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DiD in Fallout?

    • 700 posts
    February 26, 2015 11:26 PM EST

    I have never done a Dead is Dead playthrough in the two Fallout games I've played, Fallout 3 and NV.  Has anyone else?  If you did, what skills and weapon did you choose, and if you haven't what skills and weapons would you choose?  Also, have you/would you play on Hardcore?

    If I were to do it, I'd play on hardcore with survival, sneak, and guns primarily, using the Rat Slayer and eventually the suppressed Sniper.  Sneak with suppressed weapons is easy mode.  

    • 1913 posts
    February 27, 2015 7:19 AM EST

    I always do DiD in 3 and New Vegas. It's really fun. Hardcore mode also adds to it. Actually, the build I use most is my Survivalist Build

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    February 27, 2015 7:22 AM EST

    Haven't tried it. Although I expect it to be easier than Skyrim - no broken killcams 

    • 1913 posts
    February 27, 2015 8:20 AM EST
    Well if you use VATS there is the occasional glitch where you freeze unable to defend yourself
    • 1483 posts
    February 27, 2015 9:35 AM EST

    Don't remember encountering such a glitch. I guess bad things are forgotten with time 

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    February 27, 2015 9:41 AM EST

    I just read an article the other day about a player who went through NV without ever healing. It definitely sounds like a really fun challenge.

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    February 27, 2015 10:12 AM EST

    I think it happens the most with lever action weapons, especially the lever-action shotgun.  I've died many times after getting frozen in vats because of it.  

    • 700 posts
    February 27, 2015 10:13 AM EST

    Do you still know where to find that article?  I'd be interested in reading it.

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    February 27, 2015 10:16 AM EST

    's kind of funny, because I also did the same thing he where I tried to completely purge the DC wasteland. Thaddeus "Tad" Barbaric was one of my favorite characters ever XD

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    February 27, 2015 2:17 PM EST

    Always DiD with Fallout New Vegas, and always hardcore. It's a real shame!e when your character is in a completely inescapable position and you just know you'll be deleting their file within ten minutes. I fell in the Thorn pit once but couldn't reload because of the hostile guards and my rule about not loading if your character can't wait (and not loading unless I had really wasted my time). 

    • 237 posts
    February 27, 2015 4:52 PM EST

    Aww, here I was hoping you were referring to the earlier Fallout games. :C

    Naw, it's pretty doable in the FO3 engine.  Things get interesting if you play with FWE mod on pretty hardcore settings. (Try tripling all damage, you'll see what I mean!) Just like with Skyrim, sneaking around and shooting first really helps.  Focus a lot on using VATS and don't get into fights you're not capable of winning on the first try.