A lot of the community has issues with the story. Maya dies (I also loved her…but not really super mad), no lead up to how the CoV took over, or why after all the work with the raiders we are back to square one, and ignoring the presequel oddly enough.
But, what I LOVED was showing the corporate wars, how these “Borderlands are just waste zones after all the corporations came and took over.” I think there is easily some potential to have more with these ideas. Hyperion was the big D bag of 2. (Jack being the GOAT of villains) But they show how little corporations care about the stuff going on with civilians. All out war, take overs, and each trying to get the power of the vaults. It’s a good base to build off of. I do feel Vaults have strayed from the glory days of guns, and now being basically Weapons of Mass Destruction. But still. Loved the corporate spin. I feel we can dig deeper into some of that.
Pushing past that, I really want to move on. Away from these BIG hero ideas and go back to being a Chaotic Vault Hunter. That is why this game is not up to snuff. We are painted as the good guys far more then we ever really have been. Vault Hunters are murdering psychopathic gun nuts. We dont care who we blow up.
Tldr; I really think factions could be a thing. Maybe build a game where we get some choices, like join Jacons / Atlas / Dauhl and under some circumstance of vault guns, help them take over.
Too many vault hunters come from CRAZY backgrounds. I feel 3 tones it down.