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Fallout 76 fans outraged at private server subscription model

Published: 23/Oct/2019 22:34 Updated: 23/Oct/2019 23:16

by Scott Robertson

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The long-awaited feature of private worlds is finally being added to Bethesda’s open-world RPG Fallout 76, but how they’ve gone about doing it has drawn the ire of the game’s remaining fans.

It’s hard to imagine a worse launch than Fallout 76 had. Despite its rough release and the numerous bad decisions and bad luck that plagued it, the game began to experience a slight turnaround in recent months, similar to other multiplayer looter shooters like The Division and the original Destiny.

But despite the progress they’ve made, Bethesda and Fallout 76 have used V.A.T.S. to target themselves in the foot once again, thanks to the $100 price they’ve set for annual access to private servers.

On October 23, Bethesda announced Fallout 1st, a “premium membership” subscription that grants players access to, most notably, the option to host and private servers for you and up to seven friends. 

1st subscribers also get a deployable Survival Tent, a Scrapbox to stash crafting components, new emotes and outfits, and of course, a monthly dose of the game’s in-game currency, Atoms.

BethesdaThe purchase page for Fallout 1st subscriptions

In the announcement post, Bethesda even acknowledged how much players wanted access to private servers, saying that “the community has been asking for the ability to play in private worlds since before the launch of Fallout 76.” 

That access has now been added to the game, but behind a subscription that costs $13 a month, or $100 for a whole year. According to Bethesda, only the private server host requires a subscription.

The announcement has drawn a slew of backlash from people online, with the announcement tweet itself notching a telling reply-to-like ratio of nearly 6000 replies to nearly 2000 likes. Twitter user @BemaniStar used the perfect image from Fallout 4 to summarize the internet’s reaction to the new service.

This decision could not have come at a worse time for Bethesda and Fallout 76 when you consider the market conditions, as The Outer Worlds is set to officially release on October 25. 

That game is developed by Obsidian Entertainment, who developed Fallout: New Vegas, a well-received installment in the Fallout series, and Obsidian have taken many aspects from Fallout that fans love and have applied them to The Outer Worlds.

By essentially offering Fallout 76 players a single player service that they have to subscribe to, they may have inadvertently sent current and future Fallout 76 fans right into the waiting arms of The Outer Worlds.

Rust

Shroud impressed with Sykkuno’s “amazing” Rust skills: “You destroyed me!”

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:57

by Georgina Smith

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was left in awe after Sykkuno managed to shoot him dead on the OTV Rust server, and it was safe to say he was impressed by the streamer’s aim, saying “you killed me, you’re amazing!”

The Offline TV Rust sever has been a huge talking point since the start of this year, as with the enormous host of streamers participating there are endless amounts of content for fans to consume on the daily.

The server even ended up needing to be split into two after people’s varying playstyles caused some tension and calls for a need to separate PVP-focused players and roleplay-focused players.

Rust promotional image with the logo on top
Facepunch Studios
While it was originally released in 2013, Rust has experienced a surge in popularity thanks to the OTV server.

However, that’s not to say that there haven’t been plenty of iconic moments between streamers, as even though the game can get pretty violent, the vast range of streamer interactions has led to some great scenes for fans.

That was the case for Sykkuno fans when he managed to kill shroud, leaving everyone impressed with his skills.

While they were competing for the Oil Rig, Sykkuno managed to get shroud with his gun as he jumped, and it didn’t seem like shroud expected it at all, dying with a bewildered “no, Sykkuno!”

Sykkuno’s hand immediately flew to his mouth, laughing and apologizing for the abrupt kill.

Michael sounded equally as impressed as he did betrayed, after a few seconds of silence saying “Sykkuno you killed me, you’re amazing!” But the compliments didn’t end there, with Micheal adding, “you destroyed me!” and even “you’re the better gamer, man” to which Sykkuno replied, “no, no, most definitely not.”

Sykkuno has talked previously about how he’s a “humongous fan of shroud” in the past, so this interaction definitely proved to be a positive one for the rising streamer.

One fan on Twitter said, “Sykkuno downed shroud and even shroud is proud of him,” another saying “that Sykkuno/shroud friendly PVP was beautiful to watch… what in the wholesome rivalry.”

The PVP moment was definitely an entertaining one all round, and while the results were unexpected, no one was more impressed than shroud himself.