The coolest people are always the people who are at, or close to, max rank. Or the people who have money to spend on cosmetics. Namely Tennogen, which costs real-world money and can’t be traded for. But really, the higher the level you are, the more likely that you’ll have better, more distinctive looks. So theoretically, someone at Mastery Rank 26 should have awesome fashion frame skills, right?
The proof is right here. I’m a MR26 player, have been for about two months now, but if you looked at me, you wouldn’t know it. In fact (unless you went and looked at the little 26 by my icon), you wouldn’t know how long I’ve been playing unless you caught me wearing my Lodestar Syandana, the Syandana given out on as the 800th login reward. But the colours I use, the bright yellow and the blue, are from the Halloween palette and the Classic Saturated palette respectively. The Halloween palette only costs 1 credit around October and the Classic Saturated palette is probably the most-bought palette because it’s got a nice number of colours on it.
In fact, it was only recently that I bought a Tennogen skin. Which I’ve ended up not using as much as I’d like. Even then, I didn’t go for the traditional choice of Volt skin, the Volt Graxx skin which most people seem to have. The coolest people always seem to have the fancy Tennogen skins. Unless they’re playing Mesa Prime, who looks beautiful no matter what.
What I do have though is a very specific colour scheme. The yellow and blue I use are my colours, my colour scheme, my style. I’ve been using these colours for so long that they’re basically a part of me. Using other colours almost feels wrong (although I do have several other colour schemes).
Having a specific colour scheme though can come in insanely handy while you’re leveling things up. Because you can just click “copy Warframe colours” on everything. But this does come back to bite you in the ass when you realise two things. Firstly, when you change your colour scheme, it takes forever to change all your weapons. But secondly, a lot of items don’t have the same colour channels. What might be metallics on your Warframe might be a tiny little highlight on your main weapon. So even with “copy Warframe colours”, you still have to mess around with the colours anyway.
The thing is though, you don’t need tons of money to make yourself look nice, even at MR26. You just need a little bit of consistency, a nice colour on your metallics and to not use mindbogglingly bright colours like I do.
Actually, that being said, bright colours can work. It just depends on the frame. I mean, the bright yellow and blue I use on Volt actually fits him quite well. But the same colouring is a bit weird on someone like Khora, whose theme is… slightly darker. It’s all about picking the right colours for the right frame.
But really, at the end of the day, there isn’t always time to sort out your fashion frame stuff before every mission. Especially if you are in a squad. So just go with what you like and don’t worry about it.
Which is exactly why I still use a bright yellow and blue colour scheme.