I get BL3 banners on both my Steam and Epic installs now as well as a prioritised menu entry. I’m not against them “in principle” and I’m not “making a stand” or anything. It’s just… Annoying for a specific set of reasons.
Here’s the thing. When I installed BL2 on Epic it searched my installs, found BL1 and gave me the appropriate bonuses. Why isn’t it searching my installs, finding that BL3 is also installed and not showing me the unnecessary, distracting and, quite frankly, annoying clutter?
I left Borderlands 3 because, although it’s fun to actually play, it’s endgame is a soul-sucking slog through overly convoluted loot tables. If you want me back? Plastering unwanted clutter all over my BL2 install that I have to look at every time I relog to kill a boss probably isn’t the best way to go about it. What it’s doing, and I understand completely this isn’t intended, is rubbing my nose in the fact that a game I wanted so badly and tried so hard to love just isn’t a game I want to play. I didn’t rage quit BL3 or anything, I just sort of lost interest and drifted away because I’m not re-grinding incredibly rare gear every time you decide to raise the level cap by a couple of digits just to make sure there’s a point to grinding. That’s just a snake eating it’s own tail and not in the slightest bit fun.
Reminding me the game exists isn’t going to make me come back, only fixing the issues I have with it will do that. If that gets done I guarantee that you won’t need an advertising banner in another game to get me back. Reminding me just makes it less likely I’ll be back to BL3 any time soon just to play the DLC instead of expecting any value out of the end game passtimes.
I am, after all, playing BL2 again for a reason.
Can you please just let us disappointed fans cool off a bit? Scan our installs, which is already being done for BL1 anyway, and if we have BL3 installed can you please get rid of the clutter?
It would be greatly appreciated.