One caveat though…
Many…MANY of the really hard to get weapons and equipment were absolutely plentiful during the great “Loot Hunt.”
Teeth of Terramorphous
Even Grog Nozzles flowed like water…I put nine of them at 72 and OP8 in a special mule because I KNEW it was a mission only gun and would come in VERY handy later. Even if just to trade or give to friends in need.
Then much later… there was the day that an individual accused me of “cheating” because my Grog was not a mission only gun.
The fella knew nothing about the loot Hunt. I explained but he didn’t believe me and dropped out of my game.
No big deal…but the point is please be careful about blanket statements about things like most Cobras being non-legit.
The Loot Hunt is long over…and yet the chances are still very high that a lot of those old time players like me who still love this game…have bucketful’s of totally legitimate loot that is now “really hard to get.”
I’m no saint…I am sure there are constructed pieces of gear in my collection that I traded for trustingly. I was naïve enough to trade eight…yes 8…hard won legendaries to a person who SWORE his level 50 Cobra was totally legit.
I’m sure the fella laughed all night after the trade but I’m not even sure why he needed my eight legendaries if he had the ability to construct whatever he wanted.
Oh well…I do know that I later wised up and realized the weapon was just too perfect to be true.
But I still used the hell out of it and at level 50 in TVHM on an Explosive Axton…it was the ONLY time in this game as a Commando I totally enjoyed using a sniper.
Oh and I see absolutely NO PROBLEM with smart guys constructing weapons and equipment to test…then sharing the results. It’s how we learned thngs about this great game…hell, how we are STILL learning about this great game. I personally would not want to use that equipment in a game as it just doesn’t seem “sporting” and where’s the fun and challenge in that??