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Title: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 29, 2018, 12:36:47 PM
I figured I might as well start a dedicated thread...doesn't hurt.

So the technique I out lined for getting a bee works.  Just not as smoothly as you would hope.  The video I saw talked about an empty Orc village.  Nope.  Full, and worse, there is a mini-boss orc there that was four levels above me.  So you start and run as fast as you can to the platform with the two treants.  Turn around and kill the orcs that come up with you.  The mini-boss can't get up there.  Kill the two trees and rinse and repeat.

On my third run I actually got two Bees.  The first one dropped from the expected target.  I decided to try it out on the mini-boss and it the process of killing him another tree spawn and dropped the second bee.

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/948462308416770381/79B61C87062C3D0630AC6795902BFA41D03F4607/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/948462308416771220/3218289BB4D023728B63AC64C917400B9F293B8F/

Not sure which is better as the second has a second higher recharge delay.

Either way I am happy.

I am going to try Jackenstien again.  What a pain in the ass that boss is.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Pixie on September 29, 2018, 03:07:54 PM
I fixed yer thread title.


I am tempted to reinstall BL2. I had soooo much fun playing Gaige.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 29, 2018, 05:52:19 PM
Lol.

You mean the character that does not need to aim.  She is fun.

For what it is worth I was finally able to kill Jackenstein.  The Bee was useful but more important was farming for a shield that made me immune to shock.  My killing speed with the Bee is so much better right now.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Pixie on September 29, 2018, 11:30:58 PM
I had the Bee way back before they nerfed it.

It's been so long I don't remember what it was before, but I remember it was stupidly OP.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 30, 2018, 05:08:42 PM
I am back to questing.  I would say that the Bee is not OP right now.  It makes the fights doable at this point.

I am level 71 heading into Wildlife Expo.  I am going to run Loot Midgets when I get there.  Also hoping to farm some Tubbies.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Pixie on September 30, 2018, 05:52:38 PM
Yeah, they nerfed the crap out of it. I think I tossed mine afterward, but I don't remember.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 30, 2018, 11:32:03 PM
Well I picked up a Lyuda during general questing which was nice.  The Pimpernel works better for my character.  Probably going to have to farm for ones that are my level though.

I have officially hit level 72 so now it is mainly about equipment upgrades.  I would like to finish UVHM with my Siren.  I am in the Wilderness Preserves now.

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/948462308423718363/D9CA9D685E824A485121701E57380DC5F700CD7F/
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 01, 2018, 08:50:52 PM
Well I started running Wildlife.  Did two runs, and each run takes me a bit of time at this point.  That said I had some pretty good luck.  I had three Tubbies which netted me Cat Com and the Binder Com.  These are Maya's Unique COMs.  I already have the Legendary Com which is the best of my build.  Also have scored a ton of Ancient Relics see below for the one that I am using.  I am really hoping to find a Bone of the Ancient Corrosive.  As that amps my corrosive damage which Sirens do a ton of and it reduces my action cooldown.  I found a Bone but it was for fire.  I also found my first pearl, see below.

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/948462308427672890/5CA5DC9AC7071086DD70A418283A5EA16D746F11/
https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/948462308427673819/F6B2AA8B193B1CF546BF834682778F85E7807C50/

Need to find out if that Pearl is any good.  Somehow I doubt it.

Also i am going back to Pirate DLC to get more Pimps.  The one that I am using is 12 levels old.  In the name of full disclosure I am going to re-enable the quest that rewards it using a program called Gib (I think).  There is no way in hell I have the time to reset all my progress just to get one weapon.  I would rather not but the weapon I need is not a regular drop.

OMG U D1RTTY H4XX000r!!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 01, 2018, 09:20:00 PM
If they have a RNG thing connected to you needing to replay the bloody game if you miss out, thats shit.  Especially if that RNG thing is something people will desire vs you get something and it doesn't matter what you get or miss out

but still, lets ban sssith.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 02, 2018, 03:17:03 AM
Given how good the Pimpernel and Sandhawk are, I don't think it necessarily terrible that you need to replay the game to get a fresh reward. However, life is short and replaying the game isn't the sort of farming which appeals to me.

So for combating RNG on the Pimp and other quest rewards, just do a soft reset.

1) Save before you hand the quest in.
2) Back-up that character save.
3) Load the game and hand the quest in, get the item.
4) Transfer the item to a mule.
5) Quit the game.
6) Copy your back-up save back in.
7) Repeat until you're satisfied with the item.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 02, 2018, 03:22:17 AM
I've started working through Tiny Tina's DLC just to get the key farms ready for when I hit level 72. I'm slowly working my way to the point in the DLC where  I can farm the magic missile grenade mod and I have the Bee farm already opened up. I might try for a bee when I hit level 63, just to speed levelling up a bit.

Clearing my way to the final two treants on the other side of the Orc camp, I encountered The Duke of Ork, who proceeded to give me a kicking. His level was obscenely high compared to mine, which probably explains why I couldn't hurt him. Will have to take a screenie if I encounter him again.

Another thing that struck me is that Tiny Tina's DLC is really, REALLY, generous with ammo chests. Which is handy because my Lyuda's go through a lot of ammo.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 02, 2018, 10:39:30 AM
For Zero is the Lyuda better than the Pimp?

The Pimp and Sandhawk are amazing for Maya.  But I have a lot of time put into getting my Maya where she is at.  Really don't have time to waste doing that much of the game again.  I might give your method a try.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 02, 2018, 06:06:08 PM
For Zero is the Lyuda better than the Pimp?

Generally the Pimp is better. It has eight unlisted secondary projectiles so the bore damage potential is huge.
Advantages of the Lyuda are that its easier to farm for and I think has a faster rate of fire.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 02, 2018, 10:02:35 PM
I've now found two pearls, both of them are Beatcats.  And yes they do suck.

Farming the preserve has been very profitable.  At this point I'm looking bone of the ancient corrosive and it hasn't dropped.  Just about every other ancient relic has.

Once it does I'll move on.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 02, 2018, 10:42:35 PM
Well I got my Bone of the Ancients.  Now I need to figure out where to stash all these relics.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness 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.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 04, 2018, 09:56:05 AM
I have an Axton and Sav in progress to Sanctuary.  Sav just killed flint.  When I killed boom boom I got the unique grenade mod called Bonus Package.  Thank goodness as killing Flint at that level is actually hard. 

Need to twink some gear off.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 04, 2018, 03:38:26 PM
I wonder if Doc Tenshi ever played this game ..
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 04, 2018, 04:53:35 PM
Who knows if he is even gaming these days.  Anyone in contact with him?

Far as I remember he never really was a member here.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness 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.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 05, 2018, 09:45:03 AM
So I just about have Axton to Sanctuary.  Between him and Sal I think I felt more comfortable with Axton.  I probably haven't figured out Gunzerking yet.

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.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness 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!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 07, 2018, 12:10:19 AM
So I just finished getting one of each character to Sanctuary.  Of them all I really didn't get Salvador and gunzerking. Krieg seems like a lot of fun, though it is tough to see what is going on when you do the action skill.

Muled all the stuff off of Maya and then finished Bloodwing off.

On the way I got this from some random robot. 

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/945085057574757189/8C7E837446D93E7F864909AE8D7EB4EE3773D035/

Now to move on to finishing the story with Maya.

Oh...and for what it is worth the Bone of the Ancients was absolutely worth the time to farm.

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.

Just wait until you get converge and cloud kill.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 07, 2018, 05:39:29 AM
On the way I got this from some random robot. 

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/945085057574757189/8C7E837446D93E7F864909AE8D7EB4EE3773D035/

Grats!

I cleared my way through the Lair of Infinity Agony last night. That zone is very aptly named. Fuck Skeletal Mages!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 07, 2018, 10:36:22 AM
I also hate just plain old Skelly Archers.  Damn they hit hard.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 07, 2018, 02:58:16 PM
Salvador with 2 good guns and long gunzerking is good, I can tell you that.  I did the game with Krieg, for a while I did that skill where there is a chance you put your axe into your own head .. however other skills are better.  I still miss Brick.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 07, 2018, 08:38:23 PM
Brick is another character that I couldn't get into.  Sometimes it is like that.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 07, 2018, 11:38:43 PM
When the machine guns, shotguns and rocketlaunchers aren't doing enough damage, put them away and just start punching things and do BETTER damage :D  what more is there to understand lol.   Its just so stupid it becomes fun.

going back to a serious character after was hard.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 08, 2018, 03:12:58 AM
Melee Zero, Melee Krieg are both good fun, albeit somewhat challenging.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 08, 2018, 09:54:36 AM
I was doing Dust runs.  Trying to pickup a Hammerbuster.  I would start with Bug Gulch, hoping for some tubbies.  I moved  on to see if the Black Queen spawned.  Kill the two idiots by the church.  Jump down and go to McNally for the Hammerbuster.

Sadly no Hammerbuster.  I did get a Veruc from one of the idiots by the church.  Black Queen spawned a couple times but she did not drop the bazooka that I was looking for.  I got three tubbies and the best drop from them was a Legendary Ninja.

Then I moved on a cleared out Lynchwood, including putting the Sheriff down while using a pistol.  YEEEEHAW!  That whole area is a tough fight at level 72 but my build held up just fine.

I think I will go back to running McNally.  I think this time I just kill him and nothing else. I really want the Hammerbuster, it works as a poor man's Bekah.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Pixie on October 08, 2018, 10:26:17 AM
All Gaige, all the time. Choosing anyone else is just choosing to be inferior.


:D :D :D
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 08, 2018, 02:10:41 PM
I played Gaige the first time through.  I wish I still had that character.  She is a fun character but very weird.  Not sure how the lack of aiming would work in later difficulties.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness 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.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 09, 2018, 09:12:16 AM
Congrats on the bee.  It has made life a bit easier for me so I am sure you will enjoy.  I would love to get the blockade and one other shield but both require crystals.  So I will start trying to get those.

As for power leveling I am all for it.  I would love to get my characters into UVHM as quickly as possible.  Get them up level to 50 and then speed run through the two earlier modes.

At this point I have gotten my Hammerbuster and I am cleaning up some quests before I push on to finish the game with her.  At that point I might checkout leveling in OP.  Not sure.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 10, 2018, 09:49:22 AM
Using only my hammer buster I went into Opportunity and lay waste to everything.  I was surprised by how effective that gun was.  I did die twice but more from my own carelessness.  I did the statue quest first which is a stupid idea because it drags you across the map.  At one point I can into Jack's body double and all his support so I was basically fighting two battles.  The other was just being stupid by running into an area that spawned stuff all around me, and I almost got out of that one.  Aside from that the hammer buster mopped up the crowd.  Part of it is that robots are easy to hit the critical spots, but the main part is that the gun just hits hard.  It is also super efficient with bullets.

Also went into normal mode and finished a bunch of achievements that were lacking.   Now in the main game the only ones left are blocked by multiplayer and the gunzerking and zero ones.

Lastly in Opportunity I ran into what looks like the corpse of Bloodwing.  WTF is it doing there?

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/945085691469881618/4F94186AA9B5E2B7BDB92F168737A8FA68955796/
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 10, 2018, 06:17:36 PM
Did you hear there is going to be a VR version of BL2? But only for Playstation .. and it costs $50 .. and only single player.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 10, 2018, 07:09:29 PM
Yeah...I have heard about that.  They are changing the skills around to make it work.

I can only imagine that they are doing this as part of their ramp up for BL3.  At this point I am much more hopeful for BL3 than D4.  There have been several reports that BL3 is in the localization process and that it will come out some time next year.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness 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?

