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A couple people have picked up the Borderlands humble bundle. Let's set co-ordinate a group or two to play it!
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Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/27/2015 at 06:31am

Ok people, who's in? I'm pacific time and available most evenings after 8pm. Do we want to try and set up a group to meet once a week?
Oh, and does anyone know if the PC version limits group size to 4 like the console version? My quick google search seems to indicate yes. I've limited the event size to 8 for now in case we want to set up two groups (maybe one east coast, one west coast?)

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/27/2015 at 06:33am

One more thing: I marked the game for the event as Borderlands 2 because there seemed to be more interest in that one. But I am completely open to either the first or second game.

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/27/2015 at 02:37pm

They are indeed limited to 4 players. I'm still a maybe due to the time difference, but if you don't find two more I'll be an alternate.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/27/2015 at 02:41pm

I'm in. I'd like to be the Psycho I've wanted to try that class out.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 06/27/2015 at 04:33pm

I'm also on the West Coast, but available at just about any time. It's one of the joys of being "retired."

BL2 is probably the most solid experience all around. BL:TPS has some nifty new mechanics that make it fairly enjoyable and there are a few really good characters in it.

dannytron wrote on 06/27/2015 at 05:31pm

You can count me in too. I'm West Coast. I usually play soldier or commando but I'm open to trying another class if someone else wants to play that.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/27/2015 at 05:41pm

So it sounds like Bean, Jon, Danny, and I, with Travis as an alternate if someone can't make it? That's a pretty solid group I think.

What days work best for everyone? Would Saturday nights work?

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/27/2015 at 05:44pm

Oh, and dibs on Mechromancer. :)

dannytron wrote on 06/27/2015 at 05:48pm

I'm free most Saturday nights. And even nights when I'm busy with the kids they are usually in bed by 8:30.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/27/2015 at 07:43pm

Saturday evenings could work. No weekday evenings?

Since today is Saturday wanna play tonight?

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/27/2015 at 09:59pm

Weekdays are going to be hit and miss for me for a little while, but after about... July 18th or so I will have a much more steady schedule.

As of right now, I can probably commit to Monday nights. Looking at the calendar there doesn't seem to be anything planned on Mondays.

I would love to play tonight! I've had BL2 installing today, so it will be ready by tonight.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/27/2015 at 10:09pm

8pm tonight sounds great.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/27/2015 at 10:10pm

Monday nights work for me, also tonight might work. Let's drop a time tonight say 8pm on?

That work for everyone else?

Also, everyone message WhiteboySlim your Steam info so he can friend you to setup tonights game.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/27/2015 at 10:13pm

Great, see you then.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/27/2015 at 10:15pm

Are we going to use Skype or in game Steam voice chat?

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 06/27/2015 at 10:20pm

We can have multiple classes but I'll probably bring a Siren. We can work out the details on that once we're in-game.

Tonight might not work for me but that's why there's an alt slot, right? ;)
Keep the event open and I'd be more than happy to join another one.

I'm beansmyname on Steam. Feel free to add me if you haven't already. Also, ping me around 7:30 Pacific and I'll have a more concrete answer.

dannytron wrote on 06/27/2015 at 11:20pm

8:00 should work fine. I've had more success with Skype than Steam chat.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 06/28/2015 at 12:30am

Sadly, I won't be able to make it tonight. However, I have multiple characters and would love to join some other time.

FWIW, the in-game voice chat seems to work fairly well, too.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/28/2015 at 05:33am

Ok! First night went well. We're going to try and meet up on Monday nights starting this Monday. We're currently all level 9 and we just got to Sanctuary. We're about to start the firehawk quest.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/28/2015 at 04:57pm

I have an idea. Let's play the side quests on our own and then when we come together continue with the main quest. One benefit there is we get all the loot drops to ourselves for those, plus we can just focus on the main story together.

Thoughts?

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 06/28/2015 at 05:46pm

I'm not too worried about loot drops. Gearbox has been handing out golden keys like mad since BL2 shipped and they haven't stopped. Have about 60 or so in BL2 and TPS, so I just spend 4 or 5 at the gold crate every once in a while. And I'm willing to share whatever comes out. Always got better items there than anywhere else (until you get to the end stage and collect the same gear everyone else has).

The real advantage for me in the side quests isn't the loot, but the experience gained. There are some mid-to-late stages of BL2 that become really grindy. OK in an RPG (and possibly expected), not so OK in an FPS. Fighting bullet sponges for a few hours to be able to progress in the story is not fun to me. So, the side quests help alleviate some of that. My only concern is the potential level disparity between those who do the side quests and those who don't.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/28/2015 at 06:47pm

That's a good point. I guess we can do the side quests too, I just wasn't thrilled with the guns I had to start and after a few side quests I am good. That said, I don't have a problem re-playing those missions.

