Lilith contacts us to say we need to speak to Marcus in his shop on the Sanctuary III. It seems before all this trouble with the Calypso Twins Marcus had an order for some parts and (not surprisingly) it has never arrived. But if we would be willing to go secure them Marcus would be willing to let us in on the ground floor of his latest business venture, the Marcus Munitions Vend-O-Bot Mk VII! So go to Promethea, pick up the items for Marcus and return. Except, it doesn’t work out to be that simple…
So, what is the Vend-O-Bot Mk VII?
It is a summonable robotic companion where Vault Hunters can sell their unwanted items while in the field without having to travel, albeit for a modest fee (Marcus has overhead you know!) Items can be sold in the field, but Marcus pays 1/3 less than normal due to transactions fees, upkeep on the bot, digistruction taxes and so on.
Why use it?
When you are farming gear you get a LOT of loot, things you have absolutely no use for but just rot for lack of inventory, and more importantly the time and ability to travel to sell them. The Marcus Munitions Vend-O-Bot Mk VII fixes all that, for a nominal transaction fee. (Or, you can just chalk it up to an in game money sink.)
When will it be available?
After the main campaign, probably, IF we convince Gearbox that players would really, really like yet another annoying in game robot.
So, it’s up to the community. I’ve just fleshed out an idea I had while trying to fall asleep. Maybe if enough people put their voice behind it, we might see an interesting quality of life change added to the game.
Regardless, enjoy the dream!