this lovely moddable Anti-material Rifle that'd probably break me in half if I tried to fire it unaided, and an SMG upgrade to my lovely silenced pistol (I thought I'd already got one of those somewhere...). But I won't get anything quite yet.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582179005002/5AECCA4A83567F57EACF3B29E3FB480550379D2A/" width="640" /><br /><br />We head back to the Lucky 38 to take stock. On the way, Boone shoots an uppity hobo. I do like the convenience of him keeping the riff-raff off my back.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582179009006/B85EA79A1D53DCAE4913E58C391C233438654FC2/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582179013064/E1322EA65C3E98B6B399E2CDABBE89FA03F52BEB/" width="640" /><br /><br />I take the time to offload some of the extra food, water and ammo I've been carrying. Don't need it taking up space.<br /><br /><i>I almost dump half the drugs I've been carrying too, until I realise that, unlike the survival mod I'd been using in Fallout 3, Hardcore Mode doesn't change the fact that drugs are wieghtless in New Vegas. Frankly, there really isn't any reason to leave any drugs behind, aside from the way they add to the time spent in menus looking for the right one.</i><br /><i>Still, being weightless means its never a bad idea to pick them up, even if you're just selling them straight away.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178687132/F2EC7C136045958A96C997CDD6A7A65B6D4E1881/" width="640" /><br /><br />A quick hours nap, and I'm ready to go again.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178922899/CD7710A9BFC4571C091A3C1DD59670B0897F10D0/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right. Now for medical supplies.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178804516/F8B113423481C67D785FF358D71C3DF57AD9A890/" width="640" /><br /><br />Get up you lazy cow, I want to give you money.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178727993/8B4D73642545AFDAC6F59B24771198662E7CD534/" width="640" /><br /><br />YES. Thank you!<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178982643/A96C198262F24CB3A1E935EDD4891CF0836CD1E8/" width="640" /><br /><br />By morning, I'm back at Nellis, without the explosive welcome this time, and I catch Loyal as he gets up.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178952039/57ECED6AEE8D13E92A8A0EA24B7261D49CA446D1/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178737157/1213B6DB9A72CB8EEB704FDBD8B7BCEDA7B0D8FE/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178730912/CF9C2E83703EF7DA11B8E8553F87861DBC1E939F/" width="640" /><br /><br />"Worst comes to worst, I have to charge you for extra bullets."<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178794920/6F1CE5FA3D6CBE7D494BF03DBA1DA6B169157CFC/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178682323/20F6B3974702722ADC1D092E90F851DE2195DD87/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178764505/8119265E53FCB8CF0FD45D5EAEDE5790DEA3B680/" width="640" /><br /><br />Right. If I throw up, I'll just charge you for that too.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178704202/5067C4CFE3AC2406E5640BD84190DA0C75F681CF/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>And somehow, the tiny amount of XP from bullshitting Loyal into giving me something that probably doesn't work is enough to get me a level up.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178995105/CA6DA536950DF2B5A0744FFE98A1EF6ED631A81D/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Still focusing on Guns and Sneak.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178772726/4A52B33BD2E71AFF5E5B47DEB503F8328FE8E165/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178768662/94912FC9CB7EA23D2A0DB044CCF91E7B6E7F7668/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178969435/30E212BED8705F1C19A1996A3A90197562379F02/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178991394/AE1AF291F4EAAD079DFB28A72D0E2E0FD03E3B03/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178930318/5CCED83FA531F5E6F5D97EE851ED9FF6D4611F84/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Level 10 opens up a lot of interesting perk options, but I default to the reliable Finesse perk to up my Crit Chance. It might not be optimal since sneak attacks are automatically criticals and I plan mainly to get sneak attacks, but stealth might not always be possible, after all.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178938861/E8D62E601F92FEE7AD138989C1C4B5A3F19ED833/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, this looks like the building. Time to sneak in.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178712569/D56FFCC65969E4C54198FCB3BEDCF58E3315B1EA/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178741325/C93010A3640CC3057E53A07D512937AA799414FB/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well that was quick. Still, it seems to be the only one around, so far<span style="background-color: white;">.</span><br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178933582/DA560A36FD00D8A4A6C98088AD7F71714747673C/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178960066/385570ADA3C90AD811D94714C722D208110C6F9B/" width="640" /><br /><br />As expected, the Boomers are packing some heavy firepower, which really begs the question of how these guys ended up as ant chow. And why this place is intact, if they use grenades on exploding ants. Maybe they were too busy trying not to hit the machinery?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178760817/BECA668E3878C4B42866A0CE0082451F9BC9500F/" width="640" /><br /><br />They made it sound like this place would be crawling with the buggers, but these guys are easy pickings.