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Jen
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July 2, 2009 - 10:17 am
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My car ran out of juice outside Broken Hills. Sadness [Image Can Not Be Found] I guess now I have to find out what kind of battery it needs and go get some, because I am already pooped out from running.

I finally cleared out all of the bad dudes in Vault 15. I had been hesitant to fight them because there were so many, and when I was fighting slavers outside NCR, every time I accessed inventory in battle for stimpaks the game crashed to desktop, and I ended up fighting the same battle about eight times before I could get through it with me and my henchies all still alive. So I thought it would go like that every time. And thus I developed a peachy keen strategy for the Vault 15 guys, which was to stand near the elevator and kill guys until my health was low and then go back up and rest until healed, then go back down and kill a few more guys. Well, then I got to the part of killing Darius and was extremely fortunate in that one of his own guards killed both him and his dog. And then the remaining guards had my health really low, and I was far from the elevator and didn't think fortune would smile on me again if I died and refought, so I figured it's either try a stimpak or die, and it didn't crash me to desktop! Woo hoo! So I won, and I got a flamethrower outta the deal, besides the beaucoup experience and monies for beating the quests therein.

By this time, it was (again) waaay past my bedtime, so I hightailed it over to Vault 13 and saved and quit. [Image Can Not Be Found] Tonight's the night [Image Can Not Be Found]

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July 2, 2009 - 9:16 pm
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It's as great a game as you'd heard, right?

Isn't it cool when stuff turns out like that?

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I'm enjoying reading Jen's adventures because it brings back very fond memories of Fallout 2. Back then I was at a job where I worked 7-3:30, but nothing ever happened until 9am. I was nearly the only person in the office, and it was so quiet and peaceful in the early mornings. I'd pop on my headphones and play Fallout 2 until people started drifting in. A very pleasant way to start the workday. As good as Fallout 3 is, it doesn't quite capture what 1 and 2 had.

Congrats on your conquest of Vault 15, Jen!

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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Well, here it is, Monday morning after a three-day weekend. Guess what I did all three days? Yep, play. Obsessively. I only stopped to eat, pee, and sleep ... and clean my bathroom. (That last is an anomaly for sure. But it had to be done, precisely because of said anomaly-ness.)

I thought I had lost my car whilst jogging around the map, because I remembered it running out of fuel outside Broken Hills and leaving a spiff icon on the map where it was, but then here it was, like a year later, and, poof! No icon. I reloaded an early save and found I had parked it outside Vault 15 when I knew it was about to run out of gas, and I reloaded my latest save, et voila! There it was. So I felt like a prize idiot. I even lost sleep over that one!

After Navarro, I pretty much started leaving my henchies behind since they are largely more hindrance than help. It is easier doing all of the killing myself than keeping the stupid, useless henchmen alive. I do like the little robotic dog, though. I have been taking Sulik and Cassidy out with me, gave them each a lesser power armor, and use them as pack mules for all of my booty.

My favorite part so far is the little nod to Monty Python and the Holy Grail outside Modoc. Melchior and his "pets" also tickled me, even though they were hard to kill. Melchior hisownbadself got a rocket shot up his butt. What a way to go, huh?

So now I have everything I need to float the boat, but I am not ready to say goodbye to the game just yet. I am now going around and finishing off little sidequests, and I think I may also go back and lay waste to all four New Reno families since I hate alla those bastards!

I went back to Vault 13 and saw what happened there, and it made me sad. I would wreak vengence but I don't know where to go to do it. That one dude in there who would have accompanied me if I had ditched stupid Vic earlier will not accompany me now because his people need him, plus he won't tell me anything. The guys in the security video looked like Enclave, and they're already finished, courtesy of moi, but I never saw that big guy. Mebbe I'll just drive around the map until there are no more black squares and see what there is to see.

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It has been fun reading this and remembering my playthrough not too long ago. What a great game. I'm not sure who "that big guy" you refer to might be. I did drop Vic and pick up Marcus, who turned out to be more useful.

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By today's standards, this is a slow game to come to love. I'm stuck in Klamath. I have read some walkthrough thingies, and I'm required to do more thieving than I'm normally comfortable doing, as an upright person of character. A person of upright character? I guess it is survival after all, so I must be prepared to adapt. I would have been raised in that milieu, so these ethical concerns would be absent.

My Dark Souls single player sensibilities are protected by a +10 GfWL Firewall of Ineptitude

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The first Fallout was like that for me, too. But love it I did, eventually. I still have not finished number 2. I am very close to the end, though, if I choose to be.

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