I say this as a huge fan of not just Borderlands 3, but the whole Borderlands series: Some of the quality of life problems in BL3 are holding this game back from its full potential.
I’ll offer one simple example: I have 380 items in my bank, I would estimate that a quarter to a third of those items are outdated in some way. Thing is, the sorting in the bank is so poor that what could be simple in other games is confoundingly difficulty in BL3. I have to sort through each item, some of them visually identical, others literally identical, looking for the single line of text or number that makes a weapon either viable or vendor trash. Meanwhile, a simple search or filter function could make a half hour ordeal into a five minute job.
There are so many little problems like that, irritations that are holding the game back.
“Do I really want to change my spec? Changing my spec means finding a whole new set of items, which could take twenty minutes, dumping all my old items into the bank, and digging them back up if I want to change my spec back.”
The community has hundreds of suggestions to fix “minor” problems with the game, hell, I have hundreds of suggestions to fix “minor” problems.
In previous Borderlands games these problems weren’t so significant. Looking through a hundred pieces of gear is, as one might suspect, substantially easier than sorting through 400 items.
Please, I’m urging you here, a comprehensive optimization, bug fix, and quality of life patch could be as good for this game as adding an extra talent tree, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that.
Note: I only spoke about inventory management, but there are so many other things out there that are important, reducing the glare and the fog of war, letting us save talent and gear loadouts, banking from the field, selling from the bank, balance… I picked inventory management because I’m dreading cleaning my bank right at the moment, but there’s plenty more that users could talk about.