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Unwashed Village / Xbox and Zenimax/Bethesda Purchase
« on: September 23, 2020, 10:05:57 PM »
So I'm sure many of you are aware of the new purchase Xbox made and how the Fallout franchise may or may not see some new stuff in the future? I've heard all different sides and thoughts of the story but from what it's sounding like is that now Obsidian, inXile, and Bethesda are now technically all under the same roof now, maybe we can see some good things to come?

Anyone have any thoughts? It may also mean a bad time for Playstation users but who knows!

Unwashed Village / Re: Getting The Gang Back Together For 76?
« on: March 28, 2020, 06:24:31 AM »
76 IS coming to steam when Wastelanders drop. Unfortunately Wasterlanders got delayed a week, they cited COVID-19 but who really knows. So I imagine the steam release might bring in new people. I'll probably give Wastelanders a shot mostly because I own the friggin game so I'm still hoping I can get my money's worth.

I do like The Outer Worlds and I was hoping to have this discussion with some of the people who have also played it, but I can't shake the feeling that maybe a lot of the high praise it is receiving is more of a reaction to the state of RPG videogames since the lightening of their content that probably started with Skyrim in 2011.

I make this controversial statement now, but I believe that now the hype and glamor of the game's release is over, if it were to have released during the golden age of RPGs or in close proximity to another highly regarded RPG (I think the Witcher 3 is the most recent) it would not be seen as good as some people are saying it is. The game is ultimately FINE, and for some people that's good enough, which is also FINE. I also think a lot of the Praise stems from the shit canning the Fallout series has been getting recently thanks to a certain Game studio who has lost their way. That can be seen in the game's marketing when they say the whole "From the Creators of Fallout", which when you look at who from the OG Fallout team are working on it, I don't get too excited because my favorite Fallout devs and writers didn't work on the game (Chris Avellone comes to mind, others like Josh Sawyer and Brian Fargo as well). I say these names because I imagine Game development should kind of be like movies, with you seeing the people actually making the product to get a good idea of how it's going to be, especially in terms of game writing and direction. I don't mean to shit on Leonard Boyarsky or Tim Cain, I just know the others better and their previous work that if I saw their names attached to the project, I would be more interested.   

I wanted to go into spoilers and stuff about the game that kind of jive with what I'm saying, but I don't want to ruin the experience for anyone and I think it's still worth playing, I just want to insert a counterpoint to the immense praise it is getting for a game that really is ultimately a FINE game.

I can do a short list of vague good and not good things I found though:

Good: Characters (Parvati, Welles, the other Companions, and so on), Gun mechanics (Basic but works), Quests (Except bits of the main quest), the game's setting and world building to an extent (would go deep into spoilers, but it winds up being fairly basic), Leveling system is unique and understandable, Slo-Mo is neat, and the Flaws.

Not-Good: The main quest (really, this game, like a lot of RPGs, shines on it side quests), the game's setting when you see how black and white it really is, the factions, like the rest of the game, are usually black and white as well, and WHY CAN'T I TAKE OFF THE HATS OF MY COMPANIONS WHAT THE SHIT. I'm missing stuff obviously, but that's all I got RN. Might add more if I think of any.

Anyway, this game is fine, you should play it, have fun, but remember if it can get a sequel to make everything better, then we will really be cooking with propane.

Unwashed Village / Re: Happy new year
« on: January 07, 2020, 03:43:33 PM »
Just thought I'd get in and say it sometime before April, glad I beat the rush. 

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and new year!

Each new year and even Decade brings upon us as a race new unspeakable horrors. Let's hope we can mitigate this time around  8)

Unwashed Village / Re: Happy new year
« on: January 07, 2020, 02:37:21 AM »

Unwashed Village / Re: Fallout 76 Collector's Helmet Recall
« on: October 17, 2019, 10:23:26 PM »
It's the normal one, though they're identical, so I'm not sure how that works as it's supposedly the hood thing inside it that's moldy. Maybe it's a bad batch?

Yeah, I don't really know WHY one has mold and not the other, but a bad batch seems like a reasonable explanation.

