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I have to agree, making it free to play seems to be throwing the towel into the ring.
It is also convenient in this case. People tend to criticize free games far less than games you have to pay full price for.
I think the controversies are accelerating things, but I don't think they are causing it. The game wasn't making amazing sales even on day 1. And the lootbox stuff was already being worked on for a while.
I think the plan would've been to go F 2 P a year or more later. But the controversy making the sales even worse than expected pushed that timetable forward as a vague attempt to keep the boat afloat a bit longer.
Bethesda is denying FO76 will go FTP...
Lootboxes are probably an inevitability, though
^ Then again, Battleborn and Lawbreakers said the same thing...
If they admit it, then they completely lose out on any chance of people still buying the game before the FTP drop happens.
also apparently theyve announced the ffa pvp server mode along with the uh..highly questionable plan to let people bring characters over from the non-pvp servers, nevermind that means being able to like..bring lvl 150 fully geared characters into FFA loot corpses mode.
So, to break convention, I'm going to post something that isn't bad news about the game (shocking, I know. They've managed to spend an entire week without a new one of those).
Bethesda is considering adding a new game mode: Survival Servers.
It's basically a PVP-oriented server, but here's the issue: you can transfer your already existing characters to the Survival server, which, as thousands of people have already pointed out, will inevitably lead to massive amounts of griefing.
One interesting point I've seen brought up is that this isn't really a good heading for what Bethesda originally claimed the game would be about, and as much as I find that investing on building this game world when it's basically dying in terms of concurrent players right now, the idea itself has merit.
What do y'all think?
I find that this is much like adding spinners to a submarine. It's a feature that doesn't really provide anything.
The game's not set for PVP. There's no real reward for it. Like, sure, you can take people's stuff I guess, but if that's a feature this just becomes its own set of problem (Are you fucked for good if you get ganked?)
There's also no faction, so really it's just encouraging stronger players to pick on weaker players and griefing.
But hey, it's exactly the kind half-assed, lazy design decision that Fallout 76 has been all about. So internally consistent at least. "Maybe if we let players kill each other they won't be bored and it saves us from making content!"
further fun with bad ideas. Bethesda is advertising a blue and yellow lambskin leather jacket with pictures of ill-fitting models in them.
You too can own the fallout 76 vault jacket for a mere 276 dollars plus shipping.
That much?? For that money, you could probably have one tailor made for you.
I had to look it up, because I assumed you were making it up and naming some random stupidly high number. Nope.
For fuck's sake, Bethesda, read the mood.
They aren't going to suddenly make it with nylon because of a shortage of leather, are they?
You could just buy a denim jumpsuit for a fraction of that price, cut out the number you want on it, and sew it on the back. Voila, one Vault Tec jumpsuit.
Nope, was not kidding in the least.
They seriously want 276 dollars for a leather jacket themed on fallout 76 and even tweeted about it.
it even comes with a (cheap looking) tote bag to carry it in
also people were pointing out in some youtube comments you generally use lambskin leather for high end vanity products that durability isnt a key issue for, because the stuff is thin and easy to damage, so the use of it for the entire outside, or using taffeta 9which is basiclaly Rayon), for the inside, and selling it as "premium" is insane levels of pure bullshit.
Edited by Midgetsnowman on Jan 25th 2019 at 8:03:09 AM
Why would you want a tote bag for a jacket?
And yeah, this sounds like a massive ripoff.
Its technically a "garment bag" but it doesnt look at all like a quality actual garment bag, but like they aped the general shape of a garment bag but in the form of the sort of cheap material you get your one time use only cap and gown for highschool graduation.
At this stage it's almost like Zenimax wants to nuke Bethesda from orbit and used this game to do it.
or decided the fallout IP wasnt worth it anymore
also as people noticed, half the pics in the store look like they were literally taken on a factory floor where some of the white paint had scratched off from wear and tear, with the jacket hastily thrown there to prove it was a real product.
Edited by Midgetsnowman on Jan 26th 2019 at 10:21:15 AM
It's clearly taken in front of an abandoned building to say "post apocalyptic". Come on, there's plenty to make fun off without grasping at straws.
...It's a common thing that comes when buying fancy-ish coats. It protect the coat when not in sure or in storage. They rarely ARE fancy, so advertising it comes with one is a bit weird.
Now I fully expect this to not end up being lambskin leather as advertised by either patent leather or vinyl. That actually DOES sound like a Bethesda move.
Edited by Ghilz on Jan 26th 2019 at 1:27:25 PM
That is Fallout's aesthetic, so I can't fault them too much for that. Though I feel like there was probably a way to get that aesthetic while looking more professional.
It's a drop in the bucket compared to everything else wrong, anyway.
Edited by Discar on Jan 26th 2019 at 10:27:18 AM
They're not fashion experts, so they're winging it. They probably didn't know that most such bags aren't especially advertised.
well the double probl;em with advertising the garment bag is pictures of the garment bag show its basically the same nylon as the infamous tote bag./
That's normal for a garnment bag. These things tend to be cheap since it's literally just there to store a coat and get dirty instead of the coat.
They are never made of fancy material. (Coz frankly, no one wants to feel like they are paying for the bag).
Edited by Ghilz on Jan 26th 2019 at 1:31:11 PM
I get that, yes.
The problem is that its real easy for the intenret to notice that and mock bethesda further over a "feature" of the coat they probabl;y didnt need to advertise simply because of a previous incident
Does this rabbit hole have a bottom? The more I see, the more I wonder what the hell were they thinking.
Edited by raziel365 on Jan 26th 2019 at 10:38:50 AM
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