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Post by Daehawk » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:07 pm

Gearbox of course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3pgQc17JB0

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So...shooter right? team based? I dont have a copy of Game Informer to see it.
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Post by miltonite » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:59 am

I heard it is going to be a MOBA. Not my cup of tea.
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Post by Daehawk » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:56 pm

Sign up now to test it. Randy says those who sign up before Oct 15 are first in line.

https://rsvp.battleborn.com/

You need a SHIFT account. If you've played Borderlands and used SHIFT codes you have an account already.
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Post by gbasden » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:57 pm

Yeah, MOBA from what I understand. I'm not interested, even from Gearbox.

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Post by Daehawk » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:47 am

Im in the closed beta now. Shall see. I cant post anything but it looks fun to me. Like Overwatch from Blizzard.....not really a MOBA.
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Post by ColdSteel » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:08 am

MOBA, ugh. Not interested.
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Post by Daehawk » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:16 pm

Its a shooter not a MOBA.
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Post by Daehawk » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:51 pm

Dont think its a secret since there is a 13 min video out on it..but i did co-op a lot today. Too bad I cant tell you how fun it was.
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Post by Max Peck » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:23 pm

Daehawk wrote:Dont think its a secret since there is a 13 min video out on it..but i did co-op a lot today. Too bad I cant tell you how fun it was.
Yes it is. ;)

If they were making Borderlands 3 I'm pretty sure I'd buy it sight unseen, but I'll probably bide my time with this one. I'm much more interested in how the story mode holds up as a singleplayer game, since I'm not much into competitive (or even co-op) multiplayer.
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Post by Daehawk » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:25 pm

I see now where you guys are getting the MOBA thing. I played a versus game type. Its still a shooter in that type play and first person but you escort minions to the enemies area. But in CO-OP its straight up a shooter campaign. Im betting there will be many other types of play too. I can say Im having a load of fun. Found my new favorite character. I dont think Ive broken any NDA rules by saying what I have.
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Post by Max Peck » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:20 am

Ooh, I didn't notice this until just now: It looks like it has a release date of 3 May 2016. Decisions, decisions...

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Post by baelthazar » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:36 am

Yeah, it and Overwatch are the same month. Both look good, but Overwatch is more of a traditional team shooter, which is less appealing to me. OTOH, Overwatch is Blizzard, so it will have a huge community and a long lifespan.

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Post by Max Peck » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:08 pm

I'm not that interested in the competitive multiplayer focus, and I can't shake the feeling that the story mode is going to be disappointing. I should hold out until I know more about story mode, but I'm not known for my willpower when it comes to purchase decisions. :)

I think that what will save me from myself is the fact that it comes out just a week before Stellaris, and I'm going to be all in on that.
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Post by baelthazar » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:01 pm

Max Peck wrote:I'm not that interested in the competitive multiplayer focus, and I can't shake the feeling that the story mode is going to be disappointing. I should hold out until I know more about story mode, but I'm not known for my willpower when it comes to purchase decisions. :)

I think that what will save me from myself is the fact that it comes out just a week before Stellaris, and I'm going to be all in on that.
You make an excellent point. Stellaris comes out the day after my birthday, and I think I will be pretty busy with it...

I think Overwatch comes out two days after Stellaris, so Stellaris may have saved me a lot of potentially misspent money!

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Post by killbot737 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:03 pm

I watched some campaign footage (pre-alpha) and all I could think was how completely screwed the sword guy was in the final mini-boss battle where the thing was jumping around from platform to platform and spewing out AOE attacks.

I mean, what is the melee dps guy supposed to do in that case? In the video it appeared he did exactly what I thought he would do: run around aimlessly since he can't attack anything.
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Post by Max Peck » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:24 pm

Open beta, 13-18 April. Preload on Steam scheduled to start 6 Apr.
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Post by Smoove_B » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:43 pm

Yeah, I saw it was 50GB minimum, 70 GB recommended. That would be like...8 days to download for me.

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Post by Max Peck » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:59 pm

Smoove_B wrote:Yeah, I saw it was 50GB minimum, 70 GB recommended. That would be like...8 days to download for me.
That's the install footprint for the full game. Their site says the beta download is 12GB.
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Post by Reemul » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:03 am

I am picking this up, really enjoyed borderlands 1 and especially 2. Looks like a good mix of modes and options and I like the look fo the game,.

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Post by Smoove_B » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:30 am

Max Peck wrote:
Smoove_B wrote:Yeah, I saw it was 50GB minimum, 70 GB recommended. That would be like...8 days to download for me.
That's the install footprint for the full game. Their site says the beta download is 12GB.
Oh yeah, I'm sure the beta is smaller. I was just thinking in terms of then actually purchasing and playing the game, anything over 30 GB at this point is noticeably prohibitive on my end. Hell, even 20GB takes patience.

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Post by killbot737 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:36 pm

As disinterested as I sound for this game I'm downloading the beta now. :)

Steam says it's pulling down 7.6GB.
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Post by killbot737 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:33 pm

I can see this being very popular. I would not buy it if you are Only going to play the single player campaign. The single player missions basically beg you to either invite people to co-op or play with random online weirdos. Otherwise they have some issues, at least the two included with the demo.

So for example, I was playing one of the ranged shooters. Keep in mind this was in a 5-man single player mission (a raid, as the game called it). There were some enemies that were completely immune to my primary weapon, I could only damage them with my special weapons (which are on recharge timers). I don't know how you would effectively fight them if you were playing alone besides slowly wearing them out and hiding. The same can be said for the melee classes I saw, there were unreachable sniper enemies that only the shooters could reach.

