I’ve played a lot of Destiny and Warframe, and I don’t think Warframe ever held a candle to Destiny for me, even when I was kinda done with Destiny at the time.
As mentioned, the gunplay feels way better in Destiny (for my tastes at least.)
Also, depending on when you’re talking about Warframe wise, movement has felt anywhere from clumsy to amazing, but always a weird focal point for a shooter. I’ve never been into parkour movement in games. Stuff like Mirror’s edge, where that’s the game, it’s cool, but as an addition to an RPG or shooter, it’s felt like a weird distraction that ranges from ruining level design, to frustrating hitboxes in PvP, to required extra controls for competent play, to kinda cool extra fun.
Early days, Warframe had minor issues with the free running stuff, where map details could cause hiccups, but it’s been pretty well smoothed out now. It feels good and fluid, but particularly in groups with more veteran players, I feel like I’m spending the whole time trying to play catch-up. Not shooting, not using abilities, just running, skipping. Which is… nothing like Destiny. Destiny has a lot of sprinting/jumping/etc. but there’s always combat. Everything is sectioned off, and everyone gets plenty of chances to play the shooter. (I’m sure this would improve if I got better, but it’s a strong reason I haven’t taken the time to do so.) I’d run into content I couldn’t solo, try to find a group, and been drowned in the feeling that I was contributing nothing, useless, and just stopped.
This thread is weirdly binary to me. First, I disagree with the premise. They’re two very different games. The addition of a differently styled hub doesn’t change Warframe, and it wouldn’t change Destiny. Standing in your ship alone, or your guild hall, or the Tower, or Iron Peak… It’s a hub. You don’t meet people there to do things?
I’m going to play Destiny 2, and I really enjoyed Destiny. I’ve played Warframe, and… the biggest difference between the games for me has always been a question of what I’m grinding and why.
Destiny was about the power crawl. Get to light cap. Run the hardest thing you can, and, even if marginally, increase the light levels of your gear, cap XP of items or specs (or whatever they’re called? Specializations?) to get more power.
Warframe didn’t have that. That was ALWAYS my largest sticking point. Beyond just the shooting/running balance, and feeling like I wasn’t helping, it was the sense that I didn’t know what I should be working on that distanced me from Warframe. Okay, so I can cap my frame at 30. What do I do now? Start again? Start over? If you have warframe slots for it. Otherwise, sell the frame and start over, for… achievements? I guess? I felt like the grind was self-defeated, and repetitive. After capping… I think three frames? I was done. Did not, and could not care anymore. The grind was to restart the grind.
Secondly, in that binary about this thread - This thread has suggested that in my time away, and with perhaps the right guides, I could learn what I’m meant to be doing/grinding/working towards. So thanks everybody! (Although, I have to admit the beginners guide opening with telling me I’ll one-shot everything in the game isn’t exactly promising.)