Fallout 76 - BoS makes their appearance

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Proletären, Oct 25, 2020.

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  1. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
    Hey come on, let's be fair here:

    Fallout Tactics was at least trying to be original in it's plot. As far as being a faithful successor to Fallout 1 and 2 goes, I'd put it leagues ahead of 3.
    Honestly, I'm kinda debating whether or not this is actually true.

    Like, if you want a good expansion to the Fallout universe, you really have to scrape the bottom of the barrell, and Fallout Tactics is at least better than Bethesda Fallout.

    Then again, the "Destroy Calculator" Ending feels fitting, and doesn't give some random BOS Chapter the power of a demi-god.
     
  2. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    So what's the canon reason they show up, despite not showing up there prior to 76?
     
  3. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Remember those guys we talked to on the radio like 5 years ago that we lost contact with after sending them that sweet ascii art of our logo. let's go see what they are up too.

    *sometime later*

    We must abandon all the things our organization is about since we have been here for 3 days and seeing how nothing has changed. also I smashed the radio so nobody can call the Elders to tell them.

    Something like that.
     
  4. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    I still like the logic of "Uh, should I go check on em?"

    "yeah prbly"

    "Cool I'll get my boots on and head over to West Virginia real quick. See ya."
     
  5. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    You know what the really silly thing is, you run into a group of US Army Soldiers who have been since before the bombs fell and it makes the BOS come off as fucking dumbasses because it is so close to the war. It's like what House said, they are a bunch of fucking larpers.
     
  6. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    The Brotherhood's aesthetic is cool but only insofar that it's a product of a society that has grown in the Wasteland, with the Old World totally gone. I had always assumed that the Brotherhood's strange aesthetic was a product of time, and that Maxson who from what we can tell was a pretty level-headed albeit moralistic guy wouldn't literally start calling people "Knights" "Scribes" and "Paladins" in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. Could you picture say, Randall Clark in his cave deciding to go full LARP? He sort of does by the end, but that's after literal decades and he's trying to put on a show for actual children.
     
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  7. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    Well I mean they look fucking stupid within in the context of Fallout 76 with how Bethesda portraits them. It's like 20 years since the bombs fell and all those people in the BOS in the game were born before the war, some of them where IN THE ARMY! Now you got these group of Old Soldiers pushing into their 50's and 60's still carrying on like they did before the war and them not making up their own little group of Khanights, so it just makes the BOS inclusion stand out even more that it makes them look like a bunch of dumbassess.
     
  8. Proletären

    Proletären Moderator

    778
    Mar 15, 2012
    dude have you watched the videos I posted on the previous page? this one in particular walks you through the new lore:

     
  9. Iprovidelittlepianos

    Iprovidelittlepianos Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    320
    May 12, 2020
    I’m sure this has been mentioned before but, remember how Maxson wasn’t willing to allow an expedition to West-Tek because it was too dangerous?

    And remember how the brotherhood guy that went there signed off his holodisk as “Sgt. D. Allen, United States Armed Forces”? Funny how he didn’t call himself Paladin D. Allen, Brotherhood of Steel.
     
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  10. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    You posted?
    Well you see that if take into consideration the fact that WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!
     
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  11. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    "Elder Maxson, shall we approach

    S A N

    D I E G O"

    "no"

    "West Virginia it is"
     
  12. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I have been wanting to write a proper response on this regarding how this all has to do with a different writing and design philosophy.
    But all I can say is, because this is all done by Bethesda even if it is not the main team.
    I would not be surprised to find out that they handled all the writing and in game content choices while the other team carried it all out.
     
  13. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Resident crazy lady

    Jun 15, 2015
    Because they look COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. That is why and the only reason why. Bethesda's brain dead audience that still plays this piece of shit would be pissed if there was no Brotherhood of Steel in the game since they believe that the Brotherhood always should play a big role in all Fallout games. Remember, Bethesda's audience is primarily 12 year olds or those with the minds of 12 year olds who want to look bad ass in their power armor with their Call of Duty gun. Fallout has become nothing more then a juvenile power fantasy.
     
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  14. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Fossil

    Apr 7, 2017
    Whatever lore discrepancies there are between Fallout 1, 2 and Bible are so minor, so small, compared to the bullshit Bethesda has done because none really shook the foundation of the series and changed major rules for no reason except to just contrive reasons to have a faction in a specific area, or a specifc mutant or whatever. That is why i find laughable when twats even attempt to defend the lore raping in the Bethesda Fallout games by claiming the first two games and Bible did it.

    But honestly, i have stopped caring about rectons, and lore being fucked in the ass at this point. That's Bethesda's MO since 2008. I could write an essay on how retarded BOS being in West Virginia is, but i just don't care anymore. I just go "Uh." and move on with my life.
     
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  15. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    I stopped reading or caring about the canon past New Vegas. I consider 3 partially canon and it's only because it's referenced by New Vegas