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    Default Let's Play - New Vegas, Modded with Care

    This is the replacement thread because the old one is full of junk.
    The old thread is considered closed and that game is over.


    Mod List:
    Electro City (Realistic Street lights)
    Usable Cigarettes (Basically turns cigarettes into another Chem / drug. With smoking animations)
    Light-step ED-E (Makes the flying robot stop setting off landmines and traps)
    Dressup (Makes it possible to dress your companions however you want)
    Companions Relax (Makes companions told to wait use the "relaxed" animations, like smoking, sitting, leaning etc)
    Tailor Made (cool clothes mod. Slightly overpowered, but cool)*
    Weapons Mods Expanded (From the guy that made the FO3 mod that inspired the weapon mods for NV)
    Operation Fixed Terrain (just terrain fixes, like removing floating rocks etc)
    New Strip Markers (Adds fast-travel markers in locations inside the New Vegas Strip)
    Nevada Skies (Weather mod, including sandstorms, rain, thunderstorms etc)
    Fellout (Clearer skies, darker nights. Compatible with Nevada Skies)**
    Interior Lighting Overhaul (more realistic indoor lighting. Compatible with Nevada Skies and Fellout)
    iHUD (HUD only visible when needed)
    aHUD (pick and choose how your HUD will look like)****
    Primary Needs HUD (adds things like weight, needs to your HUD)
    New Vegas Bounties (Quest mod; be a bounty hunter)
    New Vegas Bounties II (See above)
    Weapon Animation Replacers
    Ambient Weather (Adds things like different dehydration depending on temperature; combined with Nevada skies it produces seasons)
    Imp's Timescale Adjuster (Adjust timescale either manually, or (which I recommend) automatic Dynamic Timescale (different timescale outdoors (marginally slower than default), indoors (1:1, for realism) and combat (1:1 for realism))


    On top of these there are a number of texture mods:
    Greener Grass (what it sounds like; the grass is only half-dead instead of dead)
    Beware Of Girl Type3 Body (HD skin mod, slightly beautified female bodies. Yes, it's a nude mod, but of course I will keep this SFW!!!)***
    A number of environment and equipment reskins (better detailed textures)
    Simply Bald (gives the option of a completely shaved head in character creation)
    HD eyes replacer
    HDUI (smaller fonts, better menus)

    *Too overpowered, not used.
    ** Although compatible with Nevada Nights, it disables the dust and rainstorms. Removed.
    *** Although very good-looking, the infamous neckline is much more prominent with this mod than without. I hate that line. Removed.
    **** I never used it, so I removed it.

    Only other difference is that this time Morgan is a male. Oh and I will start in Hardcore, but I will switch if it's too frustrating.
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    My name is Morgan.
    I don't know if it's my first, my last, or my only name, but I like it.



    I just woke up with a headache from hell; of course being executed does weird things to you...











    The local doctor is taking good care of me though. My vitals seems decent enough, and so do my mental abilities.


    Comment: The Trigger Discipline perk IS great. You can't see it in the screenshots, but I am lining up shots at about twice the chance to hit as without in VATS, and without it it also makes a heck of a difference. Definitely worth it if combined with sneak, at least. I would not recommend it if you run and gun.







    After my evaluation (and me aimlessly wandering around in the doc's house taking anything useful) he sends me on the way and tells me to go to the Saloon and talk to Sunny.

    I am feeling a little weird in the blue coveralls he gave me, but at least I have clothes and some equipment... even some caps! The weather doesn't look welcoming, but living in the desert means that even when it does, it can kill you.



    On my way over to the saloon I stumble over the robot who dug me up from the grave I was tossed in... He is nice, but seems to have been hacked; he can't remember how, or why, he ever moved to this town. Strange.



    ...On the other hand there is nothing strange with Easy Pete. He's just an old nutty guy, as far as I can tell. He's apparently an old "prospector", which translates into "looter". Not that I am much better; on the way over to the saloon I found several crates with full soft-drink bottles in them...



    Sunny is hot. I know, bad pun, but anyway. She takes me out back to show me how to handle a rifle; it feels like I really should know this already, and my muscle-memory is definitely there. I can't remember even firing a varmint rifle though.





    After some practice she asks if I want to help out with killing some geckos. I say yes; I like the caps she's offering and besides it's really fun to shoot stuff.





    Unfortunately some stupid woman had walked alone, and unarmed, to the well against Sunny's advice. We came too late to notice her and she was killed by the geckos!
    Sunny is grateful for my help anyway.