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/945085691469881618/4F94186AA9B5E2B7BDB92F168737A8FA68955796/

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.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 11, 2018, 09:42:29 AM
I think I am going to have to kill Jack again.

Mordecai was my main BL1 character so I was not happy with what happened to Bloodwing.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 11, 2018, 10:51:24 AM
Mordecai was my main BL1 character so I was not happy with what happened to Bloodwing.

Ditto!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 11, 2018, 03:20:12 PM
For me it was another moment of the bad guy trash talking and I wanted it to be over so I could get on with the gameplay. I didnt' really feel anything for bloodwing.  I was super happy when i met the slab king though ..
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 12, 2018, 10:49:50 AM
So I did two things over the last couple of play throughs.  The first is that I farmed a bunch of Hammer Busters.  My goal was to find a Boss with a Jakob grip.  Mission failure.  I did learn that the Horse prefix is actually pretty damn good and I would argue the second best behind the Boss.  Horse gives you the extendened magazine and it goes from 13 to 25 (or something close to that).  That might not sound great but it is actually amazing.  With horse you are able to keep firing and generally clear what ever fight you are in before you can reload at your own pace.  Without it you are going to need to reload during the fight.  Huge difference.  I never did get a Jakobs grip and the one time I got the Boss prefix it was under leveled. 

So these are the variables for the weapon

That is a lot of variables when hunting for a perfect weapon.  In the case of the Hammer Buster I was looking for Jakob grip, Boss (damage) prefix, level to match your current lever (72), Dahl stock, and I don't care about the sights.

The second thing I did was go to the caustic cavern.  I waited until I had the treasure map so I would only have to do this once.  Holy shit this was a tough area.  On the way there I decided to run Savage Lee for an Unkempt Harold as mine was under leveled.  Thank god I did as killing level 72 Crystalists was a huge F*ing pain in my ass.  I had maxed out my money at 99 million before going in.  By the time I was done I was down to 80. 

I still want to run the area for the Blockhead shotgun.  Not sure if I will because this would replace the Harold.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 14, 2018, 02:27:14 PM
I have finished up my Maya lvl 72 UVHM play through.  I gave a try to kill Teramorphous, and that was ridiculous, so I gave up.

I am going to take a small break from her.

I actually got going on Borderlands 1 with Brick.  Punching stuff is fun.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 14, 2018, 05:19:43 PM
I actually got going on Borderlands 1 with Brick.  Punching stuff is fun.

Come into the light brother!

If you and Darkness could ever team up against those raid bosses you'd probably win.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 14, 2018, 06:48:22 PM
I got to the safe house for BL1 and I am completely under leveled.  A bit frustrating, not sure if I will push through.  Need to see how to level up more, as I have done all the missions up to this point.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 15, 2018, 09:44:15 AM
I went back to playing Axton.

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 will probably play Brick more, when I do I will need to level him more.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness 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.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 17, 2018, 09:53:37 AM
It seems to me that, for the most part, Axton's skills are well thought out giving you a lot of choices on how to do the build.  There are a couple must haves like bullet storm, sentry and ready, then you get to branch off in different ways.  You can be a jack of all trades and have good survivability, you can be grenade focused, or you can specialize in turrets.  I am kind of digging the versatility.  In Maya, who I think is pretty well designed, you kind of need to go with Ruin in order to do UVHM.  The comparable skill for Axton is Double Up where your turret gets slag.  But with Axton you can ignore that and use your grenades to take care of the slag for you.

At this point I am leaning toward doing a Double Up, Grenade combo build.  Not really sure but I am liking the idea of having a ton of fireball grenades.  All good choices.  I have also heard that by Axton is the top solo Raid Boss Killer.  Has something to do with using the explosion from Tediore reloads.  Haven't fully looked into that as I find the Raid bosses annoying as hell.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness 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.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 18, 2018, 02:00:25 PM
Sal is good for Raid bosses because of the grog 'exploit'.  Not a true exploit but pretty close.  As for Maya I don't think she is good for solo Raiding.  Multiplayer she is great to have along because she can boost the whole party.  It is possible that I suck at her and that I am wrong but the problem with Boss and Maya is that Phase lock does nothing, or very little, to them.  A lot of her skills depend on having phase lock up.  The one thing she can do is use a Sandhawk with a bee shield.  That combined with reaper can take down a boss health quickly.  The problem lies in getting a Sandhawk that is the right level. edit -- There is also a COM that boosts SMG damage that is important to have.

As for Axton I don't have all the info but the trick lines in taking advantage of a tediore weapon reload where you throw the weapon on the boss.  He has very fast reload and with the resulting explosion and buffs he can supposedly tear down a boss quickly.  I guess somewhere the is a site that has a record of the best speeds for boss running and that Axton is at the top of those lists.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 18, 2018, 04:52:02 PM
The more I hear about you guys grinding and getting the good gear, it makes me compare this to Diablo.  The way I played it was the equivalent of almost a single pass pick up what I find and just be happy with that!  I'm sure the journey would have been easier, if I'd bothered to farm (not easy or fun).
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 18, 2018, 05:07:24 PM
Like D3 (before the expansion) or D2 the real game is UVHM and getting to level 72; and if you really feel tough 0P8.  In order to do that you really do need to farm for gear.  D3, with expansion, makes it really easy to get base line gear.  That said if you want to run the high level GRs you have to go back to grinding for the top end gear.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness 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.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness 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.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pxf45ah6ic5m18q/Full%20UCP%20Changelog.txt?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/pxf45ah6ic5m18q/Full%20UCP%20Changelog.txt?dl=0)
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 19, 2018, 09:52:25 AM
That does seem like some nice improvements.  Though the pimpernel and sandhawk were not given a boss run.

That is tempting.

My Axton is level 22 and only doing the mainline quests.  Need to figure out a good way to get some levels as I am at the same level as my quests.  My list of uncompleted quests is a mile long right now.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness 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!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 22, 2018, 07:47:27 AM
That does seem like some nice improvements.  Though the pimpernel and sandhawk were not given a boss run.

Apparently they have a 33% chance of dropping from H3RL
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 22, 2018, 09:39:55 AM
Ah...nice.  If I remember correctly it take a bit of work to run to where he is.

So how is the community patch?  Should I switch?

I assume once you switch you can't really go back.  Yes I would back up my characters.

Edit -- My update...I am done with normal mode of Axton.  Onto TVHM.  In many respects The Warrior is a tougher fight at that level. I finished at level 30.  I am now level 36 I think.  I have finished farming Unkempt Harold and a fastball.  I am leveling a bit at Tinder.  Then I am going to make as quick a bee line to UVHM as I can.  I hope to just do the main quests again to get there quickly. 

Generally the expectation is to be at 30 at the end of Normal and then you can't easily go higher than 50 in TVHM.  It is interesting that without doing side quests I was able to get to thirty with only a little of leveling.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 22, 2018, 11:51:26 AM
Question about the CP.  If I use it and play with my Maya can she go back to playing in the regular version.  I am guessing no but it seems like you can switch between the versions so I am curious.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 22, 2018, 12:28:25 PM
You need to activate the CP each time you boot up the game. I'm using BCLMM to install the patches (makes it really easy) and each time I log in I just open the game console and type: exec patch.txt

As far as I can tell, you can switch freely between regular BL2 and the CP version. I know I have done when I've booted the game and forget to enter the patch command.

In terms of gameplay, it doesn't obviously change anything. It doesn't start raining items at you or anything and I've mostly only played Zer0 so far. I do find the changes to Zer0 make him a little more forgiving to play, which is nice. Axton has the most changes so may fiddle around with him tonight.

I've mainly be legendary midget farming (using the mod "No More Orders" as I'd already completed the Doctors Orders quest with Zer0). Had a couple of Pearls drop so far (the Stormfront sniper which is pretty cool and a better Tunguska than the one I already had) plus a few legendaries, including another Bee Shield. I need to start levelling my other characters so they can store more stuff.

The Midget farming goes pretty smoothly, mainly thanks to my arsenal of Pimpernels in each elemental flavour. Very satisfying getting the B0re effect on a Hyperion bot as its spawning in and having it explode before its even finished transforming into combat mode.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 22, 2018, 01:48:30 PM
Thanks.

I think I will join you in the Patch.

I saw the video about the set up and it seems very straight forward.

I will of course back up my characters before start.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 23, 2018, 06:07:30 AM
After quite a few disastrous attempts, I worked out how to solo Son of Crawmerax.  He didn't drop anything nice and nor did his chests but, at least I know its doable. Loot midgets are far more profitable for far less effort.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 23, 2018, 09:48:29 AM
Yeah...it took me three or four times to get the hang of taking him out.  No real place to hide on that one.  Leviathan on the other hand took me a long time to figure out before I found a spot where I could cheese it.  Of course I was around level 58 when I first tried and that level area is really bad for most characters.

I am officially on UCP.  I did a bunch of runs on Tinder and I scored a Legendary Solidier that was +3 for a bunch of skills.  Moving a long at at nice clip.  I finished Bloodshot damn.  I am just going to chase main quest line.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 24, 2018, 05:21:59 AM
Chasing the main questline is the optimal route through NVHM and TVHM, as they're necessary to crack on to UVHM. Aside from using Tinder Snowflake as a levelling tool, there's no reason to do the DLC content until UHVM. Then its a case of using that content for variety.

I tried Murderlin's Temple yesterday.

It's horrible.

If time allows I'm going to finish the Captain Scarlet DLC and have a try at god-b0reing Hyperious to death.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 24, 2018, 09:35:54 AM
I never did that temple.  Sounds like a party.

I decided to do enough of TVHM Pirate DLC to get the Sandhawk and Pimp.  I was a bit under level and I rather do that then some other things I could do to level up a bit.

Aside from that nothing much to report.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 25, 2018, 05:06:14 AM
Despite parts of my PC exploding earlier in the evening, I finished the main story of the Captain Scarlet DLC. The Leviathan fight took me ages, mostly because I didn't read any guides beforehand and was shooting it in the mouth rather than any of its weakspots. Eventually sussed out what I had to do and then it went quickly. I died to a sandworm after the boss was dead which was.....annoying.

Zero loot from the treasure room, which is an unnecessarily annoying bit of platforming.

Still I've unlocked Hyperius now and can have a go at b0reing him to death.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 25, 2018, 09:52:13 AM
Looking forward to how you do against a Raid boss.  Has not gone well for me the couple of times I have tried it.

I got a Pimp and a Sandhawk in TVHM.  My surprise is that I only went up 1.5 levels doing all of that.  Which was a disappointment.  I would like to be higher level going into Wildlife preserve.

Sucks that you had some computer issues.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 25, 2018, 11:05:10 AM
I feel reasonably confident that Hyperius and Pete will be doable solo.

I'm much less convinced about the others.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 25, 2018, 01:58:20 PM
Yup, Hyperius with Zer0 is completely doable. I won't pretend I've perfected a technique yet but, once that godb0re hits, it is all over very quickly and you don't need all four bots up to achieve it.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 25, 2018, 03:11:41 PM
Sweet.  I will have to see how Maya can do against him.  Teramorphous (sp?) was ridiculous.  I am also willing to embrace the idea that I need to suck less at it.

So you started collecting seraph crystals.  I really want to get my hands on a Blockade shield.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on October 26, 2018, 05:23:18 PM
The antagonist shielf is also an excellent purchase.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 28, 2018, 11:54:47 PM
Closing in on the end of TVHM with Axton.  I ran the Bunker until I hit lvl 49.  Now I am done with Sawtooth and onto Info Stockade.  Need to get me a Lady Finger to boot.

