Warframe previews the first improvements to Kuva Liches and updates to pets

    
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Warframe previews the first improvements to Kuva Liches and updates to pets

Remember that end-of-year survey that Warframe held to collect player feedback? Remember how Kuva Liches were the most disliked additions according to those survey results? That’s definitely a pain point that Digital Extremes is hoping to correct and it showed off the first wave of those improvements.

Three main points are being addressed first in the ongoing Kuva Lich rework, which should arrive to PC players at some point this week. The first is the end of the death state if players don’t have the right Requiem mod when stabbing their Lich; instead, the Lich will simply laugh at you and disappear. Players will also get to preview the weapon on the Kuva larvling to determine whether they want to pursue the Lich in the making or let it die and try for a different weapon roll. Finally, Valence Infusion functionality is improving, where two weapons can be combined to increase the base stats of the Kuva Weapon.

The livestream also offered a look at Pets 2.0, which is introducing a number of updates to the shooter’s pet system. Among these planned updates are the removal of Pet Stasis, the introduction of genetic heritage that infers traits like innate damage type resistance or predisposed aggression towards an enemy faction through breeding, and Moa Set Mods. There are also some companion-specific buffs in the works as well. There’s no timeline for these improvements yet, but they’re at least on the table.

The devstream also offered a look at new deferred rendering tech for some visual improvements for certain player systems, a remaster of the Corpus faction, a rework of Titania, and a look at the next ‘Frame known as Protea, which is the tech-based ‘Frame that was previewed in the last stream. Make sure to take a moment to look through the most recent livestream summary for all the details.

source: official site, thanks sophiskiai!

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kjempff
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kjempff

Kuva Liches is just badly designed concept from start to end, can’t polish that turd.
Since no game company will ever admit that something was a bad idea and remove it, best thing to do to move forward now, is to make something else that makes it irrelevant and eventually obsolete.
DE you are starting to slip (general observation), try to find your way back to what makes Warframe awesome.

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Dug From The Earth

ill keep my opinions to my self until I see the pet changes.

Up until now, pets have just made me go “Aw man, this could have been soooo cool”

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sophiskiai

Nice as the Lich changes are, I’m most excited about the Primary Kitguns and the Pet changes – the thing I’ve always wanted for pets is the ability to give them commands like Guard, Follow, and Heel.

Am also intrigued by the news that the Corpus Ship tileset remaster will come with more lore on the background of the Corpus and new game mechanics. They did some very cool things with the Jupiter tileset remaster.

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oldandgrumpy

No I don’t remember a survey as it was run out of twitter and you had to follow DE Steve’s feed I think.

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sophiskiai

The link was posted on Steve’s Twitter but the survey itself was a simple Google document, the link was spread via sites like Reddit and Discord and I was able to fill in the survey without even having a Twitter account.

Still, I do agree that it could’ve been better publicised.

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kgptzac

I’m pretty sure the scope of the participants are intended to be limited to those who are closely following the game, and actively wants to have their voice heard. Keeping that in mind, the result has been interesting as to show what the “softcore” players really think about how the game can improve, opposed to say, an in-game survey with novel in-game reward, a system that’s rarely seen in online games nowadays.

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oldandgrumpy

Oh well, guess MR14 and 552 hours in game play time is a bit light on. Must have been meant for the MR28’s with 5000+ hours.

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kgptzac

It’s meant for people who follow Steve on Twitter, or in a reddit/discord community that have people that pass on the words