By: BatRastered Jan 14, 2013 | 5475 Views | 2 Comments
Our first look at how to build out the Borderlands 2 classes starts off with Maya, the Siren. Let's see how her 3 skill trees work.
Let's start off with my least favorite tree, Harmony (the center tree). Here's a link to the build if you want to follow along.
I really don't like the "Scorn" cap on this tree, as you can see at the end of the video, it's very easy to hit yourself with it. Some of the other skills like the "Res" game changer in the middle of the tree, are only useful in co-op, so you'd likely want to re-spec if you ever played solo and put that point to better use somewhere else in the tree. In a full team of 4, and with a good Heavenly Nurse class mod, this build can greatly improve the survivability of everyone in the group. In fact, you should probably move the 5 points in recompense into Elated if you have 3 or more players as it will be less about your survival and more about the health of the group as a whole.Read full story...
By: BatRastered Oct 5, 2012 | 4638 Views | 1 Comments
How to score the "Tribute to a Vault Hunter" achievement and get some cool loot in the process.
Michael Mamaril was a huge Borderlands fan who passed away before BL2 was released. The guys at Gearbox have immortalized him in game, you can get an achievement for finding him, and better yet, he'll give you a free gun of blue (or better) quality every time you see him.
On the consoles, he shows up 100% of the time before the story mission "Rising Action" and only about 10% of the time after that mission starts. On PC it is apparently 10% all the time.
Here's video of us finding him after "Rising Action" at Scooter's (this contains a small story spoiler if you haven't played that mission yet):
And again, this time at Moxxi's:
When he does spawn, he will randomly be in one of a handful of locations, here's where you can find him.
- Near the newsstand in the center of town
- In an alley down the street from the front entrance to Moxxi's
- Inside Moxxi's, near the bar
- Inside Moxxi's, near the piano
- In Marcus' weapons shop
- Near Claptrap's locker up some steps
- Inside Scooter's garage, under the stairs
- Inside Crimson Raider headquarters next to the stairs
- Inside Zed's clinic
- To the left of the door to Crazy Earl's Black Market
He's easily identifiable from both the guns strapped to his back and the fact that his name shows over his head instead of "sanctuary citizen".
Once you've got an item from him, he won't give you another until you either save and reload or leave town and come back. It's a great way to get some mid-level gear before the "Rising Action" mission, where the action really picks up and those guns will come in handy.
By: BatRastered Mar 30, 2013 | 9995 Views | 1 Comments
Axton has quickly moved up my list of favorite characters in BL2, his turret action skill is quite good on its own, but with the right skills and weapons you can do the work of two players by yourself.
First the Survival Tree, I'm not a big fan of this.
You can see the relative offensive weakness of this build at about 4:45 in the video I throw a turret on each side of a basic loader, and I still have to kill it myself. I don't recommend the turret without the rocket pods. :) If you had 3 more points you could get the Scorched Earth rocket pods too. So with the 11 levels coming April 2, that's what I'd suggest first. If I did this over, I'd probably go with the rockets over the longbow just for the damage boost, but mag-lock without longbow is not very useful and Battlefront (extra damage when the turret is out for all your guns and grenades) is just so damn useful that I can't really recommend either version of this build unless you get the level cap DLC and get all 3 this build falls apart.
Now the Guerilla tree, the fun starts to pick up.
This is a good damage build with decent survivability. It allows the turret to slag, which is useful and will be even better in the upcoming third play through. The turret also has rocket pods and a shield. As far as Axton himself, he gets to carry 5 extra grenades and his shield will be recharging quickly most of the time. This is a good build that will only get better with the 11 new levels, allowing you to either add longbow and battlefront or get the twin Gemini turrets. Very versatile.
Finally we get to Gunpowder. NUKE!
