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the big issue as I see is that is essentially an effective quasi-DDOS since theres no way to buffer how many people download at once without preloads.
Epic Store is a garbage fire. And it's going to stay one since Epic prefers spending money on exclusives to force players to go to their store rather than improve their store so that people would actually want to go there.
Competition for Steam woulda been a good thing but they dont wanna compete, they wanna drive steam out of business and reap all the money.
Their actions have made Steam look good in comparison, ironically.
Iím confused what you think competition is.
No, i get your point. But at the same time, in theory, capitalism says the guy with the better product wins, while epic game store is a case of " the guy with more money can cheat his way to victory"
Yep. It's one of the major flaws of capitalism; it's usually easier to enforce a monopoly than to actually make a better product, which is bad for the consumer. That's where government regulations are supposed to come in, but we're not doing great on that front.
That being said, I'm still on the fence about buying it from the Epic store or waiting. I do really love Borderlands, but I've already got a million things to do, so waiting six more months probably won't kill me.
Borderlands 3 - Official Guide to the Borderlands
Borderlands 3 Vault Hunter Deep Dive
Borderlands 3: Proving Grounds End Game Mode Revealed
Borderlands 3: A Full Match of Proving Grounds Gameplay
So from what little we know about each of the 3rd generation Vault Hunters' skills, who's the designated healer?
I don't recall anyone having anything resembling a heal.
The devs have also said in interviews that they've tried to avoid any "mandatory" builds or archetypes, using Maya's reviving skill as an example.
Edited by Clarste on Aug 25th 2019 at 4:51:01 AM
You can look at the Vault Hunters skills tree on the Borderlands website. Moze  Zane  Amara  FL 4 K
The really funny part from the guide video is that you should never ever buy guns from Marcus. Itís a waste of money since the guns you get as loot from quest rewards & killing baddies are always superior to anything he sells.
Edited by slimcoder on Aug 25th 2019 at 5:05:44 AM
This would certainly be true in Borderlands 2, but in 1, I've managed to purchase quite a few useful guns. Really glad they're making money have a purpose once more in 3, at least when it comes to inventory upgrades.
The special of the day is pretty much just another random drop. It's probably bad, but it can be good.
They really nerfed it in Borderlands 2 though. You can actually get Legendary weapons in vending machines in 1.
I'm getting BL 3 on Steam because I like having all my games in one spot.
Regardless, I don't mind waiting a bit longer, since I have a decent backlog right now.
Including needing to finish the pre sequel, plus a UVH playthough of BL 2 I'm slowly working though with a friend.
Yeah I should prolly finish all the 2 DLC's & the Pre-Sequel.
Marcus is useful if you haven't found a drop of your favourite weapon type in a while. I know I've got some pretty good blue Torgue shotguns from him as Krieg.
Randy's at it again. Now he's getting accused of contempt.
Seriously, what's it going to take for him to just go away?
His shitty behavior actually impacting sales, for starters.
I'll believe that will happen when I see it. There's guns and leveling up and pew pew to be had; by the time the game comes out on Steam this will all be forgotten. And I say that as someone who still wants to get the game, but will try not to as long as Pitchford's still employed there.
Yep, that's exactly why people like Randy keep their jobs. Because gamers are forgiving of a lot of things as long as they can get their games.
Gearbox is unlikely to lose money because Epic is already paying them guaranteed sales. Doesn't matter if nobody actually buys Borderlands on Epic Store, they'll still get money from phantom sales.
The thing is, it shouldn't be on the consumers to punish Randy, one guy out of dozens, by boycotting the company's product. It should be on the company (and the government, if things get bad enough) to punish him by firing or arresting him.
I'm not going to blame anyone who does decide to boycott, either the Epic store or the game in general. I just object to the idea that there's something wrong with the people who choose not to boycott.
What it says is that they don't think the objectionable behavior is worth not buying the game.
And each purchase does contribute a little to helping Randy fight his legal battles and such.
The only thing I'd really find questionable would be the people who agree that Randy's shitty and should be held accountable...then go ahead and buy the games his company makes anyway.
If one wants to see Randy Pitchford answer for his bullshit, then this is pretty much the only way they can do it. We're not the company or the government. We can't directly affect the outcome in those situations. What we can do as consumers is vote with our wallets.
Edited by M84 on Aug 28th 2019 at 11:53:43 PM
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