How did the enemies jump 5 - 7 levels over me?

#1RICKmT3Posted 3/15/2013 10:44:11 AM
Just finished my Mechro's PT2 and something very annoying happened. After downing BNK-3R at 44, I go on to Eridium Blight and Sawtooth and I'm surrounded by level 49 - 51 enemies. Even going back to other areas to grind quests to level up to at least stand a ghost of a chance the other areas were leveled up. Never joined anyone else' game or skipped quests. Want to make sure whatever the hell I did doesn't happen with my next character I take through pt2.
#2gunsndrosesPosted 3/15/2013 10:46:39 AM
Welcome to TVHM. The leveling curve is steep.
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#3EirePrincePosted 3/15/2013 10:47:08 AM
I think that is just the TVHM level jump. I think I remember that happening to me. So I just went back and fought BNK3R a couple of times.
#4Argyle_GargoylePosted 3/15/2013 10:49:40 AM(edited)
after you beat the game on PT2, everything scales up to level 50. it is referred to as PT2.5

surprised you werent level 50 by the time you beat TVHM. enemies near the end of TVHM will be near level 50. its just the games scaling. if you are having trouble, you can always farm bunker for a while. you will level up pretty fast as he gives good XP
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#5JustinTheJaggedPosted 3/15/2013 10:50:34 AM(edited)
From what I noticed, enemies can up up to two levels higher than the quest level. Which can be a very painful experience if you are under or even match the quest level.
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#6EirePrincePosted 3/15/2013 10:50:41 AM
He problem was just that after you beat BNK3R enemies jump to around 49-50 from where they were 45-47.

I'm surprised he was 44 when he beat BNK3R, I think I was 47 at that fight.
#7RICKmT3(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2013 10:53:19 AM
I was 50 when I finished the game, but the enemies scaled BEFORE I beat it which is why I'm curious how they got so high. BNK-3R was like 45 or 46 I think, then the next area I go to I see 49 and 50 everywhere. Don't remember the levels jumping so high on my first run through pt2 on Axton, then again I did that with two other people. Everything was a joke to two commandos and a healing tree siren.