The Pacifism Defect

So right now, the first ever Clan-based event is going on. Which is nowhere near as big a deal as it sounds. Events are somewhat common, you’ll see them from time to time, generally over weekends and the like, involving 3 missions that need to be completed to get a prize of some sort. Most of the time, it’s variations on a theme, like Darvo running away from debt collectors, or teasing new main-game content via events like Rathuum and the Index Preview. The Pacifism Defect isn’t much different. It features a new game mode, Evacuation (not to be confused… [Continue Reading]

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One Last Look at the War Within

“Why the fuck would I want to do that?” Those were the fateful words of my brother as he helped me complete the War Within. Those words summed up everything I felt about this quest. That phrase was also repeated several times throughout the quest as well. The War Within is supposed to be about your Tenno space kid growing up and becoming more mature. Well, that’s the underlying plot. Really, the plot drags you kicking and screaming into that, due yo your space kid’s actions, when it should be looking at whatever the hell Teshin was doing, finding the… [Continue Reading]

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Grineer VS Corpus VS Everyone Else

While playing Warframe, you’ll encounter a lot of these guys. The cloned, scrappy, heavily-weaponized Grineer and the shiny, money-loving, robot-abusing Corpus. There’s the Infested and the Orokin/Void as well, but they’re… not really the main threats right now. The Corpus and the Grineer are the ones already controlling huge swathes of the Origin System (i.e. our solar system), and they’re really the ones who have the most say when it comes to, well, existence. Let’s start off with the Grineer. We know way more about these guys than we do the Corpus. The Grineer are the first people who find… [Continue Reading]

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On Sounding Like an Idiot while Explaining Things

So the other day, I helped aabicus complete Vor’s Prize, the tutorial quest of Warframe. We played for about three hours, getting aabicus to Mastery Rank 1 and unlocking Venus as a place he can visit. From what I heard, aabicus enjoyed himself, and as I thought, he very much liked the game’s mobility, accessible to all Warframes no matter what you use. But as I slowly explained everything, I realised how 1. I had never noticed some things and 2. I sounded like an idiot when I thought about what I had just said. On the not-noticing side of… [Continue Reading]

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Fighting Level 50+ Enemies with a Level 30 Flamethrower

For the majority of the hours I’ve spent playing Warframe, I’ve been using the same old weapons. I swap out weapons as and when I need to, but most of the time people see me, they see a yellow Volt Prime with a yellow Ignis. I’ve talked about Volt a lot, he is essentially my avatar in the game (a lot of people identify more with warframes than operators) but I haven’t really talked about the Ignis. I’ve mentioned my floating pet and ugly animals more than my weapons. The Ignis is a flamethrower made by the Grineer. By default,… [Continue Reading]

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World on Fire

When you think of a group of elemental powers, you normally think of something like Fire, Water, Earth, Air. Perhaps you think of elemental powers like Light and Shadow. Secondary elements could include things like Lightning and Ice. Warframe though, they’ve got a completely different set of elements, their primary ones composed of Cold, Heat, Toxin and Electricity, and their secondary elements being Viral, Gas, Corrosive, Magnetism, Radiation and Blast. Of course, several Warframes are based on these elements. Volt uses Electricity, Frost uses Cold, the really hard to get Saryn is based around Toxin and Ember, judging by her… [Continue Reading]

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Damn Bloody Space Kids

I am very angry with Warframe right now. Unbelievably angry. I am sick and tired of these damn bloody space kids. I hate them. They’re horrible. “But Medic!” you ask, “Medic, why the hell are there children in a game about space ninjas?” I don’t fucking know. It’s all to do with the Second Dream and the War Within, finding out that we’re not actually wearing these awesome biomechanical ninja suits of death, oh no, we’re telepathically controlling them from a chair in the back of our ship. Originally though, that wasn’t too bad. The Second Dream kept the space… [Continue Reading]

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Another look at Fashionframe

A while back, I rambled on about Fashionframe, the cosmetic minigame everyone secretly plays as they run around killing things as gaudy space ninjas. And why shouldn’t they? There is so much customization that the only similar-looking frames you see are brand new MR0 players who have just picked up the game, running around in default Excaliburs and Volts. But the thing is, cosmetics can be expensive. Your average standard Syandana (i.e. cape) will cost you between 50 and 100 platinum. Your average colour palette will cost you 75 platinum. Most armour sets cost 100 platinum and those that come… [Continue Reading]

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The War Within for real this time

If there is one thing that terrifies me most in video games, it’s children being killed in unskippable yet jumpy cutscenes by evil monsters. I’m not normally scared of being killed or anything (unless it’s unexpected and makes me jump) but the whole watching a kid die really bothers me. Even more so when I am playing the kid character, and the form of death is being crushed in the jaws of a beast and dragged underground, akin to something from Tremors but with prettier CGI. What does this have to do with Warframe and its second newest quest, the… [Continue Reading]

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My Little Kubrow

The thing about hatching a Helminth Charger before completing the tutorial pet quest Howl of the Kubrow is that half the stuff involved in getting your Helminth Charger into battle doesn’t… actually work. So after some messing around, I got myself another Kubrow egg and went and bred myself a Kubrow. What the fuck is a Kubrow you ask? It’s a space dog. With a horn on its nose. Kubrows are first introduced to you on Earth, and compared to the weak Grineer you meet in your first missions, Kubrows can actually be very dangerous to a newbie. But then… [Continue Reading]

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