I have suggested this in the past, mainly for a variety of different reasons, but its all for the same ending. @Nosmorituri - Sorry if i repeat some of what you have said For those of you who want to build it all by yourself but worry about the flood of settlers, CTD's and all that razzle: Outpost Zimonja 1) Sanctuary 2) Outpost Zimonja (a) Ignore Charisma - Make sure it's Disabled (b) Build a simple base - 5 to 6 beds. (c) Build defences. (d) Build a Recruitment Beacon. (e) DO NOT build recruitment Beacons in any other settlement. (f) Pop back every now and then and move some to where you need them. I have found that Outpost Zimonja recruits at a steady pace, maybe because it sits on the edge of the map, maybe because it is less buggy, could be for a number of reasons, however I have played through Fallout 4 a lot and this always seems to be the most stable of them all. its so simple too, you control who goes to where and can make sure every city you have build never goes over max, it also assures that certain citys don't go so mad that you crash when you get near them and in some cases it makes your game unplayable, all you have to do is take a few minutes once ina while and move settlers around. The fun part for me was actually enjoying building something that resembled a recruitment area, walls with welcoming signs, jail cells, and so many lights you could see it for miles - well as far as the draw distance would allow, so maybe metres lol.