Hi all. I wanted to follow up. I did about a dozen more runs last night (no more Heliophage) and got 3 legendaries and 6 epics. Not all great, of course, but that’s fine and to be expected. I don’t know what the drop rate is supposed to be, but a 25% legendary drop per stage, if it’s around there, is fine, and certainly Lootpocalypse-ish enough for me.
My complaint was mainly with Advanced Heliophage. It takes twice as long as other stages, and has a very significant chance of your team dying in the last few minutes before killing Rendain, as the toughest part is when the warp anchors get called down. Even with pickup groups, it’s super rare when my team can’t complete one of the first 1-7 stages. Unless you end up with 4 Benedicts… as I did last night on Advanced Void - but the hilarity was worth the loss
Has anyone ever gotten a legendary from a megachest? I’m not sure if there’s a technical term for them - the three large chests per stage, sometimes hidden, that contain a guaranteed item drop of some quality. I’ve never seen a legendary from them - I’m curious if others have.
Because if not, and if none of the six bosses before Rendain can drop a legendary as a poster above said, then frankly, Heliophage is broken. Rendain has good drops, surely, but if its the longest, most dangerous mission, with the only drop chance coming from the final boss, and that final boss has the chance to drop a green during Lootpocalypse, then I believe it’s broken, because that’s the only chance you’re going to get after an hour of play. That reward is absolutely not commensurate with risk or time cost. Renegade and Sentinel have great drops, Algorithm has three dropping bosses, and you can get guaranteed greens and whites from 3-minute solo runs on Experiment.
By the by - you can glitch the final boss on the Sentinel map if you destroy the shard trees before he lands on the islands to recharge. Please don’t do that. Happened to me last night on one of my runs.
At the end, though - I do want to reiterate that I love Battleborn. That’s the reason I’m posting this. The polish is freakin’ incredible. All the nuance is incredible. If you go on YouTube, you can listen to all of the voice acting - there is a ridiculous amount, and I guarantee, no matter which character you’ve played for 100 hours, you haven’t heard all of their possible sayings. The dialog and story are lighthearted and comical, of course, but it still reminds me of the quality you’d get from a storyline-driven game like a Final Fantasy title. It’s not Planescape: Torment, but geez, for a shooter - it’s pretty frickin’ great.
Also, kudos for getting the chick that did Cricket in Fallout 4 to do Orendi. I love her voice.
Edit: Why am I not on FIRE right now?!