I just got this game! Anything I should know/tips?

#1Milwaukee_RushPosted 12/29/2012 5:10:46 PM
Don't need a paragraph, but if there is anything you think a newbie Borderlands player should be aware of, i'd greatly appreciate it.
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HC HQ all day! Forget the explosives, use a real gun.
#2mooninomicsPosted 12/29/2012 5:15:42 PM(edited)
Don't be afraid to try new things. Even if you have a setup you really like, don't be afraid to branch out and try something new. New builds, new types of weapons, new tactics, just keep an open mind. Some things might surprise you with how fun they are.
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#3MayhemersPosted 12/29/2012 5:18:43 PM
Keep a rocket launcher equipped if you can, especially when you get four weapons slots. Best way to gain a Second Wind.
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#4F_GalikanokusPosted 12/29/2012 10:10:46 PM
First thing you should buy with your eridium is backpack sdu, second is the bank sdu, ammo isn't really an issue as you'll find tones in containers, and if you use a verity of weapons you'll almost never run out of ammo. Most of the challenges you can complete with out really making a conscious effort to complete them, so long as you use a verity of weapons/shields you'll eventually complete all challenges. The only exceptions would be for the kill x amount of enemies with an assault rifle while crouched, and kill x amount of enemies shortly after entering into iron sights with a pistol, so keep those in mind while using pistols and assault rifles. Never sell a legendary(orange rarity) item under any circumstance even if they've outlived their usefulness stash them in your bank, you'll be able to make use of them with another character. And one last tip, never ever ever ever accept death, after your chance to get a second wind runs out and the screen goes blue immediately pause and quit the game, it'll save you a f*** load of money. Also don't give killbot a fibber (just kidding snake)
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#5bradybonnaviatPosted 12/29/2012 10:33:59 PM
F_Galikanokus posted...
Never sell a legendary(orange rarity) item under any circumstance even if they've outlived their usefulness stash them in your bank, you'll be able to make use of them with another character.


Really wish I had thought of this on my own...
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#6Mysticman89Posted 12/29/2012 10:57:23 PM
Don't worry about saving your money, you can make money really quickly just by grabbing a pile of loot and selling it all. As such, feel free to top up ammo from the machines, or to buy gear from the machines if you happen to see something you want.

Some of the money related challenges can seem daunting at first (e.g. have 3 million cash on hand), but as things scale you end up making hundreds of thousands just from selling the loot from a run through an area, so again, theres no need to deny yourself little upgrades because you're "saving up".
#7F_GalikanokusPosted 12/29/2012 11:21:35 PM
bradybonnaviat posted...
F_Galikanokus posted...
Never sell a legendary(orange rarity) item under any circumstance even if they've outlived their usefulness stash them in your bank, you'll be able to make use of them with another character.


Really wish I had thought of this on my own...


I believe there's an old Chinese proverb that roughly translates to "common sense ain't so common"
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