Okay so I’ve played through the story five times now and I’ve completed all the side quests…and vaults have me more confused than ever.
Before, I understood it that they contained treasures and that vault hunters searched for their contents. For weapons, power, wealth etc.
And in 3, we’re told that Promethea, Pandora, Athena and Nekro keys were used for the big machine yadda yadda and that pandora itself is a great vault with Elpis as the key.
Now that’s a cool idea…except now I’m confused as to what the point is for any other vault. The vault after you beat Tyreen for example…why did that appear? Because Tyreen was opening the great vault - Pandora itself…so why the heck did this gate appear?
And they needed four keys for the big machine - to stop the great vault from opening. I guess it was lucky they got the right vaults hm? And I know that the Pandora vault key left a breadcrumb trail but…it just feels far too convenient.
So if the Eridians made these four vaults to store the tools needed to protect the great vault…then what’s the point in all the other vaults?
And what about the vault on Elpis?
I’m not the brightest person so maybe it’s just going over my head. But all these vaults on top of vaults and vaults on vault keys to open a bigger vault…it just felt really messy to me. I think I preferred the idea of all these vaults containing Eridian secrets. I don’t like them all being connected the way that they are now - it was like a pirate treasure hunt before.
Also - if Elpis is a vault Key and it got phaselocked, cracked even more and then had a siren slam herself and her emblem into its entire surface…what about the people that lived on it?