When running Bunker I was hoping to get a Bitch.  No luck. In Sawtooth I had a Legendary Loot Midget drop one for me.  Niiice.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 30, 2018, 10:11:21 PM
Well I downed The Guardian mainly using my Bitch.  Moved on to UVHM with my Axton.

Feeling a bit burnt out.  Might take a break.

edit: looks like it took me two weeks to get Axton to UVHM.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 03, 2018, 12:15:39 PM
Rough beginning to UVHM.  Starting to hit my stride as I picked up the Kerboom Blaster and the unique grenade mod from Boom Boom.

Before that it was a lot of death and a slow slog.  The game rewarded me for my perseverance.

All you D3 fans need to come join me in BL.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 06, 2018, 03:57:22 PM
Big sale for Borderlands!  Come join the fun.

My Axton is doing a bit better...level 56 or so.  My next big mission is the rescue of Roland.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Lego on November 06, 2018, 03:58:30 PM
I have the first 2 on PS3 but haven't played them really. I need to get on that. It was just so bloody hard the one time I tried it.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on November 06, 2018, 04:03:09 PM
I did see that.  However I need to do more presequel before I worry about extra levels added to the cap etc.  Plenty of content still to play.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 06, 2018, 05:12:40 PM
Both games can be tough.  In the first it is really important to level as compared to the mission you're on. 

It the second one having the  right build and farming the right equipment will solve most of your problems.  The nice thing is that there almost always is something that you can farm that will help you progress.  It is really important to keep your gear up to the the level your are at.  There are certain weapons/equipment in the game that work while be under leveled, but it most cases you are better off with a white or green than using a blue or orange that is five or more levels to low.

I would also suggest starting with either Maya or Gaige as aim is generally easier with them.  The bad guys actual move and it can be tough to take them down as they move around.  Maya with Phaselock and Converge can get them to sit still for you to hit them.  Gaige with anarchy doesn't really have to aim at all.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: syn on November 06, 2018, 05:37:03 PM
Big sale for Borderlands!  Come join the fun.

i got this (B2) a couple weeks ago after watching this thread for a while. base game, absolutely no idea what mods i should be thinking about. figured i'd play w/o for a while. playing Axton, just over lvl21 or 22. it's a departure from my usual stuff, but having fun for the most part even though i tend to die a lot.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 06, 2018, 06:42:52 PM
Dying is pretty normal.  I have runs where I have died about ten times.  Generally means that your equipment is not good enough or you are under leveled, or your build is not right.

So most mini bosses generally have a drop that is legendary.  If they do, you have a 1 in 10 chance of having it drop when you run them.  I could probably point out a couple runs that would help get you gear.

Axton is a good general character.  Spec'd right he can make most guns work for you.

I would recommend a build like this:
http://bl2skills.com/commando.html#53020100005005010000005000000000

Let me know if you ever want get in a game together.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: syn on November 06, 2018, 06:52:09 PM
absolutely no idea what mods i should be thinking about.

recommendations welcome, seeing as they're all on sale atm.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Pixie on November 06, 2018, 08:03:04 PM
You can die in Borderlands 2? Git gud. :P
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on November 06, 2018, 08:12:50 PM
They will  also be on sale at Xmas again too.

I avoided all cosmetic bs. Extra level packs are good. Tiny tuna is best. Pirate and hammerlock are ok
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 06, 2018, 09:53:34 PM
Sorry I missed that.

The Captain Scarlet DLC has two of the best weapons in the game.
The Tiny Tina DLC is the best story DLC.  Adds real depth to some of the characters.  It also has some good loot.
Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack -- Gives access to UVHM mode raises the level cap to 61.
Ultimate Vault Hunter Pack -- Raises the level cap to 71 and gives access to OP levels (I have not done the OP levels yet)
Marcus Mercenary Day has a lootable boss that is great for leveling if you are in Ultra Vault Hunter Mode.

IMO those are the most important ones.  The two Packs I think are only available in separate packs.  I think you can buy Borderlands game of the year version and it will give you all the DLCs and the new characters.  I don't think it gives you the UVH Packs 1 & 2.

If you want to try to get some characters to 72 and experience the end game you need the packs.  If all you want to do is the best part of the story then I would only get the Tiny Tina DLC.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 06, 2018, 09:59:01 PM
Holy crap.

Just buy the Handsome collection.  i think it fucking has everything for 10 bucks.  including the pre sequel. All for 10.97.

I was about to buy the presequel and it cost 11.99  by itself.  So for less money you get fucking everything.

I am kinda pissed as I had bought the game of the year edition not too long ago and I must I have missed that the handsome collection has everything cheaper.  F me.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 08, 2018, 02:51:30 PM
Taking a break from BL2 to do The Pre Sequel (TPS).  Tried out Athena for a bit and now I am giving Nisha a bit of a whirl.  I am enjoying how quickly you can move across the battleground.  Not sure about all the jumping and slamming yet.  Character skills look interesting.  Still too early to tell how the whole thing will go.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on November 08, 2018, 04:08:12 PM
I intend to go back to TPS at some point, some of those areas are just so dull, and if you aren't enjoying the story then its hard to push on, or have the energy to fire it up vs another game. 

And no, I don't think I'll bother farming stuff in it.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 08, 2018, 04:27:06 PM
I am certainly going to finish at least one play through so I get the full story.  So far the change is scenery is nice.  Time will tell what I think of it.  Most people seem to prefer Bl2.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on November 08, 2018, 04:46:50 PM
The Australian accents are painful on my ears. Not all but those ones are bad
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 12, 2018, 09:57:21 AM
I am slowly developing a love hate relationship with The Pre-Sequel.  There are some mission that are just fantastic.  Great pacing, tough and fluid fights, with interesting environments.  There are other parts that are just flat out tedious.  And to Timmeh's point...Did all of Australia relocate to the Pandoran moon?  It seems to me that they went overboard with the Australian accents and colloquialism.  There have been several times when I have had no clue what is being said.

Another fun aspect of the game is you have a bunch of little seeds for things that happen in BL2.  That is actually really fun, but tough to give examples without spoiling some of the fun for those of you that might play it.

I have decided to stick with Nisha.  So far she really seems to kick ass, and I haven't even gotten to one of her main skills yet.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 26, 2018, 09:54:02 AM
Finished playing the first go through of BL:TPS with Nisha.  She was a pretty fun build.  I pretty much went straight down the Riflewoman (http://thepresequel.com/Nisha/0100000000000000000000005501500151) tree.  About as easy a build to do in Borderlands normal.  I died but not a lot.  Much easier than Maya or Axton.

It was good to complete, as it gives a bit of sense of where the game might head in BL3.  It does open up some plot holes between BL1, BL:TPS, and BL2, but these games are never great with how they handle story.

As a whole BL:TPS was better than I was expecting.  It is easy to see why the game is not as good as BL2.  But there are some things that they nail very well.  The main quest line was pretty damn good.  Some good fights that kept you moving and good pacing.  The side quest, on the other hand, mostly sucked.  They also over did all the 'Oz' elements of the game.  I get it, the game was made in Australia and they are rightfully proud.  But they just hammer that point over and over.  Honestly, did everyone from Australia get exiled to the Pandora moon?  All that said I would encourage a play through to anyone who likes the game series as a whole.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Lego on November 26, 2018, 01:02:15 PM
So am I correct in that to get anywhere in these games you have to grind for gear?
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on November 26, 2018, 01:29:11 PM
I did zero griding in normal mode.  Like D2 there is three modes, Normal, True Vault Hunter Mode (TVHM), and Ultimate Valult Hunter Mode (UVHM).  If you want to go into UVHM you will need to get better gear to survive.  And there are specific things that that the classes need/use.  But the game is set up in such a way that you generally know who/what you need to do to get that gear and it is honestly not too grindy.  Now if you want to get the very best gear you will need to grind just like you do in D2/D3 and all these games.  But if you are just aiming to get through to the end of UVHM you can generally get there with a reasonable amount of running bosses/areas.

Honestly I think it is pretty well set up in this regard.  A good example is that in BL2 almost everyone will run Savage Lee to get the Unkempt Harrold.  Now if you want a 'perfect' version of that weapon you have to, unless you get lucky, kill him a thousand times.  Now if your name is Grog that is no problem.  I generally settle for a pretty good version instead.  Now if you want a Twister that is really tough no matter what you do, and that will take some grinding.  Most items are closer to the Savage Lee/Unkempt Harrod example.  Generally a mini boss like him will have a chance to drop a special unique and have a 1 in 10 chance of doing so.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Pixie on November 26, 2018, 04:29:22 PM
So am I correct in that to get anywhere in these games you have to grind for gear?

I never did. I beat the game solo just playing it straight through with no extra grinding.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on November 26, 2018, 05:03:46 PM
my only grinding was for achievements.  I felt satisfied to have done it all and seen it all, then I didn't want to do it again :P
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on December 01, 2018, 06:55:11 PM
Finished Claptrap's Voyage.  Overall it was a pretty good DLC.

Not sure if I am going to level Nisha to UVHM.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on December 03, 2018, 10:07:18 AM
Digging around on my back up hard drives I came across my old Borderlands save files.  Opened Gaige up and I am playing her a bit right now.  She is level 44 or so and overall doing pretty well.  While Anarchy is pretty fun I do not like being dependent on all those stacks.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on December 17, 2018, 12:00:01 PM
So I got my original Gaige character to UVHM.  Which reminds me how much I dislike the beginning of UVHM.  Takes a bit of work to get up to speed in the beginning.  I am currently having problems killing midgemon.  All my weapons are under powered.  I need to get my slagging on.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on May 06, 2019, 09:51:12 AM
Well, I have a level 45 Zero who is closing in on ending TVHM.

Right now I have Sawtooth Cauldron --> Info Stockade --> The Warrior left.

Finding guns that deal enough damage has been a struggle at times.

While I have been enjoying playing Zero the Action Skill has been underwhelming for me.   Then I got Death Blossom (the capstone of the middle tree) and all of a sudden the Action Kill is Amazing.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on May 07, 2019, 04:56:22 PM
Bunker running with Zero is ridiculous.  Getting to the Bunker...tough.  Killing everything there was easy and Bunker itself is so easy with Bore.

I am level 46 now I think.  I should be just about level 50 when I finish TVHM. 
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on May 13, 2019, 10:19:03 AM
I have made it to UVHM with Zero.  I am now level 54 and suffering many deaths.  For those not in the know, UVHM is rather brutal.  Particularly in the first ten levels (50-60).  I am trying to be patient and take my time going through levels.  Rushing == Death.  A bit frustrating at times but I am starting to get my footing.

I am about to start running Mercenary Day to both level up and improve my equipment.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on May 14, 2019, 04:40:09 AM
I am about to start running Mercenary Day to both level up and improve my equipment.

This is how I made UHVM, as it is easily the best source of at level drops you can get. Getting into the sweet spot by the lift and headshots (and death blossom) onto the boss from there is how I managed it as Zero. Gets tough in the final phase though where he starts lobbing explosive icicles near your position and you may need to keep the little snowmen up for a second wind.

Also worth doing a spot of farming in the Enchanted Forest of the Tiny Tina DLC for a Bee shield.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: syn on May 16, 2019, 04:04:47 PM
sort of bored working through TVHM.

being told to go buy a fire weapon from marcus (necessary for the next story mission) only to have marcus not have one available for sale makes me simply exit the game.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on May 16, 2019, 05:00:08 PM
when you get to Tundra Express there is a snowman on the right.  Shoot the head and you will find a fire weapon.

