Borderlands 3

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  1. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Yeah well obviously being a lvl 12 gun it becomes less OP all the time and ofc it doesn't one-shot heavies but I could kill lvl 15 Demoskraggons with 3 or 4 shots with the Sickle...

    Sure it's great for farming but I replaced it with a Jakobs shotgun for the time being.
    Having the Sickle equipped makes other weapons redundant as long as you can get close to enemies.

    On the other hand it's refreshing that you want to switch to a WEAKER weapon on purpose on a looter shooter.
     
  2. ramthegamer

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    The performance is not good when many enemies are fighting u, gearbox should have fixed this, the only game to drop fps and not really that advanced graphically, unoptimized game...
     
  3. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    Are you running DX11 or DX12?
     
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    Gearbox should've done a lot of things.
    Specially with recent news, they should've paid their staff decent wages. Not shafted them out of promised bonuses... and Randy shouldn't have gotten a 12 million bonus just "because"...


    Personally, Borderlands success was the worst thing that's happened to GBX.
    Since it blew up and became so massive, GBX... as a studio... became lazy. I may have said this here before, I'm not sure... my memory is not always the best.
    But, before BL they seemed to try harder, to take more risks.
    But, once BL became a safe bet, a safe way to make money... it seems they dialed it in. Canceled or answer with the constant "It's being worked on" responses to all other IPs they own.


    Borderlands success stifled the studio, instead of bolstering it. Which is sad, it's never good to see a promising studio go backwards. And, after the BiA series, and their work on Half-Life's expansions, I had solid hope for them.
    But now, BiA is all but dead.
    Instead of trying something new, they tried Borderlands in a mode/fps model... and it failed, so they cut ties. Farmed out Aliens to a studio that wasn't prepared or equipped to properly handle it. And... as Scott Miller has said, he was under the understanding that GBX was going to put about 20 or so guys on DNF to polish it up, fix existing issues and bring the game to where it needed to be. Instead, they did nothing.


    Some of the best things to come from GBX lately... haven't even been made by GBX. Only published by them. Made by other, passionate developers.
    Again, it's sad. Years ago, GBX was a studio I was excited to follow. These days, I've all but turned a blind eye to them.
     

  5. ramthegamer

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    A lot of development studios have a profit-sharing agreement in exchange for lower-than-average wages. Also, they stated the lower bonuses were due to BL3's high costs. High costs = lower profits = lower bonuses. What exactly did the employees get shafted out of?
     
  7. Damien_Azreal

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    Employees were "verbally" promised large bonuses, along the same sizes that they received for Borderlands 2... by Randy.

    But, in the end, several employees have reported that they got bonuses drastically smaller then anything they received in the past.
    BL2 bonuses were large enough for staff to be able to buy houses. And Randy made a "promise" that bonuses this time would be the same size, if not larger. But instead... they are WAY smaller. Not making up for the lower the average pay, and the longer hours making BL3.

    Yet, Randy took home a 12 million dollar bonus from 2K. So... a lot of the staff is really pissed.
     
  8. Texter

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    Finally an end to your GBX can do no wrong attitude...a little late, but welcome nonetheless. The ugly bonus thing (always nice to kick your team in the teeth during a global pandemic that already has them on edge) could lead to promising ex-GBX team studios to follow in years to come . Production values were high, they'll want to crunch for their own IP when necessary, so a recipe for quality games. Hopefully this will lead to some decent single player games as well...just not from Gearbox Studios...
     
  9. AsiJu

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    Try DX12, it may help.
     
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    That's just sad and very greedy.
     

  11. Damien_Azreal

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    Yeah. But since it was a verbal promise, they have no legal ground. There's no written contract/agreement to hold up... so they are screwed.
    There's been word from several GBX employees that resignations are being strongly considered by a lot of the staff.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Randy Pitchford acted like Randy Pitchford.
     
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    Well right there is the first issue, Randy promised it and it's not like Randy isn't a well known serial BSer.
     
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    Season pass is on sale on epic store if anyone got it there. Just got it myself the dlc are meant to be pretty good
     

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    Damn , i just read the article on Kokatu , feel really sorry for the devs here.

    Time some dev stands up and says being touched several times inappropriately #metoo
    i mean they could all cover the story right ? lol
     
  17. Horus-Anhur

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    Last year, I got this game when I bought a Ryzen 3600X. But had to play it on the Epic Store because of the exclusivity deal.
    I enjoyed the game and was looking to buy the season pass, but I never found it under 40 euros.
    A week ago, I found the Super deluxe Edition (base game+season pass) for the same price it's now on the Epic Store. Best of all, it was for Steam.
    So I bought the game full game for the same price that the season pass is on the Epic Store. Copied the save files from he Epic Store and placed them on Steam.
    Everything is working perfectly. Now I have achievements, the 2 DLC and the skin packs that come included. And best of all, I can uninstall the Epic Store and have one less launcher on my PC.
     
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  18. scatman839

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    Yeah it's a bit nonsense. Last time the epic sale rolled along I could get super deluxe, with the £10 discount voucher I have that expires in a month, for 25 pence less than the cost of the season pass

    Vouchers don't apply to dlc for no apparent reason
     
  19. AsiJu

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    30 hrs in and only now I realized you can invest skill points to any skill tree...
     
  20. AsiJu

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    Oh yes, my legendary loadout is getting better, now got a Sleeping Giant (with Corrosive).

    Now running Hand of Glory, Night Hawkin, Sleeping Giant and Monocle.
    Have a few others in backpack as well like Duc.

    Edit: nvm
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2020

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