Warframe PS4 Question

#1 Posted by flashx_454 (48 posts) -

Is it possible to get platinum without paying for it

#2 Posted by Yadilie (380 posts) -

No platinum as it's a PSN game. And yes you can get all the trophies without spending a single dime.

#3 Edited by flashx_454 (48 posts) -

@yadilie: I meant the IN-game Currency Platinum

#4 Edited by falserelic (5461 posts) -
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#5 Edited by awesomeusername (4207 posts) -

@flashx_454 said:

@yadilie: I meant the IN-game Currency Platinum

That will cost real money.

Really? That sucks. I guess I'll have to buy myself a new character and weapons.

#6 Posted by falserelic (5461 posts) -

@falserelic said:

@flashx_454 said:

@yadilie: I meant the IN-game Currency Platinum

That will cost real money.

Really? That sucks. I guess I'll have to buy myself a new character and weapons.

I ended up buying the volt warframe afew weeks ago. I've got beyond bored playing as the Loki Warframe (On top of that he's very weak). You can get the blueprints for a Warframe without using real money, but you have to find the resources and it can take awhile to unlock it, but one thing that really annoyed me is that you have to spend real money to increase your inventory size. So once someone max out there inventory space. You'll have to buy a new slot or delete something.

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#7 Edited by Rapid (1379 posts) -

@awesomeusername said:

@falserelic said:

@flashx_454 said:

@yadilie: I meant the IN-game Currency Platinum

That will cost real money.

Really? That sucks. I guess I'll have to buy myself a new character and weapons.

All Warframes and Weapons can also be crafted at the foundry as an alternative to buying with the platnium

You can buy blueprints from the market with (in-game earned currency) to Weapons and Warframes which then require in-game gained resources

To craft a warframe you require 4 components

  1. Warframe Blueprint
  2. Warframe Helmet
  3. Warframe Chasis
  4. Warframe Systems

The Helmet, Chasis, and Systems are dropped from defeating the in-game bosses. Each Planet has 1 or 2 sets of bosses.

For your reference below is something I posted in another thread talking about platnium

Warframe is one free to play game where almost everything can be unlocked through playing the game except for cosmetics (sarves, additional colors, and trinkets for Sentinels) which I will talk about below. In Warframe loot drops are in the form of resources. Resources are materials that utilized in blueprints. In short, warframe / weapon blueprints can be bought at the Market with the credits earned in game or by rare drop. With that said as a new player you will not have much credits or any resources to begin with. So I've outlined some details why I think some things are worth buying with Platnium especially when you are first starting the game.

Do spend platinum on:

  • Orokin Catalyst
  • Orokin Reactor
  • Syandanas (Scarf)
  • Clan Emblem*

Consider spending platnium on:

  • Bundles
  • First Sentinel

Do Not Spend Precious Platinum on:

  • Revives (Revives refill ever 24 hours and are per Warframe) - Cannot stress this enough
  • Mod Packs
  • Alternative Helmets
  • Orokin Catayst and Orokin Reactors (or Potatoes as the community calls them) while are craft-able items in game, the blue prints are usually only available in timed exclusive missions called Alerts. How rare? Bi-weekly the developers host a Q&A live stream where they discuss upcoming content updates and changes to the game. (By the way tuning in might give you chance to win free platinum but I'm not their PR >,> ) After their live-stream they will put up a 24 hour mission with either a Catalyst or Reactor blueprint as the reward. Thus, it is quite a semi-rare commodity. When you (permanently) add a Catalyst to a Warframe it doubles mod capacity of that Warframe. Each Mod has a cost to equipping it. As you collect more mods and fuse mods together to make them stronger the cost to equip increases. Mod Capacity determines how many Skills and Talents you can allot to your equipment and normally is proportional to a Warframe's / Weapon's level. ie. Level 1 Warframe has a mod capacity of 1.Each level unlocked is one mod capacity gained. A potato, permanently doubles that. The level cap of a weapon / warframe is 30. But with a potato equipped you'll have 60 Mod Capacity. This is extremely helpful for a newcomer to have catalyst to kickstart their warframe. At level 15, with a potato you will have mod capacity of that of a maxed warframe without a catalyst spent.
  • Syandanas (scarf) while purely cosmetic items, are currently only available with the purchase of platinum. While the physics on them are still being work on, and right now kind of janky...I personally really like them.
  • Clan Emblem* obviously only if your in clan... you want to fly your clan's flag right? Clan Emblems are only available as platinum purchase. On Frost's left shoulder is the Giant Bomb Heavy Industries clan emblem.

Another thing to consider spending platinum on is the bundles sometimes they will do packs of equipment, ie. Warframe + Set of Weapons. They are good because you get a few weapons and a warframe of which each come with a free slot and are pre-potato'd.

I also suggest buying your first sentinel. This is because when you start off you are considerably weaker, and scarce on resources. While Sentinel blueprints can be easily obtained for credits. You'll need a considerable amount of credits in order to actually build it. Sentinels can be very helpful. If you have played PSO a sentinel is a Mag. While you can't feed it.... you can equip it with a set of mods. Depending on the type of sentinel it will do different things in addition to doing damage to nearby enemies. For example the sentinel beside my warframe, is Carrier. It can suck up nearby items that drop automatically.

