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Ginaz
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Reply #175 on: December 21, 2013, 10:35:58 PM

Arise!!!  Is anyone still playing this?  I just started a few days ago and looking for some tips and advice on how to go.  Once I get home and can play on my own computer instead of my parents ghetto lap top, I'll probably be playing the shit out of this until I go back to work mid Jan.  Pretty impressive so far.
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Reply #176 on: December 21, 2013, 11:31:39 PM

A ton of stuff has changed over time so I don't really have any idea what the new player experience is like nowadays, but I'm pretty sure it's still true that upgrading your weapons should be #1 priority. Weapons aren't really balanced at all so usually you want to do some research before investing in something new, but anything is better than the terrible, terrible starting loadout they give you.
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Reply #177 on: December 22, 2013, 12:00:35 AM

A ton of stuff has changed over time so I don't really have any idea what the new player experience is like nowadays, but I'm pretty sure it's still true that upgrading your weapons should be #1 priority. Weapons aren't really balanced at all so usually you want to do some research before investing in something new, but anything is better than the terrible, terrible starting loadout they give you.

I picked up a new primary weapon for 25k credits and crafted a new melee weapon from a blueprint I looted off of the first boss (took me quite a few times to finally kill him).  I'm still using the original pistol and warframe (Excalibur).  I've been trying to unlock the Rhino warframe but for some reason I failed some sort of test and I don't know why which sucks because you can only take the test every 24 hrs.  I did buy one of the starter packs off of Steam because it was 50% off so I do have some plat to spend on a new warframe and weapons if I wanted to.
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Reply #178 on: December 22, 2013, 05:34:04 AM

One of the nice things about warframe is that most of the frames and weapons can be acquired without spending platinum (micro trans currency) and the dev team put out alerts for weapon and armour powerups after they do livestreams that would normally cost plat.

Only downside is that you need to have opened up a decent portion of the map to catch the alerts and acquire new warframe blueprints / building materials need specific areas unlocked.

Not playing currently, but best use of plat used to be on weapon and warframe "garage" slots so you can build up a decent sized armoury.

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Reply #179 on: December 22, 2013, 12:05:02 PM

Well, I found out why I failed my first 2 mastery tests.  Apparently, having a sentinel with you can cause you to fail. swamp poop  I wish there was some sort of in game tutorial that explains the game more in depth.
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Reply #180 on: January 08, 2014, 11:08:39 PM

Been playing about six weeks now. It's a fun game. And, yes, the "tutorial" sucks, but supposedly there's some sort of improvement coming. Eventually. After Melee 2.0.

Tips and advice. I have a lot, but need some specific questions to really open up.

Fundamentally, the game is really about the mods. Weapons are really all fairly similar within their respective types. What makes them shine are the mods and the strategies of employing them. Their base stats are a clue of what way you might want to go, but to get there you need the proper mods and they need to be leveled up. Some aren't easy to get.

The Warframe Wiki is a great resource and you should go there to learn how Damage 2.0 works and how to work with it.

Essentially, all your enemies have various resistances and vulnerabilities. These needs to be exploited by proper elemental mods to reinforce your guns' base damage mix. Sound complicated? It's not, but it's also not readily apparent what's going on, either. Hence, the wiki. What it comes down to is preloading your weapon's various loadout slots for the enemy factions. One for grineer (heavy on armor), one for corpus (heavy on shields), one for infestation (they're weird), and then possibly one for corrupted (unholy combination of corpus shields on top of grineer armor).

Bosses are whole 'nother issue and most of the fights are scripted to some extent. They also mix up the resistance/vulnerability tables a bit. Here party composition can make a big difference, so try different things out. Also, read the wiki. Lays out the proper strategies, though DE often changes things just to keep the community on its toes.
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Reply #181 on: January 09, 2014, 09:56:26 AM

Have they stopped making all the decent alerts being level 90+ missions yet?

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #182 on: January 10, 2014, 12:44:30 AM

They condensed levels to about one third of what they were in Damage 2.0.

Max levels on the solar system map is about 30-35. Alerts can potentially be higher out on Pluto or Ceres, but I don't see that too often. 

I'm looking at an alert with the shotgun scavenger aura (and cash) as a reward on Mars right now at level 16-18. That's pretty typical.

