Warframe Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Warframe RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Warframe Guide: How to Beat Protea Specter https://www.gameskinny.com/s2kwj/warframe-guide-how-to-beat-protea-specter https://www.gameskinny.com/s2kwj/warframe-guide-how-to-beat-protea-specter Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:34:53 -0400 Serhii Patskan

Protea Specter is a new warframe added in The Deadlock Protocol update for Warframe. To get this warframe, you need to craft the Xoris weapon and defeat Protea. If you're wondering how to beat Protea Specter in Warframe, we'll go over the steps below.

This boss fight is extremely grindy and requires knowledge of special weapon tricks. Not knowing them makes killing Protea almost impossible.

How to Beat Protea Specter in Warframe

Once you reach the New Deal mission of The Deadlock Protocol event, Nef Anyo will give you a blueprint for the new Xoris weapon. Xoris is a glaive weapon of Corpus provenance, which is the only weapon that can kill Protea Specter.

Once you've gathered all three parts for Xoris, build it, equip it, and enter the Protea Specter arena. The boss fight against Protea Specter has two phases, though you'll only actually encounter Protea in the second phase.

Protea Phase 1

In this first phase, you will fight an army of hostile mobs, which you can kill by charging and throwing Xoris at them. This is a good way to practice your throws before the actual fight, as this special move is your key to victory in the next phase.

Here's what you should do to get prepared:

  1. Put some distance between you and your enemy.
  2. Charge Xoris by killing a few enemies.
  3. Throw Xoris at them by pressing the Secondary Fire button:
    • Mouse Wheel on PC
    • Right Stick on PS4/Xbox
  4. Press the Secondary Fire attack button once again when it reaches the target.

Xoris will explode on contact with the enemy. Once you kill three enemies using this special move, Protea Specter will spawn and the second phase will begin.

Protea Phase 2

Protea Specter has four health bars, essentially meaning you have to kill this boss four times in a row. To make things more complicated, each health bar is protected by a shield gauge, which you must deplete first.

You can only damage Protea using the Secondary Fire attack on Xoris, as described above. If you fail to do so, Protea will be able to restore all health gauges, and all your efforts will be wasted.

Additionally, each time you deplete one of its health bars, Protea will spawn clones, which you must kill before you can attack Protea again.

When all four health bars are depleted, you will be rewarded with the Protea Specter warframe blueprint.

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That's all you need to know to beat Protea Specter in Warframe. Check out the links above for more Warframe tips, or head over to our Warframe guides page right here.

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5 Best Free to Play Games on Steam https://www.gameskinny.com/zb02e/5-best-free-to-play-games-on-steam https://www.gameskinny.com/zb02e/5-best-free-to-play-games-on-steam Mon, 16 Dec 2019 16:22:43 -0500 Gabriel Moss

The holiday season is here in full force, and you may be wondering what to play while snuggled in at home — hopefully with a mug of hot cocoa or eggnog in hand. Luckily, Steam has quite the selection of great free to play games that you can download and enjoy without paying a single cent.

Here is our list of the five best free to play games on Steam, and we suggest setting aside some time. Each of these titles can give you upwards of 1,000+ hours of gameplay if you stick with them.

They're also online-only — there is no traditional single-player title on this list — so you'll need a good internet connection to get the maximum possible enjoyment.

Destiny 2

First on our list is Destiny 2. Bringing a previously paid game with hundreds of hours of content and easily over $100 in retail down to the price of "free" is quite the move for Bungie, who is best known for the Halo series.

Destiny 2 has a lot of the same shooting and looting action of its predecessor, and the easiest way to describe it to new players is if Halo and Diablo had a baby. That's Destiny 2.

You can join a clan, play through several cinema-quality narrative campaigns alone or with your friends, and enjoy the ever-growing laundry list of multiplayer strikes (dungeon crawls) and raids as you increase in power with tons of new gear and unlockables.

Warframe

Warframe isn't dissimilar from the Destiny series in concept; you largely do much of the same shooting, looting, and raiding to the tone of a larger narrative campaign.

The difference here is that you do it all as a heavily armored ninja warrior, called a Tenno. Warframe boasts a bombastic movement system that lets you jump, wall-run, and zoom through combat with ease, easily making it the most acrobatic on our list. The community is also notoriously helpful to new players.

Path of Exile

Path of Exile is a top-down isometric action RPG, like Diablo. It receives consistent quarterly updates with new content, items, and bosses, and it’s apparently much more mechanically similar to Diablo 2 than the heavily-streamlined Diablo 3.

This is important to note because many long-time ARPG fans revere Diablo 2 as the best (and most challenging) title in the genre, and Path of Exile is widely regarded as a return to form in that respect. It’s also free.

Dota 2

Defense of the Ancients 2, or Dota 2 for short, is an action-packed multiplayer online battle arena where players choose a hero and clash against the other teams’ heroes and minions as both sides compete in a large-scale game of tug-of-war.

It’s very similar to League of Legends, which is the single most played competitive game in the world, but is known for being more complex — offering more options to deck your hero out during each round.

If you’re in more of a competitive gaming frame of mind, Dota 2 is a barrel of fun. Just be prepared to spend a lot of time (in the hundreds of hours) learning the gameplay curve against bots before regularly winning random online matches or competing in tournaments.

Team Fortress 2

All of the aforementioned titles ask hundreds of hours from you before you get into the ‘meat’ of the experience. If you’re left wanting a chilled-out multiplayer shooter to simply enjoy with your friends, Team Fortress 2 is one of the best, if not the very best free multiplayer shooter on Steam.

It’s been a classic cornerstone of online gaming since it was released in 2007 alongside the infamous Orange Box collection. And now, sitting on top of a bevy of content updates since release, Team Fortress 2 continues to be kept alive by a loyal community — one who embraces the joy of endlessly trading items, weapons, and cosmetics back and forth through the Steam Inventory.

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Those are the five best free to play games on Steam. Sure, there are others, but you should start with these. 

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Warframe Guide: How to Get Kuva Lich https://www.gameskinny.com/np4es/warframe-guide-how-to-get-kuva-lich https://www.gameskinny.com/np4es/warframe-guide-how-to-get-kuva-lich Fri, 01 Nov 2019 14:29:45 -0400 Yaneki

Warframe's new update, The Old Blood, brings a host of new features to the game, including the Kuva Lich system. In it, you can inadvertently (or purposefully, as this guide will show) create your very own personal nemesis, a randomly generated Kuva Lich. But first, you need to find a Kuva Larvling. 

Kuva Liches are created when a Kuva Larvling spawns into a 20+ Grineer mission and is killed by the player. While just about any Grineer mission over 20 will do the trick, I've personally found one particular mission to be a pretty sweet spot for generating Kuva Larvling.

How to Find a Kuva Larvling in Warframe

The best place to find a Kuva Larvling in Warframe is on Cassini, Saturn. Since it demands the minimum level requirement, and it's a Capture mission, you can use Cassini, Saturn to complete your mission very quickly if you have a good arsenal.

Kuva Larvling Spawning

Eventually, your screen will shudder, indicating an enemy invasion (e.g. a Stalker, unhappy Faction, or Hunters). Afterward, you'll receive a message from a Kuva Guardian, such as "Test Subject injected. They will rise or die." This message means that a Kuva Larvling has spawned into your mission.

You'll see a red marker that will lead you to the Kuva Larvling. Find the Larvling. What you do from there is up to you.

The Kuva Larvlings are incredibly weak and typically die in one hit, but killing one will create a Kuva Lich, which will become your own personal nemesis and haunt some corner of the Sol System.

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That's all you need to know about how to find a Kuva Larvling in Warframe and use it to spawn a Kuva Lich. For more tips, tricks, and strategies, be sure to head over to our Warframe guides

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3 Free-To-Play Games That Get Loot Boxes Right https://www.gameskinny.com/81vc9/3-free-to-play-games-that-get-loot-boxes-right https://www.gameskinny.com/81vc9/3-free-to-play-games-that-get-loot-boxes-right Wed, 06 Mar 2019 12:58:43 -0500 Adamo Umbra

Ever since the disaster surrounding EA's Star Wars: Battlefront 2, loot boxes have been a much talked about topic in the general media. Discussions about their legality, and morality, have begun to occur outside of the gaming community, and government officials have even started to regulate the use of loot boxes.

For the uninitiated, loot boxes are virtual containers that provide randomized rewards. They are often sold, for real world money, as a means to further monetize video games, and they have come under fire as a form of gambling that preys on those with addiction and minors. That is, their random nature can entice players to purchase many in order to increase their chances at getting a desired item.

