Borderlands 2! You all know it. It’s sold millions of copies! But in case you don’t know it, I can give you a very quick rundown.
Borderlands 2 is a first person shooter set on the shithole planet Pandora overrun by psychos, mad robots, and wildlife that all want to kill you. There’s some kind of story going on where the CEO of an evil corporation is trying to awaken a mystical beast to destroy the planet but that’s not really that important. Here’s what is important:
- you can play as a handful of different characters who all have unique abilties
- the main draw of the game is the piles and piles of sweet loot and better guns you can find
- Panzer and I have played this game way too damn much!
Seriously there was a period of about two solid years where we repeatedly played through the Borderlands games. We love them, and we’ve wanted to LP them for a while, but every time we tried it just never felt right. For us the comfort in Borderlands was just a way for us to shoot the shit while we shoot the shit. So we figured the best way to retain this casual approach would be to stream it!
For the past several weeks Panzer and I have been streaming Borderlands 2 on my Twitch channel. If you care to catch us live, we usually play on Sundays at 3PM PST. If you can’t be around for them or the streaming thing just isn’t your scene, then this thread is for you! Please enjoy this easily paused and rewound format to watch at your own pace. If you wish to experience our Twitch chat along with the video, simply enable Closed Captions on the video! If you don’t care for chat, don’t sweat-- just leave that sucker off! Panzer and I do our best to explicitly mention if we’re speaking to or answering questions from chat so you shouldn’t find us saying random things out of context.
Due to the casual stream format, videos will typically be around 25-45 minutes long. Currently going for two uploads a week but may bump up to three if we start rocketing ahead of our backlog. Also, fair warning to the Borderlands purists out there… we cheat our asses off. Where’s the fun in the game if we aren’t getting sick guns all the time? General commentary/video/audio quality might be a little all over the place as we go on due to me not editing this by hand, but the moment we actually start to care about that stuff is when we lose track of why we like to play Borderlands in the first place. Our playthrough is going to be chill as fuck, yo.
We don’t have a game spoiler policy, but all we ask is if you’ve seen our streams to not explicitly tell people what we do in future videos!
Panzer will be playing as Gaige; the first DLC character released for the game. Gaige’s action skill is to summon a useful robot friend who punches things. Aside from that she has a special ability where the more bullets she shoots without manually reloading the more powerful she gets. The downside to this is she becomes more and more inaccurate as this goes on. Typically if you hear us talking about “stacks”, this is what we’re referring to.
If you want to learn more about Gaige’s skill trees, you can find it here. Panzer primarily focuses on the right tree with a little bit of the left.
I will be playing as Krieg; the second and last DLC character released for the game. Krieg’s action skill is to become enraged, increasing his movement speed and melee damage by ridiculous amounts. Aside from that he also has an ability where he becomes the only character in the game who opens himself up to friendly fire damage which is incredible synergy with the girl who literally can’t aim and I definitely won’t get fed up about this down the road.
If you want to learn more about Krieg’s skill trees, you can find it here. I primarily focus on the middle tree but will likely bounce around.
Episode #01: Warming Up in a Tundra
Episode #02: Moist Claptrap
Episode #03: I Love CheatEngine
Episode #04: Unstuck in Time
Episode #05: Lilith Did Everything Wrong
Episode #06: High Level Shirtless Men
Episode #07: Mikey Neumann Appreciation Station
Episode #08: Too Dumb for Puzzles
Episode #09: oh no, it’s wilhelm
Episode #10: Soup.
Episode #11: Butts and Booby
Episode #12: Ultimate Gub
Episode #13: Ultimate Realization
Episode #14: The One Where I Finally Snap About Low-Level Krieg Sucking
Episode #15: An Extremely Jacked Small Child
Episode #16: Three Deaths
Episode #17: An Hour of Lynchwood
Episode #18: Badasses Don’t Look at Explosions
Episode #19: Skeleton Keys
Episode #20: A Different Perspective
Episode #21: Lava’s Rising
Episode #22: Bringer of Death
Episode #23: Open Concept Dumpster
Episode #24: You’ll Remember
Episode #25: Midnight Star
Episode #26: Oh, Worm?
Episode #27: Krieg, Motivational Speaker
Episode #28: Torgue’s Big Beat-off
Episode #29: My Very Close Quarters Exploding Ass
Episode #30: A Bang and a Whimper
Episode #31: The Hungry Games
Episode #32: Hammerlock’s Uncomfortably Racist Jerk-off Session
Episode #33: Rock Hard Monster Skeleton
Episode #34: Jack in the Box
Episode #35: The Good DLC
Episode #36: Four Kings
Episode #37: TAFY
Episode #38: Lightning Bolt
Episode #39: Never-ending Battle
Episode #40: Unicorn Poop
Episode #41: Funday Sunday Gunday
Episode #42: Raid Night
Episode #43: From Hero to Zero
Episode #44: Raid on Digistruct Peak
Episode #45: The Hardest Boss of All
Episode #46: Commander Lilith and the Free DLC
Episode #47: The Sponge Returns
Episode #48: Space Cowboy
Episode #49: In Memoriam
Episode #50: Bloodshart Rampots
Episode #51: Zed’s Nightmare
Episode #52: Death of a Talesman
Episode #53: ugh