Fallout 76: Getting Settled in Again

I restarted playing Fallout 76 a few months ago. I’d left for nearly a year because I was so disgusted with the “Daily Ops” events being touted as the new gameplay, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. But now that I’m playing FO76 once more, I notice that a lot has changed for the better.

A couple weeks ago “Test Your Metal” events were introduced and I really enjoy engaging in those three different events. I play either as part of a public team or solo in group play. So far, the penultimate event is still “Scorched Earth” but I’m enjoying a lot of the other team events more thanks to Test Your Metal.

Anyway, my main character is now Level 218, and that’s pretty puny by many standards. I mean, I see a lot of players above 500 and have seen a couple 1,000 level players. The thing about “level” is, it doesn’t necessarily reflect relative strength or knowledge of the game. I also have level 178 and 56 characters that use in my gaming. SPOILER: extra characters can be used to store valuable items.

So, I’m really enjoying this game again and I’ve been building new camps with some of the newer building materials and objects. Below I’m featuring three of my five camps: Yordie’s Store, Beckett’s Bar, and Wanderer’s Farm. I’m still working on each of these but plan to rebuild my store because it’s kind of a hodge-podge.

Yordie’s Store

Yordie Sands in Fallout 76

This is my main store near the White Springs railroad station. BTW, I also have grumpy ole Settler Forager hanging out there to handle unruly customers.

Beckett’s Bar

Yordie Sands in Fallout 76

I like Beckett and he needed a bar because that was his dream. And I liked the idea of having a bar & store near a convenient railroad station, so I built this place for him.

Yordie Sands photography

Here’s Becket inside his bar where he enjoys serving wasteland visitors.

Wanderer’s Farm

Yordie Sands photography

This is the Wanderer’s farmhouse. There’s a large farm behind the house.

Yordie Sands photography

And that’s her on the right, the Wanderer, playing her guitar and singing a lovely tune.

Yordie Sands

This is a special upstairs bedroom & den at Wanderer’s Farm.

As you can tell by Wanderer’s Farm, it is now possible to create some pretty nice looking settlements in Fallout 76. And having the ability to build five settlements (only one active at a time) is quite a bit of fun. The main thing I strive for is to position my settlements strategically around the map to facilitate better Fast Travel. By giving each settlement a theme and a different Ally, it makes each visit just a little bit more enjoyable.

I have a couple of other camps that aren’t much to look at, but I’ll feature them in an upcoming post. I’ve also been taking some photos of really unique landscapes and features that I think Fallout 76 gamers will enjoy.

About Yordie

I'm an avatar from Second Life and Xbox gamer. I wrote the sci-fi novel The Temporal Expeditions, and am working on book 2 of trilogy.
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