It took me a long long time. I believe years of not playing it for months and then finally going back to it and exploring, getting frustrated and putting it down for a few more months.
Then one day I was playing it with a friend of mine that loved the game like I did. I had narrowed it down to the small section of Meridia that you can explore, and finally put together the glass tube and the shattered one in a corridor near it.
"Wait...if that one is broken, then maybe..."
Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. There is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof
When I got the Power Bombs. When I saw the glass tube, I did everything I could to break it, because I believed it could be broken. Upon gaining new weaponry, I'd try it on the tube, even if it didn't make sense. When I eventually got the Power Bombs (And tried one out.), I figured that if they couldn't do it, nothing would.
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heres a good question: when you did powerbomb the tube, did you have the gravity suit, and if not, how long did you take trying to get back out of the room [assuming you were in the middle of the tube of course]? I remember flying all around but never far enough up. too at least 15 minutes, maybe a half hour the first time XD
From Alfran: Watch me launch a nuke from 10 feet away and remain virtually unscathed! From some I refute "this isn't fallout" thread