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178755151/2E92A01C825468C790B3C7849886AB25D675B1D3/" width="640" /><br /><br />Only a couple more upstairs, I deal with them and head down.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178733901/97BD867278064A5D9F1B20E4F2A75973600CD1A9/" width="640" /><br /><br />This looks like their tunnel...<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178918774/685F11BE97AA1B99A9692ADDABBC2A794B4AE0BB/" width="640" /><br /><br />Better turn this gizmo on before they notice I'm here.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178716572/82F842C410ACE74ACE7F6D40F8BEEF3FD45FE573/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, the screams of the dying. Wish I could hear them better over the racket this thing makes though.<br /><br /><i>I was not expecting that to work without applying science to the gizmo in the earlier conversation.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178977764/64A63A350766F6D103011D4B9A1DA911EDAE91AF/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nothing left but the baby maggots, who can be harvested for meat!<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178720230/82F9438DA7F3D829F03EAF1F6584B5CACA9F8A64/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hey, they ate the Boomers kids, turnabout is fair play.<br /><br />...Also apparently the Boomers let their kids use grenade rifles. How 'bout that.<br /><br /><i>Thump-thump is a unique weapon, so we won't be selling it, but neither will it see much use, I expect. A shame, because the explosion and ragdoll physics in these games can get hilarious.</i><br /><i>My favorite moment was in my recent Fallout 3 playthrough, where I was in a desperate shootout in the Super-Duper Mart, and threw a grenade at some raiders. When the smoke cleared, I found the explosion had neatly packed two of them into a nearby fridge.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178816531/8AB44C47A842D3D4A3A7935A0A215D0821FE42E9/" width="640" /><br /><br />What was the other thing to do again? Oh right, flip the circuit breakers.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178998490/931FD5E388D3E6E8D15DF8AD5214466C4F2E8CB9/" width="640" /><br /><br />One more switch, and then the main breaker, halfway back up the stairs. The generators come back on really noisily.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178789317/82426647DF46A0E715617B796A4E22E6BB0D29C2/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582179015140/7466802840231B69FD4088D336CB727F99F6E5A3/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178945068/8130855E6F6A0FA42B21815336D613F521DA2F88/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178988254/36A6E518FBDAA8A79EA6F0EDF3F1F5113E1B9181/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178778132/8BDAAE1CF188A841A2B613DBAFE9D8AAE180ED7D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, wow, theres hundreds of rounds, missiles, grenades, and TWO mininukes here. And this is their power generator room. God, I can't imagine what their armory must have in it.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178757937/1F78943577729B52B59F89DEF01165EEDE65BD16/" width="640" /><br /><br />Boone, be a dear and take some of this crap for me? Thanks hun.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582179019335/9880C0DF3C1A4AD6E2EA9EEB934D4E215524119D/" width="640" /><br /><br />We head for the back door, passing the ant bodies with their neatly exploded heads.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582179030414/8DC3A3FC87EF1070A43671A63DA29EEC8E8B900D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Okay! Now to see about these solar panel things.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178926424/6BEE44799937A6F416A29051355D4FDB7695A4F4/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, I have no goddamn idea what these things even are.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178964319/7023CF257B4032BD06BF2D40A277716788026B48/" width="640" /><br /><br />Bah. Anyway, I'll get credit for the shooty part anyway.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178698824/9CB5762050510F2A829C741B84247B102034EB18/" width="640" /><br /><br />....Yeah, thats a lovely way to say hello.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178973412/05813F77D2408D35C4D20E16EA8E73FABEBB9783/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178746934/0AE6C831C631E0F598AAA0053F329D94EB69D361/" width="640" /><br /><br />....And yet somehow, you're the one they trust with the Grenade Machinegun.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178785625/4D4823952898A372EE00329917768566EE4338A1/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178752026/F0F8F9E8AFC6392820B56AA8DFF78A03F62E7C78/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, 'glad' to help.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/577835582178724296/9539B1161379E4E4221C5FE0C5B82E6E2E105062/" width="640" /><br /><br />Now what in the buggering christ do I do now?<br /><br />----------------------------<br /><br /><i>A short update for this one, as I get back into the swing of things. Sorry for the brevity, but its a lot easier to handle than the 200 image mega-updates I used to do.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><i>Ok, a couple of important and not-so-important things to consider.</i><br /><i>1) Are people happy with my Perk selection? Its probably the 'best' choice from an absolute numbers perspective, but we can afford to be flavorful if you like. And I don't mind redoing that section again since it was only 20 minutes.