Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Morning Previews

  • The Elser Scrolls V: Skyrim on GameInformer. Thanks Acleacius.

Post Comment
Enter the details of the comment you'd like to post in the boxes below and click the button at the bottom of the form.

17. Re: Morning Previews Oct 28, 2011, 23:19 Jerykk
Kastagir wrote on Oct 28, 2011, 20:00:
At least in Fallout3 you didn't see bandits climbing out of the sewers in full glass/daedric armor and weapons (or whatever the FO3 equivalent would be - raiders in power armor and gatling lasers?).

Actually, I did see a raider with a gatling laser. I think it was only once, though. On the other hand, I also saw Super Mutants with sticks, which is equally ridiculous.

The removal of weapon/armor degradation is welcome, since it always felt like it was only there to justify the armorer skill.

Except weapon and armor degradation actually promotes tactical combat. If you're using a low durability weapon, you'll want to focus on calculated, high-damage strikes, like backstabs, and if you have a low durability armor, you'll want to avoid getting hit altogether. Conversely, if you high durability weapons and armor, you can just wade into battle. As such, degradation adds long-term consequences to the choices you make in battle. Unfortunately, this didn't work very well in Oblivion because of the level scaling. Once you reached the higher levels, it took you like 10 minutes of spamming attacks to kill a basic goblin.

On an unrelated note, I'm really surprised they haven't combined the Light Armor and Heavy Armor skills into a single Armor skill yet. They've basically done that with weapons and attributes. I'm guessing they'll do it in the next game.

This comment was edited on Oct 28, 2011, 23:36.
Avatar 20715
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
      ;)   ;)   :(   :(   :o   :o   %)   %)   :)   :)   :|   :|   ;P   ;P   X|   X|   :D   :D   More
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you have a signature set up, it will be automatically appended to your comment.
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.
          Email me when this topic is updated.

Special Codes

  • b[bold text]b
  • i[italic text]i
  • u[underline text]u
  • -[strikethrough text]-
  • c[code text]c
  • +[bullet point]+
  • q[quote text (indented)]q
  • [quote="Author"]quote text (indented)[/quote]
  • [url=Link]text[/url]
  • r{red text}r
  • g{green text}g
  • b{blue text}b
  • m{maroon text}m
  • s{secret text (shows in the background colour)}s

Forum Rules

  1. Disagree all you want but attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.
  2. Ethnic slurs and homophobic language will not be tolerated.
  3. Do not post spam, links to warez sites, or instructions on how to obtain pirated software.
  4. Abusing the forums in any manner that could be construed as 'griefing' will not be tolerated.


Blue's News logo