Let’s Talk About Warframe

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A quick look back shows I have exactly 0 posts about Warframe. Which is weird because I have 120 hours in the game. Making it one of my most played games. But that’s because my gaming group has never stuck with it long enough for me to form any kind of opinion on it.

3 years ago when we were getting into streaming we wanted a game we could all play together regularly. Warframe seemed like the perfect match. The group size was 4 and there were four of us. And thus began our on-again-off-again relationship with the game. We’d play for a month or 2 abandon it and then someone would get the bright idea to play it again. We’d all wonder why we didn’t keep playing it and then BAM! everyone loses interest again.

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This time is different though. The benefit of streaming Warframe is that the community likes to help people out. Warframe has a lot of moving parts and the game is notoriously bad at explaining how any of them work. So you get great advice and tips from veteran players who don’t mind showing people the ropes. We have a much better understanding of how to progress and what we should be doing. It only took 3 years…We’re finally on Uranus. Which, for the record, is not very far.

We’ve started playing as a group on Saturday nights consistently which hasn’t happened in a while for any game. Our play sessions center around progressing on planets until someone has to log off. Then the rest of the group spend the night grinding materials or Warframe / weapon parts. It’s a slow road but it’s always a great time to get everyone together.

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Warframe also makes a good podcast game. I’ve been sorely lacking a good podcast game since Trove. A game where I can turn the in-game sound off and keep my hands busy while I listen to The No Sleep Podcast.

Warframe and Trove have a lot in common. They both feature classes with small skill bars that turn into press “x” to win. They both feature a heavy material and experience grind. Both feature the gameplay loop of rush to the objective to get your reward and do it all over again. And you can do TONS of damage! Warframe is prettier though, and get’s updated more, and is more fun to play right now.

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Warframe

  1. Mailvaltar March 24, 2020 / 12:15 pm

    I really wish the game had clicked with the friends I tried to get on board.
    It’s also a lot of fun solo, and the group finder does its job too, but it’s obviously not the same.

    You can consider yourself lucky. 😉

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    • Naithin March 24, 2020 / 9:52 pm

      I brought one friend in who is WAY more into the game than I am now. Haha. I’m currently in an ‘out’ of Warframe phase, but I hear about it alllll the tiiiiiime. Yes. I DO know there is a giant patch coming soon. No. I don’t currently care. (Division 2 still has its hooks in, Doom Eternal a little too).

      It’s inevitable I’ll be back, and I love hearing about your guys experiences, but the constant pressure to log in again right nao, er mer gerd! xD

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    • Kluwes March 25, 2020 / 8:32 am

      I would not be as into the game right now if it wasn’t for my friends that’s for sure. It’s been a lot of fun progressing and learning together. I appreciate that the group finder works well even at the lower levels for when I want to play but no one else does.

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  2. Isey March 29, 2020 / 9:59 am

    Borderlands 3 is the FPS version of Warframe… and is on a big sale right now on Steam. I’m in love with the zanyness, the loot procedure, the character advancement.. having a blast!

    I got stuck and lost in Warframe after over 100 hours too, and everytime i try to come back I just feel stuck and lost.

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    • Kluwes March 29, 2020 / 10:49 am

      Love Borderlands 3, I need to finish it at some point! In October they had an event where enemies would have a chance of spawning a ghost when you killed them which you would then have to kill again. It was really annoying when I just wanted to play through the campaign.

      Warframe is so terrible at explaining anything I basically have wiki open all the time.

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      • Isey March 29, 2020 / 11:10 am

        I just bought it last week. Second DLC just dropped. Can’t believe I missed this whole universe..

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