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Denpepe

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I used this one to lvl to 57 need to find an updated version
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Was going to pick this up on Amazon till I found a few vids of people paging though it typical Art Book.
 

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I used this one to lvl to 57 need to find an updated version
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Pretty sure I have one of those. I'm guessing it's one of the pistols that shoots rockets since it's a Torgue. Might be a solid weapon with my item that increases splash damage by 40%.

I think I'm done with the game until something new hits. I tried to play a little yesterday and got bored pretty quickly. I'm noticing that older item drops on Mayhem 10 aren't necessarily as good as previous drops from the "old" Mayhem 4. For instance, my Stop Gap shield dropped at 28.5K. I bet I've gotten 40 of those to drop since the update and none of them are over 25. When sorting through my gear, that seems to be the case with quite a few items. Some have better/newer anointments, but the pure numbers on older gear is often better. Even stuff that's technically at a lower level. It's tough to stay motivated when that happens. I have good to great versions of all the mansion gear and am sick of that level.
 

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Pretty sure I have one of those. I'm guessing it's one of the pistols that shoots rockets since it's a Torgue. Might be a solid weapon with my item that increases splash damage by 40%.

I think I'm done with the game until something new hits. I tried to play a little yesterday and got bored pretty quickly. I'm noticing that older item drops on Mayhem 10 aren't necessarily as good as previous drops from the "old" Mayhem 4. For instance, my Stop Gap shield dropped at 28.5K. I bet I've gotten 40 of those to drop since the update and none of them are over 25. When sorting through my gear, that seems to be the case with quite a few items. Some have better/newer anointments, but the pure numbers on older gear is often better. Even stuff that's technically at a lower level. It's tough to stay motivated when that happens. I have good to great versions of all the mansion gear and am sick of that level.

I'm still going strong with this one, bit burned out with wow and the division 2 this last one seems pretty bugged atm, had to quit the hotel mission last night due to a mob I could not kill blocking me from advancing, also the fact that you don't lose CP's even though you need to capture them for the new missions, you can force this by resetting all cp's but that's a silly stop gap solution.
 

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Found this today....and it just pops everything in like a few hits. the Joey Ultravilolet dude...just died almost immediately. just point click, pop...Enemies of same level or more.

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Found this today....and it just pops everything in like a few hits. the Joey Ultravilolet dude...just died almost immediately. just point click, pop...Enemies of same level or more.

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Yup, it's basically broken for anything under Mayhem 5. Especially with that anointment. The one with 300% damage to enemies over 90% health is equally good.
Trick is, right around Mayhem 5 or 6, it loses steam. The additional health and protections most enemies have catch up to it. Even versions of this gun that go upward of 8000x2 aren't as strong as you might think. I'm afraid that if they mess with it too much, it's going to straight-up suck on the higher modes. That's all the while the Sand-Hawk shreds everything in sight.
 

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Just pulled this out of mayhem 10

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That's the best I've run into as well. Same specs. I have another one that has the 300/90 perk and holds 2 additional rounds. Same damage. In practice they're basically identical. I tested 'em out vs. the same enemy and in/out of fade and the kill time was exactly the same. I'm keeping both just in case they nerf different anointments.
 

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That's the best I've run into as well. Same specs. I have another one that has the 300/90 perk and holds 2 additional rounds. Same damage. In practice they're basically identical. I tested 'em out vs. the same enemy and in/out of fade and the kill time was exactly the same. I'm keeping both just in case they nerf different anointments.

Hopefully it helps, we're playing through the Hammerlock DLC and those guys are spongy as shit at MH10. Had a couple pretty big stalls last night
 

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Per something I read this morning, I guess the Mayhem drop rates weren't as high as Gearbox wanted them to be. That might be enough to drag me into that mansion one last time. I do still want a higher damage Yellowcake with the 300%/90% perk. The Janky Claptrap farming method takes forever. Nothing beats re-fighting the mansion bottom area bosses over and over.
 

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Hopefully it helps, we're playing through the Hammerlock DLC and those guys are spongy as shit at MH10. Had a couple pretty big stalls last night

Finished the hammerlock DLC. Holy crap that was hard. Spent around 12 million in respawns just to get ammo again. Those guys are a nightmare.
 
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What do you guys spend Iridium on? I know of the following:

- Moxxi Slot Machine
- The Iridium gun that shoots out 10 guns.
- Earl and skins purchases
- Earl vending machine

All are basically worthless, at least as far as I have seen. I dont care about toon/weap skins and the other sources don't result in anything worth while. Is it just game noise at this point?
 

