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The Chimera was, allegedly, an advanced Chinese tank, used during the Anchorage Reclamation in 2076. Originally a mining rig, the Chimera has been outfitted with an energy weapon cannon and use Archimedes screws as a propulsion method. Their actual existence is debatable as Virtual Strategic Solutions, Inc. employees suggest Chimeras were fabricated by General Constantine Chase.
Did you know...
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that psychoactive drugs were released into the Vault 106 air filtration system 10 days after the door was sealed?

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that only a single Ballistic Orbital Missile Base survived until 2253?

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that abominations are the result of alien experiments on abducted humans?

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that there were 17 vaults which actually worked as advertised?

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that Fallout: New Vegas lead designer J.E. Sawyer also wrote and performed 4 songs for the game?

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that Obsidian Entertainment was formed by some former Black Isle Studios employees?

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20 January 2015 by GarouxBloodline (talk)
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Wiki news digest
Wiki news digests are summaries of The Vault's internal news.
If you think that something should be added to the next issue, please list it on the wiki news digest page.
Welcome to the Weekly News Digest!
Hello, hello!

Welcome wastelanders, to the second edition of the Wiki News Digest- a revival of the concept which was last used officially on The Vault back in 2011, and has been brought back in increments by our resident administrator Tagaziel in the more recent years. This week, I would like to introduce a few new segments - make sure to give me some feedback/critique!


Editor Recognition
So far, in the month of January, we have had quite a few new users join our community. For many of us, creating an account and trying to figure out the wiki and its community, puts us in a very precarious position, where the next 24-48 hours determines whether we become editors, or remain as simple readers. So make sure to socialize with these new editors, and make them feel welcome:


Featured Article

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United States of America: Even with Fallout placing a huge emphasis on its 1950s American Dream setting, not much information has really been given over what life was like before the Great War, whether societal or political. Because of this, our USA article was rather scattered, until recently, when our users Tagaziel, Kastera, and Ant got to work on fleshing the article out properly. This article is now a much more professional read, and is definitely worth any lore junkie's time to look over. Think an article of the USA might be a bit cut and dry? Do not let the vague name fool you: this article covers everything from pre-War combat situations, explains the downfall of America, and even goes into detail on how the Enclave formed their not-so-humble existence from the ashes of the old world.


Featured Gallery
A big fan of historical propaganda? Fallout has used many real-world inspirations in the creation of their propaganda, which can be seen in every game to-date. How do you feel about the propaganda used? Does it help nail in the setting with a realistic representation of the war and the factions involved, or does it all fall a bit flat in the immersion department?


Fallout news
DISCLAIMER: Before I begin this segment, I do need to make it unfortunately clear, that there is no official Fallout 4 news at the current moment. The only real "news" floating around these days over Fallout 4, are all hoaxes, and such "news" will not be covered by me or this WND. If any user here, has access to official news, backed up by official and verifiable sources, then please, let us know, and we will have a story written out fast enough to make your head spin. Thank you for understanding!

For those of you that invested in the pile of amazing known as Wasteland 2, make sure to check the Ranger Station, as there just might be a gift waiting for you! Fargo and his team were contacted by John Joseph Adams during the Holidays, who is a science fiction author, and is currently giving away part 1 of his book as a gift to everyone that owns the game. While I am not going to go into the intimate details of this book here, I will say that it uses Wasteland 1 as a direct inspiration, and is a post-apocalyptic story that Fargo and his team appear to hold in high-esteem. The book is called The End is Nigh, and is comprised of 350 pages of short-stories which should entertain even the most hardened of wastelanders. Got any other post-apo books that you think we would love? Why not share them in the comments section! I know, personally, that I am always looking to pick up a great read to help pass my nights.


For this week's ShoddyCast episode, I would like to take a moment to talk a bit about F.E.V. One of the more controversial aspects of Fallout, F.E.V. is a prevalent part of every game we have seen so far, and is one of the most important bits of lore that we currently have available to us. Since its creation, it has seen to the birth of the Brotherhood of Steel, the Master and his super mutant army, and was used as a tool to introduce Fallout's most prolific antagonist faction: the Enclave.

How do our readers feel about F.E.V.? At this point - has it become a predictable plot device, or is there still a lot of potential for future releases? What would you all like to see F.E.V. used for in the future?


Weekly poll - Culture Trivia
For last week's question, the question was: "Which Fallout creature plays an homage in the Elder Scrolls: Online?" While its appearance was altered quite a bit for TES:O, the answer to this question is the deathclaw! Thought you were safe by shoving your Fallout games into a dark corner? Maybe you should think again.

For this week's poll question, I will be testing your Nuka-Cola knowledge (don't cheat ;) ):

Which variety of Nuka-Cola never made it out into the general public before the Great War happened?

  • Fusion Cola
  • Nuka-Cola Quantum
  • Yellow Nuka-Cola
  • Nuka-Cola Clear
  • Cherry Nuka-Cola
  • Nuka-Cola Quartz
  • Nuka-Cola Victory

Votes go into the comments section, and results will be posted in next week's release! Not a big fan of the polls, and want to contribute your own? Please, shoot me a message, as I would love to hear them!


Weekly contest - extended
The faction contest: With the release of Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian showed us that factions have come a long way since Fallout 3, and that they still have quite some ways to go. In this weekly contest, I am looking for our users to choose any factions from any of the Fallout games, and rewrite that faction from the ground-up. Think of these questions when writing:

  1. What purpose does this faction achieve? Do they have an important role, or are they simply flavor material?
  2. Is this faction truly black or white, or can it achieve a morally gray position?
  3. Are the faction members relatable, and do they have realistic goals?
  4. What is the lore behind this faction? How were they formed, and how have they grown since then?

Depending on the number of competitors, this contest may end next Tuesday, or it might be extended. Images are optional, but will greatly help your chances, so long as they are original. Prizes will be revealed once a good number of competitors have confirmed their entry into the contest.


Wrapping up

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you all enjoyed your time reading! As this is the second WND, I threw in a few new segments to see how the community feels about them - so please, if you have feedback, let me know in the comments section, or on my talk-page, and I will take that feedback into account as I modify future releases. Hope to see you all next week.


13 January 2015 by GarouxBloodline (talk)
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Wiki news digest
Wiki news digests are summaries of The Vault's internal news.
If you think that something should be added to the next issue, please list it on the wiki news digest page.
Welcome to the Weekly News Digest!
Hello, hello!

Welcome wastelanders, to my first ever wiki news digest - a revival of the concept which was last used officially on The Vault back in 2011, and has been brought back in increments by our resident administrator Tagaziel in the more recent years. The WND will now be returning on a weekly basis, and I hope to do you all proud! Now, onto the news for this week:


Editor Recognition
It is a harsh reality, but it appears that Fallout 4 will not be gracing our free-time or this wiki for quite some time. Work on Fallout: New Vegas essentially stopped back in 2012, and yet now, in 2015, we still have dedicated veterans and new editors alike, expressing their love for the Fallout universe by contributing to this wiki, and continuing to keep it one of the best Fallout resources a hardcore survivalist could ask for. It is because of these editors, that The Vault is still alive today, and I would like to take this chance to show a bit of recognition. In this first WND, I want to focus a bit on a few of our veteran users that have really stuck around like glue. With future releases, I am hoping to use this space to throw the spotlight on all of our new & upcoming editors, who we appreciate more than they probably know.

Ant2242 - A relatively new editor on the scene, Ant became a power-house when The Vault moved to Curse, with his constant vigilance against spam, and his non-stop source of edits that make the wiki seem alive all from one editor.

Tagaziel - A die-hard editor for the Fallout universe, Tagaziel has survived through the worst, and has given those damn radroaches a run for their money out in the cold, radioactive wastes. His specialty lies with rewrites and lore, which have all improved the quality of this wiki drastically. Huge fan of the Enclave or Brotherhood of Steel articles, for instance? Then you just might have Tag to thank for the quality seen.

Veryblackraven - One of our more silent editors, VBR is still, undoubtedly, one of our most decorated editors. His maintenance edits, and his huge re-writes for many of our armour and weapon articles, have always been a boon to this wiki.



Changes around the wiki
As many of you have already noticed, The Vault has had a drastic face-lift in regards to aesthetics. The new background seen is a herald for additional changes in the near-future, which I will be reporting on as they are revealed to us. As of now, the changes officially declared that are in the works, will be an integration of our buttons and other small aesthetics with the new theme and colour-scheme.

It was revealed to me, today, that I have become the newest administrator here at The Vault. This was a bit of a surprise to me - for now, I will be dedicated to using the new tools for blog-related purposes. In the future, as I steadily return to activity and contribute more than just community content, I will likely be holding a separate campaign, in order to secure the trust needed to use my tools for editing and user purposes. In the mean-time, I hope to make this wiki proud, and I will do my best to represent the community properly and professionally.


Fallout news
DISCLAIMER: Before I begin this segment, I do need to make it unfortunately clear, that there is no official Fallout 4 news at the current moment. The only real "news" floating around these days over Fallout 4, are all hoaxes, and such "news" will not be covered by me or this WND. If any user here, has access to official news, backed up by official and verifiable sources, then please, let us know, and we will have a story written out fast enough to make your head spin. Thank you for understanding!


Our own Tagaziel, a long-time lore consultant for the ShoddyCast crew, has recently been inducted into their ranks, as a full-time writer! Make sure to show your support by checking out the ShoddyCast's videos! Expect further news on this development as more videos are released.

