Playthrough 1, PT 2, Pt 2.5...these mean?

#1_ChocoboSage_Posted 2/23/2010 9:19:07 AM
Ok, obviously they're playthroughs of the game but what's the significance of them? And how is there a 2.5? Why does it stop there? I just haven't had this explained to me. If you would be so kind...

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#2WrittenInStonePosted 2/23/2010 9:21:26 AM
Playthrough 1 is self-explanatory

Playthrough 2 is a New Game+ after you beat PT1. Keep all skills, stats, weapons, money, and level.

Playthrough 2.5 is after you beat PT2, all enemies are buffed, all loot items are better but you don't get to go through the story, hence the half.
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#3WrittenInStonePosted 2/23/2010 9:22:14 AM
Should note that Playthrough 2 has stronger enemies than Playthrough 1.
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#4_ChocoboSage_(Topic Creator)Posted 2/23/2010 9:24:17 AM
Thanks so much. I didn't realize how 2.5 worked. :D

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#5nogimmick420Posted 2/23/2010 10:06:19 AM
yeah, i didn't know how that worked either. that's a pretty good incentive to keep plowing my way through PT.2......i want to get to 2.5 and host an online game so i can get some good loot instead of the "meh" garbage i've been getting lately. is 2.5 where you find more orange weapons? i'm looking for some good shotguns...
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#6unnerstallPosted 2/23/2010 3:30:34 PM

Sorry if the answers above were explanation enough, but...

after you beat the game in playthrough 2, all the enemy names change again, they have a minimum level of 48 (that I've seen) and a maximum level of 51. All drops (including chests and vendors) are at least level 48. In fact, every "drop" and item I've gotten in 2.5 has been level 48 EXCEPT for one Eridian Thunderstorm which was "green" rarity, but had an unmodded, game-spawned level of 49.

There's no actual choosing to play on "Playthrough 2.5", though. You choose "Playthrough 2" after having beaten it and the unofficial 2.5 is in effect.

#7ElvenSlurpeePosted 2/23/2010 4:10:34 PM
All top level Eridian guns are Lvl49.