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kamap

Diabloii.Net Member
So far the fallout about fallout 76 is pretty bad.
Not that much good reviews can be found, maybe I'm looking at wrong sites but ...
 

kamap

Diabloii.Net Member
I have a backlog of 8 years of games.
Normally I'll have a new gaming rig next year and I can start clearing my backlog which has ticked onto 9 years then.
So any recomendations from the last 9 years of awesome games I should play are certainly welcome.
 

The Silver Shroud

Diabloii.Net Member
So far the fallout about fallout 76 is pretty bad.
Not that much good reviews can be found, maybe I'm looking at wrong sites but ...

It got off to a rocky start for sure, but it's improved dramatically in recent months, there has been plenty of new content introduced, and lots of bug fixes also. Private servers were released with today's patch.

I've been playing since the start, and don't PVP. I haven't had any issues aside from the occasional bug and blue screen crash, which happens.

Plenty of gameplay videos of my own for lolz too.

Edit: I'm on Ps4 though, PC is a different story. There are hacks, exploits and other shenanigans going on in the PC version.
 

kamap

Diabloii.Net Member
Yeah I'm specifically looking at the PC version since that will be the one I'll get when I'm through with the other games in my backlog and if I'm still interested then.
 

Dredd

D3 Off Topic Moderator
Private servers were released with today's patch.
Private servers (and other highly-requested QoL features) are gated behind a $13/mo subscription fee.

@kamap The reason you can't find many good reviews is because FO76 is a dumpster fire (I won't mince words). If you have a desire to play a survival/crafting game there are excellent indie/early-access titles on Steam that cost less and will give you far more bang for your buck. Rust, 7 Days to Die, The Forest and Subnautica are just a few.
 

The Silver Shroud

Diabloii.Net Member
Private servers (and other highly-requested QoL features) are gated behind a $13/mo subscription fee.

@kamap The reason you can't find many good reviews is because FO76 is a dumpster fire (I won't mince words). If you have a desire to play a survival/crafting game there are excellent indie/early-access titles on Steam that cost less and will give you far more bang for your buck. Rust, 7 Days to Die, The Forest and Subnautica are just a few.

More so of a dumpster fire on PC, though I do admit the bugs that Bethesda said were fixed continue to resurface. Still a playable, enjoyable game. I managed one of my "godroll" weapons from the Purveyor last night.
 

Dredd

D3 Off Topic Moderator
More so of a dumpster fire on PC, though I do admit the bugs that Bethesda said were fixed continue to resurface.
Yeah, the Creation Engine is (relatively) new but it still uses the codebase from Gamebryo which is ancient. Many of the bugs in FO76 are exactly the same as ones you would see in games as old as ES4 Oblivion. I only know this because I used to write and publish mods for Oblivion/FO3/NV/Skyrim on the Nexus way back when so I'm familiar with the game engines involved (and the endless, infuriating bugs that these games are known for).

It's too bad Bethesda lost Our Lord And Savior during the Oculus debacle. They could have used his expertise to fix the Creation Engine.
 

Dredd

D3 Off Topic Moderator
Just the War of Souls trilogy and one anthology (I forget the title; there's a billion books in the Dragonlance series). I'm more familiar with the pre-fifth age AD&D campaign setting.
 

The Silver Shroud

Diabloii.Net Member
THUMBNAIL GUIDE TO ROTK


Gandalf, Theoden, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli go to Isengard. There they find Merry and Pippin.

Merry and Pippin - "Yo!"

Pippin - "What's this shiny thing?"

Gandalf - "Saruman is defeated. Let's go to Rohan!"

Pippin - "what's that shiny thing?"

Sauron - "RAAAARRRRR!"

Pippin - "my head!"

Gandalf - "Oh great, now we have to go to Gondor."

Meanwhile, somewhere near Minas Morgul...

Gollum - "Hee! I'm gonna trick them!"

Sam - "I heard that!"

Frodo - "Do I have to separate you two?"

Back in Gondor:

Gandalf - "Sauron is coming."

Denethor - "Talk to the hand, grandpa."

Pippin - "I'll be your servant, Denethor!"

Denethor - "Whatever."

Faramir - "Osgiliath is overrun."

Denethor - "So go re-overrun it."

Faramir - "But I'll die."

Denethor - "Whatever."

Gandalf - "Pippin, go play with fire."

Pippin - "Okay!" (lights signals)

Theoden - (sees signals) "Let's go kick ***! In three days or so, you know, whenever."

Meanwhile, back in Rivendell

Arwen - "I cry too beautifully to not be in this part of the film."

Elrond - "Why are you back here?"

Arwen - "I see dead people."

Elrond - "Wrong movie. And that was your future son. Guess I'll have to reforge that damn sword and take it to Aragorn."

Arwen - "I'll just languish here tragically, then."

Elrond - "Whatever."

Meanwhile, on a cliff near Cirith Ungol

Gollum - "I'll frame Sam!"

Sam - "I've been framed!"

Frodo - "I'm separating you two!"

Sam - (cries)

Frodo - (looks manic and tortured)

Meanwhile, back in Rohan

Elrond - "Here's your damn sword. And by the way, Arwen is languishing tragically in Rivendell, so hurry up and kick
the *** of evil, okay?"

Aragorn - "How?"

Elrond - "I see dead people."

Aragorn - "Wrong movie."

Elrond - "Just go talk to the Evil Dead and get an ***-kicking army that you will inexplicably let go before they get a
chance to, oh, I don't know, KILL ALL OF SAURON'S MINIONS, or anything useful like that."

Aragorn - "Okay."

Eowyn - "Hey! Where do you think you're going?"

