Thursday, July 22, 2010

Architecture

I have officially been working in vaults too long now.

How do I know this?





Because I just made one out of a suburban home.

Silver's place just is not cutting it in my current game. Lack of storage, no space for extra NPCs, and just a general feeling of being tiny and run-down. Reminds rather strongly of a couple apartments I've lived in, actually.

That said, I don't want to fast-track the story into access to Vault 1; which leaves me in a bit of a predicament.

Now, I could download someone else's depressing little "realistic" wasteland home, but I don't like most peoples' setups in such things. They usually either go high-realism and look like shit, or go over-the-top luxury. And of course there are the multitude that combine the two in some unholy union of suck; often with a bad navmesh and lack of idle markers sprinkled over the top to complete the mediocrity.

So, hell with it, I'll make my own like I always do.

Decided to use the boarded up house next to the school. Seems the previous owner was a bit of a survivalist, and constructed his own impromptu vault. Two sub-levels below ground; three bedrooms, one bath; basic medical and a work-room on the bottom level. Probably throw in a den, just for kicks.

Doubt I'll ever upload it. There's probably fifty mods already that put a house there, and this one won't exactly have a hook to make it stand apart from any others.

2 comments:

  1. Judging from the screenshot it doesn't look too big to be believable; a home for a larger family in the D.C. area. Realistic IMO. In fact, it has been my experience in RL that most homes generally do in fact have more than one room.

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  2. Well, I wasn't going full-on palatial estate with it.

    Interesting thing about it, you can generally do what you like on your own property; so our industrious little survivalist converted his one bedroom shack into a three bedder by tunneling down.

    Keep the tunneling inside the bounds of your own property, and the odds of inadvertently hitting a water, sewer, and/or buried power line are pretty well nil. Slim, at least.

    Is a popular technique with actual survivalists because from the street, your place still looks like the small and unassuming house.

    Not as good as a vault... but for people who couldn't afford Vault-Tec's extortion, it would be about the best you could do.

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