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Starting Items Variations[edit source]

I've started a few new games in F:NV and have noticed that you can also recieve a straight razor (possibly if your melee skill is high) and also an armoured vault jumpsuit (NOT as a preorder bonus, unsure of requirements to recieve it). Can anyone else confirm other items you may recieve or the exact requirements for the straight razor and armoured vault jumpsuit? Atomotron 14:43, October 28, 2010 (UTC)

I've noticed that Doc Mitchell's statement on choosing your stats varies if you have a stat at 8 or higher. Could this page list those statements? Also, are there equivalents for low stats? 13:03, November 18, 2010 (UTC)

Yes there are, with a charisma of 1 he'll state "There must be some frontal lobe damage.". Mictlantecuhtli 13:21, November 18, 2010 (UTC)

Video[edit source]

Do we actually need a video on something is is actually a part of the game that is extremely self explanatory?--Kingclyde 09:11, November 22, 2010 (UTC)

Absolutely not. People have been adding a lot of unnecessary videos to articles which don't need them. --Kris User Hola.jpg 11:26, November 22, 2010 (UTC)

Examination Outcomes[edit source]

It would be helpful if someone could explain which skills correspond to which answers during the examination Doc Mitchell gives. The idea I have in mind is something similar to the G.O.A.T. article. That way players can know how to get their preferred skills as an outcome of the examination rather than just adjusting them manually.

I did a little digging into this a while back, made these notes in November, found them just now while doing a bit of spring cleaning. There are a couple of bugs in the script, most notable is the reference to big guns skill which a couple of questions lead to.

Word Association[edit source]


Cat -Sneak
Feed - Med
Newspaper - Melee
Train - Speech
Kick - Unarmed
Dinner - Survival


Shelter - Survival
Buglarize - Lockpick
Renovate - Repair
Investent - Barter
Target - Guns, Energy weapons
Demolish - Explosives


Campfire - Survival
Dream - Science
Shroud - Sneak
Sleep - Medicine
Treasure - Lockpick
Silencer - Guns


Bribe - Barter
Crush - Unarmed
Stab - Melee
Swiss Cheese - Big Guns (Option "Double Tap" for small guns was removed by mistake, big guns was dropped and small guns became guns)
Vaporize -Energy Weapons
Reasonable - Speech


Dark - Sneak
Heavy - Big Guns (looks like this was intended to be changed to unarmed)
Beam - Energy Weapons
Flash - Explosives
Inspiration - Science
Torch - Repair


Caretaker - Medicine
Genes - Science
Cookie jar - Lockpick
Tantrum - Barter
Tattle - Speech
Regret - Repair
Human shield - Guns, Energy Weapons, Explosives, Melee, Unarmed

Second set of Questions[edit source]

Conflict ain't in my nature

Agree - Sneak, Speech, Barter, Science, Lockpick (+2 to each for strongly)
No Opinion - No Effect
Disagree - Guns, Energy Weapons, Explosives, Melee, Unarmed, Medicine (+2 to each for strongly)

I ain't given to relying on others for support

Agree - Survival, Medicine, Repair
Disagree - Barter, Speech, Science

I'm Always Fixing to be the centre of attention

Agree - Explosives, Speech
Disagree - Sneak, Melee, Small Guns

I'm slow to embarace new ideas

Agree - Unarmed, Survival, Melee, Repair, Lockpick
Disagree - Science, Energy Weapons

I charge in to deal with my problems head-on

Agree - Unarmed, Melee
Disagree - Guns, Energy Weapons, Explosives

Rorsharch Tests[edit source]

1st Inkblot

A broken Chain - Repair
A chemical reaction - Science
A shadow in a doorframe - Sneak
An oozing wound - Medicine
An angry two-headed ant - Survival

2nd Inkblot

A priceless Work of art - Barter
It's some piece of space-age technology - Energy Weapons
A ship at sea - Survival
I'm too embarrassed to say what it looks like - Speech

3rd Inkblot

A light in the darkness - Science
A bearded man - Survival
A mushroom cloud - Explosives
A head on a pillow - Sneak

Other Factors[edit source]

1 point should then be added to those combat skills Associated with the highest S.P.E.C.I.A.L stat. The script is badly written though and only checks perception and strength. So 1 point will be added to Melee and unarmed if strength is higher than perception, 1 point to Explosives and Energy weapons if Perception is higher than strength

If Sneak is in the top 3 highest scorers at this point, 1 point will be added to melee, unarmed and small guns.And Sneak will be tagged

Then the highest scoring combat skill (small guns, unarmed, melee, explosives, energy weapons) will be tagged

Next the hichest scoring from Speech, Barter, Lockpick and Science will be tagged.