And yes.  TVHM is annoying as hell.  It follows the old Diablo thing of Normal --> Nightmare --> Hell.  The goal is to get through it as quickly as possible if you have an interest in doing UVHM.  UVHM is pretty challenging though so it is not for everyone.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on May 17, 2019, 04:06:49 AM
TVHM is harder than UVHM because you can be underlevelled for the content and it will really hurt you. Although if you want a challenge, trying to get through TVHM at the lowest level possible, will make for an easier start to UVHM.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: syn on May 17, 2019, 09:41:16 AM
when you get to Tundra Express there is a snowman on the right.  Shoot the head and you will find a fire weapon.

arghhg. thanks for that.

moving along smoothly enough now. was getting destroyed to begin with, but has gotten much easier after getting a few more levels.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on May 17, 2019, 09:44:45 AM
TVHM is harder than UVHM because you can be underlevelled for the content and it will really hurt you. Although if you want a challenge, trying to get through TVHM at the lowest level possible, will make for an easier start to UVHM.

That is true.  I generally do the minimum number of quests to keep myself on level.  Being under-leveled is a huge challenge and forces you to start using slag to survive, which is good training for UVHM.

Another way to do the quest without a fire is to turn on the fire turbines that are near the varkyn areas.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on May 17, 2019, 11:27:22 AM
Another way to do the quest without a fire is to turn on the fire turbines that are near the varkyn areas.

Say what now? This is genuinely new news to me!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on May 18, 2019, 10:15:16 AM
Each of the nest areas has this big device that sits in the middle of them.  At the base of the device is a button.  When you push the button the device shoots fire over the whole area.  If the critters are around you will light them on fire.  If you are not careful you will light yourself on fire too.

My Zero has hit level 55.  Making slow progress and I am one level away from critical ascension.  Zero really doesn't have much in the way of crowd control.  Also frustrated by the lack of punch with my snipper.  Right now I think Mordecai and Maya are better snipers.  I probably just need a better weapon.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on May 25, 2019, 01:27:13 PM
I have hit level 61.  Level 62 is the next big mark as that point all the items in the game can drop at that point I think.

I took the time to get my pimpernel for Zero.  Ah the glory of the Pimp.  I think I like Maya better than Zero but he can take down bosses as quickly which is nice.  Bosses are Maya's biggest weakness, but she can't handle the crowds better than Zero.  They probably make pretty good partners.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on May 25, 2019, 04:21:55 PM
Damn...I still can't complete Tina's Tea Party.  Too many at once for Zero.  He survives but the generator doesn't.  Annoying.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on May 29, 2019, 01:29:10 PM
Still can't complete the damn Tea Party.

Aside from that, I am cruising.  I have hit level 66  and I am jumping around all over the place doing different quests and gearing up from time to time.  I have finished the Fridge area, except for the arena.  I have no interest in doing anything with the Fink quest.

Rumors are abounding about E3 and a new DLC that will be revealed there.  Supposedly it will bridge Bl2 to BL3.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 02, 2019, 05:38:20 PM
Hit level 68.  Trying to get to 72 before I do a bunch of quests.  In Hammerlock's DLC.  And for the first time I got Tripple O to spawn.  Surprised the hell out of me to see that happen.  For those who don't know he is a Bad Ass that levels up.  A witch doctor has to level the monster up five times.  Except the fifth time doesn't guarantee that he will become Triple O.  So he is super rare and he has a chance of dropping the Twister which is considered to be the rarest, and best, shotgun in the game.  He is also a source of lengendary COMs and Pearls.  Sadly I got nothing both times I got him to spawn.

(https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/786355071936110779/21A6D35F598DD84E310F83AF08E9146F9B8FCDFA/?imw=2048&imh=1152&ima=fit&impolicy=Letterbox&imcolor=%23000000&letterbox=true)

Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 03, 2019, 02:20:44 PM
Killed Jackenstein at the end of Hammerlock.  Damn, that is a tough monster and having a ground shield is a must.

I am about half way to level 70.  I might start the Torgue next, but that DLC has some quest items that I want to be level 72 for.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: maxbeedo on June 04, 2019, 10:52:24 AM
The Handsome Collection is free on PS+ this month. 
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 04, 2019, 12:55:24 PM
lol...I will get it.

But there is a certain amount of humor to that.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on June 04, 2019, 04:56:39 PM
The Handsome Collection is also on Steam for $6.02 right now. I'm purchasing it tonight when I get home from work.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 04, 2019, 06:19:47 PM
Well, hit either Darkness or me for tips if you need them.

And if you ever want to MP let me know.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on June 04, 2019, 06:50:54 PM
You have it on PC? I'd love to MP with someone folks. I have the collection on Xbox, but it's easier for me to get onto the computer when the wife is watching TV.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 05, 2019, 09:50:46 AM
I now have on PC and PS4.  BL3 I will have on PS4.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 11, 2019, 09:33:14 AM
So I am playing the new DLC and it is a good time.  I dusted off my Maya and I have to say that I love how she plays.  Easily my favorite style of playing the game.  What is also nice is that my main weapon is the Hammer Buster which is a nice change of pace from Pimpernels and Unkempt Harrolds. 

For you curious folks the hammer buster is a Jakobs rifle that is farmable in the Dust.  It hits hard and fast.  There is a better version of the weapon that I think is a pearl called the Bekha.  Ridiculously hard to farm.  I still switch to a Pimpernel from time to time but the main attack is the Hamer.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on June 11, 2019, 02:48:26 PM
Is the Pimpernel Scarlett? :P
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 11, 2019, 03:12:18 PM
Scarlett is the base model with no mods.  Basically, all Pimps start off as Scarlett.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on June 12, 2019, 03:41:26 AM
Have also started on the new DLC. Early days at the moment but, I'm having fun.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on June 13, 2019, 05:04:41 PM
I finally hit 50 for the first time with any character - playing as Gaige. I started in on UVHM and the new DLC, and promptly got my ass handed to me. I couldn't keep my anarchy stacks up, because I would get 1-2 shot by pretty much anything...and couldn't kill anything fast enough to progress. My main weapons are a slag Fibber, a single shot Jackob's shotgun, and a KerBlaster.

I decided to go through the Torgue DLC, in hopes of getting an Unkempt Harold. It was progressive decently, and then I had to fight the blimp on top of that frigging tower. I ended up rage quitting last night after getting killed about 25 times on the way up the tower, and on top of the tower.

I'm tempted to switch to a different character - using the boosted level 30 character will be a big help with this. It's just frustrating that TVHM was going smoothly, and now I'm getting completely obliterated in UVHM.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 13, 2019, 09:37:20 PM
UVHM is very unkind.  I haven't gotten Gaige past 53, very tough.  Getting some levels is the trick but you might want to check out gearbox forums.  Very nice place actually, and they could give you better tips about Gaige than I can.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 17, 2019, 09:45:37 PM
I finally hit 50 for the first time with any character - playing as Gaige. I started in on UVHM and the new DLC, and promptly got my ass handed to me. I couldn't keep my anarchy stacks up, because I would get 1-2 shot by pretty much anything...and couldn't kill anything fast enough to progress. My main weapons are a slag Fibber, a single shot Jackob's shotgun, and a KerBlaster.

I decided to go through the Torgue DLC, in hopes of getting an Unkempt Harold. It was progressive decently, and then I had to fight the blimp on top of that frigging tower. I ended up rage quitting last night after getting killed about 25 times on the way up the tower, and on top of the tower.

I'm tempted to switch to a different character - using the boosted level 30 character will be a big help with this. It's just frustrating that TVHM was going smoothly, and now I'm getting completely obliterated in UVHM.

I'm being dumb.  The other choice is that you join up with me and I level you up a bit.  PM me if interested.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on June 18, 2019, 03:56:50 AM
I'm being dumb.  The other choice is that you join up with me and I level you up a bit.  PM me if interested.

Levelling isn't going to help. Farming level appropriate gear is what will do it. I don't know how it will work with you in the game but, if you can get gear at Ray's level from mercenary day, that would be the way to go.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 18, 2019, 08:49:31 AM
I think leveling will help.  It will help to open up new areas and get a couple more skill points.  Getting off the Southern Shelf is a bit deal.  Getting your hands on a Harold is another one.  The beginning of UVHM is a grind and does require you to change your play style.  I found Gaige to be pretty tough in UVHM.  I am going to assume he has an Anarchy Build.  Getting stacks up quickly also means having a really effective shotgun.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 18, 2019, 09:02:53 AM
In my own gameplay, I have hit level 80.  Farming the new boss is very easy if you trigger the respawn point where you launch the missile.

For giggles, I am trying to farm tubbies for a Bekah.  Holy cow that is tedious.  So far I am finding the Dust to be the easiest way to do it.  Annoyingly I got a pearl from the second generation loot pool, which is among the rarest drops in the game, only for it to be the Wanderlust.  The Wanderlust is perhaps the worst gun in the game.  FML.

As part of that farming, I have a lot of second gen COMs which is nice.  But probably not something I am going to use much of.

Maybe I should try my hand at an OP level.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on June 18, 2019, 01:17:09 PM
Thanks for the offer, but this is on my Xbox character. I finally decided to give up on my Gaige. I was just too squishy, and having to constantly rebuild Anarchy stacks was just not fun. I had on-level weapons, both from killing the snowman and the golden chest, but I just was dying way too quickly. It might just be a UVHM thing, but it was killing my desire to play.

I started a level 30 boosted Maya last night - holy cow is she fun, and wicked powerful. I'm just using the guns they gave me to start, but I'm really enjoying phase locking enemies and having them get sucked into a group and all getting blasted! I didn't get started with her until late last night while waiting to feed the baby, but I took down the Warrior in normal mode, and then got into Sanctuary in TVHM. I can't wait to get home and play tonight after work!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 18, 2019, 03:37:46 PM
I love Maya.  As I have probably made clear.  I have played all the characters some, with Sal and Krieg with the least amount of time, and she is 'The Prettiest' as Brick likes to say.

And this is a character that I can speak knowledgeably about.  Well except for Thought Lock as that is the one capstone I have not used.

Not that you asked, and by all means try different combos out, but this would be the level 53 build that I would target.

https://bl2skills.com/siren.html#515001000005050000000554510501

Cataclysm is very necessary for UVHM but not before.  Given that you will get to UVHM before level 53 you might want to tweak the order so you get it by 50.

If you need or want skill progression let me know.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on June 20, 2019, 08:47:35 AM
Still really enjoying Maya so far. I didn't get as much time to play as I wanted (damn real life getting in the way!) but I had some good luck with drops! I got an Unkempt Harold (not a dual version though), a fire Infinity from Doc Mercy, and a Bonus Package from Boom Bewm!

The Infinity and Bonus Package came in my 2nd kill of each boss, and then the Harold came on my first time killing Savage Lee. Hopefully the luck will continue!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 20, 2019, 09:03:35 AM
Nice.  I assume you are in TVHM?  Those are all useful items.  It has been a while since I have farmed Doc mercy.  Maya as a whole does well with high damage weapons once you have five points in Reaper.  Jacobs weapons generally fit the ticket.  Toward the end of the TVHM, you will be able to farm for a Hammer Buster assault rifle.  Worth the time in my opinion.  The quest is The Bane.  The end of that quest is a big meh IMO.  But it takes you to McNally in the Dust who you can farm.

The Pimpernel also falls into the category of great Maya weapons for the same reason.  That is the best weapon in the game.  You might want to farm it at the end of TVHM and then again once you hit max level.

