TL;DR - TAKE THE POLL OR TYPE A RESPONSE (OR BOTH). What keeps you coming back to Battleborn?
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- Love the characters!
- Build / Loadout / gear variety.
- Those lores…gotta catch em all!
- Rewarding, in depth game mechanics.
- It looks so shiny!
- Camaraderie / playing with friends.
- KICKING ASS & ROASTING NOOBS!
- Story mode! Must save Solus!
- There can be only One, and it is me (gotta be the best).
- Getting that Platinum trophy!
- PVP, the true way of the warrior!
- All of the above.
Ok, so, I have been thinking about this a lot lately…
What keeps us all coming back to Battleborn?
What keeps us playing it obsessively and spending almost every spare minute we get playing it?
The game has now been out for approximately 9 months and 2 weeks (closed and open betas) and I personally, despite having achieved my Battleborn Platinum trophy and sitting at over 800 hours of BB playtime (mainly PVP cuz I’m a glutton for punishment) spend an inordinate amount of free time grouping up with friends and doing matches.
Since then, I have passed one short game (Far Cry Primal) and made small dents in a couple of others, and my school has even sometimes suffered, but I keep coming back.
Despite playing the same 9 maps (not including story maps) over and over again, every match seems fresh and new and crazy because of the sheer number of characters to be thrown randomly against you and the crazy unpredictability of the human element of the players controlling those characters.
Thinking back, I suppose the vast majority of my time was spent solo queueing (mostly) while I mastered all the characters, but, since starting the Forum Folks chat and having such easy access to such nice, skilled, friendly people, I have spent just as much as, if not more, time playing a few characters that I know very well and having drinks while I shoot the s**t on mic with people while we do matches.
The characters are amazing and well developed with multiple rewarding playstyles for each, the game mechanics are deep and rewarding, the lore, writing and dialogue are top notch, and Gearbox has been so kind and supportive to us, their dedicated Battleborn fans, especially with the wealth of new tweaks and stuff provided by the Winter Update!
This is getting longer than I intended, so, please, take the poll and type out a response (or just do one of those two LOL) and let us know why you, personally, love this game so much!
Thanks in advance!