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Title: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on March 27, 2019, 05:22:39 PM
The teaser trailer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkHNbsQMxPI

There is a lot of hidden info in this one.

It includes a golden key code c35tb-wsgst-txbrk-jjhgh - It supposedly unlocks more keys and a skin in BL2.

I can't wait for this game.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on March 27, 2019, 05:57:11 PM
Lots of leaked info about this. Some neat stuff.

Melee-oriented Siren? Yes please.

Customizing guns? Sounds cool.
Other planets!
Multiple action skills instead of one! Woo!

Tiny Tina is 18 now. I fully expect them to sexualize her now, unfortunately.

Possibly Lilith gone bad? I'm not sure I believe that one.

"Count the sirens"... I count 4. Can we expect to meet the other two? Who knows.


The only thing that gives me heart palpitations is that I'm pretty sure this is gonna be Epic store exclusive, based on Randy Asshole Pitchford's twitter account, and that means I can't play it for a year after it releases.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on March 27, 2019, 07:26:56 PM
Because you refuse to get it there?

This might force me to do it.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on March 27, 2019, 07:38:27 PM
I refuse to support their anti-consumer approach to PC gaming and their Chinese spyware launcher.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on March 27, 2019, 11:37:55 PM
I will wait for steam. Partly as I donít support epic. Partly with my study not going me time. Partly gaming pc wants to just die
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Darkness on March 28, 2019, 05:45:36 AM
Yeah I'll wait for a Steam release. I wonder how much the release via Epic will hurt the PC sales?
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on March 28, 2019, 06:04:45 AM
Hard to say. But randy will compare console figures to previous and see a big drop off on pc for all those who donít think like sssith. A bunch of epic store users donít have steam. If you had borderlands on of before. Then you had steam I think
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on March 28, 2019, 10:16:55 AM
First, let's hope it is not an Epic exclusive.  I guess we will find out today.

There are not many games that I would be getting day 1.  Tomb Raider, Diablo, Borderlands, Mass Effect, Dragon Age might be it.  So waiting a year might not be the end of the world but I am really looking forward to this game.  On the positive side, I have enough gaming available to me on PS4 to catch up no to keep me going for a year.

On the Epic launcher side, we have this thread that is worth a read. https://www.reddit.com/r/PhoenixPoint/comments/b0rxdq/epic_game_store_spyware_tracking_and_you/

The sad side of the equation is that many companies, not just Chinese ones, are doing nefarious things with your data.  It is really out of control what is going on.  I mainly work in the eCommerce space which is pretty bad.  But they are amateur hour when compared to Facebook, Google, MS.  Then you have all of the state-sponsored shit which is a different level of bad and intrusive.  US, Russia, China are all guilty in this space.  The problem with China is that it can dip its fingers into company business which erodes the trust of any Chinese company.  You only have to look at  Huwaei (https://www.zdnet.com/article/paranoia-will-destroy-you-why-chinese-tech-isnt-spying-on-us/) and Lenovo (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/05/lenovo-tumbles-after-report-about-alleged-chinese-spy-chips.html) to see the lack of trust that exists.

Honestly, it is to the point that I do not believe any company has our best interest at heart.  Just look to Google and the whole 'Do no evil.' (https://gizmodo.com/google-removes-nearly-all-mentions-of-dont-be-evil-from-1826153393) fiasco.

I think this is an interesting topic but one that ultimately does not belong here.  Can we spin this out to the lounge?
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on March 28, 2019, 02:53:21 PM
Unsurprisingly it is official!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Gu1PspA3Y

Borderland 3 trailer.  No date as of yet.

Looks good.  Also looks like they did not stray far from the IP.

Of note 4k textures for free for BL2 and BL1.  I need to confirm it is for BL1 also.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on March 28, 2019, 04:23:20 PM
BL1 is getting a free GOTY upgrade, with a few other tweaks/improvements, such as a minimap and auto-pickup of items.

BL2/TPS upgrade also includes some nice graphics improvements like better AA and shadows. I'll probably reinstall it this weekend.

BL3 trailer was cool. Tiny Tina looks awesome... love her bunny ears. Wondering if the kid is Maya's kid. That ability of the new Siren was awesome. Want.

"More info on April 3" which is when I expect them to drop the Epic exclusive bombshell.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on March 28, 2019, 04:49:09 PM
I saw a tweet that seems to indicate that the BL1 fixes are not yet done but that the HD update for BL2 is April 3.

April 3rd is also, supposedly, when we will find out the launch date.  Which, presumably, will be when we will find out about the platform it is launching on.

I listened to the reveal today.  Pitchford actually spoke about steam in reference to another game and how they have a good relationship with Steam.  Didn't quite say it in those words so I am possibly reading too much into that.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on March 28, 2019, 05:31:54 PM
Ah cool. I didn't listen to it, partly because I was at work but mostly because Pitchford is a tool and I couldn't listen to him for an hour. lol

Here's hoping for a steam release... and soon. :D
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on March 29, 2019, 11:45:29 AM
He is a tool.  He did a magic trick for about twenty minutes as a promotion for the board game that his son is selling.

I am not clear if the BL1 remaster is available for everyone or just the people who buy the new package.  Does anyone have those details?

The BL3 trailer looks awesome.  If you want more of the same.  Which I do.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on March 29, 2019, 12:59:47 PM
If you own BL1 on Steam you will get an automatic upgrade to the GOTY edition with the new HD res.

https://www.pcgamer.com/borderlands-game-of-the-year-edition-is-coming-to-pc/

WOOOT!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on March 29, 2019, 04:31:40 PM
Release date 10.1.2019.

Or is it 1.10.2020?

lol

The numbers 10 then 1 appear in the teaser, so fans are jumping to that conclusion.  10.1.2019 would be the 10th anniversary for the first one so there might be something there.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on March 29, 2019, 05:09:31 PM
The top comment on the youtube trailer.

