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« Reply #120 on: September 03, 2012, 04:33:40 PM »

Agh, my regular group that I did Borderlands with is falling appart due to a combination of stupidity and babies. Can't decide if I want it when I may be stuck single player... to cancel or not to cancel my pre-order...
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« Reply #121 on: September 04, 2012, 12:38:51 PM »

Heh. Bordlernads.
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« Reply #122 on: September 07, 2012, 12:42:56 PM »

GamesMaster Magazine have reviewed this(they also got Batman AA as an exclusive first review)

and they gave it......


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« Reply #123 on: September 07, 2012, 08:53:01 PM »

dammit, must stay strong.....
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« Reply #124 on: September 07, 2012, 08:54:45 PM »

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dammit, must stay strong.....

Give in, Pandora awaits... and it's shipping in less than two weeks. You'll need something to do till October anyway icon_lol
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« Reply #125 on: September 07, 2012, 09:01:42 PM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 07, 2012, 08:54:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 07, 2012, 08:53:01 PM

dammit, must stay strong.....

Give in, Pandora awaits... and it's shipping in less than two weeks. You'll need something to do till October anyway icon_lol

I actually just started playing Fallout 3 with the intention of finally finishing it, and then I got Fallout New Vegas, and then Torchlight 2.....
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« Reply #126 on: September 08, 2012, 12:04:38 AM »

If you needed anything else to occupy your time till release, now Gearbox has posted this: Borderlands 2 Skill Tree Builder is now live!.
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http://www.borderlands2.com/us/#characters
You can now plan out your characters!
Follow the link above then click on each character and then "Skill Tree" to open up each builder.

Fun!

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« Reply #127 on: September 08, 2012, 08:55:44 AM »

I thought there were going to be more active skills in BL2, but it looks like it's the same as BL1.  Each class gets one active skill and the rest are passives.
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« Reply #128 on: September 08, 2012, 01:36:29 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on September 08, 2012, 08:55:44 AM

I thought there were going to be more active skills in BL2, but it looks like it's the same as BL1.  Each class gets one active skill and the rest are passives.

No.. if you go through the skill trees (and assign points - don't forget to assign points to the top one first) then each section has at least two passives (the highest skill in each tree generally is, as well as one of the three on the same row) Assassin has less than gunzerker. Look for the 0/1 as opposed to the 0/5 skills.

For instance, Gunzerker has a special melee attack (with a cooldown time) in the right-hand tree.
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« Reply #129 on: September 09, 2012, 06:13:44 AM »

What I would consider active skills are ones that you have to specifically activate, like in Diablo.  In BL2, each character can shoot, throw grenades, do a melee attack, or activate their special skill, and all the skills in the skill tree just alter the way those work.  Even the skills with cooldowns just change the way the melee attack works.  The skills certainly look interesting, but since you don't actually do anything different to use them, I'd still consider them all passive skills.
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« Reply #130 on: September 09, 2012, 04:01:22 PM »

Well, the game is all about the guns, really. What I think is interesting is the way in which skills interact with various weapons. For instance, Salvador has a skill that boosts the damage for the last shot in a magazine, with a minimum clip of 10 for full effect. I remember weapons in the first game no one would dream of using because you had to reload too often, that might work really well with this skill (especially if you throw in some reload redux as well). In diablo there is virtually no interaction between equipment and skills, especially in Diablo III. Another example: Axton has a skill that boosts damage using guns without elemental effects (hello, Jakobs).
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« Reply #131 on: September 09, 2012, 04:07:34 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on September 09, 2012, 04:01:22 PM

Another example: Axton has a skill that boosts damage using guns without elemental effects (hello, Jakobs).

This is an area I never did get a grip on in the first game, when to switch to corrosive, shock, fire, explosive or plain weapons. I checked the wiki, looked at the forums, but in the end I always felt I was just guessing. I might end up getting the strategy guide for BL2 to see if this would help.
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« Reply #132 on: September 09, 2012, 05:29:22 PM »

You want to use electricity against shielded opponents to drop them quickly.  Fire and acid worked great against unshielded opponents, as you could watch them dissolve.  Explosive, irrc, was a general damage, and the weakest of the 4.
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« Reply #133 on: September 09, 2012, 08:05:39 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 09, 2012, 05:29:22 PM

You want to use electricity against shielded opponents to drop them quickly.  Fire and acid worked great against unshielded opponents, as you could watch them dissolve.  Explosive, irrc, was a general damage, and the weakest of the 4.

