You need to save your game a lot, and in seperate files. The autosave is just a precaution, in case you forgot to save at a critical point and need to get back to that spot fast. You can't rely on the autosave, even if it's only you playing. Especially since there's glitches you need to watch out for.
Multiple files are good. Also, for each character there's a save screen of their own, so there's no threat that your stuff will get saved over by someone else . . . unless you only use autosave. Because autosave is only for the person currently playing, as I said, as a safety.
Equality is a perversion of the natural order!…It binds the strong to the weak. They [the weak] become anchors that drag the exceptional down to mediocrity. Individuals destined and deserving of greatness have it denied them. They [the strong] suffer for the sake of keeping them even with their inferiors.”
- Darth Bane
Bal kote, darasuum kote,
Jorso'ran kando a tome.
Sa kyr'am nau tracyn kad, Vode an.