Weapon/Medic Shops are useless

#11mrcivic88Posted 10/2/2012 1:41:59 PM
I find decent stuff quite often, usually after completing story missions and allowing them to "level up". I couldn't imagine grinding for a good shield or class mod instead of checking the vending machines.
#12BladeaglePosted 10/2/2012 1:42:35 PM
They are only really good for when you just reach the area or if the items are up to your level. Otherwise if you are doing the sidequests and whatnot you'll almost always be looking at items 3-4 levels below you and that always sucks.
#13Son Goku XPosted 10/2/2012 3:34:48 PM
Well the chances of getting Orange items seems to be lower overall, not just the shops.

On the other hand, I don't I ever gotten Orange items before level 10 in Borderlands 1. Yet in this game, I got a Orange Grenade from like the first boss.
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#14eco masterPosted 10/2/2012 3:59:07 PM
From: DavidShull | Posted: 10/2/2012 2:55:28 PM | #001
You know its true.

I have yet to this day found 1 item worth buying from the gun/medic shops minus Skins.

I have gotten several great purples on each character I've played through as.

So... sucks for you.
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#15GroadergreenPosted 10/2/2012 4:45:38 PM
I got The Bee from one of Dr. Zed's machines.
#16jmyoda10Posted 10/2/2012 5:20:15 PM
Useless? Have fun dropping all of your crappy loot and not selling it.
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#17ShinesmanOWPosted 10/2/2012 5:46:10 PM
You have to know how to shop - most shops will sell under leveled stuff if you're doing all the side quests.

All of the ones I've seen sell in a 2 level range (e.g. 7-9). If you're level 13, that shop isn't going to help you. If you're level 7, it'll give up-to-level gear, and that's often more important than oranges.
#18AlleRacingPosted 10/2/2012 6:29:10 PM
It's rare for me to even find greens in the gun machine, and it's usually just the item of the day if any at all. I have never seen a blue, nevermind a purple or orange. I use to find oranges in vending machines relatively often in the first game. Got my best Hellfire from a vending machine before DLC came out. I see green shields/class mods slightly more often, but still have yet to see a blue or purple in the medical machine.
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#19Kokuei05Posted 10/2/2012 6:37:38 PM
I found a pretty decent blue shield from a shop.
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#20mrcivic88Posted 10/2/2012 6:38:27 PM
Try going to the Lynchwood vending machines as soon as you reach Dust and then tell me that the machines are no good. It's all about catching them at the right time.

I miss the secret vending machines from BL1. The one across from Marcus' shop in New Haven, behind the garage door, always had good stuff in it.