Borderlands 2 Catch-All

RooksGambit wrote:

I loved playing the Mechromancer, so much fun! Her quotes are all awesome, some of my favorites from summoning her robot:

By my command!
To hell with the First Law!
Klaatu barada nikto!
Number Five ALIVE!
Blood and metal, my favorite things!
Super Robot Violence Fun Time!
Domo arigato, suckas!
Murder time!

+1

Kreig is the bomb (and he's about to blow up)! You don't have to play him focused on melee, my current spec is all about three things: the Firehawk shield, never actually having any shields, and always being on fire. Not being on fire is a liability. My entire strategy is trying to catch as many opponents on fire with my current fire weapon as quickly as possible - not kill them mind you, I actually want them to live initially - then when my shield drops, I start exploding because of the Firehawk shield. Once I start exploding, I never stop exploding, so long as my shield stays at zero. This is one reason being on fire is awesome, it keeps your shields at zero, aside from all the stat benefits I get just from being a crazed arsonist lunatic. At that point, you just mingle with the enemies and wait for them to burn and explode to death, and let all the flaming bad guys keep your health topped up because Kreig heals from damage over time effects on enemies. Shooting is almost optional at this point. This isn't just a gimmicky low level build either, this is the strategy I use in Ultimate Vault Hunter mode.

This works best in multiplayer, because once you run out of opponents, you promptly fall over from self inflicted fire damage and need a hand getting up. I use this strategy in my co-op game with Mermaidpirate, and it's very effective!

Oops, wrong thread.

Handsome Collection has been purchased for Xbox One.

$36 on the Xbox Live sale

So I got a legendary pistol from the very first boss (the one who took Claptrap's eye). I'm at level 15 now and it still holds its own. It burst fires corrosive bullets when zoomed. I need a sniper rifle that does the same.

This game is so good. Got burnt out on side quests last time. Enjoying playing as Gaige. Deathtrap is pretty awesome for soloing.

All Dahl sniper rifles have burst fire. If they generate with a Maliwan barrel, they will also be elemental. They chew through the sniper rifle ammo pool, but they can dish out a lot of damage.

I don't usually think of Gaige as a sniper...

Oddrune wrote:

I don't usually think of Gaige as a sniper...

"Eh, accuracy's overrated anyway. "

No really, if you haven't heard her go on a maniacal, fourth-wall-breaking power-trip on Anarchy Stacks, you're not getting the most fun out of Gaige.

My favorite weapon for Gaige is a shotgun.

Shotguns became pretty nice when the pirate booty dlc was released especially.
When the Hammerlock DLC came out, burst elemental snipers became mandatory.
One of Maya's greatest abilities was the elemental one that caused a pool of acid on the ground on hit. That helped out so much with badass mechs specifically. It also helped with the downed state since if would constantly finish off enemies to revive you.

Oddrune wrote:

All Dahl sniper rifles have burst fire. If they generate with a Maliwan barrel, they will also be elemental. They chew through the sniper rifle ammo pool, but they can dish out a lot of damage.

I don't usually think of Gaige as a sniper...

Are you kidding? Sniper is where she shines!

1. Summon robot
2. Hide
3. Watch robot go to town
4. Snipe as needed
5. Profit

RooksGambit wrote:
Oddrune wrote:

All Dahl sniper rifles have burst fire. If they generate with a Maliwan barrel, they will also be elemental. They chew through the sniper rifle ammo pool, but they can dish out a lot of damage.

I don't usually think of Gaige as a sniper...

Are you kidding? Sniper is where she shines!

1. Summon robot
2. Hide
3. Watch robot go to town
4. Snipe as needed
5. Profit

Ha! That's pretty much exactly how I'm playing.

RooksGambit wrote:
Oddrune wrote:

All Dahl sniper rifles have burst fire. If they generate with a Maliwan barrel, they will also be elemental. They chew through the sniper rifle ammo pool, but they can dish out a lot of damage.

I don't usually think of Gaige as a sniper...

Are you kidding? Sniper is where she shines!

1. Summon robot
2. Hide
3. Watch robot go to town
4. Snipe as needed
5. Profit

There used to be a build guide for Gaige called "The bitch and the beast" that was a great sniper build for her. You basically focus on ricochet damage for your bullets, getting 50-100 anarchy stacks, and burning those off when they get too high.

The result being you do SUPER MASSIVE damage on a headshot, and if you miss you still hit HARD. Then you hide behind your bot and let him tank things for you. It was my favorite way to play.

I'd link the build guide, but the page is gone, and I'm too lazy to google.

Anyone playing Borderlands on the PS4? $30 for the Handsome collection is pretty close to my threshold I would pay for a game where most of the content I own on other systems. It's kind of one of those games like Diablo 3, that I imagine I would go back to every few months.

I might jump in at 30.

Edit: But the Handsome Collection is 55 on Amazon right now?

CptGlanton wrote:

I might jump in at 30.

Edit: But the Handsome Collection is 55 on Amazon right now?

It's $30 this weekend digitally on psn store

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-...

Oh, cool. Yeah I might go in tonight.

Bought. Dammit.

Might take a few days to download, though.

CptGlanton wrote:

Bought. Dammit.

Might take a few days to download, though.

Me too

I'm having an odd issue with Borderlands 2 that I was hoping someone has also run into and has solved. I used to play this game a lot with some college friends, multiplayer. I've recently upgraded to a new computer (win10, i7-6700k, gtx1080) and last night we tried to play again. I hosted and they joined, about 5 minutes into the game, my game froze. Hard freeze, I couldn't even get to the Task Manager, it was frozen or a white screen when I tried to bring up the Task Manager via ctrl-alt-del. I reset my computer, then my friend hosted another game. Same problem.

I then tried with Fullscreen Windowed mode. Same freezing issue, but I could get to the Task Manager and kill the BL2 process.

I went back to Steam and did a Verify on the files, it found 1 file that it could not verify. So I assume it re-downloaded. We tried again, same problem. I went back to verify, still found 1 bad file. I re-ran the verification immediately, still had a problem with 1 file.

They had to leave, but afterwards I re-installed Borderlands 2 after Uninstalling it via Steam. Re-ran verification, still found 1 file. I loaded up the game and was able to play fine for a good hour without any problems.

So, it seems like it could be multiplayer related, but how? I have no idea.

Incidentally, in between that I re-installed Geforce Experience because it had new drivers. I don't know if those things are related or not, will try again tonight.

Has anyone had this issue? I've done the requisite Google searching and have run into lots of "my game is freezing threads", but no real solution. One or two users have had this file verification issue as well in addition to the freezing, but also no solution. HALP!

EDIT: One of the friends I'm playing with has an identical PC to mine and has no problems.

Never had any problems with this game.

Possible solution found. So, I traced some forum threads from other places to a clue that maybe the Steam Cloud Save is the problem. So I turned it off. Played a little on my own to make some progress. Then turned it back on. The cloud saves seem to have been updated with what was on the local disk. I then went and played a public internet game for about half an hour without a single freeze. I then played a game with my friend again for about twenty minutes without a single freeze. I'll try more, but it appears that maybe that was the problem. Maybe some kind of desync or corruption between Steam's Cloud save for BL2 and the local saves.