Monday, August 13, 2012

Borderlands 2's Mechromancer class for people who are bad at shooters

Borderlands 2 will feature a downloadable character class called a Mechromancer that's designed for people who are bad at shooters. One of the first skills available is "called Close Enough. This means your bullets that hit walls or other objects, that is, miss their target, have a chance to ricochet off towards the enemy." "Her main skill is the ability to summon a robot, called Deathtrap, onto the battlefield, which acts as a tank, drawing fire from the player."

Sounds like the class I'd choose to play. But lead designer John Hemingway will probably no longer be authorized to speak to the press after calling the character "girlfriend mode". The Gearbox president's Twitter stream is a vigorous attempt to defuse the comment. Via.