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#1 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

My apartment complex (more specifically the building I'm in) got really jumpy and has cops on speed dial because we did have a domestic abuse situation going on (in the apartment below mine even).  Thankfully I'm good about respecting my neighbors and keeping volume down but yeah, any sort of jumping around or even just heavy walking can end up being super disruptive to a downstairs neighbor.  This depends on any number of variables making it worse or better but in a lot of cases the basic construction of the building make it so that you are essentially stomping on their heads. 
I don't know if it actually does anything for real but someone once suggested that I should get a rather thick, plush area rug.  Something that you can sort of sink into.  It does seem to act as a sound/vibration dampener but I don't know that it really actually is doing anything.

#2 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

I've logged in around 60 hours, maybe more than that.  I have yet to actually go to the strip.  I've been in Freeside and have almost entered New Vegas proper but haven't done it yet.  I'm also level 23 or 24 and have gone though 5 companions quests already.  Seems I'm doing everything except what I'm supposed to be.

#3 Edited by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

Most of my avatar stuff is still unusable, both the few I purchased and what awards from games.  They are slowly fixing that but as of this moment I've still got a bunch that don't work.  Haven't tested my Cardboard Tube Samurai yet. 
Looking forward to being back on the same dashboard as my friends.  To party chat I've been using an older 360 I've got sitting around with a new profile on a free trial gold membership.  Get into party chat with friends, switch inputs to my 'real' 360 and load up the game with them.  Sure in game chat could be used but party chat is where it's at. 
Oh, and though I don't care about sports at all I found myself actually spending a surprising amount of time with the ESPN stuff.

#4 Edited by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

I found a place called Brewers Beer Bootlegging, Boone, ED-E and I wandered in there.  We found some good loot and were ready to continue our mission.  However when I went through the door from the basement to the main room they didn't come with me.  When I went outside they didn't appear with me.  I fast traveled to the location, still no them.  Fast traveled away and back again, no sign of them.  Went back inside to the basement, they were just standing there.  I tried to dismiss them and then chase them through the door to quickly get them back but when dismissed they didn't even try to leave the area.  I quit out, reset the 360 and it was still the same thing. 
Luckily I had a save literally just outside the main door to this building so I didn't really lose anything I just was trying to fix it.  Out of curiosity I tried to recreate the problem and sure enough, once we got down in the basemen they seemed content to live there forever again.  So, maybe this is just something specific to me and some variable I've got going on over here but maybe just a warning to be aware of Brewers Beer Bootlegging.  Tell your dudes to wait outside. 
*edit* I may have a bigger problem than I realized.  Apparently Boone is dying.  No enemies around or anything but suddenly he says he thinks he's killed his last Legioner and then falls over dead.  I reloaded and checked his health.  He was full.  I step away and then checked again, it was at 37 then he died.  I tried a stimpack, dropped him instantly.  I figured he must have been poisoned so I gave him antidote but he didn't take it and died.  I'm done for now but my next attempt is to take everything away from him and give him an antidote and hope he uses it.  Otherwise my last save before that is about 30 minutes prior which sort of sucks. 
*another edit*  It occurs to me that there must still be some enemy somewhere otherwise he should be auto healing after the battle.  Why I was able to fast travel I'm unsure but that's all I can think of.  It seems so long as I don't give him a stimpack he has about 2 minutes before he dies so I'm going to try to quickly look for a nearby enemy that might still be registering somehow.  After a couple of minutes of murdering nearby carzoids or whatever the giant bloatfly like things are called I was able to fast travel away.  His health wasn't full but it was close.  I got myself patched up and de-radiated, grabbed some water and checked on Boone.  Still not full health but not dropping either.  I gave him a stimpack and it seemed to work.  That was weird.  So a combination of jerk enemies, poison and a broken door and this last hour has been basically a waste.

