By title screen I’m referring to the screen before you sign in to the command screen. The one that had the Battleborn Splash screen pre-WU and the one with the individual BB posters that change around Post-WU.
My thoughts are as follows;
I hate the current and previous Title screen options. The old Splash screen was missing characters, was way too busy, and Orendi wasn’t the main focus. >:/
Post-WU apparently you get a rotation (if you’re lucky?) of 3 possible Title Screens. For me on PS4 it’s Ghalt, Thorn, or Beatrix. I know that an Orendi one exists and I’m upset that I don’t get it, instead 60% of he time I get Ghalt’s ugly mug, 30% Beatrix’s ugly mug, and 10% Thorn’s bow. I don’t particularly care for those 3 characters much, really hate ghalt’s design, and am annoyed every time I see Ghalt’s Title Screen while I wait to have my session authenticated.
Use the title screen as a form to show off Fan-art from the community? Have a place where artist can submit “Title Screen”-able art, pick and choose, and viola! Pretty cool community-geared project! Slap a Battleborn Logo on it to make it more official with a artist signature somewhere and all good.
My main and most wanted suggestion: Are you familiar with One Piece manga? If not, it’s a Japanese Manga by Eiichiro, Oda. Anyways, in his manga Oda has a small “segment” in each cover page where he sometimes either draws fan-requested art BUT more importantly he takes this 1 page per chapter to tell a SIDE STORY that is relevant to the canon…see where I’m going?
My suggestions is to use the Title screen in One Piece fashion and use it to tell side stories via pictures, one at a time. Just draw a scene and use it as a title screen and via these title screens tell a character or thing’s story. It’d be a great way to get lore out to the community in a fun way. You can hide things in pictures like you can’t hide them in written text, it’d be open to interpretation, it’d be…very very very fun to go through them all and see the story they tell. Why write a few lines of text on the battleplan when you can do that AND give us a depiction of something? Remember, pictures are worth a thousand words, so it saves on writing time! Think about it Gearbox!
In Summary: I think it’d be a cool idea if the Title Screen is used as a way to distribute lore via weekly/bi-weekly Single Scene drawings similar to the way that it’s used by Eiichiro Oda in One Piece. Also you can hide some Easter Eggs and other things within these pictures.