So I now have a Zer0 at OP8.
I announced here yesterday that I’ve decided I need help with the OP7—>OP8 run. Of course this forum, being as awesome as it is, responded promptly. I was a little disheartened when both @Dr_Do-Little and @Kuolemanlaakso said they couldn’t do it right now. Not to worry, @Sun_Tsunami came to the rescue!
Prior to our run I haven’t really interacted with @Sun_Tsunami much and so I didn’t really know what to expect. Well, he is a great guy, and a tremendous player. Total Bad Ass. If not for him I would still be at OP7 for certain. He offered his assistance anytime, gave me some great advice and turned out to be a really stand up guy and very humble as well. I just can’t speak highly enough of him.
Before we started, he said he was going to try Melee Zer0 and if that didn’t pan out then he’d use someone else. I can tell you, there was no need to worry. We almost just coasted through the Peak.
I had a couple close calls, but no FFYL. @Sun_Tsunami did have a couple FFYLs but always got himself up before I got to him. He is very proficient at melee. I did get a couple good kills in myself, but Sun made the run so much easier. Again I have to express my gratitude for his assistance. Thanks again @Sun_Tsunami. Those assassins never had a chance!!
On a side note, I never got the “wall of text” announcing that I unlocked OP8. Sun said he didn’t see it either. That was odd.
I’ve toyed with the idea of trying melee Zer0, but after seeing it in action its definitely something I want to explore.
It’s nice having a Zer0 at OP8. First thing I did was upgraded a bunch of my gear. Fortunately, my OP8 Sal had farmed an almost full set of OP8 Pimps, good ones too. Still have to get a better fire pimp.
Also upgraded my Slagga to op8. That was a pretty easy farm.
I use the Leg Sniper COM primarily. I have both OP7 and 71 versions. I’ve not decided which to use yet. The 71 has a considerably lower shield penalty but it’s other stats are inferior to the OP7(as is to be expected).
I believe next I’ll do a reset and play through the story at OP8. This will also allow me to farm a Maggie which I’ve not used in so long I’m going through withdrawals.