History FalloutNewVegas / TropesAToB

13th Jan '18 12:59:57 AM Melancholeric
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** ''Lonesome Road'' preaches about the dangers of ignorance and having no idea about [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the ripple effect your actions could take]]. And that simply not knowing is no excuse since "ignorance is a choice" as Ulysses says. However, [[WordOfGod Avellone]] [[http://forums.obsidian.net/index.php?automodule=blog&blogid=1&showentry=151 confirmed]] that the package the Courier delivered to the Divide that caused the whole mess was done at the behest of the NCR, who wanted to know what exactly it would do since both had matching symbols. So yes, ignorance is a choice, but [[spoiler:the destruction of the Divide]] was caused by the NCR choosing to ''not'' be ignorant.
13th Jan '18 12:59:09 AM Melancholeric
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29th Dec '17 11:01:14 AM nombretomado
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* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: The Kings became a gang of [[ElvisPresley Elvis]] [[ElvisImpersonator Impersonators]]. After finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, they figured it must be a place of worship, and that they'd keep his memory alive. They're not wrong, per se, but they still do this without even knowing the name "Elvis Presley"... the only documentation of their deity lists him as "The King".

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* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: The Kings became a gang of [[ElvisPresley Elvis]] Music/{{Elvis|Presley}} [[ElvisImpersonator Impersonators]]. After finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, they figured it must be a place of worship, and that they'd keep his memory alive. They're not wrong, per se, but they still do this without even knowing the name "Elvis Presley"... the only documentation of their deity lists him as "The King".
28th Dec '17 3:51:19 AM NonperformingAuthor
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** It's possible to use a mod that lets you take ''all'' the companions you can everywhere you go, which, moderately properly equipped, will basically allow you to walk around with a veritable small army. This does not discourage small thugs with puny knifes and hammers from trying to attack you in Freeside.
27th Dec '17 2:23:29 AM Benbeasted
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* AHandfulForAnEye: The special unarmed move, Khan Trick, allows the Courier to scoop up dust and fling it into their enemy's eyes. This, however, doesn't work unless the player is on dirt or sand.
16th Dec '17 12:26:32 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** The overall theme of the DLC ''Dead Money'' is how greed can make people unable to let go of their own vices, and it gets them killed. To illustrate this point, the casino vault is filled with dozens of gold bars that are far too heavy for you to carry to escape alive, proving that even the player must set aside their greed in order to move on... Except that with a Stealth Boy and some very precise timing, it's fully possible to make off with all the gold without a scratch. And even without the gold, there's a ton of money to be made by looting everything in the Villa. So the real Aesop is "Greed can get you killed if you follow it blindly; choose your battles and KnowWhenToFoldEm, and you'll get away scott-free."

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** The overall theme of the DLC ''Dead Money'' is how greed can make people unable to let go of their own vices, and it gets them killed. To illustrate this point, the casino vault is filled with dozens of gold bars that are far too heavy for you to carry to escape alive, proving that even the player must set aside their greed in order to move on... Except except that with a Stealth Boy and some very precise timing, it's fully possible fairly easy to make off exploit the game mechanics to get away with all the gold without a scratch. (Good timing with a Stealth Boy or using Elijah's dismembered body as a bag are two tricks.) And even without the gold, there's a ton of money to be made by looting everything in the Villa. So the real Aesop is "Greed can get you killed if you follow it blindly; choose your battles and KnowWhenToFoldEm, and you'll get away scott-free."
8th Dec '17 3:24:08 PM RadiatedRonin
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* AnAxeToGrind: A few of them, especially the fire axe. Throw in some RuleOfCool and technobabble, and you get the Protonic Inversal Axe (which is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame Wasteland's]] most powerful melee weapon, the Proton Ax.)

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* AnAxeToGrind: A few of them, especially the fire axe. Throw in some RuleOfCool and technobabble, and you get the Protonic Inversal Axe (which is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame Wasteland's]] ''VideoGame/{{Wasteland}}'' most powerful melee weapon, the Proton Ax.)
8th Dec '17 3:22:22 PM RadiatedRonin
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* AnAxeToGrind: A few of them, especially the fire axe. Throw in some RuleOfCool and technobabble, and you get the Protonic Inversal Axe (which is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame ''Wasteland's'']] most powerful melee weapon, the Proton Ax.

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* AnAxeToGrind: A few of them, especially the fire axe. Throw in some RuleOfCool and technobabble, and you get the Protonic Inversal Axe (which is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame ''Wasteland's'']] Wasteland's]] most powerful melee weapon, the Proton Ax.)
8th Dec '17 3:21:28 PM RadiatedRonin
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* AnAxeToGrind: A few of them, especially the fire axe. Throw in some RuleOfCool and technobabble, and you get the Protonic Inversal Axe.

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* AnAxeToGrind: A few of them, especially the fire axe. Throw in some RuleOfCool and technobabble, and you get the Protonic Inversal Axe.Axe (which is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame ''Wasteland's'']] most powerful melee weapon, the Proton Ax.



*** [[spoiler:You can do to yourself as well...if you choose to read the computer and activate the trap yourself.]]

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*** [[spoiler:You can do to yourself as well...if you choose to read the computer and activate the trap yourself. This results in a NonStandardGameOver.]]
8th Dec '17 3:08:33 PM RadiatedRonin
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** The "Grenade Rifle" is an M79 grenade launcher.

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** The "Grenade Rifle" is an M79 grenade launcher.launcher, known by it's nickname "the Blooper." Notable in that the sound effect is spot-on.
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