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[REQUEST][Steam] Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition - Guns with legs? We got you boo!

SPOILERS for the entire Borderlands Franchise

Hey guys. I am here to request the Super Deluxe Edition for Borderlands 3 (or the Season Pass). I have been in love with the series since the launch of Borderlands 2 and after playing the 3rd installment I really want to experience more of the game. With the 2nd DLC coming out this month I am really excited to play it. Enough about these small details. Let's get onto the request.

Steam ID
Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition for Steam on Green Man Gaming( $45 )
Also Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition is $35 on lG but I can't link it as third party websites seem to trigger a bot and the post doesn't show up on Fresh.

WHAT IS BORDERLANDS 3

Borderlands 3 is the latest installment in the Borderlands franchise. Borderlands is a game where you go around killing bandits and stealing their guns to kill more and more bandits while creating a lot of MAYHEM. Borderlands is a looter shooter with a bunch of RPG elements added over it like skill trees and points that are given to you through a leveling system.

The appeal of the game is the huge amount of guns that are all unique in their own rights (certain guns home on enemies while others are pistols that shoot like shotguns) and the weird combination between silly and dark humor that was present since the inception of the franchise.

A lot of people believe that Borderlands 2 was the peak of the series. The humor was amazing, the characters were better written, there was an actual story, the skills were more indepth and there were way more guns. While I don't disagree, I have to give a lot of points to Borderlands 1 as well for its amazing gunplay.

Now that leaves us with Borderlands 3. Where did the series go after the success of BL2? Well I would say it went in a better direction. The general gameplay loop is one of the best I have seen in a lot of games. The gunplay is so satisfying with each gun having their own sound and way of shooting, the action skills being better than ever (I still miss gunzerking though) but there is a but. The story. While I wouldn't say that it really is the worst, a lot of people really don't like it. A huge part of it being one of the new characters and the large amount of standing around listening to dialogue.

I truly love this new installment in a franchise that I have enjoyed for over 8 years or so and that is why I want to experience more of it.

How I found out about the Borderlands franchise

This happened around 9 years ago I believe. When I was still quite young and not that much into gaming I would sit around my father and watch him play video games from time to time. This is what made me start doing it some time later. Well one of the games that he found was Borderlands 1. I did watch him play for a while and played some of it myself but I didn't really enjoy the game much so I left it after my first playthrough.

That was until Borderlands 2 came out... Well a bit later after it came out. Again it was my father who found the game and started it and what can I say, it looked amazing and wanted to play it too. After I played through my first playthrough I was quite hooked on the whole Borderlands thing and continued to play my Gunzerker to around max level but unfortunately I had lost that save. After this I would follow pretty much everything that would be Borderlands related. I replayed Borderlands 1 and when I heard that the Pre-Sequel was coming out around 2014 I was so excited.

For Tales it is a bit fuzzy. I don't really remember when or how I found out about it. I believe it was after I had gotten into watching some of the older Telltale games and did some search around their games.

And now we arrived at Borderlands 3. Ah 7 years after 2 and 5 after the Pre-Sequel. A long wait that I never truly realized I was a part of. The idea of a 3rd Borderlands game never really dawned upon me until a video by Supmatto got me thinking. It was the one where he talked about the Gearbox demo where they actually showed the character model for Moze in a desert. I didn't pay much attention up until a few months before the reveal of the game, a point at which leaks was quite frequent and hard to miss if you spend a lot of time on Youtube. Then Borderlands 3 got revealed and my hype levels were so high that I think we could have gotten to the moon...

And now we are here. Almost 6 months after the release of the game with the 2nd DLC and Steam version right around the corner. What can I say. It has been a good couple months.

The story of Borderlands 3


Ah. So you want to hear another story eh? Oh! You want to know the whole story? Well then. Where shall I begin. Oh yea. I remember now.
The story of the first game is somewhat shallow. It follows the 4 original Vault Hunters after being contacted by Angel. Being told that they are supposed to do something great the characters embark on a mission to find the fabled Vault Key and open the mythical Vault.
This whole thing was planned by Jack, the new CEO of Hyperion, with Angel being his agent. Once the vault was open Eridium started errupting from the planet and Jack took advantage of this. The VHs of BL2 were tricked and almost killed by Jack as he tried to rid Pandora of the bandits that lived there. How was he planning to do this? Open a new vault and control the monster within. The new VHs met and teamed up with the ones from BL1 in order to stop Jack once and for all.
And now we arrive to Borderlands 3. Set around 7 years after the events of BL2 the games once again starts with 4 Vault Hunters getting off a bus. The VHs saw the adds for the Crimson Raiders and decided to join them in the fight against the new cult that started spreading across the Borderlands. You learn that the leaders of the cult, Tyreen and Troy Calypso, are both sirens and have similar powers. Throughout the game you are in a constant race against the Children of the Vault. The fate of the universe is decided by who will be the first to open the Great Vault and let out or stop the horrors that lie within. You will also see familiar and new faces as you visit the planets that the game offers.

The first DLC, Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, takes place on Handsome Jack's casino. I am unsure about the story of the DLC because what I have seen of it is not much. You will need to assemble a crew in order to steal the plans to the casino and get the revenge that Moxxi wants so much. A returning character is also here. Timothy Lawrence, former clone of Jack and also former vault hunter.
DLC nr.2 (Guns, Love, and Tentacles) will take place on a frozen planet and will have at it's center the marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, a couple introduced in the Eden 6 part of the base game. It will also contain eldritch horror elements as there are cultists that worship a dead vault monster.
DLC 3 will most likely be wild west themed but instead of horses you have dinosaurs... Yea I bet it will be as good as it sounds.
Now for DLC 4. Here comes the juicy parts. Randy hinted at the story that might come with the DLC. We might go into the mind of Kreig. Kreig was a fan favorite character in BL2 and he didn't appear in BL3 so a lot of people are excited for this.

Gameplay mechanics and elements


On top of the 3 main skills from which you can choose from each character has 3 skill trees that focus on different aspects of said character. Amara has a tree that will allow her to be a melee machine while Moze has a tree that could make her not consume ammo and have unlimited of said ammo.
Each skill tree has these skills that are a bit more special and that can alter gameplay in more major ways. A set of these are the capstones at the end of each skill tree but these can be found through the skill tree too. Usually there are 2 or 3 special skills per tree and they take only 1 single point to be activated. There are special pieces of gear that can add more than one point to them and make then ever more powerful.

Borderlands 2 had 2 types of vehicles in the main game with 2 more added in the DLC. The only real differences between the base game ones were the fact that you could have 4 people instead of 2 and different weapons. The boosts might have been different too. In Borderlands 3 there are 3 kinds of vehicles. There is also the fact that you can fully customize your car. From the wheels to the engine. The way you get new parts is by stealing cars from the bandits running around in them. Now in Borderlands 3 you can go up to a car and press the needed button and if there is someone in said car you will throw then out and take the car for yourself.
There is also a quality of life improvement in the sense that now some things like cacti will be destroyed if you try to run them over. In Borderlands 2 those cacti were fully solid and you stop you if you would hit them with even 1 cm of your car's hitbox.

A new mechanic added to the game to make it more dynamic and also make the level design be more vertical at the same time. Sliding works like in a lot of other games. If you are running and use the crouch button you will enter the sliding animation. If you slide into an enemy, that enemy will be staggered or even go flying. This is a good technique to stop enemies from shooting or even taking their place in cover by staggering them.
Then there is mantling. This will allow a character to climb certain ledges that are usually shown with special textures onto the walls though it is not limited to just that. With Mantling you can be very creative with skipping certain parts of the game as you can sometime mantle things that the developers might not want you to.

Le pièce de résistance. Borderlands 3, while not ditching Pandora completely, will have our band of misfits traveling from planet to planet through the galaxy in which Pandora resides. The game will start off and have it's first act on Pandora, but after repairing and taking off aboard the Sanctuary 3 ship you will go to the stars and beyond in order to stop the Calypsos. Sanctuary 3 will be your hub area from which you can travel to the different planets in the game. The game will have 5 planets with more coming in the future with DLC. Each planet is divided into multiple areas like how the maps in Borderlands 2 worked.

  1. `Hyperion. The big-bad corporation from previous Borderlands titles, is back in Borderlands 3. Alongside accuracy that increases as you fire the weapon, Hyperion guns will now have a deployable shield mounted in the front that will be able to stop some of the damage that would be done to you. The shield does have a capacity and will need to recharge.

2) Maliwan. Maliwan has always been the manufacturer that focused on elemental guns and in Borderlands 3 it is no different. Like in Borderlands 2 all Maliwan guns will be elemental but this time they will have 2 elements that you can switch between at will. The only downside that is with these games is the fact that shots need to be charged before they can be shot.

3) Torgue. DO YOU LIKE BLOWING S*IT UP? DO YOU LOVE EXPLOSIONS? WELL THEN TORGUE IS THE MANUFACTURER FOR YOU! IT IS TIME TO KILL EVERY LIVING ORGANISM ON THIS PLANET WITH THE HELP OF THE HIGH DAMAGE GYRO-JET PROJECTILES THAT TRAVEL SOMEWHAT SLOWLY! THERE IS ALSO THE STICKY MODE WHERE YOU STICK THE BULLETS TO YOUR ENEMIES AND THEN YOU CAN DETONATE THEM FOR HIGH DAMAGE! EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4) Vladof. This focus on high fire rate means that its guns have ridiculously high fire rates. But as a result, they aren't going to be as accurate as other weapons, and you'll burn through your ammo pretty fast. Even so, Vladof's arsenal is excellent if you're looking for rapid, consistent damage. And its guns come with some special attachments as well, like under-barrel grenade launchers or rocket launchers.

5) Tediore. Guns with legs... What more do you want? Ok ok. The guns made by this manufacturer do not have a conventional magazine that you reload. Instead you throw the gun out into the battlefield and a new one digistructs into your hands. The thrown guns can have a multitude of effects like exploding and then spawning child grenades or sticking to a surface and becoming a turret.

6) Jakobs. Guns made by Jackobs do not only look like they are out of the wild west but also feel like it. These guns can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger so the faster you are the more damage you do. They also have high damage output but you will need to be accurate. Accuracy and critical hits are rewarded with a chance that the bullet will ricochet off the enemy and hit others. Currently my favorite gun in the game is the Wedding Invitation that was added during the Valentine Day event. When scoring a critical hit the bullets will not only explode but they will also shoot towards other enemies but this time will do cryo damage.

7) Atlas. A manufacturer that was absent during the events of Borderlands 2 now returns lead by none other than Rhys, one of the 2 protagonists in Tales from the Borderlands. With guns made by Atlas you will be able to shoot out a tracker onto your enemies and then any round you shoot will follow said tracker and hit the enemy that is marked. The Q-System is one the best early game assault rifles.

8) Dahl. Dahl is a powerful militaristic corporation. And these roots have led to their firearms being tactical in nature. They offer a variety of different firing modes that the user can toggle between based on the various factors that influence gunfights. Because of their jack-of-all-trades nature means they inherently aren't specialized and thus, they aren't the best guns you can equip for specialized tasks.

9) Children of the Vault or COV. The guns made by COV are quite special. They do not have a magazine because you never have to reload. COV guns instead of having the usual magazine have a heating bar. If the bar gets filled then the weapon will jam and will need repairs. The repairs in a way are somewhat like reloads but if you manage the heat throughout your battles you will never need to reload the gun ever again. The animations that play are quite funny like the one where you use a water gun to cool down an overheated element on your gun.

I Borderlands 2 you could use Eridium in order to upgrade your ammo capacity or to give it to certain vendor like NPCs that would give you items in exchange. Now in Borderlands 3 the ammo upgrades are once again purchasable with normal cash so Eridium will gain a different use but will remain as currency.
On Sanctuary 3 Crazy Earl will have a shop that sells emotes and other cosmetic items like skins or heads. These can be bought with Eridium. Other than that you will have the ability to buy Annointed gear that will give you certain specialized bonuses depending on the character you are playing as.

Why do I want the version that includes the game pass

As I said before, I am a huge fan of this series and once Borderlands 3 was announced I was the most hyped I ever was about a game in my whole life. Not even Hollow Knight Silksong getting announced got me this hyped. The months leading up to the release I have played through Borderlands 1 with a friend and twice through Borderlands 2 (once modded) just because I couldn't stop thinking about the game. Even now I end up booting one of the older games because of the amazing gameplay.
The whole looter shooter genre that started with Borderlands 1 was an interesting concept that I didn't really click with until Borderlands 2. Once that came out and passed others tried to capitalize on the success of the genre but not the same way that Borderlands did. While the 2 Destiny games and the 2 Division games are fun in their own way I believe that the games as a ser1vice/MMOlite addition was unnecessary and kinda hindered the amount of fun you could have. Though I have to agree that what I have played of Destiny 2 and Division 2 was quite fun even though it was just at the start of the games.
Now that I have had fun with the base game of Borderlands 3 I really want to continue this fun within the DLCs. Moxxi's Heist is quite a throwback to the days of BL2 where loaders were everywhere and same with Jack. DLC2's atmosphere looks gorgeous. The trailer made the planet look so good and the new enemy designs are really good. I am also exited to use some of the new guns like the Ion Cannon that can almost 1 shot everything even on the highest difficulty.
There are also the last 2 DLCs that might be really good. I would like to ride a dinosaur while shooting my Maggie and yelling "YEHAW" in a western themed DLC or ride the shiniest meat bicycle in the mind of Kreig.

How long will I play it

I already have around 5 days put into the base game. I am unsure how this translates into hours... No not because I can't do math. It is because the game tells you the time in days rather than hours. Anyways. I have put a lot of time and do plan to put even more as I only have 1 character that I have gotten to maximum level and I don't even have the best gear for him yet. The season pass and the DLCs it will bring will allow me to break some of the monotony of the grind or of playing the story again and again while leveling up characters.

Why would YOU want to buy the game

So. You want to know why you would want/should buy this game for yourself? Well the first question is are you already a fan of the Borderlands series? If so then Borderlands 3 is a must play not only because of the new story that expands the already existing lore but also because of all the new planets you explore and the new quality of life improvements that the developers added. The game feels like it took what Borderlands 2 did mixed it with some Borderlands 1 and improved onto that... and it is NOT a bad thing like some people say.

But what if you have never played a Borderlands game? Then what are you doing here reading a request all about Borderlands? Heh I am joking. If you have no experience with the games but have played some of the looter shooters that came out prior to Borderlands 3 you should be able to enjoy the game. The co-op experience is timeless no matter which of the games you play. The only thing that will not be in the game is the MMO-lite/games as a service parts that most of the newer looter shooters contain.

