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Op Ed

Bitmob.com - Shooters only need eight guns.
At last count, Borderlands contains over 17.5 million color-coded, procedurally generated firearms. The gun population of planet Pandora outnumbers the individual populations of Cuba, Greece, Israel, and Switzerland. What the hell am I supposed to do with all that? I know we're talking about a loot drop game where the entire appeal lies in those loot drops, but outside of dollars, I don't need 17.5 million of anything. That's way, way, waaaaaaaay too much crap to ever constitute fun. Hell, even the comparatively modest arsenals of Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 quickly blur into one amorphous, nondescript mess.

Eight guns. That's all you really need. Maybe fewer. And imposing that kind of limitation will net you a better game to boot. Here's how.

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11. Re: Op Ed Jan 7, 2012, 21:15 Prez
 
It's okay to prefer fewer weapons. The author is trying to say that not having limited unique weapons makes a less fun game, which I'm not okay with. I hate when people need to project their preferences onto everyone else and arrogantly presume that because they prefer it, it MUST be the best way.

How about we let the developers decide how they want to design their game and let the audience decide if they like it or not. Borderlands, for all its faults and gazillion weapon variations, was obviously enjoyed by many. I liked it in part because of its many guns.
 
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