Not a lot off the top of my head, but I do have a couple. But first to answer your two questions:
- The save system is mostly the same as BL2 and TPS. Whenever your wander past a checkpoint or Fast Travel it triggers an automatic save. It also saves when you change your name at a Fast Travel, perhaps when you re-spec too but I’m not certain about that. The only things you have to be careful of:
-If you quit a game before 30 seconds of in-game time passes, the game will not save your progress. If you spawn near a vendor and are farming something you could wait for the timer to say “19:29”. It will be okay to save then.
-If you are playing on Xbox 360, the game will only save your progress if you are logged into a profile.
To be certain, when you’re ready to quit a session, read the message that pops up before you hit quit. It will tell you when your progress will save successfully.
- You should be fine with using multiple profiles. Personally I stick to my own profile and just create toons for loot mule purposes, but alternate accounts will be fine too. The problem is, you can’t bring toons in freely in BL1- you have to save & quit with both characters and select new ones individually. So always, ALWAYS pick up everything before you quit the session.
As for suggestions:
Money & vendors are actually relevant in BL1, so be sure to pick and sell loot because you will likely find something fantastic in them. Also check skag piles, dumpsters, and lockers regularly. Some lockers & skag piles always produce loot of some kind, so don’t pass them up.
Melee cancel with shotguns that have under a 1.0 fire rate by melee’ing after firing off a shot. It will reduce the time you have to wait before firing again. Great for most Jakobs shottys.
Loot chests in BL1 can be highly lucrative, and as such are very well hidden. Take the time to do some exploring and you might come across that one piece of weaponry that you’ll fall in love with.
Avoid Combat Rifles- those are always burst fire. Dahl, Tediore and Hyperion manufacture CRs, while Torgue, Vladof, S&S and Atlas make Assault Rifles- those are the ones you want.