Useless items...

#1 Posted by Pokechapp (81 posts) -

There are a lot less of them in New Vegas than there were in 3. With all of the new crafted items and various needs for many items, it has really made me start thinking about picking up a lot more things. I used to ignore everything that wasn't on my set list of "stuff to loot". Now I pick up everything at least once. 
 
One thing I have found to be quite useless and also superglued to the bottom of your backpack is the Rocket Souvenirs... I have 157 of them for ever. I cannot sell them, drop them, nothing. I would love to have them just sitting on shelves in my homes... But it seems I will have them for life.

#2 Edited by ATTILAtheFUN (48 posts) -

they are for a quest 
 
Always pick them up. they are worth caps and weigh nothing

#3 Posted by sixpin (1286 posts) -
#4 Posted by bwmcmaste (838 posts) -
@ATTILAtheFUN said:
 they are worth caps and weigh nothing "
How so? I robbed the fellow at the Dino souvenir store and wasn't able to sell the the ships to anybody. I was only able to get rid of a couple of the rockets by giving them to some Boomer kids. 
#5 Posted by ATTILAtheFUN (48 posts) -
@bwmcmaste: The quest you get from the other guy in the dinosaur will eventually require them. You cant drop of sell them yet until you complete the quest, then you can sell the rest. It doesnt matter how many you have as they weigh nothing
#6 Posted by zegolf (224 posts) -

Alternatively, there's a way to do the quest in question WITHOUT the rockets.  It's actually, in my opinion, easier to do it that way. (w/o the rockets).
 
Also, they CAN'T be sold.  They're essentially worthless.  But they're weightless, too, so it's a moot point.

#7 Posted by MancombSeepgood (321 posts) -
@ATTILAtheFUN said:
" @bwmcmaste: The quest you get from the other guy in the dinosaur will eventually require them. You cant drop of sell them yet until you complete the quest, then you can sell the rest. It doesnt matter how many you have as they weigh nothing "
Well, I couldn't sell mine after I completed the quest involving the rockets. I have the same amount, 157, just sat in my inventory. Luckily they don't weigh anything. If they did, I'd be pissed.
#8 Posted by ThatFrood (3375 posts) -

There's a mod on newvegasnexus.com that sorts your items in the inventory. One of the optional addons to that mod also adds a label to items that are crafting parts. I recommend it to anyone playing the game on pc, just makes your inventory neater..

#9 Posted by tskunk (153 posts) -

 I did notice that virtually everything you can pick up now can be used in a crafting recipe. So of course I collected and stashed everything. Of the literally thousands of items I picked up and stored, I think the only crafting recipes I ever used were:
 
- Recycling used energy clips
- I made Party Time Mentats 3x for the charisma boost.
- Healing powder via the quest in Goodsprings
- Made one stimpack after finally finding some of the appropriate root.

Everything else I have saved is useable in crafting recipes, but when in the game do you really need to craft anything? Oh, and since I got the achievement for getting banned from the casinos, I have 60,000+ caps. So, basically, I could craft a ton of borderline-useless stuff and sell it to make even more useless caps. Great.
 
And that's why I'm back playing Fallout 3.

#10 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -

Why are there rock-it-launcher parts, but no rock-it-launcher?

#11 Posted by tskunk (153 posts) -
#12 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -
@tskunk: Ok, but are there schematics for it? You can build bottlecap mines, the useless powdercharge thing... Anything else? I would love to have the Dart gun back for those damn deathclaws.
#13 Edited by tskunk (153 posts) -
@Mrnitropb:  I don't think there are schematics for it. The schematics system from Fallout 3 seems to have been gutted for the most part. I really enjoyed the crafted weapons like the Railway Rifle, Dart Gun, Deathclaw Gauntlet, etc...
 
I've spent 40+ hours so far in the game, have beaten the storyline, and have also gotten every side quest achievement other than The Legend of the Star. I've yet to see a single schematic that I didn't start the game knowing. The only craftable item I learned to make was a goddamn Wasteland Omelet. The more I play (and discuss) this game, the less I like it, it seems.
#14 Posted by INV2 (256 posts) -

I'm close to 60 hours in and I've been deliberately avoiding the storyline, just scouring the wasteland and improving my character. I've only found 1 schematic thus far. It's pretty cool how many different ways people play this game. At the moment, I'm just trying to clear all the achievements, and stay in everyone's good reputation graces. Well, the Powder Gangers absolutely hate me, but, c'mon...they don't matter.

#15 Posted by bwmcmaste (838 posts) -
@tskunk said:
" @Mrnitropb: Apparently there is one...
"
Yes, but it's "broken". 
 
This leads me to another question: is there a Fat Man in New Vegas? I played all the way through and remember catching a few intimations of it, but I don't remember ever seeing one.
#16 Posted by Tennmuerti (8013 posts) -
@bwmcmaste: Yes there are at  least 3
#17 Posted by Mrnitropb (2090 posts) -
@bwmcmaste: Yeah they're there, but I've found more launchers than I have mini nukes to fire from them.
#18 Posted by Taklulas (401 posts) -
@INV2 said:
" I'm close to 60 hours in and I've been deliberately avoiding the storyline, just scouring the wasteland and improving my character. I've only found 1 schematic thus far. It's pretty cool how many different ways people play this game. At the moment, I'm just trying to clear all the achievements, and stay in everyone's good reputation graces. Well, the Powder Gangers absolutely hate me, but, c'mon...they don't matter. "
SO true about the powder gangers xD
#19 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -
@Taklulas said:
" @INV2 said:
" I'm close to 60 hours in and I've been deliberately avoiding the storyline, just scouring the wasteland and improving my character. I've only found 1 schematic thus far. It's pretty cool how many different ways people play this game. At the moment, I'm just trying to clear all the achievements, and stay in everyone's good reputation graces. Well, the Powder Gangers absolutely hate me, but, c'mon...they don't matter. "
SO true about the powder gangers xD "
Good to hear, one of the first things i done was break into the Powder Ganger prison and attempt mass murder. Ended up running away full of lead with them hating me. 

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