Monthly Archives: June 2019

Falling For Fallout 76


Never in a thousand years would I say – YEAH FALLOUT. The Fallout games have been sort of floating around on my radar, but it didn’t seem like something I would want to play. It’s a shooter game and I don’t actually do those. Sword and Board is my place – the land of magical creatures and such. YES THAT’S WHAT I LOVE, which is why I’m still logging into MMORPG’s like Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2 (sometimes). They are my bread and butter, my peanut butter, my jelly and my jam……..

Things change I suppose, recently Fallout 76 had a free weekend, lots of people were talking about it so I figured I would watch some game play. It looked nice enough, but I still couldn’t really see myself putting any time into it. SO 4 days before the free trial was over I decided to give it a try – I even streamed those first moments. The character creation took a bit longer than I thought and was sort of counter intuitive for me, but I muddled through. Appearing in the Vault seemed so different to me and I have to say it was pleasing to the eye. I walked around a bit and finally went outside. Let me tell you it was very eye opening. I wandered around, killed somethings, got lost, got found, got lost again. Was in a weird loop of a friend of mine playing a game of “Lets scare the crap out of Sunny” which he seemed to VERY much enjoy. I played those days and decided to buy the game (nice that it was 50% off because I couldn’t have justified paying the full price for it).

There is SO much to do in Fallout 76 – I’m only level 16 (as of last night) but it is a lot of fun. Or rather so much fun for me because of how I like to play. There is a limited amount of players on the map at any time – which is good. I mean I like seeing other people; but I hate that I have a lower chance of getting cool stuff because it has been looted by somebody else. I have to say I have VERY quickly discovered the type of player I like to be. My main weapon of choice is a rifle (named the Hammy) – the ability to shoot things far off before they are in my face pleases me. My melee of choice is a machete (named the MurderCat) when things do  come too close for comfort. I also have a love of Molotov cock tales (named the Victor Special) – BURN ALL THE THINGS.

The game gives me a rush, yeah I get startled from time to time. I also get lost, not that anyone is surprised by that. I find quests by accident. One thing I can say is the game makes me braver – once upon a time Elder Scrolls Online had areas that were a specific level. Things didn’t scale to you, you fought or died. I really liked that about the game. Trying my skills at getting around higher level enemies without being detected, sneaking about in houses to steal stuff. Collecting mats WAY above my level – but something I was able to sell to make a bit of gold. That was a thing I LOVED about ESO – but as happens that changed. I didn’t play the game less I was just disappointed.

In Fallout 76 things DON’T scale to you – it’s fight or die. How has this made me braver? Well I find  myself defending myself from higher level enemies. That instead of running from a lone “boss” who may be 4 or 5 levels higher then me, I try to see if I can take them out. Case in point – last night I was doing the Nuke shine quest. I won’t go into detail, but I drank some hooch and ended up on the OTHER side of the map in a VERY high level zone. I panicked for a second, but figured hell let me explore. There were some low level mobs I took care of – but than this level 50 something robot thing came after me. I shot once, than BOOKED IT. The thing chased me and I freaked out, PRAYING I wouldn’t run right into something even higher in level. Or get caught in a dead end. It chased me for a while lol. But finally I gave it the slip. It was a great experience – I was so excited and happy that I had a way point unlocked so I could explore the area more when I was a bit higher level or rather when I didn’t have a lot of precious loot on me.

Fallout 76 also has housing – another weakness of mine; but they call them camps and I can move it around to where ever I am for a small fee.  My first one was – well it was something. Now I have my own little shack – which I plan on making even better. Once again sort of counter intuitive in the creating of a “house”. Maybe if you played Fallout 4 you would be able to know how things work – but since this is my FIRST Fallout game I had no clue. Which leads me to another point – I would like to buy the other Fall out games. To play through them and really get into the lore and history of it all.  Am I enjoying the game HELL YEAH. It is also inspiring me, after playing for a few days I started writing ( about 30 pages into a story at the moment, not just fan fiction but a real story that has been knocking around in my head).


So I might actually be blogging more, mainly due to the things I discover and there are a lot of them. Or maybe just as a way to share things that i personally DIDN’T know and thought would be helpful to others. Yeah there are a lot of YouTube channels and blogs dedicated to that stuff, so whats one more out of thousands lol. Maybe I can even point readers in the direction that could help ^_^.

Well that’s it for now and I hope you enjoyed this – have an AMAZING Day…..

Twitch and Thangs

I have been busy as of late – a lot of stuff was happening in my life. The possibility of my job closing, the chance of loosing my apartment, the realization that I am in fact getting older if I like it or not.

I looked at this year as a time to do things that I had out on the back burner of life, which is something that often happens when we least expect it. When we start to have kids and get caught up in paying bills we loose a bit of ourselves. Not saying I would want to change that but it seems as if its something that happens.

So this year my youngest son turned 10 and I had to have a long hard look at life. My son is mildly autistic – which is just something one has to deal with. I realized that I coddle him WAY more than I should. He is the sweetest kid – not perfect in anyway but a wonderful boy. I look at him everyday and realize that there was a lot of things he doesn’t do because I didn’t let him. So this summer we made a list of things that he needs to learn to do on his own. We started by saying he needs to start his own shower or run his own bath. Don’t get me wrong its not like I stand in the bathroom with him – I simply turn it on and leave the room. There are so many things he does do and I am proud of him..Is it me? Is it a parenting thing? We want our children to do well and be productive adults – the way the road goes I suppose.

So I have been slowly working through the things I would like to do. It’s a lot shorter than I originally thought. There are a lot of stuff that I have no real interest in doing anymore. I’m in that sort of paused limbo space – where knowing what I want may not be what is best for me. Anyways, so I have been plugging along with Twitch. Not that it’s anything crazy just when I can at this point. I would LOVE to spend more time playing but that would mean less time with Victor and I would hate to do that to him.

But after so many months I have become Affiliated – which was a HUGH deal. Yes I cried during the stream because I was so happy. ( but im gonna keep at it best I can ^_^