Tina's quest isn't itself all that revolutionary. Hellquist describes it as "generic fantasy," but the twist comes from the conversation at the table changing the game world on the fly. You'll be exploring a setting different from the others on Pandora, complete with trees, clouds, and a brighter color palette. Even the vending machines have gotten a makeover, and the DLC introduces new class mods with titles like "Lawful Good Ranger" and "Chaotic Neutral Sorceress." A new pixie enemy is a series first, as it only attacks you if you attack it first. If you instead hit the action command, it can follow you around for buffs.
You'll still find gear in this DLC, but it doesn't go out of its way to invent an explanation why it's there or why you can keep it. "That's one of those weird things that we have to just be okay with," writer Anthony Burch told us. "I killed this skeleton, and he dropped a submachine gun."
Gearbox boasts that it's listened to fans closely for this final bit of season pass DLC. Characters will talk more during story sequences, so you get to hear more of your voice outside battle dialogue. Plus, the new raid boss is actually a group of dragons, rather than one singular enemy.
You'll also get plenty of new spots to spend your eridium, after Gearbox noted that a lot of higher-level players were hitting their max. You can gamble it away at a new slot machine with better gear, or invest in magical shrines for buffs. Treasure chests will roll a D20 die to determine the quality of your loot, but spending some eridium can roll two D20s to double your chances for good gear.
As for the selection of Tina to lead the proceedings, Burch said she's been toned down this time. "Knowing going in that Tina was going to be this relevant to the plot, I did pull her back a little bit for those people who don't care for her," he said. "She's a little less in-your-face. In this one she's your omnipotent narrator, so she's still got that manic unpredictability but she's not going to be screaming at the top of her lungs all the time."
Burch also mentioned that he hopes this one will show a softer side to the character. "It becomes obvious as you're going through the DLC that she doesn't realize that a lot of her friends are dead," he said. "And the actual playing of Dungeons & Dragons is a therapeutic thing to work through some of her issues. My hope there is that people who thought she was just a one-note, irritating character will see her break down a bit and maybe she'll be humanized a little by the end of it."
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