Just short of the Pimp is the Lyuda, which is a freakin' awesome sniper rifle.  In some respects, it is better than the Pimp.  Raw damage it falls short.  The Pimp has a strange firing pattern, whereas the Lyuda is a point and shot.  A good and bad thing about the Lyuda is that you can shoot really fast with it.  Easy to run out of bullets.

As for my own questing, I tried several runs at the peak.  Died every time, mainly because of multiple rabid skags.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on June 21, 2019, 09:11:33 AM
I think leveling will help.  It will help to open up new areas and get a couple more skill points.

Getting to new areas is just playing through the game where I agree, getting off the Southern Shelf to more useful areas is key. More levels isn't going to help unless the drops are good and the build is at a point where the skill points are going into something pivitol and game changing.

Otherwise it is all about getting to sanctuary and then getting decent items like a Harold, or a Bee from the early stages of Tiny Tina and finally progressing quickly to the dust, getting "the good, the bad and the Mordecai" quest and going farming for a Lyuda.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 22, 2019, 02:01:28 PM
I have finally beat the peak.  I equipped my Sandhawk and that made all the difference.  Rabid Skags go down much quicker against the Hawk.

I then proceeded to beat the peak two more times, leaving me on OP3.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: syn on June 23, 2019, 10:54:50 PM
finished TVHM. am a lvl50 Axton. don't have any of the unique gear you guys talk about. wondering if i should work on gear (and if so, where), or push on to UVHM.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on June 24, 2019, 12:13:39 AM
I started the new dlc. Maybe half through it. About to go into the nine which is now open. Just mainly want my 100% achievements again!

And started borderlands 1 remasters.  Started the non brick characters and now up to the main attraction. Where he doesn’t call anyone or anything “Slab”
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 24, 2019, 09:45:03 AM
finished TVHM. am a lvl50 Axton. don't have any of the unique gear you guys talk about. wondering if i should work on gear (and if so, where), or push on to UVHM.

Push into UVHM.  First farm Knuckledragger, then see how you are doing.  Do you have the slag turrets?  If not you will want those or at least a reliable way to slag the baddies.

The beginning of UVHM is the toughest part.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 24, 2019, 09:52:43 AM
The new DLC is pretty good.  I enjoyed it well enough.

I finally killed a raid boss solo.  It is a lot of grinding to get all the right gear.  If I dumped a lot more hours into my Maya I could get her up to OP10.  Being OP 3 is good enough as even when I beat a raid boss I did not find it all that fun. 

End game economy is a bit insane.  I maxed out my money at 99,999,999.  Promptly died a bunch learning how to beat Terramorphous solo, and was down to fifty million.  A couple of hours of farming more gear and I was back at the max level.

I am doing some MP on the PS4 but aside from that, I think I will take a break from BL2.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on June 24, 2019, 10:13:51 AM
https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/borderlands-2-o-t-d-h-loot-maps/38103


So the guy who made all the loot maps for Bl1, BL2, BL:TPS is taking down his work at some point in the near future.  I can't say I understand his decision.  But if you have any interest in them now is the time to grab the images.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on June 24, 2019, 04:23:13 PM
Last night I killed Dark Web and finished the story for 2 more achievements.  Hoping to have a friend with a level 80 character get me past the raid boss.  Then i'm 3 weapons away from the last achievement and I can uninstall again.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on June 26, 2019, 08:02:55 PM
Last night my friend with a level 80 and overpowered 10 1 shotted the boss for me which ticked off an achievement.  I was then missing 3 rainbow pieces, he left and made them for me somehow.  I don't really care about that, achievement popped, game closed at 100% again.

I did do a bit of low level stuff in the pre sequel.  Trying for the 100 Athena shield kills.  That really isn't fun.   Get a monster to almost nothing, throw shield and sometimes it doesn't die.  I've done a bunch but more to go.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on June 30, 2019, 04:16:31 PM
Another post as I went and finished Tales From the Borderlands.  I had stopped in ep 2.  blasted out the rest over the weekend.  Filled in the hole I had in the lore.  Man .. those robots are the real stars of the game.  Really gutted about Scooter.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 01, 2019, 09:57:33 AM
Tales is an excellent game and worth playing if you are a fan of the Borderlands series.

Catch a Riiiiidddde!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 01, 2019, 12:15:50 PM
I've pushed my Maya almost all the way through TVHM. She just hit 49, and I just got the quest to go kill the Warrior. Maya has been kicking major ass for me - Cloud Kill is crazy powerful! I finally had to stop using my Infinity that I found at level 34, becauae Cloud Kill was still strong enough to kill everything quickly.

When I get into UVHM, should I push through the story to the point where I can farm for an Unkempt Harold/Infinity or other legendaries first? I'd like to play through the new DLC, but I think I'll be better served getting some powerful guns first.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 01, 2019, 02:22:23 PM
The content will be leveled to your character if you do the new, or any other, dlc.

The fun thing about doing it is the possibility of getting better loot.

As for pushing through to get to the farming areas in UVHM I would say yes.  Remember what I said about Cataclysm.  You will want it for UVHM, as that is the way you will get slag.  Not having to swap weapons for slag is a godsend.  Once you hit level 50 there is no point being in TVHM as you can't level up to 51 in TVHM.  Major XP penalty once you hit 50.

Remember that a great way to get gear in UVHM is Marcus' Mercenary Day DLC.  The loot from the train is always on level.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 01, 2019, 03:09:43 PM
I just spent my point in the Ruim skill when I hit 49, so I'm all ready to slag away! I'll probably plan to get into Sanctuary, and then go for some DLC. I've only briefly played the new DLC, Tiny Tina's, and made a couple kills for the Loot train. Other than that,  I haven't gotten into the DLC at all.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: syn on July 01, 2019, 03:26:34 PM
just hit lvl53, have been running a section of frostburn canyon where there are a number of decent chests (and half the time a loot goliath) in a relatively small area. just got an unkempt harold from the loot goliath. holy crap is it a game changer.

got a bustling bunny a while ago. have killed myself a number of times with that one...
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 01, 2019, 04:12:59 PM
I forgot to mention that Saturn dropped a Hive for me... It made short work of the badass constructor on top of the highest in Fyrestone. It's a pretty cool mechanic, with the floating orb launching little stingers out to attack. It's kind of a "set it and forget it" damage on big targets.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 02, 2019, 09:55:23 AM
The bunny...it kills you faster than the enemies.  lol

The hive is not one that I have used much of.

I honestly don't use launchers that often I will sometimes keep one on me for FFYL.  There is a purple one that I like...I think it is called PBFG.  A play off of DOOM.  It is a dumb down Norfleet, which can only be gotten from a Raid Boss.

Harold is pretty great.  Did you get it with a prefix?  To get as a world drop is incredibly lucky.  I once got a Bee as a world drop.  I wish the game had more world drops.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: syn on July 02, 2019, 11:47:02 AM
"explicit unkempt harold". guessing that adds weapon zoom? not sure what's base on it.

used the harold last night to try out the tiny tina quest and a bee shield dropped from a treant. gather that's where it usually comes from. felt too lucky on the first pass through that content and so soon after getting the gun. lvl55 bee (i'm currently 54) so haven't been able to equip it yet. had to set the quest aside after running into a lvl58 orc captain or something. could barely scrape him.

very close to selling the bunny.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 02, 2019, 12:50:48 PM
The orc warlord, I belive his name is Turge?, is always a couple levels higher than you and very tough.  Getting the Bee shield is really lucky and a great weapon to pair with the Harold.  Explicit has to do with accuracy, which is generally a very meh prefix.  Still any Harold is pretty sweet.  Double Penetrating >> Hard > Crammed >> all others.  The problem with Double Penetrating is that it uses double the ammo.  But it has crazy DPS and is highly desired.  Hard is higher damage, and crammed is bigger magazine size.  The rest is who cares.

I would sell the bunny.  It is strong but stupid dangerous.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 04, 2019, 07:39:06 AM
I pushed my Maya into Sanctuary in UVHM last night. It's been way smoother than playing as Gaige for me. I got extremely lucky, and on my first kill of Savage Lee he dropped a Double Penetrating Unkempt Harold. I had a normal UH on my TVHM playthrough, but the DPUH is last ridiculous. Unfortunately it dropped 2 levels below my level, so it'll become useless faster... But it's still awesome. I picked up a really nice adaptive shield out of the golden key box too.

I'm hoping to farm a Bee shield to pair with the DPUH next. I think I'm going to play until I can farm up an Infinity, and then I'll go into the new DLC. I have heard such great things about the drops and exp from Uranus, I want to farm that for a while.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on July 05, 2019, 07:18:45 AM
Nice find on that DPUH! Ray.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 05, 2019, 06:45:06 PM
DP HAROLD!  FOR THE WIN!

Wow.  Those weapons last much longer than normal and a DP one even more so I would think.  Never got one.

Not convinced that Infinity is a great Maya weapon.  Because of reaper, she does better with high damage weapons.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on July 06, 2019, 06:53:06 AM
Steam has the Borderlands Handsome Collection on sale for $5.90 in their Summer Sale.
EDIT:  I bought it.  I have no idea what I am doing.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 06, 2019, 10:56:38 AM
I got an Infinity after a few kills of Doc Mercy - it's not as useful in UVHM as it was in TVHM, so I'm glad I didn't waste much time farming it. I went into the new DLC and found a new effervescent SMG on my first trip into the Dahl Abandon! It's the "Infection Cleaner" and it rocks for my current level! I can't wait to get out of work so I can get home and play tonight!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on July 06, 2019, 06:14:23 PM
Early game sucks compared to later. Push in and do all quests to level up
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 08, 2019, 09:54:43 AM
Hey Jeff,

Nice to see you joining the fun.  Not sure what direction to give.  Early on in the game it is all about gaining levels and finding better guns.  Certain missions will be easier with different types of guns.  An example of this 'A Damn Fine Rescue' where you are going to want corrosive and electric effect guns.  At this point just have fun and hit me up if you need help, have a question.

I imagine Zero would be really good with the infinity.  Critical Ascension would would work really well.  Nice find with the SMG.  And I am glad you are finding the game fun.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on July 08, 2019, 10:20:06 AM
I'm playing Gaige and am level 16. I am getting the hang of it I think. I'm just doing all the quests to level up. I didn't know anything about any of the characters. I just picked Gaige at random.  She does a lot of damage with all of her anarchy stacks up. I never reload for fear of losing them. The robot helps a lot too.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 08, 2019, 10:34:26 AM
She is very fun, but a bit gimicky.  She was my first character also.  If you have designs on getting her to the end game understand that the early stages of UVHM are really tough with her.  I never did get her to max level.  She has a skill that if you accidentally reload you don't lose all your stacks.  Instead they slowly start going away, and if you reload again, the bleed off stops.  A good skill to have.  At max stacks she does crazy damage just pointing at the ground.  It is fun.  You want your weapons to have small magazines so you gain stacks quickly, but I am sure you figured that one out already.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 09, 2019, 08:23:18 AM
I got up to level 56 last night with Maya. I liked Uranus a handful of times and got a few meh legendaries, a pearl pistol that sucks, and a Legendary Siren class mod - which I was really hoping for!

