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Borderlands: OLD THREAD Who's gettin' off the bus?

IoloIolo ioloRegistered User regular
edited September 2012 in Games and Technology
Borderlands 2 is coming Sept. 18th!

And now, standing on the shoulders of giants,

thread THIRTEEN!

(twelve eleven ten nine eight seven six five four three two one)


Four new classes:
Salvador the Gunzerker -- Dual wields guns (any guns) Salvador's Skills
Maya the Siren -- Phaselock for crowd control, healing, damage Maya's Skills
Axton the Soldier Guy -- Snazzy turret Axton's Skills
Zero the Loner -- Sword, sniper, sneaky Zer0's Skills

A fifth class -- Mechromancer -- will be added in DLC Oct. 16 (free to anyone who preordered). She can summon a "Deathtrap" and will have a newbie friendly skill tree for FPS-challenged players as well as a hardcore tree.

How about some gameplay from PAX (August 2012)?

What else?

It'll be Steamworks. Very nice.

The original Vault Hunters will all be in game as NPCs, including a 'live' Lilith.

There's a dashing bad guy, Handsome Jack, who has taken over the Hyperion Corporation and built himself a moon base from which he can shoot down robot reinforcements.

Gun manufacturers will be more significant in the new game, including Bandit weapons with things like beer bottle scopes. Non-gun loot (grenades, mods, artifacts, skins, heads, etc.) will also be randomized and way more diverse than BL1.

Main game bank for storing items and transferring items between characters.

New currency: eridium. Can be used to buy stuff on the black market, like inventory upgrades, and to perform special alien upgrades on guns.

Lots of new bad guys - mobs and bosses - including some that will evolve Pokemon style into much more dangerous forms if you don't kill them quickly.

Character skins and heads:

New element: slag! Slagged enemies are more susceptible to damage.

You can move while in Fight For Your Life mode - yay!

New end game raid boss -- Terramorphous the Invincible -- supposed to make Crawmerax look like a sea monkey.

Gearbox has committted to 4 DLC, along the lines of Knoxx in scope they say, by June of 2013. Price is $10 each (or comparable) and there is a season pass to get all 4 for $30.

And, oh yes, midgets on shields...


XBox players, @DevoutlyApathetic has created a new metatag for coop shootings and lootings: Bazillion Guns

And this just in, a love letter for PC players...
GBX_AdamF wrote: »

To our PC Borderlands fans :)

Iolo on


  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    I've been living under a rock. What's Borderlands?

    It's a shooter with light RPG elements and a heavy emphasis on loot gathering (a la Diablo/Titan Quest/WoW, but GUNS!) in a distinctive art style set in a sci fi Mad Maxy/Firefly-y backwater planet.

    The single-player is terrific, but the game really shines in co-op with up to 3 other players. It is an ambitious new IP from developer Gearbox and has some real flaws and bone-headed design decisions. If shooting and looting is your cup of tea, though, there is WAAAAY more to like than to dislike.

    This trailer really captures the feel of the game:

    This preview is pretty much perfect in terms of what you can expect:


    So there are DLC. How are they?:

    General forum consensus on the DLC's seems to be:

    #1 Zombie Island:
    PRO: Fun, good sized new areas to explore with entertaining new main and side quests, arguably better story than main game, more stuff to do for your characters esp. if Playthrough 2 is not your bag, zombie baddies are generally interesting
    CON: Doesn't increase level cap, no one is shooting at you, zombies are dark against dark background, no fast travel or vehicles (lots of running), spitter zombies are a bit bullshit and penalize melee builds
    WHEN TO PLAY: The enemies scale, so you can play anytime after level 10. If you are playing the main game at the time, though, you will be significantly over-leveled when you return.
    OVERALL: Most folks seem to like it. Word of advice, get the Braaaaains quest sooner rather than later:

    #2 Moxxi's Underdome Riot:
    PRO: Hardcore, Only place to run your so-called badass characters against a crucible of wave after wave of attackers, Moxxi (the character) is awesome - very funny, Gun bank & Claptrap w/ monocle, two extra skill points available (one for each playthrough)
    CON: Hard. Core. No experience, no loot drops (except for a few unremarkable drops from Moxxi after each five waves), all-or-nothing 25 or 100 round events - no pausing, no saving, no incremental progress, no Spiderants (probably a PRO for some)
    WHEN TO PLAY: Any time. There's no experience and no loot to speak of, so you can Moxxi it up any time and return to any storyline without impact.
    OVERALL: A few want exactly this. For most it is just too much effort for too little reward. If you are a completionist or just want the skill points, get a lowbie to host and just run through it with higher level characters.

