Bought the GOTY version. Almost beat it. Time to try DLC?

#1 Posted by golguin (3874 posts) -

I just need to get the final key piece to get near the ending. I got hit with the "turn in shield bug" so I've had a full list of locations and quests for quite a while so I know I'm almost done. I want to jump into the DLC before I beat the game because I'm assuming that once I beat the game I'll lose out on a playthrough of those DLC pieces since I can't repeat missions whenever I want.

My question is should I play them before I beat the game? I jumped into the zombie island one for just a second and I saw the cut scene talk about the hunt for the vault being over. Is the DLC meant to be played after beating the game?

I've heard some of the DLC gives special perks that could be useful during the normal game, but I've heard that playing the DCL will cause you to be overlevelled for NG+ (currently 33), which I don't really want to do. Also, is there an order I should play them in?

#2 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

There are no real speical perks. No clue where you heard that. They are all based AFTER the game ends. So finish the game. Then keep your first playthough.  
 
Also If I recall right New game plus will scale to you 

#3 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1596 posts) -

If you plan on doing a second run to get maxlevel I would suggest to not play them yet so you get some fresh content on your second playthrough. If not ... just play them whenever they are available. Doesn't really make any differecne sind, as awesome as Borderlands is, the narrative isnt exactly the games strong point ... so it's not really important.

#4 Edited by golguin (3874 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

There are no real speical perks. No clue where you heard that. They are all based AFTER the game ends. So finish the game. Then keep your first playthough. Also If I recall right New game plus will scale to you

There is a bank in mad moxxi that gives you more inventory space and I believe it's general knoxx that gives the level cap increase. I don't know what the others if there are others, but I remember hearing about weapons that were like pearl rank or something.

EDIT: What do you mean by "keep your first playthrough"? Are you talking about copying the file over to another save slot or are you not automatically entered into NG+ once you beat the game?

#5 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

@golguin said:

@The_Laughing_Man said:

There are no real speical perks. No clue where you heard that. They are all based AFTER the game ends. So finish the game. Then keep your first playthough. Also If I recall right New game plus will scale to you

There is a bank in mad moxxi that gives you more inventory space and I believe it's general knoxx that gives the level cap increase. I don't know what the others if there are others, but I remember hearing about weapons that were like pearl rank or something.

EDIT: What do you mean by "keep your first playthrough"? Are you talking about copying the file over to another save slot or are you not automatically entered into NG+ once you beat the game?

Whenever you load your save in the future you'll get to pick playthrough 1 or 2. Just play it.

#6 Posted by golguin (3874 posts) -

@2HeadedNinja said:

If you plan on doing a second run to get maxlevel I would suggest to not play them yet so you get some fresh content on your second playthrough. If not ... just play them whenever they are available. Doesn't really make any differecne sind, as awesome as Borderlands is, the narrative isnt exactly the games strong point ... so it's not really important.

They are all available now, but I don't remember when I was able to access them. I guess I could beat the game first and then play through all the DLC one right after another, but what order do I play them in? Do they have level recommendations or do they scale to my level?

#7 Edited by Marmalade (192 posts) -

@golguin: Just having the dlc gives you the raised level cap, you don't have to play through General Knoxx to raise it. As someone else mentioned already, the dlc takes place after the game, so that's probably the way to play it. I believe the order is: Zombies, Knoxx, Revolution. I never bought Moxi's thing as I heard it was poop, but that would go after Zombies if you wanna give it a whirl.

#8 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -

knoxx and zombies are better than the main game play them NAO. Claptrap is ok moxxi is garbage

#9 Posted by golguin (3874 posts) -

Okay thanks people. I was worried about hitting a point of no return before being able to jump into the DLC. Now I know I can beat the game, do the DLC in playthrough 1, then start again in playthrough 2.

Does anyone know if my quest glitch about turning in the shield to dr zed will clear up during the 2nd playthrough when I'm finally allowed to turn it in? It seems that only people who are affected with the glitch are able to play together and it gets annoying kicking out the modded weapons unlimited shield people from the players that are playing legit.

#10 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -

quest glitch will not carry over. To be safe play solo until that quest is done and NEVER PLAY WITH RANDOMS. .EVER. I have finished both pts with all 4 chars, all solo, and i have never once had a quest glitch. It only happens in mp.

#11 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -

to be more clear- pt1 will remain glitched. Progress in pt2 is not affected by quest progress in 1 and vice versa. Completely independant.

#12 Posted by golguin (3874 posts) -

@phrali said:

quest glitch will not carry over. To be safe play solo until that quest is done and NEVER PLAY WITH RANDOMS. .EVER. I have finished both pts with all 4 chars, all solo, and i have never once had a quest glitch. It only happens in mp.

I thought the glitch only activates if you join someone else who is also glitched and not if someone joins your game.

I stopped joining other people when the glitch happened and quests were added to my queue in areas I had never even visited. People joining a non glitched game wouldn't add their unfinished quests to the host right? Doesn't the quest menu only list quests the host has found? If that's not the case it will be a real bummer since I was looking forward to locking out all glitched people.

#13 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -

sorry for triple post, am on cell phone cant edit. WARNING DO NOT PLAY KNOXX WITH RANDOMS. Many are going to be farming an area that is supposed to be closed off, and they do do this by intentionally glitching a quest. Playing with these people may severely fuck up your quest progress in knoxx

#14 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -

the whole quest progression system is completely boned in mp. The only way to ensure that you do not glitch a quest is to play solo or with a friend that you know is progressing through quests at exactly the same rate as you. Incidentally pitchford has mentioned that fixing this was a big priority in the sequel

#15 Posted by Zaccheus (1792 posts) -

@phrali: Please use the edit button.

#16 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -

sorry i apologize again, am on cell phone and my ghetto browser does not support editor, wanted to try to be clear as possible to help op avoid walking into more glitches MY BAD SO SORRY

#17 Posted by Ulain (315 posts) -

Generally speaking, I found the DLCs, especially Knoxx and Zombie Island, to have an average higher level of loot. As in, you're less likely to find level 4 white guns that seem to drop often in the vanilla portion of the game.

Even if that's not your thing, I wouldn't wait, since like they said, you can go back to Playthrough 1 to experience things. You may find one of the expansions incredibly fun, and wish you had done it earlier. I love Zombie Island, and usually have to force myself to leave so I don't overlevel when I go back to the main game. Knoxx is probably the only one you could really say to do AFTER you finish the game, simply because even the PT 1 version is level 35 minimum. Enjoy them all!

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