It’s Exactly What Todd Howard Imagined
Very few fans of the Fallout franchise, if any, called for a multiplayer iteration of the RPG. But when the game saw the stage at E3 2018, Todd Howard preached the potential of a player-populated world. He painted a picture like every game thus far, but where players filled every role. No more human NPCs, just the wasteland and its many, many hazards. Well, a single day into the launch of Fallout 76 and players have set the groundwork to his vision.
Reported on The Verge, one Fallout player by the name of Many A True Nerd has filled some big shoes by serving as the character who welcomes players into the new wasteland. Many A True Nerd is a YouTube who built a following through crazy antics like beating games without healing himself. He’s a bit of a madman but a kind soul, and he took advantage of the beta to carry his progress into the main game. Now, he has more resources and experience than most, and he’s using it to everyone else’s advantage. Many A True Nerd has built one of the very first, if not the first, camps for newbies.
What does the camp offer? Aside from your basic necessities, like water, food, and shelter, players can brace themselves for the wasteland through the gift of weaponry, garb, and ammo. All you have to do is walk by, and Many A True Nerd will offer a kind favor. Of course, not everyone will find him, and he won’t be around all the time (the stipulation of being a player instead of a computer).
We may see many similar stations in Fallout 76, where players get together instead of shooting each other. One was built by Reddit user omnipsycho, who invited players to congregate and possibly group up to brave the wasteland. Early on, it pays to be friendly, but we’ll have to wait a bit before the game’s progression becomes PvP-oriented and potential battle lines are drawn in the irradiated sand.
SOURCE: The Verge