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Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« Reply #90 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 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.

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Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« Reply #91 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?

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« Reply #92 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.

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Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« Reply #93 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.

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Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« Reply #94 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

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Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« Reply #95 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.

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« Reply #96 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.

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Re: Borderlands Sanctuary
« Reply #97 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.