Hello Gearbox developers, if any choose to read this.
These are 2 cents from an old gamer, been playin’ games my whole life.
Borderlands is among my all-time favorites, I had more fun with BL2 than I did with say, Fallout 4. Which is saying a lot considering the efforts invested there.
I was just hoping that you guys noticed, or took account, when trainers and cheats became abundant in Borderlands 2 for the PC version, the online player base dwindled so rapidly that one could hardly find other people to play with.
Games like Counterstrike invest in a surveillance and bans for players who abuse the implemented game-designs (wall hacks, aimbots, etc.), do any of you believe the pay-off of having something like this would monetarily beneficial in the long run, through maintenance of the online player-base (which then incentivizes other players to join)?
Or will the next Borderlands be another, easily cheated game, which deflates the player-base and devaluates all things earned? Will players who want a balanced and fair co-op game be forced to move to other gaming platforms like XBOX/PS4? My opinion on the matter is pretty obvious. But business is business, so I know gearbox will likely make the choice that provides them with the most income, like virtually every corporation.
P.S. @Gearbox allowing 2K Australia take the lead on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, may have hurt your # of follows more than you will know. A lot of people just don’t look back, they treat game titles like a relationship. People catch on to the obvious money-grabs; and how depressing for the series, or the name of the company? You want money, raise the price of the games, don’t produce trash and destroy a legacy. Some CEO should be trash-canned, or whoever made that decision. Hire American voice-actors, for God’s sake, and if the company is losing its sense of humor with aggressive capitalism, hire some comedians. Half-assing this next Borderlands means the end of this game for me - for many, you guys already drove the knife in with the Pre-Sequel. It was bad enough to where I will thoroughly read reviews of your future games before ever making a blind purchase. Trust level = decreased. Bad move.