Passion is a fickled thing. Some like meat, others the potato. In tastes there is no right or wrong.”— Words of wisdom from SaintPain
Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt your regular scheduled broadcast to bring you the Weekly Saturday Polls!
I used to be your host, Yes-Man, but you can just call me Yessie. And with all the new faces in the crowd, I'm sure a lot of you have no idea who I am! It sure has been a while since I've updated the Weekly Polls; almost four months now. A lot has changed since I've been gone... new people have come, old ones have gone. We gained a few administrators and lost one too. And some of us have new names! (Looking at you, Siggy)
I apologise to all the poll fans whom I left hanging when I went on holiday, but life has a way of getting really busy really fast and the stress of everything around me has been getting too much. The Wiki was just something that I didn't (and frankly, still don't) have time for. But regardless, I thought I should give you all one last poll with Dead Gunner's consent. It's the least I can do after having missed so much with the community - Christmas, Halloween, surviving the Apocalypse, the finale of Fallout Wiki Apprentice, Chad becoming an admin, Jspoelstra's 100,000th edit and the Fallout Anniversary.
Oh, and it's already Saturday here in Australia, so the poll isn't early. Just thought I'd point that out. Now, as always, I usually add some question to ask in the comments. So along with y'all saying your well wishes (or angry letters) on account of this being the last time you see me, I want you to include your favourite song. Mine's Starman by David Bowie, for all those wondering.
Last Week's Results
That's enough sentimental hoo-hah (is that a word?), it's time to read out last week's results. Dead Gunner asked three questions, with the first being Which Fallout 3 DLC was your least favorite?
The results are as follows:
- Bringing home the bronze medal in third was The Pitt with 45 votes! I guess you could say it's really the Pitts! ... is the microphone on?
- The silver medal goes to Operation: Anchorage, coming in second with 67 votes. I guess the Great War wasn't so great after all.
- And the gold medal for worst Fallout 3 DLC goes to Mothership Zeta with an impressive 169 votes! It had everything; aliens, cowboys, a samurai and space-battles. Probably why it sucked so hard.
The second poll asked Which game has the best weapons? Results are as follows:
- In third place was Fallout 2 with 15 votes! I'd say something witty here but I've never actually played it!
- Coming in second with 28 was Fallout 3! One of the only games where you can kill a man with a rocket-launched teddy bear.
- And in first place with 128 votes was Fallout: New Vegas. *Cough* Bozar *Cough*
And the third poll, asking What kind of questions do you prefer in the poll? Let's hear it:
- Third place goes to Gaming questions with a dismal 4 votes. I'll include some High School Musical: The Game questions for those four.
- Second place with 78 votes was I don't really care! No, that's not me trying to be funny; the community really doesn't care.
- And numero uno is, surprise surprise, Fallout Questions with 233 votes! Who'd have thought, being the Fallout Wiki and all?
Now, usually I have a heap of questions lined up to ask, but being a special week and all I'm going to go back to the start and ask the very first Weekly Saturday Poll question I asked back on May 5th, 2012, when I stood in for MysteryStranger by chance one day.
I'm sure you've all guessed by now what the first question is going to be, but I'll say "drumroll please" regardless. So, drumroll please...
What is the best Fallout game?Thanks!
But I ain't stopping there. Excuse me while I write off some fun questions off the top of my head. Without further ado, let's do what we came here to do...
And how about the ol' special addition.
Ninja-Nuke asked me long ago, What miscellaneous item do you randomly collect? Well, I collect Nuka Cola Quantum and Sugar Bombs because of those side-quests in Fallout 3. I also picked up every single Sarsaparilla Sheriff Badge in Fallout: New Vegas. Boone and I both wear one everywhere. So, tell me Nukapedia. What silly item do you obsessively collect?
That's it folks. I'd add more but I'm sure you're already spoilt for choice.
So tell us. Favourite Fallout game? I'm sure it'll be a tie between Fallout 3 and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. How about which character you want to see in a future Fallout game? The obvious suspects are there; Marcus, Harold, Sulik. But perhaps you want to see the Courier return? Or battle it out with Frank Horrigan again?
Preferred method of murder. I know I like using big guns - a sniper rifle is all I need. Or spookiest Fallout monster! Personally, I think Yao Guai are terrifying for low-level characters, but there are plenty of other creatures that'll go bump in the night. I hate sneaking through Vault 87 alone without the radio on...
And for the four of you who chose Gaming Questions in last week's poll, don't forget to vote on the special addition just for you guys! Troy is a dreamboat! (I watched the movie once, shut up)
And that's it for this week. You can all stick around and listen to my final words, or you can skip this part and leave a comment on how great I am.
So it's been a long time since I joined. Not as long as most people, but a good year and a half. I started off as an anonymous user on Fallout Answers, answering questions because I wanted to help people out. I decided I might as well sign up so I could keep track of my contributions, and lo and behold, we had Yes-Man... someone had taken the name Robert House. We all know me by now; I might not be the most popular amongst most circles because of some of my past actions. I've left the Wiki and came running back more times than I can count. Each time I had a big dramatic speech. It was because for some reason, I always cared what people thought of me. I always wanted people to like me, both in real life and on the internet, so I didn't act like myself. But after recent events in life I've sort of risen above that.
I guess I just don't have time for this Wiki anymore, nor do I need it. I've found people who appreciate me for who I am in my own life, something I didn't have but always wanted when I joined last year. But of course I can't forget how wonderful you've all been to me. Scarface, if you're out there reading this, you'd probably make a comment on how I must be attached to this Wiki by a string. You were always my best friend here, no matter what I said. TwoBears, I guess Team Awesome isn't awesome enough for the two of us, so you'll have to go solo from now on. Keep being awesome. Agent C, I remember when you first started the Wiki Digests, I thought who is this anonymous dude who thinks he can fill Ausir's shoes? The truth is, your feet were too big for Ausir's shoes, because he has nothing on you. Plus you have a rocking singing voice. Kingclyde, I've given you too much undeserving hassle and for that I'm sorry. You're a great bureaucrat; I'm just a jealous fool. Hawk, Joe Budden isn't that bad. I mean, he's no David Bowie, but regardless. (peace). Old World Relics, you're a great guy. If it weren't for your comment, I wouldn't be back here. Mind if I quote you?
Rob, alot of us miss you, and those that don't are terrible people. I don't care if they get mad at me for saying that. It's true. Sure you had a few "hiccups" we all do one day. But you always had the wikis best interests in mind, even if it meant doing questionable things and questioning others. That is what made you so valuable.”
That's one of the nicest things anyone on this site has ever said to me. Thanks, man. And for everyone else who was so very kind to me, I want to say thank you for making my stay so enjoyable. For everyone I've ever wrong, I want to say that I am deeply sorry, and for those that wronged me, I don't hold anything against you.
Do you mind if I ask one more question? Just to stroke the ego.
And that's all she wrote.
A few shout-outs to my favourite fans:
- Dragonbone Powerarmor
Sorry if I forgot you on the list, but remember that I'm grateful for each and everyone one of you. Now what do you say we try to get the most comments on a Saturday Poll ever, alright? Get voting!
Goodbye, everyone! It was a blast knowing you all, and next week Dead Gunner will resume the polls as usual. I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition.