When I first got the game, I did it solo…then I took my Gaige out into the world a few times, and had some okay experiences. One time, a rando just gifted me a level 30 legendary Catalyst and Shockochet Fibber. I of course later learned the truth about those items. But it was still really cool that someone just said “here, baby Gaige, have these toys”. I’ve been a Catalyst ever since.
Then you occasionally opened my game to others. Someone told me to try the community patch. And I did. Then some random person came into my game while I was anarchy farming the sorcerer, and he wouldn’t stop talking about adult content mods in Skyrim. So. I closed my connection and just decided to play solo but with a lot of random mods to just get the most out of playing alone.
But then I made a really cool friend on here, and I play vanilla with them because having someone to share this with makes it feel like you’re actually doing the things. I really am a ridiculously over confident mad woman with a chaos streak bent on just running in and wrecking stuff. Because someone else can see me do this. And react.
I came flying off the hill in Sawtooth Cauldron chucking electric chairs in all directions and my friend was just like “omg what is happening”. It was glorious