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Borderlands is a first person role playing shooter that combines classic action role playing with hectic FPS combat.

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How has combat changed from Borderlands to Borderlands 2?

I might rephrase it as, "What are things that a BL1 player should know jumping into BL2?" Not all of these are probably worth answering in regards to the main question, but here are some examples: ...
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What rarity does each of the loot color represent?

I know that the color of the loot signifies the rarity of that piece of loot but I don't know is the order. What is the order from rarest to common?
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How do I re-apply a skill point?

I applied one of the points I earned as I rank up on a skill I don't want. Is there any way to undo that and apply the point to a different skill?
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What are good builds for 'Brick'?

I play borderlands, and currently have a level 55 Brick character. What are some good builds for Brick, and which builds are the most versatile?
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Can projectiles pass through enemies?

If yes, what weapons allow this? How does the damage work? Will the impact on the first enemy hit by the projectile, lessen damage to the second enemy hit? This is so I'll know if it's worth it to ...
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Enemy level too high in Playthrough 1

I was playing Borderlands and managed to finish most of the game with one of my friends who hosted the game. The only things we didn't do were the DLC arenas and the Crawmerax quest. Our levels were ...
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How can the damage value of elemental effects be weighed?

Let me start by citing the specific situation that prompted this question. Early in the 1st Borderlands (limited carrying capacity) I had to choose between 2 sniper rifles. The first had 198 damage, ...
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How can I play borderlands without the CD

I have borderlands via steam, and require no CD. My friend bought the game from the store, and therefore needs the CD to run the game. He's currently sitting in my living room, as we planned to LAN ...
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How do I fix the mission bug in Borderlands?

I recently bought the Borderlands GOTY edition when they announced the pre-release of BL2, and while playing through it, I'm stuck on a quest, "Keeping Your Insides Inside" In the mission, you are ...
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Borderlands on PS3 online?

Is there any way to play Borderlands PS3 online? I understand the game used the now-defunct Gamespy for online matchmaking. When I go to multiplayer I just get a blank screen. Is there any patch or ...
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What does the x1 elemental damage mean?

A good portion of the epic weapons in borderlands have added elemental damage. If they have this perk, it will either be a x1, x2, x3, or x4 of the element. But what does that mean? Is it x4 (...
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What are good builds for 'Roland' in Borderlands

I'm having trouble finding information for some cookie-cutter type builds for Roland, so I put this question out there in the same vein as this one: What are good builds for 'Brick'? I mostly ...
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Borderlands second playthrough with beginner co-op players

In Borderlands 1, if I were to play through the game once alone and start playthrough 2 but with friends (that just got the game), would it be easier for them to level up or would the difficulty be to ...
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How to disable the annoying “are you sure?” prompts in Borderlands?

Whenever I try to buy ammo or sell items Borderlands shows me a "are you sure" dialog where I need to click ok (forcing me to move the mouse and thus massively slowing down selling multiple items or ...
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Borderlands Lilith skill builds

Mixed views on this but what is the optimal build for Lilith? I want to build a powerful damage dealer with good survivability but find myself very clueless as to what to put skill points in. Any ...
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Beat Brick as Lilith

I recently bought this game with my friend and we really enjoy duels, however I can't find way to beat him. What would be the best way and build to use against Brick? His berserk seems to be ...
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Is Borderlands progress saved in LAN games?

When playing Borderlands on PC/Steam via LAN (two people) is the mission progress saved as if you were playing a single player game? Would I be able to go through the game, and get the same progress ...
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Do I need to re-earn all the trophies to earn the platinum trophy from a new save game?

I played Borderlands GOTY for quite some time and I was really close to the platinum trophy; I only needed to reach level 50. But then the tragedy came and I lost my PS3 due to an electric shock and ...
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What levels are the DLCs?

I've restarted playing and can't find my saves anywhere. I have never played any of the DLCs. Are the DLCs scaling? is there a max level to enjoy? I'm playing through from level 1, at 12 now. Where ...
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Can artifacts gain levels and if so, how?

I just got my first class artifact for my Siren. On the skills/powers page, I notice it says it is level 1 in the description and the number 1 appears beside its icon. Does that simply denote the ...
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What happens to XP earned after reaching the level 50 cap when adding DLC that raises the cap

If you have a level 50 character and you continue to play missions without any DLC what happens to the XP earned? When "The Secret Armory of General Knoxx" is purchased and the level cap raises what ...
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How do I play Borderlands via Hamachi?

How to play Borderlands via Hamachi? What do I have to click?
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What is the ideal play through path for the GOTY Edition of Borderlands?

I am back on a Borderlands kick and am at a loss for an "optimized" play though sequence of play though 1 & 2 of the core game and the 3 expansions (Zombie Island, General Knoxx and Claptrap's). ...
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Do actions in “Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot” affect challenges?

I've been playing through Borderlands again, trying to complete all the missions. Occasionally, I've unlocked challenges in the game like "Not Really a People Person" (Kill 250 Humans). Some of these ...
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When should I install the Borderlands DLCs?

