How To Solo Gian Point and Other Railjack Missions

One of the larger grinds in Warframe is getting to level 10 in all four Intrinsics schools. The amount of intrinsics required doubles with every level, with level 10 requiring 512 intrinsics. While this seems like a massively daunting task, it is doable, just very slow. Over the recent Double Affinity weekend, I spent a lot of time playing Railjack to get those last few levels. But in doing so, I found that I had to regularly play on my own. This meant setting up my ship to be able to do everything myself. At the end of the double… [Continue Reading]

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Railjack is So Much Better Now Mostly

Warframe’s theme for 2020 has been fixing things and creating wars. We had a refresher update earlier on in the year that made a lot of great tweaks and removed self damage. That was followed by the start of the New War and Scarlet Spear. Now we’re getting Railjack tweaks and changes, and pretty much all of these changes have been pretty damn good. Everything is less tanky, less hot and faster! The bulk of the changes seem to be making the experience smoother. Most enemies are less tanky, particularly the enemies on Crew Ships and in bases. Sure, we… [Continue Reading]

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The After-Mission Railjack Farm

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about Railjack and Empyrean missions, aside from the fact that it’s basically the same isolated mission over and over, it’s that everyone hates flying around gathering loot. Aside from maybe the first few missions I did with clan mates back when Empyrean came out and resource costs were impossibly high compared to the resources you received, no one ever stuck around after a mission. Most of the time, we fly out and catch any glowing gold or orange things that we can obviously see at the end of the mission while the timer ticks… [Continue Reading]

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Empyrean and the Lack of Any Actual Missions

I’m going to be honest, after a little bit of playing normal Warframe on and off, mostly to farm for Ivara Prime and try and get to Mastery Rank 28 (the title of Master), I’ve gone back to Empyrean and it’s all kinda… eh… Now, don’t take this the wrong way, flying a ship through space is pretty fucking cool, especially in a game where you are normally a bouncy space ninja with a gun. But there’s something wrong with Empyrean. I mean, there’s something wrong with Empyrean aside from the horrible resource economy… There’s only one mission type. Skirmish.… [Continue Reading]

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Unpopular Opinion: I have no issue with Riven Mods

With the current debacle about how RNG is ruining Warframe and how the randomness and difficulty of obtaining good loot with both Kuva Lich weapons and ephemeras and the randomized stats on dropped Empyrean stuff, Riven mods often get referred to as even more bad RNG that started all this randomized loot messiness off. But frankly, Riven mods aren’t that bad. At the very least, they are not Team Fortress 2 Crates levels of bad. Allow me to explain why I think this. First though, we do need to admit some problems with Riven mods. Because while I don’t have… [Continue Reading]

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Holy Resource Costs, Batman! – The Insane Upgrades and Resource Costs for Railjacks

So you’ve been playing with your Railjack for a bit and the first two things you will notice are that the base ship has basically no health and that the starter guns are fucking awful once you’ve completed the first or second missions. That’s alright! Because there’s two great ways in which you can get better gear! The first way is simple. Get your clan to fund all the new Sigma MK gear in the clan dojo! You can get this gear in order, starting with crappy starter stuff, then MK1 versions of that stuff, then MK2, then finally MK3… [Continue Reading]

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Things That Empyrean Really Needs

I’ve been playing quite a bit of Empyrean now. It’s an amazing experience that’s full of bugs and things blowing up, as well as lots of hectic running around. While the bugs will eventually be fixed or at least minimized and made less common, like the weird stuck-on-crewship bug, there are a lot of little QOL feature things that Empyrean needs in the meantime. We’ll get more missions soon, we’ll get Corpus, Infested and Sentient missions soon, but these suggestions are all little changes that would make Empyrean smoother. Ability to designate the role you want There’s really only four… [Continue Reading]

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Erra – A New Hidden Quest and/or Cinematic

Turns out that there’s a hidden quest that came alongside the Empyrean update! Well, not really a quest, more like a short cinematic teaser that is locked away in some retched corner of the Veil Proxima. I should point out now, this is massive spoiler material. Material I shouldn’t even see, because I don’t have Intrinsics 7 yet, a clan mate who has rushed through everything helped me and other clan mates get to the mission. But more on that later. Spoilers ahead! The cinematic is about 8 minutes long, including loading times. It really is just a cinematic. I… [Continue Reading]

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The Sudden Very Obvious Empyrean Meta

It’s only been like a week, and already a meta has evolved in Railjack missions. There’s literally no way around it though, due to the fact that each Empyrean mission is time-consuming and very hectic, even if you have a full crew of MR 27-28 players. With so much going on, you need everyone to do their tasks and do them well. Luckily though, it’s very easy to arrange a group into their respective roles. From what I’ve seen so far, there’s four main roles. One person focuses on flying; one person rushes around repairing things and occasionally shoots things… [Continue Reading]

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Tips for Building A Railjack

The Rising Tides update comes with the quest to build your Railjack, but this quest isn’t easy. Not because of the high level enemies (most of them are level 30ish), the sudden bloom of Sentients (that spawn at random) or the time needed between component builds. No, the hardest thing, for a non-veteran player, is the cost and resources. These resources can be very taxing, even for older players. So here are some tips on how to get your resources more efficiently. Bring a Smeeta Kavat wherever you go Smeeta Kavats have the chance to double your resources. Even if… [Continue Reading]

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