Fallout 3

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Reached Level 8 with Good Karma

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How to unlock the Protector achievement

  • AerodynamoAerodynamo163,038
    30 Dec 2008 29 Dec 2008
    31 0 0
    (Semi-Copied over from "Last, Best Hope of Humanity")

    The best advice I can offer for this achievement is to play the game Good, as it is much easier to get Bad Karma then Good Karma. When you get to Level 7, you can get the other two achievements, "Mercenary" (Level 8 Neutral) and "Reaver" (Level 8 Bad), as well.

    Upon reaching level 7, you can either get more XP until you are just on the brink of Level 8 or you can play it safe, save at the start of the level, and work towards 8 and each side of karma.

    To get karma, here are some tips:

    For Good karma, give Purified Water to the tramp outside of Megaton. He will be to the right laying on some rocks just outside the gate. You can get purified water from Wadsworth at your house. (NOTE: You will only have a house if you have completed "The Power of the Atom".)

    For Bad karma, well... this one is easy! Murder, steal, massacre, hit people, whatever you want to do.


    A friend of mine recommended saving the "Power of the Atom" quest until you reach one of the levels before those in the achievement (7, 13, 19). Once you get to the level, either blow up the bomb or disarm it, and depending on which, you will get XP and karma for completing the quest. The one problem with this is that you might not have Tenpenny Tower in order to blow the bomb up at level 7.

    Good luck!
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  • The GlobalizerThe Globalizer1,120,273
    11 Nov 2009 13 Dec 2009
    19 0 0

    To get this achievement, you need to reach level 8 with positive karma.

    Getting to level 8

    Straightforward enough, but there are ways to achieve this more quickly. First, avoid companions.

    Second, look out for the NPCs who request certain types of items, and then watch to see if redeeming those items provides XP. Two such "standing orders":

    * Scrap metal in Megaton. (Easy to find everywhere.)
    * Pre-war books at the Arlington Library. (Excellent per-book XP.)

    Lastly, I recommend hacking every terminal, picking every lock, and attempting (almost) every speech challenge. All provide nearly guaranteed XP, without the hassle of shooting an Albino Radscorpion or Super Mutant Overlord a half-million times.


    To maximize good karma, always focus on being kind, charitable, avoid killing innocents, and go out of your way to help innocents. (Kill raiders and muties, free/protect wastelanders, etc.)

    If you need a karma boost, I have two suggestions:

    * At the Church of the Atom (Megaton) or Saint Monica's Church (Rivet City), donate caps. If you have a lot of cash lying around, it will be very easy and quick to get into "positive" karma.
    * In Megaton, give away your scrap metal rather than requesting payment. (You still get the XP.)
  • Kips76Kips76122,743
    04 Nov 2010 05 Nov 2010
    15 0 1
    Got some advise from another member on Trueachievements so apologies if I've repeated what they suggested.

    After visiting the Super Duper Mart for the side mission for the survival guide you probably at some point picked up some frag mines. After you've given Moira the food and medication she'll give you a mission to get a frag mine but before you go you will notice a merc standing by a door way. Go thorough the doorway and then do a 180. To the left of the door you'll notice shelving, you need to facing it. Equip the frag mine then toss it on the floor. Hopefully your XP is high enough to disarm it. Then repeat the process. You'll notice that you get XP everytime you disarm, ok admittingly its only 6 or 12xp but providing your karma is either good, bad or neutral your level will rise accordingly and you dont even have to venture out in the big wide world. (Warning it does take a while but it will knock out a few chievs)
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    SallyNastyYep, and if you are going for the neutral and evil karma achievements you can just use Moira's computer - just start the hack and back out, and you can degrade your karma quickly. Great tip!
    Posted by SallyNasty on 03 Jan 11 at 03:31
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