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dascman
04-24-2011, 06:01 PM
Why, oh why had I not found this game before?

Not sure whether it was the package artwork or a bad review I read sometime but I picked the GOTY up on the Steam sale a few weeks ago, hadn't played it until yesterday and have just finished an 11 hour marathon session.

Oh well, there goes the social life ... :D

Austin007
04-24-2011, 07:22 PM
Take heed of these recent threads about mission logs getting screwed up if you join an online game. If you want your game missions to stay linear and organized, I suggest you stay with single player until after the first playthrough. Good game eh.

OmegaRed60
04-24-2011, 07:35 PM
Agreed on both this being addictive and not going online until you've done all your quest on your own. Hosting is the best thing to do if it's your first playthrough.

sonofsam0981
04-24-2011, 07:47 PM
Same here...just got it on sale...freaking awesome! This game has made me start playing PC games again!

Pryvisee
04-24-2011, 07:52 PM
Yeah, I remember playing it all night at my friends house on the 360. But finally on the christmas steam sale, it was like 5 bucks.. I played it for like 30 minutes, and was like screw this, I don't want to do all this again?! So I just deleted the game.. A few days ago, I downloaded it again and forced myself to play it because I didn't want it to go to waste.. After I got to like level 10, I was like THIS IS SO ♥♥♥♥ING FUN AGAIN! and been playing it all spring break..

tl;dr, this game is endless fun..

nrnoble
04-24-2011, 08:18 PM
Let me know when you guys get anywhere near 2000 play hours (http://steamcommunity.com/id/nrnoble)... ;)

When playing online, if you see this Warning (http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577794895728580086/B200E1138756DDAC9F074661B7DB03BE8E64A4F6/), you better not continue to play unless you are highly confident you know exactly what you are doing and how to correct mission problems after you get done playing online.

AsciiAficionado
04-24-2011, 08:25 PM
It's honestly more fun if you have a dedicated person to play with, one that doesn't rage at random occurrences and just in general is there for fun but is also in it for the "long-haul" meaning not just there for a chest then drops, someone that waits for you instead of just lets you tag along.

I found someone and we tore through the game last week while we waited for Portal 2, we agreed to only play that specific toon with eachother so we never had level or quest issues. It was fun, we'll be doing it again when my new card arrives this week. After playthrough 2 we'll do the DLC, all of it is new to us too.

In summation, find a friend, not acquaintance, and do coop with that person. On second thought, make some acquaintances and they might eventually turn into friends due to the game. Simply put, it's fun, lot's of fun and you might meet some cool people in the process.

nrnoble
04-24-2011, 08:36 PM
I found someone and we tore through the game last week while we waited for Portal 2, we agreed to only play that specific toon with eachother so we never had level or quest issues. It was fun, we'll be doing it again when my new card arrives this week. After playthrough 2 we'll do the DLC, all of it is new to us too.

Let me know when you start again and I will join you.

Pryvisee
04-24-2011, 09:21 PM
Let me know when you guys get anywhere near 2000 play hours (http://steamcommunity.com/id/nrnoble)... ;)

When playing online, if you see this Warning (http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/577794895728580086/B200E1138756DDAC9F074661B7DB03BE8E64A4F6/), you better not continue to play unless you are highly confident you know exactly what you are doing and how to correct mission problems after you get done playing online.

Holy ♥♥♥♥.. :eek:

P.M.
04-24-2011, 11:35 PM
Let me know when you guys get anywhere near 2000 play hours (http://steamcommunity.com/id/nrnoble)... ;)

I could believe clocking 2k hours in Borderlands, but Portal?

DeadlyFred
04-25-2011, 12:07 AM
I could believe clocking 2k hours in Borderlands, but Portal?

I was thinking the exact same thing, hahaha.

Only game I ever logged 2k on is Hellgate: London.. and possibly the original Civilization and Doom ;)

nrnoble
04-25-2011, 12:29 AM
As far as Portal, doing lot of speedruns, practicing various different Ninja moves, and countless maps over 3 years. Portal is my all time favorite game.

Chamber-07 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrcddvRc_Pc)
Chamber-16: No disturbing the Turrets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWsEPpIF8nI)
Portal Chamber-17 without Glitches or portal bumping (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q1Ft5CV0ps)

scorpio0666
04-25-2011, 08:02 AM
I was interested in this game when it first announced. Then when it came out I saw the bad reviews and people bashing it, so I left it alone.

