Anyway, the second play-through got me to level 40. Now I need to go back and play a third time just to get my guy to level 50. And only then do the epic armor blueprints really start dropping, which means you need to play through a fourth time just to collect them. A fourth time through the game just to collect some armor pieces, because you’re already at the level cap.
I can’t imagine the developers really thought their button mashing RPG was so good that people would want to play through it four times with a single character.