Borderlands Co-Op Lan Play - Guns and Ammo
I have the PS3 version of this game, but I've never played online. My friend and I are considering buying the PC version so we could play co-op on our PCs.
Can someone tell me how ammo and gun drops are handled in co-op? Are they all 'free-for-all' or do we each get our own. Does the distribution of ammo drops mean that my friend and I should avoid specializing in the same type of weapon (IE - shotgun) because we'd be fighting over the best shotgun weapons and ammo?
Also - can we both be the same character? I thought the answer was no, but I wanted to confirm.
Loot is "first come first served": only one copy of each item exists for all players to share. This goes for both ammo, guns, shields, grenade mods, ... Everything. The only thing that is awarded "privately" for each player is quest rewards.
Not specializing in the same gun types could be beneficial, but I don't honestly think you'd have too much issues if you used the same kind of guns.
And yes - you can play the same class, if you so desire.