    #3 Secret Armory of General Knoxx
    PRO: Big, interesting new enemies, good times with favorite characters, new characters and story, funny, Level cap increased to 61, great loot after finishing main story, farmable superboss, new vehicles, new superrare weapon rarity
    CON: Very hard, especially the first few encounters. No fast travel - so lots and lots of driving (not great for just playing 20 min)
    WHEN TO PLAY: Playthrough 1 badguys start at level 35 and Playthrough 2 start at 50. If you want to play the main game, Knoxx and Zombie Island, you could do worse than playing them in that order.
    OVERALL: Pretty awesome actually. Some folks are put off by the difficulty or all the driving. Most seem to enjoy it and some (including me) think it's handily the best of the 4.

    PC Players Can Mod in Fast Travel in Knoxx

    Some handy person on the GB forums created a mod for fast travel to the various Knoxx locations, here (aka teleport mod, oasis mod, knoxx hub mod).

    BONUS:Guide to Siren Soloing Crawmerax
    The build:

    Somebody on the Gearbox forums doing it how I do it:

    Just make sure you have a nice Anarchy, Fire gun, Electric gun, and corrosive gun. Maggots get killed by electric, armored craws by corrosive, green craws by fire, and crawmerax by the anarchy. The high fire rate and spread f the anarchy makes it so you just fire in the general direction of the bosses weak spots, even when you can't see them.

    #4 Claptrap Revolution
    PRO: Big. Shooting claptraps. Fantastic (super farmable) reward at end of storyline quest. A few good laughs.
    CON: Recycled enemies get old fast, especially bosses. First DLC done by someone other than Gearbox and it shows in terms of consistency of gameplay, design and especially humor. Two of the absolute least interesting fetch quests in the history of video games. Multiple achievements based on obscure random drops.
    WHEN TO PLAY: Post Knoxx.
    OVERALL: Lots of negative feelings about this one from many of the core players. If you want more Bordlerlands and maybe some new places to put all the loot you got from Knoxx through it's paces, this DLC will deliver. Just don't expect the highs of Zombie Island or Knoxx.


    Helpful Advice for New Players
    • The accuracy stat on weapons is surprisingly important. Accuracy is the percentage change for your shot to go down the center of the targeting reticule. So most starter shotguns, for example, w/ accuracy stats like 11, won't hit anything more than 10 feet away. Some weapons may feel 'loose' until you find a different gun or up your proficiency.
    • Inventory space is your most precious commodity out of the gate. Make hard decisions and sell most stuff you find that you aren't using. (This gets easier as you unlock your 3rd and 4th active weapon slot.) Some folks who hoard early find they have to spend all their money just to buy more ammo. If you sell almost all the stuff you find, you won't have this problem after the first few levels.
    • Contrary to standard RPG experience, you probably don't want to carry medkits around with you. There is no quick button for them, they heal over time, they are expensive, and they take up precious inventory space. Usually enough medkits will drop when you are fighting and pretty soon all characters have a low level skill that lets them either run away or get health or both.
    • When you can afford it, upgrade your ammo capacity for the 1-2 gun types you use most. Makes a big difference. You do this from the ammo kiosks by buying the ammo type SDU (Storage Deck Upgrade) upgrade.
    • Re-speccing is cheap and available at any of the New-U stations scattered throughout Pandora. Definitely play with builds once you get 10+ skill points to mess around with.
    • The kiosks rotate inventory every twenty minutes. Check often. It's not uncommon to find something really great. My first orange weapon ever came from a kiosk.
    • Level matters a lot in this game. If you face a baddie more than a couple levels above yours, your shots will do as much damage as spitballs. There's one storyline encounter in particular that will kick your ass if you go straight for it. If you find yourself getting completely trounced, do a couple of side missions. This is much less of a problem in general after you unlock vehicles.
    • When you first get a vehicle, read the pop-up, esp. how to lock on the turret. (Two of the three dumbest encounters of the game are bypassed quickly with turret lock on.)
    • If you do all the side missions you will pretty quickly be somewhat overleveled for the storyline missions (after the first 2-3 bosses). If you are finding the game to be too easy, ease up on the side missions (and/or try using some different weapons.)
    • There are a bunch of "challenges," basically in-game achievements, you can get XP for. Melee X guys or Melt Y dudes w/ corrosive damage, that sort of thing. Access the list and view your progress in a subscreen off your quests screen.
    • When you play co-op, have the host log out last to minimize chances of lost data.
    • In almost all circumstances, the machine gun car is better than the rocket car.
    • Skags burn nicely.

