Global Chat: Why you need to be playing Warframe

You know what’s one MMO that seems to be capturing the interest of a lot of gamers these days? Warframe. It seems to be sucking players in and surprising newcomers even four years after its debut.

Warframe lends itself to replay in quite a number of different ways,” noted Why I Game in an extensive review. I Has PC is gushing over the various Warframe discoveries: “There is something for everyone here, all wrapped up in a tight, beautiful gameplay package. I have read people on Reddit learning new things about the game after putting in over 1000 hours already.”

Warframe not for you? This week’s edition of Global Chat points you toward MMO essays on the joys of climbing, grabbing free stuff in games, and the pain of healing a group of idiots. Check it out below!

Inventory Full: It’s yours to take, it’s all for free

“But it’s free stuff. Free stuff! And look, it had exactly the intended effect. I logged into all those games and I opened the cash shops in every one. Didn’t buy anything but, hey, I might have! Hmm. I wonder if there’s free stuff in any of the two dozen other MMOs I’m nominally still playing?”

Xam Xam Says: My top 10 healing pet peeves in SWTOR

“See, here’s the thing that might come as a surprise to some of you. Healers do not have the time to be healing you through avoidable damage when the tanks are taking a beating. This is why you do not stand in stupid! A healer having to take the time heal you for standing in stupid means they’re not healing the tank. Which could then lead to various issues which may cause your group to wipe.”

Nomadic Gamers: Where do you call home?

“It’s 2017 and we’ve seen a lot of changes in video games over the years — one of the biggest video game annoyances I have always had is the idea of servers. The traditional idea, where you’re locked to it, playing happily with all your friends until a year passes and suddenly no one is playing with you and the grass is greener on the other side. You know the servers I’m talking about.”

Alternative Chat: It’s different for girls

“I could write pages on this, detail every model that’s missing a female counterpart. The problem, I suspect, is that when you’re designing stuff, you pick the dominant race. Maybe, if we’re in a new age of diversity in Warcraft, that could be ignored in favour of true and actual equality. Oh, and the asexual reproduction thing won’t wear anymore, so please don’t go there. If this did change, it would be the most significant thing to happen in Azeroth in over a decade.”

GamingSF: Climbing is fun!

“I’m not sure why but I love MMOs where you can actually climb things. It’s another movement option that’s more personal to your character. Since I’ve been playing Dungeons & Dragons Online, a game with no mounts or flying to negate vertical challenges, I’m really loving any opportunity to climb all as high as possible and rain death on my foes with my Artificer’s repeater crossbow.”

The Ancient Gaming Noob: Lifeblood comes to EVE Online

“The new process involves extracting a chunk of a moon, hauling into space, blowing it up into little chunks, and then mining it the way you would mine an ore anomaly.  That means getting people out there in mining ops to collect the 75 new flavors of ore that will carry the things like technetium that was formerly extracted passively. (There are also ten new mining crystals, with tech I and tech II variants, divided into classes of moon ore rather than individual ore types.)  Groups that pride themselves on being PvP only who have depended on moon mining to fund their operations will need to find a new way to stay on the moon goo gravy train.”

Every day there are tons of terrific, insightful, and unusual articles posted across the MMO gaming blogosphere — and every day, Justin reads as many as he can. Global Chat is a sampling of noteworthy essays, rants, and guides from the past few weeks of MMO discourse.
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Bannex

Warframe is a f2p shooter that plays like a f2p shooter.

As said below, the controls lack polish, the game is grindy and at its core it has no soul.

I’ve tried warframe a few times I always end up going back to more polished shooters. If you’re going to make a grindy game at least make the gun play tight.

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Dantos

Already play warframe, and got aklex prime yesterday, now I has ALL the Primes! (except for the founder ones >_<)

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Blop Pie

This article should be titled “Why You Need to Play WarFrame So We Can Milk More Money From You Idiots.”

I’m deeply disappointed and disgusted by the staff here at MassivelyOP for allowing advertorials like this to be posted without FULL disclosure & disclaimer.

I will be filing a formal complaint with the FCC over violations of the disclosure requirements for advertising on this website. And of course while I’m there I’ll bug them about keeping net neutrality.

Why did this website get kickstarted AND have a healthy patreon going if they’re still going to run ads, place advertorials, and shamelessly shill garbage games on the right sidebar constantly?

I am not playing WarFrame alongside over 200k+ people who were locked out of the game when the Plains of Eidolon patch was released and the screw-ups started to burst at the seams.

WarFrame now REQUIRES the ‘SMB Protocol’ to login to the game. This can only happen if the ‘WorkStation’ service is active. There are several forum threads about this issue and DE has not given a damn about fixing the issue for over a month. A person associated with DE (community manager or someone stupid in tech) spewed some utter trash about how people should ‘not mess with any of the defaults on their computer’ and that it was our own fault if the game didn’t work.

