Wait, does that mean I’m getting the first reply to the new thread? Brutal!
So, more Uncle Salvador goodness tonight. Loot was scarce, but progress was abundant.
Started out vendor-farming a new OP2 DPUH. That took several quits (I do the Beatdown, Moxxxi’s Red Light, and the Forge, each run). Finally got one, and also with Torgue grip. Only difference in parts was the Jakobs sight; not an issue with Sal, since 99% of his shots fired with it will be in gunzerk. “Sights? Where we’re going, we don’t need sights…”
Went and ran the Peak twice. Now at OP4, I felt another UH was in order. Beat on Savage Lee a little, until he coughed up an Explicit UH. Good enough. Moving on.
Ran the Dust a couple times, but nothing dropped. Ran the Lair of Infinite Agony once before the Peak for a new Chain Lightning, and got it. Also had a Necromancer in the octagon-shaped room at the top of the first elevator, spawned a Tubby (or is it Chubby?) Bones that dropped an OP2 Legendary Torch COM (free to a good home). Also went and beat up on Bulwark between OP3 and OP4, and the troll dropped me an OP1 Rough Rider. Still an improvement, though, so I kept it.
After the OP4 run, I took a few swiped at the train in Gingerton. Nothing much happening there. Moved on to the Forest. First run, I got nothing. Second run, I got THREE Bees. MIND YOU, there are only 7 Treants there that can even drop a Bee at all. Got one at OP4, and two at OP3. One of the OP3 ones was Inflammable. Kept that one and the lone OP4, and vendored the other. Back to the Peak…
OP4-5 run? Smooth like butter. DID have to take a knee once, in the area right after the assassins. Working around the area clockwise, I screwed around and let a BA and UBA loader tag-team me, and the fire DoT brought me down in a reload. ALMOST disastrous, since there were two surveyors that picked THAT PRECISE MOMENT to start healing the UBA that was almost down for my second wind. “Oh, I see how it is.” Stationary surveyors are such easy targets. Back on my feet, crushed the two loaders, finished with the surveyor swarm, and moved on. EZPZ. Uncle Salvador is now at OP5.
It is at this point that the lack of a Lady Fist anywhere near that level becomes painful. Dukino’s Mom is due up this weekend, on the final push to OP8. That’s tactic Numero Uno for dealing with her, to just backpedal-kite her around the rock and feed her Lady Fist rounds. And with a Sheriff’s Badge and Renegade COM equipped, it shouldn’t take long. We’ll have to see what I can find among the other toons. Axton MAY have one to lend. Alternatively, Axton’s old LF might be in teh possession of Little Sis right now, from her climb up the Peak. Or I may just have to find another way to go about this. I’m not thrilled at the prospect of resetting UVHM just to finish off the Peak, when perhaps the most important item to have (UH) is easily farmable. Sal doesn’t need Sandhawks and Pimpernels for the Peak (though they could be helpful at times). He can just plow through it with a decent adaptive shield, an on- or near-level UH, a Grog Nozzle, and his natural charm.
Oh, got a nice Thre Dog and fire Fremington’s Edge from the assassins in the 4-5 run. And BEHOLD! Got my first Storm Front for this character from one of the red chests at the end of the 4-5 run. Sadly, it’s probably not gonna see much use before it’s obsolete. But still, after a relatively weak day of loot turnout, that was a fine note to hang it up on.
Weekend goal? OP8, then farm up the right gear, and then go back for Voracidous. Down the road, Vermivorous is on the menu too. I’ve waited far too long to start Salvador, and there’s a lot of catching-up to be done now. Time to get dirty…