The Outer Worlds (Obsidian)

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Hexx » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:25 pm

How do you tell what companions give you?

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by OrangeRKN » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:15 pm

When they're active in your party you can see which skills they increase on your skills page - or check this wiki page I guess

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Jenuall » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:26 pm

There's a level cap at which point you can no longer earn any more points to put into skills which is worth bearing in mind.

I don't recall this being communicated very well and it pissed me off that I was 1 point off getting a skill bonus I really wanted when the game was like "LOL soz m8 no more points 4 u!"

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Squinty » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:47 pm

I went to the bar with Parvati last time I played and I helped her pluck up the courage to get it together with the ship engineer captain. So cute.

Then I killed some dudes with my shotgun.

Cool game.

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Jenuall » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:51 pm

Yep Parvati is awesome. :wub:

Did a full on "dick mode" run recently and it was genuinely painful being an arsehole to her, she's just too damn likeable!

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by OrangeRKN » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:22 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:There's a level cap at which point you can no longer earn any more points to put into skills which is worth bearing in mind.

I don't recall this being communicated very well and it pissed me off that I was 1 point off getting a skill bonus I really wanted when the game was like "LOL soz m8 no more points 4 u!"


You can respec in the ship's hold right?

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Jenuall » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:13 pm

Yeah the re-spec option is a reasonable counter to that situation, in all honesty I felt pretty overpowered by that point anyway so didn't actually bother with it - was just a bit annoying more than anything!

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Hexx » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:31 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:There's a level cap at which point you can no longer earn any more points to put into skills which is worth bearing in mind.

I don't recall this being communicated very well and it pissed me off that I was 1 point off getting a skill bonus I really wanted when the game was like "LOL soz m8 no more points 4 u!"


You know what would be really helpful? If this post actually indicated what it is.

But NOOOOOOO not our Jenny. That would be verging on helpful :x

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Jenuall » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:17 pm

Hexx wrote:
Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:There's a level cap at which point you can no longer earn any more points to put into skills which is worth bearing in mind.

I don't recall this being communicated very well and it pissed me off that I was 1 point off getting a skill bonus I really wanted when the game was like "LOL soz m8 no more points 4 u!"


You know what would be really helpful? If this post actually indicated what it is.

But NOOOOOOO not our Jenny. That would be verging on helpful :x

So needy ;)

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:22 am

Squinty wrote:I went to the bar with Parvati last time I played and I helped her pluck up the courage to get it together with the ship engineer captain. So cute.

Then I killed some dudes with my shotgun.

Cool game.


Parvati is my favourite companion in any game ever.

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Hexx » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:59 pm

Now ‘done’ Edgewater, Roseway and Groundbreaker(maybe most quests there done)

Enjoying but not loving it - missing some central drive and small isolated quest areas aren’t helping

Am I right in thinking any weapon can be viable long term if you tinker/level up it?

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by OrangeRKN » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:05 pm

You're about to get to the larger area in the game that has several settlements across a single map, so that might help.

You can level up any weapon but consider that you can't level them past your own character level (or something like that) and the exponentially increasing cost of tinkering, it's definitely better to switch out to new guns that are objectively better. I think there's roughly 3 tiers of weapons? The combat isn't exactly punishing though so if you're really committed to a specific gun (as there are some unique ones too) you won't be forced to drop it.

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Squinty » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:31 pm

I just found the information broker on Monarch. Having fun doing quests.

How do you level up guns? I basically use a magnum to kill everything.

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by OrangeRKN » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:11 pm

Squinty wrote:How do you level up guns? I basically use a magnum to kill everything.


At workbenches. There's one on the ship

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Hexx » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:56 pm

No way to undo a peek point in this?

Didn’t spot it was active only when I had no companions

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by OrangeRKN » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:40 pm

Hexx wrote:No way to undo a peek point in this?

Didn’t spot it was active only when I had no companions


Go back to your ship, on the catwalk above the hold (opposite the engine room) there is a machine where you can pay to respec. I think it includes perks

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Hexx » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:34 pm

OrangeXMS wrote:
Hexx wrote:No way to undo a peek point in this?

Didn’t spot it was active only when I had no companions


Go back to your ship, on the catwalk above the hold (opposite the engine room) there is a machine where you can pay to respec. I think it includes perks


It does cheers

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Hexx » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:12 pm

Found a top hat.
Screw it being crap Armor value I’m never wearing anything else

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Jenuall » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:33 pm

If you find/buy the right mods for your armour and tinker with it in the appropriate ways you can create the ultimate combination of form and function in a single outfit. :datass:

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PostRe: The Outer Worlds (Obsidian) - PS4, X1, PC, Game Pass (out now!), Switch (early 2020)
by Hexx » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:34 pm

Think I'm winding up Monarch now

On the main quest I'm off to Phineas lab so that's done.
On the planet story have to recover a gunship, but lining up Zora to be in charge


Regarding a choice on Groundbreaker

If you dob Phineas in to Uldum, is that a point of no return or can you play both sides for a bit? Woried I'm missing out on story potential


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