I’m feeling general frustration with this game and just want to vent for a minute, give or take 30. Sorry if I offend anyone…
I am a Pre-Order player and started playing on 9/13. My first play through was couch co-op on Xbox One as Amara and I think it went pretty well. My only point of frustration with that was that we were trying to enjoy the content and story line, so we missed out on most of the Borderlands Anniversary Celebration event content because we were still very low level at the time and not that far into the game. Some people have to work, Lol. After we completed the first play through we were about level 45 and it didn’t take long into TVHM before we reached level 50 and started farming bosses on M1 for better gear. I kept finding lots of gear for other characters so I decided I wanted to do a solo run as Moze.
A few weeks ago I completed my second play through (first solo play) as Moze and was about level 43 or 44 when I completed the game. I started TVHM and within a few mission completions I was at level 50. I don’t even think I made it to Sanctuary III before it happened, but if I did it certainly didn’t take long after that. I’ve since geared that character pretty well and I’m running a few bosses on M3 solo without any issues.
Then I started another play through as FL4K playing couch co-op. When we completed the first play through we were around level 37 or 38. I figured this was because we ran past some content to speed up the process of getting to TVHM so we could level faster. However, we’ve just completed beating Traunt in TVHM with M3 turned on and are still at level 43. Did we get a big XP NERF in there somewhere?
Note: I stopped and beat Chupacabratch quite a few times on M3 and now my FL4K is at level 45, but leveling feels extremely slow now. At this rate it might be 2021 before I get a Zane to level 50!
Other points of frustration:
The text is still extremely difficult to read, which has been an issue since day 1.
Menus and things are still extremely sluggish on the Xbox One and almost every time we load into a new area and start moving the whole thing freezes up for a few seconds. We also have to wait for what seems like an eternity for maps and other things to show up as well as getting access to the maps menu to see what Mayhem modifiers are in play. Either player opening a menu makes the other players game go wonky and can cause bad things to happen (getting shot without being able to move or react, falling off of ledges, failure to accept inputs when marking favorites or junk, etc).
Note: I shut my Xbox One completely down (Maximum power saving mode) between every play session. I also force clear the cache just about every day to make sure I’m not experiencing any cache related issues.
- I’m experiencing issues with getting into Iron Bear way too often. Sometimes I smash the left bumper and nothing happens while other times I get a notification there’s not enough room. Seriously, not enough room because I’m on steps? Now I understand Claptrap’s frustration! ROFL! Please add a patch at some point to allow Moze to enter Iron Bear no matter what. There shouldn’t be a limit on when this action skill works. When triggered, Iron Bear should spawn at the closest acceptable location and you should enter it the first time without issue.
TL;DR – Did the game get an XP nerf? If so, why, and how about fixing the issues and stop nerfing the fun out of it.
And a very BIG “Thank You” to Gearbox for all of their hard work on this game. I’m trying to be patient and hopeful at the same time. Gamers just want to have fun!