So, a search of MR reveals no threads dedicated to discussions of those of us who've played through Borderlands 2 and unlocked "True Vault Hunter" Mode. At level 30, I recently beat Handsome Jack and the Warrior, plundered some nice loot, and went back in to see what all the hubbub was about, specifically with regards to TVM. Well, short answer is it's a HELL of a lot harder than the first playthrough. You get to keep your level ups, your weapons, your skill tress, your relics, etc. But, the bad guys get harder, too. And there are more of them, and more badass class baddies than before. I'm up to 3/4 of the way through level 33, on the mission to find the Firehawk. I learned today, while reading through the gearbox forums, that you can switch back and forth between TVM and Normal Mode - which has the same difficulty level as they did on your first play through. This means that, playing on my Firehawk mission, I was encountering level 8-9 enemies, instead of level 35-36 enemies. They were toast! Sometimes, one shot toast! But, I was getting enemies with level 8-9 loot, which sucked. I even went into Fink's Slaughterhouse while in normal mode, which I'd beaten about 2 times among about 8-9 tries back during my first play through. I figured it was a good way to earn some XP and cash. It was. I didn't level up to 34, though. I made it all the way through the rounds, without a single second wind needed. Coming back out of Fink's, back into The Fridge, my mission info got all out of whack. It thought I was doing a side mission for Lilith from later in the game. I was only able to get back on track by selecting my character again, picking TVM again, and getting dumped back into the grinder. Oyy!! My question is, even though there are lots of Youtube videos about leveling up, obtaining legendaries and the like, they don't tell what mode you have to be in, nor to they hold your hand enough to make me confident of what to do. For one, I'd like to go back to farm the Warrior, but I'm not quite sure how to go about it. Do I have to play through the game in normal mode, switch to TVM when I want to take him out, then hope to get through Handsome Jack before taking out the Warrior?