It is a sad day for me. I must say goodbye to my favorite BL3 character FL4K since it was decided that a single skill that was good at all must be nerfed to oblivion. Obviously I am talking about Leave no Trace. A skill that you can start investing in at level 2. It was just too good. A mid tier boss was roasted in seconds because people actually thought out how to make a glass cannon build. Today I had a critical choice. Finish my first full playthrough of the game with my favorite character, or start from scratch with any other Vault hunter (seriouly I have not seen the ending and I have 100+ hours on my first playthrough, mostly because I want to finish the Slaughter quests). I tried to persevere with FL4K. I was not even using the apparently “broken” Fade Away crit build. But even my very basic “Jakobs revolver” build must be destroyed because somebody said FL4K was the best BL3 vault hunter because of his DPS against the current loot farm. As if it was an E-sports event. Yes I am salty. I am saying my farwells to FL4K because I literally have more fun playing a LVL 5 Zane than I do the LVL 50 FL4k that I spent 4 golden keys on, without even finishing the first play-through.
Too often I have seen what happens with a nerf like this. The developer never admits that they went way too far. And so they slowly reintroduce minor buffs to the charactor and after over a year they get back to what they was supposed to be. FL4K was not too strong. The other characters were too weak.