Buried Debts – Not A Fun ARG At All

Turns out, there’s a whole Buried Debts ARG (Augmented Reality Game) tied in with the Thermia Fractures event. I mentioned the whole Data Hashes thing briefly in my previous article, but I want to talk about these data hashes specifically. The premise is simple. The players need to find and scan a bunch of data hashes, 14 in total. As you scan them, Eudico and Zuud will start discussing things. The data hashes lead to a secret on the edge of the Orb Vallis. The community needs to band together and scan all of these things to unlock further secrets.… [Continue Reading]

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Thoughts on an Infested Open World Area

When you look at the Plains of Eidolon and the Orb Vallis, one can’t help and think “what’s next?” Logically, if you look at what the Plains of Eidolon and the Orb Vallis are themed around, you’d probably think that an Infested-themed open world area would come next. But will it? I’m not so sure. I mean, it makes sense that an Infested open world would come next. After all, we have a Corpus area and a Grineer area, and the Infested are the other major faction. The other factions, the Orokin and the Sentients, tend to command everyone else… [Continue Reading]

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New War Predictions and Desires

The New War is the next part of the Warframe storyline, a quest that features the Sentient Natah rather than the Lotus. Although frankly, considering that the only info we have is that Natah went back to her mum and her mum wants her to destroy everything, all coming from a very small trailer released at the end of Tennocon 2018, the New War could consist of just about anything. So, since we know nothing of the New War, here’s some predictions and desires as to what the New War will contain. Let’s start with predictions, because we can certainly… [Continue Reading]

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The Pointlessness of Skyrim’s Civil War

The Civil War in Skyrim is one of the game’s main themes. On one side, you have Stormcloaks trying to make Skyrim a separate entity, its own country/empire/state/whatever. On the other side, you have the Imperials trying to keep the empire together. Skyrim’s gameplay does push you towards the Stormcloaks, but honestly, I never felt that the Stormcloaks were… justified. The Stormcloaks’ demands are simple. They want to freely worship Talos and they want Skyrim’s independence. Those are fair, noble causes worth fighting for. But you have to pick a time and place to fight for these things. You see,… [Continue Reading]

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Fortuna is way scarier than it actually seems…

Fortuna, as the opening cutscene tells you, is a debt internment camp. Sure, there’s some nice singing and everyone seems to be working and all that, but everyone working there is deep in debt. So deep in fact that they’re forced to work in Fortuna, one of the harshest, coldest places on Venus, until they repay their debt. Of course, working in these harsh conditions would instantly kill the normal human body. So you have to get augmentations. Which cost a fortune, meaning you go into extra debt. But you have no choice but to get the augments. Either you… [Continue Reading]

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A Love-Hate Relationship with Lua

Lua is a very strange thing. None of it makes sense. It basically should not exist as it is. To many people, it’s a pretty cool thing. To others, it’s horrible. For me, I’m on the fence about it. Lua in this case is referring to the planet unlocked after the Second Dream in Warframe, not to the programming language often used in gaming, for example what people use to make add-ons for Garry’s Mod. Honestly that too has a very love-hate feel about it, simply because it’s a programming language. But yeah, Lua is both cool and not cool.… [Continue Reading]

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“What the Fuck even IS a Warframe?”

“What the fuck even IS a Warframe?” someone once asked me. It might have been my mum, because that’s the sort of thing she asked. At the time I gave a pretty vague answer, something like “biomechanical suits controlled telepathically by kids”, which isn’t really a good answer. It’s true, but it’s still a shitty answer. Even today, “what is a Warframe?” is still a stupidly annoying question to answer. But we’re going to try anyway. So before the Second Dream, it was assumed that Warframes were people. The majority of characters look like they are suits, containing humans inside… [Continue Reading]

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What the Fuck is Warframe’s Lore Anyway? Warframe Lore 2: Lore Harder

Warframe’s lore is fucked up. It’s insane. No one knows what’s going on, everything is dead or dying or desperate. Everything sucks. And most of this lore comes from little tidbits and past events you may or may not have missed. But what the fuck IS Warframe’s lore anyway? This article should cover most of it. Consider it an updated version of this angry rant. Yeah there’s a story in Warframe. It’s a thing. It’s a weird, confusing, messed up thing. Pretty dark as well. You don’t actually see what’s going on 99% of the time, you’re just sitting on… [Continue Reading]

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Ordis Deserves Better

I’ve been meaning to write another article about our good friend Ordis for a while, and the Sacrifice is the perfect opportunity to do so. All these years, Ordis has been by our side, helping us out, looking after our quarters, sorting out our Warframes and building our weapons for us. Ever since we woke up, weak and confused, Ordis has been there. Heck, he was the third person to speak to us, after Captain Vor threatening us and Lotus waking us up. Ordis has always been there. Ordis cares about us. But frankly, we treat him badly. Okay, maybe… [Continue Reading]

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Separating Lore From Gameplay

If you have a story to tell and a game to sell, many people often find that they don’t always go hand in hand. Or that anything really goes hand in hand. Yes, your main character guardian is supposed to be super powerful, but that doesn’t always mesh well with how the rest of the game is going to work. Generally, it’s like a hill. You start off small and weak, a no one in the story. As you climb, you become more powerful. You reach the end of the story and you’re, well, maybe not a god, but you’re… [Continue Reading]

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