I never thought it would happen to me. I cracked and purchased Mr Handy, the Fallout Shelter Robot. For a mere 99 cents he travels the Wasteland for you collecting bottle caps.
I’ve been upgrading and rearranging rooms so much lately that I was down to about a thousand Bottle Caps at one point. Barely enough to Rez dead dwellers after a Death Claw attack! I neeeeed money!
While I was at it, for a mere $4.99 I purchased fifteen!!!!!!!!!! Lunch Boxes!!!!!!!! Nut. Case. R. Me.
I just want to say that I had been slogging along and earning Lunch Boxes the hard way (Successfully Rush 30 Rooms) and I wanted a cool new character or weapon but all I kept getting were 50 Water or Food. You see why I snapped, right?
In addition to my Mr. Handy, I have an extra Lucas Simms and three other notable types, plus some really nice guns and outfits.
I don’t think I’ll crack again here, but I may now find myself buying character slots in Neverwinter or Rift, and who knows what else now that the Vault has been breached.
Note: I’m glad he was only 99 cents. After seven hours in the Wasteland, he manages to collect just over 100 bottle caps. I sent a dweller out this morning and he had that much in 11 minutes. Mr Handy is about a quarter damaged, and costs 2k to repair once he’s totally shot.
Unlike dwellers who return in half the time they’ve been out, if he has been out seven hours he returns in seven hours.
I don’t want him on the top floor of the vault because he gets in the way of my trying to drag dwellers into position, and though he sends out a stream of flame, it takes him far too long to do so. Again, he’s just in the way.
I’ve put him on a low level of the vault which is mostly storage and living quarters and he can be a sort of defense against fires and mole rats while I pull others over to fight.
Bad bad Handy.