(Is this what you’d like to see Gearbox do too? Please comment!)
How Gearbox has been approaching legendaries is the exact opposite of what they should have been doing, and I hope they read this. They have been having the legendaries start super strong to the point where they’re not comfortable with them as they think it throws off game balance, so they have been lowering their stats; this we all know. The affect has been making people mad as some miss the power they once held, and resent it being taken from them.
So instead, they should start the legendaries off as weak. I know, just wait. After they see how the weapon performs, then buff them how they see fit. This will instead be giving players more power instead of taking it away. They will instead be praised by all those that wish to feel that powerful, instead of being riduculed.
The odd thing is that, in the end, a legendary that Gearbox has nerfed could have the exact same stats as one that had originally been weak but was then buffed, and the only difference would be how people feel about it.
People don’t like being given something, and then having it taken away, Gearbox.