If you haven't played any looter shooters in your entire life the game still has a lot of things to offer. From the varied environments scattered on the planets that you will explore to the amazing gun play that the game has you can find something to enjoy. You will not need to look at the stats of a gun to really know that it is better as now guns have gear scores that show how good they are in general so gear farming is a bit streamlined for any player to jump in and feel like they are getting better. There are also a gigantic amount of guns to choose from. Each Legendary and Unique weapons will have their own effect that no other gun will have and they vary from brain shaped turrets to burger canons.

There is also the fact that Gearbox does listen to us the players. One example of this is with a little event involving the endgame raid (Takedown). For a limited time the Takedown was scaled to the number of players in the party (before it was always scaled to 4). People really loved it and seeing this the developers decided to keep the feature in while adding a new switch for people who wanted to experience the true difficulty of the Takedown while going solo. There are other examples like the ability to toggle the guardian ranks or the introduction of cutscene skip. There are also free updates and events every so often so the game doesn't become too stale.

Why can't I buy the game

I honestly do not have any kind of sob story that I could shove in this part and I also do not like it when people would just fake one. I just am not able to spend this amount of money for a bunch of reasons. I had started my second year of university a while ago and so a bunch of expenses went towards uni stuff, clothes and just the tax itself. Whatever money is left I need to save up in case there is any kind of emergency or needed for uni.
Then there is also the fact that the conversion rate between dollar and ron (the currency used in Romania) is quite high. For us 1 dollar is around 4.3 ron which would mean that the price of the game goes up to almost or even above 200 ron which is quite a lot. There is also this entire situation with Covid-19 which is generally annoying for all of us. Being stuck inside for so long can get quite boring. I honestly would have gotten the game myself if I could but because of the circumstances I am asking you kind members of the Gift of Games community to help me enjoy all the things added by the DLCs because I am a huge fan of this series.

Final words

And here we are. The end of the request. I really hope you have enjoyed reading my request and what else could I say other than see ya later and I wish you all who read and got to this part good luck with your own current or future requests or giveaway entries.
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[REQUEST][Steam] Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition - Guns with legs? We got you boo!

SPOILERS for the entire Borderlands Franchise

Hey guys. I am here to request the Super Deluxe Edition for Borderlands 3 (or the Season Pass). I have been in love with the series since the launch of Borderlands 2 and after playing the 3rd installment I really want to experience more of the game. With the 2nd DLC coming out this month I am really excited to play it. Enough about these small details. Let's get onto the request.

Steam ID
Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition for Steam on Steam ( $50 )

WHAT IS BORDERLANDS 3

Borderlands 3 is the latest installment in the Borderlands franchise. Borderlands is a game where you go around killing bandits and stealing their guns to kill more and more bandits while creating a lot of MAYHEM. Borderlands is a looter shooter with a bunch of RPG elements added over it like skill trees and points that are given to you through a leveling system.

The appeal of the game is the huge amount of guns that are all unique in their own rights (certain guns home on enemies while others are pistols that shoot like shotguns) and the weird combination between silly and dark humor that was present since the inception of the franchise.

A lot of people believe that Borderlands 2 was the peak of the series. The humor was amazing, the characters were better written, there was an actual story, the skills were more indepth and there were way more guns. While I don't disagree, I have to give a lot of points to Borderlands 1 as well for its amazing gunplay.

Now that leaves us with Borderlands 3. Where did the series go after the success of BL2? Well I would say it went in a better direction. The general gameplay loop is one of the best I have seen in a lot of games. The gunplay is so satisfying with each gun having their own sound and way of shooting, the action skills being better than ever (I still miss gunzerking though) but there is a but. The story. While I wouldn't say that it really is the worst, a lot of people really don't like it. A huge part of it being one of the new characters and the large amount of standing around listening to dialogue.

I truly love this new installment in a franchise that I have enjoyed for over 8 years or so and that is why I want to experience more of it.

How I found out about the Borderlands franchise

This happened around 9 years ago I believe. When I was still quite young and not that much into gaming I would sit around my father and watch him play video games from time to time. This is what made me start doing it some time later. Well one of the games that he found was Borderlands 1. I did watch him play for a while and played some of it myself but I didn't really enjoy the game much so I left it after my first playthrough.

That was until Borderlands 2 came out... Well a bit later after it came out. Again it was my father who found the game and started it and what can I say, it looked amazing and wanted to play it too. After I played through my first playthrough I was quite hooked on the whole Borderlands thing and continued to play my Gunzerker to around max level but unfortunately I had lost that save. After this I would follow pretty much everything that would be Borderlands related. I replayed Borderlands 1 and when I heard that the Pre-Sequel was coming out around 2014 I was so excited.

For Tales it is a bit fuzzy. I don't really remember when or how I found out about it. I believe it was after I had gotten into watching some of the older Telltale games and did some search around their games.

And now we arrived at Borderlands 3. Ah 7 years after 2 and 5 after the Pre-Sequel. A long wait that I never truly realized I was a part of. The idea of a 3rd Borderlands game never really dawned upon me until a video by Supmatto got me thinking. It was the one where he talked about the Gearbox demo where they actually showed the character model for Moze in a desert. I didn't pay much attention up until a few months before the reveal of the game, a point at which leaks was quite frequent and hard to miss if you spend a lot of time on Youtube. Then Borderlands 3 got revealed and my hype levels were so high that I think we could have gotten to the moon...

And now we are here. Almost 6 months after the release of the game with the 2nd DLC and Steam version right around the corner. What can I say. It has been a good couple months.

The story of Borderlands 3


Ah. So you want to hear another story eh? Oh! You want to know the whole story? Well then. Where shall I begin. Oh yea. I remember now.
The story of the first game is somewhat shallow. It follows the 4 original Vault Hunters after being contacted by Angel. Being told that they are supposed to do something great the characters embark on a mission to find the fabled Vault Key and open the mythical Vault.
This whole thing was planned by Jack, the new CEO of Hyperion, with Angel being his agent. Once the vault was open Eridium started errupting from the planet and Jack took advantage of this. The VHs of BL2 were tricked and almost killed by Jack as he tried to rid Pandora of the bandits that lived there. How was he planning to do this? Open a new vault and control the monster within. The new VHs met and teamed up with the ones from BL1 in order to stop Jack once and for all.
And now we arrive to Borderlands 3. Set around 7 years after the events of BL2 the games once again starts with 4 Vault Hunters getting off a bus. The VHs saw the adds for the Crimson Raiders and decided to join them in the fight against the new cult that started spreading across the Borderlands. You learn that the leaders of the cult, Tyreen and Troy Calypso, are both sirens and have similar powers. Throughout the game you are in a constant race against the Children of the Vault. The fate of the universe is decided by who will be the first to open the Great Vault and let out or stop the horrors that lie within. You will also see familiar and new faces as you visit the planets that the game offers.

The first DLC, Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, takes place on Handsome Jack's casino. I am unsure about the story of the DLC because what I have seen of it is not much. You will need to assemble a crew in order to steal the plans to the casino and get the revenge that Moxxi wants so much. A returning character is also here. Timothy Lawrence, former clone of Jack and also former vault hunter.
DLC nr.2 (Guns, Love, and Tentacles) will take place on a frozen planet and will have at it's center the marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, a couple introduced in the Eden 6 part of the base game. It will also contain eldritch horror elements as there are cultists that worship a dead vault monster.
DLC 3 will most likely be wild west themed but instead of horses you have dinosaurs... Yea I bet it will be as good as it sounds.
Now for DLC 4. Here comes the juicy parts. Randy hinted at the story that might come with the DLC. We might go into the mind of Kreig. Kreig was a fan favorite character in BL2 and he didn't appear in BL3 so a lot of people are excited for this.

Gameplay mechanics and elements


On top of the 3 main skills from which you can choose from each character has 3 skill trees that focus on different aspects of said character. Amara has a tree that will allow her to be a melee machine while Moze has a tree that could make her not consume ammo and have unlimited of said ammo.
Each skill tree has these skills that are a bit more special and that can alter gameplay in more major ways. A set of these are the capstones at the end of each skill tree but these can be found through the skill tree too. Usually there are 2 or 3 special skills per tree and they take only 1 single point to be activated. There are special pieces of gear that can add more than one point to them and make then ever more powerful.

Borderlands 2 had 2 types of vehicles in the main game with 2 more added in the DLC. The only real differences between the base game ones were the fact that you could have 4 people instead of 2 and different weapons. The boosts might have been different too. In Borderlands 3 there are 3 kinds of vehicles. There is also the fact that you can fully customize your car. From the wheels to the engine. The way you get new parts is by stealing cars from the bandits running around in them. Now in Borderlands 3 you can go up to a car and press the needed button and if there is someone in said car you will throw then out and take the car for yourself.
There is also a quality of life improvement in the sense that now some things like cacti will be destroyed if you try to run them over. In Borderlands 2 those cacti were fully solid and you stop you if you would hit them with even 1 cm of your car's hitbox.

A new mechanic added to the game to make it more dynamic and also make the level design be more vertical at the same time. Sliding works like in a lot of other games. If you are running and use the crouch button you will enter the sliding animation. If you slide into an enemy, that enemy will be staggered or even go flying. This is a good technique to stop enemies from shooting or even taking their place in cover by staggering them.
Then there is mantling. This will allow a character to climb certain ledges that are usually shown with special textures onto the walls though it is not limited to just that. With Mantling you can be very creative with skipping certain parts of the game as you can sometime mantle things that the developers might not want you to.

Le pièce de résistance. Borderlands 3, while not ditching Pandora completely, will have our band of misfits traveling from planet to planet through the galaxy in which Pandora resides. The game will start off and have it's first act on Pandora, but after repairing and taking off aboard the Sanctuary 3 ship you will go to the stars and beyond in order to stop the Calypsos. Sanctuary 3 will be your hub area from which you can travel to the different planets in the game. The game will have 5 planets with more coming in the future with DLC. Each planet is divided into multiple areas like how the maps in Borderlands 2 worked.

  1. `Hyperion. The big-bad corporation from previous Borderlands titles, is back in Borderlands 3. Alongside accuracy that increases as you fire the weapon, Hyperion guns will now have a deployable shield mounted in the front that will be able to stop some of the damage that would be done to you. The shield does have a capacity and will need to recharge.

2) Maliwan. Maliwan has always been the manufacturer that focused on elemental guns and in Borderlands 3 it is no different. Like in Borderlands 2 all Maliwan guns will be elemental but this time they will have 2 elements that you can switch between at will. The only downside that is with these games is the fact that shots need to be charged before they can be shot.

3) Torgue. DO YOU LIKE BLOWING S*IT UP? DO YOU LOVE EXPLOSIONS? WELL THEN TORGUE IS THE MANUFACTURER FOR YOU! IT IS TIME TO KILL EVERY LIVING ORGANISM ON THIS PLANET WITH THE HELP OF THE HIGH DAMAGE GYRO-JET PROJECTILES THAT TRAVEL SOMEWHAT SLOWLY! THERE IS ALSO THE STICKY MODE WHERE YOU STICK THE BULLETS TO YOUR ENEMIES AND THEN YOU CAN DETONATE THEM FOR HIGH DAMAGE! EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4) Vladof. This focus on high fire rate means that its guns have ridiculously high fire rates. But as a result, they aren't going to be as accurate as other weapons, and you'll burn through your ammo pretty fast. Even so, Vladof's arsenal is excellent if you're looking for rapid, consistent damage. And its guns come with some special attachments as well, like under-barrel grenade launchers or rocket launchers.

5) Tediore. Guns with legs... What more do you want? Ok ok. The guns made by this manufacturer do not have a conventional magazine that you reload. Instead you throw the gun out into the battlefield and a new one digistructs into your hands. The thrown guns can have a multitude of effects like exploding and then spawning child grenades or sticking to a surface and becoming a turret.

6) Jakobs. Guns made by Jackobs do not only look like they are out of the wild west but also feel like it. These guns can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger so the faster you are the more damage you do. They also have high damage output but you will need to be accurate. Accuracy and critical hits are rewarded with a chance that the bullet will ricochet off the enemy and hit others. Currently my favorite gun in the game is the Wedding Invitation that was added during the Valentine Day event. When scoring a critical hit the bullets will not only explode but they will also shoot towards other enemies but this time will do cryo damage.

7) Atlas. A manufacturer that was absent during the events of Borderlands 2 now returns lead by none other than Rhys, one of the 2 protagonists in Tales from the Borderlands. With guns made by Atlas you will be able to shoot out a tracker onto your enemies and then any round you shoot will follow said tracker and hit the enemy that is marked. The Q-System is one the best early game assault rifles.

8) Dahl. Dahl is a powerful militaristic corporation. And these roots have led to their firearms being tactical in nature. They offer a variety of different firing modes that the user can toggle between based on the various factors that influence gunfights. Because of their jack-of-all-trades nature means they inherently aren't specialized and thus, they aren't the best guns you can equip for specialized tasks.

9) Children of the Vault or COV. The guns made by COV are quite special. They do not have a magazine because you never have to reload. COV guns instead of having the usual magazine have a heating bar. If the bar gets filled then the weapon will jam and will need repairs. The repairs in a way are somewhat like reloads but if you manage the heat throughout your battles you will never need to reload the gun ever again. The animations that play are quite funny like the one where you use a water gun to cool down an overheated element on your gun.

I Borderlands 2 you could use Eridium in order to upgrade your ammo capacity or to give it to certain vendor like NPCs that would give you items in exchange. Now in Borderlands 3 the ammo upgrades are once again purchasable with normal cash so Eridium will gain a different use but will remain as currency.
On Sanctuary 3 Crazy Earl will have a shop that sells emotes and other cosmetic items like skins or heads. These can be bought with Eridium. Other than that you will have the ability to buy Annointed gear that will give you certain specialized bonuses depending on the character you are playing as.

