Fallout '76 Announced

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by FatDaz » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:10 am

Yeah I’m out. I don’t want call of duty apocalypse. Like other stuff have said Fallout 4 was a massive backward step in that every quest ended with shooting someone. None of the variety of skill set or multiple paths to complete objectives that the earlier games had.

I just can’t see how you can have any role playing in a game where there are loads of people running around shooting everything in sight. Just won’t work. How can multiple people persuade their way to an outcome, or stealth it, or use intelligence to come up with creative outcome etc. Quests will not work in an online game aside from kill everything (my biggest criticism of F4)

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by Harry Bizzle » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:39 am

Doesn’t look like Fallout plus online at all.

Howard says every other player is a real person. Sounds like no NPCs.

It looks like a survival game with some control point stuff around the nukes and then going into the nuke zones is a bit like Dark Zones in The Division.

The Overseer who gives you quests seems to be a disembodied voice.


So basically if you like Bethesda narrative and morally ambiguous decision making, then tough nuggies. If, on the other hand, you’ve ever played a Fallout and thought “hey, these shooting mechanics are great, I’d love to play a multiplayer shooter based around these,” then you’re in luck but should also seek help.

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by Knoyleo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:41 am

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by Pedz » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:41 am

They said that there would only be dozens of players together. I assume it isn't going to be too bad... I hope.

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by Alvin Flummux » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:19 pm

Couple dozen players in a map 4x larger than the Commonwealth should ensure a suitably isolated feel.

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by OrangeRakoon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:23 pm

I can build anywhere

I am mega hyped

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by <]:^D » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:26 pm

FatDaz wrote:Yeah I’m out. I don’t want call of duty apocalypse.


id play a mad max online game where you can build up your gang and go raid things and jump in vehicles with your buddies
kinda like MM/Gorkamorka :datass:
make it so, universe!

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by Photek » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:28 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:I can build anywhere

I am mega hyped

It's going to be like Ark I reckon. People will be able to wreck what you built when you're not online. :dread:

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by imbusydoctorwho » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:32 pm

I'm a bit pessimistic over the whole multiplayer part of the game, as I worry they'll be constant nukes and idiots shooting you online.
But that being said it does look promising and I'm glad I can play it on my own, we'll have to wait and see.

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by OrangeRakoon » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:43 pm

Photek wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:I can build anywhere

I am mega hyped

It's going to be like Ark I reckon. People will be able to wreck what you built when you're not online. :dread:


They said you don't have a choice of server, so I don't think there will be persistent servers where your settlement remains after you stop playing.

What I don't understand is how it will handle 2 people having built in the same place. Maybe they won't be able to play together?

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Tafdolphin » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:48 pm

A great thread on why this game is such a bad idea:




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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by CuriousOyster » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:28 pm

I think he's reading too much into it.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Tafdolphin » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Ok.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by FatDaz » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:30 pm

I tried GTA online when it first launched. Completely ruins any atmosphere when you have idiots constantly attacking you, bouncing around in your face and doing weird celebratory dancing as you explore.

Online games are plagued by twats, no amount of server selection will rid you of those dickheads who take pleasure in ruining others experience.

Fallout should be tackled slowly, exploring and learning about the disaster by finding clues and enjoying the atmosphere.

This is the polar opposite of online. If they absolutely NEEDED online it should have been a seperate mode, why dilute the essence of Fallout to chase the latest trends.

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by jawafour » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:44 pm

I am apprehensive about this new direction that the game is taking... but I'm willing to "hear it out" as, at this moment, we know so little about it.

I'm not sure I follow the thinking of those tweets posted above; they seem to suggest the question "Why is Bethesda releasing games that have different approaches?" Which seems a bit odd; I wouldn't expect unrelated games to mirror the approach and styling of one another.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Pedz » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:46 pm

I think the person is looking into it too much, but fallout is about how Nuclear War is abhorrent and now Fallout is about let's make nuking things fun.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Tafdolphin » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:48 pm

Those tweets are more about the fact that the idea of what Fallout was has been inverted completely due to the need to be fun and enticing in a consumerist marketplace. It's hard to argue against really. The original was literally about the horror of war and nuclear devestation and 76 lets you nuke your friends.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Pedz » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:49 pm

Isn't that what I said?

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Squinty » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:59 pm

Not sure about it, need to read more about it.

Could be good. But I'm apprehensive. They need to make changes to the franchise, but I'm not sure this is it.

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PostRe: Fallout '76 Announced
by Tafdolphin » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:59 pm

Pedz wrote:Isn't that what I said?


Sorry, was primarily reponding to jawa.

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