“Why not just enable it?” Because it is a corporate-network file sharing protocol that is only meant to be used within a corporate intranet rather than over the internet. In fact there’s explicit reasons NOT to use those protocols over the internet (even via tunneling) because of significant and severe security issues that have been exploited. Most notably via ‘cryptolocker’ style ransomware malware variants.

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Mitsake

I’ve been thinking, Operator…I thought you’d want to know…

Please come back and visit us when you learn how businesses, especially ones online-based, pull in revenue.

I’ve not had a bit of trouble in Warframe except for the patcher occasionally being slow. If you are changing default settings on your computer and the game isn’t working, maybe don’t blame the game? Don’t like the security set up? Don’t install or play in the first place.

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Serrenity

This is a round-up, not an editorial, or an advertisement — it was literally a headline with a blurb after the headline. The rest of the article is other people’s work, around the blog’o’sphere. This is not an advertorial in any sense of the word. If you are going to make accusations, at least make a minor effort to be informed about what you are making an accusation against.

If the people on this site ‘disappoint & disgust’ you in anyway shape or form – there’s the door. No one’s holding you here forcing you read it. Personally, I enjoy MassivelyOP, the MassivelyOP Staff and recommendations on games that I wouldn’t normally try.

Also – ads because paying for their work is expensive, also hosting costs, etc. The patreon is great, the kickstarter money is long gone, but there’s a substantial gap in dollar amounts between patreon and cost to run the site.

In the exceedingly unlikely event that you ACTUALLY follow through on your nonsensical ‘threat’ to report them to the FCC for an equally nonsensical alleged violation, the FCC is going immediately file your report in the grand file of “gamers who got mad cause someone said something nice about a game they don’t like.”

Seriously. Some people’s kids.

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ihatevnecks

So because you personally can’t log into the game, this article is an “advertorial” and somehow against FCC regulations?

LOL.

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David Goodman

I don’t think this person understands even the barest idea of what the FCC is and how it regulates. They probably heard it as a buzzword and is just vomiting it on every forum post it can where they think they can.

To clarify: It’s only against FCC regulations if MOP accepts money in exchange for the advertisement and doesn’t disclose it.

They can hype and self-advertise it all day, every day, every week, every year until the heat death of the universe and they don’t have to disclose shit (because there’s nothing to disclose.)

Which brings me to my next point: You should play Warframe, Blop. It comes highly recommended by MassivelyOP, the #1 choice of video game blogs and reviews and ponderings for people who are upset about a thing.

And Bree isn’t paying me to say that :)

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Paragon Lost

Right? Reading that post was utterly painful though amusing.

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Sunken Visions

Pick a key, press it 5000 times, then flush $50 down the toilet.

There, you just played Warframe.

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Mitsake

At what point in Warframe’s entire F2P history was it $50?

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How about ‘no’. I’ve tried Warframe on 3 different occasions. I get why some people like it, but I find it a grindy, soulless affair that simply isn’t fun to play with controls that are far too obtuse for their own good. In short, not my cuppa.

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Castagere Shaikura

This for me too. And i hated the lame ass gimmicky wall running.

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smulb

Flying your Archwing through Plains of Eidolon is so fucking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Alfredo Garcia

My favorite thing about Warframe is how much you can customize your weapons and abilities. If I was a fan of PvE shooters I’d probably be in love.

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kofteburger

I quit when my Kubrow died. Permadeath on an online game, seriously?

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Paragon Lost

Here’s the thing. Why not permadeath? Why not have one or two have it? if all mmos are the same, wouldn’t that be pretty boring? There are an abundance of mmos out there that don’t have permadeath mechanics. Btw, I played online multi-player games back twenty plus years ago that had Permadeath and the whole “online” thing was a lot more fragile back then and it worked out.

I won’t play it because I think the camera movement is similar to how ESO does it (I’m checking into it trying to find out before I make up my mind) and I can’t stand that. So I have no invested interest in Warframe. I just like not seeing everyone doing the damn same thing game mechanics wise, that’s boring. . So yeah, there is room for an online mmo with permadeath mechanics. Seriously. :)

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Opinionator

how open is the open world? Any speeders to drive around a la Destiny?
I miss Firefall. My god the gliding and air taxis in Firefall. Why did it have to shut down.

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Grave Knight

It’s fairly empty, unfortunately. It’s like 2k meters long with the only things to do killing Grineer, mining for stuff (which has a pretty clunky minigame) and fishing (which has a pretty decent minigame and is really the best thing for the open world area). Night is a little more interesting as you can go Eidolon hunting (but only once you are able to use Operator mode) but there are only two types of Eidolon enemies, one are really weak flying heads and the other a powerful boss.

