The holiday, Cartel, and Takedown events have all been a nice change of pace, but I was thinking today that a great addition to the game would be a gauntlet event. Vaulthunters, either solo or grouped, would be dropped at the start of the course, and would have to fight their way to the finish line in a timed event. Not a hard stop deadline, but a timed event like an ironman marathon.
Aside from the challenge of beating the course, you could compare times on your personal leaderboard to see if you had a new personal best or not. You could alter your build and see if that allowed you a better time. You could run with a different vaulthunter and see if that improved your time. Bump up the Mayhem level to start a fresh leaderboard at that difficulty level.
Ideally, Gearbox would also allow you to share your times between your friends list, and while I know lots of people don’t want damage meters in the main game, maybe for this event only Gearbox would track stats for comparison sake, and a bit of friendly competition: base damage done, crit damage, elemental damage, healing done, damage received etc.
I don’t think the Borderlands franchise has had anything like this before, but it seems to fit well with the theme and mechanics of the game. It’s still PvE, but with a bit more granular data than just a simple pass/fail. What say you all?