History VideoGame / Borderlands

8th Jan '17 11:32:13 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: EliteMooks are called this. On NewGamePlus, they get upgraded to [=BadMutha=], and then Film/{{Superbad}}s.
** The entire civilian populace of the planet Pandora. Considering that the world they live on has [[DeathWorld 90-hour days, seven-year seasons,]] [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou at least five separate species of omnivorous wildlife that are large, aggressive, and more than happy to eat anyone who gets in their way, a population of several thousand convict-laborers-turned-bandits,]] [[OverlyLongGag severe and frequent electrical storms, poisonous vegetation, oppressive heat, scarce water,]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and crazy archaeologists]], ''anyone'' who can survive there for any length of time whatsoever has to be at least a ''little'' badass.
** And they [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/stolen-pixels/6743-Stolen-Pixels-140-The-Circle-of-Ammunition shit bullets.]]



* EliteMooks: Called {{Badass}}es, unless you do the NewGamePlus which makes them even more powerful and called '[[OneBadMother Bad Mutha]]'.

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* EliteMooks: Called {{Badass}}es, badasses, unless you do the NewGamePlus which makes them even more powerful and called '[[OneBadMother Bad Mutha]]'.
2nd Jan '17 1:55:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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** And, in all honesty, [[FreudWasRight the Crimson Lance.]]

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** And, in all honesty, [[FreudWasRight the Crimson Lance.]]
28th Dec '16 3:18:29 AM Xtifr
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* '''''The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned''''': Dr. Ned, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial who is totally not his twin brother Dr. Zed wearing a fake moustache over top of a surgical mask]], managed to unleash a ZombieApocalypse upon Jakob's Cove.
* '''''Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot''''': A series of [[MonsterArena Arena]] challenges set by recently-divorced Mad Moxxi.
* '''''The Secret Armory of General Knoxx''''': A continuation of the main story. Enraged over the loss of the Vault, the decimation of their forces and the death of Steele (though mostly just losing the Vault), the Crimson Lance have decided that the Vault Hunters must die. They send a fresh army of Lance operatives, headed by seasoned General Knoxx, to both take out the Hunters and conquer Pandora for their own. With the help of former Lance Assassin Athena, the Vault Hunters must now fight to destroy the Crimson Lance once and for all, and maybe even get some sweet loot while they're at it.
* '''''Claptrap's New Robot Revolution''''': Due to the Vault Hunters being a massive drain on the economy, Hyperion hires the Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap to take care of them. Instead, he rallies the Claptraps into rebellion against the humans.

