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PostSubject: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:45 pm

Ever since Fallout 3 I have always had this problem. If there is a glitch, missed dialogue, or anything immersion breaking (crash, missing textures from mod, etc.), I feel the whole play-through is ruined. It may seem weird and I feel embarrassed admitting this. But I always end up starting a new character. I was just wanting to know if I'm alone in this or not. Is there any practices I should partake in to break that mindset? I've thought maybe one day just going back to my roots; vanilla fallout, on veryhard/hardcore, and zero regard for realism. But maybe I'm just burnt out.. Would love to hear from you guys. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:52 pm

No lol I always do the same thing when im trying to do a play through too.

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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:53 pm

I'm somewhat like that as well. I'm always deleting everything and restarting if one thing doesn't feel or look right haha. I go through periods where I'm hooked on the game again for months, then get burnt out on it and continue to cycle like that.

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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:05 pm

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I'm somewhat like that as well. I'm always deleting everything and restarting if one thing doesn't feel or look right haha. I go through periods where I'm hooked on the game again for months, then get burnt out on it and continue to cycle like that.

Thank you. That's reassuring. It doesn't happen to often, but it does get tedious at times. I ask because I'm planning out a new character and I'm hoping I can make it to Primm this time ha.
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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:07 pm

@fsufan23 wrote:
No lol I always do the same thing when im trying to do a play through too.

How often is it for you? Like a successful to unsuccessful ratio. I'm curious. Because Doc Mitchell's business is boomin' when I forget archive invalidation.
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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:25 pm

My advice would be to rein the OCD in a little and have fun. You're going to drive yourself nuts... for one thing its a game, and every single game in existence has bugs/glitches. That's inescapable, period.

For another, open world games like Bethesda's are always going to have even more bugs than something that is 'on rails' like Call of Duty because there's no way to account for every possible thing players will be able to do.

And lastly, mods don't have the benefit of a QA team, or the budget of a retail game. So modded content will often add problems as well, even very high quality mods.

So break yourself of that mindset. Games are for fun. If you're literally starting over because of unavoidable things like glitches... that's kind of the opposite of fun.



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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:40 pm

I had those type of issues where I try to squash every bug when I first run into them. But now after spending countless hours of attempting and failing to fix every single bug. I built a small tolerance level. If I see a red exclamation somewhere, I just quickly run by it and move on. If I see textures flicking again, I move along. Now I just look for things that make my game crash.

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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:43 pm

@Tesvixen wrote:
My advice would be to rein the OCD in a little and have fun.  You're going to drive yourself nuts... for one thing its a game, and every single game in existence has bugs/glitches.  That's inescapable, period.

For another, open world games like Bethesda's are always going to have even more bugs than something that is 'on rails' like Call of Duty because there's no way to account for every possible thing players will be able to do.  

And lastly, mods don't have the benefit of a QA team, or the budget of a retail game.  So modded content will often add problems as well, even very high quality mods.

So break yourself of that mindset.  Games are for fun.  If you're literally starting over because of unavoidable things like glitches... that's kind of the opposite of fun.




Hey, thanks. I hear you. And I really appreciate that. I really pride my self on keeping things neat, but as you said, I need to understand that some things are beyond my control.

I'm going to be AWOL for a week, family, but after that gig, I'm just going to dive into the vanilla Fallout experience. Maybe even go back to the 360. Grab a beer, put it in surround sound, and rock it like I used to back before my PC days.

Thank you again. I hate to be the drama queen, but it is something I really need to work on. It's always good to get an outside opinion. And I feel a little less like a stray cat knowing I'm not alone.
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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:53 pm

@maybenexttime wrote:
I had those type of issues where I try to squash every bug when I first run into them. But now after spending countless hours of attempting and failing to fix every single bug. I built a small tolerance level. If I see a red exclamation somewhere, I just quickly run by it and move on. If I see textures flicking again, I move along. Now I just look for things that make my game crash.

That is a very solid method to play by. I hate to make the PC my scapegoat, but it all started when I built my first PC and purchased F3 GOTY. I discovered bug fixing mods, unofficial patches, textures packs, and my first thought was - "I need it all!"

I mean, I used to play New Vegas on 360. Talk about buggy, but I tolerated it. But now that I have all of these self-acclaimed 'bug fixing" mods at my disposal, I go into thinking it's going to be flawless and am quickly shot down. Not to discredit those boys and gals; they work their asses off. But there are things even they overlook.

It is my fault and I'm aware of that. I just need to go into with a mindset such as yours. Yeah, there are missing textures, or this guy is walking around with a white face and black body (I'm still a little new to modding, heh.) - It's not the end of the world.

