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Unwashed Village / Re: Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« on: January 14, 2021, 11:38:26 PM »
I forgot how much I hate the Brotherhood in this game.
I kind of betrayed them in the end, turning on that strike team at Mariposa and gunning them down.
I regret nothing.

I fished the game tonight. All of the companions died in the Cathedral as keeping them alive is near impossible. At least they went up in that epic explosion.
Tycho made it to The Master but got swept up in the crowd of Supermutants, couldn't even find his body.

It was kinda sobering, going in with a party full of chums and coming out alone. I don't think I've ever done a playthrough where everyone survives and shy of dumping them all before the endgame, I don't think I could but I do like the drama of them all dying so... eh.

I didn't realize how many of the endings are broken or missing. I got a few that were apparently impossible to get and triggered some stuff I didn't know was possible. Like I went to see Set, after The Master was killed and he gave me the location of Mariposa, having lines like 'Your desire, my need' and he actually seemed to respect me.

The Ending still suggested that they were overwhelmed by mutants though, despite them surviving the post waterchip slaughter.

The game also thought that I did Mariposa first, even though I did the Cathedral first... dunno why.
Apparently a bug makes that ending impossible but I strangely got it at the end of my playthrough, it's very weird.

I was sad that the Followers are doomed, regardless. Their canon ending is impossible to unlock, because the NPCs needed for the questline don't exist.

As far as I can tell, you can only get the 'the hub dies' ending as well, which kinda blows.

I also got the 'you didn't kill enough raiders!' ending, even though I wiped out the Khans and killed a dozen or so on the road.

I found this game to be even better than I remembered it. Has so many wonderful touches and such a great soundtrack, there's way more weapons than I remember there being too, I guess not seeing the Gun Runners made it harder to get a hold of them but the Gatling plasma/Gatling laser is insane! I doubled the size of The Master's army with that thing. :P

Game is a bit flawed in some places, a lot is missing and some of the things got on my tits a bit (having to put my weapons away, ever time I enter a city... >.<) but it's definitely a game to last. :D

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Unwashed Village / Re: Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« on: January 14, 2021, 12:11:37 AM »
Ian is a bit of a dick, not gonna lie. xD

Also, he makes it weird as Ian was my Dad's name. Couldn't yell at him either, because my Dad would think that I'm targetting him.

Wow, the voice cast is better than I remember for Fallout 2, they all fit so well, I never thought to look it up.

I wiped out the Deathclaw menace, I doubt I could've done that at sixteen, given how I used shotguns and whimpy weapons, even when facing The Master. Definitely enjoyed overthrowing the Corrupt Regulators and them dropping more armour than anyone could feesibly carry meant I could stock up on gear. :D

I did the Waterchip thing, without betraying Necropolis, Set is still a collossal dick but he's at least the fun kind. Unlike the Brotherhood who are just a pain.

Defeating the Super mutants at the watershed was so much easier than it was before. I'd done most, if not all of the side quests at this point, so I walked in in Combat Armour, with a flame thrower. Poor fools didn't stand a chance.

It's weird how much and how little I remember of Necropolis, some bits I remember like the back of my hand but others are just so confusing and messed up to me. I forgot you needed junk parts to fix that damn water well thing, thought I could just use a tool on it or something.

Got to the Vault and handed the chip in. I have to admit, intelligent characters miss out on the golden scene, where the Dweller tries eating the chip and the Vault Overseer has to pull it out of his mouth. xD

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Unwashed Village / Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« on: January 12, 2021, 12:21:30 AM »
I've played the other Fallouts a few times but I've not completed Fallout 1 in ten years. (I did it for a youtube let's play but the finale didn't record :( )
I wanted to revisit it a little for some research for a Van Buren RP I'm currently doing.
I've done Fallout 2 at least 3 times in the past ten years but 1... not so much. There's a lot of bits that I remember like the back of my hand and bits that I've only just noticed.

I can't believe it took me over ten years to find the wall mounted locker safes in Vault 15. Literally walked past them every other playthrough.  :o

Made sure not to give Ian anything automatic.

No, no ian! Put that staple gun down, put it dow-!

I somehow remember the Boneyard having nothing in it and now I'm finding all sorts kicking about. Like the Death District.

