Warframe: Plains of Eidolon |OT| Certified Free Range

Why do devs almost always overestimate their servers ability to handle that much traffic?
They're not. It's a matter of the fact that no non-Cost Prohibitive infrastructure exists to handle the kind of traffic and data going to and from a fixed amount of servers in fixed locations.

Funding development of assloads of new content and buying up more server infrastructure that will be redundant 95% of the time to not ever have issues are mutually exclusive uses of budget. Content doesn't generate itself - But hordes of players descending on one game at once will solve itself.
 
They're not. It's a matter of the fact that no non-Cost Prohibitive infrastructure exists to handle the kind of traffic and data going to and from a fixed amount of servers in fixed locations.
Always expected a rocky launch for something this ambitious for DE, but am curious about your post.

Is there not a decent way with a cloud based back-end architecture to dynamically scale out instances as needed? With minimums and maximums defined, or on some kind of metered usage for a time?
 
This looks awesome. I remember being blown away when they first showed it off. Just started playing this so I can't wait for this to get to PS4 and be high enough to go there.
 
Always expected a rocky launch for something this ambitious for DE, but am curious about your post.

Is there not a decent way with a cloud based back-end architecture to dynamically scale out instances as needed? With minimums and maximums defined, or on some kind of metered usage for a time?
Well... "Yes", but No. Pretty much every game I've played that's used Cloud servers - Be it Azure, Amazon Web Services, or whatever IBM's service is called has had some serious issues with Ping, Tick-Rate, and other network performance issues I don't know the name of. Pretty much every Cloud Server provider is optimized for things like webhosting and distributed code-compiling - And being used for Games is some distant 9th-place hacky usage of them with none of the architecture tuned for how any online game works.

It's for the better for the studio running an MMO to have in-house control of all their servers designed and set up exactly for the needs of the game they'll be hosting rather than relying on Cloud services, as proven with PUBG and Battlefield 1 (Operations Mode)'s netcode issues with AWS and Azure this past year. Cloud Servers, for a game like this, really should only be used as Emergency Backups for if the main servers are not available.

EDIT:

AWS is actually "ok" for games, but it's not quite there yet from my experience with games that use their servers, but I'm certain Amazon will take their game-hosting performance more and more seriously as their own big titles start rolling out. But until then, I wouldn't call it the most optimal.
 
How do I delete a character and start over? I haven't played this game in years and I forgot literally everything about how to play. I need tutorials again. Ps4
That concept doesnt really apply in Warframe. You have an account and it just continues to grow as you play.

Its kindof akin to resetting your entire PSN account for a new game.

I think you can run the starter quest though, if you havent already.

EDIT: And we PS4 players need to wait a little longer for this update to drop for us.
 

Haly

One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee.
You can access tutorials through the Codex, on the left hand side of the front part of your ship, or through the main menu brought up by Esc.
 
Be wary of using sonicor or anything other weapon that rag dolls enemies far into the distance. I used obex's slide attack to kick an enemy 400 meters away, but the current objective was to kill all enemies in the area. You can't leave the area without forfeiting the objective and he wasnt visible at that distance so I had to wait for him to walk closer.
 
Could anyone tell me which graphical setting I need to turn off to stop the disgusting blur that happens when moving? I've turned of motion blur, blur reflections, basically anything that I thought might cause blur and it's still happening.
 
I only have a handful of hours in Warframe, I think I've only cleared like 2 planets. Am I going to be able to do this new content or is this more endgame stuff?
 
The max-level bounties are HARD.

Fair warning - they'll ask you to do things like escort a bot through 500+ meters of terrain while constantly getting bombarded by enemy reinforcements and running into the enemy that happens to be in the path of the drone. It's crazy. I've tried multiple times to complete the highest-level bounty and failed every single one. I'm beginning to think I'm going to actually need a party for these, or else bring only my best gear and hope I can kill everything faster than they can spawn in.
 
AS someone who has 10 hours in the game from like a year+ ago...

Its really shitty to get back into as:

1) Information conveyed in game is not done in a good way

2) I don't know what I am doing. I don't even remember how to change gear

3) Do they calculate FOV differently? If not 78 sucks. It feels like I am kissing my characters butt. Makes me sick like sitting way to close to a TV

IS there some kind of guide? Or can somebody help me sometime later when I get back from work?
 

Haly

One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee.
Could anyone tell me which graphical setting I need to turn off to stop the disgusting blur that happens when moving? I've turned of motion blur, blur reflections, basically anything that I thought might cause blur and it's still happening.
Maybe Depth of Field?
 

Haly

One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee.
I only have a handful of hours in Warframe, I think I've only cleared like 2 planets. Am I going to be able to do this new content or is this more endgame stuff?
It's on Cetus, Earth so I'm pretty sure you can access it immediately.

For those of you who need a refresher:
 
That concept doesnt really apply in Warframe. You have an account and it just continues to grow as you play.

Its kindof akin to resetting your entire PSN account for a new game.

I think you can run the starter quest though, if you havent already.

EDIT: And we PS4 players need to wait a little longer for this update to drop for us.
Interesting. Ok thanks
 
I have been interested in this game for a while and the new update seems like a good time to start. But if i don't plan to spend any money on this, will i still enjoy it or will it be way to grindy?
 
Dipped my toe in briefly and will return later.

Got some questions, if anyone is game to answer them.

1. I hacked an Eidolon Lure and it turned out to be the only way to kill the little robot guys that go invincible after you shoot them. The lure was then glowing and couldn't absorb any more of them. What do I do with the lure once it is powered up?

