First of all, Fallout 3 must be the buggiest game I have ever played, and persisted to do so despite the numerous crashes. Most other games, I would have just uninstalled and left on the shelf.
Yes it’s that good!
Secondly, due to the numerous crashes everybody is having, progress is slow. Hence I’m still just at level 5.
Third of all, right now I ran into a really serious bug – once I return to Megaton to sell or sleep etc, I can’t leave. Yes, I am a prisoner in town!! Hahaha not really but it’s the bugs rearing their heads again. The game would crash whenever I leave the town, or even if I do Fast Travel out, it crashes. A friend of mine told me to try every single map marker, one will work. I have like about 10 to 15! That could possibly mean I need to crash about 15 times before finding the one that works, if one works, that is.
In the meantime, I loaded an earlier savegame and Fast Travelled to Scrapyard. To my surprise, I saw a bunch of Brotherhood Outcasts on patrol. Curiosity got the better of me and I followed them on their patrol (boring part which isn’t shown in the video).
They came to a place called Wheaton Armoury (or something similar). There, they had a firefight with a band of raiders. One of them apparently got killed by the raiders and I ran over to strip him of his armour. So here I am, level 5 with a set of Brotherhood Armour!
I’ll let the video speak for itself 🙂
The thing is, a group of Brotherhood Outcasts will ALWAYS appear in the morning at Scrapyard going on patrol. I have slept in Megaton during the night, waking up at 8am or so. Then I fast-travel to Scrapyard and viola! There they are! However the group composition can vary. Once or twice there were 2 humans and 1 robot on patrol. Most other times it’s 3 humans carrying various forms of powerful weapons.
It’s just too bad I couldn’t grab one of those. It would be very cool to shoot a laser rifle or a gatling gun at level 5!