Despite the negative response to loot boxes, publishers, like EA and Activison, have been pushing them into video games for years now. That said, I do not think loot boxes are inherently evil. Instead, it's the way they're commonly used in paid video games that is the problem.

On the flip side, there are a number of free-to-play games that handle loot boxes correctly — I am going to outline three of them here. To note, this is not meant to encourage players to accumulate massive microtransactions in these games. Instead, these are games that employ loot box strategies worth considering before investing your time and money into other games.

World of Tanks Blitz 

You might have heard of Wargaming's World of Tanks — it's a popular free-to-play game. However, you might not know World of Tanks Blitz, the mobile version of the game that is available on Android, iOS, the Windows 10 store, and Steam.

While we're not here to discuss the game's quality, a quick summary of Blitz, as compared to its PC counterpart, is that it's more beginner friendly and focused less on pay-to-win. It is also obviously smaller and features shorter matches.

With World of Tanks Blitz being a free-to-play game, Wargaming did have to find a way to monetize it with in-app purchases. Specifically, you can buy gold, which can be used to buy premium tanks and a premium account, or you can convert it into credits and free experience. While some of the premium tanks can be better than their tech tree counterpart, the difference isn't too great as of now, and these vehicles are not guarantees of victory.

Wargaming also decided to join in on the loot box bandwagon, but I can truly say that real money transactions are completely optional in World of Tank Blitz. This is because the developers made the smart decision to keep them separate from progression, as loot boxes offer no in-game advantages here. Additionally, you receive free containers on a timer, which can provide you with experience and credit boosters along with gold or premium tanks.

Just to let that sink in, Wargaming not only introduced loot boxes to generate extra revenue but also took the opportunity to provide fans with free timed containers that give them access to items they would have paid for in the past. This helps cut down the grind, through boosters, and it actively improves the experience.

This is the first time that I can say that loot boxes actually helped a game, rather than destroyed it. The fact that they are 100% optional is a big part of that.

 Goddess Kiss

Before going into the loot boxes in Goddess Kiss, it is important to establish the gacha genre. In Japan, there are vending machines, called gacha, that dispense random toy capsules for a certain amount of money. For some, the goal is to collect a full set of toys.

As these machines are very popular, Japanese developers have made video games, known as gacha games, which are about collecting as many characters as you can, with the hope of obtaining the full roster. These games are often just money pits, but I beg to differ when it comes to Goddess Kiss.

This free-to-play mobile game, developed by Flero Games, features a premium currency called diamonds. While you can pay real money for diamonds, you also earn them, at a good pace, every day. Ultimately, you can use them to purchase premium treasure, the game's take on loot boxes. 

Yes, like a typical gacha game, you are being encouraged to spend money, but you aren't strong armed into doing so. Goddess Kiss also offers an alternative, which allows you to buy some characters, through events or shops, directly without the randomness of loot boxes.

Additionally, if you do decide you do want to spend money on diamonds, there are deals available. For example, you can buy a subscription that gives you €100 worth of diamonds, over 30 days, for only €5. 

Also, PvP isn't a big part of the game. This means that it is less important to compete with whales that have purchased a lot of loot boxes, and you only need patience to participate in PvE, which is balanced for free players.

Loot boxes are successful in Goddess Kiss because you are freely supplied with everything you need to get through the game. They can offer extra pilots, medals, and costumes that aren't available otherwise, but it is all very honest and generous for a gacha game. 

Warframe

Moving away from mobile games, we have a AAA quality, free-to-play game from Digital Extremes: Warframe. This is an MMO-lite looter shooter that is super addictive. It has become quite popular due to the large amount of content that it offers and its fair microtransactions.

What you might not have considered is that the relics in Warframe function a lot like loot boxes in that they provide a random reward. However, you obtain them purely through farming, and the items they contain aren't exactly required to win — you can certainly go through the game's content without collecting them.

They can provide better versions of weapons and warframes, but, while the prime weapons are generally better, prime warframes are only slightly better than what is available without relics.

Nothing in Warframe is behind a paywall, and relics are in no way predatory. The only real way to get them is through hard work, which is something that many players will appreciate. Additionally, the microtransactions are mainly for cosmetics, which is understandable in a free-to-play game.

Thankfully, Warframe is getting the praise it deserves, but, unfortunately, some developers and publishers haven't been taking notes on its approach to loot boxes and microtransactions. Hopefully, more players focusing on free-to-play titles like this one will eventually force the hands of the larger companies.

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These are three completely different games that all have unique approaches to using loot boxes well. As I said before, I don't think loot boxes are inherently bad, but when they're used in paid video games for uncapped profit, they often become problematic. If we want to solve that issue plaguing games, we just have to stop buying predatory loot boxes — it's that simple.

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Warframe Beginner Tips and Tricks Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/trwch/warframe-beginner-tips-and-tricks-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/trwch/warframe-beginner-tips-and-tricks-guide Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:21:31 -0500 Serhii Patskan

Warframe, a free-to-play third-person shooter from Digital Extremes, is currently available on four platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. If you own at least one of them, you can experience one of the best F2P shooters done right on the video game market today.

The best part about the game is that you can actually enjoy the gameplay and progress properly without spending a dime of real money. There are two in-game currencies in Warframe: Credits and Platinum. Credits can be farmed by completing missions and other means, and Platinum can be obtained by trading.

Sounds intriguing? Then start your journey through Warframe with the help of our beginner tips and tricks guide below.

Rhino: Best Beginner Warframe

Getting an early game right is important for your late game as well. That is why acquiring the best possible warframe at the beginning is a must. Rhino is currently the best beginner warframe you can get, and here's how you can do it:

  1. Team up with other players
  2. Go to Venus planet
  3. Go to Fossa mission location
  4. Make your way through the mission
  5. Fight Jackal boss
  6. Shoot his legs first, then focus on body
  7. Pick up Rhino warframe blueprints

Rhino is renowned for its power more than its speed, so it serves the role of the tank. You can modify Rhino and turn it into a super-tank. If that's what you're looking for, then here are the best mods for that kind of build:

  • Vitality
  • Steel Fiber
  • Fast Deflection
  • Rush
  • Streamline
  • Stretch
  • Continuity
  • Intensify

Best Beginner Weapons

When you have a solid waframe, you need to accompany it with the proper set of primary and secondary weapons. Below you will find the list of the most optimal weapons for early mastery ranks.

Primary Weapons
  • MR4: Hek, Torid
  • MR5: Dread, Ignis
  • MR6: Rubico, Tonkor
  • MR7: Sobek, Baza
  • MR8: Lenz, Zarr
Secondary Weapons:
  • MR4: Aklex, Hikou
  • MR5: Atomos, Kulstar
  • MR6: Brakk, Gammacor
  • MR7: Lex Prime, Prisma Angstrum
  • MR8: Pandero

Many of these weapons can be acquired at the Warframe Market for decent prices, so pick them up as soon as you can.

Types of Companions and How to Get Them

There are four types of companions in Warframe. They can assist you in different ways depending on your playstyle and needs using mods. Here they are:

  • Sentinel: Hovering companion
  • MOA: Terrain companion
  • Kubrow: Canine companion
  • Kavat: Feline companion

Sentinels and MOAs are mechanical companions that require no maintenance, while Kubrows and Kavats need constant care, but they are more durable than Sentinels and MOAs.

How to Get Sentinels

Sentinel blueprints can be bought at the Market for 75 Platinum. If you don't have the money yet, then you can do following missions that grant Sentinel blueprints as rewards:

  • Venus Junction on Earth
  • The Business on Fortuna, Venus
  • Clan Dojo Research
How to Get MOAs

MOAs are exclusive to Solaris United faction. You can get access to Solaris United by completing the Vox Solaris solo mission on Fortuna. Then, address the Legs merchant at Solaris United for MOA blueprints.

How to Get Kubrows

Kubrows can be acquired by simply breeding them through the Howl of the Kubrow quest.

  1. Acquire the Incubator at Unda, Venus
  2. Find a Kubrow egg at E Prime, Earth
  3. Acquire Incubator Power Core by completing the Earth to Mars Junction
  4. Defend your Kubrow in combat at Gaia, Earth
How to Get Kavats

Kavats are also bred through an incubation, but in this case you don't need to complete any quests.

  1. Acquire the Incubator at Unda, Venus
  2. Purchase Kavat Incubator Upgrade Segment for 175 Platinum at the market
  3. Acquire Incubator Power Core by completing the Earth to Mars Junction
  4. Purchase 10x Kavat Genetic Code for 50 Platinum at the market

How to Get Credits and Platinum

So you've probably figured out that you will need to spend a lot of money in Warframe. After buying all the upgrades for your warframe, weapons and companions you may find yourself out of credits. Fortunately, there are a few ways how you can farm for credits without paying real money.

