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Benevolent Leader in Fallout 4
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Benevolent Leader29 (15)

Reach Maximum Happiness in a Large Settlement

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Trophy won on 16 Nov 15
TT Score for this game: 2,843
Posted on 17 November 15 at 00:55, Edited on 19 November 15 at 01:52
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I tried the other solution and it did NOT work for me. I got stuck at 98% and it would not go higher than that. So I am going to share with you a fool-proof way of doing this.

First off, I know everyone says Sanctuary is the best place to do this...WRONG! It may be the most convenient since you start with that place but it is by no means the easiest. That Mama Murphy counts as a settler and she doesn't do anything. I also had problems getting Sturges and Preston to do anything as well. What a waste of a settler they turned out to be!

The method I used was to pick a settlement where there were no people present. I personally chose the Red Rocket Truck Stop. It has a nice area to build around and it already has a bunch of things ready for you to use.

Here are my ending numbers when I popped the trophy. I will go into detail on each and hopefully you can use this method to make this trophy less ridiculous for yourself.

People 25
Water 30
Food 30 (5 people on food)
Power 35
Defense 170
Beds 26

Step 1: Your settlement will have zero people when you start (remember, if the Truck Stop has settlers already in your game, pick a location that does NOT have anyone!). Do not build a beacon and do not send anyone from another settlement either. And definitely do NOT send your companions as they count towards the settlers!

Step 2: Get your water around 25-30. This is the easiest step. You do not need any special hydro pumps. The cheapest will do just fine. Just plant 10 of them in a confined area and call it a day.

Step 3: Fence off a fairly decent sized portion for food. You will want to plant 24-30 Mutfruit and NOTHING else. A single Mutfruit plant counts as one resource. All other foods (corn, tato and others) count as .5 resource.

A settler can only harvest up to 6 resources but the game can be glitchy and have them only do 5.5 resources if it can't round up by locating another plant. Just plant Mutfruit as it is tons easier.

Step 4: Beds! You must have beds for each settler you plan on living in your settlement. 23 settlers? 23 beds. 8 settlers? 8 beds. I advise you plop down one or two extra, just in case.

For example, I had 25 people but 26 beds. I had my companion with me and I didn't want to find out if they would steal a bed and piss off a settler and have the happiness drop. Also note that beds MUST be under a roof. Settlers do not like radiation storms sprinkling on them while they rest (for obvious reasons).

Just build some small shacks and cram the beds in there. You can easily fit 8-10 beds in a small shack.

Step 5: Power/Defense. Power has no bearing on the happiness of your settlers. However, a little power is nice so you can have a couple nice turrets. I made 3 big generators and one medium generator. You can make whatever you think is necessary.

Defense is VERY important. I put 6 missile turrets on the roof of the Truck Stop and 6 laser turrets on the roof of the shacks I built. I also made some of the machine gun turrets and put them on the ground at the entrance. I noticed once I hit about 90 defense, the outpost NEVER got attacked again. Maybe my 170 was a bit much, but at least I didn't have to worry about an invasion from [insert deadly faction/creature].

Step 6: Once you have all that built, start getting settlers to come to the settlement. Have your shops either built already or have the caps ready. You are going to need A LOT. I personally had 5 settlers working on food and the other 20 working in shops.

My charisma was at 15 which allowed me to have a few extra settlers. To obtain a higher charisma, it would be wise to spend level up points on that SPECIAL stat. Don't forget there is a bobblehead for Charisma as well. I also wore some nerdy glasses that added 1 charisma, a hat that also added 1, and some fancy shirt that added 2. (I don't remember where I picked them up...they were just in my inventory stash)

As it stands, a settlement can hold 10 people no matter what your charisma is. But for each point of charisma you have, you can increase it by one more settler. So if you have 3 charisma, you can have up to 13 settlers. If you have 12 charisma, that would be 22 settlers.

Do not build Armor or Weapon shops. None. Zero! They will not count towards the happiness level. Only the Clinic, Food, Trader and Clothing stands will work. Not only that, but you want to build the Level 3 shops for each of them. There are some perks that you will have to invest in called Cap Collector and Local Leader. Put two points into each perk. Also for the clinic you will need one point for medicine. Make sure you study your perk tree and prepare yourself.

Step 7: Patience. This trophy blows. It's a huge waste of time. You will have to stay either at your settlement the whole time or stay very close to it. If you leave the happiness can go down. I don't know why but it's just how it is.

So it will require a lot of standing around and doing nothing and sleeping on a mattress to pass the time away. However, you finally will have time to finish that book you were hoping to finish before the game came out.

It took about 2 hours for me to go from 88 happiness to 100 earlier today. Last night when I started this method I went from 50-88 in about an hour. I went to bed though because I tried the other method for over 8 hours and couldn't get past 98 happiness. My happiness was definitely a 0 last night.
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