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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2015, 07:25:15 AM »
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.
God I hate the Claptrap BD mission, 5 minutes of my life completely wasted.
Before I forget, and this is very important. You will be tasked with communicating with 4 or 5 key players at some point, and Clappy will be the first inn the list.
Do him last, I kept doing to him first and losing the ability to contact the others as it had originally stated.

I won't say anymore about it, though they do this twice in the game, only one of these missions is important.
Oh, and if you haven't noticed, the assault rifle is the worst weapon in the game, while the SMG fire weapon effects more enemies.
Electric effects all enemies, corrosive is excellent against bots, so always carry a fire weapon, corrosive and electric weapon, an electric grenade will suffice in replacement of an SMG

Just so you know, when it comes time to enter the Bunker, you're about two thirds of the way through a seriously long game. :biggrin:
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2015, 03:37:05 PM »
I'm up to level-20... whew.  Just finished the gyrocopter-parts gathering mission.  The badminton-net burning was a mess, because I didn't have a fire-weapon again.  Then I got stuck holding it as the shirtless men attacked, and more gyrocopters swooped-in.  I know I missed a lot of vital loot, but the chaos was too rip-roaring for quality decision-making. :biggrin:

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2015, 04:09:00 PM »
I'm up to level-20... whew.  Just finished the gyrocopter-parts gathering mission.  The badminton-net burning was a mess, because I didn't have a fire-weapon again.  Then I got stuck holding it as the shirtless men attacked, and more gyrocopters swooped-in.  I know I missed a lot of vital loot, but the chaos was too rip-roaring for quality decision-making. :biggrin:
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Yes, I am laughing out loud, because "Been There, Done That", my first time through. Hell, you have no idea what to expect next.
Something you'll discover, and I like this about the game, is stealth and sniper is your friend. :biggrin:
Yeah, there are a few real good weapon boxes in that mission.

Did you jump your car off the ramp/cliff to get there? When you're new to that mission, it's always a good idea to park near the net (after you take out the Buzzards), then light the net and jump in the truck and hammer away with explosive barrels.

Once you get the hang of the game and can take your time and start plotting moves, you'll be amazed at all the crap you've been missing, including side missions.
I've been playing it since it first came out (thousands of hours of game play) and I'm still finding stuff I missed the first 300 times through. :blush:
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2015, 10:04:16 PM »
Yep, I jumped the cliff-ramp.  But what sucked afterward was that I'd left the buggy too near the opposite cliff-edge.  I accidentally backed it onto a lower-level, getting it snagged on a catch-fence.  -Forcing me to attempt to reach Ellie's garage on-foot.  I finally made it on the 5th try, losing all the money I found, plus another grand or so. :cursing:

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2015, 08:58:49 PM »
At level-22, I went back and beat Bloodwing.  What a relief.  Now I can continue-on...  Even the creatures in Sanctuary Hole weren't as tough... which is an amazing place.

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2015, 09:30:21 PM »
At level-22, I went back and beat Bloodwing.  What a relief.  Now I can continue-on...  Even the creatures in Sanctuary Hole weren't as tough... which is an amazing place.
I'd say you're about, roughly two thirds of the way through the game, mm,maybe a little less, about two more days or better of game play. :smile:

I'm at 25 now. Decided to play it yesterday after trying to remember stuff.
Great game still rocks after hours of pplay. Though I still had my best weapons in the locker, so blowing through with an infinity pistol and my Pestilence grenade made it a breeze.
I just finished Opportunity at level 25, while all the actors were 20, I think.

That's one of the better maps, a serious challenge, especially if you take too long, they re spawn before you finish, then you have to deal with even more enemies.
Be sure and take Tiny Tina's corrosive pistol with you, you'll need it badly, or at least a corrosive sniper rifle.

Oh, and use you Iridium to upgrade your grenades to 9 count if you have it, you'll need those as the game progresses.
You've probably discovered leveling up grants you upgrades on your abilities, so when you open the menu, look to the left of the three columns, you'll see a cannon and a rabbit, the one between the two is a circle with three arrows pointing inward.

If you haven't had the chance to go that route, try it next game, this is one of the baddest level ups in the game, when you use your f key, it picks your target enemy off the ground and sucks everyone in to him, so toss a grenade first, then pick him up, you can wipe out the entire field with one nade. :biggrin:

Ooops, it just dawned on me, you aren't using that character, but you will, so remember this tip.
I think you can choose it at level 15, assuming you chose that column.