Don't kid yourself, this is a multiplayer game. Still fun though. Most of it silly fun like TF2.
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Post by naednek » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:47 pm

I first saw the trailers when it was announced, and I wasn't interested.

I then tried the beta, and man, it's a blast.
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Post by Harkonis » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:00 am

Played more than 30 hours on XB1 beta, will definitely be all in at launch
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Post by GreenGoo » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:14 am

Watched a bit of Total Biscuit's video, where he spends a lot of time trying to differentiate this game from Blizzard's entry. Not being familiar with either game, I don't really understand the differences yet, but I admit that I had lumped them together in the same genre.

He spent so much time talking about the philosophy of the game that I haven't actually seen any gameplay yet. I'll return to the video tonight to see what's what.

I admit I'm curious about the game, but not particularly excited. That could change. I'm always interested in any game that is good.

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Post by Lordnine » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:27 am

To put it simply,

Overwatch is a direct evolution of Team Fortress 2 with very unique player classes.
Battleborn is a straight up MOBA that just happens to be played with skill based FPS combat.

They are both pretty good and quite unique, despite surface similarities.

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Post by Toe » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:45 am

Lordnine wrote:To put it simply,

Overwatch is a direct evolution of Team Fortress 2 with very unique player classes.
Battleborn is a straight up MOBA that just happens to be played with skill based FPS combat.

They are both pretty good and quite unique, despite surface similarities.
I was under the impression that, while there was an MOBA-type of mode, it was just one mode of several. Admittedly, this was a while ago when the game was in early development. Is the MOBA mode considered the main focus now?

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Post by Daehawk » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:59 am

Its like a mix of moba, fps, and coop campaign without any moba.
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Toe wrote:
Lordnine wrote:To put it simply,

Overwatch is a direct evolution of Team Fortress 2 with very unique player classes.
Battleborn is a straight up MOBA that just happens to be played with skill based FPS combat.

They are both pretty good and quite unique, despite surface similarities.
I was under the impression that, while there was an MOBA-type of mode, it was just one mode of several. Admittedly, this was a while ago when the game was in early development. Is the MOBA mode considered the main focus now?
It was the main focus in the beta, not sure if the full game will be different. The main mode I played was one where you had to march your minions across the map and feed them to a sentient trash compactor that thought it was a god and demanded tribute. Quite a amusing actually.

It does offer a single player/co-op campaign, however. We played around with it a bit. It seemed solid but not amazing. You choose a character for what is basically a mini story campaign. Your character levels up in the same way it would in a multiplayer match. Game play is a bit simple; walk into a big room, kill all enemy spawners, maybe do a simple puzzle and then move on. Each section concludes a massive boss battle that feels a bit like a raid boss in an MMO.

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Post by Harkonis » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:08 pm

there is a moba light mode, a moba mode and a domination/point capture mode as well as the story mode coop missions. The story missions play more like an MMO dungeon.
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Post by killbot737 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:24 pm

I got a surveymonkey about it yesterday. I filled it out honestly. I thought it was a well designed survey for a change instead of the stupid unsub nag surveys you get from MMOs.

There was one Q though that mentioned something where I didn't know what they were talking about, and there was an "I don't know what that is" answer so I checked that one. Then I looked up the term on their site and it was something I used and knew about but I didn't know that term for it, because in-game I was calling it something else.

It was helix mutations, but in game when you're playing and don't have time to pick them the little flashy indicator on your screen says "Augmentation". At least that's what I thought it said. Maybe it said Mutation. It's slightly transparent and easy to not pay attention to. I just referred to that element as augments.
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Post by Harkonis » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:28 am

those are augments, mutations are the third option for augments that appear on the helix when you level a character up. The survey was asking how/if you used those extra options.
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Post by killbot737 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:39 pm

Hmm so I guess I did totally miss that game element.
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Post by GreenGoo » Thu May 26, 2016 2:51 pm

On sale for 40% off. That seems...early.

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Post by coopasonic » Thu May 26, 2016 2:52 pm

GreenGoo wrote:On sale for 40% off. That seems...early.
There was another game that I am unable to differentiate from this one that released this week that is likely driving that discount. Hell, I can't even tell the names apart.
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GreenGoo wrote:On sale for 40% off. That seems...early.
There was another game that I am unable to differentiate from this one that released this week that is likely driving that discount. Hell, I can't even tell the names apart.
Overwatch.

Battleborn = gearbox (I think?)
Overwatch = Blizzard

I want to say that the games are only superficially alike, not actually samey, but I can't remember the details, having played neither.

Good call on the competition with Overwatch. That's almost certainly what it is.

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Post by Lordnine » Thu May 26, 2016 3:17 pm

GreenGoo wrote:
coopasonic wrote:
GreenGoo wrote:On sale for 40% off. That seems...early.
There was another game that I am unable to differentiate from this one that released this week that is likely driving that discount. Hell, I can't even tell the names apart.
Overwatch.

Battleborn = gearbox (I think?)
Overwatch = Blizzard

I want to say that the games are only superficially alike, not actually samey, but I can't remember the details, having played neither.

Good call on the competition with Overwatch. That's almost certainly what it is.
Battleborn = Multiplayer character driven lane pusher (MOBA) with a lite single player/co-op mode.

Overwatch = Multiplayer character driven team Deathmatch objective thingy (Team Fortress) with no single player co-op mode.

Battleborn has more characters but most are less interesting. Overwatch has more maps but less modes. Both are fun and generally well made but quite different types of games.

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