It was bound to happen eventually. I’ve been playing Warframe for a long time, coming up to about two years now. And now, after hitting Mastery Rank 23, I’m starting to get burnt out. I’m running out of things to do, and a string of bad luck when it comes to acquiring the new stuff is making me kinda tired. Okay, yes, I got an Arcane Energize yesterday, but I’ve gone though twenty Neo B4 relics trying to get a Kronen Prime handle and eventually it all starts wearing you down.
Let’s be fair though. Warframe has done an amazing job of keeping me hooked. Originally, back when I first tried Warframe, back in January 2014, I fucking hated it. I saw a buggy, confusing game which wasn’t rendering properly, had a horrible interface and enemies seemed to constantly turn into spaghetti. While I can’t comment on the interface (that’s probably best left for another article…), I can tell you for certain that Warframe is slightly less buggy, has a few more tutorials and enemies no longer turn to spaghetti. Heck, even when Davjo dragged me kicking and screaming through Earth and Venus, I still kinda hated Warframe.
Yeah, well now it’s my most played game, with just shy of 2000 hours on it.
But after 2000 hours, I am starting to get a bit burnt out. I’ve managed to level up most of the weapons and items in Warframe. 100% of all companions leveled up, Amps all built and just needing to be leveled once more, all Warframes apart from the newly released Limbo Prime and a bunch of other stuff too. I’ve completed every quest in the game and have killed every boss (even if my achievements say otherwise – turns out only achievements earned via Phovos the Excalibur before Plains of Eidolon seem to count towards my Steam achievements) including the three Eidolons. Heck, I managed to kill one of them solo.
Thing is, I’m kinda running out of things to do. Getting the new Prime weapons and Warframe are just a small stop-over for me. The Sacrifice also was just a blip in the things-to-do radar, a simple 45 minute quest that I actually finished relatively easily, and it didn’t even come with new things to level up – both Excalibur Umbra and his new sword came fully leveled up and with catalysts and reactors already installed!
The only other thing was the whole Exalted-Weapons-Are-Moddable thing, but considering I never forma’d any of my Warframes in the first place, there wasn’t much for me to do there apart from stick some extra mods on Excalibur, Ivara, Mesa, Titania and whoever else I missed. All I’ve been doing lately is grinding for resources or credits, opening relics and leveling up items in a painfully slow manner because I’m burnt out from Sanctuary Onslaught and affinity spots like Hydron and Helene.
This time last year in comparison, we had the War Within, Focus trees to grind and hype for the Plains of Eidolon. While we’re soon to get Plains of Venus and possibly even something more to do with the Sentients, a lot of this is all up in the air. We have no idea what we’re getting until Tennocon arrives, and the ending of the Sacrifice, especially considering how long it took for that quest to be released, left a rather bittersweet taste in people’s mouths.
Heck, my clan is feeling the same way. Sure we got a bunch of new people, but most of the time I only ever see Smeeeghead or fellow clan mate NotWhoItSeems online for more than a few hours at a time and only one of the new guys ever says anything.
Still, Tennocon is just around the corner. That is guaranteed to bring something interesting.
In the mean time, it’s back to Skyrim!