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==Quests==
 
==Quests==
The experience points that are rewarded for quests are based on the player character's level upon the quest's completion. The total experience points available for the main storyline quests is anywhere between 3,000 (for levels 1-4) to 22,000 (for levels 45-50). The experience points gained from the side quests range from 75 to 500 per quest.
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The experience points that are rewarded for quests are based on the player's level upon the quest's completion. The total experience points available for the main storyline quests is anywhere between 3,000 (for levels 1-4) to 22,000 (for levels 45-50). The experience points gained from the side quests range from 75 to 500 per quest.
   
 
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* Big MT or "Big Mountain" is based upon the real-life location "Black Mesa" in Arizona.
 
* Big MT or "Big Mountain" is based upon the real-life location "Black Mesa" in Arizona.
 
* Like all New Vegas add-ons, ''Old World Blues'' raises the level cap by 5.<ref>[http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1185183-honest-hearts-screenshot-dlc-out-may-17/ ''Honest Hearts'' screenshot, DLC out May 17 - Bethesda Softworks Forums].</ref> The add-on also offers new [[traits]] (and gives you the opportunity to change your own traits if you've already chosen them) including one called [[Logan's Loophole]] that will allow you to cap your level at 30 and give you additional bonuses regarding chems.
 
* Like all New Vegas add-ons, ''Old World Blues'' raises the level cap by 5.<ref>[http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1185183-honest-hearts-screenshot-dlc-out-may-17/ ''Honest Hearts'' screenshot, DLC out May 17 - Bethesda Softworks Forums].</ref> The add-on also offers new [[traits]] (and gives you the opportunity to change your own traits if you've already chosen them) including one called [[Logan's Loophole]] that will allow you to cap your level at 30 and give you additional bonuses regarding chems.
* ''Old World Blues'' can be difficult for low-level player characters. Before going in, the game advises that ''Old World Blues'' is recommended for [[Courier]]s of Level 15+. Some enemies in the Big Empty can offer a challenge even for a Courier at level 30+. ''Old World Blues'' enemies pose a much larger threat for Couriers at Level 40+, however, as many enemies level with the player character.
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* ''Old World Blues'' can be difficult for low-level players. Before going in, the game advises that ''Old World Blues'' is recommended for [[Courier]]s of Level 15+. Some enemies in the Big Empty can offer a challenge even for a Courier at level 30+. ''Old World Blues'' enemies pose a much larger threat for Couriers at Level 40+, however, as many enemies level with the player.
* Equipment will not be stripped from the player character at the beginning of the add-on, and it features an open-world setting. There is also no limit to the amount of equipment that can be taken into the add-on.<ref>[http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1188929-is-there-anyone-that-does-like-having-their-gear-taken-away/page__view__findpost__p__17669735 Is there anyone that DOES like having their gear taken away? - Bethesda Softworks Forums - Page 3]</ref>
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* Equipment will not be stripped from the player at the beginning of the add-on, and it features an open-world setting. There is also no limit to the amount of equipment that can be taken into the add-on.<ref>[http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1188929-is-there-anyone-that-does-like-having-their-gear-taken-away/page__view__findpost__p__17669735 Is there anyone that DOES like having their gear taken away? - Bethesda Softworks Forums - Page 3]</ref>
 
* Like all ''New Vegas'' add-ons, companions cannot accompany the Courier to the new land. However, there is one temporary companion in the add-on, a cyberdog named [[Roxie]] who has her own ending if she is created.
 
* Like all ''New Vegas'' add-ons, companions cannot accompany the Courier to the new land. However, there is one temporary companion in the add-on, a cyberdog named [[Roxie]] who has her own ending if she is created.
* There is an upgrade-able housing (via completing quests), called [[The Sink]], in the add-on,<ref>[http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1201937-to-jason-bergman/page__st__160 Jason Bergman on The Sink]</ref> complete with a few robotic appliances which have individual personalities and different voices.
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* There is an upgrade-able player housing (via completing quests), called [[The Sink]], in the add-on,<ref>[http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1201937-to-jason-bergman/page__st__160 Jason Bergman on The Sink]</ref> complete with a few robotic appliances which have individual personalities and different voices.
* In addition to providing free basic healing services (restoring HP, repairing limb damage, and removing radiation and drug dependency), the [[Sink Auto-Doc]] allows the player character to alter their looks, hairstyle and, for one time only, their traits. If gathered, the auto-doc can also integrate implants which give permanent attributes to the player character.
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* In addition to providing free basic healing services (restoring HP, repairing limb damage, and removing radiation and drug dependency), the [[Sink Auto-Doc]] allows the player to alter their looks, hairstyle, and, for one time only, their traits. If gathered, the auto-doc can also integrate implants which give permanent attributes to the player.
 
* There is a new [[Mysterious broadcast|radio station]] added, to both the Big Empty and the Mojave. It plays 3 new jazz songs, along with 2 songs from [[Radio New Vegas]]. Among the songs is [[Begin Again]], a [[Dead Money]] song by [[Vera Keyes]].
 
* There is a new [[Mysterious broadcast|radio station]] added, to both the Big Empty and the Mojave. It plays 3 new jazz songs, along with 2 songs from [[Radio New Vegas]]. Among the songs is [[Begin Again]], a [[Dead Money]] song by [[Vera Keyes]].
 