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* '''''The ''The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned''''': Ned'': Dr. Ned, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial who is totally not his twin brother Dr. Zed wearing a fake moustache over top of a surgical mask]], managed to unleash a ZombieApocalypse upon Jakob's Cove.
* '''''Mad ''Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot''''': Riot'': A series of [[MonsterArena Arena]] challenges set by recently-divorced Mad Moxxi.
* '''''The ''The Secret Armory of General Knoxx''''': Knoxx'': A continuation of the main story. Enraged over the loss of the Vault, the decimation of their forces and the death of Steele (though mostly just losing the Vault), the Crimson Lance have decided that the Vault Hunters must die. They send a fresh army of Lance operatives, headed by seasoned General Knoxx, to both take out the Hunters and conquer Pandora for their own. With the help of former Lance Assassin Athena, the Vault Hunters must now fight to destroy the Crimson Lance once and for all, and maybe even get some sweet loot while they're at it.
* '''''Claptrap's ''Claptrap's New Robot Revolution''''': Revolution'': Due to the Vault Hunters being a massive drain on the economy, Hyperion hires the Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap to take care of them. Instead, he rallies the Claptraps into rebellion against the humans.
24th Dec '16 10:36:31 AM Psychopompos007
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* BrickJoke: In the opening, Marcus mocks Mordecai for looking like "a Truxican Wrestler". ''The Secret Armory of General Knoxx'' has a Truxican Wrestler as a rare midget enemy, and yes, he's dressed like Mordecai.
23rd Dec '16 11:38:23 AM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: Wonderfully {{averted|Trope}}, since you can switch between your first and second playthroughs. Most of the unique weapons can also [[RandomDrop drop from bosses]], and most bosses that drop unique items respawn. That said, be sure not to kill King Wee Wee in your second playthrough until it's done.
** Also played straight in Dr. Ned's Zombie Island. If you don't get his gun before you fall in the trapdoor, it's gone when you go back. Presumably you can do a second playthrough, but still, it's easy to miss.
*** Likewise with the Jakobs weapon vendor. After completing the quest to reactivate the Jakobs weapon vendor machine, you only have for as long as you remain in that area to actually use it. If you plan on buying an ultra-powerful gun, you'd better hope the RandomNumberGod is kind enough to give you what you want, or you'll be waiting a long time. Once you leave the area, it deactivates for good.
** Through the diligence of the wiki's users, it has been confirmed that on [[NewGamePlus Playthrough 2.5]], boss enemies that had quests with a unique reward (TK's Wave, the Spy, The Sentinel etc) drop both their standard loot ''and'' a beefed up version of their quest reward.
** Unfortunately, the third DLC plays this straight with the Kyros' Power, Typhoon, and Knoxx's Gold weapons, as the bosses that drop them no longer respawn after their respective quests are completed.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: Wonderfully {{averted|Trope}}, since you can switch between your first and second playthroughs. Most of the unique weapons can also [[RandomDrop drop from bosses]], and most bosses that drop unique items respawn. That said, be sure not to kill King Wee Wee in your second playthrough until it's done.
** Also played straight in Dr. Ned's Zombie Island. If you don't get his gun before you fall in the trapdoor, it's gone when you go back. Presumably you can do a second playthrough, but still, it's easy to miss.
*** Likewise with the Jakobs weapon vendor. After completing the quest to reactivate the Jakobs weapon vendor machine, you only have for as long as you remain in that area to actually use it. If you plan on buying an ultra-powerful gun, you'd better hope the RandomNumberGod is kind enough to give you what you want, or you'll be waiting a long time. Once you leave the area, it deactivates for good.
** Through the diligence of the wiki's users, it has been confirmed that on [[NewGamePlus Playthrough 2.5]], boss enemies that had quests with a unique reward (TK's Wave, the Spy, The Sentinel etc) drop both their standard loot ''and'' a beefed up version of their quest reward.
** Unfortunately, the third DLC plays this straight with the Kyros' Power, Typhoon, and Knoxx's Gold weapons, as the bosses that drop them no longer respawn after their respective quests are completed.
4th Nov '16 3:44:17 AM REV6Pilot
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* CheckPointStarvation: All of the DLC's only have one New-U station that you spawn in when starting the game. If you leave while on a mission too far away from the map with the New-U... have a fun time walking back there.

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* CheckPointStarvation: All of the DLC's only have one New-U station that you spawn in when starting Fast Travel station, and it's typically a ways away from the game. meat of the first map. If you leave while on a mission too far away from the map with the New-U...station... have a fun time walking back there. Even if you're overleveled and able to just zip past the respawned opposition, it still takes a while for you to get places.
3rd Nov '16 12:53:12 PM REV6Pilot
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* CheckPointStarvation: All of the DLC's only have one New-U station that you spawn in when starting the game. If you leave while on a mission too far away from the map with the New-U... have a fun time walking back there.
29th Oct '16 5:34:06 PM RisefromYourGrave
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A sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', was released on September 18, 2012. ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', a game being developed by Creator/TelltaleGames, is a point and click adventure that follows the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. A villain-based {{Interquel}}, ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', was released Fall 2014.

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A sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', was released on September 18, 2012. ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', a game being developed by Creator/TelltaleGames, is a point and click adventure that follows the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. ''Borderlands 2''. A villain-based {{Interquel}}, ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', was released Fall 2014.
2014.

