Been playing since Pre-Order and release and BL3 has been one heck of a roller-coaster ride. It has had ups, downs, and accelerated sideways turns. I typically touch on some topics in a more direct approach but I feel like an analysis of the overall picture is more inline for a good and hopeful eventual direction.
The release of Mayhem brought us some good things, some bad things, and a whole world full of unbalance after the devs worked so hard to get endgame balance done.
10 levels of Mayhem is overkill, seriously. It has been posted in other posts, we really dont need this much “Mayhem”.
A perfect balance would have been up to Mayhem 5. Go back to Mayehm 1.0, add the new Mayhem 2.0 modifiers and change outlook like this:
M2: Easy / Medium
M3: Easy / Medium / Hard
M4: Easy / Medium / Hard / Very Hard
M5: Medium / Hard / Very Hard / Hardcore (2x projectile or Rogue-Lite)
Let us pick our modifiers as M5 Hardcore is enough to make it a challenge with either not dying or take extra damage.
Keep the M4 exclusive weapons and let them drop from M4 and M5. If we want to farm lite, we can pop on M4, for those of us who want a challenge or 100% anoint drop rate can go up to M5.
Anointed drop rates are as followed:
M1: 10% loot anointed
M2: 30% loot anointed
M3: 50% loot anointed
M4: 70% loot anointed
M5: 100% loot anointed
DO NOT SCALE WEAPONS TO MAYHEM LEVELS!!!
Like seriously, all you do is make the higher Mayhem levels easier anyway. You also separate people who do not wish to play higher Mayhems with you and you can’t even join their game without killing everything. Worst decision ever.
Added by popular request as well:
Enable/Disable Modifiers :Forfeiting the Modifiers in lieu of more HP and increased spawn for a challenging vanilla experience.
Scale all weapons back to original level 57 form and adjust the new Mayhem set of HP on mobs to pre M2.0 and add additional HP to M5.
This is one of the only things I can see saving the balance we had for action skills, weapons, fun, and challenge.
Just a simple poll to see who else feels the same: