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    Borderlands-Playthrough 2 Question

    I recently decided to give Borderlands another shot (having picked it up with all the DLC for like 5 bucks on Steam). The first time I played it I was turned off hard for some reason so it sat unplayed beyond like 10 minutes in my library. Anyway I really enjoyed it, except for the fact that it was (mostly) piss easy. After finishing the main story (and many but not nearly all the quests) I played through the first three DLCs without first starting Playthrough 2 (New Game + sorta).

    So last night I began Playthrough 2, but I am afraid I made a big mistake by doing so much DLC on PT 1, because my Mordecai is already like level 40something, and pretty much a god compared to the level 32 mobs PT 2 is now throwing at me. I was looking for some difficulty in PT 2!?! I know Borderlands isn't soul crushing Super Meat Boy hard (and thank god it is not...I mostly love how casual the game is) but I was at least hoping for a little challenge.

    Now granted...I haven't played through more than 20 min of PT 2, so the difficulty and mob level might ramp quite a bit, but I am now wondering if an experienced Borderlands player can tell me my best bet to enjoy the game from here...

    Should I

    A) Stick with what I'm doing...despite being already almost 45 at the start of PT 2 it will eventually get nice and difficult.

    B) Zoom through PT 2 and do only main story quests so that I can beat the main boss of the original content and activate Playthrough 2.5 (afterwards doing any old quest and DLC on the new PT 2.5 difficulty scale.

    C) Pick a new toon and do a new PT 1...this time zooming through and skipping any non main quests and skipping all DLC till PT 2 with the new toon, hopefully at a more appropriate level.

    I'm afraid that if I do C I'll be too bored because PT 1 is so damn easy and I just recently did it.

    Thanks for any insight from past players. And yes, I know I'm fairly late to the party with this game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shokter View Post
    I recently decided to give Borderlands another shot (having picked it up with all the DLC for like 5 bucks on Steam). The first time I played it I was turned off hard for some reason so it sat unplayed beyond like 10 minutes in my library. Anyway I really enjoyed it, except for the fact that it was (mostly) piss easy. After finishing the main story (and many but not nearly all the quests) I played through the first three DLCs without first starting Playthrough 2 (New Game + sorta).

    So last night I began Playthrough 2, but I am afraid I made a big mistake by doing so much DLC on PT 1, because my Mordecai is already like level 40something, and pretty much a god compared to the level 32 mobs PT 2 is now throwing at me. I was looking for some difficulty in PT 2!?! I know Borderlands isn't soul crushing Super Meat Boy hard (and thank god it is not...I mostly love how casual the game is) but I was at least hoping for a little challenge.

    Now granted...I haven't played through more than 20 min of PT 2, so the difficulty and mob level might ramp quite a bit, but I am now wondering if an experienced Borderlands player can tell me my best bet to enjoy the game from here...

    Should I

    A) Stick with what I'm doing...despite being already almost 45 at the start of PT 2 it will eventually get nice and difficult.

    B) Zoom through PT 2 and do only main story quests so that I can beat the main boss of the original content and activate Playthrough 2.5 (afterwards doing any old quest and DLC on the new PT 2.5 difficulty scale.

    C) Pick a new toon and do a new PT 1...this time zooming through and skipping any non main quests and skipping all DLC till PT 2 with the new toon, hopefully at a more appropriate level.

    I'm afraid that if I do C I'll be too bored because PT 1 is so damn easy and I just recently did it.

    Thanks for any insight from past players. And yes, I know I'm fairly late to the party with this game.
    I did every side quest and main quest and ended up at level 41, so yeah, you'll be a little over leveled at the beginning, but the mobs scale up pretty fast. As an alternative you could do the DLCs which should have higher level enemies there.

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    Found this handy tool http://myborderlands.com/QuickFix.aspx to scale my level down from 43 to 34. Hopefully this helps to keep things interesting and honest.
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