Warframe’s Echoes of the Sentient update is live today

    
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Parkour!
Warframe players take the role of heavily armed space ninjas just by logging in. As such, it makes sense that the game would have an update touching upon movement systems – you can’t be a space ninja without some space-ninja wall-jumping and the like. The game’s latest patch overhauls the entire parkour system extensively, allowing for more fluid and involved movement that makes your robot space ninja even more responsive and ninja-like.

That’s not the only addition in the patch, though, as the update also includes a new warframe, new weapons, new Conclave additions and new customization items for players. You don’t have to simply take our word for all of it, though, as there’s a preview video just below. The update was delayed until today, but hopefully the sheer volume of content will make the delay worthwhile after all.

Source: Reddit, Twitter, YouTube via PC Gamer; thanks to Jacob for the tip!
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digi_owl
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Aglethe http://warframe.wikia.com/wiki/Forma
Are what got me to go “hell no” on just about anything added to the game these days.

Aglethe
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digi_owl
I thought I’d add a link to the wiki article on clan research here in case anyone was interested in starting their own: 
http://warframe.wikia.com/wiki/Research
It includes a quick start guide on what the minimum setup needed for a research dojo is. Some of it’s out of date, but it looks like somebody has added an up to date layout onto the end there. It’s hard to tell from a quick glance though and I need to run somewhere unfortunately, so I don’t have time check through it carefully right now. Sorry. :/ 
I’ll try to go through it later when I get a chance.

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digi_owl
It can seem like that when you’re starting out, but it’s pretty feasible to do all the clan research with a one person guild. In some ways it’s easier because research costs for most things scale with guild size, and you’re not having to carry inactive members when you’re in your own ghost clan. 
It does take a fair amount of resources and a few weeks of build and research time to get everything up and running, which is quite a pain yeah. :/ But in the long run it pays off and isn’t particularly hard to keep up with once you’ve got it going. 
I used to think I’d never see any of the clan weapons when I first joined Warframe, but some where a long the way I started my own little one woman Naption Combat. And now clan weapons aren’t that much different to get than marketplace ones besides the extra 3-6 day wait. Well, that and they all take forma which is annoying when you don’t like Void farming.
Which is one area where big guilds do have an advantage, easier access to organized farming groups. Though press-4-to-win-frame is pretty much Warframe at it’s dullest, you kind of need it for high tier Void grinding. At least until they blow up the void for the overhaul. It remains to be seen how things will work after that.
In any case the U17 stuff is probably going to be spread out over clan research, syndicate rep grinds, “quests” (I’d imagine the new frame is going to be pretty similar to Mirage, Limbo, and Chroma as far as how you acquire her/him), and the credit marketplace like usual. So at least some of it will still be available even if you don’t have a clan of whatever particular size.

digi_owl
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And to gain any of it you better be part of a top of the top loot grind clan (guild) with every crafting room maxed out…

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Damonvile I was just going to post that I’ve never tried it and wondered if it was worth the effort.  Thanks for answering my question before I asked it!  :-D

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So excited for this

warpchy
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warpchy

Damn it no cheesy acting by staff

Sorenthaz
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Hngh.  Might have to hop back into Warframe yet again to check this stuff out.  Though knowing how the recent warframes have been a pain in the ass to obtain, I’m guessing this new one is going to be just as bad.

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YOU say that, but THEY haven’t said that yet. They said earlier that they’re aiming for today. Knowing their past, I’m not so sure that it will be released today.

Aglethe
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Damonvile
Yeah, I can’t be arsed with the void stuff at this point. Hopefully the void overhaul will come with the star chart changes in 17.5ish.
I’m kind of apprehensive about the movement system changes… The parkour stuff looks nice and should be a big improvement, but I don’t think it’s worth losing all the crazy fast sliding and flipping and what not that we have now (if you build for it anyway). The sheer hurtling sense of speed is one of my favourite things about Warframe, and I’ll be sad to see it go. The new stuff just looks so slow. :/
It is a great game though, and there’s alot of cool stuff coming with the update. The sealab tileset is asweome, even moreso with the underwater segments added. The capes are neat, kind of reminds me of GW1 (though the Grineer one looks a little shiny plasticy, which is odd since they’ve done some nice non-shiny pbr things elsewhere). And holeesheet was that an AkGrakata ? o.0 Thats… going to be absurdly impractical. Still, crazy to see them actually putting it in game.
I think Warframe is sort of a similar story to Marvel Heroes in a way. It wasn’t so hot to begin with, but like MH it’s had a dev team that have really stuck with it and kept adding things over the years until it’s grown into something special. 
Well, it’s just a third person shooter dungeon crawler when you get down to it. But it’s a really *good* tps dungeon crawler. One that’s actually being supported and maintained, which is something of a rarity it seems. ;)