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Reply #183 on: January 17, 2014, 09:47:42 PM

Random log in reward for today: Gorgon blueprint. Yahoo!
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Reply #184 on: March 06, 2014, 03:30:07 PM

If anyone's on hiatus from Warframe and hasn't noticed - another storyline / competitive event is now live; Tethra's Doom

Why should you care?  Well it's possibly the least grindy competitive event I've seen in Warframe, and well, lets be honest we all love the shiny limited edition gear.

For participating you'll get an event badge and a 3-day affinity booster (if you've never used one they're awesome for quickly getting XP on frames and weapons), for 250+ points scored you'll get a pack of 4 limited edition electrical mods w/ proc bonuses similar to the poison mods from the Ciscero Crisis and finally for 500+ points you'll get a Gorgon Wraith an extra weapon slot for it.

To give you an idea how low the bar is set, a single run with PUG from Recruiting using my level 30 non-bling Mag got me 730 points.   I will say it's extremely helpful to have a Mag in your squad as you're expected to protect and escort a shield-sapping maguffin, so restoring your shields makes the whole exercise go much quicker/smoother so a higher score.

Edit:  Also a new prime frame (Rhino) and additional prime weapons (Boltor and Anky-something-or-other) released with this update.
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Reply #185 on: March 07, 2014, 12:17:18 AM

If anyone's on hiatus from Warframe and hasn't noticed - another storyline / competitive event is now live; Tethra's Doom

Why should you care?  Well it's possibly the least grindy competitive event I've seen in Warframe, and well, lets be honest we all love the shiny limited edition gear.

For participating you'll get an event badge and a 3-day affinity booster (if you've never used one they're awesome for quickly getting XP on frames and weapons), for 250+ points scored you'll get a pack of 4 limited edition electrical mods w/ proc bonuses similar to the poison mods from the Ciscero Crisis and finally for 500+ points you'll get a Gorgon Wraith an extra weapon slot for it.

To give you an idea how low the bar is set, a single run with PUG from Recruiting using my level 30 non-bling Mag got me 730 points.   I will say it's extremely helpful to have a Mag in your squad as you're expected to protect and escort a shield-sapping maguffin, so restoring your shields makes the whole exercise go much quicker/smoother so a higher score.

Edit:  Also a new prime frame (Rhino) and additional prime weapons (Boltor and Anky-something-or-other) released with this update.


Yep, worth taking the time to do and not hard.  I'm only Mastery Rank 6 and I logged on and used potato'ed Rhino and knocked out 3 of the interception missions.  Got 7 of the craft pieces you need, so I made two "keys".  On my first run of the escort mission we succeeded flawlessly, and I garnered 688 points.  Bing bang boom.  Later I started using my baby Vauban on the interception missions just to level him up.  Decent little event all around!

Now come play Warframe again all of you. (please)
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Reply #186 on: March 07, 2014, 10:31:46 AM

Anyone who is still playing or coming back to play please pm me here or send a msg on steam if I have you already (I have most of you) and I'll try to update the first post with a playername list.


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Reply #187 on: March 10, 2014, 08:38:04 AM

The event is pretty cool. The mods are the real prize here, but it's a fun diversion from baiting the G3 or grinding for new shiny.

If you haven't watched livestream 24 , it's worth checking out the last 10 min just for the Vay Hek hack into it.

I did the event with both PuGs and the clan. I didn't have any issues with the public game(s), but mileage might vary here if the O-fficial forums are any indication. The interception wasn't troublesome, but I brought Zephyr to it, so idiots abandoning their area of responsibility (then dying horribly) wasn't a big deal. The escort missons are dependent on the teams' shields and not going haring off to do whatever. This concerned me initially because of typical behavior in invasions, but nothing came of it during the mission. I saw a lot of "we want a Mag" requests later on, but I just brought a perma-blessing Trinity and it all went smoothly on both core and shield runs.

Now back to my regularly scheduled T3MD for the chimerical boltor prime blueprint.
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Reply #188 on: March 11, 2014, 12:13:41 AM

Yeah, I PUG'ed the whole thing and I came out okay.  Well, 1005 points for the shield core hijack but hey it counts.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly? 

I think I lucked out by getting in early on the attempts, most of the players seemed pretty knowledgeable about where to be and how to act on the missions.  As the days went by though, when I was using the Interception mission just to level up my Vauban, things got much more difficult, with more of the bottom feeders trying to complete the event.  50 people spamming in chat about what to do and what the rewards were isn't a good sign.  Not smart enough to even read the link at the TOP of the forum page.

