I truly believe, even as much as Gearboxdoesn’t seem to care about it’s player bases, they can’t possibly be missing the fact they are pigeon holing everyone into 1 specific setup.
Right now, artifacts and grenades help, but are not needed in any way.
I took my Amara with my OPQ and yellowcake, both are AS 200%, with no artifact and no grenade, with a friend who did the same thing, and we destroyed MH10 TTD without many issues.
Yes, we went in FFYL fairly often but we had no issues getting back up and moving on.
The game currently is fun for me because my 2 favorite builds thrive in this system, but there are tons of players who obviously won’t enjoy it.
You are limited to just a few guns if you truly want to obliterate mobs, and a few more weapons if you want to at least be easily viable.
My favorite guns before MH2.0, Hellwalker/Garcia/Hyperfocus, all do fine against trash mobs, but struggle against all the BA mobs that spawn.
I keep trying weapons and always revert back to my OPQ because it is amazing.
If they want the game to be long lasting like BL2 though, they need to give people more options.
So again, I truly think they will at some point, go through and fix a lot of this.
I have to believe or I will be kissing my beloved franchise good bye because I will get bored playing the same 2 builds over and over.