|Side Quest: On the Same Wavelength
|Try to talk to Dr. 8.
|Pass a Science check of 75 or a Perception check of 7.
|Pass a second Science check of 75.
|Tell 8 you will not hack him.
|Reward: bad Karma
|Reward: good Karma
|Reward: Variable XP
The Courier has the task of speaking to each of the Big MT scientists. After exhausting the seemingly senseless conversation options with Dr. 8, the player character can identify Dr. 8's efforts at communication (as the RobCo termlink protocol) with either a Perception of 7 or a Science skill of 75.
With this knowledge and a further Science skill check of 75, the Courier can choose to either use this knowledge to reprogram Dr. 8, or leave him alone. If the one threatens Dr. 8, they'll be given a randomised quantity of energy weapon ammo and the Easy locked door near him will be unlocked, as a condition of leaving Dr. 8 alone and not reprogramming him. This will also result in bad Karma being given.
After passing the check to understand Dr. 8, the player character will have the opportunity to speak with them about the Sonic Emitter, one of his creations. A male character has the chance to receive Cram, Duct Tape, and ¡La Fantoma!. A lady character can receive Microfusion Cells and Tæles of Chivalrie.