Ah, yeah, i recall that Tribal guide that you could talk to, certainly something worth remembering, thanks! That might do it for me, since i tagged speech, outdoorsman and small guns. Loosing the loot is certainly a shame, since if i go to NCR now ill be broke from just one good gun or piece of armor, but i can usually make up the losses withnessing a fight between two factions in the random encounters. If the survivors are too tough to tackle i can usually loot the farthest bodies non the less. Getting 20 throwing knives and 5 wakisashis is still a decent loot, and the danger factor is way lower. And i wouldnt call any advice uncalled for, since in a hardcore game i can certainly use every piece of it. I was hoping to finish EPA to get that last point of AGI for the beautifull 10, but again, the wanamingo floor is fraught with danger, altrough at least Marcus has a flamer, wich means less friendly fire and more damage to those bastards. In the meanwhile buffouts are doing the trick for me, all ive had to do is wait out some addictions. BTW, its worth mentioning how insanely usefull the quick pockets perk is in this mode. You can switch guns, heal, buff and reload all for 2 AP.