For those of you Fallout fanatics that have been living under a rock since the ages of Fallout 1 & Fallout 2, a title later known as Van Buren, was to be the original third Fallout, before being cancelled in its prime development. Now, it exists as a bug-filled demo, and its memory has been lost to the radioactive winds. However, news has mystically began circulating again over this relic of the lost ages, as Brian Fargo, recent indie developer for the game Wasteland 2, the spiritual sequel for the original Wasteland, has confirmed that he has registered Van Buren's trademark. While this WND is not going to speculate on what this might mean, I will say that it is nice to see some of us fossils still keeping the memory of what could have been, alive and in our hearts. For more information on this story, please read the short interview that IGN has hosted.


Weekly poll - Culture Trivia
Which Fallout creature plays an homage in the Elder Scrolls: Online?

  • Mirelurk
  • Deathclaw
  • Molerat
  • Bloatfly
  • Wanamingo
  • Floater
  • Super Mutant Behemoth

Votes go into the comments section, and results will be posted in next week's release! Not a big fan of the polls, and want to contribute your own? Please, shoot me a message, as I would love to hear them!


Weekly contest
The faction contest: With the release of Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian showed us that factions have come a long way since Fallout 3, and that they still have quite some ways to go. In this weekly contest, I am looking for our users to choose any factions from any of the Fallout games, and rewrite that faction from the ground-up. Think of these questions when writing:

  1. What purpose does this faction achieve? Do they have an important role, or are they simply flavour material?
  2. Is this faction truly black or white, or can it achieve a morally gray position?
  3. Are the faction members relatable, and do they have realistic goals?
  4. What is the lore behind this faction? How were they formed, and how have they grown since then?

Depending on the number of competitors, this contest may end next Tuesday, or it might be extended. Images are optional, but will greatly help your chances, so long as they are original. Prizes will be revealed once a good number of competitors have confirmed their entry into the contest.


Wrapping up

Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you all enjoyed your time reading! As my first WND, this blog is entirely experimental - so please, if you have feedback, let me know in the comments section, or on my talk-page, and I will take that feedback into account as I modify future releases. Hope to see you all next week.


9 January 2015 by GarouxBloodline (talk)

Hello everyone. As some of you already know, my name is Leon, and I was a regular contributor on The Vault, back when it was still being hosted by Wikia. Over the past 4-5 months, I have been expanding my presence on various communities, and now, I am hoping to, once again, become a part of The Vault family. With that in mind, one of the first steps I would enjoy taking, is helping establish more community content here at The Vault. Specifically, in the form of providing weekly news digests for both our readers and our editors to enjoy. The first WND will be established on 1/13/15, and will continue to update most Tuesdays thereafter. Here is what I am looking to include within every WND:

1. A summary of current affairs around the wiki. This might include, but is not limited to:

  • Recognition for active editors
  • A list of users that have joined over the week, leading up to each WND
  • Wiki aesthetics that have been changed
  • New projects, or ones that have been completed

2. News over Fallout, LIONHEART, or Wasteland. Depending on how the community and/or administrators feel, this news might also cover both our direct affiliates, and our sister wikis.

3. Weekly polls - community members may propose poll ideas at their own leisure, whether on here, through independent WNDs, or through my talk-page.

4. Weekly contests (depending on wiki activity, there might or might not be a contest on a weekly basis - if this is the case, I will simply keep contests going until there are enough active participants).

5. Social media news, if there is any, from recognizable figure-heads such as Joshua Sawyer, Pete Hines, or Mr. Chris Avellone. Such news will only be relayed if the content is relatable to this wiki in some form or fashion.

6. A section specifically dedicated to covering a project that the community and/or administration feels needs special exposure. Anyone may propose a project, and incentives are a possibility being looked into. This section may run for multiple WNDs, depending on urgency/importance.

This is just the generic set-up I am looking to implement here, and might not ultimately represent every, or any of the future releases. If anyone would like to provide feedback on what they would want to see in a WND, then please, take this chance to let me know, so that I can take every idea into consideration before the first release.

Thank you for reading everyone, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday! If there are any concerns, please shoot me a message over on my talk-page, and I will respond as soon as possible (which might be a while, depending on my work-schedule for the day).

25 December 2014 by GarouxBloodline (talk)

Merry Christmas, to everyone here at The Vault. For those that do not celebrate Christmas, I would like to wish you a Happy Holidays as well, no matter if you celebrate Ramadan, Hanukkah. Kwanzaa, Omisoka, or even St. Lucia Day. Stay safe, and here is hoping that with the new year, we will be rewarded for our patience *cough*, and news of the next title might grace the Fallout community. Thank you for reading everyone. GarouxBloodline (talk) 01:11, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

11 December 2014 by Tagaziel (talk)

Brian Fargo has clarified in a statement to IGN's inquiry that the Meantime and Van Buren trademarks are not related to inXile's future plans. Let the speculation commence.