So, there’s a “new game mode” coming that they announced together with the 4th skill trees, though I don’t see many people talking about it. Depending what it is, I think it the potential to be a big deal that could change the game dramatically. I’m very curious, though I have no idea what it could be. Any ideas?
Could it be we are looking at something like Mayhem 3.0, with the existing Mayhem 2.0 being scrapped? Or something that exists alongside Mayhem 2.0? Or something that’s quite independent - like a single DLC-only area with a horde mode or something? Is it likely to be something based on BL2 or TPS?
I hope that Gearbox have acknowledged their mistakes with M2.0 and are trying to implement a new hard mode that avoids those mistakes (eg. annoying modifiers, out-of-control weapon scaling, bullet sponge enemies that lead to grossly overpowered annointments).
But that seems unlikely, since it’s going to be a paid DLC. On the one hand, it’s exciting that they’re putting in so many resources into it that they feel justified in charging for it (and I don’t mind paying). But on the other hand, it inevitably means that it will be limited in scope, changing things for those players who purchase it, but leaving the game untouched for those who don’t.
I guess that probably means that Mayhem2.0 will continue as-is, rather than being replaced. It might also mean that the inevitable bugs and balance problems that arise from the New Game Mode will receive a lower priority from the devs, since they’ll never apply to the full player base.