Finally If sneak was not tagged previously then the highest scoring skill that is not already tagged, will be tagged. -- Rhom 21:18, April 11, 2011 (UTC)

Possible Bug[edit source]

I just started a new game (playing PS3 version, US region w/Caravan Pack DLC) and everything is fine until I'm told to sit on Doc Mitchell's couch. I get the tips telling me how to jump (which I can), pick up objects (which I can) but I can't do anything else. I'm stuck at walking speed and when I press X to sit on the couch, I get the 'denied click' (such as when attempting to pick a lock that is too hard for you).

My other three characters seem to be working fine. Should be noted I haven't made a new character since the patch. Any ideas what's going on? AzureSN 15:45, December 26, 2010 (U)

Hey i get the same thing as u and i just dont understand y this happens. Ive tried everything to try to fix this, letting the game sit and letting the camera pan around you're charactecter, even making a new save game(which doesn't help unfortunately -_-) I've held the X button on the couch...still nothing. I get the same click....I've tried to make a new activate button....I'm really starting to hate this game for this.... user XX_NYET_Xx

'Thats all she left me'[edit source]

I'm curious as to whom Doc Mitchell refers after the equivalent of the G.O.A.T. He says something to the effect of 'Well, thats all she left me about you. You take a look to see if it checks out' I haven't a clue who this lady he refers to is. Any info about it would be appreciated, thanks [[User:Mr snip| Alpha Snip.]] 10:51, January 17, 2011 (UTC)

  • Actually, what he says is "And that's all she wrote". It's a popular phrase meaning "And that's all there is to it" or "It's done". He's not referring to any real person at all.

rorschach test[edit source]

I was watching Armageddon, and I noticed that in the movie, they administer a Rorschach test to all the astronauts, the cards were the same as the ones used by Doc Mitchell in New Vegas. Just thought i'd share. You can see the "bears high five-ing" card when "Rockhound" mentions a woman with large breasts.

Thur's Yer Prawblum Raat Thur![edit source]

Excuse me, but I need some help deciphering Doc Mitchell's speech. When he says something along the lines of, "I ain't given to relyin' on others for support," what exactly does he mean? 'Given' is the only word I could imagine being in that place in sentence, judging from the context.

Yeah, that one is kind of garbled. He probably means "I don't like getting help from other people" or "I'm a loner." Hope that helps. Otisman 21:20, March 5, 2011 (UTC)

Have you considered turning on the subtitles? - Redmess (talk) 18:15, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

Doc's Mitchell's responses[edit source]

He actually has at least two different comments at the end of the questionaire based on whether you chose good or evil answers. However, comments are that are probably better listed along with the responses to the player's SPECIAL stats on his page. Great Mara 22:06, March 24, 2011 (UTC)

Age effects?[edit source]

I was just wondering if the age chosen for the player had any effect on stats or game play or if is just a cosmetic thing? -- 06:14, April 29, 2011 (UTC)

Detailed walkthrough lacking[edit source]

The detailed walkthrough for this article is really not all that detailed and a large portion of it describes the loot in the house and are irrelevant to the quest itself (not to mention the items ownership are set to the player at the start and not when leaving and re-entering).--KKotton 07:11, June 22, 2011 (UTC)

Skipping tag skill section?[edit source]

■In the event that a person wants to skip through the options process that decides your tag skills, the default tag skills are melee weapons, survival and speech.

How exactly does someone do this again? I've found no way to get past sitting down on the couch. Great Mara 19:30, June 26, 2011 (UTC)

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