</i><br /><i>2) What do we do next? We have a mission, but no in-character reason to know how to complete it. We could metagame and pretend we found a clue to where to go, we could try some of the alternate methods of raising our reputation with the Boomers instead, or we could get ourselves sidetracked and do one of the other quests. Or we could faff about, and try a little side adventure.</i><br /><i>3) Should we try messing with our weapons loadout any? That Assault Carbine we picked up can be repaired with one we got from the Omertas, and we've just come into a fortuitously large supply of 5mm ammo for it. Its not subtle or smart, but its a powerful spray-and-pray weapon. Also, theres the question of whether to start buying from the Gun Runners yet. They have some goodies at our price point, but there's other stuff at higher price points, and there's the chance to find more cool stuff in-game. Its a question of investing now, or hoping for stuff to come up.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><i>Let me know what you all think.</i>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-15542098905943977972012-04-13T05:48:00.000-07:002012-04-13T05:48:28.636-07:00What I've been doing instead of my LPMainly? Playing Fallout 3 again, this time with two mods: Fallout Wanderers Edition to up the damage of weapons, add the need to sleep and eat, make healing harder, add a bunch of new items, and generally make the game a grittier and more involving experience; and Martigens Mutant Mod, which adds a bunch of new monsters, adds variety to the existing monsters, and delevels the spawns so you can be fighting Super Mutant Behemoths and Deathclaws by level 5. Its like playing a new game at times, and I'm taking the oppurtunity to explore the Capitol Wasteland in depth, going to every location to experience the game without the pressures of the main storyline or the other quests. I only do quests to get loot or challenge myself, I don't feel pressured to do them just because (and frankly with the mods? Sometimes wandering the wastes can be even more challenging than the scripted layout of most of the quest locations.).<br /><br />Other than that? Playing another Super Robot Wars game, this time only with a menu translation so 90% of the text is just gibberish and I just have to guess at whats happening from the icons flying around the map. It was one of the harder and more frustrating ones, so it took longer to play through despite its small stage count, but it was strangely satisfiying to work with these under-powered units against the enemy.<br /><br />I'll get back to New Vegas soon. One more super mutant camp....One more abandoned vault....Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-249551896014555551.post-26122132337419405352012-03-22T18:39:00.000-07:002012-03-22T18:39:15.247-07:00Memoirs of a New Vegas Bitch, Part 16<i>This update starts with some hilarity and then descends into words</i><i>words</i><i>words</i><i>words</i><i>words</i><i>words</i><i>words</i><i>words</i><i>words</i><i>words</i><i>words. So I won't feel insulted if you skip over most of it, but I felt I had to give the 'full deal'. This is one of the more annoying parts of the game, so at least the tone isn't inconsistent.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><br /><a name='more'></a>Okay, George, you have yourself a bet. 300 caps says I can make it to the Boomers.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591463104/2DE4F950FFEE2378F8AD668B8D161317C1AC8C9E/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591754111/5727637959A2D344C3E2D02DF92C68E12BF8DE58/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>I'm not sure if &nbsp;George is implying he's unusually tall or what, but you can't really see the gate from here. Beleive me, if you could it'd make a big difference on your first playthrough. Theres a hill covered in ruins between this road and the gate, and the first time you get up there you'll have no idea where you're going and will be pounded into the dirt.</i><br /><i>Also even if he did climb up to a vantage point without being spotted and exploded, how would he see me through the smoke of the artillery barrage?</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591765822/ED905210978A7BD225303A3FB0A0B9064079032D/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591871438/9FF85785F16588FB5CA74A5A38888B3586DF9738/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Georges instructions sound reasonable, but frankly they're almost useless. He's basically implying that its all a matter of timing your moves from cover to over, but a) the cover doesn't really work, because these are howitzer shells not bullets, and b) staying calm and awaiting your chance in the middle of an artillery barrage is not exactly trivial. If there is some pattern to the explosions, its not one you can make out while you're in the middle of them.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591798036/D4126427B538271C27D7713CB2BB901E895DF08C/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br />You stay here, Boone, I need some insurance in case George wants to...alter the bet.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591899852/A98C429F9B561FB4E0AA5E235061913659F5B5BC/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok, road peters out, and there are ruins up ahead. So far so good...<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591559625/41CDB71DDE8ECEC216836678B5D89BFB0A7E7209/" width="640" /><br /><br />...Whats that whistling noise?<br /><br /><i>Its not easy to take screencaps while being shelled, let me tell you.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591881583/6A727D2C9137007D5A3281B68BBC86FAAC435A52/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Here, my easy-to-break limbs come back to bite me in the ass bigtime, since even the minor splash damage from a miss in enough to cripple limbs and thus slow me down. So every few paces I have to furiously mash tab and give myself surgery mid-explosion. Not conducive to game flow, really.