Fallout 76 has been announced with a trailer (embedded). No other information has been provided. After watching the video, it sounds like it takes place in West Virginia, a neighboring state of mine. I would expect some serious irradiated wild life as WV's theme is "wild and wonderful." Let me know what you think and share any additional info you have.

News source: https://www.cnet.com/news/fallout-76-is-the-next-bethesda-adventure-in-the-post-apocalyptic-wasteland/

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/30/2018 at 07:47pm

“Sources” claim that this is an online survival game.


So Greg, your Ark love might translate well to this. I’ll probably end up buying it because it’s Fallout and I love Fallout but I don’t really love the genre so... hopefully they can do something interesting with this to make me interested. But if I’m not that’s fine. It’s cool that they’re branching out to other genres but that’s kind of a wall that stops my hype train.

That’s assuming these sources are accurate (they seem to be).

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/30/2018 at 07:56pm

Some lore: Vault 76 is a control vault in Virginia that wasn’t an experiment like the other vaults. It was scheduled to open 20 years after the bombs dropped, but based on the trailer it’s 5 years past that “reclamation day” and you appear to be the only one in the vault.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 05/30/2018 at 08:05pm

Ah well see the reason I love Ark so much isn't because it's an online survival game, but because it's a crafting, taming creatures, survival game. I did the online stuff, some time after I played single player, but I ended up getting back into single player and I'm not sure if I'd do the online thing again. That said, if this is a strictly online game with other people, I probably won't get into it. I'm not strictly against playing games online w/ others, but I have a strong preference to play online with friends only (ie, you guys w/ Terraria). I did enjoy my online time w/ Ark and I got some new friends and had some fun, but there was a lot of babysitting (of creatures, especially newborns) and when it came to PVP and time for war, I left.

What I'm wondering is why it's not called Fallout 5. Perhaps that's because it's an online survival. So, maybe the next single player version of the game will be Fallout 5, granted I'd prefer that instead of online survival.

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/30/2018 at 08:52pm

Yeah they wouldn’t call it Fallout 5 if it’s not the core game sequel. Kinda like New Vegas a few years back but even more different than that.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 05/30/2018 at 10:50pm

Ah, ok. I didn't think of it like that. I'm so used to the Final Fantasy series and how almost always those numbers are not related.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/31/2018 at 02:05am

If it's a survival game where you can run your own servers that might be fun. Reason why those are fun is that you can build up a server ALA Terraria with rules and stuff and kick off dipshits. I know a lot of the new survival games do that and I think Ark does too.

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/31/2018 at 02:21am

Agreed 100% Jon. That would drive it home for me.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/31/2018 at 02:28am

Right. It's hard to play those games and build up a small hut while some "doin' it for the LOLs" guy snorting cheeto dust wrecks your house and kills you. I mean, that's not how I would define fun anyway. smile

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 05/31/2018 at 02:34am

Yup yup! You can have your own server w/ Ark. PixArk is the last game I ran as a server, only because some features are still missing in the single player game. I like to run TShock for Terraria, too, when I get to a point where I want to change the time (for fishing quests) and use warps. But yeah, those kind of people you mention, Jon, suck. I believe they're called "griefers" and "trolls." There's also those kids (and perhaps adults) w/ the "yo mama" jokes/insults and calling everyone some other bad things (I don't feel like repeating those).

Yeah, a Cheerful Ghost Fallout 76 server sounds great!

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/01/2018 at 03:39am

Check out this video. As long as there's a single player mode, I'll be happy to get it. https://youtu.be/8RgbeA4H0FY

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/01/2018 at 09:39pm

That video makes me want to check out The Forest actually! And yeah there are a few ways they could do Fallout 76 right.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/11/2018 at 12:45am

Did you see this from the MS press conference? https://youtu.be/toS9OiU-y0k Wow 4 times bigger than Fallout 4?! My only gripe (regarding what we do officially know) is the setting. I live near WV and I really don't care to explore that area in a video game. Sure, it can be nice and quaint, but I'm not really down for that whole country scene. Still, it won't matter, I'll still most likely buy this game. Apparently XBox users can pre-order on the 15th. I don't know if I'll preorder, I think I'd like to see when it's going to be released. What do you guys think?

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/11/2018 at 01:00am

We will find out more at tonight’s Bethesda conference. I’m skipping Westworld for it

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/11/2018 at 01:08am

But no matter where it’s set it’s still post apocalyptic so I mean it’s not much different from West Virginia today amirite? Got ‘em!

I jest, West Virginia is beautiful and surprisingly progressive in the populous areas.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/11/2018 at 01:20am

Watching the pre show now. Can’t wait to find out what 76 is! Bethesda is playing it so well because we don’t really know. It’s such great marketing.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/11/2018 at 01:24am

People are thinking there is gonna be a new Elder Scrolls but at best that’s coming next year.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/11/2018 at 01:30am

Yeah, @Travis, WV is beautiful. Surprisingly progressive? That's new to me, but you said populous areas, which makes some sense. But yeah, you're right post-apocalyptic, won't really matter. It'll be cool, I'm sure, I'm just not a fan of the country, I'm tired of it really.

