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Dirtyblue929 Armchair Developer from Secret Bunker Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Armchair Developer
May 30th 2018 at 7:27:46 AM

Pre-emptively creating this. Unlikely that we'll hear much more until E3.

EDIT: embedding youtube videos is my kryptonite

DOUBLEDIT: Has a page now.

HINDSIGHT EDIT: haha oh my god this turned into a trainwreck

Edited by Dirtyblue929 on Dec 6th 2018 at 9:33:41 AM

"Oh, no; I'm not brave enough for politics."
May 30th 2018 at 7:36:57 AM

For those who want to know Vault 76 was designed to open after 20 years after a nuclear war. [1]

IndepthEther Thoughtless consumer from aethereal space Relationship Status: Married to the job
Thoughtless consumer
May 30th 2018 at 7:42:28 AM

the rumor mill has just started

Journeyman Overlording the Underworld from On a throne in a vault overlooking the Wasteland
Overlording the Underworld
May 30th 2018 at 7:44:07 AM

I'm not jumping aboard it. It's enough to use the context clues of the video and the lore to say this is probably about retaking the wasteland in the early days. It might not be, but we've got a control vault and the base building was the big thing they did with FO 4 that wasn't in previous games outside of modding.

BlueNinja0 The Mod with the Migraine from Taking a left at Albuquerque Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
The Mod with the Migraine
May 30th 2018 at 7:44:35 AM

There's a lot of talk on twitter about this being Elder Scrolls Fallout Online.

If that's the case, I am probably not going to play it.

TBH, his ego doesn't need more stroking. Nor does any other part of him. - M84
May 30th 2018 at 7:48:35 AM

I think a full MMO is unlikely given the F4 style graphics featured in the trailer. We have Jason Schreier tweeting:

From what I've heard, Fallout: 76 is an online game of some sort. Developed by BGS in both Maryland and Austin (formerly Battlecry)

Because I've seen some people misinterpreting this tweet, I did NOT say this is an MMO. I just know it's not strictly single-player.

This is where the online speculation is mostly rooted in, but assuming Schreier is correctnote  it'd be wrong to jump from 'has online elements' to 'is something in the vein of TESO'. Especially as Battlecry, while multiplayer, was not an MMO.

edited 30th May '18 7:48:49 AM by Lavaeolus

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alekos23 Spook from Spook
Spook
May 30th 2018 at 7:52:59 AM

I feel like it'll be Arc Survival: Fallout version. tongue

Spoooooook
Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
FUCKING COUCH BARD!
May 30th 2018 at 7:58:39 AM

Fallout Battle Royale.

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
Dirtyblue929 Armchair Developer from Secret Bunker Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
May 30th 2018 at 8:11:29 AM

I just hope they learned from last time and put more work into the narrative, world building and RPG aspects.

alekos23 Spook from Spook
Spook
May 30th 2018 at 8:19:15 AM

do online multiplayer games have those

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Soble College Professor from Blackwell Academy Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
College Professor
May 30th 2018 at 8:32:40 AM

I like Fallout 3 and 4 and New Vegas - but a little more quest variety/branching paths would be nice.

Also, you know, a version that doesn't [redacted]ing crash every ten [redacted]ing seconds.

So, IIRC:

  • Fallout 1 you're a guy who leaves his Vault for good and becomes a legend
  • Fallout 2 you were born into the tribe who worships/was born from the guy from the first game
  • Fallout 3 you're a kid who spent his childhood in a Vault that was supposed to stay sealed
  • Fallout 4 you're a parent who was cryogenically frozen for 200 years and came out to find the old world gone
  • New Vegas you're some courier with terrible LCK stat
  • Fallout 76 you're somebody who was in a Vault for 20 years that was absolutely meant to stay closed for 20 years

So this would pretty much be the first time a Vault did exactly what it was supposed to do and you don't get forced out, or forced to leave in search of resources.

edited 30th May '18 8:36:05 AM by Soble

I was just wondering... if you'd like to spend the rest of your life in my Dark Room.
May 30th 2018 at 8:35:20 AM

A more dynamic wasteland would be good. Perhaps it'll be online in the way State of Decay is - some co-op shennanigans. Only issue then is how VATS works.

Tentative buuuut unsure. Shelter was a fun little game. This could be too.

CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
Author
May 30th 2018 at 9:22:37 AM

I live in West Virginia and I can say with some degree of certainty that you would not be able to tell the difference between the state pre and post apocalypse.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
HextarVigar That guy from The Big House
That guy
May 30th 2018 at 9:48:45 AM

Even the mutated animal won't help make it clear!

Your momma's so dumb she thinks oral sex means talking dirty.
MetaflarePrime Pyromantic from cashmoney Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Pyromantic
May 30th 2018 at 9:49:47 AM

i never hear anything about WV

FIGHT CRIME IN A CASUAL WAY
danime91 Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
May 30th 2018 at 9:52:04 AM

Ah yes, roving bands of Raiders are an ever-present blight on the West Virginian countryside.

May 30th 2018 at 9:52:29 AM

Given the location and time period it's likely we won't be seeing series stables like the brotherhood of steel and the super mutants.

danime91 Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
May 30th 2018 at 9:57:39 AM

Some recon elements of the Enclave might be roaming about at least.

But seriously, if this is another mainline entry in the franchise, I hope they learn from their mistakes in Fallout 4. No more super-simplified dialogue system. I want to be able to actually roleplay a bit in my RPG. And while the perks system was okay, I'd like to have skills and S.P.E.C.I.A.L. points back, again to have more meaningful dialogue choices.

edited 30th May '18 10:06:36 AM by danime91

GutstheBerserker from Haiti Relationship Status: Drift compatible
May 30th 2018 at 10:17:56 AM

Fallout 4 was one of my favourite games of the past couple of years, so I'm exited to see what's next. I seem to be in the minority on this, but I loved the settlement construction mechanics and probably spent 90% of my game time just building shanty-towns across Boston.

Kind of surprised we are seeing new Fallout stuff before Elder Scrolls VI, but that doesn't mean that we won't be hearing something at E3.

I'm a bit worried about the online aspects of Fallout 76, however. I usually don't enjoy those sorts of games, and I especially hate how you are often penalized for trying to play them solo. I'll probably give it a fair chance though, if it looks fun.

May 30th 2018 at 10:19:14 AM

The general vibe I got was this is Fallout''s offering in the same vein as Far Cry 5. Mostly the aspect of adventuring in rural America, which became cool all of a sudden. Of course, they could throw in Children of the Atom kooky cult shenanigans.

danime91 Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
May 30th 2018 at 10:21:41 AM

[up]I don't think the Children of the Atom cult became a thing until a few hundred years later. This is a mere 20 years after the war.

[up][up]Don't get me wrong, I liked the settlement building, it's just the character interaction was somewhat lacking for me.

Journeyman Overlording the Underworld from On a throne in a vault overlooking the Wasteland
Overlording the Underworld
May 30th 2018 at 10:28:50 AM

"Ah yes, roving bands of Raiders are an ever-present blight on the West Virginian countryside."

I live in a small village in north central WV. For most of the past 18 years that I've been here, everything's been pretty quiet on the major crime front. Within the past year or two it got slightly more dangerous. As in a group of Ohio teens stole a car, joyrode right to the edge of town, crashed at the bridge, and had a final stand against the cops right there. Oh, and then a convict escaped a local prison and they spent an entire day manhunting in our area to find him. I got out to work before the blockade went up and by the time I came home it was down.

Compared to other places, we're downright calm. I'm betting what Phipps meant was the sheer lack of civilization in some places. You can actually go out and get lost in the wilderness if you know where to go. And there's a lot of places to go like that, even with the strip mining in the mountains.

ETA: It'd be pretty funny if we get to see three headed deer chasing squirrels the size of cats.

edited 30th May '18 10:34:52 AM by Journeyman

CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
Author
May 30th 2018 at 10:33:40 AM

While I meant the wilderness, I'll be honest, depending on where you go the opiod and meth gangs in the region are pretty Raidery.

:)

Plus there's plenty of communities made of scrap.

I'm envisioning an abandoned bunch of Poseidon Oil Refineries, Mirelurk Invested Ohio River with abandoned coal barges, a bunch of Psycho and Jet Labs next to the ruins of Marshall University, abandoned coal mines (find some secret Vaults), and Charred Town.

edited 30th May '18 10:38:06 AM by CharlesPhipps

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
May 30th 2018 at 10:53:03 AM

I know radiation is magic in fallout but would we see that many major mutations only 20 years after? The survivor in honest hearts saw some vault monsters but only early stage mutations (but that covered what, 30 years of time?)

Hoping this isn't just a survival game or a battle royal... And there's some plot in there....


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