Most of the community is friendly and will help you
Or how to get stuff for free
Info status: Published | Jan. 22, 2020, 4:41 p.m.
There's risk when interacting with other players - but the vast majority of the time, they'll be more than happy to help you.
This level 150 player in power armor painted like death may seem dangerous to you, and you fear his "come here" emote is actually a trap, but most likely they're encumbered with things they once lacked, they cleared out their daily caps, and to be able to fast travel they are forced to throw out thirty stimpacks. They remember how they lacked these initially, and their hoarder instincts suffer at the thought of throwing them out, but they need to do that so they could fast travel again. Giving them to noobs, on the other hand, feels rewarding, these resources are not being "wasted", they're being "invested".
People help out a lot. Let them.
All train stations have blue suitcases with infinite carrying capacity. People tend to drop excess stuff there for others to take out what they need. Charleston station and Whitesprings station are the most popular for this purpose.
It should be labelled "free stuff", photo: DownInnMexicoThere's also a bribe built in game to encourage community, one of the few that are done really well and are barely advertised. More players in given area equate to more monsters spawned. This is not as noticable for regular "hot spots" (places where a lot of people usually show up for farming) because of over complicated mess of how things are spawned and how location statuses overlap, but it provides excellent results when a BIG (8+) group of players travels the map together and triggers the spawns together.