So after looking at the list of challenges left, I decided to work on Crouch Potato, at least up until level 3. But you know, this got me wondering about several things.
Why does this challenge even exist (aside from the clever name)? In a game all about being airborne you toss in a challenge where you’re not only supposed to stay on the ground, but be crouched? And yes, I know this challenge existed in BL2.
However, this got me to thinking. I think most of us can agree that assault rifles kind of got the shaft, if only for that poor critical hit modifier. But, what if assault rifles gained something like bonus accuracy while being crouched? Would be neat ey.
Holy crap Gearbox, after actually being able to prestige once, did you even look at how ridiculous some of those challenges were? I know, being able to prestige is not supposed to be easy, but there was more than a handful of challenges that outright baffled me.
Kill 5,000 enemies with a sniper rifle. You mean weapons that don’t typically have high rates of fire, and tend to rely on critical hits? Look at the challenge for the other weapons, most of em stop at 2,000 enemies.
Assault rifles got the shaft again with the challenges. Tier 1 for second winds with the varying weapons usually only requires 2 kills. Assault rifles takes 5 (and I think pistols took 5 too but pistols are easier).
Shuggaraths. An enemy that only exists in 1 area in the whole game. And you want me to kill it 750 times? If I remember correctly, about 12-15 Shuggaraths will spawn in Triton Flats. And that’s assuming you comb over the entire map. I feel 500 would have been a lot more reasonable. Also, look at the Not So Tough Now challenge. Tier 5 is to kill 300. And guardians spawn in multiple areas, en mass.
Hand of God. The rocket launcher challenge to get so many kills from long range. Granted, certain types of launchers would be better for this, but once again to see just how insane this challenge is, look at Tier 1. 25 kills, with a weapon who’s ammunition really isn’t worth paying for. And that’s assuming you actually CAN hit what you’re aiming for at long distance.
I Can Do This Alone. Has anyone gotten this challenge legitimately? By that I mean you didn’t bring in someone 20 levels (or more) higher to sweep the area for you.
Martial Marshall. This might just be me, since I rarely use melee. But holy crap, unless you’re focused on melee, that is just way too many enemies. Depending on what tier you are on, you could go an entire playthrough and barely have enough to move to the next tier.
I’m sure there’s others I forgot. What do you think about my assault rifle idea? Am I completely nuts on some of these challenges, or did they frustrate you too? And yes, I know you basically get to pick and choose which challenges to do, but it’d be great if there weren’t so many that were that irritating.