I don’t really know what to think of it. It feels like a really strange decision to go making such fundamental changes at this point in the games life as now it just feels like it’s not the same anymore which, I’d assume, is a rather strong feeling among anyone who has played it all this time.
On the other hand throwing me 8 more skill points is something I won’t say no to and don’t hate. I don’t think most top builds got that much out of it but it does help some more marginal builds out by allowing them to do their thing better. Or at least it did mine and I’m all for that. Then again this could’ve probably been handled in a different way that wouldn’t have involved raising the level (BL1 Moxxi and Claptrap DLC’s give you skill points as quest rewards).
Then again we also got OP10 which messes with the gear anyway if you want to play at max difficulty.
I don’t think these changes would be horrid had they come out in like 2016 or something. Doing it now just changes how it has been for what seems like forever for no apparent reason. I don’t hate it but it doesn’t feel as familiar anymore.
Just a funny observation here at the end:
The level cap has been 50, then 61, then 72 and now 80. Had they gone with same pattern and ended up with 83 we could have reached all 3 capstones. I honestly would’ve liked that. I mean if we have this huge changes then just let me go all out.