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 Post subject: Fallout 76; My First Impression
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:30 pm 
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I was presently surprised over the past several months after being introduced to Fallout 4. It is a very well designed game with great graphics and an addictive game play; especially the quests. Just recently the new Fallout 76 came out and I decided to give it a try. After about 6 hours of game play I have the following comments about it:
Positives:
(1) Great graphics: as good or better than Fallout 4
(2) The map looks more modern.
(3) The Camp sounds interesting but I must spend a little more time to figure out if there is any advantage.
(4) Multiplayer capability: Can play along and communicate with your friends or other players nearby (Fallout 4 is single player only). This should be a big advantage if a group attacks tougher enemies.

Negatives:
(1) In Fallout 4 opening the Pip-Boy pauses the game so you can recharge yourself or change weapons without being attacked. Fallout 76 Pip-Boy does not pause the game. You can still be attacked while the Pip-Boy is open.
(2) Fast jumping to another part of the map costs you caps. It does not cost you in Fallout 4.
(3) Quests are rather simple and boring so far. Not much of a story line yet. I am only at level 6 so I hope it improves as I progress further.
(4) Multiplayer capability: While it seems this may be an interesting concept in reality most people are at different levels doing different quests so teaming up may not be an advantage for everyone. Several of us were playing at the same time last Saturday but never met up.

I hope as a group we can come up with some ways to make this game a good multiplayer experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:09 pm 
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You should read some of the professional reviews. Fallout 76 listed as worst game of 2018.
This is why I am waiting until at least late 2019 for a few upgrades and patches.
Apparently you have not run into half the negatives in other reviews.

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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:44 pm 
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There is a lot I like about it as well. The world is stunning. There are familiar critters and a bunch of new ones. Last night a level 50 dragon flew overhead, trying to tempt me into attacking it as a level 7. I passed and it flew off, heh.

The first fusion core I found was on top of the hill overlooking Flatwoods at the Relay Tower. I went back two days later and it had respawned. :)
I can't use the aux pieces of armor from the Power Armor suit I found until level 40 so I dumped it all in my stash and am walking around without it.

Bad things...Last night I was attacked by a level 117 player, then two of his buddies joined in. You take very little damage until you shoot one of them, but the damage still accumulates. I took forum advice and just logged off and back on. Started on a new server with them no longer there. Not even a bit fair so I had no problems resetting.

I keep disconnecting from the server, even with a strong internet. It starts me back near where I left (so I guess it does periodic saves) but you can't do your own saves short of logging off. I'm sure this will become more stable later on.

Hopefully they will make a single player version of this later on. That is what made it popular.


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:43 am 
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Assorted info I got from the forums:

https://bethesda.net/community/topic/27 ... e%5B%5D=en

Overencumbered? Stash full? Even when Bethesda increases the stash limit there will still be a limit, so start to learn good storage practices now:

Take everything out of inventory, scrap all your junk then put the junk back in. This will reduce the weight of all your junk significantly.

Build a CAMP and use up some of your scrap that way. Have fun building something neat. Build some armor and weapons and either scrap them again to learn mods or sell them.

Check out your Stored tab in your CAMP and either scrap or use anything stored in there. That Stored tab doesn't count toward any weight limit, but it does count toward your CAMP build budget, so don't keep things stored that you're not going to use.

Bulk all your remaining scrap and then sell all of it at a railroad station except for 1 bulk of each thing you might need.

Take out your power armor frame, put a set of armor pieces on it, then store it in your stash. It will weigh 10 pounds altogether, significantly reducing the weight. (BE CAREFUL NOT TO STORE MULTIPLE CORES ON YOUR ARMOR - THEY WILL DISAPPEAR - THIS IS A BUG!)

Scrap all other armor except what you're wearing and learn some mods from that. Yes, even that high level stuff you can't wear yet. You'll get better stuff easily enough as you level up.

Scrap all your extra weapons, even that high level stuff you're saving for later and learn some more mods. Don't save it. You'll get even better stuff later, believe me. Keep only 2-3 guns, a melee weapon and maybe some grenades.

Eat your post-war food first - the stuff that rots. Keep only maybe 10 pieces of food and 10 drinks on you, max. You can always find more. Or maybe just live off of canned stuff and ignore hunting and gathering unless you want the XP for cooking.

