Guide provided by Pink lee Torres
Our feature guide for today is again another Fallout 3 guide, except this time it’s covering all the side quests, this guide was provided by Pink Lee Torres. many thanks and enjoy.
At first you will arrive to Megaton, meeting Lucas, the town sheriff. With his rather intimidating introduction, and his smug attitude you are free to explore the town.
The Water Processing Plant (Requires repair level of 30 or greater)
-Talk to “Walter” who will ask you to help him by looking around Megaton and repair the broken pipes. While looking around Megaton for these pipes will not be as hard as Walter said it would be, the only *hard* one per say is the one on top of “The Children of Atom” building. After fixing the pipes, save & return to Walter, a chance for a successful speech is next. Talk to Walter with a successfully speech and get the ability to return scrap metal for 10 bottle caps and experience.
Blood Ties (Talk to Lucky West in Moraritys Saloon)
-Upon entering Moraritys Saloon talk to “Lucy West”, she will ask you to head to Arefu to check on her family, and deliver a message. Head to Arefu, save before you get on the bridge, then talk to “King” for a chance at a successful speech. When you talk to King he wants you to check on the people here, while he will stay on guard. Checking each house you come across two safe families, and the deceased West family, explains the mail. Return to King who will mark on your map three locations where Ian can be found along with the family, “Metro Station” being the correct Location.
-Head to “Metro Station”, and find the ghoul’s lab, go into the side room and use the man hole to head towards the “Family” hideout. Later you will first encounter “Robert”, save before speaking with him, and try to successfully speak about Ian West’s location. If you fail you will need to pay 100 bottlecaps for entry. With his access head towards the main area of the “Family”, then find “Vance” and coerce him into letting you talk to Ian(save before talking to Vance also). Arriving at Ian talk to him about returning, and he will eventually agree its best to leave. Talk to Vance before departure to Arefu, and tell him Ian’s decision, and offer what you feel is a good deal between the Vampires and Arefu. Head to Arefu, talk to King, discuss the deal then Head back to the “Family” hideout and receive Shiskebab schematic.
-Ok so this should be short, head to “Metro Station”, arrive at Ghoul’s lab, go to side room, and enter the man hole. When you first arrive at “Robert” slay him, at this point the family will be hostile, kill every member, you will receive pass codes from one of the bodies along with the Shishkebab schematic from Vance’s body. Talk to Ian, and he will return. Return to King, quest should be complete. (Read there might be a bug; please tell me if anyone has done this method)
-If you decided to become or learn the ways of vampire, you gain a perk of getting 20hp from bloodpacks.
The Power of Atom (Requires Explosives skill 25 – Taking Mentats Raises Explosive Level)
-Save and Talk to Lucas Simms, he will talk to you about the still live nuclear bomb within Megaton. If you do successful speech, he will offer you 500 bottlecaps rather then 100 for disarming the live bomb. Head down to the live bomb, simply click it, repair and return to Lucas for your reward.
-Head to Moraritys Saloon and save before you speak to the nicely dressed man in the right corner, “Mr. Burke”. Once you talk to him, you will have a chance for a successful speech, resulting in 500 bottlecaps vs. 100 for payment of blowing up Megaton. After accepting the deal, rig it to blow, and if you’re finished with Megaton, head south to Tenpenny Tower.
-If you talk to Lucas about the “Mr. Burke” who asks you to detonate the devise at a safe distance. Lucas will ask you to follow him to the Saloon. Two things can happen apparently, Lucas dies or you kill Burke before he kills Lucas. If you kill Burke before, you will receive good karma, after Lucas dies, still good karma; the only way to stay neutral is to do nothing. Choosing nothing will leave Lucas’s son an orphan, but this is where you get your payment.
-You will also receive a house deed after the completion of this quest. You can then talk to Moria to decorate, and add items.
