I have been fortunate to find appropriate sniper stockpile relics. At that level in the game, I have a sniper relic giving 56% more ammo, which is of course great. Keep an eye out for stockpile relics.
Yeah, I have one that gives ~24% for three ammo types, unfortunately not SR. I spent a bit more Eridium to get more SR Ammo (the next expansion costs 150E).
It’s down until you get close and the exploder spawns, then goes up and the exploder destroys the control console. Using the cargo carrier is fine, but you can also run around in the water, find the ladder near the control console/bridge, climb it, kill the exploder before he can destroy the console, and use the bridge.
Ah, I’ll remember that for UVHM I guess. Thanks.
Returning to Sanctuary still on Lv40, the Wildlife Exploration mission is now Lv42
Yup. Doing the Overlook missions will help that. Get the medicine mission from Scooter in Sanctuary, get the Stalker of stalkers mission from the bounty board in Overlook, and then as you complete those you’ll get the shield mission from Overlook/Camina and the Henry mission dropped from a stalker. Those should get you to, or close, level 42.
I did it slightly differently, but close (I was past that point when I read your post).
- Did all the Overlooked missions (Medicine Man; Shields up; This is just a test), since I remembered the shield reward for the final mission was quite good.
- While being at the Highlands, I also did Tannis’ mission to find her recording.
I didn’t do any of the stalker missions, yet.
Also you can now go to the Sanctuary bounty board and get the Good Bad and Mordy mission and that will help with leveling also (as well as Too close for missiles, which should be done at the same times as G-B-M. Those two will be a little underlined for you, but the mission experience helps.
Yeah, I did GBM because I wanted to get an upleveled Lyuda. So after doing the mission, I farmed it and got it finally upleveled to Lv37. Took a bit less this time than NVHM version, but Gettle killed me a few times. Funny thing was that during this farming run I got the Veruc from Mobley three times. Finally a halfway decent AR.
That took me to Lv42 and went with the Wildlife Exploration and Doctors Orders at the same time. I was really worried about Bloodwing, because she seemed hard (but doable) on NVHM. But in the end it was the same, despite Bloodwing being a level higher than me. There was tip to hide in one of the Skag doors that worked pretty well and then using Elemental snipers while she was distant and the DPUH when she was close worked in the end. I died once when she only had a tiny shred of health left and was fully recovered when I respawned, but ok.
I then ran through the Slab mission, ignored the mobs and dropped into their lair, died and then took the bandits out from the spawn point above.
Also ran through “The man who would be Jack”, mostly ignoring the mobs and doing the mission. Now I ended at Lv44 and “Where Angels fear to tread” is Lv46. Its getting pretty to close to 50.
Since I had some XP to gain, I did more side missions and also did more farming. I started with The Bunker in NVHM for The Sham (and cash, since I ran a bit low). Took a really long time until The Sham finally dropped. Then it was a (unsurprisingly) a disappointment at Lv26 (or what Bunker was in NVHM). With only ~900 Shield points and ~85% absorbtion rate, even the Southern Shelf bandits (like Lv36) in TVHM tear it to pieces very quickly. I can probaby still use it in NVHM and get the Challenge…
However, the Bunker really drops a ton of loot. It was all useless of course, but gave me a bit of cash.
Then I decided to farm the NVHM Warrior, mostly for Eridium, but I also hoped I could get a legendary weapon, like the Conference Call. Nope.
I farmed about 450 bars of Eridium out of it so 18-20 times? Drops certainly the most loot ever and always blue and purple items. But no legendary. Not once. sigh
Since the DPUH at Lv30 is still useful at Lv45 (although it’s getting a bit less), I hoped it would be worthwhile, but soon it probably isn’t any more.
I then did a few more missions to get to Lv46 before the next story mission.
- Safe and Sound, and I got Moxxi’s Heartbreaker at Lv44, which is indeed really good.
- Out of body experience and Splinter Group. The Bloodshot stronghold is still quite tough in TVHM.
- I foolishly started the Dr. Mercy mission. I thought it was Lv44 because “Do no harm” was listed as Lv44 (scaled with my level so far), but then Do no harm only the intro to Dr. Zed and then Dr. Mercy mission came after but was only Lv39 or so. At that level, that E-Tech Mission AR, which worked really well for me in NVHM (where I got it earlier) is useless. Poor accuracy really makes this really useless. Maybe I was lucky in NVHM and I got a version which was more accurate? Or my then lack of experience made it seem better than it is?
Anyway, it seems I am pretty comfortable in TVHM now. We’ll see how the Bunker is holding up in TVHM how and how many times I have to die. And maybe it will drop a better Sham.