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Old 01-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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The Bandits of Pandora can feel one of their own approaching and have ramped up the production of Bandit gear accordingly, so expect to see an increase in Bandit gear drops when playing Borderlands 2 while connected to the internet. But watch out! Reports suggest an increased population of Badass Psychos in Lynchwood, Thousand Cuts and Eridium Blight.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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Ah thanks for this info mate can an admin possible sticky this and keep it updated its really handy to know cheers for the update Doktor Wilhelm
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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I saw this on Twitter this morning. What the fuck does it even mean though? Drop rates are increased for shotguns? Where? Everywhere? Bosses? Raid bosses? But they're going to run out Saturday afternoon? When? Why? Are they limited or is that when the event ends? Huh? What? Keep dropping the suck Gearbox.
I believe it means that the likelihood of getting a shotgun as a drop for anything will be increased, and if a shotgun is part of a bosses set of drops, then it will be more likely to drop, also their stats may be better than usual.

It's stops at "Saturday, January 12 at 10:55AM CST / 4:55PM GMT" and some other event (likely something else's drop rate being improved) will replace it about 5 minutes later.

Not sure how this all equals hate for Gearbox, but each to their own I guess.

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Ah thanks for this info mate can an admin possible sticky this and keep it updated its really handy to know cheers for the update Doktor Wilhelm
It's only a short in-game event, no need for a sticky, but thank you anyways!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:45 PM   #4
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Kinda shitty for consoles players since shotguns are bugged and do mediocre damage. Still it is very nice to see they can make events like these and hope to see more in the future.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #5
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What I am curious about is.....what took them till now to do stuff like this? Did it take them that long to realize that holding events for the community was a good idea?

Not bitching, I am genuinely curious.....if they had the idea, why wait till now to implement it? Randy has always been tight with the folks at Epic, so he has been aware of their events for years.......I know he knew about this kind of stuff, its just strange timing. Just before the third DLC?
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:40 PM   #6
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My question though is it even worth it going thru say the "Warrior" or "Terra" ?? Any one confirm they are actually seeing these drops...
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:13 PM   #7
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http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/sh...d.php?t=224520

Plenty of reports over on GB forums. Seems kinda hit/miss for some folks.

As for me, fighting the Warrior a few times, it's noticeable the increase in shotgun drops, but I'd say it's a matter of opinion on the 'quality' of said drops.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:33 PM   #8
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Random loot is still random even with increased chance.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #9
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I did seem to be getting more Purple shotguns than ever before, though I may just be noticing them because I'm looking out for them.

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Random loot is still random even with increased chance.
Sounds like a warning that should be on the side of a imported gachapon machine.

EDIT: Day 2 brings the grenades...
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Ohhhhh...i havent killed him yet...shoot havent even laid eyes upon him!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #11
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Good thing i have a Vault Hunter Relic.
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Good thing i have a Vault Hunter Relic.
For what, to increase Green, Blue and Purple loot drops by 000000000.1.%?
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For what, to increase Green, Blue and Purple loot drops by 000000000.1.%?
5%*

On all loot drops, on top of whatever factors in to TVHM and playing with other players who potentially have the relic.

Also i happen to run across better quality weapons when i have the thing equipped.
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Anybody know what I'm supposed to be looking for , drop wise? I did just get the 'breath of terra' nade lvl 50 so good start
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Anybody know what I'm supposed to be looking for , drop wise? I did just get the 'breath of terra' nade lvl 50 so good start
Random loot drops, not sure if chest loot is affected.

Also the Breath of Terramorphous is obscenely rare, good job!
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All the rumours were true then, just a shame that it's only TVHM and with 2 or more players...

Oh well, don't forget to use the 'find a friend' thread to get help: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=390079
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Does anyone know if you have to be Level 50 to get to Vermivorous?
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Does anyone know if you have to be Level 50 to get to Vermivorous?
You don't have to be 50.

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For what, to increase Green, Blue and Purple loot drops by 000000000.1.%?
Haha yeah no kidding, I dumped that relic for the extra XP one as soon as I realised it's useless.
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All the rumours were true then, just a shame that it's only TVHM and with 2 or more players...

Oh well, don't forget to use the 'find a friend' thread to get help: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=390079
Just for today's event it looks like though.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:52 AM   #20
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event has been extended per Gearbox's twitter:
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Good I couldn't do it yesterday, glad they are extending it.
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The launcer you get for Vermivorous is a BEAST...took me like a half hour to kill his ass though!!
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Damn it. I hope I wish I had found this sooner to spawn Vermivorous. Oh well. I'm sure they'll do this again.
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The launcer you get for Vermivorous is a BEAST...took me like a half hour to kill his ass though!!
I'll say. We were messing around leveling a guy up and spawned 3 at once. It took forever to kill all three with only three lvl 50s and one lvl 18. Picked up 2 norfleets and a head. We wanted a mod. Still good fun.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:08 PM   #25
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Is that an increase in GOOD Bandit gear or random Bandit crap in general?
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Is that an increase in GOOD Bandit gear or random Bandit crap in general?
I only know what they say, but by the wording it'll just be Bandit crap in general, but it'll make it easier to farm for a variant/build of a Bandit weapon.
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Is that an increase in GOOD Bandit gear or random Bandit crap in general?
From what I have seen it is crap. It's just another ploy to get us to play this game with the "Chance" I stress "chance" I can't wait to retire this let down of a game.
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