Hello, I'm a PS2 n00b, having only started playing the game a couple weeks ago. I play a decent amount of PS2 with the friend who got me into the game, and he is dedicated to the Vanu Heavy Assault. Soooooo... Don't Tell Me to Change Factions! I've managed to save up enough certs to purchase the full auto Scout Rifle. I've tooled around with it in training and used the trial purchase to fight with it against real people. Mostly I like it and I find it easy to use. Also, I'm a mediocre long-range sniper (both historically in other games and apparently in this game too), though I do decent at mid-range. At this point, I prefer the default semi-auto sniper rifle to the bolt actions I've tried out in training. I've read some other threads on this forum and elsewhere and I'm tempted to go for the bolt-action Scout Rifle and an upgraded pistol instead of the full-auto Scout. Any thoughts on what kinds of weapons are best? Also, realize that I've just started playing this game and I'm unwilling to spend real money on SC, so don't respond telling me to purchase the uber-weapons because that's not an option for me at this point. Thanks!