I want to make a pitch for a new feature for Borderlands 3. Hear me out all the way before you blast me with “Borderlands doesn’t have to be Destiny” replies. I know that and honestly really do not want that. However with Destiny much like after the Launch of Borderlands 1 (started the wave of looter shooters that followed) has opened up a space for playing with more than 4 friends in PvE activities cooperatively. I would very much like to play with my Raid team in a game like this. So here are my two suggestions for solutions to make this happen.
RAID MODE: In this mode you could play with 6 players maybe 8 players if the engine would allow. It would be the same game content but the enemies would be play through 2 tier level already which would make the game not super easy and more enjoyable for the increase in players. This would honestly be the easiest solution and would not require the game to be reinvented much. Also would allow all DLC Characters to be played with a party of original characters in the future.
VAULT RAIDS: Let us say the solution above could not work because engine for BL3 doesn’t allow for X reason. Another cool solution for this would to allow many and future DLC waypoints in some of the worlds to have VAULT waypoints. Here you could Queue up or join 4 other Vault Hunters to Raid a Vault. This would allow Raid bosses to be cooler experiences with more friends for a sort of end game content. Now let me finish with they shouldn’t be a requirement to play with 4 other players I think it would be cool to allow it at an increase of difficulty and rewards. I would also like to say I do not expect this to have complex mechanics like Destiny. I just want some over the top fun like any other BL games with raid boss fights…just with more friends. However I would not mind more mechanic driven fights with Raid bosses but with this game I will take what I can get.
I know this wont appeal to everyone but I really like the idea of playing with more friends at once in one of the game franchise I really enjoy with just some of the most mindless fun.
EDIT: Most people wont read the whole post or my reply. I am not suggesting forcing people to play with more than 4 players or not being able to play solo. Everything I am suggesting would be a “choice” a different mode/way to play the game. Please do understand this is just an additional way to play not make your Borderlands different out of the box.