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    Posted: 15 hours 32 minutes ago at 11:28pm
Originally I had nothing against Tannis, but after more than one replay of both games I just started to find the character to grate on my nerves. Her journal entries that you find provide some good humour though. 
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I kinda figured they might do it, but yeah, I would have definitely preferred to see it for myself. Ah well. I have a habit getting things spoiled ahead of time, so it's nothing new, LOL! I actually did have the other death spoiled as well, by a complete fluke, but that one I would have likely figured out ahead of time, anyway, though I probably wouldn't have expected it to happen as soon as it did. 

And I definitely don't find Tannis annoying, but that's personal taste, I guess. I like pretty much all the returning characters, at least to some degree. Except maybe Crazy Earl, though that's mostly because he's voiced by Randy Pitchford, so I kinda can't like him, just for that. 


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Sorry if I've spoiled anything Travis; trying to hide the spoilers isn't always easy. But yeah I think you know which BL1 character I'm talking about and according to the summary of the plot on Wikipedia, they die. It might be a more fitting death than I think the BL2 character is so it might be OK, but for me it basically sounds like Avengers Endgame all over again. Loads of characters I'd be fine with getting knocked off and a couple I wouldn't. And it's someone I wouldn't that gets it. 

As for the annoying character, it's Tannis. 
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Fuck, I think that confirms the one death I was fearing, and I definitely did not see it yet, nor hear anything about it anywhere else. I guess I'll have to wait and see how I feel about it when I see it, but, damn......

The main missing characters I can think of so far are: Any BL2 vault hunters (aside from the one that dies, of course, though I've heard Krieg shows up in a sidequest later on), Athena (who I really hope shows up later, or in DLC, because she really should be there) Mr. Torgue (aside from apparently showing up in some endgame thing) and Fiona (who feels weird to not be there, since Rhys and Vaughn are, so I hope she at least appears in a DLC.) Anyone else I can think of, either has shown up, or died in a previous game (Tales is considered canon, so.......) 

I am a bit disappointed they didn't fit in everyone in, but the game is huge already, so I can kinda get that it would be hard to cram everyone in. The fact most BL2 vault haunters got left behind, while the BL1 vault hunters became important to the plot, is the main thing that stings, though, along with Athena now showing up, so far.

Also, who do you find annoying? I personally find Claptrap more funny than annoying, but I can't think of many characters in the series I find annoying, in general. I know there's a couple new characters some find annoying, but even them, I generally like.


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From the summary I read there are three previous Vault Hunter's killed during the course of the game. One I don't care about as it's one of the 'extra' characters but the other two were my BL1 and BL2 characters (well, I've actually played BL2 through with two different characters but as far as I can tell the other one isn't even in the game and the one that is killed is definitely the one I have used the most who I know is also a fan favourite in general). 

More than anything I didn't want them to fall back on the same shock that was Roland's death in BL2. And it looks like that's exactly what they've done, at least twice over and the second one is to the most obvious character possible that it makes the game look like it's lazily written. Meanwhile it sounds like the most annoying character survives (no, not Claptrap). 

I'm also bothered by absent characters and what seems like there's going to be a lot of unanswered questions. Which might get addressed in DLC of course, but everything I've learned is telling me to wait even longer for a complete edition. 
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I've seen one character death so far, and it was pretty sudden, but I actually thought it was pretty well done, so I wasn't upset about it. The game definitely hinted towards it happening in advance, tbh (since you presumable know already, I'll just say this particular one would have been your BL2 character.)

You make it sound like it's multiple characters, though, which if true, I hadn't known about a second character dying, yet, and knowing you, I think I know who else could die, so that one would piss me off, if true.


The game itself: I don't regret paying for both the game and season pass, but I do think it's a step down, at least from BL2. The actual gameplay loop is as fun as ever, the characters and their skill trees seem cool, and the new planets are great, plus I'm actually liking the plot so far, and the humor has been fun, as always. However, I always thought the boss fights were clearly designed for co-op, and balanced horribly for solo play, and that feeling is stronger than ever in this one, so it's driving me insane. That, and the new menu system is quite the mess, especially when trying to switch between menus. I am liking the game a lot overall, though.
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So I read the plot of Borderlands 3 since I don't especially care about plot spoilers in video games, especially one I'm having to wait for because of Epic Crap Store.

It made me want to not bother with the game at all. 

I'm sure the gameplay and humour will remain classic Borderlands, but the plot as I read it just pissed me off. I won't spoil exact details for others here, but as far as I can see the game doesn't feature every character you'd expect it to, kills off the Vault Hunters I personally previously played as and generally doesn't seem as in depth as expected for a game self-labelled as 'The Big One'. Of course I don't know how much is missing from the summary I read, but I think I'd be right pissed off if playing for full price. 
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I used to be in previous console generations, at least for handheld. I had the Gameboy Colour and then the Advanced plus for console I was a late adopter of the Gamecube. I do also have a Wii which I bought second hand with a bunch of games but I don't play Wii games much because I find the control system beyond awful. I still hook up my Gamecube (or the Wii machine) at times to play a few old favourites like Zelda and Metroid. 
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So I have to wonder, am I only the Nintendo guy here? Just curious!
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I'm starting to get really pissed off with The Witcher 3. Every time I think I have stabilised it on Windows 10, it goes and starts the bloody stuttering again. 

