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Warframe adds a new Platinum pack for Twitch Prime subscribers

Have you taken advantage of Warframe’s free giveaways for Twitch Prime subscribers yet? No? Then what are you even doing with your time? Do you need to get more stuff before you’ll take notice? Because the developers are going to give you more stuff. Seriously, the game just added a new pack for Twitch Prime subscribers adding in 50 Platinum along with a 7-day Affinity booster and a 7-day Resource booster.

This free pack will be available until September 14th and is free for everyone who is signed up for Twitch Prime; you’ll need to link that with your Warframe account, but that is not difficult. It’s also worth nothing that the Trinity Prime bundle is still available as well, and if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber you already qualify for these free goodies. Just take the time to grab them and they’re yours forever.

Source: Official Site; thanks to Sophiskiai for the tip!

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Warframe’s latest contest will put the winners’ adorable pup and kitteh inside the game

This is why we can have nice things: Digital Extremes is currently running a super adorable contest for Warframe players, and it involves the players’ own pets.

“Would you like to see your favorite fluffball in Warframe? Introducing the Tenno’s Best Friend Contest! Share a picture of your cat or dog that incorporates Warframe, and we’ll bring one pretty kitty and one good boy to life in-game with a Kavat and Kubrow Skin inspired by your pet! These Skins will be available for sale in the Market. so everyone can use your immortalized best friend!”

All you’ve got to do is share your very good boy or girl on social media or in the official thread (and follow all the rules!). Six players will be walking away with varying stacks of platinum, but only the top two – one for a doggie and one for a kitty – will see their critters immortalized inside the game.

Source: Official site. Thanks, Sophiskiai!

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Warframe outlines melee revamp, channeling changes, and Nyx and Vauban tweaks

Warframe players who’ve been following the game’s development meta already knew that melee was due for a rework, but Digital Extremes brought some solid proof to the weekend livestream to show off, though the devs admit it’s “only halfway polished.”

“Like with the Secondary and Primary weapons earlier this year, all Melee weapons will be given a balance pass,” the dev recap of the stream explains. “The delay is a result of our plans to rework the melee system, which needs to be done first! Stance combos have been unified to require less memorization across all mods. Once you get a feel for the system, you should be able to apply it consistently across all weapons. [The] Channelling button has been replaced with a heavy attack button now, which is charged using the combo counter. Energy will no longer be consumed by channeling! The changes will change up the melee Meta, but it also comes with a radical buff to range and damage. Your expected ground and spin attacks are still executable – worry not!”

It sounds as if channeling in general (and everything associated with it) is getting a complete rework; moreover, Gas City is getting a visual and lore update, dual wielding will become more expansive, Nyx and Vauban are getting some buffs, and wall-hopping is being looked at. Plenty more is apparently coming this week – and don’t forget about the comic series!

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One Shots: Motion sickness

Our headlining picture today comes with a request for some help, so we’re calling all Warframe players to give their aid!

“So I finally decided to check out Warframe,” said reader Ryuen, “but I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how not to get motion sick while sliding/bullet jumping/etc through the levels to an objective? *Tenno slides away*”

I am not the person to ask this. I get motion sick spinning my chair slowly with a child on my lap. I have been forbidden from going on Disney’s spinning tea cup ride. Doctors tell me that I still need training to master this “walking” thing.

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The Stream Team: Warframe believes I can fly!

Warframe gives you wings! Massively OP’s MJ doesn’t need a special drink to launch herself into the sky, but she does have a spiffy new set of archwings. That opens up a bunch of new missions for her.Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ performs her rendition of, “I believe I can fly!” in …

What: Warframe
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 30th, 2018

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The Stream Team: Going after Warframe’s Archwing

Massively OP’s MJ has been missing one major component of feeling like a fully fledged ‘Frame in Warframe: her Archwing. And now she is to the point where she can do the quests to get one. Obviously it will be totally easy with no mishaps, right? Ha. Even MJ doesn’t believe that. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. to cheer her on. (No, we aren’t taking bets against her!)

What: Warframe
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 23rd, 2018

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Warframe shows off new environments and the Revenant warframe on a stream

You can rewatch the entirety of the latest Warframe developer livestream if you want to, but the nice thing is that the developers understand if you don’t have time for that. So everything is helpfully summarized on the official site, such as the changes made to the Revenant warframe (who still lacks a final name) due to testing. His first ability comes out faster and afflicts more enemies usefully, while his ultimate ability is now more of a deadly light show.

