Fallout 4

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  1. maflynn Moderator

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    So I'm playing Fallout 4 and cannot believe the sheer size, and depth of the game. Its been great. I think I'm up to level 14, though I've not upgraded my character's perks since level 9 so I have bunch to apply.

    Any suggestions on character development, i.e., keep going with Intelligence and perception as I have?

    I just got to Diamond City and did the Valentine quest, which was hard.

    I'm not sure if I continue the main story line how much more of the game I have but I suspect there's still a hefty amount. I've been busy doing the other quests.

    I've aligned myself with the Brotherhood of Steele and I thought I'd see some better weapons and ammo but every time I go to the Cambridge PD, there's no new supplies - any thoughts and suggestions?

    Also any place where I can get the energy cells to power the laser guns (other then buying them from diamond city?) Thanks to the quests done in the Brotherhood of steel, I'm mostly out of ammo.
     
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    If you go with intelligence, I'd also skill mainly for perception, charisma and science as well as locksmith and luck, the latter helping you find more ammo.

    If you do the main story mostly, I think you'd still get some 50 odd hours out of it. With side quests, you should go well into 100+ hours.
     
  3. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    I restarted the game, fixing some of the earlier decisions that I came to regret. Mostly though I found myself relying on perception and agility. Those two seem to go hand in hand fairly well. I over stocked in strength for some reason on my first go around, probably a result of my playing FPS games and thinking it would be a good thing, but as the game unfolded, my game play did not mesh with the ability.
     
  4. sartrekid macrumors 6502

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    Are you going for the agile AND smart type? What is your preferred gameplay?

    At the beginning I was all "Hurray!" about the ability to build settlements. Then, as I progressed, I sort of became tired of that because of the somewhat meager options available. In those cases I do wish I played it on a PC as there's an excellent mod out there that gives you plenty of extra build materials.
     
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    The Valentine quests get a fair bit easier once you get your hands on some Synth weapons. Initially I focused on Perception, Charisma and Intelligence, but recently started to boost my Endurance and Strength.

    The sheer size of Fallout was intimidating at first. So easy to get lost following a random thread.
     
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    I'm definitely happy with how my character is now progressing. I've been focusing on the side quests before re-starting the Valentine question and eventually the reunion quest. I'm up to level 20 at this point and I have largely focused on Perception and Agility. I've just now bumped up my Intelligence, I had it given that a few ticks higher then strength and luck, but I've added a little more to speed up the points accumulation.

    I'm fairly disciplined in what I carry, and I never get caught up in the melee attacks, so I don't see too much value in the strength, but I may circle back on endurance in a little while. Depending on the weapon, I can only do two or three shots in VATS at my current endurance mark.
     
  7. twietee macrumors 603

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    Got the game some days ago. Quite cool - first Fallout game I ever played.

    That said, I (want to) play it mostly as an open world FPS, so crafting and especially (!) the settlement stuff is something I avoid as much as I can. Too bad since I do like the minutemen in general, but playing the nanny is really out of the question. Although it's optional (I guess) it still shows levels of happiness (more like disappointment level really :D) and so on for settlements I didn't want to be involved with in the first place! I just like to roam the wasteland on my own with my doggy, hleping out here and there, with the exceptional siding with s.o. for a specific quest.

    Also not using VATS at all, quite glad I didn't lose too many perk-points on Luck at the beginning. Bit of a bummer that I thought you'd need to 10point a specific special (say endurance) to be able to get the other, specific perks and traits :D Wasted quite some points that way. But well, now I'm slowly getting there. Ammo was super scarce at the first levels and I was dying A LOT (although playing on normal), but now it's getting better.

    Do I really have to build trade stations in settlements (I then have to fetch as well) to be able to buy/sell stuff? Bit annoying tbh.
     
  8. maflynn thread starter Moderator

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    I use this as much a possible, and in fact, I select my weapons to leverage VATS as much as possible. I usually can kill off a Super Mutant with VATS before he even gets a shot off. I also rely heavily on sniper rifles. I prefer sneaking around and keeping quiet. I have some heavy duty laser guns/rifles for up close combat.

    I started off helping the minuteman, even up to the point of doing the Taking of Independence quest. Shortly after that, though I mostly aligned myself with the Brotherhood of steel. Better side quests, not having to do much building of crap. I go out and do what I want.

    I've largley ignored that stuff, if buying/selling is what you need, do that at Diamond City.
     
  9. twietee macrumors 603

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    Got sucked into this game.. :D

    I've joined the BoS as well, agreed on better side-quests. But I really don't dig the tone they're speaking to me when I basically risk my life out there and help them out while they stay save in their police station.

    I basically left 'em all now alone and wander through the urban areas and take off badguys as I please. Might be stupid since I do visit those areas I would due side-quests but without the added bonus XP for completing a mission but I rather search for my 200year old son instead of building comfy chairs for settlers that can't be bothered to do that themselves. ;) Or report back every 20mins after completing a mission to hear that I suck. :D

    I love taking on Super Mutants with my crappy pipe rifle / pistol ('lost' all my other ammo when meeting a legendary ghoul)

    game is great though - gotta search for some cool mods.
     