Farm Credits at Index

Index on Neptune is by far the best place to farm for credits in Warframe. Before entering the arena each team member has to invest a certain sum for a corresponding profit.

Below you will find a complete breakdown of the investment-return ratio on the Index arena: 

Risk Investment Return Profit Requirement
Low 30,000 105,000 75,000 50
Medium 40,000 175,000 135,000 75
High 50,000 250,000 200,000 100

 

As you see, even with the lowest possible risk you get 75,000 credits of profit. Of course, to be able to earn them you need to be able to score at least 50 points in the combat.

Farm Credits at Pluto

On planet Pluto you can quickly make cash through an excavation mission Hieracon. All you need to do is defend the extractor and keep its power up. As a result you will earn 20,000 credits under five minutes, which is a lot.

Alternatively, you could opt for a Dark Sector defense mission Sechura that will require you to withstand waves of enemies, which will also grant you 20,000 credits in just five minutes.

Farm Platinum by Trading

In the course of missions you will pick up a huge number of various items, such as mods, relics, parts, sets, arcanes, augments, rivens, lenses, etc. All these items can be sold at the Market for Platinum.

Create an account at the Warframe Market and list all your items for reasonable prices. Soon you will start receiving offerings. In this simple way you will earn enough Platinum for all your needs.

Combat Tips and Tricks

Finally, when you have equipped yourself with the best warframe and weapons, and acquired all the necessary skills for making money, you now need to make sure that you will survive the combat in Warframe.

In order to stay alive when facing enemies you need to know their weak spots. Here are tips on how to detect and deal with the most dangerous enemies in the game:

  • Heavy Gunner:
    • Reveals itself by the sound of a winding up machine gun
    • Use this to shoot first in the direction of the sound
  • Bombard:
    • Shoots grenades that have delay
    • Use the delay to dodge the explosion and kill the enemy
  • Ballista:
    • Emits a loud sound before shooting
    • Use this to change your position quickly and shoot in the direction of the sound
  • Scorch:
    • Carries a flamethrower, which is a dangerous, but ultimately a rather slow weapon
    • Avoid the flames and shoot through for the kill
  • Manic:
    • Incredibly dangerous enemy that teleports
    • Deal damage until it freezes and repeat three times for the kill
  • Napalm:
    • Shoots incendiary grenades
    • Apply the same tactic as with Bombard
  • Nullifier
    • This enemy protects itself with an energy field
    • Shoot its drone companion to remove the energy field
  • Sapping Osprey
    • Drops blue orbs that explode for AOE damage with delay
    • Shoot the orbs first before they explode, then deal with the enemy
  • Juggernaut
    • Extremely well-protected enemy
    • Shoot in the underbelly for the kill
  • Tar Mutalist
    • Drops poisonous goop
    • Shoot the goop first, then the enemy

How to Join a Clan

After some time playing Warframe you should consider joining one of the many clans in the game. These will open new opprtunities for you and potentially make you a lot of new friends, some of which will be highly-experienced veteran players.

If you've made the decision to join the clan, then follow these steps:

  1. Go to the subreddit Warframe Clan Recruit
  2. Create a new thread: "[LFC] [EU or US] [Platform] New player"
  3. Give a short description of your warframe
  4. Wait for an invitation

When you enter the clan, you can see for yourself if that is the type of clan that suits you the best. If you want something different, then you can leave the clan at any point in time without losing anything.

You can also check out the list of available clans and their stats at the Looking For Clan webpage.

Here is an official Warframe clan guide from Digital Extremes, if you have any questions regarding the clan system.

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With the help of these beginner tips and tricks you can start playing the game and get the best possible results in no time, and for other Warframe guides at GameSkinny, please refer to the list below:

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How to Get Excalibur Umbra in Warframe https://www.gameskinny.com/s8lj9/how-to-get-excalibur-umbra-in-warframe https://www.gameskinny.com/s8lj9/how-to-get-excalibur-umbra-in-warframe Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:09:50 -0400 Serhii Patskan

With the introduction of update 23.0 all Warframe players can obtain the Excalibur Umbra frame through the new Sacrifice quest. The new frame has higher levels of armor and energy, but the best part is that it is a sentient frame capable of fighting on its own without being piloted by an operator.

You don't need to complete the full Sacrifice quest in order to get Excalibur Umbra. However, you will not be able to use the frame until you complete the full quest. So follow our guide below on how to most efficiently get to the end of the Sacrifice quest.

How to Complete The Sacrifice Quest in Warframe

Mission 1: Investigate Sentient Energy

After the introductory custcene you will be given the task to search for traces of sentience on Lith, Earth. The mission will start off with killing a horde of ghouls and moving towards the courtyard.

When you enter the courtyard you will need to equip your Codex Scanner and search for three warframe traces and one sword:

  • The piece of cloth is hanging from the stone in the west
  • The helmet can be seen in the eastern part
  • The remains are lying near the tombstone in the central-eastern area
  • The sword can be seen embedded near the tree

Then, head towards the extraction zone and survive another wave of ghouls. Once you're there, the mission will be over and you will have the Excalibur Umbra blueprint.

Mission 2: Explore Lua

In order to build the actual frame you will be sent to Pavlov, Lua. Upon landing you will need to explore the ruins and solve the Orokin cipher. In order to do this you need to blow up lids on the walls of the room holding the cipher with three symbols. This will reveal one of the symbol parts.

Then, follow the marker on your mini-map and you will find the second symbol part. Finally, go back to the cipher and choose the three required symbols, which will solve the puzzle.

Keep exploring the ruins and you will find another Orokin cipher, this time with five symbols. Search the area as before by following the marker on your map and reveal four symbol parts on the walls. Again go back to the cipher and select the necessary symbols.

Enter the lab and search for the device near the pillar. Examine it and choose the enemy symbol indicated by blue color. Finish the mission by extracting.

You can now head to Foundry and build the Excalibur Umbra using:

  • 1x Orokin Cell
  • 60x Kuva
  • 1200x Nano Spore
  • 1600x Alloy Plate
  • 10000x Credits

As stated before, if you try to pilot the Umbra at this point, it will attack you and escape. So there's more to do before you can actually use it.

Mission 3: Search for Umbra

You will find Umbra on Nuovo, Ceres. First, you need to stun it and then try to use transference on it. As a result, you will start a mini-game of Komi, which requires you to surround enemy stones with your own.

After a few rounds regardless of the result, you will need to move to the extraction zone and keep pursuing Umbra.

Mission 4: Pursue Umbra

Fly to the Triton, Neptune and kill five mimics upon landing. After that you will fight Umbra again, and you will need to deplete it off its shields. When you're done with the shields, you need to stun and use transference on it once again.

Another mini-game of Komi will begin during which a few important story elements will be revealed.

Mission 5: Confront Umbra

This mission takes place on Tycho, Lua and follows the same scenario as before. You will fight Umbra once again and use transference to enter its memories.

After the cutscene you will finally be piloting the Excalibur Umbra in all its glory. But before venturing into the extraction zone you will need to eliminate all sentients, which shouldn't be a problem.

Mission 6: Return to Earth

In the final mission you will be going back to Earth and confront Ballas on the courtyard from the very first mission. Umbra will act on its own, without you piloting it, so just let it do its thing. When it finally defeats Ballas, the quest will be completed.

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Hopefully, this guide helped you finish all the missions in the Sacrifice quest and get the Excalibur Umbra, and for other Warframe guides here at GameSkinny, check out the links below:

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How to Get Limbo Prime in Warframe https://www.gameskinny.com/tq21y/how-to-get-limbo-prime-in-warframe https://www.gameskinny.com/tq21y/how-to-get-limbo-prime-in-warframe Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:05:49 -0400 Serhii Patskan

The new Limbo Prime frame has arrived in Warframe. It is an enhanced version of the Lmbo frame with better shield, armor and energy capacities. It also has two additional polarities: Naramon and Vazarin, for increased defenses, health and armor.

In order to get the Limbo Prime frame you need to farm for several relics and have Mastery Rank 4. If you want to know how to obtain all the necessary relics for Limbo Prime, then follow our quick guide below.

How to Get Limbo Prime Relics in Warframe

Lith B3 Relic

You can farm this relic by staying for ten waves during Orokin Derelict Defense mission at Orokin Derelict tileset. If you manage to withstand all ten waves you can start extracting for the Lith B3 relic.

