For the first time in over a month I wanted to play just for that event. There was a couple of very specific guns that I wanted to get, and this was the best chance to get them. So let me tell you how it went.
Gun #1. Quite simple really, I wanted a Molten Resolute or Krovvy Light Show with minimum 9400 X4 damage and either the STNL Active 100% Cryo or the ASA 200% Damage Annointments.
With a 100% drop rate it still took 617 runs and most of my week just to get this one gun.
And that pretty much blew my plans and my desire to play any more of this game for quite a while. Even with a 100% drop rate, to take hundreds of runs spread out over days of playing, doing nothing else but farming the same boss over and over and over again, it’s just not fun. And then when the gun finally did drop, I didn’t have any great feeling of achievement, I was so tired of the farming that I simply no longer wanted to play anymore.
I loved Borderlands 2. Sure, there was farming, but there was a point to the farming. You were looking for gear to play the game with. The problem with Borderlands 3 is it’s nothing more than farming, outside of the farming there’s pretty much nothing to do. Two takedowns, only one of which is fairly good, and that’s pretty much it. A year after release and that’s all there is to do in the game.
If the developers spent half the time developing new content that they’ve wasted on creating Mayhem and then endless rebalancing when nothing works right because of it, this could have been a fantastic game. Instead it’s just a wasted opportunity and a failed promise.
They could have simply ported BL2 over to the new engine and I would be happier with it than I am with this game.