I have to say after today’s patch… I’m suddenly having FUN again. I think it’s been a solid 2 months since I’ve played this game for any significant amount of time and a huge part of that was my distaste with the mess that was M2.0.
Those of you who know me know how many negative topics I’ve made about the game and GBX since M2.0 came out . I went from playing 5-6 hours a day to 0.
But now… with IB feeling so AMAZING I am now free to say goodbye to M5 and jumped straight to M10. Couldn’t do that before because IB was worthless past M5.
I think the way they fixed IB is brilliant, not just the massive damage it does (and a multi ton giant robot SHOULD do a ton more damage that a measly human every could) but how they brilliantly massively buffed his armor , meaning the glaring issue of being forced to use splash weapons to heal is no longer an issue. IB has enough armor I was using normal mini and cryo gun and it didnt get destroyed once .
But the irony is… now the splash weapons are arguably the worst option for keeping IB alive. One misplaced shot from explosive mini and IB immediately dies. The only safe splash weapon is the nuke. That’s it.
Still… I guess that’s the tradeoff with using the more powerful splash weapons… you have to be strategic and keep a distance from enemies. I can live with that.
Its also wonderful grenades now scale. I haven’t done a ton of testing but most of the old classic legendaries like Night Hawkin and Maggie feel great at M10. Most of the old legendaries seem good now and I’m happy with that.
I’m not changing my mind about the modifiers though. For me they make the game much worse and less fun. I just have to find the least offensive modifiers and live with it, but why do I even need to do that? Shouldn’t additions to the game make it more fun and not less so ?
Still, I think I’m going to give the DlC a shot now. I can live with the current game balance. My biggest fear is that GBX will nerf Iron Bear but I certainly hope not. He feels exactly what he should for a 3 ton giant robot .
At any rate, good job GBX. Great patch , and probably the first good thing you did since before M2.0
Now If any of you fine people have a non elemental consecutive hits Shreddifier on ps4 I’d be more than happy to take it off your hands