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#9079449 Feb 09, 2014 at 11:51 AM
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Level 50, here I come.

I am taking the 13th & 14th of February off work, and I plan on doing nothing but gaming, BL2.

Like I said, LVL 50, here I come.
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#9081206 Feb 09, 2014 at 07:31 PM
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I managed to slip in a couple hours last night with my friend. He hadalevel 16 Mechromanser and I had a level 7 Commando, used the Commando because my Mechro is too high of a level). We managed to complete the mission in, forget the name of the place but it's where you initially meet Tiny Tina, where you have to mutate the varkids for Hammerlock. It was very difficult with two low level characters and Mordecai didn't make it any easier since he shot EVERY varkid in sight thus causing us to fast travel to another location and then travel back to respawn the varkids. Very fun times but very difficult.

On a side note, I managed to take down Titan with my Mechro character; not hard but it took a lot of bullets to kill.


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#9112359 Feb 16, 2014 at 06:18 PM
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Today, I played "Too Close for Missiles" in the Dust. This mission can be accessed by jumping a vehicle, using rock spikes as a ramp, into the camp.

I died a lot again today. I did level up though to a level 42. Between those flying buzzards and the bandits trying to sneak up on me while I'm looking up, this camp can be a real doozy. I had to kill the 3 shirtless men and it was hard but I did it.

It may be called Too Close for Missiles, but it's not too close for rockets. My new technique, when I'm "fighting for my life", is to switch to the rocket launcher and quickly get a "Second Wind", then switch back to my smaller gun. I got so tired of trying to kill a guy and dying before I get the job done. It's working pretty well, just carry lots of rockets.

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#9140615 Feb 22, 2014 at 03:06 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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I wanted to talk about "Farming" items in BL2, but first I want to tell you that I got my first Legendary item since I've been playing this crazy game. I actually got it last night, but I didn't notice it until I was playing co-op with Bear this morning.

I picked up a bunch of stuff after completing the mission Cult Following: The Enkindling, located in Frostburn Canyon and thru it into my backpack. Then, while playing this morning, I saw this wondrous gold shield in with my other stuff. I couldn't believe it. I thought maybe it was something else. But there it was.

So this shield is called "The Flame of the Firehawk" and is a legendary nova shield manufactured by Maliwan. It is a powerful nova shield which repeatedly releases novas for as long as the shield remains depleted. As with all nova shields, the Flame of the Firehawk is well-suited against melee attackers and tightly clustered crowds.

And boy does it put out some earth-shattering fire in a ring that spreads out in all directions. I'm so excited. And I leveled up to 43. Here's a video about the Fire Hawk shield.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=q6QB54SD5jA

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#9140691 Feb 22, 2014 at 03:24 PM
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Aren't the legendary weapons/items great? I actually bought my first legendary gun at a vending machine. I happened to look at the special sale weapon was an it was a caustic pistol that, when zoomed, fires five shots at once. Even though it's a low level and damage compared to other weapons, I still use it because it still pack a punch. Anyways, congrats with finding your first legendary item- that shield looks quite useful.


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#9159322 Feb 26, 2014 at 09:52 AM
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#9140691 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

I actually bought my first legendary gun at a vending machine. I happened to look at the special sale weapon was an it was a caustic pistol that, when zoomed, fires five shots at once.

The other day, I said I wanted to talk about "Farming" items in BL2. Farming is a term used to describe the process of playing through a specific area, or series of areas, repeatedly in the hopes of finding desirable items.

I have read that some BL2 players have found legendary items by doing what JCS did, checking every vending machine carefully every time and looking for that surprise weapon or shield. It does happen. BL2 uses a lot of mathematical formulas to produce the chance for weapons, shields, and even the chance of a critical hit on a bandit.

You can read more about farming techniques here. Good hunting.

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#9166500 Feb 27, 2014 at 04:45 PM
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Hit level 47 with my Mechromancer yesterday, hope to make it to 50 this weekend.

Might check out the farming thing after I get above 50. I have played the Leviathan four times, but the loot never seems to level up.

And what the heck is pearlescent loot, never seen it myself, I don't recall playing the DLC for General Knox on BL1. Anyone familiar with it?
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#9174510 Mar 01, 2014 at 06:48 AM
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Hit Level 48 last evening, just after teaming up with Masiv. 50 this weekend.
"Keep your face in the wind, and the cages off your ass"
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#9176317 Mar 01, 2014 at 05:09 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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#9174510 Biker Bear wrote:

Hit Level 48 last evening, just after teaming up with Masiv.

Bear and I played Friday night for a while, after I had been playing alone earlier. I hit level 45 early afternoon and level 46 Friday night with Bear. He helped me through the "Lost Souls" mission I was stuck on. Those skeleton guys are hard to shoot because they keep phasing in and put of position.

We got together this morning and kicked but till about 2:00 in the afternoon. I am now a level 47 and Bear is a 49.

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#9176400 Mar 01, 2014 at 05:31 PM
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#9166500 Biker Bear wrote:

....And what the heck is pearlescent loot, never seen it myself, I don't recall playing the DLC for General Knox on BL1.....

Pearlescent (sometimes referred to as Cyan) weapons/items are a rarity type.

Pearlescent weapons are actually a hybrid cross between Unique and Legendary weapons. They are like Legendary weapons in that they can be looted from Crimson Lance Chest, and have both a Title and a Prefix. The chance of obtaining pearlescent weapons is exceedingly small.

Pearlescent items have returned in Borderlands 2, as of April 2nd, 2013. Little is known of their drop rates at this point, other than the fact that they can only be found in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode and have an increased chance to drop from Legendary Loot Midgets, Chubby enemies, and can be looted from chests. They also require at least one of the Ultimate Vault Hunter packs.

