Can You Beat Honest Hearts Without Taking Any Damage?
Honest Hearts is usually considered to be the worst of Fallout New Vegas’s 4 DLCs. It’s not bad or anything, but aside from Joshua Graham, it’s not really the most interesting DLC, nor is it the hardest. But what if there was a way to change that. Can You Beat Fallout New Vegas’s Honest Hearts DLC Without Taking Any Damage?
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Can You Beat Fallout New Vegas’s Honest Hearts DLC Without Taking Any Damage? (in text form)
Every DLC in New Vegas has a level requirement, a level at which the developers suggest you be at before you start a specific DLC. For Honest Hearts, that happens to be level 10. Now, I could dump skill points into Speech and Guns and steamroll through everything. But I want to go into Honest Hearts with as bland a character as possible. So, I somewhat evenly distributed my SPECIAL points, picked Speech, Guns, and Medicine as my Tag skills, chose Wild Wasteland and Trigger Discipline as my Traits, and began the leveling process. I used console commands to do this, to give myself the minimum amount of experience required to get to Level 10. As I leveled up, I evenly distributed Skill points across all skills, aside from my Tag skills. In retrospect, I should have made every skill the same, but with Medicine being literally worthless since I can’t take damage in the first place, I figure those wasted skill points balance things out.
Regarding weapons and armor, I’m going in with only what I get from the DLC packs I have installed. No stopping at Chet’s store or the Gun Runners to stock up on supplies. Also, because the point is to beat only Honest Hearts without taking damage, I didn’t mess with my health until I got to the start of the DLC. I had a bit of problem with some Deathclaws and Geckos on my way to the Northern Passage, but the video isn’t about them.
After about 30 minutes of wasted time, I finally arrived at the Northern Passage where I could speak to Jed Masterson, convince him that I was a big strong boy, and put what I had to in the special box to get myself down to 100 pounds of supplies. I only had 124 pounds of stuff when I left Doc Mitchell’s House, so finding 24 pounds of stuff to drop off wasn’t all that difficult, especially since the Lightweight Metal Armor from the Mercenary DLC Pack weighs 20 pounds by itself. With my supplies set, I dropped my max health down to 1 so that any damage of any kind [boop]s me, told Jed that I was ready to hit the ol’ dusty trail, and we made our way for New Cannaan, which, if you were wondering, is about 380 miles Northeast of Las Vegas. Or, put another way, it’s a little over 24,000,000 Cheese-Its away from Las Vegas.
In the cold nights on the road, I snuggled close to Jed’s beard to keep warm. The way into Zion Canyon was a one way street according to Stella. Luckily, I wouldn’t have to listen to her run her mouth at Jed for too much longer, as we were ambushed by White Legs, who [booped] everyone besides me. I fired somewhat haphazardly into the tree line, eventually striking and [booping] one of the White Legs with one of my bullets. With the corpses of my fallen companions looted, I could press onward into the Canyon.
That self-confidence faded after an altercation with 2 more White Horses on the west end of the bridge. Then it got trampled into the dirt when even more White Horses emerged from their rocky hideouts to attack me with their fancy automatic rifles. If you hadn’t figured it out by now, the key to not dying when any damage of any kind [boops] you is to avoid getting hit by a stray bullet. That becomes nearly impossible when someone is capable of firing dozens of times in your direction in mere seconds.