So you guys may have come across this insanely popular article floating around… all over the internet.
TL;DR basically they think Eridium is a joke cause it doesn’t serve much of a purpose.
So Eiridum in BD2 basically was for upgrading storage and ammo. Also to spawn bosses and whatnot. That’s it, it didn’t give you guns except for slot machines I guess. I don’t know if people are new here, if so Hi new people! But you see… Eridium is not like an in game currency that gives you amazing gear. Like some of the other games do. Where maybe you can even buy with your real money so you don’t even have to play the game! Fun?
But I think the purpose behind it mainly supposed to be cosmetics and is not supposed to be the best way of getting good stuff cause you could do that by… wait for it… actually playing the game? Cool idea right? You get good gear by playing the game. This is just a different currency you collect to get cosmetics and Earl’s shop which those guns are useful while leveling up but not end game. If the best gear in the game came from pulling a lever, that would be the most boring Borderlands game ever. If you want to put yourself through that in the chance you do get something good, that’s on you lol.
I know it’s weird not having to whip out your credit card to get good stuff in a video game you’ve already paid for. But this is 2K we’re talking about, if you haven’t played NBA2K thank your lucky stars they didn’t attempt that cause they tend to go overboard with microtransactions when they add them.
I just don’t understand the problem? I was kind of happy the best guns are from drops and not shops. That’s kinda why I didn’t like TPS, you have no idea how long it took for us to find all those different grinding options to get gear so we could create a chart for the Grinder guide and Borderlands Fandom wiki. I hated it. Took an entire TEAM of people. Optimization and bug fixes should be more of a priority than finding a way to make a currency give better stuff than drops. Think about it, if you could do a crazy farming route to get Eridium in single player and get the best gear in the game from it. Who would want to join multiplayer dungeons or proving grounds? Am I the only one that’s fine with Eiridium?