Found out that Ian is a BOSS with a sniper rifle, shame he insists on putting it away and punching things half the time. Like dude, I get that you're badass for punching deathclaws but c'mon man, I bought you a sniper and some bullets. Please use them!

I've only just found Decker and I have to say, hearing Keith David tell me that he's proud of me makes me all gooey inside... almost makes me forget that I murdered a bunch of people.

Loved Jeff Bennet as Loxley, the dude's so talented. I hadn't done either of these quests before, couldn't believe I'd overlooked them.

I actually forgot that they had real voice actors in these games, like named ones that I'd actually reckognize. I kind of like as well that they're talented people in their field instead of just 'oh, people like this guy, so put him in the game!'

I don't know why I found this game so hard. I'm already a force to be reckoned with and I'm only in metal armour, with a missile launcher. God knows what I'll be like when I get power armour again. I'm assuming I messed my stats up something fierce before.

Got a few more Boneyard quests to do, then I'm off to Necropolis! :D

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Unwashed Village / Re: New year!
« on: January 06, 2021, 02:47:13 AM »
I already hate this year more. On the fifth and I'm exhausted.

Glad to hear you lot are doing okay though. :)

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Unwashed Village / Re: Introducing Myself
« on: November 10, 2020, 11:38:09 PM »
Well, we usually allocate blame to whoever hasn't posted the longest.

So it's Chucara's fault you weren't verified. :)

Hope we'll have you around for a while to come. :)

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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: September 22, 2020, 12:52:35 AM »
Working in a school has been made a nightmare by covid restrictions and having the worst prime minister of all time at the helm.

On the bright side, I'm getting an apartment with my girlfriend soon. :)

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Unwashed Village / Re: I just learned something... maybe...
« on: June 19, 2020, 01:19:51 AM »
I learned that FPP is 'First Person Perspective' (an opposed to FPS - 'First Person Shooter')

Don't normally like FPS.

But I have always liked (the original) Fallout.

So... is Fallout (original) FPP?

And does anyone like Deus Ex GOTY? (now on GoG for 97 cents).

Original Fallout is Isometric gameplay. Unless you're referring to narrative, where I guess it counts as first person perspective?

I'd say an example of an FPP would be Dear Esther. Playing as a protagonist, from their first person perspective. There's no guns, so it's not a First Person shooter. :P

Deus Ex might also count as it's more of an RPG, than an FPS.

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So for those of you, who like 'so bad they're good' movies, the name James Nguyen may stick out to you. He's the creator of such films as Birdemic, Julie and Jack and the long lost Replica.

He has since come out of the woodworks with another utopian vision, which basically promises us human immortality.

https://immortaltherapeutics.com/?fbclid=IwAR0UMhfOfD_doGmMYQGqVo5oNerrH4C-ICw-Y9EFAjKyU9aq8Q1Jp6yjnhs

Is he going to make Julie and Jack's VR Ghost program a reality? Or Replica's cloning technology a retirement plan?

You'll have to forgive me for not putting much faith in it, regardless. If he can't make exploding CGI birds look realistic (from more than a distance!), I dunno if I trust him with my body or immortal soul.

Maybe I'm wrong though, could James Nguyen be the TRUE founder of the Institute?

The site does mention using nanobots to extend human life. I guess we'll all be cyborgs in the future.

So it's going to be metal gear? I'd rather trust this stuff to Hideo Kojima, than James Nguyen. :P

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Unwashed Village / Re: Yo!!!
« on: June 12, 2020, 12:24:58 AM »
Back?  BACK???

I was never gone.  I was just...  busy.   Yeh, that's it.  I was busy.

Oh, good to have you free. :3

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Unwashed Village / Re: Yo!!!
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:51:13 PM »
The Metro series is often compared to Fallout, since it has similar themes. I loved the first metro but I ran it on a potato and if I wasn't in a metro tunnel it went to hell on me.

Great to have you back, by the way. :)

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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:50:17 PM »

What types of jobs are you looking for? :'( :'( :'(

My career goal is to get into exporting. Right now i'm looking for Logistics/Supply Chain management jobs.