Quote
Goddamnit Valve! Do you see? THAT'S HOW YOU COUNT TO THREE
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on March 30, 2019, 04:38:21 PM
They are working on a prequel. So half life -1
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on March 30, 2019, 11:10:23 PM
Well I'll be damned.  It looks like your correct.  Just for VR though.  And for their headset it seems.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on March 31, 2019, 12:58:42 AM
Iím guessing optimised for be but will play in flat too.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on April 01, 2019, 02:52:45 PM
There is a deleted post that seems to indicate that BL3 will be on Epic.  Two more days to find out I guess.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on April 03, 2019, 09:50:39 AM
Six-month Epic exclusive.  Frakk me.

Three versions that are buyable right not X-Box, PS4, PC on Epic.

Price points are 59.99 base :: 79.99 'Delux' ::  99.99 Super Delux <-- includes the season pass.

The release date is September 13th, 2019.  Release to Steam is April 2020.

The box art is a thing of Beauty.

(https://i1.wp.com/media.criticalhit.net//2019/04/PsychoJesus.jpg)

At this point I am left with the question of do I get it on PS4 or do I get it Steam 2020?
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on April 03, 2019, 09:53:01 AM
No price on this baby:

(https://progameguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/borderlands3-diamond-collectors-edition.jpg)

Edit: $250.  Yeah...no.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on April 03, 2019, 10:00:24 AM
In the release date trailer, you get a little sense of the main characters action skills.  They look to have different flavors. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiEu23G4onM
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Kasferatu on April 03, 2019, 12:30:38 PM
I'll happily wait for the steam release. Will likely start to get cheaper by then too!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on April 03, 2019, 02:47:14 PM
September I won't have any uni, but a big nope for Epic.  So November 2020 or maybe December 2020 in Steam sale sounds good to me!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on April 03, 2019, 03:20:37 PM
I am more and more leaning to getting this on PS4.

I have a friend on the PS4 who wants to play it.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Lego on April 03, 2019, 03:26:47 PM
PS4 online play isn't compatible with Xbox One, is it?
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on April 03, 2019, 04:11:05 PM
In the current game it is not.

No word in about cross-platform in BL3 yet.

And for those of you so inclined there is a petition to make the game available on Steam.

https://www.change.org/p/gamers-make-borderlands-3-available-on-steam
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on April 03, 2019, 04:19:16 PM
Pfft petitions wonít do anything. 2k/ gearbox has a wad of cash. Epic has an exclusive. They wonít budge
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on April 03, 2019, 04:37:06 PM
Yeah...it's not changing.  But it takes two seconds to sign and express your distaste to what 2k has done.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on April 03, 2019, 06:05:02 PM
I earn points if you register with this: https://borderlands.com/en-US/vip/?_cts_=OG5292jz

Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Darkness on April 04, 2019, 05:12:52 AM
I'll happily wait for the steam release. Will likely start to get cheaper by then too!

Same.
I did briefly look at the super mega collectors edition and decided that I'd probably just be filling my home with more tat.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Lego on April 06, 2019, 12:01:17 AM
BL3 may be P2W:


https://www.vg247.com/2019/04/03/borderlands-3-loot-drop-boost-deluxe-super-deluxe-collectors-edition-details/ (https://www.vg247.com/2019/04/03/borderlands-3-loot-drop-boost-deluxe-super-deluxe-collectors-edition-details/)
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on April 06, 2019, 01:09:33 AM
Thatís not new for a bl game.  But no way in hell im interested in it.

At least you can play solo,coop so your gear vs other humans doesnít matter.

Bring on April 2020 and probably a few patches by then
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on April 06, 2019, 09:48:07 AM
I agree with Timmeh.  It doesn't really affect how I play the game and this is something that was done in previous games as well.

Right now I am back to playing Brick in BL1 with the upgraded visuals.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on April 06, 2019, 03:29:15 PM
Brick in bl1 is the most fun Iíve had in franchise by far
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on April 08, 2019, 04:30:07 AM
I see that "Borderlands GOTY Enhanced" is a seperate count to the old borderlands 1.  All achievments available to earn.  I think i'll get a new brick out one day! 
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on April 08, 2019, 09:45:09 AM
Brick is OP.  Fun but OP.  Not much can put me down.  My most difficult enemy are Turrets.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on May 01, 2019, 02:23:14 PM
I just saw some live gameplay from the new game and it looks freakin' amazing.  The way skill trees work and the interaction with the environment is changed and it looks like it was done well.  Time will tell but I'm pretty pumped.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on May 01, 2019, 04:20:35 PM
Too bad it won't be out for another year.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on May 01, 2019, 04:59:15 PM
I view the other thing as people paying for a beta test, not getting first go at finished product
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on May 01, 2019, 06:34:40 PM
Not sure I follow Timmeh.

I will get it on PS4 so I will be playing in September.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on May 01, 2019, 06:46:46 PM
Called trying to pretend we donít get a delayed release.. and steam version will be patched better than day1 epic
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on May 01, 2019, 07:49:56 PM
That's you trying to put a good spin on something shitty.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on May 01, 2019, 07:52:30 PM
I have a PS4 but... I can't even imagine playing a first-person shooter on console, so I have to wait for the Steam release.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on May 02, 2019, 09:52:25 AM
I get that.  I have a couple of friends who want to MP the game and they only have PS4.  Otherwise, I would be waiting with you.

So here are some of the things that are confirmed at this point.

