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         Game: Fallout 3
         Genre: Action RPG
         Platforms: Xbox 360
         Players: 1                
         ESRB Rating: M (Mature)
    
         Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
         Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Ubisoft          -----------------
         Release Date: October 28 2008                 |  VERSION: 0.35  |         
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         Guide Type: Complete Guide
         Author: Kranti Nebhwani,
                 Kranti1992 on gamefaqs
         Date Created: 11/12/2008
         Date Finished: ??/??/2010
    
         Email: kn_the_glove@hotmail.com
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    Copyright Kranti Nebhwani 2010. This guide should not be copied, either in 
    part or whole, sold or shown for a profit, printed and claimed as own work,
    placed in a web, or manipulated in any way without author's permission. Doing
    so is strictly prohibited, and is in violation of copyright. If for any reason
    the above rules are broken, please contact me via email and report the details
    of the violated laws. Please bear in mind that you can contact me to ask for
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    selves to the "websites" section below to learn the details of placing this
    guide on a web page.
    
    All company names, characters names, etc, are reserved for their respective 
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    The easiest way is to email me at: kn_the_glove@hotmail.com, and if you have
    msn or live messenger, you can always add me so we chat about your problems 
    real time. Bear in mind that I live way over in a small island/country called 
    Taiwan (just east of China), so there might be significant time difference. 
    However, if you manage to appoint a time with me via email, I might be able to
    get on at the time suitable for you. Send all your comments, further problems, 
    and anything related to the game or guide to me, and I'll reply as soon as I 
    can. Thanks guys.
    
    
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    If you don't find my guide in any of the above sites or there is a problem, 
    feel free to tell me via email as well. 
    
    
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    This is all updates and versions of the guide with full detail and all dates
    included. Updates will come soon so don't stray far!
    
    0.1- Guide layout made.
          (November 14th, 2008)
    
    0.15- Written introduction and the "GETTING STARTED" chapter.
           (November 16th, 2008)
    
    0.25- Finished the "MOVEMENT & INTERACTION" chapter, finished some of the 
          "PLAYER STATS" chapter.
           (January 1st, 2009)
    
    0.30- Finished "Skills" and "Perks" for the "PLAYER STATS" chapter. 
          Finished "Introduction" of the "MAIN QUEST" chapter.
           (May 18th, 2009)
           
    0.35 - Updated guide design and the "MAIN QUEST" chapter.
          
          
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    I have a system, like many other guides, that allows you to find the section
    you want to read without the need of scrolling all the way down to find it. 
    It's a really simple system, though. All of the following sections in my guide 
    is separated into chapter names and sub chapter names. To find a particular 
    section, simply highlight the chapter name or sub chapter name, and then paste
    it into the search bar (ctrl + f). Since that particular title is only associa-
    ted with that chapter or sub chapter, you will find it immediately with the 
    search. So if I wanted to read about the health of the player, I can search 
    "a) Health" and press "Next" in the search bar. 
    
    
                          (c) Copyright Kranti Nebhwani 2010
                          
    
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                                  Table of Contents
    
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      CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTION  
    
               (a) Welcome to Vault 101
               (b) About the Guide
               (c) About the Author
    
      CHAPTER II - GETTING STARTED
    
               (a) Game Controls
               (b) Game Screen
               (c) Basic Prologue
    
      CHAPTER III - MOVEMENT & INTERACTIOn
    
               (a) Moving Around
               (b) Strafing
               (c) Aiming
               (d) Jumping
               (e) Sneak/Crouching
               (f) Interaction
               (g) Attacking
               (h) Conversation
    
      CHAPTER IV - PLAYER STATS
    
               (a) Health- HP
               (b) Action Points- AP
               (c) S.P.E.C.I.A.L.
               (d) Skills
               (e) Perks
               (f) Karma
               (g) General Information
               (h) Radiation Present
     
      CHAPTER V - CHARARCTER CUSTOMIZATION
    
               (a) Facial Customization
               (b) Your Alignment Choices
               (c) Clothing & Armor
                  [i] - Clothes
                  [ii] - Armor
                  [iii] - Face Apparel 
                   [iv] - Headwear 
               (d) Hair Styles
               (e) Facial Hair Styles
               (f) Skills, S.P.E.C.I.A.L., and Perks
               (h) Weapon Choices
      
      CHAPTER VI - COMBAT & EQUIPMENT
    
               (a) Unarmed Combat
               (b) Melee Combat
               (c) Gun Combat
               (d) Explosives 
               (e) Aid
               (f) Food
               (g) Guns 'n' Bombs
               (h) VATS
               (i) Armor
               (j) Your Pip-Boy 3000
             
      CHAPTER VII - GAME WORLD FEATURES
     
               (a) Cities and Settlements
               (b) Structures and Buildings
               (c) The Capital Wastelands
               (d) Shops and Stalls
               (e) NPCs
               (f) Bottle Caps
               (g) Radiation
               (h) Books, Notes & Documents
               (i) Main Quest
               (j) Side Quests
               (k) Optional Quests                                  
               (l) Activities 
               (m) Radio
               (n) Collectables 
     
      CHAPTER VIII - OTHER INFORMATION
              
               (a) Saving & Loading
               (b) Menus
               (c) Local Map & World Map
               (d) Options
              
      CHAPTER IX - MAIN QUEST
    
               (a) Introduction
               (b) Baby Steps
               (c) Growing Up Fast
               (d) Future Imperfect
               (e) Escape!
               (f) Following in his Footsteps
               (g) Galaxy News Radio
               (h) Scientific Pursuits
               (i) Tranquility Lane
               (j) The Waters of Life
               (k) 
               (l)
               (m)
               (n)
               (o)
               (p) 
    
      CHAPTER X - EXTRAS
    
               (a) Review
               (b) Frequently Asked Questions
               (c) Cheat Codes
               (d) Achievements
               (e) Extra Stuff To Do
     
      CHAPTER XI - CLOSING INFORMATION
     
               (a) Closing Words
               (b) Future Updates
     
      CHAPTER XII - CREDITS
              
    
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       CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTION
    
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    This chapter briefly introduces myself, the guide, and some aspects of the game
    itself. 
    
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      (a) Welcome to Vault 101
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    Welcome to my sixth guide, made for the superb Fallout 3. If you have played 
    Oblivion or any other Elder Scrolls game, you'll know what this game is like. 
    Huge world to explore. Tons of quests. Incredible NPCs. Deep story you want to 
    invest time in. Jaw dropping graphics and sound. This game has all of these 
    qualities, and more, thanks to Bethesda Game Studios. They've always delivered,
    and when waiting for this to come out I was never worried anything would go 
    wrong. Hell, this turned out to be one of the best games ever created.
    
