Second Annual 2018 "UNOFFICIAL" BL2 & TPS Hunt

("The first rule of Fight Club...") #1

Interested in a 2 month long hunt? No awards given, just bragging rights and you would play by the honor system using uploaded images. Bottom line, this is going to be a laid back, fun event. The event will begin on February 15, 2018@ 10 am EST and run thru April 15, 2018 10 pm EST.



  • You must CREATE A NEW CHARACTER for each game (BL2 & TPS) and utilize it for the duration of the competition.

  • You must use gear found during play through.
    Drop lobbies and/or gear mules prohibited.

  • You must COMPLETE Talon of God on Normal Vault Hunter Mode for BL2 & The Beginning of the End on Normal Vault Hunter Mode for TPS.

  • ONLY ONE (1) ITEM Per Slot. No Duplicate Items for points.

  • You may read only (console players may dashboard) farm to obtain certain items while leveling up a character, only for those items with gun rolls. You may not Alt F4 / Dashboard to farm items, like the Moonshot, Treasure Room Questline, Grinder, etc.

  • World Drops ARE ALLOWED.
    This means that if you find an item on this list by killing a random enemy, opening a chest, from a Legendary Loot Midget, etc., you ARE allowed to count this item towards your progress.

  • Items from Slot Machines ARE ALLOWED.

  • You may use the Grinder for ONLY the items listed on checklist as allowed.

  • You may buy the RAID BOSS SERAPHS from NVHM/TVHM Seraph Vendors.

  • Legendary Items from the Torgue DLC Vending Machines ARE ALLOWED (must buy these with Torgue Tokens).

  • Legendary/Pearlescent Items from vendors in the “Item of the Day” ARE ALLOWED (do not have to buy, just screen shot of item).

  • No Badass Rank.

  • No Experience Point Exploits.
    Including Test Dummy EXP Farming (BL2) or Guardian Hunter (TPS).

  • Classic Hunt Rules Apply as far as Exploits/Glitches.
    This includes bans on Damage Transfer via Pimpernel/Ahab or Flakker/Ahab, Morningstar Critical Hit Stacking, Respec Machine Rising Sh0t Stacking, Buck Up/Gaige Glitches, Amp Shield Damage Stacking, Axton Co-Op Speed Glitch, Wombat Glitch and no Out of Bounds.

    The usage of the Unofficial Community Patch, any patch that changes the drop rates, QoL mods, or any other mod, is prohibited.

  • Co-op play is allowed as long as your partner follows the rules above.

You can keep track of your progress with the 2018 Hunt Checklist. The checklist is here:

I suggest to print a hard copy of the checklist to record your findings.

PM me or post here if you want to participate and I’ll add you to the spreadsheet.

Please post your findings with a screenshot or short vid clip and place the appropriate point value next to it. Keep track of your points and I will tally them as well. At the end of the Hunt I will post the results.

Good luck and have fun!

Farming Resources:

Vault Hunting 101: A Guide to RNG and LOOT!

BL2 Basics For New Players

The X Guide To Farming Loot (BL2)

BL2 Loot Maps

BL2 Gear Locations and Loot Pools

How the Vault Hunter’s Relic Actually Works

TPS Basics For New Players

TPS Loot Maps

Grinder Recipes

Any plans for Loothunt 2018?
Item Finds of the Day
Loot Tournament
Do You Like To Farm For Gear?
Item Finds of the Day BL2
What did you do in your most recent session, PT2!
(The Bearer of Pie and Best user of English) #2

I’m in! Is the end date April 3rd?

I already have a question. Does the law you get as a quest reward count?

("The first rule of Fight Club...") #3

Feb 15 -Apr 15

The law is a give me, unless you want to make it a challenge.:thinking:

(The Bearer of Pie and Best user of English) #4

:face_with_hand_over_mouth: i should probably read the entire post next time. Totally missed the start and end dates

(Honorary Miscreant & Charlatan) #5

Just to clarify, does this mean I need to do it on both games, or can I just play BL2?

("The first rule of Fight Club...") #6

Your choice. Not mandatory to do both.

(Honorary Miscreant & Charlatan) #7

Ok, that’s what I wondered. Good! TPS is ok and all but i’d rather just focus on BL2 :slight_smile:

(Honorary Miscreant & Charlatan) #8

One question. Since I play on Xbox and PS4, can I do it on both and get double points that way, or does it only count for one character in total? BECAUSE I’M CRAZY ENOUGH TO DO IT!!! :slight_smile:

("The first rule of Fight Club...") #9

LMAO :rofl::face_with_raised_eyebrow:…NO!!!:angry:

(Honorary Miscreant & Charlatan) #10

Aw, that’s no fun… But makes complete sense of course :slight_smile:

(Santa Söze) #11

Well of course I’m in. I’ve got just enough time to get Krieg’s playthrough complete before it starts.


("The first rule of Fight Club...") #12

So far, this is more than last year. Yay!:raised_hands::family_woman_girl_girl:

(Honorary Miscreant & Charlatan) #13

Sorry for all the questions, it says you must finish the main stories on Normal, does this mean that’s where you stop and just farm, or can you continue into TVHM etc.?

("The first rule of Fight Club...") #14

If you don’t ask, someone else will.

You can keep going. It’s just a prerequisite to the challenge.

Plus, if you get thru the next VH mode, you can go back and farm the harder raid bosses in the prior mode so it can be easier.

(Honorary Miscreant & Charlatan) #15

Ok. I just have to decide who I use now :thinking:

("The first rule of Fight Club...") #16

Give you an example:

Voracidous- I farmed him in TVHM after I got into UVHM. Even though you can get those items from a vendor in TVHM, I still wanted to make it a challenge (at least farming them).

Part of challenge and the fun of it is to figure out a game plan and strategy…seriously, have fun with this.

(I open all boxes) #17

I’ll participate again.

Also, the #TheHunt2018 just announced a few minutes ago at:

Broman on Twitter: #TheHunt2018 announcement

Running between Feb 19-25, 2018. One tweet says that any broadcasting is allowed, so it doesn’t seem to be restricted to twitch this time.

Broadcast anywhere my friend

— Broman (@Professorbroman) February 3, 2018

With google docs signup at:

Welcome to The Hunt 2018!

I’ll probably start a character on 2/15 using your rules and then create another on 2/19 that I’ll stream for a week, then go back to the original char to finish the unofficial hunt.


instead of my rambling, here is the announcement that just appeared on this forum while I was editing this post:

The Hunt 2018 [Info Thread]

and this seems to imply only twitch broadcasting.

(Santa Söze) #18

Can someone explain? Are these to go in tandem, with Ganza’s requiring Twitch? whereas, the Unofficial does not require video proof?

("The first rule of Fight Club...") #19

This “Unofficial” Hunt is a completely separate entity. All that’s required for this event is snapshot or short vid.

I did this last year in tandem with the Twitch event for anyone who did not want to stream.

(I stopped moving and the orphans caught me. Tannis was right.) #20

Since screens are an option (I’m not set up for streaming), I’d like to give it a go as well.