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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by Max Peck » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:25 pm

The pre-load is up on EGS, and weighs in at 55.8GB.
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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by jztemple2 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:54 pm

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The pre-load is up on EGS, and weighs in at 55.8GB.
Green Man Gaming keys are out as well.
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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by Baroquen » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:50 am

Thanks for the heads-up. I redeemed my key, and preloaded overnight without issue. I may not get much of a chance to play until the weekend, but at least I'm ready.

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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by Max Peck » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:04 am

If anyone is interested in seeing some gameplay, there are a bunch of early access Borderlands 3 streams up on Twitch now.

https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Borderlands%203
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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by jztemple2 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:06 am

Max Peck wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:04 am
If anyone is interested in seeing some gameplay, there are a bunch of early access Borderlands 3 streams up on Twitch now.

https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Borderlands%203
I think I'll hold off these and just be surprised when I start playing. It's one of the things that draws me to these types of games, the "oh wow" factor the first time you see something.
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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by jztemple2 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:22 am

Anyone else collecting the various email, vault, etc codes for the Borderlands rewards page? I've been doing some work to unlock some various guns and other rewards for the game. If anyone needs codes or help, just ask.
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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by IceBear » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:00 am

This url has been collecting them and I think there was a post today about some program that will auto apply them

https://shift.orcicorn.com/

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Post by jztemple2 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:38 am

Good info! There is also a Discord channel hosted by a guy who has been collecting codes, he had 77 as of last night. I copied them and have them in spoiler tags. The ones with "??" before the entry didn't work for me, they may be expired. It might be easier to start at the bottom and work up, as I've started at the top and worked down. Also a lot of the codes labeled "Vault" don't seem to be working for me, especially the ones prefixed with "VIP-", but all the "Email" ones have worked.
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1. IGNVIP Vault 250 UNKNOWN
2. GAMEVIP Vault 250 6/10
3. FIGHT4SANCTUARY Email 250 6/10
4. LOOTLOOTLOOT Email 250 6/10
5. JOYPUKE Email 250 6/10
6. BL3REVEAL Email 100 6/10
7. LOADINGBAR Vault 250 6/10
8. BL3WELCOME Email 250 6/10
9. BL3ATE3 Email 250 6/11
10. 2KLOVE Email 500 6/21
??11. ILOVEBAGUETTE Vault 200 6/28
12. COHHVIP Creator 250 7/3
??13. BL3FREVENTVIP Vault 200 7/5
14. HEYSUGAR Email 250 7/15
15. SOHAPPYTOGETHER Email 250 7/16
16. CLAPTASTIC Email 250 7/17
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??18. BL3MUSEUMCOSPLAY Vault 500 7/21
??19. HALVERHAHN Vault 500 7/25
??20. MAYHEMPRIDE Vault 500 7/27
21. PWR2PLYRS Vault 250 8/2
22. MYMAIN Email 250 8/8
??23. BONERFART Vault 250 8/9/19
??24. GREGORONKH Creator 250 8/11
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54. PAXSCAVENGER Vault 100 8/30
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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by naednek » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:32 pm

Don't forget if you preordered on PC, you can play today @4pm Pacific.
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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by coopasonic » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:41 pm

naednek wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Don't forget if you preordered on PC, you can play today @4pm Pacific.
Hmm I have been telling my kids 7pm central.. oops. I think I may stick with that so they eat their dinner rather than rushing to get on the computer.
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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by jztemple2 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:04 pm

coopasonic wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:41 pm
naednek wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Don't forget if you preordered on PC, you can play today @4pm Pacific.
Hmm I have been telling my kids 7pm central.. oops. I think I may stick with that so they eat their dinner rather than rushing to get on the computer.
According to the website, 7p EDT for me on the East Coast. However, that's time with the wife so I won't be playing till later in the evening.
We're now less than two weeks away from the worldwide launch of Borderlands 3 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. No matter which platform you're playing on, we're happy to announce that Borderlands 3 will be available for download roughly 48 hours ahead of the launch date and time listed for your region. If you're eager to begin your interplanetary journey through the Borderlands 3 galaxy as soon as possible, check out the maps below to determine when Borderlands 3 is expected to go live in your region.

