In Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, you play as a protagonist known as the fate maker. Inspired by Dungeons and Dragons this isn’t an average Borderlands game and instead takes on a fantastical theme with game cuts between scenes in characters and scenes with the players at the table.
Even veteran players of Borderlands have found themselves in a brand-new experience when playing Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. To get the dice rolling on your adventure through the Wonderlands, here are some essential advices to help players get on their feet and enjoy Tiny Tina’s Borderlands.
In this guide, we will show you an Ultimate Beginner Guide: Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands!
Ultimate Beginner Guide: Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Use your voice – Talk away
In Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, when you’re creating your character there are several voice archetypes you can choose from like Clever or Gallons. What you might not realize is that these voices are actually tied to their personalities.
This isn’t like games such as Dragon Age Inquisition where, regardless of what option you choose, your character always says the same lines. Your character is fully voiced when talking to NPCs and what they say is completely determined by the voice you chose for them during the character creation.
No Experience Necessary
Being a Borderland spin-off, it wouldn’t surprise you to say that Wonderlands is a lot like Borderlands in many ways. Many of them mechanics play stores and weapon types carry straight over from the Borderlands series.
As a result, if you are familiar with Borderlands and you will have a bit of an advantage. However, the game doesn’t rely on or assume that you have knowledge of the Borderlands series.
Take a Picture – Hashtag Cute
Like many other games, Wonderlands features a photo mode. On a keyboard, just press “P” or you can select it from the start menu. Photo mode is a great addition to any game nowadays as it allows the most creative players to produce fantastic screenshots of the game.
It is great for taking shots of the landscapes or some of the stills of your character’s mid-combat.
It’s Hard to Stay Away – Keep Away From Me
Wonderlands doesn’t always feel like it wants you to play as a ranged fate maker, even though some of the classes are designed to be played that way. It works when you have teammates with you but not when you’re in solo play.
When you are in combat, opponents will come running straight at you often from behind or out of nowhere, and in scenes where enemies get spawned in by the Dark Lord’s Magic, you probably don’t get a chance to see them before you initiate the fight and boss fight arenas are generally very small.
To alleviate some of that attention, choosing a class with a companion is a good idea such as Clawbringer, Spore Warden, or Grey Born.
Loot Can Wait – It’s Not Going Anywhere
When you manage to kill an enemy, especially a strong one, their body explodes into a pile of precious loot for you to pick up, and obviously, your eyes are on that prize and you are looking for the colors that mean something rare drops. But don’t get carried away. There are probably more enemies to kill. The loot doesn’t despawn.
If you rush to grab loot, then you’re likely to get attacked again. You’ll probably just shove it into your inventory instead of checking the price and comparing the stats to what you’ve got equipped. This means your inventory will get clogged up with useless junk and you’ll have to spend a while dropping it.
Kill everything first, and then you can start looking at the loop.
Small Things are Good – It’s Not About Size
It’s always a good idea to keep a weapon equipped that’s easy to use and reliable. Ideally, something with a large magazine capacity and a quick reload time. There are weapons that can hold their own in pretty much any type of situation.
There’s a mechanic in these games where instead of dying right away when you lose all your health, you’ll get thrown to the ground and fight for your life, and if you kill someone you can get revived instead of dying.
In these moments, you really wish to have an SMG or something easier than that shotgun that takes forever to reload.
Get Sidetracked – Take Your Time
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is one excellent dungeon master and it’s pretty easy to be carried along by the main plot and forget to get sidetracked.
Of course, it depends on what kind of player you are, but we recommend that you keep an eye out and try to do side quests where possible or before you know it, you’ll be fighting a boss several levels above you and wondering why it keeps killing you easily.
Take The High Ground
If you are a player that likes to keep their distance from enemies and this is a probably natural instinct for you, we highly recommend you, always look for the high ground in any fight.
There are several advantages in and out of combat though being able to spot various chests around the map, keeping an eye on enemies, or finding collectibles such as Lucky Dice.
In some maps, it is especially easy to find a high spot like wheat wild dankness which is especially twisty and vertical. In others like the Snoring Valley, it’s not so convenient. Just try to keep in mind as you continue your quest.
Choose Your Favorites – I Like the Ones That Hurt
We definitely recommend that you try to focus on one, two, or three gun types, admittedly that can be difficult because the loot in this game is completely random and a gun that don’t usually equip, might turn out to be your best option.
This is important because of the blacksmith. It’s a place in Brighthoof that allows you to upgrade your ammo capacity.
Test Your Spells – Magic Comes in Many Forms
Spells in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands are incredibly diverse. This means that every time you equip a new one, it might have a different way of being cast.
Some spells burrow underground in a line and hit multiple opponents, some spells fly through the and can get stuck on an obstacle depending on where you fired from.
It is important to know what the spell can do before you try to use it into fights.