Unwashed Village / Re: Fallout 76 Collector's Helmet Recall
« on: October 05, 2019, 05:02:32 AM »
After days of shuffling around, I guess if you have the normal non painted version of the Power Armor helmet you should be good.

If you have like a red nuka cola painted one from Gamestop, then you may need to look into the issue.

Unwashed Village / Fallout 76 Collector's Helmet Recall
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:21:01 PM »
Hey guys,

Just wanted to spread the news here for whomever it may concern but it turns out that an exclusive Gamestop version of the T-51b PA helmet that was given as part of a promotion for FO76. Apparently there's a chance of mold growing in the nylon helmet liner.

BE ADVISED don't wear it if you do regularly and probably check the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (If you're an American) and it currently says you should ask for a refund due to this recall.

Stay Safe and Unwashed

Unwashed Village / Re: Getting The Gang Back Together For 76?
« on: June 10, 2019, 02:54:57 AM »
They're adding a Battle Royale to 76

Unwashed Village / Re: The first 'Caption This' in forever!
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:07:01 PM »
TM: "Hey Kid, I'm in a tight spot, do you have any ideas how to leave the EU??"
Kid: "Uh... I was just gonna ask where the loo is..."

Unwashed Village / Re: Getting The Gang Back Together For 76?
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:05:17 PM »
I made an hour long video about Fallout 76, I think it's the longest I've ever done.
Link? :O

Unwashed Village / Re: Getting The Gang Back Together For 76?
« on: April 16, 2019, 01:29:11 AM »
I wanted to throw in my ten cents about something that I liked most about Fallout and those are the unique and interesting Factions, some of which are nice and original in 76, but they aren't really factions if you think about it, since you can join them all with no restrictions or consequences. Since there are no NPCs, these aren't really factions but just remnants, which is boring af.

So you got some original factions made for the game:
The Responders - Makes sense for Public Service careers, such as Police and Firefighters, banding together to protect people or ensure that the world doesn't suck too much. Think of Minutemen from FO4 but not a silly twist of a real life organization that doesn't really have much connection to its real life counterpart. But, of course, they don't exist really in game, so there's that.

The Free States - Interesting way to answer what the doomsday preppers were doing in the Fallout Universe, but their early story of being a separatist organization for West Virginia is interesting too. That's pretty much it, they started a home base at Harper's Ferry then all died. Great.

Then old factions that somehow find their way into the game:

Enclave - I think the Enclave's existence in the game is the most understandable. The re-writing of their origins as a Cabal that controlled the Pre-War US is a (in my mind) cool change, since it kind of makes sense. But I think if we remember, the only reason they are called the Enclave is some communication error when the game devs switched to Bethesda. But, of course, it's gotta be like Fallout 3, so you got an AI controlling the faction again.

Brotherhood of Steel - This faction had a lot of flak with its presence in 76, and I still think the existence is a little cheesy. First of all, they seem to have outfits from Fallout 4 which I feel is a little wacky imo. Now the story is that Roger Maxson founded the Brotherhood, then some how got into radio contact with an army unit that his friend was in command of (Kind of curious as to why the Enclave wouldn't do this, but whatever) and then they became a weird detachment of the Brotherhood existing in WV. Then they all died, and no one talked about them anymore, very cool.

Anyway, sorry for spoilers, but I figured that the spoilers won't really hurt anyone's experience

Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: April 08, 2019, 06:15:36 PM »
A lady that I really like is also really into Crusader Kings 2.  Sadly, I am too stupid for that particular game.

Nonsense, I think being stupid and just doing what your gut says can make for some interesting Crusader Kings 2 shenanigans

Unwashed Village / Re: PANIC!
« on: November 25, 2018, 05:43:42 PM »
Thank you for keeping the site alive, Chucara! I was afraid it was gone for good this time. Then what would we do?
hmmm Cannibalism?  8)

Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: August 23, 2018, 06:02:13 AM »
I also got No Man's Sky after the massive update. It's okay now I guess lol

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