Why do I want the version that includes the game pass

As I said before, I am a huge fan of this series and once Borderlands 3 was announced I was the most hyped I ever was about a game in my whole life. Not even Hollow Knight Silksong getting announced got me this hyped. The months leading up to the release I have played through Borderlands 1 with a friend and twice through Borderlands 2 (once modded) just because I couldn't stop thinking about the game. Even now I end up booting one of the older games because of the amazing gameplay.
The whole looter shooter genre that started with Borderlands 1 was an interesting concept that I didn't really click with until Borderlands 2. Once that came out and passed others tried to capitalize on the success of the genre but not the same way that Borderlands did. While the 2 Destiny games and the 2 Division games are fun in their own way I believe that the games as a ser1vice/MMOlite addition was unnecessary and kinda hindered the amount of fun you could have. Though I have to agree that what I have played of Destiny 2 and Division 2 was quite fun even though it was just at the start of the games.
Now that I have had fun with the base game of Borderlands 3 I really want to continue this fun within the DLCs. Moxxi's Heist is quite a throwback to the days of BL2 where loaders were everywhere and same with Jack. DLC2's atmosphere looks gorgeous. The trailer made the planet look so good and the new enemy designs are really good. I am also exited to use some of the new guns like the Ion Cannon that can almost 1 shot everything even on the highest difficulty.
There are also the last 2 DLCs that might be really good. I would like to ride a dinosaur while shooting my Maggie and yelling "YEHAW" in a western themed DLC or ride the shiniest meat bicycle in the mind of Kreig.

How long will I play it

I already have around 5 days put into the base game. I am unsure how this translates into hours... No not because I can't do math. It is because the game tells you the time in days rather than hours. Anyways. I have put a lot of time and do plan to put even more as I only have 1 character that I have gotten to maximum level and I don't even have the best gear for him yet. The season pass and the DLCs it will bring will allow me to break some of the monotony of the grind or of playing the story again and again while leveling up characters.

Why would YOU want to buy the game

So. You want to know why you would want/should buy this game for yourself? Well the first question is are you already a fan of the Borderlands series? If so then Borderlands 3 is a must play not only because of the new story that expands the already existing lore but also because of all the new planets you explore and the new quality of life improvements that the developers added. The game feels like it took what Borderlands 2 did mixed it with some Borderlands 1 and improved onto that... and it is NOT a bad thing like some people say.

But what if you have never played a Borderlands game? Then what are you doing here reading a request all about Borderlands? Heh I am joking. If you have no experience with the games but have played some of the looter shooters that came out prior to Borderlands 3 you should be able to enjoy the game. The co-op experience is timeless no matter which of the games you play. The only thing that will not be in the game is the MMO-lite/games as a service parts that most of the newer looter shooters contain.

If you haven't played any looter shooters in your entire life the game still has a lot of things to offer. From the varied environments scattered on the planets that you will explore to the amazing gun play that the game has you can find something to enjoy. You will not need to look at the stats of a gun to really know that it is better as now guns have gear scores that show how good they are in general so gear farming is a bit streamlined for any player to jump in and feel like they are getting better. There are also a gigantic amount of guns to choose from. Each Legendary and Unique weapons will have their own effect that no other gun will have and they vary from brain shaped turrets to burger canons.

There is also the fact that Gearbox does listen to us the players. One example of this is with a little event involving the endgame raid (Takedown). For a limited time the Takedown was scaled to the number of players in the party (before it was always scaled to 4). People really loved it and seeing this the developers decided to keep the feature in while adding a new switch for people who wanted to experience the true difficulty of the Takedown while going solo. There are other examples like the ability to toggle the guardian ranks or the introduction of cutscene skip. There are also free updates and events every so often so the game doesn't become too stale.

Why can't I buy the game

I honestly do not have any kind of sob story that I could shove in this part and I also do not like it when people would just fake one. I just am not able to spend this amount of money for a bunch of reasons. I had started my second year of university a while ago and so a bunch of expenses went towards uni stuff, clothes and just the tax itself. Whatever money is left I need to save up in case there is any kind of emergency or needed for uni.
Then there is also the fact that the conversion rate between dollar and ron (the currency used in Romania) is quite high. For us 1 dollar is around 4.3 ron which would mean that the price of the game goes up to almost or even above 200 ron which is quite a lot. There is also this entire situation with Covid-19 which is generally annoying for all of us. Being stuck inside for so long can get quite boring. I honestly would have gotten the game myself if I could but because of the circumstances I am asking you kind members of the Gift of Games community to help me enjoy all the things added by the DLCs because I am a huge fan of this series.

Final words

And here we are. The end of the request. I really hope you have enjoyed reading my request and what else could I say other than see ya later and I wish you all who read and got to this part good luck with your own current or future requests or giveaway entries.
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[REQUEST][Steam/Epic] Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition (OR Season Pass ) - Guns with legs? We got you boo!

SPOILERS for the entire Borderlands Franchise

Hey guys. I am here to request the Super Deluxe Edition for Borderlands 3 (or the Season Pass). I have been in love with the series since the launch of Borderlands 2 and after playing the 3rd installment I really want to experience more of the game. With the 2nd DLC coming out this month I am really excited to play it. Enough about these small details. Let's get onto the request.

Steam ID
Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition for Steam on GreenManGaming ( $45 )
Borderlands 3 Season Pass for Epic Games on GreenManGaming ( $35 )

WHAT IS BORDERLANDS 3

Borderlands 3 is the latest installment in the Borderlands franchise. Borderlands is a game where you go around killing bandits and stealing their guns to kill more and more bandits while creating a lot of MAYHEM. Borderlands is a looter shooter with a bunch of RPG elements added over it like skill trees and points that are given to you through a leveling system.

The appeal of the game is the huge amount of guns that are all unique in their own rights (certain guns home on enemies while others are pistols that shoot like shotguns) and the weird combination between silly and dark humor that was present since the inception of the franchise.

A lot of people believe that Borderlands 2 was the peak of the series. The humor was amazing, the characters were better written, there was an actual story, the skills were more indepth and there were way more guns. While I don't disagree, I have to give a lot of points to Borderlands 1 as well for its amazing gunplay.

Now that leaves us with Borderlands 3. Where did the series go after the success of BL2? Well I would say it went in a better direction. The general gameplay loop is one of the best I have seen in a lot of games. The gunplay is so satisfying with each gun having their own sound and way of shooting, the action skills being better than ever (I still miss gunzerking though) but there is a but. The story. While I wouldn't say that it really is the worst, a lot of people really don't like it. A huge part of it being one of the new characters and the large amount of standing around listening to dialogue.

I truly love this new installment in a franchise that I have enjoyed for over 8 years or so and that is why I want to experience more of it.

How I found out about the Borderlands franchise

This happened around 9 years ago I believe. When I was still quite young and not that much into gaming I would sit around my father and watch him play video games from time to time. This is what made me start doing it some time later. Well one of the games that he found was Borderlands 1. I did watch him play for a while and played some of it myself but I didn't really enjoy the game much so I left it after my first playthrough.

That was until Borderlands 2 came out... Well a bit later after it came out. Again it was my father who found the game and started it and what can I say, it looked amazing and wanted to play it too. After I played through my first playthrough I was quite hooked on the whole Borderlands thing and continued to play my Gunzerker to around max level but unfortunately I had lost that save. After this I would follow pretty much everything that would be Borderlands related. I replayed Borderlands 1 and when I heard that the Pre-Sequel was coming out around 2014 I was so excited.

For Tales it is a bit fuzzy. I don't really remember when or how I found out about it. I believe it was after I had gotten into watching some of the older Telltale games and did some search around their games.

And now we arrived at Borderlands 3. Ah 7 years after 2 and 5 after the Pre-Sequel. A long wait that I never truly realized I was a part of. The idea of a 3rd Borderlands game never really dawned upon me until a video by Supmatto got me thinking. It was the one where he talked about the Gearbox demo where they actually showed the character model for Moze in a desert. I didn't pay much attention up until a few months before the reveal of the game, a point at which leaks was quite frequent and hard to miss if you spend a lot of time on Youtube. Then Borderlands 3 got revealed and my hype levels were so high that I think we could have gotten to the moon...

And now we are here. Almost 6 months after the release of the game with the 2nd DLC and Steam version right around the corner. What can I say. It has been a good couple months.

The story of Borderlands 3


Ah. So you want to hear another story eh? Oh! You want to know the whole story? Well then. Where shall I begin. Oh yea. I remember now.
The story of the first game is somewhat shallow. It follows the 4 original Vault Hunters after being contacted by Angel. Being told that they are supposed to do something great the characters embark on a mission to find the fabled Vault Key and open the mythical Vault.
This whole thing was planned by Jack, the new CEO of Hyperion, with Angel being his agent. Once the vault was open Eridium started errupting from the planet and Jack took advantage of this. The VHs of BL2 were tricked and almost killed by Jack as he tried to rid Pandora of the bandits that lived there. How was he planning to do this? Open a new vault and control the monster within. The new VHs met and teamed up with the ones from BL1 in order to stop Jack once and for all.
And now we arrive to Borderlands 3. Set around 7 years after the events of BL2 the games once again starts with 4 Vault Hunters getting off a bus. The VHs saw the adds for the Crimson Raiders and decided to join them in the fight against the new cult that started spreading across the Borderlands. You learn that the leaders of the cult, Tyreen and Troy Calypso, are both sirens and have similar powers. Throughout the game you are in a constant race against the Children of the Vault. The fate of the universe is decided by who will be the first to open the Great Vault and let out or stop the horrors that lie within. You will also see familiar and new faces as you visit the planets that the game offers.

The first DLC, Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, takes place on Handsome Jack's casino. I am unsure about the story of the DLC because what I have seen of it is not much. You will need to assemble a crew in order to steal the plans to the casino and get the revenge that Moxxi wants so much. A returning character is also here. Timothy Lawrence, former clone of Jack and also former vault hunter.
DLC nr.2 (Guns, Love, and Tentacles) will take place on a frozen planet and will have at it's center the marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, a couple introduced in the Eden 6 part of the base game. It will also contain eldritch horror elements as there are cultists that worship a dead vault monster.
DLC 3 will most likely be wild west themed but instead of horses you have dinosaurs... Yea I bet it will be as good as it sounds.
Now for DLC 4. Here comes the juicy parts. Randy hinted at the story that might come with the DLC. We might go into the mind of Kreig. Kreig was a fan favorite character in BL2 and he didn't appear in BL3 so a lot of people are excited for this.

Gameplay mechanics and elements


On top of the 3 main skills from which you can choose from each character has 3 skill trees that focus on different aspects of said character. Amara has a tree that will allow her to be a melee machine while Moze has a tree that could make her not consume ammo and have unlimited of said ammo.
Each skill tree has these skills that are a bit more special and that can alter gameplay in more major ways. A set of these are the capstones at the end of each skill tree but these can be found through the skill tree too. Usually there are 2 or 3 special skills per tree and they take only 1 single point to be activated. There are special pieces of gear that can add more than one point to them and make then ever more powerful.

Borderlands 2 had 2 types of vehicles in the main game with 2 more added in the DLC. The only real differences between the base game ones were the fact that you could have 4 people instead of 2 and different weapons. The boosts might have been different too. In Borderlands 3 there are 3 kinds of vehicles. There is also the fact that you can fully customize your car. From the wheels to the engine. The way you get new parts is by stealing cars from the bandits running around in them. Now in Borderlands 3 you can go up to a car and press the needed button and if there is someone in said car you will throw then out and take the car for yourself.
There is also a quality of life improvement in the sense that now some things like cacti will be destroyed if you try to run them over. In Borderlands 2 those cacti were fully solid and you stop you if you would hit them with even 1 cm of your car's hitbox.

A new mechanic added to the game to make it more dynamic and also make the level design be more vertical at the same time. Sliding works like in a lot of other games. If you are running and use the crouch button you will enter the sliding animation. If you slide into an enemy, that enemy will be staggered or even go flying. This is a good technique to stop enemies from shooting or even taking their place in cover by staggering them.
Then there is mantling. This will allow a character to climb certain ledges that are usually shown with special textures onto the walls though it is not limited to just that. With Mantling you can be very creative with skipping certain parts of the game as you can sometime mantle things that the developers might not want you to.

Le pièce de résistance. Borderlands 3, while not ditching Pandora completely, will have our band of misfits traveling from planet to planet through the galaxy in which Pandora resides. The game will start off and have it's first act on Pandora, but after repairing and taking off aboard the Sanctuary 3 ship you will go to the stars and beyond in order to stop the Calypsos. Sanctuary 3 will be your hub area from which you can travel to the different planets in the game. The game will have 5 planets with more coming in the future with DLC. Each planet is divided into multiple areas like how the maps in Borderlands 2 worked.

  1. `Hyperion. The big-bad corporation from previous Borderlands titles, is back in Borderlands 3. Alongside accuracy that increases as you fire the weapon, Hyperion guns will now have a deployable shield mounted in the front that will be able to stop some of the damage that would be done to you. The shield does have a capacity and will need to recharge.

2) Maliwan. Maliwan has always been the manufacturer that focused on elemental guns and in Borderlands 3 it is no different. Like in Borderlands 2 all Maliwan guns will be elemental but this time they will have 2 elements that you can switch between at will. The only downside that is with these games is the fact that shots need to be charged before they can be shot.

3) Torgue. DO YOU LIKE BLOWING S*IT UP? DO YOU LOVE EXPLOSIONS? WELL THEN TORGUE IS THE MANUFACTURER FOR YOU! IT IS TIME TO KILL EVERY LIVING ORGANISM ON THIS PLANET WITH THE HELP OF THE HIGH DAMAGE GYRO-JET PROJECTILES THAT TRAVEL SOMEWHAT SLOWLY! THERE IS ALSO THE STICKY MODE WHERE YOU STICK THE BULLETS TO YOUR ENEMIES AND THEN YOU CAN DETONATE THEM FOR HIGH DAMAGE! EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4) Vladof. This focus on high fire rate means that its guns have ridiculously high fire rates. But as a result, they aren't going to be as accurate as other weapons, and you'll burn through your ammo pretty fast. Even so, Vladof's arsenal is excellent if you're looking for rapid, consistent damage. And its guns come with some special attachments as well, like under-barrel grenade launchers or rocket launchers.

5) Tediore. Guns with legs... What more do you want? Ok ok. The guns made by this manufacturer do not have a conventional magazine that you reload. Instead you throw the gun out into the battlefield and a new one digistructs into your hands. The thrown guns can have a multitude of effects like exploding and then spawning child grenades or sticking to a surface and becoming a turret.

6) Jakobs. Guns made by Jackobs do not only look like they are out of the wild west but also feel like it. These guns can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger so the faster you are the more damage you do. They also have high damage output but you will need to be accurate. Accuracy and critical hits are rewarded with a chance that the bullet will ricochet off the enemy and hit others. Currently my favorite gun in the game is the Wedding Invitation that was added during the Valentine Day event. When scoring a critical hit the bullets will not only explode but they will also shoot towards other enemies but this time will do cryo damage.