I have just got Borderlands Game of the Year Edition in the mail today. The game comes with all four DLCs. When should I install these DLCs? Would I just install the main game, complete it and then ...
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Skill cap for Borderlands

I bought the GOTY edition of Borderlands I am a bit confused. I could figure out, that with the included DLC the level cap is now at 69. But what is the skill cap? I have this little tool: http://www....
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Zombie Island of Dr.Ned spawn point

Every time I start the game with my character in Jakobs Cove, I start at the very beginning of the zone (the point you start from when you first Fast Travel in), regardless of where I quit and saved ...
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Weapon slots and backpack SDU in DLC

I have started playing Ned's Island. Will I unlock all weapon slots and backpack slots without completing original content?
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Save points in Borderlands Claptrap DLC

I've been eyeing the new Borderlands DLC (Claptrap's Robot Revolution), but there's one thing I'd like to know before picking it up: Does it continue the insane trend of the other DLC of putting you ...
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Do I have to get each collection achievement from the Claptrap DLC in a single playthrough?

I'm trying to get the following achievements: The Lubricator Bobble-Trap It's so realistic What a party! It is taking forever to get some of these. Do I have to do this with in one playthrough? ...
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How do I run Borderlands in windowed mode?

Is there any way to run Borderlands in a window, or even better in a border-less full-screen one? I can only see options for changing the full-screen resolution in the options menu, so I'm hoping I ...
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What do the numbers mean on a grenade mod?

In Borderlands what do the numbers on Grenade-Mods mean? I don't think they mean the number of uses. And I'm pretty sure the 45 grenade does way more damage than 45.
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What determines whether the Ridgeway is open?

I've been traveling back to T-Bone Junction to finish some of the missions, and I find on my way to the Sunken Sea that some of the time, the Ridgeway is blocked halfway through so that you have to ...
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Do shotguns with low accuracy spell failgun?

I just found a shotgun with 3.6 accuracy. (out of 100.0) Do shotguns treat accuracy differently than other weapons, or should I put this one on my shelf as the 'banger that never banged her... or ... ...
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New bounties announced but none are available

I'm currently in Arid Badlands and have just completed the arena mission. Claptrap now constantly says that new bounties are available in Fyrestone but the bounty board is red. I can't get any new ...
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What does the Team Recharge Delay on soldier class mods do?

I have found this soldier Leader Class Mod: What does the -20% Team Recharge Delay stand for? Is it a good thing or a drawback of the mod? I guess it should be something like the Deploy Skill (that ...
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How does “proficiency” work in Borderlands?

While playing Borderlands sometimes I receive the message: Your proficiency with weapon has increased to level X. I have some questions about proficiency: How many kills do you need to ...
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Is there any reason to focus on few weapon skills?

I've been trying out the chars in BL 1 and am sticking to Lilith. Seeing as you can be more proficient at certain weapons, I'm wondering - can you spread yourself too thin if you swap between a large ...
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Is it possible to import Borderlands save data into the PC version?

With the release of Borderlands 2 imminent, I would like to play it on my PC. An issue occurs, however, as I played the original on Xbox and would like to import that save data into Borderlands 2 ...
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How to play Borderlands PvP?

I could play online with 2 or 3 people only in cooperative mode until now. How to play versus? Does this game have at least a fast paced action mode? It seems very slow...
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What are Borderlands' multiplayer game modes?

I have the game and all of its DLC. I am at level 18 in the single-player. Do you suggest that I finish the single-player before starting multiplayer? What are Borderlands' multiplayer features/game ...
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Buying weapons or just earn them?

I seem to be earning some serious weapons (or enough to help me kill everything so far) so I'm never really tempted/interesed in buying any from the man - usually really expensive, or nothing that ...
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Does Ransack have any benefits beyond 5 skill points?

In Borderlands, there is a skill called Ransack. With a class mod, it's possible to push the effect of this over 5 out of the 5 skill point natural maximum. However, some skills have no extra effect ...
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Unlimited orange omega shield? [duplicate]

I found an Omega Shield, it has no limit and a guy dropped it on multiplayer. It's a Tiadore and all I hear is an Atlas Omega Shield. It says Alpha and that other thing. I can keep all my items and ...
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Do Leader Mods work with weapon exp?

Does the +% Exp given by equipping Leader style mods effect the exp you get for leveling your skills with weapon types?
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Where can I find more “Omega” equipment?

In a recent multiplayer game, one of my teammates dropped an odd shield the likes of which I'd never seen. They stood there and kept shooting at it for awhile, so I presumed they meant for me to pick ...
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What does “burst fire count” mean?

Some of the guns in Borderlands have a burst fire count. What does that mean? For example, Sledge's Shotgun: The Legend Lives, Sledge's Shotgun: Knocks back target several feet and 10000% burst ...
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What factors determine enemy levels? How do enemy levels scale to the player character's?

I finished Playthrough 1 at around Level 36. I noticed that the enemies I find are now very easy to kill, meaning they didn't level up (or hit a level cap). I decided to started Playthrough 2 to fight ...
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How do you defeat big spiderants?

How do you deal with big spiderants? They take basically no damage unless you hit them in the abdomen. And the big ones are hard to disorient. I'm playing hunter, so sniper rifles and revolvers are ...
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Is there a way to get more skill-points than normal?

In Borderlands, with the Game of the Year Edition, up to 69 skill points can be earned from a combination of levelling up, completing Claptrap's New Robot Revolution (DLC4), and completing the ...