    Fallout 3's predecessors were not made by Bethesda, so we can see the effort 
    put in by this team to deliver this sequel with such quality. This time the
    main view is first person, though a mediocre third person view can be used as 
    well. Bethesda also made Fallout 3 noticabley unique- no game out there can 
    match the depth and complexity of this game, and the only ones that come close
    are Oblivion and a couple of the past Final Fantasty games. This is most likely 
    because Fallout 3 is not only long, winding and filled with limitless variety, 
    but it also includes tons of content, choices, and customization in a game 
    world that is of top quality. The characters feel so real and are so interesti-
    ng that you'll get addicted to listening to all their conversations and want to
    know who they are. There are more weapons and items in this game than most RPGs
    around as well, so you will always be finding new stuff even after 50 hours of 
    game time.  
    
    All in all, Fallout 3 is a must play. So feel lucky that you own the game, and 
    if you don't go get it now before coming back to read my guide. My guide will 
    cover everything the game has to offer, from it's compelling main quest to it's
    exciting free-form quests. Although I will obviously miss out some of the finer 
    details because this game is just too huge, I will try my best in the near 
    future to add sections to cover them. If you have any sort of problem or quest-
    ion, email me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Please also respect
    the fact that I have spent much time and effort into making this guide, and 
    support me by sending me nice comments.. just joking! 
    
    Knowing that you own a masterpiece of gaming, enjoy playing Fallout 3. You will
    be away from friends and family for a long time for this damn thing. Let's all
    thank Bethesda and hope other developers will follow their greatness.
    
    Your pal, 
    Kranti
    
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      (b) About the Guide
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      (b) About the Author
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    I'm an 18 year old guy that has been gaming for the past twelve years. Aside 
    from gaming I like sports (especially basketball), watching movies, listening 
    to music, playing my guitar (which I've been doing for seven years), and just..
    chilling.
    
    Right now I'm on vacation ready to go to university in the UK (at UCL). 
    
    Since many people who read my guides ask me via email which consoles I own, I 
    might as well answer the question here.
    
    I own the NES, SNES, every single type of Gameboy, PSP 1000, 2000, and 3000; 
    playstation, dreamcast, Xbox, and Xbox 360. My favorite console is of course 
    the Xbox 360, but I'm rather fond of the PSP as well (though I do use it much
    more than to just play games).
    
    I like shooters, role playing games, and action games in general. The former 
    two genres make up around 70% of my games, no joke, and my favourite games of 
    all time are:
    
    CoD Modern Warfare 1 & 2, Bioshock, Halo series, TES4: Oblivion, Dragon Age,
    Age of Empires II, God of War: Chains of Olympus, Little Big Planet PSP, Red
    Dead Redemption, GTA IV, Fable II, Fallout 3, Conker: Live & Reloaded, Metal
    Gear Solid Portable Ops, Batman Arkham Asylum, and The Sims 3. 
    
    I'm also constantly being asked to choose one game as the best game I've played
    and I answer simply- I don't know. There are just too many (look at list above
    haha), but if you put a gun to my head and asked me I would probably choose
    Toy Story 3. No I'm joking, though that game ain't that bad come on, and the 
    movie was awesome. But seriously, I would have to choose: The Elder Scrolls IV:
    Oblivion.
    
    I've been playing a lot of Fallout 3 recently, after beating the game and play-
    ing over 100 hours a year or so ago. I started a new profile as an extremely 
    evil character, and thought I would use this chance to complete the guide that
    you see before you.
    
    Other games I'm currently playing are: Red Dead Redemption, The Sims 3, and 
    Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. All three games are fantastic I have to say, 
    and I never knew the sims franchise was this good (only bought it a week or so
    ago). Glad I listened to my girlfriend and got the game.
    
    So there you go my fellow gamers, if you have any other questions about me or
    gaming in general, feel free to ask me via email
    
    And for the lazy suckers that can't scroll to the top, here's my email:
    
    kn_the_glove@hotmail.com
    
    Steel be with you.
    
    
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       CHAPTER II - GETTING STARTED
    
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    There are many things to learn and do in Fallout 3. But before we actually 
    begin customizing, taking on quests, trading items, adventuring, and kicking
    some Raider's ass, let's learn the basics of the game.
    
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      (a) Game Controls
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    The controls for Fallout 3 are layed out extremely well, allowing any type of 
    gamer to grasp the control scheme within minutes. However, if you don't read 
    over them a few times you will not know which button does what. And who would 
    want to waste that precious ten minutes mashing buttons to test out what does 
    what, when you could be frying roaches? So here's the complete controls of the
    game, fully explained in detail. Note that you can also map your own controls
    to any button in the options menu if you have any problems adjusting to the 
    default ones. 
    
    Left Thumbstick - |Move/Strafe| You can walk or run with this stick, and also 
                      strafe with by pointing it left or right. 
    
    Right Thumbstick - |Look/Turn| Allows you to look and face where you want, and 
                       in addition turn to face in the direction you want to keep 
                       moving in.
                       
                       (Click) |Grab, Reposition Item/Object| When you place your 
                       aiming reticule over an item or object of handable size, you 
                       can pick it up and move it around with this button.
    
    A button - |Interact| You can use this button to talk to NPCs, pick up items, 
               enter areas, activate various machines, etc. 
    
    B button - |Pip Boy 3000| Accesses your Pip Boy 3000, to tinker with items, 
               quests, and the like.
    
    Y button - |Jump| Allows your character to thrust up into the air. 
    
    X button - |Reload Gun/Put Away Melee Weapon| Press to reload your gun weapon 
               or put away a melee weapon. 
               (Hold) |Holster Gun| To holster a gun you're holding, press and hold
               the X button. 
    
    Left Trigger - |Aim/Zoom (Scope)| Hold this trigger to zoom in to your target 
                   with closer aiming, or use your weapon's scope. 
    
    Right Trigger - |Fire/Use Weapon| This trigger allows you to swing, strike, or 
                    shoot with your weapon.
    
    Left Bumper - |Switch Camera 1st Person/3rd Person| Allows switching the camera
                  view for personal preferance.
                  (Hold) |Adjust Zoom Range for 3rd Person| Holding this bumper can 
                  let you adjust how zoomed in or out you want the camera to be, or
                  you can just rotate it around to view your character model (using
                  the left and right thumbsticks while you hold the Left Bumper).
    
    Right Bumper - |Enter V.A.T.S. Mode| This button allows you to enter V.A.T.S. 
                   mode when an enemy is present and you have a weapon in hand.
    
    Direction Pad - |HotKey Menu. Opens your hotkey menu where you can choose the 
                    item, weapon, or apparel to equip/use.  
    
    Start Button - |Pause Menu| Brings up the pause menu for saving, loading, the 
                   settings, and so on. 
    
    Back Button - |Wait| Enters wait mode, where you can select how much time you
                  want to wait for time to pass immediately. 
    
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      (b) Game Screen
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    The game screen interface of Fallout 3 is layed out nicely, with different 
    icons and bars to represent different useful information. The rectangle below
    show the game screen, and the numbers represent the location which their are 
    icons present. If you read below the corresponding numbers explain what each 
    on-screen indicator means. If you find that you don't like your game screen 
    icons and indicators to be green, you can change them to amber, white, or blue 
    in the settings menu. 
    
