I hadn’t played BL since the first borderlands. I watched the trailers for the classes, they ALL looked cool, and I wanted to play all of them. I eventually settled on FL4K.
I had a lot of fun leveling with my tanky, pet, Regen build. Beat game, cranked it up to mayhem 3 (because why even bother 1 or 2) and things didn’t go well. As I had expected.
Swapped to fade away crit. Was hella fun melting stuff. Learned I reaped better rewards playing offline because gearbox lowered XP and drops. No problem, played solo anyway.
Got level capped, had lots and I mean lots of fun farming legendaries. Trying out new guns, finding things for new builds/characters. (Many straight hours sunk in to grinding. Off time spent data mining.)
Decided to patch. Play online, do some coop. Gearbox nerfs the crit build. Ok guess it was strong.
Try pet Regen tank build. I mean, I can’t die but was really boring. No damage. Had to just wipe when my team was dead, felt bad to have them watch me struggle to dish out damage instead of being in the fray with me.
Decided to try Zane as FL4K was no longer enjoyable for me. Learned half of his abilities don’t work as listed. No wonder people were upset saying he sucked endgame.
Diablo 3 learned a long time ago. Don’t nerf a class or build. Buff everything else to bring it up to that level. It’s more fun to the player when your wrecking ■■■■.
Looters are more fun when there’s loot. (The random prefix/suffix on legendaries is a really nice touch, and is more than enough to keep the grind going.) Farming co-op is def still a thing, but it’s just nice to play at ones own pace.
I loved the game, still do. Recommend to all my friends to get it. I just also tell them to play offline, and never patch.
The most fun I had in the game was when I got to be a badass legendary vault hunter and loot rained from the sky.
I look forward to playing again down the road. Hopefully after Zane and drops get straightened out.