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(updated September 10, 2013)

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Arwen's Fallout New Vegas Journal - Updates

Update 11/10/11: My NV Fantasy Story is on hold indefinitely.  Sorry, but my plate has just been too full (and getting even fuller).  I'm currently working on a minor update for my NV Realism Tweaks, finally back actually playing Fallout 3 and writing Chapter 6 of my "Trials of a Wasteland Wanderer" (should be available sometime tomorrow), and working on my Skyrim Journal (in preparation for the game's release tomorrow), which will include my Skyrim fantasy story: "Trials of a Reluctant Dragonborn" (Sorry, but after more than 2-1/2 years of Fallout's wasteland, I'm ready to be immersed in The Elder Scrolls again.)


Updated November 12, 2010: Ok, so now that my FNV site is nearly a month old, you're probably wonder where Chapter 1 is.  My original intent was to have it done weeks ago.  But that was before I actually began playing New Vegas.  And I really should have know better than to think that I would be happy with the default game (after all, the same thing happened with Fallout 3, and with Oblivion) . . . you think that I would have learned by now.  I guess that's the problem with being an eternal optimist . . . I actually have this inherent notion that things get better . . . that developers will learn by their past mistakes . . . that anything bad will get better.  In a way, I was right, because I do feel that NV is a much better RPG than FO3 was.  What was released was indeed an improvement . . . it just wasn't enough of an improvement for me. 

Ok, so now what? Am I not going to even write a NV fantasy story, after all my hype here?  Did I just give up and shelf this game? 

If you know anything at about me, you know that besides being more than a little quirky, I'm extremely stubborn . . . I don't give up on anything. Ever.  My first thought was that someone must be working on a New Vegas Overhaul mod . . . since others likely share some of my feelings that this game really NEEDS an overhaul.  But I could not find any indication that anyone had any plans to make an Overhaul.  Ok, so this was a few weeks ago, shortly after the game had been released (did I mention that I'm NOT the most patient person?).  But there were plenty of mods (most of which were nothing more than game cheats) . . . so why no overhaul?

The way I saw it, I had two choices: #1, shelf the game until someone had completed an overhaul; or #2, make my own overhaul.  The first option would have been perhaps the sensible thing to do . . . especially since my Fallout 3 overhaul is still not totally finished (although it is pretty much done).  But I decided to go with the second option . . . and the deciding factor was that I had initially tried waiting for a Fallout 3 overhaul, and had never found one that I felt truly focused on the RPG aspects . . . instead, there seemed to be way more interest in making the game a better FPS . . . which was NOT what I wanted.  So I ended up making my own Overhaul.

What this means is that I'm spending all of my NV free time modding and play testing my mod, instead of playing the game.  And I cannot write my fantasy story until I'm actually playing the game.  So all this modding stuff is really putting a damper on my writing (again!),

I'm going to try to at least have Chapter 1 up in a week or so, but I cannot promise that this will happen, as I never know how much free time I'll have.


October 19, 2010: I began putting together this journal before I even began playing Fallout New Vegas. A large part of my Fallout New Vegas Journal will always be my mod list. So at the end of each "Trials of a New Vegas Girl" chapter will be my Gaming Comments and Tips section - where I explain how specific mods have added to my gaming experience for the gameplay that was covered in that chapter. There will also be a section on role-playing, where I explain some of my role-playing techniques that have made the game more immersive for me. My primary goal in writing this journal is to help other players make Fallout New Vegas into a better gaming experience.


I love to get email feedback . . . Writing is a very slow process for me, and it literally takes me several days just to write a single chapter . . . so it really helps me to know whether my efforts in writing this journal are still worth it, or are people getting sick of my journals by now? What do you think of the rest of my site? Any suggestions for how I can improve things.

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Update 11/10/11: My Fantasy Story is on hold indefinitely.  Sorry, but my plate has just been too full.  I'm currently working on a minor update for my NV Realism Tweaks, finally back actually playing Fallout 3 and writing Chapter 6 of my "Trials of a Wasteland Wanderer" (should be available sometime tomorrow), and working on my Skyrim Journal (in preparation for the game's release tomorrow), which will include my Skyrim fantasy story: "Trials of a Reluctant Dragonborn." I may get back to this at some point . . . I just cannot say when that might be.

 

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Arwen's Game Tips & Mods (site index)
Arwen's Tips - game help (beyond basic gameplay)
Introduction
MODs 101 (The Basics)
How To Add a MOD To Your Game
How to Do a Clean Save
The ini & Prefs.ini files: Basic Edits
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Arwen's Fallout New Vegas MOD Section
Includes all the mods that I'm currently using to make Fallout 3 a better role-playing experience.
Includes alternate mods (that I've also tested)
~60 mods are currently covered in my mods section
Most mods include my mini-reviews
Includes many screenshots, so you can see what the mod changes.
Download links for every single mod
List is updated regularly, and current versions of all mods are given, so you can easily see if you need to update your mods.
I also include my suggested load order (my current working load order).
Easy to find listing: arraigned by category

Arwen's Fallout New Vegas Journal - Home Page (if you somehow missed it)
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Continued in Chapter One

Prologue

 
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