Don't know if this thread has been started yet (I'm sure it has somewhere) but I can't decide which class to use. Any suggestions from the GB community? What have y'all been having fun it?
Which Class are You?
Playing Siren first, just like the first game. I like playing female characters. So far, it's going rather well. Phaselock is useful in a lot of scenarios, whether keeping a tough enemy locked down or holding someone still so I can blast 'em. Been switching specs a bunch, trying to figure out which I like best.
Siren. Her Gravaton Beam is wonderful. Really great ability, you can use it basically all the time, allows you to neutralize basically any target (with the exception of things that are attached firmly to the ground), lift them into the air, and shoot them to your hearts content. It's super useful and can really help out when you just want to kill a dude. You'd think it'd be most useful for removing a dude for a limited amount of time and reducing the heat while you deal with his peers, but actually it's best to just kill the dude you snagged because it really doesn't last all that long. The ability holds them still and holds them well above cover, which is super handy in a game where most enemies are moving a whole lot.
Definitely Siren. I rolled Soldier in Borderlands 1 and was bored to tears. At least the Siren in this game has a power you can use more rapidly, and I'm surprised by how effective the Phaselock is against larger, boss-like enemies.
Is ammo a problem for anyone else so far?
@HistoryInRust: Playing as a Siren as well and I was initially having ammo problems. Some of the weapons discharge more than one bullet per shot and it was eating into my supply. I switched away from these and its been easier to manage. Unlike BL1 there hasn't been an early upgrade on the max bullet capacity so there's not much to do about it. I just pause and switch out a few weapon varieties.
Rolling with the gunzerker first, I wanted to try out a double gun approach. I do like the ammo regeneration and damage reduction of his power, but I feel so limited so far. I'm only lvl 13 so far, so I'm gonna keep plugging away hoping for a more satisfying character with more levels.
I pussied out(sorry for the sexism) and went commando. Roland is how I rolled in the first game. Oddly enough just like the first game, I love the sniper rifle. Turret and closer range comes later. So so far it's the same, but I already have heard i am deluding myself. Still that turret settled the first boss of he game..I guess they were....
I'd like to try gunbezerker, because the combos could be effective tactical (remember that slag set them up and then knock them down in the QL EX..one guy might do that,) Also I'd like the courage to try the other classes, Zero looks like a trip.
I had some difficulty picking my 1st class to play as, finally picking the gunzercker. With the later release of the mechromancer I'll be playing multiple play throughs. I'm playing co-op with my son and he's playing as Zero. He's tearing shit up from a distance sniping while I bum rush mobs. Really surprised me that he's able to do well since he's only 7 yo.
I ended up going with the Commando. I used Mordecai in the first game and had a lot of fun with that but I really liked using Bloodwing and the Assassin's stealth/melee abilities in this game just don't appeal to me as much. I miss the sniping but, on the plus side, I feel more involved as a Commando because I'm in on the action instead of just picking off enemies from afar.
Gunzerker, went with the rampage tree first. Gunzerkering class ability basically makes badasses into normal enemies in terms of difficulty. On the flipside i'm not using it as frequently as other classes use theirs.
Same here. I've been enjoying the Gunzerking quite a bit. Been investing points into making my rampages last longer to off-set to long-ish cooldown. Also, big magazines are a must. Reloading is so slow.
Playing in co-op with a Commando and a Siren has been pretty great. Having a friend lock down enemies with phase lock while I gunzerk them has made some elites almost pushovers.
I caaaaaaaaan't deciiiiiiiiiiiiide! I'm playing on PC right now because 360 version I received at the 2011 Gearbox PAX panel hasn't arrived yet. I'm going to be playing with a couple friends on 360 so I'm thinking of saving the class I really want to play as (Commando) for that. But the more I think about it, the more I'd rather play a Healing class (Siren) when I actually play with people. I've started a Gunzerker, Siren and Assassin on PC and am enjoying what I've played of the Siren so far. But since I'll probably be soloing it on PC, maybe I should just go Commando there and save Siren for 360? Seriously... having to play games with friends is just a burden sometimes.
So fuck. I don't know. I tried Zero last night and then made a Gunzerker. I always love stealth/sniping classes, but things move around so much in this game that I almost feel as if sniper is unviable - what do you guys think?
I'd try out the Siren but I didn't play Lilith at all in the first. My 'zerker has the most time played (like 45minutes) so I'm not exactly set into any one class yet.
I thought about making this thread but was too lazy to make it into a poll, if I even can now I am not a subscriber anymore. This thread would've really been more useful as a poll.
Anyway, I started as zer0 but wasn't feeling his special ability, so I switched to the Gunzerker and he is fun. Level 13 now. Weirdly enough I have mostly been sniping which works extremely well, especially with a fire elemental one on the bandits. I use the zerkmode mostly when I am almost dead or out of ammo because you get half health back and ammo regenerates. Extremely useful.
You guys made me curious about the Siren now though, got to make one of those soon too.
Almost all of my time with the first game was with Roland, so this time I decided to try something different and went with the siren. Enjoying it so far, but I really need to experiment with the spec a bit more. This game really forces you to think a lot more about what skills and equipment you should be using.
Thank y'all for all the input! I didn't even have the Siren on my radar until I read this but now I think I'm going to try her out. The easy choice is the Commando (which is what I was in the first game) but I really wanted to switch it up, so I was thinking possibly zero? But the Siren seems to be the hands down favorite so that is what I will try! I will report back on how I'm liking it after I get a bit of playing time under my belt. Thanks again!
Continuing to pay my gunzerker. I'm only halfway up the Rampage skill tree at level 20ish and already with a class mod I am spending most of my fights gunzerking rather then not. Duration gets really long, and cooldown just keeps getting lower.
And it's fucking phenomenal to be always gunzerking, the buffs are incredible and remove the need for a lot of mods or other gear. Not only are you almost doubling your firepower with 2 guns, but i usually have different elements so enemies are constantly getting hosed by 2 elements at once. Corosive SMG and a fully auto electric sniper rifle for example kill any and all boss robots in seconds before it even becomes a fight. Plus you also get ammo regen while doing it, quite fast too which means i'm almost always full on ammo. Plus health regen can keep you going in a tough fight (arenas) way beyond what you should normally be able to survive.
Have a gunzerker and zero, both around level 11. I think I like zero a little more, the stealth attack works better than you would think and after putting a few points into melee I can slice almost anyone in half. The gunzerker is easier to stay alive though cause I already have some health regen and whenever you start you gunzerkingness you get life back too, so its important to use it alot.
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