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Old 09-22-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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*SPOILERS* Loader 1340: Shield or Gun?

Okay, so the AI mission where you basically 'save' a'repentant' loader AI from the Marauders and put him in various things, at the end, you either take him to Zed for a shield or Marcus for a gun.

Now, I know stats for things are almost ALWAYS randomized based on level, but come on, this sucker's going to be a truly unique item in the game, which is best?

I've got a really rockin' shield right now, and some really good guns already, as a Level 18 Gunzerker. But I wanna know which is going to be more beneficial? SO, before I turn this one in, I'd like to hear your opinions on it and what you got from your choice (and if you subsequently non-save quit and restarted just to get the other choice).
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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I went for a shield cause thats what I needed at the time.

He was pretty funny and cool. Ended up being a Blue Ammo Absorber for me, and I used him with gusto for the next 5 or so levels.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
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I already had a decent shield, so I went with the shotgun.

It was pretty nice, kept me happy for several levels further before I found a good elemental shotgun. Low spread and good fire rate, for it's level.

I enjoyed it mainly cause the way it talks when you do random combat actions, so I kept it in my inventory for a good while hahah.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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Thanks, heh. I know, though, as soon as I get either item and it starts getting underpowered, I'm not just dumping it. I'm putting it in the Claptrap "twinking" storage unit. (The one that lets you bounce like 4 items at most between your own characters).

*EDIT* I shrugged and decided on the shield. Got a really nice 496/72/3.02/20% ammo absorption shield. Green class. Not as good as a couple shields I had seen, but they were all those health-lowering Turtle shields... The comments are hilarious!

Next playthrough I'll do the shotgun. Heh.

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #5
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GUNNNNN.

Shields are everywhere, I love the gun. It's like a personal Dalek.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:05 PM   #6
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I got the shotgun in a 2-Player Co-op, and it was my first Hyperion (go figure) gun I used. I then compared it to the shotgun I had with another character I was doing solo, and under the circumstances, I chose the shield. Lucky for me, it absorbed ammo, and it was a decent shield.

Really, there's no right or wrong answer to questions like this. It depends on what equipment and weapons you have, and as well as your play style (I avoid Hyperion and Tediores at all cost, except Hyperion shotguns, obviously). It's your call.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #7
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Which has the more entertaining voice lines?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:34 PM   #8
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I've always had something much better than the robot gun even when I acquired it.

Might give it a go on my second play through.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:54 PM   #9
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Which has the more entertaining voice lines?
They are both (in my opinion) equal:

Shield: "Shield's out, boss!"
"Corrosive? Nerds!"
"I'm ready again!"

Shotgun: "Switching weapons?"
"Zooooom in!"
"DIE DIE DIE DIE!"
"So why'd we stop shooting?"
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