First off, l’m a huge fan of the Borderlands series and really wish and hope, that Borderlands 3 will become the best one in the series yet. And these suggestions are probably too late for any of the developers to notice (If they read these) since it was announced that they would be starting the developing of Borderlands 3 a while ago.
Also, remember these are just my ideas and opinions, so if you don’t agree with something you don’t need to be an ### about it
Anyhow, lets get to it
Things to improve / fix:
- Fast Travel
It would be great to have a way to teleport back to the nearest Fast Travel Station. In Borderlands 2, I remember in a side quest I had to go back to a certain area and fight my way trough all the enemies again, and once i was done with the quest objective, I actually had to walk ALL the way back trough this long area, just to reach the nearest Fast Travel Station so i could complete the quest. It was just unnecessary time waste.
- Loot System
Now, this has been addressed by many and I’m still going to address it here too. Borderlands might have a bazillion guns, but the truth is, that like 80% of them are totally useless (not an factual %). This really has made opening chests not exciting. I could understand best end game loot coming from the big bosses, but If the loot in the chests is pretty bad already during my first play through, its a problem for me. Now, I’m not going into detail how to fix this, but I think Borderlands 3 could do what Blizzard did with Diablo 3’s loot system. Just scrap the unnecessary loot, for the most part. The Grinder in Pre-sequel was a nice step forward though.
- More Involved Player Characters
I would like our characters to interact more with the story NPC’s. I mean, our characters do have an personality, at least what we’ve heard from the audio logs, its sad not to see that in game. I would like more small cutscenes when for example accepting a quest, where our character and the quest giver would chat a bit etc. Basically, just talk and interact more with NPC’s is what I’m sayin.
- Better Balancing
This has also been complained by some. Now, most of the time I’ve been fine with the balancing, but biggest issue must be the boss battles, when in Solo at least. I understand that bosses must be hard and hell, i love Dark Souls to death. But the boss battles in solo kinda feel a little unfair at times. In solo, having a AI mate could be something to improve this maybe, but I don’t know. As I said, this hasn’t been a big issue for me, but I do think it could use some improving.
- More Customization
Now, I’m not really one for the Character Creation. I really like having a premade character by Gearbox who has his/her own personality and story. To me making your own character from scratch would be bad idea. But of course this is an opinion. I do however want more customization. More heads and more skins. And maybe this time, skins could be more than just colors? Maybe new outfits? And have more of these than in previous games, so everyone can really find one they like. Also, I’m a little on edge with this idea but what the heck I’m just gonna throw this around… Gun Transmog?
- More Living World
What i basically mean, is that I would love to have more friendly npc’s scattered around the world. Maybe have little friendly towns here and there instead of having just one big one where basically everyone is. Also, I would like more characters to come out to the world and do stuff. In previous games, everyone just pretty much stands in their own spot and talks to you over the radio. Would like them to show up in places more. Also, since we probably aren’t going to mainly focus on Pandora, could we have even more varied zones? And little less of those bandit towns we have seen so much in BL1 and BL2. Also a little less bandits in general, I personally am getting a little tired of them. More cool creatures yay!
- Tales from the Borderlands Cameos?
I REALLY loved TFTB and especially the characters. Would love to see them make an appearance in Borderlands 3 in some way.
Also, let me play as Gaige in Borderlands 3 please!!
End of the list, yay. Sorry for any mispells in there, english ain’t my first language.
I hope we can have a nice conversation about these. And I would love to hear some of your ideas too