First of all I love this game, but I have a few questions regarding stats and how they work.
Say my fully repaired Laser Pistol does 5 damage per shot. When I rank up again and add points to my enegery weapon skill, will the damage and other stats of the Laser Pistol? And is the change noted on the Pip-boy? If it does, at what rate per skill point do the stats of your energy weapon increase?
An unrelated question: Say I'm trying to get the Old-Tyme Brawler achievement which requires you to cause 10,000 damage with Unarmed weapons. Do those numbers carry on to new games? I like my current character, but I'm at max level and have a pretty low unarmed skill, so I am significantly weaker when using a weapon of that type. If I started a new character that focused in that particular weapon, will the damage I've already caused with Unarmed weapons on my previous game carry over and count towards the achievement?