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  • Mola_Ram 11 Mar 2013 01:19:48 7,994 posts
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    No sniping with Gaige, as it's impossible to hit anything with high anarchy without a lot of bullets / pellets. Diving right in is ever so much fun anyway. Love her melee ability too.
  • Flying_Pig 11 Mar 2013 09:39:41 11,348 posts
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    My Zer0 is sniper focussed - but I've maxxed out Critical hit damage, which means that an SMG/shotgun to the head at close range still takes most stuff down pretty quickly.

    I certainly prefer Zer0's play style to Axton, although am not too much of a fan of Deception...
  • Latin 11 Mar 2013 09:44:58 3,817 posts
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    I've played a bit more of this... The movement feels really slow. I'm used to playing halo and it feels totally sluggish in comparison. Is there any way to speed up your characters?
  • ecu 11 Mar 2013 12:24:33 77,234 posts
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    This feels sluggish compared to Halo? Halo is the slowest FPS ever.. unless they've turned the speed up for 4 (haven't played it yet).
  • Mola_Ram 11 Mar 2013 12:28:01 7,994 posts
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    There are some skills that increase running speed in certain situations. Gunzerker has a couple.

    Most of the time, though, you're stuck with the one you start with. Not that it's ever been that slow for me.
  • jambii267 11 Mar 2013 12:34:40 1,368 posts
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    Flying_Pig wrote:
    jambii267 wrote:
    I'd rather have actual Sniper since we already have an awesome Melee character
    Surely Zer0 is a sniper.....? That's how I've spec'd mine, and he's awesome.
    Maya is a much much more deadly sniper than Zero. Zero's sniping tree is a pants.

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  • Mola_Ram 11 Mar 2013 12:38:25 7,994 posts
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    Gaige can actually be a great sniper if you invest a point or two into blood-soaked shields and use a shield with a lot of amp damage. The amp drain is negated by BSS, so you can keep amp shots up as long as you kill things quickly.
  • ecu 11 Mar 2013 12:50:22 77,234 posts
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    Borderlands has never been a good game for sniping. Sniper rifles were bad in the first game (you could never get 100% accuracy), and they're far better in this one at least. But the gameplay doesn't lend itself to sniping, it's too fast paced, with many enemies preferring to rush the player. It's not a snipers game, personally I think it's to their credit that they've made sniping viable at all.
  • Latin 11 Mar 2013 14:16:29 3,817 posts
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    I might have to go down the melee route with zero then. Get in close, snipe from far, if they get too close, shotguns and swords.
  • jambii267 11 Mar 2013 14:36:24 1,368 posts
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    Death blossom is the way to go with Zero.

    Many must fall can be fun a lot of fun but requires Specialised gear to be worth using.

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  • SomaticSense 12 Mar 2013 12:00:22 8,981 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Borderlands has never been a good game for sniping. Sniper rifles were bad in the first game (you could never get 100% accuracy), and they're far better in this one at least. But the gameplay doesn't lend itself to sniping, it's too fast paced, with many enemies preferring to rush the player. It's not a snipers game, personally I think it's to their credit that they've made sniping viable at all.
    Huh? Crazy talk.

    The only shooter this gen that feels more satisfying and fun to snipe in is Gears. Every chara I've started has had a sniper rifle permanently set to a quick select button.
  • jambii267 13 Mar 2013 04:54:25 1,368 posts
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    Sooo apparently there was a bug in the fotfix that causes the game to temporarily rain legendaries.

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  • Latin 13 Mar 2013 08:58:29 3,817 posts
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    Found my first lot of bazookas last night, great fun!

    Also only just realised that I had a load of badass tokens to spend... They're only marginal increases but I guess they make a difference!?
  • Ged42 14 Mar 2013 21:20:20 7,773 posts
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    Gearbox are celebrating the festival of Irish drunkenness, with the Luck of the Zafords weekend

    Enter the code for costumes, an SMG and better shields all weekend.
  • jambii267 15 Mar 2013 00:53:52 1,368 posts
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    Bite the pillow, Terra :).

