There's a lot of goodness on the way, but it's still several weeks or a couple of months off in the future. We will know more with the September state of the game announcement. In the meantime, many of us are at the level cap (I have three level 50 characters myself), and many of us are running out of things to do. Even with PvP-flagging, which allows PvP anywhere, there is very little endgame PvP. Most of the action seems to be in sector 2. I blame the combat system for that, but that's another story. With Deadfall looking like a ghost-town, sometimes the apocalypse can be a lonely place, at least for those of us who have hit the level 50 brick wall a couple times. After the cut, I'll throw you some ideas to pass the time until the next content update.
Maybe you like to PvP? Well, there isn't much level 50 PvP right now, but the guys who play Blood Sports would appreciate another body in the queue. BS matches won't start until the requisite amount of people are queued. And why not do it? How else are you going to get the 180-Armor Use death toll gear? Open-world PvP, at 50 death toll per kill? I think not. Even if you camp Office Park from sun-up to sundown waiting for hapless crafters, you'll need to kill about 4,000 of them to get the full DT regalia.
You can craft consumables for your clanmates, or anything for that matter. Unless you have researched every tradeskill book in the entire recipe compendium, I feel you still have work to do as a crafter. If you have done this, I commend you, as I'm still working on it. You can go to sector 1 and craft new items for the new players who are recruited into your clan, and help them through tough missions. Hell, you can do this with random new players, and then recruit them. Or you could even go all out and join T.E.M.P.S. as a counselor. Nothing warms the heart like helping a noob not be such a noob.
The Invicta Bike Rally is a long-standing event that takes place at the aforementioned tavern on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. EDT. Keep tabs on this event by tuning into Invicta Radio. And that should keep you busy on Thursday. There is a new event on Wednesdays now called the Humpday Hideaway Hoedown, hosted by Legends of the Fall and Iron Sights. Clues as to where the hoedown will occur can be heard on Demonville Radio, so tune in and find the party. And the Wasteland Crafter's Cooperative also hosts a monthly crafting bazaar in Sunshine Corners on the first Saturday of each month for the crafter in you.
Roleplaying isn't your scene? You're more of a PvPer? No problem; I've got you covered. Just before the Invicta Bike Rally is PvP Boot Camp. Hollywood Undead and a few other instructors will be teaching the finer points of PvPing in Fallen Earth. Feel free to contact Hollywood in-game for more information and to get set up on the Ventrilo server. Wednesday and Thursday are booked, but there are still five more days a week when you're wondering what to do. Again, I've got you covered.
Remember all those chips you have accumulated? Spend them on every serendipity drop available on the auction house. Or, if the prices are too crazy (they usually are), just find them all yourself. If you really want to kill some time and save the chips for blackjack, go with the latter.
sector 4 and take a look around. Radiation be damned -- you're a clone. Or maybe try to jump up onto hard-to-reach places. Or find the highest, steepest cliff you can find and either jump, ride or drive off of it and see whether you live or not.
If you still have tons of chips, take them to the nearest bunker bar and play blackjack at one red chip per bet. Try to hit and exceed 99 yellow chips just to see what happens -- I don't even think the devs know. I'm sure it's akin to dividing by zero times infinity. If you do break 99 yellows, go ahead and solo El Cadejo next, because you're unstoppable. On the other end of the spectrum, you might wind up flat broke. Then you'll have something to do: make all those chips back.
I'm not much of a gambler, so one of my favorite minigames to play in Fallen Earth is the most-damage-when-one-hitting-level-one-mobs game. You just get a few clannies together and find a nice crowd of Gully Dogs. Depot 66 is a great spot. Then, open fire and keep track of the most ridiculous single-shot damage roll. You'll be surprised how much you can dish out to these chumps at level 50 with a nice headshot. Be sure to team up so everyone can witness your handiwork.
Until the next patch comes out, the only PvP I'm getting is on the Fallen Earth forums. So if you see me out in the wastes wandering aimlessly... I'm exploring. See you next week.