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LittleAmadillo0

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I watched the game play trailer and I noticed the dumb option. What levels of stupid will I be able to play?


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Its a nod to the Int dumped Fallout/Arcanum builds which were pretty dumb.


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Dumb enough to be able to read and write, not dumb enough to always worry about strategy. Let's say "charismatic dumb".
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I want it to double down on the dumb honestly. Make the PC dumb as hell.


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Since it doesn't seem to be intelligence based, but rather something you can choose to do (or not to do), I wonder if there would ever be any reason to pick such an option (other than a funny outcome, of course).

 

In previous titles it served both as an immersive reflection of your character's actual intelligence, but also as a sort of penalty for using INT as a dumpstat.

With no such system in place, I wonder what the dynamic here is going to be like. While funny, it also does seem kind of... Dumb.



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Since it doesn't seem to be intelligence based, but rather something you can choose to do (or not to do), I wonder if there would ever be any reason to pick such an option (other than a funny outcome, of course).

 

In previous titles it served both as an immersive reflection of your character's actual intelligence, but also as a sort of penalty for using INT as a dumpstat.

With no such system in place, I wonder what the dynamic here is going to be like. While funny, it also does seem kind of... Dumb.

 

There is a stat system and we don't know yet if it is an option thanks to Int dump.



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Uhh, ice cream? [a dumb reply]

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Since it doesn't seem to be intelligence based, but rather something you can choose to do (or not to do), I wonder if there would ever be any reason to pick such an option (other than a funny outcome, of course).

 

In previous titles it served both as an immersive reflection of your character's actual intelligence, but also as a sort of penalty for using INT as a dumpstat.

With no such system in place, I wonder what the dynamic here is going to be like. While funny, it also does seem kind of... Dumb.

My guess is that, while and since is mainly a comical option, there will be some consequences that in a comical tone will be good unexpected, like the game continuing your humor



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As I saw in the trailer,the dumb options seems more like “naive”,not fallout style "dumb".

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Hopefully the developers will tie in the dialogue system to your stats more firmly. That what I hope for anyways.



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Not as dumb as in Fallout 1. That would lock too much content.



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The «look! A dead bird!» «*looks to the sky* where, where?» dumb should be enough :)

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Am I the only one who DOESN'T want the game to be too humorous?



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Am I the only one who DOESN'T want the game to be too humorous?

 

Probably not, but it's already clear that's the tone they're aiming for so you may have to prepare for disappointment.


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Pretty sure we got enough serious with Tyranny, so I am happy with a light tone.

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Dumb enough to be able to read and write, not dumb enough to always worry about strategy. Let's say "charismatic dumb".

You mean like this?

 

david-puddy-the-apology-seinfeld.jpg


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Dumb enough to be able to read and write, not dumb enough to always worry about strategy. Let's say "charismatic dumb".

 

Dubya-level.


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