7) Atlas. A manufacturer that was absent during the events of Borderlands 2 now returns lead by none other than Rhys, one of the 2 protagonists in Tales from the Borderlands. With guns made by Atlas you will be able to shoot out a tracker onto your enemies and then any round you shoot will follow said tracker and hit the enemy that is marked. The Q-System is one the best early game assault rifles.

8) Dahl. Dahl is a powerful militaristic corporation. And these roots have led to their firearms being tactical in nature. They offer a variety of different firing modes that the user can toggle between based on the various factors that influence gunfights. Because of their jack-of-all-trades nature means they inherently aren't specialized and thus, they aren't the best guns you can equip for specialized tasks.

9) Children of the Vault or COV. The guns made by COV are quite special. They do not have a magazine because you never have to reload. COV guns instead of having the usual magazine have a heating bar. If the bar gets filled then the weapon will jam and will need repairs. The repairs in a way are somewhat like reloads but if you manage the heat throughout your battles you will never need to reload the gun ever again. The animations that play are quite funny like the one where you use a water gun to cool down an overheated element on your gun.

I Borderlands 2 you could use Eridium in order to upgrade your ammo capacity or to give it to certain vendor like NPCs that would give you items in exchange. Now in Borderlands 3 the ammo upgrades are once again purchasable with normal cash so Eridium will gain a different use but will remain as currency.
On Sanctuary 3 Crazy Earl will have a shop that sells emotes and other cosmetic items like skins or heads. These can be bought with Eridium. Other than that you will have the ability to buy Annointed gear that will give you certain specialized bonuses depending on the character you are playing as.

Why do I want the version that includes the game pass

As I said before, I am a huge fan of this series and once Borderlands 3 was announced I was the most hyped I ever was about a game in my whole life. Not even Hollow Knight Silksong getting announced got me this hyped. The months leading up to the release I have played through Borderlands 1 with a friend and twice through Borderlands 2 (once modded) just because I couldn't stop thinking about the game. Even now I end up booting one of the older games because of the amazing gameplay.
The whole looter shooter genre that started with Borderlands 1 was an interesting concept that I didn't really click with until Borderlands 2. Once that came out and passed others tried to capitalize on the success of the genre but not the same way that Borderlands did. While the 2 Destiny games and the 2 Division games are fun in their own way I believe that the games as a ser1vice/MMOlite addition was unnecessary and kinda hindered the amount of fun you could have. Though I have to agree that what I have played of Destiny 2 and Division 2 was quite fun even though it was just at the start of the games.
Now that I have had fun with the base game of Borderlands 3 I really want to continue this fun within the DLCs. Moxxi's Heist is quite a throwback to the days of BL2 where loaders were everywhere and same with Jack. DLC2's atmosphere looks gorgeous. The trailer made the planet look so good and the new enemy designs are really good. I am also exited to use some of the new guns like the Ion Cannon that can almost 1 shot everything even on the highest difficulty.
There are also the last 2 DLCs that might be really good. I would like to ride a dinosaur while shooting my Maggie and yelling "YEHAW" in a western themed DLC or ride the shiniest meat bicycle in the mind of Kreig.

How long will I play it

I already have around 5 days put into the base game. I am unsure how this translates into hours... No not because I can't do math. It is because the game tells you the time in days rather than hours. Anyways. I have put a lot of time and do plan to put even more as I only have 1 character that I have gotten to maximum level and I don't even have the best gear for him yet. The season pass and the DLCs it will bring will allow me to break some of the monotony of the grind or of playing the story again and again while leveling up characters.

Why would YOU want to buy the game

So. You want to know why you would want/should buy this game for yourself? Well the first question is are you already a fan of the Borderlands series? If so then Borderlands 3 is a must play not only because of the new story that expands the already existing lore but also because of all the new planets you explore and the new quality of life improvements that the developers added. The game feels like it took what Borderlands 2 did mixed it with some Borderlands 1 and improved onto that... and it is NOT a bad thing like some people say.

But what if you have never played a Borderlands game? Then what are you doing here reading a request all about Borderlands? Heh I am joking. If you have no experience with the games but have played some of the looter shooters that came out prior to Borderlands 3 you should be able to enjoy the game. The co-op experience is timeless no matter which of the games you play. The only thing that will not be in the game is the MMO-lite/games as a service parts that most of the newer looter shooters contain.

If you haven't played any looter shooters in your entire life the game still has a lot of things to offer. From the varied environments scattered on the planets that you will explore to the amazing gun play that the game has you can find something to enjoy. You will not need to look at the stats of a gun to really know that it is better as now guns have gear scores that show how good they are in general so gear farming is a bit streamlined for any player to jump in and feel like they are getting better. There are also a gigantic amount of guns to choose from. Each Legendary and Unique weapons will have their own effect that no other gun will have and they vary from brain shaped turrets to burger canons.

There is also the fact that Gearbox does listen to us the players. One example of this is with a little event involving the endgame raid (Takedown). For a limited time the Takedown was scaled to the number of players in the party (before it was always scaled to 4). People really loved it and seeing this the developers decided to keep the feature in while adding a new switch for people who wanted to experience the true difficulty of the Takedown while going solo. There are other examples like the ability to toggle the guardian ranks or the introduction of cutscene skip. There are also free updates and events every so often so the game doesn't become too stale.

Why can't I buy the game

I honestly do not have any kind of sob story that I could shove in this part and I also do not like it when people would just fake one. I just am not able to spend this amount of money for a bunch of reasons. I had started my second year of university a while ago and so a bunch of expenses went towards uni stuff, clothes and just the tax itself. Whatever money is left I need to save up in case there is any kind of emergency or needed for uni.
Then there is also the fact that the conversion rate between dollar and ron (the currency used in Romania) is quite high. For us 1 dollar is around 4.3 ron which would mean that the price of the game goes up to almost or even above 200 ron which is quite a lot. There is also this entire situation with Covid-19 which is generally annoying for all of us. Being stuck inside for so long can get quite boring. I honestly would have gotten the game myself if I could but because of the circumstances I am asking you kind members of the Gift of Games community to help me enjoy all the things added by the DLCs because I am a huge fan of this series.

Final words

And here we are. The end of the request. I really hope you have enjoyed reading my request and what else could I say other than see ya later and I wish you all who read and got to this part good luck with your own current or future requests or giveaway entries.
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[REQUEST][Steam/Epic] Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition (OR Season Pass ) - Guns with legs? We got you boo!

SPOILERS for the entire Borderlands Franchise

Hey guys. I am here to request the Super Deluxe Edition for Borderlands 3 (or the Season Pass). I have been in love with the series since the launch of Borderlands 2 and after playing the 3rd installment I really want to experience more of the game. With the 2nd DLC coming out this month I am really excited to play it. Enough about these small details. Let's get onto the request.

Steam ID
The Super Deluxe edition is currently 42.55€ on a third party site (not the one that starts with G). Reason for not linking is because if I do my post doesn't show up in the new tab. We can talk about it in comments or DMs.
Borderlands 3 Season Pass for Epic Games on HumbleBundle

WHAT IS BORDERLANDS 3

Borderlands 3 is the latest installment in the Borderlands franchise. Borderlands is a game where you go around killing bandits and stealing their guns to kill more and more bandits while creating a lot of MAYHEM. Borderlands is a looter shooter with a bunch of RPG elements added over it like skill trees and points that are given to you through a leveling system.

The appeal of the game is the huge amount of guns that are all unique in their own rights (certain guns home on enemies while others are pistols that shoot like shotguns) and the weird combination between silly and dark humor that was present since the inception of the franchise.

A lot of people believe that Borderlands 2 was the peak of the series. The humor was amazing, the characters were better written, there was an actual story, the skills were more indepth and there were way more guns. While I don't disagree, I have to give a lot of points to Borderlands 1 as well for its amazing gunplay.

Now that leaves us with Borderlands 3. Where did the series go after the success of BL2? Well I would say it went in a better direction. The general gameplay loop is one of the best I have seen in a lot of games. The gunplay is so satisfying with each gun having their own sound and way of shooting, the action skills being better than ever (I still miss gunzerking though) but there is a but. The story. While I wouldn't say that it really is the worst, a lot of people really don't like it. A huge part of it being one of the new characters and the large amount of standing around listening to dialogue.

I truly love this new installment in a franchise that I have enjoyed for over 8 years or so and that is why I want to experience more of it.

How I found out about the Borderlands franchise

This happened around 9 years ago I believe. When I was still quite young and not that much into gaming I would sit around my father and watch him play video games from time to time. This is what made me start doing it some time later. Well one of the games that he found was Borderlands 1. I did watch him play for a while and played some of it myself but I didn't really enjoy the game much so I left it after my first playthrough.

That was until Borderlands 2 came out... Well a bit later after it came out. Again it was my father who found the game and started it and what can I say, it looked amazing and wanted to play it too. After I played through my first playthrough I was quite hooked on the whole Borderlands thing and continued to play my Gunzerker to around max level but unfortunately I had lost that save. After this I would follow pretty much everything that would be Borderlands related. I replayed Borderlands 1 and when I heard that the Pre-Sequel was coming out around 2014 I was so excited.

For Tales it is a bit fuzzy. I don't really remember when or how I found out about it. I believe it was after I had gotten into watching some of the older Telltale games and did some search around their games.

And now we arrived at Borderlands 3. Ah 7 years after 2 and 5 after the Pre-Sequel. A long wait that I never truly realized I was a part of. The idea of a 3rd Borderlands game never really dawned upon me until a video by Supmatto got me thinking. It was the one where he talked about the Gearbox demo where they actually showed the character model for Moze in a desert. I didn't pay much attention up until a few months before the reveal of the game, a point at which leaks was quite frequent and hard to miss if you spend a lot of time on Youtube. Then Borderlands 3 got revealed and my hype levels were so high that I think we could have gotten to the moon...

And now we are here. Almost 6 months after the release of the game with the 2nd DLC and Steam version right around the corner. What can I say. It has been a good couple months.

The story of Borderlands 3


Ah. So you want to hear another story eh? Oh! You want to know the whole story? Well then. Where shall I begin. Oh yea. I remember now.
The story of the first game is somewhat shallow. It follows the 4 original Vault Hunters after being contacted by Angel. Being told that they are supposed to do something great the characters embark on a mission to find the fabled Vault Key and open the mythical Vault.
This whole thing was planned by Jack, the new CEO of Hyperion, with Angel being his agent. Once the vault was open Eridium started errupting from the planet and Jack took advantage of this. The VHs of BL2 were tricked and almost killed by Jack as he tried to rid Pandora of the bandits that lived there. How was he planning to do this? Open a new vault and control the monster within. The new VHs met and teamed up with the ones from BL1 in order to stop Jack once and for all.
And now we arrive to Borderlands 3. Set around 7 years after the events of BL2 the games once again starts with 4 Vault Hunters getting off a bus. The VHs saw the adds for the Crimson Raiders and decided to join them in the fight against the new cult that started spreading across the Borderlands. You learn that the leaders of the cult, Tyreen and Troy Calypso, are both sirens and have similar powers. Throughout the game you are in a constant race against the Children of the Vault. The fate of the universe is decided by who will be the first to open the Great Vault and let out or stop the horrors that lie within. You will also see familiar and new faces as you visit the planets that the game offers.

The first DLC, Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, takes place on Handsome Jack's casino. I am unsure about the story of the DLC because what I have seen of it is not much. You will need to assemble a crew in order to steal the plans to the casino and get the revenge that Moxxi wants so much. A returning character is also here. Timothy Lawrence, former clone of Jack and also former vault hunter.
DLC nr.2 (Guns, Love, and Tentacles) will take place on a frozen planet and will have at it's center the marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, a couple introduced in the Eden 6 part of the base game. It will also contain eldritch horror elements as there are cultists that worship a dead vault monster.
DLC 3 will most likely be wild west themed but instead of horses you have dinosaurs... Yea I bet it will be as good as it sounds.
Now for DLC 4. Here comes the juicy parts. Randy hinted at the story that might come with the DLC. We might go into the mind of Kreig. Kreig was a fan favorite character in BL2 and he didn't appear in BL3 so a lot of people are excited for this.

Gameplay mechanics and elements


On top of the 3 main skills from which you can choose from each character has 3 skill trees that focus on different aspects of said character. Amara has a tree that will allow her to be a melee machine while Moze has a tree that could make her not consume ammo and have unlimited of said ammo.
Each skill tree has these skills that are a bit more special and that can alter gameplay in more major ways. A set of these are the capstones at the end of each skill tree but these can be found through the skill tree too. Usually there are 2 or 3 special skills per tree and they take only 1 single point to be activated. There are special pieces of gear that can add more than one point to them and make then ever more powerful.

Borderlands 2 had 2 types of vehicles in the main game with 2 more added in the DLC. The only real differences between the base game ones were the fact that you could have 4 people instead of 2 and different weapons. The boosts might have been different too. In Borderlands 3 there are 3 kinds of vehicles. There is also the fact that you can fully customize your car. From the wheels to the engine. The way you get new parts is by stealing cars from the bandits running around in them. Now in Borderlands 3 you can go up to a car and press the needed button and if there is someone in said car you will throw then out and take the car for yourself.
There is also a quality of life improvement in the sense that now some things like cacti will be destroyed if you try to run them over. In Borderlands 2 those cacti were fully solid and you stop you if you would hit them with even 1 cm of your car's hitbox.

A new mechanic added to the game to make it more dynamic and also make the level design be more vertical at the same time. Sliding works like in a lot of other games. If you are running and use the crouch button you will enter the sliding animation. If you slide into an enemy, that enemy will be staggered or even go flying. This is a good technique to stop enemies from shooting or even taking their place in cover by staggering them.
Then there is mantling. This will allow a character to climb certain ledges that are usually shown with special textures onto the walls though it is not limited to just that. With Mantling you can be very creative with skipping certain parts of the game as you can sometime mantle things that the developers might not want you to.

Le pièce de résistance. Borderlands 3, while not ditching Pandora completely, will have our band of misfits traveling from planet to planet through the galaxy in which Pandora resides. The game will start off and have it's first act on Pandora, but after repairing and taking off aboard the Sanctuary 3 ship you will go to the stars and beyond in order to stop the Calypsos. Sanctuary 3 will be your hub area from which you can travel to the different planets in the game. The game will have 5 planets with more coming in the future with DLC. Each planet is divided into multiple areas like how the maps in Borderlands 2 worked.

  1. `Hyperion. The big-bad corporation from previous Borderlands titles, is back in Borderlands 3. Alongside accuracy that increases as you fire the weapon, Hyperion guns will now have a deployable shield mounted in the front that will be able to stop some of the damage that would be done to you. The shield does have a capacity and will need to recharge.

