I mentioned last week that I experienced my first really unpleasant bug: While on the way to visit Diamond City, I encountered a Mutant Hound in front of the entrance (like, *RIGHT* in front of it) that could not take damage. I tried the sniper rifle, I tried the shotgun, I tried melee, I tried blowing up a car right next to it. The dog never took a lick of damage. (Perhaps of interest, perhaps not, the dog also moved oddly… instead of approximating actual movement down in the uncanny valley where these games reside, it was like the dog was ice skating to get from place to place).
Well, I had assumed that this would be a problem fixed by the upcoming patch and so figured I’d wander around in the northern part of the wasteland for a while. I searched for various settlements, did an errand here or there, found a couple of hidden bunkers that had been sending out distress signals on repeat for about a hundred years, and went up a handful of levels while waiting for Tuesday, patch release day.
Tuesday came and went and I realized that there was no patch. Not this week, anyway.
So I figured I’d go back to Diamond City and see if I couldn’t trap the hound, somehow. Maybe make him fall in the river or something. This time, however, he had been re-generated properly and could easily be sniped from afar!
All that to say, I’ve visited Diamond City, walked inside, and immediately experienced choice paralysis and ran back outside to wander around in the northern part of the wasteland.
(Oooh, and free advice: If you happen to stumble across an “overdue library book”, pick it up and carry it around with you. There is a point at which you will be pleased that you did so.)
So… what are you playing?
(Picture is “Untitled” by our very own Will Truman. Used with permission.)