I got to Level 66 about two weeks ago and found that I was troubled by early quests where I felt I was swept into dangerous situations before I was ready. Plus, I realized that I had a poor understanding of the Perk cards and how to use them to build my character’s SPECIAL attributes. So, I dropped off my Yordie Sands character on the shelf and created Sandy Lombardia (she’s also the heroine of my upcoming novel–announce coming soon). My Xbox ID is still Yordie Sands though.
I got off to a roaring start with Sandy and reached level 12 the first weekend. I’m level 25 ATM and I’ve learned a lot by following main quest lines more carefully. I’ve also backed off and focused on easier Events and lesser quests when I advanced too quickly. Those easier quests offer opportunities to get a lot of loot and build up you currency, “caps”. Tonight I used my stockpile of caps to build Sandy’s first store and it is very similar to Yordie’s big store highlighted in earlier posts.
My main focus has been on collecting and using Perk cards that support the type of play I’m comfortable with. And this is the advice I have for new players: Learn how the Perk cards work. If you play Fallout 4, like I do, you have a big advantage, but it is different enough to lead you into frittering away opportunities.
Another tip for newbies: Know the kind of weapons you want to build around. For example, if you like pistols and automatic rifles, try to stick with one type of ammo, like Fusion Cells, 45s, 38s, and so forth. I don’t particularly care for pistols, but love the 308 sniper rifle and screaming 308 machine gun! Unfortunately, the only 308 machine gun I have found is Level 30, so it will be a little longer. For now, I have a Level 25 – 50 cal machine gun as my beastie killer. There is a huge variety in weaponry that it can be overwhelming at first, even if you have experience with weapons.
Here’s a pics from me as Sandy Lombardia exploring Appalachia. I’m wearing a special Vault-Tec jumpsuit for now, but I also like the nurses dress and my sniper outfit.
I love that there are kitties in Fallout 76, but they aren’t friendly. They don’t attack or anything,but you can’t heard them home to your C.A.M.P. Darn!
I really like Fallout 76 and continue to make occasional friends. I am starting to envision the day when I might join a team. I still doubt that I’ll try Survival Mode and I’m certain I’ll never play in the battle royals, currently Nuclear Winter. The games buggyness has improved a lot since I’ve started playing. And yes, I play way too often but that will change as soon as I launch begin writing the second book of my series. Stay tuned.