There were a few exceptions, like the green and blue armored troops who had special resistances, but the overall pattern I had throughout the whole game was fire against everything except the armored enemies who i used the electricity/ acid attacks.  Explosive was only good against large numbers of trash mobs. 

I was favoring the commando or gunzerker, but after seeing the amount of damage I was doing with an SMG (49x4 non-elemental, 45 clip with an insane reload speed) I need to see which set of skills will best suit that gun.  I basically took out the end boss with it once the tentacles grabbed onto the rocks in a fifth of the time it took to get that far.  It made the 3k+ damage from the sniper rifle crit seem like a level 1 pistol.
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« Reply #134 on: September 10, 2012, 07:42:46 PM »

BL2 online Skilltree Builder direct link.

I noticed under Axton that in the Survival branch of the skills in the first level there is a skill called Preparation. If you spent points there, a full charged Shield will regenerate Health. Is this new to BL2? I don't remember having this option in BL1, but maybe I missed it. In BL1 I was always switching between health generating shields and one with more capacity.
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« Reply #135 on: September 11, 2012, 01:58:10 AM »

jzt, that one caught my eye too. There were shields that would regen health, but I don't remember any skills like that. There's another that increases shield recharge after a kill. Seems like a good combo.
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« Reply #136 on: September 11, 2012, 09:22:52 PM »

Just got my copy of the October Gameinformer in the mail. They reviewed BL2 and give it a 9.75. Seven more days to go nod
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« Reply #137 on: September 11, 2012, 10:06:35 PM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 11, 2012, 09:22:52 PM

Just got my copy of the October Gameinformer in the mail. They reviewed BL2 and give it a 9.75.

That's because they have a sweet preorder deal at Gamestop for that game.

Spoiler for Hiden:
It will still probably be pretty great, though. smile
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« Reply #138 on: September 11, 2012, 10:32:45 PM »

Borderlands 2 Live-Action Ad Leaked.
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« Reply #139 on: September 12, 2012, 04:09:32 AM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on September 11, 2012, 10:32:45 PM

not really leaked when it was being played during Sunday's NFL games...
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« Reply #140 on: September 12, 2012, 04:11:36 AM »

Quote from: naednek on September 12, 2012, 04:09:32 AM

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not really leaked when it was being played during Sunday's NFL games...

Really? Wonder what all the non-gamers made of it.
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« Reply #141 on: September 13, 2012, 12:46:51 AM »

I saw it 4 or 5 times on Sunday and thought it was fantastic. They did a great job of making it look like everything came right out of the game, even though it was live-action.
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« Reply #142 on: September 13, 2012, 03:39:59 AM »

I've been playing BL1 with my sniper on a second play-through. I stacked up all my Skag Valley missions and went in there and just cleaned the place out icon_biggrin. I sure am going to miss my Bloodwing crybaby
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« Reply #143 on: September 13, 2012, 06:13:33 AM »

I caved and preordered this on ps3. Anyone gonna be getting it on ps3 as well? As of now I am currently, again, free late nights.
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« Reply #144 on: September 13, 2012, 01:59:18 PM »

Quote from: Harpua3 on September 13, 2012, 06:13:33 AM

I caved and preordered this on ps3. Anyone gonna be getting it on ps3 as well? As of now I am currently, again, free late nights.

I will be.
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« Reply #145 on: September 13, 2012, 06:08:53 PM »

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Quote from: Harpua3 on September 13, 2012, 06:13:33 AM

I caved and preordered this on ps3. Anyone gonna be getting it on ps3 as well? As of now I am currently, again, free late nights.

