Dear Gearbox. I am here to regretfully inform that I have found the new Yellowcake rocket launcher utterly game breaking when it comes to balance and overall enjoyment.
My gaming buddy and I have been playing the campaign for the fist time. We were only around level 17 when we did the Revenge of the Cartels quest and prior to that the game was a blast. Then it happened. We both got Yellowcake rocket launchers from Villa Ultraviolet and we’ve been one-shotting enemies, group of enemies and badasses ever sine. Even bosses can be 1-3 shotted.
After getting Yellowcake there has been no need to:
- switch, reload or use any other weapon
- position or move tactically to stay alive
- think where to put my skill points since who cares when I’ve got Yellowcake!
- fear death, since even if I shoot myself in the foot I can get second wind with one mouse click
All above has become irrelevant. This ruins the game experience totally since it takes away all that was fun in this game. It’s like nothing matters anymore and everything feels dull and pointless. On the other hand, my friend wants to faceroll through the game by one-shotting everything. This puts us in difficult situation. As a fellow game developer I see a serious problem, but for some reason my friend does not.
So I’m asking, when is the game (Yellowcake to be more specific) going to be fixed? This seriously needs a hotfix or maybe you should disable Yellowcake entirely before reaching high levels or something like that.
I have been reading other posts about Yellowcake and I have to say, as a new player I barely know what mayhem 10 is. I just want to play the campaign with my friend like a normal casual player and would like the game to offer the kind of challenge like you would expect from any modern game. I don’t know about mayhem, but when it comes to “normally” playing through campaign there’s no question that the Yellowcake breaks the game experience entirely.
This is my fist time posting here. I would not have come here unless I felt there was something seriously wrong in the game. Please Gearbox, listen to reason and help us players to experience the campaign normally. Thank you.