1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

Anything Goes - A Fallout 3 AAR

Discussion in 'All Other Games' started by Captain2, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Captain2

    Captain2 ಠ_ృ

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,727
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada


    During the first few moments of my life, of which I remember surprisingly well, I have a very clear picture of my family: my father standing over me and asking whether I'm a boy or a girl and my mother, looking very much like a thigh....

    Oddly enough I soon lost my sense of self awareness and my next memory came nearly a year later.



    In his attempts to test my walking ability my dad had me walk across the room to him, of course being the show off I am I decided to one up him



    Oddly unsurprised at a child who had previously been unable to walk at all suddenly walking over to his bed and jumping onto it, my father continued to insist that I walk to him in order to do it right.



    Of course he soon betrayed me and closed me in my playpen, however being the forgetful scientist type he forgot to lock me in and I was able to easily escape and look around through my toy box.


    Of course this was on the bestselling children's book list, narrowly beating out "You're Average, prepare yourself for a life of menial labour"



    OOC: I gave myself horrible charisma so I wouldn't get any discounts when the time comes to buy or sell items, hopefully keeping myself from becoming incredibly rich in this post nuclear world until at least a decent length into the game



    Dad comes back and points out the thighs favourite bible passage and then asks me to follow him, taking my newly acquired walking abilities for granted.

    Then for the next nine years..... I forget what happened, but I remember I had a birthday!



    yeah.... I'm begining to think I have a memory problem
     
  2. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Messages:
    2,872
    I look forward to the adventures of this new, radioactive, uncharismatic Neville.
     
  3. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2002
    Messages:
    10,243
    Location:
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    I squee and look forward to seeing the wonderful adventures of brave, wonderful Liam Neeson :love:

    And Neville too, I suppose
     
  4. Captain2

    Captain2 ಠ_ృ

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,727
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Well at least we've gone from worship of Trevelyan to Qui Gon....
     
  5. mech654

    mech654 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2006
    Messages:
    336
    Location:
    Canada
    So am I. Conceding I never played Fallout this AAR could get me buy Fallout.:)
     
  6. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    18,778
    Location:
    British Columbia, Canada
    Spoiler :
    I discovered you could use the console to unlock the doors and wander out into the hallway, then since it is actually in the same map as where you are when you are awoken by Amata and the alarms are going off, although there are no NPCs or roaches. Anyways, if you open the bathroom door well there's nothing in there so you walk through, fall into the nothingness and then are teleported into a hallway of said later area. Although that is as far as you can go as a baby and there is no way back...


    I claim credit in part for helping Captain continue this sooner.
     
  7. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Ghost Agent

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    42,733
    Location:
    Versailles City, Vekta, United Terran Systems
    I'll be following this thread, I dont have Fallout 3. Yet interested in buying it someday :).

    I sense that "You're special" Book is gonna pop up somewhere outside this thread. Eather by itself or as a demotivational poster.
     
  8. Captain2

    Captain2 ಠ_ృ

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,727
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Spoiler :


    Of course I'm given a pipboy as a birthday present, since its extremely useful to keep tabs on your limb damage when in the safety of the vault.




    of course I'm soon greeted by Amata rubbing my low perception score in my face and offering me the gift of a Grognak the Barbarian comic, however the bloody thing fell apart after one reading so I suspect she simply found the thing laying around and decided it would make a good token offering.

    Of course after that the party just goes downhill:



    The robot uses a hacksaw to obliterate my cake



    The cop sitting in the corner just kind of ignores me



    The dirty old woman is the only one who actually talks to me




    and Dad implies that nobody would care if I left the party....

    I think this could be my worst birthday ever, however I'm unsure as I don't remember any others. Shunned and/or creeped out, I go to speak with Jonas.







    A gun? Greatest Birthday ever!!!




    Proving my marksmanship and bug murdering skills, I take the time to pause for a picture with my father



    Hey Jonas! think fast! hehehe



    Ouch... sorry about that...
     
  9. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Ghost Agent

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    42,733
    Location:
    Versailles City, Vekta, United Terran Systems
    You'll shot yer eye out kid!

