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: Fallout 76
: Link Prime 30 May, 2018, 03:30:45 PM
Please let this be something that I can waste 250 hours of my life on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ye84Zrqndo
: Re: Fallout 76
: Greg M. 30 May, 2018, 03:44:18 PM
Please let it be better than Fallout 4.
: Re: Fallout 76
: Professor Bear 30 May, 2018, 04:29:26 PM
I unstanned Fallout after Bethesda pulled that shit with the download codes on F4 GOTY.  They'll never get another penny from me, but if I ever miss the feeling of playing a new Fallout, I'll just put on Fo3 or FNV and randomly turn it off to simulate the constant crashes of a new Bethesda release.
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: jacob g 30 May, 2018, 09:40:29 PM
As I thought, next Fallout will be online game.
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: GrudgeJohnDeed 31 May, 2018, 12:28:00 AM
An online fallout could be the best thing ever, but I wasn't too taken with Elder Scrolls Online so I'm wary. Something pretty ruthless and emergent like Sea Of Thieves would be a great direction to take an online Fallout game in for me, where the full world is open to everyone from the start, and players can kill and rob each other whenever they choose and alliances are verbal and temporary. Give people the power to build settlements together and trade and you'd get communities and economies forming over time which would be fantastic, it'd be a super interesting social experiment as well as a game.
: Re: Fallout 76
: Link Prime 04 June, 2018, 07:52:56 PM
Not much interest in an online Fallout game for me.
Could be fun though.
: Re: Fallout 76
: moogie101 25 June, 2018, 03:34:30 PM
Still don't know why but despite loving 3 & New Vegas the fourth game didn't hook me in. And an online version full of constant griefers just sounds terrible.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 25 June, 2018, 06:51:38 PM
I'm battling through Fallout 4 just now on the Xbox. Patched at 4K it's pretty damn... pretty.

Just hit 100 hour on it. Fallout 3, with the expansions, took me about 130 hours and I'm close to wrapping up the last DLC before finishing the main game.

It was (is) exactly like Fallout 3. I mean that as a compliment. I don't understand how anyone can distinguish the two.
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: Greg M. 25 June, 2018, 07:48:08 PM

It was (is) exactly like Fallout 3. I mean that as a compliment. I don't understand how anyone can distinguish the two.

The games are similar, but far from indistinguishable. Fallout 4 gives the RPG elements far less prominence, stripping them down in favour of the FPS aspects. As such, I greatly prefer 3. Your ability to talk your way out of situations is much more pronounced and precisely measured in 3, to the extent that in 4, you're not even sure what you're about to say some of the time. 4 also lacks the consistent eccentricity of 3. It's not wholly absent - the USS Constitution quest in 4 is pure 3 - but the game feels much more tailored to mainstream 'serious' tastes.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 25 June, 2018, 07:51:17 PM
Oh. Not got to the Constitution quest yet.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 25 June, 2018, 07:51:53 PM
Problem is I played 3 like I'm playing 4: skulk about until I am ridiculously overpowered, then kill everything and everyone in a homicidal rage.
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: Greg M. 25 June, 2018, 07:58:36 PM
Well, fair enough - in that case, I can see where you're coming from. As you can tell, I like taking a more loquacious approach - Fallout 3 (and New Vegas) are both much more conducive to that style of play.
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: GrudgeJohnDeed 26 June, 2018, 12:49:50 PM
I never got round to Fallout 4, loved 3 though. One change I heard about from 3 to 4 is that the player character speaks and has his own personality, It's not a deal-breaker but I prefer the idea of the blank slate from 3 that I can project myself onto.
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: Professor Bear 26 June, 2018, 02:43:04 PM
If you do pc gaming, there are many large quest mods for F3 and FNV that expand the life of the game significantly.  Frontier and New California are dropping in the near future, and feature game-sized quests and play areas using the pre-Fallout 4 game engines (and Fallout: Miami for F4 aficionados).
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: Greg M. 16 November, 2018, 06:39:40 PM
I had absolutely no intention of buying this. The idea of an online Fallout game didn't particularly interest me. And yet... somehow I seem to be playing it, and, despite the rather superfluous onliney-ness, enjoying it. How did that happen?
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: Keef Monkey 19 November, 2018, 04:20:31 PM
I've dipped into it for a bit here and there, probably played about 4hrs total. Still a bit undecided about how much it's going to hook me in long term, but I do love the feeling of stepping out into a new Fallout map and getting to grips with it. That's carrying me just now, just a bit worried that the main quest-line won't be fleshed out enough to keep me going, and I keep stumbling into timed events which haven't been very inspiring so far.

Not seeing a lot of people in my wasteland either! Probably passed half a dozen people on my travels and we didn't interact. I hope it gets its hooks in, I'd love it to be a game that I keep coming back to for a long time.
: Re: Fallout 76
: Greg M. 19 November, 2018, 06:29:55 PM
Haven’t done too much of the main quest line yet, mostly just exploring, building and enjoying getting dragged off on side-quests. I like how desolate it all feels, and I love encountering all the weird little vignettes – it’s far closer in atmosphere to Fallout 3 than it is New Vegas or 4. It’s getting some stinking reviews, but I’m finding it enormous fun, so I must be doing something wrong.
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: Link Prime 21 November, 2018, 11:15:46 PM
Haven’t done too much of the main quest line yet, mostly just exploring, building and enjoying getting dragged off on side-quests. I like how desolate it all feels, and I love encountering all the weird little vignettes – it’s far closer in atmosphere to Fallout 3 than it is New Vegas or 4. It’s getting some stinking reviews, but I’m finding it enormous fun, so I must be doing something wrong.

Sounds pretty good to be honest Greg.
You taking a 'single player' approach?
Interested to hear if the game can be fully played with limited interaction.
Or even better, none. Is that an option?
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: Greg M. 21 November, 2018, 11:42:39 PM
I don't know if there'll come a point when it gets increasingly difficult to play it 'solo', but so far that's been my approach. If I've been passing through an area where people are fighting against computer-controlled foes in an 'event', I've lent a hand, but apart from that, just been going about doing my own thing.
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: Keef Monkey 22 November, 2018, 10:27:43 AM
Yeah the player count and the size of the map means you'll pass through areas occasionally where a handful of people are in a fight but I've generally kept moving and doing my own thing. I bumped into a friend in my session last night while wandering, neither of us were playing with headsets but we fired off a couple of emotes and then parted ways again. Just crossing paths with him and saying hello was nice though!