Happy Birthday Excalibur Umbra

Today, 15th June, is the day that the Sacrifice was released and Excalibur Umbra became accessible to pretty much everyone who had been keeping up with quests. Today is the day that we could all get Excalibur Umbra and calm his pain. But the more I think about it, the more I realise just how messed up that whole mess was. The Sacrifice Quest, that is. The Sacrifice involved finding bits of Excalibur Umbra, scanning them and throwing the parts into your foundry to basically resurrect the poor blighter. What’s weird though is that the Operator and Ordis think they’re… [Continue Reading]

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The Arguably Auspicious Aura Forma

The Aura Forma is something I never really expected to see in Warframe, but really, after the addition of the Umbral Forma, I shouldn’t be that surprised. I mean, with one new type of Forma, there were guaranteed to be more in the future. Still, the Aura Forma is quite a weird place to start. Aura Formas can currently be obtained in two ways: either as rewards for rare events or as a rare reward in Arbitrations. The Arbitrations version drops as a blueprint that you then have to build, and is actually more expensive than building an Exilus Adapter… [Continue Reading]

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Songs That Make Me Stop

I remember being told a story, years ago, about going into a shop and having everyone stop what they were doing because a song came on. Being a story from a long time ago, I don’t remember any of the details, who it was or where they were shopping or why, but I do remember the name of the album that the song was on: Everyone is Here by the Finn Brothers. What I don’t remember is what particular song it was. I think it was Edible Flowers, but here’s the thing – most of the songs on that album… [Continue Reading]

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My Own Made Up Holiday

Anyone who has used Facebook has probably seen it. Posts from well-meaning people saying “Happy X Day!” with some sort of semi-related picture. This post is normally followed by a bunch of sponsored posts from some vaguely relevant companies trying to get in on the made up holiday. That X could be anything. Literally anything. Some of them make sense, like a Siblings Day. Some of them are normal holidays blown out of proportion, like Mothers Day and Fathers Day, grabbed by corporations and twisted to make us buy even more things. Okay, they’re already commercial holidays but they get… [Continue Reading]

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Splitting That One Free Raid Pass

In Pokemon Go, you get one free Raid Pass a day. That free Raid Pass can be used on whatever raid you want except for EX Raids, which require a special black EX Raid Pass. Once you use the free, orange Raid Pass, most of the time you have to use a Premium Raid Pass to do raids. That would be fine if you regularly buy Premium Passes or are flush with them after finishing the Special Research tasks. After all, it only takes two days of getting a full 50 coins to be able to buy a Raid Pass,… [Continue Reading]

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Why, Pokemon Spawn Locations? Why?

Spawn locations in Pokemon Go are weird. I understand that there’s a system in place that determines when Pokemon spawn (they spawn every hour but only appear for certain amounts of time) and there’s a whole biome system in place as well, but it’s really a bit of a mystery as to why places spawn Pokemon. There’s a few things that we do know. Firstly the map we see in Pokemon Go is based off Open Street Maps, an open source mapping system that works based on contributions by the Open Street Map community. Secondly, a large number of Pokestops… [Continue Reading]

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The Slakoth Community Day that Really Slacked Off

I’m not sure why Niantic decided to choose Slakoth for June’s Community Day. There’s not a lot of reasons I can think of why it was picked, but I can think of plenty of reasons why it wasn’t a good choice. I suppose it fits the criteria for a Community Day Pokemon. A three-stage Pokemon with a cute basic form and a monstrous final evolution and a second evolution that no one cares about, capable of having a somewhat signature move, having some sort of use somewhere and tends to only come from 10km eggs, while being insanely rare in… [Continue Reading]

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Writing About Random Themes and the Power of Random Topic Generators

I’ve run into a problem. I’ve not really been playing games lately. The only game I have been playing as of late has been Minecraft, on a Pixelmon server that recently had an update that gave cool rewards based on the amount of Pokemon you have caught or bred. But even that is a limited thing because I’ve somehow managed to catch 95% of all Pokemon (all 809 of them) and the only ones left are the Legendaries which are insanely hard to obtain. Even if I was playing regularly though, I still wouldn’t have a lot to talk about.… [Continue Reading]

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Five Cool Secondary Weapons You Should Try

Secondary weapons are a very mixed bag in Warframe. Some of them are incredibly mediocre, some of them are insanely powerful. There’s a lot of stuff jumbled in between as well, but there’s only so many dual pistol weapons we can talk about. Today, we’re going to look at five cool secondary weapons you should try. They might not all be ‘meta’ weapons but they all have their own little niches. The Hand Cannon: The Pandero The Pandero is both a semi-automatic revolver-like weapon and a shotgun. I mean, physically, it makes no sense what so ever, since the clip/magazine/whatever… [Continue Reading]

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Forgetting that Vauban Exists

Everyone complains that some Warframes are worse than others, but at least some Warframes have something that makes them at least usable. Wukong for example was at least unkillable while Nezha, before his rework, at least had a cheap Iron Skin so he didn’t instantly disintegrate. But Vauban? Vauban basically has nothing. He is completely forgotten about in almost every way. Vauban is just unforgettable. He doesn’t look appealing, he isn’t appealing to play and he is currently 100% unobtainable right now because his parts are locked away behind the Nightwave cred shop, which isn’t available. Vauban Prime is just… [Continue Reading]

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