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Unwashed Village / Re: The Amusing Disaster of Fallout: The Frontier
« Last post by Hoopy Frood on Today at 06:00:49 AM »
That's seriously fucked up.
Unwashed Village / The Amusing Disaster of Fallout: The Frontier
« Last post by Sharky Jeff on Today at 05:36:18 AM »
Let me paint a picture for you.  A game in development for seven years, almost a decade, being hyped for that entire period.  The hype builds up near the release... a 2020 release date looms closer and closer.  There are a couple of delays, but people still have a fair amount of confidence in the final product.  Then, as the release is just around the corner, a few rumors come out... things sound bad.  But there's not enough time to react.  The game releases.  Then it all comes crashing down, as the entire gaming world discovers what a piece of shit was in the oven all this time.  Its taken off of big platforms, and this once hyped project has been reduced to little more than a joke.  Now imagine that after the release of Cyberpunk 2077, the exact same thing happens again except way funnier.

The Sexy Lizards

We knew a lot about the Frontier before its release.  We knew about the various factions and motivations, knew about the vehicles and all that.  But we did not know that there was going to be a race of horny lizards.  And there was.  There was a race of horny lizards.   They have sex with each other in a vault, they are horny lizards.  This is some very weird fetish stuff, and I do not like it.  The team actually tried to hide this aspect of the game, there was hardly any mention of it.  Makes sense they'd be embarrassed by this.  Hmm, I wonder who made that part of the mod...

The Pedophile Furry Developer

One of the Developers is a pedophile and a furry.  The latter I don't really give a shit about, if you want to draw yourself as a wolf go ahead, but the pedophile part is not ideal.  In a Furaffinity post, he complains that  "art" featuring minors is banned, but he's done a lot more than complain about pedophilic furry art.  He's actually made some himself.  Not a great look for the mod, its no wonder that...

It's Been Removed From Steam and Nexus

It is now hidden from Nexus and removed from Steam.  On steam, the mod page says "Coming soon - This item is not yet available."  While this is very vague, the Nexus page describes more specifically the problem.

"Some deeply concerning news has emerged in the past few hours. We have been recently notified that one of our developers, ZuTheSkunk, had posted animated pedophillic content on their personal artist accounts. The items in question are deeply disturbing to the entire team, and we condemn them in the strongest sense. ZuTheSkunk has since been removed from the Development Team and banned off of our Community Discord. We will be conducting dialogue with members of the development team to hear their thoughts regarding the current situation and help make our decision more informed. We have stopped production and work on the mod to address the current events properly. More measures will be undertaken and a more detailed address will be posted soon.
The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed both in the mod, and outside of it, belong solely to the authors who write them, and not to the mod's organization, community, or other group or individual."

Speaking of the community discord...

The Community Discord has been Deleted

As I just discovered today, the community discord has been deleted.  There was no announcement or notification beforehand.  The discord server no longer exists.  I've been watching this discord server quite closely for a few months leading up to release.  During this time, though I was watching, I said very little.  I knew from the shit that went on in that server, that if I gave even the slightest criticism of this mod, I would be banned.

Good Riddance to the Community Discord

I do not miss the discord server, or the people on it.  It had notoriously power-drunk moderators who banned people for practically nothing.  A few bad apples ruined this project's team.  A youtuber, TKs Mantis, who has produced consistently decent fallout content for the past few years I've been following him, explained that he lost his position as a voice actor because he had Covid!  He was later banned from the discord on a whim, when complaining about, among other things, open racism on the team.  As were many other people, who were unjustly banned for civil criticisms.

Concluding Thoughts

A lot of the dialogue is terrible.  The voice acting is questionable, but I could forgive a community created mod for this.  The mod has weird foot fetish stuff in it.  Wild Wasteland undercuts the seriousness of various scenes, including a literal funeral scene.  There was a lot of work that was put into this mod, and some of the people doing that work were skilled and talented and passionate.  But now all of this work has been wasted, sucked into the garbage-eating black hole that is Fallout: The Frontier.
Unwashed Village / Re: Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« Last post by The Hanged Man on January 14, 2021, 11:38:26 PM »
I forgot how much I hate the Brotherhood in this game.
I kind of betrayed them in the end, turning on that strike team at Mariposa and gunning them down.
I regret nothing.

I fished the game tonight. All of the companions died in the Cathedral as keeping them alive is near impossible. At least they went up in that epic explosion.
Tycho made it to The Master but got swept up in the crowd of Supermutants, couldn't even find his body.

It was kinda sobering, going in with a party full of chums and coming out alone. I don't think I've ever done a playthrough where everyone survives and shy of dumping them all before the endgame, I don't think I could but I do like the drama of them all dying so... eh.

I didn't realize how many of the endings are broken or missing. I got a few that were apparently impossible to get and triggered some stuff I didn't know was possible. Like I went to see Set, after The Master was killed and he gave me the location of Mariposa, having lines like 'Your desire, my need' and he actually seemed to respect me.

The Ending still suggested that they were overwhelmed by mutants though, despite them surviving the post waterchip slaughter.

The game also thought that I did Mariposa first, even though I did the Cathedral first... dunno why.
Apparently a bug makes that ending impossible but I strangely got it at the end of my playthrough, it's very weird.

I was sad that the Followers are doomed, regardless. Their canon ending is impossible to unlock, because the NPCs needed for the questline don't exist.

As far as I can tell, you can only get the 'the hub dies' ending as well, which kinda blows.