2) Maliwan. Maliwan has always been the manufacturer that focused on elemental guns and in Borderlands 3 it is no different. Like in Borderlands 2 all Maliwan guns will be elemental but this time they will have 2 elements that you can switch between at will. The only downside that is with these games is the fact that shots need to be charged before they can be shot.

3) Torgue. DO YOU LIKE BLOWING S*IT UP? DO YOU LOVE EXPLOSIONS? WELL THEN TORGUE IS THE MANUFACTURER FOR YOU! IT IS TIME TO KILL EVERY LIVING ORGANISM ON THIS PLANET WITH THE HELP OF THE HIGH DAMAGE GYRO-JET PROJECTILES THAT TRAVEL SOMEWHAT SLOWLY! THERE IS ALSO THE STICKY MODE WHERE YOU STICK THE BULLETS TO YOUR ENEMIES AND THEN YOU CAN DETONATE THEM FOR HIGH DAMAGE! EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4) Vladof. This focus on high fire rate means that its guns have ridiculously high fire rates. But as a result, they aren't going to be as accurate as other weapons, and you'll burn through your ammo pretty fast. Even so, Vladof's arsenal is excellent if you're looking for rapid, consistent damage. And its guns come with some special attachments as well, like under-barrel grenade launchers or rocket launchers.

5) Tediore. Guns with legs... What more do you want? Ok ok. The guns made by this manufacturer do not have a conventional magazine that you reload. Instead you throw the gun out into the battlefield and a new one digistructs into your hands. The thrown guns can have a multitude of effects like exploding and then spawning child grenades or sticking to a surface and becoming a turret.

6) Jakobs. Guns made by Jackobs do not only look like they are out of the wild west but also feel like it. These guns can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger so the faster you are the more damage you do. They also have high damage output but you will need to be accurate. Accuracy and critical hits are rewarded with a chance that the bullet will ricochet off the enemy and hit others. Currently my favorite gun in the game is the Wedding Invitation that was added during the Valentine Day event. When scoring a critical hit the bullets will not only explode but they will also shoot towards other enemies but this time will do cryo damage.

7) Atlas. A manufacturer that was absent during the events of Borderlands 2 now returns lead by none other than Rhys, one of the 2 protagonists in Tales from the Borderlands. With guns made by Atlas you will be able to shoot out a tracker onto your enemies and then any round you shoot will follow said tracker and hit the enemy that is marked. The Q-System is one the best early game assault rifles.

8) Dahl. Dahl is a powerful militaristic corporation. And these roots have led to their firearms being tactical in nature. They offer a variety of different firing modes that the user can toggle between based on the various factors that influence gunfights. Because of their jack-of-all-trades nature means they inherently aren't specialized and thus, they aren't the best guns you can equip for specialized tasks.

9) Children of the Vault or COV. The guns made by COV are quite special. They do not have a magazine because you never have to reload. COV guns instead of having the usual magazine have a heating bar. If the bar gets filled then the weapon will jam and will need repairs. The repairs in a way are somewhat like reloads but if you manage the heat throughout your battles you will never need to reload the gun ever again. The animations that play are quite funny like the one where you use a water gun to cool down an overheated element on your gun.

I Borderlands 2 you could use Eridium in order to upgrade your ammo capacity or to give it to certain vendor like NPCs that would give you items in exchange. Now in Borderlands 3 the ammo upgrades are once again purchasable with normal cash so Eridium will gain a different use but will remain as currency.
On Sanctuary 3 Crazy Earl will have a shop that sells emotes and other cosmetic items like skins or heads. These can be bought with Eridium. Other than that you will have the ability to buy Annointed gear that will give you certain specialized bonuses depending on the character you are playing as.

Why do I want the version that includes the game pass

As I said before, I am a huge fan of this series and once Borderlands 3 was announced I was the most hyped I ever was about a game in my whole life. Not even Hollow Knight Silksong getting announced got me this hyped. The months leading up to the release I have played through Borderlands 1 with a friend and twice through Borderlands 2 (once modded) just because I couldn't stop thinking about the game. Even now I end up booting one of the older games because of the amazing gameplay.
The whole looter shooter genre that started with Borderlands 1 was an interesting concept that I didn't really click with until Borderlands 2. Once that came out and passed others tried to capitalize on the success of the genre but not the same way that Borderlands did. While the 2 Destiny games and the 2 Division games are fun in their own way I believe that the games as a ser1vice/MMOlite addition was unnecessary and kinda hindered the amount of fun you could have. Though I have to agree that what I have played of Destiny 2 and Division 2 was quite fun even though it was just at the start of the games.
Now that I have had fun with the base game of Borderlands 3 I really want to continue this fun within the DLCs. Moxxi's Heist is quite a throwback to the days of BL2 where loaders were everywhere and same with Jack. DLC2's atmosphere looks gorgeous. The trailer made the planet look so good and the new enemy designs are really good. I am also exited to use some of the new guns like the Ion Cannon that can almost 1 shot everything even on the highest difficulty.
There are also the last 2 DLCs that might be really good. I would like to ride a dinosaur while shooting my Maggie and yelling "YEHAW" in a western themed DLC or ride the shiniest meat bicycle in the mind of Kreig.

How long will I play it

I already have around 5 days put into the base game. I am unsure how this translates into hours... No not because I can't do math. It is because the game tells you the time in days rather than hours. Anyways. I have put a lot of time and do plan to put even more as I only have 1 character that I have gotten to maximum level and I don't even have the best gear for him yet. The season pass and the DLCs it will bring will allow me to break some of the monotony of the grind or of playing the story again and again while leveling up characters.

Why would YOU want to buy the game

So. You want to know why you would want/should buy this game for yourself? Well the first question is are you already a fan of the Borderlands series? If so then Borderlands 3 is a must play not only because of the new story that expands the already existing lore but also because of all the new planets you explore and the new quality of life improvements that the developers added. The game feels like it took what Borderlands 2 did mixed it with some Borderlands 1 and improved onto that... and it is NOT a bad thing like some people say.

But what if you have never played a Borderlands game? Then what are you doing here reading a request all about Borderlands? Heh I am joking. If you have no experience with the games but have played some of the looter shooters that came out prior to Borderlands 3 you should be able to enjoy the game. The co-op experience is timeless no matter which of the games you play. The only thing that will not be in the game is the MMO-lite/games as a service parts that most of the newer looter shooters contain.

If you haven't played any looter shooters in your entire life the game still has a lot of things to offer. From the varied environments scattered on the planets that you will explore to the amazing gun play that the game has you can find something to enjoy. You will not need to look at the stats of a gun to really know that it is better as now guns have gear scores that show how good they are in general so gear farming is a bit streamlined for any player to jump in and feel like they are getting better. There are also a gigantic amount of guns to choose from. Each Legendary and Unique weapons will have their own effect that no other gun will have and they vary from brain shaped turrets to burger canons.

There is also the fact that Gearbox does listen to us the players. One example of this is with a little event involving the endgame raid (Takedown). For a limited time the Takedown was scaled to the number of players in the party (before it was always scaled to 4). People really loved it and seeing this the developers decided to keep the feature in while adding a new switch for people who wanted to experience the true difficulty of the Takedown while going solo. There are other examples like the ability to toggle the guardian ranks or the introduction of cutscene skip. There are also free updates and events every so often so the game doesn't become too stale.

Why can't I buy the game

I honestly do not have any kind of sob story that I could shove in this part and I also do not like it when people would just fake one. I just am not able to spend this amount of money for a bunch of reasons. I had started my second year of university a while ago and so a bunch of expenses went towards uni stuff, clothes and just the tax itself. Whatever money is left I need to save up in case there is any kind of emergency or needed for uni.
Then there is also the fact that the conversion rate between dollar and ron (the currency used in Romania) is quite high. For us 1 dollar is around 4.3 ron which would mean that the price of the game goes up to almost or even above 200 ron which is quite a lot. There is also this entire situation with Covid-19 which is generally annoying for all of us. Being stuck inside for so long can get quite boring. I honestly would have gotten the game myself if I could but because of the circumstances I am asking you kind members of the Gift of Games community to help me enjoy all the things added by the DLCs because I am a huge fan of this series.

Final words

And here we are. The end of the request. I really hope you have enjoyed reading my request and what else could I say other than see ya later and I wish you all who read and got to this part good luck with your own current or future requests or giveaway entries.
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[REQUEST][Steam/Epic] Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition (OR Season Pass ) - Guns with legs? We got you boo!

SPOILERS for the entire Borderlands Franchise

Hey guys. I am here to request the Super Deluxe Edition for Borderlands 3 (or the Season Pass). I have been in love with the series since the launch of Borderlands 2 and after playing the 3rd installment I really want to experience more of the game. With the 2nd DLC coming out this month I am really excited to play it. Enough about these small details. Let's get onto the request.

Steam ID
Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition for Steam on GreenManGaming ( $44 )
Borderlands 3 Season Pass for Epic Games on GreenManGaming ( $35 )

WHAT IS BORDERLANDS 3

Borderlands 3 is the latest installment in the Borderlands franchise. Borderlands is a game where you go around killing bandits and stealing their guns to kill more and more bandits while creating a lot of MAYHEM. Borderlands is a looter shooter with a bunch of RPG elements added over it like skill trees and points that are given to you through a leveling system.

The appeal of the game is the huge amount of guns that are all unique in their own rights (certain guns home on enemies while others are pistols that shoot like shotguns) and the weird combination between silly and dark humor that was present since the inception of the franchise.

A lot of people believe that Borderlands 2 was the peak of the series. The humor was amazing, the characters were better written, there was an actual story, the skills were more indepth and there were way more guns. While I don't disagree, I have to give a lot of points to Borderlands 1 as well for its amazing gunplay.

Now that leaves us with Borderlands 3. Where did the series go after the success of BL2? Well I would say it went in a better direction. The general gameplay loop is one of the best I have seen in a lot of games. The gunplay is so satisfying with each gun having their own sound and way of shooting, the action skills being better than ever (I still miss gunzerking though) but there is a but. The story. While I wouldn't say that it really is the worst, a lot of people really don't like it. A huge part of it being one of the new characters and the large amount of standing around listening to dialogue.

I truly love this new installment in a franchise that I have enjoyed for over 8 years or so and that is why I want to experience more of it.

How I found out about the Borderlands franchise

This happened around 9 years ago I believe. When I was still quite young and not that much into gaming I would sit around my father and watch him play video games from time to time. This is what made me start doing it some time later. Well one of the games that he found was Borderlands 1. I did watch him play for a while and played some of it myself but I didn't really enjoy the game much so I left it after my first playthrough.

That was until Borderlands 2 came out... Well a bit later after it came out. Again it was my father who found the game and started it and what can I say, it looked amazing and wanted to play it too. After I played through my first playthrough I was quite hooked on the whole Borderlands thing and continued to play my Gunzerker to around max level but unfortunately I had lost that save. After this I would follow pretty much everything that would be Borderlands related. I replayed Borderlands 1 and when I heard that the Pre-Sequel was coming out around 2014 I was so excited.

For Tales it is a bit fuzzy. I don't really remember when or how I found out about it. I believe it was after I had gotten into watching some of the older Telltale games and did some search around their games.

And now we arrived at Borderlands 3. Ah 7 years after 2 and 5 after the Pre-Sequel. A long wait that I never truly realized I was a part of. The idea of a 3rd Borderlands game never really dawned upon me until a video by Supmatto got me thinking. It was the one where he talked about the Gearbox demo where they actually showed the character model for Moze in a desert. I didn't pay much attention up until a few months before the reveal of the game, a point at which leaks was quite frequent and hard to miss if you spend a lot of time on Youtube. Then Borderlands 3 got revealed and my hype levels were so high that I think we could have gotten to the moon...

And now we are here. Almost 6 months after the release of the game with the 2nd DLC and Steam version right around the corner. What can I say. It has been a good couple months.

The story of Borderlands 3


Ah. So you want to hear another story eh? Oh! You want to know the whole story? Well then. Where shall I begin. Oh yea. I remember now.
The story of the first game is somewhat shallow. It follows the 4 original Vault Hunters after being contacted by Angel. Being told that they are supposed to do something great the characters embark on a mission to find the fabled Vault Key and open the mythical Vault.
This whole thing was planned by Jack, the new CEO of Hyperion, with Angel being his agent. Once the vault was open Eridium started errupting from the planet and Jack took advantage of this. The VHs of BL2 were tricked and almost killed by Jack as he tried to rid Pandora of the bandits that lived there. How was he planning to do this? Open a new vault and control the monster within. The new VHs met and teamed up with the ones from BL1 in order to stop Jack once and for all.
And now we arrive to Borderlands 3. Set around 7 years after the events of BL2 the games once again starts with 4 Vault Hunters getting off a bus. The VHs saw the adds for the Crimson Raiders and decided to join them in the fight against the new cult that started spreading across the Borderlands. You learn that the leaders of the cult, Tyreen and Troy Calypso, are both sirens and have similar powers. Throughout the game you are in a constant race against the Children of the Vault. The fate of the universe is decided by who will be the first to open the Great Vault and let out or stop the horrors that lie within. You will also see familiar and new faces as you visit the planets that the game offers.

The first DLC, Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, takes place on Handsome Jack's casino. I am unsure about the story of the DLC because what I have seen of it is not much. You will need to assemble a crew in order to steal the plans to the casino and get the revenge that Moxxi wants so much. A returning character is also here. Timothy Lawrence, former clone of Jack and also former vault hunter.
DLC nr.2 (Guns, Love, and Tentacles) will take place on a frozen planet and will have at it's center the marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, a couple introduced in the Eden 6 part of the base game. It will also contain eldritch horror elements as there are cultists that worship a dead vault monster.
DLC 3 will most likely be wild west themed but instead of horses you have dinosaurs... Yea I bet it will be as good as it sounds.
Now for DLC 4. Here comes the juicy parts. Randy hinted at the story that might come with the DLC. We might go into the mind of Kreig. Kreig was a fan favorite character in BL2 and he didn't appear in BL3 so a lot of people are excited for this.

Gameplay mechanics and elements


On top of the 3 main skills from which you can choose from each character has 3 skill trees that focus on different aspects of said character. Amara has a tree that will allow her to be a melee machine while Moze has a tree that could make her not consume ammo and have unlimited of said ammo.
Each skill tree has these skills that are a bit more special and that can alter gameplay in more major ways. A set of these are the capstones at the end of each skill tree but these can be found through the skill tree too. Usually there are 2 or 3 special skills per tree and they take only 1 single point to be activated. There are special pieces of gear that can add more than one point to them and make then ever more powerful.

