Anyone else tried Gauss yet? He can be surprisingly narly and durable for a speed frame. And that sprint speed is no joke either.
The main reason why I want to complete The New Strange quest line is to gain access to the Onslaught Sanctuary to grind ranks more easily. Besides that thank you for the advice on what frames to use and warnings on what mods will become less useful later on.Also, forewarning @ZeroVoidTime : Do the weekly Ayatan runs whenever possible, and try to have at least three Ayatans always unfilled in your inventory. Sometimes "Fill three Ayatans" is a Nightwave objective, and it's infinitely easier to have them already on-hand than trying to hunt them in missions. Also Ayatan runs are a quick access point to the Void, and Void missions drop mods from containers (with missions base level 20+ having a chance of dropping the extremely important Multishot and Efficiency mods). Also as a forewarning, there will eventually come a point wherein Redirection and Vitality only help so much with your endurance: Eventually you're going to want a frame that can make itself invisible (such as aforementioned Ivara, Loki, or Ash), make itself either invulnerable or effectively so (Rhino, Nezha, and Valkyr all immediately spring to mind), or has some way to deflect incoming fire (Frost, Volt, and Zephyr all say hello here). This is because you will see shit like bleed procs doing 100+ damage a tick, Nightmare enemies doing almost as much damage per bullet on an automatic hit-scan weapon, or so-on.
Kudos for being a Founder. I've played long enough that I probably should have made that investment, but c'est la vie.I feel like I should have spoken in this thread a long time ago, as despite being on hiatus from this game for a long time, I'd been playing it long enough to have an Excalibur Prime (got it like the second-to-last day it was available).
Nightwave tends to be quite nice with tapping off on various resources and whatnot. A little less forgiving than the old Alert system for new players (since there's less taxi-ing available from higher level players), but once somebody's achieved around 7-8 MR it quickly switches to being at least as good (at least, it has with the tweaks made since Nightwave 1.0).It's eerie how they seem to have JUST the ideal Nightwave when I need it as of late. Ran out of credits updating some of my weaker mods? Nightwave reliant on the Index (for which I must confess I got a credit booster and milked it to get about 25 million - should hold me over for a little bit). Whining about Apothics and several key aura mods I still never got? Nightwave involving the Silver Grove (and I thought to get the Botanist mod yesterday too).
If it's any consolation: I started in February 2013 and I only just hit MR18 something like Friday or Saturday.I REALLY need to get caught up on Plains of Eidolon and Orb Vallis. I still don't have all the amp/Zaw/Kitgun parts mastered (and I have a LOT of things mastered - I was rank 23 when I stopped and just catching up on my existing gear leveling backlog, aside from Archwings and their weapons, got me just into rank 25).
Very soon, yes. My understanding is it's intended to be out in the next mainline.....oh yes, I also got my first Kuva weapon recently. Those weapons.... come from one of the more tedious parts of the game - having to grind high-level Grineer missions in some bad nodes and then use a special kind of relic to get the necessary keywords to finish off a special boss. I went with a Toxin-based Brakk and my second weapons going to be a Heat-based Bramma.
....I hear they're going to put in a Corpus variant of that soon?
They know their audience well. All they need now is swim trunk / bikini cosmetics and DE will be rolling in more money than they can shake a stick at.Oh, and Dog Days of Summer is one of the more hilarious tactical alerts.
If you're on PC I can probably at least toss some parts for most of those your way. Either duplicates I held onto because "But what if I need it / want to sell for Plat later?" or things I should have built and grinded out earlier but didn't have the patience for.Decided to do a separate post for this, as I'm unpacking quite an analysis of my inventory.
So I sat down and re-evaluated my inventory to find out what Prime items I missed.
And let's just say... hoo boy did I miss a LOT of Prime weapons. To wit:
For Frames I apparently missed Equinox, Hydroid, Limbo, and Mesa. I also missed Valkyr, but that apparently got added to Railjack.
Weapons? I missed... Akbolto, Akjagara, Akstiletto, Ballistica, Destreza, Euphona, Fragor, Kogake, Nami Skyla, Pyrana, Redeemer, Silva & Aegis, Spira, Stradavar, Sybaris, and Tipedo. (Also missing Cernos but that's part of Railjack too. I have the rest of the Prime Railjack stuff.)
