Aug
11
2019
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I’m torn on this Fallout 76 trap.

Half of me is admiring and amused at the workmanship found in this Fallout 76 player-made trap, and wants to lead a team to burn it to the ground. And half of me is appalled at the maniacal attention to murderous detail, and wants to lead a team to burn it to the ground. Neither side of me will actually do that, because while I’ll probably be popping back into Fallout 76 soon I don’t bother people at their fun if they’re not bothering me.

(more…)

Jun
09
2019
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The Wastelanders Fallout76 E3 trailer.

Got told about this on Twitter.

That’s good. That’s very good. I’m glad that they’re doing this for us.

Excuse me.

Jan
22
2019
3

Bethesda indignantly denies Fallout 76 is going free-to-play.

So now I’m kind of expecting it to go free-to-play.

(more…)




Jan
04
2019
6

I don’t really know what to do about Fallout 76.

I still play Fallout 76, actually: log on, go wandering around, level up a little, then advance the plot a bit, although I doubt that I’ll actually get around to launching a nuke on my own or in a group.  It’s even still enjoyable. But I still don’t get what Bethesda was trying to do with this game.  I mean, what’s the final point of it?  At least when you nuke the Institute or Alduin you can say hey! I did that.  I’m almost ready to start another game of Fallout 4, or maybe even New Vegas.  Although I’d love a New Vegas where I could build actual settlements… but I digress.

Bottom line: I will probably play Fallout 76 until something new comes out, and then I will drop it for that.  And that is not my usual style for Bethesda games.  Seriously, you gotta give me a reason why I should care about popping back to Appalachia.




Nov
23
2018
3

Fixing Fallout 76.

Because, yeah, Fallout 76 is a bit broken.  It’s also probably too late to fix, because the reviews and sales aren’t looking too pretty.  But since when has that stopped anybody?

The core problem Fallout 76 has isn’t the PvP, which is nonexistent (I’ve gotten shot at three times since I’ve started playing, and twice I sat there and died because I deserved it); nor is it the bugs (which are annoying, but not at ME: Andromeda levels).  It’s not even the low stash limit, although that’s highly annoying for people who enjoy settlement buildings.  It’s… why the f*ck do I care about Appalachia, again?  (more…)




Nov
14
2018
2

In the Mail: Fallout 76.

The release verision of which, so far, is not noticeably different from the beta version.  Also: they sent me an empty box with Fallout 76 on the cover and a download code inside.  I’m not even mad! It was a gutsy ploy on their part.

So, yeah, light posting and everything.




Nov
08
2018
1
Nov
01
2018
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Fallout 76 Beta is live!

It was actually live earlier, but Bethesda decided to delete the Beta files on me when I tried to access it and then I had to re-download the entire thing.  I’ve gotten as far as the first camp, and now I get to see whether it started me back at the beginning again…

[LATER]  OK, I kind of see where this is going, and it’s not too bad. I’m kind of confuses at to what group content is supposed to look like, and I don’t understand how the heck I’m supposed to be using V.A.T.S., but Fallout 76 might actually be functional.  Depressing as hell so far, though. I like fixing stuff, in this universe.  And coming down like a crowbar from orbit on anybody trying to stop me. (more…)




Oct
26
2018
4

Fallout 76 Beta to start 10/30/18 for PC.

Oh, and the Playstation. XBox beta is already live, which is nice for them.  But the real workout for Fallout 76 starts on Tuesday. One thing to remember:

On any given day the game might be up for anywhere between four to eight hours. Focusing as many players as we can into these windows is our prime objective. Then we’ll fix what we need to fix and do it again and again from the start of B.E.T.A. until a few days before launch. We’ll give you as much heads up as possible because we need you to log in during these times and play the game. We’ll also keep you posted through our official @Fallout and @bethesdastudios on Twitter as well as the Bethesda.net forums and our Bethesda.net Status Page to learn when servers will be online.

I’m probably going to do the beta, but I’m not exactly sure how much of this game I am going to play.  I’ll probably be mostly interested in the lore, honestly.  Which promises to be quite gruesomely sad, given that I’m not going to meet a single talking organic person who isn’t also from the Vault.  And I’m probably not going to be able to actually fix the world, either.  Ah, well, maybe Fallout 5 will let me finally clean up the place, once and for all…




Oct
08
2018
3

Fallout 76 reviews starting to come in.

This one from Gamespot is interesting.  Short version: Fallout 76 looks a lot like Fallout 4, but with other people.  Entertainingly, it looks a lot like my modded version of Fallout 4, in that there are leaves on the dang trees and everything (I just can’t get into the unmodded Fallout aesthetic*).  A whole lot of the mechanics and the GUI is identical, in fact.  But it’s not quite identical, and I assume that the differences will get me humiliatingly killed a few times.

Well, we’ll see in a month.

Moe Lane

*It’s been a long damn time.  The trees and the grass would come back.  Even if radiation is weird and entertaining in this universe.




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