Sell all your other chems and drinks, etc. to a robovendor.

Bottles, gunpowder, baseballs and ore are not considered junk so you will need to scrap the baseballs and bottles manually and use up that gunpowder. Render down your ore at a chemistry station.

Ammo doesn't weigh a lot but that having been said, ditch what you don't need for the guns you have. This includes fusion cores, which last a LOT longer than they did in Fallout 4, so you don't need as many of them. You can't sell it to vendors but you can give it away or sell it to other players or just drop it where someone will find it.

Once you do that, you'll be well under your limit.

Then, in the Junk menu, go into component view and just mark the rare and important stuff to find - adhesive, screws, lead, aluminum, etc. Stop picking up everything else unless you need it for a specific purpose - stop picking up wood and steel - there's so much of it and it's so easy to find you'll only need to collect it on rare occasions.

Once you've reduced and organized your inventory and stash, congratulations, you are practicing good inventory management! Going forward, it will be very easy to keep under the 400 lb stash limit and have plenty of whatever you need. You just need to keep in this habit of picking up only what you need or what you plan to sell or give away right away, and ignoring everything else.

Anyone else have any helpful tips for managing your inventory? Post them here!

Important Advice on Inventory/Stash Management!

https://bethesda.net/community/topic/27 ... s?language[]=en
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Additional Tips:

Spoiled Meat, Fruit, and Vegetables in your inventory can be used as scrap to craft Fertilizer at a Chem station. This is a good way to declutter your Stash and make some useful stuff if you're losing food to spoilage. Fertilizer is needed to plant crops, anyways.

Craft easy stuff excessively. This not only reduces your Stash/inventory, but generates XP in the process. If you find yourself collecting a bunch of blackberries and soot flowers, then make a bunch of Teas from the cooking station before you set off to quench thirst on the road and also provide stat boosts. Got too much steel? You can craft a bunch of throwing knives at a weapons station to act as silent projectile weapons, and it generates XP in the process. Got dirty water? Boil it all down right away to reduce Stash/Inventory.

Power Armor tip: You cannot "wear" or "collect" a Power Armor Frame that contains armor bits that are above your character level, and if you strip the frame down and store the bits and frame in your Stash separately then you consume a bunch of space/weight. However, once you have entered a frame and claimed it as your own, then can then exit the frame, load it up with high-level armor bits, then simply walk away... in about one minute the frame will automatically be added back to your personal inventory with all the pieces attached (even though you're not permitted to manually collect it) for a total of 10 pounds weight - the weight of the armor bits will now be ignored, leaving just the 10 pounds from the frame, and you can load it all into your Stash for a much lesser weight than storing all the pieces separately.

Look for Vendors that have Stash Trunks right next to them; it's a good way to get rid of excess stuff easily when you're away from CAMP and don't want to make a supply run. Good for getting rid of the pre-bulked scrap and extra meds/chems you have sitting aside for future sale

You can visit vendor bots from the 7 different factions to sell up to 200 caps worth of stuff daily (when vendors are working properly ;-). Responders, Raiders, Enclave, Brotherhood of Steel, and other have their own vendors with their own cap pools to draw from (see map below). This advice is more for higher-level players who are beyond the basic Responder stuff, though.

If you have absolutely too much bulk scrap and can't find a vendor with caps, then you can just fast-travel to Vault 76, drop a few paper bags of materials for someone to find, then fast-travel back to CAMP. It costs zero caps and it might make somebody happy.

Ditto on all the .38 ammo

About the storing of power armor and cores. It's best to have two chassis ready. one to store a set of armor and one to store all Fusion Cores. As long as the chassis holds no armor u can insert an unlimited ammount of cores. just make sure not to enter the chassis itself as all the cores but one would disappear. I got one filled with about 50 cores, saves me a whole lot of weight ^.^

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Do you realize how little resources it takes to repair a base?

Had some jerk last night trash all my workbenches, turrets and most of my walls. I tried to kill him (I'm level 23 and he was about 30 levels higher than me IIRC) and I came close but got murdered. I said screw this and jumped servers.

It took about 12 materials total to fix everything in my camp. My camp budget is maxed out so it's not a tiny build. I was actually amazed that it was so little.

