I had ideas about how I thought Battleborn would be prior to release and now I have ideas on what I would of liked to of seen. Don’t get me wrong, I love Battleborn as is, But who doesn’t like to fantasize of their own rendition. PvP, I can’t really think of major changes to it other than new modes.
PvE: We now have 30 Characters with 10 levels each. I do enjoy the PvE, but would of preferred a more open world feel to it. Have Nova be the “town” where you can choose different planets and where to land on the planet. Like at the end of a few missions, Nova would have the back of the ship open, but you could actually go in. Have a firing range. Have the store where you could purchase Loot packs with credits and skins and taunts with Platinum. Have a fast travel system of the planets mapped out, choose a planet, and then choose a landing zone. Have a Gear area where you can change your gear load outs. A barracks where you could switch which Battleborn your playing as.
Character levels remain, but only give the Helix bonuses instead of the usual leveling bonuses. You’d still have Commander Ranks. CR would give you Health, Attack, Shield, loot packs, and whatever else bonuses. So your CR would effect all of the Battleborn. At Level 10 you could prestige and earn the usual loot packs, mutations, skins, and taunts and then experiment choosing different options. Then you could get all of your Battleborn at level 10 configured how you like and play through an open world story, while swapping along the way to best fit the mission at hand.
Gear might have to change as a temporary boost. Purchase at the same cost of shards, but instead they last 10 minutes or whatever is appropriate.
Lore challenges are awesome, so keep those as is.
I guess my biggest struggle is that PvE co op is my favorite part, but I’m not the biggest fan of jumping into the missions from a Story menu. It feels empty to me. If I could just be controlling a character in the ship, and then go up to a map and choose missions, like you do from the main menu, from there then I’d feel a little more to it. You could have your party in the ship together, a place to hang out and goof off a little, then choose your mission.
There’s a lot of alternative ideas I’ve heard. I don’t expect any of this to be used and I’m not complaining about how it is now. It’s just fun to imagine. Does anybody else have fun things that they wish were a part of Battleborn? Gameplay changes, modes, etc? I know there are threads similar to this, but I haven’t seen any recent ones.