Borderlands 2 had 2 types of vehicles in the main game with 2 more added in the DLC. The only real differences between the base game ones were the fact that you could have 4 people instead of 2 and different weapons. The boosts might have been different too. In Borderlands 3 there are 3 kinds of vehicles. There is also the fact that you can fully customize your car. From the wheels to the engine. The way you get new parts is by stealing cars from the bandits running around in them. Now in Borderlands 3 you can go up to a car and press the needed button and if there is someone in said car you will throw then out and take the car for yourself.
There is also a quality of life improvement in the sense that now some things like cacti will be destroyed if you try to run them over. In Borderlands 2 those cacti were fully solid and you stop you if you would hit them with even 1 cm of your car's hitbox.

A new mechanic added to the game to make it more dynamic and also make the level design be more vertical at the same time. Sliding works like in a lot of other games. If you are running and use the crouch button you will enter the sliding animation. If you slide into an enemy, that enemy will be staggered or even go flying. This is a good technique to stop enemies from shooting or even taking their place in cover by staggering them.
Then there is mantling. This will allow a character to climb certain ledges that are usually shown with special textures onto the walls though it is not limited to just that. With Mantling you can be very creative with skipping certain parts of the game as you can sometime mantle things that the developers might not want you to.

Le pièce de résistance. Borderlands 3, while not ditching Pandora completely, will have our band of misfits traveling from planet to planet through the galaxy in which Pandora resides. The game will start off and have it's first act on Pandora, but after repairing and taking off aboard the Sanctuary 3 ship you will go to the stars and beyond in order to stop the Calypsos. Sanctuary 3 will be your hub area from which you can travel to the different planets in the game. The game will have 5 planets with more coming in the future with DLC. Each planet is divided into multiple areas like how the maps in Borderlands 2 worked.

  1. `Hyperion. The big-bad corporation from previous Borderlands titles, is back in Borderlands 3. Alongside accuracy that increases as you fire the weapon, Hyperion guns will now have a deployable shield mounted in the front that will be able to stop some of the damage that would be done to you. The shield does have a capacity and will need to recharge.

2) Maliwan. Maliwan has always been the manufacturer that focused on elemental guns and in Borderlands 3 it is no different. Like in Borderlands 2 all Maliwan guns will be elemental but this time they will have 2 elements that you can switch between at will. The only downside that is with these games is the fact that shots need to be charged before they can be shot.

3) Torgue. DO YOU LIKE BLOWING S*IT UP? DO YOU LOVE EXPLOSIONS? WELL THEN TORGUE IS THE MANUFACTURER FOR YOU! IT IS TIME TO KILL EVERY LIVING ORGANISM ON THIS PLANET WITH THE HELP OF THE HIGH DAMAGE GYRO-JET PROJECTILES THAT TRAVEL SOMEWHAT SLOWLY! THERE IS ALSO THE STICKY MODE WHERE YOU STICK THE BULLETS TO YOUR ENEMIES AND THEN YOU CAN DETONATE THEM FOR HIGH DAMAGE! EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4) Vladof. This focus on high fire rate means that its guns have ridiculously high fire rates. But as a result, they aren't going to be as accurate as other weapons, and you'll burn through your ammo pretty fast. Even so, Vladof's arsenal is excellent if you're looking for rapid, consistent damage. And its guns come with some special attachments as well, like under-barrel grenade launchers or rocket launchers.

5) Tediore. Guns with legs... What more do you want? Ok ok. The guns made by this manufacturer do not have a conventional magazine that you reload. Instead you throw the gun out into the battlefield and a new one digistructs into your hands. The thrown guns can have a multitude of effects like exploding and then spawning child grenades or sticking to a surface and becoming a turret.

6) Jakobs. Guns made by Jackobs do not only look like they are out of the wild west but also feel like it. These guns can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger so the faster you are the more damage you do. They also have high damage output but you will need to be accurate. Accuracy and critical hits are rewarded with a chance that the bullet will ricochet off the enemy and hit others. Currently my favorite gun in the game is the Wedding Invitation that was added during the Valentine Day event. When scoring a critical hit the bullets will not only explode but they will also shoot towards other enemies but this time will do cryo damage.

7) Atlas. A manufacturer that was absent during the events of Borderlands 2 now returns lead by none other than Rhys, one of the 2 protagonists in Tales from the Borderlands. With guns made by Atlas you will be able to shoot out a tracker onto your enemies and then any round you shoot will follow said tracker and hit the enemy that is marked. The Q-System is one the best early game assault rifles.

8) Dahl. Dahl is a powerful militaristic corporation. And these roots have led to their firearms being tactical in nature. They offer a variety of different firing modes that the user can toggle between based on the various factors that influence gunfights. Because of their jack-of-all-trades nature means they inherently aren't specialized and thus, they aren't the best guns you can equip for specialized tasks.

9) Children of the Vault or COV. The guns made by COV are quite special. They do not have a magazine because you never have to reload. COV guns instead of having the usual magazine have a heating bar. If the bar gets filled then the weapon will jam and will need repairs. The repairs in a way are somewhat like reloads but if you manage the heat throughout your battles you will never need to reload the gun ever again. The animations that play are quite funny like the one where you use a water gun to cool down an overheated element on your gun.

I Borderlands 2 you could use Eridium in order to upgrade your ammo capacity or to give it to certain vendor like NPCs that would give you items in exchange. Now in Borderlands 3 the ammo upgrades are once again purchasable with normal cash so Eridium will gain a different use but will remain as currency.
On Sanctuary 3 Crazy Earl will have a shop that sells emotes and other cosmetic items like skins or heads. These can be bought with Eridium. Other than that you will have the ability to buy Annointed gear that will give you certain specialized bonuses depending on the character you are playing as.

Why do I want the version that includes the game pass

As I said before, I am a huge fan of this series and once Borderlands 3 was announced I was the most hyped I ever was about a game in my whole life. Not even Hollow Knight Silksong getting announced got me this hyped. The months leading up to the release I have played through Borderlands 1 with a friend and twice through Borderlands 2 (once modded) just because I couldn't stop thinking about the game. Even now I end up booting one of the older games because of the amazing gameplay.
The whole looter shooter genre that started with Borderlands 1 was an interesting concept that I didn't really click with until Borderlands 2. Once that came out and passed others tried to capitalize on the success of the genre but not the same way that Borderlands did. While the 2 Destiny games and the 2 Division games are fun in their own way I believe that the games as a ser1vice/MMOlite addition was unnecessary and kinda hindered the amount of fun you could have. Though I have to agree that what I have played of Destiny 2 and Division 2 was quite fun even though it was just at the start of the games.
Now that I have had fun with the base game of Borderlands 3 I really want to continue this fun within the DLCs. Moxxi's Heist is quite a throwback to the days of BL2 where loaders were everywhere and same with Jack. DLC2's atmosphere looks gorgeous. The trailer made the planet look so good and the new enemy designs are really good. I am also exited to use some of the new guns like the Ion Cannon that can almost 1 shot everything even on the highest difficulty.
There are also the last 2 DLCs that might be really good. I would like to ride a dinosaur while shooting my Maggie and yelling "YEHAW" in a western themed DLC or ride the shiniest meat bicycle in the mind of Kreig.

How long will I play it

I already have around 5 days put into the base game. I am unsure how this translates into hours... No not because I can't do math. It is because the game tells you the time in days rather than hours. Anyways. I have put a lot of time and do plan to put even more as I only have 1 character that I have gotten to maximum level and I don't even have the best gear for him yet. The season pass and the DLCs it will bring will allow me to break some of the monotony of the grind or of playing the story again and again while leveling up characters.

Why would YOU want to buy the game

So. You want to know why you would want/should buy this game for yourself? Well the first question is are you already a fan of the Borderlands series? If so then Borderlands 3 is a must play not only because of the new story that expands the already existing lore but also because of all the new planets you explore and the new quality of life improvements that the developers added. The game feels like it took what Borderlands 2 did mixed it with some Borderlands 1 and improved onto that... and it is NOT a bad thing like some people say.

But what if you have never played a Borderlands game? Then what are you doing here reading a request all about Borderlands? Heh I am joking. If you have no experience with the games but have played some of the looter shooters that came out prior to Borderlands 3 you should be able to enjoy the game. The co-op experience is timeless no matter which of the games you play. The only thing that will not be in the game is the MMO-lite/games as a service parts that most of the newer looter shooters contain.

If you haven't played any looter shooters in your entire life the game still has a lot of things to offer. From the varied environments scattered on the planets that you will explore to the amazing gun play that the game has you can find something to enjoy. You will not need to look at the stats of a gun to really know that it is better as now guns have gear scores that show how good they are in general so gear farming is a bit streamlined for any player to jump in and feel like they are getting better. There are also a gigantic amount of guns to choose from. Each Legendary and Unique weapons will have their own effect that no other gun will have and they vary from brain shaped turrets to burger canons.

There is also the fact that Gearbox does listen to us the players. One example of this is with a little event involving the endgame raid (Takedown). For a limited time the Takedown was scaled to the number of players in the party (before it was always scaled to 4). People really loved it and seeing this the developers decided to keep the feature in while adding a new switch for people who wanted to experience the true difficulty of the Takedown while going solo. There are other examples like the ability to toggle the guardian ranks or the introduction of cutscene skip. There are also free updates and events every so often so the game doesn't become too stale.

Why can't I buy the game

I honestly do not have any kind of sob story that I could shove in this part and I also do not like it when people would just fake one. I just am not able to spend this amount of money for a bunch of reasons. I had started my second year of university a while ago and so a bunch of expenses went towards uni stuff, clothes and just the tax itself. Whatever money is left I need to save up in case there is any kind of emergency or needed for uni.
Then there is also the fact that the conversion rate between dollar and ron (the currency used in Romania) is quite high. For us 1 dollar is around 4.3 ron which would mean that the price of the game goes up to almost or even above 200 ron which is quite a lot. There is also this entire situation with Covid-19 which is generally annoying for all of us. Being stuck inside for so long can get quite boring. I honestly would have gotten the game myself if I could but because of the circumstances I am asking you kind members of the Gift of Games community to help me enjoy all the things added by the DLCs because I am a huge fan of this series.

Final words

And here we are. The end of the request. I really hope you have enjoyed reading my request and what else could I say other than see ya later and I wish you all who read and got to this part good luck with your own current or future requests or giveaway entries.
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[REQUEST][Steam/Epic] Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition (OR Season Pass ) - Guns with legs? We got you boo!

SPOILERS for the entire Borderlands Franchise

Hey guys. I am here to request the Super Deluxe Edition for Borderlands 3 (or the Season Pass). I have been in love with the series since the launch of Borderlands 2 and after playing the 3rd installment I really want to experience more of the game. With the 2nd DLC coming out this month I am really excited to play it. Enough about these small details. Let's get onto the request.

Steam ID
Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition for Steam on GreenManGaming ( $45 )
Borderlands 3 Season Pass for Epic Games on GreenManGaming ( $35 )

WHAT IS BORDERLANDS 3

Borderlands 3 is the latest installment in the Borderlands franchise. Borderlands is a game where you go around killing bandits and stealing their guns to kill more and more bandits while creating a lot of MAYHEM. Borderlands is a looter shooter with a bunch of RPG elements added over it like skill trees and points that are given to you through a leveling system.

The appeal of the game is the huge amount of guns that are all unique in their own rights (certain guns home on enemies while others are pistols that shoot like shotguns) and the weird combination between silly and dark humor that was present since the inception of the franchise.

A lot of people believe that Borderlands 2 was the peak of the series. The humor was amazing, the characters were better written, there was an actual story, the skills were more indepth and there were way more guns. While I don't disagree, I have to give a lot of points to Borderlands 1 as well for its amazing gunplay.

Now that leaves us with Borderlands 3. Where did the series go after the success of BL2? Well I would say it went in a better direction. The general gameplay loop is one of the best I have seen in a lot of games. The gunplay is so satisfying with each gun having their own sound and way of shooting, the action skills being better than ever (I still miss gunzerking though) but there is a but. The story. While I wouldn't say that it really is the worst, a lot of people really don't like it. A huge part of it being one of the new characters and the large amount of standing around listening to dialogue.

I truly love this new installment in a franchise that I have enjoyed for over 8 years or so and that is why I want to experience more of it.

How I found out about the Borderlands franchise

This happened around 9 years ago I believe. When I was still quite young and not that much into gaming I would sit around my father and watch him play video games from time to time. This is what made me start doing it some time later. Well one of the games that he found was Borderlands 1. I did watch him play for a while and played some of it myself but I didn't really enjoy the game much so I left it after my first playthrough.

That was until Borderlands 2 came out... Well a bit later after it came out. Again it was my father who found the game and started it and what can I say, it looked amazing and wanted to play it too. After I played through my first playthrough I was quite hooked on the whole Borderlands thing and continued to play my Gunzerker to around max level but unfortunately I had lost that save. After this I would follow pretty much everything that would be Borderlands related. I replayed Borderlands 1 and when I heard that the Pre-Sequel was coming out around 2014 I was so excited.

For Tales it is a bit fuzzy. I don't really remember when or how I found out about it. I believe it was after I had gotten into watching some of the older Telltale games and did some search around their games.

And now we arrived at Borderlands 3. Ah 7 years after 2 and 5 after the Pre-Sequel. A long wait that I never truly realized I was a part of. The idea of a 3rd Borderlands game never really dawned upon me until a video by Supmatto got me thinking. It was the one where he talked about the Gearbox demo where they actually showed the character model for Moze in a desert. I didn't pay much attention up until a few months before the reveal of the game, a point at which leaks was quite frequent and hard to miss if you spend a lot of time on Youtube. Then Borderlands 3 got revealed and my hype levels were so high that I think we could have gotten to the moon...

And now we are here. Almost 6 months after the release of the game with the 2nd DLC and Steam version right around the corner. What can I say. It has been a good couple months.

