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Why There Are No Ladders in Fallout

Post by Yaznee! L4DS on Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:55 pm

You may not have noticed while playing Bethesda's Fallout or Elder
Scrolls titles over the years, but none of the games from those series
include ladders as a means of getting to higher places.


Bethesda Game Director Todd Howard admitting during a panel at Quakecon
today that one of the gameplay features the studio continues to cut game
after game is the inclusion of ladders for players to climb.


"Play our game; find a ladder that you can use. We don't have them," he said.


Where are the ladders?!?




Howard explained the primary reason for not being able to include
ladders into environments is due to their engine, saying ladders caused
problems for character AI.


"One day, we tried to figure out why we wanted ladders so bad because we
don't really need them. It just felt like we're game development
pussies because we can't do ladders."

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