    On my way back to town to collect some herbs I come across an aggressive man in a prisoner outfit who started firing at me for no reason. I put two pieces of led in his head before he even came close to hitting me.



    Finding my way back to town I go to the schoolhouse; both Easy Pete and Sunny told me to check it out for loot, plus some of the herbs she wanted is growing outside. The place is overrun by bugs, but they are no match for my 9mm gun.









    The second kind of herb grows up on boot hill. On the way there I meet more oversized bugs. The scorpion never sees me, which I am grateful for!
    After picking the herbs, I take some time looking at my own grave. It's a weird chain of events that has led me this far in life, I'm sure. Now if I could only make sense of it...



    Last edited by Avilan the Grey; 2011-04-22 at 07:45 PM.
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    Default Re: Let's Play - New Vegas, Modded with Care

    Need I reccomend Powered Power Armor and the Darnified User Interface?

    I also think that for fun, you should have picked "Wild Wasteland". Seriously! The Strip North Entrance Protectrons "ExTerMInaaAAte!!" their targets!

    SERIOUSLY!
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    Default Re: Let's Play - New Vegas, Modded with Care

    Powered Power Armour has some unfortunate interactions with the physics engine. If you plan to use it, either disable the increased size when wearing Power Armour, or never loot too many Power Armoured enemies at once.

    When they shrink upon looting the body and removing the armour, they have a tendency to become partway stuck in the floor, causing their ragdolls to spasm wildly and on semi-rare occasions, CTD.

    EDIT: Darnified UI, however, is excellent.
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    I was very tempted to take WW, but I decided not to for two reasons:

    1. I wanted both the perks I got (Kamikaze compensates nicely for the slower rate of fire, btw)
    2. I wanted to go through the game once without it, to compare

    As for the Darnified: No. I don't like it...

    Edit: I have downloaded the Primary Needs HUD though, and will give that a go when I play Hardcore.
    ...Yes; I turned it off. Already.

    Edit again: I found the iHud mod, which should work well when doing an LP.

    Anyway...

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    Sunny teaches me how to make Healing Powder with the stuff I have collected; and then she is off after telling me to meet the lady that runs the saloon. Apparently she wants to see me.



    I am approached by a man who wants me to save his girlfriend. I agree and run up the hill to kill the geckos that are hunting her. I don't find her though and for a moment I fear I have another dead settler on my hands, but it turns out the guy tries to lure me into a trap.









    I feel like a badass since he never has time to pull his weapon. To be honest I find him a fool; if it was me I would just have shot me in the head from 50 yards away...







    When I get to the saloon Trudy, the owner, has gone home for the night. I sit and wait for her about 3 hours, before she shows. Unfortunately another guy also shows, and I see him threatening her. She doesn't seem too worried but tells me the guy is a member of the powder gangers and an escaped convict. I remember my "meeting" yesterday with another one of those and decide the guy has to die soonest...

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    In case someone sees something weird later:

    I stumbled over the invisible "Line" taking a stroll and took the time to redesign Morgan a bit.

    And also, new HUDs*. And yes I went back to Hardcore. Hardcore is slightly frustrating but non-hardcore is too easy.

    *iHUD, aHUD and Primary Needs HUD.
    Last edited by Avilan the Grey; 2011-04-23 at 09:54 AM.
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    Shepard: "Wrex! Do we have mawsign?"
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    I Approve. Out of curiosity, should I buy New Vegas, or get around to beating Point Lookout and The Pitt? I'm a big fan of Fallout 3.

    And do you have the DLC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Loss View Post
    I Approve. Out of curiosity, should I buy New Vegas, or get around to beating Point Lookout and The Pitt? I'm a big fan of Fallout 3.

    And do you have the DLC?
    Personal oppinion:

    The Pitt? Worth it.
    Point Lookout? Unbalanced piece of crap.

    No I do not have Dead Money, mostly because all reviews I have seen said: Really Really Boring.

    Edit: I am a complete idiot. I now have to reinstall the game because my HEADPHONES don't work. It wasn't the mods. ARGH!

    Edit again: Game up and running. Morgan looks a little different... Will start posting again when reaching the same spot as last time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Loss View Post
    I Approve. Out of curiosity, should I buy New Vegas, or get around to beating Point Lookout and The Pitt? I'm a big fan of Fallout 3.

