Hello everyone, and welcome to yet another Fallen Earth-related website. Yeah, I know, there really aren’t enough around – I was just thinking the same thing.
So what’s to make this one different from the rest? Well, the way I see it, most fansites (does this qualify as a fansite? I guess it does) focus either on collating complete, useful information. Good examples of this are the various Wiki- and DB-type fansites out there, like the TAO, Suspicious Cheese or Clan Hamthrax wikis, and of course the esteemed GlobalTechAtlas. They aim to provide you with anything and everything you need to know to… well, know things. Who sells what, where the APs are at, and which book contains that elusive Refine Moonshine knowledge.
Me, I’m a different stripe of cat – a more casual stripe, to be precise. While I appreciate fullness of information, in the end I’m in no real rush to experience the entire game ASAP, which is probably why my main is still level 14, when most people who started playing when I did are at least 10 levels ahead, and some are 30. I like to get the full experience, yeah, but I take a rather meandering route through it.
That’s been my MO in practically every MMO I’ve played, and there’ve been a few. Even Blizzard’s game-that-must-not-be-named, as it is often referred to in /help. Which brings me to my point: As a game, WoW bored me pretty quickly. But you know what Blizzard did better than anyone? Fluff. Nobody did fluff like Blizzard. Be it useless non-combat pets or silly achievements, I always smile when I see it. But my favorite activity (passive though it may have been) was finding pop culture references. WoW was chock-full of them. From shout-outs to older Blizzard games (such as the Lost Vikings) to humorous—and yes, mostly campy—nudges towards various movies, books and franchises – anything from Ernest Hemingway to Terry Pratchett to Star Trek had a place in WoW.
But see, since I quit WoW, I haven’t seen a game that bothered with such negligible nonsense. And then came Fallen Earth. I discovered it about a month ago and, post-apocalyptic fanboy that I am, took right to it. And with its open world and sandbox feel, I’ve been happily wandering the Wasteland since. And after visiting some towns and camps, I couldn’t help but notice… some of these guys’ names look familiar. Holy crap! As if all the other fun wasn’t enough, they’ve got my favorite game-within-a-game, too.
And that’s when I decided: there are quite enough blogs and websites that aim to give you a more complete game experience. And besides, I don’t have much to contribute in that field. What I can do, however, is try to point out the little things that folks may have missed while chasing that elusive serendipity item or that last AP mission they forgot to do.
So now that my insanely long-winded self-introduction is over, I’d like to officially welcome you all to Fallen Fluff. My name is Krazny, and I will be your guide on this journey through everything ultimately useless, but otherwise fun, in Fallen Earth.