The best frame to use during the Orokin Derelict Defense mission is the Banshee. Its sophisticated acoustic powers will help you to pinpoint enemy positions and their weak spots.

This relic will provide you with Limbo Prime Systems blueprint.

Axi L2 Relic

This relic can be farmed during the Berehynia Interception mission at Grineer Shipyard tileset on the planet of Sedna. You need to be able to stay in control for four rounds, which will reward you with the Axi relics.

This interception mission is rather easy and the whole set of four rounds will take you less than 15 minutes in solo mode.

This relic will provide you with Limbo Prime Neuroptics blueprint.

Neo L1 Relic

The Neo relics can be farmed in the same way as Axi relics during the Berehynia missions. So follow the same tips as given above.

This relic will provide you with Limbo Prime Chassis blueprint.

Meso Z1 Relic

You will be able to farm for Meso relic during the Io Defense mission at Corpus Gas City tileset on Jupiter. The strategy is the same as with the Orokin Derelict Defense mission, where you need to stay for ten waves and extract.

This relic will provide you with Limbo Prime blueprint.

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Now you have all the necessary blueprints for your Limbo Prime frame, and for other Warframe guides at GameSkinny, plese see the links below:

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Warframe: Plains Of Eidolon To Hit Xbox One, PlayStation 4 https://www.gameskinny.com/qmfoa/warframe-plains-of-eidolon-to-hit-xbox-one-playstation-4 https://www.gameskinny.com/qmfoa/warframe-plains-of-eidolon-to-hit-xbox-one-playstation-4 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:35:51 -0500 Luke Luby

Digital Extremes is ready to bring a whole new way of playing to its cooperative online action game, Warframe. With Plains of Eidolon's release hitting PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Tuesday, November 14, Digital Extremes' new Open Zone design proposes a vast new Landscape packed with exploratory daytime activities and towering night-time battles.

Recently released on PC to a phenomenal reception that saw the game nearly double its player numbers, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will get their chance to experience the free to play expansion, Plains of Eidolon, starting November 14.

You can check out the trailer for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game above. Key features of the expansion include:

  • Debut of the Deadly Warrior: Witness the introduction of the 34th Warframe, Gara, who manipulates glass to fracture the resolve of her enemies.
  • New Weapons and Reinforcements: Gara wields a new arsenal of powerful weapons, including: Astilla that shoots slugs that explode on impact; Volnus, which deals a large amount of damage and can beat enemies to a pulp; and Fusilai, stealthy glass shurikens pierce through flesh and armor. Reinforcements include Argonak, the Grineer rifle uses an advanced laser sighting system and is deadly in both single fire and automatic modes; Krohkur, a hooked blade that reward critical hits to those skilled enough to strike with finesse, and the Dual Krohkur, which doubles the battlefield butchery.
  • Fashionista: Indulge your Fashion Frame sensibilities with the Virago Helmet and Gara's new signature Hyalus Syandana.
  • Focus 2.0: Experience the reintroduction of the Operator-Warrior Focus Rework 2.0. This new system changes the Skill Tree to be more combat-focused, enabling you to equip your Operator with distinct Weapons and Armor found deep in the Caves of the Plains.
  • And More! Misc updates include the Mag Deluxe Skin, Deluxe Tonfa, and Deluxe Syandana, resource, decoration and weapon collecting and 'Stone Fish' collecting, and more Mods and Stances.

In Plains of Eidolon, players will discover a brand new experience vastly different from the procedurally generated tilesets they've come to know. For the first time in Warframe, players will see exquisitely lit vistas with an ongoing day/night cycle. During the day, Tenno (players' in-game name) will have the freedom to seek missions from colorful vendors in the makeshift colony of Cetus, including as many as 50 other players with which to socialize.

Outside town, solo or in squads of up to four, players can freely explore the Plains. Filled with stunning lush hillsides, busy lakes and rivers inhabited by underwater creatures, and hidden cave systems, the Plains offer mini-games such as spearfishing and mining to gather resources, or engage players in heroic land and air battles -- using the reworked Sky Archwing -- against an ever-belligerent Grineer presence.

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Warframe Guide: Finding and Manufacturing Harrow Parts https://www.gameskinny.com/8m8rk/warframe-guide-finding-and-manufacturing-harrow-parts https://www.gameskinny.com/8m8rk/warframe-guide-finding-and-manufacturing-harrow-parts Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:22:39 -0400 Michael Dellapi

Harrow is the newest available frame in Warframe, and it brings together a diverse array of offensive and defensive capabilities. This allows Harrow to simultaneously protect your team and annihilate enemies that attempt to harm them.

You can check out the video above for a full list of Harrow's abilities. But how do you unlock all of the frame's components? This short guide will help you out! 

How to Get the Harrow Blueprint in Warframe

To find the blueprint for Harrow, you first need to complete the quest associated with this Warframe -- "Chains of Harrow". This quest is accessible from the Codex. It is important to note that before being notified of this quest, you must have first completed "The War Within" quest and the "Mot" survival node in the Void.

The Harrow blueprint lists the following requirements:

  • 1 Neuroptics
  • 1 Chassis
  • 1 System
  • 2,000 Kuva

The Neuroptics, Chassis, and System unique to Harrow have their own specific requirements and blueprints that you need to acquire, which we'll go over below.

Harrow Neuroptics

The Neuroptics blueprint is found in Rotation C of the "Kuva Fortress: Spy" mission. Enemies in this section are approximately levels 31 through 33. Upon acquiring the blueprint, you will need:

  • 15,000 Credits
  • 1,500 Rubedo
  • 4,000 Polymer Bundle
  • 2,000 Plastids
  • 5 Neural Sensors
Harrow Chassis

The Chassis for Harrow is acquired from killing enemies that have been Corrupted by Void Fissures. These enemies have a chance to drop a blueprint for the Chassis. The components listed in the blueprints include:

  • 15,000 Credits
  • 20,000 Alloy Plates
  • 800 Oxium
  • 5 Orokin Cells
Harrow Systems

The Systems blueprint for Harrow can be awarded in Rotation C of Defection. 

  •  15,000 Credits
  • 2,500 Circuits
  • 1,000 Cryotics
  • 25,000 Ferrites
  • 15 Control Modules

After acquiring all of these components, you will have everything you need to build the Harrow Warframe and start taking it into fights.

It may seem like a lot of effort for a single frame -- but based on the abilities alone, it looks like putting in the time will be well worth it. Most of the components are found organically by playing through missions regardless, so you may find yourself collecting the necessary parts without even realizing it. 

That's all for this guide! Let us know in the comments how effective your new Harrow Warframe is in your games. And be sure to check out the rest of our Warframe guides for more tips. 

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Warframe: Morphic Transformer vs. Primed Morphic Transformer For Your Archwing https://www.gameskinny.com/shttm/warframe-morphic-transformer-vs-primed-morphic-transformer-for-your-archwing https://www.gameskinny.com/shttm/warframe-morphic-transformer-vs-primed-morphic-transformer-for-your-archwing Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:54:30 -0400 LuckyJorael

Warframe, the third-person shooter RPG by Digital Extremes, has multiple modes of play, dozens of frames, hundreds of weapons, and more mods than you can shake an MK1-Bo at. In all of these options are the Morphic Transformer and the Primed Morphic Transformer, mods used to upgrade your Archwing. 

The Archwing is a piece of gear Tenno (that's you, the player) uses to fly around in space and blow everything that isn't a Tenno to tiny space-bits, so upgrading it is essential. Morphic Transformers and their Prime versions are essential to making your Archwing more powerful. Take a look:

Both of these mods increase the Ability Strength of your Archwing. The main difference is the rarity: Morphic Transformer is a Rare mod, whereas the Prime Morphic Transformer is a Legendary mod. The Rare mod can be found as a drop, but the Legendary version can only be purchased from the Void Trader Baro Ki'Teer when he has it in stock -- for 110,000 Credits and 350 Ducats.

So, why would you want these mods on your Archwing? Ability Strength is a strong mod to have, especially on Archwings that have offensive Abilities. Let's take a look at the Odonata, the first Archwing you can get.

Warframe Odonata Archwing 

The Odonata, once upgraded, has four abilities: Energy Shell, Disarray, Seeking Fire, and Repel. Unfortunately, only the last two abilities, Seeking Fire and Repel, are affected by the Ability Strength of either the Morphic Transformer or Prime Morphic Transformer.

Energy Shell makes a short-duration shield that absorbs enemy fire and enhances your outgoing shots with extra heat and critical damage, but the increased damage can't be modified by Ability Strength.

Disarray shoots out flares that intercept enemy missiles and other projectiles. As they don't do damage and don't absorb a set amount of damage, Ability Strength can't upgrade this ability.