The Wasteland Survival Guide (Talk to Moria at Craterside Supply)
*Note* There is a chance at some quests/maybe all to “Lie” to Moria about the info, successful “Lie” will result in completion.*Note*
Contract Radiation Sickness
-Very easy to get this and the optional quest, simply head to a water source within Megaton city and drink until you get 600 RADS. Return to Moria for a cut scene and a couple rad Away as a gift.
Super duper Mart
-This should be located on the map upon taking this quest, both the quest and optional are fairly easy when the Raiders in the mart have been killed. Within the mart the food and medicine are in opposite corners, for food left hand corner, directly opposite.
-Upon marked on the map head towards this mine field, look for them on the ground; they are grey with a glowing orange dot. Once arriving you will see homes, find the playground but be weary of a sniper who will try and detonate mines near two cars. Grab a couple of mines, they also give experience, and head to Megaton.
Repellent and Mole Rats
-Mole rats are literally every where, but if you haven’t explored the suggested location, go there to get this quest and the optional easily. Killing ten mole rats, best quest ever.
-Talk about easy, I was already at 20% when I talked to Moria, I left the building at 20% and completed both quests.
Place an Observer in Mirelurker Nest
-So use the Pip-Boy 3000 to find the marked location for this quest, and head that way. You will need to enter the building and basically run for it. I ran the whole time didn’t bother fighting with a single Mirelurk, once I reached a pool with Egg sacks (blueish-grey blobs); I jumped down and placed the observer in. Backtracking now, find the exit and fast travel to Moria.
Research Rivet City
-This is annoying, seeing as how everyone in Rivet City knows nothing, and the one who does is behind a 100 Lockpick door. Talking to “Banon” will complete the main quest, who is located in the market, a shop keeper. With high enough speech you can get more info about talking to Belle Bone regarding the optional quest info. She will tell you nothing, especially a successful speech. To find Dr.Pinkerton who has the correct info after talking to both above, head to the market, and look for the door to Rivet City. Go outside there will be a drop, jump to your right. Save the game now swim down to an underground tunnel, and enter another room. There is air in the next room if you swim up and towards the next door. Enter and be weary of many traps and two Mirelurks. You will eventually talk to Pinkerton completing this long quest.
RobCo Production (Suggest 50 Science before attempting)
-Head towards location, save and attempt to hack the main frame, install the processor and return, if you didn’t hack the processor good luck with fighting the robots.
-Ah pretty easy Quest, optional takes a bit longer. Head to the library and talk to the scribe at the front, head towards the terminal get the key card. If you wish to do the optional explore the library, you will fight roaches and raiders. Eventually you will use the marker to find the terminal you need to access, it will be guarded by a few raiders, one with a missile launcher. Also loot the area for pre-war books which can be sold to the scribe.
-Head to Super Duper Mart, situate yourself in front of the building and wait for 1-5 hours, you will be interrupted by “Bryan Wilks”(Save before you speak to him, successful speech gets you a key to the loot behind the dinner). You might not even find him here, you might wait somewhere random in Springvale area and he will arrive, but I was already near his home of Greyditch. Upon entering Greyditch it is infested with red fire ants, find the kids house, locate the diseased father and make sure to loot the place for some ammo and guns. Talk to Bryan, who seems rather unaffected, and promise to eliminate the source. Now enter the shack that is located to the left of the Wilks house, you will find info regarding to a scientist in the Marigold Metro Station. Head in and look for the scientist in a maintenance room, who asks you to eliminate some Ants in the queen’s nest so he can fix this mess. Don’t harm the queen while doing this, or you will have to successfully do a speech to gain the extra bonuses from this quest. After eliminating the ants speak to Bryan, the orphan needs a new place to stay, he mentions his aunt “Vera” in some city. You can find his aunt in Rivet City running the hotel; speak with her then return to Bryan completing this quest.
-Perks from completing this quest are, Ant Sight which gives plus one perception and 25% fire resistance. And Might gives one to strength and 25% fire resistance.