Please take note of the following:
1: This is not the whining of a neophyte player, more of a command rank 107 player ranting about a single aspect of PvE that frustrates him.
2: If you disagree and want to explain why, please say more than just “Git Gud” and “Shut up casual, us real gamers have no problems”.
Thrall grenade attacks in Battleborn are by far my least favorite attacks in the game. No matter the Thrall you name, if it throws grenades, I have issues with it that I’ll explain now:
1: The throw regardless of range. I have literally stood within kissing range of Thrall for them to throw a grenade at my feet with no warning. Brilliant.
2: No visual/audio feedback. This is a massive step back in comparison to Borderlands TPS. Regardless of your negative opinions towards that game, you have to admit that the beeping and red light emitting from enemy grenades was a small but good improvement from back in 2 where you were given no warning outside of enemy quotes.
Thrall Brutes only:
3 No Timers. The grenades they shoot from their guns have literally no timers leaving you no chance of avoiding them at close range (which they will use regardless of range). The other Thrall tend to have timers (small timers that I don’t believe add up to three seconds but timers nonetheless) which makes avoiding them somewhat possible but their shield using older brothers not only require less time to fire their own grenades, but tend to use the far more frequently. In more than one occasion, I’ve experienced more than 2 Thrall Brutes fire grenades at me at the same time on consecutively, allowing them to fully deplete my health faster than I can say “YOU %%%KIN’ %%%T%%%KS!!!” Not only are they easy for them to spam but they are difficult to avoid (I’ve run out of the grenade’s range just to take damage anyway to the point where I just gave up ever avoiding them in my head, something a player shouldn’t have to do).
Go ahead and call me a casual loser who can’t play (despite the fact that I have beaten every PvE stage without dying even in 5 people random teams) but I needed to let this out.
I don’t know if Gearbox will listen but I do have requests for this issue of mine:
1: Make grenades beep when you’re in range of them (Like in The Pre Sequel).
2: Give all enemy grenades damage range symbols (like with enemy Battleborn Area of Effect attacks).
3: Limit the grenades the enemy can use to possibly 3 (on Normal mode at least, they can go crazy on Hardcore or Advanced).
Tell me what you fellow players think and if you disagree, please give your reasons why (I’m curious and I promise to respect your opinions as long as you respect mine).