Still no OP8, but I’ll get to that in a moment.
I’ve been watching a lot of BL2 streams. As it turns out there are some pretty good players on Twitch. Most of them are really nice and helpful people. Anyway, I started chatting with a fellow that indicated that he would like some assistance in the game via co-op so I decided to step up to the task.
I’ve not played much co-op at all, so it’s a new experience for me. This guy says he has all the vault hunters at 72, and his main is Gaige who is currently OP3. Says he has been struggling and having a difficult time finding gear.
We started with the Tiny Tina DLC and it did prove to be a challenge. I know next to nothing about Gaige, and it’s taking some time getting used to her Death Trap. My new friend also goes into FFYL pretty often and in the worst possible positions. I’m trying to do the right thing and revive him, but this often puts me down too. It’s been a learning experience and making me a better player I think. Trying to revive someone surrounded Skeleton Mages and Skelly Archers can be quite the challenge.
We did eventually finish the DLC and because he was concerned about his lack of money(due to dying very often) I decided to bring in Deputy Sal and farm the Handsome Sorcerer with him. Of course the Deputy makes very short work of the HS. Got him a Flakker and a Conference Call out of the farming as well. Another issue I have is that damn robot keeps trying to charge Sal’s rough rider. Doesn’t really hurt anything, it’s just a bit irritating.
The other thing I don’t like is that he is couple levels under me. Because of this all the loot is under level.
I was able to show him number of things, like farming the snowman and I also helped him defeat Bloodwing. Also gave him quite a bit of gear as I am over flowing with it on my many characters and mules.
I come to find out, that he didn’t get to OP3 by himself but rather was “power leveled”. While I’m sure it’s nice to have a high level character to start with, there are definitely some major drawbacks. Learning the mechanics of the game through the leveling process has it’s merits. This game goes pretty deep.
I think I’ll suggest we start a new game w/ new characters. I really think that is the best way to learn the game.
I’ve also been continuing my journey to OP8. I farmed just about all my gear to OP7. I used Salvador for much of the farming, which sped things up considerably. Upgraded all My BoA as they all where between 70-72. That said, the upgrades where minimal being just a percent or two.
I also found a purple OP7 Muckamuck. Not the best parts, but a muck all the same. I’d forgotten how much I love this gun. While on the Peak, I use a pimp for most the run, I do pull out the muck to down a couple marauders that like to poke theirs heads up from behind shelter.
I’ve gotten all the way to OP7 without a DPUH but I’m considering farming one. On my last Peak run I think I could have achieved a second wind off of Rouf if I was dealing just a bit more damage.
So far I’ve made three attempts at OP8. On the first I went down to Dukino’s Mom. Fortunately I think I have a strat in place for her and can get past her now with little trouble.
On the next run it was Doc Mercy that got me. Really just slopppy playing on my part.
On my last run I made it to the assassins. I already knew they were going to be rough.
Each run I make it a little further.
As of yet, I’m not discouraged and I feel that I’m making progress. I feel confident that I can do it. It just may take some time.