Seeking Fire is the first ability on the Odonata that Morphic Transformers can affect. It launches a number of homing missiles that seek out targets and explode, doing both direct and area damage. Unfortunately, Ability Strength doesn't affect the damage done by the missiles. Instead, it increases the number of volleys the ability launches. Seeking Fire launches up to 8 volleys before upgrading, and with a maximized Prime Morphic Transformer, it can launch 12 volleys.

Repel emits a powerful area of effect pulse that deals damage to everything around your Tenno. Ability Damage directly affects the amount of damage the ability does, so the normal maximum damage (without upgrades) of 1,500 is increased to 2,325 damage with a maximized Prime Morphic Transformer.

So, you definitely want either the Morphic Transformer or Prime Morphic Transformer on your Odonata Archwing. Which one you use depends on which one you can get, but remember, the only difference between the two mods is their rarity and overall power. The Prime Morphic Transformer is the better of the two, because it has a better potential maximum Ability Strength.

Know a better Archwing in Warframe to use a Prime Morphic Transformer on or think there's a better mod to use with the Odonata? Let us know in the comments!

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Warframe: Should You Go with Shield Disruption or Corrosive Projection? https://www.gameskinny.com/580x5/warframe-should-you-go-with-shield-disruption-or-corrosive-projection https://www.gameskinny.com/580x5/warframe-should-you-go-with-shield-disruption-or-corrosive-projection Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:50:48 -0400 glados131

If you've played Warframe, you've probably heard of Corrosive Projection and Shield Disruption. These two auras can be greatly helpful to missions you go on with fellow players.

But seeing as you can only have one at a time, which one of these defensive auras should you pick? Well, that depends on several factors -- but first we should probably look at what each of them do.

  • Corrosive Projection: Reduces enemy armor by 5% (or 30% at max level)
  • Shield Disruption: Reduces enemy shields by 4% (or 24% at max level)

Those two effects might sound very similar on the surface, but to see the differences, it's useful to take a crash course in what armor and shields actually do in Warframe.

Armor vs. Shields in Warframe

These are two similar terms that fill somewhat different roles in Warframe. Both reduce the damage you're dealing to enemies in some way, but their methods of doing so differ. 

Armor acts as a direct reduction to the damage you deal. If an enemy has armor, their health bar will appear yellow instead of red, and your attacks' damage will be reduced. 

Shields, on the other hand, act as a buffer. Enemies with shields will have a blue bar over their health which you must punch through before you can deal damage to them. Shields will also recover after a brief moment.

With that in mind, how do you pick which one you want to reduce? It all depends on what you expect to see on a mission and the factions that you'll be facing off against.

Corrosive Projection vs. Shield Disruption

On missions, you'll usually be dealing with one of the four main enemy factions in the game. Each faction has strengths and weaknesses -- as well as different likelihoods of using shields and armor. This is by far the most important factor in deciding which aura you want to use. So if your enemy is shield-reliant, you'll want to pick up Disruption. If they're armor-clad, you'll need Corrosive Projection. 

Which Enemy Factions Require Which Aura

Grineer: The Grineer are an easy choice. Nearly all of them use armor of some description, so Corrosive Projection is the obvious choice.

Corpus: The Corpus heavily emphasize shields in their units, so you're probably better off taking Shield Disruption on missions against them.

Infested: The Infested are slightly trickier. They tend not to use armor or shields at all (with a couple exceptions), so your best option might be to take some other aura altogether on their missions. There is one enemy type that can buff weaker Infested with armor though, so if you find that especially annoying, you could consider Corrosive Projection.

Orokin: The Orokin are another interesting case. Their ranks mainly consist of corrupted versions of enemies from other factions. As such, you'll find shields and armor in roughly equal amounts.

  • You have a couple options here. The first is to consider that armor is usually more effective than shields, so Corrosive Projection tends to be the popular choice anyway. The other, if you have a team you're able to coordinate with, is to take both. Each player can take one aura, so you can spread both varieties across your team. Auras also stack, so you can counter both defenses pretty effectively if you take two of each.

That wraps up our guide for deciding whether you should pick up Shield Disruption or Corrosive Projection. Be sure to keep an eye out on GameSkinny for more Warframe guides and tips!

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Pax East Panel: Warframe Developer & Community Panel https://www.gameskinny.com/ihxqc/pax-east-panel-warframe-developer-community-panel https://www.gameskinny.com/ihxqc/pax-east-panel-warframe-developer-community-panel Sat, 23 Apr 2016 06:05:30 -0400 Cresta Starr

The leading free to play, cross platform game Warframe is gave avid players a closer look at what is in store at PAX East this weekend. Members of the Digital Extremes team offered their player base, the Tenno, an all access pass to all things Warframe.

What is Warframe anyway?

Developed by Digital Extremes, Warframe is a free to play, cross platform, over the shoulder (or third person) shooter. Players control the Tenno, an ancient warrior race who have awoken from centuries of cryosleep. The Tenno remotely control powerful suits called Warframes. After being awakened, the Tenno find themselves at war with different factions from across the universe. You can find a complete review of Warframe by Orange Gaming right here on GameSkinny.com.

The panel

The panel was made up of Digital Extremes staff, including:

  • Geoff Crookes- Animation Director
  • Rebecca Ford- Community Manager
  • Scott McGregor- Design Director
  • Sheldon Carter- Studio Manager
  • and Steve Sinclair - Creative Director
 Community hot topics

**Warning Spoilers ahead**

Digital Extremes is an extremely player driven company. In listening to the community, they have planned these major changes and updates to the game:

  • Events:  Devs at DE commented on the fact that global player events took a steep decline over the past few months.  Calling it a "mistake" they fully intend to make special player global event more frequent, like they were in the past. With the resurgence of special events, DE plans on expanding the syndicates' use in the game by having some events be missions for certain syndicates. As the player progresses through the event, certain interactions will occur based on their standing with each faction. The next special event will be called the Rathoon, which is the Grineer trail by combat.
  • Sentients: the machine race that hails from the Tau System have long yielded "meh" rewards. Now the devs are looking to change that by adding new Sentients and having them offer powerful upgrades. They are also looking to improve the focus experience system to deepen the players options when utilizing these skills.
  • PVP: Instead of constant blood shed, players will now have the option of playing "Lunaro". Lunaro is a light and fun way to compete with other Warframes in a player vs player setting. This mode will be located in the Conclave area.
New Warframes

In addition to all those hot topics, 1 new Warframe and 1 new prime Warframe were announced. The new Warframe is a whimsical female butterfly themed Warframe. She has no official name so we will have to keep tabs on that. The new prime Warframe is the Vauban Prime. As with all primes new prime versions of weapons have been announced as well. This time its the mighty hammer Fragor. Both will be coming out in late spring. 

The panel ended with the floor opened up to Q & A from fans. You can watch the whole dev stream on Digital Extremes twitch page. Also don't forget to follow Warframe on twitter.

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MMO-RPG PVP: Should it be done with skill or stats? https://www.gameskinny.com/49se6/mmo-rpg-pvp-should-it-be-done-with-skill-or-stats https://www.gameskinny.com/49se6/mmo-rpg-pvp-should-it-be-done-with-skill-or-stats Tue, 08 Sep 2015 02:30:01 -0400 cdiponzia

I have gone on an adventure recently. Yes, an ADVENTURE(so tempted to say what everyone is thinking, something to do with 'time'). I have embarked on the quest of playing MMO-RPG games.

What is the importance of that?

Well, I hardly ever play MMO-RPG games. I usually play a game for its story or the interesting campaign. During my adventures I have come to notice one thing. A lot of MMO-RPG games make it so that it is easy to become OP in PVP. 

A lot of MMORPGs make it difficult for people to get into PVP. This is because people can easily become so OP that some may feel discouraged to even play. Their stats may be so high that they could kill anyone with one swing of their glowing mighty sword. 

PvP Stats Based

My favorite example to use for stat based PvP is definitly Elsword. Elsword's PvP requires you to build your stats a lot more so than develop actual skill. 

I have to admit there is a certain form of fun that comes in with stat based PvP. Figuring out what stats and special skills work to bring down an opponent can be fun.

However, sometimes as I play PvP in Elsword, I watch as the lower level players beat down on a higher level player. I watch flashy combo after flashy combo only to see the higher level player's HP go down slightly.

Obviously, the lower level player should have won in my book. They had the higher level of skill over their opponent. Yet, their opponent had the higher level of stats. This made it so that all the higher level player had to do was get in one good hit. 

