Fallout 3

Fallout 3 Achievements

The Wasteland Survival Guide

Completed "The Wasteland Survival Guide"  

This is either one of the longest or shortest quests in the game, depending on how you wish to finish it. Speak with Moira in the supply shop at Megaton to acquire the quest. If you take the long route, you will have 10 various tasks (see the link below) to complete that will take you from one end of the world and back. If you choose the short option, you'll finish it in the same conversation as you start it. If you need the experience, go ahead and do the entire quest. If you don't, talk your way out of it.

To talk your way out of it you will need a high Speech skill. So either focus on that early or come back for this quest later in the game. Ask her about one of the missions and then ask why she can't do it herself. Eventually you should have an option to tell her the idea isn't good and she should not write the book. Once you convince her of this the quests ends and you will still get the achievement without running all about the Wasteland.

Warning! It is possible to lose this quest if you blow up Megaton during another side-quest. Moira will survive as a ghoul initially, but she may be killed by Raiders on her way to the Underworld once she turns into a ghoul. To be safe, disarm the bomb when doing "The Power of the Atom."

See The Wasteland Survival Guide for more specific info and all 10 missions.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by DeathNut2Die
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 06:09:59 AM

In Megaton find Craterside Supply shop and speack to Moira Brown about the
survival guide she is making. She explains it well, so i dont need to say anything else :D

Comment #2 by BennnDXD
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 09:11:07 AM

This Quest May take a While it took me about 1-2 hours

Comment #3 by xxCOMGETSOMxx
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 03:16:20 AM

I hated this quest it was such a pain in the ass

Comment #4 by Dbomb Elric
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 05:33:30 AM

I got this by telling her it was a wast of time and not to bother with it.

Comment #5 by chryssales
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 05:39:29 AM

Boy, I hate Moira Brown! She's the most annoying npc in Fallout 3.

Comment #6 by PsychicPsycho 0
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 02:27:41 PM

When she told me to go to the memorial, I'd already gone there and killed all the mirelurks, but it gave me credit for not killing any anyway. I guess it only counts if you kill them during the mission.

But I found the quest to be fun.

Comment #7 by TheCoug
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 10:19:06 AM

I can't believe this quest only gives you 20 GS. It took 3 times as long as any other quest. Plus Moira is the most annoying character in the game.

Comment #8 by MrFalloutGuy
Monday, April 01, 2013 @ 04:10:07 AM

This is such a bitch of a Quest, i did both way's (got banned) Unfortunately i forgot the short way.

Comment #9 by Maximum Sawfish
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 05:03:09 AM

I hate Moira haha shes the reason i nuke Megaton, but its easy just do as she asks ;)

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Game Info


US October 28, 2008
Europe October 31, 2008

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $14.99USD
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