Great Mara

aka Maralagidyne

10,227 Edits since joining this wiki
February 23, 2011
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Surprised this needs to be said, but new messages got at the bottom of the page.

Bugs edit Edit

Sorry about that. Sometimes I don't even check what's written and just correct the error =P --Skire (talk) 02:00, August 13, 2014 (UTC)

Why did you revert my edits on the Sniper Rifle page?Edit

I thought my edits about how you could pick up a sniper rifle for free at Camp McCarran and at a very early level and with no negative reputation impact were useful were useful , so why did you change it back? Unless you can give me a credible reason for your actions, I will change it back to my version.--Jojobobo (talk) 19:25, August 18, 2014 (UTC)

Well would it be okay to include it in a Notes section? Even if it amounts to "strategy" I think it's incredibly useful for new players. At the very least, people should definitely be a mention that the sniper rifle is not owned. Let me know if you think a Notes section or a much shorter addendum to locations. I have this drafted for notes: "Unlike many items at Camp McCarran the sniper rifle in the First Recon tent does not count as owned, meaning it can be taken in plain sight without any loss of NCR reputation. By using Stealth Boys obtained in Goodsprings to access New Vegas early, this sniper rifle can easily be obtained before level 5." Obviously I would use the appropriate Notes heading using two equals signs either side and slot it in between Bugs and Locations. --Jojobobo (talk) 17:17, August 19, 2014 (UTC)

So as you recommended I had a quick look at guidance pages and found this under the common mistakes of the community guidelines:

"Deleting without announcing that you're doing it. Remark on it in the edit summary box. Otherwise, other users who care about the page's development will be caught unaware, and may think you're being intentionally sneaky.

Deleting without justifying. Deleting anything nontrivial requires some words of justification in the edit summary or on the discussion page."

Both of which you did. I'll add my comments as a Note as I mentioned above as from looking at the item guidelines there should be anything wrong with that (furthermore, there's nothing explicitly stated about not including that information in Locations, will still leads me to believe your edit was overly judicious and pointless). --Jojobobo (talk) 17:45, August 19, 2014 (UTC)

Okay, I'll definitely make the fact it is unowned readily apparent - but still raises the problem of there are other unowned rifles on that list which wouldn't be flagged up in such a way. The whole idea of flagging it as unowned is to enable a better experience from the player, and make them obtain a sniper rifle more easily.
Further I still don't see the problem with a strategy comment - isn't that useful to a player? Fact is, even if you don't get to the Strip early, it's the best place to get a free sniper rifle period. Sure you can get one in the Legion safehouse, but for that you have to have reached the strip. The Hoover Dam option requires murder, and all other free (i.e. not purchased) sniper rifle locations are either further North than Camp McCarran and/or require travailing more dangerous areas (for example if you travel up the far east side of Vegas you might hit the Strip and Freeside before McCarran, but the area is rife with Fiends). The fact that it is unequivocally the earliest point at which you can get a sniper rifle is to me unarguable, and to me deserves a mention - care to venture why that isn't a worthy addition to the wiki? Even without conscious "strategy" this is still an extremely good location to obtain the rifle, and if I'd known about it sooner (and the fact it's unowned and lying around) is where I would have got one on previous characters - as I wasn't aware it seems like this is a failing of the wiki as its dramatic ease of access wasn't highlighted.
And fine, I'll try to keep multiple edits down - ordinarily I type something and then spot any minor typographical errors I've posted and change them too. --Jojobobo (talk) 19:26, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
I've really stripped down my comments on the rifle now if you look at the page, adding to the relevant locations entry: "This rifle is unowned, and can be considered the earliest point to get a free sniper rifle without having first reached the Strip." You're going to have to be very specific about what the problem is if you revert it, as "can be" demonstrates it's an opinion whilst at the same time being of use to players - it removes the strategy element as well considering I pointed out above there is no way normally you can get a free sniper rifle earlier with so little hassle. If you want me to expound on this more I can do (as Hoover Dam is arguably just as close but requires killing, so it is the easiest place to get one without skill investiture) I can do, but as you want this information to be ridiculously parsimonious in order to meet your standards I didn't feel as if further clarification was necessary. --Jojobobo (talk) 19:44, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
Another user wants you okay this before it is set and stone. I don't see much to pick fault with, so you're going to have to be very specific if you find something wrong, otherwise I'll post up the changes along the lines of we reached an agreement on an appropriate change. --Jojobobo (talk) 20:05, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
Fine, can I make the change "This item is not considered owned by the NCR and can be picked up without penalty."? I think that is a fair enough change considering almost everything else in McCarran is owned, so a player looking at that page might very well naturally assume that was the case here too. That is completely devoid of any remote strategy, and it is presenting a useful clarification. As you said people can just check these things out, but I think people would naturally assume it's owned as so it is useful to point out it is not (I thought it might be Boone's bed hypothetically, but there's no way to confirm that). --Jojobobo (talk) 20:29, August 19, 2014 (UTC)

