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PostSubject: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:25 pm

I don't really see the hate for him. Yeah, some of his dialogue is pretty corny, and some of the lines could've been delivered better, but I honestly still think he is a good character.

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:41 pm

I guess people find his sense of morality a bit unbelievable given the environment. Personally I thought that he was a good character. His development as you play the game wasn't as outstanding compared to other companionable characters but his backstory was compelling to me.

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:24 pm

I like him. I think he's a good companion given his background as, or was, the "last minuteman."
Personally, in my opinion, he's not too special, nor too dull. He's a good fit in-between both.
I did a few things to raise his affinity/trust to open up to me, and boy, his backstory was dark and morbid. But it was that made me like him. It made him one of my top three companions I bring along because of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:17 pm

I actually like Preston, I mean he's not in my top 3 favorites or anything, but I like him. The thing I can't necessarily stand about him is the constant "This settlement needs help" quests that he keeps giving out. Now sure in the beginning it isn't so bad, cause you only got like a few but later on when you have more than a few...yeah. So as much as I like his character I can't stand getting those quests from him, I mean I finish them and when I return he gives me 2 more. Always about a kidnapped person or raider troubles at an existing settlement too. Its honestly at a point where it seems never ending, and due to failing them by not helping the settlements there is also a bit of a compulsion element to actually go and do them.

Personally I don't think people's problem is with his character so much as it is with his voice acting. Sometimes it feels like there could be a little more emotion in his words, but because there isn't he's coming off as bland during those points, of which there are certainly more than few. Also the fact that as I stated earlier, once you get to a certain point his 'this settlement needs help' quests become seemingly never ending with no breaks in between, just one after the other hell sometimes you end up with 2 or even 3 when you talk to him (or atleast I do, too many settlements!). So yeah I think as far as the overall dislike for him goes its more for those reasons, but hey...atleast its not raining.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:33 pm

All the hate for him is really unjustified. Almost as unjustified as these raiders attacking that settlement, here, Ill mark it on your map.

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:52 am

I wasn't aware there was a whole lot of hate towards Preston. Seems like an alright guy. Truly believes in helping people and righting wrongs. After a while though it did start getting a little old. It's the wasteland and it's hard to go around with such a high moral standard and rose colored sunglasses. I was playing a "Good" play through and when I got to Goodneighbor, I was corrupted a little due to all the caps people were offering up for jobs. Naturally I had to dismiss Preston.


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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:44 am

Preston is actually a pretty swell guy. However he does seem to care about the weather a bit too much closed eyes smile. He is meme material for sure.... babe

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:17 am

After conducting extensive research I suppose that this summarizes why people dislike him:

Meme:
 
Another Meme:
 
Another One:
 
He is at it again:
 
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The Minuteman Experience:
 
He doesn't stop:
 
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I get it now! He is horrifically redundant. I like him as a character but hate him as the Minutemen public relations guy. closed eyes smile

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:23 am

Preston isn't that bad....the internet just made him look bad.

So far Preston has been a really good guy especially as a first companion....+ i like the way he talks

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:59 pm

He's okay, but he is very annoying! I wish you could ask him to not give you quests every time you talk to him.

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:51 am

i've never use him and X6-88 as a companion. left those annoyning radiant quests aside, his combat style always pissed me off, because he's a "sniper", everytime conflict start he'll run to a safe place ( which very far away ) then start shooting ( mostly miss ). another reason is http://imgur.com/SqvDGVY

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:30 pm

Preston seems more in charge than General Protagonist. "Do this" or "Another settlement needs our help..."

If the Protagonist is indeed General of the Minutemen, he should be telling Preston where to go and what to do. Not the other way around.

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:09 pm

Preston is a good npc to talk to and such, but like AceGoober said he shouldn't be constantly telling the player character what to do as he isn't the head of the minutemen, the main reasons i never have him as a follower is because his radiant quests often bug out locking any further dialogue with him and not being able to even dismiss him which in turn makes him a forced useless follower not even firing his weapon thats sort of the glitches fault though lol, and his weapon is pretty terrible on highest difficulty and he wouldn't use weapons i gave him, remember this is from before any of the updates as i haven't played much since the start of December so my complaints could have been patched

the only follower i use is cait but usually i rather just wander alone like in every bethesda game i have played followers just usually p*ss me off especially when your sneaking and the idiot runs up behind you at full speed in power armor lol
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:12 pm

Yeah I love Preston.He used to be my lover before Paladin Danse came in to my life,and personally I dont find Preston annoying,he seems like a cool dude and I love him,but only as a friend now.

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:39 pm

Of course I don't have the game, but from the footage I've seen Preston isn't a bad guy or boring, but just tedious and a bit repetitive. Those radiant quests and the "General" everything would get a bit stale after a while I guess. From what I've watched Nick and Curie have the more peculiar style about them and others have better backstories, but Preston would be fine for a first playthrough.

Afterwards.....meh. Just like Fawkes in FO3 or Arcade Gannon in FONV, I use them once and never again.

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:08 am

I like Preston, he is my follower currently after Paladin Danse and that incident. He is sort of ok in a fight and I have been using him as a substitute for Danse.

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:54 pm

I tried my hardest to like him but it drove me a little insane hearing him go on about settlements needing help every 3 seconds :') the minutemen are still the only faction i have not completed the game with
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:18 pm

Rvelation216 wrote:
I tried my hardest to like him but it drove me a little insane hearing him go on about settlements needing help every 3 seconds :') the minutemen are still the only faction i have not completed the game with

LOL same here it came to a point where if i was ever in sanctuary hills i needed to avoid being in his line of sight.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody out there that likes Preston?   Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:27 pm

All the hate for him is ridiculous. Just like these raiders attacking a settlement. Here, Ill mark it on your map.

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