When the sale hit I was like 'What the heck.' and got the GOTY. Man I love this game it is very addictive.

shkinamaflop82
04-25-2011, 09:08 AM
I had gotten this game about a year ago and played for a bit until something else had come out and lost I interest in Borderlands. I recently decided to start the game from scratch and I totally love it.

Oggy1985
04-25-2011, 10:08 AM
Take heed of these recent threads about mission logs getting screwed up if you join an online game. If you want your game missions to stay linear and organized, I suggest you stay with single player until after the first playthrough. Good game eh.

Don't talk ♥♥♥♥ if you don't know the facts. First of it's always good to backup your saved games before you go online, just to be sure and evade possible disasters. Also, you can always be the host and stay 100% on the track with your own game progress. 3rd option is to have a different character/saved game that you play with your friends, and you play it only when you're together, and different to play with random ppl.

Yes, saved games in Borderlands tend to get corrupted or bugged, that's why it's necessary to make backups, or get familiar with willow tree, it can help you resolve almost any issue in the game, even reset/sort out the missions.

dascman
04-25-2011, 11:01 AM
As far as Portal, doing lot of speedruns, practicing various different Ninja moves, and countless maps over 3 years. Portal is my all time favorite game.

Chamber-07 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrcddvRc_Pc)
Chamber-16: No disturbing the Turrets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWsEPpIF8nI)
Portal Chamber-17 without Glitches or portal bumping (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q1Ft5CV0ps)

See how you got to 2000 hours on Portal now! Seriously, how do log that much time playing games? I have maybe five hours leisure time per weekday, perhaps 10 per day at weekends, not all of which can I devote to games. Well, not if I want to stay married!. In my terms that's near on 44.5 weeks ... :confused:

nrnoble
04-25-2011, 03:31 PM
I was interested in this game when it first announced. Then when it came out I saw the bad reviews and people bashing it, so I left it alone.

When the sale hit I was like 'What the heck.' and got the GOTY. Man I love this game it is very addictive.

When any AAA game comes out you will see 1000s of posts saying it is the worst game they have ever played, it's too short, it crashes all the time, etc, etc, etc. What you need to keep in mind is that this happens for EVERY AAA game no matter how good it is. Games that get over 90 on Metacritic can appear to be horrible games if you beleive gamers who don't provide some valid crtism. If rants more-or-less saying nothing more than "This game sucks, and the devs who made it suck, and the gamers who play it suck", then they aren't telling you anything except they don't like it and are just ranting. :)

Portal Boy
04-25-2011, 04:04 PM
Fantastic game. Has given me much enjoyment and many many hours of play, which is all the better by the super cheap price i got it for in the steam sale.

Love the world and the characters.

OmegaRed60
04-25-2011, 05:11 PM
Don't talk ♥♥♥♥ if you don't know the facts. First of it's always good to backup your saved games before you go online, just to be sure and evade possible disasters. Also, you can always be the host and stay 100% on the track with your own game progress. 3rd option is to have a different character/saved game that you play with your friends, and you play it only when you're together, and different to play with random ppl.

Yes, saved games in Borderlands tend to get corrupted or bugged, that's why it's necessary to make backups, or get familiar with willow tree, it can help you resolve almost any issue in the game, even reset/sort out the missions.

His solution would avoid having to do this completely.

AsciiAficionado
04-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Let me know when you start again and I will join you.

Sure, we're already Steam friends :cool:

wooki
04-26-2011, 03:50 AM
I tried Borderlands when it just came out. Underwhelming and boring was my immediate response.
Now I bought it during the last sale, looking for something that could be cool to play with my friends, and I'm hooked.
It's been so tweaked to be a mmo-shooter that the gaming is streamlined and polished for grind-like playing. Everything is uncomplicated and relaxed while being exciting and fun. It is really the mindless shooter I've been looking for. Levelling and looting is something I've been missing since giving up wow and this is the perfect substitute. I really liked Hellgate while it was working and this fills void left by that in a beautiful and much improved way.
Just regret getting the bare-bones version and not the goty. Well, more cash for Gearbox. They deserve it :)

And oh, I play with a 360pad. Laying down on my sofa just shooting stuff up. If I played hunter I guess I'd use the mouse but otherwise this game has consolified controls and as such does a much better job with a gamepad.

Oggy1985
04-26-2011, 08:20 AM
His solution would avoid having to do this completely.

True, if you can call turning great CO-OP game into SP experience "a solution".