Well it looks like Fallout 76 is essentially the online game I was hoping for but I know a lot of people aren't happy about that. Many seem worried
that griefing will be a large problem but in interviews with Todd and Pete Hines we've learned that there are safe guards in place so people cannot
continuously kill you and you wont even lose your stuff when you die. When they said it's more "soft-core" survival they meant it.
Me personally, I'm actually more worried it wont be hardcore enough. Quite frankly I don't see the point of making it an online survival game in the
first place if death has no real consequences, I like that sense of fear you feel in a game like Rust when you see another person. Hopefully we'll get
private modded servers sooner rather than later where the hardcore players such as myself can enjoy some true PvP with real consequences.
On another note, although I'm happy with the F76 announcement for the most part, there is something I'm still quite annoyed about. It appears they
actually did make the F3 remake modders stop for no good reason because we've not yet seen anything official about a Fallout 3 remake. What
particularly annoyed me was that during the E3 conference Todd said something like "we're celebrating an important anniversary, the 3rd anniversary of
Uh I'm sorry Todd but how could you not show respect to the first Fallout game Bethesda created on its 10 anniversary... it was an absolutely perfect
opportunity to offset some of the hate for F76 and fill in the gap before F76 comes out, while at the same time showing you support modders. In fact,
in the recent Noclip doco about Bethesda, Matt Carofano, an art director at Bethesda, makes the following statement:
"The teams who will go and try to recreate one of our older games in the newer engine... that's like the biggest praise you could possibly get, is
that people want to remake an entire game you worked on in the newer engine just because it'll be a little bit better and cooler and they want to see
what they can do. I just think it's really awesome."
At the time I thought he was hinting at the idea Bethesda had acquired the fan made FO3 project, but seeing as Todd didn't even mention Fallout 3 at
E3 that now seems extremely unlikely and my favorite game of all time will not get the remake it deserves on its 10th anniversary. I actually hope the
FO3 modders are annoyed enough about F76 being online that they choose to continue working on it.
They probably chose not to put up any fight because they thought Bethesda would announce an official FO3 remake, but now that doesn't appear to be the
case they may decide not to scrap all their hard work and figure out a way to make it happen. I really don't see why they couldn't just require you
have to have FO3 as well as FO4 installed. There are really multiple ways they could legally release their mod and still give people a way to use the
edit on 15/6/2018 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)