I cannot thank you and the rest of you enough. I should've posted here a lot sooner.
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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:59 pm

@maybenexttime wrote:
I had those type of issues where I try to squash every bug when I first run into them. But now after spending countless hours of attempting and failing to fix every single bug. I built a small tolerance level. If I see a red exclamation somewhere, I just quickly run by it and move on. If I see textures flicking again, I move along. Now I just look for things that make my game crash.

Good philosophy, MNT.  

The things I'm OCD about... I'm very picky about the quality of armors that I rig/weightpaint, and about making sure that I've got their proportions matched up with the Fallout 3 skeleton/body.  But even I reach a point where I'm like... okay screw this, its good enough.  Sometimes I get lucky and nail an armor on the first go, but more times than not I end up making adjustments and even redoing them.. I've redone some armors 5+ times.
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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:11 pm

welcome to my world...
if there is a bug, i can't do anything else until i solve it, even some game mechanics can be a huge rock in my shoe... Till this day playing with a rifle while wearing a backpack is a tabu for me, but thanks to Reactorcore he made it easier with some change in the position of a type of two hand weapons animation, it's a shame that he stoped working on that mod, it was going in the perfect direction

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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:22 pm

I have fallout OCD also, but I think its on the other side of the spectrum. I have a coffee cup addiction, i pick up every coffee cup in a waste land, pick one cell to drop them in (each one, individually) until it crashes my game, then I move to another cell. its really a bad habit

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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:36 pm

I feel you 100% on this. I ALWAYS do my play throughs in a role playing fashion....even if a gunfight feels reality or lore breaking I may revert to a save, and I also have extreme OCD about any and all armor/weapon clipping on my character...which limits my armor and weapon use greatly. You are not alone in this my friend...I seek perfection in my fallout experience.
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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:44 pm

@teegfonv wrote:
You are not alone in this my friend...I seek perfection in my fallout experience.

Why would you seek something which isn't attainable, in any walk of life or endeavor, in your Fallout experience?
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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:01 pm

Ah I don't, I merely try and go for the stuff that is the least noticeable...for example I don't use the vanilla ranger armor because that coat clips so much but there are armors that don't clip much, or even at all. I just try to keep my play throughs friendly to what I am role playing in that particular version of my own Fallout, but I see where you are comming from.
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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:07 pm

@Tesvixen wrote:
@maybenexttime wrote:
I had those type of issues where I try to squash every bug when I first run into them. But now after spending countless hours of attempting and failing to fix every single bug. I built a small tolerance level. If I see a red exclamation somewhere, I just quickly run by it and move on. If I see textures flicking again, I move along. Now I just look for things that make my game crash.

Good philosophy, MNT.  

The things I'm OCD about... I'm very picky about the quality of armors that I rig/weightpaint, and about making sure that I've got their proportions matched up with the Fallout 3 skeleton/body.  But even I reach a point where I'm like... okay screw this, its good enough.  Sometimes I get lucky and nail an armor on the first go, but more times than not I end up making adjustments and even redoing them.. I've redone some armors 5+ times.

Oh wait this is an excellent point. Yes, I had to ask Dragbody to rerig some of more favorite armors. Yes, I have almost zero tolerance for poorly rigged armor. I agree.

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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:02 pm

Hmm never heard about re-starting the whole game because of a bug before. I'd just reload my previous saves, rather than abandoning my current character closed eyes smile.

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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:18 am

Yeah I guess I have OCD in fallout too just by having uneven skills and things in my inventory TongueTril but I do believe that if you want to get rid of OCD you just got to do the thing you don't like and just live on with the fact it isn't that bad and it's just yourself being silly hope that helps it helps me but yeah OCD can be a good thing too though anyway thanks for reading guys PEACE! Vault boy Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:02 am

Reading everyone's posts about fallout OCD reminds me of mine. Mine is where I must make the exact same choices on all my playthroughs, otherwise it'll all feel "wrong".

Yeah, sucks when trying to role-play as a different character, but somehow I manage playing characters that seem to be the same as one another over and over again.
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PostSubject: Re: Fallout OCD?   Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:33 am

@maybenexttime wrote:


Oh wait this is an excellent point. Yes, I had to ask Dragbody to rerig some of more favorite armors. Yes, I have almost zero tolerance for poorly rigged armor. I agree.

I'm the same I can't stand bad rigs. I got saints row 4 for the xbox and on my last playthrough I noticed some poor rigging on my favourite armour (a shoulder holster is rigged to one of the arms so it stretches) and now I can never use that armour Sad


@Panther wrote:
Reading everyone's posts about fallout OCD reminds me of mine. Mine is where I must make the exact same choices on all my playthroughs, otherwise it'll all feel "wrong".

Yeah, sucks when trying to role-play as a different character, but somehow I manage playing characters that seem to be the same as one another over and over again.

I always get that with RPGs every character seems the same on each playthrough to me. I actually prefer playing tabletop RPGs because I have more character freedom then
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