re: night time - press 'z' to open up the rest menu, you can choose to advance time as much as you want within a 24 hour time frame. advance it until 9 in the morning and viola.
a lot of the humor in the game, for me, is in the little text descriptions of objects in the environment. it's a lil mst3kish.
re: people clamming up, mb you need to make a better effort to kiss ppl's asses. a lot of the time it's tempting to pick the 'fuck you' dialogue choices for the entertainment factor but, just like IRL, it's not gonna get u v. far with the person ur talkin to~
also here's a random suggestion - i'm playing fallout 2 rn and i am playing a low-INT (below 4) character, and it REALLY streamlines the game because you're basically incapable of communicating with other characters. it closes down a lot of avenues as far as questing and NPC recruitment, but at the same time it protects you from fucking yourself with bad story/dialogue choices. you might wanna consider trying that.
― cankles, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 16:22 (thirteen years ago) link
also, what's your charisma and speech skill at?
― cankles, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 16:23 (thirteen years ago) link
i've found that pumping points into speech is super helpful - people will basically buy into whatever bullshit lie you feed them if it's high enough
― cankles, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 16:24 (thirteen years ago) link
charisma is a 5, int is a 10, and i've bumped speech up to 100%. I think that maybe part of the problem is that i'm getting too many response options, so there is often a FUCK YOU option and a kinda fuck you and a wait i'm not sure i agree, and all of them seem to lead to the clamming up response.
― SANJAY BLOGDAI SANJAY (John Justen), Tuesday, 14 October 2008 17:39 (thirteen years ago) link
haha yeah i feel u
in fallout 2 it's much more clearly defined wrt what the 'good' and 'bad' dialogue options - literally you will have a choice between "FUCK YOU ASSHOLE" and "good day fine sir"
― cankles, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 19:00 (thirteen years ago) link