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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2015, 09:18:15 AM »
Let me know if you get stuck or want to know where the goodies are, otherwise I won't spoil it for you.
The game is packed full of side missions, some easy, some ridiculously hard.
I played it for well over a year and continued to discover things I missed along the way, in fact, I'd be willing to bet, I haven't even found half the stuff they hid in the game..
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2015, 08:09:07 PM »
Thanks, Sol.  Yeah, there's an amazing array of loot hidden everywhere.  -Gotten killed a few times because I forgot to pay attention to the actual mission.  I'm on the Frostburn Canyon mission now, learning to accurately juxtapose the map to the size of the landscape. 

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2015, 08:40:48 PM »
Thanks, Sol.  Yeah, there's an amazing array of loot hidden everywhere.  -Gotten killed a few times because I forgot to pay attention to the actual mission.  I'm on the Frostburn Canyon mission now, learning to accurately juxtapose the map to the size of the landscape.
Do you know about the vault symbols? Look it up, they help you build your character a little bit.
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2015, 10:42:37 PM »
Do you know about the vault symbols? Look it up, they help you build your character a little bit.

No, I don't yet.  I just finished the Bloodshots Ramparts mission, struggling for cash.  I'm totally immersed though.  At level 12.  I haven't seen Claptrap for hours.

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2015, 06:39:43 AM »
No, I don't yet.  I just finished the Bloodshots Ramparts mission, struggling for cash.  I'm totally immersed though.  At level 12.  I haven't seen Claptrap for hours.
Consider that a blessing (Whoop Whoop)

So have you saved Roland yet, or finished Out of Body Experience, the mission where you pick up an AI core and install it in bots?
If not, I know some quick and relatively easy money hits as well as locations.
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2015, 03:55:49 AM »
damz...  I wrote a lengthy synopsis, but when I pressed 'post', the site was down with internal server error... 

I'm in Fridge, trying to find the city.  I found a vault, but nothing happened.  -Just says 'discovered'.

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2015, 07:16:26 AM »
damz...  I wrote a lengthy synopsis, but when I pressed 'post', the site was down with internal server error... 

I'm in Fridge, trying to find the city.  I found a vault, but nothing happened.  -Just says 'discovered'.
Don't be in a hurry to get through the Fridge, the next map has you cut off from Sanctuary, so no hurry.
Kill everything and go refill at the vending machine, and kill some more. Explore the tunnels/stairs/passageways/upstairs etc. watch for three hidden switches to remove the electric barrier where a weapon box is that usually gives up pretty good stuff, based on level and the stuff you're missing but will need later.

Explore every passageway, you won't regret it, (Crystalysts pay out well), and I'll bet you still miss a couple of spots, I did the first 20 times through. :blushing:
Now that you're done, move on to the "invisible ass holes", you'll see the sign and understand why.
You'll see Sanctuary appear, this map gets you back, but again, if you aren't in a hurry, you can earn a Hell of a lot of money and skill levels here, with entrances to 3 different, and several levels higher.
For your first time through, just follow the game, but once you return to Sanctuary, the Tiny Tina challenge gives you your first real weapon, so select that one first.

One other tip, one I never knew about, the special locker, because the game isn't clear and I hate Claptrap's incessant chatter, so I never caught the tip. (Claptrap used to be a Hell of a lot worse before all the complaints came in.
He would wander around doing a Michael Jackson impression CONTINUOUSLY!!! "Whoop Whoop, Check out my new dance moves" Over and over and over the enntire time you were in Sanctuary, (so you were always inn a hurry to get the Hell out) ARRRGGGHHHHH!!!!.

Anyway, Clappy asks you to find his 10 thousand brown moon rocks etc. When you find the locker, you can store any weapon, and it will be there even if you start a new game, so remember to put the best weapons/grenades in it for next time through.

