When does this get fun? I’ll even settle for interesting at this point.
I just reached level 3 last night. I decided I’d go for the Good Karma route as much as possible this time through. The primary quest is still “Following in His Footsteps” though I have a few side-quests from Megaton. The next (final?) step to Following… is to find the Galaxy News Radio building.
I’ve been to Arefu and picked up a quest there to find the Family, as well as the quests in Megaton but mostly I am aimless as to what to do and how to set about doing it.
Attempting to follow the Good Karma led me to informing Lucas Simms in Megaton that Mr. Burke hired me to detonate the bomb in town. Simms runs off to confront Burke and tells me to follow. Being fairly lost I looked up the whole quest line. It seems Burke will kill Lucas unless I have a powerful rifle and some fast reflexes to shoot him first. I have no such rifle, and even though the NPCs keep telling me to go to Craterside Supply for weapons, she has none. Ammo yes, weapons no. So what gives? I walked into the tavern last night to ask around for more hints then became concerned over starting the Lucas-Burke confrontation and immediately went back outside. Apparently loading into the tavern was enough — by the time I found Simms’ home to see if he had a rifle, Burke has already killed him and his son is walking around talking about losing his dad. While I’m rummaging through Simms’ belongings Burke shows up in the house and threatens me. Great, now I’ve blown it.
Aside from being bored at this point, and the game being way too dark to play during daylight hours, now I’m already thinking I’ve gimped myself and the storyline. Should I just start over? Does it matter?
Oh, and when the hell does this start getting fun?