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Why Fallout 76 Will Benefit West Virginia #Fallout76

Updated on October 12, 2018
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Almost Heaven, West Virginia

In the small stint of time I spent in West Virginia for the floods back in 2016, I got to experience many of the tourist attractions that West Virginia had to offer, including Coalwood. Coalwood, if you are a movie aficionado, is the town where the "Rocket Boys" from October Sky were so famously represented. The movie was not shot in West Virginia, Tennessee rather, but I assure you, stepping into Coalwood was just like stepping into a ghost town.

West Virginia is located on the east coast of the United States and got its name from breaking away during the Civil War. The West Virginians chose to break away from Southern rule and were predominantly union sympathizers.

West Virginia is famous for the other other black gold, COAL.

The Underground Model

Bethesda is famous for both the Elder Scrolls and the Fallout franchises. However where they are both similar are with dungeons. I expect that we will see a lot of coal mines in the upcoming Fallout 76. I also expect that we will see 50-esque vehicles and torn buildings.


Why Tourism?

The same reason I insist on buying antique first aid kits and survival gear. The same reason anyone plays a post apocalyptic game. It's interesting! (Also I may have an addiction to Cold War stuff.)

That, and West Virginia already looks post apocalyptic fortunately. Its abandoned towns and foundries are reason enough to stop whilst driving through West Virginia. However, the towns are quite empty, incomes are quite low, and drugs have become issues for many towns in West Virginia.

The coal mines for the most part have been shut down, so the industry has left West Virginia in a post modern picture frame.

Fallout 76 will no doubt feature many of West Virginia's famous places and people will make it a point to at least make a trip out to some of these places. Who knows, Bethesda might go as far as having events in West Virginia.

Have you been to West Virginia?

Leave a comment below and share your experience.

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      Poppy 

      2 years ago from Enoshima, Japan

      I heard that the area will start selling Fallout merchandise to tourists, but I don't know if that's true or not. Unfortunately, many people have already said they will not buy the game because of its online features and seeming lack of one-player campaign playability. Hopefully, this will not be a loss for Bethesda as I'm a big fan of their Elder Scrolls series and I loved Fallout 3.

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