@demoskinos: Warframe has a couple of things going for it to make it more friendly for new players: once you get past the initial bump in difficulty (which can be pretty brutal), the game becomes rather low-impact, making it my go-to game for listening to podcasts and watching tv-series/movies/other videos. It's also a game that is almost exclusively cooperative (except for a handful of (unbalanced) PvP arenas) without a great deal of reliance on your teammates (this changes in the "endgame".)
Also, your account-level only gains "experience" from playing and leveling up weapons, warframes and sentinels you have not yet "mastered" (brought to max-level once), meaning that you are encouraged to try as many weapons, warframes and sentinels as possible. (there is currently no benefit past rank 9... but that'll keep you busy for a long time).
At the same time, if you want to, the game does provide for some serious skill-challenges - the "endgame challenges" are not something I'd expose a new player to... and there is definitely a noticeable skill difference between most low-ranked players and more highly ranked ones.
That said, there are jerks. And in PUGs, half the other people won't know how to revive you if you do go down, so there is that - but I find that most of the time, playing online is not such a chore that I don't do it... and I try to help promote a positive community by making sure to revive everyone and give friendly answers whenever asked.
Hope that answers your questions!
[edit: this became a really weird post, the forums ate the first one I posted :/ ]
@flappy: Just to be clear, so you don't think we're ignoring you - this is the thread for the PC clan... so you'll probably be overlooked. :/
I've considered starting a PS4 thread for PS4 Warframe matchmaking purposes, but it feels dumb for someone who only plays the PC version to do so.
@living4theday258: You seem to already be in another clan - you have to leave that one to join this one. (Even having a pending invitation from another clan counts as being in tha clan from the perspective of inviting someone to the clan, FYI) - when you've done that, just post again and we'll get you invited :)
I'm not sure if i understand how trading works entirely just yet, but... is there any meaning in making a new thread dedicated to trading (opinions?)? Say, list what you have for trade, and what items you are interested in?
Also tried the titan extractor... not really impressed. the whole 4 hour cycle is really dumb (as most people's lives operate much more on 8 hour beats) - and your extractor is going to lose up to 75% of it's health (can't be repaired) if it's left alone for 8 hours... I expect changes over the coming days.
@rapid: Nice video, but I think the lack of commentary is holding it back, but I realize it's very difficult to get right. Probably easiest (but more time consuming) to record scripted commentary over finished video (or, at least, before cutting)... but that's a lot of work :s
Not sure if you mentioned it (if you did, I missed it), but the elemental combinations go by order (from top left) of the mods. So having frost, fire, electricity means you get Blast and Electricity while "Fire, Electricity, Frost" gives you Radation and Frost.
@lanechanger: It's complicated, but the answer is basically "how badass do you feel?" - there's no way to map your mastery level (account level), equipped weapons, warframe, sentinel levels to an enemy level range, it's all down to what you feel like you can handle.
To make matters more complicated, now, with update 11 all of that has changed - I read some off-hand comment about there having been an enemy level squish and enemies that are now level 40 are equivalent in difficulty to pre-update level 100... but don't quote me on that, as of this time I have not had first hand experience with Update 11.
What I recommend you do, is keep taking on harder challenges until you feel the game start pushing back. At that point, stop advancing and keep fighting that level of enemies until you feel comfortable.
When you start using a new warframe, scale back a bit, unless you are playing with a group of players you know can deal (probably a good idea to inform them, though). If you start using a new weapon - make sure that your other weapon is something you can rely on as a fallback.
The "Mastery Level" is basically a shorthand for how many weapons, warframes, sentinels, sentinel weapons that player have brought to level 30 (Forma-ing has no impact on that number) - it has very little to do with power level. Similarily, you can have a player with a level 30 warframe which is very weak next another player with a very strong build... due to the mod system :)
... it's complicated! :)
As for the wiki... I keep meaning to do something (would be nice to get my wiki points up)...but I barely have time to play the game lately! :P
@rapid: Ah, right - as much my fault then, I didn't catch that either :)
And guess I need to update the map to add plans for the trading kiosk. I'm thinking of adding a cross-connector in the Research tunnel and putting the trading kiosk - seems like a decent place for it. (grouped with other rooms that you get items out of) - anyone have opinions on that? I'll probably start gathering materials for the cross connector in a few hours. I'll make another post when I do.
Nevermind, the trading kiosk is currently being built in the Oracle. I assumed you needed a full room - using the Oracle room makes sense (unless you place it in one of the halls).
Sounds like there's been some changes to Soma (lower crit chance) and that Acrid's poison damage is no longer modified, but I guess that's pretty much expected? Either way, excited for Damage 2.0 - the damage system has been too static and too prone to power creep for a long time.
Undecided about the Prime Access program, doesn't seem nearly as good as the Founder Program (obvious reasons, I guess?) - especially with only the Extractor Prime, Misa Syandana Prime and Ember Prime Portraits being "exclusives". Lots of Plat, though.
Guess we need to decide where to put the trading kiosk... should've prepared for that. I'll have something during the day. Would be handy to know if you need to place it under the new tileset...
Scanning should be cool - seems like a completely new activity :) (never played, but I imagine it's similar to the Metroid Prime scanning?)
Seems to be a lot of matchmaking and hosting fixes. Sounds really promising - I've been having a horrible spell of poor multiplayer performance lately.
Capture targets seem to be adopting the behavior of those escaping crewmembers from that ... uh, one event. With the fleeing crewmen. Sounds good - they've always seemed way too static to me :)
"NPCs will no longer target Rescue agents" - uh, that seems kind of like a big deal. Makes rescue missions potentially a lot easier :P
@lanechanger: It gets better! Aura mods give you more mod power to use, so it's a good idea to use an aura with the correct polarity (as this doubles it's power contribution) for your warframe.
And with Forma you can later add even more mod power by changing (or adding) polarity to one slot - with the drawback that the warframe/weapon/sentinel is reset to rank 0 (but keeps reactor/catalyst if applied) - effectively, it's a "prestige mechanic".