Category Archives: Fallout 76

I need to be saved from myself and other things I say.

Welcome to Summer 2019 – where it’s hot as heck here in NY. Friday and Saturday were BRUTAL – like surface of the sun hotness. So, I being the smart Bunny that I am stayed inside my burrow. I’m old enough to know summertime is hot, I’m not disillusioned of this fact in any way and being the type of mother I am we stayed INDOORS. I have heavy blackout curtains and let the AC run on low all day. It was lovely. BUT, the question is what does one do inside.

We have 2 computers in the house – the BOY was on the one in the kitchen doing home school work. Its an older computer, so its perfect for the things he needed to do and it runs the Spore game he’s in LOVE with. I used the one in the living room. It’s newer and still going strong considering I built it from scratch like 2 years ago (actually it might have been 3 I’m not so sure now).

I spent most of the 2 days on said computer – logging in and right back out of ESO since my add-ons weren’t working and it was annoying me (UPDATE: they work now but I don’t know why they are acting so weird). I Streamed some Fallout 76. Did I tell you guys I got the game and I really like it. It’s soooo good, I spend hours wandering around discovering new things, getting missions and just poking my nose where is probably shouldn’t be. I think the biggest surprise for me is I have become a sniper – I love using the scope and just hitting things while hidden from a distance. For close up, I use a machete. I have various pistols and other rifles, but my S and M are my favorites.

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My Fallout 76 Character just playin’ some tunes

I love the character – or rather I lover her MORE now than I did. The original was cute enough but I remade her a bit and now it’s just WONDERFUL…

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This is what she originally looked like.

So this is her Vault ID card – character creation in this game is WORK. There are a lot of options all of them really really good. Straight on she looks very attractive – side view not so much. I mean ok I understand no beauty queens but can’t she have a good side GOSH. After a few weeks of playing I realized through all the screen shots I wasn’t really connecting with the Character any more. She didn’t have a name, I didn’t feel her story and as much fun as I was having I wasn’t all in…you know? I didn’t want to start all over again and I knew I had another Character “slot” , but i’m not THAT excited to start from the beginning again at this point. So I sat and fiddled with her creation again.

SO yeah there are a lot of options – Fallout 76 is NOT IN ANY WAY clear about how to do things. There is no real instruction, there is maybe a vague idea and that’s about it. The Wiki wasn’t very helpful either and not being able to chat with people in zone is a pain in the ass. I am lucky in that some of my friends play – although we don’t all play together or even at the same time. They were helpful in giving me some pointers. (That’s for another post of course – lol).

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IF THAT AIN’T THE MOST HANDSOME FACE EVER…..

THERE SHE IS FOLKS…..TELL ME THAT AIN’T THE NEW HOTNESS? She is basically the same, I darkened her skin, added another scar, changed the hair and did a bit of tweaking with the nose. Yeah…yeah I know it doesn’t seem all that big of a change but trust me it is…

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I mean come on how can you NOT melt at that?

She even has a name now – VARIN. I made her androgynous on purpose…. have a back story I’m trying to get together, but I don’t know enough of the Lore just yet to do that correctly. *deep SIGHHHH*

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So don’t think I spent ALL that time playing Fallout. I really would have loved to, but I had to force myself to take a break. I spent time with the Boy, did a bit of cleaning, and took a nap. When it’s this hot out there really isn’t much you can do. I did a bit of reading as well. I currently have a LARGE amount of books that I got free on Amazon – I feel its my duty to read them even if some are PURE trash. I finished off 2 books that I was at the halfway mark in. That only took about an hour or so. NOW this is the problem I have that i’m gonna share with you all – I am addicted to FAN FICTION. I know…I know. I am not ashamed nor am I proud of this. I read a LOT of it – especially for the games I play. I spent a good 4 hrs on Friday and 5 hrs on Saturday reading some peoples work. A large proportion of it was of the umm Adult Kind….Now what no one tells you is that reading Fan Fiction is a gateway addiction to…….writing it *GASP*

HI MY NAME IS SUNNYBUNNY AND I DABBLE IN WRITING FAN FICTION ( of the more adult kind).

Fun Fact: I have been a writer of things almost my whole life – it is something I enjoy, not to the point of wanting to be an actual professional but I have stories that often pop up in my mind and I need to get it out.

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So my online Battle Buddy whom I met in Elder Scrolls Online has since dragged me kicking and screaming back to Guild Wars 2. I haven’t played in 4 years and these past 3 weeks have reminded me WHY. My hats off to Arena Net for making a game that is ALL CONSUMING. At least for me – so much Lore and detail and quest lines and fashion and just my goodness. I knew this was going to happen, Knew I was going to get sucked in…just KNEW IT. The crazy thing is my toons were all still there – still at the same levels I left them at all those years ago. Hell I was still a member of 2 guilds that I originally joined. So I did the only thing I could I started finishing up quest lines. Cleaning up my characters main stories – or rather the main story on my main toon. I made some changes to how she looked – I figured 4 years is a lot of time so none of them could exactly stay the same could they?

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Bright eyed level 22 – she has no idea……

 

This is Ennus (I’m going to change that name as soon as I get the 800 gems to do it). She is a Necromancer and I do like playing her. I made this all those years ago when there weren’t to many options on looks.

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Oh someone has grown up

Here she is again at level 80 with siblings lol (That salad boy isn’t there any more – he had to go). Same hair style –  different color.

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I came back for you baby

AND this is how I found her after all these years – same hair color but shorter. Do you see what I mean? WHY DO I HAVE THESE PICTURES FROM 4 YEARS AGO? Am I crazy or what…..don’t answer that lol. So not only am I playing again, BUT I also got the expansion because you know MOUNTS.

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Hey good lookin’

I gave her a bit more of a mature look – or rather changed her hair. It’s longer and a prettier color I think. I still don’t have enough gems for the name change yet – but one of the good things about the game is you can convert in game gold to gems and vice verse. Which is AMAZING, but its a grind. Its not the easiest thing ever but it is a thing.

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So what does this all have to do with anything, because of these games and reading the other day I’m starting to write my Fan Fiction again. Games can inspire us to do amazing and well NOT so amazing things. So in the end I wanted to share, maybe dear reader you can go back to something you put on the side lines and start it over again – KISSESSSSSS.

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Falling For Fallout 76

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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).

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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…..