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« Reply #1245 on: February 10, 2017, 10:33:22 am »
So... I wonder a bit about the fact that this game (or Fonline2) got only 100+ players. When i talk with friends about fallout online noone ever heard of this game. So actually my questions are:

Do Developers even advertise or know how to advertise?
Would it be possible to cantact the official Facebook-Page of Fallout (over 3 mio likes) and ask them to share a link from this game? Or maybe other Facebook-Fanpages, Youtube channels?


There are tons of Fallout lovers out there... Im sure 95% of them never ever heard of this game and this is a sad fact.

You cant tell me there is no way to make this game a bit more popular...!? I dont get it :P

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« Reply #1246 on: February 10, 2017, 05:22:44 pm »
These "fallout lovers" are the ones that played fallout 3 and beyond. Lots of people avoid playing the old one cause "bad graphics" or "slow gameplay" Majority of reasons are just absurd.

And when people picture fallout online, they immediately think of something like Fallout 4 graphics but online but see its not, they just don't even bother playing or looking at it again.

Developers don't advertise, that's more of the players job to do so but some people do advertise the game. One time on facebook I saw a someone post a link to Reloaded forum and was like whaaaat.

And lots of people know about it, it's just that Reloaded hasn't had a major wipe for a long time and most find it stale. But I guarantee at least 100-200 people are waiting for it to happen.

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« Reply #1247 on: February 11, 2017, 12:15:36 am »
DIGGA, good question. I believe the low player count is a result of several key factors:

1. Though some people (including me) loved the original Fallout games, including its AD 1998 graphics, many do not. Most "modern fallout fans" only like modern graphics styles, and when they see this game, they actually say "ew" at the graphics. Nevermind the fact that Minecraft often looks worse with its 16-bit blocky snorefest, and that World of Warcraft's graphics look like a blurred cartoon, those are favored. I never understood this but that's the way it is.

2. FOnline games have no budget, no funding, no profits, and thus no scheduled staff. They run on donations only, and this will likely never improve. Thus advertising is also nearly nothing. Same for immediate help from an online GM. A lot of gamers don't like that; they get the idea the game is ignored by its own administrators, and they leave.

3. In the past 7+ years, many of the gamers who would play this game, already tried, and quit. (Why this is, is another good question.)

4. Despite the fact that any player here can download the developer tools, draw maps, build dialogue files, write quests and contribute playable content, the game severely lacks PvE content. There is no main quest. No GECK. No cut scenes or talking heads, and nothing like a template of trials. We do have some quests, and they are excellent and some are repeatable, but not nearly enough. We need more of this. (You're invited to help.) The game is wide open, and we players like to say "you write your own story as you go". There are numerous things to do, but it's wide open with no set route.

5. The FOnline community was already splitting up before 2238 closed down, but the end of 2238 pretty much fragmented what remained of any unified player base. With more servers, but not more players, we end up with fewer people per server.

6. This game community is mostly all jackasses who don't play the game for its explorable content so much, but rather use the game as a place to express their hatred. Not all, but most. The other 14 of us (lol) try to help people so they don't quit early, but the jackasses rule, and thus new people are run off.

One of the favorite things the jackasses here like to do is send infiltrators into your faction, posing as recruits. They destroy newcomers' efforts to get established, which often leads to new players leaving. There are, after all, so many games out there to play - why play one where you're stomped into the ground faster than you climb the learning curve? It's why I added a Guides category to the wiki, and spend hours on that.

So it's not a game for anyone, i guess. The harshness only appeals to those of us who like the graphics, and enjoy a tougher hostility challenge.

PS: Just kidding about only 14 good people here. I'm sure there's more than 14. I could be wrong about that. I think i saw 1 last month.

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All of that said, i say this is the best game i ever found. It's my favorite. Over time, devs have done amazing work to improve it. For details, try to read the long history of change logs, starting with 2238 and going thru Reloaded. I love this game.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2017, 04:19:52 pm by Henry »

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« Reply #1248 on: February 15, 2017, 11:24:53 pm »
Please help me whenever I try to play it always kicks me off and says incorrect login or password when im putting in the correct info

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« Reply #1249 on: February 15, 2017, 11:26:28 pm »
Please help me whenever I try to play it always kicks me off and says incorrect login or password when im putting in the correct info

If it's not allowing you to log in then you for sure had entered wrong data =).

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« Reply #1250 on: February 15, 2017, 11:33:07 pm »
I put in the correct info I put in the same info on the website and it logged in

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« Reply #1251 on: February 15, 2017, 11:56:25 pm »
I put in the correct info I put in the same info on the website and it logged in

It sounds like you registered on the forum, but that's not the same as registering a character.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 06:39:59 pm by Henry »

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« Reply #1252 on: February 17, 2017, 06:10:43 pm »
'Kay, we all know caravan dedicated encounters. I have two questions about those:


1.Is there any option to get those except going on caravan run or taking with me two other players?

2. There's info on Wiki, that we need independet party of 3 or more:
http://www.fonline-reloaded.net/wiki/index.php?title=Caravan_Encounters
Can we take NPC followers as slaves, companions or mercs to fullfill these requirements?

I would like ask only for info that was somehow checked. No trolling guys ;)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 06:18:59 pm by Mad Matt »
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« Reply #1253 on: February 20, 2017, 11:27:29 am »
Does Ctrl + LMB work in vendors' screens?

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« Reply #1254 on: February 20, 2017, 11:29:50 am »
Does Ctrl + LMB work in vendors' screens?
no

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« Reply #1255 on: February 20, 2017, 11:54:23 am »
Does Ctrl + LMB work in vendors' screens?
no

Thank you. So it should be fixed.

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« Reply #1256 on: February 20, 2017, 06:09:32 pm »

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« Reply #1257 on: February 20, 2017, 08:27:19 pm »
Does Ctrl + LMB work in vendors' screens?
no

Thank you. So it should be fixed.

It never had been a feature =).

So that's bad software design then :-)

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« Reply #1258 on: February 20, 2017, 10:02:55 pm »
Does Ctrl + LMB work in vendors' screens?
no

Thank you. So it should be fixed.

It never had been a feature =).

So that's bad software design then :-)

You're quite lucky somebody thought of scrubs and added faster pick up & drop function cause otherwise you would spend hours on regenerating APs with your probably first mistaken build that had less than 9 AGI.

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« Reply #1259 on: February 21, 2017, 09:57:14 am »
Does Ctrl + LMB work in vendors' screens?
no

Thank you. So it should be fixed.

It never had been a feature =).

So that's bad software design then :-)

You're quite lucky somebody thought of scrubs and added faster pick up & drop function cause otherwise you would spend hours on regenerating APs with your probably first mistaken build that had less than 9 AGI.

I don't want to make an such offtopic right now but I'm not big newbie if you ask about it so don't worry about my builds. In short I can say that some features should be improved and I don't see any points to not do it. It doesn't matter it's 90s design – it could be changed.

Peace.