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591563782/764A948F3892510EE8731A46DAC670FDD1083039/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br /><i>And then I died. Oh welp, time to try that again.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591905594/9A64FD384B03CD4DCC394F7F1884C3F807C38AFC/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br /><i>Hmm, I think I need to work on my strategy for this...</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591752220/15FE9A845B39ED5F0963C86C9A54BC4E278F3CC6/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br /><i>Slight variations on 'run like a lunatic' don't seem to work so well...</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591739141/511EDC26C59FCB07D6A996A5E07F6385C75F9FF3/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br /><i>HEY LATOONI TRY RUNNING OH WAIT YOU CAN'T</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591700758/04E184456A0EDD5D8754AF2C5FDCA858FBFB880D/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br /><i>Finally it dawns on me that drugs might be the answer, and I take some med-x to reduce the damage taken.&nbsp;</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591707636/0A3E7B5C4184113E8514FC9868703D3FBDEA15E2/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br /><i>With that boost, I'm able to make it....by the skin of my teeth, and after using 3 of my 4 doctors bags to fix my legs, but still, I'm past the barrage.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591489347/E17957FC805E537398640B40BD6C32818DA20C68/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br />Oh....goddamn....these bastards....better have a tailor...to fix my....goddamn suit....<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591712897/D03A9A9FFC233BD3C6B4CD6A986043F303415F64/" width="640" /><br /><br />By being better than the bullets.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591695050/6CA8B36B576A869928C968A2B6124439D9ECCD27/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591449237/98243BB08DE93524A2A741FB53F431086C4CC7B7/" width="640" /><br /><br />Slow down hotshot. I know you're sad your giant guns didn't perform, but I'm not here to start a fight. If I killed you all there'd be no-one to pay for my suit.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591637415/A9D8FB7B4331A15E3B29FBDC9866E50CF5681C6F/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591466432/BEACFDDEEDEBAB91B76B6CA4D26B1689E0DD41B4/" width="640" /><br /><br />Mother Pearl? Who's that?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591632228/F7FD126FAF38C1C17B60A8E134C4087443B20000/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591452899/695E0CD5E2595F5BDC79E3BDC0A4FA37151A2C1A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ok then, sounds like thats who I need to talk to. Lead on.<br /><br />...Wait, savage?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591812877/A271709ADAFCB9CE31A095F492B9F8DF889F8CC1/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591772641/58871B314B06AE385903B3E7866558433659451D/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591687258/FFDE7ACD7852FC7CF11D498D8F0731BF69FDFC5A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well I didn't exactly see a red carper rolled out for me!! Anyone else would have been pancaked by that barrage.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591747168/BC3CB09BBBC2490F31B427F37340199F78A4B4C7/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591545952/E079398D8D5993B6F35BF782199B4205C36B4B2E/" width="640" /><br /><br />If you wanted a demonstration I could have just brought you to the Ultra-Luxe....But anyway, how did you want me to show how special I am?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591825348/8F4524392E7871D7B05512AC286DE7DB738177E7/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591862283/0F26A92B3C2A49226519F1594B1B88C91375C071/" width="640" /><br /><br />You're being awfully vague...Is there some big secret you're not telling me?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591865143/77A6F39BD476132889CBBF2D868210F29530E5CD/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591777129/2606653C4F0AF9D79B8F5EE7E6D0646A4A13FBBB/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591620421/634B098B617B95391B5AFF3BEB946842FF641799/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591535596/0932D3C633C7CD46E51F3DEA5D604B7A5BFA1703/" width="640" /><br /><br />Uh, thanks, I guess. (Wasn't really what I asked you, though.)<br /><br />So, if you need me to help you get back into the world, what do I start with?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591855849/813A3E434DC563F6DDD6EB1304E199E8AA6BAFA8/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591779330/4F1B7E4834B5956EEA48BE1C72309EDCA9C2D09C/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591576995/E2EDB9A0E3429990F9E35D872205CF015642C8D9/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591925207/D170CFBF28E43F38DD0E49D71DDE655ADBE1F329/" width="640" /><br /><br />Wow, thats an awesome responsibility you've given me. I'll try my best to teach them this vital skill. Ciao.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591717258/891A5A4E86A23E2089CBBA99BFFEAE955A3BE3A9/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591930599/CC5DFADB47AFB35FE4DAAA97ED9BE00F611F5C52/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>The quest log doesn't give much insight in what to do next, basically presenting us with the idea of 'helping' the Boomers, or going back to Yes Man saying you want nothing to do with these crazy people. So we'll have to continue to look around to get a better idea.