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Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:44:32 PM »
Though the pimpernel and sandhawk were not given a boss run.

They're insanely good weapons for quest rewards so having them on a boss run seems a trifle excessive when you can farm them repeatedly by backing up your save.

I am enjoying the improved Tunguska Pearlescent I got whilst farming Tinder to lvl 72.

Ding lvl 72!

Farmed my lvl 72 Lyudas. Now farming Bee. Then onto the Pimpernel and Sandhawk!

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 19, 2018, 06:06:24 AM »
Went to Opportunity and completed "The man would be Jack" quest, leaving the sidequests for later when I hit lvl 72. I died a lot in Opportunity, there are so many ambushes and its easy to get surrounded by enemies very quickly. I like the design of the zone and its atmosphere so it doesn't annoy me as much as Sawtooth Cauldron does.

After that I cleared the Gobbler DLC, which was surprisingly easy and I had a lot of successful fight for your life returns. The Gobbler was really, really easy to kill but, didn't drop any interesting loot.  By far the hardest part of the DLC are the Grandma Flexington quests, which are a painfully realistic simulation of listening to an elderly relative go on and on and on and on. It did get me to level 67.

I then decided to farm for some higher lvl Lyuda's but, they just weren't dropping. I got a few really nice Veruc upgrades (including elemental ones, which are something I've not seen before) but, I didn't get a Lyuda drop until I was ready to pack in for the night and had nearly gained lvl 68 in the process. It was a nice drop though, corrosive damage as well, which is presently lacking from my Lyuda arsenal. One thing I've noticed doing these runs is, thanks to my gear, they are going so much faster. In some cases as fast as a couple of minutes and sometimes I'll have killed Mobly or Gettle without realising it until after the other one was dead. Which is pretty cool and has the game feeling more like it appears in videos of UVHM players just annihilating everything in their path.

I am giving serious consideration to installing the community path, just for all the gameplay improvements and fixes.

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 18, 2018, 06:24:05 PM »
Unlike D3, with Bl2 you can target where your gear comes from and that is much more satisfying. I'm doing this area/mob/boss for this item.

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:40:31 PM »
I was under the impression that Salvador and Maya were the strongest for boss killing, with Axton being rather weaker but, not as situationally limited as Zer0.

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 17, 2018, 06:30:30 AM »
I went back to playing Axton.

How're you finding him? I quite enjoy Axton, with turret placement and abilities providing a different tactical approach.

I am going to try to streamline leveling.  The goal is to mainly do just the main quests on first and second play through.  I am going to try to level up by doing certain runs.  The target is fifty by the end of TVHM.  At that point I will settle in for a fuller play through..

I think I managed to complete TVHM at level 49. With Axton the final fight with the Warrior I found to be a bit of a pain due to poor weapon choices on my part. I'm not sure I have an optimal build for UVHM as I'm very focused on turrets and probably need to think more about synergies involving grenade damage.

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:51:24 AM »
Mordecai was my main BL1 character so I was not happy with what happened to Bloodwing.


Diablo 3 / Re: Diablo 4?
« on: October 11, 2018, 05:20:26 AM »
I doubt it will be an MMO. They can't afford to cannibalize WoW subs. I doubt it's going to be a traditional Diablo game either. Looking at HS, HoTS and Overwatch they are all riddled with monetization stuff.  I'll guess an episodic game or something more like D3 with seasons that have enough new content each time they can charge for access to each one.  My longshot guess, Diablo battle royale. Though I think an overwatch engine based battle royale is more likely.

I also doubt it will be an MMO, although not because it is likely to have any impact on WoW. Money to Blizzard is still money to Blizzard and they're looking to draw people back through the power of nostalgia to the shitshow that is "WoW Classic."

D4 is unlikely as well, given the lack of industry noises about that and the recent launch on the Nintendo switch. More likely another expansion or series of monetised episodic content for players. I suspect the overhead of running D3 is low for Blizzard, as it is for D2 and they probably have a model for adding optional content (at a cost) which won't disrupt the existing userbase and make the fans feel compelled they have to buy it in order to get involved.

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 11, 2018, 03:15:47 AM »
Lastly in Opportunity I ran into what looks like the corpse of Bloodwing.  WTF is it doing there?

I've encountered this before. Not sure why its there but, on my first playthrough running into it in Opportunity was a bit of a shock and one I was surprisingly upset by. Fucking Jack.

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 09, 2018, 04:42:22 AM »
I like the Veruc. Although it doesn't spawn with an elemental effect, it spews out a lot of lead and against large foes with multiple hitboxes it can do a lot of damage. It became my back-up weapon of choice in the Lair of Infinite bloody skeletons.

I got a Bee! I forgot to mention that. It dropped as a level 66 item, so I didn't get a chance to use it in the Lair. I dinged 66 just as I left the Lair, so I tested it with my lvl 65 Lyuda on Sir Tinder Snowflake. FASTEST. RUN. YET! I don't think I got through half my Lyuda's magazine before he dropped.

I decided to have a bit of a play with Salvadore in normal difficulty and see if it was worth doing Tinder Snowflake with him. Went into the DLC with him at lvl 15 (having just rescued Roland) and cleared through. Easily done and Snowflake was an easy enough kill (although I fried myself with my own grenades on the first attempt), made easier with the nice blue fire assault rifle I got as a drop. Although it isn't worth running him for drops (at that level both Tinder and the train provide mostly green stuff) it is a good source of XP and I'm tempted to powerlevel Salvadore that way, then speed run through the rest of Normal diff. Rinse repeat with TVHM.

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 08, 2018, 03:12:58 AM »
Melee Zero, Melee Krieg are both good fun, albeit somewhat challenging.

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 07, 2018, 05:39:29 AM »
On the way I got this from some random robot.


I cleared my way through the Lair of Infinity Agony last night. That zone is very aptly named. Fuck Skeletal Mages!

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:09:54 AM »
I have to say that I miss Maya's Phaselock.  You have so much more control of the action with it.  I think it also made me a bit lazy with aiming.

Have only just started with Maya but, having obtained her phaselock it does strike me as one of the more powerful abilities, especially at the start of the game.

Being charged down by a Badass Psycho? Not anymore!

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:56:27 AM »
He's on Facebook but, he's busy with lots of amazing RL stuff rather than gaming. D-Girl still plays BL2 from time to time.

I did Gettle and Mobbly farming last night as I hit level 64 and my Lyuda's + Reruc were getting underlevelled. I had a few lvl 65 Lyuda's and Reruc's drop and in the course of trying to get lvl 64 items I reached lvl 65, so I stopped at that point. Getting a lvl 64 Reruc drop on the run where I dinged 65.

I've banked all the weapons, as I figure they'll be useful to Salvador, Axton and maybe Kreig at some point. Salvador dual wielding them is going to be a lot of lead flying around.

Gaming General / Re: Free Games thread!
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:39:39 AM »
Grabbed it. Now can someone explain why a game with ridiculous glowy explosions and mini-guns is called 'Shadow Warrior'?

Gaming General / Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:24:47 AM »
Well I got my Bone of the Ancients.  Now I need to figure out where to stash all these relics.

Grats! Relic mule I guess. Shame there is no quick way to create mules in BL2. It is a little bit of a hike to Sanctuary to get to Claptraps item transfer.

I managed to get through the Mines of Avarice last night. After an initial tricky start with the Orcs, who I do not like, the rest of the level was a doddle. Even the Badass Iron Golem's seemed to drop pretty swiftly. The Reruc assault rifle was a big help and I wouldn't mind a higher lvl one of those now.

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