Warframe introduces new Chroma Prime Warframe and new prime weapons

    
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Developer Digital Extremes has announced the arrival of the powerful elemental frame Chroma Prime in its free-to-play space-ninja shooter Warframe. Chroma Prime, “known as the elemental lord of ruin,” is a powerful new Warframe that is “capable of altering his damage output by changing his energy color,” allowing him to dish out fire, ice, electric, or poison damage as the situation requires.

Along with the new prime Warframe, which is the game’s 22nd prime frame and its 58th overall, the update also adds two new prime weapons: the Rubico Prime sniper rifle and the Gram Prime heavy blade. Players can get their hands on Chroma Prime and the new prime weapons either through the in-game relic-hunting system or by shelling out real-world cash for a Prime Access Pack, which also contains “new, exclusive cosmetics,” among other goodies. Chroma Prime and the new prime weapons are available on both the PC and console versions of the game.

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Grave Knight

HA! I figured it would be Chroma. Probably Mesa Prime after him.

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Alex Willis

Give the game a try. I think you’ll find that buying plat from the official vendor is all you’d ever need, assuming you’re not buying frames and weapons and are only using it for “utility” purposes like slots.

As others have said, “officially” procured plat is perfectly safe. And unless you’re trading items for more than 300 plat (which is quite a lot for a new player), you’re unlikely to be in the danger zone. It’s the Riven speculators who are the real trouble (although some vaulted frame blueprints also attract shady characters).

As I said: try it. It’s such a wonderful, fun game. Breath of fresh air in the MMO world.

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Tobasco da Gama

There’s a lot of FUD on this issue being spread by scammers and their customers. Plat you buy directly from DE is always 100% clean.

The only way to obtain “dirty” Plat is by trading. Even then, DE’s policy is to reverse a transaction rather than just delete your “dirty” Plat as long as it appears that you’re trading honestly, i.e. both parties are paying an equivalent market value. You may end up with a negative Plat balance as a result, but DE’s official stance is that they only issue actual bans if you haven’t been trading honestly. You also have the option to appeal, if you get caught accidentally.

Practically speaking, as a result of the above, the only people who are likely to get innocently caught up in a ban as a result of dirty Plat are Riven traders. This is because Riven stats are random and therefore their market price is insanely subjective, so it’s hard to tell the difference between a legitimate trade and an unbalanced trade that represents a third-party RMT transaction. DE are pretty good about appeals for these cases, AFAIK, and also they just recently bumped up the MR requirements for Riven trading to make life harder for RMT mule accounts.

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Good to know it’s not thing to worry about anymore.

The thing with trading is it’s so tempting especially for rare drops like bp’s, parts, mods, i’m farming days for something, ok ok ok, how much is this going to kill my platinum for on the market? check warframe.market first, 5 plat that’s it??? seriously??? go in game trade i get a 10 offer then an 8, sold! Plus you can bargain price as well.

Now i have so much i could trade and make plat. I guess you know you’re more at end game when your looking at a surplus of prime and debating, sell for plat or ducets? Hmmm

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Ryuen

Looks like relic farming time again.

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Last night i went to start cooking Nezha, Wukong and Zephyr from the Dojo and i had a frost ready to go, a couple other frames only a few argon’s away, and so many primed weps ready to build, all for the sake of farming Mirage Prime.

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Ryuen

You have the same frames in the oven as I have :)

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:)

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I can’t believe I’m MR14 with an unbelievable amount of stuff still to do. I still feel like a noob in many ways. MR14 was a bit of a goal for unlocks tbh, I’m not expecting to be MR15 anytime soon, but i do have a Nezha, Zephyr, Wukong and Frost in the oven, and a recently acquired Chroma Prime :) to play with so.

I’ve finally warmed up to a couple frames outside my Nova but I still feel I can squeeze more out of her even though she kicks righteous ass already, such a hard hitter now, she’s so bad ass.

Did my first Sortie with her last night went ok but i was pretty much carried through, it at least made me really see the usefulness in having a other frames for more end game content, and with Elite Alerts coming starting to look like a must to have at least a few forma’d frames.

