Shameless mod promoting here, but I think its worthy of a post.
It redesigns A LOT of NPC faces to make them not look like strange mutated fish people.
"The world of Fallout is a dark and gritty world.
It's not all about anime eyes, fancy hairs, perfect skin and supermodels.
and I wanted to create the world Interplay and Tim Cain intended with the release of Fallout in 1997."
I hope someone else hasn't already posted it.
The face on 'Yes Man' reminds me of the "face" character from Blues Clues. I haven't watch it since I was 6 so I don't know the name.
I kind of want another fallout set in an earlier period.
Sawed-off shotgun/riot shotgun with dragon's breath ammo reminds me alot of Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
I need some help with deciding on a new character. Female, charisma 10, focus on speech, works with yes man, If I can't talk my way out of situations I kill everyone involved.
Tag skills? Play style?
Kind of continuing from the conversation earlier, do we know if the Chinese were developing any FEV type of stuff like the US was? If the game was to go back to the east coast, there's a pretty big chance that it'd take place in New York. If not New York the the Commonwealth but let's talk about New York for a moment.
I suppose the devs could rationalize leaving a partially intact city by saying the Chinese didn't want to use a thousand bombs to completely try and obliterate New York. So they hit most of it with some sort of biological weapon and then mopped up with a few nukes. It'd be a good excuse to get some factions that developed in complete isolation from the outside world, and some new creatures that are the result of Chinese FEV.
Even though I'd personally prefer Chicago if we were to get a big city, nobody really knows what the creation engine's capabilities are with cities. Skyim's towns are relatively small and if whether that tells us anything or not, I'm not sure. But if we have to have bullshit rubble and subway systems all over the place to make a city possible, you might as well leave it alone until it can be done right. In that case, the apparent ability to hand craft a spectacularly beautiful world would be perfect for Hawaii.
I'm sure if they really wanted the next Fallout to be in New York they could come with some excuse or another as to why it would be mostly intact.
Gentlemen, we have the Bethesda formula.
I hate to ask, but would someone mind rehosting this mod?
The only other place I found it at somehow made my CTD when I tried to run NV with it, so I'd like to determine if the mod itself is causing it or just where I got it from.
Aw damn. Still CTD's.
Also it is a fucking bitch to get a lot of mods with this goddamn download size limit on the Nexus
Still, I'd like a fallout in Alaska.
I thought that would be an interesting environment though. Heat doesn't always kill, it's easier to live in the desert than on the tundra. Having to battle the conditions alongside foes would add some fun realism.
And there'd be weirdass Walrus-Polar Bear Hybrids.
More "Fallout: Alaska" stuff, skip if you don't care
Sunny Day: You have 50-50% chance of unprotected survival. The lack of clouds lets heat escape, but the hot sun warms your skin. There is no chance for snow
Cloudy Day: You have a 70-30% chance of unprotected survival. Clouds let heat stay in a blanket, but no extra heat gets in. There is a chance for snow.
Snowy Day: You have a 20-80% chance of unprotected survival. The cold is absolutely deadly, and the snow may conceal attackers.
Clear Night: You have a 40-60% chance of unprotected survival. There are no clouds blanketing the heat, and the sun has set. There is no chance for snow.
Cloudy Night: You have a 50-50% chance of unprotected survival. Though most of the heat has trickled out, there is still enough to keep you warm. There is a chance of snow.
Snowy Night: You have a 10-90% chance of unprotected survival. The snow will most likely blind you, and the cold will chill you to death.
Blizzard: You have no chance of unprotected survival. You will die within minutes as your body shuts down.
"The Big One": The collection of winds, radiation, snow and cold will kill you within seconds.
Who would win?
A radroach vs Mr. House
Perhaps Chinese remnants and any remaining US army forces fighting for control of any oil in the region, not for their country anymore but for simple survival. Oil powers heating and lighting systems for hydroponics making it essential for survival.
One ounce Thermanium has the power equal to 20 nuclear power plants, and is 10x more stable.
However, Thermanium is rarer than Uranium, making it extremely hard to find.
If the next Fallout is set in the commonwealth, I hope you're an android. Not one similar to say, Harkness. He was able to think for himself over time.
But instead you were specially engineered to be self aware from the start. You were made before the bombs fell, and filled with artificial memories of a family, friends and a home. At MIT, stored in a concrete, lead lined vault, and being kept in a cryogenic chamber to keep your systems dormant and preserve you for however long necessary, you were never activated. You, along with many other events, were ceased by the great war. The institute only got part of it right from data they found inside MIT. Then the back up reactor keeping you dormant was destroyed by some raiders, your boot sequence was started to keep you alive; at the time, you were a breakthrough, too important, too useful to risk loosing. The commonwealth police manage to kill the raiders, and save you. Safe at last, so you think. But as they find the vault, and the synth retention bureau moves in and starts to hunt you down, you have no idea how much danger you're really in. They'll make you slave away. Whether it be capturing escaping androids, or killing enemies of the institute. However, they're not the only ones who want to get their hands on you. The Brotherhood are in town, and feel that you would be a very useful technological asset. They have no intent on harming you in the process, but they're a shady character. They'll kill you if they can't own you. A mini group of Enclave scientists, stuck in the past, even after Raven Rock and Control Station Enclave were destroyed, want you for the good of "future America". You can join and help them, or bring them to their knees and destroy them. Or maybe you'll start your own people, and create your own government of democracy, or dictatorship.
A half assed story I made in a few minutes, sure, but it sounds like it would be fun to me.
Why are we even thinking about half assed stories when we all already know what the next game really absolutely should be?
Fallout: Aloha Smoothskin!
You could have the entire new society built up around this oil. All the towns and cities could be hyper-industrialized. Sort of like a combination of something out of steampunk, and the cobbled together towns in fallout 3 such as Megaton and Rivet City. There's opportunity for an underground mining/refining city or even one built into the icy cliff edge (why not?).
Then they could add your super storm that was mentioned earlier. The storm would be so great, so strong, that they would have to leave for the mainland to survive it. But nobody wants to let the other faction have the oil. In the end, you could have the storm destroying much of the factions because they were too blinded by their greed to prepare or even leave (good Ron Perlman line). Of course, all this doesn't sound very fallout-ish... Hmm. Needs more 50's.
Just wanted to say you guys are the best Fallout Bros even if we disagree here and there it's always nice chatting with you guys.
I like all the alaska ideas going around. Maybe some locations from operation: anchorage would still be partially intact. It felt amazing to walk out into that facility and see legions of power-armored soldiers charging in.
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