The weird thing now? I can sprint about Novigrad and Beauclair with a solid 60FPS (or higher if I set the monitor to 144Hz mode) and it won't stutter at all. In fact I've done extensively testing all around those maps and thought my game was stable again.

White Orchard though? Stutters more than Mattko. Angry Not in an unplayable way but with annoying little microstutters every few steps right from the point you start riding toward the village at the start of the game. It's not tied to total frame rate. Running higher than 60 still results in a stutter even though the FPS won't fall below 60. 

Before my Windows 7 hard drive death last week I had the game running smoothly easily 99% of the time at 60FPS except in a couple of problem areas where I'd lose a few frames without fail. 

This is so fucking annoying. Being forced onto Windows 10 feels like the worse thing that's ever happened to my gaming setup and I include two GPU death's in that. 
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Valve has as of today lost my respect. I will still mainly use Steam for games out of convenience, but their frankly disgusting rigging of the Summer Sale game has nullified any brand loyalty I may have had for them. Not that this means I'm any more enthralled by Epic than I ever have been, but they're starting to look more attractive because Valve is fucking up in a big way when they need to pulling their finger out.

Money is a factor, but I will actually be considering buying Borderlands 3 on Epic now for this day's work from Valve.

If anyone isn't clear on what I'm talking about, Valve released a Summer Sale Grand Prix game this year where users were able to pick their teams. Most users picked one team (out of a possible five), which resulted in that team winning the first two days of the sale. Three hundred users from the winning team get the top game from their wishlist for free. Places 2 and 3 also get their top game, but less users. I haven't personally won but being in this team, which was winning fair and square based on the rules Valve started the game with, I stood a good chance as the sale went on.

Today, day 3, in the last ten minutes, Valve openly nerfed the popular team so we went from leading our third race to coming in last, with some users reporting our icon visibly moving backwards in spite of the numbers still indicating that we should win. Valve rigged the game against us. Angry

Ergo Epic suddenly seems a little less the snake in the grass that they did as recently as yesterday. 
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Saw the Nintendo E3 thing and am quite stoked for what's coming to the Switch! We really need a new Metroid though...that franchise needs a HELL of a lot more love!!
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Well that's good to hear. And I forgot they publish their own games so there isn't some third party going to go into money grabbing mode like the Metro devs had. 

Apparently the E3 demo ran on a GTX 108-Ti card which is only a few up from what I have and the game isn't optimised yet, so I'm hopeful my 1070 will suffice. At least for newer games even the lower presets still look really good. 
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CDPR have said numerous times they won't make it an Epic exclusive, so it would take something drastic for that to happen. I mean, never say never, but I really don't think it'll happen. 

And yeah, I'm honestly worried how badly my PS4 will run it. If I can get close to a stable 30FPS, I'll be happy, but considering Witcher 3 couldn't do that a lot of the time, and this looks much better than that, I'm not too optimistic. So, I can definitely understand being concerned about running it on an old PC. My brother says he plan on preordering it, but he may wait about a few months after it's out to play it, because that's when he plans on getting a new high quality gaming PC.
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Originally posted by DippoMagoo DippoMagoo wrote:

Cyberpunk 2077 is coming April 15, 2020, and can now be preordered on both GOG and Steam (as well as consoles, obviously.) So, no Epic Fail exclusive, thank god!

Oh, and it features Keanu Reeves. Seriously LOL

One word: Metro.

That said in many ways this is a no-brainer pre-order given who made it, but my PC is a few years old now and as there won't be anything close to a spec out for ages yet so it's just not worth even thinking about for the time being. I can't imagine that this won't be very demanding even on lower presets. 
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Cyberpunk 2077 is coming April 15, 2020, and can now be preordered on both GOG and Steam (as well as consoles, obviously.) So, no Epic Fail exclusive, thank god!

Oh, and it features Keanu Reeves. Seriously LOL


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Anything that damages Epic's rep is a good thing IMO. Damn I'm mean. 
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So, Epic is having their first sale this week, and unsurprisingly, it's turned into a total shitshow: https://www.destructoid.com/epic-games-store-s-first-sale-is-off-to-a-rocky-start-554005.phtml?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

To sum it up: They put some games on sale without asking the publishers for permission, which caused one publisher to actually increase the price of their game just to counter the sale amount, while Paradox had their upcoming game Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 (not an exclusive, thank god) removed from the store, because Epic was allowing people who spent $14 or more to get a $10 discount on more expensive games, even preorders, which would obviously hurt Paradox, plus it would tip the scales against other stores, obviously. Paradox will honor purchases that happened during the sale, though, which is cool, I guess (they seem to be in the right here, but Epic is scummy and incompetent, as always.)

Also, because the store has no shopping cart feature, people are reporting having their accounts locked due to "fraudulent behavior", after buying as few as four games in a row, LOL! 

And we thought Steam sales were bad.....
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