Can I go freely around the Wastelands or do I have to consider a time limit for quests or regions? I know that right of the start you are confronted with the decision to either help the Agriculture Center or Highpool or neither.

Yet I am asking more in a general sense:

Does the world react to my deeds in the sense that I trigger any progress in a quest; or is time passing in the background without my knowledge, possibly changing certain quests or making them impossible to complete?


In regards to the first start and the choice between of Ag and Highpool the answer is yes. If you do not go to one of them in a reasonable amount of time both of them will be destroyed and you will be in a different main quest storyline where you must set up alternative repeators and radio towers. But one of them is going to be destroyed anyway since you are just 1 group of Rangers. After this, it does not seem to be a time limit and consequences for not following it.

I would advise you to go ASAP to one of those locations. They are not that fun in comparison to others IMHO, but they give valuable scrap,exp and other things.

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    Thanks for the answer. Hoever, it does not answer the full scope of the question. I know that for Highpool and Ag Center, there are time limits. The question was more on an overall experience, in the sense of: Does time pass independent on the player's action, or does the player always trigger the game's process? – k0pernikus Oct 2 '14 at 18:04
  • As far as know for wikis, there aren't another quest with time, but is a very good question, also it's interesting to ask if "there is a way to save both locations and how much time it take" my bet it's that can't be :) regards – Enrique San Martín Oct 11 '14 at 10:35

In my current game, I am walking away from the distress call at Leve L'upe Mine, due to an ammo shortage, and I have not suffered any negative quest consequences.

As far as I can tell beyond status effects and water usage, time has no impact on quests.

I took a long route away from the mine and returned later to no noticeable quest effect. I completed the mission and received reward plus new team member.

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