I'm pretty dumb sometimes and I guess I'd figured out what you meant by the middle of my post. I think of that as extreme save scumming, but I still feel a bit scummy for loading saves at any point if I wasnt wiped out so that's probably where the question arose in my mind
Its a good point you make about the skill holes in W2 that's where reading a primer really helped. It is bad design in that it should be possible to have any kind of character and not have that happen as far as lock picking and repair type skills go. A respec option or being able to skill up the NPC party members yourself would go a long way, maybe its included in the new game?
I'm not too sure I used energy weapons at all, it was a few years ago but I think snipers and assault rifles will pretty much carry you through the whole game without too much trouble. Could be wrong.
that doesnt sound great, hopefully they patch it up quickly
I should be playing the game now, but my toddler daughter is refusing to sleep and now I'm getting tired myself!