I believe PvP is a test of one's skill against another. So, how does a stat based PvP test that skill? All it really shows is that you have played far longer than those you beat. 

PvP Skill Based

One game's PvP caught my eye in my glorious adventure of MMO-RPG games. That was Warframe. Warframe had a PvP system, that in a way, actually caught me off guard.

Warframe PvP has a variety of restrictions that keep players from getting to far ahead of each other. It restricts what characters and weapons each player can use in PvP mode. All the mods and amazing weapons you have upgraded throughout the game all become useless in the PvP mode of Warframe. Sounds annoying right?

Wrong! 

It was far from annoying. In fact, I found it rather delightful!

I found Warframe's PvP to be an incredible amount of fun due to the fact it was based purely on a player's skill. The restrictions pretty much made everyone even as far as stats go. It was just a matter of choosing your favorite frame and weapon. Even the Warframes with OP powers could be taken down easily depending on how skilled their opponent is.

One match I played in Warframe PvP was fun and incredibly annoying at the same time. I am a heavily melee based user in Warframe. I was against an opponent who mainly used guns. That opponent and I got stuck in a dreaded battle of wits. We kept trying to get the other to make themselves vulnerable. My ultimate power was useless because I couldn't get close enough. They couldn't hit me because I kept hiding behind cover.

It was endless.

The battle finally end with me killing them, then getting shot in the head by someone else. However, the point is that it was incredibly fun. It was a real test of my skill. When I won, it felt like I won because I am actually that good at the game. When I lost, it was because I decided to show mercy to the other side. Ha!

Rather show off skill than shiny toys

PvP is Player against Player. It is a clash of skill and wit as the two players collide in a heated battle. However, what's the point if both sides don't have an equal chance of winning or losing? How does it really test two different players skills if one completely over powers the other?

I'd rather be able to overcome my opponent with the sheer force of my skill instead of relying on an OP weapon. 

Isn't that the ultimate victory in PvP?

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Day and Night: Equinox brings complete transformation to Warframe https://www.gameskinny.com/7fykz/day-and-night-equinox-brings-complete-transformation-to-warframe https://www.gameskinny.com/7fykz/day-and-night-equinox-brings-complete-transformation-to-warframe Sat, 08 Aug 2015 17:30:01 -0400 cdiponzia

The difference is like that between night and day. This cliche phrase is the foundation of Equinox, the new character added to Warfame. I have been playing Warframe for a great deal of time. It's been a while since I seen a legitmately new frame. So when I heard Equinox was coming out, I could not help but act like a kid alone in the video game store. 

The part that got me hyped up about Equinox is that she brings a new element to Warframe. Complete transformation. Some of the previous frames have a small transformation, but nothing this huge. Rhino, for example, gains an armor that makes him more indestructible than a tank.

Equinox can transform into either 'Day' form or 'Night' form. Each form has its own set of abilities, so that Equinox has a total of eight different kinds of abilities and buffs. 

Day Form:

 

Here we have Equinox in its day form. Cool, right? It looks like Equinox gains a lot more armor and looks far more tanky than it did in its original state. Ironically enough though, this tank-looking form is actually an attack and speed form. 

The Day form seems to deal entirely in attack and speed manipulation, which is useful when you are on your own, or don't care about your team at all. I often find myself in Day form, because it's the damage-dealer between the two forms. And because I could care less about who I'm with - why should I? I got my own problems with surviving to deal with.

Day form can be considered a hybrid between a team support and attack frame. All of her abilties are about dealing more damage, manipulating stats so you can really bring the pain. You can increase the damage enemies take, as well as increasing the Power Damage of your fellow frames. The second power Rage increases the enemy's movement speed, but also makes them more vulnerable to damage. Basically you turn them into a moron that is more susceptible to die by your hands.

If you intend to be more of a solo player, then you might find yourself in Day form more often than Night form. 

Night Form

Here is the counterpart of Day form, Night form. Night form's appears thinner and looks like it would be the faster of the two. But appearances can be deceiving, and it's tankier of the two forms. Upon changing into Night form, you gain an armor and shield bonus. When all enemies point their guns at you for looking at them funny, switch to Night form. 

Despite the fact that I think Night form looks so much cooler than Day form, I rarely get to use this form. That is because this lovely little frame is a complete team survivability support type frame. Not often do I get to play with people who care about my well-being.

All of her abilties are suited for helping out the team and keeping them alive. Night form's abilities range from damage reduction to restoration. A support frame through and through, she has no attack abilities. This can be troublesome because, when you get swarmed by enemies, you're basically screwed. You could put them to sleep with the Rest ability, but its AOE is terrible. So it's more useful to use on special enemies with high defense. 

If you want to dominately play as Night form, make sure you are playing with a team who at leasts cares enough if you live or die. 

Epic Conclusion:

Equinox is a very unique frame in the world of Warframe. She allows us to decide if we want to help our teammates, or ignore them and focus on enemies.

Her range of different buffs and abilities allow a player to adapt to ever-changing circumstances during gameplay. It's great in terms of support and attack if you give it the right equipment and mods. Though she may not be as powerful as the other frames, but she is certainly just as deadly.

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Bungie's Fumble is a PR Feeding Frenzy for Other Developers https://www.gameskinny.com/qoc9h/bungies-fumble-is-a-pr-feeding-frenzy-for-other-developers https://www.gameskinny.com/qoc9h/bungies-fumble-is-a-pr-feeding-frenzy-for-other-developers Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20:05:53 -0400 Ryan Martinez

If you're a Destiny fan or follow you gaming news closely you've no doubt heard about the fan rage storm that's been raging over Bungie HQ. After a disaster of an interview with Eurogamer about their latest expansion The Taken King things have only gotten worse for the ex-Halo dev. Announcing a special Red Bull DLC deal only a few days after their fan base exploded over the price and content in TTK Legendary Edition. They've alienated a good chunk of their player base and other developers are swooping in to take advantage of that.

Developers for games like Dying Light and Warframe have gone into a feeding frenzy trying to round-up all the positive PR they can. They are using all the mistakes Bungie has made lately and spun them into a positive light to shine on their own games. Starting with Dying Light developer Techland after the Red Bull promo DLC was announced for Destiny.

They kicked off the #DrinkforDLC campaign a huge jab at the Red Bull DLC, offering free in-game items for drinking water . Players who tweeted pictures of themselves drinking water with #DrinkforDLC would earn a free weapon docket in Dying Light. Now they're offering even more free DLC for 10,000 #DrinkforDLC tweets they receive. Warframe developer Digital Extremes is digging into Bungie as well to mine for a little PR gold.

 

Digital Extremes is offering Warframe players three free new emotes, firing a few big shots at Bungie over the emotes controversy. It's impossible to miss how Digital Extremes, Techland, and other developers are taking open shots at Bungie to get into gamers' good graces. So far it's working for them and now we have to wonder if this will be a new trend in gaming.

Are game developers and publishers going to start openly ripping into each other when someone makes a mistake and makes their player base angry? We'll have to wait until another controversy like Bungie pops up to be sure.

Source: Warframe, Dying Light

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Warframe is slashing its way onto the Xbox One. https://www.gameskinny.com/manwf/warframe-is-slashing-its-way-onto-the-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/manwf/warframe-is-slashing-its-way-onto-the-xbox-one Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:42:45 -0400 RemyMD

September 2nd marked the release of a free online download of Warfame on the Xbox 0ne. It is the first free-to-play title on the ID@Xbox program, a new program on the Xbox One that will make the developing and publishing of inde games on the Xbox One easier for independent game developers.

The game was previously released on the PC in 2013, and since then it has found its way to the PS4 console and now the Xbox One. For those who may not know, Warframe is a free-to-play sci-fi MMO and third-person shooter from Digital Extremes. The game is free to play, but those who want a boost or a better advantage can buy boosters and upgrade packs.  

In the game you can choose between single and multiplayer missions that can contain up to four players. The game features a variety of both melee and ranged weaponry along with different types of Warframes, each equipped with their own set of unique abilities. The game provides different factions.

Warframes are controlled by you, also known as the Tenno. They are an ancient race of biometal ninjas that have come to keep the peace.

The remaining factions are enemy units. The Grineer are a race of militaristic and cybernetic enhanced humans. The Corpus are a reclusive group that controls all trade routes in the solar system and actively seeks an ancient technology called Orokin artifacts (or Warframes) to better improve their advanced weaponry. The last faction is the Infested. They are made of both Grineer and Corpus characters that were turned into abominations when infected with the “Technocyte Plague”.

The game is in a constant state of evolution with new weapon and mission updates changing gameplay every two months so anybody coming in now is meeting an engaging story with an incaluable amount of game time, for more information keep reading GameSkinny.  

