So if you follow the Borderlands community, you will know that this week is the annual Twitch Community Event called “The Hunt”. While some of us are kicking themselves for not having a Borderlands version of the Gear Search ready for the event (honestly, I just forgot), I was thinking this would be a great event to do for Battleborn!
Not only will you have resources such as the Gear Search to help track down Legendaries but I was thinking I could probably rework the collections functionality on my website for a custom page to track items obtained during the event, I could then feed that into a tally/stats page so you can see where you place against everyone else who has signed on for the event. I could even give @lowlibot a very small upgrade for the event depending on how much time I have to work on it.
So when would this event happen? Well I can’t think of a better time than the first or second week after the Winter Update drops!! The game will get possibly one of its biggest quality of life updates ever and will likely have a Beatrix/Operation announcement just around the corner. The Borderlands event should also be over by then too so we won’t be competing with it.
Maybe Gearbox could also time some in-game goodies (Lootpocalypse!!) that same week?
So before then, we need to figure out the guidelines for such an event starting with calling on all our veteran PvE runners to help determine the point values of each Legendary based on how hard it was for them to get it. Do we include just Legendaries that drop from bosses or can Loot Pack Legendaries count too? If a Legendary Drops from a lower tier Loot Pack, would it be worth more points? These are the types of questions we need to think about and probably get a spreadsheet going that I can later feed into a custom collections filter on an Event Page.
If people can, @ mention anyone who you think would be handy to bring to the table on this discussion, be it streamers, event organisers, veteran PvE players or devs. I’ll start with my own list of people. Gearbox devs: @Jythri @JoeKGBX, Community Badasses: @MentalMars, Discord Rulers: @Tokesy97, @Kaleidodemon. The One That Knows Everything: @Kitru. Community Organizers: @FlamesForAll.
I’m going to post this on the Discord and on Reddit, but if you know of other pockets of the community, be sure to link them back to here so we can get as many people talking about it as possible!!
Important Note: I am actually doing a talk at a conference this month about APIs in games, so I am going to be a little bit preoccupied with preparing for that up to and during the week of the conference meaning I sadly won’t be able to take the reigns of this event if it happens to take place before 22nd January but I reckon I can commit to the Event Page idea I mentioned at least. There are probably people much better suited to run it than me anyway (I’m just the ideas guy).
So start discussing people!!
Added Gothalion’s video on the Borderlands “The Hunt” for reference.