Golden keys are account bound and limited but there are ways of getting around that.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/28/2015 at 09:44pm

The only side quests I'd say we really NEED to do are the ones that offer skins/heads, because I like playing dress up with my characters sometimes. >.> Or there are a few that offer unique and awesome guns.

Really I just enjoy the game, and playing as a group is a blast. I don't care if we focus on the main story or side quests or both! We could also do a bit of both: Focus on the main storyline, and then if the mission levels start to pass us up, stop to do a few side quests.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 06/28/2015 at 10:10pm

Sounds like you play the way I do. :D

I don't really care for much beyond the skins/heads since the gunplay is a bit lackluster and I'm not interested in having all of the top gear.

Best way I've found to share golden keys is in-game. Head to Sanctuary, open the chest, back away. :P

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/28/2015 at 10:32pm

Golden keys aren't a problem any more. I just went to https://twitter.com/dgshiftcodes and copy/pasted every BL2 code that would work (all the Randy Pitchford ones back to March) and I now have 55 golden keys. I think I'm set, lol.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/28/2015 at 11:05pm

Sheesh, after a bit of googling I also found this shift code for 20 keys that has no expiration date: 5BW3B-F96CT-KXJFK-TB3B3-39BWZ

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/29/2015 at 12:10am

I'm going to attempt to run BL2 on my laptop. It should work at minimum settings, as long as my desk doesn't catch fire in the process...

I realize coming in late that you guys already have a solid group. I can try to be a swing man, or get a little side action going with the East Coast ghosters :).

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/29/2015 at 01:38am

All you need to do is back up a single file, profile.dat I think, open the chest until you're out of keys, then close the game and copy that file back in and you have all your keys back but you retain all the loot.

Dirty cheater here. :) It doesn't give you that big of an edge though.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/29/2015 at 08:23pm

Just to confirm: we're on for tonight, correct?

JaBo wrote on 06/29/2015 at 11:05pm

Oh bummer... I was hoping to join in for once a week of play. I was pretty busy this weekend and not usually checking the internet much (facebook aside on my phone). I've never played BL2 tho and don't even have it installed probably, so it sounds like I'd be way behind the curve, not to mention you're already full up.

beansmyname   Supporter wrote on 06/29/2015 at 11:37pm

I am more than happy to step aside to let someone else play.

Another idea: If we get one or two more people, just run concurrent games. :D

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/30/2015 at 12:00am

I played all of two minutes with WBS last night. Got the game running on this little 13" MacBook Pro, and, while it's super tiny on this screen, the hardware seemed to handle it okay. Granted, it might melt in the more open areas. I'll keep a fire extinguisher handy.

I'm supposed to be working tonight, but I might carve out time to play. I'd be up for running on the B-team ;).

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/30/2015 at 01:42am

One thing we can do is just play with whomever shows up. Make sure that WBS is connected to you and if there are 4 it's fine and if there are 6 we can split into two teams of 3.

Also, we will track what mission we are on so if someone skips they can play on their own to progress onward. I am going to try and hit up tonight at 8pm PDT.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/30/2015 at 03:02am

One thing that's cool about BL2 also is that if you join a game that has progressed farther in the story than you have you will still get credit for those missions in your own game. Once you go back to your solo game, you will be set back to your last active mission, but once you "catch up" to where you had completed in a multiplayer game you get a prompt to skip the missions you already completed.

More details: http://support.2k.com/hc/en-us/articles/201335863-How-does-Mission-Fast-Forward-work-in-Co-Op-

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/30/2015 at 03:20am

It would be nice if there was some level scaling so you didn't have to be near-matched to really play well together.

JaBo wrote on 06/30/2015 at 04:27pm

SO, I installed it and jumped on anyways. I haven't been on my desktop in like a month. Ended up playing for an hourish with WBS. I'm a lvl 7 assassin right now. I'll play some more to get caught up.

Is there a set day people are aiming for for grouping?

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 06/30/2015 at 04:55pm

Right now Mondays at 8 is kind of our set meeting time.

JaBo wrote on 07/01/2015 at 03:58pm

Ohh, they just added a lot more DLC to the deal, sweet!

What's everyone's level btw? I think I got to 9 last night?

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 07/01/2015 at 04:27pm

I think we dinged 10 before logging out. My Mechromancer that I played on Monday is 13 I think.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/02/2015 at 02:54am

So I bought the BL2 Game of the Year Edition which doesn't come with all the DLC if you get the $15 bundle. I did the math on if I bought the DLC straight up and it's the same price as buying the bundle. I think i'll end up picking up the bundle after all. smile

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/06/2015 at 01:51am

Who's on for some BL2 tomorrow night: 7/7/2015 @ 8p PST?

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 07/06/2015 at 03:17am

You have my gun.

JaBo wrote on 07/06/2015 at 03:48pm

I'm down - my assassin is ready. Also, fyi, in a random occurrence that didn't impact me deciding to play BL2 or sway my character choice, I realized yesterday that the mousepad I got from loot crate is this:

http://netdna.coolthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/borderlands-mousepad-loot-crate-june-2015.jpg

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 07/06/2015 at 04:37pm

Ha ha ha, that's an awesome mousepad.

JaBo wrote on 07/06/2015 at 05:05pm

It's big too, and thick and smooth, it's the best quality mouse pad I've ever had (then again, I didn't care to use most of the time, but now realize it improves mouse precision).

JaBo wrote on 07/06/2015 at 11:59pm

Ok, well I'll be on as close to 8 as possible (after getting kids to bed). My assassin is lvl 11 I think. Cya in 3 hours!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/07/2015 at 02:52am

I'll be joining a few minutes late tonight. Still be on though so start without me and i'll join up during.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/12/2015 at 01:33am

Everyone down for this Monday the 13th @ 8p PST?

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 07/12/2015 at 01:59am

I'm in, but will probably be a little late. Go ahead and start without me and I'll jump on when I can.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 07/12/2015 at 04:14pm

I can't. One of my grandmas passed a few days ago, and I'm slightly wrecked. I'll try to catch up with you guys soon. I'll stay in the event thread, though, if that's okay.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/12/2015 at 04:47pm

That's cool. Wish you all well.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 07/12/2015 at 05:54pm

I'm so sorry hear about your Grandma Scrypt! :( Hope you're doing ok. Of course you can stay in the event thread.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 07/12/2015 at 08:30pm

thank you :)

JaBo wrote on 07/13/2015 at 05:12am

Sad to hear, sorry for your loss :(

JaBo wrote on 07/13/2015 at 05:12am

I'm down for Monday, btw

dannytron wrote on 07/13/2015 at 09:51pm

Scrypt, I'm sorry for your loss.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 07/13/2015 at 11:59pm

Thank you! I probably shouldn't have blurted that out here. I didn't mean to be a downer. I've never lost anyone close before, so I guess I'm in a weird place. I do very much appreciate the condolences, though!

So, anyway, I should be back in Texas in a day or two; back to proper gaming platforms. What level is everyone at? How much catching up will I need to do?

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/14/2015 at 12:10am

Sorry for your loss, scrypt. I've lost people close to me before and it sucks. It will get easier with time, as with all things.

JaBo wrote on 07/14/2015 at 01:48am

I'm level 15, which I think is a level under WBS. At least they were 16 when we quit last Monday

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/14/2015 at 04:38am

Sorry I had to drop early, let me know what levels you ended at and i'll make sure I am caught up for next Monday.

JaBo wrote on 07/20/2015 at 04:10pm

So, with WBS's move, not sure if he'll be on tonight, don't think he has internet yet and set up etc.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 07/20/2015 at 08:50pm

Internet is up and running, but I can pretty much guarantee I will not be on tonight. We've had a couple set backs with the whole unpacking thing, so our lives (and my PC) are still in boxes at this point. :P

After you guys play tonight just post what levels you're all at when you quit and I'll try and catch up.

JaBo wrote on 07/21/2015 at 12:24am

Well, let me know who plans to play tonight

dannytron wrote on 07/21/2015 at 03:16am

Sorry guys I've been really busy today. I can't make it tonight. Let me know what levels you hit tonight and I'll catch up this week.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/21/2015 at 03:34am

Yeah, sorry I can't make it either. Next Monday will be better for me!

JaBo wrote on 07/21/2015 at 03:34am

I don't think anyone is playing tonight, actually

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 07/27/2015 at 06:43pm

It's not 100%, but I am going to try and be on tonight. It would have been a for-sure thing, but then my shower broke this morning, so I get to fix that tonight. Anyone else think they'll make it on tonight?

JaBo wrote on 07/27/2015 at 07:39pm

I am available, I'll check back later to see who's able. No biggie either way

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/27/2015 at 11:53pm

Yeah, this week looks unlikely. I am hoping for next Monday. Looks way more open right now.

JaBo wrote on 07/28/2015 at 12:44am

I don't mind skipping, Rett just introduced me to a game called dungeon of the endless or endless dungeon...looks amaze

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 07/28/2015 at 02:16am

Stopping in to say that I definitely will not be able to make it tonight. House stuff calls unfortunately. :\

dannytron wrote on 07/28/2015 at 02:17am

Yeah I can't make it either.

dannytron wrote on 08/03/2015 at 06:12pm

Hey guys I can't make it tonight. Today's my anniversary.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/03/2015 at 07:04pm

Happy anniversary Danny!

