Tiny Tina's Wonderlands - What if Borderlands, but all Tina's DnD?

Yeah Sniper rifles don’t really serve much purpose this time around. On the other hand Melee and pet builds are much more viable then they ever have been. I believe a full Companion build is currently the fastest boss killer in many cases which is fun.

I feel like I have many more viable options for a build this time round. I have a Brr-zerker and a Graveborn, and with the Brr-zerker I’ve paired it with Stabbomancer, Clawbringer and spore-warden all with success at Chaos 20. I’ve also done a full on melee build in several flavors and been mostly successful. The downside with melee builds is there are several bosses that you just cannot hit in melee range which is a bummer.

First DLC:

Finished the story on my Spellshot, and it motivated me to reinstall BL3 and the DLC stuff to play around with the skill trees and content I haven’t seen (though I have four 50+ characters from before). TTW was heaps of fun, though I’m not sure how extensible it is. In structure, sure; as a PnP RPG framework, new adventures are easy to add to the overworld. There isn’t much depth to the skills or the loot though.

I disagree on the depth … sort of. The thing I am finding neat is mixing any two classes to see what you can come up with. I’ve tried builds with several mixes, and there are some neat combinations. Brr-zerker is my main, and I’ve been successful at C20 with Brr/Stabbo, Brr/Claw, Brr/Grave and Brr/Spore… That is kind of neat.

Fair enough. I think I chose poorly, trying to combine a Spellshot with a Stabbomancer or whatever. Pretty much just stuck to pumping up damage across the board.

I think todays patch (which is huge) is going to open up some builds a lot more, and we will see where the true DPS shines. I’m hopeful that most of this is good stuff.

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Just beat the game, and it was basically a joyful experience. No fat, not stretched-out, even though I was fairly completionist at 37 hours. Strongly recommend.

No plans to get into the endgame stuff, and from what I’ve read all the season pass DLC sucks, unfortunately. Seems inevitable we get a Wonderlands 2 and I’m all for it.

That sounds great. I love the sound of “no fat”. I never could get into Borderlands 2 because it’s so long. The first Borderlands was great. Short and sweet, and it was over before it overstayed its welcome.

Is this still on sale on Epic, I wonder. Time to look.

I had the same problem with BL2 and BL3, and 3 compounded it with the truly screeching villains. The villain in Wonderlands is played by Will Arnett and he’s, well, wonderful.

You can tell Gearbox started Wonderlands during the pandemic intending it to be another premiere DLC for BL3 just like they did for BL2, but the pandemic kept stretching on and they were clearly enjoying themselves, so they made a full game. The fantastic environments are the opposite of Borderlands; an entire town raised up on a beanstalk, a fantasy city, the bottom of a recently drained ocean (preceded by one of the best surprises ever), etc.

Unfortunately that explains the crappy DLCs too. Don’t buy the ultimate edition or the season pass separately.

I agree the environments are good. I think many of the locales in BL3 though are also good, and some of the best are in the DLCs. Handsome Jack’s Casino, the Blood Bounty maps, and Love & Tentacles all have some great locations.

New class coming as DLC. Part of season pass.

That’s a new base class, right? So you could combine it with any of the others?

If so, that’s kind of like getting four extra classes!

That’s the beauty of the multiclassing system, yep. I wish you could respec your first class too, though.

I wish I could totally respect your character (ie change class) in all Borderlands games. Play 15 hours with character A, then 15 hours with character B, etc. No, I don’t like Borderlands enough as to play three or four full playthroughs, one with each class.

That’s the lesson Gearbox learned from BL3; they kept adding classes but nobody played them because it required a whole new playthrough. The multiclassing system in WL largely addresses it.

A lesson they could have and should have learned from BL2. Or Diablo 3 for that matter (adventure mode because who wants to slog through the campaign with every class).

Better late than never, though.

I have a max-level D3 character of every class myself. You can powerlevel to 70 in ~10 minutes with a max-level guy clearing torment rifts for you.

But yes, BL2 had the same problem.

I was one of the schmucks who leveled all four classes to 50 in BL3, but after they kept raising the cap I only got one to 72 I think. Just not enough interest to do all of them, and I really only like one or two classes there anyhow.

Latest patch adds FSR2 upscaling. Magical as always on framerates, but it does impact texture quality a bit. If your card can’t get >60, worth a shot. I’ve got a 3080 so I wouldn’t use it.