Now that I’ve played quite a bit, been thinking about weapon manufacturers and differences in BL3.
In BL1 & 2 I am a Vladoff and Maliwan guy primarily.
But that’s changing in BL3.
Dahl - I rarely used Dahl before (except for the sand hawk). In BL3 I find I’m using the heck out of Dahl snipers. The recoil, first off, is very very low. And the full auto option turns my Dahl snipers into Droogs or Daiubs, I really like them.
Maliwan - Liked 'em in BL2. Not so much in BL3. The elemental capacitor recharge delay before firing is really putting my off. Good for middle-far distant targets, but frustrating for close targets.
Hyperion - Didn’t use 'em much before. Using them a good bit now, the reverse accuracy thing seems slightly faster to come into good accuracy now, so they work well. Hyperion SMGs are my go- to close in weapon now.
Torgue - OK, but nothing I tend to go back to. Can’t think of one I’m using regularly.
Vladoff - Still waiting to get one I like. I typically love Vladoff fire rates, but again, nothing has wowed me yet.
Tediore - OK, use 'em sometimes. The new reload tricks are hit and miss for me, I don’t find I can rely on them for targeted damage as much as I could in BL2.
Jakobs. - Jakobs feels like the one manufacturer that did not change at all from previous games. They’re very good.
COV - I find I usually have a COV pistol in my load out, the rapid fire and no reloading is very handy for getting out of tight spots, and also for spraying at flying enemies. The overheat mechanic is less troublesome than I thought it might be, you can usually manage pausing firing for cool down pretty early.
Atlas - Yay Atlas! They have become my #1 manufacturer in BL3. Smart bullets, which actually crit, is fantastic. And their grenades are the best I’ve used so far also.
So now I’m a Atlas/Dahl/COV guy.