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#9176545 Mar 01, 2014 at 06:23 PM
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Finally finished the main storyline for the first time today. I obtained one legendary item and two to three purple items. Think I'll take Bear's advice and start some of the DLC's before I attempt True Vault Hunter Mode.


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#9179889 Mar 02, 2014 at 04:18 AM
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#9176545 JCSBEARMEAT wrote:

Finally finished the main storyline for the first time today. I obtained one legendary item and two to three purple items. Think I'll take Bear's advice and start some of the DLC's before I attempt True Vault Hunter Mode.

If you think TVHM is hard just wait until you play UVHM, also when you reach level 50 start UVHM right away, it takes forever to level up after you reached level 50 in TVHM not to mention the enemy and loot is capped at 50, if you decide to stick in TVHM after reaching level 50 and level up a bit when you start UVHM you'll be underpowered and die A LOT because all your gear are level 50, it will be torture.
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#9181683 Mar 02, 2014 at 02:37 PM
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Thanks for the advice! I'll be sure to do that because that sounds truely horrifying.


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#9183922 Mar 03, 2014 at 03:40 AM · Edited 4 years ago
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It's Sunday night and I just finished a 4 or 5 hour session in BL2. I am now a level 48 and I have over 440,000 dollars. Can you believe it?

I got my second legendary item tonight. It's a shotgun called the Gentle Deliverance. it was dropped by Tumbaa (a skag creature) located in Wildlife Exploitation Preserve.

Upon reloading, instead of being thrown in an arc like most Tediore guns, the Deliverance will fly in a slow and straight path, ricocheting from surfaces until it detonates after several seconds. If there is an enemy within range, the Deliverance will home in and fire at the target until it detonates on impact. If the first target is killed before the shotgun detonates, the Deliverance will move to another target.

How's that for a legendary property that kills on contact?

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#9190203 Mar 04, 2014 at 10:33 AM · Edited 4 years ago
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#8990600 Masiv wrote:

....Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode is unlocked for a character once they have completed the main story missions in True Vault Hunter Mode and reached level 50....

Bear, are you at a point where you can finish the story line and start in UVHM? I know that if you do you will leave several side missions undone.
#9179889 {deleted user} wrote:

....if you decide to stick in TVHM after reaching level 50 and level up a bit when you start UVHM you'll be underpowered and die A LOT because all your gear are level 50, it will be torture.

I am at level 48 now and I have a lot of side missions to do. My plan is to finish all the story missions but the last one. Then do some side missions if needed to get close to level 50. I'll try to time it so that I reach level 50, finish the story and then start in UVHM.

If you need help killing the "Warrior" at the end, let me know so I can help you.

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#9191250 Mar 04, 2014 at 02:17 PM
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#9190203 Masiv wrote:

#8990600 Masiv wrote:

....Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode is unlocked for a character once they have completed the main story missions in True Vault Hunter Mode and reached level 50....

Bear, are you at a point where you can finish the story line and start in UVHM? I know that if you do you will leave several side missions undone.
#9179889 {deleted user} wrote:

....if you decide to stick in TVHM after reaching level 50 and level up a bit when you start UVHM you'll be underpowered and die A LOT because all your gear are level 50, it will be torture.

I am at level 48 now and I have a lot of side missions to do. My plan is to finish all the story missions but the last one. Then do some side missions if needed to get close to level 50. I'll try to time it so that I reach level 50, finish the story and then start in UVHM.

If you need help killing the "Warrior" at the end, let me know so I can help you.
Already finished UVHM, Level 72 and haven't touched the game in a while , i don't have Xbox Live on my Xbox 360 anyway as my internet is not fast enough to play online also use Slag a lot in UVHM, Slag is a must since it's buffed in UVHM and does x3 more times damage than normal.
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#9203895 Mar 07, 2014 at 04:57 AM
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Yeah, I am going to concentrate on the main mission stories now that I hit level 50. All the missions XP value dropped by about 80%. I finished two mission last night and it didn't even fill up one of the 10th bars on the XP big bar. This change is XP value has changed my value. I am going to hit the Terramorphus mission though, just to die and lost most of 1.5 million dollars.

We will see if I stick with it much longer, gonna try to find something else to capture my gaming interest in the interim.

Even if I find something, I will still come back. I have a few of the DLC mission to complete in Borderlands 1, need to wrap them up.
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#9213495 Mar 09, 2014 at 02:03 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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I worked on missions Friday and Friday night. I leveled up to 49 while playing the Halloween DLC (You may remember that I couldn't kill the pumpkin boss because I only has a sniper rifle with fire. Well, this time, I brought plenty of fire weapons). While there I found a loot chest back in the far side of the map. In it was my third legendary item, the Sticky Longbow Quasar. This grenade is a level 40, but it packs a punch. It electrocutes at 3213 per second and most fall to it's power.

Bear and I played Saturday morning and afternoon and I leveled up to 50 while we were finishing the story missions in preparation for the final mission, The Talon of God. He revived me more that I needed to revive him. Thanks for the help Bear.

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#9213645 Mar 09, 2014 at 02:41 PM · Edited 4 years ago
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I am now stuck trying to kill Jack. I jumped into Bear's game (level 52) this morning for a few minutes, and now I'm in my own game, but the level 52 Jack carried over into my game. I've tried everything I know but I'm not even close. I've lost all my money again. HELP. :\

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#9215284 Mar 09, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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I would help you out but my level 35 Mechro wouldn't be too useful...


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