As I mentioned I’ve been doing a ton reading(mostly this forum) and watching vids of gameplay(also mostly from people this forum).
The videos are very impressive. In a lot of them, the player just seems to “float” around the map while killing everything in sight. My approach is typically the polar opposite(not on purpose or by design).
I also have been practicing using a shotgun. In the short time that I’ve been playing I rarely use shotguns, and that is dumb.
What I did was take my farming rounds and made them into training sessions. I made myself use shotguns instead of my standard approach of blasting the crap out of everything with a Lyuda. I used the Triquetra and other various Jakobs shotguns. I wish I had done this far earlier as it was awesome. I also wish the Triquetra was farm-able as I really like that gun, but it’s quickly getting under-leveled.
I also planned out my movement and practiced using deception more effectively. I have a bad habit of going into deception then running directly into the line of fire. I don’t know why this is, I understand deception doesn’t make you bullet-proof. Oh yeah, I’m a NOOB!
I’ve also been playing with re-building my skill trees after reading the Zer0 build thread. I played around with some melee weighted builds. This is something I may explore more.
I also practiced the rubi/harold swaparoo for regenerating health. Getting that down is a game changer.
Surprisingly my farming expedition went very well. I upgraded nearly everything. The Lyudas still refuse to drop at my level and now I’ve got a stack of them. I did get a Veruc on level. Oh, and no Torgue grips on my Harolds! I’m really not going to sweat the Torgue grips until I get to 72(not even thinking about OP levels yet). The Harolds I have are still pretty effective Torgue grip or not. Slicing up Knuckledragger with the Thrusting UH was great fun.
The original plan was to tackle Sawtooth this weekend, but on a whim I just went for it. Mortar is a much bigger jerk in UVHM. So far him and Bagman have been real D-Bags. That said, I may work on farming him next, mainly because he gave me so much grief.
I also got the Bee Shield from Hellquist, which isn’t really something I’m good at using, but I’ll practice.
So, hopefully I’ll get through the Warrior this weekend. After that should I just work on Leveling up? I believe I’m at 63 or 64 right now(not where I can check). So I still have way to go till 72