In this episode of the Cheerful Ghost Roundtable we get together to work our fears and thoughts on the upcoming Star Wars The Force Awakens. We also discuss what we are all playing which is mostly Fallout 4.

Come for the fun banter, stay for belt references along with WhiteboySlim and his hat.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/19/2015 at 04:21am

This one was fun! One of my faves.

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/19/2015 at 04:22am

Also, Adam, you were essential.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/19/2015 at 04:36am

Yeah. I think we will do more to advertise the live stream for the next episode.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 11/19/2015 at 06:40am

That was really fun. Adam's comments were great! I think doing the live stream was a great idea.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/19/2015 at 04:14pm

Interacting with you guys was great! This was fun to watch live.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/20/2015 at 02:34am

About Fallout 4: People complaining about the graphics quality reminds me of when people whined about Wind Waker. I thought that was a great game and enjoyed the graphical difference. Fallout 4 may not have uber fantastic graphics, but it's style is very good, I think. To me, it looks a lot like Fallout 3, but better. As for bugs, I haven't seen very many, but I've seen at least a couple. Sometimes the weapon I'm carrying turns invisible along with my Pip-boy and I can't see either even though they're there. I've also seen things like the Ghoul glitch Travis mentioned. Still, I think Bethesda did a good job with it and the points you guys brought up (like not everyone having a "Greg-station") are excellent. Take, for instance, Ark Survival Evolved and look at that. The game is extremely graphically extensive and even PCs like mine have trouble with it, but it's also an Early Access game and not yet fully optimized. Back to Fallout 4, I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm not sure I've really enjoyed it as much as you guys. It does seem more difficult, at least to me. I've also run into some issues (like being overwhelmed with the weapon choices and not being able to carry enough weight), which I think could be resolved once I'm more used to playing it. Still, I'd recommend it to fellow Fallout fans.

About the new Star Wars movie: I'm not planning on seeing it when it comes out. I'm sure I'll watch it eventually. So far, from what I've seen, it looks like it'll probably be really good. I also have low standards as I probably like the prequels more than most of you. I agree with Travis in that a light saber duel would still make me happy.

I'm glad you mentioned Jurassic World, since I just bought the Blu-Ray Jurassic Park collection to watch with my son. Jurassic World may not have been as extremely awesome as the original, but I thought it was cool enough to make me want to own it or watch it again. I was kind of disappointed with some of the JP sequels, though, especially the third movie.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/20/2015 at 03:15am

> It does seem more difficult, at least to me. I've also run into some issues (like being overwhelmed with the weapon choices and not being able to carry enough weight), which I think could be resolved once I'm more used to playing it.

The game is wicked hard to start. After you get some good armor and mod weapons things are easier but yeah... it's hard to start. Always be looting and checking to see if what you found it better than what you have. I am always checking to see if this or that armor is better. I didn't upgrade my armor at the start and have started to, it can be useful. That said, you will generally find better armor as you progress.

Equip a few pistols, rifles and mod a tire iron to put a blade on it. It's a great early hand weapon you need because bullets are scarce to start.

I recommend sinking points into the Gun Nut skill. This will allow you to mod weapons to make them more powerful, something that is very important. You can find what you will off stuff you loot/kill but I am able to make my weapons WAY more powerful and it really helps.

Sneak around bad guys even if you suck at it. Also get a rifle and try and pick off bad guys if you can. Going in with guns blazing is fun but picking off a couple or all is safer.

Sometimes I hit "Q" to go into vats if I am unsure if there are badguys around. If there are it goes into vats and alerts you to what is around you.

I hit F5 to save ALL THE TIME. When I die, reload, it's pretty easy.

That's all i've done and I just cleared the Corvega Factory. I went in guns blazing, got wasted. Then I crouched and sniped people and did way better. If people come in close, I hit them with my shotgun but I am much more effective with my rifle.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/20/2015 at 03:22am

Looks like Star Wars might be headed for some box office records:

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/20/2015 at 04:12am

Well, luckily it's easy to tell if something's better because the stats have a + or - next to them. I upgraded some armor, but only used the "Pocketed" mod which helps you carry more weight. I have bought and sold armor, too. I've started using more guns, but now I'm running out of ammo, so I should probably buy more when I can. Yeah, I'm glad I finally found a sniper rifle, which has been helpful. I also use the 10mm and shot gun, too. I've cleared the Corvega Factory a few times now since I've started a new game multiple times.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/20/2015 at 09:21pm

Steam says my Fallout 4 hours equals 48. My current save is for 10 hours and about 20 minutes. This is probably around the 4th new game I've started, so it wouldn't surprise me if I've only made it a bit over 10 hours into the game before starting over again. The good thing about this is that I feel like a bit of an expert when it comes to beginning. I don't die in the Vault or shortly after. Hahahahaha (I doubt anyone does.)

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/20/2015 at 11:26pm

Explore the Museum of Witchcraft when you can. Bring chems. Bring power armor. I'm not saying anything else. :)

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 11/21/2015 at 01:24am

I'm aware of that museum only because Paul Soares Jr. has some Fallout 4 videos and he met an NPC that mentioned it. The game just recently told me that things get more dangerous the further south you get, which is where I was the last time I played. I have a lot of Fusion Cores some how (just less than 10 I think). Thanks for the tip. I've left my Power Armor at Sanctuary. I have found other pieces for it, but I haven't been using it.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/21/2015 at 01:45am

Hahahahah. Museum of Witchcraft. I love that name. I look forward to going there.

Some day. smile

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/21/2015 at 02:59pm

Someones illegal grow operation in Fo4:

Travis   Admin wrote on 11/21/2015 at 06:25pm

It's actually a real place, we went there a few years back when we visited Boston:

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