Gear Farming And You (Us)


Why do you (we) do it?

Why do we farm?

Why do we hoard?

Why do we gather shinies that we are only going to rarely (if ever) use?

Why do we spend days / weeks / months / years doing almost painfully & tediously repetitive things in games like Borderlands and their brethren?

Tell me (us) your (our) reasons.

Let’s help each other understand our shared affliction!

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(odiscordia) #2


(Astro_80) #3

Why do I do it?

To gear up, obviously. Sure, I collect too, but that isn’t my main reason.

Why do I spend days/weeks/months/years doing it?

Because Pearls have such a low drop rate that whenever one appears it’s like, “Alright, crack open the champagne! YES!” Kinda thing.

(Maliwan Specialist) #4

The reason why I farm or why I still play this game. The gear is unique enough that I set up my gear in various ways and the set ups are completely different. I can use any gun and be effective in any area. Some set ups are more difficult then others but just as fun. Friends can hop in and out and we can shoot ■■■■ while “shooting the ■■■■.” The difficulty whether I am by myself or with others just feels just right.

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(Elemental Scientist) #5

I’m not much of a farmer, nor a collector. When I do, it’s with the hope of finding some specific piece of gear, like a better Pestilent Defiler. (I’m level 68 and my PD is level 31 and it’s starting to get a bit weak against level 70 Lance…)

I’ve gone shopping at the Armory and have found nothing worth picking up. I ignored a Draco last night - and I think it’s the first time I’ve ever seen one - since my Mord uses only pistols. Same with one of those Pearl Ironclad shields. I see a colored beam when opening a chest and get excited until I see that it’s not a revolver. And then I ignore it and move on…

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Thanks for the thoughtful replies, guys!