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              |    [3]                   [6]                   [10]    |
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    [1] Crosshair/Reticule
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    One of the more important icons on your game screen, the crosshair serves as 
    the mid-point of where you look, where you are going to grab, and where you 
    are going to shoot. You control the crosshair with your right thumbstick 
    directly, and when you place it over something of interest what the reticule 
    will do fits the situation.
    
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    [2] Health(HP) Bar
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    Your health bar is located here on the main screen. It shows how much HP you 
    have left, shown with the thick vertical lines placed side by side which form
    the bar. As you take damage, the bars start disappearing until they reach the 
    left side of the health bar, in which you die and have to reload a save.
     
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    [3] Compass
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    The lovely compass from Oblivion is back, this time in a futuristic style. The
    compass shows all the directions from North to South, and any locations nearby.
    The different icons on the compass mean different things, so I've included a 
    helpful section below to explain wich icon represents what.
    
    Filled Triangle: Shows a nearby location you've already found.
    
    Empty Triangle: Shows a location nearby which you have not found.
    
    Bar with Arrow (filled): Shows your current quest/objective location.
    
    Bar with Arrow (empty): Shows your current placed marker location.
    
    Vertical Green Bar: Shows nearby friendly creature/NPC.
    
    Vertical Red Bar: Shows nearby hostile creature/NPC.
    
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    [4] Experience (XP) Bar
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    This bar located here on the screen indicates your progress with your current
    level. This bar only appears when you gain experience (XP) by killing enemies,
    finishing quests, rescuing slaves, etc. The number towards the left indicate
    your current level, and the one on the right is the level you're progressing 
    to. The bar in the middle shows your progress to the next level, with the arrow 
    pointing at how close you are into leveling up. 
    
    *(Hot-Key Menu)- It should be noted that if you use the d-pad to access your 
    hot-key menu it will appear here as well.*
    
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    [5] Interaction Icon
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    Whenever your crosshair/reticule is positioned over an interactable object or
    thing, or something of interest, the information of it is displayed here. It 
    may be taking something, opening a door, talking to any characters, etc. The 
    name of the item, person or location will appear, and right below it the "A)"
    sign will appear with the action you can perform beside it. So for example, if
    I had my crosshairs over a door to the Craterside Supply shop, this will be 
    shown on my screen: Craterside Supply
                        A) Door to Craterside Supply
                        
    From here simply press the A button to enter through the door to Craterside 
    Supply. 
    
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    [6] Enemy Status 
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    The enemy you've hit or targeted will have it's information displayed here. The
    health bar of the enemy is displayed in red, and the name of the enemy is shown
    directly above the bar. 
    
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    [7] Action (AP) Bar
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    Your Action Points Bar is shown here on the screen. This bar shows you how much
    action points can still be used, and it shows your action points repleting if
    they were used beforehand. This bar depletes when you use V.A.T.S. mode to 
    fight enemies. 
    
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    [8] Radiation Indicator
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    The bar here shows how much radiation you have taken, with the left most side
    being the least. The bar appears only when you are emitted to radiaton in any
    form. This can be eating radiated food or drinking radiated water, standing 
    close to radiated elements, etc. The bar also indicates with words how many 
    points of radiation you're recieving per second. 
    
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    [9] Update Information 
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    Any information about your quests, objectives, or the world locations will 
    update here. So whenever you finish an objective, acquire an objective, finish
    a quest, recieve a quest, or find a location, it will appear here to inform 
    you.
    
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    [10] Weapon Information
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    If you have a weapon equipped, it's info will be displayed here. There are two 
    pieces of information whenever you have a weapon equipped. To the left is the 
    CND- the condition of your weapon. This is shown as a filled bar, the emptier
    it is the worse your weapon's condition. To the right is the ammo info of the
    weapon, shown as XXX/YYYY. X represents the ammo in the weapon, while Y repres-
    ents the amount of ammunition you have in reserve.  
    
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      (c) Basic Prologue
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    The prologue of Fallout 3 is where you are born in Vault 101, where no one ever
    leaves. You grow up there, with your father, and then something happens. Read
    on (or go play the starting sections of the game) to find out what happens. The
    following extract was taken from Wikipedia's Fallout 3 Story section.
    
    " Fallout 3 takes place in a post-apocalyptic United States in the year 2277. 
    The player character is a member of Vault 101, a fallout shelter serving 
    Washington D.C. The player character lives with his/her widower father until, 
    one day, the player wakes up finding that the father has left the vault and 
    ventured into the wasteland for unknown reasons. The vault overseer becomes 
    suspicious of the player, and orders him/her killed, forcing the player to go 
    out into the Capital Wasteland in search of their father. Along the way, the 
    player will encounter organizations seen in the previous games, including the 
    Brotherhood of Steel, a group of technology-coveting survivors, and the 
    Enclave, the elitist and genocidal remnant of the U.S. government."
    
    However, you're free to do whatever you want, be it follow your father's foots-
    teps or go off exploring in the wasteland. Create your own story- there are 
    more than enough side quests for you to have an amazing experience without ever
    touching the main plot. It's always there to be continued, if you ever want to
    keep going.  
    
    
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       CHAPTER III - MOVEMENT & INTERACTION
    
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    Ready or not, I strongly recommend you read through the following five chapters
    which serve as a tutorial to all features within the game- they'll teach you 
    all the basics you need to know. These five chapters will cover almost everyth-
    ing, so if you ever want to know about a certain Fallout 3 feature just look in
    one of these five chapters. If something is missing, I'll add it in asap. You 
    could also email me what you want to know, and I'll probably add that in one of
    these five chapters. 
    
    Now the first basics chapter is this one of course, the chapter of "Movement &
    Interaction". You'll find all you need to know on jumping, interacting, and
    so forth. Pay close attention to sections 'c', 'f', and 'h'. These sections 
    include detailed explanations on very important features of Fallout 3. If you 
    are leant towards a sneaky, thief type character or want to be one, remember to
    check out section 'e', on "Sneak/Crouching". Everything about staying stealthy
    and concealed is written there. 
    
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      (a) Moving Around
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    Learning how to move around is fairly simple, as the ways of doing so are 
    pretty straight forward. There are two main ways of getting around the world in
    Fallout 3. You can travel either on foot or by using fast travel.
    
    Moving on foot should be a no brainer, but certain people seem to forget about
    certain manoevers which would make certain parts of the game easier. First off
    the most basic thing is actually getting around. Use the left thumbstick to 
    walk around forwards or backwards, and using the right thumbstick you can turn
    to face the direction you desire to walk in and continue with the left stick. 
    To truly control your character's movements though, consider the pressure you 
    put into the left thumbstick. Placing a little pressure allows you to make your
    character walk a bit, and you stay hidden from enemies easier that way. Put 
    more pressure on the stick to move faster.
    
    Moving back quickly in a melee/fist fight can also avoid enemy jabs and melee 
    swings. Utilize your movement well depending on the situation. 
    
