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a 2009 first person role playing shooter, combining classic action role playing with hectic FPS combat. This tag is for the first Borderlands game. For sequels, use the appropriate tag, e.g. [borderlands-2], for questions about the series as a whole, use [borderlands-series].

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For Playthroughs 1 and 2, at what levels and weapon proficiencies should I start the DLCs?

I started Playthrough 2 at Level 36. I went to Jakobs Cove ('The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned' DLC) and found out that the enemies are at least level 42. I couldn't even get to the first objective without ...
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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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In what order should I put my skill points if I want to maximize the damage that Roland's Scorpio Turret inflicts?

I've just maxed the Refire and Deploy skills of the Soldier / Roland to maximize the reduction of the cooldown of the Scorpio Turret skill. I am now thinking of increasing the damage of the Scorpio ...
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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 useful is Spark?

In Borderlands, there is a class called the Siren. One of the Siren's skills is Spark. It says that it "increases your chance of causing Elemental Effects with Elemental Weapons by 4%." What does that ...
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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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Is Roland's 'Barrage' skill worth investing in?

Roland (the Soldier class), has the ability to deploy a Scorpio turret. One of his skills aimed at improving the turret is called Barrage, which: Increases the number of shots your Scorpio Turret ...
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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 ...
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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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Does Find Rare Items actually work?

In Borderlands, some COMs like Scavenger and Catalyst can come with a bottom line bonus which is either +1 or +2 Find Rare Items. What's this do?
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How do I glitch Phasewalk?

I've seen players who act like they're in Phasewalk (e.g., sparking with Brilliance, moving very fast, Phasewalk background sound), but they are carrying a weapon. Other effects include being ...
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Why can't I copy files on a flashdrive between my Xbox 360 and my computer? [duplicate]

I copied a Borderlands save-game (from my Xbox 360) to my flash drive but when I plug it in to my computer, nothing shows up. The flash drive has nothing on it but that file. When I plug the flash ...
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How to kill the Mega Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap?

So it appears that doing the Claptrap DLC in playthrough 2 wasn't such a smart idea after all. While it's boosted me from level 44 to level 47 fairly painlessly, pretty much everything has a couple ...
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How can we restart a game?

I have done playthrough 2 completely. My question is: How can we start over with our upgraded characters? Is there any reset but keep your character option?
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Borderlands Co-Op Lan Play - Guns and Ammo

I have the PS3 version of this game, but I've never played online. My friend and I are considering buying the PC version so we could play co-op on our PCs. Can someone tell me how ammo and gun drops ...
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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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What happens if I use the travel system to access DLC content before I unlock the travel system in the plot?

I'm at the second playthrough for my level 43 Soldier and my mission log says I'm at the "Getting Lucky" mission. I could do that, or I could access my DLC by using the fast travel system. ...except ...
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How long is "a few seconds" for Kill Skills?

The Kill Skills in Borderlands 2, like BL1, all say they last "a few seconds" and don't give explicit lengths. Since they're not listed in the stats for the skill (as length for Kill Skills doesn't ...
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When do my skill point modifiers apply?

When I look at a weapons stats, do the numbers I see include my skill point modifiers such as extra damage, or do I have to do the math in my head and add it on?
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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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Do Leader Mods work with quest turn-ins?

So, I use a Support Gunner mod for my Soldier (solo play) because I enjoy the unlimited ammo it gives me. The idea just occured to me however, that I could possibly use a Leader Mod (that gives extra %...
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What does the DLC change about the game?

I assumed all the DLC for Borderlands added on extra-endgame quests and missions. However the answer to my previous question about this game has given me reason to doubt. I'm currently level 26 in my ...
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Do the Boxes and Containers in Borderlands work much like the different kinds of Chests in Diablo 3?

I've noticed that some containers in Borderlands always contain ammo, and others always contain guns, and others always contain both. Is there further classification beyond this? In Diablo 3 for ...
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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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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 can I melt your face?

