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#1 Edited by betterley (220 posts) -

Does anyone have the answer?

I can't answer with any specifics, but I think, at one point, fultoning was indeed an enjoyable experience? After about 45 hrs in, I can't tell anymore.

I couldn't care less if I fulton one more person, mounted gun, or vehicle, etc...

For cryin' out loud, I don't care about FOB bases, how big Mother Base is, or how many elite soldiers I have. I JUST WANT THE STORY TO PROGRESS.

Well, enough chatter, if I ever am going to beat this game I better go infiltrate the same base, for the 5th time, to extract the next soldier/item/prisoner.

Maybe I'll really find out what Skullface is up to then.

There is one upside to the grind though, maybe I'll get a chance to hear Ocelot explain to me what a Tarragon plant is again!

This game is starting to put a bade taste in my mouth. Not just morning breath, but like, "I ate a skunk," bad.

One last thing: Fellow duders, DON'T FORGET TO EXFILTRATE THE HOT ZONE!

Until next time, fultons at the ready!

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#2 Posted by TravisRex (819 posts) -

Pretty sure you can just mainline story missions...and a handful of side ops that are in yellow unlock story missions when you're at an impasse. As for all the other stuff you said, you should probably just move on to something else, you sound very unhappy.

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#3 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10824 posts) -

Fultoning is always fun. Is your post supposed to be free verse or something?

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#4 Posted by AlexW00d (7570 posts) -

You could just not fulton dudes..........

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#5 Posted by ValJean9430 (188 posts) -

ALWAYS BE FULTONING

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#6 Posted by mechakirby (448 posts) -

If you're not fultoning you ain't living brother

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#7 Edited by SASnake (612 posts) -

Sounds like a rant at something popular, when fultoning people and weapons has no progression on the story.

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#8 Posted by Dragon_Puncher (619 posts) -

With that title I thought you were going in a much more interesting direction.

Isn't fultoning really just Big Boss straight up kidnapping people and using them as machocistic slave labour on his offshore dungeon?

Think about it..

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#9 Posted by Dewar (186 posts) -

@sasnake: No story progression, but it does have character power progression what with the researchable weapons and armor.

Regardless, it hasn't bothered me so far. Researching upgrades can make the process faster, or even get someone else to do it for you ;)

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#10 Edited by johncallahan (895 posts) -

I was fully expecting to reach the point you're describing. But I just fultoned a tank that wildly tried to shoot me as it rocketed into the air and nope fultoning is still fun as hell.

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#11 Posted by bombedyermom (439 posts) -

You eventually get upgrades and options to HOW you fulton that give it a shot in the arm as far as how hilarious it is. That's all I'll say.

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#12 Posted by SSully (5622 posts) -

Just dont?

Also I never had repeated dialogue for a plant, so idk what African Peach you are smoking.

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#13 Posted by OurSin_360 (6107 posts) -

Well, mother base(outer heaven) is a major part of the entire series of metal gear's story but nothing in this game forces you to maintain mother base but up till a point. Just play the story missions and whatever mandatory side ops if you don't enjoy playing the game? I myself have got so caught up in fultoning everything , leveling my combat crew, and upgrading motherbase i've spent maybe 70hrs and am only on like episode 23 lol

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#14 Posted by Brodehouse (10812 posts) -

Then don't Fulton them and extract them by carrying them to the helicopter.

I MEAN HOW MANY TIMES CAN I SHOOT A MAN WITH A GUN I MEAN REALLY

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#15 Posted by Milkman (19249 posts) -

This thread sounds like a cry for help.

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#16 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10824 posts) -

In honor of this thread and fultoning I went and fultoned like 30 containers off of some poor sap's Base Development Platform:

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#17 Edited by ASilentProtagonist (738 posts) -
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So you can get this..

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#18 Posted by Onemanarmyy (4115 posts) -

Came for a deep philosophical thinkpiece about ballooning things in the sky.

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#19 Posted by AdequatelyPrepared (2522 posts) -

With that title I thought you were going in a much more interesting direction.

Isn't fultoning really just Big Boss straight up kidnapping people and using them as machocistic slave labour on his offshore dungeon?

Think about it..

I'm fairly certain that in MGS5 the whole working for Big Boss thing is a bit more voluntary than it is in Peace Walker.
One of the tapes is all about how BB is idolized the world over because of his old members travelling far and wide and spreading the stories about him after what happened at Mother Base.
They still shoot you because they don't believe that you've come back to life or something.

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#20 Posted by Jinoru (436 posts) -

I thought this thread would be about changing the name of the Fulton Recovery System to the Big Boss Recovery System.

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#21 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10824 posts) -

What if I told you that you could suck people into a wormhole instead of putting a parachute on them?

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#22 Posted by Rafaelfc (2243 posts) -

Something is wrong with you.

I am 70+ hours in and fultoning everything is still a lot of fun.

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#23 Posted by TheHT (15786 posts) -

What if I told you that you could suck people into a wormhole instead of putting a parachute on them?

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hoooooooooooly shit.

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#24 Posted by davidh219 (904 posts) -

When I realized the next MGS was going to be an open-world grind fest I elected to watch someone else play it or watch a super-cut of the cutscenes instead of playing it myself. Looks like you should've made the same decision.

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#25 Posted by mrfluke (6083 posts) -

@theht said:
@fredchuckdave said:

What if I told you that you could suck people into a wormhole instead of putting a parachute on them?

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hoooooooooooly shit.

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#26 Posted by mrfluke (6083 posts) -

Doesnt sound like the overall gameplay loop is clicking with you, you probably should just move onto something else then, game does take a while for the story hooks to really happen.

Fultoning is still fun for me and also very useful for removing stunned enemies from the world on a no kill run, the gameplay feel, and the gameplay loop has still been satisfying for me to stick with the game even as the story is thin in this game.

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#27 Posted by Onemanarmyy (4115 posts) -

@adequatelyprepared: And a lot of soldiers know of Big Boss, but have no idea what he looks like.

Only when you manage to outsmart them and bring them to your base, they understand that Snake is actually the Big Boss from the stories.

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#28 Posted by deactivated-5b43dadb9061b (1649 posts) -

I fulton everyone and everything. Even if it puts me in negative GMP. Also I'm so over capacity on soldiers it keeps kicking them out
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FULTON FOREVER!

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#29 Posted by dudeglove (13662 posts) -