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What do you guys spend Iridium on? I know of the following:

- Moxxi Slot Machine
- The Iridium gun that shoots out 10 guns.
- Earl and skins purchases
- Earl vending machine

All are basically worthless, at least as far as I have seen. I dont care about toon/weap skins and the other sources don't result in anything worth while. Is it just game noise at this point?

Noise imo. I'm about halfway through tvhm, bought everything cosmetic from Earl, and still have around 5k left. Never seen anything good in his vending machine either
 

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how many different things are there to do in the Villa cartel thing? I'm on the 3rd fetch quest of 30 items.
 

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What do you guys spend Iridium on? I know of the following:

- Moxxi Slot Machine
- The Iridium gun that shoots out 10 guns.
- Earl and skins purchases
- Earl vending machine

All are basically worthless, at least as far as I have seen. I dont care about toon/weap skins and the other sources don't result in anything worth while. Is it just game noise at this point?

Nothing right now. Back before the Mayhem update, there were purple guns that were better than gold ones. I bought a couple Atlas rifles from Earl that were 25% better than what was dropping in the world. I'm thinking they'll probably end up reverting or overhauling things, so I'm just stockpiling Iridium for now.

how many different things are there to do in the Villa cartel thing? I'm on the 3rd fetch quest of 30 items.

In terms of the mission, you can just keep doing it over and over. The only real difference is what types of enemies are there (robots, troops, psychos, or tinks) and where the mask is located. The mask is randomly in 1 of 3 locations, although you can explore all 3 sections the mansion and face a miniboss at each one. There's also the treasure puzzle room. If you're curious about rewards, there's a tab right beside the Mayhem screen that will give a list of all of the things you can do. Those include killing Fish Slap with melee, smashing 600 piles of iridium dust, etc. That's basically it. The real reason to play the mission is to get the exclusive weapon drops there.

EDIT: There do seem to be more M10 gold weapon drops in the world right now. I made a quick run through the mansion and the bosses were dropping decent guns left and right. I got 3 YC drops at 48K damage...but none of them had the 300/100 anointment so they still aren't as good as my weaker one.
 
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Wife needs money for SDU's, I need to clean out my bank.... win win haha, 200 legendaries dropped so far!

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I did not play any previous Borderlands titles.

Finished the main story yesterday playing as Moze. This game is over-the-top fun! A lot of the writing is funny as hell and many characters are memorable. Ice-T as BALEX had me lol'ing.

Bought the Moxxi DLC and will start on that this weekend.
 

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It'll be interesting if they bother to add more SDU slots. I think my bank has 400'ish slots now. There isn't much need there. In general, most weapons hold tons of ammo or (like the Sand Hawk) their lack of ammo is what keeps them in balance.
I'd love to see a new vendor that sells gold weapons at high prices or for iridium. Finally give us something to spend money on besides SDU's.
 

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I did not play any previous Borderlands titles.

Finished the main story yesterday playing as Moze. This game is over-the-top fun! A lot of the writing is funny as hell and many characters are memorable. Ice-T as BALEX had me lol'ing.

Bought the Moxxi DLC and will start on that this weekend.

Get the other 3 games. If.you loved 3 you will love them all.
 

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W00t! I finally made it into the room that slams shut when going down to fight Joey. Snowdrift FTW! haha. Just the 1 chest you can see on the left, and one of the Jacobs cash boxes. Nothing amazing, but was cool finally beating that damn door lol

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Get the other 3 games. If.you loved 3 you will love them all.
Yeah, BL1 just has a certain quality and feel that the subsequent ones never quite duplicated. The QoL improvements in 2 and 3 were needed, but 1 is such a classic.
 

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BL2 is still my fave. Maybe time to start a new character. Hmmm.
In fairness to BL2, the TTAoDK DLC is still the high watermark in franchise DLC, what a masterpiece.

My BL2 issue was always the weapons feeling like battery powered, toy space guns, which seemed a step backward from the weight they had to them in BL1: the rifles and revolvers had a nice oomph and crack to the shots.
 
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BL2 is still my fave. Maybe time to start a new character. Hmmm.

I've always been an axton guy, played him all the way through uvhm and OP8. Went back to play it again before BL3 and made a krieg...Omg so much fun. If you like high risk high reward with some hilarious dialogue, he's your man.
 

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I've always been an axton guy, played him all the way through uvhm and OP8. Went back to play it again before BL3 and made a krieg...Omg so much fun. If you like high risk high reward with some hilarious dialogue, he's your man.
I played Zero through UVHM for a while, but when Krieg came out, I stuck with him.
 

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The knock on the x2 Yellowcake is that it runs out of ammo too quickly. It's pure destruction, though. I've been hoping for a normal 50K with the 300/90 anointment to no avail. Then again, it does sound like they're going to nerf that gun anyway, so I don't feel like farming it too hard.
One thing that makes the Yellowcake so strong is that you move at normal speed while carrying it. Several of the other serious business launchers 1/2 your walking speed and they take all day to fire and reload. One way to nerf it without making it suck is just to slow it down to match the others.
 

