How Did Warframe, a Free MMO, Become My Favorite Game? | Good Cheap Games
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How Did Warframe, a Free MMO, Become My Favorite Game? | Good Cheap Games

August 22, 2019

Full disclosure, I am not a fan of MMOs, third
person shooters, over the top grindfests, or space operas. And yet Warframe, an MMO third person shooter
over the top grindfest space opera, is my new favorite game. How the hell did I get into it?
*unfitting classical music plays* WARNING WARNING
This is not a beginner’s guide to Warframe. If you’re looking for a beginner’s guide,
I’ve linked to one in the description below on how to get good quickly. This is a video instead for those people who
have been interested in Warframe and considered playing it, but like me, thought it sounded
a whole lot like a throwaway line on a bad sitcom. Dagnabbit, Jimmy won’t stop playing Warframe
on his Nintendobox. Bajenga. *COPIOUS LAUGHTER* So how did I, in the course of two weeks, go from:
I guess I gotta play Warframe. To:
I gotta get home so I can pet my space dog! You should really check this game out. And if you’re as hesitant as I was, here are
five things that will help you get into Warframe. Number one: Think of it as a farming game. And I don’t mean like Stardew Valley farming,
I mean… Actually I do mean like Stardew Valley. In both Stardew Valley and Warframe I was:
-Thrown into a complex game with lots of mechanics that I didn’t necessarily understand at first. -Given a ton of resources that I misused for
the first few hours of the game. -Was left to my own devices to grind through
early days just getting my bearings. -And eventually turned into a terrible killing
machine. Beyond the fighting and mission grind, Warframe
is really a game about collecting resources so you can build better weapons and warframes. If you collect too many resources or mods,
you can sell those off so you can make your farm better. Your frame better. Whatever I’m talking about. It’s a bit of a stretch of a comparison, but
it was the first thing that made me really click with Warframe, so if you’re like me,
think of it as Stardew Valley but in space and with guns. Star-PEW Valley! That’s it ladies and gentlemen, I’m quitting
public life, see ya never! Number two: Stick to the main missions. In Warframe, it’s really easy to get caught
up playing a variety of missions and exploring the map. This game doesn’t have the best tutorial and
it doesn’t explain its mechanics very well, but if you’re playing through the main missions,
it kind of gives you guidelines, so that way if you’re making mistakes, you’re at least
making mistakes in the right direction. And also, one of the main missions has you
building a space dog. This is my space dog. Her name is Charlize. She’s very big, and she looks like a bat. I love her. Number three: Bullet jump a lot. This game looks pretty hectic, and every time
I watched videos of high level Warframe play, my first thought was: What? But for such a hectic looking game, it feels
so smooth. One part in particular feels very good and
that’s the bullet jump. It’s when you crouch and then jump. In those two movements, when you link them
together, it eventually looks like this. You move so quickly, and yet it never feels
like you’re losing control. In the early game, when I was getting paired
with people who were way stronger than I was, I got really good at bullet jumping, because
they’d be tearing through the enemies, and I was just trying to keep up. So in the early levels, when you feel like
you can’t help out much with the fighting, at least the bullet jumping will keep you
occupied. Number four: Get into it with other people
who are also getting into it. I realize this is way easier said than done. I’ve been playing this game for nearly 30
hours, and I still feel like a beginner, and that can be a pretty hard sell to someone,
especially if they don’t think they can make that big of a commitment. PAUSE. Pause for just one moment, because I just
said that I had been playing for 30 hours and I still feel like a beginner. I also have not spent a dollar on this game. *silent amazement* Anyway unpause. But if you’re goofing around with friends
who also have no idea what’s going on and all of you have wiki pages opened and forum
posts, it kind of gives you a fun sense of camaraderie as you’re trying to find nano
spores on whatever planet they’re on. Learning together is the best experience in
a video game, and if you can’t find friends to play with you, maybe instead:
Number five: Join a clan. There are tons of good clans, and joining
one will give you access to blueprints for weapons and a great community of people. So far everyone I’ve met has been incredibly
kind and very willing to help out when I have no idea what I’m doing. And if you’re worried about joining just any
old clan, might I suggest joining Brumpos Smell Emporium. It’s my clan, and I made it after accidentally
pressing enter, because I like to jump into things that are very intense with no context
or qualifications. For real, when I started this clan, I met
so many great new people who were willing to help me get up and running on a game that
they have been enjoying for years. It’s been a lovely experience, and I would
love to return that favor to you, if you maybe, say, are trying to get into Warframe and have
watched this entire video. Also, they let you rename the hierarchies
in your clan, so maybe some day you’ll get promoted to Executive Smeller, or maybe even
Terry. Play Warframe. It’s a really wonderful game when you get
into it, and I just gave you five ways to do just that. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING: Make sure to like this video and subscribe to Polygon for more content like this.

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  1. "I like to jump into things that are very intense with no context or qualification"

    Sounds like polygon and feminism…

  2. Warframe has the best community.

    Also I'm at 1.1k hours and I still feel like a noob at times.

    Welcome to Warframe Tenno!

  3. I have many friends who have 200 hours or so but I would still consider them a noob
    You are not even remotely a veteran until you reach like 2000 hours +/- a few hundred

  4. Vets LOVE helping new players. The YouTuber Brozime has a great community, warframe university is an awesome discord to join to get help, and the subreddit is great. The forums can be a minefield at times but honestly people in this game are great. As a new player I recommend going for Rhino quickly ad he can get you through the game till you have the resources to build and properly mod some more advanced frames.

  5. Bullet jump and rolling decreases your damage taken and the ennemy accuracy. So it's more than just looking cool… Even if it didn't give those bonuses you should till bullet jump.

  6. I love Warframe. Played it for about 50 hours and spent a little money on it. My biggest problem is I can’t seem to find a group to play with on PS4. Joined a clan, but I could never connect with the clan members. Three of my gaming buddies gave it go and then gave up on it. Any tips on how folks can connect and play with other folks? I would love to get back into it.

  7. I'm the same way. I saw the Noclip documentary on it so I downloaded and got hooked. I also don't usually like all of those things you listed right off the top

  8. I wonder why YouTube decided to show me this video 3 months later.

    Anyways, Welcome to the Warframe community! :3

  9. bullet jumping isnt the most optimal way to traverse space . rolligis better if u get the hang of it

  10. There's tip from me. You can perform super bullet jump by sliding – jumping – jumping – rolling in air and aiming. This way you can move much faster, or you can just build Volt for 255% power strenght and run.

  11. If anyone is interested in the story
    It's meh
    Then you get the quest "Natah"
    so okay
    You play "Chains of Harrow" and are interested

  12. 30 hours. At least you learned to bullet jump, where as it took me about 1m50 to even try it.

    But you're technically skill in tutorial mode until the Second Dream. So please go farm and enjoy

  13. I literally just heard of this game yesterday and now this video is suggested to me. More proof that BDG is some sort of benevolent game imp. 😂

  14. If you have only played 30+ hours AND you have not spent a dime on warframe then how do you have the Warframe Octavia? Did another player gift it to you perhaps? Or did you use someone else's footage? (Im not trying to be a smart a** im genuinely curious.)

  15. Number 6: Spend your first Platinum (the premium currency) on weapon and warframe slots. In the beginning you should just keep the weapons that you like, rank up the other ones and sell them again for credits, so that they dont take up any slots. Later you can farm prime parts and sell the for platinum to get more weapon and warframe slots and keep more weapons 🙂

  16. Come play Warframe, we use harpoons to fish and lasers to mine, next update we will track down animals and tranquilize them in order to relocate them so they won't go extinct. That's not enough you say? You want more cool stuff? We will also get hoverboards and big spaceship battles where 1 player controls the ship, 2 control side weapons and one controls the power distribition in the ship and repairs damage. Does that sound good? You will also board the enemy ship in order to take down their shields from inside so your Captain can charge a full power shot to blow it up. Are you hooked yet? The game also provides you with the best cinematic games you have ever seen in a multiplayer game.
    Come try Warframe today, Ninjas Play Free.

  17. It took me 2 or 3 attempts to get into this game. I remember trying to find out how to fix my damaged mods. 😀

  18. "I've been playing for nearly 30 hours and I still feel like a beginner."

    Time to patiently wait for him to reach the Second Dream… And wait for him to say "I think i have *Just*" started playing warframe.

  19. I have 800 hours on warframe and i've always helped beginners get started.
    Anyway that isn't the most difficult part cause that is convincing people to try out the game.
    This video is just the best, really thank you :3

  20. Trust me warframe puts other MMO’s to shame. Anyone can tell me if I’m wrong just don’t get sarcastic in a good way or get pissed off and saying REEEEE

  21. Watching this after the pokerap – oh my God I understand the significance of putting Terry as the highest role. RIP Terry the Tangela

  22. great video! however, I have played about 876 hours so far, and I feel like I'm just about getting into the early late game content. so. 30 hours is definitely beginner.

  23. You think 30 hours is a lot for a beginner? I'm closing in on 200 hours, and I'm still a noob.
    There are people who have played for over 500 hours, and even they claim they still have a lot to learn.
    You could say there's almost too much to do in Warframe, but that's not a bad thing.

  24. i’m so sorry i missed this series( i wanted to contribute by leaving comments of free mobile games i wanted you to review so i didn’t watch new episodes because i have this thing there i don’t see new episodes if i didn’t comment on previous… but hey you got me into picross!

    Anyway: TERRYYYYYYY!

  25. After 200 hours i still felt like a beginner, now that i'm 2k+ hours in, i can finally say i know most things about this game

  26. It is a gorgeous looking game with one of the most unique art styles I've ever seen… Been playing for 4 years and they keep improving the graphics and adding new enemies

  27. dude play path of exile a game that my 50year old dad loves and has nick named math of exile it's really good so good that my dad used it to teach me math just play it and the micro transactions are totally optional mainly because there purely cosmetic

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