I wanted to farm bosses during the boss loot event

I tested the loading times yesterday on py ps4 pro…
The avarage time from main menu into the game: 50sec - Added to it: My VH was not able to move for the first 5sec when the loading screen ENDED!
The average time from game to main menu to start of the loading screen: 10s

So I farmed the Holy Mother of the Dragons and Vize on M10 (She because she has a ton of damage and is a fast kill and Vize because he is the only one who drops the deadeye classmod).
The average time from running, killing them both, check the class mod AND go to main menu was: 40sec!

40sec on hardest difficulty (for class mods M10 is NOT necessary!) lower the difficulty would just lower the playtime not the loading time… My fl4k has definitely not the best gear. Can upload it later. But I want to make a better test and share it.

Maybe GBX then realize the hard life of console players…

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Yep, that’s what happened, I switch from M6 to M10 depending on what I’m doing. I just happened to forget to check the mods before going out to mess with Traunt. Won’t do that again. Thanks for the info.

You’re right, and I do similar on 1 & 2 with specific challenge runs for myself.

I expressed my main point badly, let me clarify;

I am a somewhat better-than-average player. M-10 should be very difficult for me, an aspirational challenge. However, with powerful guns and massive life-steal skills it’s only moderately difficult.
This makes it less interesting for long-term play. I don’t have the same challenges I still have in BL2 UVHM, for example, so the replayabiity (which has been a key aspect of the franchise for me) isn’t there.

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I legit don’t think they care about console tbh. Despite it being the larger playerbase. PC players have so many titanic advantages that stem even further beyond just being more powerful for better loading times.

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Maybe the enemies were worse in the game before M10. I really don’t see how that is true since that was before my time with this game. Now they are 10,000% better at everything and we are not. They have weapons that are level 62+ and we don’t. Top that off with the very hard modifiers we are forced to take and this reduces our chances to nearly ZERO. Only the few who find and action skill that will bust heads will survive. Is this the reason we must cry foal on the developers of this game. I think so.

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Well of course they do. You can program on a PC, which means you can mod games on the PC. Look at the Exodus mod for BL2 on the PC right now as a perfect example. A couple of guys sitting at home, programing on their own PCs did that. It’s fan made, not made by Gearbox, and it’s only possible on the PC because PCs are designed to do real WORK on.

Consoles are just minimalists gaming systems. They only have what you need to play the game. They don’t have the ability to program on them. They don’t have the ability to customize code, rewrite INI files, edit game save files, swap out game files for custom created ones, or any of the totally normal and basic things you can do when gaming on a PC. That’s not the game developers fault, that’s just a limitation of the console. That’s what you settle for when you spend $400 instead of $1000+ on your gaming system of choice. You bought something that can play games, and that’s it.

And for the record, loading times on the PC have pretty much doubled since launch. When this game first came out it loaded so fast on my system that I never saw Claptrap dance across the screen and didn’t understand what console gamers were talking about seeing him dancing across 3 times. Then a patch came out and I saw a brief glimpse of him. Then another patch and loading took a little longer and I saw a little more. And so on and so on. It’s at the point now where I’m watching him go all the way across the screen and off the other side. Literally twice as long to load the game as it took during launch.

Considering I’m running an i7 8700k at 5GHZ with 32GB of RAM and an M2.5 SSD drive, I can only imagine how bad that is on a console.

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I will say this, I’m ready for CL4P-TP to come up with some new moves. I have seen all of his current ones entirely too many times.

Right. He dances across the screen at least 5 or 6 times. At least we have a loading bar now, lol.

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Update, I just crashed out and had to load from dashboard. It took 25 seconds to get to the CL4P-TP screen, he dances for 2 minutes 28 seconds, signed in and started the game before hotfixes applied, Devil’s Razor started loading at 3:10, load screen was 1 minute 27 seconds, spawned in 4 minutes 47 seconds.

Then had to save quit to apply hotfixes SMH.

Kinda glad i quit. Feels free. Even better when i deleted it.

I just wanted to test it on my rig.

From the time I double-click the icon to the time the game is at the menu is 1:03. At launch this was closer to 40 seconds.

Loading the game takes 8 seconds to load up my Zane save in Cursehaven from the 2nd DLC. That’s the time from clicking “Continue” to being in the game ready to play.

Time to do a Save\Quit and Reload is 15 seconds to go from hitting the Esc key to bring up the menu to quit all the way to being back in the game ready to play.

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It’s also crazy the difference map size makes on console, for instance I just timed a save quit/reload into Midnight’s Cairn, 58 seconds from playing to playing. Yet my load screen into Devil’s Razor was 1 min 28 seconds earlier.

Maybe my Xbox is feeling nice and fresh tonight lol

I don’t miss this. Really happy I made the switch to PC a few weeks ago. I think the biggest issue is that console hardware is at its end of its lifecycle. Why they didn’t just wait another year to release on next gen consoles just doesn’t make sense to me.

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I might do the same next time

Yea bl3 made my decision to switch to pc mainly for bl2 unofficial community patch and I’m sure the upcoming bl3 unofficial community patch. The 2 biggest game changing patches that make the game fun. And fast load times to boot because 1min of loading per boss fight isn’t fun at all.

Just trying to keep things on topic bro. No need to name call. And my country seems pretty fine, might be a you problem. :man_shrugging:

On ps 4 i recommend you to use a secondery account. You can farm with 2 character at once. I did this when i did farming anno. I personally don’t feel as i have some kind of progression, so recently if i have a max lvl character, then i delete it and i begin it from the begining.
With low level weapons the dificulity scaling is much better and moze gunner is not ridicously weak as in mayhem 10.

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We really should have a way to reset a spawn/fight without reloading the map. That way you can keep your multiplayer party together, and farm better. If what they really intend is for us to farm a given enemy multiple times in a row, then remove as many barriers as possible.

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You and me both.