Sloth Mom 🦥 @CaseyExplosion Internet sloth, and gigantic nerd. Avatar by @skutchdraws banner by @LiquidAzalea. She/her. Streaming Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sun at: Oct. 28, 2019 1 min read

Fallout 76 was 60 dollarydoos at launch.

I saw something about how Fallout 1st players are being ganged up on by "non paying" players, and I feel the need to reiterate that the game wasn't a free to play title; those players already paid for the game.

Sorry, that should read:

Fallout 76 was a 60 dollar game at launch, *AND* featured an ingame microtransaction store. So to paint players that don't take up Bethesda's new subscription service as "non paying" is deeply, deeply cynical in ways I find it hard to articulate.

This is taking off, so shameless plug time I guess? I have a Steam Curator page, and none of the games I recommend feature any sort of predatory monetization or lootboxes, just straight up games I think are good. 

By the way, The Outer Worlds isn't the only game that shows other developers can make a better Fallout game than Bethesda. Like the original isometric CRPG Fallout games with the deep role playing mechanics?

Disco Elysium baby!

You can follow @CaseyExplosion.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Enjoy Threader? Sign up.

Since you’re here...

... we’re asking visitors like you to make a contribution to support this independent project. In these uncertain times, access to information is vital. Threader gets 1,000,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Your financial support will help two developers to keep working on this app. Everyone’s contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support Threader by becoming premium or by donating on PayPal. Thank you.