21 Apr 2010

Walkthrough – Page 8

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    Walkthrough – Page 8

V. Following In His Footsteps (Continued)

Steps (1) Investigate the nearby town of Megaton for information about Dad. (2) Speak to Colin Moriarty about Dad. (3) Find Galaxy News Radio. (4) Ask Three Dog about Dad.
Items Frag Grenade (x3), Jet, Psycho, Nuka-Cola (x3), Armored Vault 101 Suit, Fork (M), Plunger (M), Shot Glass (M), Spatula, Teddy Bear, Tin Can, Key Ring, Bobby Pin (x3), Empty Whiskey Bottle (M), Whiskey, Wine, Milk Bottle (x2), 10mm Pistol (x2), Chinese Officer’s Sword, Grognak the Barbarian, Bent Tin Can (M), Assorted Plates (M), Empty Soda Bottle (M), Ashtray, Pack of Cigarettes, Knife (M), Salisbury Steak (x2), Coffee Mug (M), Cup (M), Glass Pitcher (M), Coffee Pot (M), Small Scorched Book (M), Small Burned Book (M), Small Ruined Book (M), Large Scorched Book (M), Large Burned Book (M), Large Ruined Book (M), Sugar Bombs (x2), Clipboard (M), Blamco Mac + Cheese (x2), Cram, Iguana Bits (M), Metal Cooking Pot, Dart (x6), 10mm Rounds (x9), Bubble Gum, Earnings Clipboard, Hammer, Cherry Bomb x2, Chinese Pistol, Leather Belt, Railway Spike (x20), Potato Crisp, Carton of Cigarettes (x6), Metro Ticket (x4), Firehose Nozzle (x2), Wonderglue (M), Bottle Cap (x131), Forceps, Medical Brace, Scrap Metal (M), Paint Gun (M), Abraxo Cleaner (x3), Darts (M), Box of Detergent (x2), Turpentine, 5.56mm Rounds (x15), Lawn Mower Blade, Surgical Tubing, Camera (x2), Crutch (x2), Shotgun Shells (x8), Steam Gauge Assembly (x2), 10mm Rounds (x11), Leafblower, Vacuum Cleaner, Dirty Water, Metro Utility Key, Rad-X, RadAway (x2), Stimpak (x4), Nikola Tesla and You, Laser Pistol, Energy Cell (x61), DCTA Laser Firearm Protocol, Purified Water, Laser Rifle, Microfusion Cell (x44), Lying Congressional Style, Bobby Pins, 5mm Rounds (x80), Frag Grenade (x9), Spiked Knuckles, .32 Caliber Rounds (x4), .44 Magnum Rounds (x9), Frag Mines (x4), Microfusion Cells (x33), Missile, Scoped .44 Magnum, Stealth Boy.

Heading to Moriarty’s pub will allow you to advance the main quest, but if you want to do some exploration, we’re going to guide you through that as well. There are a lot of characters in Megaton (excuse the pun), and talking to them will allow you to unlock side quests, make friends, and find plenty of items that you can sell for a tidy profit. All of these things are important, so read on to find out who to talk to. Please keep some things in mind as you go, however. First of all, all of the events discussed below happened during the daytime. If you attempt them at night, chances are the outcome won’t be the same. Secondly, whether you’re playing as a good guy or a bad guy, holster your weapon. Don’t start with people, don’t try to kill anyone, and don’t steal from any occupied buildings. If you do, you’re going to be overwhelmed, and you wouldn’t want that. Okay, ready? Let’s go.

Start by visiting the water processing plant and talking to Walter within. He will speak at length to you about his job at the plant, and how he hasn’t failed in thirty-five years in keeping the facility working. There’s an issue, however — he can’t keep it going forever. He’ll mention that his job is being heavily complicated by the fact that there are three holes in the pipes that feed water throughout Megaton, and he asks you to fix them. This isn’t an official side quest (at least, not yet), so we’ll come back to this later. Be sure that you drink from the water fountain in the plant before leaving, as you can heal yourself with the water if need be.

Next, you’ll want to head to Craterside Supply and speak to Moira Brown. This merchant will take all of the goods off of your hands that you took from Vault 101 with you (as long as you weren’t encumbered!) for a pretty penny, or you can trade straight-up for some of her wares. Be sure to unload your unwanted goods, repair what you do have, and buy anything new you may want. If you’re nice to her, she’ll also give you an epic side quest called “Wasteland Survival Guide”. This is a lengthy and involved side quest, so we won’t go into it here. Refer to the Side Quests section of the guide (of course) for more.

You will come across a house owned by a man called Jericho, and he should be out and about (in fact, you’ll likely run into him if you walk around Megaton enough, and you can bribe him for information on your dad if you desire). Pick the lock to enter his house and look around. There are a lot of common goods in here, like Bent Tin Cans, a load of Empty Whiskey Bottles and more. The goods of interest you should be sure to leave his house with, however, are three Bobby Pins, some Whiskey and Wine (a little 311 reference, you’re welcome), two Milk Bottles, a 10mm Pistol, Crognak the Barbarian, and most importantly, a Chinese Officer’s Sword. Remember, stealing this stuff will result in a minor karma loss. But if Jericho happens to be around, don’t steal his stuff at all! He’ll house you really quickly if you do.

You should find both a communal men’s room woman’s bathroom in the town. Within these restrooms will be some items. You can find three Plungers and not much else in the men’s room, but the woman’s room has more to offer. You can find an Ashtray and a Pack of Cigarettes in the bathroom’s garbage can, as well as a Salisbury Steak and some other goods in the bathtub within. After examining both bathrooms, head down to the crater at the center of Megaton. Examine the undetonated nuclear bomb at the center of town, and talk to the people worshipping the bomb if they happen to be there.

Speaking of the bomb worshippers, why don’t you go visit them next? After examining the focal point of their worship itself (the bomb), you’re free to head over to their house of worship, identifiable by the Children of the Atom logo on the building. Within, you’ll find a lot of goods, but there are also likely to be a lot of worshippers within, so take things at your own risk (we recommend not taking things at all, at least for the time being). The only character here that will talk to you at length is Mother Maya, who you’ll likely find sitting near the altar of the building. Speak with her before leaving, hopefully garnering some more information before you proceed.

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