Oh, we can agree about the Grand Pegasus Enclave was pretty well written, it was memorable and probably had more interesting elements than the original Enclave that we had in the games.
I appreciate the differences between the two Enclaves.
The games’ Enclave is a network of glorified vaults. There’s no difference between the Enclave and its people. There’s no culture to speak of because everyone born there is just the brainwashed extension of the top dogs’ will.
They’re basically an army without the country that goes with it. And that army’s mission is to purge all the world of everything that’s not them. So there’s no room to be anything else than the Enclave for the people there, just whether they agree with the mission or not.
And since that mission is all black, they’re also harder to work with than the Brotherhood of Steel, which is in a similar ‘vault with a mission’ status before they go and expand/change their mission (see the East Coast).
The Grand Pegasus Enclave and the pegasi aren’t the same though. There’s room for a pegasus to be non-Enclave, and there’s culture to be found outside of it because of that. They’re an actually country because they’re an actual people.
So, much more room for inspiration, change… and straight out removing the Enclave if you want, because there’s still something left of pegasi once it’s been ‘impeached.’
Still kinda bugs me that they got some levels of incompetence, in favor of the main protagonists so the could be taken down easily.
Didn’t finish the fic yet because the beginning’s so slow and dull (to me). But they basically bounced off the entire wasteland, didn’t they? Even though they were basically Warhammer 40,000 space marines attacking a feudal world in a surprise attack?
Could be because Littlepip literally couldn’t have won without the incompetence, or maybe the Enclave doesn’t have experience waging large-scale operations. They may terminate anyone one on one or squad versus squad, but the poorer-equipped and -trained folks in the wasteland have the actual warfare experience (and fortifications).
Or maybe they’re just not used to fight someone who actually fights back, either at all or long enough to be a problem. Because they’re ridiculously superior to everyone they ambush out of the sky.
Going from hit’n’run ops against smaller, unprepared targets to open warfare with everyone knowing you’re the enemy, basically. On a complete whim too, if I read the wiki right.
I remember trying to figure out myself on that, but I only come up with the unicorns being the Enclave, or the hyppogriffins.
Crystal ponies can use their city as their own Oil Rig, if nothing else. Maybe Empress of Ponykind Cadance is preparing a Great Crusade to reconquer the wasteland… but at this point it’s Unification Wars: Equestria rather than Fallout: Equestria.
You don’t actually need to have an Enclave around though. Or even pegasi… Maybe I’ll delve into that Scorched Plague idea I’ve had one day, haha.
I think people should give it a try, but I am certanly that is because the races were introduced too late, and how most of them werent a big deal.
To be fair, when you’re not interested, you’re not interested. If people write for fun rather than because they’re paid to, they’ll tend to use their limited time on what they want to write about.
I’m interested in expanding/tweaking the world of FO:E for instance, but only with alternate takes on the original storyline. What if Velvet went a different way after she left the Stable? What if Littlepip joined the Enclave instead at the end? This kind of crazy AUs.
(Not that I’m capable of completing even one chapter of anything, mind.)
But expanding the other species doesn’t interest me in either setting, and all the wishes, contests, events and/or commissions in the world won’t change that.
With something this niche, those last three things are your only chance to get someone else to write them, I think. Unless you start writing those ideas yourself and they catch someone’s inspiration (like Remains intrigued me enough to want to write a comic set in that world).
…Oh, and that ‘must-include-in-every-fic’ thing about rape, probably you can blame Proyect Horizons for that.
Yeah… I didn’t read it either, and everything I’ve read about it tells me that’s a good thing.
Shame, because apparently it was the earliest/biggest expansion on Enclave lore.
Maybe Velvet can meet Glory in that fic…
But rape does feel like a staple of the genre. Kinda like cannibalism in the games. Or like a box on a checklist, the same way natives and train attacks must be in a western (see: Over a Barrel).
So if Fo:E got rebooted to tie in with later seasons, maybe the “Big 5” could be combined somehow?
That’d require the writer(s) of the reboot to like all those fics, I think. And that’s not a given.
And if some don’t inspire them (to put it mildly) and they include it because it ‘has’ to be included… Results tend to be messy.
Plus, some people may want an ‘enhanced edition’ of Fallout: Equestria… and ONLY of that. “What are these OCs I never heard about doing in Littlepip’s story?”