Right now there is a little bit more to do, there is an event going on (which negatively impacts Eidolon spawns at night), but once the event is over there isn’t that much to do but grind for standing.

The non-open world stuff though is a blast. Even if I think they should maybe easy back the parkour speed buffs (there is no reason to walk, just bullet jump everywhere).

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MrSaxon

It’s too similar to Destiny 2 – which I’m enjoying a lot right now – so, once I take a break from that, I’ll probably jump into Warframe.

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Loopy

I really appreciate what Warframe and its devs are doing. It’s a solid product, loved by many, and i can only see good things going for it in the future. That being said, my enjoyment of a game is heavily influenced by art style, and Warframe is simply not my cup of tea when it comes to its art direction. I do hope that the game does well though – we need more success stories in this industry!

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Alfredo Garcia

I feel the same way about the art style, but only in regards to the Tenno. I don’t want to look like a rubber monster crossed with an exotic flower.

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rafael12104

It’s on my list of games I need to play. Don’t pressure me! ;)

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Thomas Zervogiannis

The movement and handling in this game is fantastic. Not sure if there are better ones out there, but it is the best I have tried so far. And it definitely has a certain appeal to it as a whole. No pressure, you just need to experience this now :)

But as the linked page says: “It’s good that it’s so replay friendly, because that’s essentially Warframe’s entire game. Play and replay all the maps, progressing forward with whatever you’re set on progressing on. When this gets unbearably repetitive, I guess, depends on the individual player’s tolerance.”

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Paragon Lost

You say the movement and handling is fantastic. How do you change view? Mouse? Left/right mouse button held while look around? Basically do you change your point of view of how you look around the same as say ESO or SWL?

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Mitsake

It’s only a third person, over the shoulder view but all you have to do is hold down the right mouse button to look around. I think that’s what you’re asking?

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John Bagnoli

Yes. It is hard to explain exactly, but I feel the camera movement in Warframe is much smoother than ESO and many other games that use similar control schemes. Maybe it is the fast movement of the game that just makes it work, I’m not exactly sure but it works great for me. Your mileage may vary.

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Paragon Lost

Thanks John for the reply, I’ll most likely give it a try just to see. I keep hoping that I’ll have an experience that I can enjoy in regards to how the point of view operates in mmos like ESO and SWL. Knock on wood, etc and hope for the best. :)

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Ashfyn Ninegold

I’m not a FPS player at all, but I enjoy Warframe. Like the story, the ship, crafting, missions, just about everything.

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Sorrior Draconus

As a fellow non fps fan i do feel worth mentioning not like it is one(not trying to be rude i swear) more an action game with healvy third person shooter basis

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Perfectly fine. I think of it more as an adventure game, to be honest. I generally do play it in first person though, so that may be where my thinking on that comes from. Whatever label you put on it, it remains a great game.

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Pandalulz

Yeah, being third person instantly moves it up above Destiny for me. But honestly, I never really gave it a chance. Annoyingly, I made it through the tutorial, quit, and there’s no way to reset your progress or character. You literally have one character that can be and do anything, but there’s no way to start over short of creating a new account with a different email address.
EDIT: Of course, I could start an account on my PS4 instead…

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ihatevnecks

Why would you need to start over? You can farm two more frames (Frost and Rhino) not that long after finishing the tutorial. If you want to spend a bit of money, you can also buy one.

The only possible reason to start over is if you didn’t pick Excalibur as your starting frame, and you REALLY want him – since you can’t farm him until late in the game.

I’d heavily disagree with the “one character that can be and do anything” bit as well. Different frames all have the same weapon access, yes, but their powers really change up their gameplay. Frost is immeasurably more useful in a defense mission than, say, Loki; but Loki is far more useful in a spy mission due to his cloaking ability.

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Pandalulz

As a person who has not touched the game in three years, and made it a hair past the tutorial, I’d like to start the tutorial over just to know what buttons to push to play the game.
And by one character, I just meant that your single character can have all the frames, not that one frame could do everything.
The whole, my account is my one character, feels weird and unnerving to me as someone who plays games with lots of alts. It’s not a bad thing, just feels odd.

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Just create a new account with a new email. You can set up aliases for gmail if that’s what you’re using. And then forget the old account to never return to it.

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ihatevnecks

If you haven’t touched the game in three years, I think it actually *requires* you to go through the tutorial again. This is a brand new tutorial, and the game starts you on a different planet than it used to. There’s a series of other catch-up stuff for Movement 2.0 that I believe it also automatically prompts you to do.

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