In the nearly 500 hours I've played this game, I can't count the number of times I have started a character and played quite far into the game, only to end up deleting him/her because I feel that I'm doing something wrong. In fact, I've beaten the game only three times! The first character specialized in one handed weapons in the guns skill. The second used one handed weapons in the energy weapons skill. In other words, both characters used the gunslinger perk, but not commando. The third character used heavy weapons guns, The Avenger Minigun, FIDO, and the Shoulder Mounted Machine Gun, using neither commando or gunslinger. Also, I always found that I was carrying too much throughout the game. You wouldn't believe how much I've had to leave behind just to play Honest Hearts. I feel like I have to pick up everything of value, including weapons. Also, I always take everything in first aid supplies and sometimes from refridgerators. I feel that I have to change my text file on character builds for this game. Can someone give me some tips for how to create characters that I can actually enjoy playing the game with? How many weapons should each character use? How much food and water should they carry? How much ammo in Hardcore? How do I avoid overencumberance? How do I effectively build up my skills by certain levels?