Borderlands 3 contains almost all mechanics and features I value in a game. In that sense it is real close to perfection. Unfortunately, being close to perfect renders the few flaws more apparent.
The one feature missing (in my opinion) is a way of measuring and ranking the power of your characters. I would like to compare my Amara to my Zane. I would like to compare my Amara to my friends Amara or perhaps a youtubers/streamers Amara.
One solution would be to add some sort of “high score” or “Record time” to challenges such as the Maliwan Takedown, and the Proving Grounds on different mayhem levels. This would be a measurement that is effected by the equipment, the build and the execution. These record times could then be used to compare my Zane to other Zanes and could be used for some sort of ranking.
Competing with yourself and your friends in this way would be a great new initiative to acquire the perfect gear. I would no longer be content with being able to complete the takedown at mayhem 10, I would want to beat my record time. This would further enhance the already great end game content of Borderlands 3.
If i would dare to dream even further, these record times could be used for monthly challenges and rankings for each Character. Who can compete the takedown with Amara using the Spiritual Driver etc.
What are your thoughts? Are you too missing a ranking system? Does anyone know if the developers have discussed similar ideas?