Heck yeah I play warframe, M_o! Always glad to see someone new discover this game.
I don’t have too many additional pieces of new player advice…but here’s a couple things.
-You may notice some weapons are “Mastery locked”. Your mastery level is kind of like an overall player level. If you go to your profile, it’ll say at the very top the number of points you need to get to the next mastery rank. You get points by leveling up weapons and warframes. I believe it’s 100 points per level (so 3000 points for taking a weapon from lvl 0 to lvl 30) and, I believe the point values are doubled for leveling up warframes. Once you have the required # of mastery points, press the Options button, hover over your name, and you’ll see an option for taking the mastery rank test. You can take the test every 24 hours if you fail.
-Kinda adding onto something miscu said, in this you have limited warframe and weapon space (slots). I don’t remember how many slots players start out with, but you can get 2 more weapon slots for 12 platinum, and 1 more warframe slot for 20 platinum. If you try to make a new weapon/warframe but don’t have enough slots, you’ll either have to sell one of your weapons/warframes or buy more slots.
-As simple as it sounds, I recommend new players learn the format of mission types. Interception, defense, and especially survival missions can be a little tricky for players to understand what’s happening.
-Warframes are unique and have their own advantages, disadvantages, missions they excel at, missions that don’t showcase their full potential, etc. I wouldn’t say any particular warframe is “better” than another, so pick one you like that fits your play style, and from there, you can learn how to effectively use them.
Quick example: Trinity my favorite warframe is very good for team support. Two of her abilities can be used to heal herself and teammates, and one of her abilities can provide energy to herself and teammates. Very useful for defense and survival missions that could go on indefinitely and that get more difficult over time. Not super useful for an exterminate or capture mission (but still perfectly capable). Additionally, Frost another warframe I like to use, has 3 offensive abilities, but I mainly use him for his single defensive ability Snow Globe. This creates a large globe that bullets can’t penetrate, so as you can imagine, I make use of this on defense missions where we’re all protecting a single object from enemy fire.
Hopefully I didn’t overwhelm y’all with too much info (I can do that sometimes lol), but like M_o said, alot of this stuff you don’t have to worry about out of the gate. I definitely have more tips and advice and love helping others, so feel free to reach out if you wanna play or have a question!