Aragorn - "I'm not going to explain to you, because I am all mysterious and noble and stuff. By the way, I don't love you.
Bye!"

Eowyn - "Fine. I guess I'll run away and join the Rohirrim, then."

Meanwhile, Back in Gondor

Denethor - "My son is dead! My poor, dead son is dead!"

Pippin - "He's still breathing."

Denethor - "No he isn't."

Pippin - "Yes he is."

Denethor - "Isn't."

Pippin - "Is."

Gandalf - "Shut up and kill some Orcs, you losers!"

Denethor - "I'm feeling chilly. Build me a bonfire!"

Meanwhile, at Cirith Ungol

Gollum - "Hee! I tricked you!"

Frodo - (looks manic and tortured)

Shelob - "RAR!"

Frodo - EEK!

Sam - (halfway down stairs, stops crying, decides to stab something instead, like Gollum)

Shelob - (stabs Frodo)

Frodo - (looks manic, tortured and then unconscious)

Sam - "I need something to stab now that I've stopped crying!" (stabs Shelob)

Shelob - "RAR?" (runs away)

Sam - "Oh no, Mr. Frodo is dead!" (cries and hides)

Orcs - "He's not dead, let's take him away and torture him!"

Sam - (stops crying, starts thinking about stabbing orcs)

Meanwhile, near Rohan

Aragorn - "I see dead people!"

Legolas - "Me too!"

Gimli - "Me three!"

Dead King - "That reference is so five years ago."

Aragorn - "Fight for me, and I promise I won't actually keep you around to do any really heavy fighting, like against
Sauron's big-*** army that's still in Mordor, or anything."

Dead King - "You might be an idiot, but you do have a cool sword. Okay, let's go kick the *** of evil."

Meanwhile, back in Rohan

Eowyn - "I'm running away to join the Rohirrim! Wanna come?"

Merry - "Sure!"

Meanwhile, in Cirith Ungol

Frodo - (wakes up, looks manic and tortured)

Orcs and Uruk Hai - "Rarr! I'll kill you!" (kill each other)

Sam - "I need something to stab now that I'm not crying!" (kills orcs)

Frodo - "Sam, they got the Ring!"

Sam - "Nah, here it is. Let's go throw it in the volcano."

Frodo - (looks manic and tortured)

Sam - (manages not to cry or stab Frodo)

Meanwhile, Back in Gondor

Pippin - "Gandalf! Denethor is setting himself on fire!"

Gandalf - "So?"

Pippin - "And Faramir, too!"

Gandalf - (whacks Denethor with staff) "Bad Steward! No cookie!"

Pippin - "I told you he wasn't dead!"

Denethor - "Wah!" (throws self off of Minas Tirith)

Aragorn and Army of Dead - "Rarr!"

Witch King of Angmar - "Rarr!"

Theoden -"oof!"

Merry - "Rarr!"

Eowyn - "Rarr!"

Witch King of Angmar - "I'm mellllting! Mellllltiiiinnng!" (shrivels up and dies)

Aragorn - (to Army of Dead) "You saved the day. You can go now."

Gimli - "What about the REST of Sauron's army?"

Aragorn - "I figure we'll just ride over to Mordor ourselves and get killed horribly."

Everyone - "Okay!"

Meanwhile, over at Mt. Doom

Frodo - (looks manic and tortured, passes out)

Sam - "Oh great, now I have to carry his aristocratic *** up this sheer rock cliff. Why do I have to carry EVERYTHING
in this stupid movie?" (picks up Frodo)

Gollum - "Surprise!"

Sam - "Ow!"

Frodo - (runs)

Sam - "I'm gonna stab somebody before this is over!"

Frodo - "Screw you guys, the ring is mine!" (looks extremely manic, disappears)

Gollum - (bites Frodo)

Sam - (can't decide whether to cry or stab something)

Gollum - "I got the Precious! Neener, neener, oops!" (falls into lava)

Meanwhile, back at the Black Gate

Aragorn - "Whooee, that's a lotta army in there! Maybe I shoulda kept those dead guys around."

Everyone - "Ya THINK?"

Mt. Doom - Blammo!

Everyone - "Yay! I mean, oh no! Poor Frodo! But still, yay! Damn."

Meanwhile, on Mt. Doom

Sam - (cries)

Frodo - "Hey! I'm the one who got his finger BITTEN OFF! Why are you crying?"

Sam - "You better hope I keep crying, 'cause when I stop I'm gonna want to stab something, and you're the only living
thing around here for miles."

Frodo - "Except those giant eagles over there."

Sam - "Great. Where were they 6 months ago? Bastards."

Later -

Aragorn - "Well, we didn't all die, so I'm gonna get married and be King!

Sam - "And I'm gonna get married and be Mayor of the Shire!"

Frodo - "And I'm gonna sail into the West with Gandalf, Bilbo and the elves!"

Sam - (sighs) "But first, I'm gonna have to cry some more and not stab anything."

Merry and Pippin - "And we're gonna smoke some pipeweed!

Everyone - "Yay!"

The End
 

The Silver Shroud

Diabloii.Net Member
I'm still on Fallout 4. Bought FO76, have yet to play it, lol.
Yeah I'm specifically looking at the PC version since that will be the one I'll get when I'm through with the other games in my backlog and if I'm still interested then.

I think part of actually enjoying 76 (beyond going solo) is finding a few trustable people that play on your platform. This results in a safe way to mule, as there is no such way to do so on any platform currently, and some good conversation either over headset or via some other method (PSN for me usually).

At the moment my list of friends for 76 is small, one I met on Reddit, another in game, and of course, CDM and one of his RL friends, and one random from in game in 76, who I am not sure I will keep long.

I tend to solo play, explore and usually don't follow the crowd.
 
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