Borderlands 2 is so hard

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#1 Posted by hardyz200 (543 posts) -

im about 15 hours in and im not going to spoil anything lets just say the enimes almost become impossible when you play solo and i keep dying is it like this for anyone else

#2 Posted by boredom_kills (190 posts) -

I'm not as far in as you (hell, I'm 20 mins in!) but I did finish the first BL game and had a similar issue. I'd been sticking mostly to the main storyline and reached a boss that just kept on handing my ass to me. I got sick of it so went off and did a load of side quests, levelled up a lot, then went back and took him apart.

I'm guessing Borderlands 2 works in a similar way. I reckon if you go off and grind for a bit, you'll get to the point where you can handle those enemies better.

#3 Posted by _TheJoker_ (6013 posts) -

It has already been told: no way of finishing BL2 by doing the main quest only, you have to do side quests in order to level up and be able to face the MQ enemies.

#4 Posted by hardyz200 (543 posts) -

I'm not as far in as you (hell, I'm 20 mins in!) but I did finish the first BL game and had a similar issue. I'd been sticking mostly to the main storyline and reached a boss that just kept on handing my ass to me. I got sick of it so went off and did a load of side quests, levelled up a lot, then went back and took him apart.

I'm guessing Borderlands 2 works in a similar way. I reckon if you go off and grind for a bit, you'll get to the point where you can handle those enemies better.

boredom_kills

Thank you ill start doing side missons but im a person who finishes the main story then does side missions so i dont forget the story

#5 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18415 posts) -
Borderlands and Borderlands 2 are games you need to level up in to do the main quest. You'll want to do side quests as you find them so your strong enough to beat the main quest.
#6 Posted by Vari3ty (11111 posts) -

As others have said, sidequests are extremely important.

#7 Posted by hardyz200 (543 posts) -
i have just started doing side quests so far they are actually pretty good i thought they wont be as enjoyable as the main missions i loved the TMNT side quest
#8 Posted by CTR360 (7249 posts) -
borderlands2 its hard and fantastic game i love it
#9 Posted by kerrman (2904 posts) -

Yeah as everyone has said, just do the side quests.

Make sure you do them in order of lowest to highest level as well, that may sound like obvious advice, but once I made it to the Highlands and starting doing quests there I ended up with about 15 quests at the same time.. so doing them lowest to highest with make everything level up properly and it shouldn't be too hard. Though I must say, as someone who put over 100 hours in BL1, this game is MUCH harder than the first.

#10 Posted by Flamingpostman (1172 posts) -

yeah haha it is especially when the buzzards keep shooting you

#11 Posted by mrsniper83 (1552 posts) -
I would suggest doing all the side quest then doing the story then going back to the side quest.There are so many people on my friends list that can't get past parts that i can just walk right through because they just want to get through the story so they can go through there second playthrough.....level,level,level
#12 Posted by hardyz200 (543 posts) -
Thanks i just passed the bit i was stuck on did about 9 sidequests
#13 Posted by sukraj (23441 posts) -

As others have said, sidequests are extremely important.

Vari3ty

yup u cant beat the side missions.

#14 Posted by Killrnut (123 posts) -

Perhaps finding some friends to play with would be the key?

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#16 Posted by Blabadon (27642 posts) -
Oh god, is it like the first where you're *always* underleveled?
#17 Posted by RiKanKiDD (1058 posts) -

There is many ways to fix this problem. Make sure you are no more then 2 lvls under the required lvl for each mission. Always do as many side quests as you can. If that doesnt work out for you join a friend who is a higher lvl and let him boost you up a few lvls so you can catch up to your game. Borderlands requires you to do side quests in order to maintain your lvl for the Story missions. Good Luck :)

#18 Posted by Patrickbrown56 (891 posts) -

Everyone else is right, do side missions.

But also, just make sure to look at the difficulty level of the missions you have on the mission log have before taking them on. You don't want to try any missions that say "Impossible," "Hard," or "Tough." Well... maybe you can try tough missions if you want a challenge. But mostly you're just going to frustrate yourself and lose a lot of money using the new-u station. Go on quests that are normal, easy, or trivial, shooting mainly for normal difficulty.

#19 Posted by VoodooHak (15989 posts) -

Yes, do the optional quests. Remember, this is part RPG so you'll need to gring a little bit.