    Tips w/ Very Minor Spoilers
    • When you first start a game, follow the Claptrap's instructions until he unlocks the town gate and you hear bandit cars roaring overhead. Then stop, go to the nearby hotel (behind you) and loot the ammo around it. Jump on top of the building to find a weapon chest. Whatever you find is almost guaranteed to be better than your starting weapon. Then there is another little area against some rocks opposite the hotel from the gate that has some more ammo and money.
    • You will unlock fast travel and won't have to run around everywhere, but not in the first 15 or so levels.
    • Every Claptrap you save after the first gives you a Backpack SDU upgrade. You have to activate it in your inventory, and when you do you get three glorious more inventory slots (42 max, 45 w/ a bug). Prioritize saving Claptraps accordingly.
    • Similarly, you will find artifacts that imbue your class special ability with an elemental effect. You have to activate it from your inventory. If you get a message that you can't use it, either 1) it's for another class, or 2) you already have that level of elemental ability (there are 6 levels.) When you have multiple elements, you can change which element is active from the skills screen. It's a diamond to the left of your main ability.
    • In 90% of the games I've played, when you first fix the medkit/shield machine, the special sale item is a slightly improved shield with a slow health regen. Hugely useful. If you've looted everything to that point, you will be able to buy it.

    • Yes, you can respec your skill tree for a nominal fee. You go to a New-U station, which are pretty much everywhere (as soon as you enter a new area, you're next to one) and you can do it there for a certain percent of your wealth.
    • Where is the last piece?! For find-the-pieces quests, your quest marker only points you to the general area. If you can't find the last piece, use the treasure marker on your HUD instead of the quest marker.
    • You can play with multiples of the same class. Four Bricks? No problem.
    • Class mods require at least one skill point in whatever they are buffing. No points in Silent Resolve? No buff from the mod.
    • Class mods CAN exceed the normal five point limit of skills.
    • You can play with people of a higher or lower level than yourself, you'll get mad XP if you're the lower level player. Be advised there's a bug where you may get all their quests, which is confusing but shouldn't actually break anything.
    • Artifacts are consumed, not equipped. Activate it from your inventory and then go to your skill tree, and click the diamond-shaped box to the left of your main class skill. You'll get a list of every artifact you've used. Pick whatever is best for the situation! (If you can't consume an artifact from inventory its either for a different class or you already have that level (of up to 6.))
    • Getting a second car w/ 3-4 players is not intuitive. There's a tab in the vehicle spawn stations (use the shoulder button or mouse to access) for a second vehicle. That said, sometimes it's fun to just push a friend around Pandora with the front of your car.
    • Steam achievements were added in August 2010. Here's a list of which ones are retroactive and which ones you'll have to do or redo.

    A few helpful links (Spoilers Ahoy!)
    Gearbox Forums (esp. known issues and fun screenshot thread)
    Borderlands Wiki
    Claptraps Guide
    Very Handy Map

    The Vault Hunters!
    From left to right: Roland, Lilith, Mordecai, Brick

    Want info about the Vault Hunters and what character types they play like and their skill trees? Check the OP of thread 11.