-Gore is back. Death animations, blood and gore appears to be back at a level comparable to BL1
-We can now slide by hitting the crouch key while sprinting.
-We can now pull ourselves up ledges that are slightly too tall to jump up to.
-Not all quests or missions are initiated by an NPC. Some of these started automatically when locating a specific enemy, item, or location.
-Vehicles are far more customizable and can have their performance tuned. Some of these options appear to unlock by bringing a vehicle with the option on it to a catch a ride station.
-You can hijack enemy vehicles by mounting it and throwing out the driver
-Tediore weapons have numerous different effects on reload which are listed on their item card
-Atlas weapons appear to only home in on tagged targets if the bullet gets within a certain distance of the marked target.
-Dahl burst fire mode appears to variable determined on weapon spawn with the round burst count listed on the weapon card.
-Legendary item drops have a taller light marker and appear to play a chime when they drop. Also they appear to leave an icon on the mini map but not the main map in the echo menu.
-There is a function of sorts that allows you to claim items you may have missed so there is less worry about having the good loot fall off a cliff into oblivion.
-Customization options for action skills appear will vary for each character as the setting options for Zane and Amara were very different.
-CoV weapons appear to still utilize a clip of sorts along with overheating. It showed a bullet count that decreased with use but would regenerate when not being fired and when reaching zero there was an animation of removing a part of the weapon to reload it. Something different from when it overheated and actually caught fire.
-Instanced Loot mode will spawn items for each player at that playerís level and that each player can only see their own loot. There is also a sort of scaling for co-op so when a player much higher level joins the game they scale in some capacity to the level of the host though that player will see the enemies shown at their own level. They stated these features can be disabled by playing in classic mode.
-Environment appears to have more interaction now. Pieces of covering terrain can be broken. Puddles of oil can be ignited. Iím not sure if shock does extra bad things to enemies in water as I didnít see any streamers test it.
-SDU upgrades appear to be bought with normal cash like in BL1. It also appears Eridium is still in game as a currency but so hasnít been shown used to buy anything that Iíve seen so far.
-Eridium drops from powerful enemies, but you can also earn some by completing challenges.
-At long last thereís a ďrefill all ammoĒ option on vending machines and you donít have to actually enter the machineís menu to check out the Item of the Day.
-Torgue guns are no longer only explosive, they can come in other elements.
-Each character is confirmed to have three different Action Skills (one for each tree) and they can activate two of them simultaneously.
-ammo/health etc. auto-pickup also works with stuff in opened containers now
-If enemies have a weapon that is cool you can get it when you kill them.


If I find out more of this type of stuff are you guys even interested?
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on May 02, 2019, 10:21:57 AM
I thought you wanted me to work on my assignment? Why are you asking me questions?
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on May 02, 2019, 10:35:16 AM
You took the time to reply but not to answer?

GET BACK TO WORK SLACKER.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on May 04, 2019, 05:47:23 AM
I've gotten sucked back into Borderlands big time with the announcement of 3! I have only played on Xbox until recently (I bought Borderlands 1 for less than $10 the day before the GOTY edition released, so I could go the free upgrade).

How often does the Handsome Collection go on sale on Steam? I really don't want to play $60 for it, when it gets down to $15 on console.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on May 04, 2019, 04:04:23 PM
Recently handsome was 92% off I had only wanted 2 dlcs for presequel but was cheaper to get 50dlcs instead.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on May 04, 2019, 04:20:42 PM
Dang - I wish I had seen it then!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on May 05, 2019, 12:10:34 AM
The Handsome Collection is often available for 15.  I imagine it will hit that in the summer sale.

I played BL1 through normal on Brick.  I am now level 40 with Zero in TVHM.  I am trying to get through TVHM as quickly as possible.  The march to 72 is the tricky one.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Lego on May 06, 2019, 11:30:13 PM
I just can't support anything from this clown.


https://www.gamespot.com/articles/borderlands-3-gearbox-boss-calls-original-claptrap/1100-6466667/ (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/borderlands-3-gearbox-boss-calls-original-claptrap/1100-6466667/)

https://twitter.com/davideddings/status/1125565283924574208
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on May 06, 2019, 11:46:41 PM
Pitchford is an idiot.  No denying that.  That is two voice talents that they lost in BL3.  Sad.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on May 07, 2019, 11:20:10 PM
I just can't support anything from this clown.


https://www.gamespot.com/articles/borderlands-3-gearbox-boss-calls-original-claptrap/1100-6466667/ (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/borderlands-3-gearbox-boss-calls-original-claptrap/1100-6466667/)

https://twitter.com/davideddings/status/1125565283924574208

The more I hear about Pitchford, the less I like him.  Its almost as if he is taking on some of the personality defects of the main enemies in the game.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on May 08, 2019, 01:40:04 PM
He has always been an amoral asshat.

An example of this is how Gearbox handled Alien Colonial Marines.  They got hired by Sega to make the game taking their money.  Gearbox immediately subcontracted the game to another developer because they were more focused on Borderlands 2.   After ignoring that game they then realize that the other developer screwed the pooch.  Gearbox tried to save the game but failed utterly.  But then they put together footage that made the game seem playable.  Yeah...Pitchford is a grade a tool.

Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on June 10, 2019, 10:07:42 AM
NEW DLC!

Wooo.

Did I say new FREE DLC?!

WOOO HOOO!

Well, it is free until July 8th, so go getz it nowz.

https://borderlands.com/en-US/news/2019-06-09-free-now-commander-lilith-dlc/
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on June 10, 2019, 01:43:55 PM
Ah shit. What was a perfect 100% game. Now need 6 more achievements
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on June 10, 2019, 01:56:48 PM
Awww....I feel bad for you.

NOT!

It is going to be GLORIOUS!

Can't wait to dust off my Maya and slam some new content!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on June 10, 2019, 02:29:30 PM
This https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/borderlands3/comments/byrcby/is_haderax_the_invincible_hard_me/

So if you have tonnes of the best gear, a highest level character and know the strategy, plus luck you can beat it

Cool story
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on June 10, 2019, 04:40:22 PM
Alas, Borderlands 3 doesn't exist, so I don't understand the appeal of a DLC that bridges the gap between BL2 and a game that isn't. :P :P :P
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on June 10, 2019, 05:15:06 PM
This https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.reddit.com/r/borderlands3/comments/byrcby/is_haderax_the_invincible_hard_me/

So if you have tonnes of the best gear, a highest level character and know the strategy, plus luck you can beat it

Cool story

Ah shit...really?  I hope this is not the case. 

Alas, Borderlands 3 doesn't exist, so I don't understand the appeal of a DLC that bridges the gap between BL2 and a game that isn't. :P :P :P

Duuuude....people are already playing BL3.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on June 10, 2019, 05:43:43 PM
Who is playing? Its not released on ANYTHING yet ..
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on June 10, 2019, 06:45:08 PM
Alas, Borderlands 3 doesn't exist, so I don't understand the appeal of a DLC that bridges the gap between BL2 and a game that isn't. :P :P :P

Duuuude....people are already playing BL3.

