Fallout 76 - Multiplayer, online, BGS Austin

#1849

I know we had a discussion about sales figures when they were announced, especially in comparison to Fallout 4. And there was speculation about how much physical copies represents compared to digital purchases since then. So I found this article interesting:

Unlike Fallout 76, The Division 2 has been well-received from what I have see, but it still has seen only 20% of the (physical) sales of the first one.

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#1850

I don’t know about more casual gamers, but I’m feeling overwhelmed by all the titles that have come out in the last two months, especially shooters. While my own opinion isn’t reflective of gamers as a whole, I can’t help but wish the release schedules for all these games had been spread out more. One way they could have done this is actually finish shit like FO76 and Anthem before shitting them into the market at the same time actual good games were being released. And I feel like people are feeling a bit burned by AAA shooters right now and they might be holding off to see what other shoe might drop after being burned recently.

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#1852

Oh great… Fallout 76… good to hear.

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#1853

I might actually give Fallout 76 a try when this happens, after a hefty discount at least.

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#1854

I know I’m the guy shouting into the hurricane (along with @TheWombat), but I think the game is significantly better than the bad rap it’s gotten. That doesn’t mean that the criticisms don’t have merit, they just don’t overshadow the whole experience for me.

I found the game to be more Fallout 4 with a new map and really great environment storytelling that I could share with a friend. That ain’t bad, in my book.

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#1855

Nice!

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#1856

You know by the time they bring Fallout '76 to stream I might actually want to play it. Hmm does that announcement look a little like an anti-epic thing?

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#1857

I would pay ten bucks for F76. That’s my cutoff. Just because it’s Fallout-ish.

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#1858

I’ve said $15. But now that it will be on Steam I’ll go for $5 on sale. It will happen.

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#1859

This is the thorny issue with survival mode, at least for now: you can bring your existing characters over from adventure mode, so players at level 100, 200, 400, and beyond are hopping into survival mode where they’ll meet lower level characters just starting out. It’s not like a high level means you’re safe from low level characters—it doesn’t at all. I killed a player about 30 levels higher and one about 40 higher. It can be done.

But the issue is at a high levels you’ll have deadlier weapons and better gear and you’ll enjoy a supreme advantage. Just having more caps to fast-travel with and more aid items to heal yourself will give you a massive edge. I was killed by a level 216 player, and I really didn’t feel like I had much of a chance against him. Of course, I shot first, so that’s probably on me. But there’s still going to be issues when living gods can mingle with fragile newborns.

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#1860

Without reading the story, I don’t know what ‘going ham’ means in any context. Are they being slaughtered and turned into store-bought pig meat?

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#1861

“HAM” is an acronym for “Hard As a Motherfucker”

Going nuts. Crazy violent.

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#1862

I believe it is trying to eat all of this in 1 sitting.

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#1863

I paid $20 to get into this a month ago. Well worth my money. I’m enjoying it far more than I expected. I haven’t tried the survival beta yet. It seems to be misnamed. It’s just PVP…not a Fallout survival experience in my mind.

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#1864

Remember, too, the Survival/PvP mode is a beta; it’s pretty clear that if you opt in it’s a giant case of caveat emptor. At first I was appalled by them letting in existing characters, especially the jumping back and forth between modes, but I suspect now that this is part of the testing, to figure out how to structure this mode so that you get a balance of risk and reward. I think going forward they will try to implement ways to incentivize you to go after people at or above your level more. But really, given how few people are actually on a server, how big the world is, and the fact that in Survival your dot doesn’t show up on the map, generally, I suspect it might end up being kind of nifty.

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#1865

There we go. Repair kits going on sale for real money.

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#1866

Thank you for clarifying that kallidain.

I do plan on picking this up when it goes to steam. Maybe by then it will be a solid thing. Though by the looks of it it would seem like it isn’t too bad atm,

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#1867

This reminds me that I participated in the Fautstshcsday thing and it was a lot of fun. I’ve pretty much played solo so it was cool to see a dozen people gadding about and shooting glowing radtoads. I barely had to do anything, actually. So, I just took off my clothes and snapped a bunch of photos. Good times.

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#1868

I will see all of that when it hits steam.

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