The Weekend Hangover: Warframe After the Second Dream


The Weekend Hangover is our Monday rumination of the games or game we played over the weekend. Sometimes there is alcohol involved in the hangover we’re nursing, but most other times there’s just too much gaming.

TennoCon 2018 happened just a couple weeks ago, and the new reveals made for the push I needed to get back into Warframe. This led me to finally completing the famous Second Dream quest line last week and overall it took me 150+ hours to reach that point in the game. This was a quest line that many praised as the "best thing they've experienced in a video game." That might be an overstatement, but it was definitely worth the time and effort.

The conclusion took me off guard, and it changed what I thought about the game. It's the reason why I log in everyday now. Years ago, when I played Warframe, it not only felt repetitive, it felt like it wasn't going anywhere. Now, it's a completely different game with so much to do and achieve, with a progression system that rewards you with more ways to build your Warframes as you go through each quest line.


It still boggles my mind that this is a free-to-play game. And not just any free-to-play game, one with an well developed sci-fi setting and a well-written narrative. It's 2018 and there's still no game like it. Digital Extremes has something unique here and they know it. Fans know it. I still have a few more quests to complete, but there are missions in the way before I can reach them. I want to see what happens next. I want to know more about Lotus and the Tenno. But now I have new distractions - two new Warframes that finished building this weekend; Excalibur and Frost (image above), all set for me to try out and rank up. 

Maybe I'll complete my next quest this week, maybe I won't. Every time I log in, I ask myself "What do I feel like doing today?". Yesterday I was doing all the bounties I could find in Cetus, the open world area in the game. Tomorrow? We'll see.