That's not even possible... ;)

Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Lego on June 10, 2019, 06:55:37 PM
I just can't get myself fired up over the game coming from such an assclown of a person.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on June 11, 2019, 09:40:14 AM
Are you guys serious?  There are a bunch of people who have played the game.  It was available to play if you went to the last conference.  They were giving people 90 minutes slices of time on the game.  Then there are the 'influencers' who have had greater access.  They don't have copies of the game but they have played it and there are plenty of videos showing gameplay if you look for them. 

@Lego: Certainly a valid choice.  But you have already said this a couple of times.  Please make your own thread if that is what you want to discuss.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Lego on June 11, 2019, 01:55:51 PM
Yes Massa
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on June 11, 2019, 04:27:04 PM
Are you guys serious?  There are a bunch of people who have played the game.  It was available to play if you went to the last conference.  They were giving people 90 minutes slices of time on the game.  Then there are the 'influencers' who have had greater access.  They don't have copies of the game but they have played it and there are plenty of videos showing gameplay if you look for them. 

Well yes, preview stuff. Sorry, I thought you were saying people are playing the game on their own systems.

At any rate, my comment about it not existing had more to do with the fact that it doesn't "exist" until it's not an Epic exclusive, so not until like September 2020, iirc? ;)
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on June 11, 2019, 04:33:37 PM
Well, I have been learning to play the game on PS4.  I have actually been surprised at how well it plays with a controller.

It does really blow that for the PC this is an Epic exclusive.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on June 11, 2019, 04:43:40 PM
Unfortunately, as much as I enjoy some PS4 games, I just can *NOT* aim well and fast enough with a controller to ever play a fast-paced shooter on console. I could only barely manage Horizon Zero Dawn thanks to it's generous aim assist and the skills that slow time and stuff.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on June 13, 2019, 05:55:14 PM

I thought you were saying people are playing the game on their own systems.


Yes this. 

Having a temporary dev build to build hype, or getting some people  a preview is standard stuff.  But if you don't physically go to a conference, or you aren't an influencer, then you can't play the game yet.  What they are doing might not even exist in the release build.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on August 09, 2019, 10:31:45 AM
https://borderlands.com/en-US/characters/

Full character descriptions are up with trees for you to explore the skills.  Very different skill management.

I think I will just start in game and do a WTF build before I worry too much about it.  Right now I think I am going to do Moze -> Fl4k -> Zane -> Amara.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on August 28, 2019, 02:20:39 PM
I imagine that I will be the only playing this come Sept 13, but I can't wait.  My first play through will be Moze > Fl4k > Zane > Amara.

For Moze I am planing a Splash Damage/Grenade build.
Moze Sez Shit Go b00m! (https://borderlands.com/en-US/characters/moze/#t=%22cb__2329045862___p__1064863104-5_1229408354-4_63742876-5_2146476666-5_696258140-5_598233776-3_3700797048-5_2549882825-3_4006882564-4_1200352344-3_4149007097-5_3500565755-1___e__407933920-2713847629_3735514608-3651798349_784347833-49859551_104895256-2332978918%22)

For Fl4k I am looking to do a Critical Based Build:
Crit for you, and you! Crits for EVERYONE! (https://borderlands.com/en-US/characters/fl4k/#t=%22cb__2015308718___p__2158073648-5_1740990601-3_3876256157-5_4171864922-1_2927115417-3_1474023286-3_1127977552-3_849309808-3_3320005682-2_572931884-5_1546991626-5_1401085196-3_4206164656-5_493978030-1_4262586319-1___e__1618958551-2811446764_52532438-447597971_2011892216-2744910560_772024924-2329546787%22)

That should keep me plenty busy in the beginning.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on August 28, 2019, 04:21:11 PM
you were going PS4 right?
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on August 29, 2019, 09:42:43 AM
Yep.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on August 29, 2019, 01:22:00 PM
I have no clue who I want to play as first. My initial thought was Moze, but her voice actor is just kinda 'meh' to me. It didn't seem to add anything. My next thought was Zane, and then Fl4K. I don't really enjoy kill skills, and I'm not a great sniper.

I haven't looked at the skill tree stuff yet, but a mech with a flamethrower attached seems pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on August 29, 2019, 05:11:25 PM
A flame thrower would bring you back to Moze. 

I haven't heard much of the voice acting but from what I have it goes Fl4k >> Zane > Moze > Amara.  But it such a small sample size that I doubt that will hold up.  In BL2 my least favorite voice acting was Maya, I found her flat and boring.  Still my favorite playing character.  Supposedly BL3 will have a lot more dialog.  That should be a good thing.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on August 30, 2019, 04:48:06 AM
https://www.techpowerup.com/img/T5HAdVH7tF9lDBOr.jpg

So I probably canít run it anyway
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on August 30, 2019, 09:48:18 AM
Sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on September 10, 2019, 05:16:53 AM
First reviews are out. It sounds more of the same. If you are sssith youíll enjoy it. If you normally get bored, youíll get bored.

Also sounds buggy and some bits plain boring even with qol fixes
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 10, 2019, 09:57:18 AM
First reviews are out. It sounds more of the same. If you are sssith youíll enjoy it. If you normally get bored, youíll get bored.

Also sounds buggy and some bits plain boring even with qol fixes

meh

Pick the review best supports your view:

Seems pretty positive.  I am sure there are more negative ones out there. 

Source: https://www.thesixthaxis.com/2019/09/09/borderlands-3-review-round-up/
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on September 10, 2019, 04:41:49 PM
I didn't see any numbers mentioned.  I also saw the same number of reviews as gaming websites who were NOT allowed advance copy due to security (leak) worries.  Lots of companies, some European saying "you might be wondering where our Borderlands 3 review is?" then saying, we haven't been given access, 2K is choosing who gets and who doesn't get to help spread the hype.  That is weird and a bit of a worry.

