Author Topic: Warframe just got its biggest ever update, Fortuna, and it's still 100% free!  (Read 245 times)

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Offline Huw the Poo

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This is the first of two huge updates revealed during 2018 Tennocon.  Fortuna is Warframe's second open world area and is said to be much bigger than the first (Plains of the Eidolon).  I won't write a wall of text just now, but rest assured that Fortuna brings with it a whole host of new features and will definitely keep we players happy for quite some time!

Here is a demonstration of both Fortuna and Railjack (the second announced expansion, expected 2019) from this year's Tennocon:



Veterans should come back and see what's on offer!  Those of you who haven't played: look, I will wax lyrical about Warframe for ever.  It's the best free to play game I've ever played, and then some.  Everyone bounces off it the first time because it's just so different, and there are so many complex systems.  But it's free - you have nothing to lose but your time.  Give it a proper try - team up with people, ask in chat for someone to show you the ropes, whatever it takes.  Give it some time to show you why it's never out of the Steam top 10 and why everyone who plays it regularly will tell you that it's better than any AAA game.

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And you complained that my posts had that 2012 time stamp :P

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I know!  What the hell is going on with this forum?!

Offline Huw the Poo

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I'm too tired to write much right now, but I've just finished my third consecutive evening exploring the Fortuna update and I'm happy to report that it's stunning!  There's a ridiculous amount of content in this update, from crafting custom sidearms to building your own robot companions, to hoverboards, to the sheer size of the new map.  It's an embarrassment of riches.  I will write about some highlights tomorrow if I remember.

It's no surprise that the game has just set its all time concurrent players record.  It's also interesting to note that while most games see a surge in numbers after an update followed by a huge drop, Warframe's numbers just keep on rising steadily.  There's a reason for that. ;)

Ninja edit: Warframe is currently Steam's fifth most-played game.

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I launched it. Massive update. Played a bit. Reminded me why I stopped. Itís just mindless run and gun. Stages are too easy. whatever you do, you still win. I guess thatís why many find it fun (including me). Crafting is too complex and whatís the point? I can finish the levels without them. No? Some people make crafting the goal and fighting the levels are just the means to do better crafting. But thatís not really how I look at games.
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Offline Huw the Poo

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No offense mate but you didn't get it, at all.  Sentences like "Stages are too easy. whatever you do, you still win" and "Crafting is too complex and whatís the point? I can finish the levels without them" betray the fact that you didn't play much at all.  Those statements are only true in the very very early game.

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No offense mate but you didn't get it, at all.  Sentences like "Stages are too easy. whatever you do, you still win" and "Crafting is too complex and whatís the point? I can finish the levels without them" betray the fact that you didn't play much at all.  Those statements are only true in the very very early game.

Yup. Just 20 hours and finished only three worlds. It's still in my Steam favourites so let's see how it goes.

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Hmmm, yeah if you're still on the third world after 20 hours then you're progressing very slowly.  I've said it numerous times before and I'll say it again - for some reason almost everyone bounces off Warframe the first time they play it.  I was no different.  But suddenly everything just clicks and you realise how much there is to do and how fantastic it all is.

Believe me when I say the starting equipment is absolutely not enough to play through the whole game.  In the beginning it's a lot like Diablo - you can cut through the waves of enemies like a hot knife through butter, but the difficulty curve is very gentle.  Eventually you start dying every now and again, then you die a lot.  It's at that point that you start putting a lot of thought into how you mod your weapons and your general strategy.  I promise you, it isn't all just run and gun!