As luck would have it, I think I can attend tonight.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 08/03/2015 at 09:55pm

Happy anniversary Danny!

I am putting myself down as a maybe, but probably. I'm visiting family, but by the time we're going to be playing the kids should all be in bed and we will just be hanging out. I'm installing it on my laptop right now so it should be ready to go by tonight.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/04/2015 at 05:58am

So WBS and I completed the alt Firehawk cult mission and then the mission that Hammerlock gives you in the Sanctuary hole. While we were over there we found the Minecraft level and WBS got the Mecromancer Minecraft head.

I think I am going to loot all the Minecraft heads as I unlocked them on the PS3 but not the PC yet.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 08/04/2015 at 06:31pm

Also, ding! We're level 19 now. So you all don't have much you need to catch up on. :)

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 08/10/2015 at 08:49pm

Just writing in to say that I won't be on tonight. I spoke with dannytron earlier and he won't be able to make it either.

JaBo wrote on 08/10/2015 at 10:00pm

I'll be on... oh wait, nm, WBS will be visiting my house tonight, guess I can't play (BL2 anyways)!

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 08/11/2015 at 12:30am

Hahaha, oh yeah. Jabo won't be on either. We're going to be playing games in person for a change.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/11/2015 at 12:46am

Sounds good, thanks for letting me know. I guess I won't be playing tonight either.

JaBo wrote on 08/13/2015 at 07:14pm

I don't know who else was playing (there's 6 ppl subscibed to the event), but I gotta bail on Mondays. I am going to try to get back into a weekly DOTA2 night. That means I'll be doing DOTA and MtG every week eating up 2 full nights. I can't ask for 3, just too many, so hopefully I won't be missed and somebody else steps up.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/14/2015 at 02:26am

Sounds good JaBo, it was fun having you while it lasted.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 08/18/2015 at 06:26am

Quick update for everyone: dannytron and I were the only two to make it this week. We didn't progress through the story at all and just did a few side missions. We dinged levels 20 and 21.

See you next week!

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 08/24/2015 at 06:59pm

I'll be around for tonight. What about everyone else?

On a side note, my Gunzerker is high enough level to join the main group now, so I think I will be switching. I'm bringing my team ammo-regen class mod too. So... you know... you're welcome for that. :P

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/24/2015 at 07:55pm

I won't be, sorry. I spent some time last night grinding to get all the Minecraft heads & got most of them. One of my friends is coming over and we are opening out Grand Tournament packs together, I think we will be making a video of that too.

I always say "next Monday" but in this case I think that should actually work smile

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 08/25/2015 at 03:00am

Looks like dannytron is out also. So I think we're going to postpone until next week. :)

On a side note, does Monday in general still work for everyone? Would another day work out better for anyone? Friday or Saturday might work better for our East coast ghosts.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 08/31/2015 at 08:19pm

Hey everyone im in for tonight. In the middle of a move but I need a gaming break. Anyone else in for tonight?

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 09/01/2015 at 12:29am

You have my GUNS GUNS GUNS AND MOAR GUNS MWA HAHA HAHAHAHA!
...
Eh-hem. Yes, I will be on.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/01/2015 at 02:24am

Ok, so I won't be anymore. House moving stuff. Will make for a fun story later but for now it's just frustrating. Le sigh

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/01/2015 at 07:48pm

Any responses to "Friday or Saturday might work better for our East coast ghosts?"

I'd love to get in on this :)

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/01/2015 at 07:53pm

I am down for this Friday at 7p PDT.

Timogorgon   Member   Post Author wrote on 09/02/2015 at 04:56pm

I can do Friday at 8pm pacific. Would that be too late?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/04/2015 at 02:58am

Travis? You in for that time Friday?

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/05/2015 at 04:25pm

WhiteboySlim and I played a couple side missions and pressed forward with the main story some. We ended at level 21-22

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/26/2015 at 06:00am

We are all level 24 now I think. It was nice to finally make one of these!

After Dan and Jon left WBS and I unlocked my fourth gun slot so I'm all set, and now I have a decent shield, so maybe I won't die so much :D

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/26/2015 at 05:01pm

That's great! I got a ton more good drops because those missions were harder. Plus it was fun too. smile

jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/28/2015 at 02:56am

OK so what level is everyone at after our session Friday evening?

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/28/2015 at 03:59am
jdodson   Admin wrote on 09/28/2015 at 01:57pm

Oh.... Right. Thanks. smile

jdodson   Admin wrote on 10/15/2015 at 09:14pm

This even has officially expired, but curious if anyone wants to play next Monday?

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