The End of an Era

Well, that’s it. SPUF is dead. It’s gone. Nothing more than an archive. Dead. Done. Kicked the bucket. Pushing up the daisies. Rolled a seven. Gone forever. Poor thing didn’t even die painlessly. It struggled through 503 errors and database problems. It struggled under the requests of people trying to back up the vast number of posts and threads, desperate to archive an ancient forum. It didn’t even get any updates, being stuck on version 3 of vBulletin, despite vBulletin V5 being available for quite a long time now. SPUF died a painful death. Over the last year or so,… [Continue Reading]

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Last Goodbyes

Today, Monday the 5th of June 2017, is the day SPUF dies. No one will ever be able to post ever again. Today’s article contains the goodbye notes from various SPUFers throughout the ages, serving as a goodbye to the forum some of us have spent years posting on. For some SPUFers, it was just a place to hang out, for others, it was a source of inspiration, for others still, it was full of advice and nice, community things. Either way, SPUF was a great place and it’s a shame to see it go. “SPUF had a good run… [Continue Reading]

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The Joys of CSS

No, I’m not talking about Counter-Strike: Source. I’m talking about Cascading Style Sheets. Cascading Style Sheets, better known as CSS, is a language used to make other languages look prettier. More specifically, it tells your web browser what a web page should look like. Even more specifically, CSS tells specific elements in your HTML what they should look like. Using CSS, you can make a background any colour you want, you can make text bigger and smaller, you can make links change colour when you hover and click on them, you can create menus, make pages mobile-friendly,  you can make… [Continue Reading]

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Super Shiny Warframe Guns

There are two big things in Warframe – getting lots of guns and loot, and making yourself and your guns look fabulous. To aid in both, there are a handful of special weapons that crop up every so often, styled after various aspects of Warframe, one of which was released in the Ambulas Reborn event. The weapon in question is the Supra Vandal. It’s a shiny version of the Supra, with extra ammo. Extra shiny weapons always tend to have a very slight buff, or perhaps a buff to one stat and a nerf to another. The Supra Vandal is… [Continue Reading]

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The Newish League of Legends Look

Over the last few months or so, Riot has finally finished working on the new look for the League of Legends client, and it’s now finally the main client, with the old one going bye-bye forever. Really, it was about time, as the old client was a mess of bugs and weird glitches and was just a little bit outdated. Plus it used Adobe AIR, which is a massive pile of shit. My first thoughts on opening LoL for the first time in ages was “where’s the launcher?” since Riot have now combined the LoL launcher/patcher with the client itself.… [Continue Reading]

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Ten Really Fucking Annoying Warfame Enemies

I’m angry, so I’m writing an angry article about angry things! Rargh! Today’s rant of anger is directed at fricking stupid Warframe enemies I’m sure that most people probably hate. But for you readers, here’s a way to learn about them without tearing your hair out in horror. At number 10, we have Nullifiers. Nullifiers are Corpus enemies, weak mooks wearing stupid suits with corkscrew-like generators on their backs. These bastards produce a large, glowing shield (blue for normal Corpus, gold for Corrupted Corpus). This shield not only blocks bullets, but if your Warframe touches said shield, it will instantly… [Continue Reading]

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A Very Angry Kitty

Once upon a time, I was randomly gifted a Warframe from a very nice person on Reddit who is MR23/4 and has way too much time on his hands, having been around from the very beginning and owning rarities such as Excalibur Prime. I thanked him kindly then spent a long time leveling this Warframe up, only to discover why everyone liked this character so much. Now that I have leveled up Valkyr and have her nice, shiny Prime version, maybe it’s time to talk about her. Valkyr is normally unlocked by defeating Alad V on Jupiter. Alad V is… [Continue Reading]

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Digital Extremes Announces Keystone

Digital Extremes, the weird people who made Warframe and filled it full of weird prepubescent space kids, are making a new game called Keystone. They announced the new game on their new Twitter account, @PlayKeystone. The announcement was on the 23rd of May, and there’s also a related website, PlayKeystone.com. The game is said to be a first-person, team-based shooter. It’s set in some other timeline, not at all related to Warframe, with ‘every move’ transporting you into battle. Keystone will apparently blend first-person action with ‘deck-building strategies’, implying there’s some sort of collectible card element to the game, perhaps… [Continue Reading]

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Bloody Hell, that Sonicor…

You remember when I talked about my most used weapon, the Ignis, then teased about another weapon that might end up replacing it? You know, the picture at the end of the article, with my invisible Loki holding that very weapon? Well this article isn’t about that weapon. This article is about the Sonicor. The Sonicor is amazing. Beyond amazing. Okay, what the fuck IS the Sonicor? I’m not really sure, to be honest. It’s an arm-mounted weapon sort of thing. Definitely Corpus in origin, but I have never really seen any Corpus actually USING the Sonicor*. It attaches to… [Continue Reading]

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So Many Things a Space Ninja Can Hit You With…

Melee weaponry in Warframe is pretty varied. I mean, it’s not Skyrim with a billion mods levels of varied, or as varied as all the randomly generated bladed weaponry that increases melee damage in the Borderlands games, but really, unless you want spears, there’s a little bit of melee weaponry for everyone. That being said, there are spears. They’re just primary weapons – The Javlok and the Ferrox, which fire elemental blasts and can be thrown at enemies to cause explosions. The only downside is you need to go and pick them up afterwards. Anyway, back to melee weaponry. There’s… [Continue Reading]

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