The Gradivus Dilemma (War Event) (19 votes)
War has come to Warframe! A new community event involving Clans, and Factions within the game.
Tension has been rising between the Corpus and Grineer factions. The Tenno (player faction) has intercepted these transmissions from Alad V of the Corpus, and Sagus Ruk of the Grineer!
[The Grineer] Vast in numbers from cloning technology the Grineer seek to expand their vile empire from Earth outward and control the whole solar system. They took over Earth by their numbers alone. While high in power the Grineer army is decaying. The constant cloning is increasingly making them more primitive. The Grineer's ideology of enormous hate and discrimination towards the Tenno drives them to the face of inevitable dissolution.
The Corpus are a dominating proto-corporation of humans that maintain and operate the trade routes of the Solar Rails. They control the entire supply chain of goods in the Solar System and see Orokin artifacts as profit and will exploit it at any cost. The Corpus are rarely seen by others and are better known for their robot proxies that serve them. The Corpus have taken the social structure from ancient mercantile guilds from the old Earth. They blend technology and ritual in their production methods.
Update 10.5.0: The Gradivus Dilemma (https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/122841-update-1050-the-gradivus-dilemma/)
THE GRADIVUS DILEMMA
Intel shows a growing conflict that will begin on Gradivus in Mars. Expect it to spread. The Grineer are planning an operation against the Corpus lead by Sargas Ruk. Alad V of the Corpus has discovered a cache of Tenno in cryosleep and intends on exploiting them for his secret weapons project. The Grineer are outraged at this contract violation. They are using this as an excuse to invade Corpus space, enslave the local population, and grow their power. The Lotus is your guide but not your conscience. You will have to choose which side to support:
Choose Loyalty, and side with the Grineer to destroy Corpus forces and free your kin. Choose Sacrifice, siding with Corpus to halt the Grineer conquest and enslavement of colonies.
Both sides have reached out to the Lotus with reward offers for each contested location as well as rewards for the conflict as a whole.
Both sides will offer payment for supporting them in a particular contested location in Mars. Selecting a conflict location will present a choice of sides and their respective battle pay. Your battle pay is only given after the location conflict is resolved regardless of which side ultimately wins the location. You will need to commit to a side to earn this Battle Pay by completing 5 missions to prove your support. If you switch sides, you will erode your rating with the opposition and risk getting neither reward. Keep in mind that end-of-mission rewards are unaffected, Battle Pay will be sent to your inbox only when the location conflict ends.
END OF EVENT REWARDS
When both sides have exhausted themselves in this conflict you will be rewarded based on two factors: your participation and if you supported the winning side.
TIER ONE REWARDS - Complete 5 missions, regardless of victor.
- IF you supported Corpus (more missions on their side than against) an elegant Corpus-branded event badge to show off your support for the enigmatic Corpus.
- IF you supported Grineer (more missions on their side than against) a proud Grineer-branded event badge to show off your support of the mighty Grineer.
TIER TWO REWARDS - Complete 25 missions of any side, with the reward determined by the victor.
- IF the Corpus win: A deadly Vandal edition of the PROVA. Stun your friends in style. This weapon is super-charged and comes with a weapon slot!
- IF the GRINEER win: A Wraith edition MACHETTE starving for blood. This weapon is super-charged and comes with a weapon slot!
TIER THREE - Complete 100 missions, with the reward determined by two factors: the victorious side AND if you supported them (you did more missions for them, than against them).
- IF the Corpus win:
- And you supported them: The ferocious DETRON hand-cannon. The Detron will be super-charged along with a new weapon slot!
- You did not support them: A DETRON blueprint, reverse-engineered by the Lotus.
- IF the Grineer win:
- And you supported them: The semi-automatic BRAKK hand-cannon. It comes super-charged and with a weapon slot included!
- You did not support them: A BRAKK blueprint stolen from a Grineer datacenter.
CLANS LEADERBOARD / TROPHIES - Leaderboard position is based on the sum total of which faction your Clan is supporting.
- The top three clans in each tier will receive a Faction-specific trophy in Gold, Silver and Bronze form based on their position on the leaderboards for which faction they support.
- Your clan's score requires a commitment: each member's faction rating will erode the clan's opposing faction's rating. If one member does 100 Corpus missions and another does 100 Grineer missions, they will cancel each other out and your standing will be zero with both. Coordinate.
The first system up for contention is Mars!
So help Giant Bomb Heavy industries decide which faction to support.
Want an invitation to the clan or just discuss what's going on in the clan? Give us your in game name and we will add you to the clan!
Watch Highlights of the clan in past and this event are highlighted here : http://www.giantbomb.com/warframe/3030-38788/forums/giant-bomb-heavy-industries-gb-clan-activity-highl-1452827/#1