Also, make sure you're getting better guns and shields, allocating your upgrade points and spending your Badass points. Also, if you're not doing this already, make sure you're taking advantage of your special ability.

#20 Posted by wizdom (10099 posts) -

im about 15 hours in and im not going to spoil anything lets just say the enimes almost become impossible when you play solo and i keep dying is it like this for anyone else

hardyz200
The game is harder then what it was in the first game, but its doing, plenty of people have beaten the game by themselves.
#21 Posted by boredom_kills (190 posts) -

Oh god, is it like the first where you're *always* underleveled?Blabadon

Nope - you weren't 'always' underleveled in the first one - it was just that doing the side quests meant you'd be the right level (maybe one or two higher/lower either way) as you progressed through the story. BL2 works in the same way - the side quests aren't as optional as you may think - IF you want to make it through the main quest without dying all the time.

#22 Posted by xDeadMarchx (56 posts) -

The only hard part about borderlands 2 is sorting out the real shotguns from the troll shotguns.

#23 Posted by Blueresident87 (5340 posts) -

Perhaps finding some friends to play with would be the key?

Killrnut

Actually the more people in a game, the more difficult the enemies are.

#24 Posted by Killrnut (123 posts) -

Its true that the enemies stats scale up with more people, but get players of a couple different classes together, and it works a lot better. Especially with a siren. :-)

#25 Posted by archvile_78 (8382 posts) -

It's definitely harder than the original game but not unfair-hard, at least not on Playthrough 1. So far on Zer0, my alt, the only trouble i've encountered is the robot who...

[spoiler] kidnapped Roland [/spoiler]

The first time around in the bloodshot settlement it killed me quite a few time, i focused too much on the enemies it spawn and not enough on him and the floating robot that repair shield, eventually it escaped to "Friendship Gulag" where the encounter was far more tolerable, good use of Deception and full focus on the boss was successful.

S'all a matter of being careful and using cover when needed. I can't really tell you to get better weapons because it's purely luck based.

So far i'm level 17 and almost one-shotted the first boss with an actual large health bar. Just do every sidequest and you'll be fine.

#26 Posted by firefox59 (4432 posts) -

It's definitely harder than the original game but not unfair-hard, at least not on Playthrough 1. So far on Zer0, my alt, the only trouble i've encountered is the robot who...

[spoiler] kidnapped Roland [/spoiler]

The first time around in the bloodshot settlement it killed me quite a few time, i focused too much on the enemies it spawn and not enough on him and the floating robot that repair shield, eventually it escaped to "Friendship Gulag" where the encounter was far more tolerable, good use of Deception and full focus on the boss was successful.

S'all a matter of being careful and using cover when needed. I can't really tell you to get better weapons because it's purely luck based.

So far i'm level 17 and almost one-shotted the first boss with an actual large health bar. Just do every sidequest and you'll be fine.

archvile_78
Same here. I hadn't die in the game soloing until I got to the part with that robot with the insane shields. Died a couple times than was more conservative, met the requirements and it flew away.
#27 Posted by coasterguy65 (6118 posts) -

It's definitely harder than the original game but not unfair-hard, at least not on Playthrough 1. So far on Zer0, my alt, the only trouble i've encountered is the robot who...

[spoiler] kidnapped Roland [/spoiler]

The first time around in the bloodshot settlement it killed me quite a few time, i focused too much on the enemies it spawn and not enough on him and the floating robot that repair shield, eventually it escaped to "Friendship Gulag" where the encounter was far more tolerable, good use of Deception and full focus on the boss was successful.

S'all a matter of being careful and using cover when needed. I can't really tell you to get better weapons because it's purely luck based.

So far i'm level 17 and almost one-shotted the first boss with an actual large health bar. Just do every sidequest and you'll be fine.

archvile_78

Yeah that's the first time I really started dying in BL2. That thing was a bugger when playing with Zero solo. Low ammo, and a continuous spawning of loaders did not make it easy.

#28 Posted by archvile_78 (8382 posts) -

@firefox59&coasterguy65: I actually expected to get killed a lot during [spoiler] Wilhelm [/spoiler]

but i almost 1 shotted him. :|

From being almost at the end on my Siren, without spoilers, i can imagine a few other parts that willl be tricky in solo though if my luck with weapons is good then maybe not so much.

