1000 Pearls for a Captura Scene – The Most Boring Grind Ever

I’m going to be honest, the gimmick has worn thin, the fun has faded from the Dog Days event. It’s a really fun little game mode when you’re playing for the main advertized rewards, but when you realise just how much you need to play for the rewards that Nakak is hiding, well, it’s just… not fun. At all. You see, there’s only one map. There’s the same old set of enemies. Nothing changes from round to round apart from other players, if you have them. Sure, you can be somewhat creative with Aero Vantage and set mods (I did… [Continue Reading]

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Ralts Community Day

The Ralts Community Day was a few days ago and it was a genuinely very nice one. It was my brother’s birthday, we’d done a couple of raids in the morning and the afternoon was slightly cooler than Mudkip Day, which was in the middle of a massive heatwave. But Ralts Community Day was a tad different, for a handful of reasons. The first is that every single egg obtained during the event was a 10km egg, which would be 2.5km with the 1/4 hatch times on eggs. All of these eggs though would hatch into a Ralts. Which is… [Continue Reading]

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How To Make Kubrows Genuinely Useful

Kubrows in Warframe aren’t particularly useful. They have a very derpy AI that means they rarely manage to attack things, they don’t have the agility Kavats have, being able to jump off walls, the buffs that Kubrows give are far worse than Kavat or Sentinel buffs and frankly, I’m surprised that we can’t give Kubrows guns the same way we can give MOAs guns. The only Kubrow that sees any real use is the Chesa Kubrow, and that’s only because it can do a far weaker version of Nekros’s Desecrate, getting extra loot. So how do we make Kubrows better?… [Continue Reading]

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The Actual Speedster Warframe – Does He Threaten Other Speedsters?

I don’t normally talk about Warframes that haven’t been released yet because I like to play them before I judge them. That’s not the case with Gauss, the speedster Warframe. While his best friend Grendel, the oni Warframe who is set to be released at the same time as Gauss, seems pretty cute and not at all deadly, a lot of people have been wondering whether Gauss will be stepping on the toes of existing Warframes, most notably speedster Warframes like Volt, Nezha and Zephyr. The question is, will he be a straight upgrade? Will he leave other Warframes in… [Continue Reading]

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Dog Days – A Wet Warframe Tactical Alert

Warframe has a lot of weird things in it. It has flying backpacks that allow you to fly through space, it has pet dogs, cats and robotic birds, you can drive around on skateboards and do all sorts. Also, for some reason, for the next week or so, you can fight Grineer executioners with water pistols in a massive beach water fight. Or, as drunk, gas-inebriated Kela De Thayme calls it, a waddafite. Seriously, when Red Text popped up on a Friday evening talking about everyone’s favourite female Grineer boss being drunk and making puns about water pistols and stuff,… [Continue Reading]

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The One Forma Volt (Prime) Nuke Build

My All-Rounders Volt build, in my opinion, is a good one. I take it everywhere and it mostly gets the job done, providing enough power strength to make Speed and Shock usable while also keeping Discharge and Electric Shield viable as well. But sometimes you just need everything to die, and right now this is where Volt also shines, because of how Discharge works. Discharge does more damage by bouncing to and from enemies. This means that you need high range to be able to make Discharge bounce between more and more enemies. But the bouncing only lasts for so… [Continue Reading]

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Ty and the Army of Evil Zubats

I talked about the release of Team Go Rocket and their takeover of Pokestops across the world, but last Sunday, Team Go Rocket decided to try and take over every Pokestop on the planet for an hour local time. Which is fine because I actually haven’t seen many Team Go Rocket-controlled Pokestops and the ones I have seen, it’s ALWAYS the same ones. Specifically the one next to the old police station and the one where the new Cafe Nero is, and they’re like a 5-10 minute walk apart. So during this hour of intense Team Go Rocket invading, I… [Continue Reading]

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Medic, BSc

You might have noticed that yesterday I was talking about the Open University and how I studied with them. It might in fact have seemed a little suspicious, since this was something I had been doing on weekends and Wednesdays for the last 7 years, and I’d only started talking about it this year, both in yesterday’s article and an article a while back talking about an Open University course about web and mobile technologies. Well, as of today, I have a BSc Open Degree with honours. Which means I can stick BSc behind my real name. Actually, I found… [Continue Reading]

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On Studying with the Open University

For the past seven or so years, I have been studying with the UK’s Open University, working on a degree. I’ve been studying part time for the entirety of those seven years, while also working somewhat full time, switching to completely full time work in August during the school break. It’s been a pretty good experience that has taken up a large chunk of my recent life, so I think it’s definitely worth talking about. The Open University offers distance learning. It’s the same as a normal university except you don’t go into campus or anything, you study from home,… [Continue Reading]

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Cold and Gold

Domi Quia Emi Eu. Domi Christe Emi Eu. Domi Quia Emi Eu. Pace. Those are the opening and repeating lyrics to a song on the Warframe Soundtrack known as Ghosts of Void and originally known as Cold and Gold. The lyrics are used on a handful of other songs in Orokin-themed areas – the Void, the Derelict and Lua. Related posts: Medic’s Favourite Video Game Songs Octavia’s Anthem – The Trouble with Cephalons

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