What did you do in TPS during your most recent session?

(Pandora's Industrial Engineer) #2344

Cryo only buffs itself on head shots. The 3x multiplier is only for explosive damage, not “explosions”. Is this what you were trying to ask?

  • Cryo multipliers
    • 200% type A crit damage
    • 3x explosive damage (yellow #s)
    • 3.5x melee damage

(Is this thing on?) #2345

BTW Sljm updated his DPS guide, including the damage multiplier table at the end. Useful stuff!

(Vault Hunter - Borderlands Addict) #2346

I am really tempted to purchase and download TPS on Steam. I miss Elpis.

(Berserker) #2347

You’ll be happy you did. :acmcheese:

(Angry melee Athena) #2348

You won’t regret it. Especially, when playing melee Athena. :slight_smile:
I still stand that it is the best thing in the entire TPS. :smiley:

(Isthiswill) #2349

Go for it when it goes on sale. It does pretty frequently.

As for me. With a Rosie, Vibra Pulse, Excalibastard, & Glitched Incendiary Beam I took down round five after the Flameknuckles caught me in a corner and a Gargantuan took some long range pot shots to take me down the previous day. Then in the Badass round, during the third wave 3 or 4 Gargantuans congregated on the ring across from me and I got caught in a reload after a cheap shot and couldn’t get up. That was a wrap for that day.

I came back to the Badass Round Yesterday, swapping in a Slodger and Kaneda’s Laser so I could do some long range damage. I also started playing cautious an using the containment chamber near the Vault Door proxy where the Dahl chests are to stick and move when the Gargantuans and Ophas dogpiled on me. It went a whole lot smoother. Nothing left but the L33t arena and the dreaded Triton Flats Triumverate of timed missions + Donate to the Cause left undone between having done every single mission in UVHM.

I’ll probably take a break and do the same with Fr4g and Doppel alternating with the Furies play throughs, who are all still just arriving at Helios.

(Angry melee Athena) #2350

Are you talking about Athena right now, I mean, about your Holodome experience?

(Is this thing on?) #2351

Talking of TPS on PC, anyone have experience with a dual-screen setup on Windows 7? Because there’s someone in the Pre-Sequel PC Tech Support section with a bizarre-sounding problem.

(LunaticOne) #2352

Yep, that’s it, blow him to bits before the door squishes him to bits :rofl::joy::rofl:
only have like 2 seconds to kill him so don’t hesitate.
I’ve used other Badabooms to do it, but cryo is better

only two of these left for me and mostly because I end up doing something else with another toon when I log into TPS

(Isthiswill) #2353

If you’re asking me, that’s Wilhelm I’m talking about. He was my first character and I decided to go back to him running the Community Patch after years dormant.

I neglected to mention I wouldn’t have made it through the last two rounds had I not switched from the Excalibastard to a Tediore Cryo Splitter. It put in some serious work.

(Angry melee Athena) #2354

Well, Wilhelm is damn awesome (btw, I heard the UCP made him really OP), my fav character in TPS. Btw, suggest you try out building a shotgun enforcer, an amazing mobbing build, and it devastates Holodome. :smiley:

(Isthiswill) #2355

I ran a shotgun build for a few sessions just before switching to Lasers. I had a Bulwark, and had just gotten an 3ddie so I figured it was time to go for it. I wasn’t ever a big fan of lasers. I was content blasting away with a Rugged Company Man. I had a viral marketer and flayer among other shotguns, and will maybe reset my playthrough and have more fun with them at some point.

(Angry melee Athena) #2356

Btw, here are the runs @bew_ and I made with this build. :smiley:

(The Bearer of Pie and Best user of English) #2357

Attempted a speed kill with jack, but without access to perfect gear it’s not gonna happen

(Kai O) #2358

I came under fire by the two turrets outside first gate into Drakensberg and got gated, switched to a rocket launcher and entered showdown.

I realized only after I blew the last target away right before showdown ended that I was breathing the ffvii victory theme to myself in and out as I tried to remain completely calm.

I was playing solo and didn’t feel like dying with nothing to second wind around.


