Home Gaming Let them eat Fancy Lads Snack Cakes! Fallout 76 class war intensifies as The Apocalyptic Aristocracy takes shape

Let them eat Fancy Lads Snack Cakes! Fallout 76 class war intensifies as The Apocalyptic Aristocracy takes shape

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What initially started as a case of griefing has evolved into a full-blown cultural divide within the multiplayer online game.

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Honestly, this might be my favourite news story of the year because of how absurd yet utterly relatable it is. A few weeks back we reported on the fact that Fallout 1st subscribers, members of Bethesda’s highly controversial subscription service to Fallout 76 that granted players access to private servers and some quality of life enhancements, were being targeted for explicit griefing by those players who are more attached to their hard-earned cash. Designated by a special icon next to their username, Fallout 1st subscribers were complaining that they were being bullied for buying into the program, essentially turning Fallout 76 into a social experiment, the results of which indicated a strong move to YEET the rich.

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It seems that Fallout 1st subscribers have finally had enough as they’ve now officially banded together to form The Apocalyptic Aristocracy, a group dedicated to providing a space for subscribers to eat cake and complain about the filthy peasants who have to play on public servers. In an interview with Polygon, group creator VectorZarek stated that the reason for creating the group was largely meant as a joke at first although the lines between satire and reality are ever so difficult to separate these days.

“There was a real change in the dynamic as people flooded in. The anti-subscription players had become very toxic, so much so that players could not even discuss the private servers or the bonuses that came with them without being insulted or yelled at. What started as a joke quickly turned into a safe haven, where players who had subscribed could openly discuss Fallout 1st topics without being attacked”, said VectorZarek.

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The clan, which can be found as an invite-only Facebook group and a private subreddit, have joined up for photoshoots to display their snazzy duds and lament on the fact that it’s so hard to find good help these days. Probably.

“Nothing seems to bring people together like shared suffering, and the past week has seen a lot of venom spewed toward Fallout 1st members,” said VectorZarak. “I want to give players a place to go where they can peacefully discuss and plan with others who use the private servers.”

Sure, those villainous caricatures of the aristocracy might feel safe in their cosy private servers now, but when they crash? They’ll be forced back into the real world, where people have to eat bloatfly meat to survive. We’ll see who comes out on top then.

Last Updated: November 12, 2019

18 Comments

  1. HairyEwok

    November 12, 2019 at 11:31

    Ahh yes, I’m getting flashbacks of a certain Rick n Morty episode.. The purge one to be exact. As soon as the opportunity rises these fools will be purged by the few left playing on the peasant servers.

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    • Daniel Sweeten

      November 12, 2019 at 18:51

      The peasants have to put up a fight first, and they are woefully lacking in this area. Being excruciatingly easy to provoke and ignorant of pvp tactics, its akin to the ants rising up to humans. There initial bite might hurt, but then the ant is destroyed and humans move on, always forgetting the little cretins were ever around.

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    • Daniel Sweeten

      November 12, 2019 at 18:51

      The peasants have to put up a fight first, and they are woefully lacking in this area. Being excruciatingly easy to provoke and ignorant of pvp tactics, its akin to the ants rising up to humans. Their initial bite might hurt, but then the ant is destroyed and humans move on, always forgetting the little cretins were ever around.

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  2. Admiral Chief

    November 12, 2019 at 11:52

    This is really my favourite gaming news of the year

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  3. Kromas

    November 12, 2019 at 10:21

    DOWN WITH THE 1 PERCENT!!!!

    Also fuck this game and it’s creators!

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    • G8crasha

      November 12, 2019 at 10:38

      I don’t want to swear at the creators, but I will swear at the game! I’ll leave you to impart the strong language!

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    • G8crasha

      November 12, 2019 at 10:38

      I don’t want to swear at the creators, but I will swear at the game! I’ll leave you to impart the strong language!

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      • Hammersteyn

        November 12, 2019 at 10:39

        I swear at the people that fall for this garbage, they’re the ones that make “games” like this possible by throwing money at it.

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        • Kromas

          November 12, 2019 at 11:03

          Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed Fallout 76 quite a bit. I still want to play the game to this day. I just have this strong feeling that I will buy Fallout 1st and I will feel like shit because I enabled them to do even worse things. So I am ensuring that I am not the reason we get lootboxes next.

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          • Hammersteyn

            November 12, 2019 at 11:30

            Yeah sorry, need to be more specific. Angry at people that support Fallout 1st

    • Original Heretic

      November 12, 2019 at 10:44

      Coming from you, that says A LOT.

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  4. G8crasha

    November 12, 2019 at 10:21

    Also like a reflection of reality!

    I doubt Bethesda will do anything about this, but then again, why would they. This might actually drive some sales for them from those who suffer from FOMO!

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  5. Yozzie

    November 12, 2019 at 10:21

    “a strong move to YEET the rich”

    Brad is a true blue millennial.

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  6. Admiral Chief

    November 12, 2019 at 11:52

    This is really my favourite gaming news of the year

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  7. Bryan McNally

    November 12, 2019 at 22:02

    Where exactly are these 1st members you speak of? I have roughly 127 friends who have the 1st subscription and I ask all of them (most are military veterans) if they are part of it…. no one has even heard or been asked!

    Most groups on Reddit and Facebook 1st members don’t know anyone either… this is more about haters causing drama!

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  8. Bryan McNally

    November 12, 2019 at 22:02

    Where exactly are these 1st members you speak of? I have roughly 127 friends who have the 1st subscription and I ask all of them (most are military veterans) if they are part of it…. no one has even heard or been asked!

    Most groups on Reddit and Facebook 1st members don’t know anyone either… this is more about haters causing drama!

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  9. VectorZarak

    November 12, 2019 at 18:13

    Excellent headline, but I do wish that my name was spelled correctly throughout.
    Branding is everything, after all. ?

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  10. Evan Johns

    November 12, 2019 at 18:43

    I love how you misspelled “VectorZarak” as it was spelled correctly in the quoted text.

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