It’s a known fact that pretty much any large fan of the Borderlands series wants to see and experience the fall of New haven and a lot of people, myself included, were very disapointed when we didn’t get a “fall of New Haven” DLC for TPS. I’ve recently got an idea though, about how to allow us to experience The fall of New Haven, without it being DLC-related. Basically have it as a tutorial area for Borderlands 3.
The idea would be that it would be introduced by having the BL1 vault hunters or Marcus tell the story of The fall of New haven to either some random citizen or children of Sanctuary (assuming Sanctuary will still excist) and it would place us in the bodies of the BL1 vault hunters in New Haven during the attack form Hyperion. It would be very basic, with a length of 30 minutes maxium, and it would teach you the basics about the game (weapons, melee, grenades, action skill, quest markers). You’d face off some simple groups of Hyperion loaders and possibly a random Hyperion worker/soldier here and there and in the end you’d face Wilhelm. Since the BL1 vault hunters were beaten by Wilhelm, gearbox could make the boss fight impossible to beat, just to allow you to experience defeat as well, to have you respawn somewhere a tiny bit away from the (arena?) were you face Wilhelm. There Helena Pierce would tell you to rally the surviving citizen of New Haven and have you escape in a cutscene. Obviously we would need a short moment were we could get to see Handsome Jack again, possibly even being able to witness the “spoon” incident (=D).
After the end cutscene the game would start for real, with an actual intro cutscene like any other Borderlands game. The tutorial would be mandatory for the first playthrough for your first character, but would only be optional for any other playthrough on any other character created from there on, simply having a pop-up square appear, asking you if you want to play the tutorial or not, just like the game asks you what difficulty you want to play on.
What do you think about this idea? If this was posted on a faulty forum thread, don’t be afraid to move it to the correct place.