For the last couple of days I’ve been playing a lot of Fallout Shelter. I decided to install it on my pc as I wanted more control of my movements and because my cellphone struggles to run the game without much hiccup.
The first thing I decided to do is test out the breeding aspect of it all. This is due to a spur of defiance because of a tweet from Anita Sarkeesian about how
The pregnancy mechanics in Fallout Shelter are super troubling. The primary way to progress is to impregnate as many women as possible.
Well, you need to repopulate the world again, what other options are there to do so without good oldfashioned reproduction? If we’re going to have a proper discussion about the potential sexism in this game can we at least focus on the right part of the game that’s troublesome?
The reproduction is NOT the problem. Me being able to put a Professor’s outfit on males ONLY is however something that DID strike me as slightly odd. Or how the “sports fan” uniform was only for males. Women can be just as weird about sports like a man, and play about every single form of sport that also men play. Except for Turkish wrestling… for a reason obviously.
So why nothing was mentioned in any form that certain apparel was MALE ONLY and related to high ranking stats and positions which is indeed sexist is just beyond me. But like most things (if not all) when it comes to Anita Sarkeesian, she doesn’t really know what the f she’s talking about because she doesn’t actually play any of the games she comments on.
But I digress.
My first actions consisted of making sure I had the basic room setups like water, power, food and living quarters. Then I’d use one specific male to impregnate ALL the women. (Do not be logged in while they’re pregnant, it’s going to be a hassle trying to fend off raiders and whatnot with 10 pregnant screaming women running around like headless chickens.)
My plan consists of making sure that every single female has given birth to three female offspring. Any male offspring will be evicted the moment they reach adult age. I even charted to make sure they all have exactly three female offspring each before I introduce the second male. The second male is not related to any of the females in the vault and is therefore free to breed with ALL of them, including every single offspring of the first male. That’s a lot of women at this point. I’m almost kinda jealous of this guy.
He again (whoever that lucky bastard will be) is then going to have 3 female offspring with every single woman before introducing a third male. But I think perhaps at that point I’m most likely going to hit the 200 population limit anyway.
I’m doing this for a multitude of reasons. A bit of spite because dumb bitches like Anita Sarkeesian has internet access, playing it the “ordinary” way with multiple couples is boring, and I’m a bit fucked in the head.
So far it very much caters to the things I do like in games. There’s building, crafting, a little bit of action and random hoarding. Oh, and like the dumbest chatups ever. But that’s just a bonus.