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  • ecu 15 Mar 2013 01:11:01 77,234 posts
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    Ged42 wrote:
    Gearbox are celebrating the festival of Irish drunkenness, with the Luck of the Zafords weekend

    Enter the code for costumes, an SMG and better shields all weekend.
    Oh, cool. I kinda don't feel like playing now I've maxed everyone out. I think a COD/Battlefield style experience system where it keeps ticking up for hundreds of hours would be cool. So level 51 would be True Vault Hunter rank 1, and it goes up to 100. This mode wouldn't give you skill points, but instead you get different rewards for leveling up, such as a free legendary every 5 levels, skins and heads. Maybe have your own loot room in Sanctuary, and every 10 levels it puts an extra loot chest in there for you to open every time you load the game. You could have all sorts of awesome rewards. This is the sort of thing I'd like them to do with the next game.
  • RobTheBuilder 15 Mar 2013 01:42:42 6,521 posts
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    @Ged42 I got a good slag gun with the annoying habit of keeping me permanently slagged...!
  • Mola_Ram 15 Mar 2013 02:09:56 7,994 posts
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    I think that's the present for everyone. And iirc that gun does slag and lightning damage at once, so it's great if you can nerf the self-slagging somehow.
  • RobTheBuilder 15 Mar 2013 02:50:57 6,521 posts
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    @Mola_Ram ahh that sounds a better deal! Only tried it or a few secs!
  • Flying_Pig 15 Mar 2013 07:35:30 11,348 posts
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    Binned that gun as soon as I got it...
  • Flying_Pig 15 Mar 2013 09:20:31 11,348 posts
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    I think it's some kind of Cyborg-Bullymong

    Could be fun...?
  • SomaticSense 15 Mar 2013 11:02:40 8,981 posts
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    I'd rather they just concentrate on the sequel now, or at least more DLC questlines than a new character tbh.

    Unless they release it in tandem with a proper expansion sized chunk of DLC, then I'm not sure I can be arsed to play through the same content again for the umpteenth time. Even if he/she is dramatically different. 5 charas plus NG+ for each is already exhausting enough as it is. They surely can't expect us to still be happy grinding through the same old stuff again?
  • Flying_Pig 15 Mar 2013 13:08:39 11,348 posts
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    @SomaticSense - Agreed. Final chunk of DLC + raising the lvl cap and then move on to making BL3 on 'next-gen' consoles.
  • ecu 15 Mar 2013 14:22:22 77,234 posts
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    They're probably already working on BL3. They won't have the whole team working on patches and DLC.
  • RobTheBuilder 15 Mar 2013 18:41:47 6,521 posts
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    Ok I changed my mind about that free gun, it's pretty good.
    The combination of slag and electric works well on most enemies, and the lingering damage makes it great for spraying an area with lots of enemies.

    Also. I don't know if this is a luck of the Irish thing. But in 100 hours so far I have found no more than 2 or 3 orange items. Since using that gun (today for a couple of hours) I have found three.
  • jambii267 15 Mar 2013 19:05:12 1,368 posts
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    Glad to see some people having luck with the weekend event.

    What did you find? and where?

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  • ecu 15 Mar 2013 19:12:31 77,234 posts
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    Yeah I'm actually tempted to fire this up again. Is it just a general loot increase all over, or just bosses?

    Edited by ecureuil at 19:12:53 15-03-2013
  • RobTheBuilder 15 Mar 2013 19:41:52 6,521 posts
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    @jambii267 At level 42, got a machine gun with high fire chance (dropped by spider) a shield with multiple novas (award at end of optional mission) and an epic class mod with 5 different skills, reload and fire rate boosts (award at end of optional mission)

    All on the latter stages firehawk mission.

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 19:43:06 15-03-2013
  • RobTheBuilder 15 Mar 2013 19:43:53 6,521 posts
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    @ecureuil see above!
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