    Dang it Captian2, now yer gonna make me wanna get Fallout 3. Did you get the expantion packs as well or just went with the vanilla?
     
  10. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2002
    Messages:
    10,243
    Location:
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Liam Neeson gave you a gun? He's the best dad ever :love:
     
  11. Captain2

    Captain2 ಠ_ృ

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,727
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I have a few of the DLC packs, however since I'm unsure of my ability to properly add them to the game they may or may not make an appearance
     
  12. steviejay

    steviejay Now in Black and White!!

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Messages:
    3,343
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    subscription post. Neville made me purchase Oblivion for the PC so I fear this may do the same for Fallout.
     
  13. Captain2

    Captain2 ಠ_ృ

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,727
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    @Stevie, that seems to happen to a lot of people, I guess its good to know that I'm not the only one who goes off to buy games after reading the AARs :p

    @Everyone, Of course now I continue my frequent updating for the sake of actually seeing if the DLC is working, whitch I can only find out by advancing in the game

    Spoiler :




    My next memory occurs six years later.... they're begining to tighten up at least so hopefully soon I'll be able to remember day to day life.

    This of course is the downside to being related to the vault's doctor, you'll find yourself constantly subjected to tests, doubts and claims that "Lupus doesn't work that way" whenever you claim to be sick before a test.




    On my way to class I find Amata being confronted by the Tunnel Snakes. I try to consider what Lincoln, one of my idols, would do in this situation

    :): What are you up to?


    :(: Fine, I'm going to go


    Of course, Lincoln never had to deal with such insolent fools... or did he?


    FORT SUMTER FOO!

    and of course, a large bout of fisticuffs breaks out in the hallway

    Recomended Listening Upon viewing the following fist fight: Yakety Sax

    Spoiler :










    And of course, this is what having all the blood punched out of you looks like.



    You're welcome, you wouldn't happen to have an icepack would you?



    or an intravenous drip?

    my requests for medical attention ignored and my father skeptical of my claims to poor health following my last attempts, I stagger my broken self into class and take the GOAT




    Since I'm a big fan of keeping kids on the straight and narrow I've decided not to give out the questions or answers, study up guys!




    After recieving the good news, I walk outside the class room and wait up for Amata hoping to get some lunch at the cafeteria largely because they make the best cookies there, the Macaroni and Cheese is good too, I just hope we can get a seat before it fills............



    Dammit
     
  14. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Messages:
    2,872
    Good going Cap, very amusing. :D

    It was around this point that I started to get bored of Fallout 3... after half an hours play you want to be out in the wastes capping mutants, not taking some bleeding exam. An exam! In a videogame! Cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!

    So yeah I didn't really get very far with FO, made it to Megaton, poked around a bit and then quit, partly, I have to admit, because I couldn't buy that the wasteland didn't have any vegetation after two centuries of not-being-nuked.

    Hence I will follow Neville's travels with extra interest, as unlike the Oblivion AAR, this is mostly gonna be new and unkown.
     
  15. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2002
    Messages:
    10,243
    Location:
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    I'm not complaining :goodjob:
     
  16. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    18,778
    Location:
    British Columbia, Canada
    I am perfectly willing to take that Fallout 3 disc off your hands for say $30.

    This doesn't excuse you from not updating often enough.

    Hi-ho-larious Captain, but could you please spoiler previous updates again? My mouse wheel is tired.
     
  17. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Messages:
    2,872
    I'm saving the disc. It may come in handy as a coaster after the coming nuclear wars. :p

    (Secondarily, I may yet play through it as I liked Oblivion well enough.)
     
  18. steviejay

    steviejay Now in Black and White!!

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Messages:
    3,343
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    If I may, what DLC have you got installed? As I've only got this for the 360 my knowledge of mods for Fallout 3 are limited to the 'map packs' The Pitt, Operation Anchorage etc.
     
  19. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Ghost Agent

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    42,733
    Location:
    Versailles City, Vekta, United Terran Systems
    Im still debating on whether or not to get it via retail or steam.
     
  20. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    18,778
    Location:
    British Columbia, Canada
    Retail, then if you bug up the install for any reason you can easily reinstall. That's my two cents.
     

Share This Page