PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING:
These come from the experiences of a PS3 player. I don’t not speak from the point of view of anyone else but my Girlfriend and I.
When I heard word that GBX was going to make a Patch for TPS all the way back in May, I was excited for a chance to finally be rid of the three biggest problems that ruin an otherwise good game for my Girlfriend and I.
1: Once we make new characters, the game moves as smoothly as it should, seamlessly transitioning from UI menus to saving to Vehicle menus. However, as we level up and progress through the game on Normal and TVHM, the seamless transitioning gives way to increasing amounts of lag as early as level 14 before even getting back to Helios. At max level after beating everything, we literally face 2-3 seconds of lag during every single save, making going through data streams in the Voyage DLC suicide for my Girlfriend as she falls through the stream and moving around the Lunar Launching Station a pain. As for the Vehicle stations, in Triton Flats it occasionally causes crashes.
Speaking of Crashes…
2: In the 3 weeks since the Patch, I’ve had 4 crashes from simply playing the game in sessions lasting less than 2 hours, even though playing in sessions under that time in Borderlands 1 makes crashing impossible for me. I still face random crashes in the Voyage DLC just from going through the data Streams or opening Glitch Chests. It’s really ruining my love for the game.
3: Every few minutes of playing the game I experience periodic lag spikes where the frame rate drops to 1 FPS for 2 seconds, it’s no better than after the May Patch.
But it didn’t, these horrendous issues still persist and make playing the game an arduous struggle
I’m not whining, or getting angry, I’m literally begging for help with these issues. Please help, please at least hotfix these issues like you did with Zer0’s Deathmark Kunai.
Please, if they persist, I don’t think I can keep playing Borderlands games knowing my greatest fear isn’t ECLIPSE, or Crawmerax, or Voracidous, but Crashing every day like TPS literally did before the latest Patch, and is starting to do again, all because I’m in maps like OVERLOOK, Subconscious, Motherlessboard, Regolith Range, Triton Flats, Hyperion Hub of Heroism, and Titan Industrial Plant/Facility.
My responses to common feedback:
1: GBX doesn’t care about us.
Me: That’s why the Cobra drops now in BL2 and 3GO-TP’s trophies appear on UVHM, because GBX doesn’t care. They spent money patching Games long released because they don’t care.
2: Deal with the issues.
Me: I can deal with Wilhelm’s Termination Protocols and Vengeance Cannon being weak on UVHM, I can deal with Luxy’s Space Adventure’s cancelation, I can deal with Eliza’s voice in the mission “Another Pickle”, I refuse to deal with crashing, not without letting them know at least.
3: Just Play on PC instead of PS3.
Me: I’m not buying an entire PC build to make one game better. If it doesn’t work on PS3, I’m not buying it again.
NO CONSOLE WARS BEYOND WHAT WAS SAID BELOW
4: It works fine for me.
Me: I’m Glad, envious but glad.
5: Have you tried improving your internet connection?
Me: It happens while offline.
6: Have you tried uninstalling the game?
Me: It’s related to the save files themselves, I checked by using a file from someone else, it saved seamlessly. Something in my save files makes saving cause lag as I progress through the story and level up. Just saving on my level 20 Wilhelm causes a noticeable Framerate drop.
7: Just play Borderlands 2.
Me: I want to play all of the Borderlands games, they all have something that brings me back. I like them all. Even then, it happens in Borderlands 2 as well.