I'm really hoping this game gets better. I am a level 13 siren, and so far, it has been absolutely abysmal. The loot is basically nonexistant, meaning there isn't enough variation, and it doesn't seem to track with your level as you are doing missions. I did a level 9 mission and got a level 4 weapon as a reward, which is useless. On top of that, I am level 13 and until about an hour earlier than I am typing this, every gun shop, including Marcus, that I have come across in the game has only sold up to level 9 guns. I am finally starting to see some level 11s with a couple 12s here and there, which is better but still sucks. This completely takes the incentive out of playing, as it is a loot driven game. I will explain further.
I am still using white weapons that are terrible, but I just haven't found anything better. I've literally seen less than 10 SMGs the whole game. Yes, seen. None of them were worth a damn, and I still haven't found one I can use. And the variation is ridiculous. About 85% of the weapons I've found in the game have been pistols up until this point. About 80% of those pistols are of the "shoots as fast as you pull the trigger" variety.(trust me, it's not really as good as it sounds, especially when most of them have a 6 round clip) About 15% of the pistols try and double as SMGs. That is, they have a fast rate of fire but usually bad recoil, but they still use pistol ammo, which pisses me off. Why not just give me some damn SMGs? The other 5% are just standard pistols and some quest rewards that were next to useless to me. I've only seen 4 rocket launchers the whole game too. I haven't seen any slag guns or corrosive guns at all. And I've only seen maybe 2 lightning guns, but, of course, they weren't any good. I have, however, seen plenty of fire guns. And when I say "seen", I mean just that. That includes drops from enemies, in chests, and in the shops). That reminds me. Where are all the damn chests? I've seen literally around 10 the entire game. Maybe less actually, because I know I opened some twice after returning to an area for quests.
And I loved the first Borderlands too. I maxed out levels on three of the four characters and enjoyed playing through with all three of them. Somebody that has played please tell me...does it get better? Does decent loot start dropping more frequently? Are there more chests later? Do corrosive, electric and slag weapons drop regularly later on? Is there more diversity in the loot drops, meaning do different types of weapons drop more often and not just pistols? I'm just suffering through the game right now hating every second just hoping that it is going to start getting better.
Sorry for the semi-wall of text, but I just had to rant for a minute. It is really pissing me off. I am not trolling and not exaggerating either. Trust me, I don't wish any of this was even remotely true. I was so looking forward to this game after the first one, but this is ridiculous as this game is failing in the most important aspect. And the first one succeeded so wonderfully at the loot drops. Is anyone else having this problem, or did they just screw it up this bad?