    And do you have the DLC?
    I highly reccomend "The Pitt", because not only does it have an interesting concept, because (spoiler alert)
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    the bad guy is actually the good guy, and the good guys don't realise it. It's a situation of white and white morality.
    I also enjoyed Broken Steel for the level cap going up, but the campaign was more of the same. My favorite is Mothership Zeta, but it has some serious problems, like not being able to backtrack, thus missing out on some really cool weapons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triscuitable View Post
    I highly reccomend "The Pitt", because not only does it have an interesting concept, because (spoiler alert)
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    the bad guy is actually the good guy, and the good guys don't realise it. It's a situation of white and white morality.
    I also enjoyed Broken Steel for the level cap going up, but the campaign was more of the same. My favorite is Mothership Zeta, but it has some serious problems, like not being able to backtrack, thus missing out on some really cool weapons.
    Regarding FO3 DLCS:

    Absolutely get
    The Pitt (Pros: Interesting place, interesting characters, the extra gear. Cons: Part of the main quest annoying)
    Operation Anchorage (Pros: the gear and only the gear, but it's so good it's worth it. Cons: everything else)

    Might-get:
    Broken Steel (Pros: fixes the ending of FO3. Cons: Badly balanced creatures)

    Stay away from:
    Point Lookout: (Pros: can't find any. Cons: Badly balanced creatures and enemies, boring quests, worthless loot (by the level you reach Point Lookout all gear you can find there is worse than the gear you already have. Especially if you have any other DLCs).
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    Agreed, i loved Fallout 3, and while i really, really enjoyed Operation Anchorage even though nobody else i know did, i definitely recommend the pitt and Broken Steel. I ran through point lookout in all of about 2 hours and hated every minute of it, and mothership Zeta is attrociously poor. As for New Vegas, i've pretty much completed the whole game except a few companion quests. Would i get much more out of it if i were to start a new one but on Hardcore?
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    After talking to the people of Goodsprings, I find out that they are harboring a fugitive in the old gas station. He is not too friendly at first, but soon comes to trust me. However it turns out that the Powrder Gangers will try to take the town by force, unless they turn the poor man over.

    I decide to help, and manages to rally everyone in town except Chet, the bastard that runs the local store. He is not interested in helping anyone but his own wallet, and I cannot convince him.
    Instead I rob him blind when he's asleep for the night, and then goes back to Trudy and set up our ambush outside the saloon.

    The fight goes well; even without the help of Mr Bastard, and we don't lose a single member of the town.


    (Yes. I reloaded. As you can see in the last screenshot, Ringo didn't make it in my first try.)





    After the gunfight I take my leave of the good people of Goodsprings, and travel south. I pause just outside town though; remembering an old caravan with a place to sleep.

    The next morning's sunrise is spectacular!






    I soon make my way to the outskirts of Primm. I do encounter some more Powder Gangers and a pack of Geckos on the way, but nothing I can't handle.
    Primm is apparently overrun by the same group of prisoners that the Powder Gangers consists of... The local NCR outpost has too little personnel to actually go in and clean the town, but they don't forbid me to. So...






    Sneaking and sniping my way over the bridge and into Primm one street at the time, I soon get the upper hand.

    In one of the old Casions I encounter the person responsible for the Courier station (and the casino we are standing in!) in Primm. He can't really help me, but gladly barters with me and tells me I can have the funny little robot in his office across the street if I can fix it.
    Also, he asks me to rescue the town's deputy sheriff who the convicts have captured and keeps in the other casino.

    I do learn one disturbing fact though: Someone set me up to get killed.











    Rescuing the deputy is easier than I thought, although I am very lucky I manage to kill the gang leader before he roasts me to death with that... thing.

    The deputy himself is a bit of a cowardly weasel, though.

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    After fixing up the robot, "ED-E", I talk to the deputy again and now he takes credit for his own rescue! Weasel indeed. I quickly dismisses the idea of blowing his head off his shoulders, and instead decides to make sure he never holds office again. He himself suggests talking to the NCR to restore order in Primm, and that will be my choice.



    ...I half expected this to be easy, but of course it isn't. I have to walk to the Mojave Outpost to get them to lend the troops to the local garrison; Lieutenant Hayes doesn't have the manpower to actually take over the town.







    Halfway to the Mojave Outpost I run across (well that is not entirely true; more a case of "spot in the distance") the Jackal Gang. I manage to snipe their leader from 100 yards away, before she spotted us, and the rest of the gang is quickly cleaned out.





