So, before PSN went down at Christmas and i was unable to play TPS pnline for a bit, which made me load up BL1 and become ADDICTED for 2 solid months, i had only ever played TPS online coop.
Had seen every main mission and some sides and had brought 2 characters up to 50 and 3 others to 25-30.
Then, near end of January, i started my first ever solo TPS playthrough with Aurelia.
Got her up to 63 (only co/op was 50-57 UVHM with @acnaero as Athena Servant) and am now doing Solo with Clappy (i already had a Clappy toon at 31 from co-op but started a new one for solo) and currently have him at 44.
I am having a BLAST with solo.
Was finally able to explore every inch of every map, do every sidequest, and find all the cool little details.
While super fun & crazy with co-op, i found co-op was always sort of tense & edgy due to blue / purple / orange gear being so (relatively) rare and how many enemies were non-repeatable,
People were always swarming the chests / vendors / loot drops and booting co-op partners out after certain boss or enemy fights.
Plus, i was able to learn the exact strengths and weaknesses of Aurelia and Clappy and devise character specific strategies and tactics to survive, rather than just relying on the sheer combined firepower of a full co-op party.
What do you guys think?