I also missed out on Helios Prime.
16 weapons, 4 frames, and a sentinel that I will need to try my remaining relics on and trade if I can't pull it off. Plus a pair of things I need the newest game mode to get.
That should also give you an idea just how many Prime items I picked up over the years. Because these are only the ones that aren't on the current rotation. Meaning if it's not on the rotation and not listed here, I have it or have mastered it at some point. I think I have two-thirds of the total Primes the game has to offer.
Knowing all this makes the Ducat situation easier, though, as I can clutch anything of these weapons that I get. I think I'm gonna make my quota in time for TennoCon with this in mind. My chances of making the original 26,795 Ducat target are still extremely slim though.
I appreciate the offer, but I plan to try my luck with some of my own leftover relics first. I know there's three weapons where I will have to trade to get the last missing piece, we'll see if there's others. Besides, this weekend's kind of a rough one for me - my next big trade break is going to be when Baro comes back next week (it'd almost be a crime for him not to have fireworks in the next rotation, given his timing).If you're on PC I can probably at least toss some parts for most of those your way. Either duplicates I held onto because "But what if I need it / want to sell for Plat later?" or things I should have built and grinded out earlier but didn't have the patience for.
Also, keep in mind that some weapons / Warframes might be better to sell for Platinum (instead of for Ducats) since they'll buy more Ducat Fodder than they will give Ducats themselves.
Lastly, a heads up to everyone in general: Reminder that Dog Days ends in about 12-ish hours (actually closer to 15 or 16 I think, unless I'm misremembering end time / date). So if you want any of the stuff on sale, now's the time to grind for it.
See, NOW we're getting into things where Helminth might actually interest me. Still a low priority but something to pounce on if it comes up.2) A new Helminth Upgrade (that needs to be bought and purchased like the current one) that basically takes one Warframe at random each week, picks a pair of things to boost, and tells you to have fun. Think the random Arbitration boost, only it lasts for the whole of the week.
You mean the Zenith ones that come up whenever a Sortie goes into those areas? I've got quite a few. The only one of those I don't have is the BASIC version ironically enough.As a note, the Void requirement is specifically the highest level key IIRC. Meaning you will want to farm places like Pluto Capture for a token or five in preparation.
AKBOLTO: Blueprint, Barrel,
Receiver, Receiver, Link
AKJAGARA: Barrel, Barrel, Receiver, Link
AKSTILETTO: BP, Receiver, Receiver
BALLISTICA: String, Receiver
CERNOS: BP, Lower Limb
EQUINOX: BP, Neuroptics, Systems
FRAGOR: BP, Head, Handle
HYDROID: BP, Chassis
KOGAKE: Boot, Boot, Gauntlet, Gauntlet
LIMBO: Neuroptics, Chassis
MESA: Neuroptics, Systems
NAMI SKYLA: Blade, Blade
PYRANA: BP, Barrel, Receiver
REDEEMER: Blade, Handle
SPIRA: Pouch, Blade, Blade
TIPEDO: BP, Handle, Ornament
VALKYR: Chassis, Systems
Looking at the official announcement you linked earlier, it seems they've expanded it from the one they initially put out: Now it's two effects (the examples seem to suggest "One for the Warframe, one for their kit"), and three Warframes instead of one. Which makes sense, since with this it's almost impossible for the combination to not offer something to somebody (compared to, for example, a +Strength Nekros which would basically be "Great! This sucks!"), as well as cycles through the Warframes a bit faster (46 Warframes with a 47th coming out: If it was just 1/wk, even if they ensured there were no repeats it'd take the better part of a year for every Warframe to have its one week to shine).See, NOW we're getting into things where Helminth might actually interest me. Still a low priority but something to pounce on if it comes up.
As far as I'm aware they want the Zenith, and yeah: Basic can be a pain to find. Particularly since most older players don't really run Corpus missions at that level range anymore.You mean the Zenith ones that come up whenever a Sortie goes into those areas? I've got quite a few. The only one of those I don't have is the BASIC version ironically enough.
It's going to be very hard for me to answer that kind of question in one post, to be blunt.I've never played Warframe. What's the appeal of it anyways? I'm rather curious.