Old saying: “Never look a gift horse in the mouth.” Sigh…yet…Here we go again.
For an eternity in this game Moze has not equaled the three other characters. And it has not even been close.
The least played character, with the worst action skill and totally under powered compared to the others…yet it has the most inventive and vibrant community in the game.
We have always swallowed our constraints and turned to brain power and innovation to cover up the obvious weaknesses in the character.
And now, a huge surprise…Gearbox gives us a gift from above. They give us a character that is now on par with the other characters. With an action skill that is fun as hell and totally usable. With a complete alternate play style available. Opens up builds, increases viability and variety. Exactly what Gearbox promised to do to fix the Mayhem 2.0 mess.
And what happens?
I see so many people already complaining that Iron Bear is “broken“ and “too powerful“ And that Gearbox should nerf it. And these people always say “not too much“ and” just enough to get balance”…Whatever the hell that is in a non-PVP game based on a franchise that has always had various amounts of overpowered skills and weapons.
This is not a PVP game and it caters to the casual solo player. “Balance” truly means very little. And oh by the way, the game already gives you the opportunity to create your own “balance“ by mixing equipment and builds…and now Mayhem levels.
I guess what I am driving at is if a player wants increased challenge…they can create it themselves. If another player wants to zip through the game with the absolute OP best everything…they can do that as well. Kind of the perfect situation in a game like Borderlands.
Calls for balance are nothing more than the small 10% of hard-core, elite players demanding that the game be played the way they want it to be played. And they are active and very vocal…even if a small percentage of the overall base.
This is utter nonsense. And before someone accuses me of just being a “casual”…I have played every game in the series extensively with thousands of hours. I participated in the Raid Time Trials in BL2 and still hold a couple spots on the leaderboard. I am about as “hard core” as you can get in this game. And I know about competitive games and competitions. This is just not one of them, and the same rules should never apply.
Borderlands has always been an exceptional game because it has always appealed to a much broader audience.
We finally have Moze back on the right track. Let’s tone it down people …on any calls for “lessening”. Every time the “lessening” happens…people leave in droves and the game suffers dramatically.
You’d think we and GB would learn…