Originally Posted by mikepaul
I don't feel a need to finish a $60 game in record time. That just seems a waste....
...I'd prefer orange, because you get features in orange that exceed what you get in any other color item, except maybe for some of the non-orange items with red text. Purple items can have red text but orange items ALWAYS have it. Red text MEANS something, perhaps more than in Borderlands 1 due to the paltry number of orange items being found. Purple items can have red text but orange items ALWAYS have it. And that's why I want them....
I'm in no hurry to finish the game either, as is eveidenced by my paltry L33 status. Kudos to you for not wanting to rush through the best game of the year.
What does red indicate in nature? Danger! Tell you what...I'll give you $100 via PayPal if you play the entire game with nothing but The Love Thumper (shield) and The Bane (gun). The Love Thumper gives you incredible melee status once it's depleted...and it takes 3.5 MINUTES before it starts
to recharge! The Bane? Shoots shock damage and is accurate as hell...but you can barely move. (I won't give away the other "perk" of this cursed gun, as it's too funny.) Try out The Fibber as well. 38 X 2 damage at L30! Hell yeah! Oh, it does 17,462 damage once every never, but those slow-moving bullets that constantly ricochet off of everything are sure a big help. Some red text isn't so bad, but no big deal. Moxxi's guns for big tips? Makes your controller vibrate. Whee. Think I'm going to give up my fiery Tediore SMG that is superior in every stat and does 10,000 damage when thrown for that vibration feature?
BL2 is about balance, which I find a huge improvement over the first game. Want a high cap Turtle shield? Lose health. Want more SMG damage? Lose accuracy. A spinigun with a huge clip shoots a billion bullets, but at reduced damage compared to a slow-ass, rocket-firing, explosive assault rifle. And on and on. This game is all about give and take, not just finding "the god gun." I find that both entertaining and rewarding.
I tell you these things not to belittle your playstyle or choices, but to let you know that the truth isn't what you think it might be.