    Super Useful PC Tweaks & Tips!

    Someone on the GB Forums created a nifty Borderlands Configuration Editor (6/15/12: Thanks, @The Dude With Herpes) to make these changes easier.

    Somebody's Save Game Editor (Thanks, TNTrooper)
    zhen_rogue wrote: »

    There's a setting in WillowEngine.ini: "OneFrameThreadLag=true"
    Change it to false if you don't want one frame of lag between your mouse motion and rendering.
    Make sure you also have the previously OP listed "bEnableMouseSmoothing" value set to false.

    This made a HUGE difference for me, the game feels so much more responsive now, especially in online play.
    zhen_rogue wrote: »
    Minor tip for PC folks that seem to escape a lot of people:

    Press Y in game to private message a person on your friends list.
    -Press Y
    -Type: <friend's ID> <your message>

    Also, chat messages are stored, so upon pressing Y again (this also works with T), just press the up arrow key to cycle through previously sent messages. This can be easier/faster than typing in the friends' name every time.

    Note that you do NOT see what you have typed after pressing enter, it just closes the chat window.
    There also seems to be a more forgiving queue with messages like this, for example if you send a message while your friend is zoning, logging in, etc.
    On the downside, the fucking message still only displays on-screen for the standard 5 seconds, and as far as I know, there is no keystroke to pull up a window of previous messages/chats.

    How to set screen resolution in windowed mode
    I did this by editing the .INI files before launching the game. In WillowEngine.ini, I changed Fullscreen to false, changed ResX to 1600, and ResY to 900. So I run 1600x900 windowed on my 1680x1050 monitor. However, I think if you go poking around in the video settings after manually changing the .INI, the game will stomp your tweaks when it saves video settings. So make your preferred video changes in-game first, exit the game and twiddle the .INI, then relaunch.

    How to change FOV:
    >> my documents\games\borderlands\willowgame

    open willowinput.ini
    Bindings=(Name="F10",Command="FOV 90",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
    add it amongst the other bindings, change the fov to whatever you want and switch it by the corresponding keys

    How to turn off In-Game Voice Chat:

    >> my documents\games\borderlands\willowgame
    open willowengine.ini

    find bHasVoiceEnabled=true
    change it to false and you wont be transmitting voice all the time. Then you can use a better voice chat system, like Steam VOIP or Ventrilo. At least until Gearbox decides to patch this version up :P

    (shamelessly stolen from the GBX forums ;-))

    If the mouse feels odd to you, try this:

    >> my documents\games\borderlands\willowgame

    open willowinput.ini

    Find bEnableMouseSmoothing=true, change to false

    How to turn off the opening splash screens:

    1) Navigate to My Documents\My Games\Borderlands\WillowGame\Config
    2) Open WillowEngine.ini
    3) Search for "FullScreenMovie"
    4) Erase all the entries in the [FullScreenMovie] section (Do not go past the next section title, wrapped in square brackets!)
    5) Make the file read only: (Right click, properties, read only)
    6) Done! All you see now is the engine logos and such (much better than seeing all the other videos).

    Zoom Toggle

    Within WillowInput.ini:

    Put the text below under [WillowGame.WillowPlayerInput]
    Bindings=(Name="ZoomIn",Command="StartAltFire | setbind ThumbMouseButton zoomout",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False,LeftT rigger=False,RightTrigger=False,bIgnoreCtrl=False, bIgnoreShift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)
    Bindings=(Name="ZoomOut",Command="StopAltFire | setbind ThumbMouseButton zoomin",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False,LeftTr igger=False,RightTrigger=False,bIgnoreCtrl=False,b IgnoreShift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)
    Bindings=(Name="ThumbMouseButton",Command="zoomout ",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False,LeftTrig ger= False,RightTrigger=False,bIgnoreCtrl=False,bIgnore Shift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)

