Warframe |Nintendo Switch OT| Ninjas Play Free Anywhere

Dekuman

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The original answer unfortunately didn't do exactly what I wanted. I was trying to remove 1 extra button so I could replace it with something else (Left Analog Click), but that's not how this setting works. By default Toggle Sprint is already on. And if you press the Sprint button (which by default is Left Analog Click), you can toggle between Sprint and Walking. If you turn this option off, you have the Hold to Sprint. Obviously, that's kind of impossible with the Left Analog Click as the button.

That esteem pack is a great purchase if you have no additional platinum. That will definitely set you up with enough plat to get some slots going (which is the biggest quality of life upgrade you can get while playing this game). It's slightly more expensive than buying the 170 plat separately, but nets you a potatoed (awesome) weapon and some exclusive limited skins. I might even get it myself, though I don't really play Excalibur much, just for the potatoed Guandao and skin.

The Esteem Pack I includes:
Excalibur Opal Skin
Guandao Opal Skin
Guandao Polearm Weapon
3-Day Credit Booster
3-Day Affinity Booster
170 Platinum
Yep, I just picked up the esteem pack, it's basically buying platinum with everything else as bonus. The Switch coloring scheme is nice.

RE: Sprint, I figured it out, so I have left it on default as pressing down Left analog will move me to sprint mode which speeds things up significantly.

I was hoping there is a perma sprint option as often accidentally click it off in the heat of battle.
 

ShinNL

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Nov 27, 2017
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Got back into the game after taking a little break. Gave in and bought a Primed Continuity from someone who was selling it so I don't feel too bad about missing that. That 1 million credits trading tax though! Yay for credits weekend?

It's amazing how ridiculously fast the game is changing. Looking forward to the melee changes as well.

Currently finished mastering Kunai and Bo and then used them as materials to create Tipedo. Today I'll work on that and my finished Arca Plasmor and then use the Tipedo to create the weapon that I really want: Lesion. Since it's a status weapon, I've farmed 3 of the easier 60/60 mods (half elemental, half status) and now am working towards farming Drifting Contact (combo counter + status), because Lesion is a status weapon that I want to mod for status and healing return, so my Valkyr can go ham with it. She's currently running Hirudo, which has an innate healing aspect when critting, but the punching range is sometimes too limited and with only quick melee, I actually can't hit little guys on the floor with it :|

Also, I think something changed in the Switch version because sliding attacks are much easier to chain now. Busted out my Maiming Strike mod and I'm destroying everything. I feel a bit stupid after spin attacking for half an hour straight though.

This game really rewards you for setting your own goals and actually achieving it. Farming Mesa Prime is one of my highlights so far. Farming Axi's, praying to RNGus for the right parts to drop from the farmed relics. Won't do it again, but after all the sweat and tears and completing a full frame like that is satisfying. Met some great randoms that eventually became my friends because we did it together, talking to each other on Discord.

One foreseeable problem I have though, is that I'm currently in a 4-man clan, where only me and the one I recruited are active. The leader was a migrated player and she made a whole clan from scratch and I was the only active player. I do not want to abandon the sensei who gave me a great start. But for Railjack and something in the endgame involving keys, the dojo still lacks some rooms. She hasn't been online for over 50 days now. And without architect privileges, I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.
 

ShinNL

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Nov 27, 2017
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I can't believe the Switch caught up so fast! I think it's only missing older tennogen now (I need that Mag tennogen helmet!).

I'm super super excited for Melee 2.9. I have some very melee focused sets, but switching to full stance and switching back was not fluid at all and that will change with this update.

Doesn't seem to be any Panic Button optimisations in this update.

RIP weapon trail. Though I was probably the only player in the game who turned this setting on :P
 

eisschollee

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Oct 25, 2018
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Any1 did some trading on the market on switch ? How much effort is it to get some stuff
What do you sell and what do you buy?
 

ShinNL

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Any1 did some trading on the market on switch ? How much effort is it to get some stuff
What do you sell and what do you buy?
Yeah, there's a mix of just using https://switch.warframe.market and the WTS/WTBs on the in-game global trading channel.

I've usually gotten what I wanted in a short time for fair prices.

The only thing I've sold several times are Scattered Justice mods, since I can basically create those infinitely as a Steel Meridian.