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Warframe PS4 Review (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly) https://www.gameskinny.com/crluk/warframe-ps4-review-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly https://www.gameskinny.com/crluk/warframe-ps4-review-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:57:47 -0400 Orange Gaming

Warframe is 3rd Person Shooter Sci-fi Action game. It's also one of the free-to-play games currently on PSN (PS4) and PC. You are Tenno (or so they are called). You harness the power of these exoskeletons and fight against the Tenno's enemy, the Grineer. Your mission is to destroy the Grineer's stranglehold on the solar system and restore the peace it once had. The game begins with you playing as the main character, a Tenno. Just as you are about to escape the area before Vor finds and kills you. For being one of the leaders of the entire Grineer faction. You complete a quick tutorial to prepare you for your new missions ahead. 

The Good

Warframe is packed with action everywhere. With many weapon choices and some classes, there is a lot of fun to be had around every corner. Your weapons and Warframes can also be customized by adding things like colors, but more importantly mods. This adds some strategy and makes the game more interesting.

The graphics are amazing. The textures are just wonderful. Some are made to act like mirrors, while others reflect light. Take this and add impressive looking landscapes that were created by the developers and boom, you have a game that leaves you speechless almost every single time you enter a new room or area.

There are also clans you can join/make. It's a gathering place where other players can do multiple things together like having a duel or finishing an obstacle course. Lastly, there is a foundry where you can craft things like more Warframes or weapons. It's pretty neat.

 

The Bad

There are two types of currency. Credits and Platinum. Platinum can only be acquired by spending real currency. But this isn't the bad thing. You can acquire almost everything with credits. What you can't get ranges from different category. The thing that isn't that liked about Warframe is that you have to buy more inventory space. All your weapons and Warframes level up. But if you want a new Warframe and your inventory is full, you'll have to sell one of them, even if they are maxed out. This applies only to Warframes/items only bought with credits however. Some people don't like this decision, but the developers do have to make money somehow. Also, have patience when you are first playing the game. There are many other things that aren't explained at all during the tutorial. Like just the other day, I learned that there were maneuvers like sideflips and backflips. And sure, the mods that I talked about earlier do help, but its only helpful if, you know, you were taught how to use them!

 

The Ugly

Warframe's story is very basic, bland, and kind of boring for that matter. Its told quickly and vague in the beginning. During the tutorial, you are told that Vor, captain of the Grineer faction, wants you dead. After that, it's just fighting off different factions. First of course is the Grineer, then the Corpus. The Corpus is another faction that seems to cause trouble for all the Tenno out in the universe besides the Grineer.It would have been nice to see a little more effort put into the story. Maybe give the player a little bit of a back story.

Although, at the end of each planet, you are put into a boss battle with something or someone of some kind of importance. Their purpose is briefly explained to you at the beginning of the battle.

The Verdict

Warframe is not a game to be missed on the PS4. Even though the story is bland, the games multiple features and action make up for it rather quick. If you have PS Plus there is a starter pack that comes with some cool stuff. Even some platinum for you to mess around with. Don't spend it all in one place though. If you are ever in the PSN store, give it a quick download.

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MMO Wrap-Up: The Best of 2013 https://www.gameskinny.com/9nwue/mmo-wrap-up-the-best-of-2013 https://www.gameskinny.com/9nwue/mmo-wrap-up-the-best-of-2013 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:19:02 -0500 Steve Silencyde

2013 was a... somewhat bland year for MMOs. Granted, we did have a few heavy hitters pop up over the last 12 months but ultimately a lot of people, including myself, were left asking for more.

Though, it may not have been a great year for the market itself, these titles are definitely worth checking out. So, without further ado, let's raise our glasses to the games that rocked last year!

Path of Exile

Cost: Free

Path of Exile is everything refreshing about the hack-n-slash genre. Not only does it do everything that made Diablo 2 right but it stays away from everything that Diablo 3 did wrong. Grinding Gear Games put nearly 7 years into the development of Path of Exile with a large span of it being a "forever beta" till finally launching early 2013 and it pulled in a huge audience. With an immersive world, massive talent trees to customize your character, constant updates to keep the fans entertained and it's free-to-play, why wouldn't any Diablo fan join in? Path of Exile is the perfect addition for any hack-n-slash fan's gaming shelf. You can check out the game on the Path of Exile website.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Cost: $30 up front plus monthly subscription

For a lot of people, the Final Fantasy series is a dying name - mostly due to the fact that there's just so many of them. Originally, Square Enix had planned to launch FFO14 back in 2010 but scrapped the project for a full overhaul to release it on the PC and the PS3. Well, 2013 came around and Square Enix delivered but, surprisingly it did good; almost too good.

There was skepticism lying around this MMO before launch with fans of the series including director/producer Naoki Yoshida. This had a lot to do with the weak success of Final Fantasy XI back in 2003 - by weak I mean, targeted specifically towards a niche market. For some reason, which probably had to with what's been available recently, FFO14 has done extremely well since it's launch; beyond the expectations of Square Enix themselves. Set aside all the low hype, FFO14 is actually a pretty decent game.

FFO14 is a gorgeous game aesthetically, which comes as no surprise. It has deep character customization with hundreds of jobs and classes available to players to craft their characters. Speaking of crafting, FFO also features a pretty impressive crafting system as well. There really hasn't been a lot of features in a theme park MMO game since Vanguard and FFO returns to the genre with a lot of ideas that are drawing people in both old and new to the series. Although the game requires the infamous subscription fee and a $30 purchase of the game, FFO is definitely worth looking into. For more information on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, you can check it out on the Final Fantasy website.

World of Warplanes and War Thunder

Cost: Free to Play / Free to Play

It's been difficult for people to wrap their fingers around these two games for the simple fact that, well... They're a lot alike. Setting aside the view of the two games, however, War Thunder and World of Warplanes are definitely two different games when you actually play them and it comes down to what you're looking for in a combat aviation game:

World of Warplanes was announced a couple years ago alongside World of Warships, which is scheduled to release in 2014. Wargaming sent out their developers to hundreds of air shows and museums to get a one-on-one view of each airplane they'd be throwing into their game. With World of Tanks sitting so well at it's throne as one of the best MMOs out right now, they had a lot of hype to live up to. Unfortunately, the launch didn't end up being as successful as expected. World of Warplanes was pretty buggy and players weren't too impressed by the combat mechanics of the game. However, over the course of a few months, Wargaming has smoothed out a lot of creases in the game and since, World of Warplanes has been a pretty impressive game showing off hundreds of airplanes from prototypes that never made the cut to the baddest wings of the 1930-1950 era. It's simplistic mechanics and heavy-hitting action has definitely pulled the Wargaming fans in and we can expect it to be a name in the eSports competition.

War Thunder was announced and dropped into beta just before the release of World of Warplanes which caused quite a bit of confusion to enthusiasts of the genre. Gaijin Entertainment made sure to have War Thunder stand out with realistic aviation mechanics and combat to show that this was definitely not World of Warplanes. War Thunder is more suited for the simulator fans on the level of: this game doesn't hand anything to you. It has some pretty difficult mechanics to master and can steer some people away but let's not forget that it's a great looking game with some awesome combat scenes.

Either way, between the two, these games will suit any airplane fanboy easily and keep them entertained for a long time. Whether you're looking for some simple gameplay or a complex simulator, one of them is definitely for you. War Thunder is available on Steam as well as their website. You can also check out World of Warplanes on the Wargaming website as well.

Age of Wushu

Cost: Free

If you're a fan of martial arts, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, wire fu or just a good sandbox game, you may want to have a look at Age of Wushu by Snail Games. There was a bit of a buzz coming from some drama with Snail Games and the community when Age of Wushu initially released but surprisingly, Snail Games has delivered on all fronts to satisfy its North American market. Age of Wushu has recieved so much content that it's nearly impossible to complete it all. With a game tailored around the sandbox style and martial arts, it's definitely pulled in a large market.

Age of Wushu features a rock-paper-scissors action combat system which may not appeal to everyone who's become drawn into the new action combat system introduced recently, but it's definitely unique and worthy of pulling in a good group of fans. The game is absolutely beautiful and one of the more interesting aspects of Age of Wushu is that the world tailors itself around every action a player makes - something that a lot of MMOs need to start picking up. Either way, if you're looking for something different from the other games out right now, Age of Wushu is free-to-play and may draw your interest. You can check out the game on the Age of Wushu website.

