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(Wired UK)   Gearbox is being sued over Aliens:Colonial Marines. Subby wants to know if they could throw in a cease and desist order with the Borderlands 2 nerfing   ( divider line
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2013-05-02 09:25:03 AM  
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2013-05-02 04:28:11 PM  
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king of vegas: I played Borderlands 2 through two playthroughs up to level 50 on a Gunzerzer, and one whole playthrough plus some up to Level 34 on Axton and I never saw the Bee Shield or the special gun that's supposed to work well with the Bee shield. I even tried killing the big monster over and over a few times.

The Bee Shield is a designated drop from Hunter Hellquist (he's the guy who broadcasts the Hyperion propoganda from the This Just In news stand).  He drops it maybe 5-10% of the time but is an easy farm; you can get it within an hour or two of farming him guaranteed.  It also can be found randomly from any chest or enemy, but very rarely.

The Infinity (which has unlimited ammo, never needs reloading, and has a high rate of fire) does not have a designated boss that drops it.  Well, it does (Doc Mercy), it's just there's a bug and he never actually drops it beyond the first playthrough (IE, he only drops low level versions when the player is also low level).  Higher level versions can only be found randomly, making it very hard to get.  Many people use a save editor to create one or dup existing ones via the fairly simple method of dropping one in a multiplayer game then Alt-F4ing before it saves your character (so somebody else in the game gets one and you keep yours).

The Bee works so well with the Infinity because every shot you fire while wearing it when it's fully charged adds a set amount of damage per shot.  There are lower level shields with the same property (called Amp Shields), but they drain the shield by a set amount after each shot; the Bee has a drain of zero and so can be used as long as it takes no damage.  At Level 61, each shot from the Infinity does something like 25k of damage; the Bee adds something like 150k to that (there are variants of both that do different amounts of damage).  AND, if you wear the Sheriff's Badge Relic, that boosts the fire rate by 50% and the base damage (the 25k) by 22%.

Of course, all of this wasn't good enough for some people; hence the Evil Smasher glitch.  The Evil Smasher is a fairly lousy gun that, when reloaded, had a small, random chance to become fairly powerful for one magazine's worth.  The glitch involved transfering said boost to the Infinity pistol instead (which never needs reloading so the boost lasts forever, and I think you could do it multiple times to increase the boost to stupid levels).

The final boss of the main storyline (The Warrior) usually (75% chance or so) gives you an Orange the first time you kill him (via the "moonshot") but usually nothing useful after later kills.
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