* Once you complete the add-on, you may return to the Big Empty via the [[Big Mountain Transportalponder!]] You cannot, however, use the item while in the interior of a building, cave, tunnels, etc., in a combat situation, or in [[Freeside]], [[The Fort]], [[Camp McCarran]], or [[New Vegas Strip|the Strip]]. You can, however, use it in [[Higgs Village]], outside of the houses.
 
* Once you complete the add-on, you may return to the Big Empty via the [[Big Mountain Transportalponder!]] You cannot, however, use the item while in the interior of a building, cave, tunnels, etc., in a combat situation, or in [[Freeside]], [[The Fort]], [[Camp McCarran]], or [[New Vegas Strip|the Strip]]. You can, however, use it in [[Higgs Village]], outside of the houses.
 
* Completion of the add-on does not close off side quests that are as yet uncompleted, even if these quests have not yet begun.
 
* Completion of the add-on does not close off side quests that are as yet uncompleted, even if these quests have not yet begun.
* In [[Ulysses' Point]], the player character "gets a taste" of Ulysses by listening to holotapes left in the Big Empty. [[Patient log: Y-17#Patient log: Y-17.9|patient log: Y-17.9]] also gives a statement referring to ''[[Lonesome Road (add-on)|Lonesome Road]]''.
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* In [[Ulysses' Point]], the player "gets a taste" of Ulysses by listening to holotapes left in the Big Empty. [[Patient log: Y-17#Patient log: Y-17.9|patient log: Y-17.9]] also gives a statement referring to ''[[Lonesome Road (add-on)|Lonesome Road]]''.
 
* [[Christine Royce]] and [[Elijah|Father Elijah]] from ''[[Dead Money]]'' are also involved in ''Old World Blues'', although they do not appear in the add-on. There are holotapes of Christine speaking, along with her weapon and her armor. Father Elijah's weapons can also be found in his hideout, [[Elijah's Watch]], along with his notes compiled while in Big MT.
 
* [[Christine Royce]] and [[Elijah|Father Elijah]] from ''[[Dead Money]]'' are also involved in ''Old World Blues'', although they do not appear in the add-on. There are holotapes of Christine speaking, along with her weapon and her armor. Father Elijah's weapons can also be found in his hideout, [[Elijah's Watch]], along with his notes compiled while in Big MT.
 
* If you play Christine's holotapes in front of her at ''Dead Money'', she will not take any notice. This is due to the add-ons being independent of each other.
 
* If you play Christine's holotapes in front of her at ''Dead Money'', she will not take any notice. This is due to the add-ons being independent of each other.
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* When in [[Hardcore mode]], the sleep meter stays at zero unless the [[Courier]] sleeps. There may be a delay before the sleep meter starts.
 
* When in [[Hardcore mode]], the sleep meter stays at zero unless the [[Courier]] sleeps. There may be a delay before the sleep meter starts.
 
* Ammo containers in Big MT almost invariably and contain .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, and all types of energy weapon ammo.
 
* Ammo containers in Big MT almost invariably and contain .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, and all types of energy weapon ammo.
* Vast quantities of duct tape, wonderglue, scrap metal, and scrap electronics can be acquired in Big MT. Wrenches are also fairly plentiful, allowing for the crafting of as many weapons repair kits as the player character could ever need.
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* Vast quantities of duct tape, wonderglue, scrap metal, and scrap electronics can be acquired in Big MT. Wrenches are also fairly plentiful, allowing for the crafting of as many weapons repair kits as the player could ever need.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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* The add-on is a homage to the science fiction B-movies of the 1950s. There are many references to these types of movies throughout the add-on, and both Dr. [[Mobius]] and Dr. [[0]] mention them directly.
 
* The add-on is a homage to the science fiction B-movies of the 1950s. There are many references to these types of movies throughout the add-on, and both Dr. [[Mobius]] and Dr. [[0]] mention them directly.
 
* ''Old World Blues'' was nominated for Best DLC Award at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards. It was the only one of the Fallout: New Vegas add-ons to be nominated.
 
* ''Old World Blues'' was nominated for Best DLC Award at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards. It was the only one of the Fallout: New Vegas add-ons to be nominated.
* The add-on's main quest shares many similarities with the 1939 film ''The Wizard of Oz'' in that the Courier searches for their brain (Scarecrow), their heart (The Tin Man), and their spine (courage for the Lion) after initially being unconscious after entering Big Mountain (as Dorothy was knocked unconscious in order to enter Oz). Additionally, Dr. Mobius is initially portrayed to be malevolent or sinister, much like the Wizard of Oz himself, only to have it revealed that he is quite misunderstood. The [[Big Mountain Transportalponder!|Big Mountain Transportalponder!]] acts as the Ruby Slippers, taking the Courier back home. Dr. [[Mobius]] mentions this subtly, though he refers to the three main characters of the film as a "band of murderous thugs."
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* The add-on's main quest shares many similarities with the 1939 film ''The Wizard of Oz'' in that the Courier searches for their brain (Scarecrow), their heart (The Tin Man), and their spine (courage for the Lion) after initially being unconscious after entering Big Mountain (as Dorothy was knocked unconscious in order to enter Oz). Additionally, Dr. Mobius is initially portrayed to be malevolent or sinister, much like the Wizard of Oz himself, only to have it revealed that he is quite misunderstood. The [[Big Mountain Transportalponder!|Big Mountain Transportalponder!]] acts as the Ruby Slippers, taking the Courier back home. Dr. [[Mobius]] mentions this subtly, though he refers to the three main characters of the film as a "band of murderous thugs".
   
 
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