Hot fix or not as it seems to me

Well I for one would very much like the so called hot fix for drop rates to be REMOVED.
I’ve been farming for unkempt herald, sham shield, legendary class mods from tubbys, and legendary anything from the so called legendary loot migits over the last month and guess what as usual in this game not a thing, killed 37 tubbys in uvhm no legendary mods or weapons, killed the bunker 250 times no bitch or sham, killed savage lee 300 times and yes I have has a unkempt herald but no double penatrating and as for the loot migits well how many relics can they drop before they drop a legendary seems rather too many for my liking.
Come on gearbox get your act together and sort these drop rates out once and for all, after all in uvhm what the use of a purple, blue, GREEN, WHITE weapons against ultimate bad ass apponents ? ? ? .
On my first run through the game in uvhm about 3 months ago getting the above mentioned was no where near as difficult so please sort this out please pretty please on my knees begging !

The drop rate increase is a hotfix that requires you to be online in order to be applied. It is not the same thing as a patch which is applied once. I don’t know what system you play Borderlands 2 on, so cannot really speculate further. However, it is at least possible that (for whatever reason) you are not getting the hotfix when you play Borderlands 2. The hotfix increased the drop rate for Legendary items from 1:30 to 1:10. That doesn’t, however, mean that if you kill BNK3R 10 times that you will get a Legendary item. It just means that you have a 10% chance each time you kill BNK3R to get an item from his loot pool. Also, many boss types have a fairly large loot pool and BNK3R is one of those bosses. So, even if you do get something it may not be the exact something you were hoping for. For example, Savage Lee may drop 1 or more Unkempt Harold pistols while you farm him, but just not the DPUH you were hoping for. I am guessing you either don’t have the Mr. Torgue DLC or haven’t progressed much, since it would be easier to farm the Torgue Vending machines for an Unkempt Harold using Torgue Tokens. And as for Blue weapons not being useful in UVHM against UBA opponents, the Sand Hawk and Pimpernel are both arguably best in their class and they are both Blue rarity items that are quest rewards no less.


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I’m playing on PS3 and yes I’m logged in to the PlayStation network at all times so the “hot fix” should be active, but as I said 3 months ago with my siren the level 60ish I got a reasonable amount of drops and farming bosses got results in 2 hours.
Now with my current mechromancer I’m not getting anything, eg farming the bunker for 3 nights 2 hours per night and not even a bitch
So the “hot fix” seems to me has made things worse not better

Since the hotfix went into effect, I’ve actually had better luck getting the Unkempt Harold from Savage Lee. Granted, they weren’t all double penetrating, but some of them were just as effective at destroying things! If you killed Lee 300 times and got no UHs at all (or at best one or two), I’d say there was something very wrong. In fact, I’d suggest that @Poisd2Strike was probably right that for some reason you weren’t getting the hotfix at all. What system are you on?

yo i feel you too ive been doing the same farming tech too on the loot midgets and nothing comes no legendary items or pearls

I eat humble pie yes the sand hawk is a very good blue weapon and arguably the best smug in the game, but can anyone actually defend WHITE or GREEN in uvhm ?
That’s like trying to wash a jumbo with a car sponge !

When you are first starting Borderlands 2, you should see a message about “Checking for updates and downloading updates” or something to that effect. Perhaps the most efficient way to test your drops would be to farm Knuckle Dragger in UVHM. He is ridiculously easy to kill and drops the Hornet (Corrosive) fairly frequently. I would recommend spending some time farming Knuckle Dragger, as both your Siren and Mecromancer, just to see what the results are. If you don’t get at least a few Hornet (Corrosive) Pistols after a few hours, then I would say that for whatever reason you are not actually receiving the hotfix even though you are connected to PSN and online. Also, the best method to farm Knuckle Dragger is to kill him, go thru to the next area then immediately turn back and go to the little room you were just in, save and quit. Reload from that point and Knuckle Dragger will be just outside the little room and to the right. Kill him, rinse and repeat. Since Knuckle Dragger is a joke of a boss, you will spend more time loading and saving and checking if he dropped the Hornet (Corrosive) then you will actually fighting him. He will always at least drop a WHITE rarity pistol. However, he can also drop the Hornet (Corrosive) in addition to that.

Unfortunately, you still find WHITE and GREEN items even at OP8.


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It’s all about luck, man
Try farming some red chests, particularly the ones in the Headhunter Packs


I have had I think every variation of the unkempt except the dp
I do have all the dlc’s but at lol 60 trying to get enough torque tokens to do the venders is difficult when I can’t get any decent weapons or shields
All I have is lol 50 legendary equipment inherited from my siren eg sham,do unkempt,hornet,

I’ve tried farming all sorts from chests, bunker, savage lee, King mong, loot migits,tubbys in frost burn the dust and caustic caverns.
It seems that no matter where I farm I’m just getting the usual spam weapons with the occasional decent blue and as I said what is the point in anything less in uvhm ?
Total hours farming over last week including today’s 7 hours is a sickening 19 hours without a single drop
Seems the hot fix has actually made things worse for me and is very frustrating when the only gear you can get struggles to kill anything above normal minions, I was thinking of trying bigger bosses but the way I’m struggling to kill the minor bosses make me think I’ll be down and out more than killing anything bigger.