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Just picked up the DLC on Epic 29.00 after coupon the download for the DLCs is just under 15 gigs I'm surprised they are not already combined and just unlocked.
 

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I can't get through the maliwan raid at mh10. It's bugging me.ive been able to solo everything I've done so far at mh10, but I cannot get it done for some reason.
 
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I can't get through the maliwan raid at mh10. It's bugging me.ive been able to solo everything I've done so far at mh10, but I cannot get it done for some reason.

I have yet to try Maliwan since I've become M10 capable, I'm now not looking forward to trying since my best guns are 10% less than yours in power. Im currently farming for better artifacts to get better cooldown on action skill for dmg boosts. I just cleared all of the jackpot DLC (with cartels on which made for some scenarios of sheer lunacy) after buying on epic sale. That wasnt too hard to do at M10, the claptrap battle with cartels was a bit nervous but cleared on first try. I'm now playing tentacles DLC (cartels off) and jesus, the bullet sponge effect is much higher in that DLC.

I am finding playing at M10 is not really beneficial except for experience. The legendary drop rate is vastly lower than M8 in my play comparisons. And the amount of legendary garbage grenades is ridiculous. Every....single....game I get multiple drops of the moxxi and tina nades.
 

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I haven't touched it in months, but I remember Maliwan Takedown enemies being spongy as hell even on normal difficulty. I have zero desire to deal with that on M10.
I'm at the point where I don't want to deal with much of anything right now. M10 is really all about using 2-3 weapons and/or build exploits. The vast majority of game elements don't even apply, including 99% of your guns, grenades, abilities, etc. With some supposed fixes coming soon, I don't know if I'll bother playing for now.
 

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I have yet to try Maliwan since I've become M10 capable, I'm now not looking forward to trying since my best guns are 10% less than yours in power. Im currently farming for better artifacts to get better cooldown on action skill for dmg boosts. I just cleared all of the jackpot DLC (with cartels on which made for some scenarios of sheer lunacy) after buying on epic sale. That wasnt too hard to do at M10, the claptrap battle with cartels was a bit nervous but cleared on first try. I'm now playing tentacles DLC (cartels off) and jesus, the bullet sponge effect is much higher in that DLC.

I am finding playing at M10 is not really beneficial except for experience. The legendary drop rate is vastly lower than M8 in my play comparisons. And the amount of legendary garbage grenades is ridiculous. Every....single....game I get multiple drops of the moxxi and tina nades.

Yeah, the spongeyness in DLC2 is insane. We had some tough times with me dying on purpose at points just to get some ammo.
 

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Yeah, BL1 just has a certain quality and feel that the subsequent ones never quite duplicated. The QoL improvements in 2 and 3 were needed, but 1 is such a classic.

1 had the perfect feel and power of weapons, combined with the gore mechanic it really felt like you where a badass. story was almost non-existant though, and that ending just sucked.

2 had story in spades, handome jack was perfect and tiny tina amazing. the additional enemies, and better thought out areas where also a nice improvement. however the weapons sucked in 2, they lost all bang and most of the flavour from one.

3 fixed the weapons but doesn't quite hit the same quality of story in 2.
 
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I hope the last DLC is something like General Knoxxs Armory just finished the core game. I have a long way to go for Max level not sure if I have it in me =) I had more fun on the last level due to the homing rocket launcher I got from the last boss. I started specing in the shield tree with Zane it helps a ton untill someone jumps the shield no way am I ready for Mayhem mode.
 

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Lower level Mayhem isn't much tougher than the regular game if you have pretty good weapons. It isn't worth bothering with if you aren't max level, though. Whatever you get from it will be bested almost immediately if you just keep playing on the normal difficulty.
An easy approach to it is to try a challenging, but manageable area like the Tazendeer Ruins on Mayhem 2-3. That way you start getting some stronger damage weapons that can allow you to up the difficulty in sections. OR, like is happening right now, just farm a particular weapon that will allow you to slaughter anything in your path a la Yellowcake, OPQ, Sand Hawk, etc. Those weapons can allow you to basically skip straight to Mayhem 5 or even more.
 

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I have done a little of Mayhem 3 on Moze (like 2 cartel villa runs) and with my mediocre opq it's not that hard other then that if I stood still the ground was on fire which was annoying as hell, but trying to get easier rolls seemd even worse and the rewards as far as what I got were mediocre at best.

But I spend most of my time leveling all toons to see which one I like best, so far that seems to be moze.
 
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