Fallout 76’s endgame is so dull that players are appointing themselves raid bosses

    
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One of the many criticisms leveled against Fallout 76 has been its lack of endgame content, but one dedicated player has decided to be the change he wants to see in the post-apocalyptic world by becoming a raid boss himself. The player, who goes by the name SatelliteJedi, went around razing player camps and generally marauding until he had built up a sizeable bounty of 1000+ caps on his head, then he took to the Fallout 76 subreddit to challenge any daring heroes to come and take it from him.

SatelliteJedi holed himself up in a locked room, guarded by a series of nefarious traps and a group of friends/collaborators who served as trash–err, body guards, where he awaited those with the gall to answer his challenge. Many players made attempts to claim SatelliteJedi’s bounty — including one particularly enterprising player who decided to skip the formalities and simply nuke his headquarters — but only a couple have managed to succeed thus far.

Although the methods necessary to accrue the massive bounty may have been… distasteful, let’s say, as bounties are acquired only by attacking players (or the settlements of players) who don’t consent to PvP, SatelliteJedi says that what he really wanted was to be beaten by the combined forces of the community, which he facilitated by adding challengers to his friends list to ensure they could enter his server.

In one encounter, he and his lackeys even eschewed mechanically advantageous power armor for cultist robes to add a bit of flavor to the proceedings. Although this put the group of would-be villains at a bit of a disadvantage, he says, “We realized the goal isn’t to win. We don’t need to max our gear because it doesn’t matter if we win or not. It’s more important that the heroes win, eventually, just like any good story.” And SatelliteJedi’s story isn’t over yet, it would seem, as he has plans for even more community events in the future. As to whether Bethesda will ever actually get around to adding the endgame content that these events are intended to make up for, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Davidious Duke

I’m SatelliteJedi and I approve this message

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Davidious Duke

With the exception of the headline itself which is entirely misleading

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Mewmew

If you pick a single lock that belongs to a player, you get a bounty. Even if you didn’t know it was a player’s door. It doesn’t warn you first, it just happens. Yet if you follow some poor sap around attacking him for half an hour as he keeps healing up over and over, you don’t get anything assigned to you, because you haven’t “killed” him yet.

Anyway, lots of people In the 100’s (100, 150, etc) are bored and run around harassing people all over. There is a channel you can tune into if you actually want to partake in PvP, but the majority of people have no clue that feature even exists.

And while it’s pretty easy to escape from them the vast majority of the time, it’s annoying and humiliating to have to do so. I wish they’d just open up a PvP server, even if it’s just to test to see how it goes, so the bored high level players can go on there and all just kill each other rather than harass everybody else.

The truth is I’d even fight back a lot of the time, but so far whenever these people 3 times my level come attacking me they are all ready to fight with their best weapons and equipment. I usually have two of my weapons broken with another out of ammo, haha, so I’m really not ready when they are. That and I’d have to go into the menus, turn off pacifist mode so I could hurt them, come back out of the menus, fight them, then go back into the menus again after, turn on pacifist mode, etc. If Bethesda added a toggle to turn pacifist mode on and off, I’d partake in PvP for sure off and on. But I’m not messing around in menus every time as I’d have to at the moment.

I really wish more people would learn about the hunter / hunted radio channel. But then again, you probably won’t end up on the same server as many other people using it. I don’t see why they won’t open a pure PvP server for people who want that stuff. They don’t even need to open a PvE server, they can leave the rest of the servers as they currently are, but open a PvP option for people who want it. Otherwise they’re just going to keep harassing the rest of us who aren’t overleveled and bored yet.

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MrNastyButler

Oh, this just made me laugh.

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Vorender

Endgame? I’m not sure what kind of circle peg you are trying to jam into this square hole.

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John Bagnoli

The one labelled “Fun”.

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Rottenrotny

Is it just me or does this seem like it’s working as intended.

I’m not sure they meant to add a traditional endgame as you see in MMOs.

Also, this is just another case of people zerging the game content as fast as possible and then complaining that there’s nothing to do. To each their own, but I think FO76 is more of an exploration game than the twitch combat gear grind game that people are trying to play it as.

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xpsync

Content locusts never change.

I wonder how many people are missing the big picture. This is the start, the beginning of an evolving story, we are fresh out of the vault, no one is around, what happened to everyone… not going into spoiler territory.

That’s the premise of the story at this moment in the story line. Does anyone think this is the game and that’s it?

It’s only a tiny fraction of the story, a fraction of content for what is coming. You miss this, you miss it forever, the game wont be this in 6 months certainly not a year from now.

This is a moment in time, a time and place and so many are missing it because of negative feedback from players whom don’t quite understand the game yet.

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Crowe

Content locusts? I didn’t think there was any content.

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kgptzac

It’s kinda funny that this is the only positive story I’ve read about the game since its launch.

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Tuor of Gondolin

New Fallout 76 title: Overlord SatelliteJedi.

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

If this had released fully-featured and with mods and had it been a well-tested, polished thing with relatively few bugs then I’d say, “Great job with the sandbox Bethesda!” BUT IT DIDN’T and they have the fricking resources to do A BETTER JOB and they didn’t because they don’t care.

Pete Hines says they care but their actions don’t match that. Sheev Palpatine said he loves democracy to the Senate, but his actions didn’t match that either.

Stop pre-ordering betas for full price guys. Seriously.

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Robert Mann

Okay, the effort to make an event is cool. I guess the bases aren’t really ever actually harmed via this, so it isn’t really a big problem. Still, that part of this feels scummy. Would be much better if the person could just set a bounty on themself if they wished.

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Schmidt.Capela

He had helpers. If he wanted to avoid behaving like a scumbag he would have used those willing helpers to get a bounty on his head.

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Robert Mann

Yep. Was pretty much my take too. Sadly, the idea seems to have come after rampaging around being an ass… and then people want to play it up as great.