You said yourself you have every version of the UH except the DP. Any of those should be completely fine for farming Torgue Tokens in the bar room brawl mission regardless of what character you are using. Farming Torgue tokens is one of the easiest things to do in the entire game.

There are PLENTY other alternatives you could use to farm the bar room. They don’t even have to be legendary guns, it’s just normal mobs all bunched close together you should really have no trouble.

Look at some of the guides on this board for what character you are using and the best gear for that character. There are tons of easy farms in this game that give you really good gear.

You seem to be going about farming in one of the absolute least practical ways ever.

It’s not the farming the minor bosses that’s the problem its progressing through uvhm , I am now lvl 61 and spend most of my time resporning because as soon as I get a badass I can’t kill them with my current weapons.
It’s no fun keep dying and struggling to complete the story missions in uvhm without decent legendary equipment, anyway it’s more about the amount of farming you need to do to get any legendary equipment compared to my last run through the game eg: siren op8 v bunker after a sham took 23 attempts which was at the end of July,but this week lvl 56-61 mechromancer 3 nights on the trot 2 hours each night constant farming which averages around 50 runs per night and nothing not even a bitch smg, and this seems to be the norm at the moment even with a “hot fix”
I really wanted to get my mechromancer to op8 and do some serious raid boss farming as she is supposed to be a lot better than the siren at op8 doing this.

I tried knuckle dragged and though it to about 20 goes I got the hornet !! Wow a legendary yipeeeeeeeeee

Oh and one thing is it possible to get a none elemental flying sand hawk at op8 ?

For most characters and builds, the Hornet (Corrosive) pistol is the best Corrosive pistol to use. Gaige is probably better off with a Redundant Fibber (Corrosive) with the ricochet barrel. But at least you were able to farm Knuckle Dragger and get the Hornet (Corrosive) pistol to drop. And it should not have taken very long to kill him 20 times. IIRC, I can get about 12 - 15 kills per hour taking into account loading, saving killing him and searching for the drop. FYI, the Hornet (Corrosive) pistol is typically the only Corrosive weapon I actively equip, even at OP8 while playing as Maya.

Yes, it is possible to get a Non-elemental Sand Hawk. However, unless you are playing as Axton and focused on boosting NE damage you are better off farming for a Flying Sand Hawk in any element except Slag. For a NE Dahl SMG, I would recommend farming the Lascaux.


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If you’re unable to take down badasses at level 61 without a DPUH, you may want to check your build. I’d suggest posting it by using the BL2 skills calculator (http://bl2skills.com/) to reproduce it, then copy/paste the url and post in the appropriate character section. Being stuck around level 56 is normal (my Kreig is struggling through that right now) but, at 61, you should have enough skill points that you don’t need ultimate legendary gear just to get past badasses.

Here is my build http://bl2skills.com/mechromancer.html#555150150551350000000000415000110000 now at 63 plus with class mod I have 7/4 in smaller lighter faster, 8/5 in better half , 8/5 I cooking up trouble. I followed Admiral baroo build of utube

I am by no means a Gaige expert, but the build looks to be okay. Also, I would try farming for the Legendary Mecromancer COM for Gaige either from LLMs or the Loot Train in UVHM. The Class mods you get from the Loot Train are at least somewhat skewed towards the character you are playing. If you manage to get a Legendary Mecromancer, I would take the 5 points in Made of Sterner Stuff and put them in Strength of Five Gorillas. I would be more concerned about your gear, specifically making sure it is “at level” and at least Blue or Purple rarity. With a few exceptions, you shouldn’t really be using gear that is more than 5 levels or so below the levels of the enemies you are facing. Even if you have to redeem Shift codes for Golden Keys to open the Golden Chest in Sanctuary, at least you would get (mostly) Purple items at your current level. Most of the time you will get two items from the Golden Chest in Sanctuary. You will only get 1 item, if the item happens to be a Rocket Launcher.


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Ok just for experiments sake I’ve tried the bunker with my op8 siren at lvl 72 so it’s easy and fast to kill the bunker and guess what run 7 corperate bitch, run 23 sham shield 84% plus a legendary class mod out of the chest. Now I’m totally confused !
Is it a character problem with the mechromancer or a messed up game save ?

It is just RNG being RNG. Two Boss drops from BNK3R in 23 runs sounds about right, given that the hotfix made the drops 1:10 instead of 1:30. Any Heads or Skins also count as Boss drops, since they occupy the same loot pool as the Sham shield and Bitch SMG. The Legendary Class Mod out of the chest was just a bonus. The only real concern would be if you are attempting to farm for Class mods for the Mecromancer, while playing as your Siren since Class mods are at least somewhat skewed towards the character you are playing.


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