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Old 10-20-10, 10:03 AM
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Re: Fallout New Vegas Announced

Got through all the missions in WellSpring last night and I'm currently exploring one of the Buffalo Bill knockoff casino inside Primm. It took me a couple levels to get back into the swing of Fallout. I dumped most of my points into speech (which has helped significantly), guns, lockpicking and repair. I also snatched up that 10% experience rate bump as my first special skill.

Not sure if this feels as big as Washington to me yet as you can see Primm and Vegas from Wellspring, but who knows.
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Old 10-20-10, 10:16 AM
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Against better judgement, I ended up playing for about five or six hours last night. Didn't get much sleep, but I love this game already.

Spoiler:
Helped Ringo fight off the Powder Gangers. Killed a bunch more Powder Gangers. Ran into Legioners who were crucifying Powder Gangers... did nothing. Ran into a couple Legioners who had two Powder Gangers tied up. Killed the Legioners and restored my popularity with the Powder Gangers, then killed the Powder Gangers. Went back to the first town, ammo'ed up, and killed a bunch of Powder Gangers at the correctional facility. Currently in Nipton, trying to kill some invisible enemies in a basement.


Oh, and for those who are wondering...
Spoiler:
The 'caps & fixed items' glitch from Fallout 3 is still present.


Didn't encounter a single problem so far. No freezing, no stuck enemies, etc.
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Old 10-20-10, 10:27 AM
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Something More..did you notice you got karma hits for looting containers owned by hostile powder guys?
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Old 10-20-10, 10:36 AM
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Patches are coming:

http://kotaku.com/5668736/fallout-ne...patches-coming
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Old 10-20-10, 11:02 AM
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Something More..did you notice you got karma hits for looting containers owned by hostile powder guys?
Sure did! Didn't make sense, but I wanted the stuff, so I took it.
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Old 10-20-10, 11:05 AM
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Sure did! Didn't make sense, but I wanted the stuff, so I took it.
I know exactly where it is at..so I am going to go back and take it..F'k the karma.
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Old 10-20-10, 11:08 AM
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seems like I'm not the only one confused by the negative karma/stealing from powder gangers..hah.

I guess the good thing is you get a karma boost for killing the powder gangers.
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Old 10-20-10, 11:14 AM
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I'm starting to think that it's intentional. Meaning; looting, no matter who ends up being the victim, is still an act that results in bad karma (like in real life). Killing, on the other hand, depends on if the people you kill are generally "good" "bad" or "neutral." (not so much like real life... but that's debatable..)

I'm thinking you get bad karma for killing "good" or "neutral" humans, and good karma for killing "bad" humans, but if you steal anyone's shit, you get bad karma.
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Old 10-20-10, 11:19 AM
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I almost forgot - I noticed a bug in which I don't want to do any work or even think about work, but would rather be home playing the game.
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Old 10-20-10, 11:24 AM
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I almost forgot - I noticed a bug in which I don't want to do any work or even think about work, but would rather be home playing the game.

that is why I took vacation!!!
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Old 10-20-10, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by GoVegan View Post
I almost forgot - I noticed a bug in which I don't want to do any work or even think about work, but would rather be home playing the game.
Working from home sucks when games like this come out...my Xbox stares at me all day, and I can't let myself play or I know I'll get nothing accomplished all day.
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Old 10-20-10, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by SomethingMore View Post
I'm starting to think that it's intentional. Meaning; looting, no matter who ends up being the victim, is still an act that results in bad karma (like in real life). Killing, on the other hand, depends on if the people you kill are generally "good" "bad" or "neutral." (not so much like real life... but that's debatable..)

I'm thinking you get bad karma for killing "good" or "neutral" humans, and good karma for killing "bad" humans, but if you steal anyone's shit, you get bad karma.
One interesting theory I read in other responses to this same question is that the Ganger's stuff was originally owned by the NCR...?
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Old 10-20-10, 01:32 PM
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JE Sawyer addresses some of the issues over at SA:

Someone earlier asked if we (Obsidian/Bethesda) knew about the PC bugs that people are currently experiencing. I can't comment on every bug, but I can comment on the higher profile ones:

* Auto/quicksaving bug - I can honestly say that we never saw that bug or heard it reported prior to release. I played the game primarily (and extensively) on the Xbox 360 and PC (I also played on the PS3, but not as much) and never saw anything like that. We are looking into it right now because obviously it's (very) bad.

* NVIDIA + water = lol - This is a known issue that was introduced with NVIDIA's drivers as of (I think) two revs ago. It can affect Fallout 3 as well. We are still discussing it with NVIDIA.

* NPC faces = slow framerate - I hadn't heard of this prior to launch, but I'm going to talk to Frank (our lead programmer) about it.

