- Miker525 likes this
- Cheap Ass Gamer
- → Viewing Profile: Likes: jonathansmith369
jonathansmith369Member Since 07 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Today, 03:12 PM
- Group CAGiversary!
- Active Posts 123
- Profile Views 2450
- Member Title CAG Veteran
- Age 37 years old
jonathansmith369 hasn't added any friends yet.
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 10 December 2019 - 10:12 PM
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 15 November 2019 - 04:54 PM
That shuffle option sounds great until I remember that I probably have less than 10% of my available library downloaded and of that only about 5% of my downloaded ones are updated to the current version. Randomly choosing a title to watch a download progress bar for does still sound like more fun than my normal plan of spending 30 minutes browsing my collection and giving up before playing anything at all.
- captbrannigan likes this
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 12 November 2019 - 04:33 PM
If you can get into the right mindset from the very beginning that you just want to finish the story and don't obsess over getting everything and top end gear it should be a decent ride.
This is part of the reason why even though I got Fallout 76 for free at launch, I never jumped in (the other is because I naively believed they'd actually add enough SP to flesh out the game experience). I have major ADD + OCD for getting distracted by & feeling compelled to complete "all" side quests which can be frustrating as hell.
One of my primary things I predict will piss me off about this game if I try to get into it is apparently inventory slots are arbitrarily limited which seems to be purposeful to drive collector types (like me) towards the $99 annual membership fee. that.
Is it AT ALL possible to simply fly through the main story of this game (without getting caught up too much in collecting/crafting trinkets & other bullshit & constantly being annoyed by limited inventory space)?
The real problem comes in with the repeatable daily quests that you can do again after 20-24 hours pass. I would recommend doing each one once and then hiding them and never going back. At first I assumed they were normal side quests and didn't realize they keep coming back so you can't get them to leave you alone. Lol. Then there are also public events which pop a prompt up on screen to alert when they begin. These are just the same thing each time but useful to grind out more gear if you want to continue upgrading your legendary set. Both dailies and events are mostly just to pad the fact that the only endgame is grinding more loot.
The only problem with doing main quest only is that you may be a little underleveled for the endgame areas. The majority of the best perks don't unlock until you get close to the level 50 point where you have hit max special points. If you plan ahead you can skip quality of life perks and plan your build for combat only it should not be impossible to keep moving through the story.
I like to keep multiple weapon types just in case and multiple armor sets to switch it up and this is where the inventory limits hit you. I filled my stash space with crafting materials after about 20 hours of play, and if I didn't attach unnecessary value to digital junk you could just drop your excess materials and move on. Instead I keep everything and sell it through my vendors to other players or directly to the NPC robot vendors.
Unfortunately Fallout 4 had just finished training me to hoard every damn garbage resource just in case I need it to build some garbage in a settlement without hunting for it.
In 76 you don't need to build a ton of stuff. You can build a big permanent camp with resource generators and set up vending machines to be a trader and resident of the land. But you should skip this entirely and just be a traveling nomad who moves their camp to wherever they need it. Then you just need to figure out what you need to repair the weapons you use and supplies to make more ammo for it.
I still hope to finish up all the year one content and take a break before the hopefully large and content filled Wastelanders update and NPCs arrive. If you haven't gotten into it yet who knows if it is worth playing or if you should just wait until wastelanders drops and check if that is a better jumping in point. The normal main quest really doesn't take you to a ton of places on the map so it should be possible for them to add new content in those unexplored areas to expand the story without breaking the loneliness intended in the original story line.
If you have trouble keeping on focus just remind yourself that it is an always online game so there is literally no point in collecting and keeping every unique thing in the game since it will all be gone anyway when they quit supporting the servers. Good luck if you decide to jump in. If you get mad at me for talking you into it give me a shout and I can give you some extra gear to help you out if you get stuck.
- digital wedgies likes this
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 29 July 2019 - 04:04 PM
Yeah I didn't enjoy the base building mechanic in Fallout 4 at all, and assumed that what most of Fallout 76 was going to be.
Talking smack about Fallout 4 is fun, but there's no time for that right now. There's a settlement that needs your help, I'll mark it on your map.
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 08 July 2019 - 10:05 PM
- Darthziggy likes this
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 28 June 2019 - 08:58 PM
Really, you'll get your monthly dose of disappointment soon enough.
We need to get this GWG disappointment dose as soon as possible so it doesn't conflict with the regularly scheduled disappointment of the next sale announcement.
- briandadude likes this
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 20 June 2019 - 09:22 PM
There's also a standard version bundle for $17.00 that includes a loot box of Fallout themed trinkets, an alleged $20 value of its own:
That loot box better be made out of canvas or I am going to be so pissed.
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 19 June 2019 - 09:04 PM
I have an 8 bay NAS with these 10TB shucked western digital from the black Friday best buy deal last year. The space is fantastic, but I upgraded these from 6TB reds, and these drives are noisy af. They all "knock" when idle at different intervals so it's like you hear the noise every 5 seconds or so. If this NAS didn't sit in my office it wouldn't be so bad, but it is what it is, a worthy compromise for 60TB+ of data hoarding goodness.
You know there is such a thing as having too much porn, right?
- Blade likes this
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 06 June 2019 - 02:41 PM
- dorath likes this
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 03 June 2019 - 04:50 PM
New Xbox one s fortnite edition
Pretty dope color if you ask me.
I always like to check what is included in these bundles to see what I might be able to cash out if I sell the crap I don't want. "Fortnite Save the World sold separately". I thought this was supposed to go free like a year ago already and yet they still don't even bother including it in an exclusive bundle.
- Z-Saber likes this
Posted by jonathansmith369 on 31 May 2019 - 01:21 PM