Gearbox Community Badass: Theoldman75

Gearbox Community Badass is a new feature we’re trying out as a way to recognize members of the Gearbox Community for their creative efforts – be they cosplays, artwork, community events, guides, or any other means of letting their Gearbox flag fly! Each week, we’ll spotlight one of our awesome community members and the cool things they’re doing. Anyone is eligible to be a featured community badass, so being a member of the forums isn’t required (although it helps since this is where our badasses will be featured!) Additionally, every featured Badass will receive a “Legendary” forum badge, so it’ll be hard to enjoy your flair without a forum account, right?! Please note that while each week’s Community Badass will be selected by forum staff, nominations are welcome and will be taken into account. If you’d like to nominate someone to be a Gearbox Community Badass, just PM @JoeKGBX with your nomination!

There’s a lot of talk about diversity in the gaming community these days, and we at Gearbox believe we have one of the most diverse communities out there and we’re proud of it! This week’s Gearbox Community Badass, @Theoldman75 furthers that belief by proving that there’s more than enough room on Pandora gamers of every age! At 76 years young, @Theoldman75, aka Glenn Schaeffer, is a forum regular and probably our most mature and stoic community member. He’s a man of few words, but was kind enough to honor us by being our Community Badass this week and answering a few questions for us!

How long have you been playing Borderlands and how did you get started?

I have been playing since about a year after Borderlands came out as it was recommended by a friend.

What is it about Borderlands that has you hooked and coming back for more?

I kept coming back for a couple reasons. 1. It was easier to drive vehicles with a mouse and 2. I enjoyed all the characters and their diverse skill trees.

Who’s your favorite playable character?

Probably Axton, the Commando. I like the duel wielding turret using slag and explosive weapons in Borderlands 2.

If you had a real-life action skill, what would it be? (it doesn’t have to be one in the game, btw)

I would like to have a skill that would read my enemies mind and then blow his head clean off!


How long have you been gaming in general?

I’ve been using a computer since Windows first came out. I got a severance check when the company was bought out and got me a nice gaming computer and was self taught. Can’t subtract to well so you figure the years.

Any funny stories from your time on Pandora?

All been funny especially when a friend keeps dying and he is having to be saved by an old man. We both laugh after completing a really hard mission and discuss how things went.


What are you most looking forward to seeing from Gearbox in the near future?

I am looking forward to “THE NEXT BIG THING” Just keep the vehicles steerable for this left handed, one armed, old man.

Where can everyone find you other then the forums?

I am on facebook:



/Doffs hat.

Respect, sir.

Congratulations!!! Badass indeed!

Sir, my congratulations and my respect for you.

@JoeKGBX my kudos to you bro.

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This pleases me.

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