Making Your Own Wasteland

What the actual f&*k lol

Many years ago, in one of my many unfinished playthroughs of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I was on a quest. The snow was falling, I was trekking through the mountains by myself, and an idea hit me.

They should really add co-op to this game.”

I mean how cool would it be to play Elder Scrolls or Fallout with a group of homies? Then it came. Fallout 76 was revealed. A cool idea; Fallout but in an online setting. Bethesda was coming in clutch, ushering in the most ambitious Fallout to date. But, just like that it was..

 demolished.

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As quick as it came out, it was murdered. I’ve dabbled in the idea of picking this up, but the reviews have proven not to. It also doesn’t help that the game is broken, probably using the same engine since Fallout 3, and poorly supported.

Let’s not forget the problems with the pre-order bag and all the mask that had mold in it. It looks like Bethesda isn’t done yet.

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Fallout 1st a subscription for a broken game.

For as low as $12.99 a month or $100 a year (no idea how the hell they came up with these prices), you can become a Fallout 1st member. As a member of the 1st (and only) you’ll gain access to:

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All right enough BS. If you pay for this you get access to features the four players who still play this have been asking for since launch. This is ridiculous, and Bethesda have been getting rightfully flamed since they announced this on October 23rd.

How the legit hell can you be this blind/deaf to player complaints?

The subscription launched, and I guess the stuff you get doesn’t even work. The scrapbox is bugged, the private worlds aren’t even private with dead bodies being found and players able to invade, the Ranger Outfit looks like shit (excuse my language), and 1650 monthly atom allowance translates to $16.50. What?

Also note Bethesda wouldn’t allow the scrapbox to have infinite storage at launch due to “performance issues”, but all of a sudden it works now. This subscription is just Bethesda selling everything the players have wanted that should be free.

Let’s backtrack for a sec. So it costs $13 for one month or $100 for a year.

  • PS Now costs $10 a month or $60 a year with access to over 891 games (it says that on the PS Now menu)
  • Netflix is $12.99 a month
  • Xbox Game Pass is $10
  • It’s free not to play this dumpster fire

You honestly can’t make this up. I feel like this year was a competition between different gaming companies to see hw bad they can mess up. EA with Anthem, Ubisoft with Battle Passes and Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Bethesda with this mess, Activision with Modern Warfare (although they seem to have changed their ways), and Blizzard with the Hong Kong situation.

I’m not mad. I’m just shocked that they have the audacity to do this. Like I said about Ghost Recon, it’s one thing to charge people for loot boxes or other BS in a working game. It’s another when you charge extra for content in a broken game that doesn’t seem to be making any good progress forward.

Until further notice, Bethesda seems to be on every one’s crap list. It’s even worse for them when The Outer Worlds is out and has been performing pretty well. (Developer Obsidian Entertainment made The Outer Worlds, and made Fallout: New Vegas which some claim to be the best in the series.) By the way, the Ranger skin you get is from Fallout: New Vegas.

This is the world we live in folks. Let it be known that from here on out, people won’t trust Bethesda moving forward and rightfully so.

 


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