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591932970/9DA0B7D8CC22C1A1B283ED8DC54E6CB6CAAE51BE/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br />Man, all these kids with rocket launchers...I'm actually going to have to be polite for a change.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591896710/9355946EFC3BB519677425E2F777D2185F32F4B2/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, here I am, Nellis Airforce Base, and it looks like they've got quite a bit of gear here. I should look around.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591460652/75F7DE05218472662AFADF7E5702EDD7E115B371/" width="640" /><br /><br />Heres the Museum, Pearl said something about only having to listen. Can't hurt.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591878111/EBF066EAB2486457E7210EC8B61D2B7D8DFA1CA5/" width="640" /><br /><br />Woah, what? Whats a kid like you doing here?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591567103/96FE9AD865B4D2C7624BA2220E9CC89AF08BA2F7/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591692725/AC5C937122421ACE77C4525D0646F984A53E7D11/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591737036/D468D5BE332CFF7530C101C73BF4744C278CDD57/" width="640" /><br /><br />Eh, 'everything' is kinda a strong word, but I do want to get the lowdown on you people and where you get all these explosives from.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591846870/07FBF835333DFEBD807D8E8D1655A037A3363CEE/" width="640" /><br /><br />The painting? Uh, I guess.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591646833/F11A89692924358262ED02422288CF6DC9483F40/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591940260/B58D3975F2DA072360EDFBCA1BFFF988659AED57/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591942798/8895ABB5EE56742D3766BD85B0B464B87627D4F5/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591571339/2BED8DA2B33F5B35293BE5E5D4E4C2E985942FD6/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591627292/0FF02E622744155AD1D541094116E962B4FC9B71/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591698344/B002138A1D00D6987D07742B843EC4DA3589E0B2/" width="640" /><br /><br />Classy. Now hurry up.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591920253/BC8A16929FE4535F88AE3C7C8A834B3B9546367B/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591903298/D71CD8E6B07FC2D8708B06D0CF55CFEB2FFDD4DA/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591922846/6CD2EC30378EE2F362A46ABA580C46829D570B9A/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591909158/FEDD230616866510409A48468A6289CDFF909079/" width="640" /><br /><br />A flying machine...that drops bombs on people. Yeah, I think I can see that being useful. Maybe coming here wasn't so bad a plan.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591523045/F4C0C1EDFC351DEF436AACB7ED89F888656804A6/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>We now proceed to a mini-segment where we can grind some more fame out of talking to the kid. In anticipation, I pop a skill magazine to up speech, but that proved unnessecary as my speech was high enough and it was other skills being tested.</i><br /><i>It does mean I end up taking the wussy options to agree with the kid whenever I can't pass a skill challenge, but I guess I can chalk that up to Latooni's aching brittle bones begging her not to put them through more grief.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591599951/1C87F20B993814F9AE2B5F9412353D9BF89A55FD/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br />Well, kind of, and I'm not naive enough to think I can get the adults to tell me...So, you guys used to live in one of those 'Vaults' people talk up so much. Why'd you end up leaving such a resource-rich environment?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591581923/2D44E65399EC8AE7BCB19A6E23DA1B9BE993E5CE/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591533646/5300ACEE3626D81B15C128C8542F69E16F95458B/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591875956/4E34DDE837C8F0BE835416D129A0BD601F181499/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hmm...not sure I can relate, been the mistress of little pops and bangs for a while now. But I guess I can relate to wanting to keep your firepower to hand. Freedom to bear rocket launchers, its an interesting goal.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591579726/04C6ABCDFFDB100E586CC5B7496031A6B2E77614/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well I suppose if no-ones stopping you....Speaking of which, was a place like this really deserted when you found it?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591850358/AA87523A606E577FC828425333A883FAF1846D16/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591597403/94B7B100CCABFBCC053062D628BA19E46BDDA184/" width="640" /><br /><br />Ah, but you guys had the Gieger counters in your Pipboys, so you could tell where the radiation was.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591674247/0DB8511415A077E6E2CB34B774FAA9E2657E1D85/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Doesn't explain how you cleaned it away enough to live here, but still...) So you're here, all on your own in this camp. Don't you need outsiders for supplies? The NCR need big farms to keep all their troops fed, they can't live off scavenged Dandy Boy Apples and mut-fruit like the rest of us.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591569387/EFB1100E141F3082AFB930D7E959B264907777EF/" width="640" /><br /><br />I don't get how you keep yourselves well-fed without the odd trip to a ruined Super-Duper Mart, but I'll admit you managed it somehow. Well done on that score, at least.