So I finally got Fallout 76 the other day, and played it today. I admit, I was pretty nervous, not because of the bad reviews of the game but really because I am the worst multiplayer player on the planet.
After getting out of the tutorial, I decided to start easy and just look at some other people's camps. There were two not too far away from me, and one had the owner inside. Both looked pretty nice with houses and turrets and stuff.
Then I met my first player. Now all the people on this server were like, level 100+, except for two other random dudes I found later. I'm not gonna name anybody in this post, but I'll give them nicknames. This first guy, who we will call Mr. Blue PA, led me into a vendor area in his base, and I looked around. Then he left, locked me in, and activated giant spike traps and killed me. Considering I hadn't even done anything yet I think he would've been more disappointed than me lol.
After that I saw the teams available, and I decided to join one. This team had only one dude, who we will call the Courier, since he had NCR riot armor. I fast traveled to his position, which I found out was Huntersville. He was attacking some level 50 Super Mutant Overlords, and I decided to help him. While the machete I had persuaded a wastelander to give me had minimal effect on the mutants, I did at least draw their attention to me, which I guess helped Courier because he gave me a thumbs up, and then proceeded to give me a bunch of purified water and stimpacks, which was the start of a beautiful freindship. I followed him around as he went to a few faction hubs, until eventually he went to the Water park. Here the enemies were just level six, and I had no problem killing them with him. Once he went back to the faction base, I noticed two other high level guys had joined our team. So I decided to go see what they were doing. The first one I found was Mr. Animal head, who was in the Mire fighting more Overlords, so I helped him out a bit. We then checked out another players CAMP together, after which I went back to the Courier.
Now, the Courier was in a restaurant fighting lower-level Super Mutants, so I helped clear them out with him, and also cleared out the building since he didn't want any of the stuff laying around. I eventually got overencumbered, and so, to repay Courier for his kindness, I initiated a trade with him, and "sold" him a level 50 assault rifle I had found when I first met him, and obviously wouldn't be able to use for a long time, for 0 caps. He loved it, although he didnt give me anything, since he probably saw my carry weight. After that, he and I left to help the final member of our team, Mr. Enclave, do a uranium mining event. Mr. Animal also came and helped. We then together killed all of the Mole Miners and did the event. However, again, I was really overencumbered with loot, so I dropped all of my really high level weapons to share with the guys, which they liked.
While I was doing all this, I had gotten up to level 5, and was focusing heavily on a Charisma build, and was sharing my perk with them too, which they also liked. Despite having no combat perks I was actually able to help in combat and even not die too many times, which surprised me. Especially since I was mostly still using that machete, only switching to a axe during the Mole fight. I also found my first legendary weapon there, a Vampire .44 revolver.
After that, the team split up and went different ways. Me and Animal Head went to kill some more creatures together, where I was finally for once critically injured, and Animal Head revived me. After that I went to Couriers Camp, which was pretty big, and had an allie in it and even a vault atrium, though I assume he had just gotten it since it didn't have much in it. When I got there to his base though, I dropped him a few mines and armor pieces I had found and was honestly never gonna use, when I noticed he wanted to trade with me. He then gave me a ton of recipes, the tinker workbench plans, and even some Christmas building plans, which I really like because of my character. All for 0 caps. And that was before he noticed my present for him. Once he picked that up, he gave me another present of his own, a mutfruit. Which, still only being a level 6 player with rather sparse food supplies I gladly accepted. After that I left, because it was getting late for me.
And so that was my first day in Fallout 76, which was really fun! Oh yeah, I just remember I never told you guys my character. The funniest part is I made my character really fat, and with long white hair and beard, and named him Santa Claus lol. Anyways, do you guys have recommendations for where to put my CAMP? My scrap is starting to pile up in my inventory.