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      (b) Strafing
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    An effective way of avoiding enemy fire is the strafe control, which is very
    easy to pull off. Though you may think Fallout 3 is not a first person shooter,
    you can play it that way and it can still be effective. However don't fall into
    the trap of thinking it is exactly like a shooter- you'll still need to consid-
    er about your stats, strategy, and so forth to succeed here. 
    
    By strafing you can avoid many things, for one, it makes an enemy almost impos-
    sible to be completely accurate with their shots- in other words, you're saving
    a lot of health easily. Another advantage for strafing is you can dodge enemy
    attacks while advancing, and escaping, or where ever you're planning to head 
    to. 
    
    Simply push the left thumbstick left or right to strafe. This means you can 
    strafe left or right while using the right thumbstick to aim at your opponents
    and keep firing, just like you would in an FPS. 
    
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      (c) Aiming
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    Obviously an essential feature in combat, whether you're using the first or 
    third person view to fight in. Aiming not only determines if you actually hit
    the enemy or not, it also allows you to deal damage in various parts of your
    adversary's body, which can provide to be very useful in certain circumstances.
    
    To aim normally, use the right thumbstick to position the targeting reticle any
    where you want on sreen. Usually even if you place the reticle over an enemies
    head perfectly, when you fire this does not necessarily mean you will hit. This
    is because the game calculates many sums and percentages, as well as tinker 
    with the actual weapon's accuracy and your distance with your target. Therefore
    it is more safe to use the V.A.T.S. mode to see exactly what % of chance you 
    will deliver the shot(s). However, firing from the hip can still be effective
    provided you aim reasonably well, and that your skills to certain weapon groups
    are not low. 
    
    You can also aim or use the scope of your weapons to assist your aiming. Every
    weapon can at least "aim" when you pull and hold the left trigger, which makes
    you move slower but you fire mroe accurate shots and the screen is zoomed in a
    little more. More accurate weapons will have better "aim" views, such as with
    the Hunting Rifle you can zoom in a bit more. Certain weapons such as the 
    Sniper Rifle will have scopes instead, which can be used with the left trigger
    as well. You will find the scope moving a bit and not steady, but you can still
    get off a good shot if you are zoomed in with a scope so just take your time 
    and fire. If you crouch down and then use the scope, you'll also find that you
    are aiming steadier. This makes you slower when you try to move though, but 
    then again keeps you more concealed. 
    
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      (d) Jumping
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    Like in all of Bethesda's previous role playing games, Fallout 3 allows the 
    player to jump anywhere, at any time. How you use this jump button in the end 
    is up to you, but if you use it well, you can actually benefit from it. Now 
    Fallout 3 is not a platformer that's for sure, but jumping can be used to help
    you with various things such as avoiding fire, getting across obstacles, and 
    simply just for the fun of it. 
    
    Always remember if you're being chased or shot at in all directions, by jumping
    around you can avoid fire with much more ease. When in times you are blocked by
    rumble or any form of obstacle in your way, you can try jumping on it or around
    it instead of trying to go in a big curve to get past the obstacle. And finaly,
    it could be fun just to jump around randomly which also makes travelling a tiny
    bit more interesting if you've been running for quite some time.
    
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      (e) Sneak/Crouching
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    You can crouch and enter the "sneak" mode when you click the left thumbstick 
    button. There are many ways you can use this mode at your advantage, even when
    you do not specialize in stealth in any way. 
    
    While in this mode, you can easily increase your accuracy and stability when
    firing weapons. You also appear as a smaller target to your opposition, meaning
    you have a higher chance of avoiding getting shot. This is crucial to those 
    that have minimal health and/or is in lack of stimpacks or other forms of aid.
    Even if you do not want to be a stealthy type character, when you crouch the 
    text in the top center of the screen tell you if you're hidden from enemies, if
    enemies are looking for you, or if they've found you and are attacking you. 
    This is a helpful tool for anyone. Avoiding being seen in order to get off a 
    good shot and recieving that extra critical hit is a good idea too for any 
    character, regardless of your specialization. It should also be noted that 
    crouching makes hiding behind certain cover easier. 
    
    The other part of going into "sneak" mode and crouching is of course the 
    stealth aspects of it. Whenever you go into this mode, you are much more conce-
    aled to your enemies and surrounding NPCs. The text that appears in the top 
    center of the screen informs you if you're concealed or not. If the text reads
    "[HIDDEN]", no enemies or NPCs are currently aware of you. If the letters turn
    red and become "[CAUTION]", this means an enemy is suspicious and on the look 
    for you. At this point you can decide whether you want to get caught or retreat
    into a better hiding place. Soon the text will change to "[HIDDEN]" again, but
    if you do get caught, they will spell "[DANGER]" and flash on the screen. This
    means the enemy or enemies have caught you, and are advancing, attacking, or
    just aware of your presence. 
    
    So while using this mode, have a few things on mind. You are not invisible, is
    the first one. Many people seem to think this is a shooter where you are able 
    to sneak up on any enemy. Fallout 3 is much, much deeper than that. Every 
    enemy have different abilities to sense you, and also how you sneak changes
    everything as well. Just make sure you turn your pipboy 3000's light off, and
    try sticking to the shadows. The big factor that effects how concealed you are
    is your sneak skill, where the higher it is the more well-hidden you are autom-
    atically. The last point is that there are two large benefits to sneaking. One
    is that you can sneak by strong enemies and avoid other fights. Two is that 
    when you successfully shoot an enemy or NPC either in real-time or V.A.T.S., 
    and at the same time you are [HIDDEN], you will deliver an automatic critical
    hit on the enemy as a stealth bonus. 
    
    Generally sneaking and crouching can help you get out of many sticky situations
    and should not be avoided just because you do not like stealth. Learn to use 
    some of it's advantages, and you will be that much better.
     
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      (f) Interaction
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    Fallout 3 is an enormous game, to the point where the incredible size meets the
    incredible depth and interaction. There are countless ways of interacting in 
    the Capital Wastelands, which you should find both interesting and realistic.
    Fallout 3 will amaze you when you come to this category. In this section I will
    briefly explain how to interact with some of the features in Fallout 3, and 
    what types of interaction there are.
    
    ..........
    Picking Up
    ..........
    
    The most simple and common interaction perhaps, it's when you look at an object
    or item which you can store in your inventory, and press A to pick it up. This
    item/object will then be stored in your inventory for safe keeping and later 
    use, only to effect your encumberance. If an object is able to be picked up,
    when you place your targeting reticle over it you will see the text "press A) 
    to pick up ________". If the words appear in red though it means you will comm-
    it a crime upon picking this item up, and regardless of whether an NPC catches
    you or not, you will lose karma. 
    
    ........
    Grabbing
    ........
    
    The awesome control which used to be in Oblivion is back. Grabbing allows you 
    to use your hands to grab any object in view (not place it in your inventory),
    and reposition the item with the right thumbstick and the left thumbstick. You
    can use this to drag bodies around for fun or to reach to the weapon behind, or
    re-decorate your house with items. It's also a good way of experiencing the 
    great physics of the game, where almost all objects react with the right sense
    of gravity and collision force. Click the right thumbstick once on an object or
    item to grab it. Click it again to release.
    
