Fallout 76 Wastelander add-on released

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Hassknecht, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. BiggumsBoi

    BiggumsBoi ADOLESCENT BRAINDEAD TROLL

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    Apr 16, 2020
    I guess it does to realize I was goofing
    I both know he ain't playing it and the dlc won't suddenly make the game better
     
  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    You are a noob. We must assume you love Bethesda until you put on a fancy avatar and develop a personality for us to remember.
     
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  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I keep thinking about that stupid expression "That is why we can't have nice things" but in general it rings true. Not just in gaming of course but also in real life but we are talking about games at the moment.

    These gamers indeed complain when a game franchise they follow is changed or a spin off is made that differs from the main series, but with this complete turn in opinion despite that this expansion does not address any of the serious issues this game has (for one, even as a multiplayer game it falls serious short and it further weakens the franchise it is part of) this audience is making itself irrelevant.
    If complaints can be overcome by superficial fixes it gives publishers only the signal that not more work needs to be done in design and execution or that the people that headed this project should perhaps not be in charge of another game.

    One of the reasons why some people were upset by the Epic Store was because it was announced that publishers were going to be the guiding force and that the opinions of customers was irrelevant despite that they are the ones who will pay for the product so that publishers can make back what they spend and some profit on it.

    But if audiences are so quickly subdued or changes their tune the publishers can indeed ignore their customers because they will buy the product anyway, it almost sounds more like an addiction on the part of the customers.
    "Let is buy it anyway because there is nothing better." There is nothing better because you consume what is put on front of you anyway than sticking to any of your criticisms why you feel that gaming is in decline.

    Perhaps current circumstances and future consequences will have effect on the gamer community, gaming is after all a luxury and not a necessity and when disposable income start to drop these people will have to choose between sugary crud, fast food, weed, and whatever else they use to blank out their lives and video games.
    Gamers who depend on their parents and their credit cards will probably feel this even sooner.

    I can be wrong of course but I like to think that the gaming industry is also an increasing bubble that sooner or later is going to pop, at least the triple AAA industry as mobile games will probably survive anyway.
    And that because of the current crisis the first cracks will start to show.
     
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  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    It is an addiction. Just like all this online shit is.
     
  5. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 15, 2015
    According to @AgentBJ09 who is keeping an eye on Fallout 76 and it's drama, Bethesda is hiring people to throttle negative reviews, are paying for good reviews and are hiring "game journalist" from sites like Rock, Paper, Shotgun and Polygon to write fluff pieces and go to bat for them with any criticism people have for the Wastelander DLC. By the way, on Steam there is no review graph for Fallout 76 Wastelander DLC. No doubt this is Bethesda's doing.
     
  6. Gaddes

    Gaddes Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 18, 2010
  7. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 15, 2015
    Because the only technology that one should come across in Fallout is Pre-War. It's not like Fallout 2 or New Vegas had technological advancements that were Post-War. That would be silly. :V
     
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  8. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    Humanity can't improve in Fallout, it must be in total shit for all eternity. No technological advancements, no science advancements, nothing.

    As Todd Howard, Our Lord, as decreed.
     
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  9. FDO

    FDO Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jul 4, 2018
    What? How much are they paying? For a good price (5 zeros minimum at the end of the sum, I don't need petty hand out) I will write a good review on NMA... Why woudn't I make profits?
     
  10. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    So I went on Steam and yeah, it's gone. But when I reload the page while scrolled down to the reviews section it shows up for a split second. If Bethesda is pulling some shit then I really hope that it gets exposed cause that'd be hilarious. Like, the only reason the score went up is because they are that desperate and pathetic that they are willing to jeopardize their reputation even further.
     
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  11. mef

    mef Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Dec 29, 2014
    I don't think Bethesda has to buy positive reviews. This game still has a large community of fans who like it
     
  12. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I do wonder if they know that they are going to set themselves up for a next major disappointment because they made Bethesda realize that it can get away with its current practices.

    But we discussed that earlier in this thread, they will whine and complain but still buy the shitty game because its Fallout by Bethesda.
     
  13. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Ugh, see what they did to the Floaters https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Floater_(Wastelanders)
    Remind me of cartoon monsters from a completely different game.

    And as I mentioned in another post the main quest of Wastelanders expansion is to rob a Vault full of gold (ripping of Dead Money's main quest).
    Well it apparently the gold of Fort Knox was transferred to Vault 79 with its intended purpose to use it to rebuild the US' economy. https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Vault_79
    One of the groups that is after the gold is of course the Enclave (here called the Secret Service). You would think that securing missile silos wastelanders and Vault Dwellers have been going into and been firing missiles from would be a higher priority on their list.

    While I can understand that eventually the basis for an economy would be required once civilization had progressed to a certain point, the most valuable commodities after a war are not rare metals.

    BTW that is a good question? When did gold become a valuable commodity? I know before that goods like salt were valuable as it is a good food preserver.
     
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  14. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    I mean, those aren't Floater-Floaters. It's just more evidence towards Bethesda being creatively bankrupt. Name was already taken by a very iconic enemy in the original games and yet they could think of nothing else to call these things but Floaters since they float.
    Anything revolving squid or octopus or a jellyfish would be a better name.

    Also vault 79 is fucking stupid. Again, it shows how creatively bankrupt they are. Preserve something? Gotta store it in a vault!
     
  15. AgentBJ09

    AgentBJ09 Vault Dweller

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    Jul 9, 2015
    I don't think Bethesda is hiring people to throttle the negative reviews. Steam is however now restricting the ones that count towards the rating to those who bought the game via Steam instead of everyone who has a copy.

    So, Bethesda.aids players who got a Steam copy for free still won't get their voices heard.
     
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  16. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    Ah, that kind of explained it. Still, to see people who haven't bought the game anywhere else than Steam singing choirs of praises to this filth is saddening. I fully agree with Mr. Fish: we gamers get what deserve.
     
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  17. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    People are defending this game on Codex. That shows how shitty the online population (everywhere) has become over the past 10 years.
     
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  18. Norzan

    Norzan Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 7, 2017
    To be fair, one of the few people defending this game on the Codex is a retarded dipshit (rustyshackleford). He's a known decline enabler.
     
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  19. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    He sure has a lot of friends though.
     
  20. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Their support is not just a joke?