@Jon I don't believe we'll see another Elder Scrolls game for a while. I'd say maybe, just maybe, in about 5 or 10 years. The last I saw, they said that the technology isn't up to par with what they want to do. Who knows what that is, but it's definitely going to take some time.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 11/06/2018 at 03:10am

So, I've been watching some videos of people playing Fallout 76 and it looks more interesting than I originally thought. The people I've watched have rarely encountered other people, except for their friends of course. There's been little to no PVP in the videos I've seen. You can't even PVP until you're level 5 and apparently you won't take much damage at first, unless you fight back, then it's on, otherwise you're pretty much ok. There are quests that are easier to do with someone else and connecting with a friend seems to be kind of easy. I feel like the more of these videos I watch, the more tempted I am to get it.

I'd also like to note that it looks a lot like Fallout 4, except more familiar to me as I'm about 150 away from Charleston, WV. The WV border is only about a half hour away.

Have any of you watched your favorite YouTubers play this game? Has your mind changed as to whether or not you'll get into it?

If I didn't have Ark to keep me occupied thanks to the new DLC coming out tomorrow, I think I'd most likely buy 76. Even still, I may get it when I'm done with Ark's new DLC.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/06/2018 at 03:32am

I've been reading a lot about it on /r/fallout and the big issue seems to be that the revenge system to prevent trolling encourages it.

Basically, player A kills player B, player B can then take revenge and get tons of loot.

The issue is that, player C can stash all their stuff and take terrible gear and then go run in front of player D's shots, or annoy player D by standing in doorways to trap them, or any other number of things so that player D kills player C. Then, player C goes and gets better gear and easily gets revenge on player D, and gets all the gear player D is carrying.

There's still tweaking to do, but if they get it right I'm still open to buying it.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 11/06/2018 at 04:15am

Wow that seems like a lot of could happen whereas in the videos I've been watching nothing like that has happened. I did see in one video that showed a wanted person on the map though, so someone was killing players.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 11/06/2018 at 04:18am

I've also seen some of them server hopping. So, if you get on a serve and someone is doing something unfriendly, you can jump on to a different server. It's interesting. Mostly server hopping was used to grab Power Armor.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 11/08/2018 at 01:27pm

One problem I saw was that there seems to be no push to talk button. Instead it's open mic and you'll hear anyone on the server. At least, that's what it seems happened with one of my favorite YouTubers. Maybe open mic is more localized for the area or maybe it's on the whole map. Others that I watched didn't seem to have this problem, so I don't know what they did differently. I may figure it out eventually, because I think I've pretty much decided to get it. I just don't know if I want to pre-order it. Let me know if you (anyone here for that matter) decide to get it. It'd be cool to play with friends and I have a good headset to use.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/08/2018 at 02:38pm

Yeah there’s no push to talk which is a complaint I’ve read.

I am like 50/50 on whether I’m getting it but I won’t at launch because I’ll have a ton of RDR2 left.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 11/08/2018 at 10:07pm

Lucky! I don't have a console for RDR2 and I don't want one. I want it to come out on PC lol. I think I will get Fallout 76 though, eventually, maybe close to launch.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/09/2018 at 03:50am

> and I don't want one

I dunno man, the PS4 has so many amazing games now that are either exclusive to it, or exclusive to consoles.

I do bet that whenever the PS5 and Xbox ... Scarlet? Is that what they're calling it? Anyway, when the next gen comes out I bet Rockstar releases it for those and PC, the way they did RDR2

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 11/09/2018 at 05:12am

Yeah, but I heard that RDR2 performed better on the XBox One. I'm not sure I have money for a new console. I'd like to have a Switch, but can't afford one. Yeah I hope it comes to PC, but who knows. They didn't release the first one. I have it for PS3 and would love to have it on Steam.

Regarding Fallout 76, I'm feeling more confident about it and seriously thinking about it. If you get it, I hope you get it for PC so we can play together. :) Otherwise I might tough it out on my own. We'll see, I don't know what I'm going to do.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 11/09/2018 at 05:19am

Although I did buy a New 2DSXL recently along with Pokemon Ultra Moon, but that was somewhat with birthday money I had leftover. I'd probably have to save a bit for a new console, but then there's not a lot of console games I'm aware of that I'd want. Right now Vinny uses the PS3 for gaming, I use it for streaming (watching YouTube and Hulu). My hope with a new console is that streaming would be much better, because at times I can't connect to Hulu and YouTube has trouble loading videos (sometimes).

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/09/2018 at 05:08pm

It does perform a little better on the Xbox One but it’s not a huge jump and the PS4 exclusives like God of War and Spider-Man far make up for some minor deficiencies in one game :)

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 11/09/2018 at 09:20pm

There's also Kingdom Hearts and FFVII: Remake coming.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/10/2018 at 02:15am

Yep! This generation is full of great stuff.

GregoPeck   Member   Post Author wrote on 11/10/2018 at 06:19am

I decided to go ahead and pre-order Fallout 76. Apparently you can pre-load one of the console versions now (I think XBox) and PC and the other console pre-loads will be available later.

Travis   Admin wrote about 1 hour ago

I was foolish to think that I'd hold out. I won't be playing it soon (RDR2... won't... let... me... go) but I will have it as soon as my Amazon shipment comes in.

jdodson   Admin wrote 42 minutes ago

> Amazon shipment comes in.

What version did you buy?

Travis   Admin wrote 15 minutes ago

I got the special edition but not the mega special edition with the power armor helmet. This one:


Travis   Admin wrote 7 minutes ago

And yes Greg I got it on PC!

I'd prefer PS4 (until I get a 4k HDR monitor) but anyone I know who I'd want to play with would get it on PC probably so it made sense.

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