Whoops! Edit

I thought that was the Rock-It Launcher weapons page that's why I changed it. Thanks for correcting it. :) RangerSequoia "Some say this user used to be a Moderator..." Wiki 08:25, August 27, 2014 (UTC)

Winner Friday (II) picture Helena Week 46Edit

FO3BS aqua pura
You have been given Some of Eden's delicious water.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
I cannot be held liable for consequences of consumption of this good. Congrats on finding where Erika has been today! - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 23:44, September 6, 2014 (UTC)


That banner can be placed there. It's in agreement with Chad and myself. Jspoel Speech Jspoel 00:38, September 10, 2014 (UTC)

Winner Thursday (I) picture Helena Week 47Edit

You have been given a compass.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Always handy when travelling trough the desert of the wastes. Congrats on finding where Helena has been today! - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 01:23, September 13, 2014 (UTC)

The HoleEdit

You have been elected to be the Hole's VIP commentator. You just have to put your comment below this message so I can copy it onto the blog. This week Dogmeat and Jingwei battle. Energy X 23:09, September 15, 2014 (UTC)

"Being an experienced Chinese General, I would hope they would be able handle one wasteland dog. With this hardened veteran being able to shrug off a good bit of damage and armed with his Shocksword and with both opponents fighting up close and personal this could get interesting. Either way, call the doctor, there's gonna be a bleeder."

This good? Great Mara (talk) 02:41, September 16, 2014 (UTC)

Yep, good enough. It has been added. Energy X 15:05, September 16, 2014 (UTC)

Winner Thursday (II) picture Helena Week 52Edit

Mesmetron icon
You have been given the microwave emitter.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Perfect against canned soldiers. Congrats on finding where Erika has been today! - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 22:11, October 17, 2014 (UTC)

Dead BoS Paladins NellisEdit

Alright, I checked the GECK, the dead bos paladins does not respawn --吉野 Cassie MikuPink534629280947623198Talk 03:53, October 19, 2014 (UTC)


Well, I'd prefer if the text was unedited. If it is really that an issue, I guess it can be reverted (which I already did). Energy X 10:01, November 8, 2014 (UTC)

Winner Friday (I) picture Helena Week 55Edit

You have been given a bright brotherhood follower.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Warning: might eat brains. Congrats on finding where Helena has been today! - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 11:55, November 9, 2014 (UTC)

Winner Sunday picture Helena Week 55Edit

Sierra Madre chip
You have been given some Sierra Madre chips.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Vending machines love them! Congrats on finding where Helena has been today! - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 11:55, November 9, 2014 (UTC)


He's actually talked it over with Cassie in chat already, but should have made a note in the edit summary and provided a reference. Jasper: The Wonder that is Shroomman! 03:33, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

Winner Friday (II) picture Helena Week 56Edit

Rolling pin
You have been given a rolling pin.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
A plain wooden rolling pin ordinarily used in baking to flatten dough. Sounds exciting. Congrats on finding where Erika has been today! - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 10:43, November 16, 2014 (UTC)

Loooong time ago Edit

What's an AO game? Is that a developer or a rating or what? I know, your year-old comment was an answer to a four year old comment of mine about fisto... but I just saw it.  :o) 19:34, November 25, 2014 (UTC)

Location iconsEdit

You can find all location icons here, in a zipfile. Digital Utopia created them a while ago. I uploaded the unmarked icon. Jspoel Speech Jspoel 21:48, November 25, 2014 (UTC)

Dinner BellEdit

Why undo my notes on dinner bell page concerning what real life weapon the gun is based on?—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Higher quality images Edit

The reason for that edit is that I got tired of seeing all .jpg formatted files and wanted to use a .png formatted file. That's it -Hikaru028 November 29, 2014, 19:44 (7:44pm) (UTC)

Feral Ghoul Reaver headshot chanceEdit

I play Fallout 3 on Xbox 360, I've never tested the headshot chance on PS3 or PC, if that helps. It might just be a 360 display bug. DRAEVAN13 19:35, December 12, 2014 (UTC)

Warning (1)Edit

Please remain civil. Your reply on John Kendall's talk page to me, saying "C your way the fuck out of here" is completely unacceptable and need to stop before you are blocked for gross misconduct. — SniperKing1 (talk) 10:42, December 14, 2014 (UTC)

Before you respond to this, Mara, see about checking out the message I sent to his talk-page. Maybe there is still a chance for a bit of understanding, instead of further hostilities. ForGaroux Some Assembly Required! 11:08, December 14, 2014 (UTC)
I seem to have been mini-modding in my message above, so I owe a small apology for any offence I have caused. I know how you came across as uncivil in that message I warned you for but I hope that your message was not said in a cold way. — SniperKing1 (talk) 15:18, December 14, 2014 (UTC)

Questions for an expert Edit

Can't place where I heard it but I can't locate any confirmation or denial anywhere.

I heard there was another DLC in the works that is located in Texas. True? Too good to be true?

