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Pasanda

FO NV tips and advice required

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I know, i know. It's been 8 years. But i'm hoping some of you cats will remeber this classic and be able to offer some hints-n-tips to an old gamer like me. 

Do you remember it at all?

What was great and what was crap about it?

What do you wish you'd done better?

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1 hour ago, Pasanda said:

I know, i know. It's been 8 years. But i'm hoping some of you cats will remeber this classic and be able to offer some hints-n-tips to an old gamer like me. 

Do you remember it at all?

What was great and what was crap about it?

What do you wish you'd done better?

Well, I played it through 3 times (not modded), so I would remember quite a bit. Have you played Fallout 3 or 4?

Fallout NV is a very open-ended sandbox game, so it's hard to just pigeon-hole what do to. The factions really do matter in terms of how the story plays out, so there will be a point where the decisions you make have real story consequences, and will stop certain story trees. Depending on the experience you want, try not to piss off any factions for as long as you can, to keep questions and dialogue open. 

Want to be an evil prick? Caesar's Legion is for you :P 

Here are some general tips:

1. Intelligence and Luck are the most important stats. Intelligence = more skill points, and Luck, being a Vegas-themed game, seems to make a bigger impact in this version... high luck also means you can win a ton of caps at the Casinos

2. Utilize your companions. They can lug around excess stuff for you, for example. 

3. Save OFTEN! NV could be a bit buggy, and random crashes do occur. I am a bit anal about saving all the time...but in this game, it's definitely a good idea. Also, use about 3-4 different slots, in case one gets corrupted. 

4. My main beef was loading times between areas and screens. Fallout 4 did a better job of this by pre-loading the world as you walked around moreso than NV and 3. The loading in the actual New Vegas area was so annoying

5. I always tend to play sniper-types, so I can't offer much advice on the brawler types. 

6. Skills - Lockpick and Science are two of the more important ones.

7. Keep your equipment in good shape. Old pistols and such lying around can be used to repair your current ones. 

8. IIRC, avoid going North of your starting point too far. There is a quarry with a family of deathclaws, and it's one of the more dangerous places to go. 

9. This game will suck your time away.

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I have FO:NV, too, and also have not played it.  A while back I installed FO3 and mucked about with it for a bit, but didn't get very far.  Apparently there will be a total conversion available for free to FO:NV owners.  I mentioned this in another thread, and here's a reminder link ...

 

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