I also got the 'you didn't kill enough raiders!' ending, even though I wiped out the Khans and killed a dozen or so on the road.

I found this game to be even better than I remembered it. Has so many wonderful touches and such a great soundtrack, there's way more weapons than I remember there being too, I guess not seeing the Gun Runners made it harder to get a hold of them but the Gatling plasma/Gatling laser is insane! I doubled the size of The Master's army with that thing. :P

Game is a bit flawed in some places, a lot is missing and some of the things got on my tits a bit (having to put my weapons away, ever time I enter a city... >.<) but it's definitely a game to last. :D
Unwashed Village / Re: Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« Last post by The Hanged Man on January 14, 2021, 12:11:37 AM »
Ian is a bit of a dick, not gonna lie. xD

Also, he makes it weird as Ian was my Dad's name. Couldn't yell at him either, because my Dad would think that I'm targetting him.

Wow, the voice cast is better than I remember for Fallout 2, they all fit so well, I never thought to look it up.

I wiped out the Deathclaw menace, I doubt I could've done that at sixteen, given how I used shotguns and whimpy weapons, even when facing The Master. Definitely enjoyed overthrowing the Corrupt Regulators and them dropping more armour than anyone could feesibly carry meant I could stock up on gear. :D

I did the Waterchip thing, without betraying Necropolis, Set is still a collossal dick but he's at least the fun kind. Unlike the Brotherhood who are just a pain.

Defeating the Super mutants at the watershed was so much easier than it was before. I'd done most, if not all of the side quests at this point, so I walked in in Combat Armour, with a flame thrower. Poor fools didn't stand a chance.

It's weird how much and how little I remember of Necropolis, some bits I remember like the back of my hand but others are just so confusing and messed up to me. I forgot you needed junk parts to fix that damn water well thing, thought I could just use a tool on it or something.

Got to the Vault and handed the chip in. I have to admit, intelligent characters miss out on the golden scene, where the Dweller tries eating the chip and the Vault Overseer has to pull it out of his mouth. xD
Unwashed Village / Re: Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« Last post by Hoopy Frood on January 13, 2021, 06:35:26 AM »
I remember how cool I thought it was that MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) voiced Killian and Freddie Brooks from A Different World (Cree Summer) voiced Tandi.

And I remember the first time Ian shot me in the back. It would be the first of many times.

And then he trapped me on the bridge that one time and I hadn't saved in a while and lost a lot of progress when I had to reload.

Ian was a dick when you think about it.
Unwashed Village / Revisiting Fallout 1 after... years.
« Last post by The Hanged Man on January 12, 2021, 12:21:30 AM »
I've played the other Fallouts a few times but I've not completed Fallout 1 in ten years. (I did it for a youtube let's play but the finale didn't record :( )
I wanted to revisit it a little for some research for a Van Buren RP I'm currently doing.
I've done Fallout 2 at least 3 times in the past ten years but 1... not so much. There's a lot of bits that I remember like the back of my hand and bits that I've only just noticed.

I can't believe it took me over ten years to find the wall mounted locker safes in Vault 15. Literally walked past them every other playthrough.  :o

Made sure not to give Ian anything automatic.

No, no ian! Put that staple gun down, put it dow-!

I somehow remember the Boneyard having nothing in it and now I'm finding all sorts kicking about. Like the Death District.

Found out that Ian is a BOSS with a sniper rifle, shame he insists on putting it away and punching things half the time. Like dude, I get that you're badass for punching deathclaws but c'mon man, I bought you a sniper and some bullets. Please use them!

I've only just found Decker and I have to say, hearing Keith David tell me that he's proud of me makes me all gooey inside... almost makes me forget that I murdered a bunch of people.

Loved Jeff Bennet as Loxley, the dude's so talented. I hadn't done either of these quests before, couldn't believe I'd overlooked them.

I actually forgot that they had real voice actors in these games, like named ones that I'd actually reckognize. I kind of like as well that they're talented people in their field instead of just 'oh, people like this guy, so put him in the game!'

I don't know why I found this game so hard. I'm already a force to be reckoned with and I'm only in metal armour, with a missile launcher. God knows what I'll be like when I get power armour again. I'm assuming I messed my stats up something fierce before.

Got a few more Boneyard quests to do, then I'm off to Necropolis! :D
Unwashed Village / Re: New year!
« Last post by The Hanged Man on January 06, 2021, 02:47:13 AM »
I already hate this year more. On the fifth and I'm exhausted.

Glad to hear you lot are doing okay though. :)
Unwashed Village / Re: New year!
« Last post by Hoopy Frood on January 03, 2021, 11:16:22 PM »
New year to you as well.

It'll be hard-pressed to be worse than the last year for the world as a whole. (Liz and I did all right last year.)
Unwashed Village / New year!
« Last post by TK on January 01, 2021, 11:29:08 PM »
Not committing to any superlatives this year at all.
Unwashed Village / Vicious SPAM bot attack
« Last post by Chucara on December 22, 2020, 10:16:59 PM »
Good news everyone!

We've had another spam attack. More precautions have been taken to ensure it'll be 2 hours longer before it happens again.

Hoopy was kind enough to help delete some of posts, and I have deleted all users without any posts. Unfortunately, this may also include legitimate users - in which case they'll need to register again.

E.A.R.L.'s defensive systems have been upgraded, and I've hired the only thing I could afford as extra protection: a relatively ill-tempered squirrel.
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