View Full Version : online community still active?
03-09-2010, 02:22 PM
Right, decided it was a good time to pick up Borderlands again. In large part due to the recent DLC releases, and the prospects of lots more to come.
Anyway, I went online only to discover two open lobbies. Both of which were way above my current level (10 :cool:). Did I simply try at the wrong time of day, or has it really died down so much?
03-09-2010, 04:47 PM
Borderlands is total fail - the number of people playing it through steam on a daily basis is less than 2000 total.
As I predicted, the game is pretty much dead because it failed to keep any interest past a playthrough or two. D4mit I'm sure and a few of the hangers on, will disagree. :)
I mean seriously, Left 4 Dead released two years ago, with a sequel already in play has double the players that Borderlands currently has. No matter what the phanboyz say now. This game had no staying power.
03-09-2010, 06:11 PM
I can't really comment on the online community because I rarely play online. Most of the time I'm solo. But I do agree that this game, although brilliant in some aspects, is a bit lacking in something that makes you wanna just keep coming back. Games like L4D, Diablo2, etc, they addict you.
Those other games are arguably MORE fun after the first playthrough, whereas Borderlands replayability dramatically decreases. I'm not a hater though, like I said I still play it, even solo. But I would totally understand a dwindling online playerbase.
03-09-2010, 06:40 PM
No one(*very few people) got into the multiplayer in the first place, due to the fact that it didn't work. People moved on and very few actually came back once they fixed it.
The few players that remain are the ones that bought the DLC. If they released a really good multiplayer focused DLC for free, then they might win back the players who gave up(they would return for the new free content, and hopefully stay). Who would probably get the other DLC too once they finished the free DLC content.
And like everyone else, I feel the second playthrough just doesn't ad anything new. Unless your online with friends, the second playthrough is just the same thing again and not really worth the effort.
its prolly dead but if u have a mate or 2 that play it its good fun
03-09-2010, 08:45 PM
Personally I've found the online community to be very much alive, a little while after the new DLC people really started hosting alot more often. The community is, however, rather small but it's not at all hard to find a nice game to join and play around for a while. As for the part about you only found 2 servers, it's probably because the server list shows only servers that are not too far above your level. As a lvl 61 I often see a good 20-50 servers.
03-09-2010, 09:14 PM
Everytime I start a server it fill in less than 3 minutes.. so that seems active enough for me..
actually the multiplayer is alot more fun in the knoxx...
03-09-2010, 09:47 PM
There are lots of servers up and lots of players still playing. Yes Steam only shows a bit less than 2000 playing but there are lots more people who didn't buy it through Steam that play it as well.
Anyways, even starting a new character I can find lots of servers with level 1s, or if I switch to my 39 Lilith or 61 Mord I can find people farming Crawmerax, doing loot runs through playthrough 2 when everything has scaled, or playing from my current mission as Lilith.
It's far from dead, and Gearbox is constantly releasing quality DLCs (except Moxxi lol) to keep people coming back. Personally it's one of my favorite coop games, it's way more fun than L4D with 4 friends IMO.
03-10-2010, 01:59 AM
Put the word "Crawmerax" in your server title and you'll have 3 people instantly
03-18-2010, 01:34 AM
ever heard of gameranger? the online community is bigger than it looks.
03-18-2010, 11:16 AM
This game more than most would have benefited from cross-platform play. A lot of 360 and PS3 owners still play this and the game sold incredibly well. Just not enough people on PC stuck with it in my opinion.
On topic, there should be a at least a few dozen games to join and the singleplayer is actually very fun.
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