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Free online co-op third person shooter where the player referred to as Tenno goes around planets battling different factions in the game, bosses, completing missions (and find out bits and pieces more about what Tenno are and what is their purpose through various quests or event)and following the bidding of Lotus and other characters that help the Tenno on their venture. Developed by Digital Extremes (and released as late alpha/beta in 2013) for multiple platforms (PC, PS4, XBOX One)
Strategy: Venture through the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Lua, Mars , Phobos,Ceres, Jupiter,Europa, Saturn,Uranus, Neptune, Pluto,Sedna, Eris and the Void. Completing multiple mission in every planet (that are different type of mission with every mission like: capturing a VIP target, capture the towers, spy missions, defence, mobile defence, sabotage, hijack, excavation,extermination,rescue,survive) .
(Star Chart in 2013)
(Star Chart 2015 – Early 2016)
(Current Star Chart layout 2016)
Collect useful resource drops from specific enemies and blueprints from bosses or event bosses, junction missions, through out the multiple planets that are crucial in order to build new warframes, weapons, companions, miscellaneous items to help out in missions and collect mods that amplify attributes that are described increasing the powers of either the Tenno or their gear.
(Mods ranked:gold, silver, bronze. Used to make specific build for a certain warframes power to be used in is full potential. Each unique mod has different attributes they raise in percentage or lowers it depending on what the player is building.)
(Resources commons and rares and etc. used for crafting warframes , warfarame primes, weapons , keys and other miscellaneous items in the game)
Also there is an option for players to scan any enemies ,bosses and another creatures or items they face after a required amount of scans players can learn about them , their weaknesses and possibly lore on the enemies, bosses or even warframes.
(Mods shown in the old UI used from approximately 2013.)
(Warframes original frames released first while Prime versions are created and released with every Prime access as they started from the oldest frame and continuing in old frames order)
Each Prime or non Prime Frames have codex entries for people who are interested in each Warframes stories or fragments of their stories that people later on speculate and create theories on the possibilities. Each warframe have their own lore that people then possibly make videos about in trying to explain them while using the codex entries or from the information given through the mission (if the warframes are of newer releases)
(Some of the Prime Frames of the previously shown frames which also have primed versions of certain primary/secondary/melee weapons with a new prime frame.)
Information: The game starts as the Tenno hears the Lotus talk about one of the main villains of the game Captain Vor , giving some backstory to him and the Grinner faction,
later on the Tenno has to choose from 3 starter frames to play:
(By lore considered one of the first frames)
“This is Excalibur, a master of gun and blade.
No matter your style, Tenno, the Excalibur Warframe is a formidable choice.”
“This is Mag, a force to be reckoned with.
Mag is a team player, Tenno, and a worthy addition to any squad.”
“This is Volt, a versatile warrior.
Volt’s arsenal is powerful and electrifying. Handle with care, Tenno.”
and escape from Vors grasp as warframe has been cryogenically been sleeping for a long time. Starter weapons are provided along the way for the player to choose from and use as them to defeat the Grineer , the players learn how to use the weapons,basic movement and keys (later after the into mission the player can learn about the advanced parkour system that has been implemented since early 2015),learn the powers that the selected warfare wields ,learn of the resource boxes and caches and their worth
and listen to Lotus’ explanations while the player is going through the introduction to their upcoming adventure,
later on start being called The Operator by the Tenno ship AI companion Ordis
(While Lotus still refers to the player as Tenno)
Payoff:Accumulating as much gear(primary, secondary and melee weapons) /mods/warframes/companions as the player wishes and thinks are useful for them.As the game is always changing and being updated by the developers there is no actual end game to achieve.In my opinion my end game would be close to one-shotting level 100 enemies with ease and being the highest mastery rank as I can be.
(Old UI of the Tenno Arsenal)
(Current Arsenal version UI)
(First Warframe companions -Sentinels)
(Second companions Dogs – Kubrows)
(Third companions Cats-Kavats)