“ To the northeast is a settlement, the locals here call them " Boomers". They are sitting on a munitions stockpile that would be invaluable to us. ” — Dennis Crocker
Things That Go Boom is a main quest in .
Fallout: New Vegas
New California Republic is acutely aware of the Boomers to the northwest and would like to contact them in hopes of forging an alliance for the upcoming Second Battle of Hoover Dam. Their howitzers could provide much-needed fire support during the battle.
Quick walkthrough Edit
Detailed walkthrough Edit
Not yet idolized by the Boomers Edit
As the Courier has exited the Lucky 38 for the first time, an NCR trooper will approach them and give a message, which asks the Courier to visit Ambassador Dennis Crocker at the NCR Embassy. The embassy is in the last section of the Strip (farthest from the North Gate). Crocker is in the building on the left once upon entering the front gate. Once inside, go through the door on the left to the end of the hall to find Crocker.
Crocker will ask the Courier to get the Boomers to support the NCR. Follow the map to Nellis Air Force Base and talk to Pearl to learn how to win their support.
Complete the Volare! quest chain, including raising the bomber.
Return to Crocker and inform him that they have pledged their support. This will complete the quest and gain the Courier NCR fame.
Quest stages Edit
This quest disregards Reputation with NCR; even if the Courier is Vilified with them, they are still allowed to enter the embassy and talk to Crocker.
Already being Idolized by the Boomers allows the Courier to bypass this quest.
Accepting this quest will remove any infamy with the NCR. If the Courier has already met the Boomers, reporting that they will help or that they won't help will also clear any NCR infamy.
PC Playstation 3 Xbox 360 After telling Crocker about having gained the Boomers' support, an NCR MP will stop the Courier in the hallway, say something about how "you should have paid your dues" and become hostile. He and any other NCR troops in the hallway will attack, but killing them doesn't result in karma or reputation loss (on PC and ps3, reputation may still be lost), and no other NCR troopers become hostile afterwards. [verified]
Act 1 Ain't That a Kick in the Head · Back in the Saddle · By a Campfire on the Trail · They Went That-a-Way · Ring-a-Ding-Ding! Act 2 Wild Card ( Wild Card: Ace in the Hole, Change in Management, You and What Army?, Side Bets, Finishing Touches) · The House Always Wins ( I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII) · Render Unto Caesar · Et Tumor, Brute? · Things That Go Boom · Kings' Gambit · For the Republic, Part 2 · You'll Know It When It Happens/ Arizona Killer Act 3 No Gods, No Masters · All or Nothing · Veni, Vidi, Vici · Eureka!
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