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591679650/367CF1266FEAD74B20A7E94C72811BF706FD7171/" width="640" /><br /><br />As it should be. So, what about those big guns you use? Are they from the airplanes, or something else?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591666182/5CEF49893A46A6E9151DE5C0AFD2533B63F6D8B1/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591860520/0448BBA4CA6196C64DEBC36CC18D112E4C8DF6FF/" width="640" /><br /><br />Wow, I gotta admire going to those big lengths to get your own personal gun collection. Thats dedication right there.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591640961/41A4C85047ABE64C05ABF5FA9B15BC46A9FD06E3/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Sadly you cannot go to Area 2 and get your own howitzers, the game map only had so much room and military bases in Nevada tend to be pretty huge. If we were scaling the map accurately the real-world Nellis would probably be the entire game.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br />You mentioned something about...the base teaching you how to fly? How does that work?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591669646/BD7725069178770432E6C2D7CB132682841048F4/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591642763/8D71A7111245B195E9B4257B6487846F0955F43D/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591483310/0E0044A79A8206A6C2D0568A7158B9B54EDAAE68/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591651694/204AA7645D0B4A165B0685DFE10CEBCAB24A9EB3/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>I'm not sure what I can justify Lat saying here instead of this flowery prose, so I'll just leave it here. You won't judge me too harshly for debasing myself in the name of XP, will you?</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591655496/530B425C0757A2DFDC28A4DA5EB857030801A79C/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br />Er, yes, indeed. So...where did you learn about this bomber machine?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591552731/C88A61D7EC9D58DB57D33F05BA02EE7C855249A8/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591816019/7BB92341C22F390FB6C8FB040F22AC65A171CABD/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591768583/B93AE8089326D6FC56268B76EDCD4A877E95375F/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Apparently the timeline on Fallouts incredibly resilient technology goes back farther than it first appeared.</i><br /><br />Well, I'd be really interested in seeing it flying about and exploding people. It'd be a real sight to behold.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591615805/792ED05CA0A4021093A3EC2448655B1FD6C9AD06/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591926906/F21BDE55A0346419A3B7478647900B670EEC00E0/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nah, I think you're doing ok. Don't think you could really spice it up more, just work on not insulting your audience as much.<br />So, who should I visit next? I shouldn't be surprised if half the camp needs some kind of help they can't get themselves.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591508772/3FC7DC38B6A8EEB71BF071E73E8D471954A34F22/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591672081/D6F71933C48BEDE4FB8409DA29F08D7E58C96A4A/" width="640" /><br /><br />I don't have a kind. I'm unique.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591622179/51C89E2F324EB81739AC8738C007DDA369B526AE/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>And since apparently the Boomers trust the opinion of an excitable young boy, we now have a leg up on getting 'in' with these well-armed madmen.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591818196/87C76B72C7544858166594FDFABF6BDC44A760A1/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br />These must be the 'hangars', their main buildings. I should find their engineers in here.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591685553/7806A6C67DF4C8D2673B8A362F2271ADFD7781F6/" width="640" /><br /><br />Hey, I think you'll find I can be very useful, if you treat me right.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591557704/8E0ABCDAEE542FA40F0B1B1F00707946A7CAE4B1/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591526044/6F724B469CAE2C0BC8023F45CF2785DF2A97FA65/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591784118/52856D3571EF8B8FDE1A8340F7F5F7EB5526D061/" width="640" /><br /><br />Wait...so you just need someone to walk to your solar thing and tighten the screws? No bullets, no explosions?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591592176/123887EBF6E73E98E08BC27359D179464F195268/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591540338/2033577D6D19234F573A11351D993DFF3902078A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Which the specialists are apparently too old to do. Huughgh.....Ok, wheres your spare parts locker?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591734651/EC842CF0362728598CD42AF6C9B8E880A12BDFE3/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591481087/203503C9E69D4B59C95F6C1FFFE4645D74686815/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591827641/FE365933C1C86B8B6F012C7C2F5C858753E8F5B4/" width="640" /><br /><br />Okay, thats an actual issue that an actual wanderer like me can do something about. But dammit old man, I deserve something for this, like getting to go on your Flying Machine simulators or something.