This post over here reminded me of a new idea I had for enjoying Borderlands 2. But I thought I’d ask to see what people thought.
Basically, if I take one of my level 72 guys and drop all his stuff. And then go back to TVHM and grab level 50 gear, how OP would he really be? Would the level 50 enemies be able to hurt me? Would I still be killing stuff too quick, even with level 50 weapons?
My goal is to enjoy a more casual BL2 (no health regen because not UVHM) and still have the benefit of all the available skill points.
Obvious con: no way to reset TVHM
But I can still enjoy running any map and doing any dlc I missed. And I could more casually solo the raids I expect. And in a pinch I could equip some high end gear in order to p0wn something that’s in the way, or perhaps farm.
What we definitely needed for BL2 was a way to have some more freedom with gameplay settings. For example, the health regen in UVHM could have been a gameplay modifier set by the host.
And the endgame gets weird for me. Almost a chicken and the egg problem. I want to be max level before I start focusing too much on farming for gear. But to get there it would be easier to have excellent gear along the way. So do I farm every 3 levels? Do I just use golden keys for purples every couple levels. Then when I’m max level the only way to really improve is badass points, better gear, and player skill (realizing as a player when you should do certain things and getting better at aiming, etc…). Badass points have their own issue I won’t get into here. I have pretty decent player skill and it’s hard to get much better there.
Better gear is often how you get better gear faster, so it’s always very tempting to grab stuff when people join your session and drop all their loot. But once you grab that loot it’s almost like your appetite is spoiled and my interest starts to stall. Even though there’s all kinds of unfinished goals I still have. My point in the loot stuff is that maybe it’s better to not grab all the loot people drop. It’s probably better to earn your own drops.
In any case I think I might try a level 72 in a level 50 environment.
edit: It’s fun. Level 72 character with level 50 gear in TVHM
Continuing the discussion from Borderlands 1 remastered / port to new gen: