PS4Frame AKA Warframe on the Playstation 4 (+ PC)


#281

A lil bump to this thread because I just learned about this game, saw some footage of it running on the Switch, and am excited to check it out this week. I have been casually scrolling through this thread to get acquainted with the game and system but any pointers or general info folks want to throw out would be greatly appreciated.

Are other folks going to be playing it on the Switch? Anyone want to try and get a group together?


#282

Platinum is the premium currency in the game and you only get one free chunk of it at the start. You should spend it on inventory slots for weapons or warframes. Once you get to Mars you’ll unlock a new feature called Void Relics and Void Fissure missions. The Prime rewards inside the relics can be traded to other players for platinum if you don’t want to buy your own.

Also, if you want, you could start a PC account then have a one-time copy of your account transferred to the Switch version when it’s released. Details on this process are in this forum thread right here.

Edit: Thought of something I wish I knew at the start: If you want to buy super cheap weapons (in both price and quality) go to the Market and type MK1 in the search box. They’re not that great but every rank (level) you earn on equipment up to rank 30 gives Mastery Points which raises your Mastery Rank, your account level. The higher your MR the more equipment, quests, and areas you have access to.


#283

Cool, thank you. Horde platinum with the exception of maxing out my inventory slots, MK1 for cheap weapons, and maybe make a PC account before the game releases. I think I can manage that.

One thing I meant to ask: is this a game one can “solo” or is this really meant to be a multiplayer experience? Playing with folks would be cool and something I would like to do but the reality of my situation is that I typically play most games alone.


#284

You can do both! And the matchmaking is very good so it’s easy to play with but otherwise not interact with randos


#285

Early game stuff can be played solo very easily.

Though on a related note, a quick point about Void Relics and the Void Fissure missions. In a nutshell, the relics are loot crates that you open by running special missions. But the real nice thing is that when you do one with a group, instead of just getting whatever was in your relic, the whole team sees what everyone got and everyone picks the one reward they want. So if a 4-player group gets 3 common rewards and 1 rare, everyone can get the rare reward if they want.

Because of that, playing void fissure missions should always be done in a group.


#286

Its been a while since I was starting, they changed the star chart and a bunch more changes happened but one of the main things you should be aware of is how to use and level up mods (fusing them with endo) - your weapons and warframes will reach the highest level (20) fairly quickly, so you will need to see what types of builds you like to use and if you want to upgrade some mods a lot or a bunch of mods a bit. Upgrading mods is the real “progression” early on because you will feel much more powerful with near-maxed damage mods for example.

The one general bit of advice I would give you is to set yourself quick and medium-term achievable goals in the game. There is a lot of farming and a lot of resources, and it can be very overwhelming. You can focus on opening up all the planets or on getting to a particular warframe (Rhino and Valkyr are really good early on for example) or weapon (you can buy weapon blueprints for credits which you will get a lot of through normal play, but then various weapons will require specific resources that you will have to farm, so pick those that are within reach), with clear goals the grind will be much easier.

Warframe Wiki, where you can get all the drop locations and basic explanations of systems, and youtube are your friends. Keep in mind also that you want to find the most recent videos because there have been so many changes in the game that a year old video can be utterly irrelevant. If you hear Fusion Cores or Void Keys then you’re digging too deep :slight_smile: My favourite warframe youtubers are Tactical Potato, Mogamu and Rob from A Gay Guy Plays but there are A LOT of them so just find the ones whose jib cuts you like :wink:


Share your games writing/criticism!
#287

piggybacking for the general advice,

if you care allot about story content stay away from devstreams and primetimes and such because they talk about endgame mechanical spoilers all the time, this game has one of the coolest story and mechanics based reveals in games right now that’s super worth discovering for yourself. just focus on working your way through the star chart and quest content and enjoy the twist, its unlikely to get spoiled for you in game as the community is fairly good about that, enjoy the big reveal in “the second dream” quest.

2 super solid warframe recommendations for new players is Rhino and Oberon both can be built relatively cheaply and quickly and will carry you to the end of the starchart no worries same with the hek shotgun and grakata machinegun.

when it comes to picking your first warframe at the beginning Excalibur is the most well rounded and the best choice imo.

if you do go into a mission with other players don’t be surprised or get too dismayed if high level dudes literally fly through the level at 10 million mph either killing everything or completely ignoring everything but the main obj. you’ll pick up the muscle memory for the movement and tile familiarity and be going as fast as them in no time, its worth gathering resources and taking your time at low rank to build up your stockpiles. and killing enemies for the xp.

try to always have a some equipment building so you can keep rising your profile rank and your not stuck not leveling something.

good luck tenno. see you around the origin system.


#288

Oh another small tip about weapons which is kinda a noob-trap. You get blueprints from the marketplace (for the majority of weapons). If you go from the equip screen it will offer you the weapon for Platinum (which you don’t want), and if you search for the weapon in the marketplace it will bring up the buy option. But you’ll see an option on the bottom right of the screen (R1 on PS4?) to buy the blueprint instead which is what you want.

Regarding the Solo/non-solo question- I find Warframe to have the least annoying implementation of MM I’ve used. I think it’s helped massively by being (basically) PvE only and generally having short missions, so you never really get too annoyed with others. There is no need for communication, even at the higher levels, and most people are super friendly to new players

Also, there are daily log-in bonuses. Don’t know how they’ll work on Switch, but assuming they are like console it’ll be 25/50/75% off a single in game platinum purchase. This is the only time it’s worth buying things (colour palettes are nice for the 25/50% off ones) and the 75% one is a great time to buy a Warframe since it will cost ~50 plat, and will come with a Reactor (15 plat) and a free Warframe slot (20 plat). So the frame itself is pretty cheap.

The four frames people recommend to buy (in the order I would get them are Nidus/Mesa (I prefer Mesa but she requires a lot to get the most out of her), Harrow, Octavia.


#289

Frost and Rhino are great frames you can farm relatively early


#290

Very excited for the Switch release, I’ve wanted to play the game since I first saw it, but never had a computer strong enough to run it or a PS4


#291

If anyone ever find themselves literally stuck in a object, behind a wall or anywhere you shouldn’t be. Type “/unstuck” in chat and you should be moved to a safe location to move around. It works on consoles too.


#292

Couple of starting tips:

  • I 100% echo the Blueprint advice. When it comes to weapons, I too highly suggest buying the blueprint from the Market and using resources to build it.

  • It sounds pretty simplistic, but I’d advise getting a grasp on the different mission types. Even though some missions can seem pretty complicated when you first start, you can grasp their mechanics after playing only a couple times. Still, there are ways players can mess up missions or make things unnecessarily harder for everyone involved. I cut people some slack when they’re pretty new to the game, but I still say when in doubt, you can always ask for help/clarification!

  • For every weapon and warframe you get your hands on early to mid game, I’d recommend leveling it up to the max level (Level 30), even if you don’t plan on using it anymore. Reason being is that in Warframe, your account has an overall “Mastery Rank” that limits which weapons you can use. To increase your Mastery Rank, you simply need to accrue mastery points which you automatically get from leveling up weapons and warframes. After getting enough points, you then take a “mastery rank test” which is just a little challenge mission that showcases some random mechanic of the game. You can always check how many more points you need to get to the next Mastery Rank by looking at your profile info.

  • This was kind of mentioned above, but I’ll echo the sentiment: Heads up, Warframe can be a very overwhelming game with tons of mechanics and things to do (even at the start of the game), and the game doesn’t always do the greatest job of telling you what you should/could be doing, or even how to do it. Focusing on whatever small goal you want is a great way to approach the game, and you’ll naturally pick up an understanding of lots of other stuff just through playing.


#293

is the waypoint warframe group still a thing? thinking about trying it again


#294

PC clan is live and kicking. PS4 is idling waiting for the Fortuna update.


#295

[obligatory wow I can’t believe how good this game is on the Switch] post

Joking aside, with only an hour under my belt or so this game has been a lot of very nice mindless fun. I am garbage at shooters but the way you move and how floaty everything feels is making up for it in this case. I haven’t made it to a point where any of the advice offered in this thread has been immediately relevant but looking forward to chugging along.


#296

Played a little bit of the switch version last night; yeah the visuals are a little blurry, yeah the framerate might be a little choppy, yeah the aiming might not feel perfect, but it’s so, so impressive to see this game running on this little handheld console.

I’m still going to stick with the PS4 version (I really wish there was cross-progression) but it’s super cool that this game is on this platform.


#297

How exactly would one go about joining the PC clan?


#298

Just let me know your in game name on PC and I’ll shoot you an invite!


#299

If you are shooting things you’re doing it wrong … Not super serious, but one of the great things about the game IMO is how powerful a lot of the abilities are to the point where many frames just hardly ever need to shoot traditionally :+1:


#300

Also melee, with the right set up (which admittedly will take you a while to get) you can run around melee only in end game with no problem. Early on you can do that as well honestly as the enemies aren’t that powerful.