I find the game great, and own every borderlands since launch.
I think there are a few things which they aren’t doing correctly, and I’m here to point them out and complain about them not being adressed.
1-Lack of shift codes, they only released one on launch day, corresponding to the open beta community challenge. They said multiple times they would release more shift codes during launch, which is not happening. Even if they didn’t say it, I would have expected at least one or more shift codes by now.
2-Problems with patches, yet with all the experience they have from previous games. First problem is that it’s not quite clear if the patch has been deployed, and when. Looks like some changes from the battleplan have been implemented via hotfix, and some require a bigger real patch.
This is not updated, and should be, so it’s a legit thing to complain about:
The other info we have about the patch is in their battleplan (with no release date) or this sticky link on steam forums (…):
While many people knows the hotfix gone live, just by playing some nerfed char like ISIC or galilea, there’s still lots of people, threads etc, asking if patch has been live, if galilea nerf has already been applied etc. It’s easy to solve, just had to add a patch release date on their battleplan, or update the zendesk site which is exactly for this purpose.
And the other thing is about the already old tale of “we are awaiting for certification from microsoft or sony so we can push the patch for pc version”. I though this was the past? How many games do we play which have pc / xbox / playstation version and get the patches at different times? Many many. In this case, we know it’s very detrimental that PC patches are getting delayed by this reason, more when we have the lowest population, specific optimitzation problems (which I don’t suffer but they exist).
I don’t find any senseful explanation for this, I love gearbox, not as a blind fanboy, but they brought me some of the best gaming experiences, and even liked them as a team. I still do, but these problems I am mentioning should not have happened, and since they did, they should be fixed asap.
To sum up, the only things I demand and complain about here are:
1-More shift keys as promised by them / as excpected / as it normally happened with other borderlands games.
2-A clear and not confusing place where I can check which are the live patches or hotfixes, or the upcoming, a date for them when they mention in battleplan, at least when they know, as it happened with the hotfix we got this week, which is absent in their “patch and hotfix info site”.
3-Not having to wait for certification blabla on consoles, they can do it like bethesda with Fallout 4 with beta patches first on PC for example, or other formulas which they, as developers, should know better than me.