Hey Gearbox and community,
I haven’t been playing much since about a week or two after the first dlc dropped and I got everything I wanted and tested everything I wanted for my builds and up to date forum posts.
I am coming back tomorrow for the valentines event and to the forums today, again, to complain. ^^
I really love almost everything you said in your love letter and it was much appreciated.
thanks for this, and even more so, THANK YOU for this awesome game!
especailly thankful for the guardian rank toggle making it finally into the game. <3
But with that beeing said, I think a big mistake is made here again, and that the level increase by 3 levels at this time.
and I tell you why, I haven’t read or listen to anyone else yet what they have to say about it, but here are my thoughts about it…
this will absolutly NOT incentivise me to come back to the game for the nearest future, past taking part in the valentines event. instead it will more so scare me away for now! because of three reasons:
A level cap increase should be something special! something you look forward too, something that comes with a huge new content update to experience something new in the game and also feel like progressing again.
by just simply dropping a random update with a level increase feels insignificant and just wants me to to play repetitive content to get all my gear I farmed for 800 hours to farm it again…
so what do we get for the hassel of farming everything again? 3 tiny skill points that will not change ANY build what so ever… lets be real here, in 90% of all cases this will just let me put 5/5 instead of 2/5 in the last to final skill of a tree, or give me another 3/3 I could not take prior… will this gives any significant change to any build? definitly not… so is this all worth farming hundreds of hours again for the best in slot gear?.. no, not right now and not with this small of a benefit.
going for the safe plan again instead of beeing borderlands.
I can absolutly NOT understand why this wasn’t made 54… having the possibility to access a new cap stone would have been a HUGE change and and gives SO MUCH reason to come back again and toy around with SO many new builds, would have brought a lot of fun and would have VASTLY increased my interessed into coming back right now even with nothing else to do. this would have given me 100-200 hours of more play time to test every nook and cranny of all the new possibilitys.
instead you give us a lot of work to achieve almost nothing in terms of diversity or game play changes. and YES this one single skillpoint matters! it changes everything and it almost feels like a tease on purpose. and I can not understand what you could have possibily been scared of.
again I love this game, and I love the community, we all want this game to be the best it can be and lately you have made some GREAT changes finally that made the game what it was suppose to be for the most parts.
but this new thing could become very scary, if you decide to just randomly increase the level cap every half year, this will NOT have the effect of players beeing happy to join back and farm their perfect gear again for hundreds of hours… no, they will think… well all my stuff is invalid now, no point in playing when I can just play again in half a year when the level cap maybe means something for me…
these are my thoughts so far… just increase it to 54 or wait on it, or both.