Yes, I know it’s been beaten 100%. But I want common players, not just the “hardcore” crowd to mess around with this a little bit, to try and get through part of NVHM, at least past Sanctuary. It’s quite fun to try and balance levels vs. gear, determining which side quests to do and which to leave, whether to farm a specific boss, etc. I started playing today and made it to Sanctuary as Gaige. If anybody else attempts this, leave updates below, I’m interested in seeing how this goes for people.
Edit 1: I did the “Assassinate the Assassins” side mission, killed Mercy, and did the Firehawk set of quests to get the FotF, then did the Bloodshot Stronghold map. Other than a scary moment at Mad Mike (I sniped the last enemy from just outside his door, switched to my Harold, summoned DT, and ran out of ammo after two shots, switched to my sniper and then got an almost instantaneous Second Wind, but it still scared me to death) it went pretty swimmingly, and I have a much cleaner mission log. I hope anybody else trying this has the same successes!
Edit 2: I’m so confused. I just don’t understand how I’m still alive. The only characters I’ve played before (Maya and Zer0, both of which are at 72) never had it this easy. I mean, I got through UVHM story with Zer0 in 3 levels, but I was dying constantly as well as bypassing hordes of enemies. Gaige just mows people down. Anyway, here’s my update:
I’m going to have to replace my Harold soon, it’s level 7. After I took this screenshot I lay off the story and went back, cleared out the Three Horns Valley quests, the Bloodshot stronghold quests, and did the first of Tina’s tea party missions. My Harold’s splash damage also eventually completed the e-tech weapon quest. Sadly I cannot turn most of these in until I return to Sanctuary. But it’s going much better than I ever imagined.