Posts : 21 Join date : 2015-03-20 Age : 22 Location : Canada
Subject: Re: How do you keep the game interesting? Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:37 pm
Mods, mods and more mods. Modding Fallout has kept F03 and NV as regularly played games in my Steam Library to this day. Anything from a single weapon or gameplay change to a big overhaul or pack always makes the game more enjoyable.
Besides the obvious, I do different play styles quite a bit now. Siding NCR/Legion, melee only, energy weapons only etc... can really spice up the game and challenges me to play differently than I may want to normally.
Subject: Re: How do you keep the game interesting? Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:58 am
Download certain mods you've never thought of using, try taking out fast travel, download some quest mods, new companions, new lands. My personal favorites: New Vegas bounties 1/2, Wartrash, and project brazil.
Posts : 163 Join date : 2015-03-10 Age : 24 Location : Mojave
Subject: Re: How do you keep the game interesting? Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:43 am
Gotta agree with most folks here. Modding and roleplaying keeps me goin'. Sometimes I'll use multiple saves and have branches of different choices with the same PC just to see where things will take me.
Posts : 27 Join date : 2015-03-23 Age : 21 Location : netherlands
Subject: Re: How do you keep the game interesting? Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:57 pm
I lately downloaded the fnv dust mod. It changes the whole game world. It plays 20 after new vegas. And most major factions have been destroyed or likewise. It changes the world in that most parts that were inhabted before are now abandoned or similar. I think that this mod combined with awop and some other fiting mods makes for a really new/alternative playtrough
Posts : 143 Join date : 2015-03-23 Age : 22 Location : White City
Subject: Re: How do you keep the game interesting? Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:14 am
Yes, too many of my friends are doing it. When I have such a problem occurs, I just have a rest from the game, switch to something else. And when you want to play again, I set myself the goal is to make your story that way as I want.
Posts : 169 Join date : 2015-01-15 Age : 23 Location : Indiana
Subject: Re: How do you keep the game interesting? Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:31 am
Well besides the endless sea of mods, I've been playing on hardcore mode. Which has been pretty fun, I like the the features that it comes with like making sure you have enough water or food on you at all times, enemies do more damage and ammo has weight. Makes me feel like I'm really trying to survive in the wastelands.
Posts : 126 Join date : 2015-02-03 Location : The good part of Murica
Subject: Re: How do you keep the game interesting? Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:06 pm
Download a new mod and try to find it. Walk around killing raiders as you get to your destination. Another thing I did was speed run through the campaign sort of, or whatever was left of it after I wiped out New Vegas. Execute people you would usually spare. For example, I hit The King with a tranq and made him watch me wipe out his pals. Then I ate them. After, I took his clothes and danced over him before I clubbed him with a 9 iron. Reminiscent of bioshock, in a way.
Subject: Re: How do you keep the game interesting? Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:02 pm
Play on Very Hard, Use mods that kill you very easily...Usually the by the time I die that competitive side in me comes out so that I will win and wont run from the fights in the game, mostly out of spite of the the idea that THE LEGION KILLED ME! THE LEGION! THEY WEAR SKIRTS AND KICK PUPPIES! oh, no, I can not lose to them...
Posts : 94 Join date : 2014-07-31 Age : 24 Location : California
Subject: Re: How do you keep the game interesting? Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:20 am
There are a few things that I feel are necessary to keep Bethesda-styled RPGs fresh and interesting in subsequent play-throughs: role-playing, new content, and restraint.
Typically before I start a new play-through of New Vegas or TESV I plan out my character's role first. A new character is usually, but not always, the reason I begin a new play-through in the first place. I fill out a character sheet of sorts in which I describe various aspects of my character's personality and back story. I tend to mold these traits around mechanics I know exist within the game and those added into the game by mods. Also, I tend to find that making the game as realistic as possible (in terms of game mechanics) is conducive to keeping role-playing interesting for me. A decent example of role-play is Gopher's let's plays of New Vegas and Skyrim. He makes all of his in-game decisions based on what his character would do in that situation. Even if that means something bad happens. If you are a mechanics-focused player, you could instead design challenges or participate in speed runs to keep things interesting. The latter suggestion goes against my final point, but if you are into that sort of thing I doubt the last point will matter much to you anyway.
When it comes to finding new content to use in a play-through, I usually look for stuff that will fit the character I have in mind. This typically comes in the form of weapons and armor, but sometimes it can be new game mechanics. After I've picked a new character, I like to go to the nexus and look through all of the new mods that some of my favorite authors have published since my last play-through. Of course, I also look for mods from other authors that would fit the character I have picked. New areas and quests are also a good way to keep things interesting, but I personally find user-created quests don't tend to fit the tone set by Bethesda and Obsidian.
Finally, perhaps the most important thing to keeping these games interesting is showing a bit of restraint. If you feel like you are losing interest in these games, perhaps it's time to take a short break. By playing these games too much without any downtime between sessions, you run the risk of burning yourself out. Play something else for a few months. If you are anything like me, you probably have a huge backlog of games that you haven't even touched yet (who knows, maybe some of those games will give you new ideas for characters). Over the years I have learned that variety is key to preventing burnout. I switch between genres (both aesthetic and mechanics-based) so that I never get too focused on one type of experience and lose interest overall. There used to be a time where I liked playing MMORPGs and FPS, but I played them in excess. I'm only now just getting back into shooters (old school only though), and I don't know if I'll ever be able to play an MMO ever again.
The tl;dr version of my mini-essay: switch things up, look for new content, and don't overdo it.