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    February 18

    ProbsCoolerThanYou said:

    You say down time is boring, and it is sometimes, but I think that the other responses have made it clear that most players, including me, spend their "down time" doing practical things--building, crafting, etc.--which may not make it "down time" but is still time away from the constant kill loot return loop the game offers. I would have included a question about mods that affect down time, but I thought that might be a bit out of the realm of this group. 

    I guess it's because it's I prefer a vegrant playstyle that down time in the form crafting and building gets a bit dull for me. And it's largely because I play on Survival that this is the case. For me, vagrancy and Survival is a match made in heaven. I don't want to make life easy by settling and having access to infinite purified water and fields of food for almost no effort. I want to eat irridiated sugar bombs and drink out of lakes because I need to in order to survive. So in way, those things are my down time. Rummaging for scraps of food and bottles of water, praying that I find a bottle of purified or just a handful of bullets to keep the fight going. Walking, too. Walking is down time. So, yeah, my down time is different that others'. No better or worse, just different.

    I've been eyeing these mods that give you something like 60k of each building material, so I may very well go on a building binge at some point since acquisition of materials was one of the more annoying parts of settlement building for me. 

     

  • February 20

    I've been focusing on a few builds since starting fallout very recently.  My currently playthrough is going back to my Whisper character from the comic event but instead of going gung ho into the Minutemen and then branching out I basically started playing "survival style" without the survival mantra.  I'm basically finding the icons on my HUD and going to see what's there.  I've already found several sites that I have not seen if six CB playthroughs in the northern zone near Sanctuary doing this so that was pretty cool.  I'm betting even more will follow.  In fact, just getting into Lexington and I know I've only hit 2-3 places there besides the BoS site so I expect to finds lots to see and do there.

    Outside exploring and questing, I've gotten the settlement building bug.  I've tried to incorporate the CHAR: 6 into every build I've done because I think the settlement building is such a big part of the entire game. 

  • February 20

    Legion said:

    ProbsCoolerThanYou said:

    You say down time is boring, and it is sometimes, but I think that the other responses have made it clear that most players, including me, spend their "down time" doing practical things--building, crafting, etc.--which may not make it "down time" but is still time away from the constant kill loot return loop the game offers. I would have included a question about mods that affect down time, but I thought that might be a bit out of the realm of this group. 

    I guess it's because it's I prefer a vegrant playstyle that down time in the form crafting and building gets a bit dull for me. And it's largely because I play on Survival that this is the case. For me, vagrancy and Survival is a match made in heaven. I don't want to make life easy by settling and having access to infinite purified water and fields of food for almost no effort. I want to eat irridiated sugar bombs and drink out of lakes because I need to in order to survive. So in way, those things are my down time. Rummaging for scraps of food and bottles of water, praying that I find a bottle of purified or just a handful of bullets to keep the fight going. Walking, too. Walking is down time. So, yeah, my down time is different that others'. No better or worse, just different.

    I've been eyeing these mods that give you something like 60k of each building material, so I may very well go on a building binge at some point since acquisition of materials was one of the more annoying parts of settlement building for me. 

     

    Oh yeah, for that sort of character the tension of not having any down time is great. But if you're playing a more old-school savior of the wastes type character then I think downtime just comes with the way you play the game. 

  • February 22

    What I enjoy about Survival Mode, whenever I dip my toe into it, is specifically how IMPORTANT building settlements can become. I may just have my next playthrough be a Survival Mode sniper with just enough Charisma to start setting up trading posts, then make it my job to defend them...

  • Member
    February 22

    Mercurias said:

    What I enjoy about Survival Mode, whenever I dip my toe into it, is specifically how IMPORTANT building settlements can become. I may just have my next playthrough be a Survival Mode sniper with just enough Charisma to start setting up trading posts, then make it my job to defend them...

     Sounds like the guy on top of the gate of Megaton in Fallout 3 XD awesome idea

  • February 22

    Mercurias said:

    What I enjoy about Survival Mode, whenever I dip my toe into it, is specifically how IMPORTANT building settlements can become. I may just have my next playthrough be a Survival Mode sniper with just enough Charisma to start setting up trading posts, then make it my job to defend them...

    That's awesome. You could roleplay that a million ways too. A paragon of the wastes, a selfish entrepreneur protecting his money-making enterprises, etc.