“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!
“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?”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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.”