So like you Shrike I'm back to the treadmill.  I'm low on funds from a recent round of fusion madness so I need to run a bunch of alerts for some cash - and I guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and jump into the trading biz and get rid of some of my extra nightmare / corrupted / rares for plat.  Unless I drop RL money for plat which I'm kinda loathe to do.  Even being relatively new I've already grown to hate the RNG prime weapon roulette so I don't own any prime weapons.  I do have a Frost Prime I can level, he's just sitting there.  I'm almost done re-levelling my 1 forma'ed Vauban.  Saryn and Banshee both look interesting, so maybe I'll work toward those.  My potato'ed / forma'ed Rhino is a pretty decent farming frame.

So if anyone out there wants to try out the game or get back into it, let me know.  I'm not uber bad-ass or geared out by I can certainly help out with missions and some mods if you're starting out, and I'd love to run some missions with some F13 peeps.

Shrike / Hoax: if there's an F13 clan, or you guys are part of a decent clan, can I get some info about it?  I got basically anon invited into a clan, and I accepted to use the dojo, but they aren't anything special and I'd rather run with some other folks.

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Reply #189 on: March 17, 2014, 05:01:38 PM

I've been playing the poop outta this game and got a little carried away (Ogris is the best thing ever forever).The two guys I tried to get playing aren't really into it so I have a pretty much empty clan with a bunch of research and crap. I'm on as a_grue

Once Dark Souls II comes out on PC I'll likely stop playing swamp poop

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Reply #190 on: March 17, 2014, 11:30:47 PM

I've been playing the poop outta this game and got a little carried away (Ogris is the best thing ever forever).The two guys I tried to get playing aren't really into it so I have a pretty much empty clan with a bunch of research and crap. I'm on as a_grue

Once Dark Souls II comes out on PC I'll likely stop playing swamp poop

Added you as a friend in-game (I'm Mandelbrot).  Just send me a direct tell in game if you're on and want to team up.  The chat notification is easy to miss! 

I'm currently waiting on a Saryn frame to get done cooking, and when it's done I will be able to finish ranking up a mastery level and get to some weapon unlocks.  I've mainly been playing Vauban, trying to make some creds, keeping an eye on alerts, and running the odd ODE if I can get into a non-asshat group.
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Reply #191 on: March 26, 2014, 04:35:09 PM

Well it's been the one year anniversary of something in Warframe, and that means presents.  In your inbox you'll find the Dex Furis - akimbo pistols based on the Afuris secondary weapon design.  They look good, come with a free weapon slot and include a catalyst.

If you're feeling posh there's also a new limited edition skin for the Excalibur.

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Reply #192 on: April 02, 2014, 03:49:49 PM

Leading up to Update 13 (or possibly during depending on when it's set to drop) there are three special alerts planned each lasting 48 hours - the first is for a Catalyst BP (weapon super-charger) and running right now, after that will be a Reactor BP (frame super-charger) then finally a forma.

It's a good opportunity to pick these up as Catalysts & Reactors rarely appear in random alerts and when they come up in invasions the missions expire quickly as the only other way to get reactors or catalysts involves buying them with plat.

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48 Hr Catalyst Alert April 2 @ 12:00pm EDT
48 Hr Reactor Alert April 4 @ 12:00pm EDT
48 Hr Forma Alert April 6 @ 12:00pm EDT

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Reply #193 on: July 03, 2014, 12:51:26 PM

And I understand PWE just bought them out. So look forward to lock boxes. Lots of lock boxes for anyone who still plays.

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Reply #194 on: July 03, 2014, 01:26:08 PM

Yeah, PWE gobbling up the rest of Digital Extremes has pretty much instantly killed the desire of the half-dozen people I play with to keep doing so.
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Reply #195 on: July 04, 2014, 04:01:13 PM

Devstream (and Steve) implied otherwise.

They won't comment due to legal reasons, but said DE will not give up control of Warframe.
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Reply #196 on: July 04, 2014, 04:18:15 PM

Devstream (and Steve) implied otherwise.

They won't comment due to legal reasons, but said DE will not give up control of Warframe.

