Warframe revises focus system, adds dynamic weather

    
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Perfectionists, nitpickers, or insecure? Your call on Warframe’s development team, although it does look like the members are striving to make the best game possible. Shortly after releasing the “Focus 2.0” overhaul with the recent Plains of Eidolon, the team is revising it once again with “Focus 2.5.”

The main takeaway with this updated system is that players will have to spend less to progress through the focus tree from now on: “The biggest systemic change with focus will address pool capacity costs. Focus points are still collected into five separate trees, but all will now have a shared pool capacity — this means you can upgrade your pool size using the points from any school you wish, which increases the maximum capacity for every school all at once.”

This week’s update adds dynamic weather patterns to the new open world zone, so enjoy them puddles! Rain, storms, wind, and moving cloud patterns are all part of the system, and players can expect to encounter reduced visibility and better fishing when it really starts getting nasty outside.

Source: Focus 2.5, patch notes. Thanks Sophiskiai!
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Brother Maynard

Ever since the zenurik nerf, stomping has not been the same. Those magical moments when you could keep stomping your little Rhino foot and everything around you would slow down and then stop…

But seriously, focus 2.0 is bad – it’s good to see DE confirming their dedication to the game and continuing to tweak the system. I’m not sure that the focus costs are the main problem here, after all it has always been meant to be a long term horizontal progression on top of the constant leveling of frames and weapons. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a more radical review.

I still think they should have left zenurik passive regen as it was, without the need to slap on some arbitrary and meaningless on-use functionality with short duration – it just takes too much focus away from warframes (and their abilities) and shifts it more towards weapons, which already have way too much focus as it is…

Anyway, let’s see what 2.5 will bring and how fast 3.0 will follow.

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Sorenthaz

DE in general doesn’t seem to like when players find way to keep nearly unlimited uptime on abilities.

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Tiresias

…Fishing?

I’m trying REALLY hard to understand why you would need to fish. Aren’t you essentially a disembodied consciousness that can inhabit a variety of mechanical bodies?

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BalsBigBrother

You are actually a person and you can run around without your armour if you wish after you meet certain prerequisites.

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Armsbend

If your game doesn’t have fishing – then you aren’t an MMO.

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CapnLan

You use the fish parts to craft things such as tribal themed weapons from the people of the Plains. You can also trade the fish to them for reputation as they use the fish for food. If you have a large fish one of the NPCs exclaims that it will feed the entire family and all her cousins too. Fishing is actually one of the best methods for gaining rep with them.

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flamethekid .

well not disembodied per say there is a body you just don’t use it(till mid game atleast)

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John Mynard

Two things:
1) Fishing in Warframe is actually kind of fun.
2) You need Fish Oil, in some quantity, to manufacture the beacons you use to summon your Archwing to fly around the the Plains and pretend like you are an AC-130 when you use your Astilla.

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CMDR ShrunkenQuasar

Hey, even a Tenno needs to relax sometimes.

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Grave Knight

No. We have bodies. We are just able to pour our power into artificially created bodies (it’s heavily implied they’re not mechanic and have some sentience but not sapience [or maybe they do but we just haven’t noticed]). The Operators are survivors of the 10-0 (get it? Ten 0, Tenno) who were all children mutated by the Void and possess incredible abilities surpassing even Orokin science.

Anyways, Fishing is actually pretty enjoyable. It’s simple game of finding targets and aiming.

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Dušan Frolkovič

SPOILERS! :D :D (I loved Second Dream, one of my top gaming moments of that year)

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Zen Dadaist

The weather on the plains is pretty cool. The Gara nerf… not so much.