    The next encounter proves more challenging indeed. Four radscorpions! I get lucky and with the help of ED-E and an exploding car we take care of them. Unfortunately we also "take care" of a funny-dressed ghoul that just happened to be there. Oh well...





    The statues outside the outpost are impressive indeed and serves as an excellent landmark for miles around.





    The Major behind the counter greets me and agrees to send the troops to Primm. The guy in charge, however, Ranger Jackson, wants me to help cleaning out the critters that block the road north. I try to tell him there were not too much there when I got here, but he insists there are and sends me north again.







    I realize I have not investigated all of the outpost yet and it turns out to be a good decision to not run off north immediately. There are two cuties in the barracks; one behind the bar and one in front of it.

    Lacey the bartender has good stuff to barter for, and I get to sell off a lot of heavy loot including the incinerator. Cass is a tough broad but looks cute despite way too much whiskey. Both of them tells me to go up on the roof and talk to "Ghost", who might have a job for me, so I follow their advice.

    Ghost turns out to be a woman with very white skin who asks me to go to investigate a cloud of smoke to the east; apparently she expects it means trouble in Lipton, a town in that direction.







    Before heading east I go back to Primm, cleaning out the ants that Ranger Jackson had such trouble with on the way.
    After telling the Lieutenant the good news he moves into the town and officially annexes it in the name of the NCR. Law and Order is now restored in Primm!









    On the way to Lipton we encounter first more ants, which isn't much of a problem. However next we encounter more Jackal Gang members and these forces me to use some hard-to-come-by landmines to get by. Even worse, that fight attracts scorpions, including one massive specimen that I can't really hurt with the weapons i carry. I just turn tails to start running, trying to lure it with me towards the outpost, when ED-E fries it!





    Lipton is definitely on fire. And full of crazy people babbling about a lottery.





    It soon turns out that the truth is more disturbing than plain crazy. The Legion is in town and has tortured and executed their way through the townspeople, Powder Gangers and NCR troops there.
    One member of the Powder Gangers, who came to town to capture and kill the NCR troopers, "won" second price in the lottery and was therefore allowed to live, but with broken knees. I decide to put him out of his misery, but not too quickly, and beat him to death with my baseball bat.



    Outside the town hall I meet the cause of all this: "Vulpes Inculta", some sort of high-ranking officer in "Caesar's" army. He just wants to talk and decribes in great detail how and why they did what they did. Even though I agree that the townsfolk were scumbags, they did not deserve... this. I smile and nod until he is done and starts walking away with his troops...





    When they have walked a number of yards away I put down the last of my mines on the ground, snipes the maniac in the head and then run for my life.

    It isn't much of a battle; it basically consists of me screaming like a little girl and running in circles around the buildings in town, while ED-E shoots the legionaries in the back. I manage to survive, at least and have enacted my own justice on these wicked people.

    Before entering the town hall I take mercy on the crucificied victims that are still alive.







    Inside the town hall there is not much to see. I get jumped by a number of dogs who almost gets me; but I get lucky. My lockpick skill is too low and I can't get into any locked doors (except one) so there is not much to find.



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    I walk all the way back to the Outpost and get my reward from Ghost and Jackson. After Lipton, however, I do not feel anything but tired, gnawing sickness and hatred, and drown my sorrows alongside Cass at the bar.



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    ...New patch for NV 20 minutes ago!
    Can't start the game until NVSE (New Vegas Script Extender) has been updated to this version... And then we'll see if any of the mods I am using must be updated too.

    On the plus side, it is needed, and a new DLC will be announced early this week.

    Edit: They have re-balanced several weapons apparently. The two that really makes a difference is the carbine rifles, who now have a much lower rate of fire... and That Gun who is turned into a slow-firing hand cannon shooting 5.56 ammo.
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    You're out of photo bucket bandwidth, I can't see the photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon 997 View Post
    You're out of photo bucket bandwidth, I can't see the photos.
    I noticed. I honestly didn't think this would happen... I tried Photobucket this time because Imageshack stinks (the page itself is wonky and corrupts both itself and uploaded images). However it has a larger bandwith limit, AFAIR.

    Oh well.
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    Next official update will be sunday night, at the latest. However there might be one before that.

    I am also toying with switching to Imageshack due to bandwith issues (from now on only, not for the already posted pictures!)
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    Hardcore or Not?

    I still haven't made my mind up. I am sticking to Hardcore for the time being but the extra weight that all food and water takes up is really annoying.

