So... is it cool to not spend your BA tokens or something?

#1WretchedOwlPosted 4/24/2013 11:20:55 AM
Every time I watch a video they always scroll over to the last column and have a ridiculous number of unspent tokens.

Is there some magic secret as to why you don't spend them? Just curious.

And thats right, Storm. I just watched your video.
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#2xboxBUNZILLAPosted 4/24/2013 11:22:52 AM
Bar is a crutch, you didn't know??
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#3WretchedOwl(Topic Creator)Posted 4/24/2013 11:26:27 AM
That would take away like half of the fun of the game in my opinion. I never bothered with the challenges in BL1 cause they didn't do anything. Now that they give bonus stats, I actually actively pursue them.
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#4Phara0hManPosted 4/24/2013 11:34:57 AM(edited)
WretchedOwl posted...
That would take away like half of the fun of the game in my opinion. I never bothered with the challenges in BL1 cause they didn't do anything. Now that they give bonus stats, I actually actively pursue them.


The challenges in BL1 gave you great XP if you went after them as early as possible. I usually wound up severely over leveled because of grinding them out early. As a bonus, you were jacking up proficiencies in the process.

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#5Pvt-SpoonPosted 4/24/2013 11:34:36 AM
Uberness ?
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#6danishjuggler21Posted 4/24/2013 11:34:42 AM
I spend them, and I'm the coolest guy that plays this game. You got an umbrella? Cause it's raining cold hard facts up in here!
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#7terabientPosted 4/24/2013 11:35:34 AM
If you're doing videos showing off a build it's best to turn off BAR to remove any bonuses that might skew the results. Basically it shows that the build/equipment doesn't need an outside buff to be effective.

Also some stats can be detrimental to you. A shorter shield recharge delay is harmful if you're running a melee build, having a lot of health makes the health gate mechanic less useful, etc.
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#8WretchedOwl(Topic Creator)Posted 4/24/2013 11:39:50 AM
terabient posted...
If you're doing videos showing off a build it's best to turn off BAR to remove any bonuses that might skew the results. Basically it shows that the build/equipment doesn't need an outside buff to be effective.

Also some stats can be detrimental to you. A shorter shield recharge delay is harmful if you're running a melee build, having a lot of health makes the health gate mechanic less useful, etc.


I suppose so, but you can just not take those stats very high. As long as they're at least 4% you won't get the freezing glitch. And what's 4% on a shield that has like a 5 sec delay? Nothing. Barely makes a difference. And I get the health gate thing I guess, but that's hardly worth passing up an endless percentage of gun damage, crit damage, recoil reduction, fire rate, reload speed, etc. I guess its just my opinion.

And the videos I'm talking about didn't have the stats turned off, I'm talking like 200+ unspent tokens.
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#9tony8669Posted 4/24/2013 11:44:08 AM
Since you can just turn the bonuses off (should you want to, like for testing DPS on a build), there's really no reason to NOT spend them.

Smoke em if you got em.
#10WretchedOwl(Topic Creator)Posted 4/24/2013 11:46:46 AM
tony8669 posted...
Since you can just turn the bonuses off (should you want to, like for testing DPS on a build), there's really no reason to NOT spend them.

Smoke em if you got em.


precisely my point, which is why I made this thread.
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