I'm still rather new to Fallout 4. I don't play it very often because my computer is old, so my frame-rate is usually fluctuating between 7 and 12. It's cool, though. I treat it as a zombie apocalypse and just move slowly and stealthily through the many areas. Since my texture settings are set as low as they can go, a lot of places tend to look exactly the same (muddy and grim), so it often happens that I find myself completely lost.
I've never been to Concord, never spoken to the great quest-giving beast wearing the cowboy hat, so I felt quite safe from being exposed to the settlement system. After exploring a good bit of the map, however, I'm starting to receive notifications from various places saying they need my help. "Finch Farm" and so forth.
What's the deal? I don't have any settlements! I don't WANT any settlements. Yeah, I saved someone's kidnapped wife from raiders once, but that doesn't mean that their whole family pod should suddenly be entrusted to my care! "What? Where? Who? When I did ever...?"
I am so confused. And slightly irate. Does FO4 just force you to take part in the settlement system no matter what?
Edited by Lollia, 02 September 2022 - 01:56 PM.