Here's when Borderlands 3 will be available to play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, which will see a rolling midnight release for most regions across the world:
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September 12, 2019 - 21:00 PDT
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 EDT
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 BRT
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 BST
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 CEST
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 SAST
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 MSK
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 SGT
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 JST
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 AEST
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 NZST

Meanwhile, if you're planning to play Borderlands 3 on PC, the game will be available to play via the Epic Games Store starting at the times listed below. Be sure to check out the Borderlands 3 PC specs so you can verify that your machine is ready for the mayhem.
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September 12, 2019 - 16:00 PDT
September 12, 2019 - 19:00 EDT
September 12, 2019 - 20:00 BRT
September 13, 2019 - 00:00 BST
September 13, 2019 - 01:00 CEST
September 13, 2019 - 01:00 SAST
September 13, 2019 - 02:00 MSK
September 13, 2019 - 07:00 SGT
September 13, 2019 - 08:00 JST
September 13, 2019 - 09:00 AEST
September 13, 2019 - 11:00 NZST
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Post by Blackhawk » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:27 pm

And we get to see if the Epic servers crash.
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And we get to see if the Epic servers crash.
I was wondering about that. Aside from the initial handshake to validate that the game is unlocked, is a continuous internet connection necessary?
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Post by Blackhawk » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:33 pm

I've no idea. My concern would be gazillions of people trying to download all at once, while a gazillion others try to 'handshake' at the same time.
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I've no idea. My concern would be gazillions of people trying to download all at once, while a gazillion others try to 'handshake' at the same time.
I'm planning to leave my computer up and the Epic Games Store client open just before the appropriate time and hope that I don't need to do anything else.
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Post by Sepiche » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:47 pm

I'm so weak. That is all.

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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by coopasonic » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:49 pm

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I've no idea. My concern would be gazillions of people trying to download all at once, while a gazillion others try to 'handshake' at the same time.
There was a preload which *should* mitigate some of that. But yeah, who knows.
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Post by Max Peck » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:53 pm

I'm not too worried. If Epic can keep their Fortnite servers up with over 10 million concurrent users, they should be able to manage the download and authentication traffic for a major game launch.

They are, of course, welcome to prove me wrong later tonight. :coffee:
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Post by Blackhawk » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:58 pm

I figure they've thought it through, but then again they're untested. I've seen Steam go down on big releases(although not for quite a while), and Blizzard goes down like clockwork when new content is released.
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What I assume is the unlocking download has started... on PC that is.

UPDATE: Never mind... the download finished, nothing changed. Move along.
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Post by WYBaugh » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:14 pm

I love Borderlands, I'm weak and...sigh. A downloading I go!

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I'm starting out with FL4K, because who doesn't like pets.
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Post by Sepiche » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:23 pm

Got through the first area and some really good little improvements so far, but scary it took them 4 games to add them. :P
- You get your first skill at level 2 instead of 5
- Option for everyone to get instanced loot
- Auto looting of ammo when you open chests
- Item power rating system
- Fog of war on the map so you can see where you've explored

Of course to keep things balanced, the cut scenes are still unskippable.

Gunplay feels really good though, and each of the classes seems unique and interesting. Went with the gunner because: mech.

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What's the button for screenshots? I'm guessing not F12.... :roll:
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Have you finished it yet?
Option for everyone to get instanced loot
Do you mean everyone just sees their own loot? So no ninja looting?
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Post by Max Peck » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:02 pm

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What's the button for screenshots? I'm guessing not F12.... :roll:
I just hit PRTSCR and pasted the screenshot from the clipboard. I don't know if there is an in-game screenshot function.

Edit: I just noticed that if you hit ESC, there is a photo mode menu option that lets you take a fancy screenshot with a bunch of camera controls.
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Do you mean everyone just sees their own loot? So no ninja looting?
There are two modes for group play, Cooperation and Coopetition. In Cooperation mode loot is instanced for each player and the game is level-balanced so that you can play with anyone, regardless of level.

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Post by naednek » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:18 pm

smooth launch...

WTF can't skip the long ass intro. I wanted to click through the different characters some how I double clicked and it selected a character I'm not sure I want to play (yet) so had to go through the intro again.... -.5 pts from me so far :P
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Post by Baroquen » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:36 pm

naednek wrote:
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smooth launch...

WTF can't skip the long ass intro. I wanted to click through the different characters some how I double clicked and it selected a character I'm not sure I want to play (yet) so had to go through the intro again.... -.5 pts from me so far :P
The exact same thing happened to me... had to play through it all again.

