I completely agree; I consider TPS to be a better game than BL2. Too bad there’s less content…
Vinterbris, welcome to Elpis! Timothy and Athena are both excellent choices.
Following up on farsight37’s tips, this game actually does have an economy. The items of the day are good, but you may have trouble affording them if you work the grinder a lot. Every legendary I’ve seen has cost more money than I had; on the other hand I’ve gotten a couple of legendaries from the grinder so it balances out.
Stingray jumps - it helps to aim up a bit when you boost. This also applies to your personal Oz kit. At first I thought TPS had the double-jump mechanic I’ve seen in other games (Wildstar most recently), but Oz kit boosts are directional so boosting slightly upwards can be useful in places.
Another interesting difference between TPS and BL2 is that the game saves your progress a bit better. For example if you’re trying the “I Can Do This Alone” map challenge, if you’re going to fail it you can quit and restart and the half of the map between the spawn point and the start of the challenge will be empty so you don’t need to fight through the same enemies over and over again.
You mean RedBelly, right? I never had any trouble with Deadlift, but killing RedBelly without dying is very difficult, and I have never done so without going into FFYL.