This build is a great all around build as well, you still get the rocket pods from Guerilla and a good amount of defense, but you get a ton of DPS both from your nuke turret (basically an awesome, rechargeable grenade) and the use of the Battlefront skill. You'll note the Kerblaster assault rifle in the video shoots a projectile that explodes, drops a grenade and explodes again. This works with all the grenade damage boost skills too so this is my current favorite high DPS build. With 11 more skill points you can reach the slag turret too (double up, at the bottom of Guerilla tree) which will make this build very useful for the third play through. Also, nuking things is fun. :)
A wildrant on what happened at the VGAs on spike.
We sat down and watched Spike TV's video game awards for 2009 last week. I have to say, most of what I saw didn't make much sense.
The show started off with an exclusive announcement trailer for the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum. They made this sound like news, but anyone who knows anything about the video game industry knew a sequel was coming given the finacial and critical success of the game. Still, it was nice to have it officially confirmed even if the teaser trailer didn't really show anything. The big problem was the website they plugged at the end of the trailer. arkhamhasmoved.com. It didn't work. It just showed an error message. I checked again later that night before I went to bed and while the site was no longer down, it simply linked to gametrailers.com (which didn't have the trailer up yet). WTF? Did you not know this was going to air today? You couldn't have had the site ready before the show. Dumb. Strangely this wasn't the only time this would happen during the night. (The site is now up and functioning, but it only shows the trailer and a register for updates form.)
Next was the award for best voice in a video game. There were some good nominees, including my choice, Mark Hamil for his work as the Joker in Arkham Asylum. Unfortunately Jack Black won for Brutal Legend. I'm not saying he wasn't good, but the whole event was staged. I seriously suspect spike of giving him the award just so it could have him on stage to do his little performance. (He obviously knew ahead of time that he was winning as the whole staff was in on his "joke" speech.) Fucking lame. Worse, it wasn't funny.
There were a couple more trailers, not even worth mentioning really, followed by the best "Action/Adventure game" award. Uncharted 2 and Batman: Arkahm Asylum were both nominated, so I was interested in seeing who would win this award, as it had (or should have had) implications for GOTY later. Nope... Fucking Assasin's Creed 2 won. WTF? Really? Does this mean an upset for GOTY? Because it'd be hard to be game of the year without being the best game in your genre... wouldn't it? (Ah, here I was assuming that Spike's awards would make sense, silly me.)
Then there was a trailer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. It looked great and I'm excited for this game as I loved the first one, but here we go again with the websites. It revealed a URL: unleashed2010.com. I checked it out and was redirected to the Force Unleashed website at lucasarts.com. Yes, the website for the first game. Fuck. Seriously... you too Lucas Arts? Is anyone paying attention? Put your fucking website up before the trailer airs dumb shits! (Again, this website is now up, but it was a full day later). Fuckin' amateurs!
Best Individual sports game: UFC 2009, you knew that was a given on Spike... No, not fixed at all...
A Green Day Rock Band game was announced. Do we need another Rock Band game Jimmy? No. No we do not. I'm sick of 200 different versions of GH/RB whatever. Can't they just make DLC instead of selling new games for this shit.
Another announce trailer, this time for.... Another Medal of Honor game? WTF? Why? Oh... I see... They've gone all modern warfare too. (Get it? Modern Warfare 2, too... Eh, tough crowd.)
Ok, here comes the Halo: Reach trailer. Looks good, typical Halo style, mood, music, lighting, etc. Looks to be an in-game rendered cut-scene they are showing us. No gameplay revealed. Not much of anything new revealed really. We knew going in there'd be more Spartans as Reach is their home base. Having not seen any gameplay we can only speculate how this will affect it, squad based? Who knows? Release date... still just 2010, I assume around fall time like most Halo games.
Now it's time for Game of the Year. It's... Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. A great game and totaly deserving of this award. I still liked the Batman better, but I have no argument with this other than how the fuck is it game of the year if it's not even the best "Action/Adventure game" according to Spike. But whatever.
Oooh... an encore "musical" performance by The Bravery. FML.
Stay tuned this week for the nominees for the Jimmy Gems awards, right here on Gouki.com.
Don't be a Jimmy!
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