Crafting system in Fallout 4 is amazing. Player can not only modify and upgrade any pieces of gear but also build new settlements! There is no other RPG that offers such option. This guide will tell you everything about how to "craft" towns, how to manage them, how to develop and defend them from aggressive world.
Your town will be small in the beginning. There will be no citizen there. But it will grow and more NPCs will appear. It’s similar to Fallout Shelter App. You need to provide them with food, water, energy, houses and so on. NPCs don’t just stand and observe. They work and rest. Some of them will be traders, some will be workers and some will be soldiers.
Your city will become larger and sooner or later it will be attacked by raiders. It will be robbed if you didn’t pay enough attention to setting up defense structures and machines.
But nobody forces you to create and develop settlements. It’s your own choice. You can ignore this part of the game and it will not affect the story.
The game allows you to build and develop multiple villages. If you have several big cities it’s possible to organize trading caravans between them.
Your character appears in the world without any materials but any crafting action in the game requires materials. You will have to explore the world and collect them by scraping objects and items. If you wish to create your own city you will have to spend a lot of different resources.
There are no dedicated resources for building. Almost all resources in Fallout 4 are required for all professions. Here is the complete list of all materials.
Moreover, your character has no blueprints in the beginning. When you scrap a stricture you receive materials and blueprint of this structure and you can rebuild it later. That’s not about strictures only. For example you can’t create a crafting station until you find it in the world and scrap it.
Constructing mechanics is based on rebuilding. You need to find the object somewhere in the world, scrap it and then you can construct it on your territory.
Though the world in Fallout 4 is huge, not all areas are available for constructing city. It looks like there are special areas where it’s possible to set the settlement.
It’s recommended to select a place where it will be easier to protect the city from raiders. For example you can place it near a bank of the river.
You need to open special Workshop Menu in order access construction interface. Building itself is very simple. You need to select an object in Workshop Menu, choose a good place for it and place it on the ground. Most of the objects can be placed everywhere but some require special places. For example Water Pump can be placed only in dirt.
After you open Workshop Menu you will see all the objects you can construct and characteristics of current city. Characteristics are very important and you need to pay attention to them if you wish to sucseed. Here are the core stats:
When you appear in a place where it is possible to set a new village, all the stats are equal to zero. But after you start building you will notice changes after some time. Pay attention to the stats and everything will be fine.
It also looks like some of the stats like Food, Water and Safety are primary while others are secondary. Primary stats are the most important. For example if you have no food and water you will not be able to attract new people. Secondary stats are important if you wish to create really big settlement.
It’s difficult to survive in Fallout 4 world alone. People are looking for a safe place where they can get food, live, work and rest. If you want to attract more people – create such place. Plant different food and provide people with houses. Don’t forget to place beds where NPCs can rest. Pay attention to defense and help your people if the city is under attack. Don’t forget to build better machines, water pumps and so on in order to produce more resources for living.
This guide will be updated once when information about Fallout 4 is available.
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