Quick reminder, PoE is planned to drop this week on PC. Lots of informations are already out, including the new focus system.
If you want to know whats going on I recommend either AGayGuyPlays or Tactical Potato.
Its a massive update, if you want a quick run down by someone new to the game, try Skill Up’s video. It’s not up to date but gives a nice overview without massive spoilers (he has a spoiler warning in there).
If you never tried Warframe, I HIGHLY recommend giving it a try it after the big patch is released.
A few major points with the update
- new reworked Focus system, including a rework of the Operator, new comsetics for them (you can craft them, mostly)
- possibly a new Quest line
- completely new open world that you can roam freely, including using the archwing mode already in the game, new quest hub, ressoruce gathering and more
- new weapon crafting system
Just to give you an idea what you will get yourself into. A massive new world with pretty big lore and above all, insane amounts of variety to gameplay. You like setting the world on fire with fire dropping form the skies stunning and damaging your enemies? Being the sneaky stealthy guy cutting throats is your thing? What about a tiny fairy dual wielding pistols and cutting through everything with razorblades? Or maybe a berserker running around wild, a spore based Warframe doing aoe dot damage? Do you like bows, grenade launchers, electric based wips, giant swords, energy based shotguns?
The downside? GRIND! Everything you see is crafted by ressources you find, from blueprints. The latter are random drops from certain “missions” whereas the ressorces drop in certain regions. I would say its certainly not a negative, actually the contrary. Everything you see other people use is obtainable by not paying any money. You might just get more of it quicker.
Other downside? The underlying gamemechanics are noit very well explained. Initially no big deal but later content is not beatable with understanding the fundamentals. Therefor the Wiki page is essential, with providing informations to these mechanics and how they interact. Also droptables, DROPTABLES for everything, bascially telling you if you find a new interesting weapon where to get teh parts for it. In theory you can do the same ingame with the Codex but I’m kinda old fashioned and the wiki is easier to use .