    If you want to use the right mouse button to zoom:
    Bindings=(Name="ZoomIn",Command="StartAltFire | setbind RightMouseButton zoomout",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False,LeftT rigger=False,RightTrigger=False,bIgnoreCtrl=False, bIgnoreShift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)
    Bindings=(Name="ZoomOut",Command="StopAltFire | setbind RightMouseButton zoomin",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False,LeftTr igger=False,RightTrigger=False,bIgnoreCtrl=False,b IgnoreShift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)

    Also Find:
    Bindings=(Name="RightMouseButton",Command="advance dbutton bAdvancedButtonAux5",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt =False,LeftTrigger=False,RightTrigger=False,bIgnor eCtrl=False,bIgnoreShift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)

    and Replace with:
    Bindings=(Name="RightMouseButton",Command="zoomin" ,Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False,LeftTrigger=F alse,RightTrigger=False,bIgnoreCtrl=False,bIgnoreS hift=False,bIgnoreAlt=False)

    To make crouch momentary instead of toggle:

    Within WillowInput.ini

    Search for the following line under [WillowGame.WillowPlayerInput]:

    advancedbutton bAdvancedButtonAux1 | SwitchSeats

    and change to

    Duck | SwitchSeats


    Check the OP of thread 11 for info about:
    • Elemental Damage Details
    • The Armory Glitch - Profit Profit Profit
    • New Haven Chest Run
    • Rarity! From Bestest to Worstest!
    • Understanding Gun Flavor Text!
    • Manufacturers! aka: Brand Loyalty!
    • Class Mods! A Path To A Better You!
    • Songs and Videos


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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    STEAM Group, Bitches!
    Post a link to your Steam page in the thread for an invite (any member can invite you.)

    Join Steam group chat to drum up people for a game. (It's not always hopping these days, so sometimes you have to loudly announce you are heading into chat in the forum.)

    Gamespy IDs! What, Like You're So Special?
    I will probably regret this, but if you want to be added to the list PM me. Forum name then GSID is the format.

    IceBurner = Jezzgiott
    rakuencallisto = rakuencallisto
    Forar = ForarW
    Darkchampion3d = PANuclearmonkee
    addsbadgers = addsbadgers
    tofu = killertorfu
    Lawndart = Lawndart
    Raoulduke20/SarahPalin = BongRips2012
    DiannaoChong = DiannaoChong
    DeMoN = Toxic_Cizzle
    MonkeyConQueso = Aubvry
    mojojoeo = xMojoJoeOx
    Scribemite = Discomite
    Senshi = Senshibot
    Sunstrand = XxSunstrandxX
    Darmak = darmakx99
    fsmith1 = fsmith1
    Goose! = g0oseyourself
    Zetx = zet_ecks
    Cobalt60 = CobaltSixty
    Iolo = iolonotlolo
    GoodkingjayIII = goodkingjayiii
    Syphonblue = syphonblue
    Edomatic = Jack&Jonsey
    harvest = CrimsonHarvest
    Izanagi-Okami = BulbasaurPA
    Grape Ape = InauguralGomez
    AustinP0027 = AustinP0027
    wavecutter = wavecutter
    Zerocow = PA_Zerocow
    revcom = melian dialogue
    darunia106 = darunia106
    Khavall = Khavall
    SanderJK = SanderJK
    Hawk = SamuraiHawk
    intelnavi = Commanderintelnavi
    Antithesis = Morinaei
    John Zoidberg = PA_Zoidberg
    MagicPrime = MagicPrime
    cwapfobrains = cwapfobrains
    RisenPhoenix = KrylonBlack
    TheBana = thebana
    Kendrik = Kendrik01
    Toastie Toast = ToastieToast
    PikaPuff = PikaPuff
    Zen Vulgarity = ZenVulgarity
    Racist Joke = LeutGreen
    Jakorian = jakorian
    zhen_rogue = zhen_rogue
    cogell = cogell
    bushidogamer = bushidogamer
    SimpsonsParadox = SimpsonsParadox
    Pony = Mean_Pony
    krizz02 = krizz02
    Mahnmut = jericho89
    Kainy = Kain3k
    hotlunch = BorderIFBS
    dumbmanex = dumbmanex
    Herkimer = Herkimer1
    MrVyngaard = TheClockmaker
    The Dude With Herpes = Galedrid
    Bullio = Bullio_Marf
    JimmyNavio = JerryNavio
    Rhapsody = therappattack
    captaink = captainkeel
    Koldanar = Nukinstein
    Custom Special = PAF4ll0ut (0 is zero)
    Korlash = Skarjak
    Stigweard = Brenner
    urahonky = urahonky
    Zombie Hero = Pastalonius
    Elementalor = Elementalor
    Saint Justice = Saint_Justice
    curly haired boy = curlyhairedboy
    Nuka = NukaSandvich
    Yathrin = Yathrin
    Heir = heir03
    Syrionus = Syrionus
    NerdyHeritage = Pentheshaman
    Descendant X = DescendantCthulhu
    pabhism = pabh
    ResIpsaLoquitur = LoPretzel
    Brilliantinsanity = BrilliantInsanity
    Pierceneck = Pierceneck

