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March 12th, 2012, 23:31
At the risk of losing whatever rpg cred I have, I'm going to admit that I never played around with fallout back in the day. Not sure if it just didn't hit my radar or what.

At any rate, this will be the first time that I seriously sit down and play it. Any recommendations?

I installed the patches and what-not but figured I would hold off on any mods so I could get a more original experience.
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March 13th, 2012, 00:26
While there are no real dump-stats in fallout, for your first playthrough I would recommend having a high Int & Agi. Int gives you more skillpoints when you level up and Agi gves you more action points in combat.
The trait gifted is usually worth picking, even though you will take a large hit to your skill progression.

Swift learner might seem like a nice perk (extra experience), but the bonus is not large enough to make it worth it.
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March 13th, 2012, 01:01
I'd recommend the unofficial patch to clean up a few minor bugs.

I'd also suggest the NPC mod. It's not so much a mod as a patch that simply adds a few small tweaks that make sense.
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March 15th, 2012, 12:49
You're about to play the second best RPG every made (1s being Planescape Torment) I'm sure that you will enjoy it Did you every play Fallout 2?
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March 15th, 2012, 13:49
I've played 1 and 2 for a very brief period of time. Not sure why I didn't continue playing either one (memory is a bit hazy) but so far the first one seems great. I was really jonesing for something old school. Unfortunately many of the games I remember with great fondness are difficult to get into now. How did we ever navigate those old interfaces for hours upon hours?

Heck, I remember spending quite a bit of time just tweaking autoexec.bat and config.sys files to get optimal performance. Command line interfaces were just fine then. I suppose we've just become spoiled.

Fallout's interface OTOH is nice and "wieldy"
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