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591745598/ACF5172C45BFCABC3FE16DA343D6F57118DA3E9B/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591837220/CA84935440AFD637D22D88DFC9F946EC7782DBC8/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591791005/26FFDF7154C1013BAA5BF000615C2AA97CA0AD67/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591608935/8BD35B2FB37845D0B38D0BDD78BE0F3BB37671F4/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591890448/2BC8593C1A55869DE99AEE8AB100FCA94FB69C52/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>I'm leaving that conversation in just to show how non sequitir it is. If it weren't for the speech challenge I doubt I'd even look at it twice. Again, I say decide your own canon on whether Lat said anything here.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591574719/D7618C9365CA6C57E012F2826502F63D903684BE/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591918402/CEAB4DCBBE90C122E14FC7E029B4BB2784272068/" width="640" /><br /><br />...Ok, please tell me whether you're unimportant enough to shoot.<br /><br /><i>He kinda has a point though. Why do the NCR, the Mojave's people, and Caesars Legion all speak the same dialect of english 200 years after the bombs fell, when a few hundred miles to the north in the DLC I can find Tribals whose language is unrecognisable?</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591517265/BAC2131FDA5869F3F9E74D2F2FE5944536E12DD9/" width="640" /><i><br /></i><br /><br />Loyals assistant, sure. What's the deal with that old man, if he thinks he can make me pull around chunks of solar panel for him?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591625227/37B017CAE0FDB4A8CE12686946456B0AD20F4263/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591662178/7106E38D1AF275C9D27E03CBC03E6A107DE4F9F6/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591770781/4D8B25FAB38EFEFE56ABA51D24AAC3B26CA6D717/" width="640" /><br /><br />Whats that? Something about a Lady?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591874351/6DECA3C721B00475AA15A4902BA38E4B0D8A4A5B/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591728059/B16496D65CD8982839C5FAB335C3E4E6D6537AB8/" width="640" /><br /><br />Goddamn these people....<br /><br /><i>Jack is mainly forgettable, but has the potential to give you a sidequest if you need to squeeze some more fame out of the Boomers. So it seems fair to point him out, even if it potentially paints a target on his face.</i><br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591857870/C3758AA93F49E0274DC76D5206A36CFF78F5BA9F/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591742376/56F87903353D878F9811ECDE563CE782E22AA3B4/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'm going to go out on a limb and assume this is their 'Lady', their flying machine, but it looks like they're missing most of it. But the boy talked about the plane at the bottom of the lake. I think I see where this is going...<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591868552/2E757DF08655563E9EB699130279F3CAFAF76C1D/" width="640" /><br /><br />Man, this place is huge. No wonder the old man hates walking to the far end.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591682501/EC5C6D50CD7D3B6C8B01ADC270C128A0702EC63A/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591623374/6CAEC79965967255FDED0EBCD876585E220F0547/" width="640" /><br /><br />I'll promise only that I'll try. Anyway, apparently you have a problem with Ants? I sure hope you mean the giant kind?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591800775/7BA32D23625984698D9C0CBA9BDF5E03AB146805/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591842457/141822963CC8BA14A6DBF3B6FC8812FD2ED1523C/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591584543/5ABE1C42F615269C454FBC6B14D569BA3D3CF0FA/" width="640" /><br /><br />I think I will feel free, <u>because I'm not a savage</u>. And even a savage can handle a few ants so long as they have a working trigger finger.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591719260/696E6D892BF9D2AE83A14AAE0A78377DCB46A2C7/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591892048/9AB4C5824319199D583498A7FE8794FDC61B2EEC/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591703865/2C23D67FAE5650CB13569C059F7CC166C2EDDC8B/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591554434/C8AB00EC232C325E578937560B27D36206465897/" width="640" /><br /><br />But I just came from...You know what, forget it. I'm going to try to find one non-condescending Boomer. As a personal quest.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591496341/6CD33D9FEC83209C187D07777AB8025B85B0FB80/" width="640" /><br /><br />Doctors have to be nice, right?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591547890/024484B873B343148C4DEBABF894F2224A93D8F6/" width="640" /><br /><br />...Well, that settles that. So, you can at least sell me supplies, right? Its just that I'm kinda low on them after nearly being blown up.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591808221/FEFCDF6523E2F55EA6E446F38A622B105974D633/" width="640" /><br /><br />You motherfucker...And I'm supposed to help you? Really?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591607238/576455C6AEBFE0170C6CF72EEA783BACF456B60E/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591668030/40D0FFE9A5CB8F7630A2E80C7074E4F353B0A08A/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591805970/97161AC44CCB20ACFEC56A735A39DD9AD94BADC2/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591928873/79BAC4D5B980F46426FCBC638E0CC29C10C925C8/" width="640" /><br /><br />(Maybe he's only a dick because he's not a properly trained doctor?)