I really enjoy Octavia and she’s a popular frame, always see her in harder content, i’ll have a Nezha soon, he’s popular with hard content as well, and ofc Rhino but i don’t really click with him. Being a Nova fan, i think the Mesa would be a great option for me? also see allot of him in hard content as well. So yea i might be MR15 sooner than i think, lol.

Found an amazing Warframe podcast!!!
It’s a couple and they are so enjoyable to listen too, and most of all extremely knowledgeable about the game.

The podcast was called Tenno Talk, cool right, well so did some ignorant sob on twitch whom is a partner and literally stole their title, what an A-hole. Anyway, they are rebranding as One Couple Vs “Warframe”

https://tennotalk.libsyn.com/

Welcome

I highly recommend this podcast!

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Brother Maynard

My main has been RhinoP since MR2 I think – I’m boring, I know!

He’s well equipped for any kind of situation – control, decent damage boost, high survivability… It’s a perfect, forgiving, frame for late evening sessions after a long day.

For pure fun (and ayatan runs), I think my favourite is Titania.

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No hate on him, i have a rhino too, equipped with an ignis for the long day late night runs as well. Cruise Control ;)

Titania is on my hit list.

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So. Much. To. Do. MR17, and an unbelievable list of activity boxes to check.

My most recent stuff has been:

— Finished my 15th Sortie. Mixed bag on the experiences, but that’s pretty understandable. Was hoping for more Rivens, but the 3 day credit booster was nice – got over 4 million credits in the Index!
— Did about 20 runs of Plague Star. Figure that’s about enough for me!
— Finally got my Synapse to a 4-forma build. It is a critical BEAST.
— Still really need to do more quests — specifically, Jordas Precept, Silver Grove, and The Sacrifice.
— Built my 2nd Zaw. First was a Plague Keewar-headed, one-handed Scythe named The Destroyer Maw, which I use with my Saryn Prime.
— Got another Kavat! I’m torn, because it’s another Smeeta (I have one already). But…I like the look of my new one more than my old one. But I feel bad about putting Old Smeeta into stasis forever. He’s so ugly but he was my first.
— Been spending most of my Frame time between Nidus and Banshee Prime. Relic Farming for Chroma Prime means a lot of time with Banshee Prime!

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OK wow! now my list has just grown again. Only thing i’m ahead on you is quests, all i can say it’s good to have it off the check list, now i can play the GAME!

“Finished my 15th Sortie. Mixed bag on the experiences” Elaborate…
I went in no clue what it was going to be like, i got lucky a 25, 22, 18 and they took me along, errr i mean carried me through all 3. I was on nova, i wen’t support role seemed like my only option really. Ending with 9% dmg, then the next two OK WOW, mobs hit freaking hard, i didn’t stand chance, went more into support and i’ll try and stay alive so you’re not reviving me every 30 seconds OUCH! 0% and 1% dmg, lol. All that for a fancy avatan sculpture?

You’re not deleting, their just in stasis for awhile, ok forever lol

I seriously got to get serious about Zaw, i mean i’m still a noob really, i just learned about mining on the plains this past weekend, WTF you can mine rocks, which i rather enjoyed tbh. Out exploring, hunting, take the alert mission for some some rep… All of a sudden i’m in a completely different game.

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“Finished my 15th Sortie. Mixed bag on the experiences” Elaborate…

Well, it’s just like you say: some people do a sortie every day, and they are good at it. I’m better at it now than I used to be but still have a lot of learning to do. I’ve had a few very frustrating runs, where someone gets moody and drops midway through and screws the rest of us. That’s never fun. Thankfully it’s all broken up into 3 parts so you are only ever stuck on that part.

Biggest challenges for me are:
— Sniper Only
— Bow Only
— Spy missions
— Defection missions

Frankly, I SUCK at bow and sniper. I have NEVER been good at these weapon modes, in ANY game. I’m just too twitchy. I’m more of a melee and shotgun-range guy. And I need to learn my lesson and NEVER do Spy missions with ANYBODY else in mission. EVER. I love co-op in this game but I get nervous in spy and fuck it up, invariably. Defection is just hard, especially if it’s the third mission and you have Bow or Sniper only. I’ve failed at least one of these.

