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October 10, 2012

Here is the Skill Tree. Get on it. Via EvAv .

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  1. Johann Nishiki permalink
    October 10, 2012 5:41 am

    I got to level 8 as the Mechromancer, and so far I’m enjoying it. Not worth $10, but as a pre-order bonus, a great addition to an outstanding game!

    • Blankman permalink*
      October 10, 2012 2:49 pm

      The value is purely subjective. If someone is willing to pour tens of hours on rolling another character, then it’s $10 that’s well spent. I rolled the Mechromancer & brought her to level 9 before I had to go to bed. She’s a completely different class than the others & a welcome addition to spice things up. I have yet to finish the end game with my main character, the Gunzerker.

    • Johann Nishiki permalink
      October 10, 2012 9:31 pm

      I understand what you are saying, and I agree. However, I personally think that it is a bit overpriced considering the Mechromancer DLC comes with no new missions or achievements. (Why is the Mechromancer part of the season pass?) Also, I feel that the although the Mechromancer “Feels different” it is quite similar to the Commando class. (BTW, have you played Commando yet?)

      I am enjoying the BL2 and the Mechromancer very much, but I would personally never pay $10 for a single character class, without some new missions or achievements.

    • Blankman permalink
      October 10, 2012 10:16 pm

      The Mechromancer DLC is not part of the Season Pass, Johann. Although I haven’t tried the Commando yet, Death Trap plays very differently. In fact, Gaige plays differently than every character. Her skill trees depend a lot on not reloading, half full magazines, gun inaccuracies, etc. in order to maximize that character’s abilities. For people that constantly reload for the next battle like me, changing my play style philosophy takes a lot of getting used to. In my opinion, the Commando is a bit overpowered. That turret wipes out practically everything before my Gunzerker can do anything, and he’s supposed to be the tank character! Go figure.

  2. October 10, 2012 8:03 pm

    I really enjoy the Mechromancer. I’m at either lvl 7 or lvl 9 right now, but what made it even better is what I found from one of the mini-bosses in the beginning of the game. Read it and weep πŸ˜‰

  3. October 10, 2012 8:51 pm

    I call BULLSHIT!

    I can’t play online with others unless I buy the dlc?!!

    WTF?!?!

    • Johann Nishiki permalink
      October 10, 2012 9:25 pm

      Kenai, as long as you download the free updates, you will be able to play co-op, even with people who have and are using the Mechromancer DLC.

    • October 11, 2012 5:44 am

      Oh….. Well…. “Snap!!” Thanks.!

      Rant over……. Zzzzzz…… Drooollll……. Zzzzzz.

  4. Johann Nishiki permalink
    October 10, 2012 10:43 pm

    Sorry Blank! I meant to write “Why is the Mechromancer NOT part of the season pass?” Oops… LOL

    I agree about the Commando class being overpowered, and I wish there were better support options for Axton. I’ve tried many different combinations, but the rockets and the slag turret is obviously the best, and I can’t really get myself to play with some of the other skills.

    Anyway, I don’t want to be misunderstood. I really like BL2, and I’m not bashing Gearbox or the Mechromancer. I just would never pay $10 for a DLC with no new missions, challenges, game-modes, or achievements. That’s all I was trying to say. Much love! πŸ˜‰

    • Blankman permalink*
      October 11, 2012 12:47 pm

      Understood, Johann. I didn’t get the impression that you were bashing Gearbox at all. I’m just glad that she came as a pre-order bonus because I don’t know what I would have done- fork over the coin or keep it in my wallet? Regardless, I’m already rocking that character as a back-up. Mixing up the characters’ play styles are what keeps the game fresh. Coming up with different ways on handing out the pain never gets old! πŸ™‚

  5. October 11, 2012 10:19 am

    Details on the new DLC “Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty” being released on October 16th. Not too much, but it shows off the new vehicle.

    The DLC is supposed to include a new currency – Seraph Crystals, new weapons, new vehicle, new skins/heads and a new area called Oasis. There’s likely more, but that’s all Gearbox has confirmed so far.

    • October 15, 2012 5:39 pm

      Funny that Hemingway should be that out of touch with his customers/audience. Sure, girls like my wife can’t play, but basically every girl I have met online can outplay me, so thinking of newbs as synonymous with female gamers just never even enters my mind. Unfortunate that he revealed the thinking behind the BFF skill tree. It could affect sales, if not for this title, for an upcoming title. Also, it makes the A:CM female-free issue (that is now moot point, I believe) a little more significant. Not pig piling, but I do see the potential problem with the comment.

    • October 16, 2012 10:42 am

      I don’t know what they were thinking, either they were being really dumb, or just pushing the envelope to see what they could get away with. However having a tiny girl being defended by a big huge robot male, it’s just too in the face and then the comments.

      I don’t think it will affect their sales, but it will surely bring more scrutiny to their work and their developing freedom. Adding salt to it is the random fact that you have to actually pay $10 to play it.

    • October 16, 2012 4:18 pm

      I never had a problem with the little girl and robot, or at least, that certainly isn’t unique to pop culture. That whole phenomenon got its wheels well greased with the Luc Besson movie Leon. Tiny Tina is kick-ass. The comment is where they got themselves into trouble.

    • October 16, 2012 5:05 pm

      well to me the distinction is like for example Moxxi which is another characterization of a gender, and very much part of pop culture, to something like making a playable character that is also another characterization of a gender, intended to be played by a specific gender in mind.

      I mean sure there are dozens of characterization of race, gender, religion, etc. I just don’t recall any that extend beyond the confines of the game and extends that characterization to whoever is playing it.

      That to me is the difference here. It would be like if in Gears, Dom for being hispanic, whoever controls him in co-op would be the “easy” character, and even then an ethnicity is not as strong as a whole gender, It would look just look bad.

      I don’t know that’s just how it seemed after I read this and the comments.

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