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FGHIK Mr. Speaker from right behind you Relationship Status: Halfway to Pon Farr
Mr. Speaker
Aug 16th 2019 at 4:15:12 PM

If the military wasn't being run by an incompetent Glory Hound than the smartest thing the NCR could've done was get some of those vertibirds of theirs and carpet bomb the shit out of the legion.

That's a good point. As far as I know, the Legion has nothing like anti-aircraft weapons or aircraft of their own. That said, the NCR presumably doesn't have a ton of Vertibirds, and they likely don't have an exceptional flight range. But yeah, even a single Vertibird with a minigun would be a game changer in any battle against the Legion.

There's no way for the Legion to win any long term conflict with the NCR. Hell there's no way for anyone to stop the NCR's expansion in the long term.

I don't think the Legion has a realistic chance of it, but there's still room for more serious competitors in the Fallout USA. Other post-war nations could definitely crop-up, especially in areas we don't know much about. Though any rational nation wouldn't go to war without good reason.

Edited by FGHIK on Aug 16th 2019 at 6:20:48 AM

I missed the part where that's my problem.
GNinja The Element of Hyperbole. from The deepest, darkest corner of his mind. Relationship Status: I'd need a PowerPoint presentation
The Element of Hyperbole.
Aug 16th 2019 at 4:16:39 PM

To me, replaying the game after all these years, the game doesn't really get going until you meet Caesar. The whole talk you have with Caesar is one of my favourites in game history. The whole feel of his camp is excellent.

My problem with New Vegas is kind of unavoidable in this kind of RPG that puts such a big emphasis on player choice. I never liked how powerless the other factions are against you. The best gambit any of these people can muster is hoping you choose to side with them, and your existence single-handedly lets them win. The situation is contrived such that the player can do whatever they want and the factions all need you.

House is the worst for this. House is portrayed as this ultra intelligent chessmaster who rattles off probabilities and odds and predicts the movements of the other characters with stunning accuracy, but he's basically impotent and can't do a damn thing without you willingly helping him. In none of his countless backup plans did he account for you lying to him.

And the cunning Caesar sends YOU down into the bunker to destroy all the stuff inside, and just takes your word for it that the loud sound he heard was the base exploding and not, like, a factory booting up. When he could've sent one of his many frumentarii to do it, a group specifically trained to interact with other societies without becoming corrupted.

Edited by GNinja on Aug 16th 2019 at 11:18:57 AM

Kaze ni Nare!
M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Such heroic nonsense
Aug 16th 2019 at 5:00:09 PM

and I'm surprised they wouldn't shill him as intelligent and articulate.

That's because the Legion is building up Lanius as The Dreaded to everyone. Like Darth Vader.

Disgusted, but not surprised
Protagonist506 from 'MURICA Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Aug 16th 2019 at 5:00:10 PM

I would say Caesar is where the game's really bending over backwards for the player. You can play a female scientist or sniper character and Caesar still wants to hire you. This comes across as incredibly implausible. Though, to be fair, this is something of a Necessary Weasel-they don't want to cut off huge chunks of content just because of the PC's gender. And also to be fair, playstyle things the legion would want simply can't be tracked by the game.

I'd actually argue it's why you should tend to avoid having bigots as a major faction in games like this, if the player is allowed to be part of the targeted category. I can buy Boomerang Bigots existing, but I can't buy a group of extremely severe card-carrying bigots to want one of their primary agents to be a member of the group they openly and proudly despise.

[up]Him having a degree of intelligence and eloquence makes him slightly scarier in my opinion. Though I will say that them just not getting around to saying that makes sense.

Edited by Protagonist506 on Aug 16th 2019 at 5:03:16 AM

"Any campaign world where an orc samurai can leap off a landcruiser to fight a herd of Bulbasaurs will always have my vote of confidence"
M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Such heroic nonsense
Aug 16th 2019 at 5:02:16 PM

[up]In one way. But in other ways, the idea that the Legion has some kind of insanely strong and vicious human attack dog on their side is even scarier.