But game reviews are only part of it.  The real reviews will come out in the next few days/weeks/months from real people.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on September 11, 2019, 08:12:04 AM
I'm still playing and enjoying the hell out of a game from 2012. I'll be ok if it's more of the same, with new Vault Hunters and new graphics.

I love the first two games for what they are - I don't need new ground breaking innovation for 3. I hate when games change what made them successful for a sequel.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 11, 2019, 09:50:38 AM
Agreed.  Which makes me excited about BL3 as everyone, it seems, is saying that it is a better version of BL2.  Life being what it is I have a project that I have worked over a year on going live either this week or next.  So I will probably get a slow start to the game but man am I itching to get my hands on it.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on September 11, 2019, 01:46:10 PM
Itís funny people forget this is actually number 4. Sure 2 got a new dlc but pre sequel was after 2
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 11, 2019, 03:05:02 PM
Pre-Sequel was based off the BL2 code.  So yes it was a full game but no it was not really a fully new game.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on September 11, 2019, 03:30:13 PM
My local GameStop is having a 9:00pm EDT release tomorrow. I might have to stop over after work and grab it!

Also, a wheel spinner has decided that I'm going to start as Moze. She was the first to 10 spins. Zane and Fl4K were close, with 9 spins each, and Amara started quick with 3 in a row but only ended up with 7 total.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 11, 2019, 04:32:15 PM
I am planning Moze --> Fl4k --> Zane --> Amara.

Hopefully the game allows me to get through all four.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 12, 2019, 10:10:06 AM
Just found out that each planet in BL3 will have a different musical composer.  Listening to the different styles is pretty cool.

Eden 6: https://soundcloud.com/jesperkyd/exploring-the-dormant-ship
Promethea: https://soundcloud.com/michaelmccannmusic/act-i06-neon-arterial-upper-city
Pandora: https://soundcloud.com/finishing-move-inc/konrads-hold-arrival
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on September 13, 2019, 12:39:10 AM
woohoo, 6 months till the game is playable on PC!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 13, 2019, 09:59:00 AM
lol

Epic can suck my balls.

Played the game a bit last night.  Looks good.  Gunfights are more intense.  Now, this is literally only ten minutes of playing, so take that with a grain of salt.  Oh and claptrap is claptrap.

I am in the middle of a year-long project that is about to go live.  F* the timing of that.  I had long planned to take a day off today but I can't, and I might have to work the weekend.

Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on September 13, 2019, 01:56:30 PM
I didn't have time to pick the game up last night, but I'm grabbing it today after work. Very excited to play! I have the weekend off, but may not get a ton of time during the day - darn kids!! I'll probably get 5-10 hours in this weekend after they're in bed, so that's nice!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 13, 2019, 06:50:08 PM
I got about an hour of play time in.
 
Yep...it is a Borderlands game.  I am liking the game play so far.  The visuals are taking a bit to get used to.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 14, 2019, 02:16:49 PM
Three hours in and I am now used to how the game looks.  So much richer than the last game.

How the guns handle in the game is pretty great.  Tough to nail down exactly what they did but handle so well.  And the physics behind how the enemies act when hit is awesome.  At this point I am about level 8 and enjoying the hell out of the game.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on September 15, 2019, 07:41:36 AM
So I guess this game is a dumpster fire, eh? (https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/14/20865983/borderlands-3-pc-problems-stuttering-framerate-fps-dropping-steam-forums)

And maybe the PC version includes a keylogger in Denuvo. GG Pitchford!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 15, 2019, 03:24:12 PM
From my perspective the game is awesome.  So far it plays really well.  Guns are awesome.  Environments are great.  No complaints from me.  Very glad that I went with the PS4 version so far.  And I am enjoying the hell out of the game as it stands right now.

If you are going to play on PC it is probably better to wait.  I hear that the game has all sorts of PC problems, particularly on Dx12.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Pixie on September 15, 2019, 03:50:31 PM
If you are going to play on PC it is probably better to wait.  I hear that the game has all sorts of PC problems, particularly on Dx12.

From what I hear, the problems are cross-platform. /shrug/

But yeah, they got a good partner in the epic store... they can release a broken game on a store front that has no user reviews, feedback, or forums.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on September 16, 2019, 02:32:38 AM
Just stumbled on this. It works better Xbox vs ps4.

https://www.polygon.com/2019/9/15/20866998/borderlands-3-framerate-stutter-skip-ps4-pc-xbox-one-digital-foundry
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on September 16, 2019, 08:22:16 AM
I'm enjoying the game so far. It took a little bit to get used to aiming down sight, for some reason I was struggling to get the crosshairs on target.

I've gotten Moze to level 11, mainly going with the Bottomless Mags tree for now. I really wish the mech had longer uptime - getting a few seconds of use with a huge cool down kinda sucks.

I'm definitely enjoying the new physics in the game - having a psycho jump towards you and catching him with a shotgun blast that launches him back 20 feet is quite satisfying.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 16, 2019, 10:00:05 AM
I am having a great time with the game so far.  Super satisfying.  I have even done MP with a friend and it was great.  Fast paced fighting.  Not a single problem so far.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on September 16, 2019, 10:43:39 AM
I'm hoping to have a friend come over this weekend for some couch co-op. It should be good times! I like how the game scales so lower level characters can still play and find gear that's on level for them.

