I’ve been thinking about going to new worlds in BL3, and I think Gearbox has a Lore challenge ahead for them.
Pandora has been all we know, and Pandora is a company planet, haphazardly ruled by whatever company is exploiting it currently. No known civilian government.
As we branch out to other planets hostile deserts, battle your way across war-torn cityscapes, navigate deadly bayous, and more! we suddenly have a need to know how the Borderlands Universe is organized.
Are all these worlds the same as Pandora? Company run with minimal governance?
Or do some have actual governments, and actual legal systems, which might have a big influence on how a Vault Hunter might be able to act on them. Look at the Elder Scrolls for good examples of governance and consequences of player action.
And is there an overarching galactic (or allegiance, federation, whatever) council that oversees the worlds, and potentially travel and interaction between them?
Obviously Borderlands is not a 1,000 page science fiction novel that can explore all the nuances of this.
But leaving Pandora does put an obligation (which I’m sure they understand) on the writers to create a framework for operations between the world, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they do on the Lore.
I’m very comfortable with this not necessarily all being in-game, since that would be a lot of exposition while I’m trying to shoot things. Additional informational pages on the web site or wherever would be fine.
For getting fully immersed in the multi-world game I do need some context to understand my Vault Hunting place in the universe.