So I pre ordered Borderlands 2 on Steam and got the pre order pack with the Mechromancer and all the other add on stuff that came with it (didn't really pay much attention to the other stuff just wanted the Mechromancer class).
I just hit level 10 and rode up to Sanctuary and saw a weapon chest, 'cool, a weapon chest in the city' *open* awh sweet, awesome purple guns. Then I did a mission, came back and went back to the chest to see what had spawned and it said something like 'you don't have any gold keys' and I was like huh? Then I looked more closely and saw the chest had gold skulls on it, then I realised 'Oh, those gold keys I've heard about' Luckily I got a pretty good purple Sniper and Shotgun for my first drop which was useful because that's what I've been maining (btw are there gun progresions in this game ala Boderlands 1 or no?) but I thought the whole introduction of a 'gold key' system a bit weird.
It didn't really make me aware 'this is a gold key chest' until I used it. Is this supposed to be a free to play type incentive? Buy more gold keys to open more gold chests or what? Seems weird. I'm not complaining if so (well yeah...maybe I am, seems kind of out of place for a full retail product) but is it just me or do they not give you much heads up on the whole 'gold key' system?