You turn a corner into a dark alley where you're then confronted by a giant man that's at least 8 feet tall, carrying a backpack as tall as you, and is wearing a bucket that's covering his entire head. Do you:
A) Kick him in the nuts
B) Fuck that shit and run like hell
C) Ask him if he's seen any sailors around
D) I'll take TheRapist for $500 Trebek
Seriously now, Borderlands 2 has me by the eff'in balls. Work is a pain in the ass, I'm having trouble making time to talk to my girlfriend, and I haven't written anything for days except for that last blog about Borderlands 2 and I only managed that because it's about Borderlands 2.
More than the loot, I just want to see my character grow and become more badass. But it happens in such slow increment that I simply come back hoping I'll reach level 50 sooner. Who doesn't want the ability to drop two turrets armed with rocket launchers and bubble shields? But in the game's pace, I'm lucky to upgrade my turret's cooldown rate by 5% each rank. Everything happens so incrementally, it's the looting that keeps me from going insane.
So you got a gun that shoots bullets? How about a sniper rifle that has a base damage of 169 and a critical multiplier of goddamn 180%. I've found a sniper rifle with a higher base damage of 230 and a crit multiplier of 120% but my older rifle still outdamages it. The new one can do 200 normally and crits can do 600 plus electric damage, and that's cool.
My older gun does 150 normally but crits for 1,250 damage.
What is math and how does it work?
I've found rocket launchers that do 300x3 damage. Yes, it fires three rockets at once for 300 damage each. Is that crazy? NO. I've found a rocket launcher that does 5160 damage and has 4 shots a magazine. That's 5k damage against a number of enemies who happen to be near each other. I killed a thresher the size of a small apartment complex in just 3 rockets.
I found a shotgun with pink rarity that was manufactered by Bandits. It's called Critikal hit oberkill! and it has a scope for some reason. It does 138x17. Yes, multiplied by 17 buckshot. Plus it does 50% critical damage. Plus it has 22 shots in the chamber. Plus it's in the hands of an Assassin who's Deception ability can potentially multiply first strike gun damage by 200% and critical hit damage by 250%.
Crazy, crazy, crazy!
Jesus, Borderlands 2 is goddamn math porn.
And before I forget, Wrench mentioned in his caps last night that he just hit his anniversary capping. We have been capping together at about the same time. So does that mean it's my anniversary too? I don't remember. If someone remembers, please feel free to tell me, if I happen to be around anyways. Which I doubt because I'll probably still be playing Borderlands 2.
Hit me up on Xbox peeps. Those Legendaries aren't going to loot themselves you know!