The stream also showed off the upcoming Railjack system with its large ships for players to pilot, which are even bigger than they seemed at first. Players can also get a closer peek at the Fortuna environment, like the Orb Mother fights which will require players to figure out how these enemies can be summoned (and shan’t be easily defeated when it happens). Check out the full video below, or just catch up in text format on the official site.

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Warframe finally unleashes Nyx Prime (and others) in next week’s sale

As Digital Extremes opens up its Warframe prime vault next week, so too might many players be opening up their wallets in response.

“Become the master of manipulation! The Prime Vault opens July 24th on all platforms,” the studio said. “For the first time ever, the hypnotic Nyx Prime is leaving the Vault! Charging out beside her is Rhino Prime along with other high-demand Vaulted Prime Accessories, Prime Weapons and discounted Platinum.”

The studio is planning to make five bundles available for sale next week: a “Brains and Brawn” pack that includes several prime warframes, a Nyx Prime pack, A Brute Prime pack, and accessory packs for Nyx Prime and Rhino Prime. The packs will be available across all platforms, although no prices have been listed as of yet.

Source: Warframe. Thanks Alex!

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Grab a Survived By closed beta key from Digital Extremes and MOP [All gone!]

Digital Extremes’ retro permadeath/bullet-hell MMO Survived By entered closed beta yesterday and rolled out a patch with a new 10-man raid, hardmode dungeons, UI buffs, and a graphics upgrade. But what good does that do you, person reading this who has no closed beta key?

We can fix that: In celebration of the CBT, DE has granted Massively OP 2000 keys to get our readers into the game right now. Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to grab one of these keys!

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Digital Extremes’ retro permadeath MMO Survived By has entered closed beta

Digital Extremes has officially launched Survived By into closed beta today, accompanied by a hefty patch including a new 10-man raid, hardmode dungeons, UI buffs, and a graphics upgrade. The game was originally announced last August just ahead of PAX West; it’s basically a mash-up of an MMO and a retro bullet-hell style game. In fact, at the time DE was calling it a true MMORPG with up to 100 players per fight, plus permadeath and crafting and dungeons. The permadeath, by the way, is the type whereby your next toon is the character whom you’re “survived by” and who gets some of the benefits of your dead one’s experience. Oh, and the whole thing is free-to-play.

“To kick off the development milestone, Survived By will begin letting in more players who sign up for accounts on the game’s website, and will launch its first major event, dubbed Prophecies of Sin, for a limited time starting today July 18 and ending on July 25. Atop a giant ziggurat, players must summon a devastating new boss and coordinate their efforts to save the world. Only the most brazen will emerge victorious and earn never-before-seen exclusive event skins, gear and unique titles. Gather your friends now for a night of retro-style bullet hell bonding and madness as you protect the world from the Prophecies of Sin!”

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The Stream Team: Taking puppy for a Warframe walk

Massively OP’s MJ has a cute little throat-ripping puppy in Warframe, and it’s all grown up and ready to play! So MJ is going to take the Fluffinator out for a nice walk for some fresh… air? Meat? Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. and join the adventure. (Isn’t walking a puppy always an adventure?)

What: Warframe
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

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The Survivalist: Using Conan Exiles for a virtual tabletop campaign

So I’ve been thinking. (A dangerous pastime, I know!) And I have actually been formulating an idea. And that is using a survival game like Conan Exiles to run a guided player campaign. You see, way back when as I was first playing D&D and other tabletop campaigns, I dreamed of the ability to play them in virtual reality. Can you imagine it? Instead of saying, “I cast a fireball,” you actually just do it! It is still a dream; a VR experience is not quite possible yet, but when I found MMORPGs I felt it was one step closer. I could see my actions play out in an adventure. However, for the most part it was an already scripted adventure according to the game devs. In some cases there were tools for players to make their own adventures (and boy, have I celebrated those!), but there were still more like story vignettes in a larger world out of the game master’s control. To  really have a fully-crafted experience, you need greater control than what the MMORPGs afforded.

And then came survival games. Now there is a whole world you can take control of and run a story campaign. Granted, they aren’t perfect, but survival games offer more tools for creating a robust visual player campaign a la tabletops. And that’s exactly what I am planning in Conan Exiles.

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Check out all of the Warframe’s TennoCon 2018 videos

If you missed out on the glory of TennoCon 2018, you can take in most of the Warframe experience thanks to the cache of videos of the event Digital Extremes posted last night. Probably the most important bits are the Railjack and Fortuna previews, but there are several other vids, including the art and sound panels and the cosplay contest.

Massively OP’s MJ Guthrie was on-site for the event; if you’re not into lengthy videos, check out her written coverage and interviews!

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