    ...............
    Talking to NPCs
    ...............
    
    The second most common form of interaction after picking up things, since most
    of your quests will involve talking to various interesting non-playable charac-
    ters (NPCs). Whenever you want to buy an item, sell stuff, visit a doctor, etc,
    you will need to talk to NPCs as well. To talk to one, just press "A" on anyone
    of them and you will be able to talk to them. Most NPCs are unique characters,
    meaning they bear a name, personality, and certain ways of reacting to situati-
    ons. These NPCs will also be able to talk to you close up, where you can select
    different lines to speak. Other generic NPCs are there and only reply with one 
    line if you talk to them. They are still fully interactive though, because you 
    can pick-pocket them, they react to crimes, and they have a daily schedule. 
    
    ......
    Combat
    ......
    
    This one is a no-brainer, almost in every RPG you are able to engage in combat
    with enemies and people. In Fallout 3, you are able to attack anyone and anyth-
    ing you like. You'll be suprised how many NPCs and enemies react differently,
    and how many outcomes are possible. The right trigger is used to shoot or swing
    your weapon.
    
    .........
    Searching
    .........
    
    You can search in many types things, from containers to bodies. Press A when
    you position your targeting reticle over the container or dead body, and you 
    will be able to search it. This will bring up the container or bodies inventory
    where you can take stuff out or put things in. 
    
    ..............
    Entering Areas
    ..............
    
    You'll find over 100 locations in Fallout 3 (amazingly), and be able to enter 
    the area from the wastlelands. To do this, go to the door, gate or opening 
    which brings you into the location and press A. A brief loading screen and then
    you're in! There are sometimes other locations within bigger structures and 
    areas, where you can enter with the A button, of course. 
    
    .................................
    Environmental Objects or Switches
    .................................
    
    Sometimes you'll find objects or switches which you can interact with in the
    environment you're in. By pressing A on it you will be able to do various 
    things depending on the situation. There are switches for doors and turrets,
    you can access computers and turn off lights, it all depends where you press it
    and what it's connected to.    
    
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      (g) Attacking
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    Since Fallout 3 is an action role playing game, you will find quite a lot of 
    combat. If you like avoiding combat, it is actually possible to do huge chunks
    of the game with only interacting, talking, sneaking, and running, but that 
    will make life very hard. What everyone should accomplish is a healthy mix of
    combat and interaction, while leaning towards the style that prefer. So if you
    prefer combat, use more weapons and be more aggresive, but still talk your way
    out to save ammunition sometimes, or sneak around to avoid losing uneccesary 
    health points. 
    
    There are a handful of ways to "attack" someone or something. Now then, what
    are the ways? Can't wait right haha.. Well, the most obvious way is to shoot 
    with a gun. While wielding any type of gun weapon, pull the right trigger to 
    shoot. Without a gun, use the right trigger to swing your melee weapon or punch
    with your fists. Attacking is the only brutal way of interacting in Fallout 3.
    For more information, check chapter 6 for more combat tactics and methods.  
    
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      (h) Conversation
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    In Fallout 3 conversation is a big part of game play. This is the case with 
    quite a few RPGs, but what's different is that Fallout 3 has an incredible 
    amount of conversation made out of hours of amazing voice acting, a very good 
    quality written script, and dialog choices. To add to the depth, conversation
    in Fallout 3 not only allows you to recieve/finish quests and learn more about
    characters and back story, but what you choose to speak changes your characters
    impression to others. You will also sometimes change the course of the quest,
    or what you will do next, leading to some unique experiences for different 
    people. 
    
    To speak to someone, position the reticle over an NPC and press A. Talking to 
    any of the hundreds of the unique NPCs will allow you to look at them close up
    and ask or talk about different things. There name will be shown to the top 
    right corner of the screen. Dialog will be shown to the bottom of the screen, 
    and you can use your left thumbstick to scroll through the choices and the A
    button to select one. Your character does not have a voice (it's just you), so
    the one you select will be spoken immediately, unlike the nice conversation 
    playouts in Mass Effect. However, this way you feel like the character is you,
    and you will feel much more intact with your character. But remember, be caref-
    ul of what you choose. Some results in no karma change but most adds to your
    karma, or gives you negative karma.  
    
    
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       CHAPTER IV - PLAYER STATS
    
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    In this chapter you will learn about all the different statistics and abilities
    your character can have, and what they do and how they effect game play. Many 
    sections in this chapter are very important, since they generally make your 
    character unique and allow you to understand what skills your character is made
    up of. I suggest reading this chapter indefinitely before you begin the game.
    
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      (a) Health (HP)
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    This important stat of your character is obviously the one to show you how much
    health you have left to survive. Your health points (hp) is shown as a bar of 
    rectangular blocks to the bottom left of the screen, all of which disappears 
    whenever you take damage. The rate at which they disappear depends on your 
    endurance though, which effects your total HP. Once your HP is drained, you 
    will die and need to reload a save file. You can use stimpacks and any food or
    drink to heal yourself, though watch out for those that add to your radiation
    level. 
    
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      (b) Action Points  (AP)
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    The bar next to the health points to the right of the screen is your action 
    points bar. This bar indicates how many AP you have left, which is used for 
    performing V.A.T.S. attacks on enemies. The bar automatically recharges, but 
    does so in a pace so that you cannot keep using V.A.T.S. To use the V.A.T.S. 
    mode more you'll need for AP points, which means you'll need to distribute more
    points in your Agility skill (which in calculates your MAX AP). You can boost
    your AP with various food and drink (or drugs), but the most common one is 
    probably just to drink some Nuka-Cola Quantum. They are quite rare though, so
    save up on some of them. 
    
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      (c) S.P.E.C.I.A.L.
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    A very crucial part to your character building is your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats. 
    These determine the very strengths and weaknesses of your character, what you 
    are made of, and what type of character are you leaned towards to. There are
    your core abillities in the game, but unlike games like Oblivion you cannot 
    improve them as you level up. Sometimes as huge rewards you will be allowed to
    raise one of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. but this is rare and there are only a few 
    incidents you can do this. 
    
    Your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. consists of 7 core aspects of your character, each one's
    first letter corresponding to the letters that spell "SPECIAL". These are 
    strength, percenption, endurance, charisma, intelligence, agility, and luck. 
    They altogether effect your health, action points, disposition with other NPCs,
    your skills, your carry weight, your detection level of enemies, and a few 
    other things. You can only distribute 10 points into each the most, while 
    spreading 40 points across 7 skills. So at with that we notice we can only 
    afford to make every S.P.E.C.I.A.L. okay, but not that great, unless we specia-
    lize in a few of them. 
    
