Umm, so I decided to try the Abbey route for once and now I can't seem to advance in the ranks. I did all the required quests, but the head monk will keep saying "Why are you still here?" and I'm still considered a novice. I'm assuming one can't really go any further. Oh and is it just me but was the option to steal the plans from him and give them to the Brotherhood added recently? Last I recall, giving him the plans meant you lost them forever. And another thing, I'm stuck trying to find the murderer in Carson city. No one really gives you any solid leads and I'm assuming that there is a fourth choice (possibly the metal armour guy with floating text taken from New Reno ?). And when does Alex "come out and play" with Leon's girlfriend? I tried hanging around behind the house at night while sneaking with no result.