    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    So, apparently you can use Gamespy Comrade with Borderlands. It's like Steam-ish, with a friends list and everything.

    Get it here:

    Everyone should get it.

    Edit: I'm not sure if you can jump into a friend's game, but at least you can add people easily and see who is online and playing without having to launch the game.

    XBOX 360 MetaTags For Cool Dudes!
    (simply add the tag and view the friends list of the tag, only PA'ers have this tag added so you'll only play with PA'ers. Smart, yes?

    PA Borderwangs (full)
    PA Wanglands (MIA)

    Until we get an active metatag again, folks who want to play General Knoxx can request in the thread to be listed here. Format is "PAName = XBoxName" and you'd better use the yellow or else (I might miss you).

    Iolo = MobiusBacon
    boredatwork = JaqSaq
    Preacher = JudasDubois (PST 6-10ish)
    Jack Eddy = jeddylee
    deowolf = deowolf
    Nick T = Convic Nic
    Nickle= NickleDL
    trednis= Rudy the Tall
    Grimthwacker = Grimthwacka
    Tridus1x = Tridus1x
    Heffling = Alpha_Night
    chasm = lJesse Custerl
    JonnyBot = Jonny the Robot
    Strikerkc = Strikerkc
    Binny = Binny
    Scribemite = Discomite
    The Fourth Estate = Sant Saviour
    Jay Foxfire = Mailman12089
    OptimusZed = batshido
    Rabidredneck = Rabidredneck010

    PSN Name-O'S!
    PM me if you want in on the list. Alright, it's PA forum names first and the PSN names. You better get the reference! *shakes fist*

    Clayburn as Caerus
    Doctor Fink as Doctor_Fink
    John Zoidberg as Stiff_Ninja
    Antihippy as Antiwhippy
    Flo as mechaflo
    Lord_Asmodeus as Lord_Asmodeu
    DasUberEdward as EdwardTheThird
    -Loki- as qwertybig
    Shorn Scrotum Man as sojakfa
    Threepio as rogerwilco
    stlobus as lobus
    KidDynamite as NinjaForHire
    wenchkilla as dragoniemx
    GoodOmens as IsotopeX
    Mr Pink as Euphanism
    Descendant X as DescendantX
    ElKaboom as himself
    Bullfrogof7272 as himself
    Johannen as himself
    maraxus94 as himself
    Ah_Pook as himself
    fmz65 as himself
    kazanma as himself
    Spicy_Rev as Spicy_RevofDC
    CoJoeTheLawyer as CoJoe
    spiderpat01 as el_murceilago
    Esh as LeLapinNoir
    phekno as phekno
    Sekxtion as Sekxtion
    Zenitram = TheZenitram
    ex_peludo = veryeasytarget
    DouglasDanger = DouglasDanger
    Inigo = Inigo-
    NerdyHeritage = InsertWityHere
    iammattpleevee as iammattpleevee


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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    How I haven't seen the Borderlands Doomsday video yet, I don't know...but the Claptrap pop locking to dubstep is probably the best thing I've seen in weeks.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
    Steam: Brainling, XBL / PSN: GnomeTank, NintendoID: Brainling, FF14: Zillius Rosh SFV: Brainling
  • PeewiPeewi Ya!!! Bub! Registered User regular
    You messed up your link to this thread at the end of the other one.