    And that is what you should do, specialize in those S.P.E.C.I.A.L.s which you 
    will use the most or rely on the most. If you prefer to be a warrior/soldier 
    type character, put more points into strength and endurance. If you prefer to
    be more of the skillful and witty infiltrator, then put points into your 
    Agility and Intelligence (and possibly also Charisma). Before you put points 
    into anything though, have a look at each S.P.E.C.I.A.L.s details which I have 
    written below and decide what you want to be better at.
    
    ++++++++
    STRENGTH
    ++++++++
    
    Effects: The amount of weight you can carry, your melee weapon skill, strength-
             related topics
    
    Skills Governed: Melee Weapons
    
    Information: If you want to carry a lot of things, want to appear tough to oth-
    ers, and want to be good at melee weapons then this is your S.P.E.C.I.A.L.. 
    Strength is not as useful as you may think it is, but it does stand as one of
    the S.P.E.C.I.A.L.s worth putting points into. Many good perks also require you
    to have a good strength level, so if you're that type, invest at least 5-6 
    points here. You can acquire a strength bobblehead early in the game if you 
    want though, which immediately increases your strength S.P.E.C.I.A.L. by one 
    permanently. With that being said, don't raise your strength S.P.E.C.I.A.L. 
    above 9 for they cap at 10.  
    
    ++++++++++
    PERCEPTION
    ++++++++++
    
    Effects: How well you can detect enemies and people on your compass, your 
             energy weapons skill, lockpick skill, explosives skill, and perception
             -related topics.  
    
    
    Skills Governed: Energy Weapons, Explosives, Lockpicking
    
    Information: This S.P.E.C.I.A.L. is quite a hit or miss. If you want to be able
    to detect enemies and other people from far away, then put more points into 
    this. If you need the extra boost for the governed skills, then put an average
    amount of points. If you don't mind any of these skills or abilities, then 
    don't bother putting a lot of points. It's actually an important S.P.E.C.I.A.L.
    as you'll face enemies in the dark or where you might not know when they are 
    going to pop out. You can use this to your tactical advantage, planning ahead 
    on how to deal with the enemy and even possibly laying mines and such. There 
    are ways to increase your perception in the game after you leave Vault 101, so 
    like strength, don't invest over 9 points into this. 
    
    +++++++++
    ENDURANCE
    +++++++++
    
    Effects: How much health points you have, your big guns skill, your unarmed 
             skill, resistances to radiation and poison, endurance-related topics.
    
    
    Skills Governed: Big Guns, Unarmed
    
    Information: One of the more important S.P.E.C.I.A.L.s, since this determines 
    the amount of HP one starts off with. Even if you hate big guns and unarmed 
    weapons, this is still a SPECIAL worth puting points into for the health. If 
    you are afraid you'll die too much, or you're the type that cannot take cover 
    well or use health boosts properly, add more points into Endurance. The other 
    thing that endurance does is the higher it is, the more resistance to poison 
    and radiation you have. You will not go wrong puting at least 5 points for your
    Endurance this way, the benefits are quite major. 
    
    ++++++++
    CHARISMA
    ++++++++
    
    Effects: Extra boost in success rate of persuading NPCs, added disposition to
             NPCs in your favor depending on your Karma level, your barter skill,
             your speech skill, charisma related topics. 
    
    
    Skills Governed: Barter, Speech
    
    Information: This is the most useless SPECIAL in my opinion, but this can be 
    your most useful SPECIAL as well. This depends on if you want to spend many of
    your quests and interaction with NPCs persuading them, getting the upper hand,
    and talking your way out of situations. Though the speech skill ultimately 
    effects your success rate of persuasion, your Charisma skill offers quite a 
    large boost in this, as well as a boost to your speech skill at the start of
    the game. The disposition of NPCs (how much they like you) will be increased
    depending on your Charisma as well, but this only applies to those that are on
    your side depending on your Karma. In other words, if you have really bad Karma
    only those more sinister NPCs and dealers will like you more. This SPECIAL is
    most ultimately useless for those that do not want to have the upper hand and
    talk their way out of situations, and wouldn't mind making other choices or 
    resorting to combat. There are a lot of cases you can persuade enemies though,
    so Charisma does have it's uses if you decide to specialize in that regard. 
    You will find opportunities to nick people's passwords, walk away alive, gain 
    access to places you normally wouldn't, persuade NPCs to give you more caps 
    (money) as you bring them the items they need. This will overall effect gamepl-
    ay big time, but then again, it depends on you. I wouldn't add more than 5 
    points in this definitely though. Your Charisma skill increases your Barter 
    skill as well.  
    
    ++++++++++++
    INTELLIGENCE
    ++++++++++++
    
    Effects: The amount of extra points you can distribute to your skills when you 
             level up, your medicine skill, science skill, repair skill, and 
             intelligence-related topics.
    
    
    Skills Governed: Medicine, Science, Repair
    
    Information: Your intelligence is easily the most important SPECIAL here, but 
    this actually also depends on your personal preferance. Normally you will have
    10 points to add to your skills when you level up, but the total points you can
    distribute includes the amount of points you have in your Intelligence SPECIAL.
    For example, if your Intelligence was 5, you will have 10+5=15 points to add to
    any of your skills. So the more your intelligence, the more skill points you 
    will be able to add per level. Some may see the difference in the additional 
    skill points available as minor differences, but it's not. For example if my 
    intelligence was 2, I can spend 12 points on my skill per level. That means 
    after I max out my character at level 20, 
    
    This is extremely useful, especially if your intelligence is high at the very 
    start of the game. As of this stage I'm not sure if you're able to add your 
    intelligence SPECIAL after you escape Vault 101, so a high intelligence is 
    recommended for all players- unless you want to specialize in having high 
    amounts of health, encumberance limit, etc, where you will have to spend more 
    points into Strength and Endurance. Your intelligence skill also increases the 
    starting levels of medicine, science, and repair skills as these are the skills
    it governs.
    
    ++++++++
    AGILITY
    ++++++++
    
    Effects: Amount of Action Points, your small guns skill, your sneak skill, 
             agility-related topics.
    
    
    Skills Governed: Small Guns, Sneak
    
    Information: A nice SPECIAL to specialize in, as this determines your total 
    amount of action points available for use during the course of the game. Depen-
    ding on whether or not you like to use VATS and find it useful or not, you 
    should keep your Agility high/low. VATS can be very, very useful in many kinds
    of situations, but since the controls for the FPS-like nature of the game may
    allow some players to expertly conquer combat in the FPS fashion. Therefore it
    would be smart to put points elsewhere then here. However, VATS is both fun, 
    satisfying and useful to not only those that are less skilled in real-time 
    combat, but those that like to use some strategy sometimes then go all-out guns
    blazing. Agility also increases your starting levels of two nice skills, your
    smalls guns and sneak skills. 
    
    ++++
    LUCK
    ++++
    
    Effects: Increases your total points in each skill by a percentage, depending
             on how high your luck is at the start of the game, increases your 
             chance of critical hits, increases your chance of positive random 
             encounters (Mysterious Stranger appearing in VATS for example). 
    