The story of Borderlands 3


Ah. So you want to hear another story eh? Oh! You want to know the whole story? Well then. Where shall I begin. Oh yea. I remember now.
The story of the first game is somewhat shallow. It follows the 4 original Vault Hunters after being contacted by Angel. Being told that they are supposed to do something great the characters embark on a mission to find the fabled Vault Key and open the mythical Vault.
This whole thing was planned by Jack, the new CEO of Hyperion, with Angel being his agent. Once the vault was open Eridium started errupting from the planet and Jack took advantage of this. The VHs of BL2 were tricked and almost killed by Jack as he tried to rid Pandora of the bandits that lived there. How was he planning to do this? Open a new vault and control the monster within. The new VHs met and teamed up with the ones from BL1 in order to stop Jack once and for all.
And now we arrive to Borderlands 3. Set around 7 years after the events of BL2 the games once again starts with 4 Vault Hunters getting off a bus. The VHs saw the adds for the Crimson Raiders and decided to join them in the fight against the new cult that started spreading across the Borderlands. You learn that the leaders of the cult, Tyreen and Troy Calypso, are both sirens and have similar powers. Throughout the game you are in a constant race against the Children of the Vault. The fate of the universe is decided by who will be the first to open the Great Vault and let out or stop the horrors that lie within. You will also see familiar and new faces as you visit the planets that the game offers.

The first DLC, Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, takes place on Handsome Jack's casino. I am unsure about the story of the DLC because what I have seen of it is not much. You will need to assemble a crew in order to steal the plans to the casino and get the revenge that Moxxi wants so much. A returning character is also here. Timothy Lawrence, former clone of Jack and also former vault hunter.
DLC nr.2 (Guns, Love, and Tentacles) will take place on a frozen planet and will have at it's center the marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, a couple introduced in the Eden 6 part of the base game. It will also contain eldritch horror elements as there are cultists that worship a dead vault monster.
DLC 3 will most likely be wild west themed but instead of horses you have dinosaurs... Yea I bet it will be as good as it sounds.
Now for DLC 4. Here comes the juicy parts. Randy hinted at the story that might come with the DLC. We might go into the mind of Kreig. Kreig was a fan favorite character in BL2 and he didn't appear in BL3 so a lot of people are excited for this.

Gameplay mechanics and elements


On top of the 3 main skills from which you can choose from each character has 3 skill trees that focus on different aspects of said character. Amara has a tree that will allow her to be a melee machine while Moze has a tree that could make her not consume ammo and have unlimited of said ammo.
Each skill tree has these skills that are a bit more special and that can alter gameplay in more major ways. A set of these are the capstones at the end of each skill tree but these can be found through the skill tree too. Usually there are 2 or 3 special skills per tree and they take only 1 single point to be activated. There are special pieces of gear that can add more than one point to them and make then ever more powerful.

Borderlands 2 had 2 types of vehicles in the main game with 2 more added in the DLC. The only real differences between the base game ones were the fact that you could have 4 people instead of 2 and different weapons. The boosts might have been different too. In Borderlands 3 there are 3 kinds of vehicles. There is also the fact that you can fully customize your car. From the wheels to the engine. The way you get new parts is by stealing cars from the bandits running around in them. Now in Borderlands 3 you can go up to a car and press the needed button and if there is someone in said car you will throw then out and take the car for yourself.
There is also a quality of life improvement in the sense that now some things like cacti will be destroyed if you try to run them over. In Borderlands 2 those cacti were fully solid and you stop you if you would hit them with even 1 cm of your car's hitbox.

A new mechanic added to the game to make it more dynamic and also make the level design be more vertical at the same time. Sliding works like in a lot of other games. If you are running and use the crouch button you will enter the sliding animation. If you slide into an enemy, that enemy will be staggered or even go flying. This is a good technique to stop enemies from shooting or even taking their place in cover by staggering them.
Then there is mantling. This will allow a character to climb certain ledges that are usually shown with special textures onto the walls though it is not limited to just that. With Mantling you can be very creative with skipping certain parts of the game as you can sometime mantle things that the developers might not want you to.

Le pièce de résistance. Borderlands 3, while not ditching Pandora completely, will have our band of misfits traveling from planet to planet through the galaxy in which Pandora resides. The game will start off and have it's first act on Pandora, but after repairing and taking off aboard the Sanctuary 3 ship you will go to the stars and beyond in order to stop the Calypsos. Sanctuary 3 will be your hub area from which you can travel to the different planets in the game. The game will have 5 planets with more coming in the future with DLC. Each planet is divided into multiple areas like how the maps in Borderlands 2 worked.

  1. `Hyperion. The big-bad corporation from previous Borderlands titles, is back in Borderlands 3. Alongside accuracy that increases as you fire the weapon, Hyperion guns will now have a deployable shield mounted in the front that will be able to stop some of the damage that would be done to you. The shield does have a capacity and will need to recharge.

2) Maliwan. Maliwan has always been the manufacturer that focused on elemental guns and in Borderlands 3 it is no different. Like in Borderlands 2 all Maliwan guns will be elemental but this time they will have 2 elements that you can switch between at will. The only downside that is with these games is the fact that shots need to be charged before they can be shot.

3) Torgue. DO YOU LIKE BLOWING S*IT UP? DO YOU LOVE EXPLOSIONS? WELL THEN TORGUE IS THE MANUFACTURER FOR YOU! IT IS TIME TO KILL EVERY LIVING ORGANISM ON THIS PLANET WITH THE HELP OF THE HIGH DAMAGE GYRO-JET PROJECTILES THAT TRAVEL SOMEWHAT SLOWLY! THERE IS ALSO THE STICKY MODE WHERE YOU STICK THE BULLETS TO YOUR ENEMIES AND THEN YOU CAN DETONATE THEM FOR HIGH DAMAGE! EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4) Vladof. This focus on high fire rate means that its guns have ridiculously high fire rates. But as a result, they aren't going to be as accurate as other weapons, and you'll burn through your ammo pretty fast. Even so, Vladof's arsenal is excellent if you're looking for rapid, consistent damage. And its guns come with some special attachments as well, like under-barrel grenade launchers or rocket launchers.

5) Tediore. Guns with legs... What more do you want? Ok ok. The guns made by this manufacturer do not have a conventional magazine that you reload. Instead you throw the gun out into the battlefield and a new one digistructs into your hands. The thrown guns can have a multitude of effects like exploding and then spawning child grenades or sticking to a surface and becoming a turret.

6) Jakobs. Guns made by Jackobs do not only look like they are out of the wild west but also feel like it. These guns can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger so the faster you are the more damage you do. They also have high damage output but you will need to be accurate. Accuracy and critical hits are rewarded with a chance that the bullet will ricochet off the enemy and hit others. Currently my favorite gun in the game is the Wedding Invitation that was added during the Valentine Day event. When scoring a critical hit the bullets will not only explode but they will also shoot towards other enemies but this time will do cryo damage.

7) Atlas. A manufacturer that was absent during the events of Borderlands 2 now returns lead by none other than Rhys, one of the 2 protagonists in Tales from the Borderlands. With guns made by Atlas you will be able to shoot out a tracker onto your enemies and then any round you shoot will follow said tracker and hit the enemy that is marked. The Q-System is one the best early game assault rifles.

8) Dahl. Dahl is a powerful militaristic corporation. And these roots have led to their firearms being tactical in nature. They offer a variety of different firing modes that the user can toggle between based on the various factors that influence gunfights. Because of their jack-of-all-trades nature means they inherently aren't specialized and thus, they aren't the best guns you can equip for specialized tasks.

9) Children of the Vault or COV. The guns made by COV are quite special. They do not have a magazine because you never have to reload. COV guns instead of having the usual magazine have a heating bar. If the bar gets filled then the weapon will jam and will need repairs. The repairs in a way are somewhat like reloads but if you manage the heat throughout your battles you will never need to reload the gun ever again. The animations that play are quite funny like the one where you use a water gun to cool down an overheated element on your gun.

I Borderlands 2 you could use Eridium in order to upgrade your ammo capacity or to give it to certain vendor like NPCs that would give you items in exchange. Now in Borderlands 3 the ammo upgrades are once again purchasable with normal cash so Eridium will gain a different use but will remain as currency.
On Sanctuary 3 Crazy Earl will have a shop that sells emotes and other cosmetic items like skins or heads. These can be bought with Eridium. Other than that you will have the ability to buy Annointed gear that will give you certain specialized bonuses depending on the character you are playing as.

Why do I want the version that includes the game pass

As I said before, I am a huge fan of this series and once Borderlands 3 was announced I was the most hyped I ever was about a game in my whole life. Not even Hollow Knight Silksong getting announced got me this hyped. The months leading up to the release I have played through Borderlands 1 with a friend and twice through Borderlands 2 (once modded) just because I couldn't stop thinking about the game. Even now I end up booting one of the older games because of the amazing gameplay.
The whole looter shooter genre that started with Borderlands 1 was an interesting concept that I didn't really click with until Borderlands 2. Once that came out and passed others tried to capitalize on the success of the genre but not the same way that Borderlands did. While the 2 Destiny games and the 2 Division games are fun in their own way I believe that the games as a ser1vice/MMOlite addition was unnecessary and kinda hindered the amount of fun you could have. Though I have to agree that what I have played of Destiny 2 and Division 2 was quite fun even though it was just at the start of the games.
Now that I have had fun with the base game of Borderlands 3 I really want to continue this fun within the DLCs. Moxxi's Heist is quite a throwback to the days of BL2 where loaders were everywhere and same with Jack. DLC2's atmosphere looks gorgeous. The trailer made the planet look so good and the new enemy designs are really good. I am also exited to use some of the new guns like the Ion Cannon that can almost 1 shot everything even on the highest difficulty.
There are also the last 2 DLCs that might be really good. I would like to ride a dinosaur while shooting my Maggie and yelling "YEHAW" in a western themed DLC or ride the shiniest meat bicycle in the mind of Kreig.

How long will I play it

I already have around 5 days put into the base game. I am unsure how this translates into hours... No not because I can't do math. It is because the game tells you the time in days rather than hours. Anyways. I have put a lot of time and do plan to put even more as I only have 1 character that I have gotten to maximum level and I don't even have the best gear for him yet. The season pass and the DLCs it will bring will allow me to break some of the monotony of the grind or of playing the story again and again while leveling up characters.

Why would YOU want to buy the game

So. You want to know why you would want/should buy this game for yourself? Well the first question is are you already a fan of the Borderlands series? If so then Borderlands 3 is a must play not only because of the new story that expands the already existing lore but also because of all the new planets you explore and the new quality of life improvements that the developers added. The game feels like it took what Borderlands 2 did mixed it with some Borderlands 1 and improved onto that... and it is NOT a bad thing like some people say.

But what if you have never played a Borderlands game? Then what are you doing here reading a request all about Borderlands? Heh I am joking. If you have no experience with the games but have played some of the looter shooters that came out prior to Borderlands 3 you should be able to enjoy the game. The co-op experience is timeless no matter which of the games you play. The only thing that will not be in the game is the MMO-lite/games as a service parts that most of the newer looter shooters contain.

If you haven't played any looter shooters in your entire life the game still has a lot of things to offer. From the varied environments scattered on the planets that you will explore to the amazing gun play that the game has you can find something to enjoy. You will not need to look at the stats of a gun to really know that it is better as now guns have gear scores that show how good they are in general so gear farming is a bit streamlined for any player to jump in and feel like they are getting better. There are also a gigantic amount of guns to choose from. Each Legendary and Unique weapons will have their own effect that no other gun will have and they vary from brain shaped turrets to burger canons.

There is also the fact that Gearbox does listen to us the players. One example of this is with a little event involving the endgame raid (Takedown). For a limited time the Takedown was scaled to the number of players in the party (before it was always scaled to 4). People really loved it and seeing this the developers decided to keep the feature in while adding a new switch for people who wanted to experience the true difficulty of the Takedown while going solo. There are other examples like the ability to toggle the guardian ranks or the introduction of cutscene skip. There are also free updates and events every so often so the game doesn't become too stale.

Why can't I buy the game

I honestly do not have any kind of sob story that I could shove in this part and I also do not like it when people would just fake one. I just am not able to spend this amount of money for a bunch of reasons. I had started my second year of university a while ago and so a bunch of expenses went towards uni stuff, clothes and just the tax itself. Whatever money is left I need to save up in case there is any kind of emergency or needed for uni.
Then there is also the fact that the conversion rate between dollar and ron (the currency used in Romania) is quite high. For us 1 dollar is around 4.3 ron which would mean that the price of the game goes up to almost or even above 200 ron which is quite a lot. There is also this entire situation with Covid-19 which is generally annoying for all of us. Being stuck inside for so long can get quite boring. I honestly would have gotten the game myself if I could but because of the circumstances I am asking you kind members of the Gift of Games community to help me enjoy all the things added by the DLCs because I am a huge fan of this series.

Final words

And here we are. The end of the request. I really hope you have enjoyed reading my request and what else could I say other than see ya later and I wish you all who read and got to this part good luck with your own current or future requests or giveaway entries.
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[REQUEST][Steam/Epic] Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition (OR Season Pass ) - Guns with legs? We got you boo!

SPOILERS for the entire Borderlands Franchise

Hey guys. I am here to request the Super Deluxe Edition for Borderlands 3 (or the Season Pass). I have been in love with the series since the launch of Borderlands 2 and after playing the 3rd installment I really want to experience more of the game. With the 2nd DLC coming out this month I am really excited to play it. Enough about these small details. Let's get onto the request.

Steam ID
Borderlands 3: Super Deluxe Edition for Steam on Green man Gaming
Borderlands 3 Season Pass for Epic Games on HumbleBundle

WHAT IS BORDERLANDS 3

Borderlands 3 is the latest installment in the Borderlands franchise. Borderlands is a game where you go around killing bandits and stealing their guns to kill more and more bandits while creating a lot of MAYHEM. Borderlands is a looter shooter with a bunch of RPG elements added over it like skill trees and points that are given to you through a leveling system.

The appeal of the game is the huge amount of guns that are all unique in their own rights (certain guns home on enemies while others are pistols that shoot like shotguns) and the weird combination between silly and dark humor that was present since the inception of the franchise.

A lot of people believe that Borderlands 2 was the peak of the series. The humor was amazing, the characters were better written, there was an actual story, the skills were more indepth and there were way more guns. While I don't disagree, I have to give a lot of points to Borderlands 1 as well for its amazing gunplay.

Now that leaves us with Borderlands 3. Where did the series go after the success of BL2? Well I would say it went in a better direction. The general gameplay loop is one of the best I have seen in a lot of games. The gunplay is so satisfying with each gun having their own sound and way of shooting, the action skills being better than ever (I still miss gunzerking though) but there is a but. The story. While I wouldn't say that it really is the worst, a lot of people really don't like it. A huge part of it being one of the new characters and the large amount of standing around listening to dialogue.

I truly love this new installment in a franchise that I have enjoyed for over 8 years or so and that is why I want to experience more of it.