#5 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

Guess I'm charmed somehow because aside from a couple of small clipping issues I never had troubles with Fallout 3 and none so far with New Vegas.  I've been playing almost nonstop since 11am Friday and it is now 4:30 pm Saturday.  I took a break to sleep and go out for dinner but beyond that the xbox has been running the game and the game has been running just fine. 
Oh, and for what it's worth, I save constantly.  This goes for any game that lets me.  It isn't that I'm worried the game will crash, it's that I'm worried the next corner might have a super mutant or something I can't handle at that moment.  

#6 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

I tended to play Fallout 3 very stealthy and stalker-y so I rarely got into a fight I couldn't instantly end from the shadows.  Assuming I continue that style healing over time instant of instant healing doesn't worry me.  Food I'm not too worried about, there are plenty of critters to kill and eat, I'll just have to keep an eye on rads.   
Water might be an issue but I'm not worrying too much about that either.  As Roland (Dark Tower) said "there'll  be water if God wills it."  In the first hour of the game I've currently got three wells of clean water so at the moment I don't even have to worry about rads from the water.   
Ammo weight and such will be negligible, it just means I won't carry nearly as much random trash around all the time.   I was super crazy about gutting a place, getting everything out of it and either selling it or just storing it in my house for potential later use.  This often meant making several trips in and out of places to get everything.  I'm sure I'll do the same again.  
So, tl;dr version is I'm doing it on my first (and likely only) play through.  I already picked the Hard difficulty so why not also go Hardcore?  Worst case scenario I flip the mode off.

#7 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

So, once in a while I'll see Ultimate S-Rank Get pop up at 9 out of 10 completed like it is taunting me.  Now I have 10 s-ranks, confirmed the site knows about it by looking at my achievement page and sure enough it says S-Ranks 10.  Yet Ultimate S-Rank Get still says 9/10.  Is there something, some overnight automated thing maybe that will trigger the quest to pop or did it glitch out on me somehow? 
In the end it is only meaningless points but damn it I earned those meaningless points and I would like to see the quest fulfilled.

#8 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

Seeing as I'm just talking to myself (didn't expect anything less as I was just venting really). . .  
Finally got them all and S-ranked the game.  Most of the orbs I was missing were in spots that were right out in the open but somehow I had missed.  One though, in chapter 3 seemed to be glitched. 
In case anyone else is trying at is at 99% on chapter 3 watch for the spot where Trip crawls through the hole in the wall and you have to climb up and around to rejoin her.  There is an orb directly on the other side of that hole.  Twice I saw it and as I dropped down to get it it simply vanished.  I didn't collect it, it just vanished.  I've read other people experiencing this too.  Some have reported jumping down as far away from it as possible and creeping up on it works.  However, the easiest thing to do is just to wait for her to crawl through the hole then hug the wall there (to the left of the hole if memory serves).  You can actually collect it through the wall without even seeing it.  Finally got that one and popped the achievement thus ending my time with this game, just in time for Fallout 4!

#9 Edited by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

I'm down to two achievements for this game, Untouchable (getting through a level without getting hit/losing health) which I feel like I should have gotten a couple times now and Tech Curator (find all the tech orbs). 
I've got 4 levels let that are almost complete but not quite.  I've got two levels at 99% and I've gone through each level at least 4 times finding nothing new.  I was so close to finding these that I decided to go for it and finish it off.  Now however I'm getting frustrated.  I'm not actually enjoying the game at this point, I'm only still playing it out of a sense of misplaced pride (trying to S-rank it).  I just wish more games would have some way of locating hidden stuff easier.  Even if it was after you've beaten the game on the hardest difficulty or some other requirement so it wasn't open right from the start. 
I'm mostly just venting a little here, taking a break from the quest so I can go back in with fresh eyes.  Alright, I'm done whining now, back to the game I go.  I really hope I finish scouring these last 4 levels before Tuesday because once I get Fallout in my hands I will probably never come back to Enslaved. 
So now those 4 levels are all at 99%.  The lowest one previously was 93% and I found a group of them I knew I had missed (chapter 9, chasing the dog) but that wasn't quite enough.  Blargh.  That's probably 1 orb in each level left to find.

#10 Posted by SomethingClever (423 posts) -

Likely improper postage, additional postage required and it was either the recipient pays it or it gets returned to sender.