    Basically my problem is this:

    Without Hardcore? Slightly too easy.
    With Hardcore? Very frustrating.
    Rising difficulty level? Just turns enemies into Bulletsponges ( = False difficulty, and boring).

    Any opinions on the matter?
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    Am I crazy, or does your character look like Adam Savage? I missed the original thread in case that was already discussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avilan the Grey View Post
    Without Hardcore? Slightly too easy.
    With Hardcore? Very frustrating.
    Rising difficulty level? Just turns enemies into Bulletsponges ( = False difficulty, and boring).

    Any opinions on the matter?
    Find an overhaul that gets rid of your problem. Hardcore is... a little too hardcore. Not hardcore is a piece of cake. That's why I liked F3's FWE. Much likable balance, cool new weapons, and well used proper needs, stimpacks over time, etc. Nice mod, wish NV had it.
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    Find an overhaul that gets rid of your problem. Hardcore is... a little too hardcore. Not hardcore is a piece of cake. That's why I liked F3's FWE. Much likable balance, cool new weapons, and well used proper needs, stimpacks over time, etc. Nice mod, wish NV had it.
    I actually do like Hardcore Mode. Makes Cazadores an absolute pain though, even more so than normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPig View Post
    Am I crazy, or does your character look like Adam Savage? I missed the original thread in case that was already discussed.
    Well he did. No longer.

    Edit: as for overhauls... No such luck; I can find only one on the nexus and that one is overly complicated.
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    I am told to get to Novac, if I want to follow the man who shot me in the head. After a while the road goes through a mountain pass that is made for ambushes.
    I spot the ambushers before they spot me though, and snipe the first one without problem.



    ...The second one get a little too close for comfort, but she never has time to hurt me.







    Just after passing Ranger Station Charlie, two members of Caesar's Legion runs up to me (!) and proclaims that Caesar has put a prize on my head. I promptly shoot them, of course; they call themselves assassins, but has apparently never learned how to actually assassinate someone.





    I find myself to Novac and the first person I meet is a doctor. Of sorts. A least she promises that if she can't fix my radiation sickness, tomato juice will help. Maybe.



    The SECOND person I meet is totally, utterly, mad. Oh well, at least it's an interesting town...


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    This thread will be update on and off during the week; I had too fun playing and have 200+ screenshots to sort thru to make sense of the narrative.
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    (I have now turned Hardcore off. Just FYI.)

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    Being nosy I decide to pay a visit to a common home and find out something disturbing; someone is killing livestock every night! I promise to look into this but I need to check in to the hotel, first.





    Jeannie May takes good care of me and gives me a decent room to store my gear and sleep. Before actually doing that though I have a number of things to take care of...





    Number one: Get some shopping done. The gift shop in the dinosaur is surprisingly well stocked! I even find a number of mods for my guns; I especially like the Night Scope for my Varmint rifle. This will DEFINITELY come in handy.



    Number two: Keep trying to find leads for the "checkered guy". Manny, the sniper up in the T-rex' mouth tells me he knows something but won't tell me until I help with "the ghoul problem". Fair enough, a favor for a favor.



    Number three: The livestock killer. I camp out by the Brahmin pen over night and soon find the culprit: a deranged "Nightkin" (a kind of Super Mutant, apparently). He is easily dispatched; he apparently didn't think I would see him when he cloaked.

    (ED-E gives you a special Perk that allows you to lock on stealthed enemies in VATS!)




    Feeling pretty good about myself I walk back to the hotel after receiving a small reward from the McBride family for saving their cows.



    Deciding to try to talk Manny into telling me where the "checkered man" went I go back up the stairs to the T-rex' mouth but there is another sniper there that works nights.
    His name is Boon and at first he is less than happy to see me but after a while he tells me an awful story. Someone unknown in Novac have sold his wife to the Legion!!! I immediately agrees to help him track down who it is and have that person "delivered" to Boone.



    I start snooping around but the first guy I am asked to talk to turns out to be a decent guy; a retired ranger. He asks me to look into the local ranger base though; apparently their radio has gone quiet since I passed through there yesterday.



    The second man I talk to is the raving lunatic. He is actually very helpful and makes me want to check out the safe in the hotel lobby.



    Turns out that the person responsible for this horrible deed is no other than Jeannie May! I trick her to stand in the clear in front of the dinosaur and Boone blows her brains out. A fitting end, I say.