The only "problem" I've had has been some menus being a little slow to pull up initially, but it's not horrible. Only a couple seconds of delay on the first time loading up a menu.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 16, 2019, 11:14:44 AM
The MP game I was in the other guy was level 19 and I was 12.  He saw enemies that were level 17 and I saw them as 11.  It is actually very impressive how they pulled that off.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: dave in the basement on September 16, 2019, 02:43:40 PM
My son and my best friend both grabbed the game over the weekend and they are having a blast with it. My son started as Moze and I think he is level 15 at the moment.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 16, 2019, 02:46:18 PM
Good to hear. (See it is not just me that is enjoying the game.  :P )

I am also playing Moze and she has been pretty tough.  Still figuring out the build.  I am trying for a grenade/splash build.  So far it is viable.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Darkness on September 17, 2019, 05:06:55 AM
Roll on pre-release epic games beta test being done and for the actual PC release on steam!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on September 17, 2019, 08:03:56 AM
I don't know if I'm just imagining this or not, but enemies definitely feel more like bullet sponges than BL2. It feels like the heavy gunners just take ages to kill, and even regular enemies are taking entire clips of ammo to kill. I'll have a pack of guys around me, get in Iron Bear, and can only kill 4-5 normal enemies before my fuel runs out and I have to wait another 2 minutes for my cooldown.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 17, 2019, 09:17:08 AM
Borderlands has always been a bullet spongey game.  You might be right about it being more so.  I am finding that bear with grenade launcher is working better for me.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on September 17, 2019, 02:22:33 PM
Roll on pre-release epic games beta test being done and for the actual PC release on steam!
*Cookie given*
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 17, 2019, 05:19:28 PM
Played it a bit during lunch paying more attention to the spongeyness.  And yes it is more spongey for me too.  But I have heard that some people have builds/equipment that is OP at this point. So it might be a matter of getting better stuff.  The guy I have played with also seems to have an easier time of things than I do.  So it might also be that Amara > Fl4k > Zane > Moze.  Amara and Fl4k are the ones who people are claiming are OP.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 23, 2019, 09:59:26 AM
I am having an absolute blast with the game.  I think I am about 2/3 through the main story at this point.  I close to lvl 24 with Moze.

Story wise BL2 seems better at this point but that is mainly because of how epic Handsome Jack was a bad guy.  The story in this one is enjoyable enough.

Combat is really fun, though I do agree that they are very spongey.  No rabid skags and stalkers though, which is a good think in my book.  Holy cow I hated those things.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on September 23, 2019, 10:06:28 AM
I decided to start a new character, after not really enjoying Moze initially. I decided to go with Amara, and am having a good time of it. I got to level 14 yesterday, and have progressed further than I did with Moze. I've been mainly using the Brawl skill tree, but I think I'm going to swap over to the elemental tree soon, as I'm finally getting some decent weapons with elemental damage on them.

I'm definitely enjoying the game - just wish I had more time to play it!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 23, 2019, 10:50:41 AM
I get the bit about enough time.  I finally got some time in this weekend.

You'll need to find this weapon for your Siren...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFHRehhXsAEf4PP?format=jpg&name=large)

Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on September 23, 2019, 11:05:58 AM
That's awesome - and I love the D2 reference!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: mn4nu on September 23, 2019, 09:43:33 PM
That is pretty cool.  Gotta get the game now!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on September 24, 2019, 05:59:24 AM
That is pretty cool.  Gotta get the game now!
wait till Steam release ..
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on September 27, 2019, 05:12:02 AM
The beta testers who paid to participate have a patch https://www.pcgamer.com/au/new-borderlands-3-patch-makes-killavolt-significantly-easier/

By the time of the actual release hopefully itís in a better state
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 27, 2019, 09:37:03 AM
Level 27 and rolling along.  Still having a good old time.  Supposedly I am about 2/3 through the first play through.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on September 30, 2019, 09:38:44 AM
I've hit level 35 I think.  About to go into one of the bigger boss fights on Eden-6.  I'm still enjoying the game and I finally got to meet Ice T's character.  Some pretty funny shit with that sequence.  I am a couple of levels away from getting the Demolition Capstone.  Then I can go back to Shield of Retribution tree. 
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on October 05, 2019, 02:15:06 PM
So I just got to the Pain and Terror boss fight.  Holy crap that is a frustrating fight.  I've now died about 10 tens.  Three times in the final stages of the fight, a bit frustrating.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on October 08, 2019, 11:46:58 AM
About to hit level 40 and I am not done with the first play through.  I think that is awesome.  It should be possible to be almost max level after one play through.  Then the second play through you are can be mostly focused on gearing up.  It seems the game also has a concept similar to paragon levels.  Not there yet and I am trying not to read to much about the game until I complete my first play through.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on October 09, 2019, 10:40:28 AM
Just played a mission that is an homage to Lord of the Rings.  I will not say more, other than I loved it.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on October 16, 2019, 09:57:20 AM
Finished my first play through.  Overall the game is really good.  The missions as a whole are better and less annoying than BL2.  That said BL2 had more quirky memorable missions.  Guns are awesome in BL3, better than in the previous games.  Character builds seems to be a work in progress at this point.  The game is significantly bigger than any of the previous games.  I almost finished at max level through one play through.  I personally like that, though I imagine some people will prefer the old way.  The game has something like paragon levels once you get through the first play through.  And something called Mayhem Mode.  I haven't bothered to figure those out yet.

As for the story it is solid.  There is one thing, a big thing, that happened in the game that I did not like and I need to experience it again to better understand if it makes sense in the bigger picture.  Despite that I thought the story was really good.  That said nothing is going to compare to Handsome Jack as a main bad guy.  The new bad guys, The Twins, are good antagonists but they don't compare to Handsome Jack.  I don't see that as a fault of the game, rather it is acknowledging how good a bad guy Handsome Jack is.

Overall I think the game is a fun time and well worth playing.  Now I need to decide if I am going to try to max out Moze or if I am going to play through other characters.  Right now I am leaning toward a Fl4k play through.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on October 16, 2019, 03:59:52 PM
Screenshots from the game: https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/photo-mode-photos/3634499

Not mine. It contains spoilers.  Places you go, people you will meet, hints of things.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on October 17, 2019, 03:33:41 AM
Bl3 honest trailer https://youtu.be/unLxxWMy5v4
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on October 18, 2019, 10:23:01 AM
I got up to level 32 last night, and have been skipping a lot of side quests. I feel like I'm getting close to the end of the main story but I don't really know. I'm having a lot of fun though! I'll probably go back and do the side quests after, and before starting TVHM.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on October 18, 2019, 10:41:42 AM
The game is longer than you might expect.  Though I think that level is a more normal place for the story to end.  I started a Fl4k play through instead of going into TVHM.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on October 25, 2019, 10:53:20 AM
I am really liking my Fl4k character so far.  Maybe more so than Moze.  I love his blood thirsty attitude.  Skills seem good.

