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The real problem will be making it a good weapon. Most videogame flamethrowers are shit. (Warframe has a good one, though.)
Most of Borderlands' previous "flamethrower" weapons were just SMGs with a high fire proc.
Personally, I'd just make it a character's ability that can be upgraded or decked out and one of said upgrades or weapon variations is that safe word one.
Teaser trailer: Mask of Mayhem.
There's a lot to unpack there, and it's hard to be sure of much since it's all in monochrome. Thought I saw another Siren, maybe in a position that would mean she's a villain, and the new Vault Hunters. But we'll see. PAX east is tomorrow, and it seems there will be more detail then.
The original 3, Claptrap, plus Ellie and Moxxi.
Think there's a load more. But yeah, tonnes to take in!
We'll see what happens tomorrow.
Catch a riiiiiiiiiii-
Goddamn it Telltale.
Lets hope this doesn't wind up the way of Gearbox' recent releases... Pitchford and Gearbox have burned through a lot of people's good graces since the last Borderlands game they made (BL 2)
BL is their crown jewel - at most they'll find people are burned out by repeat formula.
I wonder if this is the iteration they go full open world rather than discrete maps; or if we get flying vehicles?
The challenge they may end up finding is from people apeing their whole schtick - Rage 2 is certainly channeling a BL vibe.
Being their crown jewel doesn't mean much to assuage one's worries in light of past scummy behaviors.
(2) Far Cry New Dawn also, to a lesser extent.
Isn't Borderlands already basically open-world? I mean, no flying vehicles, and some areas you can't access right away, but you can basically head after whichever mission you want to do.
If you mean a full map like GTA well, I hope not. "Discrete" maps seem to work just fine and adopting a giant, Betheseda-sized map can only lead to graphical/mechanical issues.
Edited by Soble on Mar 27th 2019 at 10:51:40 AM
Time to shoot some Goddamn guns again.
Pretty sure I saw Hammerlock in there.
Since when do people care about a company's behavior when it comes to their favorite game? You think Bethesda's handling of Fallout 76 is going to keep players away from Elder Scrolls VI when it comes out?
The livestreamís at 11:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT / 7:00 PM CET / 8:00 PM EET. Canít wait.
Well, they do and they don't. A lot of people are worried about ESVI because 76 makes Bethesda look like a bunch of incompetent idiots who couldn't be trusted to run a lemonade stand. But if ESVI is good, then it's good, and no one will care about 76.
Same with Borderlands, though to a lesser degree. Their mistakes haven't been as extreme, but there have been some, and AAA games in general have been moving in a bad direction. So people are worried the game won't be good, but no one is going to boycott a good game.
Anyone from the Telltale game in that video? I know those characters were pretty popular and now that Telltale is under, I suppose BL 3 is the only hope of ever seeing them again.
I've heard from here and elsewhere that Moxxi's in the teaser (Immature laughter here), but I can't spot her. Could someone point me in the right direction more specifically to help me ensure I'm not being gaslighted?
I'm personally just worried 2K will think of something to mess things up. I'm leery of them these days, before it was safely "no news good news".
I actually wouldn't say it's completely impossible for a new Tales from the Borderlands games, given that a lot of the staff was absorbed at Skybound Games and some of the former staff made a new studio for...still adventure games. At the least, if there's any plans to write the characters into any sort of future content, I think it's probably not terribly difficult to bring writers in on an as-needed basis judging from how often I see Chris Avellone in the news. But on the topic of its character, I've seen people guess the shirtless bearded-fellow may be Vaughn. I can see that actually being a logical guess, since all the psychos in the trailer imply they're worshiping the villains, one would expect Vaughn's group to be defiant to this.
TL;DR YOU CAN'T STOP ME FROM WANTING MORE LAURA BAILEY AND TROY BAKER ARGUING INANELY
Edited by VutherA on Mar 27th 2019 at 6:53:21 AM
I feel that guy & chick who appear together especially as like stone monoliths may be the new duo bad guys.
Also the chick may be a Siren.
That's what I was thinking. It was definitely a villain's spot in the trailer, on a throne overlooking everyone else. But then the heroes have always been pretty unconcerned about morality, so who knows. I think a villainous Siren could be cool, though I don't know if I would want to also have a heroic Siren at the same time. There are only supposed to be six Sirens in existence at any one time, and that would be four (Lilith, Maya, new villain, new hero). It wouldn't contradict established lore or anything, but it does feel like kind of a lot.
The villains really know how to pull an Eviler than Thou though.
Handsome Jack had collectivly made everyone on Pandora despise his guts regardless of morality.
Edited by slimcoder on Mar 27th 2019 at 4:05:18 AM
I think Commander Steele was supposedly a Siren...but we can definitely agree that aspect would be incidental regardless of its truth.
Oh, I just found out someone thinks they saw Rhys in the teaser...and like, everything else in the teaser. You'd all probably want to check that regardless.
Edited by VutherA on Mar 27th 2019 at 7:12:02 AM
The only characters I recognized off the bat were Hammerlock and Ellie (and I'm really happy to see both of them return), but then I only watched the video once.
I never played the first game, but I thought (one of?) the main villain(s) was a Siren too? There was also Angel as well.
Commander Steele was one of the Sirens, but she was killed off anti-climatically before the plot started Growing the Beard.
Edited by Soble on Mar 27th 2019 at 4:48:48 AM
She was a Siren like how Brick is technically an utterly illogical madmen for going around Pandora punching things - this might be true, but it doesn't come up to a degree that anyone cares about it (...if only because he makes it work).
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