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« Reply #146 on: September 13, 2012, 06:38:17 PM »

Quote from: Harpua3 on September 13, 2012, 06:08:53 PM

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Quote from: Harpua3 on September 13, 2012, 06:13:33 AM

I caved and preordered this on ps3. Anyone gonna be getting it on ps3 as well? As of now I am currently, again, free late nights.

I will be.

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« Reply #147 on: September 13, 2012, 08:39:29 PM »

I went PC this time out.  who's up for co-op? 
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« Reply #148 on: September 13, 2012, 11:35:20 PM »

Excellent... got a group of friends again for this... though switching to PC for the new group
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« Reply #149 on: September 13, 2012, 11:43:40 PM »

Here's something else to fill the time till Tuesday... BORDERLANDS 2 RAP
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« Reply #150 on: September 13, 2012, 11:54:07 PM »

dangit, now I can get the season pass and game for the close to the regular retail price.  will fading.....
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« Reply #151 on: September 14, 2012, 03:54:34 AM »

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dangit, now I can get the season pass and game for the close to the regular retail price.  will fading.....

you know you want to.  GMG still has their codes
25% off - GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G
lasts until 9/17
pretty sure the code is one use only, but they have had 25% off codes almost back to back


after code it works out to:
Borderlands 2 $35.99
Borderlands 2 Season Pass $22.50
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« Reply #152 on: September 14, 2012, 03:59:30 AM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on September 13, 2012, 11:54:07 PM

dangit, now I can get the season pass and game for the close to the regular retail price.  will fading.....

you know you want to.  GMG still has their codes
25% off - GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G
lasts until 9/17
pretty sure the code is one use only, but they have had 25% off codes almost back to back


after code it works out to:
Borderlands 2 $35.99
Borderlands 2 Season Pass $22.50

Do it, I've purchased games from them before, it's awesome. I actually picked up Borderlands 2 from them during their 20% off sale... should have waited. I didn't know it works on the Season pass as well. I may have to bite.

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« Reply #153 on: September 14, 2012, 04:43:40 AM »

Quote from: davidrobots on September 14, 2012, 03:59:30 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 14, 2012, 03:54:34 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 13, 2012, 11:54:07 PM

dangit, now I can get the season pass and game for the close to the regular retail price.  will fading.....

you know you want to.  GMG still has their codes
25% off - GMG25-1BW0K-K1A3G
lasts until 9/17
pretty sure the code is one use only, but they have had 25% off codes almost back to back


after code it works out to:
Borderlands 2 $35.99
Borderlands 2 Season Pass $22.50

Do it, I've purchased games from them before, it's awesome. I actually picked up Borderlands 2 from them during their 20% off sale... should have waited. I didn't know it works on the Season pass as well. I may have to bite.


that's what I did for the base game, and it appears you can use the same code again, you just cannot apply it to more than one item in an order.  not sure if there is going to be a pre-load, but even if there isn't I've got quite a bit of exploring to do in Fallout 3 so I'm not worried about jumping straight in. 

love GMG even if they occasionally aren't able to get the keys out for pre-loads.  so far I've saved about 60 bucks this fall gaming season because of their deals.  they're XCOM deal is pretty tempting too....
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« Reply #154 on: September 14, 2012, 05:10:34 AM »

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Quote from: Harpua3 on September 13, 2012, 06:08:53 PM

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Quote from: Harpua3 on September 13, 2012, 06:13:33 AM

I caved and preordered this on ps3. Anyone gonna be getting it on ps3 as well? As of now I am currently, again, free late nights.

I will be.

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« Reply #155 on: September 14, 2012, 02:51:26 PM »

Went PC this time around.  I'm assuming that since it requires steam that it uses steam for matchmaking/game invites? 
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« Reply #156 on: September 14, 2012, 08:36:24 PM »

Steam preloading has begun smile
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« Reply #157 on: September 14, 2012, 09:43:26 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on September 14, 2012, 08:36:24 PM

Steam preloading has begun smile

done- damn that was quick.
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« Reply #158 on: September 14, 2012, 10:24:54 PM »

I also went PC this time.
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« Reply #159 on: September 15, 2012, 12:35:56 AM »

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