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Jarrod's Fallout 3, Part 2
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Jarrod
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Didn't take a pic of the billboard with your phone to share, Kay?  [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Jarrod said:

Didn't take a pic of the billboard with your phone to share, Kay?  [Image Can Not Be Found]


Oh, Jarrod,  Don't you know I'm a Luddite?  I don't have a phone that takes pictures.   In fact the only reason I have a cell phone is in case something happens while I am driving or traveling and I need to reach someone.  I don't keep it turned on and don't give anyone the number.  I know.  It's pathetic.  [Image Can Not Be Found] 

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I totally posted a reply, but I don't know where it ended up...

 

Anyway, I said something like - given your love of computer games and ability to post intelligently and entertainingly on internet message boards, could I be forgiven for not recognising you as a Luddite?

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Kay, you are NOT pathetic, or I am too. I also have a prepaid cell phone that I use for travel. We do turn it on when we start out  in case someone wants to get in touch with us. Also, we like to let them know where we are and when we may arrive. I did finally give the kids the number, but it is turned off almost all the time. We found a place to get very inexpensive minutes. Doubt we will ever use many of them. No camera on ours either.

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Found 30 Quantum Nuka bottles finally!  Also found GNR headquarters, and did the small quest for Three Dog, which was neat (I thought I'd pretty much done all of the quests).  I gave Three Dog some Enclave Hellfire Armour and Helmet, just to keep him safe in case he makes any public appearances.

 

Now I'm going through and 'discovering' all of my undiscovered locations.  Good thing I took that perk that shows you where everything is!

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Jarrod said:

Found 30 Quantum Nuka bottles finally!  Also found GNR headquarters, and did the small quest for Three Dog, which was neat (I thought I'd pretty much done all of the quests).  I gave Three Dog some Enclave Hellfire Armour and Helmet, just to keep him safe in case he makes any public appearances.

 

Now I'm going through and 'discovering' all of my undiscovered locations.  Good thing I took that perk that shows you where everything is!


Jarrod,   I greatly envy you getting to 30 Quantum Nuka bottle.  Early on, I make many mistakes -- like selling my Quantum Nuka bottles.  And now I have lived to regret it.  But life is full of disappointments like this.  

On the other hand,  I am now taking my teddy bear collection to give to baby Maria in the Pitt.   I liked The Pitt as an addon.  It worked better for me than Operation AnchorageThe Pitt was still in the wasteland.  And the wasteland is what Fallout 3 is about.

I have now loaded Broken Steel and Point Lookout

For someone who was wondering if she even wanted to go back to the Fallout 3 wasteland environment,   I am having a very good time with these addons. So I will continue forth.

But Jarrod, you said.............Now I'm going through and 'discovering' all of my undiscovered locations.  Good thing I took that perk that shows you where everything is!

Jarrod, what perk is this?  I must have it.   I will give you 10,000 bottle caps,  225 stimpacks,  2 lazar rifles, 1 scoped 44 magnum if you will tell me how I can get the perk that shows where everything is.   Jarrod,  if that is not enough,  I will go back into the Pitt and steat the baby Marie for you.   Jarrod,  what else could I do?  Please tell me.

Here is a little addon note to Scout.  You told me I was one lucky person since I hadn't played the original Fallouts when thay came out.  .   So I was able to play Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout 3 in succession.  You were right Scout.  It has been a great adventure for me to do them one right after the other.  What a treat.

And I guess Fallout New Vegas is almost here.

Kay

      

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kay, you will be able to jump right to Fallout IV… Hopefully I'll be done with Nehrim sometime in the next month or so (Christ this thing is big) and join you in Vegas, Fallout style.

The Explorer perk gives you the complete map with all locations.

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Haha, yeah Kay, I'd sold a heap of mine too, and I'd forgotten which locations I had been to [Image Can Not Be Found]  I went to the sewer works or someplace, incidentally, and found a teddy bear conveyor belt full of teddy bears, which seemed really random.  I'll see if I can find it again tonight, and let you know where it is.  There were maybe around 20 bears there.

 

Also, just to add on to what Scout said, the Explorer perk can be taken at level 20 onwards.  Keep your credits, stimpacks, lasers and pistol - I've got more than I know what to do with already!  My kitchen in Mageton is full of 100% repaired plasma rifles, my living room is full of 100% power armours and raider armours etc.  And my lockers woooooooooow.  If I could do a mod for my PS3, I would create a vendor with greater money so I could sell everything off!  Or make an empty museum somewhere where I could store and show off all of my loot.

 

And bring on Fallout IV Scout!  Any idea when they hope to have it done by?  I'd image that it won't be for a couple of years, what with New Vegas and the MMO coming out soon-ish.

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Jarrod said:

  If I could do a mod for my PS3, I would create a vendor with greater money so I could sell everything off!  Or make an empty museum somewhere where I could store and show off all of my loot.
 


