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April 13th, 2019, 18:13
My character is Wolf. He is into martial arts (improves unarmed combat but reduces skill in guns/rifles) and a technophobe (-30 points in crafting and more gun penalties) as his "distinctions" (like traits or personality background, similar to FNV in that they have pros/cons to each one).

His highest abilities, in order, are endurance (health, survival), strength (carry weight, melee, unarmed), and personality (charm/speech), He is meant to be a survival ranger based on the old pre-technology world and melee. No idea how plausible his build will be since I read one complaint was guns outpace melee for damage later on. But so far a fun character.

Playing on easy so hopefully will have more margin for error on his build. Finished tutorial (which was basic but good) and on my first real mission. It is based in Russsia which is pretty cool - so used to "US" games that having a completely different culture and setting is a nice change.
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April 15th, 2019, 14:25
All difficulties are equally challenging, the only difference is (apparently) material rewards.

A hint - when you get the dog companion, set his tactics to escape the "danger zone". Otherwise, all your fights would be protect the silly dog who got AI from NWN's Tomi Undergallows.
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April 15th, 2019, 14:40
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All difficulties are equally challenging, the only difference is (apparently) material rewards.

A hint - when you get the dog companion, set his tactics to escape the "danger zone". Otherwise, all your fights would be protect the silly dog who got AI from NWN's Tomi Undergallows.
I wasn't sure I would be able to get the pooch. There is no way my character would just let the owner die if he could prevent it and I would have to do everything I could to save the owner otherwise I would feel too guilty to enjoy the dog (i.e. if the owner survives he leaves with the dog).

My first encounter on the map was for the dog and the owner died well before I could even get to the battle. But then I died and without a save and the encounter being random I lost out.

Few hours later I had the encounter again and this time reached the owner after he had killed two bandits (of 4). I play melee so no ranged options (I may use a crossbow later though) and so takes a little extra to engage in the battle.

Anyhow I fought alongside the owner and he died. Not sure if I could have healed him with a FEN (stimpak like thing) but at the time I didn't know I could add a FEN to my main slot and then target someone … and not sure if that is only for companions or anyone. Even if I had known not sure I would have made it as it takes AP to open inventory and change things … and he died the turn after I joined him.

Regardless it was mute as I did what I could at that time. So with a bit of guilt I took care of the owners dog and adopted him. I do admit I really like him so a little guilt I didn't reload and try harder to save the owner.

If the dog isn't at full strength I keep him far away but when healthy he joins me. Its a bit easier playing on easy so haven't had to protect him too much.

I am about 18-20 hours into the game now and still no chest armor (although I got a simple hat +3 to survival) and a small backpack. Haven't made it to the bigger city yet. Been doing local quests and exploring. I just entered the first vault/base that is part of the main quest last night.

I like that things are rare and hard to get. Even on survival mode in FO4 I always had ample supplies of stims, rad meds, antibiotics, etc. In ATOM so far they are very rare and very costly. I have to be very careful with money and having limited inventory space (I think I carry too much food and water) makes it even harder to earn rubles. On the plus side I don't have to worry about ammunition at all.
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April 15th, 2019, 15:34
Armor…

Go to KRZ (big city) and accept the quest from the bookstore keeper. Next thing on the world map you'll face a random encounter with several bookburners easy to kill - and a few will drop armor.
Another idea is to craft some (if you don't want to read wikis, a random visitor in "bandit's den" will teach you a recipe for low quality armor).

Another reason to rush to big city is to get a sidekick.

Water, sell. Food, keep.
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April 15th, 2019, 16:05
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
Armorů

Go to KRZ (big city) and accept the quest from the bookstore keeper. Next thing on the world map you'll face a random encounter with several bookburners easy to kill - and a few will drop armor.
Another idea is to craft some (if you don't want to read wikis, a random visitor in "bandit's den" will teach you a recipe for low quality armor).

Another reason to rush to big city is to get a sidekick.

Water, sell. Food, keep.
Thanks. I have not made it to the city yet. Not sure who I will get as a companion. Pretty happy with my Wolfhound right now Also my crafting skill is literally 1 as one of my distinctions is -30 to crafting. So not sure how well he will craft armor lol. Most likely will have to salvage it from a fight or buy it.
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