Cashgrab 2 - Fallout 76 gets a subscription service called Fallout1st

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Proletären, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Proletären

    Proletären Mildly Dipped

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    Mar 15, 2012



    For a substantial sum you can now either get a one month subscription on Fallout1st or some discount if you sign up for 12.

    And here's what you'll get:


    This new subscription service has angered the fan base and even most news outlets, who usually act like little Bethesda suck-ups, have reported negatively on it. Have they finally realised what a joke the incompetents at Bethesda has turned Fallout into? An angry fan even registered falloutfirst.com before Bethesda could do it and filled it with negativity.

    Chris Avellone tweeted something along the lines that some Bethesda stupidity at the same time as the release of The Outher Worlds was probably the best promotion Obisidian could have hoped for. The more Bethesda destroys Fallout the more people would pour over to similar type of games.

    Anyway it's been discussed on our forums for a while now.
     
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  2. Eumesmopo

    Eumesmopo Learned to love the bomb

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    Dec 6, 2012
    That fansite is a great read, hahahah
     
  3. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    I like how Bethesda's idea of dealing with the shit in their bed is to shit the bed even harder.
     
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  4. Idiotfool

    Idiotfool Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 12, 2007
    So, Bethesda didn’t register the domain for FalloutFirst. Looks like a hero registered it and has created a legit website to explicitly state that this is a giant fuck you. https://falloutfirst.com/

    It is glorious.
     
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  5. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Funny because that's literally in the news post.
     
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  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
  7. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Not AureliusofPhoenix

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    Mar 9, 2018
    I thought this was funny.
    Fallout 76 players are targeting subscription members.
     
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  8. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Sep 14, 2009
    I love this idea...it's time to kill the series.
     
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  9. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    It's a rough week in the world of Fallout 76. Reddit and subsequently youtubers and game journalists (who use Reddit as their primary source) signal boost a lot of vocal but not necessarily majority opinions which are countered by the reality in-game. Just anecdotal from myself and a few others but there are an awful lot of Fallout 1st players in the game currently, so the outrage hasn't been representative of people not actually paying for the subscription. It oddly enough seems quite popular. I chalk this up to the 1650 monthly atoms because the subscription price alone for those is cheaper than any other option.
     
  10. Ediros

    Ediros Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Feb 4, 2016
    The fact that There are morons who would pay for it in The First place @Korin is what surprises me. Then again most People are retarded. Instead of paying 100$ for something that should have been in The base game, you could buy Persona 5 Royal or netflix or Xbox game pass.

    When you think your faith in humanity couldn't get any lower Fallout First happens. At this point I am just waiting as Corporations take over World, while people cheer they only take their blood instead of selling them for parts and paying for it.

    Capitalism, Good in theory, terrible in practice. With AI designed to exploit whales third world war is starting to look appealing.
     
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  11. Risewild

    Risewild Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Jun 14, 2014
    Wait, didn't Pete Hines and players say that getting Atoms in game was really easy and you would have tons of them just by playing the game? Why is it worth paying money to get Atoms if they are easy to get in-game without paying? :scratch:
     
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  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    You better buy those ATOMS now folks so you can buy fancy armor in a game with no content. Get that SUB quick friends because you can play with 7! whole people alone in your very own server with NO CONTENT!
     
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  13. Proletären

    Proletären Mildly Dipped

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    Mar 15, 2012
    I thought this article was an excellent critique of what's wrong with 76:

     
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  14. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    It is easy and you do get tons of them but there's a finite limit per day/week in addition to a few thousand from account based atom challenges. If you buy them it's about $1 for 100, the subscription is something like .50 for 100. If you only buy one or two items here and there you probably aren't buying atoms. If you are buying atoms then the subscription is actually the cheapest.
     
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  15. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    I guess that's where capitalism comes in because it's there and people are willing to pay. It doesn't matter if you could get another game cheaper, a Netflix subscription or the xbox game pass because what they want to play is Fallout 76 and not those things. Also, if someone has disposable income they may buy a coffee every day without thinking much of it. This wouldn't be much different. It's nickel and diming but the nickels and dimes add up. A coffee doesn't last more than half an hour or so and we're still willing to pay for it. In-game cosmetics will last as many hours as you play the game. It's hard to compare relative value of these things.

    Also like I said in my above reply if you buy cosmetics at all the subscription is worth it just for the atoms because it's half the price of regular atom bundles.
     
  16. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    Hey Korin you don't have to justify that FALLOUT FIRST FANBOY tag. You EARNED it!

    :rofl:
     
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  17. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    I didn't buy Fallout 1st :p but since none of you guys play the game and likely neither do most of the youtubers and game journalists writing about it I'm filling in the blanks.
     
  18. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

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    Oct 28, 2014
    I never get the argument where it's like" YouTubers haven't played the game" when it's clear some of them did, what with livestreams and such.
     
  19. Korin

    Korin Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
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    Aug 6, 2010
    Yeah some of them have "played" the game but when you watch their stream they're like level 20, something you can get in an evening. Their income revolves around advertising so whatever gets clicks and subscriptions is what their video content is produced for. Youtube algorithms also prioritize video post frequency over anything else so top youtubers shovel clickbait drivel at an almost industrial level. There is no money in them actually playing the game but there's a lot of money in bitching about it. People seem willing to spend 30 minutes+ of their time to hear someone echo a thing they already believe. That's not limited to video game youtubes, there's big money in producing content for an echo chamber. Ex. See any video compilation of "the worst things Donald Trump has done" and how people are willing to just watch it because they hate Donald Trump and want to hear someone with a lot of Youtube views say the same thing

    It is generally easy for me to see how much understanding some of these people have of the game because they may reference a feature or a problem that hasn't existed for months. Talk about gameplay that doesn't actually work the way they describe. Present half-facts and be missing information. A lot of the time their point of reference is the sub-reddit.
     
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  20. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

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    Oct 28, 2014
    So how long should somebody play then?