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Fallout 3 - Ammo and caps

Discussion in 'Fallout Series' started by joacqin, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. joacqin

    joacqin Confused Jerk

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    I decided to play a stealth and energy weapon based character and it is working out decently. My main problem is ammunition though, I find myself lugging around pretty much one of every kind of weapon just to always have something to shoot and when I do not have ammor for my laser pistol or rifle I end up taking loads of damage and use up all my stimpaks. I just reached Rivet City and they had quite a lot of ammo in stock there so I pretty much spent all my caps on cells for my laser pistol and rifle. Was that stupid? I know you are supposed to have limited ammo and I do enjoy the fact that I can't just shoot with wild abandon but actually only being able to use the weapons I have skillpoints in half the time is getting a bit annoying. Should I just continue to spend all my money on ammo or will the situation improve further into the game?
     
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    The situation will improve a lot; especially if you pick the Scrounger perk. But go ahead and use your caps on ammo since it'll probably take a while for things to turn around in your favor, and you won't have much else worth using them on anyways (at least if you have a good repair skill and won't have to throw money down that drain).
     
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    joacqin Confused Jerk

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    Bah, repair skill is kinda pointless. I need to find weapons to be able to repair the ones I have and I can't say there are too many laser pistols or laser rifles laying around. I have sunk a lot already into repair so I will continue to do so but the extreme rate of weapon attrition is getting on my nerves as well. I should have picked small arms instead of energy weapons. :(

    I do have the scrounger perk, I find loads and loads of 5.56mm ammo and other non energy based ammunition.
     
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    nope, not until end-game.

    There's a certain plasma riffle available in Rivet City which is 100% repaired and will practically last you ages however ;). Only problem is, though, that microfusion cells are even rarer than regular energy cells :(.

    You should yeh :(

    Yeah energy cells aren't all that common during early-to-mid game.
     
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    Repaired weapons are worth more caps. If you repair the things you do not use and sell, one pays more putting less pressure on the weight restriction.
     
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    About that plasma rifle, I did some research and well I have finished that quest line. I finished the questline by convincing Metzer or whatever the guy in Rivet City is called who is looking for the android is called that I had killed the android already and showed him some part. Can I still talk to Harkett and get the rifle or maybe pickpocket or even outright assassination?
     
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    Hmmm I don't really know. I doubt a pickpocket would be possible, but it's worth a shot. Assassination might be difficult due to the fact that he is in such a crowded place, but then again. It might still be possible to go to the ripped off part of the ship. retrieve the info on Harkett from Dr. what's-his-name and use it to re-activate his memory and thus get the riffle. This is all shots in the dark though, I don't know.
     
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    He does not carry the rifle around, oh well. I am going to play this my first game out the way it happens. I have yet to pick up any follower. I met Dogmeat, he joined me, he ran away to never be seen again. He is not outside Vault 101. I think he spent all of 30s in my party, as soon as I started moving he couldn't keep up until he wasn't there anymore when I turned around.
     
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    i had the same problem with my energy guy, though i had a lot of money because i had a high repair skill.

    and don't forget that the higher the dammage your weapon has the less ammo you use

    there is also a neat wazer wiffle to be found in little lamplight
     
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