How I found out about the Borderlands franchise

This happened around 9 years ago I believe. When I was still quite young and not that much into gaming I would sit around my father and watch him play video games from time to time. This is what made me start doing it some time later. Well one of the games that he found was Borderlands 1. I did watch him play for a while and played some of it myself but I didn't really enjoy the game much so I left it after my first playthrough.

That was until Borderlands 2 came out... Well a bit later after it came out. Again it was my father who found the game and started it and what can I say, it looked amazing and wanted to play it too. After I played through my first playthrough I was quite hooked on the whole Borderlands thing and continued to play my Gunzerker to around max level but unfortunately I had lost that save. After this I would follow pretty much everything that would be Borderlands related. I replayed Borderlands 1 and when I heard that the Pre-Sequel was coming out around 2014 I was so excited.

For Tales it is a bit fuzzy. I don't really remember when or how I found out about it. I believe it was after I had gotten into watching some of the older Telltale games and did some search around their games.

And now we arrived at Borderlands 3. Ah 7 years after 2 and 5 after the Pre-Sequel. A long wait that I never truly realized I was a part of. The idea of a 3rd Borderlands game never really dawned upon me until a video by Supmatto got me thinking. It was the one where he talked about the Gearbox demo where they actually showed the character model for Moze in a desert. I didn't pay much attention up until a few months before the reveal of the game, a point at which leaks was quite frequent and hard to miss if you spend a lot of time on Youtube. Then Borderlands 3 got revealed and my hype levels were so high that I think we could have gotten to the moon...

And now we are here. Almost 6 months after the release of the game with the 2nd DLC and Steam version right around the corner. What can I say. It has been a good couple months.

The story of Borderlands 3


Ah. So you want to hear another story eh? Oh! You want to know the whole story? Well then. Where shall I begin. Oh yea. I remember now.
The story of the first game is somewhat shallow. It follows the 4 original Vault Hunters after being contacted by Angel. Being told that they are supposed to do something great the characters embark on a mission to find the fabled Vault Key and open the mythical Vault.
This whole thing was planned by Jack, the new CEO of Hyperion, with Angel being his agent. Once the vault was open Eridium started errupting from the planet and Jack took advantage of this. The VHs of BL2 were tricked and almost killed by Jack as he tried to rid Pandora of the bandits that lived there. How was he planning to do this? Open a new vault and control the monster within. The new VHs met and teamed up with the ones from BL1 in order to stop Jack once and for all.
And now we arrive to Borderlands 3. Set around 7 years after the events of BL2 the games once again starts with 4 Vault Hunters getting off a bus. The VHs saw the adds for the Crimson Raiders and decided to join them in the fight against the new cult that started spreading across the Borderlands. You learn that the leaders of the cult, Tyreen and Troy Calypso, are both sirens and have similar powers. Throughout the game you are in a constant race against the Children of the Vault. The fate of the universe is decided by who will be the first to open the Great Vault and let out or stop the horrors that lie within. You will also see familiar and new faces as you visit the planets that the game offers.

The first DLC, Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, takes place on Handsome Jack's casino. I am unsure about the story of the DLC because what I have seen of it is not much. You will need to assemble a crew in order to steal the plans to the casino and get the revenge that Moxxi wants so much. A returning character is also here. Timothy Lawrence, former clone of Jack and also former vault hunter.
DLC nr.2 (Guns, Love, and Tentacles) will take place on a frozen planet and will have at it's center the marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock, a couple introduced in the Eden 6 part of the base game. It will also contain eldritch horror elements as there are cultists that worship a dead vault monster.
DLC 3 will most likely be wild west themed but instead of horses you have dinosaurs... Yea I bet it will be as good as it sounds.
Now for DLC 4. Here comes the juicy parts. Randy hinted at the story that might come with the DLC. We might go into the mind of Kreig. Kreig was a fan favorite character in BL2 and he didn't appear in BL3 so a lot of people are excited for this.

Gameplay mechanics and elements


On top of the 3 main skills from which you can choose from each character has 3 skill trees that focus on different aspects of said character. Amara has a tree that will allow her to be a melee machine while Moze has a tree that could make her not consume ammo and have unlimited of said ammo.
Each skill tree has these skills that are a bit more special and that can alter gameplay in more major ways. A set of these are the capstones at the end of each skill tree but these can be found through the skill tree too. Usually there are 2 or 3 special skills per tree and they take only 1 single point to be activated. There are special pieces of gear that can add more than one point to them and make then ever more powerful.

Borderlands 2 had 2 types of vehicles in the main game with 2 more added in the DLC. The only real differences between the base game ones were the fact that you could have 4 people instead of 2 and different weapons. The boosts might have been different too. In Borderlands 3 there are 3 kinds of vehicles. There is also the fact that you can fully customize your car. From the wheels to the engine. The way you get new parts is by stealing cars from the bandits running around in them. Now in Borderlands 3 you can go up to a car and press the needed button and if there is someone in said car you will throw then out and take the car for yourself.
There is also a quality of life improvement in the sense that now some things like cacti will be destroyed if you try to run them over. In Borderlands 2 those cacti were fully solid and you stop you if you would hit them with even 1 cm of your car's hitbox.

A new mechanic added to the game to make it more dynamic and also make the level design be more vertical at the same time. Sliding works like in a lot of other games. If you are running and use the crouch button you will enter the sliding animation. If you slide into an enemy, that enemy will be staggered or even go flying. This is a good technique to stop enemies from shooting or even taking their place in cover by staggering them.
Then there is mantling. This will allow a character to climb certain ledges that are usually shown with special textures onto the walls though it is not limited to just that. With Mantling you can be very creative with skipping certain parts of the game as you can sometime mantle things that the developers might not want you to.

Le pièce de résistance. Borderlands 3, while not ditching Pandora completely, will have our band of misfits traveling from planet to planet through the galaxy in which Pandora resides. The game will start off and have it's first act on Pandora, but after repairing and taking off aboard the Sanctuary 3 ship you will go to the stars and beyond in order to stop the Calypsos. Sanctuary 3 will be your hub area from which you can travel to the different planets in the game. The game will have 5 planets with more coming in the future with DLC. Each planet is divided into multiple areas like how the maps in Borderlands 2 worked.

  1. `Hyperion. The big-bad corporation from previous Borderlands titles, is back in Borderlands 3. Alongside accuracy that increases as you fire the weapon, Hyperion guns will now have a deployable shield mounted in the front that will be able to stop some of the damage that would be done to you. The shield does have a capacity and will need to recharge.

2) Maliwan. Maliwan has always been the manufacturer that focused on elemental guns and in Borderlands 3 it is no different. Like in Borderlands 2 all Maliwan guns will be elemental but this time they will have 2 elements that you can switch between at will. The only downside that is with these games is the fact that shots need to be charged before they can be shot.

3) Torgue. DO YOU LIKE BLOWING S*IT UP? DO YOU LOVE EXPLOSIONS? WELL THEN TORGUE IS THE MANUFACTURER FOR YOU! IT IS TIME TO KILL EVERY LIVING ORGANISM ON THIS PLANET WITH THE HELP OF THE HIGH DAMAGE GYRO-JET PROJECTILES THAT TRAVEL SOMEWHAT SLOWLY! THERE IS ALSO THE STICKY MODE WHERE YOU STICK THE BULLETS TO YOUR ENEMIES AND THEN YOU CAN DETONATE THEM FOR HIGH DAMAGE! EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4) Vladof. This focus on high fire rate means that its guns have ridiculously high fire rates. But as a result, they aren't going to be as accurate as other weapons, and you'll burn through your ammo pretty fast. Even so, Vladof's arsenal is excellent if you're looking for rapid, consistent damage. And its guns come with some special attachments as well, like under-barrel grenade launchers or rocket launchers.

5) Tediore. Guns with legs... What more do you want? Ok ok. The guns made by this manufacturer do not have a conventional magazine that you reload. Instead you throw the gun out into the battlefield and a new one digistructs into your hands. The thrown guns can have a multitude of effects like exploding and then spawning child grenades or sticking to a surface and becoming a turret.

6) Jakobs. Guns made by Jackobs do not only look like they are out of the wild west but also feel like it. These guns can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger so the faster you are the more damage you do. They also have high damage output but you will need to be accurate. Accuracy and critical hits are rewarded with a chance that the bullet will ricochet off the enemy and hit others. Currently my favorite gun in the game is the Wedding Invitation that was added during the Valentine Day event. When scoring a critical hit the bullets will not only explode but they will also shoot towards other enemies but this time will do cryo damage.

7) Atlas. A manufacturer that was absent during the events of Borderlands 2 now returns lead by none other than Rhys, one of the 2 protagonists in Tales from the Borderlands. With guns made by Atlas you will be able to shoot out a tracker onto your enemies and then any round you shoot will follow said tracker and hit the enemy that is marked. The Q-System is one the best early game assault rifles.

8) Dahl. Dahl is a powerful militaristic corporation. And these roots have led to their firearms being tactical in nature. They offer a variety of different firing modes that the user can toggle between based on the various factors that influence gunfights. Because of their jack-of-all-trades nature means they inherently aren't specialized and thus, they aren't the best guns you can equip for specialized tasks.

9) Children of the Vault or COV. The guns made by COV are quite special. They do not have a magazine because you never have to reload. COV guns instead of having the usual magazine have a heating bar. If the bar gets filled then the weapon will jam and will need repairs. The repairs in a way are somewhat like reloads but if you manage the heat throughout your battles you will never need to reload the gun ever again. The animations that play are quite funny like the one where you use a water gun to cool down an overheated element on your gun.

I Borderlands 2 you could use Eridium in order to upgrade your ammo capacity or to give it to certain vendor like NPCs that would give you items in exchange. Now in Borderlands 3 the ammo upgrades are once again purchasable with normal cash so Eridium will gain a different use but will remain as currency.
On Sanctuary 3 Crazy Earl will have a shop that sells emotes and other cosmetic items like skins or heads. These can be bought with Eridium. Other than that you will have the ability to buy Annointed gear that will give you certain specialized bonuses depending on the character you are playing as.

Why do I want the version that includes the game pass

As I said before, I am a huge fan of this series and once Borderlands 3 was announced I was the most hyped I ever was about a game in my whole life. Not even Hollow Knight Silksong getting announced got me this hyped. The months leading up to the release I have played through Borderlands 1 with a friend and twice through Borderlands 2 (once modded) just because I couldn't stop thinking about the game. Even now I end up booting one of the older games because of the amazing gameplay.
The whole looter shooter genre that started with Borderlands 1 was an interesting concept that I didn't really click with until Borderlands 2. Once that came out and passed others tried to capitalize on the success of the genre but not the same way that Borderlands did. While the 2 Destiny games and the 2 Division games are fun in their own way I believe that the games as a ser1vice/MMOlite addition was unnecessary and kinda hindered the amount of fun you could have. Though I have to agree that what I have played of Destiny 2 and Division 2 was quite fun even though it was just at the start of the games.
Now that I have had fun with the base game of Borderlands 3 I really want to continue this fun within the DLCs. Moxxi's Heist is quite a throwback to the days of BL2 where loaders were everywhere and same with Jack. DLC2's atmosphere looks gorgeous. The trailer made the planet look so good and the new enemy designs are really good. I am also exited to use some of the new guns like the Ion Cannon that can almost 1 shot everything even on the highest difficulty.
There are also the last 2 DLCs that might be really good. I would like to ride a dinosaur while shooting my Maggie and yelling "YEHAW" in a western themed DLC or ride the shiniest meat bicycle in the mind of Kreig.

How long will I play it

I already have around 5 days put into the base game. I am unsure how this translates into hours... No not because I can't do math. It is because the game tells you the time in days rather than hours. Anyways. I have put a lot of time and do plan to put even more as I only have 1 character that I have gotten to maximum level and I don't even have the best gear for him yet. The season pass and the DLCs it will bring will allow me to break some of the monotony of the grind or of playing the story again and again while leveling up characters.

Why would YOU want to buy the game

So. You want to know why you would want/should buy this game for yourself? Well the first question is are you already a fan of the Borderlands series? If so then Borderlands 3 is a must play not only because of the new story that expands the already existing lore but also because of all the new planets you explore and the new quality of life improvements that the developers added. The game feels like it took what Borderlands 2 did mixed it with some Borderlands 1 and improved onto that... and it is NOT a bad thing like some people say.

But what if you have never played a Borderlands game? Then what are you doing here reading a request all about Borderlands? Heh I am joking. If you have no experience with the games but have played some of the looter shooters that came out prior to Borderlands 3 you should be able to enjoy the game. The co-op experience is timeless no matter which of the games you play. The only thing that will not be in the game is the MMO-lite/games as a service parts that most of the newer looter shooters contain.

If you haven't played any looter shooters in your entire life the game still has a lot of things to offer. From the varied environments scattered on the planets that you will explore to the amazing gun play that the game has you can find something to enjoy. You will not need to look at the stats of a gun to really know that it is better as now guns have gear scores that show how good they are in general so gear farming is a bit streamlined for any player to jump in and feel like they are getting better. There are also a gigantic amount of guns to choose from. Each Legendary and Unique weapons will have their own effect that no other gun will have and they vary from brain shaped turrets to burger canons.

There is also the fact that Gearbox does listen to us the players. One example of this is with a little event involving the endgame raid (Takedown). For a limited time the Takedown was scaled to the number of players in the party (before it was always scaled to 4). People really loved it and seeing this the developers decided to keep the feature in while adding a new switch for people who wanted to experience the true difficulty of the Takedown while going solo. There are other examples like the ability to toggle the guardian ranks or the introduction of cutscene skip. There are also free updates and events every so often so the game doesn't become too stale.

Why can't I buy the game

I honestly do not have any kind of sob story that I could shove in this part and I also do not like it when people would just fake one. I just am not able to spend this amount of money for a bunch of reasons. I had started my second year of university a while ago and so a bunch of expenses went towards uni stuff, clothes and just the tax itself. Whatever money is left I need to save up in case there is any kind of emergency or needed for uni.
Then there is also the fact that the conversion rate between dollar and ron (the currency used in Romania) is quite high. For us 1 dollar is around 4.3 ron which would mean that the price of the game goes up to almost or even above 200 ron which is quite a lot. There is also this entire situation with Covid-19 which is generally annoying for all of us. Being stuck inside for so long can get quite boring. I honestly would have gotten the game myself if I could but because of the circumstances I am asking you kind members of the Gift of Games community to help me enjoy all the things added by the DLCs because I am a huge fan of this series.

Final words

And here we are. The end of the request. I really hope you have enjoyed reading my request and what else could I say other than see ya later and I wish you all who read and got to this part good luck with your own current or future requests or giveaway entries.
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