(Angry melee Athena) #2359

In the last session i attempted to do what @LexAnarchy did, but not with Sentinel, vs Eclipse and EOS. Have I already said that Athena is incredibly powerful? By the way, this lvl 50 gears run with her was made on my first attempt. :smiley:

(I stopped moving and the orphans caught me. Tannis was right.) #2360

Spent some time last night getting Jack to lvl 70…I finally have a TPS character level-capped, mostly due to the Claptastic Voyage being so damn good. At some point I’ll try to get Athena there as well, but for now I’m kinda done with TPS.


It sucks because the characters are soooooo good in this, but it takes soooooo long to level them up. :frowning:

(Isthiswill) #2362

I got some decent drops with endgame level Wilhelm at level 50 to pass down later and decided to go back to Fr4g TRP who was sitting at level 66 and set to run the the Vorago Solitude missions. I did the Cricket mission but forgot that one of the drop zones is behind the gate to the Vault Elevator Entrance. I used to the double boosted jump pad and landed there, and was trapped because I hadn’t gone through the steps of actually opening the gate proper, so I abandoned my mission flow ( Cricket, Droid Escort, Captain Chef, RK5, Don’t Shoot the Messenger) and proceeded to get my but kicked by RK5 because I decided to see if I could get by with my explosive build and not run Corrosive gear. Once I’d been coaxed out of doing that again, I realized I should have put my Kala on , which made RK5 a whole lot easier to deal with since that reduced his effective attacks to missiles. The Mining Laser in Corrosive and a 3ddie gave him the blues. I high tailed it through Tychos Ribs, got the messenger mission, and sipped on over Triton Flats via the Eleeser fast travel. I got the message, then made quick work of Meat Heat to get a Cryo Meat Grinder/ Bone Shredder, Oscar, and the Dark Siders. I got the White Feather (go patch!) and then doubled back to Vorago Solitude and redid the Cricket Mission along with Captain Chef. I hopped on his module and rode it as it launched , only to find it disappears from beneath you pretty quickly. Saved me a respawn at least, unlike the Merriff commemorative pandoran sphincter rocket, which will launch you well off into the ether realm. I did a little gear swapping and called it a day.

I came back later because I had Eradicate and Don’t Get Cocky open. I’d forgotten to activate the patch and caught myself before I got too far into things. Once I caught myself, still in the Hub of Heroism, I killed Meg and got a Skirmish Torrent a level above where I was, and my backpack way over stuffed. I made sure I looked up which outcome got me the System Purge, because I’d forgotten how awesome that Oz kit is. I lucked out and got a Cryo. After doing that mission I leveled up to 67 and doubled back to get the Torrent. Also, Igobod or whatever his name was dropped a sticky corrosive leech, and I had two pandemics from the Dark Siders, so I swapped one for it. After that I killed Iwagira and switched to the Doppelganger and did all the same stuff in one smooth session minus the boneheaded non-corrosive attempt at RK5 (got him on the first try using a Hyperion COM with 41% boost) but I bit the dust just after he went down thanks to trolling guardians. I had already cleared the Helios missions so I didn’t have to double back there after the Messenger mission, which netted me a Incendiary White Feather. Next session will be the boss fight with the Big Bad at level 67 & 65 for these two goofs, and then starting Claptastic.

Oh yeah, my Patched Wilhelm Building ended up like this:

I had a legendary class mod on when I set it up, but switched to something else for some reason. Can’t remember if I was boosting gun , laser or explosive damage something.

(Rumplebunny) #2363

Well, I’ve finally… FINALLY… got a character (Athena) to 70, heh. Only been slowly grinding away at this for like 2 years! (BL2 takes up most of my Borderlands time.)

Having done that, I went and got an Excalibastard for her. Actually, the first time I’ve ever gone and yanked it out since I didn’t want to ‘waste’ the opportunity and get one that’ll just be underleveled.

Fun gun, heh. :smiley:

Now, off to get a new Shield of Ages for her (in the process of getting her to 70 I’ve reset UVHM at least twice…) And to try to get a replacement level 70 shock Hail (had a replacement level 70 fire Hail already ready to go thanks to a fortunate Iwa drop.)