Goals. I need to set more of them.
Progress in Warframe is an odd measure, since it’s like saying you’re done with the soup section of a buffet and moving to seafood. Ain’t no measuring stick for that! But Warframe has a conceptual value called Mastery Rank, and it’s based on the rank of various pieces of loot. Get a sword to rank 30, get some MR. Same with companions, pets, main weapons, side weapons, and archwings. Right now, I’m at MR7. The max is MR28, though MR16 is where the final content is unlocked (Riven).
That makes one set of goals of getting more stuff. There are 42 main line Warframes. 27 of them have Prime variants (better stats, much harder to obtain). I’ve gotten all the ones that drop from planets up to Neptune. I’ve got the main blueprints for Chroma and Octavia as well. That also means I have a fair chunk of main weapons, secondaries, and melee choices. I’ve leveled a fair chunk of them, though it bears note that leveling them is not the simplest of things.
From 1-30 takes just under an hour. You can level multiple items at the same time, though most weapons level faster if you use them. Helene on Saturn is a defense mission against Grineer, and is the go-to place for people to level everything. Easy groups, generally small room, plenty of drops. It can get repetitive though, so I try to interlay some other missions to break the monotony.
Upgrading items is done with mods, which work like points-based bonuses you can slot into gear. You can upgrade mods, which increases their point value, but each piece of gear has a max amount, so it turns into this interesting (?!) puzzle at times. Many mods are useful, though the best are quite hard to come by. A full leveling run (from 1-30) can get me ~250 or so mods, though 99.9% of them are sold.
If I was to set myself some goals for the next month or so, they would be as follows:
- Get to MR10
- Complete all nodes up to Neptune
- Complete Octavia & Chroma
- Acquire Titania & Grendel
- Complete Pluto missions (which should unlock lots of quests)
- Get into a Dojo (guild)
Some of those are more achievable than others. Octavia in particular requires a random drop from a 20 minute mission, which are level 25-35. Guess that will depend on luck for groups. Even completing all nodes can be a major pain. Archwing missions aren’t all that muchr fun, and I have a large dislike for Mobile Defense missions.
Still, if I can complete at least MR10 and up to Pluto, I guess I can consider the basic stuff all complete. Then I can start worrying about factions and whatnot.