Warframe: Relic System

As an old Warframe player and being so attached and hooked to the game it’s a great free to play games out there and probably one of the best in terms of developer involvement with the community and constant updates and reworks and it’s latest recent update spectres of the rail brought some changes which are still hard to adjust to.


Digital Extremes is a great developer when it comes to its baby Warframe, they constantly try to provide new content and ways to keep the game fresh for new and mostly old players.

There is a sort of hit and miss when it comes to the new update which introduces the Relic system instead of Void keys, well firstly the Void can literally be known as the Void because it’s completely devoid of players now because there is in incentive to go there other than farming some resources such as Argon crystals.

Veteran players like myself usually consist of players who just want to relax after a long day at work and farm the new prime weapons and warframes with their friends when they come out.

Well with the new relic system one has to do tons of things before actually being able to claim said prime part. Firstly our stack of Void keys are now null and void as DE decided that every new prime frame and weapon will have their own relics, so well you have to farm them and that can take up to hours depending on your luck.


But hey, it doesn’t stop there then you have to hop along like the ninja you are to farm void traces to have a better chance at the said drop, well that’s a little bearable because you end up getting a lot of other parts which you might now actually need but hey everyone’s got them too now.

This has drastically changed the trading market in Warframe. Parts being sold by people are worth practically nothing when it comes to primed frames other than Ember or Frost and people are now selling sets and parts at a lower rate hoping someone will buy them which are very few.

The new system will take time to adjust to but it’s a big hit on the veteran players and the warframe trade market alike, it could be argued that it’s a means to get more hits towards the prime access.

The only thing so far in the recent updates was the ability of conversation of duplicate mods to Endo that I like. The Endo system is something everyone could get behind on.

In my opinion the Relic system needs a huge rework, if you are grinding that bad the drop rates are still low the mission where DE said they are encouraging less of a grind is actually false. The grind now is more real my friends. The Grind is real.

Warframe Update 19

Warframe is set to release yet another big update called U19 the War Within.

The previous major update was huge for the game, revealing many interesting aspects of the game and lore for the players and fans alike especially it was the first Cinematic quest in the game.

I’ve always been a fan of Warframe, played it for a while when it first started and to see it grow has been a treat because the developers really put their soul in making the game better and always consider player recommendations and for me it’s probably one of the best free to play games out there, that is if you’re into space ninjas.

It was a little disappointing to see the end result of the last big update the Second Dream, to not include any spoilers Warframe’s player base in my opinion consists a great amount of adults, but you can’t argue with the developer’s idea because they have most definitely seen the long term goal.

For Update 19 the developers are aiming to release content on a steady pace that’s understandable because the update will be a major one.

The first wave has already begun with the introduction of Lunaro, its Warframes take on including some friendly sporting aspect in the game, and it’s kind of like basketball. To be honest there’s no real focus of the Lunaro update, as it seems childish to me, some players like it whereas I’ve met many players in game since the update who haven’t even tried it yet and don’t even intend too.


The second wave of the update should be an interesting one called Spectres of the Rail because it’ll focus on the Archwing game mod which I am a fan of, it’s going to focus on the Archwing flight systems bringing improvements and diversity on how you play, also including a healer class to better accommodate long runs including two new game modes and weapons.


The last wave of the big update would be the quest the War Within and should be nice to see what it brings including a new warframe for players to slice and dice with.