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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:44 AM   #11
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Default Re: Using 50 iridium for 1 Skull chest Key in game.

I'd like to buy weapons from the black market using iridium like I've read in MANY interviews before the game came out, only to find out that was not true at all or it was scrapped from the final build.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #12
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Getting golden keys for Eridium is a bad idea, that is unless it was 2,000 per key.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 02:01 AM   #13
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The cap is only 99 O.o.

Not to mention that 2000 is far too much. The items are rarely that great, so 50-99 would be perfect. It would still take numerous boss runs to get it, but at least if you're not getting any good drops from the runs you've got the potential of the chest.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:28 AM   #14
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Iridium is DEFINITELY under-utilised at the moment - I've got all the SDUs, and about 99 Iridium...probably more. I stopped counting. And, well, I'm getting a little tired of the Social-Web-2.0 Marketing self-pleasuring exercise that is drip feeding the codes on Twitter.

Plus, are Gearbox going to be bothered to hand out codes three years from now? Or five? Or ten?

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I'd like to buy weapons from the black market using iridium like I've read in MANY interviews before the game came out, only to find out that was not true at all or it was scrapped from the final build.
Yeah...I've yet to dig up the articles, but I swear there was a bunch of stuff I read about which was mentioned that never made it into the final game.

I remember reading a) you'd have unlimited storage space and b) you could teleport items to your safe when you were out in the field, without having to go back to Sanctuary.

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The cap is only 99 O.o.

Not to mention that 2000 is far too much. The items are rarely that great, so 50-99 would be perfect. It would still take numerous boss runs to get it, but at least if you're not getting any good drops from the runs you've got the potential of the chest.
50-99 is perfect, and for exactly the reason you mentioned: I'm having terrible luck getting purples and golds...I got my second gold last night, and that's because my mate left it like on the battlefield after he killed a chubby varkid.

Iridium is DEFINITELY under-utilised at the moment - I've got all the SDUs, and about 99 Iridium...probably more. I stopped counting. And, well, I'm getting a little tired of the Social-Web-2.0 Marketing self-pleasuring exercise that is drip feeding the codes on Twitter.

Plus, are Gearbox going to be bothered to hand out codes three years from now? Or five? Or ten?

Iridium for golden keys = excellent idea. Thoroughly endorsed by me.

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I'd like to buy weapons from the black market using iridium like I've read in MANY interviews before the game came out, only to find out that was not true at all or it was scrapped from the final build.
Yeah...I've yet to dig up the articles, but I swear there was a bunch of stuff I read about which was mentioned that never made it into the final game.

I remember reading a) you'd have unlimited storage space and b) you could teleport items to your safe when you were out in the field, without having to go back to Sanctuary.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:35 AM   #15
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The cap is only 99 O.o.

Not to mention that 2000 is far too much. The items are rarely that great, so 50-99 would be perfect. It would still take numerous boss runs to get it, but at least if you're not getting any good drops from the runs you've got the potential of the chest.
If I can farm Terra three times solo and max it out, I'd say it's not to much. Getting a free gold key every other run would spoil their whole purpose.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #16
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Wow, you get an ass load of eridium. I usually get about 10-15 per Terra run.

I'm not sure I'm following, to be honest. Why would being allowed to get the keys on your own ruin their purpose? How is it really any better than following all of the Gearbox twitter and staff accounts in hopes that they'll trickle out a key? At least this way you're doing something in game to get it.

The drops for Terra aren't great to begin with. I look at this as more of a supplement to that. A supplement that also doesn't have that great items, lol. It's like a supplement you'd see advertised at 3AM when you can't sleep.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:49 AM   #17
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Plus, are Gearbox going to be bothered to hand out codes three years from now? Or five? Or ten?
sure, on borderlands 3/4/5.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:51 AM   #18
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Wow, you get an ass load of eridium. I usually get about 10-15 per Terra run.

I'm not sure I'm following, to be honest. Why would being allowed to get the keys on your own ruin their purpose? How is it really any better than following all of the Gearbox twitter and staff accounts in hopes that they'll trickle out a key? At least this way you're doing something in game to get it.

The drops for Terra aren't great to begin with. I look at this as more of a supplement to that. A supplement that also doesn't have that great items, lol. It's like a supplement you'd see advertised at 3AM when you can't sleep.
Eh, I'd rather keep the keys somewhat special than make them an every day thing, that's just me. I'd like to see those glowing purple ingots of doom be used for something but not golden keys.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:51 AM   #19
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sure, on borderlands 3/4/5.
He's right, and he is also a nerd.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 03:53 AM   #20
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I would agree, but this is currently the best idea for the time being. It would be relatively simple to input, and would give us something to use eridium on until campaign DLC comes out.

Hopefully by then they'll have much better uses for it, so using it for keys wouldn't even enter our minds.
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