As you are aware there have been buffs to only 8 smgs and well its effectively 7 mayhem wise.
Please look at the newly buffed Vanquisher video with the Rad150 anoint. Its basically double damage and then some so it can make any gun shine.
Most of the weapons in the game struggle to kill basic loader bots
Basically what you see here is how mostly all the guns are performing or worse except 3 cartel exclusive weapons and m6 exclusives. It is the main reason players are unhappy about limited weapon selection.
Legendaries arent Legendary anymore. They are very bad in your endgame many. There is only a handful of guns a player can use to kill basic enemies effectively outaide of spamming ase anointments getting major damage.
Even with grrat anoints some Legebdarys cant do enough damage to put down basic mobs in time.
The game has become dependant on anoints for damage. Therefor The game has become spam ase to be viable. Majority of the games weapons even with good anoints are not viable
We do not have alot of options in the game. No borderlands has been this way. Shure there are some bosses certain weapons favor but there were multiple effective guns and build variations.
The game is Now ase anoint spam all 4 characters as the endgame.
Its very hard to obtain good weapons requiring multiple runs but then anoints are required to be effective as a general rule. So when it has an ineffective anoint or an anoint for another character the gun becomes useless.
The recent patch and only a few smgs pretty much hurt players thinking you were addressing our issues. The buffs weren’t even effective for endgame.
Dlc weapons players started to love are now obsolete also.
Power creep is a new liveservice issue in other looter shooters..
Ya know games emulating the original borderlands experience…please dont emulate their mistakes.