And then, after a bit, I decided I didn't like my class and wanted to play a different. So had to sit through it AGAIN. It's playing in the background now as I post this. :lol:

Feels a little sluggish, but otherwise, seems fine. I'm tired though so won't be playing too long tonight.

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Post by naednek » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:40 pm

had my first crash, but i think it's related to my system not the game. Been having issues for a while. Getting 25 fps on my brother's radeon 290. A loaner card until I figure out which card I want to get. I was hoping to wait till black Friday. Thought I had my crashing under control but it came back tonight :(
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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by jztemple2 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:58 pm

I started about 2.5 hours after launch and played about an hour. Very much enjoying the gameplay because, heck, it's Borderlands! No issues except I pressed F1 during the intro and it wandered off on some strange screen with no way to get back, like ESC, till I had to do my first button push. No biggie.

I notice that the difficulty levels are Normal and Easier :wub:. I'm playing on Normal for now but it is nice I can change it at any time. I'm starting out with Zane because I'm more of a gadgets guy.

I wish Epic had the screenshot functions like Steam, so I could collect and post without having to go through more steps.

And I wish Ubisoft would take a lesson from this. I liked Watch Dogs 2, so what does Ubisoft do? For the next game in the series they pretty much are reinventing the gameplay. I liked Ghost Recon Wildlands but Ubisoft decided to mess that formula up too. So far in BL3 I haven't seen anything that is a step back or something way too different from the BL2/Prequel gameplay, as least as I remember it.

On the PC the game defaulted to Low graphics. I switched to Medium and I'm getting a solid 60 FPS, which is fine with me; I set that as my FPS limit.
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Post by Sepiche » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:26 am

Yeah, really enjoying it. A million little improvements that make it fun to play.

I'm loving the gunner's skill tree so far. She basically has a titan she can call in, but you can chose from different weapons to equip it with and unlock more as you move up the skill trees. I'm using a minigun and a flamethrower at the moment, but so far there's also a railgun and a grenade launcher.

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Post by Daehawk » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 am

Never did finish the Prequel. Should try again one day.
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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:25 am

Brian, BadDemo, BD's husband, and I put in probably two and a half or three hours tonight in cooperative. We just finished a playthrough of 1 and a double playthrough of 2 in the past few months, so the cooperative experience is fresh in our minds. There are so many little improvements it's hard to keep track. Auto pickup of money and ammo, whether in boxes or as drops (BL2 it was only from drops), a 'buy all ammo' button, the fact that four players can spawn four separate vehicles, the way many of the characters' powers have interactive elements (a mountable turret on Moze's mech, buffs from Zane's shield.)

Visually, it is clean and fresh, but still looks 100% like Borderlands. They did a good enough job that I can look at any scene and it stands out how much better it looks, but I can't pick out specific elements that I can say, "that looks different." It's the same, but somehow much better.

There are so, so many options. Resolution scaling, separate vertical and horizontal sensitivity, audio sliders for different elements, what looked like configurable subtitles, a built-in benchmark. You know, all the stuff PC games really need. And it felt good. It was smooth and responsive on my system, no hiccups, no floaty mouse.

That's the first couple of hours. I can't promise it won't turn awful ten hours in, but so far I'm really happy with it.

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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by coopasonic » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:13 am

After a couple of hours I am underwhelmed. Yes it is very much more Borderlands and also it's very much Borderlands. I am not sure what I was expecting, but it is not grabbing me like I had hoped. I'll keep playing and see if it picks up for me but my excitement has been considerably dampened.
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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:25 am

Max Peck wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:09 pm
In Cooperation mode loot is instanced for each player and the game is level-balanced so that you can play with anyone, regardless of level.
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How exactly does this work? You see different enemy levels than your coop partners? Which changes what, exactly - how much health they have? How much damage you do?

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Re: Borderlands 3

Post by coopasonic » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:30 am

Ralph-Wiggum wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:25 am
Max Peck wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:09 pm
In Cooperation mode loot is instanced for each player and the game is level-balanced so that you can play with anyone, regardless of level.
How exactly does this work? You see different enemy levels than your coop partners? Which changes what, exactly - how much health they have? How much damage you do?
Easier to go the other way, scale the players. There is a damage and health curve and they just slide you up/down the curve. I know nothing about what they actually did, but that's what I imagine as a software developer/architect/designer. The real answer may as well be magic in that as long as it works it doesn't really matter.

Note: I have no idea if it works.
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