* CTD Apocalypse - CTDs are often very hard to diagnose, so honestly maybe we have seen "your" issue before, maybe we haven't. These are the hardest to figure out. My apologies. We have to take them on a case by case basis.

* Video Card N + Sound Card Y + This Driver = Death/Bad Framerate - Chances are high that we didn't know that a certain combination of hardware/drivers/some other software would result in something bad happening because, quite frankly, PC compatibility testing is logistically really, really, really hard. That's not an excuse, but I hope it serves as an explanation. Anything that seems to affect a significant number of users and is systemic is something we can hopefully look into.

Please don't take my lack of commentary on bugs to mean that I don't care about them. I just want to avoid hazarding guesses and doing remote amateur troubleshooting. Bethesda's support/testing teams are coordinating known bugs and new reported bugs through to us. I know it's frustrating. I hate seeing people experiencing bugs. We are addressing them as we learn more information about them.
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Old 10-20-10, 01:52 PM
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Re: Fallout New Vegas Announced

In less than ten hours of playing I've already seen dozens of instances of creatures inside the landscape, much more than Fallout 3.

Still a lot of fun, but much harder. I just got SWARMED by mole rats!
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Old 10-20-10, 01:56 PM
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In less than ten hours of playing I've already seen dozens of instances of creatures inside the landscape, much more than Fallout 3.

Still a lot of fun, but much harder. I just got SWARMED by mole rats!
totally..I got swarmed by geckos and was basically toast..but I kept on backpeddaling lol
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Old 10-20-10, 02:25 PM
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Possible solution to Autosaves from SA:

You guys know you can disable the steam cloud, right? Right click the game in steam, go to properties, go to the Updates tab, and uncheck "Enable Steam Cloud Synchronization." I've been playing with manual saves only so I haven't really ran into this problem, but does doing this fix anything?


It fixes Autosave, but not Quicksave
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Old 10-20-10, 03:34 PM
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Anyone know why NCR might be attacking me? I'm only a few hours in, where I was asked to find a new Sheriff. When I get to the Mojave Outpost they just start attacking. I don't have any faction with them yet.
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Old 10-20-10, 03:40 PM
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Anyone know why NCR might be attacking me? I'm only a few hours in, where I was asked to find a new Sheriff. When I get to the Mojave Outpost they just start attacking. I don't have any faction with them yet.
The people of Primm are attacking me on sight as well (not the Powder Gangers but the actual residents inside a building). I'm not sure if it's because I haven't done a certain quest to gain their trust yet or if it's a bug or what.

Went back to an earlier save and it was fine this time. However, I kept killing Powder Gangers after doing a few other things and kept getting bad Karma which makes no sense. I also ran into a bug where my guy kept attacking despite my not pressing the button. Even if I holstered the weapon, he kept attacking. I even turned the controller off and it still was doing it. Even when I loaded an earlier save file it was doing it. I had to quit the game and go back in for it to stop.

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Anyone know why NCR might be attacking me? I'm only a few hours in, where I was asked to find a new Sheriff. When I get to the Mojave Outpost they just start attacking. I don't have any faction with them yet.
Did you put any of the powder ganger gear on? That might be one cause.
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Old 10-20-10, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Cardiff Giant11 View Post
The people of Primm are attacking me on sight as well (not the Powder Keggers but the actual residents inside a building). I'm not sure if it's because I haven't done a certain quest to gain their trust yet or if it's a bug or what.
See my above response to flash.

FYI I've been inside Primm, and not been attacked by the people.

If neither of you guys are not wearing the powder ganger stuff..might have to get some infamy with powder gangers
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Old 10-20-10, 03:45 PM
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Did you put any of the powder ganger gear on? That might be one cause.
I was wearing a Legion helmet, but it didn't say I was in their disguise or whatever it says when you equip their armor.
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Old 10-20-10, 03:49 PM
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Nope, same thing without the helmet on. I'm just wearing leather armor, and I'm Vilified with the Powder Gangers.
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it is always possible that a stray bullet hit one of their members...happened to me a few times and I had to reload a save. With the way combat works, the only way you can make sure you don't hit one is use vats...
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it is always possible that a stray bullet hit one of their members...happened to me a few times and I had to reload a save. With the way combat works, the only way you can make sure you don't hit one is use vats...
Yeah this..one guy said he nicked a NCR guy that ran across his vats..and everyone stopped attacking legion and went after him.
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I don't even think I've come across an NCR member before. Only guys were the people from the starting town, Powder Gangers, and Caesar's Legion. I don't even have them listed in my faction yet. This pretty much blows, since I can't really continue without altering how I want to play the game as well as not being able to complete at least one quest.
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