I’ve thought about this a lot. Like a whole lot, you guys. I think that there is hope for the future, it’s just not Battleborns future. Now, hear me out. I love this game. The art style and characters to the imo unmatched gameplay (outside of glitches and bugs and balancing issues and things obviously not working as originally intended. When it is working as intended, it is stellar) and a community of players that are passionate about the game and are more interested in the game doing well than doing well in the game. It’s great. If you didn’t think so than you probably won’t be reading this anyway but the game is dead. It may chug along for a few more months but it is terminally ill without chance of recovery. There may still be hope.
The foundation that they used for Battleborn was not intended for a moba. They never marketed it as a moba. Let’s be honest, it’s a fps moba. I’m not even sure it fits the “hero shooter” description that was coined around the same time as release. I’m not even sure that it is possible for anyone to fix some of the problems with it, without starting over. What I propose is that they start over. I know. I know. “It’s expensive and hard and what if it fails again?” Well I’m glad you asked. First off, it is expensive and I haven’t figured that out yet. Sorry . Second it is hard but with everything learned from Battleborn it will be much easier and might make updates less of a hassle if they are working from a different foundation. Third, it will not fail! Because it will not be a sequel! Or a pre sequel! But it will be borderlands! No I didn’t misspell, I mean a borderlands moba. Take the best parts of Battleborn and put it on pandora. I stood in line at midnight behind 100 people to get borderlands 2. I probably won’t stand in line for it now but I will be buying borderlands 3. So will a lot of people. I hope that it does so amazing that they can give us Battleborn 2: pandoras mobaning! The name is subject to change. Honestly what harm can come from piggy backing on the success of borderlands? It helped me buy Battleborn when I saw it was “from the makers of borderlands”. Yes it will suck to lose solus but the way things are going that’s going to happen anyway. Rendain won.
I know I’m going to get salt for this, bring it on!