My brother and I have put over 300 hours into BL2 since launch. We never found the game very difficult prior to UVHM, and difficulty just ramped from there.
However, we just came back to the game for the first time since May last year (prior to the most recent patch the game got) and we’ve been running new characters and things just don’t feel right. Playing the same characters and same builds as last time we are getting demolished in TVHM. We’re equal level to the enemies and we’re still in the first quarter of TVHM and we are dying more than we used to in OP6 difficulty the last time we played. Shields and health getting shredded off in 1 hit, things like that.
We don’t seem to be playing notable worse than we used to, we both got back into the feel of the game very quickly but it just feels way harder than the last time we played.