Fallout 4 Jaunting Over The Other Way

I decided to strike out in an all new direction tonight, leaving Olivia Station for another adventuring day.

Which includes another supposedly deserted encampment.  I was really careful this time, circling, circling in stealth.  No pop up baddies.

For the first time in my mini-travels, I came across someone who wasn’t a Raider.  If I were Ms. Half-Cocked, I would have taken down the woman and her little two headed cow, too.

I talked to her instead, and she recommended I head across the river to a town called Diamond City.  She looked just like one of the creepy guards in the Vault. 

I didn’t find Diamond City, but a city called Lexington.

Is this a man in the window or another mannequin?  At least he’s clothed.  It was dark out.

I thought I’d work my way around the building to check for an entrance to check him out.   Suddenly, a couple of Feral Ghouls detached themselves from the roof, and then there were a bunch of Feral Ghouls.  Ghoulishly delightful.

Dog and I were no match for them.

In order to have a shot at them next round, I found out how to use my grenades and other tossables……Hold Left Alt key…

I am also bugged by my failure at the cave…errr, I mean, failure to kill the Deathclaw in Concord.

So I found this video which shows three different ways to get him.  I’m going to go with no. 1 which looks most simple.   I had already been thinking that maybe I should try getting on top of a car or building to stay out of his range.

https://youtu.be/WkVfXGg1vyA

I retreated home and was somewhat horrified to find Trashcan Carla and her cow in front of my house!  Eeek! I have not made it a settlement in any way.  Eeeek, how did she get in?  I bought the last ingredient I needed to craft a couple of stims and she appeared to wander down the street. How odd.

Fallout 4 A Jaunt Through The Countryside

So after yet another try at the Deathclaw…

I thought, I don’t have to kill this guy before I move on. It isn’t a quest sequence, so off I went cross country seeing the sights.   Almost immediately, I got a notice “You Cannot Go That Way”.  What kind of open world is that?

There’s stuff out there, alright.  Molerats, campfires that look deserted but there are three guys, another nice camp that turned out to have a dog and a Raider nearby.  Oops.

This place looked like trouble but it just had some nice goodies.  The Raider camps made me jumpy, I guess.

Since there was a fire in a barrel, I suspected even more Raiders at Olivia Station.  The upper part was all nice and quiet.  Why are there mannequins all over the Wasteland, why?

In another building, the way led downwards.  For the first time I had an overloaded inventory and had to drop stuff.

I should have scooted home and unloaded.  Come back all fresh. Because the lower levels were rolling in Raiders.  Tomorrow.

IntPiPoMo # 19 Fallout 4

It is good to be able to talk with someone about a game you’re currently playing, though sometimes they have different play styles and skill sets.

They might tell you to make a jump that looks impossible, and turns out to be impossible for you.

Save early and often!   Luckily there was a third option.

I’m supposed to clear the town of Raiders.  Luckily I got quite a few of them coming in.

Somehow while I was jumping, a new threat showed up.  I thought the Deathclaws in my Fallout Shelter were nasty.  This guy just killed me, though I thought I was getting good shots on him.  I even tried my faithful tire iron in desperation.  Nope.

I just backed away from the fight after dying and went into a nearby Speakeasy.  What a bizzaro place.  Should have gotten a picture of the three guys standing around the tub with machetes and a plunger.  Skull in the toilet.  That’s normal.

I’ve been gathering loot like mad but hadn’t started any crafting.   I need some Stims and Radaways so I went home, dropped all the junk in my inventory and started to scrap stuff.  How amazing are all of the components broken down from common objects.  Like treasures within treasures once you get going.

Next thing I knew, I was going around the craft house scrapping broken objects, fallen over furniture, tires, crummy looking barrels outside, and broken toilet in front of the house.  Tsk.  Poof.

Then I went to my post apocalypse house across the street and tidied it up.  A bit addictive, and I can see why after a Deathclaw fight you’d like a place to come back to that is all non-chaotic.

My son told me the Deathclaw would follow me home, but I saved before he saw me and in this save he doesn’t know I’m around, right?  Still, I’m listening for a growl and watching Dog to see if it somehow decides to come over.

IntPiPoMo #17 In Which I Am Not A Weenie

I was in top form tonight, and I’d have more screenshots of the action if I hadn’t panicked sort of, and kept hitting Print Screen instead of F12.

Visited Swampie

Went Into the Cave

Despite how this looks, I took on like ten Raiders in Concord, only dying once.  Used up all my stimpaks though.  I ran up on them like a fool, with a pistol and rifle because I couldn’t get the grenades to work.

Need more Stimpaks, ammo.  Find a way to the roof and basement, check.

IntPiPoMo #16 Fallout 4: Moving Parts Can Pack A Pinch Keep Your Finger Out!

I’m never going to get anywhere in this game looking at every inch of the world for loot and admiring the posters, rusted out cars, and odd vending machines.

Luckily I met up with Dog tonight.  Such a sweet puppy.  Almost immediately there was a Mole Rat Invasion, which we took care of with ease.  Good dog.

I now love mole rats!  In addition to tasty meat, they carry bottle caps and other goodies.  Talk to me, rat buddies.