I so read that at first as "My career goal is to get into escorting".   :'(

Did he get your hopes up? :P

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So for those of you, who like 'so bad they're good' movies, the name James Nguyen may stick out to you. He's the creator of such films as Birdemic, Julie and Jack and the long lost Replica.

He has since come out of the woodworks with another utopian vision, which basically promises us human immortality.

https://immortaltherapeutics.com/?fbclid=IwAR0UMhfOfD_doGmMYQGqVo5oNerrH4C-ICw-Y9EFAjKyU9aq8Q1Jp6yjnhs

Is he going to make Julie and Jack's VR Ghost program a reality? Or Replica's cloning technology a retirement plan?

You'll have to forgive me for not putting much faith in it, regardless. If he can't make exploding CGI birds look realistic (from more than a distance!), I dunno if I trust him with my body or immortal soul.

Maybe I'm wrong though, could James Nguyen be the TRUE founder of the Institute?

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Unwashed Village / Re: The Times they are a changing
« on: June 08, 2020, 03:15:45 AM »
The situation is horrible for so many and we have been touched by it on my wife's side but I'm mostly living the dream just now, I don't need to travel further the living room to get to work, I live in one of the best paces for fresh food in Scotland and people are happy to deliver anything from Buffalo to Fruit and veg then to Lobster.  This situation is actually looking to be where my job is heading, Marie wants to go back to Uni to take a midwifery course but schools are likely to go back two days a week with three days of home schooling so this working pattern would be perfect for us. 

FO79 being playable might help sate some of the very slight social yearnings I have, my generation and the ones that came after are probably the best suited for this isolated life, I think I could still sink a few days in to CivII.

I'm not going to lie, it's been similarly great for me as well. I'm working from home but I have no work to do, so I've had time to finish all of the personal projects, that I've always wanted to do, play the new Mortal Kombat Expansion and I've been catching up (online) with a few friends, who I haven't spoken to in a few years.

I feel kinda bad for getting so much out of it, though I guess it's a perk of having no social life. :)

Glad that you're still okay, TK (maybe a little more than). :P

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Unwashed Village / Re: The Times they are a changing
« on: May 30, 2020, 05:39:01 PM »
Still alive. Still here.

Haven't been impacted too much by the Covid thing. Still at the same workplace I've been for the past two years and change. They've announced that they aren't going to give out raises this year, but considering in the 20+ years I've been doing software this is the first time I've never gotten a raise, and with the world as it is right now, I'm okay with that.

My side business got screwed over by a competitor who decided to sue us with no real basis for the suit under trade practice law. We got them to drop the case in a "walk-away" settlement after about six months of litigation where it got to the point that we would have succeeded in dismissal. So the corporation (i.e. my business partner and I) is in debt to the lawyer a good amount. (Liz did some of the work, but this is not her area of expertise, so we had to hire a specialist in this as well.)

Speaking of Liz, we're still going strong after 13.5 years. Still not married due to her loans from law school, and she's still doing the crusading attorney thing. We're thinking of trying for children later this year since I'm 43 and she turns 38 tomorrow so we're approaching the ages we're at the point where it's kind of now or never due to our ages.

Sorry to hear about that bogus lawsuit. :(

Glad to hear that you and the Mrs are still going strong, I hope all of this works out for you. :)

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Unwashed Village / The Times they are a changing
« on: May 25, 2020, 05:10:54 AM »
Jesus! We are currently living in the biggest global crisis since world war 2. The proverbial works have had a proverbial spanner thrown into them this time!

Fallout 76 is actually playable!

WHAT THE HELL!?

Oh and the Coronavirus thing too...

Anyway, nobody's posted in months! Hope you're all doing okay!
I've been off work, from the earliest point. I'm on the high risk list, due to asthema and other issues.
I was in the process of being diagnosed with it before this disaster hit. I was adamant that I didn't have it. Turns out I do have some form of Asthema.

Yes, the egg on my face is resting rather nicely, thank you!

Not had a difficult tast of keeping myself busy. I'm always busy, afterall...

Please post, even if it's just an emoji or something, so I know you're all still kicking!


Oh and I also have a discord for the Fallout Gravel Pit, it's still going in its own way. The Elder Scrolls one is doing a lot better but I'm hoping to improve things a little. :)
https://discord.gg/tdNh2zp


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