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    Fallout Timeline

    We've seen Fallout timelines before, but UGO has done a nicely written timeline, with pictures.
    Following decades of increased privatization on a global scale and deterioting relationships between international governments, the Resource Wars erupt in April 2052. Over the next two-plus decades, skirmishes major and minor rage as the world's superpowers confront one another. The feud, which has its roots in the rising prices of the world's oil supply, quickly flares into a multi-national rush for control of every available natural resource. Notable events include the collapse of both the United Nations and the European Commonwealth, the destruction of Tel Aviv beneath a nuclear conflagration, China's invasion of Alaska and the United States' annexation of Canada. This period also sees the more widespread use of biological warfare, which proves to have lasting consequences.

    With the world crumbling all around, the United States government commissions the construction of a series of subterranean shelters to be built by the Vault-Tec corporation. These "Vaults," as they are dubbed, are designed to house a maximum of 1,000 individuals; only 122 are ever built. As we now know the Vaults were in fact a series of unique social experiments, each subjecting its residents to a different set of factors. The ultimate goal of these experiments was to develop plans for re-colonizing the planet in the aftermath of whichever cataclysmic event required the use of the Vault in the first place.
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    there is a similar timeline, though not as detailed in the SEPT issue of PCGAMER.

    It has vault boy on the cover.

    Its the one that mentions the guy killing the supermutant at a low level who has a mini gun.
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    Not enormously detailed, but still very well done. Looks accurate. I gotta hand it to them on that.

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    Go an pick out the flaws, Ausir.
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    The homeless hero travels north, where he finds the village of Arroyo and starts a family.
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    2277: The Unknown Future

    Across the country and 25 years after the fall of the Enclave, Vault 101 cracks open its doors for the first time since the bombs fell.
    35 years.

    Mostly accurate though - pretty clearly based on The Vault, down to using images taken from there (the very same FO1 and 2 box arts as in The Vault out of the many varieties, the FOT concept art used to illustrate the Great War, etc.)

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    Ausir, you're the walking talking Fallout encyclopedia fo sho.


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    i kinda dislike how they hype up the vault experiments. i know its part of the background story etc... though... it feels like spoiling. its something you best find out on your own...

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    Re: Fallout Timeline

    Quote Originally Posted by Brother None
    The ultimate goal of these experiments was to develop plans for re-colonizing the planet in the aftermath of whichever cataclysmic event required the use of the Vault in the first place.[/b].
    If im not mistaken there were no planes to re colonize Earth, the planes where for the colonization of other worlds.
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    You remember wrong.

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    He remembers correctly - that's something that Tim Cain revealed in an IRC chat. But the Enclave ultimately changed the plans and decided to recolonize Eath (maybe their space program failed?).

    Avellone didn't know about it, so he didn't mention it in Fallout Bible, and mentioned only the recolonization of Earth.

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    There were some vaults meant for re-colonization but most of it were to collect data in the terms of what happened to humans in prolonged isolation. And i'm pretty sure that in the oil platform i heard something about the colonization of other worlds since Earth was too messed up and was better to start over. ( I have a very lousy memory so i may be totally and completely wrong).
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    I remember of a random encounter where you would find a crashed shuttle. The shuttle came from a ship called U.S.S Torres (just googled it, couldn't remember the name). That may be a hint to that the space program failed.

    EDIT: sorry for double post, i was still writing when Ausir posted and i wanted to reply.
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    The Enclave's space program was never actually mentioned in-game, and while it was the original team's intent, its canon status is uncertain (although it does explain the Vault experiments better).

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    The Enclave wanted to colonize other worlds because Earth was completly destroyed almost beyond salvation. It would be very dificult to re-colonize the Earth. Just look at vault city, even with all that tehnology they still have a hard time (altought the Enclave would exterminate everyone that pissed them off). And even so long after the war its still dificult to grow food and there are many places where the radiation levels are still very high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausir
    He remembers correctly - that's something that Tim Cain revealed in an IRC chat. But the Enclave ultimately changed the plans and decided to recolonize Eath (maybe their space program failed?).

    Avellone didn't know about it, so he didn't mention it in Fallout Bible, and mentioned only the recolonization of Earth.
    Huh. Well...

    You learn something new every day. I stand corrected. At least kinda. Uncertain canon and all that.
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    And more... I just opened my FO2 mapper to check something and i went to the oil rig and had a little chat with the vice-president and he says the he thinks mankind should leave Earth, and try to settle in Mars because they have some photos that sugest that Mars has water and oxygen. And also that space is still a high priority for NASA.
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    Yes, but it's not mentioned in the final game as being the plan of the entire Enclave.

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    you're right, this is just what the Vice-President thinks and wants to do, but the President wants to release the FEV Virus and so there's really nothing the Vice-President can do to change his decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aXXo
    I remember of a random encounter where you would find a crashed shuttle. The shuttle came from a ship called U.S.S Torres (just googled it, couldn't remember the name). That may be a hint to that the space program failed.

    EDIT: sorry for double post, i was still writing when Ausir posted and i wanted to reply.
    That's a StarTrek reference and my guess is the name of the ship is a reference to the character B'Elanna Torres from Voyager.

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    Then that's my bad, altough i know some random encounters are references to other stuff i'm only 16 and live in Portugal so i don't know much about StarTrek and such. When i was younger i only watched cartoons on TV. Learn someting new every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aXXo
    Then that's my bad, altough i know some random encounters are references to other stuff i'm only 16 and live in Portugal so i don't know much about StarTrek and such. When i was younger i only watched cartoons on TV. Learn someting new every day.
    That's cool, there are a lot of pop culture references in the game and a couple of them are bound to go over a lot of people's heads, it's the nature of such references.

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