OKAY, it’s been awhile, but I finally managed to boot up Borderlands and get some work in again.
Today started really strangely. Went into Caustic Caverns to search for buried treasure and while I was dealing with the first Crystallisk, the one over in the acid engaged with a Badass Varkid. I didn’t notice this fast enough, and the Badass got into a pod and started becoming a Super Badass. While I’m sitting here watching this duel between the Varkid and the Crystallisk unfold, trying to decide what to do about it, the Varkid goes into yet another pod. Out pops the Ultimate Badass and I’m just like…well, what do I do now? After awhile I just started shooting at the UBA Varkid and it just didn’t care. It really hated that Crystallisk and ignored me entirely. Which is good, I don’t know if I could’ve killed it if it was paying attention to me.
Anyway, I go through about half the cavern when I notice that while I’m fighting a bunch of Threshers near the elevator to where the buried treasure is, there are these explosions going on and I can’t figure out what it is. The Threshers weren’t doing it and Death Trap wasn’t doing it. I look up, at the top of the elevator, there’s a Super Badass Varkid waiting for me for when I flip all the remaining switches to go up there. Luckily with capped stacks that time instead of like the first time, where I had barely started getting stacks, and Death Trap grabbing the SBA Varkid’s attention, I killed it only going into FFYL once. Unsure how I got up though, the nearby Antspiders aggroed and a small one got caught in Death Trap’s Robot Rampage only to be brutally murdered is what I figure. The tubby that was up there was nowhere to be found unfortunately. I dinged 66 somewhere in this mess.
Afterwards, I quickly left the CC wanting to not run into another Ultimate Varkid and carry on shooting things. Heading to the Eridium Blight, I quickly ran about picking up side quests. Ran into King Mong twice, didn’t drop anything of note either time unfortunately. After getting all the quests, I notice a Demong. Thinking it was another unique Bullymong that drops interesting stuff I engage it. Didn’t notice until I was in FFYL and trying to finish it off they were all 2 levels higher then me. Whoops. Get my Second Wind, run away screaming in fear because I’ve got a pack of 3 Demongs on my tail, all a lot stronger then me. Did all the misc quests in the area, vendor dived a little bit and found this massive turtle shield that put me at a mighty 560k-ish shield, and called it a day. Not a bad session, all things considered. Might do more later tonight.