Some monsters came and trashed all my crops later when I was out … it asked for 30 or 40 crops/fertilizer to repair them! I realized it was much easier to scrap the crops and after doing that I was able to get about 80% of them back. So protip, if you have a lot of wrecked crops, don't bother repairing them, just scrap and start over.

Seriously, this kind of PvP is part of the game and it was always advertised as such. If you don't want to get your camp raiding on occasion, make sure to place it somewhere people won't find it easily. Otherwise, if you're like me and place it right in the middle of a major road, it's going to happen sometimes. More often though, I have friendly people stopping by to use the stash and benches and to say hi. A few times they've even left me some little gifts of ammo, etc.
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Also, you get a message when someone attacks your base, so if you want to avoid it, when that message pop's up log out then back in. Minor damage to your base that's easily repaired and you're now in a different server away from those PvPers. The tools are there to easily avoid PvP.

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wait... why would you spend another 10 hrs to re-do the house? Once you build your house you can blueprint it (and everything in it), so that next time it takes 1 second to rebuild...

Did you not use/know about the blueprint feature?
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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:03 pm 
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I stopped playing at 4 and new vegas to be honest - but this one does intrigue me, bugs, difficulties adapting and all. Don't know why. Been getting my fix with 'fallout shelter' on android of all things. no rad roach, raider or mission is too strong for 28 residents in armor and laden with advanced weapons (lol) uv16

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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:42 pm 
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I had a good series of fights the other night. I was probably level 8 at the time (11 now). Two players, level 59 and 27 stomped through the area I was in and the level 27 attacked me. I shot back and he ducked out, I shot the level 59 and he left the area, guess he didn't want the WANTED tag (everyone can see it and all players on the board can hunt you down for a bounty). The level 27 came back in and killed me and grabbed my loot. I respawned and hunted him down and killed him. He respawned and hunted me down and killed me. I respawned and killed him again, all while we were moving across the board trying to get away with the overencumbering loot (makes you walk, can't run). Finally he killed me a final time and I was out of anything that could hurt him. It was actually good fun. All you lose is the junk you pick up.
And, if you get ganked by groups and don't want to deal with them anymore, simply leave to desktop and restart; you start on a different server with them no where in sight.

I have run across several bases that players have built, one was a concrete pillbox with 10 turrets on the roof lol. I decided to go a different way. I climbed a steep hill and found a flat rock set back from the edge. I placed the camp, the cookfire, a stash box, armor station and weapons station. That is all I need right now, easy to rebuild if someone finds it and destroys it. From above and below it is all invisible, you literally have to stumble on it to find it. No turrets to attract anyone. Nothing you put in the stash box can be seen or looted by another player.


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:34 pm 
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I've been a wandering around purposely I am frustrated I do not appear to be able to hear other players trying to communicate. Think this is a pc issue. got frustrated when my base disappeared. been killed lots found good weapons but I carry too much. Vendors are poor in the game caps are rare, Quests can be mundane. level 16 at moment. started to find some fusion cores so power armour frame is useful. Having a ball really. frustrated with the favourites wheel need to order it sensibly. need to do a lot more sensibly. Getting mashed by the level 40 monsters can be frustrating lol. I'd like a decent sniper gun before pvp. sneaky bastard am I lol. loading can take me an age, still early days. a good tip is to bulk up your loot, wrap it in plastic remember its good for the planet. had a few nukes launched. didn't seem to do much. Think its time I interacted more.


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
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Not enjoying it at the moment. Cant seem to get the speech thing working at all even after todays update. seemed the push to talk didn't get mapped to capslock. Its boring just wandering around meeting creatures massively overpowered to me lol. I really dislike the level bar on equipment,. Can't simply upgrade a skill without the relevant perk cards. Just very frustrated at the big silence. Appalchia radio is beginning to be am irritation even though I lpve 15 tons, you can only listen to it 15 times before it grates must check out any classical.


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
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Do you also have ventrilo running even without anyone else there? Maybe that will trigger the speech.


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
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will try it I also have discord


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
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Y'all playing this one Steam?

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 Post subject: Re: Fallout 76; My First Impression
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not on steam its bethesdas own launcher etc


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