One area I have found hard to keep up on is in DPS and killing mobs. My guns are good but not quite as optimized as some players have them (especially in the 20+ MR range). This is why I’ve been working on my Synapse, and early results are promising. Red crits on the regular!

Ultimately, in a Sortie, you need to be able to bring one thing to the party and do that well. If it’s CC, DPS, healing, or whatever. Stick with the group at all times and do your part. Don’t be a hero. Equip mods to help with rezzing. If all you do is provide CC and Rez support, you’ll have made your mark.

Reward-wise, well…it’s all RNG. Those Sculptures might not seem good but the 4K-ish endo they give you really helps when you’re trying to max out a Primed mod! So far, I’ve probably gotten about 4 Rivens from the 15 sorties I’ve done.

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My approach to Sorties is have a look at the mission types and modifiers and weapon restrictions and see if I think they’ll be fun or not, if yes then do if no then skip and have a look the next day. Means that some weeks I’ll only do 1 or 2, but it’s a big help with avoiding burnout or resentment.

And I always, always do Spy missions solo!

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Yep, a good philosophy. Some Survival missions (especially if it’s the 3rd mission) are just a hard NO if they are weapon-restricted to anything besides Primary. I won’t even bother if that is the case. I’m trying to get to a point where I can do any sortie mission without blinking but I’m not there yet!

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Haha too much, i’m exactly the same with Spy, i always try and fall back and let others take lead, i really need to take the time and learn them solo.

I was pretty proud of myself on a low level alert a few nights ago though. We start the mission, i start my fall back routine, ??? why are these 3 players falling back too??? All were MR1, and MR2. Fun long story short i got 2 of 3. Some of the fun was I’d literally go off the beaten path and yep they followed every footstep I’d make. Poor souls i’m the last guy you’d want teaching you the ropes :)

OK i was wondering at the start first of 3 missions of the sortie i’m like where the heck is my primary wep??? OMG NOOO!!!

SO i think sophiskiai has the right approach is to just skip the really hard ones, less enjoyable ones for now.

Agreed those 20+ literally destroy those mobs, i did rez them a few times, like i mentioned i just jumped straight into support when i realized how deadly the runs actually were.

I thought i was ready as my Nova wrecks mobs now but not quite ready for Sortie’s. The good thing is it gave me a whole new perspective of why having other weps, frames is essential, and with Elite Alerts coming even more so, can’t wait for that, one life, you can rez peeps but no self revives, heard mobs will be like stage 2 and 3.

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Rein Axefury

About sorties, on time you’ll find every sortie can be made trivial even on solo (just saying you can, not that you should), all you need is the right setup, and that’s something you’ll get with experience and time.

Some tips i can give you:
-Bow/Sniper Only: If you don’t like them use a frame who doesn’t need them (ex: Octavia, Equinox, Saryn). Also Zhuge counts as a bow, but works pretty much like a rifle (imagine is a re-skinned boltor).

-Data Vault Rooms on Spy: Each Data Vault has some shortcut or a way to reach the console without being detected (some even have like 3 ways), if you memorize them it becomes trivial.

-DPS =/= MR, im sure you know that, it just takes time to learn modding, how status proc works and other stuff, i’ve seen people understand this in 2 months, others can’t even after a few years.

-Defections: Use Oberon or Trinity, becomes trivial. Limbo might work with Haven augment, but using a healer is better.

-Melee Only: If you miss your primary use Sarpa/Redeemer.

-Secondary Only: This depends a bit on what type of mission is, if you need big raw damage (mostly for bosses) Euphona Prime does the job, if you like mag, get a Mara Detron. If you need more ammo economy, maybe Cycron could do it, if not, you might want to use a frame who doesn’t require the weapons.

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Agreed, DPS =/= MR

What 20+ means to me is;

experience and time = MR

Great post, very useful information, thx!

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Ryuen

The Sacrifice is a great quest, do that. Preferably have an amp for your operator tho, I didn’t and that sucked. But the quest was great, and a better Excalibur is nice to have. Then again, I’m biased, I love my my lightsaber frame :)

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Just listened to the latest episode – great podcast, thanks for the rec & link!