2. I understand you need to be
in your operator form
to hurt an Eidolon? What's the shortest path to unlocking that?

3. (An answer) For anyone wondering why you can't swap into your Archwing, your clan needs to research that. Not sure how long that takes, but people were asking about this constantly in clan chat.

4. Anyone know how long you have to be watching a twitch stream to get all the bonuses? I've had one open for a few hours now, not sure when I should close it. I keep it minimized because I don't want any spoilers, which is a dumb system for sure but making the most of it.
 
I remember playing Warframe on the PS4 when it first released on there but I don't remember anything at all and I started over on PC.

Does anyone have a good starter video guide? There's a lot going on in the game...

And do a lot of people play using a controller or is KB+M heavily favored?
 
2. I understand you need to be
in your operator form
to hurt an Eidolon? What's the shortest path to unlocking that?
Play the starchart and complete the requirements for Junctions. The regular progression through nodes will take you through the two big cinematic quests, The Second Dream and The War Within. Beating TWW clears you for your hunt.

And do a lot of people play using a controller or is KB+M heavily favored?
I'd say most PC people will play on KBM, but steam overlay support is great for using controller.
 
Looking forward to this coming to consoles. Hope the frame rate won't be as bad as new earth. Still bs I can't move my account to pc.
You can thank your console manufacturers for not being able to move it :)

Also, the creative director mentioned there was a lot of optimization work put into this update, not just for the new content either.
 
Play the starchart and complete the requirements for Junctions. The regular progression through nodes will take you through the two big cinematic quests, The Second Dream and The War Within. Beating TWW clears you for your hunt.
I've done The War Within already but the icon to switch isn't showing up in plains.

I'd say most PC people will play on KBM, but steam overlay support is great for using controller.
You weren't responding to me here, but just wanted to add that I play with gamepad on PC and the gamepad support is not very good at all. Sensitivity and mapping defaults on a 360 controller were wacky, UI constantly shows KB controls and some parts aren't usable at all without a mouse. I really hope they polish that at some point.
 
You weren't responding to me here, but just wanted to add that I play with gamepad on PC and the gamepad support is not very good at all. Sensitivity and mapping defaults on a 360 controller were wacky, UI constantly shows KB controls and some parts aren't usable at all without a mouse. I really hope they polish that at some point.
So it's unintuitive, but you have to launch Warframe through Steam Big Picture with a controller to get the proper controls and controller prompts.
 
So I guess this is a good time to start playing Warframe?
the last two years have constantly been a good time to start playing Warframe.

Is also the best game to play for 10-30h, quit, then come back a year later and see the absolute gobs of progress that have been made in the thing, since, yknow, FREE.
 
Encountered the same bug twice in a row in the 2nd or 3rd bounty. After a sabotage where I have to defend a point, then kill all the enemies, I dont get a new objective and nothing else happens. I tried going back to cetus but that just reset my progress where I encountered the same problem halfway into my 2nd run.
 
New area looks very nice, though I feel its wasted by just dumping you there with no explanation. Bounties seem like an interesting system but considering how long they take they should have better low level rewards, a meaningless handful of credits doesnt cut it. Not as buggy as expected, but still buggy enough to be annoying. Looking forward to trying it out properly tomorrow. It doesnt feel mind blowingly different from whats come before, but at the same time it does feel new, which is something.
 
Well... "Yes", but No. (...)
Thanks for the detailed response.

Hopefully that changes.

So I guess this is a good time to start playing Warframe?
The game has been in a great state for a long time now - enough that DE has managed to add a lot of polish and optimizations across the board while also adding new systems to help new players as well as to keep long time players engaged. They juggle a fuckton of plates.

Just don't be surprised by a few bumps in the road with the Plains. Its so much new stuff that there's bound to be some patches and updates. Luckily, console users tend to benefit most by have a staggered release where a lot of that patching, feedback and further patching from the PC playerbase gets all bundled up by the time it drops.
 
Patch inbound for a bunch of bugs. It's currently 11pm their local time, I wonder if they're just going to spend the night cleaning things up.

Increased accuracy and damage of the Grineer Dropship turrets in the Plains.
I hope that is actually backwards because I take enough damage from random shit on higher level bounties as it is and it takes nearly a full Opticor mag for me to shoot down any of those flying ships.
 
Can someone explain how maxing out weapons work? I heard someone say that you should always be leveling up your gear...but why? What does it do?
I'm just not a fan of removing the gear I like for something I don't.

Also, if I'm always supposed to be leveling stuff, is it ok to buy/create another gun of the same type and get rid of the old maxed out one? Or do I have to keep it?
I just got a new heat sword but I already had a maxed out version and weapon slots don't come cheap.
 
These common rewards for the bounties..... Got 2 cyan stars for completing the new level 40-60 one.

Maybe I'll just stick for sorties and my growing mass of ayatan statues for the time being.
 
Can someone explain how maxing out weapons work? I heard someone say that you should always be leveling up your gear...but why? What does it do?
I'm just not a fan of removing the gear I like for something I don't.

Also, if I'm always supposed to be leveling stuff, is it ok to buy/create another gun of the same type and get rid of the old maxed out one? Or do I have to keep it?
I just got a new heat sword but I already had a maxed out version and weapon slots don't come cheap.
You level up your mastery (basically your account level) by using lots of different weapons. Leveling up the same weapon again won't give you any more mastery, so you'll have to use lots of different weapons as you play, but you can still keep a few of your favorite weapons around.