So it looks like the weapon gimmicks will be distinct enough in BL3 to make allegiance play something I’d be into (love it in BL2, but couldn’t get it to ‘click’ in TPS, for example). It also seems like the shields and grenades will similarly stick to some manufacturer-themed gimmick. First questions: have we seen any indication about manufacturer shield and/or grenade qualities? What are Atlas grenades and shields going to be like? Do they make any? Does Jakobs only make a Rough Rider, or did they get with it and make a line of shields/grenades this time?
There are nine manufacturers and four (to start) characters. I probably won’t start dialing in an allegiance until I get one, maybe two characters through one storyline each (so I have a good feel for which characters fit which manufacturer gimmick set).
@Exotek, have you eyeballed the game through this lens? I haven’t been paying too close attention to the skill trees (will dive in when I get my hands on the points), so have no idea what might work yet, but I’m excited to find out. I also haven’t heard of any allegiance-based COMs or relics, though I’d be surprised if they didn’t exist (as well as if they weren’t revamped somewhat).