    Also, just gonna quote my post from the end of the other thread.
    Peewi wrote: »
    GBX_AdamF wrote: »

    To our PC Borderlands fans :)

    Two questions: Do exportable gun cards make a return and will I be able to upload them to my Steam screenshots?

    Switch: SW-6132-4331-5349 || Steam
  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    Sorry about that. Fixed?

  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    Just saw the love letter. Oh hey guess who's going to buy BL2 on the PC instead of 360?

  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    My body is ready, Claptrap.

    3DS Friendcode 5413-1311-3767
  • eobeteobet Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    That's actually a surprisingly fantastic letter. Nice to see a marketing team which seems to be in touch.

    I was going to buy it on PC anyway, though. I don't think they will mess this sequel up.

    eobet on
    Heard the proposition that RIAA and MPAA should join forces and form "Music And Film Industry Association"?
  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    Okay, it was repetedly saying my account was logged in elsewhere this evening. In case Gamespy was compromised, I changed my password.

    3DS Friendcode 5413-1311-3767
  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    I got that all the time with Gamespy in BL. I would regularly check my passwords etc and I think it was just a mis-attributed error code or something, because there was never anything to it.

    Steam: Galedrid - XBL: Galedrid - PSN: Galedrid
    Origin: Galedrid - Nintendo: Galedrid/3222-6858-1045
    Blizzard: Galedrid#1367 - FFXIV: Galedrid Kingshand

  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    Giddy as a schoolboy at his first dance!

  • SoulGateSoulGate Registered User regular
    You know, at first I was like "Meh, Borderlands 2. *yawn*" Then I read the letter.

    Don't break my heart twice, Mr. Trap.

  • The_TuninatorThe_Tuninator Registered User regular
    Heh, that letter was fantastic. Gearbox continues to have one of the best senses of humor in the business.

    Glad to hear Borderlands 2's PC version will take full advantage of the platform's capabilities.

  • ZxerolZxerol Registered User regular
    So basically they're taking care of pretty much all my issues with the PC version of the first game.

    So basically they're saying that I need to preorder another goddamned four-pack.

  • R0land1188R0land1188 Registered User regular
    I love Borderlands.

    I love their advertising campaign more.

  • KainyKainy Registered User regular
    Aww, my double volcano chest screenshot isn't in the OP anymore :(

    Fortunately my CRITS CRITS CRITS Knoxx face screenshot still is.

    That love letter is AMAZING and I am buying EVERY COPY OF BORDERLANDS

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    There's anti-fuckery code in there now :) Sorry :)
  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Dubstep? Bleaaaargh.


    Yes. Yes that is how you win my heart back again.

    Just you know. Hopefully less
    this time.

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  • HarshLanguageHarshLanguage Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    So I just noticed something pretty cool about the BL2 release date trailer. The song it uses is Nero - Doomsday, which has been showing up a lot in trailers for games and movies. Armored Core V and GI Joe Retaliation both use it, for instance. The song contains samples of the date of doomsday being announced ("December 1, 2808"). But the Borderlands 2 trailer does something clever with that to fit in their release date - they've overdubbed every mention of that date in the song to "September 18, 2012". So, they weren't just using a neat pseudo-dubstep track with 96.5% more wub-wub, they were using a track with a date mentioned in it quite specifically.

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    Quit giving more exciting news. We still have another six months till the launch. :-(

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  • TrunkersTrunkers Registered User regular
    I love how you have to enter your age to see the love letter. As if the letter from Claptrap is so saucy that eyes under 18 just can't handle it.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    That love letter....Gearbox, take me!

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    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Gearbox announce your special edition of god so I can preorder it. Possibly twice.

    Thank you.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    This thread has gotten me to re-install Borderlands and play around in the first one. Get my loot grind on before Diablo 3 eats my soul until September when BL2 comes out.

