- May 13, 2012
Almost finished 2nd play through with different factions. Looks like this one is gonna be "kill them all and let god sort them out" one.
The settlement are the most annoying part of them game. I'd assume if their defense is up, they won't annoy me with 'oh, my buddy got kidnapped, ghouls/raiders/mutants are harassing us", but nope. Each settlement gets 4 quests like that it is a huge grind to keep them happy.
But with 100+ defense you can simply ignore the requests to assist with settlement attacks - the enemies just get ground up to pieces by turrets.
Are you skipping all the side quests? The game has only been out a week and in theory has hundreds of hours of content with all the side quests ... it will take me forever to complete my first play through since I try to complete all tasks for games that will let me ... I didn't do that on FO3 since I maxed my character and at that point I just pushed through to finish ... with this game and the unlimited leveling I will return to the methodical approach and just sweep areas clean
That said, I restarted the beginning sequence three times before I had a character build I liked ... now I am level 5 but only on the Sanctuary settlement tasks