Compare this to an online game like SWTOR, where you could go through an entire battle with the top 90% of your screen blacked out and still have great odds of surviving.
Shamus has an uncanny ability to take what I’m thinking, what’s rolling around in the back of my mind, and articulate it, along with a bunch of other points I’ve never considered. He’s been methodically taking down SWTOR over the past couple of days, but this is the one that stood out at me.
In addition to his discussion about elites in Borderlands vs. SWTOR, I should point out that most World of Warcraft elites had names and were larger or coloured differently. It’s not as obvious as it is in Borderlands, but it is done much better than in TOR, where many characters have names but aren’t elites.