I decided to push through the DLC and got to the fight with Hector...and proceeded to get crushed. I couldn't find a place to hit him with Phase Lock, and it just took ages to chip his health down. I finally found a little corner to protect myself, and I can sneak out a little and get him Phase Locked. The best I did last night was get him down to 1/4 health before dying. I was also exhausted and it was 1am. Hopefully I'll take him down tonight!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 09, 2019, 09:04:10 AM
So you pounded on Uranus.  *sbnvl*

What you experienced is Maya's biggest weakness.  Major boss fights are her weakness because phase lock doesn't do much to them.   It is a way to apply slag and that is about it.  My fully kitted Maya died three times against him.  Usually, there is a cheese point somewhere you can strike a boss, but I have no clue with Hector.  I took him down by mainly focusing on him and using the minions for FFYL.  Ultimately Maya dominates mob fights but struggles against the big bosses.  I imagine Zero and Sal would have no problem with him.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 09, 2019, 10:29:27 AM
I've heard Sal can just tank him with a DPUH and a grog nozzle. Zero can one shot him with his Bore skill. If I struggle today, I might try and find a Bee shield to pair up with my DPUH, that should add a bit of extra damage for me.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 09, 2019, 11:56:55 AM
That will help a ton!  With those two items you will be able to take him.  Also look into maximizing Accelerate.  Not a skill to normally maximize but if the Harold is your main weapon it will help a ton.

Sal with Grog is more than a bit broken IMO but that is one of the main ways to kill end bosses and Raid bosses.  Zero is much less broken, but he is crazy powerful when hit boxes overlap.  I wasn't aware that that was the case with Harold.  But with Zero I can basically one shot Bunker, as an example.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on July 11, 2019, 10:21:57 AM
I'm level 23 now and still getting used to things. Frankly, I feel a bit overwhelmed by the game. I just feel like there is so much in this game I will never come close to completing. Also, I seem to be spending a lot of time finding things in these quests and making my way across the map to get to objectives, etc. Sometimes it's takes awhile just to get to the right spot on a map to do a quest. I just don't see myself doing another playthrough or two unless I change how I approach the game (stop trying to complete everything).  It is definitely fun, but I see myself getting burned out on it. 
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 11, 2019, 11:51:10 AM
Probably my biggest complaint of the game is having to repeatedly going back over the same area.  I am hoping that is improved in BL3.  You do learn that there is a better order in which to do the quests and that helps.  On the positive side there is a lot of content.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: syn on July 11, 2019, 06:09:05 PM
i stuck mostly to story missions for normal and entirely so with tvhm. currently goofing off doing side stuff in uvhm, which i think has definitely helped keep it fresh. have been working through the tiny tina dlc but stuck at the demonic wizard atm. will probably have to scrounge some better gear before trying again.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 12, 2019, 10:00:03 AM
I generally don't do side missions until I have to for gaining levels.  That said the first time through I did everything. 
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 13, 2019, 03:11:20 PM
I finally finished off the Commander Lilith DLC. The fight with Hector was such a pain, I ended up cheesing him from a roof outside his arena.

I decided to run the Gingerton Snowman for a bit, but didn't get anything great other than a Nukem. I was trying to kill him with a Harold and Infection Cleaner, but wasn't having much luck. I swapped over to a Toothpick and Mouthwash combo plus a bee shield and it absolutely wrecks the snowman. Each burst takes about 1/6 of his life away.

I don't know if I want to go for Tiny Tina's DLC next, or the Scarlett DLC. I haven't played through either of them yet.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on July 13, 2019, 04:35:04 PM
Tina is rated 15/10. Pirate was fine but not exactly memorable a few years later. Do play all at least once
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on July 15, 2019, 06:00:37 AM
Zero can one shot him with his Bore skill.

Assuming you have a Lyuda or a Pimpernel.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on July 15, 2019, 07:15:00 PM
I finished the first playthrough with Gaige.  It took me awhile to kill the Warrior, but I finally did it.  Jack was pretty easy.  I started a Zero, and got to Sanctuary with him, but then went back to Gaige and started TVHM.  I just killed Captain Flynt.  I need some better gear.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 15, 2019, 08:32:39 PM
I need some better gear.

That's what she said.  Hur!

Which of the DLCs have you played?
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on July 16, 2019, 11:33:58 AM
I started the pirate DLC, but went back to the main story. I'm level 35 now.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 16, 2019, 12:23:31 PM
So a great tool to get gear if you are desperate is Marcus Mercenary Day.  But beware.  Before UVHM the level you go to the DLC is the level of gear that you will get through that play through, I believe.  In UVHM the monsters are always on level.  Before they stay at the level you first play it at; again I think. 
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 16, 2019, 01:58:09 PM
I started playing the Pirate DLC, and picked up a Pimpernel and just have to turn the quest in to get the Sandhawk. I'm happy to see how quickly both weapons come, so refarming them won't be too terrible down the road.

Also, does anyone here have the VIP Rewards for Borderlands 3? They've got some cool skins and heads for 3 and some weapons for 2 that you can earn.  It's easy to get points - I have almost 20k already and you can get the Norfleet launcher for 4k! I'm waiting to get to a higher level before redeeming that one though.

You can get points for referrals, so I'm going to make up some emails to get more points and guns!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 16, 2019, 02:16:24 PM
Both the Pimp and Sandhawk are quest rewards and as such you can only claim them once per play through.  In UVHM you can reset your play through but that will reset all quests in the game.

There is a tool for PC gamers that lets you reset things, and much more.  I personally use that tool but only to reset quests.  There is a community match that you can use that will make both those items farmable via a boss fight.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 16, 2019, 03:29:51 PM
Yeah, I was saying that they were quick to get to so resetting the playthrough won't suck a ton to get them again.

I'm not progressing my main story until I get to level 80. My plan will be to take on the DLC's to get there, as I haven't finished any of the DLCs besides the Lilith one.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on July 16, 2019, 11:37:14 PM
The "So Happy Together" trailer.  Let's see
1) A bunch of the community is not happy, see Steam users.  See all the Randy is a cock club.
2) Together: on the same day its announced that there will not be cross play at launch.  Also see PC users forced to use Epic which is not about togetherness.

3) Also it is nice but shit compared to the Wimmoweh trailer for BL2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OruJdmhltK0

End result, especially after Wimmoweh and BL2, that the actual gameplay will be dull compared to the fun of the vid.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 17, 2019, 10:15:44 AM
Honestly I wasn't a fan of Wimmoweh either.

If you want something a bit more fun: https://borderlands.com/en-US/video/claptrap-presents-pandora/#-
As for a trailer my favorite is: https://borderlands.com/en-US/video/borderlands-3-official-announce-trailer/#video-p=2

Finally Randy is a cock club.  If you want to discuss that please start another thread.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 18, 2019, 04:50:37 PM
I finished off the main story of the Scarlett DLC. Now on to the Tiny Tina DLC!

No great finds along the way. I dashboard farmed my Sandhawk until I got a shock elemental version, and my Pimpernel is kicking butt. It's a bit strange aiming at Bandit's crotches or stomachs, but most shots are 1 hit kills on mobs so far!

I can't wait to hit 61 so tubbies will start showing up. Getting some new legendary class mods will be nice!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on July 18, 2019, 05:27:54 PM
What are tubbies?
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on July 18, 2019, 05:48:19 PM
Don't forget Sir Hammerlock!  Everything is dull after Tina.  Are you going to play the new one?  Torques can be fun with all the shouting and killing
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 18, 2019, 09:52:34 PM
Tubbies are cute little tubby versions of enemies that can drop pearlescent weapons, legendary class mods, weapons and shields.

I have beaten the new DLC Tim. I've gotten part way through the Torgue DLC, so that'll probably be my next choice to play, and the bar brawl gives some really good exp for round 3, so that'll be good to push my levels higher.

I ran Uranus tonight and had some good luck there. I got another legendary siren class mod, a Bitch and Slagga SMG, Electric Chair and Storm Front grenades, a Gunerang pistol, Shredifier rifle, Bunny launcher plus 2 effervescent runner skins that I already had. This was all in  just 5 or 6 runs! He's such a ridiculous source of legendaries, it's awesome!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 20, 2019, 04:25:27 PM
Tubbies and Chubbies.  Fat monsters that are fat because they have eaten so much loot.  Tubbies are higher-level Chubbies and can drop the rarest level of items in the game.  They are the only source for Legendary Coms beside the regular Legendary Coms.  For the record I am pretty sure the good stuff only starts dropping at level 62.

Uranus is the easiest way to farm reams of legendaries.  And he is a great way to gain experience.  Not too shabby a source for eridium also.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on July 20, 2019, 09:21:13 PM
What do you guys spend eridium on? I'm thinking Black market shop to increase ammo stack sizes, backpack slots, etc. ? Wanted to hear from the experts though.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 20, 2019, 11:11:15 PM
That is the only thing you can spend money on. 

Start with the ammo types that you use the most.  The last thing I generally work on is the Bank size.  I will throw in some backpack size here and there.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: syn on July 21, 2019, 12:28:33 PM
there are a few shrines (ammo reload) in some dlc that take eridium (in the 2-4 eridium range iirc). the shrines can be handy but if i'd been better about using the blackmarket to increase ammo capacity i probably would not have needed the shrines at all.

there are also some chests where you can supposedly buy a better drop chance, aren't there? can't remember if they take eridium or just money, though.

i've been slowly working on some main story quests, mixing in side quests, and intermittently going back to try to kill the demonic sorcerer. came close several times where i thought i was in a groove and he'd suddenly 1-hit me. finally got him earlier today, hit lvl63 shortly thereafter. got a legendary shotgun from finishing the quest but it's painfully slow to actually use. have found a number of other legendaries but nothing that seems worth keeping (another bunny, an SMG from scorch, a shield that seems vastly inferior to a bee).
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 21, 2019, 03:01:37 PM
Ah yes...Tiny Tina's DLC have chests where you can spend the eriduim.  There are also shires in that DLC.  Also raid bosses require a deposit.  I generally don't worry about those because I don't enjoy the Raid Bosses, and I use the eridium I find in Tiny Tina for those chests.  I haven't ever used the ammo shrines.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on July 21, 2019, 04:17:06 PM
For someone like Sssith who is putting in the work to get the legendaries and getting the levels, I think you should eventually tackle the raid bosses.  Maybe even with one other person.  Sometimes you need a bit of a strategy, but I've seen some can be soloed.    Its not something I'd ever done myself, but I can see it being worthwhile for you guys who are enjoying the game when you are all leveled up.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on July 21, 2019, 04:29:20 PM
I finished the Captain Scarlett DLC yesterday.  The Leviathan was a real pain in the ass with all those stupid sandworms popping up.  It took me a little bit to figure out how to get to the treasure room after killing him.  I'm currently lvl 43 in the wildlife exploitation preserve.  I officially hate rabid stalkers.  They're the most annoying thing in this game for me so far.  They keep killing me and I can never get any anarchy stacks to stick.  My main weapon is still a lvl 34 DPUH I got from Savage Lee after about 10 tries.  I'm not sure how much longer I can keep using it, but it still kills things.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 21, 2019, 05:21:29 PM
I finished the Captain Scarlett DLC yesterday.  The Leviathan was a real pain in the ass with all those stupid sandworms popping up.  It took me a little bit to figure out how to get to the treasure room after killing him.  I'm currently lvl 43 in the wildlife exploitation preserve.  I officially hate rabid stalkers.  They're the most annoying thing in this game for me so far.  They keep killing me and I can never get any anarchy stacks to stick.  My main weapon is still a lvl 34 DPUH I got from Savage Lee after about 10 tries.  I'm not sure how much longer I can keep using it, but it still kills things.

I have soloed Tereamorphous.  It was not enjoyable.  I could probably solo them all but it is a bit on the tedious side of things.

For someone like Sssith who is putting in the work to get the legendaries and getting the levels, I think you should eventually tackle the raid bosses.  Maybe even with one other person.  Sometimes you need a bit of a strategy, but I've seen some can be soloed.    Its not something I'd ever done myself, but I can see it being worthwhile for you guys who are enjoying the game when you are all leveled up.