Neverwinter

Cost: Free 

For Dungeons & Dragons fans all over the world, Cryptic Entertainment's announcement of Neverwinter was a dragon call. Fans of the D&D games flocked to Neverwinter on release which made history as the 1st generation of western MMOs to launch as a free-to-play title right out of the gate. There was a lot of drama around the economy on launch, however, with expensive cash-only items that led fans astray from the title but Cryptic has listened and has fixed a lot of these issues.

Neverwinter is definitely worth trying, in fact with a semi-action combat system, immersive storyline behind a massive D&D universe and player-made (yes, player-made) content in the Foundry, there's no reason you shouldn't give it a go. Whether you're a die-hard fan of Dungeons and Dragons Online or of D&D in itself, Neverwinter is a perfect addition to your collection. You can check out this free-to-play title on Steam or the Perfect World website.

Tera Rising

Cost: Free

You may or may not have seen this one coming. Although Tera released back in 2012 as a pay-to-play title, En Masse relaunched Tera early 2013 as a free-to-play game and destroyed the market. There has never been a more successful free-to-play launch than Tera Rising, ever. A lot of it had to do with the new action combat system in an open, immersive world. Imagine having to aim every action you initiate at your target; what if you miss a heal? Tera Rising takes all those ideas to the next level.

Although voice acting might shy away from a triple A title and maybe the cliche story might not flatter every intellectual out there, Tera Rising saves all that with some really awesome gameplay. With 7 selectable races and 8 classes available to each, Tera has a lot of content for players to enjoy - including that awesome action combat! The game is absolutely gorgeous and enthralling once you get past the starting area, you won't be able to stop yourself from getting sucked into the phenomenon of Tera Rising. You can play Tera Rising for free on Steam or download it from the Tera Rising website.

Warframe

Cost: Free

Let's take a moment and think about... Space ninjas. Yes, space ninjas. Does that sound like a good game to you? Well that's what a lot of people thought when Warframe was first introduced but Digital Extremes has definitely impressed a lot of people with it upon release. Warframe is a 3rd-person, twitch shooter game with a primary focus on PvE. A lot of players began complaining about the focus on just PvE and lack of PvP and Digital Extremes has heard their cry (it's about time a developer has). Warframe now features guild housing, dueling, dozens of warframes to choose from and a promise of larger PvP content for players to enjoy coming into 2014. Warframe is a fresh take on the action, shooter genre for MMOs and has become one of the most successful titles to date. On top of this, it was released on the PS4. It's only uphill from here for this title. You can play Warframe for free on Steam or download it on the Warframe website.

Dota 2

Cost: Free

If there's anything Valve is good at, besides everything, it's picking up developers that know their stuff. Does anyone remember Counter-Strike or Team Fortress 2? Valve has done it again with the Dota team and has finally, after a long beta, launched the LoL killer... Well not exactly.

For those who are new to the genre of MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena), the guys who made the original Defense of the Ancients mod for Warcraft 3 invented the MOBA. The guys over at Riot Games reimagined the MOBA with League of Legends and took it to the next level turning eSports into a real (literally registered worldwide) sport. Well, Valve picked up the Dota team and gave them the opportunity to rebuild their dream on Valve's famous Source engine and they have delivered big time. Being a big fan of the MOBA genre, I was more than pleased to see what they've accomplished.

Dota 2 features everything great about the MOBA with the familiar 3-lane arena, tons of champions to choose from, a huge item shop to build your champion from and a pony to bring them to you! Yeah, a pony, so what? Unlike League of Legends, Dota 2 features a little pegasus that will bring you items you buy while you battle it out in your lane which takes away the head ache of running back to your base to buy new gear every time you make some gold. The game is beautiful as well showing off everything great with the Source engine. Dota 2 also has a huge focus on eSports with live tournaments available to watch in-house as well as live games and a very fluid spectating system where you can listen to broadcasters talk and watch the players from their screen with hardly any lag - it's a pretty impressive system. If you're a fan of the MOBA, you have to check out Dota. You can play Dota 2 for free on Steam.

Eldevin

Cost: $8 Per month

If you've ever been a fan of Runescape, Ultima Online, Everquest or Dark Ages of Camelot, you might just find something special in Eldevin. At the end of 2013, Hunted Cow Studios launched its pay-to-play browser game Eldevin which caught a lot of interest in fans of the fantasy genre. Taking the old style of the point-and-click RPG style in an MMO universe similar to UO and Runescape, Eldevin has a lot of charm for what it is. The graphics may seem aged to a lot of people but the idea that it plays in your browser so smoothly with the way it looks and how big it is is very impressive. Taking the sandbox style of classless character customization and refreshing spin to crafting and a very interesting world to explore. On top of that, story-driven dungeons as well as raid dungeons for guilds to explore.

Taking a lot of ideas from the greats, Eldevin is a gem in a bleak year of MMOs. If you have $8 to spend a month and a love for fantasy, Eldevin might just be the game for you. You can check out Eldevin on the Eldevin website.

And That's a Wrap!

It's been an interesting, though pretty boring year, for MMOs. There's been some really great titles to come out suiting almost anyone's need but I think we've just been really spoiled over the past few years with MMOs. The bright side is that the system to the MMO is changing and it's about time. With games coming up like WildStar, Elder Scrolls Online, Everquest Next and Tom Clancy's The Division, 2014 will turn all that boredom and frustration away. So, if you can't find a home on this list, be patient for what's to come this year because it's going to be one hell of a ride!

Did I Forget to Mention Something?

There have been a lot of titles overlooked throughout 2013 for a lot of different reasons, whether it be marketing or maybe they just weren't up to par. The focus of this list was to mention the best titles of 2013 and maybe you found something better! Please let us know in the comment section.

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Warframe - Coming to Xbox One? https://www.gameskinny.com/03ppw/warframe-coming-to-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/03ppw/warframe-coming-to-xbox-one Wed, 01 Jan 2014 14:56:53 -0500 Marco.Bishop

Well, it is not confirmed, but the rumor mill is already spinning. Warframe showed up on European rating agency’s board. The game been rated PEGI 18 for its graphic violence on the Xbox One. As of now, nothing has popped up on the ESRB about Warframe on the Xbox One.

It is no surprise that Xbox One players want to get in on the space ninja action that is Warframe.

Though originally released as a standalone download on PC, it quickly moved up to Steam and found a home on the PS4 at launch. With DC Universe Online, and Blacklight Retribution as neighbors in the free-to-play section. Also with games like Deep Down in development, the PS4 is certainly catching a lot of eyes with the free-to-play gamers. 

Microsoft Easing Up?

Digital Extreme, the developers of Warframe, had wanted to port the game over to Xbox One. The apprehension came from Digital Extreme, wanting to wait until Microsoft eased up on indie developers of free-to-play games. It looks like Microsoft is opening up to the idea. 

Warframe showing up on the European rating agency’s board comes shortly after something Microsoft's vice president Phil Spencer voiced. He said he wants Microsoft embrace more indie free-to-play titles. This is certainly cause for hope, for Xbox One gamers who are wanting more free-to-play titles. 

This is no surprise, with a good deal of titles moving to free-to-play--creating a gap in titles. availability due to cost might be a large factor in what many gamers think of when considering a new console. With the console wars heating up, Microsoft will certainly want to appeal to as large of a crowd as possible. 

A Game of Catchup

Though compared to the amount of titles PC gamer can find in their arsenal, it may seem like the consoles are trying to simply play catchup now. Though gamers who haven't picked up their next-gen console, are still stacking up the PS4 and the Xbox One. Free to play games, such as Deep Down that looks promising, have some gamers leaning towards the PS4. Though it is now a game of catchup, it is no doubt a step in the right direction. 

What do you think, is the game of catchup a large factor in what gamers consider when looking into new consoles? 

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Knack and Warframe Unlocked for Pre-order https://www.gameskinny.com/ct2fa/knack-and-warframe-unlocked-for-pre-order https://www.gameskinny.com/ct2fa/knack-and-warframe-unlocked-for-pre-order Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:30:21 -0400 Corey Kirk

Sony has opened up digital pre-orders for a couple of launch titles on the PlayStation Network and the Sony Entertainment Network store. The two games that can now be pre-ordered are Knack and Warframe. Here is the official announcement on Sony’s Twitter page:

I really wish we could digitally pre-order games faster. In a time when console makers will have competition (maybe not big competition for PS4, but competition nonetheless) Sony needs to make its move on digital content. Now I know that they are focusing more on disk-based distribution. However, if the Xbox One and PC can both deliver better experiences with digital pre-orders, Sony may be left behind later down the road. If Sony could find a way to make digital pre-orders even easier and faster, the gaming world might become an even better place.

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