<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591515600/84A5F15E93B86D8AC423445D9977FDAF7F029CFF/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591711493/81697A3918152376CA63048585148395E01F4ED5/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591852853/43B55F2945E54985BC81D2888062FFC1DB1E3EA5/" width="640" /><br /><br />Well, I'm not sure what I can prescribe these guys beyond a bullet in the brain. Don't knock it, it worked out great for me!<br /><br /><i>As best we might be able to help the guy who needs medicine 40, by using skills magazines and drugs together, but thats about it.</i><br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591839000/94BC6763D29BC1355389FD34FB6C2C051F072A38/" width="640" /><br /><br />Suns getting low in the sky, must have been here longer than I thought. Given how pissed off I am at these Boomers, maybe I'll go back to that guy to get my caps.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591470854/D2F2576DCF75156E3D29872A9478F859FED7F962/" width="640" /><br /><br />You know, the scenerys kinda pretty when you're not dodging explosions.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591915394/3DBA00EBC353770446928F0AA72BC9FACFC0140F/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>This railway tunnel is the other entrance that Georges note mentioned, but I can't say there any advantage in trying it. You have to go to the other end (which is, no shit, in the middle of Deathclaw territory), break open an extra-heavy lock, then come out this end and....get artillery'd again. If theres safe ground around there that doesn't trigger the bombardment, I wasn't able to find it (then again, I'm not the most patient person).</i><br /><br /><i>Anyway, I was wandering around this town for 10 minutes looking for the next item of interest.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591788492/876D2388FFE8DD41970EB55CC8E0987A69D4F454/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br />Who's this unfortunate? Guess all that fancy armor didn't do much good in the end.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591644849/D1BCDC153933F0DC84A561B4CAA9F92EAADB120A/" width="640" /><br /><br />Nice chunky armor I might be able to sell...And some holotape.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591587097/5F5606866DA522E21ABCE8A9CBD405D9F5B1670F/" width="640" /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591511991/38F5AADCD88CA1346A170367BD259D165B2C6DDC/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Where this 'escort' is, I couldn't say. I have a suspicion his corpse either failed to spawn or fell through the world geometry.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591749450/598EDF2F9377758A8328EA45520E0CB80D0B5D32/" width="640" />&nbsp;<i><br /></i><br /><br />Damn this shits heavy...but all I gotta do....is get back to nice muscley Boone.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591829716/ABAB0FCDAB23D1928719C38123757D3B2E404A97/" width="640" /><br /><br />Yeah, well I'm special. Now, pony up the cash.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591455892/7C653F247767C677A69605E06062B23E39DCD238/" width="640" /><br /><br />The agreement was 600 caps.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591499077/017642BE526E2F072A87609419E4841CF1D376C2/" width="640" /><br /><br />Thank you. Damn, its a sad world where I get more courtesy from a guy who makes people run into explosions as a hobby.<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591459010/4DF0EAF128EF0355B7EA6004810C1F01F74812AF/" width="640" /><br /><br />Come on Boone, we're going to the next phase of things. Just...carry some things for me, would you?<br /><br /><img height="360" src="http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/504641394591494579/27D5ECF1D363CFB5B83BCBECAEB9434A1FA3747B/" width="640" /><br /><br /><i>Boone won't take the power armor because its linked to a faction, so I have to give him my&nbsp;miscellaneous&nbsp;crap, mainly bottles of water and Sarsparilla.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br />And now, we head for the Gun Runners to trade some stuff in, and figure out what to do with those Boomers...<br /><br />--------------------------------<br /><br /><i>My, those weren't the most pleasant people, now where they? So, now comes decision time for the Boomers.&nbsp;</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><i>1) We can try turning on them and risk being blown to kingdom come a dozen times over as we get rid of their main members. That could potentially give us a lot of weapons...that we'd probably have to sell because we don't use explosives. So hours of risking explodey death followed by hours of trying to sell our junk missile launchers? Might not be the most fun. But I'll do it if we're sufficiently insulted.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><i>2) We can leave and never return, telling Yes Man to ignore these wierdoes. In that case, the questions of 'where to next?' and 'should we steal everything we can before leaving them?' arise.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><i>3) We knuckle down and do their quests. In which case, should we focus on killing the ants, or suddenly have some inspiration about where to find new solar panels, potentially leading to another sidequest? Do we use Loyals anti-ant weapon or do it all one bullet at a time? There might be a few other sources of fame I haven't touched on yet, if we explore Nellis.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><i>And of course, we need to sell all our crap and dump a bunch of it back at the Lucky 38. We could take a detour during that if we wanted.</i><br /><i><br /></i><br /><i>Other options are welcome, please let me know what you think!</i>Shane Carrhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/13438306783544745618noreply@blogger.com2