Playing Warframe with Siblings

This is an article I never thought I’d be able to write. For the longest of times, I was always told to try out the games they liked (e.g. Dead Island, Borderlands) but the same suggestions never worked when I made them. Yes, I am slightly obsessed with Warframe, the same way I go through phases of obsession with Skyrim and other games. But my brother and sister never ever wanted to play with me. In fact, the only way I could get them to play was via the power of the Birthday Rule. Basically, the Birthday Rule states two… [Continue Reading]

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Escaping the Stalker

Volt hated Spy missions. He hated them with a passion. Not because Volt couldn’t hack, in fact, Volt had mastered hacking pretty quickly. He didn’t mind the sneaking either, he actively enjoyed being sneaky at times. No, Volt hated Spy missions because of all those stupid energy fields and sensors and cameras and stuff that the Grineer and Corpus always chucked around their stupid vaults. Why couldn’t they just be in rooms with locked doors that needed to be hacked, rather than stupid jumping puzzles that required Volt to stop running, slow down and start doing stupid backflips and stuff… [Continue Reading]

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The Six Hundred and Seventieth Article

Out of all the numbers out there, I really like the number 70. I’ve never really understood why. It’s just a neat number. Not really divisible by much. Not particularly interesting. But it looks nice. Clean almost. Why am I talking about the number 70? Because I missed my 666th article due to A Week of Love and Hate 3, and I didn’t want to wait until my 700th article, even though it’s the number 700 and 700 is way more impressive than 70. But still, here I am, publishing my 670th article. Complete with images that have nothing to… [Continue Reading]

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Another look at Fashionframe

A while back, I rambled on about Fashionframe, the cosmetic minigame everyone secretly plays as they run around killing things as gaudy space ninjas. And why shouldn’t they? There is so much customization that the only similar-looking frames you see are brand new MR0 players who have just picked up the game, running around in default Excaliburs and Volts. But the thing is, cosmetics can be expensive. Your average standard Syandana (i.e. cape) will cost you between 50 and 100 platinum. Your average colour palette will cost you 75 platinum. Most armour sets cost 100 platinum and those that come… [Continue Reading]

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A Volt Guide Written by an Idiot

“Holy fucking Bahrag, Medic, do you play anyone but Volt?” Well, I do use Frost occasionally, and Titania has proven herself to genuinely be very fun, but no, I am normally playing Volt. Volt Prime, in fact, because he’s the only guy with a Focus Lens installed. Let’s just say, after a good hundred hours and several obsessions, I think I’m starting to understand this character, and I want to share that understanding with newbies who probably picked Volt and don’t know what the fuck they’re doing. Because I didn’t have a fucking clue what I was doing when I… [Continue Reading]

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Power Pissing Contest

“Hey kid!” Frost grinned as he slapped the young Volt on the back. “Yellow, black and grey? Unusual colour combination. Did Ordis tell you his sensors were bleeding when you equipped that?” The Volt, who was holding a mod he’d just picked up, trying to work out whether it was useful, blinked. Or, at least, his inexperienced operator did. “W-we can talk to each other?” “Um, yes, of course we can talk!” the overly friendly, trench coat-wearing Warframe continued to grin. Unlike Volt, he was wearing his best primed syandana, a word Volt could barely pronounce, and a fancy helmet… [Continue Reading]

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A Bored Little Volt

Readers, let me know if you fancy seeing any more stories around here, fan fiction, whatever. Also feel free to let me know if you don’t want to see new Warframe articles. Volt was bored. He had been lounging around inside his Orbiter for several hours now, waiting for things to happen. Great things he had been told. Mysterious things. New things to do. It wasn’t like Volt didn’t have things to do. He still had plenty of missions building up from across the Origin System, particularly on Jupiter, Europa and Pluto, but they were boring missions, mostly tedious missions… [Continue Reading]

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My Growing Obsession with V̶o̶l̶t̶ Frost

In pretty much every Warframe article I’ve published, I’ve written them from the point of view of Volt, my starter character and still my favourite. I’ve mentioned my other unlocked characters a few times, most notably Trinity, the healer class I dislike. While Volt and Volt Prime make up for about 60% of my Warframe gameplay, I really should mention the other 30%. Turns out, half of that 30% belongs to Frost. Frost was the second Warframe I acquired and leveled up, and I did so very, very quickly. So fast in fact, that I don’t actually remember leveling Frost… [Continue Reading]

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My Continued Obsession with Volt

I’m still obsessed with this one character. It’s no longer a growing obsession. Volt, one of three starter characters in the game Warframe. The ‘mage-like’ character who provides a more caster-based play style than Excalibur or Mag. The electric one. The derpy looking thing with weird crotch armour and weird, square knees. I’ve been using this guy from the start, and he makes up a good 40% of my play time, the other 60% being split between Volt Prime and my slowly growing collection of other frames – Frost, Ember, Trinity and Valkyr. Frost has some obvious uses, but the… [Continue Reading]

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My Growing Obsession With Volt

Sometimes I wonder if there is something wrong with me. Like an overactive imagination or something. Start doing something enough and it starts to affect my dreams. The dream I had the other day involved me as Volt running round desperately failing at jumping puzzles, trying to make friends with a random Mag while gathering information so I could write a series of Daily SPUF articles, as the soundtrack from the Binding of Isaac: Rebirth played in the background. I must be insane. But the thing is, Volt is popping up everywhere in my head. Really, I shouldn’t be surprised.… [Continue Reading]

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