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peeps I talk to say it’s pretty hard to get through that game without ever buying plat

The only things you need to buy plat for are ‘frame slots and weapon slots, and you can play for dozens of hours before filling up the slots you start with. Especially if you buy a few more with the free plat you get when you create an account.

And as Brother Maynard says, if you buy plat directly from the devs there is zero chance of any negative consequences.

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From what I’ve read Chroma and Rubico are both popular choices for fighting Eidolons, so this is a nice addition for boss hunters!

I was planning to farm Chroma Prime asap, but I got the last parts I needed for both Khora and Revenant yesterday so he can wait on the back burner for a while :)

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I just bought him, overall it’s a pretty fair deal, can’t even buy that much plat for the cost, it’s like buying cheap plat with huge bonuses. If i get a 50% (Honor of the Lotus) I’ll think about it, i get 75% (Bounty of the Lotus) for sure.

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Brother Maynard

Yeah, I think I will be buying this prime access too –

1) I’m on a bit of a WF break, can’t be bothered farming relics or anything else (except the occasional Plague Star for the next few days and the weekly ayatans) until Fortuna comes out… and anyway, I’m re-playing the Witcher series, so no time;

and 2) I like this pack, including the weapons and aesthetics, so it’s a good deal for me!

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I just look at it like, it’s cheap plat, tbh i’d rather farm it, it’s what i like, but i’m not complaining it’s all ready to roll either, can’t wait actually to play with it.

Overall i’m here playing WF again because of Fortuna, it looked so impressive that i thought i best warm up get familiar with WF again, maybe go up a couple MR then wait for it, next thing i know it’s my life, lol.

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Yes, Chroma is meta for Eidolons. But I find Frost Vex Chroma soooooo dull to play, so I never bother.

I am farming Chroma Prime relics. Got 3 yesterday, upgraded all three to Radiant and got…nothing. (Well, that’s not true. But I wasn’t looking for more Braton Prime blueprints!) So I figure it will be a while before I get all of them. That’s OK — I like the slow burn challenges. This game is great for that.

I am currently building Hydroid Prime (20 hours left!), Wukong, and Nezha.

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Hydriod Prime nice! and whats with the everyone having the same frame in the oven all of a sudden Wukong, Nezha…

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Brother Maynard

Is it still a thing in Warframe where if you legitimately buy plat through their official broker, and anyone anywhere along the way has had dealings with a gold farmer and has also previously touched that same plat you just bought, that your account gets banned?

That has never been the case.

It was the other way around – when you sell stuff for someone else’s tainted plat, this can happen. But I think after the last outcry following one such case which led to collateral damage, DE is now approaching it more carefully and reviewing the cases more in depth.

It also doesn’t come from gold farmers, as you can’t farm plat in any form in WF. It’s usually when someone buys plat from shady resellers (e.g. hacked accounts) or if someone buys plat and then does a charge back, and similar stuff.

Anyway, when you buy plat from DE, you’re safe.

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I don’t like trading ’cause I’m a social sourpuss and yeah losing Plat outta nowhere doesn’t sound fun, so I buy my Plat directly from the devs. You’ll sometimes get 20%, 50% and 75%-off Plat coupons as Daily Login rewards *it’s a little different on consoles*. While waiting for such a drop I’d recommend giving the game a go to see if you’d like it. You start off with 50 Plat, which gives you the chance to buy some Warframe and weapon space.

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Rein Axefury

Tbh, is not something you should be worried about, unless you start dealing with Riven Mods that cost really high amounts of plat, as most victims in those cases where usually doing that and then they spent that plat later, so when charge back happened they got negative plat, and that’s when you get banned.

Avoid doing big trades, instead do a lot of small trades with many people and always try to have some extra plat, im a f2p player and i usually have around 2k plat, so even if the worst case happened, it shouldn’t be a problem for me.

Also, there’s threads on the forums about this, if you ever try to do big deals, always check who are you dealing with.

Edit: TL;DR: If you get your plat from trading, make sure it comes from many different sources, try to keep some plat always, so even if one source was part of a fraud, you wont get to negative plat and be banned.