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[Update] - Fallout 76 Premium Membership Woes

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Arimimochi Taku, Tue 29 Oct, 2019 9:14 PM
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    Bethesda admits the best perks of the Fallout 1st subscription don't even work
    Fallout 76 curse strikes again

    By Cal Jeffrey on October 25, 2019, 3:43 PM

    WTF?! Fallout 76 is probably one of the worst games to ever come out of Bethesda's studios. From concept to execution, it has been one disaster after another and sales have shown that. Now the company wants to add a subscription to make up losses, but they apparently put as much thought and testing into that as they did into FO76, but that is just my opinion.

    A couple of days ago, Bethesda launched its Fallout 1st premium subscription service for Fallout 76. A lot of the response has been negative, even triggering someone to put up this webpage spoofing Bethesdas announcement (warning: profanity). Even IGN roasted it (video below).

    Fallout 76’s lackluster reception was well deserved as Bethesda dropped the ball on numerous occasions involving the game’s release and design. So it is understandable that now that it has a solid, albeit, mediocre player base, it would want to monetize to increase the nearly non-existent profit margins.

    Making players pay for features that probably should have been in the game in the first place, like private sessions, bigger storage containers, and survival (read: “fast travel”) tents, is one way to do that. It just has to work, especially when you are charging the player $13 per month or $100 per year.

    However, as the Fallout 76 subreddit (r/fo76) points out, it just doesn’t work. Complaints have flooded in that the private servers are not private, the unlimited scrap containers make items vanish forever, and using the tent will sometimes cause the whole game to crash.

    A Bethesda representative told Polygon that its developers are looking into the issues.

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    While I can't vouch for the tent, the scrapbox was fixed a couple of days ago (and the bug was inconsistent as not everyone had it) but I do agree it was stupid to ship it with a bug like that.

    The Fallout 76 reddit is a total toxic pit and a largely unpleasant place to be right now. Hopefully it'll get better in the days and weeks ahead.

    I'm not naïve about the state of 76, it does have problems and issues, though the latest incident is looking like, more and more with each passing day, to be a convenient excuse for clickbait articles and youtube videos. Even that article you've linked has shades of this given how it's worded. It actually strongly resembles a large number of the reddit posts if you take the time to sift through it all.
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