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#1051 DurbanBrown

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:53 PM

Too soons for DLC IMO. Most people haven't beaten it yet, or most definitely haven't tired themselves of it. For me, DLC is supposed to expand a game beyond it's original parameters, and by coming out with it before I even completely finish it, it just makes it overwhelming. Maybe I'm just nitpicking, because I am a nitpicker. I'll still buy the DLC, of course, but I'm not as excited as I would be.


It does seem a little quick...

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:35 PM

Gearbox hinted on one of the videogame websites (kotaku or joystiq) that the season pass may not be available after the 1st DLC drops...as incentive to jump on the deal.

I'm going to jump on the season pass and not gamble on the off chance they pull an EPIC and have DLC reduced making the season pass deal merely a unlockable gun skin bonus, it's gearbox, I loved BL and BL2 is awesome.


Yeah, I really don't like paying full price for DLC, but I do still have a bunch of cheap MS points so I might as well use them. I'm even less far through the game as some of you. I have my initial Gunzerker at 25 but then I started playing 2 others (Siren over the weekend and then Mechromancer when that came out).

And I agree that it seems a little soon for DLC - like maybe mid Nov. would have been better timing to get people back into the game.

Not directly related to the DLC, but I found a really large door in the Caustic Caverns that is off he map. You can get to it by bubble jumping from the acid in the cave near Blue the crystalisk. I say you can get to. Alas, that isn't the case. You will fall off the map into uncharted territory and eventually just drop dead. Maybe it'll lead to another area in a future DLC.


From what I understand, this is near where the Dark Souls easter egg is supposed to be. I got this info from my son who found it somewhere on the Internet (that you have to run through the acid near Blue towards the edge of the map) so take that for what it's worth. I don't have a good enough shield so I haven't tried it yet.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:37 PM

DLC sure is out rather quick. It seems like a 'don't-trade-in-our-game-yet' tactic.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

DLC sure is out rather quick. It seems like a 'don't-trade-in-our-game-yet' tactic.


Looks the NPD numbers for Sept has US sales of Borderlands at 1.48 million. Seems less than I would have thought but I am sure it is way more than the 1st game did at this point.

https://www.gameinfo...game-sales.aspx

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:43 PM

DLC sure is out rather quick. It seems like a 'don't-trade-in-our-game-yet' tactic.


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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:46 AM

4 DLC packs have always been the plan.


Yeah, it has been the plan, but he's stating what everyone else is thinking: Too Soon? ;)

It does make sense though ("the don't trade our game in yet!" theory) -- tons of games are coming, and this will likely get the Gears of War 3 treatment from last year -- released early, played by TONS of people, but with ACIII, Halo 4 and Blops II on the cusp, they likely feel their hand is being forced and they want to keep players in the thick of things as long as possible.

I didn't think DLC would start coming until mid-November at the earliest -- just in time for Black Friday?

I'm definitely considering the Season Pass route, but I'm only lvl 29 on my main character (Siren) and lvl 9 on my Mechromancer.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:32 AM

I think it's coming way too early. A month after release?

It's nice to have the extra content, but I'm already starting to be burned out. I would have loved a break before the DLC came out.

I mean, I haven't touched Torchlight II. At all.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:50 AM

They're trying to prevent people from beating the game and trading it in. Early DLC is great. For people who've already beaten the game, it's new content. For everyone else, it's an option. If you feel it's too early or are burnt out on the game, don't play it yet. Finish the game first. Play other games and come back. It's not going anywhere.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:15 AM

Looks the NPD numbers for Sept has US sales of Borderlands at 1.48 million. Seems less than I would have thought but I am sure it is way more than the 1st game did at this point.

https://www.gameinfo...game-sales.aspx


Didn't know this month's NPDs were out yet. 1.48 seems really low to me, although I'm sure a sizable number of PC copies where sold this time around and some of them could've been converted console gamers. I would've expected 2-3 million copies sold.

And I'm not saying releasing dlc this soon doesn't make sense or isn't great for fans, just that it is a quick turnaround, especially if you consider the mechromancer as a dlc item.

At least, they picked a decent week to drop the dlc. No huge releases next week and only MOH Warfighter (lol) the week after.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:30 AM

Well Randy Pitchford said they were really happy about the reception so I'm guessing the numbers are good. Plus I have 26 of my Xbox Live friends playing Borderlands 2, with Netflix as the only other "game" as played by that many.
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#1061 Ryuukishi

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:01 AM

1.5 million does seem slightly low. I know the first game was more of a sleeper, with word of mouth powering big sales over time rather than a big Day 1 Hype Train, but B2 did have the big Day 1 Hype Train behind it. :) I would have guessed between 2 and 3 million as well.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:18 AM

Got hit with the Badass reset tonight and it also wiped out my 9 keys.

Good thing Gearbox is focused on all this DLC instead of fixing their broken ass game.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:26 AM

Ran into a pretty bad glitch today. During play through two with Gaige today my game switched over to 2.5 for some reason. All enemies and missions are around level 50 now.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:38 AM

DLC already? Geez, I haven't even tried the Mechromancer out yet. Been busy on Dishonored this week.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

Question for everyone who has had their badass rank reset, did you use the character respec machine in sanctuary? I've avoided using that because it seems somehow connected.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:54 AM

Question for everyone who has had their badass rank reset, did you use the character respec machine in sanctuary? I've avoided using that because it seems somehow connected.

I've used it multiple times with no problems.

#1067 Renegade Moose

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

Question for everyone who has had their badass rank reset, did you use the character respec machine in sanctuary? I've avoided using that because it seems somehow connected.


