I know we are still not quite there, yet. But for the last 30 days I’ve been replaying every single of the 30 characters, missions, ops and multiplayer maps one last time before Solus goes dark.
I know aside from GenerickTag who I think I played a few games against non of you know me but I still wanted to use this opportunity to personaly thank some of you, that made this game even more awesome through your contributions back in the day. I have never encountered a community that has been so passionate, kind, hearth-warming and engaged in an beloved franchise before, than you bunch.
I probably missed some and I know some of you aren’t on this forum anymore for different reasons but I still would like to aknowlegde them.
Edit: You can only mention 10 users per post
I don’t know maybe we could use this thread to share some of our favourite moments from the game or other things, if anyone wants to.
I would really like to post some awesome things that happened but back then it wasn’t possible to record on the Xbox but I can atleast try to describe my favorite moments and I also collected some pics along my journey, these last few days. So here are some things about me:
How I got into Battleborn: When it was first revealed I was of course immidiately interest because I was like everyone else waiting for Borderlands 3. Back then I couldn’t really get warm with what I thought was looking a little bit childish and given that before launch Gearbox was very tight lipped what Battleborn was even about and what it would have to offer in terms of singleplayer content (if any), I quickly lost interest and that it was always online was the final nail in the coffin. Fast forward a month after release when a friend who participated in the beta told me that it indeed had a campaign and wasn’t just multiplayer PVP after all. That was when I luckily was recommended the Battleborn intro cartoon on YouTube and I fell in love, hard.
By that time as you are probably aware the game was already sold left to right for pocket money but something in me told me to get the awesome steelbook version that so lovely depicted all these awesome characters even if it costed me full price and like 8 times the cheapest available offer… I never regretted it one bit.
Me and Battleborn: If some of you unlikely do know/remember me it would be probably as either a very jump happy Thorn that would never be more than 1 second on the ground thanks to Vaulting Hero, while I would still rain headshot from above and pretty much being so eluding that I rarely died if ever or as a very capable and dangerous Miko, that would keep the whole team alive while also surprisingly killing the person who made the mistake of messing with me thanks to my very deadly and accurate combo of the stun mutation and Kunai headshots. When ever I played as Miko the chat was buzzing with admiration and thanks and I also got love letters after the match. Funnily when I played Thorn I also got mails but from the enemy team and lets just say they weren‘t so happy about how their own Thorn player was performing, compared to me
My biggest accomplishes: Well I have every single achievement (pretty much done before bot battle etc. was a thing) and have played every single character for dozens of hours. My lowest character is just shy of Lv. 13 and except 5 characters every one is 15 or up, all the way to 20. I finished around 150 mission/ops and played over 1000 matches. But all this is rather a testimony of the time I invested in this lovingly game, a whopping 401h. My proudest moment is actually something that happened just a day before recording was working I was playing Miko, lonely guarding point C on Temple when a Rath or OM? was making the mistake of assuming I was easy prey. After he was half way to me I had already stripped his shield and almost half his health thanks to my Kunai headshots, so he retreated down the stairs that lead to the middle of the map. I was pursuing him and just got a slight glimpse how he went right so while still racing down the steps I jerked the camera to the right and high up and threw my Spore above the brazier and lo and behold, when I turned the corner there he was, dazed and with another barrage of Kunai to the head I finished what he started. All this lasted only around 20seconds yet it is my proudest moment that I remember fondly.
My favourite things: Well there is little I don’t love, even old grumpy Kleese with his constant nagging holds a spot in my heart but if I would have to single out a few things it would be:
- The intro
- All the awesome and exciting characters.
- And probably the awesome banter from the spider sentries while playing Incursion. Aaah a ghost
I really look forward to hearing your stories and see what else you post.
Lastly here are a bunch of the mentioned photos. Initiately I was going to post a picture from every character and mission but Xbox live was kinda wonky and it seems not all were uploaded and are now lost but maybe there is still something you like, oh and sorry for all the german subtitles:
The secret Toby’s Friendship Raid skin you get for destroying the 3 hidden crystal shards. You remember how we all were trying to figure this out for months
There were dragons here once, a long time ago…
Did you know you could listen to several recordings of Rendain and Ambra around this plaza?
I always loved the tutorial because it is in my opinion the only real Tempest mission. Thank god Gearbox patched in the option to replay it.
I wonder who did these. I first thought Deande but she too has a vandalized one.
Yes I even played Battleborn Tap, which has its own lovely art style too.
Did you know there are 3 secret chambers in The Sentinal where you have to traverse the traps?
You can also snipe the left corridor shard from just before jumping to the Sentinal.
We will all miss you dearly oh great Arachnis, king of all spiders.
Grandpa enjoying the sunset.
What a tease… Katagawa
This is where it happened. My best kill ever.
Some of the premium skins and taunts were sooo good. Foremost Pendles sock puppet one:
While not having played as much matches as Thorn, Miko, Galilea and Kelvin, Shayne&Aurox were one of my top 5 characters and as you can tell I loved to evily let a barrage of bumerangs ricochet in the choke point just before the sentries or landing the killing blow by just following enemies with the deemed pointless Aura of Annoyance. They never knew what hit em.
Until recently I never realized there was one of the many Ekkunar sentinals you could get up close to.
Who would have guessed that the answer to the Easter Egg hunt was hidding among the easiest available secrets… beep beep beep
Ambra’s planetarium now open.
Took me 15 runs to realize there is actually a Varelsi Conservator popping out… and thank god Wolf survived. Also he has seen things, you know…
Ride the wave, dude.
The unique Incursion tutorial map:
This was my K/D before bot battle! Not bad for a medic, right?
Ye, this wasn’t the last time this happened…
In Meltdown I once guarded a lane completely alone and had a minion kill count of a whooping 122!
Kelvin’s negative shield value + a 0 shard generator + the 30% damage reduction…
Did I mentioned that I love Kelvin’s “secret” dragon design from the side
And I made this tiniest of Thorn doodles back in 2016, see it as my contribution to this awesome community even if it is not much.
I love you