Plat is the only relevant trading currency, but sometimes I just had people who wanted something odd like relics, even when I was planning on giving plat.
 
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Glitchesarecool
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Any1 did some trading on the market on switch ? How much effort is it to get some stuff
What do you sell and what do you buy?
We actually ended up getting a small keyboard to make trading easier. Other than having that weird time trying to type something out, it's the same as the PC market. Find someone who wants something and sell it. Easy sells are Syndicate or Augment mods.
 

eisschollee

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Oct 25, 2018
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Yeah, there's a mix of just using https://switch.warframe.market and the WTS/WTBs on the in-game global trading channel.

I've usually gotten what I wanted in a short time for fair prices.

The only thing I've sold several times are Scattered Justice mods, since I can basically create those infinitely as a Steel Meridian.

Plat is the only relevant trading currency, but sometimes I just had people who wanted something odd like relics, even when I was planning on giving plat.
How does it work? You organize the trade on the web page an then meet ingame?

And where comes the trading tax into play?
 
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Dekuman

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I want to know as well. I found a sellernon Warframe.market bit not sure how to use the site to contact them. The user is said to be online but I couldn't find them in the trading channel
 

ShinNL

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Nov 27, 2017
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You basically have to manually pm them with /w {username}, the exact same name as on the site.

The online / in-game / offline features aren't too great because you have to manually change your status and if they're not gaming near a desktop, the push notifications don't work too hot with phones (only works if you're literally keeping the browser open).

So your actual best bet is usually just PM'ing the usernames with the best deals with a 'hi' to see if they're online on Switch. And if they are, they usually have it for sale. I never had to do a setup time.

That said, the general trading chat is pretty active. If you just ask for WTS or WTB [Item Name here] (with the brackets) you get the clickable blue text of the item that you want. Most sellers sell for the switch.warframe.market prices, or cheaper. Just put up a WTB and play some games. Works for WTS as well (that's how I sold like 4 Scattered Justice so far). I don't really sell higher than the market price, any small source of platinum income I'm satisfied with, because it's not like these are super rare items that requires me to farm for hours.

The buyer pays the trading tax of the item. I bought a Primed Continuity, so I was the one paying 1 million credits to the game. These are pretty rare occurrences though, normal items and blueprints don't have such high trading taxes and most of the time you have enough. If not, you can do some Ceres-Seimeni single wave runs or sell your duplicate Oberon or Harrow blueprints (piggy bank).

Once you have a conversation going and agree on the platinum price, they'll usually invite you to their dojo (or vice versa) so you can actually trade. Though one time I had someone tell me to meet him/her at Maroo's xD
 
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Glitchesarecool
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I'm gonna start shorthanding these breakdowns to just stuff you need to buy or just some casual notes on items. You can probably search the thread for mentions of most of these and my opinions on them from previous entries.

A note on Expel mods: They are technically the best choice of a mod if you have literally nothing else to fill an empty slot on a build. However, you have to remain mindful of what mod you have equipped when going into a mission, and also it's harder and harder to find that empty slot these days with Rivens in the mix. I would generally pass on these unless you want them for collection's sake.

Stalker Beacons: These are actually worth stocking up on right now. If you can find a beaconshare, it'll be the most effective way to farm the smoke Ephemera.
 

Dekuman

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Interesting that releasing on more platforms ranked last by a huge margin.
I feel like Warframe wouldn't work with touch controls only, but would not rule out it coming to something like Stadia as the convenience factor would be great.

I voted for more content/higher production values.

There are way too many newbie traps and unexplained concepts in the game I have to have the wiki next to me and look like a dork asking people dumb questions. It's very old school in that regard but I can see some people not liking this.
 
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I've been having this issue lately where the small updates that the game always downloads before launching take forever to download. They download at speeds ranging from 10KB/s to several bytes a second, and take fucking FOREVER, and updating from the Switch menu says the game is already up to date.

I don't know what to do, I can't play this game anymore, and no, my internet connection is just fine.
 

Dekuman

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I think there's two updates for Warframe. The app itself is updated with major releases like Fortuna/Buried Debts, but hotfixes within those 'episodes' are updated inside the launcher.

I've never had an issue with the latter as they're not meant to be big updates and always patches and downloads in under 1 minute.
 