There was some consideration to re-release this game for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and UsefulNotes/XboxOne after the release of ''Borderlands: The Handsome Collection'' (a remastered re-release compilation of ''Borderlands 2'' and ''Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!'' with all their DLC) on those platforms. While that never happened, the Xbox 360 version was made backwards-compatible for Xbox One. Installing any version of the game on the platform automatically gives players the ''[[GameOfTheYearEdition Game of the Year]]'' edition containing all DLC. However, this is only on Xbox One; unless you've previously bought all the DLC or the original ''Game of the Year'' release for 360, this method does not provide you the DLC on the Xbox 360 itself. In other words, you want free DLC from buying that pre-owned original disc at [=GameStop=]? You better have an Xbox One to play it on.
29th Aug '16 7:07:59 AM REV6Pilot
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* PainfullySlowProjectile: Missile launchers, some Eridian guns, and occasionally sniper rifles. All guns have a velocity stat (which you can't see), but normally it's short enough range and a fast enough bullet to not matter. Lilith also has a skill that mitigates this, by upping said velocity stat.
** Which makes a Maliwan Rhino (Elemental rocket launcher that explodes over and over until hitting its target) practically useless because it explodes fewer times before hitting its target when its velocity is increased.

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* PainfullySlowProjectile: Missile launchers, PainfullySlowProjectile:
** Launchers,
some Eridian guns, and occasionally sniper rifles. All guns have a velocity stat (which you can't see), but normally it's short enough range and a fast enough bullet to not matter.
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Lilith also has a skill that mitigates this, by upping said velocity stat.
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stat. Which makes a Maliwan Rhino (Elemental rocket launcher that explodes over and over until hitting its target) practically useless because it explodes fewer times before hitting its target when its velocity is increased.



** Stomper rifles trade high damage and generally good stats for lower bullet speed.



* PunchClockVillain: General Knoxx.
** In the sequel, Lilith mentions that it turns out that most members of the Crimson Lance were actually decent people who were just doing their job. She's even a little sorry about killing so many of them (although it's only a little, since they ''were'' trying to kill her and the other Vault Hunters at the time).

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* PunchClockVillain: General Knoxx.
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Knoxx. In the sequel, Lilith mentions that it turns out that most members of the Crimson Lance were actually decent people who were just doing their job. She's even a little sorry about killing so many of them (although it's only a little, since they ''were'' trying to kill her and the other Vault Hunters at the time).time).
* PunchPackingPistol:
** A repeater pistol can spawn with surprisingly high damage per bullet, even without getting the damage-boosting "Raptor" prefix. The legendary Firehawk pistol is one example.
** "Law" revolvers are meant to be used as this. They don't have quite the power of the regular HandCannon revolver, but they fire fast and typically reload just as quickly. A Tediore Law often isn't up to snuff as a primary weapon, but makes for a formidable sidearm.



** RareRandomDrop: the Pearlescents.
** RandomlyGeneratedLoot: The game uses a system where its equipment (guns, class mods, shields, grenade mods and, in the sequel, artifacts) is built up from randomly chosen parts which have different traits (although the player can only see this in the stats and the [[GunPorn unique model]] this produces). It also has several manufacturers, who all have their own unique gun parts and special effects.

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** RareRandomDrop: the Pearlescents.
Pearlescents and Legendaries.
** RandomlyGeneratedLoot: The game uses a system where its equipment (guns, class mods, shields, grenade mods and, in the sequel, artifacts) is built up from randomly chosen parts which have different traits (although the player can only see this in the stats and the [[GunPorn unique model]] this produces). It also has several manufacturers, who all have their own unique gun parts textures and special effects.
22nd Aug '16 2:15:45 PM eroock
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->''[[EleventyZillion 87 Bazillion Guns!]]''

'''''Borderlands''''' is a SpaceWestern HeroShooter with RPGElements (Or an ActionRPG with [=FPS=] elements) for UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]], and [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh OS X]] developed by Creator/GearboxSoftware, creators of the ''VideoGame/BrothersInArms'' series and the three expansion packs for the original ''VideoGame/HalfLife''.

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->''[[EleventyZillion ->''"[[EleventyZillion 87 Bazillion Guns!]]''

'''''Borderlands'''''
Guns!]]"''

''Borderlands''
is a SpaceWestern HeroShooter with RPGElements (Or an ActionRPG with [=FPS=] elements) for UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]], and [[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh OS X]] developed by Creator/GearboxSoftware, creators of the ''VideoGame/BrothersInArms'' series and the three expansion packs for the original ''VideoGame/HalfLife''.
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