I was going to make a poll but apparently I’m an idiot and can’t figure out where the poll option is on this forum. Oh well…
Anyway…I’m curious how many people utilize the goliath mechanic either as a gameplay strategy or for the loot bonus (or both) or do you just mow them down and ignore the mechanic entirely?
In B2 I used to utilize this for the added loot but also it’s great for strategy because it’s like having a powerful temporary pet that clears out mobs for you then becomes a loot pinata at the end. I would just knock off the helmet and then run around looting stuff to replenish my ammo and health while the goliath did his thing. I always found this to be an amusing supplement to the gameplay.
However, in B3 the goliath mechanic seems underdeveloped or maybe not functioning properly. The loot I have seen from the God-liath varients in B3 has been pathetic. I don’t know if it’s my bad luck or something that changed but I would expect a God-liath in TVHM with mayhem modifiers to drop pretty good loot at least sometimes but I haven’t seen it.
It also seems the pathing is worse or something as they seem to have a really hard time killing other mobs because they are always running in an obscure, unnatural path that make it painful to watch or wait for them to kill things. Overall, the mechanic just feels very weak and not functioning as well as it did in B2 leading me to just kill them most of the time. Curious what are others thoughts on it?
edit I also wanted to point out that I always found it hilarious how their speech changes when you knock off their helmets. It’s one of the things I continuously found amusing and enjoy listening to them.