Then I wish you well in Round 15 and beyond. I look forward to the vid Seriously, I don't mind "hard" but, in the context of an Underdome arena, that was outrageous! I'm a pretty ordinary player but my partner, cyody, still holds the Gearbox forums' record for the fastest Crawmerax kill . Even he agreed this was the toughest bit of Borderlands he'd ever played.
We haven't loaded your guns, yet (no pun intended ). However, if they are in the bounds of "normal", I'm not sure how much better they could be. We have been playing BL, and its mods, for a long time and we were using the best in every class. I was using Dopefiend's Heartbreaker, which I rate as one of the most powerful weapons a Firefly could wield, and that wasn't doing significant damage. Did you have a particular gun of yours in mind?
There is also the issue of the audience Dopefiend is addressing. The 5-rounders could be tackled by anyone with ordinary gear. I was pleased to have good gear for 20 rounds in The Bog and Danger Canyon but the difficulty was much like the original Underdome. Does Dopefiend want players to have to farm specific guns to succeed in his arenas?
The problem was the amount of health the badasses had. We could cope with the damage they were handing out. We could cope with the numbers. It was perfectly reasonable that it would take two guns to bring them down. It's co-op after all. It was the length of time, and amount of ammo, it took.
If you spawned fewer in the later rounds, I suppose it would be a solution. However, that would be a shame because we really enjoyed the number being thrown at us until the badasses got completely out of hand.
That said, I suspect it's going to be a minority who play all 20 rounds. Please don't do anything that changes the challenge of the 5 round arena, that most will play, just for the few.