With Mayhem 2.0 just around the corner I think it would interesting to see how the community feels about normal mode Mayhem levels.
I am still truly baffled by the concept of Mayhem 4 NM. I understand the theory of being able to try out some Mayhem before goin to TVHM. However I don’t see why they allowed M3, and eventually M4 to be used on the first playthrough.
The main issue I have with it is that it splits M4 matchmaking between those on TVHM and those on NM. There have been times I cant find a game on TVHM M4, but could on NM. If everyone playing the highest Mayhem setting had to be on the same playthrough wouldn’t it help matchmaking rates as there would be a better pool of players.
The most challenging/rewarding version of the game has always been reserved for the last playthrough possible at the time. In BL2 you couldn’t access OP levels until you had started UVHM, why should the highest Mayhem setting be any different? There isn’t any true reward for playing a second playthrough the way it currently is. I know the elemental modifiers are a little different but that seems to be about it. I would live to see the difference between NM and TVHM be much more noticeable.
I think they should have allowed M2 after you beat the story on NM, then on TVHM you could step up to M3 once you reached Sanctuary. When they released M4 with the MTD, it should have been exclusive to TVHM.
I think a suitable system with 2.0 would be to limit Mayhem level to 5 in NM and 5-10 in TVHM.
Am I wrong in my ideology here or does anyone else feel the same way?