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« on: February 28, 2017, 03:23:49 PM »
I got Fallout 4 as an early B-Day Present from one of my sons.   It was on sale for only 30 bucks. 
So, I played it enough to get through the first story mission of bringing a group of survivors back to Sanctuary.
Any FO4 vets have any good tips and tricks for a Newbie?  Also, how do I bring up VATS?
Yeah, I'm that new.  Also, that DeathClaw stripped all the armor off my Power Armor and my energy is about depleted.
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    Re: Fallout 4
    « Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 12:03:34 AM »
    I never used VATS in FO4 and didn't miss it.  They finally made the controls enough like a FPS that I just didn't have a need for it.

    Learn how to build, fortify, and supply settlements.  You can eventually get all of the settlements networked and start sending people back and forth between them.  This will greatly add to your inventories and increase your capabilities.  I had links between all of the settlements, had them well supplied, and they produced good stuff.  It takes a while.

    Keep people in your settlements happy by growing food, putting in water supply, generators, shelter, beds, defenses, etc...  Also make sure you build a scavenging station and maybe some stores at your settlements.  Assign people to the above items (important).  Come to their defense when they are under attack.  Artillery can be effective and fun to use.

    If you try a battle and get your ass kicked you probably haven't progressed enough to do it yet.  Wait until you are better equipped and have more capabilities and then come back to it.

    Decide on a companion and have them travel with you.  Dogmeat is fun but limited.

    Exploration will lead to a bunch of loot and battles that might be missed otherwise.

    You will be given endless missions by the Minutemen if you join them.  These are a good way to build points and earn money.  But they get pretty repetitious.

    The game can be finished without betraying any of the factions if you desire.  I joined the Minutemen and the Brotherhood of Steel and worked with both of them, and kept my allegiance to the Minutemen all the way to the end.


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    Re: Fallout 4
    « Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 07:51:01 AM »
    The game is fun, but it is essentially Skyrim... So a sneaky archer will always be effective.

    The crafting station for weapons is great. Find a gun you like? Put a longer barrel on it, put a heavier receiver on it, scope the sucker.

    Don't waste the .45 ammo in the submachine guns. Just don't. It does 9 damage each that way, but if you run it through a modified combat rifle? well my regular carry does 75 per trigger pull.

    Linking settlements will get you more supplies, people, and eventually money than you can use. But don't get too bogged down by it as it doesn't progress the story after the first little bit. Also... One you have the artillery unlocked... Stop listening to Preston. He's a nice guy but you will forever be doing milk runs, there is no end to the missions for him.

    Sadly they don't want your power armor to be awesome for very long, so if you are playing on a computer (yes even a Mac) then you can fix it, if you are playing on something without a mouse you are at their mercy.

    Also, don't forget to put equipment on your companions. They will never run out of ammo for their own weapon, but anything you equip on them will need bullets, so I usually buff their armor. PS, you can put them in the power armor, and they can move even without the power cores. Unless they patched that...

    Also, for sheer playability, change your carry weight. Open the console and modify it. Bethesda is miserly in what they let you carry in these games. You can buff it a little, or do what I did and make it so I have virtually no limit to carry weight.

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