Rough day of BL2. This isn’t even fun anymore.
Made it to level 68 today. Did the missions Toil and Trouble + Data Mining today, and it was pain all the way.
Toil and Trouble wasn’t so bad after the initial part. I started off okay just trying to slowly fight my way through the place normally to build my Anarchy, but it just didn’t work. I’d get to 50-70 and then something stupid would happen and I’d die. Eventually I said forget it, went back to Sanctuary and pre-stacked to 200 or so. After that I made it down and tried to access the elevator. I knew that the ambush was coming and that I was going to need my Anarchy buffed to win it, and boy did I. That and a good spot to hide that the enemies can’t seem to get to when I’m almost dead. The rest of it went smoothly until I got to the top of the elevator. The top I died somewhere around 5 times or so. One of the bigger Nomads had a rocket launcher and then there was a Goliath Blaster, I have problems with the Blasters.
Then there was the part where you have to run around and make the eridium pipeline explode so you can climb into it. The very first thing that happened was indicative of how the rest of this part went. I opened some boxes in hopes of ammo for my shotgun, out pops a Legendary Lootloader midget thing. Opening random boxes is so frightening now, if I’m not paying attention the midget WILL destroy me quickly. Anyways, I’m handling the Lootloader just fine. DT is tanking it, but we go to far to the side and aggro the skags that are there. Add another death before I even leave where you spawn into the Arid Nexus Boneyard. On the bright side(I guess?), the Lootloader dropped the first pearlescent in the game I’ve ever gotten, an Unforgiven. It’s nice, but I don’t really use it because Gaige and I can’t hit things in the head accurately enough. Or I wouldn’t if I could stack Anarchy anyway. Mass death follows visiting all the pumping stations.
It didn’t get really bad until I started trying to do the Badlands half of Data Mining. Saturn just started this downward spiral of doom. I might not get this death tally right, but it was something like this. Saturn killed me I think 4 times before I got him(Yay for shack of almost invincibility, I suppose. Didn’t drop anything neat.), died twice on the road before I got to the Ultimate Badass Constructor, think that got me twice as well before I found this spot I could snipe it’s eye from and not get hit by anything it did. Think I dropped another 5 times just trying to climb the Info Stockade itself. Once I lose Anarchy everything goes downhill REALLY fast.
This is where I just gave up. After finishing Data Mining, I picked up The Talon of God and went back to the Arid Badlands to get Hungry Like the Skag since I’m still not level 72 yet and could use the xp. I kill a couple skags, then 2 rabid skags show up 2 levels higher then me with a fossil skag that’s 1 level higher then me. Fought and died to that pack 3 or 4 times before I said forget it and went the other way. More Rabid skags and Fossil skags. Die again, time to abandon this quest for now. Well, I still have one more side quest. Let’s go do that. Onto Monster Mosh part 3. I get there, notice the Skrakks are level 70. Whelp, this isn’t gonna be good. Died once there after aggroing the nearby Hyperion bots and didn’t go back. Only one thing left to do; the Talon of God awaits. Go to the Eridium Blight and towards Hero’s Pass. This is just shameful to admit, but this is what happened. The first two GUN Loaders spawn, I engage, and get killed right there in 2 shots. It took me by surprise they were so strong. Go back and realize they’re higher level then me. That makes sense, but damn, they really ate through 550k shield and some 200k hp in 2 shots. I try killing them a few more times, don’t even manage to kill one of them after I had crippled them both and called it a night.
People keep saying that UVHM gets easier once you gets past level 60 or so, and it did for a little bit, but it’s never stopped being a struggle despite getting to 68. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, maybe Gaige just isn’t as good as it seemed like while I was blitzing through NVHM and TVHM and I should try someone else, maybe my guns aren’t good(Admittedly my corrosive shotgun is getting really underleveled, but a higher level one just hasn’t dropped, and that won’t stop my shield from disappearing in a single hit anyway, despite being an at level shield), or maybe I just suck. I could easily just suck.
Sorry for the whine post, but I needed to vent a bit after how tonight’s session went.