    Boon agrees to join me in my travels with a warning; he will kill any member of the Legion he sees. My response is "great!".







    Next morning is a lazy day, although it gets spiced up by two unexpected events: First I run into Victor again, who is on his way to 'Vegas. Then it turns out the ranger base has been taken by the Legion, but they have only left a token force and a message behind. The three of us kills the legionaries without breaking a sweat before heading northwest to deal with the town's ghoul problem.

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    The "Ghoul Problem" turns out to be complicated; but on the other hand nothing ever seems easy. The local pre-war missile base is overrun by both ferals and something else.
    As soon as we make our way into the base we are contacted by a ghoul named Chris that asks us to make it to the top floor. When we finally get there it turns out that he is a deranged human that thinks he is a ghoul because he went bald.

    Oh well...



    The local ghoul leader turns out to be a prophet of his own homecooked religion and the first sentient Glowing One I have ever seen. He is very polite but also very scared; it seems "demons" (Nightkin, obviously!) have invaded the basement of the base. We quickly deal with these idiots before returning.



    He is very grateful for the help and tells us that they intend to fly off with the old rockets to a "Great Beyond" but they need more help. I am told to speak to Chris again to see what is needed.





    What is needed is apparently some highly radioactive goo and some controls for the rockets. The goo is located in an unopened barrel (phew!) close to a nest of golden geckos. The control parts for the rockets have been scavenged from the launch pad several years ago by Novac's resident scrap dealer, and she charges me a lot of caps for them... I agree to the price mostly because ED-E suddenly starts "talking" when we enter the scrapyard, and I get too distracted to try to barter.

    ED-E apparently had a mission before ending up in Prim as a piece of scrap, and contains some audio logs. "He" will only play one of them though; I will have to look into this later.



    Chris gets ecstatic when I bring back the equipment. Or at least he doesn't call me a creep anymore. I take that. He still haven't figured out that the real ghouls will leave him behind when they take off, but on the other hand I am 99% sure they will die horribly.






    (I failed at getting any decent shots of the rockets launching. Oh well).




    The ghouls send me up to the top of the base to launch the missiles with them inside. Two out of three missiles takes off without a hitch; the third one almost crashes and takes off at a weird angle. I can't tell if it made it or not...

    Returning to Novac I tell Manny that the ghouls are no longer a problem, and he tells me to head for Boulder City.



    Before heading that way we decide to investigate this tower to the north...

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    Pics didn't upload.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triscuitable View Post
    Pics didn't upload.
    Old post or newer (the last 3) posts?
    I switched from photobucket (faster, easier to work with, but with bandwidth limitations) to imageshack (slower to load, buggy page (when uploading and editing pictures) but no bandwidth limit.

    If you can't see the pictures in the posts done this week or friday last week, keep hitting reload until they pop up; it is usually not a problem but it can happen.

    The older pictures... I am not moving all of them to Imageshack, so if the monthly bandwidth is reached... we all have to live with it.
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    I am welcomed at the door by a young Lieutenant happy for any kind of reinforcement, even though I am not even an official member of the NCR military.





    Apparently this is some kind of power plant, and she desperately need my help. I wonder why she trusts a random stranger, until I meet the idiot they have put in charge of fixing the thing. I guess anyone, even me, is a better pick...!

    His second to command however seems to know what he is doing. However he seems to have a secondary agenda.







    He sends me below to get to the console to control the output to the power grid.
    The problem is that the Brotherhood of Steel, who previously held this place, have turned on all the defenses. The basement is full of robots, but it doesn't stop us.

    Mr. Rivas had urged me to do two things:
    One - do NOT prime the weapon that the NCR doesn't know about.
    Two - set up the power grid to reach all communities in the New Vegas area.



    After talking to Mr. Rivas again (I make a point of ignoring "Fantastic", the amazing moron) I get told to get up in the tower and configure the solar panels...

    (Again I missed a good screenshot of the activation of the power plant.)

    I got this taken care of and then pick up the trail to Boulder City.









    The trail goes ice cold by the entrance to Boulder City. It turns out we have a hostage situation where members of The Great Khans holds some NCR soldiers. Since I am a more or less neutral person I volunteer to negotiate.

    Unfortunately it boils down to feeding the corruption inside the NCR that I try to help stamp out; I have to give 500 caps to the squad leader to buy the freedom of the troops and the lives of the Khans.


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    Those new pics are great, but the quality is through the roof. Each image must be at least 750KB-1.5MB.
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