Don't worry, I didn't give anything away, there is so much to this game, it would take a book to even begin to scratch the surface. :biggrin:
 
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2015, 03:25:35 PM »
I'm in a perplexing quandary during the Bloodwing Rescue mission.  The bird is 4-levels higher than me, and has backstabbing allies up the yingyang.  I keep 'saving' the game at the observation-deck, but when I try to continue, the game sends me all the way back to the entrance of the Wildlife Preservation.  Then it takes forever to get to the observation-deck again, including even re-storming the aviary-lab complex.

Yet the cookie acknowledges I've collected the 10 slag-vials.  It's taking me too long to get to where I left-off.  -Probably 6-hours spent on the mission so far.  I'll try one more time... before I just travel somewhere else and do side-missions, I guess.

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2015, 05:02:16 PM »
I'm in a perplexing quandary during the Bloodwing Rescue mission.  The bird is 4-levels higher than me, and has backstabbing allies up the yingyang.  I keep 'saving' the game at the observation-deck, but when I try to continue, the game sends me all the way back to the entrance of the Wildlife Preservation.  Then it takes forever to get to the observation-deck again, including even re-storming the aviary-lab complex.

Yet the cookie acknowledges I've collected the 10 slag-vials.  It's taking me too long to get to where I left-off.  -Probably 6-hours spent on the mission so far.  I'll try one more time... before I just travel somewhere else and do side-missions, I guess.
Yep, Bloodwqing map is a bitch. Sadly there is no saving in the game, auto save only, and your level is way to low to take him down, most likely anyway.
Go back out and go to the big bridge area going across the bay.
If you drive your car carefully into that bunker (located to the left of the bridge entry), and quickly back out, you'll spawn a constructor. Stay in the car, I think it's level 19, blast away with barrels and machine gun, he has allies that land, so stay back far enough so his lasers can't reach you and hammer the area.

Orrrrr... You could drive up to an area, above and between, the vending machines and Scooters car port, that is a fun map you'll be doing shortly anyway, so be sure and reload the game when you return. (One of my favorite maps.)

One other place you can go is across the bridge to Jacks island, (Opportunity?). This map is a total bitch if you are a low level, but, if you stay by the vending machine, you can pepper the place with grenades.

Check out the Irishman's bar, (Holy Spirits?) the slot machine will pay off with some really good weapons early on. Same place you had the battle to return to Sanctuary, Over look I think.

Without knowing your level or how far you've progressed, it's hard to say how you'll do in my suggested maps, but if you kill every enemy in every map you play early on, you level up a weee bit ahead of the game. It sounds like you may have ran through much of it trying to stay alive, leaving a lot of enemies/points behind.
Yes, it's a Hell of a tough game the first few dozen times you play it through. :biggrin:

One of the best ways to level up is to go back to Ellie's and clear the map. even the area behind her shop up to the church and beyond.
Do some of her side challenges and that moron that walks on the side deck outside her vending machines, that one pays off well. If you do all of her area, you should gain a level.

If you haven't been to Lynchwood yet (and can enter) it, do so, that is another great map, but tougher than Hell.
Be sure you have an electric sniper and fire weapon, you can perch upstairs from your entry point.
Fire grenades work great here as well, especially the ones that continue to kick out fire.

Here's a handy map of the entire game. I won't post it here due to size.
Hope that helped.

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2015, 07:46:42 PM »
Much appreciated...  I'm at level-17, and you're right.  I get lulled-into adrenalin-paced dashing.  I'll definitely follow your suggestions.  At least I hitched a ride on the cargo-crane and discovered another vault.  It's been a great adventure so far... :thumbup:

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2015, 09:11:13 PM »
Much appreciated...  I'm at level-17, and you're right.  I get lulled-into adrenalin-paced dashing.  I'll definitely follow your suggestions.  At least I hitched a ride on the cargo-crane and discovered another vault.  It's been a great adventure so far... :thumbup:
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It really is a kick ass series. Be sure and pick up the first in the series before you move on to Borderlands II Presequel, otherwise it'll ruin it for ya.