Jarrod:  if you haven't done so already, go talk to the mayor in Canterbury (can't remember his name).  Ask him all about the trade caravans.  Exhaust every conversational thread.  You will then get the opportunity to invest in each of the 4 traders:  Lucky Harith, Crow, Doc Hoff, and Wolfgang.  $500 caps for each of the 4 investments, if I remember.  After a while, when you go to buy/trade with these guys, they will have many more caps.  For me, each has from 1000-1450 caps.  That makes it easier to give them stuff for caps, and grow rich, if you want to, or just get the things you need, or want.  It's a good way to get rid of the excess loot.  But be careful.  Early on I was selling stuff that I later needed, especially for the camera and sensor module quest at the Citadel.  I've gotten into the habit of keeping a few of each thing no matter how much I am sure I won't need it later - 'cause I might.

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Ah, so that's what investing in the trade caravans means!  I thought it just meant spending money on them and repairing etc.  I had heard that their repair skills went up, but just thought it was a long laborous process that I wasn't quite pulling off correctly.  Thanks!  How good!  First trade caravan I ran into after doing that had 2000 bottlecaps with which I could trade in some leftovers, which was great.

 

I usually only trade in multiples of common things I have, like armour and weapons.  Anything that looks unique I keep out of habit, otherwise I leave stuff well alone - if I know I need it for someone, I'll start making a pile somewhere of that relevant thing.  Right now there is a small hillock of cameras building up in the citadel, waiting for the return of the guy who made Prime (Rothechild?).

 

And Kay, it was the Sewer Waystation near Grayditch that had all of those teddybears, if you are interested... http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/.....Waystation

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Oh boy - I finally got 'round to reading about New Vegas on Wiki.

 

So it isn't just a huge expansion to Fallout 3 <interrobang>...  It's a game in it's own right?!  I asked one of my friends how much he thought it was going to sell for, and he said 'as much as any game', which I thought was redonkulus.  It turns out it was just me who's redonkulus.

 

I feel so silly [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Oh good.   More teddy bears.  Thanks Jarrod.  Kay

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Reading about all these Fallout 3 shenanigans has been thoroughly enjoyable for me. Please keep posting your impressions, both Kay and Jarrod, until the moment you depart the wasteland.

 

The amusing things you collect in your travels ... it's funny, but I'm now playing New Vegas like I was playing Fallout 3, with old quests in mind. I'm collecting every Nuka Cola bottle, toy car and pre-war book that I see; I don't even know if they'll ever serve a purpose, but I can't take the chance that they do and I miss the opportunity, can I?!

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Haha - yeah, I think it's healthy to become a klepto in the FO universe.

 

I just made my way into Hubris Comics in FO3, which is interesting.  Looks like a lot of ghouls in there.  Almost found every location - it was very tough finding on to the far west - an irradiated vault - ouch!

 

Also, I'm making the move up to Brisbane this weekend, so I'll need to pack away my PS3 for the time being until I settle in.

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What, no Vegas thread up yet?

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Scout said:

What, no Vegas thread up yet?


Next June.    [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Jarrod said:

 

Also, I'm making the move up to Brisbane this weekend, so I'll need to pack away my PS3 for the time being until I settle in.


I hope your move went smoothly, Jarrod.  I'm sorry we couldn't make it down to help with the lugging, and unpacking.  I would have loved the great spring weather.     [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Hey Spike - transplanted finally to Bris Vegas yesterday (not to be confused with New Vegas) - looks like there's not much room to set up my PS3, which is a little depressing (if only in the short term).  Weather is pretty warm up here - if you like the sun, you'd be laughing.

 

Now, time to pump out my resume and get employed again!

 

(and maybe look into what good PC games I can get for my circa '05 machine)

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I am still here.   I have now completed Operation Anchorage, The Pitt, and Point Lookout.   Starting on Broken Steel.   Still having a good time.  I now have Fawkes as my sidekick when I travel through The Wastelands.  He is the best security blanket I have found and I have made sure he has great weapons and a ton of ammo for them.   I love when he says something like, "Who wants to be next." 

And Jarrod,  I finally got to Level 20 and picked the Explorer perk.   As I look at the map now,  I think there are a whole lot of places I need to explore.   I suspect that I will follow your example and spend some time checking them out so when I once again decide I have finished Fallout 3,  I really will have.

For those of you who are looking to play Fallout 4,  I do want to.  But  don't wait for me.   It is unlikely I can start before the first of the year. 

I am leaving next week to go to  Denver to get my sister through hip replacement surgery and start of recovery.   Her computer is fine for her but you don't play video games on it.   But the last time I was there (for her knee replacement surgery last Spring)   I did install Bridge Baron 18.   So I have many hours of  bridge ahead of me. 

Kay

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Grats on level 20 Kay! Fawkes is a tough hombre indeed - I was always too scared to travel with a companion, in case I got them killed off.  Exploring is a bit of fun, I've now come across three or four abominations, that I otherwise would never have known about - great modelling on them, by the way - if you get a chance, check out the mish mash of armour they wear.

 

And you don't need a whole computer to play Fallout 3 or New Vegas, just a PS3 will do, and you can take it with you [Image Can Not Be Found] Show your sister the joys of the Megaton City while she's on the mend.

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