Chris Graham at Fextralife writes:

Part of me is excited about a new Fallout game world, and the idea of jumping into coop with people I know or even strangers. At the same time, this notion of persistent PvP has raised many red flags for me.

Im an old dude from the Atari generation and Ive seen my share of PvP, not all of it enjoyable. Gaming has the distinction of being one of the only recreational pastimes where online games can, through sheer random luck, match a beer league amateur with someone with world class twitch skills. As a result, developers have their work cut out for them when designing systems that maintain skill balance.

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