More Than 1 Million People Still Play 2012's Borderlands 2 Every Month

Gamespot posted a new article this morning with some interesting things

43 Million copies shipped of the franchise
20 Million were bl2
Over 1 million unique players play bl2 still every month.
Take Two projects better sales for 3 than 2. They did not give projections on numbers however

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And I am one of them! Great Game, what’s not to like? More than enough choice for characters and playing style. My 2 favs are Axton & Gaige

IMO BLDS 2 is an ok game very addicting the first few weeks, however, after now reaching lvl 72 UVHM with the option to continue? Eh … no …this is why. I had to either cheat or spend a ridiculous amount of time “farming” weapons in order to move on. It was a COMPLETE distraction away from the story lines. I spent more time “farming” than I did on the entire storyline and DLC’s combined. The “bosses”, mini bosses and chests (let’s not get started on the WORTHLESS gold chest at the time travel hub on Sanctuary) not a one, dropped anything I actually used. They came from “farming” and for completing SIDE missions. Seraph Crystal’s have never dropped in the handsome edition…not that they are worth anything (FLORENTINE is ok I hear, but havent yet experienceddue to the fact that no guardian EVER dropped any seraph Crystal’s in UVHM). My mods (legendary soldier), shields (the Sham, (the Bee is a joke)), grenade (used singulataries and legendaries…didnt make much difference due to style of play) and the Babymaker SMG. All came from farming the Mercenary Day Train.
And of course the DPUH, KERBLASTER, Nuke em and Flakker came from “farming” the torgue machines after running the bar brawl 30+ times then using a gun mule and home paging To keep my tokens. The game in itself has more flaws than the us government. So in conclusion, who cares? the game is a mess and the only reason people play is to farm weapons. The whole storyline and DLC storylines get muddled by the cheats and farming and, yes, I’m sure I’ll play 3 when it goes to free pass, just for curiosities sake. As grandma torque would say…are you even listening?

Not true, but they only drop from certain bosses in UVHM (like Pyro Pete the Invincible).

Also not true. Sure, a lot of those who have (now) level 80 OP10 spend a lot of time farming (and then maybe doing speed kills for the time trials). But there are plenty of other who just start yet another character because they enjoy the levelling process and maybe want to try a different approach.

I spend a ton of time playing characters over after I hit max lvl.

I have never had to cheat just to beat UVHM or use any special exploits.

I do admit however, I LOVE farming also.

Borderlands is just the absolute PERFECT game for me in pretty much every way.

My only gripe on BL3 is they won’t be adding extra characters like BL2 did and I am very disappointed about that. I love playing different styles of play and I will switch around.

And the Bee is a joke? Damn I absolutely LOVE using the bee on my Siren and Commando with the Pimpernel or Sandhawk. I can obliterate everything in the game short of raid bosses using the Bee shield.

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