Originally Posted by Orthello
Couple of question gents if you don't mind .
When storing scrap at a settlement if you are building something at a workbench say armor or weapon will the workbench see your companions inventory also - i assume it does ?
I read that to link the settlements so there is essentially shared inventory among the settlements i would have to stick about 4 more points into CHR and then do the neccessary perk to get trade routes going . I'm about level 19 now with only 2 points into CHR so i''m thinking this is hardly worth it and maybe i should do all my mods at one workshop where i store all my junk etc , is that the best method without going the above route ?
I seem to continually hit the carrying too much warning , i could do strong back two perk but i already have first one and 8 points to strength (which is likely too much for my build) , using strong as the companion , is this as annoying for others too ?
Not normally, though there may be exceptions. I know it is not true of either ada or dog for sure.
The settlement workbenches will share SOME inventory IF you have the right perks activated AND you have a caravan traderoute between the settlements. Specifically charisma 6 perk at level 1.
If all tgose requirements are met, the workbenches will share scrap, but not junk. At least not reliably. This means if you have a microscope in sanctuary you may or may not automatically scrap amd pull the fiber optics from it to build a laser in another settlement.
Best practice is to scrap all junk you want to scrap manually (drop it on the ground, hit v for workbench mwnu, highlight it, and hit [r]) which will send the scrap to the workbench inventory.
The shared inventory applies only to basic materials, and only if the requirements are met.
This is one reason why int 6 is consodered a common minimum if you want to do serious settlement building.
As to the carry warning its a constant problem for most everyone. If you want to simply ignore it and carry everyfhing with you there is a cheat which removes it entirely, Or you can play it straight by taking full strong back which allows you to fast travel while encumbered, and load up on sprinter's armor (it stacks)Edited by bombastinator - 7/31/16 at 2:17pm