I am sure this has been mentioned before…
There are no annointed in Normal Story mode playthrough before Billy. So what are annointed doing been encountered in TVHM Story mode before Billy?
Just a story inconsistency, a big one.
EDIT: MANN42, provided an intelligent explanation. Congratulations.
The issue is minor. An oversight by GBX.
What I did was to go into TVHM. After completing several missions, I activated Mayhem Mode 3. The important part:
Tannis explains Mayhem Mode as a simulation. Which would explain Annointed showing up in a Story-Breaking manner.
Nomally, in Nomal with Mayhem Mode (non-TVHM) all areas are accessible. Activating M3 after completing missions in TVHM introduced a minor discrepancy as no Annointed were encountered prior to Billy in Jakob’s Manor.
TVHM is billed bu GBX as a straight playthrough of Normal Story Mode, with more difficulty. Prior to activating M3, no Annointed encountered. Activating M3 upon completing a mission prior to encountering Jakob’s Manor will result in Annointed.
As Mayhem Mode is explained as a simulation, in-game by Tannis; it would be nice to see Story Missions playable in any order in Mayhem mode. With Unique mission rewards obtainable once per mode. Maybe give a little buff to the Unique mission rewards depending on difficulty if not already done. Annointed Chadd Gun if not already done, anyone?
Activating TVHM, AFTER running a mission or thre, and then activating Mayhem Mode will:
- Introduce Annointed prior to Billy in Jakob’s Manor.
- All areas not already reached remain inaccessible. Though one should be able to switch back to Normal Mode to access all areas.
It’s a minor oversight by GBX in the game logic. Well, maybe they’ll patch it for some more sanity. It’s not game-breaking.