QUOTE (bOnEs @ Oct 20 2010, 08:35 AM)
and like synch said, don't underestimate the creatures neither... i constantly find pockets of ants and scorpions, sometimes as many as 10 of them in a single location... it really takes some strategy after a while... i've only died once so far and that happened when i ran into a pack of vipers, one of the factions in the mojave...
and HOLY SHIT, i think i am cheating using the caravan shotgun!! i have pumped probably more than a hundred shells through it and it is still almost in mint condition!! this fucker is going to hold up nicely
... it deals out about the same amount of damage as the single shotgun but, it's double barreled with two bullets delivered separately and it's durability is probably unmatched... and i am still wearing the lightweight leather armor too because, it's a neutral outfit and it's still the better suit of armor that i've found so far, which isn't much...
i also found myself a place to stay, although, i did wonder about a few places i came across on my journey... free beds and containers everywhere!! something makes me think we'll be able to almost choose wherever to be our home... i paid a hundred caps for a motel room in ***** novac *****
and the keep said i could have it until the busy season kicks in, which is probably never
... so, a hundred bucks for a nice looking pad... i got some shit in the containers right now, and i am willing to gamble to see if it saves my stuff...
Got the Caravan Shotgun tonight. Sure is a good weapon, bOnEs.
It's good but I been scoring the new bug stomper perks with just
9mm and 10mm weathered pistols. Same for mutated animal perks.
Mostly various strains of mantis, bloatfly, radroach, geckos and coyotes.
The throwing spears work well there too, especially for the Golden Geckos.
Also, anyone tried killing those birds? You can, I shot one tonight with manual aim.
They eat on the dead carcasses of the geckos, in areas like that mountain where the prospector died.
(The side quest to help that guy rescue his girlfriend is a Gecko gold mine.
When you have ED-D
as a companion, your perception level is peaked,
and you can spot enemies for miles around. In between Goodsprings and Primm,
you can really build up bug stomping, XP, shooting, mellee skills by using that perception,
seeking them out and killing them. Hit Level 8 tonight, pretty uneventful other than finding new locations.
Got a Mojave Walker note, doesn't appear to be an achievement, but I just saw something about 50 locations.
Came across the super poisonous flying bugs - those things are super nasty.
Better have the antivenom handy or it's lights out real quick.
I pretty much stay away from the various scorpions but the incinerator works well.
Favorite new weapon is the Carbine that the mutants carry. 5mm shells.
Funny how the Nightkins of the Black Mountain where I first encountered
the mutants and new centaurs, carry that big sword like Pyramid Head in Silent Hill.
And as for other game/film relationships, a lot of the music sounds like Twin Peaks.
Finally have high lock pick, med, repair, and science skill.
Have to use the comic books before engaging in any heavy speech tricks though.
You guys will all pass me up by miles in the storyline but I'm just going at a snail pace now.
After I found a hollowed out rock like the one in Megaton, now I am checking everything.
There are stashes literally everywhere.
As for there being no DC Metro tunnels to get lost in, I found the Hidden Valley Bunkers....
First one needs 50 lock pick skill, no problemo right? The second - MAX. 100 lock pick skill required.
That's like the door to get into the side of the ship where the scientist lives in Rivet City, instead of swimming.
Hopefully there will be a secret safe way to get in to the quarry to kill the deathclaw alpha male, queen,
and also get eggs for the girl's omelette recipe in Sloan. But who knows, it could be nothing in those tunnels.
Got the room in Novac but it's just not near anything I need like re-loading bench, campfire, etc.
Still staying in the trailer behind the store and saloon in Goodsprings. I'm boring as usual.
Also - Found a glitch! Very GTA-like. On the mountain above the Lone Wolf Radio Station,
you can fall into the rock and explore under the hill for a fair bit. That is I think, due east of Primm.
Not many glitches like that, it's an insubstantial plane, a hole in the surface, similar to the underworld in VC.
Can't wait for my 3 day weekend to play. A few hours each night after work doesn't get me very far.
But hey, at least I found a Wasteland Survival Guide.