Posted 20 hours ago
My advice would be to make sure all the skills your specializing in are at least 9-10 (9 the lowest) by the time you enter California, because all the skill checks in LA are very high/difficult. It's too late if you get to LA and only then get around to putting in a few points, by then it's too late. Even having a skill at 6-7 by the time you get to LA is too late in some cases.
cw8: Very nice, I'm wondering about the skills too since my medic character has 9 intel and Rose has 10 which makes them pretty easy to max out skills quite early on.
I'm emulating Angie's skills on one of my other characters who only have 3 intel but I hope to reach her skills closely enough which means I'm pumping Outdoorsman skill and Rifles on him.Good idea, I kept putting off getting Outdoorsman on another character even though I knew Angie would eventually leave my party, and it really screwed me over once I got to California because the random encounters need almost maxed out Outdoorsman to get a 100% to avoid fighting, so I had to keep fighting constantly (which quickly exhausted all my med packs).
Hope that I don't have to ramp the difficulty down to Ranger from SJ once I reach LA seeing how you described it.How do you mean? I'm playing on Ranger and difficulty is quite intense, even for someone who knows how the mechanics work. I can only imagine SJ would be crazy.
Just try to get to a shop as quickly as possible to buy new guns and armour, because the stuff you bring from Arizona is obsolete as soon as you get there. Also make sure you only leave Arizona (in the chopper) once you have a lot of scrap, because everything in CA/LA is super expensive.
Doesn't stripping all your characters off their armour help with the energy weapons? Else I'm gonna have a fun time in Damonta again later like in beta.Yeah it obviously does, but the thing is the devs were obviously clever about this and there's never any fights I've got into where enemies are purely using Energy Weapons, the closest I've got was a CotC random encounter where 3 were using Pulse rifles and the rest melee weapons, so even then it wasn't worth taking it off because I still wanted protection against the melee guy's attacks.
So, without major spoilers, how's the writing, C&C and quests like in LA? Better than Arizona?The writing is just as good or better I guess (I've never not liked the writing in the game so far), honestly I've only done a few quests as I have just been focusing on finding better gear and surviving so far. I think I'll be ready to go into Rodia (the first big town) today.