My lockpicking skills are the best they’ve ever been.  It must be the awesome way I spread out my Special stats.  I also save before I try and reload if I fail.  Even so, I am known for going through every lockpick and bobby pin I own to try to open a simple lock.  Not today.

A short but successful session.  I did fail at two things, allowing my Weenie Ways to overtake me:

There was a light out in the swamps behind the house. On an island nearby I could see something hopping around.  Did I cruise on out there and check it out? No. Later, I said, after I check out Concord, I said.

There’s a cave under the gas station according to a handy and somehow working terminal.  I found the entrance but did not go in, though I love love LOVE caves, so I say.  Weenie.  I will overcome it and the swamp monsters tomorrow.

IntPiPoMo #14 Game Notes

 Fallout 4

I’m having connectivity issues this week for some reason, but Fallout 4/Steam let me play in offline mode this time.

Tragically, the motion or something in Fallout 4 makes me queasy, so my play sessions will be short.  I just managed to look around the old neighborhood.  Louie the Looter, call me, I’m combing everyone’s house for everything I can pick up.  Now I don’t mind picking up anything I see that might be fun or useful, but grabbing old tv trays and lamps is going against the grain of my single person rpg training—-watch the weight of what you’re carrying.

I found a craft bench in a neighbors house, and looked at the craft interface, but it didn’t look as if there was currently anything I could make.  It is fun to see that I’ll be able to make furniture and decorations.

My character turned out ok,  (though note her hair is supposed to be “platinum blonde”……more like stuck it in a dirty bucket blonde) and she has this husky voice like she’s a smoker.    There’s something about her, though, she looks like she could have been a Mean Girl so very easily.  As always I choose the kindest dialogue options.  Somebody has to bring the Nice to the Apocalypse.

World of Warcraft

Now that I have my riding scorpion, earned by my so gallant rogue, I need to pick another mount to work towards.  The scorpion is such a smooth ride, you wouldn’t believe it.  It feels like it goes really fast too, just so unexpectedly pleasant to ride it through the world.  I think I can tolerate doing daily quests for reputation on just one character at a time.  Can’t decide quite what to go for.

In the meantime, working Talador with my Warlock who could be sent to Nagrand easily since she’s level 98 1/2      I find it annoying that she got so much of her xp doing Garrison stuff, so she has the level, but she isn’t nicely geared, hasn’t done all the dungeons and doesn’t have all of the followers she ought to have either.   Should I just toss her to the top and polish later?   I was hoping for Legion in March, but now that (yawn) it won’t come out till next summer at best, no hurry.

Warlock, Figure A “platinum blonde hair”.

IntPiPoMo #13 Fallout 4

I like the opening story line this time around.

Character Creation:  I found it a bit odd to work with, with fewer choices.  The usual stubby grubby hair choices.  Do you watch Gotham?  Is this Jerome or what?

So many presets, so little time. For some reason they offer five or six EYELINER choices, as makeup.  Way to customize that face!

I actually like the little house so since we’re in screenie heaven, here’s the grand tour:

Laundry room

Sparkly kitchen. Not much in the fridge.

Cozy living room.

Snoozin’ room.  Zzzzzzzzz….

Baby’s room, love the rocket wallpaper.

My baby is SHAUN OF THE DEAD!!!!!  How “lifelike” he is!

What’s this? A creepy guy at the door for me?  Nosy, but he offers me a vault, and you know I love a good snuggly vault.  Yes, yes YES, I say.  Just in case.

Dept of Oops!  Next thing you know the guy on tv is all weepy because of nuclear strikes all over and the hub, Shaun of the Dead and I are boogying down the street towards our new vault.

Pretty as the poster above us, we rally at the checkpoint. It seems they dont want to let in Mr Slimy Salesman, but we bust right on in.

At this point I would have grabbed my baby Shaun of the Dead away from my spouse, that baby stays with his momma!

But no, down we go to see Vault 111, the scaggiest vault ever.

A new uniform which I somehow instantly put on, handed out by…she’s a Deadite, right?

Instead of seeing our new family chamber in the vault, we get decontaminated  (wink) to prepare to go to the next level down in the vault.

My spousal unit continues to be the one snuggling the baby.  Fork him over, I say.

They’re goooone and all I have is a giant roach.  Lots of giant roaches.  Ohhhooooooohhh.

On the plus side, the computers are working and there are GAMES!

Okay, if I come across a body, and I don’t care how long he’s been lying there, I want the body to have some loot on it.  These stoopid skellies had nada.

I like the new Pipboy Stats page.

My plan was to use the same points spread I had in Fallout 3 but there aren’t that many to spend.  So I went thus:

Strength   5
Perception 3
Endurance 5
Charisma 2
Intelligence 3
Agility 5
Luck 5

Working out well so far.  Hmm 23 tasty screenshots, yo ho.

IntPiPoMo #11 Could Not Connect To The Steam Network

These “screenshots” count towards my total, so sayeth I.

Retry zilch
Reboot zilch
Begin in Offline Mode No You Cant!
Tried opening and closing the disk tray, got this hopeful screen

It was not fooled.  Back to desktop.  Looking wistfully at this:

Might be the Windows Updates from today, might be the Wasteland isn’t ready for me 😦

Still and all I count this as THREE screenies towards the IntPiPoMo goal.  I’m still afloat!