    Skills Governed: None, but effects all skills by a little at the start of the
                     game
    
    Information: Your Luck is a very unique SPECIAL, but thankfully the use of 
    Luck quite good, as long as you fully understand it's benefits. Now although 
    Luck adds fewer points to your skills at the start of the game, it does not 
    govern any skills so in fact it adds points to each and every one of them. 
    The next quality of luck is the critcial hit chance. The higher your Luck, the
    more likely you'll deal a critical hit against an opponent. This is quite 
    important, considering how critical hits deal much more damage and can save 
    your bullets and your skin in certain situations. Finally, luck determines the
    chance of random encounters happening, which are things like the loot you find,
    how often will the Mysterious Stranger appear in VATS if you have the perk, 
    and things like that. How much you are willing to distribute to this SPECIAL is
    exactly how much you want it, I cannot really recommend anything for luck. It's
    a complicated SPECIAL, but can be really useful if it's high. Then again, you 
    may want to use those points else where. 
    
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      (d) Skills
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    Aside from your SPECIAL, in Fallout 3 your skills determine how talented you
    are with certain actions, showcasing what your character is good at and what
    they're not. There are a total of 13 unique skills in the game, that affect 
    various maneuvers that will help you overcome enemies, locks, security, or 
    just people (NPCs) in general. In this section I will go through all 13 of 
    these skills, explaining their use and which "class" or type of character they
    are most suited for. 
    
    With that being said, specialize in a few skills and make them your "core 
    skills", so that they can reach really high numbers at the end of the game, or 
    you rely on them throughout. This makes the game much more interesting, as your
    character becomes unique for it's core skills, and also this is probably the 
    only way to make a few skills reach 100 points (the max). If you spread your 
    skill points out too much when you level up, towards the end of the game, even 
    if you collect allt he skill books to increase them a lot further, it will be 
    rather difficult in reaching 100 for any of your skills. Choose wisely when you
    distribute the points as well! You only level up 20 times after all.
    
    Below are all of the 13 skills in Fallout 3 with full descriptions and also 
    some comments from me. The first line below the skill always explains what the
    skill does, and the paragraph below that are my comments and tips. 
    
    ++++++
    Barter
    ++++++
    
    Allows you to sell items at a higher percentage of their full value, and buy
    items at a cheaper price. 
    
    Generally this will really help as you'll gain a lot more money for selling
    things as you increase this skill, and also if you happen to buy anything it
    will be cheaper. This skill gives you a chance to be a richer character, and 
    even if you don't focus on becoming rich you'll find yourself gaining a hell 
    lot of money all of a sudden. 
    
    ++++++++
    Big Guns
    ++++++++
    
    Increases the damage dealt with the use of Big Guns, such as the Missile 
    Launcher, Fat Man, Mini-Gun, etc. 
    
    Whether or not to raise this skill is completely up to you, and for most it
    depends on your play style. If you like to use and maintain the Big Guns they
    will be very useful- you'll find heavy machine gun types, explosive types, 
    flame thrower varieties and more. They all deal a heavy amount of damage and 
    although they eat ammunition quickly, when you do find ammo they come in huge
    amounts. I would say there aren't as many situations that you'd use Big Guns
    than other weapons so think before you raise this skill.
    
    ++++++++++++++
    Energy Weapons
    ++++++++++++++
    
    Increases the damage dealt with the use of Energy Weapons, such as the Plasma
    Pistol, Laser Rifle, and Plasma Rifle. 
    
    My personal favourite, Energy Weapons are great if you specialize in them, but
    pale in comparison with the Small Guns if you do not. This is because they are
    incredibly rare in the earlier parts of the game, and when you progress a bit
    only the weaker half of the Energy Weapons are available (and yet the Small 
    Guns are easier to maintain and locate ammo for). Later on when you get your 
    hands on better Energy Weapons they deal considerably more damage than most 
    Small Guns, which is the advantage of using these. At this stage ammunition is
    also more common, and also locating such weapons to repair them. If you speci-
    alize in Energy Weapons they'll blast tremendous damage to enemies so decide
    if you're going to or not before distributing skill points. 
    
    ++++++++++
    Explosives
    ++++++++++
    
    Allows an increase in damage done with Explosive weapons such as the Frag 
    Grenade and Bottlecap Mine. 
    
    A good skill to feed points into once in a while, as there are many different
    explosive that are very useful. There are mines and throwable varieties, and
    in each variety there is a few different damage types which will allow you to
    deal more damage to robots or humans, disable machines, etc. If you decide to
    make this one of your main skills you increase when you level up make sure you
    pick up all the Explosives you find in the game- they'll be very handy if your
    Explosives skill is high.
    
    ++++++++
    Lockpick
    ++++++++
    
    Slightly increases the chance of unlocking a lock, and gives you the ability
    to pick higher level locks when you have reached the right skill level. 
    
    If you invest in this skill you'll soon be finding loads of goodies, but if 
    you don't, this skill will be almost useless. The reason is there are 5 diffe-
    rent difficulty of locks in the game, and you cannot even try picking the 
    harder ones unless you reach the required lockpick skill level. 25 points are
    needed for easy, 50 for average, 75 for hard, and 100 for expert. So there is
    almost no point in attempting to increase your lockpick skill from 50 to 57 on
    your last level up, for you will never reach 75 to gain the ability to pick 
    those locks. Stick with increasing this skill if you decide to, and it will
    pay off- otherwise don't.
    
    ++++++++
    Medicine
    ++++++++
    
    Determines the increased effect you recieve from Stimpacks, Radaways, Rad-X, 
    and the like. 
    
    An extremely useful skill when increased properly, as a stimpack that heals 
    you 45 points of health will soon heal you 80 points instead. Therefore 5 
    stimpacks would heal you 400 health points instead of a mere 225 hp, which is
    not even the lowest health level your character can have. This skill also 
    increases the effects of other chems which, on the most part, are pretty usef-
    ul. Definitely consider to increase this skill every now and then.
    
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    Increases the damage done with palm-held and hand-swinging variety of weapons,
    such as the Lead Pipe, Nailboard, or even the infamous Baseball Bat. 
    
    Doesn't this skill remind you of Oblivion? And because of the previous efforts
    of Fallout's developer Bethesda on Oblivion we have great melee weapon capabi-
    lities in this game (otherwise this would be a useless skill). This is quite 
    good if you invest some points into this skill, for the melee weapons effecti-
    vely deal a lot of damage and allows you to block other melee attacks, and 
    also save all your ammunition. If you hate using hand held weapons, steer 
    clear of these, otherwise consider. 
    
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    Increases the percentage of condition you can repair any item to. 
    
    Possibly one of the most useful skills in the game along with Medicine, Sneak,
    Small Guns, and Speech. Almost always add a point or two at the very least
    each level, because it'll allow you to repair items to a higher condition so
    they deal more damage, resist more damage, and so on. If you specialize in 
    this skill, you'll probably save all your money from asking people to repair
    for you and also have all your items in tip-top shape. 
    
