What have you been playing recently?

Discussion in 'Press Start' started by foil1212, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. foil1212

    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    There's a stat that reduces costs of tinkering if you keep upgrading it and that's been great for me. Really easy way to get high DPS weapons. Combat was hard at the beginning, but definitely got easier the higher level I got.
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    Yeah I need to look into that - I maxed out my handgun and armor with Tinkering and am now nearly broke lol (luckily I already paid Gladys for the nav-doodad).

    There doesn't seem much incentive to wear light or medium armor unless you REALLY need to be stealthy or have subpar tech stats (easily boosted by bringing Ellie or Parvati along). Only time it was ever an issue was when trying to hack the door of the security office on Groundbreaker to get Max's info... the armor I was wearing was making me take a hit to Hacking but simply popping it off was enough.

    The game's a bit odd as to when it locks you into bad choices - I didn't immediately go talk to Parvati about her romance subplot at one point and she DIED. Guess she got so anxious about the situation she fried herself on a loose cable not paying attention? Or got so down she topped herself? Seems a bit fucking dark. Anyhoo, I reloaded - I'd literally just gone to see what Max and Ellie were arguing about as ADA had piped up about it when we got back to the ship, and then Parvati's quest logs as failed. She met the woman 10 minutes of gametime ago!!!

    Then later, I'm in a standoff between some security and bandits, and the security guy knows I spoke to the bandits rather than killing them. There was no "good" option available at the time so I figured I was going to have to kill the security guys, but he let me leave the conversation peacefully. I did a bit more exploring and leveled up, and boosted my Persuasion stat to the point needed to convince him to let the bandits go.
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    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    Whoah! I didn't know that was a thing! I think she has the best companion story, too. I've been talking to them ASAP because it's my favorite stuff so I haven't run up against anything like that.
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    It seems to be the only point at which that can happen, so might be a bug. Every other fetch quest for the crew can be left alone until you're ready (Max's in particular needs you to go to several places that aren't available right at the start).

    Combat has gotten much easier - I take down marauder goons with 1-2 shots now (I favor handguns) and I use heavy armor so I don't take a lot of incoming hurt. Companions do if we face mantiqueens etc although I finally got my Inspiration stat up to the point they can use their special abilities in battle, so we'll see.

    About to hit Byzantium for the first time.
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    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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