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    Once you get to a point in the main quest (Finding Shawn), the prydwen appears and you get promoted from initiate and other things happen that gives you advantages, that you won't see with the Minutemen. I don't want to spoil things, but overall it does improve :)
     
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    I got immersed into the Witcher 3 & Arkham Knight just after buying Fallout 4 (& others) and now haven't played Fallout 4 in months as Witcher 3 & Arkham have kept me busy.

    It seems my purchase/play ratio ends up - buy a game on launch - play it 6-8 months later ..... So likely June/July I'll be back on Fallout 4 & Assassins Creed Syndicate ...
     
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    Alrighty. :) Founds some cool nu friends though! The Good Neighbirs are awesome, just what I like! :D
    And pretending to be the Silver Shroud? How cool an idea is that??
    Overall I prefer to roam on my own doing quests as I come across. My char looks like Keira Knightley with a blue dress, a yellow fedora and cool sunglasses - nobody can resist me! :D


    Level 17 now, not sure whether I was lucky with assigning my perk points, but since level 10 or so game went from hard to rather easy (barring some glowing bullet sponges or that crazy assaultron).
     
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    It comes and goes, I'm now at level 30, I'm working on upping my level to get a certain perk before restarting the main quest.

    The Good Neighbor's figures in the main quest and some other side quests, not to give much away.
     
  14. twietee macrumors 603

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    Don't worry. I made up my mind about what kind of character / way I have or want to play here. no completionist either.

    As somebody who is basically 200years behind and lost technically everything I don't have any reason to re-build my own house/neighborhood/city - helping them out a bit when asked but not playing the nanny/general/etc either. Missing out some quests is eventually a pity but so far wandering around is pretty entertaining in itself. Less dialogues and more action too :D

    I'm about to set off to Diamond City after all. read I can buy an apartmend there, so that fits more my style. Good Neighbors are my kind of people, and every corporation or so that will endanger the poor and outcast will have to think twice ;)
     
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    I use the Red Rocket garage as my home base. I keep my power armor there and all my extra crap is stored there, so I don't have to carry the stuff. It works well for me, as I don't need to be tied to a given faction, i.e., Brotherhood of steal, railroad, etc etc.
     
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    Yes, Red Rocket rules! I do that too. :D
     
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    I picked up the main quest again, and I'm nearing the end. I made it into the Institute and while I'll not say much more (no spoilers). I am happy with how this game has played out. Its been an incredibly immersive and huge game. I don't know how much more I have left but its been a great game.
     
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    Have you played 3 and / or New Vegas? I heard they should be probably even better. Although they are less shooter/more rpg so I won't touch em ;)

    Picked up Piper and got me an apartment in DC. Finally started renovating. And nonstop flirting with her. :D
     
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    I'm actually about to buy them. I'll be setting up my PS3 on another TV. I had started playing New Vegas on my iMac but it didn't grab me. I'm thinking it didn't grab me because of the controls on the computer. I'm more used to the PS3/PS4 controller. Now that I have a good understanding of the game, and its fun on the console, I'll give it another shot on that platform.
     
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    I've completed Fallout 4 under one fraction and I want to finish it under another, so I had a saved game that wasn't terribly far back. I've heard some good stuff about ending with the BOS, so I'm doing that next. Then on perhaps on to Fallout 3. Once I get the PS3 setup on my living room TV
     
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    I'm just starting fallout 4 from scratch again as it was so long since i last played i has forgot everything i has done as i got sidetracked on batman and witcher 3
     
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    I haven't had time to play anything lately but I think I'm about 50% done with Fallout. I still have to complete this and the Witcher 3..I hope I don't have to restart.


    Bless
     
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    I opted for the Fallout 4 Season Pass last night, since the price was going to increase today. I'll have to wait and see on the quality of the DLC. I'm not expecting a lot of huge indepth games, within fallout 4, yet it will be nice to have some more missions.

    btw, I've now finished the game as the BOS, and I have to say that was a better series of missions and endings then the intitute - just my $.02. If I'm motivated, I may come back and see how the ending are of the Railroad and the minutemen. Though for the minutemen, I've largely lost interest in that faction as the missions the provided were kind of boring.
     
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    One nitpick about this game is that I definitely miss the "lonely wolf" route. I really don't feel to commit to anyone of these corporations / factions. I just wanna do my thing. Siding with some companions that I think cool (Piper and Nick so far are really fun, Hancock too) but I really would prefer to roam the wasteland on my own without having to worry about those "political issues" I really don't care about - don't want to waste my time with. Now I have to somewhat commit myself and just leave 'em alone/waiting which is not that satisfying.

    I mean, you become general of the Minutemen after 2 hours playtime :D
    Probably because everybody else decline before because that job flat out sux! :D
     
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    Yeah the game requires you to pick a faction to do the main quest. Plus it is the best way to boost your levels, just wandering alone, shooting raiders and what not won't get it done.
     

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