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    Science
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    Allows you to access and try hack higher level (locked) computer systems, and
    opens more dialogue options related to science.
    
    Useful if you have a goal, useless if not. Again like lockpick, you get to 
    only hack computer systems with difficulties easy, average, hard, expert if 
    you raise your Science skill to 25, 50, 75 and 100 respectively. Aim for a 
    certain level, and get to it, and this skill will pay off with unlocked info
    and goods. Not recommended to get to 100 though, unless you trully specialize
    in this skill.
    
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    Increases the damage dealt with conventional weapons such as the Sawed-Off 
    Shotgun, Hunting Rifle, 9mm Pistol, and Assault Rifle.
    
    The most popular skill to have as your main weapon resource, and one of the
    most useful altogether. This skill gives you the icreased damage to a wide 
    variety of weaponry, from shotguns to snipers, to rifles to pistols. One 
    should always spend some of his/her points here every level, as the ammo found
    for weapons here are aplenty and these are effective guns to use against any
    opponent.  
    
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    Increases the ability of the character to stay hidden from enemies, pickpocket
    successfully, and steal items successfully (without alerting NPCs).
    
    This skill is more of a hit or miss, as players will most often either utilize
    stealth well or just avoid stealth altogether. The sneak skill will help your 
    chances of remaining undetected to enemies and NPCs alike, so players that use
    stealth will be able to sneak by enemies, attack them to get a sneak critical*,
    and steal things from NPCs with more ease. Players that want to be skilled in 
    these aspects will want a high sneak skill, and preferably around 70-80 by the
    time you are level 14. 
    
    *A sneak critical is an automatic critical-hit (extra damage dealing hit) when
    you successfully hit an enemy without them noticing you in the first place.*
    
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    Speech
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    Improves the chance of persuading NPCs with certain dialogue options.
    
    Not a very good skill to focus on if you are the type of player who wants to 
    make their character powerful and effective. This skill increases the % chance 
    of you succeeding in a speech challenge, which are the dialogue choices with a
    number % beside them. These lines allow you to persuade the NPC into giving you
    more caps for doing their request, giving you extra awards, revealing otherwise
    hidden information, and the like. The % however tells you how likely you are in
    succeeding your persuasion- and your speech skill improves this %.
    
    Your base Speech skill is your Charisma SPECIAL x 2, and your charisma also 
    contributes towards better chance in those speech challenges. This skill is 
    great for players who want to find less-violent ways of solving quests, fights,
    or a simple chat, and also for those who want to get more out of any job or 
    quest you may perform for NPCs. 
    
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    Affects the effectiveness of attacks using your fists or unarmed weapons such
    as the Brass Knuckles and Power Fist.
    
    The least useful combat-related skill available, as unarmed combat is the least
    effective out of all types of combat. Like melee combat you will have to get up
    close and personal with enemies, but worse still you will have to get closer 
    for your fists (or whatever is attached to your fists) to actually hit. Further
    more there are fewer unarmed weapons than melee weapons, though to be fair the
    best unarmed weapons are extremely powerful. 
    
    Adding to your unarmed skills increases the damage dealth by all weapons that 
    fall in the unarmed class and your fists themselves. Unless you want to aim for
    a very high unarmed skill level, I say don't bother improving this skill much.
    At high levels unarmed weapons can be powerful, but at low levels their not and
    you could be spending points on other skills that would benefit your character
    more.  
    
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    Perks are your special abilities and characteristics in Fallout 3. These kind
    of make up for "spells" or "special attacks/abilities" that you normally get
    out of a role playing game. Choosing perks of your liking will specialize your
    character to the fullest- you can have ninja like stealth characters able to 
    run sneaking and deliver critical hits easily, or become a fierce brawler able
    to take a hell lot of damage, or even be able to eat corpses. 
    
    You get the chance to pick a perk to add to your character whenever you level
    up, and since the level cap in Fallout 3 is 20, you can choose 20 perks exclud-
    ing some unique perks you gain from quests. The important note here is pick
    wisely and perhaps towards a goal. It may be ok to pick random perks of your
    liking, but you would most likely become a all-round character. If you special-
    ize however, you can become super resilint to attacks and crazy with small 
    guns, or become great at using medicine and science with ways of making them
    more effective. The perks will have requirements as well, usually being skill
    levels you have to reach for certain skills or SPECIAL points you have to have
    in order to pick these perks. 
    
    The final thing to understand is that perks have ranks, meaning there will be 
    more of the similar type of perks that can only be chosen if you choose the 
    rank 1 perk. If there are ranks for that perk, it will be shown under it's 
    name while you're selecting a perk. 
    
    *The complete list of perks and their details will be added soon* 
    
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                  [ii] - Armor
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                   [iv] - Headwear 
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               (i) Armor
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               (f) Bottle Caps
               (g) Radiation
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    In this main story line you'll find unbelievable variety and intense questing.
    This huge chunk of quests is a big portion of the entire game, probably around
    25% if I had to guess, but it's a long and satisfying experience. Rest of the
    side quests take up half of the game, and free-form quests, collecting, disco-
    vering and exploring locations, etc, make up the rest. While doing these 
    quests feel free to go off and do whatever else you wish to have the best 
    experience. Fallout 3 has that kind of freedom of choice in your palms- 
    whether or not you complete the main story line is up to you. You must first
    get through the first 4 quests before you earn this freedom though, but they 
    serve as excellent introductory quests and get you right into the world of 
    Fallout. 
    
    
    The following quests are written in their respective sections, under their 
    given quest names. In each section I will explain a number of methods to 
    tackle the particular quest and also give you general tips to guide you along.
    On top of that I'll make sure I describe the on-going events so you can under-
    stand what's going on better. If anyone feels that I need to put more informa-
    tion in a particular quest please email me, and also feel free to post me 
    specific notes and tips on completing any of the quests- I'll gladly add your
    contributions to the correct section and give you all the credit you deserve. 
    Lastly I'd like to say enjoy the main quest- the story is deep, the combat
    intense, mysteriousness everywhere, and the journey epic. Love it while it 
    lasts.
    
    
      Steel be with you. 
    
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    Well then, you reached the end of this guide! Remember that there are multiple
    sections in this guide containing all sorts of information, so check the conte-
    nts and make sure you did not miss anything. I hope you all had a great time 
    reading this guide, and I hope it helped in some sort of way. If there are any
    comments or questions, please email me. My contact information is at the front
    of the guide. Thank you guys. 
    
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      + Finish all chapters.
    
    *That is all for now. Check back here even after the guide is finished as I 
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    Thanks to these people, this guide would never have happened without your 
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    Thanks for giving me a chance to post a guide for my favourite game, and also 
    providing us with a game site I go on every day for hours.
    
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    For providing some nice information to the intro story of Fallout 3.
    
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    For reading this guide.
    
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    Bethesda Softworks
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    For creating one of the best games ever created
    
    
    Until next time
    
    your pal, 
    Kranti
    
    Steel be with you.