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Okay, so after 10+ hours into it, I'm still on my first Warframe I started with, still on my first primary, secondary and melee weapon I started with. Picked up blueprints to create from....God knows where. No idea how I got them, but I have no resources to make or upgrade or do...anything back on my ship to increase my stats/strength/power, and I've been pretty diligent in picking up all resources and destroying lots of flashing resource ores/boxes throughout the levels, yet somehow I have nothing I need to create anything. I'm almost done with Venus and still on starting gear stuff. This game seems overly complicated still.
To upgrade your stats, you'll need to upgrade your mods. The best source of endo in the early game is to go to the mods console, select the duplicates tab near the right end, and dissolve any duplicate mods you have. Make sure you don't dissolve the whole stack, though. You'll want to keep one mod of each type on hand to use your endo on.
You can also dissolve any of the bronze or silver mods that add physical damage (such as Flechette: "+5% Puncture") or increase your weapon's status chance (such as Rifle Aptitude: "+2.5% Status Chance"), since these mods have pretty negligible effects.
If you're missing resources to build things, tell us what you need and we can tell you where to find it.
Have you increased your Mastery Rank at all?
Your problem isn't that complicated - Warframe is simply shit at explaining things.
Every planet has four different resources that can be found on them. On PC they are shown in planet screen after hovering mouse over a ring in lower right. You'll need to advance to get more types of resources. Last time I checked, it's possible to get all resources on lowish planets.
And leveling gives minor stats to warframes and nothing to everything else. Mods are what makes the difference (provided those are any of the useful mods). Weapon and warframe level determine how many mods can be installed. Each mod has a point cost which can be halved with matching polarities (gained applying Forma on your gear) and your mod point capacity can be doubled with Orokin Catalysts and Reactors (potatoes) Formas and potatoes is your first reason to unlock starchart.
And I'd suggest discarding physical damage mods only after you have better use for your mod space. Any damage helps early on. Rifle aptitude however can go ahead and die.
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Edited by Prany on Nov 28th 2018 at 8:04:03 AM
Warframe throws a lot at you without explanation, and it's been an issue with my time in the game. Tell you the truth, I've just been ignoring a lot of it. But first things first, you know the arsenal, where you can equip various weapons and frames and stuff? Not all the weapons you can find there require platinum to buy — some only need credits (including some of the ones currently locked by Mastery). You can also select to get blueprints for them, usually for credits, rather than buy them outright. So you can start replacing that starter equipment if you like.
It's not very beginner-accessible. I barely know what most of the stats are, let alone what sort of build I should be going for or what I should be focusing on, and there's a lot of mods out there and I don't know what they do or how important they are, etc. But mostly I've just been ignoring some of it and trying not to get too bogged down in it all. The wiki's been a tremendous resource — it's the only reason I started to grasp how getting new warframes works. (Generally speaking, you buy the blueprint off the market for a fair amount of credits, and they require a Chassis, a Neuroptics, and a Systems to produce. You then grind the blueprints for those from repeating usually a specific task or boss. Then you spend 12 hours crafting those three, then 3 days using them to craft the warframe itself. It is, let me tell you, a riot.)
Edited by Lavaeolus on Nov 28th 2018 at 4:35:00 PM
Yeah, don't ever discard your last of a certain mod. But you only need one of each, so you can dissolve all the rest into endo. Above all else, remember that mods are king. An unmodded weapon is pretty much worthless. So upgrade your mods and mod your weapons.
My guess is you got the Gorgon blueprint off some Grineer enemies. It's a fine gun, but probably takes too much for you to build right now. If you have finished mastering (rank 30) all your original equipment, then go to the market and look for some other weapons. It's not super well organized, but there are plenty of weapons that you should be able to build at your level (you can check the build cost before you buy). And there are a handful of weapons that you can buy fully assembled just for credits. Whatever weapons you didn't choose in the tutorial, for example.
Also, are you playing solo or in a group? Solo is better for learning the game, but group makes everything go much faster.
We were all newbies once.
Lotta good advice in that thread along with the cute cartoon. Focusing on quests and the star chart will get your feet under you.
