does Borderlands 3 get good?

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Magic Carpet

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You are correct, I guess. However, BL3 just seems unbalanced between the number of legendary drops and the ones that are actually useful. In previous games, it was exciting to get a legendary drop, because they were quite rare, and usually very powerful. In BL3, legendaries drop like flies, but only a very few of them are useful at higher mayhem levels. On top of having to get the right weapon, you also have to farm for good anointment.
Spot on. The anointments have definitely ruined the balance in BL3. They should have stuck to the BL2 formula, imo. Less is more. RNG factor largely at play here way too often and people don't want to spend thousands of hours grinding the gun they want, especially after mayhem 2.0. I have a few friends that have stopped playing the game because of that.
 
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Ajay

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So? They have penalized solo players in all the games, not just BL3? I would agree with that.
The point remains that solo players pay just as much for the game as anyone else, so why should the game be designed to penalize them?
Good question, certainly the challenges that offer the option of single or multiplayer are just too difficult in solo.

You are correct, I guess. However, BL3 just seems unbalanced between the number of legendary drops and the ones that are actually useful. In previous games, it was exciting to get a legendary drop, because they were quite rare, and usually very powerful. In BL3, legendaries drop like flies, but only a very few of them are useful at higher mayhem levels. On top of having to get the right weapon, you also have to farm for good anointments.
This too, I've spend most of my guardian tokens try to get better loot drops, seems like I get some more, but vast % are worse than the weapons I already have (Mayhem 3).
 

Magic Carpet

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as a 99% solo player in all BL games, I agree. I don't mind the focus being on balancing towards co-op play, as that is a big part of these games, but even the end game stuff has never been made impossible for solo players....just very very difficult at times (or not; depending on cheesy, sometimes broken builds and gear. but whatever--to me that's a reward for playing around with the mechanics to make solo farming possible)
Well, that's part of the game playing on the highest difficulty, finding gear/builds thats broken, lol. Isn't that fun? Maybe not, but again, you're not forced to play at those settings. After BL2 UVHM I've definitely had enough, lol. But pimpernel glitch was fun, nonetheless. There also was a community patch for BL2 trying to fix some of those issues but I never tried it.

So I don't really care how difficult OP 8 (or now 10?) got to be with BL2 and whatever Mayhem 10 is now, it's not really something that you have to do.
Yep, my point exactly.

I haven't logged back in since DLC3, level cap, Mayhem 2.0, point-2 or whatever the fix would call it, but maybe soon. I really liked DLC2 map and story. ...not sure about DLC1. It had good gear, but the map was just bland, typical BL stuff (not the worst thing for me, just felt like a longer version of that whole Killavolt side quest)
I've enjoyed the Casino DLC and all of its side quests, the colors really popped out in this one and the return of the robots was a breath of fresh air. One of the things I have really enjoyed in BL2 was a variety of different enemies and scenery. Not perfect, but better than that duo of streamers, lol. After the latest patch/hotfix I lost the ability to benchmark my system, weird.
 

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I haven't played it yet, but I've heard it's a very decent part. I think I'll try to play it in a couple of days
 

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I kind of stopped after 10 hours into it. Same old stuff from BL2 except writing/humor just isn't as funny and their novelty humor wore off.

Man I paid full price for it too. I haven't touched it over a year.
 

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I resumed playing the game now after i played others, the gameplay is actually very fun it's very similar to BL2 but little improvement over 2nd, like now you have a huge variety of different guns. The only problem is the story. I don't even know what the story is, i don't pay attention to it, it is just so terrible.
The villains and enemies are bad too, BL2 enemies were more fun, like Goliaths
 
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Ajay

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Hmm, I seem stuck at level 60. As I get more XP it just rolls over w/o changing my level. Others have mentioned higher levels - is this DLC only?
 

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Hmm, I seem stuck at level 60. As I get more XP it just rolls over w/o changing my level. Others have mentioned higher levels - is this DLC only?
No, sixty is the current level cap, raised from 57 with the release of the 3rd DLC. After level 60, you can still earn guardian tokens, but no more XP.
One more DLC will be released, but I dont know if they will further raise the level cap with it.
 

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I resumed playing the game now after i played others, the gameplay is actually very fun it's very similar to BL2 but little improvement over 2nd, like now you have a huge variety of different guns. The only problem is the story. I don't even know what the story is, i don't pay attention to it, it is just so terrible.
The villains and enemies are bad too, BL2 enemies were more fun, like Goliaths
this 100%. But, the released DLCs are quite good, goliaths are back at least in the Casino DLC. Try it, if you ever get around to it again.

One more DLC will be released, but I dont know if they will further raise the level cap with it.
likely by another 3 levels, they want to keep gamers engaged :)
 
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this 100%. But, the released DLCs are quite good, goliaths are back at least in the Casino DLC. Try it, if you ever get around to it again.

likely by another 3 levels, they want to keep gamers engaged :)
It would be nice if the introduced a new playable character along with the level cap increases.

BTW, looks like Gearbox made one of their usual gaffes with the last patch. It seems that when they introduced mayhem scaling for additional items with the last patch they also introduced mayhem scaling for enemy weapons, which was "unintended". Way to go. Dont they understand their own game engine or play test the patches before they put them out?
I didnt notice much difference with Amara in the new DLC, because she has so much life stealing ability. However, my Moze seems to get one shotted now from even mid level enemies.
 

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