Hello all. I just recently started playing Fallout 1 and am having a blast with it. Going through the game completely blind with max difficulty really is enjoyable for me. Skip to TL;DR if not interested in my story That being said, I know there is a time limit for getting the water chip for the vault, and I also figured out on my first character that Super Mutants take over certain parts of the wasteland. Specifically I went to Necropolis. Was asked to fix a water pump, and talk to Set. Found these Supermutants, went to sell a bunch of loot, and came back to find Set dead with a bunch of hostile super mutants, etc. etc. That's when I figured out they start to take over some of the wasteland (this was before I installed the Fixit mod). I then decided I was going to start over again as I learned about skills, perks, and SPECIAL to realize that I took some rather useless paths, and missed a lot of content/quests. TL;DR Blind first playthrough, messed up a bunch of stuff, realized Super Mutants take over certain parts of the game, got stuck in the military base after asking someone to take me to their leader. Now my real question is; what is a decent order to visit areas in the game before they get taken over by Mutants, or something else happens? I plan on a couple, or so playthroughs through the game, but I was just wondering for efficiency and time sake. This is just how I like to play through most games, so I learn the most about the game and characters. I've also been holding on to a bunch of skill books, since I was afraid that I would pass too much time by reading them all to get the bonuses. Some minor questions would also be that if I solve the water chip issue (or let the caravans deliver water) does that affect invasions? Should I have a minimum skill/SPECIAL to access the most content (I already know int<5 makes your character stupid an unable to do many things). Lastly would be what places, and how much time would I have to visit places that majorly change as time passes? Thanks for any help you can provide me, and I am trying not use too many outside sources as I don't want to get too spoiled on the games story. P.S. if anyone was wondering, "Why don't you just look up the answer?" I couldn't word the question in a way that google didn't completely misinterpret what I was asking, or giving me different fallout games entirely (even if I checked the verbatim option which seems to do literally nothing at all). Thanks again and have a nice day everyone.