In Borderlands there is an in-game trophy system. The very first trophy is titled 12 Days of Pandora and involves killing lots of things in many different specific ways. One of these ways is ...
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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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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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Borderlands 1 GOTY crashing right after splash screen

A friend of mine just got borderlands GOTY, and its been crashing right from the start. Looked around and havnt found much, even in way of "things to try" so thus have asked here. The game's splash ...
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Why my Borderlands is not integrating correctly with Steam?

I bought Borderlands GOTY pack on Steam, but I already had it downloaded (piracy, yarn). I uninstalled the game and imported it on steam using this method: Install the game to the hard drive from ...
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Is there any Revolver / Sniper Build for Borderland's Siren?

I am currently playing a Siren in borderlands, and i was wondering, if there is any "drawback" of playing it as a Sniper / Revolver character ? I am a fan of Sniper rifles and Revolvers, but i ...
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How can I tell if I a weapon has been modded?

I was recently playing Borderlands online and was given a really great Pearlescent Serpens Assault Rifle by someone who was much higher level (at the time). I'd not seen any Pearlescent guns before so ...
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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 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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Do skill points from a class mod apply if you haven't activated that skill yet?

I am currently playing as a hunter with a primary focus on gunslinger and I do not have any points in rogue yet. However, I picked up a scavenger class mod that adds: +3 Team scavenge extra items +...
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Is there a way to determine how much money you have above $10,000,000?

After your bank exceeds $10,000,000 the cash display in your inventory just stays maxed out at $9,999,999. Many high-level items even have their prices displayed as $9,999,999. Is there any ...
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How much time is there before my loot disappears ?

Sometimes, fights get too intense that I cannot pick up my loot right away... How long does it last before it disappears? Does it stay there indefinitely until you load into a different area?
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How do I start the Secret Armory of General Knoxx in Borderlands on XBOX 360

I have Borderlands on the XBOX 360. I purchased and downloaded the Secret Armory DLC. There's no T-Bone Junction fast-travel point that is supposed to exist in the game with any existing characters, ...
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Borderlands Lilith's talents Radiance and Phoenix explanation?

So I'm looking through Lilith's Talent Tree Elemental and I see two skills that interested me the most. One is Radiance and the other is Phoenix. Both skills have a maximum of +12 (at level 60-69) to ...
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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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How can I play Borderlands between a Mac and PC over LAN? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Borderlands Mac OS X version play online with Windows version? I am trying to play a game of Borderlands over LAN with an Ethernet cord. My friend owns a PC and I have a Mac. ...
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Is the yellow claptrap in arid badlands an easter egg or something else?

I recently began playthrough 2 so I'm located in arid badlands. I killed Bone Head and while wandering back I saw this yellow claptrap. So is this one just an easter egg or something else?
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Can I save the claptrap in the cage?

Apparently I must save this little fella before I can get the Old Haven SDU. But how? There doesn't seem to be anything interactive around it, there doesn't seem to be any way to get up there, there ...
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Where is the claptrap in Old Haven?

According to the Borderlands Wikia, the claptrap in Old Haven should be under my crosshair. There's nothing there, though. The only claptrap I've found is on the other side of the bridge, and he looks ...
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How do I gain access to the hidden weapons vendor in New Haven?

In New Haven, there is sometimes a second weapons vendor across the street from the usual one. However, it isn't always open. Is there anything I can do to ensure it is available?
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What is the fastest firing rate for a submachine gun in Borderlands?

I'm looking for the fastest firing submachine gun in Borderlands. I'm willing to sacrifice accuracy, magazine size and element effects while maximizing the total bullets per second. Is there a ...
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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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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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Best way to kill Craw Maggots

Is there some easy way to kill Craw Maggots in the Crawmerax fight? I play Siren and I usually have a friend playing Hunter. I've got most of the legendary (orange) weapons, I prefer SMGs, Sniper ...
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Does Crawmerax drop better items when playing as a team?

I noticed Crawmerax is considerably harder to beat as a team (either that or he's quite easy for me to solo as a Siren), does he actually drop better guns when beaten as a team or does he just drop ...
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