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I think there's two updates for Warframe. The app itself is updated with major releases like Fortuna/Buried Debts, but hotfixes within those 'episodes' are updated inside the launcher.

I've never had an issue with the latter as they're not meant to be big updates and always patches and downloads in under 1 minute.
Well, for me it takes up to 45 minutes... So I'm basically not playing the game.
 

Jerm411

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Oct 27, 2017
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Decided to give this a go....couple of hours in, really digging it so far. Overwhelmed but slowly figuring things out lol.

I like the gameplay loop and assume it only gets better as you progress.

Surreal to be playing a GaaS title on Switch handheld but awesome.
 

Barn

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Oct 27, 2017
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Fantastic update today. Plains of Eidolon is looking much improved, and I love the fast weapon switching -- that's a big change. Never understood why it was the way it was before, so it's a very welcome tweak.
 
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Glitchesarecool
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Never understood why it was the way it was before, so it's a very welcome tweak.
Just speaking as an older player there was something useful about switching to melee and having a wide range of possible moves (channeling, on demand blocking, air gliding while blocking) and the theory that there could have been more put into that combat mode. But they never really did anything else with it, and frankly this is a welcome change that I'm still really getting used to because I want to hold F to switch all the time still.
 

ShinNL

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Nov 27, 2017
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So apparently unlocking all previous tennogen on the Switch was a mistake and they reverted it all with platinum refunds. Everyone affected got 5 free tennogen out of it (the legal ones), so I'm not complaining. Still very very sad I can't walk with my Mag Ferro helmet anymore. Mag without that helmet feels just wrong.

The free tennogen I got in my inbox are:
- Octavia Diva
- Mesa Graxx
- Nova Corpra
- Due Volpi Syandana
- Repala Syandana

Definitely a lot of good stuff in the list. Now I feel like I have to grind for Octavia, because that skin is amazing. Also quite happy with Nova Copra.

At least my Mag got to shine during the last highest level Hijack sortie. Polarize + Counterpulse = unlimited shields and no one is shooting us.... xD (I felt sooooo lame doing it)

By the way, this weekend's Void Trader finally has the rare 60/60 electric mods for Rifle, Pistols, Shotguns and Melee. It's quite a grind, but you really really should try to get it, because I believe 2 of them are Baro exclusive and other 2 are still quite rare and hard to farm. All 60/60 toxic mods are from Corrupted Vor in the Void. Cold and Heat are from finishing all 3 spy vaults on various difficulty. Electric is the hardest to come by. But because Electric & Toxic is a very common combo (corrosive), it's kind of a must-have to own these. Once you start dipping into crit vs status territory on mods, things get really interesting gear wise.
 

Dekuman

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With the new wolf event, what's the best thing as relative newb like myself can bring to the wolf sledge farming groups. I assume i'll still suck but just want to suck a little less.

I have excal, Nezha, Gara, Rhino, Oberon, Frost and Trinity Prime

I've been bringing Gara for some CC and Dread to DPS, but admittedly, my dps sucks on the 2nd tier lvl 70 fight. I have 4 formas into it and a corrosive/slash build. I haven't been able to find an easy breadkdown of what's a good dread build for the wolf.
 

ShinNL

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When I'm not on Valkyr god-mode, I use Gara with 90% damage reduction and Hirudo with Blood Rush and Shattering Impact to punch the Wolf to death.
 
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Glitchesarecool
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Wolf is weak to impact? h2h?
Shattering Impact is a unique melee mod that reduces the armor of an enemy permanently whenever impact damage is dealt.

We've been doing a lot of experiments on the discord. If you're lacking a Valkyr or Khora (because he's very much able to get wrangled by her 2, and you can just go ham on him with anything while he's stunned), Revenant is another choice. If you use his 1 on the Wolf, then use 3 repeatedly, you'll shave off about 45% of his health per pass. Revenant does have problems actually getting through the Pack though, so either do this with a group or use something with good range and Maiming Strike to cull them. Alternatively you can use the Liset's air support to lift the lockdown after the first set of guys and you can just go directly to the wolf without the rest of the pack spawning.

Other frame suggestions are Trinity with low duration (EV does "true damage" based on the total health of the target), Mesa (the peacemakers do quick work), or Titania.