Also started the first first DLC event.  This one is free and for a limited time.  Halloween themed, and it will last until Dec 3rd.  So far it seems good enough.  I will finish it will Fl4k first and then I will do it with Moze.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on October 26, 2019, 02:54:53 PM
I blocked Forbes from popping up on my google news as it only had FOMO type "get this Borderlands3 code BEFORE IT DISAPPEARS! I saw it talk of something else you could get if you also log into fortnite.

I've seen the higher priced packs get a discount, but not the base game yet on humble store.

makes you wonder if the revenue split thing is so important when less than 6 weeks after release they are already accepting less money if it means more sales
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on October 28, 2019, 10:10:27 AM
I continue to play the game.  Already closing in on 100 hours.  I am about half way done with first play through with Fl4k.  I really like how he plays.  He has an early life regen skill that makes starting up with him much easier.  Bosses are still tough but I am dying less frequently to them.  Part of that is knowing how to beat the bosses and part of that is the increased tankiness of Fl4k.  Though I guess end game Moze is pretty damn tough.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on November 01, 2019, 10:13:34 AM
I finished my first playthrough last night. I thoroughly enjoyed the game, and will definitely play through again, and do other characters. I was a fan of Amara, her elemental skills were quite powerful.

The twins were ok as antagonists. I didn't really care for Tyreen, but I did like Troy more. I feel like the story was a little underwhelming, but that might just be because I kinda rushed through the end of it. I'll take my time going through TVHM and hit more side quests this time.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on November 01, 2019, 11:24:17 AM
I think the main story is a bit underwhelming as a whole.  It is not bad, but it is not as strong as Bl2.

I am about half way done with Fl4k normal playthrough.  I will probably take him to 50 before I do Amara or Zane.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on December 02, 2019, 11:07:48 AM
Back up playing.  Finished the game on Normal with my Fl4k.  Now about 1/3rd done with TVHM and I am level 49.  That means I am very close to end game content and farming which will be nice.  It is nice to play a character that is good against bosses.  I might have to tweak the build to be less squishy but when I use the right equipment he shreds the bosses.  Just did the Captain Traunt.  First attempt struggled and ultimately died.  Switched to a shock weapon then next time and I wrecked him in about 20 seconds.  For the record this is in Mayhem Mode 1.  Once I get to the Floating Tomb I will probably spend a bit of time to farm a Lyuda, which again, is the best sniper in the game. (Technically in BL2 the best was the Pimpernel.  Lyuda was the best without in the base game.).

My goal now to 100% all areas.  After that I might take another break from the game.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on December 05, 2019, 11:28:02 AM
About 50% done with TVHM and 100%ing areas.  My Fl4k is max level and curb stomping bosses.  Mobbing is a bit more difficult.  Right now only playing Mayhem 1.  I hope to eventually take that up to 3 at least. 

For those of you who like lots of 1337 gear: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fkCwu0zeX1BBGcNEzWGZDr2kQ0IOPSoZQK2FD-zpw1M/htmlview?sle=true

Hopefully that will get you looking forward to the release on PC.  (need to ignore that epic store thing)
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on January 13, 2020, 10:32:30 AM
I have now taken two characters, Moze & Fl4k, through TVHM.  In total I am a little over 200 hours of game time in.  I am one achievement away from getting the platinum achievement on the PS4.  The only one missing is this firing range achievement.  I am really missing my mouse for that one.  I really want to get that one done and then I am not sure what I am going to do in the game.  I do have two more vault hunters I can complete the game with.  Or I could try to gear up so I can handle the toughest game setting which is Mayhem Mode 4.  Or I could move on to other games.  Decisions.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on January 14, 2020, 10:01:23 AM
Well I got my platinum achievement.  Someone pointed out that you get Moze and spec her to have full ammo regen and then you go into the challenge with a dictator.  That and shooting down the sights made for a easy challenge.  In under five tries I dinged that bad boy and got 100% on the PS4.

I am now awesome and everything is alright in my life.

As a reward to you guys who actually come in here and read my posts you get https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=503&v=Yf0_Pl57UcQ

That is a video of a guy who completed the game without any equipment on.  It is pretty funny.  Might be funnier for people who play the game but still an amazing achievement.

Now do I play another game or do I continue with other characters?
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: dave in the basement on January 14, 2020, 12:45:24 PM
Congrats, Sssith!

I suggest you take up cage fighting.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on January 14, 2020, 01:03:51 PM
Other games. Come back when more dlc is out
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: syn on January 14, 2020, 01:16:47 PM
I am now awesome and everything is alright in my life.

Lol, but thatís not news, is it? 
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on January 15, 2020, 03:48:42 PM
Hell to the no.

;)

Well I am probably going to continue to play for a bit, especially with the re-scaling for the Takedown event coming this weekend...I think.

I am playing Amara (the siren) now.

My tentative Amara build (https://borderlands.com/en-US/characters/amara#t=%22cb__2768336927___p__69544143-5_2888777445-3_466974429-5_335451024-2_1013120097-1_2136538075-3_3314723340-1_1889856087-5_3380637792-1_1183250665-2_946253125-3_3602128734-5_1078241388-3___e__89168977-899446352_1572227138-2784015595_3806476316-3989481719%22).

No real clue about Amara.

Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on January 26, 2020, 03:35:03 PM
I continue to play the game as the addiction has not waned yet.  Getting to the point where I am able to run the highest difficulty levels. 
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on January 26, 2020, 03:41:47 PM
I have a question, why did you put over 1000 hours into BL2, but only 50 into the pre-sequel?
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on January 26, 2020, 07:10:58 PM
I think TPS is good but nowhere as good as BL2.  I think TPS's strongest parts are the builds that you do with the characters.  The sucky parts are the quests.  A lot of them are tedious to do.  I am more story driven build driven so TPS wasn't as interesting for me.

Bl2 >> Bl3 >>> Bl1 >> TPS
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on January 26, 2020, 08:21:45 PM
interesting.   I can't remember all of BL2, but as I replayed through BL1 recently I think it has an edge over 2 for me.  Maybe the nostalgia and brick.

