Bethesda showcases Fallout 76 Wastelanders’ chatty NPCs in a panel

    
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Everything is fine! No, really, this time we mean it!

Last week, we were told an awful lot about the dialogue system and NPC interaction that’s arriving to Fallout 76, but now we’re being shown that thanks to a video from a Bethesda Game Days panel which ran alongside PAX East 2020 that was all about these talkative NPCs, and hot damn it’s looking more like a Fallout game already.

The panel showcased several NPC interactions as well as a new location that’s coming with Wastelanders called the Wayward, a new bar that’s close to the Overseer’s Camp. The panel promised that Wastelanders will be offering something for all players to get in to, with a new intro for fresh arrivals as well as a variety of NPC interactions and reactions that are unique to high-level characters. The devs in the panel also promise that information delivered by NPCs for quests can be as specific or as in-depth as players want, with additional dialogue options that offer up extra details should players want them.

If you’re the kind of person who would rather watch how things are working rather than read about how they’re meant to work, the embedded video below will likely be very valuable to you.

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Sorenthaz

Neat, hopefully they take the time to actually test this stuff out on a PTR before releasing it to live so they can avoid a disastrous Steam launch. Which I imagine will get plenty of negative reviews regardless of how well it makes it way over there since this is everyone’s favorite punching bag only to be possibly challenged by Warcraft 3 Reforged.

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Hurbster

Both games totally deserve everything they get.

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Sorenthaz

Right because the outrage hate mob is in no way overblowing anything.

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Hurbster

Nope, it’s been one massive screw-up after another.

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Random MMO fan

This is sad to see how Bethesda is now trying to make FO76 into complete game, especially without dedicating large amount of developers to it. Almost as sad as seeing what Amazon is doing with New World.

Are they still so delusional to keep disregarding the fact that many players will never buy it because they see how bad the user reviews for it were, no matter how many changes they will try to make now? Why not just be honest and admit this game was a failure and just quit supporting it and let the few people who still care about it to fully mod it and host it on their own servers without any restriction?

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Armsbend

FO76 never had potential – so New World is worse to see.

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Random MMO fan

They both had potential when they were just at concept gameplay design stage. I mean, Bethesda could have turned Fallout 76 into Planetside 2 alternative, the lore of Fallout allows this and has plenty of equipment to support this. Or it could have been a good alternative to various survival games like Rust, or a large scale Escape from Tarkov. Or it could have adopted EVE Online’s design of “high sec, low sec, null sec” zones with a difference of high sec being free from PvP. New World could be the same – could have been either a game similar to Rust or a huge world similar to EVE Online with plenty of PvE stuff to do in safe zones and stuff to do in lawless zones.

Both of them had a potential to be a popular games and both wasted it, probably for same reasons.

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Armsbend

When you design cash flow before gameplay nothing has potential. That is what all of these jokers do now. I absolutely adore watching them flounder around for a few years before they fail and are thrown out on the street.

then a sad sunset article. lol, I love those too. I rub it in their faces when I can.

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NeoWolf

I love the Fallout series, it is one of my all-time favorites, they are rarely without issues but nevertheless games I love.
76′ however was just so far short of everything that I felt little but resentment toward them for it. And its problems and exploits and cheaters and over monetization have ruined what was already an incredibly underwhelming experience.
This was not a Fallout game I was looking for, frankly its an embarrassment. Putting NPC’s in now many months after the fact do little to change any of that and the game is already long since uninstalled and forgotten about. With 76′ they had forst, second, third and heck even dozen’th chances and the fu**ed it up every time.

So unless they have a Fallout 5 to announce then psssshht “tell it to the hand” Bethesda…

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Cadaver

I have over 850 hours logged in Fallout 4. I’d love to have a poke around Appalachia but without a proper offline mode it just isn’t going to happen. I’m done with online gaming.

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Fisty

Very 2020 of you…

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Greaterdivinity

So…they’re finally making it a Fallout game?

I’m excited though. Not because I own it or will rush out to buy it now, but because I’m eager to see what new and interesting ways the game will break and fall apart with this major update.

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IronSalamander8 .

Its the gift that keeps on giving!

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McGuffn

There’s a bow now. Hopefully you can shoot yourself in the knee if your agility is low.

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Greaterdivinity

Not gonna lie, I wouldn’t put it past them to do that and try to benefit from some of the shine that the 239867234978 releases of Skyrim.

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Sorenthaz

Jim Sterling is already salivating at the many potential videos he can put out for it.

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Random MMO fan

I sense a great amount of jealousy towards successful YouTube content creators ;-)

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Sorenthaz

1/10 for effort.

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Hurbster

Yes, I would give Bethesda 1/10 for effort as well.

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Random MMO fan

Truth hurts, ain’t it? ;-)

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EmberStar

Actually he tends to put out relatively few videos about Fallout76 compared to a lot of other content creators I’m aware of. His specialty is commenting on industry BS. He was putting out what felt like a lot of videos about Bethesda for a while because it seemed like they couldn’t even wait for the previous disaster to finish bursting into flames before they tried to french kiss a toaster again.

He’s mentioned maybe a couple of times now that he really wishes they’d stop screwing up so much because he’s sick of talking about them, but can’t NOT do that because talking about stuff going on in the gaming world is his job.

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Sorenthaz

Pretty much any time there’s any ounce of drama in certain games there’s bound to be a Jim Sterling video jumping on it. He’s easy to pick at because he’s the most notorious of them, but I do realize that there are plenty of other Youtubers out there who thrive off of negative news and drama as well.

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Bullet Teeth

Well yeah! I would be too.

The game sucks fucking big fucking elephant dicks. So I personally cannot wait for Sterling, Laymen, Legacykilla, and ItsaGundam to voice their opinions.