We’re now past the 8 month mark since launch and Borderlands 3 is in the worst shape it’s ever been in. Blue screens of death have plagued the game since it’s birth, and every fix for technical errors introduce new ones, often times worse than the errors that they’ve replaced. As if that weren’t bad enough, after 2 level cap increases and a 3rd version of Mayhem difficulty modes, character and gear scaling has proven to be either completely forgotten about or an afterthought.
The game developers have always boasted about the diversity that players will have at their disposal, with over 1 billion guns, 4 characters with multiple play styles each. Rather than possibilities reaching new horizons as more content is released, quite the opposite has occurred. Even if a player wanted to practice diversity and try new characters or try new builds, it is nearly impossible for a player to gather the necessary gear items with the required anointments for the build he/she desires. The loot pool is over saturated with garbage and useless anointments. The dedicated gear drops are far and few between, where if you get lucky enough to even see the item drop from its dedicated source, it is likely to have not only not the specific anointment you desire, but an anointment that has no use, like while airborne.
Sadly this game had the recipe for greatness. It could have been a game that rewarded its players and captured a loyal fan base for years and years, and future sequels. It is very sad, and disappointing, to watch this game grow to the disaster it has become.
A+ for Concept
F for execution
I would not be mad, at-all, if the developers scrapped the future of this game and went straight towards something new and started from scratch. Learn from the mistakes, I believe this game has already self destructed and the band-aids just are not enough any more.
My last straw was after today’s hotfix. After a destroyed reward system and laughable execution of Mayhem 2.0 and all the errors that came with it. After months of people dealing with this virus BS, trying to escape from reality into the realm of BL3. Now is not the time to make the game painful to play.
Today’s hotfix states " We’ve thinned out Wotan’s dedicated loot pool with today’s hotfix. As a result, the Valkyrie Squad now drops the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite Shields exclusively from their dedicated loot pool, while Wotan drops the Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite Weapons from its dedicated loot pool exclusively. This does not affect world drops from these enemies. Paired with the change to allow more than a single Legendary to possibly drop at one time, players should have an easier and more consistent farming experience in this content."
I thought, great, finally, I can farm Wotan and get some Kyb’s and Redistributors that I’ve been farming for, for 2 weeks straight. I farmed Wotan, today, after the hotfix (confirmed it was applied), approximately 20 times in split screen (x2 loot).
NOT 1 KYBS. NOT 1 REDISTRIBUTOR. And any gear that might be useful after some major balances, had the worst anointments in the game. Airborne, sliding, melee damage, increased accuracy and firerate, cyber spikes…
20 Wotan kills. 20. In Mayhem 10. Not 1 useful legendary with a useful anointment. Not even 100% ASE, not even 200% ASA, not even SNTNL Cryo, not even 125% incendiary AE IB, not even 300/90, not even 150/50…
This game is a total disaster, please, please, please, put it on the shelf and move on to the next one before you lose your entire loyal fan base. It’s inevitable. It’s clear. The blue screens, the frame rates, the menu lag, the reward system, they’re unfixable.