#29 Posted by Gemini_Red (3290 posts) -

Think it's tough now, wait till you get to new game plus...

Actually, new game + isn't that bad, but you really have to mind your surroundings a lot more and know how to give yourself some breathing space from your enemies. Bad@ss psychos give me a hard time in plus mode, but maybe I just need to find a gun with some more punch.

#30 Posted by ElPadilla (609 posts) -

Borderlands is very hard if you don't do any of the side quests and level up. However it's very easy and fun once you're leveled and find some rare weapons.

#31 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73501 posts) -
i really want to get this game
#32 Posted by firefox59 (4432 posts) -

@firefox59&coasterguy65: I actually expected to get killed a lot during [spoiler] Wilhelm [/spoiler]

but i almost 1 shotted him. :|

From being almost at the end on my Siren, without spoilers, i can imagine a few other parts that willl be tricky in solo though if my luck with weapons is good then maybe not so much.

archvile_78
Oh man, I couldn't believe how easy that battle was. I expected him to get back up or something else to happen. I had just gotten a new/better corrosive smg before that battle and he went down in like 8 seconds lol.
#33 Posted by Tortoise_DETH (2 posts) -
The only bit I find hard is whene younger players invite you to the bosses (T'Morphis, Master Gee, Hyperious etc.) because they have wind that have got it sussed how to kill the efficiently, as sooon as you have dropped the boss the host will kick you and keep all the loot for themselves! Asking the host a couple of questions before you begin should stump them cos they aint got a clue or the blinding bit of sense. Come on please, show a little respect. Tortoise_DETH.
#34 Posted by Lulekani (2216 posts) -
Let me break down everysingle RPG ever ! "you're not doing wrong, you're character/equipment just hasnt reached the right level yet, go back and grind for XP".
#35 Posted by bootybin (9 posts) -
You need to play the side missions to level up... i bet your not doing any of the side missions, they are the most fun / funny anyways. :)
#36 Posted by Gen007 (10955 posts) -

yup when playing solo you really have to go and tackle all side stuff to stay properly lvled

#37 Posted by SoAmazingBaby (2788 posts) -

It has already been told: no way of finishing BL2 by doing the main quest only, you have to do side quests in order to level up and be able to face the MQ enemies.

_TheJoker_
This :)
#38 Posted by NoDzombie (1479 posts) -

Oh god, is it like the first where you're *always* underleveled?Blabadon

really?

i spent most of the first game OVERleveled, as long as you did the side missions it was easy enough to stay at least 2 levels above what you needed and you could easily get yourself to at least 4 levels over if you did everything

Borderlands 2 seems much the same, im not finished yet and it does seem harder, but i have managed to stay at least at the required level and have been over it for quite a few quests, you just need to do side missions

#39 Posted by justinunderbakk (1 posts) -
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#40 Posted by RichySe7en (24 posts) -
Hard? Dark Souls, Xcom on challenging difficulty...... They are hard...... Stay true to the nature of the game and level your character accordingly and you shouldn't suffer and flack whatsoever.
#41 Posted by zombehhhhh (452 posts) -

Most games require you to do more than just the main quest to obtain the necessary XP to beat it.

#42 Posted by PurpleSmile (1068 posts) -
I think its alright and I think its built for multiplayer... But I finished Borderlands in solo. Borderlands 2 is kinda boring tho.. idk
#43 Posted by narlymech (943 posts) -

It is kinda hard even if leveled up properly. Some enemies tend to one or two shot you with rockets and stuff.

#44 Posted by netsurfer3210 (72 posts) -

I finished the game solo and it wasnt that hard....the game became hard for me from level 28 and still it was playable.Do as much side quest you can they will give tons of weapons and exp

#45 Posted by Dexter-010 (533 posts) -
Make sure you're atleast 5/10 levels higher then the mission recommend. Then it must be much easier for you to complete the game.
#46 Posted by boredom_kills (190 posts) -

I played most of Borderlands 2 solo and finished first playthrough alone. It's nowhere near as hard as the first game was.

#47 Posted by tvogt (36 posts) -

the game has a couple moments where it's way too easy and then moments where you can barely survive a firefight. Those constructors kill me way too fast