How do you secure a place in internet bragging circles? By beating Fallout: New Vegas with 0 kills.
How did he succeed in so many Speech checks if he never earned EXP from killing anything?
Cant you earn XP by unlocking lock picks, computer terminals, etc.? But yes, I don't see how anyone could go through this game without killing something, especially those annoying flies.
Press the ` key... Now click on anyone with the mouse type kill and press enter. How do we know he didn't kill everyone with cheats?
There's a pacifist ending basically in the game. You can get through it without killing anyone. You just have to have patience, and the right skill set.
I'm very impressed that the devs took the time to implement this kind of playthrough. Fallout Vegas overall seems to have much more depth to it than Fallout 3, not that I didnt like F3, I spent almost 90 hours on 1 playthrough and loved every minute of it. Extremely atmospheric. Reminds me a little bit of the 'little rocket man' achievement for Half Life episode 2. Makes me wonder if the devs play through the game and make tweaks based on these kinds of playthroughs. I love this stuff.
@Perjoss Yea I liked the depth they took with it. It's a shame though that there's like 2x the bugs/glitches as well, which really kills the mood at times. Had the game crash on me a lot of times >_<
You have to do a lot of grinding to level up without combat, that's for sure. You would have to cancel out of every mission when you weren't at a level to pass the speach challenge. I'm not as impressed by the zero kills, but more impressed that someone could play this game in the most boring way possible like this.
who plays fallout and doesnt shoot things. That does sound pretty boring. I love seeing the body parts fly in VATS or the cinematic deaths. this must have taken lots of patience. Not to mention all the characters you really want to kill, like Benny.
I made through my first play through with very few kills (well, a lot but NOTHING compared to fallout 3, normal body count) you just need to sneak a lot, lockpick a lot, and have high speech/barter skills as well as knowing where to go/do also, he didn't do all the side missions =P considering some require you to kill.
Finish Final Fantasy IX at level one, now THAT is a challenge!
My only response, FF12 IZJS - 322111 playthrough, now thats some crazy stuff, try taking down omega like that lol
demons souls soul level 1 beat the game easily trumps final fantasy(girls game)
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the game was designed to allow these types of play styles... doesn't really surprise me edit: its ironic that his pacifist take on the game is labeled insanity? by the article. Microcosm? I think so.
I think it is labeled insanity because of the extreme tediousness involved in playing that way. I wouldn't read more social commentary into it about killing in general.
i know... its dry humor, maybe too dry for n4g it seems
you can use tilde commands to easily do this effect plus he has used 48 stimpacks. That's a lot for somebody who has never been in a fight.
or he could have stepped on a mine or triggered a rigged shotgun he didnt see, damage doesn't come from just being attacked
Yeah, and some of those traps are nasty. I have cursed at my TV screen a few times after being stupid enough to walk right into some.
color me impressed. the hardcore-est I'll go is obtaining all achievements.
Insanity would be like not using stimpacks and making all quests which seems impossible.
you could just use other healing devices or sleep, or even load you last save if you got hurt bad to avoid stimpacks. I dont think many people have the patience to play falout without killing people.
Yeah ur right its time consuming. So insanity for being pathetic suits right
if you played like he did, you could theoretically do it without using stimpacks =) ( no damage) just have endurance, charisma and intellgence at MAX
I'm not surprised to be honest. The game is built so that you can either not kill a single thing with the skills you set up, or you can decimate everything. From the looks of things, he took the complete neutral route, in which you get every faction on their good side. IIRC one of the endings allows you to basically talk your way out of it. In fact, here's a quote from the user that did the no-kill run: " Doing a pacifist run isnt really a challenge with NV because the game is designed where a no-kill playthrough is a valid path to completion. "
He had The Chuck Norris perk! LOL at the disagree, they are the people who got owned by Chuck Norris him self.
Level 30? Alright, now I'm in total denial. There's NO way he could've gotten to level 30 without killing anything without cheats that fast. That's the main way to get XP, aside from doing quests, but how many quests in the game have to do with killing people or things? A LOT, so I call in RayWilliamJohnson's Troll character for this: FAKE AND GAY!! Thanks, Troll. FAAAAAAKKKKKKEEEE AND GAAAYYY!!! I said thanks, man. You don't have to-- FAKE AND GAY AS YOUR MOM'S BOOBS! What? Shut the hell up, Troll. You're faker than... something that's... really fake, shut up! I know, Troll! You're staged and bi-curious.
One way to know for sure would be to see statistics on hours of play. If the player doesn't have massive hours of grinding, I might think fake too.
I'm pretty sure companion kills don't count towards you, but they still give you 100% XP. Doesn't make the run any less impressive, specially since you need to avoid a lot of fights even with companions because they die fast and then you can't kill anyone anymore.
Am I supposed to be impressed or what?
not impressed, really, in fallout 1 and 2 the best attributes are charisma and luck, you can do anything in the game just talking... and i don't think companions kills count for him...
That is madness! I obviously don't have that level of self control lol but will do at some point
I haven't played a Fallout game enough to know if this is possible, but I do have one question... Why? Why buy an FPS RPG if you don't want to shoot anything. Congrats to him/her though for his patience!
because it's possible to play the game the way you want ? what matters is that he had fun with his game ...
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