Alright readers of this article, I have a few ideas personally for the new borderlands. I say the new borderlands as we all know one is going to come out, it just hasn't gotten it's ball rolling yet. I will place my ideas and lay them out for you to go over and opinionate on them. Caution! what you are about to read is very long.
Here are some of my ideas:
- Story-line ideas
Now, I know about the new alien from borderlands the pre-sequel, (bps) and how the alien talks of war. In the second game also we learned about the multiple vaults, ( I have a small problem with this as even though there are probably hundreds of vaults, no one has ever really ever seen them except for vault hunters, Intro of borderlands one). I am going to take a step back here and go all the way back to "what is a vault"? My idea, the vaults are an eridian prison system. The eridians long ago were faced with creatures that even with their might, they had a hard time dealing with. Instead of disposing them, they created a vault that could entrap the victims within and seal them away with little casualty on their end. This is where the network of vaults came from. The problem with this though, was that even though the creatures were sealed away, they were still there. If weak civilizations came upon them, the horrors inside the vaults would be unleashed. This is where the role of the eridian protectors come from. They are there to test those who would try and unleash what is within the vault. The eridians early on, realized that they needed to dispose of the vaults, but did not want to send valuable troops to combat them. The eridians came up with a plan to give their technology and power to a small amount of lower life forms in order to combat the creatures within the vault. It was decided that a watcher should present six creatures with eridian power to combat the vaults. These were the first vault hunters called the "sirens". The watcher was to look over the vault hunters and when one siren died present the individual power to a new child. Fast forward into the present, new official vault hunters have shown up and have proven themselves powerful enough to take down a vault. This is where the story can split multiple ways. I have one idea that the eridian council has decided that there are too many vault hunters and they must be eradicated. Some of the eridians are for this as others are against, therefore, the war against vault hunters. Another, is that someone is trying to take over the vault system control center, (kind of like the control center for a prison), and is releasing the creatures within the vaults. This is a war to fight against the creatures getting loose, and stop the enemy unknown from taking over. My last one is that the watcher believes that it might be time for the vault hunters to face against vault enemy #1. The most powerful creature out of all the vaults. This of course, would probably be a last resort as it could leave the franchise stale.
- New and old characters
Characters are a hard thing to balance seeming as too many new characters, and we feel alien to the new game and are unsure of it. Too many old characters, and we feel that the game is old and boring with little to no improvements. I feel that we need to take a new step but add some of the old people. Notice I said some. I am meaning brand spanking new characters, npc and playable characters.
Who I believe should stay:
possibly all current vault hunters, (in small roles)
and claptrap of course
- New character ideas:
Noira (Siren): Noira is from the city of Capraxx. She was babied by her parents because of the visions that she had, and was picked on because of her tattoos. She became fed up with her position and decided enough was enough. She wanted to take on the most dangerous thing out there to prove that she was capable. Lucky for us, she set her eyes on the search for the vault. Her special ability is "phase gate", an oval shaped rift appears in the air that at its base gives Noira a 15% damage boost when shooting or lobbing grenades through. Think of it as a translucent portal from the game "Portal" suspended in the air. The gate can be specked to do all sorts of things. It could split bullets when shot through, apply an element/extra element to whatever gun you could be shooting, could ricochet bullets towards enemies, and best of all, be used by friends. There are more things it could do, but this is my base idea for it. I have no designs as to what she looks like, so I would love your opinions on what she should look like.
#$%^&@ (that is supposed to be alien writing) A.K.A. scarecrow (Outcast): The name could be something different but that is what I have picked for it. Scarecrow was an eridian soldier elite captain, or some other high rank, who was tasked to watch over a vault. He did not want to do nothing but wait around forever and resisted the job appointed to him. The eridian officials did not like this and charged him with desertion. They placed chains on him and threw him onto a planet to be killed. He did not die, but met a researcher who found him and helped him to break his chains, but could not take the cuffs off. The researcher nicknamed him scarecrow because of his thin appearance and taught and showed scarecrow what human life was like. Scarecrow didn't stay long though, he wanted to destroy the very things that makes so many of his kind stand as sentinels for all eternity. He wanted to get rid of the vaults. Scarecrows ability is called "power of the ancients" with this, he gains increased movement speed, shield regeneration and an instantaneous once used overshield. His abilities could be an adaptation of krieg's with some new features to it. Scarecrow could gain spectral arm blades, be able to shoot a mortar, use invisibility, and maybe more. I would like your ideas on it. As for his appearance, in order to try and look a little more normal to humans, scarecrow wears a large ratty trench coat with many pockets on it. Interesting junk that he has found over the years are sticking out of his pockets and he has several pins on his coat. He still has his cuffs on his wrists with the chains hanging down from each one. I am not sure about the head. It will probably be customizable, but should he wear a fedora or a helmet. What would help hem look like he is trying to fit in with the humans?
Zerick (Hunter): Zerick is a hunter from the jungle planet Traubonon. He when he was younger he found a baby black skull panther. He named it kitten and raised it with him and together, they took down many enemies that Zerick added to his trophy room. Kitten was wounded in an attack and zerick pleaded to a loud mouthed, alcoholic, engineer to help him save his beast. The engineer equipped some cybernetics into to the panther and saved it's life. The two of them got back into killing beasts, but soon heard that the greatest beasts to offer were inside of the vaults. The two of them decided that even though they probably couldn't bring the head back, they could at least take selfie with the corpse. The two set out on their quest. Zerick's ability is called "here comes kitten" where Zerick digistructs kitten to run around and attack all the enemies. This can branch out to kitten carrying machine guns, increasing the melee damage, maybe using kittens enhancements to create a shield, and a great capstone idea where you get to ride kitten, and kitten attacks whatever your reticle is pointing at, all while using technology to provide shielding. You could get off and on at will. Maybe you could have an ability called "Sick em" in which, if you place your reticle over an enemy and you press your action skill again, kitten targets that enemy. Zerick looks like maybe someone from the military he has on a shirt with the sleeves cut off, baggy jeans, heavy black boots, and a wide brimmed hat. A bandolier is on his chest, some tattoos on his arms, and a small beard on his face. Now, I can easily swap this for a female character, but thought that this idea was fine.
Holrund (Maniac): Holrund is a guy who likes to prove that he is the best. Time and time again he would fight people who come to challenge him just to see if he was better than him. Sometimes, when people get close, like someone is about to beat him in a shooting contest, he would get notoriously angry and kill the person before he can win. He does this in a brash humor that makes him likable. One day a drunk claimed that he could find and empty out a vault faster than Holrund could. Holrund took this as a challenge and set out to win before his drunken opponent could. Holrund's skill is called "rage quit", Holrund becomes enraged becoming resistant to damage and gaining a small amount of health for each kill. He rage quits while screaming out profanity and hilarious insults towards his enimies. This you can guess that this is the tank build. Generic health regeneration can be placed, a skill that allows for a small damage boost for each time you miss an enemy, increased damage on tediore weapons (reasons later), an ability that makes Holrund punch the ground and cause a nova around him, and more. A capstone that I think would be awesome for him is "I can't take this anymore!!!", in which your reload speed is essentially halved but you can accurately chuck your gun and make it explode for the damage of the entire clip. Every gun would act like a tediore weapon. This only happens when you hold down the reload button. This character I believe, should look a little like Mr. Torque. He definitely needs the most character development and I could use some feedback on it.
That is all that I am posting for right now, I will post the rest later. Once again let me know what you think.