Fallout 76 - Multiplayer, online, BGS Austin


#1545

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#1546

Every time I see a video of this game, regardless of the content, I feel like downloading it and losing myself in the wasteland once more. Someone upthread mentioned that the game is reduced to the best parts of Bethesda games - exploration and looting, and that he does not miss the NPCs at all - which is right up my alley, as I’ve always had the most fun in the Bethesda’s games when I was out on an adventure, rather than roaming the cities.

I hope they really do manage to turn this thing around in the next few months, because there’s definitely some potential here.


#1547

This and Underworld Ascendant are both games that I want to play, but are too sketchy so far.


#1548

I mean, it all depends on what you are capable of tolerating without losing the fun factor. For me, the weirdness, wonkiness, and outright bugs and glitches in this game do not outweigh the fun I have roaming the West Virginia wastelands. Every criticism, just about, is spot-on, but still I find I’m obsessed with the game. For me, I’ve got my money’s worth already, despite the flaws. Then again, I was not expecting anything in particular. I had very little knowledge of this game, or its intent, and I’m extremely tolerant of Bethesda-style jank and junk.


#1549

That’s encouraging. But it definitely feels like a game that I’m much better off waiting to play in 3 to 6 months, if it can hang around that long.


#1550

Can’t argue with that, really, though I have to say that the day to day minute to minute experience isn’t terribly broken, at least for me, and I can go for hours without really seeing much more than the usual jank.


#1551

Bat I am right there with you.


#1552

Yeah… I streamed a bunch last night with my friend, and there is some jank though. We were working on a questline and as I was walking the textures stopped updating, to where everything was still rendered in the distance viewing mode, blobby graphics, no interiors, etc. The AI of a lot of the scorched is just odd. Sometimes they just stand there, enemies are really easy to get hung up on terrain.

But, it is still fun, we had a blast playing it together. The community of players in the game are really helpful so far.

Also, we did the quest to activate the giant mining rig and 3 scorchbeasts spawned, and over the course of an epic 30 minutes, we killed all 3.

And uh… the scorchbeasts really move and act a lot like some creature I fought in Skyrim. Got some good loot though.

It was pretty fun, I am hilariously underleveled for that area, and my friend was in his power armor, leading me around like a babysitter on a day to the park. He would spend time outside shooting at the beasts, collecting the ore from the harvester, and check in with me to grab more ammo I had crafted for him (as stepping outside meant certain death via scorchbeast)

Pretty cool though.


#1553

I’d love to play the game he describes in his speculative elevator pitch, the game Bethesda ended up making however… not so much.


#1554

Bethesda taking a third cut at fixing Nylonbaggate and doing what they should have done immediately.

The person who convinced everyone internally at Bethesda that it would be no big deal to replace the canvas bag with a shitty nylon bag in the first place should be ashamed. If it was the same person who then convinced people that giving owners $5 worth of virtual currency would be a prudent response, they should be demoted.


#1555

Perhaps they should follow up with a non-prototype, read a real picture, of the darn bag before they start sending them out and save themselves the trouble of being rejected again.

It’s not leather, or silk or chiffon. This is canvas. Perhaps they can find a random Etsy creator to help them out.


#1556

The internet detectives say the bag they distributed where the 0.68$ version and the advertised one the 5$ version.

*scrolls up to make sure was not in this very thread where the detective thing was posted*


#1557

You know what’s fun? Downloading the latest patch, and CTD’ing when you load in your character. More stellar work from BGS.

Edit: New fix. If this doesn’t work, use the workaround below.

Navigate to Documents/My Games/Fallout 76 (This is in your DOCUMENTS folder, not the game folder) - there is a file called ControlMap_Custom.txt Delete this. If you don’t see this file, do the following below to correct.

“Modify the Fallout76Prefs.ini file Find the iPresentInterval and modify value to 0.”_

Workaround:

  1. Create a brand new, throwaway character.
  2. Play that character until you step out of Vault 76.
  3. Quit to MENU (not desktop)
  4. You’ll be able to select your main and play

You have to do this every time you quit and restart from desktop. With a brand-new character (you can’t just load the first throwaway you made)

Extraordinary.


#1558

That sounds like something that will be fixed in the next week.


#1559

Austin doesn’t have any people who have developed MMOs before.


#1560

To be fair, I had none of the patch problems people have noted. My wife didn’t either, other than the usual random chance of the game just not moving off of the loading screen once.


#1561

LK if I weaken … it is so close.


#1562

Sounds like something that developers could fix quickly if it where a Steam game.


#1563

That sucks.

I have had no issues since the patch.

The upgrade in size to the stash is a god-send.


#1564

This sounds pretty bad. Players that sent in a support ticket for a bag replacement for their Fallout 76 Power Armor editions are seeing everyone else’s support tickets

As of this moment I am receiving every single one of your support tickets on my Bethesda account. Mostly it’s your receipts for you power armor set requesting a new bag. These receipts contain all your info. Your email and home address and the card you used to buy this extremely glitched game. I can see the problems you are having with the game, yes I’m having them too. And I know a few of you want a refund that Bethesda has said can’t happen. I can update your ticket for you, if you’d like. And close it! How fun is that? Please rest assure I have no desire to stalk you or mess with your Fallout 76 experience. I just wanted to let y’all know that this is happening atm. Anyway, I gave Bethesda a heads up via the Twitter. So we will see. I wouldn’t want to be the person having to respond to all of you. Currently there’s 8 pages of canvas bag requests, tickets and “fix or refund me” demands. Is there anyone enjoying the game like me? Oh well! See you in Appalachia. Be nice to each other. I love you!