It makes the Legion seem like something not entirely human.

Disgusted, but not surprised
Nikkolas from Texas Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Aug 16th 2019 at 5:29:52 PM

Lanius is clearly a superhuman and could kill almost anything in NV, including people in power armor with guns. He's just a lot more...mindful than the stories about him beating his own men to death would lead you to believe.

As for why the Legion would employ a female Courier, it's because Caesar doesn't give a shit. By the time you meet him, as he himself notes, he has come to greatly admire the tenacity and skill you've displayed by getting to Vegas. He'd be the biggest fool to turn away such a useful pawn. That's all ANYONE is to him. Other women serve his needs best as baby factories, the Courier serves his needs best by going out and killing fools.

M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Such heroic nonsense
Aug 16th 2019 at 5:33:58 PM

Lanius by contrast is all in on the misogyny. He even threatens to rape a female Courier if you challenge him as one, depending on your Karma.

Lanius: Woman of the West... you will learn your place - in my tent, and again, when you beg for release on the edge of my blade.

Disgusted, but not surprised
Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Aug 16th 2019 at 6:57:04 PM

I think Lanius as a crazed beast with no reason is more supposed to terrify the Legion itself than outsiders. The idea is that he's an unhinged lunatic who demands success of his subordinates and will kill you for failure before you can even try to offer an excuse. He's supposed to be more terrifying than any enemy Caesar might send you to fight.

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
M84 Such heroic nonsense from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Such heroic nonsense
Aug 16th 2019 at 7:03:05 PM

So he is basically a Commissar mixed with Kharn the Betrayer.

Edited by M84 on Aug 16th 2019 at 10:04:55 PM

Disgusted, but not surprised
EchoingSilence The Masked Commissar from Space Station Relationship Status: Robosexual
The Masked Commissar
Aug 16th 2019 at 7:13:58 PM

His approved of live action short show him as a mountain of a man compared to his tribe. Lanius is a unit.

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fredhot16 from Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Aug 16th 2019 at 7:21:35 PM

[up]How many pylons do you need to make a Lanius?

I have many potential ideas to write about but only eight slots left.
deludedmusings Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Aug 16th 2019 at 7:27:53 PM

Doesn't matter how many you have, you require more pylons.

Holding a grudge is allowing someone to live inside your head rent free.
Balmung Chain Breaker from Nebraska, Free American Empire Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Chain Breaker
Aug 16th 2019 at 7:56:34 PM

So he is basically a Commissar mixed with Khârn the Betrayer.

Basically. And as you may recall, one of the disciplinary actions at an Imperial Commissar's disposal is decimation, which is the first thing Lanius did after Graham was "relieved of duty"

I want some flying cars, a ticket to the stars / Or even just a world without religious wars
blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Sep 11th 2019 at 12:59:32 PM

I'm currently dealing with a 33% CTD upon walking through any door. Any way to deal with this? Any mods that fix this?

This isn't some ancient laptop either, this is a super hench computer. What's going on here

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
fredhot16 from Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Sep 11th 2019 at 1:06:53 PM

You’re haunted, clearly.

I have many potential ideas to write about but only eight slots left.
blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Sep 11th 2019 at 1:09:23 PM

I've been making a point to save often, especially before transitioning cells. You just KNOW though, that the one time I forget is going to be the one time it happens. -_-

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
Ultimatum ◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator from England Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
◕ ◡ ◕ Disasturbator
Sep 11th 2019 at 1:11:08 PM

Fallout 3 had an issue with twin cores,look up the issue on for a fix

Open up the fallout.ini file in: My Documents\My Games\Fallout 3 Find the line: bUseThreadedAI=0 change it to: bUseThreadedAI=1 Add another line after it and insert: iNumHWThreads=2 This will limit the game to 2 cores and prevent the engine bug from causing the game to freeze.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/22370/discussions/0/846941710314682539/?l=german

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