Attack of the Rad Scorpions!
Picking up where we left off last time, we had just cleared out 5 waves of faux gouls at the vertibird airport.
I was still over encumbered and once again asking for your assistance in locating a workbench to off load everything. Thank God the vertibird crashpad-er landing pad has a plethora of workbenches to break down all the worthless scrap I’ve magpied over the course of the session. While traipsing towards one of workbenches something catches my eye.
(WHAT IN THE HELL IS THAT THING)
Prins and Limo asked what I saw after informing them, Limo just does a “ohboyareyouseriousIhatethisgame laugh.” I could be misinterpreting it, who knows?
We got sidetracked with a quest and ended up helping out a mayor in Grafton and –
as you can see, Limo has not learned from his previous experience with pointing weapons at people.
(Put that gun down nough!)
Anyways, the mayor wanted us to go around the map fixing various things cause he clearly couldn’t move. Stupid inanimate object imbued with AI!
(Is he wearing a hat?)
As you can see, this is a pretty involved quest having us go to multiple locations. This reward better be damn well worth it. We all dutifully set off in the direction of the water park. What harm could befall us there? Surely, it’ll be a walk in the park. (heh.)
(such a large map, so much to do, so little time)
The trek to the water park wasn’t too horrible. Slaughtered some raiders, looted their corpses, and got to see some amazing views. Pretty par for the course when it comes to fallout trekking.
The views were so amazing, I’m sure the real estate agents would kill over the uh beautiful vistas.
(Location! Location! Location!)
Our part of the quest here, is to open a water valve at this defunct water park, why? I uh kinda zoned out while the mayor was blabbering on about his lack of tourism. If you had legs you wouldn’t be in this mess!
We breeze through the entry wantonly slaughtering the scorched as limo “scorches” them with his laser pistol, I finish the job with a 10mm bullet to their fried brains, and Prins watches our six. As we wander around the desolate water park, we traverse up a water slide and discover our first bobblehead!
(I apparently inadvertently snagged it from Limo. Oops. Cue angry British noises. At least I got the trophy for it)
Down we go to the actual building where we need to go to find and -damnit. I’m over encumbered AGAIN. Sigh. While I slooooooowwwwwwlllly walk I stumble across Miss Annie looking for boy Freddie which activates ANOTHER quest. Ugh. Anyways, we finally find the building to turn the water valve on. All that work for one clockwise turn of a wheel…
Then, we decide to work on finding Freddie. We’ve gotta access the security logs but it’s in a building with a skill level 2 locked door how the hell do we get in?
These leads us to do a scavenger hunt around the park, but I’ve decided I’ve had enough of being over encumbered so I pop some buffout get swole and head back to my camp. An interminable loading screen later, I off load and fast travel back.
By the time I fast travel back, Prins asked if there was any fall damage, I reply back that it’s pretty generous and- oop. Prins has had enough of our shenanigans and lept to her doom. She left a small paper bag to commemorate her memory. I can neither confirm nor deny that there was any friendly teabagging on mine and Limo’s part.
At this point, Limo had to step off for a bit so Prins and I continued to track down Freddie. I followed the clues to the top of a water slide and picked up yet another audio log. There are SO MANY IN THIS GAME. Thinking I was smart I hopped down only to find myself in a large horde of mirelurks. WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
After single handily defeating an entire nest of them, I’m feeling pretty good about abilities. I move away from the water park and head east to the next part of the mayor’s quest which is at hunting lodge. Prins is finishing up the find Freddie quest and uh might have ran into the respawning mirelurks…
In the distance I see some weird floaty things engaging with some raiders, no big deal (I might have squealed a bit cause there was like four of them and they were a much higher level than me) I mop up the fight and unquestioningly loot the remnants. While I was minding my own business looting some houses the combat music kicks and I don’t see anything?
OH HELL NAW.
Thank God Prins is there, so we blast it to smithereens. Onto the next house! The music then picks up again. This can't be good. I slowly pan to the left and
THERE’S ANOTHER ONE? WHY. IT’S EVEN STRONGER. AND IT’S CHASING ME.
After nearly dying once or twice we kill it. We are unstoppable. Totally didn’t panic. Anyways, we manage to not die and continue onwards! Next time we assault a fortress what could possibly go wrong? Tune in next time to find out!