Join Date: Sep 2005
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Weapon color/stats is a classic Borderlands trap, imo.
"Best" gun I ever got "offered" was a rifle in a machine. It had ridicuous stats, but was 5X the money I currently had, so I never bought it. Guess what? It was...
Thing is, even if I had bought what appeared to be a great gun or found something supposedly "great,", what if it was a fire weapon? Is that going to kick the crap out of robots? Nope. What if it is a pistol that shoots rockets, but has horrible accuracy? Or is one of those garbage guns where the accuracy supposedly gets better the more you shoot it, yet has a clip of 5? And on and on. Some of my favorite equipment is green or blue, while alot of purple stuff gets sold immediately. Even purple items get useless pretty quickly, and are replaced with "lesser colored" things.
Aside from some crazy effect that simply looks cool, ala the talking gun, etc., specialty items are just that...a novelty and little more.