For anyone new to Borderlands or maybe with a selective memory, here is a Snap shot of the General Discussion section of the Forums on October 6th, 2012 at 18:12:18. That’s 6:12 pm for anyone that doesn’t use a 24 hour clock. That’s 18 days after release.
It doesn’t take long to see that many of these thread are talking about balance issues, people upset about nerfs, and people saying the game is dead or dying. This was constant for the first few months of BL2 release. A game that was later released as the “Handsome Collection with all DLC” for next gen consoles because everyone loved it so much. A game that was constantly compared to every looting game that followed. It became the “Gold Standard,” if you will, for many reviewers and viewers a like. Destiny, Diablo 3, Division, Anthem, etc. all were compared to BL2 and not nearly as liked or enjoyed with the amounts of replay value BL2 had.
BL3, much like BL2, was released with base game; No DLCs, a level 50 cap, and four vault hunters. There was a season pass and I can also remember how the forums were filled with people demanding their money back because quote, “With a game this boring being nerfed, why should I have a season pass. DLC won’t save this game.” I think we all know how that ended.
So whether you are new to the Borderlands franchise or a veteran player with selective memory. Please know that we’ve all seen and been though this before. People will quit, new people will join, old players may return. But this game isn’t dying. A new DLC is right around the corner and the developers are adding plenty of stuff for the future.
You also need to know that when implementing changes there is a limited staff. I don’t know how many are on that staff, but I know there are different teams for different things. They communicate when they can, but anyone who works for a large company can tell you communication is never 100%. And I sure 2k might have budgetary constraints on team staffing.
They are working on it, be patient. If you can’t wait and absolutely hate the game then take a break, come back later or just keep up with the weekly updates. They already are doing more updates and communicating with the community than past titles.
But please, please, please… Don’t start making new posts all the time about how the “Game is dying” or people are “dropping it like flies” it bring nothing constructive, it’s “Old Hat” and is no different than any other game. COD just came out with a new game. Millions are playing it, by next month, millions will quit. It’s just how it is.