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Submitted by IGW_Fobia 788d ago | opinion piece

What To Change For Borderlands 3

Borderlands 2 is a smash hit; selling 2.73 MM units to date while receiving a 93% here and holds a metacritic score of 91%. Some, if not all, of the critiques of the previous game in the series were corrected with Borderlands 2; compelling story, more variance of weapons, crank the humor up even more and a few others. As great as Borderlands 2 truly is, there are new things that need to be built upon to make Borderlands 3 be the best that it can be. (Borderlands 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

The_Infected  +   788d ago
I thought they said they wasn't planning to make borderlands 3?
SOD_Delta  +   788d ago
You know it's inevitable. I want a better Loot system. I didn't like the whole golden keys thing. I hope that doesn't return. More unique vehicles is welcomed.
RedSoakedSponge  +   788d ago
all i know is if they do make a new borderlands, i would really like a fully customisable character.

seems like a pretty good evolution
IGW_Fobia  +   788d ago
The sequel might not be mentioned yet from Gearbox yet, but with a game that has already sold 2.7million copies since its launch on Sept 18th ($162,000,000 in sales) and the no-brainer for publishers to want another title in a highly successful franchise. It will happen, just a matter of when...

...maybe a launch title for the new xbox/ps?
The_Infected  +   788d ago
Yea kinda what i figured but they do let go of big things sometimes for new future IP.
IGW_Fobia  +   788d ago
@Marcus - you know, for once I would actually be okay with more Borderlands games...unlike most franchises
Reibooi  +   788d ago
They said they are not working on Borderlands 3 right now which makes plenty of sense seeing as they are working on DLC for the 2nd game still and they seem to be planning a ton of it.

A 3rd game will happen but it will be next gen and I would bet it would probably even be a few years into next gen so I would not expect it anytime soon but It's gonna happen.

I would kinda like to see them make a Borderlands MMO. Basically plays just like Borderlands except much bigger and with more people. Would be awesome.
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BitbyDeath  +   788d ago
I haven't played 2 yet (waiting for the price to come down on PSN).

But i hope the vehicles are improved, they were horrible in the first.
-MD-  +   788d ago
They're still boring as ever.

For Borderlands 3 the only thing I want is for Gearbox to learn how to make the game fun once you hit level 50, there's absolutely nothing to do at 50 but farm the same 3-4 bosses over and over for the same loot.
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GREW50ME  +   788d ago
See you in 2014 then. Sales and ratings are high.. it won't drop for a long time.
CrimsonessCross  +   788d ago
-Underwater environments! (sunken anything: ships, cities, new creatures) :D or at least...being able to swim? (since underwater in my mind doesn't come out with a whole lot of variety.

I forget what else I thought of that would make the next Borderlands a game I'd buy...

I don't really like the golden keys thing as someone else stated either. It's cool to get something nice from a chest like that but you have to be active on twitter and so much other crap. It's nice to get something that helps out at that level too but as I've noticed there are NO chests in Sanctuary other than itself.

If they ever do ANYTHING like this they better make a way to circumvent this by providing a solution in-game (as I have read and been curious about bringing up another use for eridium). Still though...I'm not a fan.
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ironfist92  +   788d ago
Individual Loot is a MUST. Its a deterrent when playingin random games or opening your game up.

Weapon customisations for altering and upgrading stats kinda takes away from wanting to find and compare different guns. A good idea, perhaps make the customisations limited to aesthetic changes, but nothing which ruins the "gazillion guns" appeal.

New outfits would be cool too.
GREW50ME  +   788d ago
Yeah, I forgot individual loot. Yup, the current loot system really ruins the online experience completely. Better loot in multiplayer? Who cares when the host just ninja'd it all away? May as well stick to single player and never risk losing the drops.
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admiralvic  +   788d ago
You're 100% wrong. The current loot system is acceptable, but what ruins the online is dupers. Given enough time (I think we hit it... already though), the simple fact that virtually everyone knows you can save yourself hours of work by asking for X gun really cheapens the system as a whole.

Really whats the point in farming, looting, or giving a damn about drops if people are more than willing to constantly make a copy of it? I really don't see the issue with close friends, but Borderlands 2 is out of hand with these people making legendary items all but common. Whats worse is that they also detour people from playing online too. I saw a couple of people that farmed Terra though online games because they wanted the praise, but not everyone wants their challenges done for them. Sure Terra isn't insanely powerful, but he's a lot more fun with 2 - 4 people and purple gear than The Bee / CC / BM / whatever.
MeatAbstract  +   788d ago
I figured they'd be building up to some sort of MMO. The structure is already there.
GREW50ME  +   788d ago
100% custom characters, not gender locked. Full DX 11/12 support for PC, ability to sync Xbox, not just PS3 and PC. Itemization balanced more loke BL1 and not BL2.
camel_toad  +   788d ago
Would be a good fit assuming they kept the same gameplay mechanics.
Elwenil  +   788d ago
While I am very happy with Borderlands 1 and 2, I would like to see a few improvements. More character customization would be great to bring a bit more RPG into it. I would also love to see better weapon stats. There isn't much info on recoil other than knowing that all Jacobs weapons will have a lot of it but it would be nice to compare that. I'd also love if we could customize weapons. I think it would be awesome if we could take parts of a weapon off to use on other similar weapons.

Like say I have a really nice Tediore SMG but it has open sights and I'd prefer a little zoom or maybe a reddot. So I find another Tediore SMG with lower stats but does have an optic on it. It would be nice if I could take the new SMG and salvage the optic from it and add it to my nice Tediore SMG. To keep the balance they could set it up to destroy the rest of the weapon you salvaged parts from and only make parts swap to and from weapons of the same class and brand. You could swap barrels for accuracy, receivers for fire rate, magazines for capacity, stocks for stability, fore grips for recoil control, optics for zoom and similar stuff. Maybe there could be a gunsmith you could take your weapons to for these modifications or pay the gunsmith a fee to upgrade the level of your weapons to keep a good one current and viable.

Anyone who messed with the Borderlands Gear Calculators and similar things for Borderlands 1 knows how cool it is to just sit and build weapons and try different combinations but it's was a cheat and building your weapons from scratch out of all the available parts sort of took the loot hunting out of it. Having to find weapons with the parts you want would keep loot hunting part of the game and only being able to salvage one part from each weapon while destroying the rest would add a significant cost.

Just my .02
MasterD919  +   788d ago
I'd like to see actual character customizations...that would be awesome.

And potentially the ability for NPC's to follow you on your missions.

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