tennocon 2017

The Stream Team: Talking TennoCon and Warframe’s open landscapes

Massively OP’s MJ is back from TennoCon 2017, and she’s really excited for the future of Warframe! Not only is she having fun with combat now but the world will be opening up and allowing her to explore it before the summer is through. That just makes a great game better! Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. to talk TennoCon with MJ and share your favorite announcements.

What: Warframe
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 10th, 2017

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TennoCon 2017: Celebrating Warframe’s con from start to Umbra

Warframe’s second annual fan convention has ended, and now it’s time to reflect back on a very fun and full day. I wondered how Digital Extremes would top last year’s inaugural TennoCon — I remember the cheers that burst out for the new Warframe announcements in 2016, but that paled to the reaction at this year’s Tenno Live.

Viewers at home didn’t get to see and hear the initial reaction to the big Plains of Eidolon announcement — it was silence. Not silence because it wasn’t impressive but silence because the audience was surprised and in total disbelief; Game Director Steve Sinclair shared that this was the first content ever to not be leaked! Whispers of “No way,” “and “It couldn’t be,” bubbled up, and the tension and awe grew palpably as Live Operations and Community Producer Rebecca Ford maneuvered through the new relay Cetus while Sinclair narrated. But everyone heard when she opened that door to the Plains of Eidolon and walked through: The audience simply erupted in cheers.

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TennoCon 2017: Warframe Q&A session turns into surprise marriage proposal

Digital Extremes’ reveal of a more open world with landscapes nearly brought down the house at TennoCon 2017, but that may not be the most important moment for one couple. (Or maybe it was, we won’t judge!) Player Brutallama (aka Dallin Heninger) took to the stage for a brief Q&A session, but then told the panel of devs that the question wasn’t for him. He got down on one knee and proposed to Todosplatano (aka Callie Wandell) in front of the entire convention and a massive live audience. She said yes.

The happy couple has six years of Warframe gameplay between them: four for him and two for her. Heninger admitted that the two had discussed marriage before, but the idea for popping the question at the convention was formed only three hours before it happened. Friend TKanimefreak (whom they just got playing a month ago, and look how he repays them!) then made the suggestion it be done on the stage, and with the help of Live Operations and Community Producer Rebecca Ford, the moment became a part of TennoCon history.

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TennoCon 2017: Warframe’s Plains of Eidolon is the first step toward a true MMORPG

Do you think you know what Warframe is? Can you define the game? Well toss that out the window because the new expansion is going to change things quite a bit. Plains of Eidolon, announced tonight at the end of TennoCon 2017, is taking the shooter in a new direction by opening the world up and fleshing the universe out, creating new ways to experience the game. If you haven’t tried Warframe yet thinking the game isn’t for you, this summer will definitely be the time to jump in and give it a spin.

Can the new expansion really be that game-changing? Yes. I sat with devs as they played through a live demo earlier this afternoon, and what I saw really takes Warframe in a new direction. (I also really liked it!) Plains of Eidolon adds a whole new dimension of player freedom. It brings a more MMORPG feel into the game — makes it more of a real world. Instead of just taking missions and teleporting to small instances, players will have the chance to explore the Warframe universe in open landscapes and meet the races they’ve been protecting for the last four years. Game Director Steve Sinclair told me that while it isn’t an open world, this is a first step in that direction, incorporating elements such as NPCs, open adventure areas, and day/night cycles that influence the gameplay. Of course, the expansion will also include a new Warframe, new weapons, and plenty of new story. Read on for a preview and the brand-new trailer!

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TennoCon 2017: Watch Warframe’s live show tonight at 6 p.m. EDT right here

Gamers have been streaming into TennoCon in Ontario, Canada, all day today, hoping to get their Warframe on, rub elbows with Digital Extremes devs, and scoop up some swag. MOP’s own MJ Guthrie is on the show floor writing furiously, but those of you back home should probably turn your eyes toward the broadcasted portion of the event, dubbed TennoCon Live. We can’t tell you exactly what’s coming [Post-stream edit: We can now!], but we’re pretty sure those of you who care about Warframe are gonna want to watch the hoopla!

The stream kicks off below at 6 p.m. EDT. Enjoy!
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Warframe and Top Cow to produce exclusive comic book series

Well here’s a fun bit of news: Warframe is getting a physical comic book run. Digital Extremes announced today that it’s signed Top Cow Comics to create and produce the series. Apparently the indie label boss and writer even plays the game.

“This five-issue series expands the Warframe universe with intriguing new characters and original locations, and offers an imaginative character-driven tone to Warframe players and comic book fans alike. The narrative hinges on the lone Warframe, Excalibur, who is determined to protect a blinded young girl, the last survivor of a recently destroyed village on Earth. Seasoned Tenno may even find hints to future game updates in the series not yet revealed in the Warframe universe.”

DE has promised a free exclusive copy of the first issue to all attendees of the game’s July TennoCon; SDCC and NYCC attendees can also pick one up at the Top Cow booth. Everybody else? You’ll be waiting until October for the formal launch.

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Warframe opens ticket sales and dates for Tennocon 2017

Digital Extremes has just announced details for Warframe’s next convention, Tennocon 2017. “TennoCon 2017 will take place on Saturday, July 8, in the heart of Digital Extremes’ hometown of London, Ontario, at the London Convention Center,” says the PR.

“Digital Extremes aims to double last year’s charity donation of nearly $75,000 and is pledging a portion of the event’s ticket sales to a soon-to-be announced charity. […] Attendees will get a deeper look inside Warframe game creation during interactive panels hosted by various members of the development team along with a host of additional Warframe-themed activities and fun throughout the day. Added to the schedule this year is the Warframe Cosplay Contest which encourages the best of the community’s skilled cosplayers to showcase their Warframe creations at the show.”

Tickets went on sale this morning and run from $25 CAD (about $19 USD) all the way up to $1000 CAD (about $762 USD) if you had wanted ridiculous piles of swag, a meeting with the dev team, and a voiceover in the game. I say “had wanted” because the top two tiers (VIP and Legendary) apparently sold out within an hour of the site’s going live. Can’t make it to Canada? Expect info on the digital pass next month.

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