I used it once before the patch, but not after.
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#1068 Ryuukishi

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

Question for everyone who has had their badass rank reset, did you use the character respec machine in sanctuary? I've avoided using that because it seems somehow connected.

What about splitscreen? Is there anyone who had their badass rank reset who hasn't played splitscreen at all?

It seemed like playing splitscreen was connected to some of the problems people had with the DLC not correctly downloading too.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

<- Haven't played split screen or used the re-spec machine(well to respec, I've changed skins a few times)

What's weird is it didn't seem to reset to 0. I backed up my save to the cloud prior to starting, so I went back to check and see if that save was fucked too. Both saves have different BAR and tokens available.:

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Now the first pic was maybe 10 minutes after starting when I checked it(no way I could have racked up 9 tokens in that time). The second pic is the backed up cloud save right after I booted up. I don't recall what my stats were exactly, but I had over 1000 points (probably more, character is a lvl 20), and had a laundry list of bonus stats.

Unfortunately I carried on with the hard drive save (52/9) all night before checking the cloud save. I might have to eat all of last night and go back to the cloud save to get the (249/21) tokens. Lost my 9 keys too, well 8, the glitch was generous enough to leave me with 1.

I tweeted my displeasure to Pitchford and he said they're working on it.

I will say that after the patch my game menu booted to the default "new game" layout vs. the "continue" (with my character already loaded) that it usually has. I had to manually load up my character. Did anyone else have to do that?

Lesson kiddos? Back up those saves every play session.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

from what I've read - the save game on xbox doesn't contain the badass rank info - some other MS profile specific file does.

Also - and update was posted for pc regarding this issue in hopes to fix it and a gbx person stated they were watching the main BAR reset thread at their forums. They said they will announce when the xbox/ps3 patch is finalized.

http://forums.gearbo...ad.php?t=150758

main gearbox thread on the issue:

http://forums.gearbo...ad.php?t=150243

Patches also addressed here by a gbx programmer - believe they have found the cause - pc patch is meant to test it - if it works said it will be out to xbox/ps3 as soon as possible.

http://forums.gearbo...ad.php?t=170055
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

I've played splitscreen and respeced several times without any reset. Keeping my fingers crossed.

The BAR/Gold keys/skins/etc aren't tied to your save file. They're saved to your gamertag file. That's why it gets bigger with almost every game you play. That's also why its weird that its getting reset.

My OCD and paranoia kick in whenever I play this game. I think someone else might have even mentioned this too, but I always save and quit to the main menu, then wait a few seconds and quit to he title screen, then wait a few more seconds and exit to the dashboard. Only after that will I turn off my system. And I always do that through the controller. I hate the beep the 360 makes anyway.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

I've played splitscreen and respeced several times without any reset. Keeping my fingers crossed.

The BAR/Gold keys/skins/etc aren't tied to your save file. They're saved to your gamertag file. That's why it gets bigger with almost every game you play. That's also why its weird that its getting reset.

My OCD and paranoia kick in whenever I play this game. I think someone else might have even mentioned this too, but I always save and quit to the main menu, then wait a few seconds and quit to he title screen, then wait a few more seconds and exit to the dashboard. Only after that will I turn off my system. And I always do that through the controller. I hate the beep the 360 makes anyway.

Just tried an experiment with two golden keys. Copy my saves to cloud bought two items with golden keys saved and quit logged on my HD save and I had lost those two keys and no items :bouncy:

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:04 AM

Anyone up for a gaming session now / soon? My Siren is Lvl 30, on main quest The Talon of God. We can do side quests, or just stick to main quests. Doesn't matter to me.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 12:24 AM

I'll play with you, wont be for a hour or so though. I have a 45 assassin, 20 gunzerker, 16 siren, 12 commando & a 10 mechromancer.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 02:49 AM

Played through with randoms until The Warrior spawned, then the host quit, so I played alone.... And got the Conference Call. :D

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:08 AM

Gaige is so fun. She'll be my main from now on. Also if you upgrade deathtrap his look changes =D

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

Saw a buddy playing a new game (he just beat it anyways) with the Mechcromancer so I said sure why not and we co-oped for a while, which was a blast all over again. I had just started the game and was level 3 but caught up fairly fast and both our Deathraps were wrecking havoc, good times. I immediately put my skill points into More Pep, just seems like the straight shooter choice.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:52 PM

DT is funny. I'm at the mission when you fight BNK-3R and DT is chasing it in the sky shooting it the whole time.

I wonder how strong it'd be in True Vault Hunter mode with a shield + health and melee upgrades it'll probably just as good.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:28 AM

TVHM is awesome. Just started it last night with my nephew with my commando (siren is almost there). I love the new tweaks to the enemies and the difficulty. Really making me rethink my loadout.
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:13 PM

With other games, the pass has continued to be available after DLC started coming out. L.A. Noire and Gears of War 3 even had further discounts/sales on their season passes for people who waited. :P


The only exception has been the season pass on Uncharted 3, which Sony took away after all or almost all of the DLC came out. Now everything has to be bought a la carte or you have to buy the GotY Edition.

I seriously doubt 2K would do something as crazy as that, considering how bad they screwed over people with the Max Payne 3 Season Pass (DLC being delayed or coming out for free,) and the fact that you can still buy the Rockstar Pass for LA Noire even though the Complete Edition disc is out there ($20 at Target if your store still has it.) This is one of their biggest franchises now joining GTA, Red Dead, Bioshock, and NBA 2K, you don't pull a dick move and say yeah we're not selling the pass anymore.

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