Originally Posted by Tatakai All
Just started playing this game the other day and have already dumped 14hrs into gameplay, to say I'm totally hooked is reasonable. I almost shelved this game cause it was really confusing at first, I didn't know where to start and ending up doing the Operation missions over and over wondering what the hell was going on in the crazy mix of Embers and other warframes annihilating infested. When I finally found out that you start on Mercury I was already lvl 15. Now that I've got a handle on what's going on, I'm starting to build things and buy blueprints since I don't wanna spend any money.
I picked Excalibur as my first warframe since it was recommended as a balanced starting warframe for beginners and just hit rank 2 last night. I also have a chasis and helmet for a Trinity warframe and only need the last piece and a blueprint to build it, is the Trinity Warframe any good, fun to use?
Last night I built a Boltor since it was recommended as a good rifle at least according to what I could find on web but those were about earlier patches so don't know if the Boltor is still a good gun or maybe now there are better, besides the gorgon I think it is.
So what good tips do you guys have for a beginner? Like mods I should keep for future builds, which warframes I should farm for first because they're fun to use, that kind of stuff.
Focus, Streamline, Flow, Continuity, and Stretch are generally good mods to strive for in the start, especially Focus and Flow. Warframes are a different story since they act differently and you may have a different preference than others. Loki for grinding materials, Nova for muh explosions and killing stuff, and Rhino if you want to be a tank with fists.
Use a different email than the one you used to sign up with, take the code it sends you in that email and redeem it here: https://www.warframe.com/buyplatinum
That link will give you a good starting gun that's already been tater'd (it has a free Orokin Catalyst attached) + a skin and weapon slot.
I won't comment on weapons since I have yet to dive into the whole Damage 2.0 system.