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Adds morale points to the completion of Return to Sender, bringing it in line with the Wiki and making it possible to get 10+ points total and the best team for Restoring Hope.

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Restoring Hope Quest Morale Fix

This mod adds morale points to the completion of Return to Sender, bring it in line with the Wiki and making it possible to get 10+ points total and the best team for Restoring Hope.


The Restoring Hope quest keeps track of one's efforts in various quests and tasks tied to Camp Forlorn Hope.  It uses this data to gauge the power of the NCR team that ultimately gets sent to storm Nelson.  According to the Wiki:

  • An Ear to the Ground; 1 point awarded for every set of 10 ears turned in, for a maximum of 3 points for 30 ears.
  • Return to Sender; 2 points awarded for telling Reyes the truth OR 3 Points for keeping Hanlon's secret safe and having Reyes join in the secrecy pact.
  • Medical Mystery; 1 Point for turning in Stone or 1 Point for Stone turning himself in (and checking back with Dr. Richards).
  • Restoring Hope; 1 Point for returning supplies to Quartermaster Mayes.
  • Restoring Hope; 1 Point for helping Dr. Richards perfectly.
  • Tags of our Fallen; 1 point awarded for every set of 5 NCR dogtags turned in, for a maximum of 3 points for 15 dogtags.

In fact, however, the quest Return to Sender does not award any morale points.  There are two things to consider here:

  1. Return to Sender is by far the longest and most involved quest tied to fixing things up at Camp Forlorn Hope.
  2. Do the math: Without any morale reward from Return to Sender, getting the 10 points necessary for the best result is impossible.

Why the disparity between the Wiki and reality?  Chances are good it got patched out for some unknown reason, which would technically make this not a "bug" so much as a catastrophic oversight.  In any event, this anomaly prevents a major quest from reaching its ideal conclusion.  It is remarkable that nobody has addressed this yet.

All this mod does is tweak things to align with what the Wiki stipulates: Telling the truth is +2 morale, while getting Reyes to join in the secrecy pact is +3.


Notes:
  • This mod does not apply points retroactively.  While doing so wouldn't be impossible, it would be messy.  If you fall into that narrow band between completing Return to Sender and finalizing Restoring Hope, this will get you on track: set "1214AA".iForlornHopeMorale to 10
  • If I am somehow completely mistaken and there is a legitimate, no-cheating way of attaining 10 morale points even with Return to Sender inexplicably awarding none, then obviously this mod loses much of its purpose.


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