I’ve been doing a little bit of idea crafting on how to improve things/fix problems in borderlands. let me know your feedback and/or tell us if you have any ideas yourselves.
Problem A: the uselessness of whites and green items(mostly weapons) past the beginning of the games
Problem B: Borderlands 2 and Borderlands TPS relies too much on boss/enemy drops for its legendaries. my main problem isn’t that boss/enemy drops are by far the best why to get specific legendaries. its the different variants on the guns that make boss grinding very bothersome. also if you don’t like farming a boss, run them like 50+ times finely get the weapon, but oh no wrong variant time to run them like 50 more times and hope that weapon variant drops
Solution 1 for A and B: We should have a system to customize the weapon attachments/prefixes. The system i thought of was instead of selling weapons, we could have a weapon scrap system, that the scrap is use for getting weapon attachments/prefixes are bought or swapped for a selected weapon. it could be part of the weapon grinder system(be great if the grinder be part of the menus instead of machine in town). it would also give more reason to pick up white and green, basically to mass scrap them. Gives people more options on getting their weapon variant they need(still have to put in the work to get at lest get the weapon but don’t have to get grind the enemy again if you get the wrong variant). Can work for toward that weapon without doing the same thing over. and over. of course the thing like legendaries would take more scrap then like a blue so farm said enemy would still be a good way to get that variant. Lastly could work lore wise, scraping a weapon manufacturer competitor’s weapons would remove them from the market and if you scrap their weapons your trading their parts back for “cheap”
edit(5-4-19): i thought it was clear but here i go, i’m not advocating the removal of white and green weapons never said that never will. When i say weapon scrap i don’t mean to remove them from the game! Scrap is a concept secondary currency like eridium or moon stones used to change weapon attachment/prefix.
Future solutions - (this is a placeholder if think of something in the future or if someone posts cool solutions to the problems above(will be quoted) and edit it in)
want to talk about other ways to improve borderlands 3? Check out my other how to improve BL3 post(s), link below