Thanks for a timely reply and have a great holiday season. 14:53, December 14, 2014 (UTC)Helena Hanbazkt

NotY 2014 boardEdit

Hi Mara. J and I have been thinking that you'd be a good choice for the Nukapedian of the Year board. You haven't been on it before, you've been here a long time, and are in very good standing. We will meet twice (times TBD): once to discuss another two users to join the top four, and another time to decide the final winner(s). Will you accept this invitation? --Skire (talk) 00:27, December 17, 2014 (UTC)

Not an issue. Thanks for the quick reply. --Skire (talk) 03:10, December 17, 2014 (UTC)

Quick expert question, if you please... Edit

Of the mods I've dealt with here, you've been the most pleasant, helpful and responsive, so I'd like to bug you again to pick your brain. (Also, love your name.)

I'm very high level, close to 50, and I want to get the neutral perk Just Lucky To Be Alive, to get the crit. immunity. The problem is, I'm kind of an "(l)awful-good" player and so accidentally-on-purpose I'm at Messiah alignment. I nuked both NCR and Legion at the end of Lonesome Road, hoping that would even out my karma but I'M STILL a Messiah. I plan to play through No Gods, No Masters ending so I don't want to ally with either faction.

Which quests give negative karma without interfering with my political neutrality (or the lives of my companions)? Seriously, I can't seem to eat enough people or steal enough of anything to make a dent and 50 is looming over my head.

I haven't yet been to the Tops to confront Benny, I'm putting that off 'til the very end. Obviously that means I haven't access to The Fort yet, though I don't know if that would help anyway. Oh, also I've completed the Honest Hearts DLC as well as the Lonesome Road, but no others.

I am user HelenaHanbazkt, but I never log in so I sort of fail to maintain two separate profile pages. Answering to this anon page is most efficient.

Thanks for any time of help you have for me, and have a Happy Winter Festival Season. (I have no clue what your favorite may be, I celebrate them all because why not? 21:48, December 18, 2014 (UTC)HelenaHanbazkt

Tracking karmic effects Edit

Is there any way to? I know that I get one bad karma for each human I eat, (you'd think cannibalism would be worth more than shoplifting, but okay), but I have no idea how to compare that "sin" to any other "sin." I can't bring myself to just murder civilians, sigh... 22:01, December 18, 2014 (UTC)HelenaHanbazkt

Merry Christmas and a happy new yearEdit

I would like to use the Christmas-wishes-tradition to thank those around me who kept this wiki and daily life more fun for me during the past year. Everything just seems so normal and evident that we are here almost every day, yet it's very worthwhile to consider for a moment how wonderful it is to have all of you around me, making editing and being on chat a lot more enjoyable. I would also like to use this opportunity to wish a happy and healthy new year for you and everyone around you, with perseverance in tough times, but most of all, with wonderful moments among enjoyable friends and family. Merry Christmas, and a very happy new year in which all your wishes may come true! - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 17:52, December 25, 2014 (UTC)

Christmas Edit

Merry Christmas oh great and powerful Mara. Here's to a RadioActive new year. Agent c (talk) 00:59, December 26, 2014 (UTC)

Magazines and clips Edit

I googled magazine vs clip and found that your word change in the FN FAL HPFA article was correct. Good work. A bit later I found that apparently the info box template for FO1, FO2 and FOT ammunition types has the field "magazine size" that refers to the number of rounds in one unit of ammunition (when sold or picked up, for instance).

This is incorrect, now is it not? The magazine is the often detachable part of a firearm that is fed bullets. A clip is a single unit of several rounds of ammunition, which can be fed into a magazine. It appears to me that the ammunition infobox template should be edited to replace the word magazine with the word clip.

Is this not so? --Malebiped (talk) 10:50, January 7, 2015 (UTC)


Mara, is there a way to wake Richie up, I should let him know if this happens again, which it did. Otherwise, could you pop in the chat for a moment? Thanks. --吉野 Cassie MikuPink534629280947623198Talk 09:14, January 12, 2015 (UTC)

Winner Friday (II) picture Helena Week 65Edit

FO3 lunchbox
You have been given a Vault-Tec lunchbox.
Your efforts and diligence have not gone unnoticed, and you have been given a small token of appreciation.
Still the coolest lunchbox I've seen around. Congrats on finding where Erika has been today! - Greets Peace'n Hugs (talk) (blog) 13:41, January 17, 2015 (UTC)

When you get a chance... Edit

...Give me a shout in chat, if you would, please. I want to run something by you. The Gunny  UserGunny chevrons 01:30, January 18, 2015 (UTC)

Started a new table. If you get the chance, take a look at User:The_Gunny/sandbox#Weapon_types and see if anything is out of place or missing so far. Only firearms listed (less shotgats and bullithoses), more to go. The Gunny  UserGunny chevrons 20:14, January 29, 2015 (UTC)

Community Central Edit

could you by any chance give me a link to the Community Central please? PlanetaryWarsHead (talk) 15:47, February 5, 2015 (UTC)

One for the record Edit

I believe you're keeping track of these? The Gunny  UserGunny chevrons 22:10, February 11, 2015 (UTC)

Lazy messagingEdit

Leave me alone... —Preceding unsigned comment added by HaloLegends86 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

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