Yeah those guys are assholes.  Maya generally can handle better than some but they are a pain in the ass.  A little worse than Rabid Skags which you probably haven't met yet.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on July 21, 2019, 07:03:19 PM
I think there is a parallel universe out there where I enjoy Borderlands like I did with Diablo.  I'd play every class and get them all to max level.  In that scenario I'd be doing raid bosses and getting the loot.  Even about 10 years ago when the first one came out, I had far less variety and options of other games to play now.I struggle to play any "time sink" games now.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on July 30, 2019, 11:06:50 AM
I finally got through the Attack on Dragon Keep DLC. Excellent, and really makes you feel for Tina. I was working on some of the side quests after, and came across a Tubby skeleton, who dropped a legendary Ninja COM, and a non-elemental Infinity pistol. The Infinity actually does pretty good once the event is slagged. I might keep it for low level enemies.

I also farmed up a new Toothpick and Bee shield, and the combination makes quick work of everything that isn't fire resistant.

My Maya is now level 67, and moving onto the Torgue DLC! I might reset my playthrough to run through the Commander Lilith DLC again, mainly for the Loot midget farm during Moxxi's mission about Scooter. I gotta get those legendary class mods!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on July 31, 2019, 09:30:35 AM
I piled up the Coms doing Dust runs.

Good progress there.  Maya at level 67 starts owning mobs.

Torgue DLC is pretty good, in a fun way.   The final boss is ridiculous.  There are also a couple good mini bosses.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on August 01, 2019, 11:44:45 AM
So, I got stuck running Haderax for a while yesterday. There's a trick with Maya and her Recompense skill that allows Haderax to kill himself instantly when he enters the area. I pulled a bunch of legendaries from him - multiple Volcanoes and Nukems, a Conference Call, Hammer Buster, Lyuda, Flakker, Slagga, and probably some others I'm forgetting.

I decided to push through the main story a bit, to get some levels in. I really want to hit 80 before BL3 gets released, and possibly start another character but we'll see!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on August 02, 2019, 09:25:22 AM
I heard about that trick for Maya to kill him.  Pretty amusing.

When I finished the new DLC with Maya I was about level 75.  I got to 80 by pounding on Uranus.  Or was it your mom's?  HUR!

It actually did not take to long that way, so long as you trip the right respawn point.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on August 03, 2019, 10:33:58 AM
I got up to level 71.5 yesterday. I ran Gettle and Monkey for a while in hopes for an on-level Lyuda but didn't have any luck. I did get a tubby spiderant in the area past those guys though - it dropped a legendary Nurse mod, which seems useless on a solo Maya. A Cat or Siren would've been much more useful for me.

I'm hoping to get a few hours of play in tonight. I'm thinking I might try the Mighty Morphin' quest, killing Badass Varkids over and over to boost some levels. It's fun getting so close to 80!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on August 07, 2019, 06:22:14 PM
Finished TVHM with Gaige.  She's lvl 51 and started UVHM.  I did a couple quests, but it was hard, so I decided to go back to playing Zero.  Currently lvl 20 with him.  It's kind of weird playing without a minion, but I like Zero so far.  I'm going to go the sniper route with him.  I can't imagine playing melee in this game.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on August 07, 2019, 06:46:53 PM
  I can't imagine playing melee in this game.

This is why you need to play Borderlands 1 and play BRICK!! Who is my favourite playable character by far.  His action skill is ONLY melee, put away the oversized rocketlaunchers that fire at the rate of machine guns.  Put down the shotgun that is an anti-air cannon.  Just run up and break their face in too while he screams (it doesn't get annoying or old).  Its how I got past the harder areas and always felt a bit sad when it wore off and had to go back to "only guns" instead.

Here is what it can be like https://youtu.be/8z1kJihBMSI?t=75 I haven't watched the video much but it can give you an idea.  You don't need to hide in cover
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on August 08, 2019, 10:47:50 AM
Zero has a skill that allows you to chain melee attacks.  Each melee attack extends Deception.  It can be pretty powerful.

I find Gaige to be very tough in UVHM.  Anarchy is fun but not that reliable.

@Ray...have you hit 80 yet?
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on August 08, 2019, 03:49:48 PM
I hit 75 last night. Haven't had a lot of time to play this week. Damn kids, and starting a new job!

I'm hoping to get there by Sunday night, but we'll see! I'm not sure what's the best exp farm. I tried mutating Varkids in the caustic cavern, but could only ever get one or two to mutate. I was having decent luck in the Arid Nexus Badlands (or whichever one is the old Fyrestone). I'm getting 2 or 3 rabid skags, and the occasional tubby spawn in a quick run.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on August 09, 2019, 08:27:06 AM
I got to 76 last night. I went legendary farming at Haderax for a bit, and on my 2nd kill I ended up getting a Double Penetrating Unkempt Harold!! To make it better, it had the matching Torgue grip! Wooo!

I decided to restart my playthrough, and am running through the Commander Lilith DLC again. I'm going to go get a new Sandhawk and Pimpernel soon, too
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on August 09, 2019, 10:28:53 AM
Nice find with that Harold.  Never did get one as nice as that.

I didn't like running Arid Nexus because of the Rabid Skags.  I could generally survive them but they are such a pain in the ass.  Dust is my favorite for trying for Tubbies.  I also have not had much luck farming varkids.  I too had trouble getting them to mutate.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on August 11, 2019, 07:48:28 AM
I did it! I hit level 80 last night! Maya has been a blast to play - Phase Lock is a great skill with all sorts of utility. Playing another character is going to be weird when I can't just pick up an enemy and lock them in place for a few seconds. I didn't have any of good drops getting to the end. I finished my playthrough with a lightning Lyuda, a DPUH, a Baby Maker, and a Grog Nozzle.

I'm stuck deciding between Sal and Axton as my next character. I know Sal just destroys everything in his way, but Axton was the first character I played and got to level 21 or so with him. Maybe I'll get both to 50 and just decide from there!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on August 11, 2019, 08:34:55 AM
Congrats on getting to 80 Ray!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on August 11, 2019, 04:21:20 PM
Do any of you do the "overpower" stuff after 80? I'm not quite sure how it works.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on August 11, 2019, 10:14:54 PM
My Maya is OP3.  I decided not to pursue more than that.  I believe it now goes to OP 10.

You get an overpowered level every time you beat Digistruct Peak.  Each time you do it the monsters get stronger, more HP.  To compensate weapons get stronger.  So it is an upward spiral of monsters vs weapons.

When you start the game you can set the OP level for that session.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on August 12, 2019, 01:42:07 PM
I finished normal with Zero.  I'll finish TVHM with him and then decide what to do next.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on August 12, 2019, 03:29:59 PM
Just realized you got to 80!  (duh).  Nicely done.

Another end game thing to do is to do the Raid bosses.  I find that to be a bit of a pain in the ass.  Some of them drop shard that you can use at special shops.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Darkness on August 15, 2019, 07:29:04 AM
I find that to be a bit of a pain in the ass.  Some of them drop shard that you can use at special shops.

This!
I've only soloed two raid bosses so far. The Son of Krawmarax (crab thing) and Hyperius the Invincible, which was actually just a cheese tactic using Zer0's bore ability.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on August 15, 2019, 09:36:36 AM
Son of Krawmarax was tough but doable for me.  But no shards from that monster.  It was also very annoying as it took a minimum of five minutes to kill it  A couple of times I got knocked out of the area which was an instant death and having to start all over.  That was annoying a F*.  Not sure he counts as a Raid boss but man was annoying.

Killing the Leviathan at the end of Pirate DLC was also a complete pain in the ass.  I found a cheese spot for this one.  No shards here either.  I don't think this one counts as a raid boss either.

Terramorphous was a complete waste of time.  Again I had to use a cheese spot.  Not fun.

Pete wasn't too bad.  Stupid damage over time and very necessary to keep spider ants around.

That is all that I have done. Mostly it is just annoying as F*.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on August 17, 2019, 04:05:44 PM
I'm at the Wildlife Preserve in TVHM with Zero at lvl 44.  I am enjoying playing Zero more than Gaige.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on August 18, 2019, 07:06:36 PM
Gaige is a fun personality but the skill is too gimmicky for me.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on August 19, 2019, 08:07:29 AM
I started playing Axton last week. I started with the level 30 boosted character, but have taken him up to level 41 so far. I am about to go save Bloodwing in the Wildlife Preservation area, so I'm progressing nicely. I finally reached the capstone skill to get an extra gun on my turret and add slag to it, so that's a huge help. The lack of crowd control that Maya had is tough, but having the turret to draw aggro is pretty nice.

I haven't had great luck with drops yet - I was able to farm a Veruc and Lyuda pretty quickly, and I'm still using a level 31 DPUH that I got as a world drop when I first started this guy. I'll need some upgrades soon. Maybe the loot midgets in the Doctor's Orders quest can play nice and give me some good stuff.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on August 19, 2019, 02:40:00 PM
I killed the Bunker with only a couple of shots from my DPUH. Bore just wrecks the Bunker. Hopefully I will finish TVHM with Zero sometime this weekend. I'll be gone most of the week taking our oldest out to college for the first time!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on August 19, 2019, 05:20:59 PM
Bore is ridiculous against Bunker.  I basically 1 shot Bunker with Zero.  The first shot basically health gate bunker and he was left with a sliver of health.  The second shot brought it down.

Maya plays very differently than either Axton or Zero, which are my other two mains.  She drives me nuts against bosses but her crowd control is second to none in BL2.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on August 19, 2019, 05:43:45 PM
you guys are the 1% .. some of those things i had a lot of deaths and struggled to kill them :P
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on August 19, 2019, 06:32:27 PM
Tim, I die plenty of times in this game.  Sometimes it's ridiculous how hard some areas are.  I'll take any easy way out I can get!  :P
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on August 19, 2019, 07:01:20 PM
Alt F4 kills all on screen
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on August 26, 2019, 07:13:56 PM
I finished TVHM and am now in UVHM at lvl 53.  Things are definitely tougher.  It is annoying having to slag everything to kill it.  Luckily I have a Slagga, so that helps tremendously.  I was also able to get a lvl 50 DPUH and a lvl 53 pimpernell, which should be relevant for awhile.  I really want to get Zero to 80, play all the DLCs, and farm some bosses.

I have to admit the game is growing on me and I enjoy it much more than I did when I first started playing it.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on August 26, 2019, 07:54:19 PM
in BL1 remastered I got my Brick to do a bit more, he is level 10, got the cars going but still a noob.  Really enjoyed running up to 9 toes, punching him and one of the dogs to death as well as most of the second one.  I need someone to do some MP achievements with soon.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on August 27, 2019, 09:34:07 AM
I've taken Axton into UVHM. I'm getting killed a lot, but I am slowly progressing. I'm on my way to fight Flynt, and then get to Sanctuary. I could really use a legendary COM right now, as mine sucks. I'm thinking I might jump back into TVHM to grab a level 50 Pimpernel and Sand Hawk. I don't want to level up too much though and lose the effectiveness on those guns before getting further into UVHM.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on August 27, 2019, 11:47:05 AM
IMO beginning of UVHM is the toughest part of the game.  Getting past Flint is the first major gate to becoming effective as that opens areas to farm.  You might try heading to Mercenary Day to kill the phat snowman.  The train is a great way to improve your equipment.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on August 28, 2019, 11:20:46 AM
I got Axton into Sanctuary, and opened up the farms for Savage Lee and Boll. I have a level 49 DPUH that I saved from Maya, but I could really use a Fastball grenade from Boll.

I also loaded up Maya in TVHM to try and farm a Sham shield from Bunker, but I'm not having any luck yet. The goal with that will be to get a Sham and pair it with Norfleet from the VIP program on my Gaige to blast the shit out of stuff and progress her a bit. Maybe I'll get lucky tonight!

...and then find a Fastball!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on August 28, 2019, 02:14:29 PM
If I was still playing BL2 I would want a Norfleet from the VIP program also.  At this point I am just gearing up for BL3.  I have two builds planned out, though I imagine reality will come calling when I see how they actually play.   The point being that Norfleet is, by all accounts, lol-tastic.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on September 03, 2019, 11:01:52 AM
So, I shelved Axton and brought Gaige back out. I am playing more defensively with her right now - using a Fibber and Bee combo and shooting from more mid-range distance or around corners and it's working really well. Then, as my stacks add up, I get more aggressive and use a DPUH to wreck up closer.

I'm level 59 right now, and progressing nicely. I met a kind person on Discord who gave/duped a level 63 Sham for me, so I'm just trying to get to that and then I'll go farm Pyro Pete's bar for exp.

I also just bought a new copy of Tales From the Borderlands on eBay that arrived this morning, so I'm going to try and get through that before BL3 launches to get the backstory from that game. Should be a busy week!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 03, 2019, 11:16:40 AM
Tales is an excellent game.  I played it a long while ago but this summer I found a youtube channel that had a full play through.  So I watched that to get back up to date.

Really good idea about Gaige with a Fibber.

Less than two weeks.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on September 03, 2019, 11:43:41 AM
I read somewhere that a lower level Fibber could still be effective in UVHM as long as you have a Bee that's close to being on-level. I'm level 59 using a 49 slag Fibber and it's still doing work with my 57 Bee shield.

I'm impressed.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 03, 2019, 11:47:50 AM
There are a couple different types of Fibbers, if I remember correctly.  I assume you are using the ricochet version.  I have heard that Gaige and that type of fibber can hit things you can't even see.  Pretty loltastic.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Ray Patean on September 03, 2019, 01:36:06 PM
Yeah, I have one that ricochets. I aim at the ground, or a wall, or any solid object that'll bounce the bullets. It's fantastic! And since mine has slag on it, I don't even need to swap weapons - the Bee boosts the damage of each pellet (8 or 9 pellets) and it's plenty to kill enemies quickly. It hasn't been good on bosses - Tinder Snowflake and Uranus needed my DPUH to kill them. I'm 1 level away from getting a Toothpick that I got on Maya so that'll help destroy the snowman to farm him for a bit.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on September 04, 2019, 06:42:53 PM
I finished Borderlands 1 enhanced last night.  I vaguley remembered what I did 8 yeas ago and mostly stood behind some cover popping off shots, then got bored, ran in and just punched it.  Did the twice and finished off the boss!  Got to get the quest reward then onto the DLC and their various grinds.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 05, 2019, 10:53:18 AM
Nice.  You are not alone in liking BL1 more than 2.  The official forums still have plenty of people who post there.  The only character that I did not play through was Roland.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on September 21, 2019, 08:07:52 AM
I'm still playing this game a lot and really enjoying it.  I have 3 characters...65 Zero, 51 Gaige, 46 Maya. Currently getting close to the end of TVHM with Maya.  I want to get all 6 characters through TVHM eventually.  I reread this entire thread last night.  It makes so much more sense now, what you all were talking about, as I read it with the experience of playing the game.  Lots of good info in here, so thanks to everyone who posted for that.

I think I will get BL3 when it comes out on Steam next year. 
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 23, 2019, 09:53:10 AM
Glad you are enjoying the game and that the stuff that Darkness and I, for the most part, said makes sense.  Tough to explain without the context.

It will be the achievement if you get all six though TVHM.  I would be interested at the end of that if you have a favorite.  So characters, I think Kreig, though I am not sure since I only got him to TVHM, only really shine at higher levels.  Gunzerker is the only one I have not gotten to TVHM.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on September 23, 2019, 09:48:12 PM
Got Maya, currently lvl 55, into UVHM and she just destroys things with Ruin and Cloud Kill.  I don't even have to slag things that much since Ruin does it for me.  I ran the snowman a lot for a few levels and found some good things.  I even got a Bee shield from the train car.  That really helps with killing things.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 24, 2019, 10:35:39 AM
Bee from the train is a really nice find.  Now you just need the Sandhawk and the Cat COM and you will have one of the builds that destroys things.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on September 29, 2019, 03:28:47 PM
Basically finished Borderlands 1 Enhanced now, after the main game I did all the Zombie DLC (didn't need to), then claptrap DLC, I had to do the collect part achievement, but 3 of the grind for random things I left off.  Last night I finished the regular General Knoxx missions and the easter egg stuff. 

I then imported my original characters to give me certain achievements that could qualfy that i didn't want to redo (claptrap grinds and ALL the coliseum stuff), hitting levels 50,51,61 and finishing all DLC3 missions. Although the only one I was missing was Crawmerax.

So just 4 achievements left, 3 are coop and crawmerax.  Will see if I can do it with my level 69 brick :)

I don't think I'll be heading to the pre sequel next, maybe some other games for a bit.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 30, 2019, 09:35:56 AM
You love yourself some BL1.  I never did enjoy the zombie dlc.  The rest of it was ok.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on September 30, 2019, 02:43:14 PM
hey i might need some help with 2 other people! install just in case
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on September 30, 2019, 03:26:48 PM
I don't have a max level Bl1 character.  I think my highest is about 32.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on September 30, 2019, 03:44:53 PM
level 1 character is fine, you need 3 in the game, 3 level ones works just fine.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on September 30, 2019, 04:58:35 PM
Good progress Tim!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on September 30, 2019, 05:17:42 PM
mn4nu, you should try it!  Some of it is a bit different to Borderlands 2, but sometimes it is less complex, no badass ranks but you don't need it.  Just level up, improve your gear, spend your points, do the quests and 4 characters to choose from.

Edit: Mn4nu here are some things I suggest you do


Arctic Explorer
Discovered all named locations in Three Horns, Tundra Express, and Frostburn Canyon.


Highlands Explorer
Discovered all named locations in The Highlands, Thousand Cuts, and Wildlife Exploitation Preserve.

Blight Explorer
Discovered all named locations in Eridium Blight, Arid Nexus, and Sawtooth Cauldron.



Sugar Daddy
Tipped Moxxi $10,000.


High-Flying Hurler
Killed a flying enemy with a thrown Tediore weapon.


Gadabout
Discovered all named locations in Oasis and the surrounding Pirate's Booty zones


Obsessed
Collected 10 pictures of Moxxi in Campaign of Carnage.




Also, go do all the side missions!  DLCs etc

Then you have a few things with other characters to try
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on October 01, 2019, 04:29:24 PM
No way am I going for all the achievements in BL2!  It's too much pressure.  I just want to play each character and get my $6 worth! lol :P

Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 01, 2019, 07:22:29 PM
Says the man who got every achievement in diablo3. All those dungeons, bounties etc.

You know this isn’t that bad. Some of them you could do quite quick!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on October 02, 2019, 06:17:55 PM
I played D3 for years.  Not going to happen with this one!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 08, 2019, 04:02:49 PM
Tried to solo crawmerax with my level 69 brick vs level 72  boss .. lots of wipes even using a glitch spot.  At times i took out 5 of the 6 areas, but couldn't replicate what they did using a rocket launcher to get his back spot.

need another person I think!
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 09, 2019, 10:39:26 AM
I think my highest BL1 character is in the thirties.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 09, 2019, 03:02:04 PM
I'm done now, found a guy, we started 2 new characters and matter of time till we did 15 missions together, we did something he needed then switched characters and I killed the Rakk Hive for one other.  His friend joined for the last coop achievement then I only needed crawmerax. 

It took us a while, maybe an hour but finally got it, had to get good weapons to cover fire, shock, corrosive and a good shotgun to put out pellets to the boss from a distance.  Being in coop he took a LOT more damage than solo.

Having a weapon with ammo regen was basically key too.

When he finally dropped, I gathered a screenshot, took a quick look at the loot, then promptly quit the game without really looking at anything and uninstalling.  I don't think I'll be back.  The sound bugs in the game when you can't really hear dialogue much are awful.

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/770604181012629187/CA28573234F2C3F4B1BC853DE45A5AAC2D020FB5/?imw=1024&imh=575&ima=fit&impolicy=Letterbox&imcolor=%23000000&letterbox=true

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/770604181012628471/6CC34D35BB975BC11A988A43AEE66994C8FB1C35/?imw=1024&imh=575&ima=fit&impolicy=Letterbox&imcolor=%23000000&letterbox=true

Definitely going to push some other games before pre-sequel at this point
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on October 14, 2019, 11:02:36 AM
Should I get the Commander Lillith DLC for BL2?  It's $15 on steam, which seems a little pricey.  From what I've been reading it expands the level cap to 80 and adds a couple of OP levels, but not sure if the latter is even a consideration for me.  If you guys think it's worth it, that would help me decide.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 14, 2019, 02:24:23 PM
It is good.  But 15 is pricey.  The main thing it does is show a little of what happened in between BL2 and BL3.  It is a fun DLC.  It has a new Boss to run.  I would personally wait to get it on sale.  No clue when that will happen.

Are you even going to do the OP levels?  I only did to OP3 so adding two level to raise the roof to OP 10 doesn't mean much to me.  Level 80 was nice, but unnecessary.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 14, 2019, 02:25:53 PM
Honestly if you got a character to level 72 and completed all the DLC the next thing I would recommend, if you want to learn more about the universe, is to get Tales from the Borderland.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 14, 2019, 03:26:46 PM
Good luck with that. Now telltale is dead most of their stuff is removed from stores. But maybe just watch on YouTube. After all telltale games there is hardly any actual playing
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 14, 2019, 03:43:43 PM
My understanding is that Gearbox has control over Tales from the Borderlands and that they were trying to get it back up for sale.  No clue if that worked out.  I did watch the game play through on YouTube recently since my last play through was years ago.  Playing the game is obviously better than watching it, but you can get the story that way.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: mn4nu on October 14, 2019, 08:49:22 PM
I've gotten 2 characters to lvl 72 (Maya and Zero).  I have Gaige at lvl 60, and then the other 3 characters at 10 or 11 in Sanctuary.  I may try for an OP lvl or 2, but first I want to finish the storyline in UVHM with Zero, and then Gaige.  I was able to farm a few Lyuda's with Zero, and boy is he fun to play as a sniper.  I need to get him a couple Pimpernels now.  I think I will hold off on the Lillith DLC for now.  I have it on my Steam wishlist, so if it goes on sale I should get a notification.  I'll look into the Tales From the Borderlands too.
Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Timinator on October 14, 2019, 10:22:20 PM
Considering they sold a pack with 2 games and 50 DLC for $6, no don't pay $15 for a few missions and a few achievements and 1 raid boss. 

Also don't forget you also own Borderlands The Pre Sequel.  Its a whole other game set before BL2 .. but came out after BL2 .. but people don't call it BL3!  You can also play as Claptrap! and 3 other things which I have mostly ignored.    It has a lot of stuff I know you'ld enjoy

Title: Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
Post by: Sssith on October 15, 2019, 11:32:20 AM
The best thing about TPS is the skill trees.  I think they did a really good job of creating some interesting characters.  The story is ok.  The biggest problem with TPS are the quests which, unless you are doing the main line, are pretty awful.