Oh, and one other unique aspect of this game, it's always changing.
Sometimes a money game, sometimes a grenade game, or iridium, or weapons, but it has several that it chooses from.
I've even restarted it when it pushes shotguns on me, I hate the shotguns in this game.
But since I hadn't played it in awhile, I noticed they tweaked it again, they do that from time to time, just to keep it new.
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2015, 08:58:43 PM »
I did a couple of Opportunity-missions that slowed me down.  It's a great level, but confusing at first.  And I've about had it with that floating sky-station that keeps beaming-down re-spawns.  I hope I get a chance to blow that thing into ion-particles.

I'm playin' it on PS3.  There's a second disk, but it doesn't say '1' or 'pre-sequel'.  There's also a 'Tales Of Handsome Jack' or title like that, available somewhere.  I figured the 2nd disk is more side-missions and arena-challenges.

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2015, 09:09:05 PM »
I did a couple of Opportunity-missions that slowed me down.  It's a great level, but confusing at first.  And I've about had it with that floating sky-station that keeps beaming-down re-spawns.  I hope I get a chance to blow that thing into ion-particles.

I'm playin' it on PS3.  There's a second disk, but it doesn't say '1' or 'pre-sequel'.  There's also a 'Tales Of Handsome Jack' or title like that, available somewhere.  I figured the 2nd disk is more side-missions and arena-challenges.
Unfortunately I can't play the extra missions, because of download restrictions and they have yet to release them on disk.
Yeah, the re spawns are a total bitch, especially since, as you pointed out, get lost a lot early on.
I think the first time I played the game, it took an entire week, about 70 hours to complete, because of getting lost and having to re-battle re spawns over and over.

I also think the character you're using slows you down because the weapons he's allotted tend to be up close and personal, rather than quality sniper rifles the woman gets.
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #38 on: May 01, 2015, 09:50:03 AM »
I love the series, best game since Quake (IMO), and to really appreciate the story line, start with Borderlands very first release, then pick up Borderlands II, Hell, there may even be a package deal out by now and you could get all three for a good price.
It really is worth starting at the beginning, especially since the first release was by far the best, but II had some serious improvements, like picking up loot became easier, little improvements that made a difference.

Borderlands II Presequel has a great touch of low gravity and the ability to slam and create all kinds of mayhem.

I haven't been enamored with many fps games since Return to Castle Wolfenstein -- which I got by sheer accident, as a freebie thrown in with one of the Quake series, IIRC. For one thing, most such games are really designed as massive multiplayer online games, and the single-player modes (if available at all) tend to be kinda lame. I don't do MMOGs for a couple reasons. One is the fact that osteoarthritis makes it impossible to be a competitive player. Two is that even without the arthritis, I don't like getting repeatedly destroyed three seconds after I spawn by a thundering herd of 11-year-old video-game freaks.  :tounge:

Based solely on YOUR recommendation, sir, I have ordered a copy of the original Borderlands for the PC. I found it on eBay for like $13 shipped. Should be here by Monday or Tuesday. We shall see.
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #39 on: May 01, 2015, 10:02:37 AM »
I haven't been enamored with many fps games since Return to Castle Wolfenstein -- which I got by sheer accident, as a freebie thrown in with one of the Quake series, IIRC. For one thing, most such games are really designed as massive multiplayer online games, and the single-player modes (if available at all) tend to be kinda lame. I don't do MMOGs for a couple reasons. One is the fact that osteoarthritis makes it impossible to be a competitive player. Two is that even without the arthritis, I don't like getting repeatedly destroyed three seconds after I spawn by a thundering herd of 11-year-old video-game freaks.  :tounge:

Based solely on YOUR recommendation, sir, I have ordered a copy of the original Borderlands for the PC. I found it on eBay for like $13 shipped. Should be here by Monday or Tuesday. We shall see.
Couldn't agree more, I have no use for online play being that satellite has a huge delay.
Though I do miss the days when everyone was evenly matched with dialup. :biggrin:

But if you liked Quake, Quake I and II, you'll love Borderlands, a game designed for single player or co-op.
Quake III sucked, because they dumped the single player for on line BS.

The one you chose is the best of the series, hands down, though they do make improvements to later games, the whole game is constant action, or, if you prefer taking your time, it doesn't punish you.

Getting a little bored with Borderlands II and the Pre-sequel, I'd love to go back to the original, I may have to go out and buy a copy.
I'd be playing it right now if not for the fact Toy packed up a lot of my stuff and can't remember where she put it. :glare:
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2015, 10:43:03 AM »
Couldn't agree more, I have no use for online play being that satellite has a huge delay.
Though I do miss the days when everyone was evenly matched with dialup. :biggrin:

Ah, but that wasn't the case either! Almost 30 years ago, when "home" computers were so popular, I had a Commodore 64 (later a 128) and I used online services like CompuServe and GEnie, as well as a local one called Tri-State Online (TSO) that was sponsored by Cincinnati Bell. All were pretty much BBS-type services. Actually, they were kinda like CPF, only in black and white, and without pictures or videos.  :tounge:

But then along came Q-Link. Hot diggity damn! Color! Real-time! Games! It was truly revolutionary. Of course, it was crude and rinky-dink by today's standards, but... I dug it then. And practically everyone used a dial-up connection in those days, but even that wasn't a level playing field.