    Sagroth wrote: »
    Oh c'mon FyreWulff, no one's gonna pay to visit Uranus.
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  • eobeteobet Registered User regular
    SoulGate wrote: »
    You know, at first I was like "Meh, Borderlands 2. *yawn*" Then I read the letter.

    Don't break my heart twice, Mr. Trap.

    Twice? What broke it the first time? If there was an issue, the rest of the game was so good that I honestly didn't notice it. Or do I have rose tinted glasses on already?

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  • AegeriAegeri Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    I may be buying the 360 version, but that letter is marketing genius and just makes me love these guys more.

    This has been a great year for me RPG wise too. Kingdoms of Amalur, Skyrim (albeit technically last year but I didn't play it until January), Mass Effect 3, Witcher 2 (Didn't play the PC version), Dragons Dogma (I think it looks good) and Borderlands 2. Every month just about filled with RPG goodness!

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  • TrunkersTrunkers Registered User regular
    My Brick is up to level 37 and I'm running through Knoxx. This game is great 4 player, but a little grindy solo. Also, I'm still using a gun I found like 15 levels ago (Blast Hammer).

    I found a great rocket launcher that rips through things, but since it fires 5 rockets at once ammo is the biggest issue at the moment. Even with level 8 Blast Master I just can't seem to keep rockets stocked. Really sucks for those long stretches without an ammo store.

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    I vaguely remember reading something about blaster master being different from other ammo regen in that it didn't need to have rockets be the equipped weapon

  • RhileyRhiley Registered User regular
    Nice try with that love letter. I'd like to believe that you can show up without being crippled by a shoddy archaic multiplayer interface. And readable menus? I've heard that before! Do you think that you can just show up here claiming to have changed and that makes everything all better? V-sync too?

    When can I pre-order on Steam?

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  • warder808warder808 Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Just watched the trailer in the OP. I really dig the music, just bought the album.

    Game looks banging. Not sure which platform I'll get it for.

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  • Man of the WavesMan of the Waves Registered User regular
    Is that... sarcasm?

  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    warder808 wrote: »
    Just watched the trailer in the OP. I really dig the music, anyone know who did it?
    So I just noticed something pretty cool about the BL2 release date trailer. The song it uses is Nero - Doomsday, which has been showing up a lot in trailers for games and movies. Armored Core V and GI Retaliation both use it, for instance. The song contains samples of the date of doomsday being announced ("December 1, 2808"). But the Borderlands 2 trailer does something clever with that to fit in their release date - they've overdubbed every mention of that date in the song to "September 18, 2012". So, they weren't just using a neat pseudo-dubstep track with 96.5% more wub-wub, they were using a track with a date mentioned in it quite specifically.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Spoit wrote: »
    I vaguely remember reading something about blaster master being different from other ammo regen in that it didn't need to have rockets be the equipped weapon

    It does but the regen is super slow unless your knee deep on mooks.

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    When am I not knee deep in mooks.

  • TrunkersTrunkers Registered User regular
    For those of you interested in the exploits of a Borderlands noob:

    I found a decent explosive SMG. Battles are pretty awesome now.
    1) Shoot 500% blast rocket launcher into a crowd - trigger blast master, revenge, juggernaut.
    2) Swap to SMG. Drop some more mobs while firing at double speed.

    If I die:
    Switch back to rocket launcher and restart the cycle (with 5 points in Die Hard).

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    Saw my first pearlescent drop last night. It was a rocket launcher, though. :-(

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  • captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Oh my goodness that love letter goes right to my PC heart <3

    Edit: Heart smiley no longer works? Aw

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    So I learned what a Field of View slider means.

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  • FoomyFoomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    this is a way better explanation of what fov does, and why you want it to be adjustable for pc.

    and just for fun, quake showing off some weird 360 fovs

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  • MongerMonger I got the ham stink. Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    Oh yeah, that's right, claptrap.

    Let's get nasty all over everywhere.

    I'll view your field.


  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    mrt144 wrote: »
    When am I not knee deep in mooks.


    Always Craw.

    The maggots being mini bosses in their own right killing them so my Laucncher regens and I can kill craw was not a strategy I should have attempted.

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