So my Krieg friend and I (as Maya) played through the Peak again.
This time we decided to use a cheat against the Assassins, since we don’t have time to farm more powerful gears, we still have to rely on my Bee. So in order to protect myself from Rouf and Oney, I planned to use the “ledge” (actually, a pipe) near Reeth’s spawn point. It allows me to shoot Reeth without care about taking damage.
So first run, my friend disconnected on the Black Queen fight. I continued until the Assassins proceeded to mow me down.
Second run, I failed to kill Reeth before my phaselock ended, but my friend finished the third assassin. Though he went down immediately due to the lag made him unable to response to health gate, failing RtB. I ran away from the ledge, since Rouf was close, I was afraid he’d jump onto me. I took few shots from Wot after running some distance, and went back to my friend to Res him after my cooldown finished. I kept running away, trying to avoid Rouf’s presence and dodging Wot’s aim. Thankfully I equipped a singularity grenade before the assassin fight, replacing my corrosive Fastball, so I could control my enemies’ movements even when Phaselock is down. With one or two grenades, I managed to survive the remaining three assassins until Phaselock is ready again. Rouf locked and dead, Wot got rekt thanks to my friend, and Oney wasn’t much of a fight with singularity grenades in my hand.
That was smooth, wasn’t it? In the fight before Saturn, a BAR tank sniped me from afar. My friend rushed to revive me, but he wasn’t knowledgeable enough about Peak’s terrains, and got stuck below with a Rabid Skag catching him. That diseased skag was my ticket to second wind as I switched to my shock Badaboom, until my friend killed it thanks to the panic. Ugh.
So we had to make do with my Krieg friends’ limited DPS (he was too afraid, I took it, even too afraid to melee stuff even though that’s how a melee Krieg stays alive). I can see Saturn’s arena from the top, so I fired whatever can reach it. For Saturn itself I used the Sandhawk, since thankfully the bullets reached it.
Next arena… I can’t see a thing. Well I can see a little bit of the building where you can pay eridium for a chest, so I signaled him to bait the enemies to go there with a Hornet and its immense splash effect (explaining the area to him wouldn’t make sense since he’s not knowledgeable enough). Frankly, the first wave of enemies includes turrets, which can’t move, and thus I cannot see it. While I hoped my friend didn’t screw it, I tried to draw their attention with few shots and… somehow it worked. The turrets’ shots were able to pass the gate to the next arena (though we can’t shoot through it) so I knew I did good. After the turrets, there were a Badass Marauder and a Slag Skag. I managed to snipe down the Marauder but the Skag is very thick since I couldn’t crit it from far above. Good thing my friend can deal with it.
So… my friend made it to the next arena! Which I can see clearly. The only problem is possible stuck surveyors, so I took them down fast. I also never noticed about how 3 Badass Surveyors spawns immediately on the Badass wave before OMGWTH. I thought it was always 2 of them along with other 2 Badass level enemies. I didn’t know it was even worse lol.
Next, OMGWTH. Apparently, Sandhawk projectiles can’t make it to the giant spider tank. So I have to use my corrosive Lyuda. Somehow I drew its attention and it didn’t even walk up to my friend. As it exposed its crit spot on the eyes, I could crit it easily. Though it still took me more than one whole sniper ammo reserve. I went to buy sniper ammo and apparently the boss tried to catch my friend… Until I shot at it. Again, it faced me for the whole time I spent firing my sniper ammo reserve. It ended kinda… boring? I guess.
Long story short we made it to OP8. It was my friend’s first… and also my first after several months. Not sure what we’ll do after. Probably leveling up some new characters or do a raid or two.