I’ve known what is in Science labs, as I’ve done a few before, but I could not recall if they had centrifuges. (Especially some of the more NASTY mobs to deal with, amongst other dangers that are quite painful to combat.). Never ran across a manhole cover or the like to get into them, though. I tend to either go through the wall, hack the terminal, or use a card if I am lucky enough to get one.
For centrifuges, knowing that they can be in doc offices is… extremely helpful. Thanks for that juicy bit of info. I tend to avoid those most of the time, as many of the towns I have seen with them, have them fairly deep in the town itself, which means battling tons of zombies just to get to one. Currently, I have a town that has like 4-5 of those, along with some animal clinics and the like that are near the outskirts of the town, yet there is unfortunately a crashed heli there, with a LOT of Bio Operators in the town… which is nothing short of ‘tedious’ to deal with. The death nades are annoying to deal with when in places with tight spaces, since it becomes difficult to dodge the explosion when also dealing with other dangers.
As for stealing? That’s a huge relief. Was worried that I would take an automatic hit to standing just by doing so, whether I was seen or not. Massive breath of fresh air. Just have to remember that I do have auto loot on for things like SD cards, ID cards (cuz Mili and Science ID cards.) along with cash cards (cuz… why not. Never hurts to have $. And I learned that you can also have DEBT when you interact with an ATM. That was nice to know, lol.). and of course, the useful hairpins (I turn that one off once I either get fingerpick, or a locksmith kit. Having hairpins is so very useful early game. Free lockpick that CAN BE REPAIRED. Also takes like no weight or volume.). I cleared a place out not that long ago for a quest, and there was a fairly nice impromptu ‘basic’ deathmobile, that I wanted, but didn’t grab since it was counted as stealing. But if nobody sees me take it, well, all the better.
On a side note, I ran into not ONE, But TWO Acid Ant Hills only three tiles apart. Just two measly ‘field’ tiles between them, and surrounded with 7 or so minefields. (Map gen, never change. You terrify, yet also manage to please me in such obscure ways that I cannot fathom to understand the SLIGHTEST logic that would be behind your reasoning.). So… very much found what your username is based upon. ….Tbh, I might just leave that place be. I want to nuke it, but at the same time… I don’t. I just want to build a chair and some turrets, grab some popcorn, and watch the carnage ensue.