If you get stuck, just PM me so I know you posted and I can respond promptly.

Best weapons in the game? Of course gold weapons, but fire SMG, Pestilence homing grenades and fire, electric homing are ones to hang onto, as well as Tiny Tina's corrosive pistol.
If you get lucky enough to get one, there is a fire unlimited ammo pistol that rocks, never stop shooting, as long as you have one bullet, the thing never stops. :thumbsup:

Like I said, be sure and save your favorite weapons in Clappy's vault at the end of the game, they'll be there next time you start a new game.
If you don't have great weapons worth saving, then stick the most expensive item you can find to put in it, you won't regret starting a new game with 30 grand spending money. :biggrin:
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2015, 06:08:04 AM »
When you finally return to the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve, and once you get into the building where the first slag sample is located, exit into the wide open space, immediately turn right and head for the bridge support on the right, there are some ammo boxes and a safe room.
Wait till it's all clear, and exit right and run up the rock face to the road above.

A couple of birds will attack, kill them over the road and collect their goodies, follow the road on around, use your sniper to pick off baddies, or use a good homing nade once they group up.
Stay on the road, near the end you'll find another vault symbol at your feet, run a few more feet and jump across to the giant mushroom and crack the boxes.

Right below you is a waterfall with a cave obscuring a weapons box, another hiding place.
What I do is circle back towards the tower to the left, a few will attack, staying to the far right while you circle back to where you got up on the road, chances are good you'll be attacked by Tumba, a bad ass boss, and he has a bad ass buddy, kill both within 20 seconds and get bonus points, they also drop great weapons and money.
Chances are, you'll level up killing them. This map is one of the hardest in the game, which is why I always go in 2 to 3 levels higher, but the bounty is outdated and essentially useless.
Again, I only scratched the surface, there is a Hell of a lot to search for and discover in this map.
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2015, 08:51:52 PM »
Yeah, I left the preserve to level-up with side-missions which are already paying-off.  Tomorrow, I'll scope-out what you described.  Earlier, I did find the mushroom jump-temptation from the road, but it looked too far.  And I didn't notice the vault-sigil.  I've found 3 so far.

The amazement doesn't relent. 

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2015, 06:32:04 AM »
Yeah, I left the preserve to level-up with side-missions which are already paying-off.  Tomorrow, I'll scope-out what you described.  Earlier, I did find the mushroom jump-temptation from the road, but it looked too far.  And I didn't notice the vault-sigil.  I've found 3 so far.

The amazement doesn't relent.
It's an illusion, the game helps on the jump and the mushroom is bigger/wider than it appears.
Run along the edge till you reach the shroom and then jump hard and right, otherwise your character is more apt to jump short because of the curb. (I swear, they never pick up their damned feet.)
The vault is emblazoned in the road about 60' back, you probably didn't see it because you were focused on the mushroom and staying alive.

By the way, which character did you choose? I used to like the guy with the turret, seemed to do quite the job on the enemies while giving me a safe spot to heal, or run lie Hell.
It's either Brick, or Gunzerker, can't remember what he's called in this version, but the character kind of sucked because it's all about exposing yourself and brawling, and I prefer to snipe a lot.
That is, until I discovered Lilith's special skill/powers, and she is now the only one I use in the game.

Do you understand iridium and using it for upgrades?
When I first played the game, I didn't quite grasp what should be upgraded first and wasted them, I think it was around the third play I really started grasping the game in general.
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2015, 09:41:07 PM »
I'm the turret-guy, but I'll try the others.

I think I have a handle on eridium, but haven't quite mastered my inventory and storing stuff yet.  I did attend Claptrap's party, which is probably a gaming-legend by now.  I hope I don't hafta square-off against it.  I spent the day doing the Incinerator missions... after about 20-minutes of embarrassingly not knowing what a 'fire weapon' was.   I thought it was a weapon that fired

Thanks for the continuing tips.

 

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