New patch just came out. It'll be interesting to see what it did and didn't break. My wife said it nerfed the high XP runs through nuked Whitesprings. Apparently those glowing ghouls were giving boss-level XP incorrectly. That would probably explain why I'd gain 2 levels each pass. Hopefully it doesn't keep them from dropping rare items, though. Last night I discovered a mod for the Radium Rifle that takes the damage to 140+. The catch is that it also requires a whole bunch of nuke zone ingredients. If/when PvP becomes more of a thing, that gun should be a major force. It already hits pretty hard and fires nearly as fast as a plasma rifle. I use it as my emergency valve when my melee weapon isn't cutting it or if I just feel like unloading on something.