1. @ceruleanspark Thoughts on fallout 76?

    Friday, 30-Nov-18 01:19:33 UTC from web
    1. @nerthos I could go on and on about how much I adore Fallout 76’s open world. It’s an extremely buggy game (although I haven’t encountered NEARLY as many problems as everyone else seems to be, graphical glitches aside) but I think the game’s getting waaaaaay more hate than it deserves. I play these games mostly for the exploration (why I didn’t enjoy New Vegas very much, the Mojave’s open world was boring as hell and the dungeons weren’t anything special either) and Appalachia is a really cool space to explore. Plus I got FRENS exploring with me now, and that’s basically all I wanted from the game. It’s a deeply flawed and, in some respects, unfinished experience, but one i’m enjoying a lot.

      Friday, 30-Nov-18 02:01:09 UTC from web
      1. @mrmattimation I assumed it'd be pretty much that when it came to actual gameplay. I wanted to give it a try before the pr disaster but with us$ hovering around ar$40 I can't throw $60 at something I won't play regularly, specially with exams and essays taking much of my time. Maybe if it ever goes for $20 I'll get a copy, provided they don't do "micro"transactions and other predatory crap.
        How's the basebuilding? admittedly that's what I spent more time in Fallout 4 than anything else and the main appeal of 76 from the trailers to me was the idea of building forts that'd actually be attacked by thinking entities as opposed to mindless npcs that spawn inside your walls. Without npcs to drive a story and interesting quests, exploration, combat and building need to be very good to make it worth it.

        Saturday, 01-Dec-18 22:08:42 UTC from web
        1. @nerthos The micro transactions are for cosmetics and reskina only, and they’re all cosmetics you can get anyway if you explore enough. I wouldn’t worry about that. I can’t say much about the base building other than you initially don’t have a lot to work with (you gotta find plans to build almost everything) but my friend who spent HOURS building stuff in Fallout 4 really likes it. Once you HAVE found blueprints and stuff there’s a lot to work with, more than FO4 I think. It’s bugged right now in that crafting benches don’t always store properly when you move your base but Bethesda’s aware of that issue and it’s being patched in the next update. The other thing is that finding building supplies is waaaaay more time consuming in this one than it was in Fallout 4, they re-balanced it so that screws and springs are harder to find (I think it was to encourage more exploration but i’m not sure). Our bases have only been attacked by AI so far, other players don’t care enough.

          Saturday, 01-Dec-18 22:42:44 UTC from web
          1. @mrmattimation Well, if microtransactions only go as far as working as shortcuts for items you can get normally through gameplay, then I guess that's fine. So there are AI enemies? the trailers gave off the impression it'd just be players.

            Monday, 03-Dec-18 01:25:30 UTC from web
            1. @nerthos There are AI enemies, just no NPC humans. It's kind of a man vs. nature sort of thing in that every AI that you DO encounter is usually a wild animal (or a busted robot). There's the usual stuff, there are feral ghouls, super mutants, robots, deathclaws, mole rats, etc. etc., but then there's also some new ones. Scorched are ghouls that are in between feralism and still having some semblance of brain activity, so they don't communicate verbally but they can use guns. Mole Miners hang out in the coal mines and I THINK they're people that have gone mad? I'm not sure, the game's really ambiguous about what they actually are, and you can't see what's underneath their masks. Scorched Beasts are, uh, really buff dragons. The closest thing I've seen to an actual NPC is a supercomputer who reads poetry to you, and I want to put her AI into a synth body and marry her.

              Monday, 03-Dec-18 02:59:23 UTC from web
              1. @mrmattimation TFW you'll need to wait 150 years for your robowaifu

                Thursday, 06-Dec-18 01:13:47 UTC from web
                1. @nerthos I am not saving my virtue for the wedding night.

                  Thursday, 06-Dec-18 01:49:21 UTC from web
    2. @nerthos believe it or not, I haven’t actually played it. Watching Bethesda’s PR do the exact wrong thing in every interaction they have with the fanbase is pretty entertaining though.

      Friday, 30-Nov-18 04:19:19 UTC from web
      1. @ceruleanspark Huh. I would have expected you to have it pre-ordered knowing how you are about fallout. No time to focus on it?
        I've been watching the circus too though and it has been great. They really want to beat Blizzard's mobile diablo in worst PR disaster of the year.

        Saturday, 01-Dec-18 22:03:40 UTC from web