Other than the deathclaw in the beginning of the game, I didn’t use it in the 50 or so hours I played. But I did make the idiotic decision to park every power armor I found at my base, which was in the upper left corner of the map.
In retrospect, this is a really stupid decision because if I ever wanted to use power armor, I would have to go to the upper left corner of the map to go get it. If I wanted to store it in a spot, I should have made a base near the center of the map and kept them there.
I mean, just think about the amount of battery I wasted just taking them all to the upper left corner. And then the amount it would take to bring it to wherever I would need it. Sheesh. I think I had them all in a line, 8 or 9 power armors in a row. They looked pretty, though.
I was the stealthy pistol guy at the factory too. But it was on the hardest difficulty, so it took a looooong time and it was really hard and I died a LOT at the factory and got through it with the holy power of saving and loading.
I too only used power armor for the Concord Deathclaw fight.
Then I usually do the Minutemen quests. I eventually make it down to the factory. Then even more eventually, I go to Diamond City.
Last time I played the up-close sword type. Stimpaks are your friend.
Now that I got my new computer up and running, this thread makes me want to install it again!
I built a giga-settlement where every settler’s home had it’s own set of power armor parked in the driveway. It was mostly for aesthetics, but I liked it.
Never really used it when playing the game - more because it wasn’t really necessary than anything. I had fusion cores coming out of my ass, but my brain instinctively preserves anything that burns fuel to use.
In these games the thing for me is to have weapons that can use all the ammo types, or at least all the common ones. I hate having tons of ammo I don’t use! Of course, I eventually just don’t pick up, say, .38 ammo, but most of the time I run around with a weapon for every ammo type. Which is pretty silly.