How cute of him to say that.  I wonder if they actually believe that's true or not?  Once PW gets their hands on WF, it will be their way or the highway.  Bank on it.
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Reply #197 on: July 04, 2014, 04:51:41 PM

Hey, it's what he said.

If you have some other info, link it up.

So far there's little concrete information out there.
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Reply #198 on: July 04, 2014, 05:10:34 PM

How's this for other info:
-Every single game PWE has bought up to date.


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Reply #199 on: July 04, 2014, 05:57:52 PM

It'll be different this time!  He can change!

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #200 on: July 04, 2014, 07:56:14 PM

Hey, it's what he said.

If you have some other info, link it up.

So far there's little concrete information out there.

My comment wasn't directed at you.  It was calling out how naive/stupid/delusional/dishonest the guy's statement was.
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Reply #201 on: July 04, 2014, 08:49:51 PM

Hell, I just want to know what someone has seen about the potential sale.

Guess you don't know anything more than I do, which is only just this side of jack shit.

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Reply #202 on: July 20, 2014, 06:11:54 PM

Still no news on the Chinese question but U14 has dropped and if I had to pick one word I'd go with "ambitious".

The update's brought a major visual rework which fits the space ninja theme, planet map and menus have been dropped and replaced with a small spaceship interior you can walk around and menus delivered via projected "holograms", but don't worry the chat interface is still untouched and a complete embarrassment.

Menus and squad systems suffer from major usability issues stemming from the redesign that should have been clear from day one to anybody remotely familiar with the game or MMOs in general.   Tldr; looks great in screenshots but now everything takes more clicks to reach and useful information is obscured or presented in really small fonts.

Launch has been plagued by a couple of showstoppers and a slew of major bugs with devs churning out several patches over the weekend because DE love pushing out poorly tested code just before the weekend -- I'm guessing there's some internal deadline or it's for gamescom (mid august) as there's no way anyone could have said this was release ready.


For now I live in the hope that somebody ragequits and we get a picture of what's going on inside DE's Warframe team because there must be truly epic egos and drama worthy of popcorn for them to keep fucking what should be a simple task up.

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Reply #203 on: August 02, 2014, 07:40:40 PM

I really like the look of the new UI...but...

The chat is even worse now than it was. Of course, considering what has been going on in chat these last few months, I spend a lot of time with it minimized. Less mental wear and tear that way.

The nested menu thing is irritating for PC users, but it is a lot friendlier to controllers. I'd like it to be more friendly to both, but that's probably asking too much. Still, there's been steady--if small--improvement since release.

Then the good part: Mirage. So much sick, stupid fun. Move your fat little ass over, Nova. There's a new tenno sheriff in town.
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Reply #204 on: October 08, 2014, 11:10:58 AM

Started playing this on PS4. It's come a long way in the past year.

I didn't see a way to sync my PC account with my PS4 account.

Is anyone else playing this on PS4? Switching between this and Destiny is interesting. I think I like this more at the moment.
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Reply #205 on: October 08, 2014, 11:15:30 AM

Started playing this on PS4. It's come a long way in the past year.

I didn't see a way to sync my PC account with my PS4 account.

Is anyone else playing this on PS4? Switching between this and Destiny is interesting. I think I like this more at the moment.

My brother said the same thing and he hadn't played Warframe before.  He was like "destiny is pew pew reload pew pew and warframe is pew pew NINJA".
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Reply #206 on: October 08, 2014, 11:28:31 AM

I asked in the Destiny thread what made Destiny any better. To me Destiny certainly looks like a slower, way less variation, console shooter version of Warframe without the sanic speeds or ninja stuff.

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Reply #207 on: October 08, 2014, 12:06:25 PM

Yeah, I asked the same thing but no one answered. I wonder if it's a touchy topic considering this one costed a tenth of that, and it's on the PC.

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Reply #208 on: October 08, 2014, 12:35:51 PM

And Warframe has the 'card' building aspect.

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #209 on: October 08, 2014, 02:51:23 PM

I'm not touchy.  I actually downloaded Warframe one day when Destiny was not working and I was not at all expecting what I saw.  Last time I played, it was definitely no better than Destiny.  Now?  I'm going to have to spend more time on it to be sure.

There's more to do in Warframe.
Doing things in Warframe isn't quite as slick as in Destiny.
Warframe is not a great broshooter.
Destiny does not have space ninja.
Warframe is free.
Destiny is for Whitey Richman.

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