Also, because I was stupid and took a lot of time to learn this: chaining crouch + jump is way faster than sprinting.
I sort of forget sprinting exists because I always just acrobat my way around. Friendly NP Cs no doubt find me very disrespectful.
Who cares about NPC's feelings?! You got grinding and lootin' to do!
Anyway, I got one blueprint I can create within 24 hours. I 'think' it's a primary, but I'm not sure. Guess I'll find out in 24 hours.
Not only can you ignore NPCs, in rescue missions you can save a lot of hassle by simply rushing to exit. Rescue target will teleport to you when too far behind. And you don't need him/her in extraction to finish mission. This means you can simply rush to exit when rescue target is out of cell.
Your foundry has different tabs for sorting blueprints; one of the tabs is "primary," so you can look there.
In other news, I finally got those stupid Sola Toroids to build Garuda. I had to delve into the recruiting chat, which was a huge pain. I really wish Eudico's missions went more places. I didn't have to specifically grind for the other Toroids because I was in those places enough.
So anything I buy straight up off the market I can immediate use in terms of guns and such, but anything I craft on my own....I can't seem to equip or use? Woohoo...
Yeah, and new weapons seem weaker than my existing ones, so I feel like I'm taking twice as long to kill things than if I had just stayed with my current weapons, which are already doing pittance damage to everything. Even returning to Earth doesn't help things since it seems the missions have increased in difficulty too. It's like I can't keep up with the upscaling enemies.
On top of now failing mission after missions since I can't seem to protect hostages, protect cargo, can't survive survival missions and more. I am not sure if this game is for me.
Edited by Darkflamewolf on Dec 3rd 2018 at 11:00:45 AM
Did you remeber to equip mods on your new weapons?
You did claim them from the foundry, right?
There are also some weapons with Mastery Rank restriction, I'm not sure anymore if the game let's you build those or if it just prevents the equipping.
Almost every weapon and warframe needs to be built (unless you buy them with platinum). There's only a small number that you can buy fully assembled from the market, mostly the tutorial weapons. Everything else, you need to either buy the blueprint off the market or obtain it as a drop from an enemy, and then build it in the foundry.
Also, there's no overlap. If an enemy drops a blueprint, then it's not something you can find in the market. So don't worry about accidentally spending credits on something you could have found in the wild.
EDIT: 'ed twice.
Edited by Discar on Dec 3rd 2018 at 8:13:33 AM
An MR restriction prevents you from building or buying it, but not from equipping it, in case you get it from Prime Access or a bundle on the market (which don't check your MR).
Edited by Serac on Dec 3rd 2018 at 11:44:29 AM
All I needed to really start getting somewhere was a Hek until Neptune, though I've modded it with Blaze and Chilling Reload. I went with the Dual Zoren as my melee and Kraken for a sidearm.
There's a side benefit to those two actually—they're both components for higher MR weapons.
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Also keep in mind that you have a limited number of weapon and warframe slots in your inventory. To get more slots (and hold more items concurrently), you'll need to buy more slots from the market with Platinum.
I'll be honest: in the 1600+ hours I've played Warframe, the only things I've ever spent platinum on are inventory slots (and cosmetic items on Xbox One).
Also worth mentioning that the game gives you 50 plat to start with, and you don't necessarily need to buy it—you can obtain items later (Prime parts, rare mods, etc.) that other players will want. Then you can trade those items to other players for plat.
Veiled Rivens are also good source of a bit of plat.
Wait, you can sell Rivens that are still veiled? I thought you had to unveil them first. I hate unveiling Rivens. Like, even the ones that are easy.
I need to learn how to use the player market.
The only thing I've spent Platinum on that wasn't more slots was the Chroma samurai pack.
By the way can anyone trade some Platinum with me?
Unveiled Rivens go pretty well for a bit of fast plat.
Don't sell, generally;
Pistol under 25-20
Melee under 30-35
Rifle (there's been some prices changes there I think) under 30-50 ( look at trade chat)
Shotgun under 80. At least. Those are rare.
Playing Warframe continuously without breaks in between will burn you out. Stop. Play something else. Go outside. Hang out with friends. Paint something. Plan a heist.
You'll last longer this way.
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