I used the ubiquitous 300-baud Commodore modem. (Yeah, 300. Q-Link used to give them away with a subscription.) But I was a loser in the online trivia games all the time. It wasn't because I didn't know the answers. It was because other people who knew the answers had ponied up for the expensive ($79) 1200-baud Commodore modem. They were literally submitting their answers before I could even see the question on my screen.

Consider that right now I'm using a 30-megabit (download speed) connection. (Time-Warner Cable) That's not a particularly fast land-based broadband connection these days. It's 100,000 times faster than that old 300-baud modem, but only 25,000 times faster than the 1,200-baud modems those damned cheaters used.  :tounge:
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2015, 07:39:56 PM »
But if you liked Quake, Quake I and II, you'll love Borderlands, a game designed for single player or co-op.
Quake III sucked, because they dumped the single player for on line BS.

We're about to find out. My copy of Borderlands was in the mailbox today. Mine is the original, but the GOTY edition released in 2009, with a second DVD that holds the four add-on packs.

Actually, I liked the original Quake, though the Nine-Inch Nails soundtrack got on my nerves a bit. I think it was Quake III or IV that I bought that came with Return to Castle Wolfenstein as a free bonus. Whichever one it was, it was worth the bucks just to get RTCW, even though I played the Quake game very little. (I don't even know where it is now.)

One feature of RTCW -- you could share it with all your buddies for free. There was a serial number you had to type in when you installed it, but there was no online registration or verification, and the game installed on your hard drive in its entirety. That is, you didn't need the discs to play the game once it was installed. Those days are gone.

Borderlands is installing as I type these words. I'm looking forward to a little bloodshed later tonight....  :smile:
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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2015, 08:22:09 PM »
We're about to find out. My copy of Borderlands was in the mailbox today. Mine is the original, but the GOTY edition released in 2009, with a second DVD that holds the four add-on packs.
I have the 4 add on's as well and they are all different and good as well.

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Actually, I liked the original Quake, though the Nine-Inch Nails soundtrack got on my nerves a bit. I think it was Quake III or IV that I bought that came with Return to Castle Wolfenstein as a free bonus. Whichever one it was, it was worth the bucks just to get RTCW, even though I played the Quake game very little. (I don't even know where it is now.)

One feature of RTCW -- you could share it with all your buddies for free. There was a serial number you had to type in when you installed it, but there was no online registration or verification, and the game installed on your hard drive in its entirety. That is, you didn't need the discs to play the game once it was installed. Those days are gone.

Borderlands is installing as I type these words. I'm looking forward to a little bloodshed later tonight....  :smile:
Yeah, loved RTCW, played the crap out of it, and their latest was OK,, but I don't like the forced route play, I prefer to explore.
Played it about 6 times and quit.

But you won't need the disk to play BL, you''ll have a Steam account, if you don't already have one, get it while the game loads.
Once you're on Steam, all you need is to log in and play, disconnect from the web, you don't need it to keep playing.
I don't know what they did, but I can play without the disk in without logging in just click play offline.

You may have an upgrade to do before you can play, and just remember to reboot after, or the game may not start.

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2015, 08:52:41 PM »
I beat the Bunker (saucer) on the 4th try, though in one of them the vessel became 'glitched' in the ring's superstructure and I had to redo the level.  Then I moved-on to Jack's daughter's level and beat that.  Both were fabulous.  When I quit for the day, I was pre-occupied in pitting the goliaths against some electric-eels, and was blown off a cliff.

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Re: Borderlands II The Pre-Sequel
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2015, 08:58:24 PM »
I beat the Bunker (saucer) on the 4th try, though in one of them the vessel became 'glitched' in the ring's superstructure and I had to redo the level.  Then I moved-on to Jack's daughter's level and beat that.  Both were fabulous.  When I quit for the day, I was pre-occupied in pitting the goliaths against some electric-eels, and was blown off a cliff.

Hehehehehe.... Of course you understand that to someone who isn't a Borderlands player, your post is utter gibberish. "When I quit for the day, I was pre-occupied in pitting the goliaths against some electric-eels, and was blown off a cliff." LOL. That is priceless.

Virtual reality is... virtual.  :tounge:
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