I find they all have maybe too many missions/side missions and its all a bit samey.    The main thing that is keeping me away from TPS is that its a time sink, and those hours could instead be used in MULTIPLE other games.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on January 26, 2020, 09:11:35 PM
Just saw a sale for 45% off BL3 at Indie Gala!    only 4 months in and close to 50% off.  What will the steam launch price be .. how long before a price drop there.

Makes you wonder.  88% of less sales, or 70% of a heap more ..
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on January 27, 2020, 09:45:19 AM
I find they all have maybe too many missions/side missions and its all a bit samey.    The main thing that is keeping me away from TPS is that its a time sink, and those hours could instead be used in MULTIPLE other games.

Sez the guy who still plays D2 and is going back to all the half life games.

The big flaw in BL2 is that, if you do all the missions, you have to go over the same area many times.  Story wise it is the best of them all.  I also think they nailed the itemization better than the other games.

Here is another nod to D2:
(https://satchel-cdn.api.playstation.com/generic/permanent/ACTIVITY/2020/6fa50/1/27/888636098823690102/7bfd5020-40ad-11ea-9fcb-0676b3257eda.jpg)
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on January 27, 2020, 04:22:43 PM
one of the reasons I haven't properly played D2 in over a year.

Going back to replay favourite games, as a one off, or some people do regularly is a thing.  Its nice to see if you can find things you missed the first time, see what you forgot, maybe remind you of those things you'd shut out of your mind.  Similar to say a new movie coming out from a franchise and rewatching the previous ones to hype up and get you back in the zone.

I'm always having a few games on the fly, a mixture of:
go back to something I started and forgot about
something I started and need to get past
something brand new that I know of and want to try it.
something that I have no idea of and want to give it a show

Some examples:
Super 3d Noahs Ark (from the Wolf 3D engine), but having a blast and have more campaign to play, then replay on hard mode for more achievements.  There is an end point ahead, some replaying but I'm ok with that.

Show with your dad simulator: A bit of a joke of a game, but some fun, and if I have a few free minutes something to do to try to unlock the next content.

Cogs: puzzle game, started, lots more content to do when I'm in the mood for that genre.

I have a few various FPS games I have to finish the campaign, or just finish extra stuff, a few serious sam, Duke Nukem Forever, Black Mesa when the achievements are out,  Cod Blops 2, two other COD games to finish the campaigns. Bioshock franchise ..

The result is something such as getting to 100% in Borderlands TPS, Torchlight 2 etc is quite far down my priority list for now.  Variety is keeping me going.  I had some frustration in Duke 3d, but I've finished that content, got 100% achievements, now I've moved on happy.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on February 26, 2020, 09:28:51 AM
I've been playing BL3 since launch, just haven't been posting much. Sorry!!

I took my Amara from 50 to 53 last night doing the Slaughter Shaft. She's ridiculously powerful, with the Ricochet Witch build. I was just running Mayhem 1, but large groups of mobs get crushed in 1-2 shots with my Recursion.

I also have a level 41(I think... I'm not 100%, but it's low 40's) Zane. He's been a blast. I played the story far enough to be able to equip class mods, and then went into the DLC. The "Seein' Dead" class mod is ridiculous, activating his kill skills on hit - which happens all the time when firing an SMG or AR. I love the voice lines from Zane - I like how character more than Amara, who was pretty bland IMO.

I also recently started playing Fl4k, and pushed him to the upper 20's last night. I'm using Fade Away with the rocket launcher Jabber pet. I finished the Moxxi DLC last night, and now I'm going back to Eden-6 to continue the story. Fl4k can definitely dish out some huge damage, so I'm excited to keep playing him.

I do have a level 11 Moze from when I first started the game. Killer Six has started a playthrough with her, and he's getting me excited to come back to play her. I have a couple decent class mods saved for her already, too.

I'm definitely enjoying the game still, and am really excited to hear about the second campaign DLC that's getting announced tomorrow at PAX!
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on February 26, 2020, 10:08:54 AM
I am in the process of taking a break.

I have three characters at max level and Zane is somewhere around level 20.

The level cap raise was a mess IMO.  Enough of a raise that that your top equipment doesn't quite cut it any more.  Not enough of a level cap raise to do a lot of new things build wise.  I started refarming some gear and decided I needed a break.

I will come back at some point to continue the journey.  Not sure if I will play with the next DLC or wait until the next level cap raise.

As for characters:
Moze: Iron Bear is actually useful now and you can do some interesting things with it.  Grenades are a problem though as they should hit a bit harder IMO.  Even worse is that not all grenades can use Vampyr which is ridonkulus IMO.  Most builds seem to focus on Destruction.  She has fun dialog, not bland.  Tough to get optimal builds at max level.

Fl4k: Also has good dialog, not bland.  Best build variety and pets are finally helpful.  Very much on the squishy side outside of a Gamma Burst build.  Needs tough anointments to really shine in end game.

Amara: Ugh. Bland annoying dialog.  Good build variety.  Probably easiest to get to top end game form.

Zane: Love the voice acting.  Least familiar with this character which is unfortunate.  Started off as the weakest and while other characters got nerfed (especially Moze) Zane got buffed.  My understanding is that this is the best character right now.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Ray Patean on February 26, 2020, 10:24:19 AM
I'm hoping the new DLC adds something major - either a new skill tree for each character, or ideally, a new Vault Hunter to the game. That, plus a level cap bump so you can access a 2nd capstone skill would be great.

We'll see what happens tomorrow.
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Timinator on February 26, 2020, 11:48:33 AM
Now 50% off at humble! I predict 60% off before it hits steam
Title: Re: Borderlands 3
Post by: Sssith on February 27, 2020, 10:42:50 PM
It is official, March 13th coming to Steam.

New DLC is a bit spoiler-ish.  In that, it is a marriage between Sir Hammerlock and Wainwright Jacobs.  Gaige is back as the wedding planner, which seems odd.  Another DLC to come out in the Summer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53o7JziVujc