It appears to be built on an island (either artificial or natural) given that the only access is over a single bridge. So keeping bandits and critters at bay does become a bit easier. It i s very shiny, though! BTW have you seen the Opportunity plans that show up in Jack’s office on Helios at the end of TPS? Nice reference there.
Did a little more moon-shotting with Axton; got a couple of Leeches (fire and shock), although I was actually hoping for an Impaler. Then I decided to start levelling up Maya. She was already at level 73 as she had been at OP1. Cleared out some of the vault and backpack clutter, then reviewed where she was.
Still a lot of UVHM minor side quests around, so it was off to Three Horns to farm Bullymong fur with a Sawblade Technical - man, is that ever easier than melee! Then Southern Shelf to do battle with… well, you know. Finished off with a Tubby/Black Queen hunt to get the level up to 74. No luck on Tubbies or the BQ, but got a corrosive Lyuda from one of Mobley/Gettle.
I may be able to get Maya to level 80 without resetting UVHM, although I’d obviously then be missing out on mission reward items like Pimpernel etc. Not entirely sure what I’ll do about that.