On Never Playing Hydroid

So, a Hydroid walks into the Strata Relay, wearing lots of black and red and white and blue. Traditional Pirate looks. Floating behind him is a bright red and yellow Para Carrier Sentinel, flapping its dumb, pointless wings. He’s got a Bolto on his hip and a Glaive, but for some reason the Glaive is attached to his crotch rather than his arm. The Hydroid heads straight for the bar behind Teshin’s little Conclave crevice, where the other cool Tenno hang out. The Tenno eye this Hydroid, but apart from the Glaive on his crotch, he’s not bothering anyone. But… [Continue Reading]

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Revenant, better known as “WHY ARE MY THRALLS SO BAD, SCREW THIS I’M GOING TO BE A BALLERINA”

Oh hey, a new Warframe came out and his acquisition isn’t as god awful as Khora’s. Revenant came out in his own little update, Mask of the Revenant, with a shitty ‘quest’ that got you his blueprint, but only AFTER you acquired all his parts via high level bounties, one of which can also get you Gara parts. I admit I got lucky (by playing with someone who regularly seems to sacrifice goats to Lootcifer) so I managed to have Revenant built in a pretty short amount of time. I’m going to be honest, it’s not worth rushing Revenant. I… [Continue Reading]

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On Hating Other Warframes in Missions

Once upon a time, someone asked me to stop using Speed in a mission. It was a void fissure mission and I’d gotten the fancy void buff on my Warframe, which increased my Power Strength by quite a bit. At the same time I was using my Excessive Speed build which had high power strength. This caused my Speed buff to become a little too strong. So understandably, the other guy didn’t want to be running into walls. They asked politely, I made sure I was out of range and used Speed when I was on my own. No problems,… [Continue Reading]

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Beefing Up My Operator

It’s been a while since I talked about the Operator, the doofy little teenage kid controlling your metal death machines from a chair in the back of your ship. I think the last time I mentioned them, I was complaining about how my Operator treated Ordis like he was nothing during the Sacrifice quest. But gameplay-wise, Operators aren’t… as bad as you think. As long as you beef them up a little. Your stock Operator straight out of the War Within is weak as heck. That’s mostly intentional though. You’ve just realised you can jump through space and time to… [Continue Reading]

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Rebuilding a Relay for the Steel Meridian

There’s an event going on in Warframe right now. An event in which we rebuild a relay, one of the relays that was destroyed in another event three years ago. Dubbed the Pyrus Project, this is a community effort to revive what should have been rebuilt a long time ago. Helping us in this effort are the Steel Meridian, the ragtag force of defected Grineer that just want to help others… as long as they’re not the Perrin Sequence. Except I kinda did the whole event solo. In fact, it wasn’t really “community-y” at all. Aside from sitting in the… [Continue Reading]

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Great Weapons for Warframe Newbies

You’re new. You want a new weapon. Your starter weapons are getting old and tired. You NEED something else. I get it. That’s why I’ve got a couple of good, strong weapons that a newbie Warframe player can easily get a hold of. And by newbie, I mean these are accessible to players at around Mastery Rank 2-4, who have access to all planets up to Ceres. After Ceres, and particularly at Saturn and Uranus, things tend to get difficult. Europa in particular is also a very tough moon. There is a quick thing I will mention before I continue.… [Continue Reading]

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Mask of the Revenant – New Mini Quest and Warframe

The Mask of the Revenant update came out late on the night of Friday the 26th of August, so late that I didn’t expect to see it until the following Monday. It comes with a new Warframe called Revenant and a new mini quest. Not a real quest like the Sacrifice, but not even a semi quest like Patient Zero for Mesa’s blueprint or the entirety of the Limbo Theorem and the Sands of Inaros quests. As in, the quest doesn’t appear in one’s Codex like most other quests do. But yes, Revenant is here. The 36th Warframe. His quest… [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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A Deserted AI, Trapped Forever in Space

Just as I started writing this article, I realised that I hadn’t really covered the Sacrifice in any meaningful way. I did a spoiler-free review when I completed the quest and I wrote about the Warframe you get from it. I also wrote about the vile treatment of Ordis during that quest. But I didn’t write about the quest itself. It was okay, but Ordis’s treatment in that quest makes me sad. Which reminded me of another unfortunate Cephalon. And that brings me nicely to the ancient quest known as the Jordas Precept. On the scale of good and bad… [Continue Reading]

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The Anti-Roller

Rolling is good in Warframe. It’s amazing. Rolling makes you a smaller target. Rolling makes you take less damage. Rolling enables you to reposition and change your direction in an instant. Rolling is a key part of being able to traverse maps quickly and efficiently. The only negative thing about rolling is the fact that it cancels reload animations, but rolling with some weapons at the end of the reload can shave a few seconds off. Basically, rolling is great. Unless you’re playing Limbo. You see, Limbo doesn’t roll. When Limbo does his equivalent of a roll, he enters the… [Continue Reading]

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