I won't go into details on the things you should not buy with platinum, just know you would be wasting your platinum if you did.

Revives, each warframe has 4 revives. They refill every 24 hours. You only need a revive if you go down, and there are no squad mates to get you back up, or they don't help you in time.

Mod packs, not worth it, I have never bought it personally but people on the internet said that mod packs are random and sometimes you can even get duplicates in a single pack. Bad. Just play the game.

Alternative Helmets, a cosmetic option but one that you can craft. Alternative helmets are rewards gained by Alerts. While they have additional states, they don't do much sometimes they can counter intuitive to the Warframe. The Developers have said that they are considering removing stats from Alternative Helmets anyways. Just wait for them to appear in alerts.

2. I believe you're talking about mission points most likely rewarded for completing survival. At the end of a survival type mission the time you lasted in the mission converted into rewards points.They don't have much more purpose than for leader-board stuff.

3. Sentinel can be crafted by buying a sentinel blueprint at the market place or bought using platinum. A sentinel can be helpful not crucial. Personally I would invested resources into crafting a new weapon especially if you have at this point reach level 30 with the MK-1 Braton. Its sort of known that MK-1 is severely underpowered weapon. IMO Warframe makes a terrible first impression.

If you have reach mastery rank 2 the Boltor is a good step up with high base damage and has puncture damage which deals more damage to armored enemies.

If you want to try a different weapon, the Strun is a decent new player shotgun effective against light armored and shielded enemies. I can be purchased with just credits so you don't need to craft it.

The paris, is a good weapon for the beginner levels but you may not have unlocked the resources needed to craft it yet.

4. A new melee combo system is coming in the next mass update (Update 12). One of the reason they are revamping the melee is to try to address the lack luster melee. Also the longsword weapons are in need of a buff from the developers after implementing Damage 2.0. Try out different type of melee weapon perhaps: Dual Zorens, Orthos, or Fragor.

5. The best resource at the moment is the Warframe Wikia updated by the community regularly. http://warframe.wikia.com

#8 Posted by falserelic (5461 posts) -

@rapid: Thanks for posting that link. Some of that stuff I didn't know about, and I'm glad to hear their upgrading the melee system. Though its kinda hard to find people that's willing to stick around when it comes to survival modes.

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#9 Posted by Rapid (1379 posts) -

@falserelic: No problem hope it helps make things more clear. Unfortunately, They announced on their last dev stream that Melee System 2.0 go pushed back since they needed more time to work on it. Although DE just released Update 12 on PC last night. Have not announced when its going to be push to the PS4. If I'm not wrong, I saw that 11.5 just hit PS4 recently. The PS4 version is about more than a couple of weeks behind the PC. On the plus side, Update 12 did introduce some much needed UI and HUD enhancements, new content and balance patches.

#10 Edited by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

Also, keep in mind that by using the trading post, you can trade (rare) mods for platinum - some people "fund" their platinum purchases this way.

Not sure if the PS4 has received the Trading post yet though.

#11 Posted by Rapid (1379 posts) -

Is it possible to get platinum without paying for it

Also, keep in mind that by using the trading post, you can trade (rare) mods for platinum - some people "fund" their platinum purchases this way.

Not sure if the PS4 has received the Trading post yet though.

Yeah I believe the PS4 has trading now.

@mnemoidian As an aside, I'm updating the PC clan Opening Thread. Update Dojo map and new video so whenever you're able we should do a new video =)

#12 Edited by awesomeusername (4207 posts) -

@rapid: Thanks for posting the info. I'll read through it tonight.

@falserelic: Yeah, I've only played as the Loki Warframe for like 90 minutes and I'm already tired of him. His Decoy and Invisibility abilities do nothing for me. I'm going to buy that Omega(?) Frost Warframe. I like the Ice abilities. If you're playing this on PS4, add me. I'm still not sure about everything in the game but I'll play some survival mode with you. But I haven't played much. Literally only about 90 minutes and I'm still on Mercury. But I'd love to play with someone, not just random people.

#13 Edited by StrainedEyes (1326 posts) -

@yadilie said:

No platinum as it's a PSN game. And yes you can get all the trophies without spending a single dime.

PSN games can have Platinums now (Resogun has one).

#14 Posted by falserelic (5461 posts) -

@rapid: Thanks for posting the info. I'll read through it tonight.

@falserelic: Yeah, I've only played as the Loki Warframe for like 90 minutes and I'm already tired of him. His Decoy and Invisibility abilities do nothing for me. I'm going to buy that Omega(?) Frost Warframe. I like the Ice abilities. If you're playing this on PS4, add me. I'm still not sure about everything in the game but I'll play some survival mode with you. But I haven't played much. Literally only about 90 minutes and I'm still on Mercury. But I'd love to play with someone, not just random people.

I'll add you, what's your psn name? you can send it to me in a private message. I'm down to play some Warframe.

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