I think the above bares repeating. I’ve bolded some words that are crucial to the argument being made.
Here is another choice quote that is foundational.
Here is my take and why these quotes are important.
Borderlands 3 is a looter/shooter with crazy and amazing gear. Normal mode introduced us to the game and its core mechanics which is basically shooting and looting and spending skill points to make the loot more effective. Let me repeat and simplify what I just said. We shoot to get loot which we then use to do more shooting for lots more looting.
TVHM and the Mayhem levels (up to 3) is where we got the best versions of all that loot. So here we are, we have all this loot and nothing in the game challenges us anymore. So along comes M4 and Maliwan Takedown. They are the payoff vault hunters. M4 is where you take your sick boss murdering and Slaughter Shaft clearing builds for a “real” test. It’s ridiculous to complain about needing high end gear, including terror gear, to engage with this end game content. Let me say it a different more succinct way. It seems to me that the point of collecting all this high end loot is to have a place in the game where that loot is ABSOLUTELY necessary!
Before I shut up I briefly want harp on the terror gear anti argument at least one person has made in this thread already.
Soooo many people complained about the uselessness of terror anointed gear because the event was temporary and that the anoinments weren’t even good, and yada, yada, yada, whine . One of the “observations” that JUST popped into my head from someone was how useless the ammo regen terror anointment was because they never had any trouble finding ammo. I say to those who share that view, please give soloing Maliwan Takedown a try without some form of ammo regen. The fact is you don’t have to use terror but terror certainly means you have more options. And that’s the point and it’s always been the point. We have all this gear with all these anointments, which means we have a ton of options.
And finally, you don’t have to play this content if you don’t want to. Borderlands 3 is SIGNIFICANTLY better than any previous Borderlands in the amount of choices it gives you to play. It’s story is not better, it’s certainly not as funny, but it’s for me at least, DEFINITELY more fun! And fun is why I play video games.
Love, peace, and hair grease, I’m out!