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5:30 PM on 07.13.2013

Warframe: Storm Files 23 "Update 9 Love"

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WOW I got to say you don't get many fun patches in games. This is one time I have to say the content and the changes increased fun. Let's break it down for a second on what I mean.

Nova= Probably the leader of the new fun hands down. She is well made and a beauty to watch go. Nova and Vauban in the same group might lead to severe sight loss or a seizure.

Maps= Yea I know this isn't exactly fun so to speak. But they look cool and more cinematic.

Captain Vor= Vor has taken a lot of farming grief from us. It's kind of fitting he got some revenge on us. Well at least for a little while he was patched. But still he is formidable and fun to fight now. Give me that damn gun Vor!!

Ninja Stars= We now have real ninja stars Hikou. I got to witness someone with them. It was like a blur of death flying out. I may have to spend some cash on platinum for them. Might be a 500 plat weekend 

Prime Weapons= Yay more chances at more prime gear go get it now 

Mobile Defense Smarter= Ever notice the old defense they used to just stand there? When they got to the objective? Well now they mob it and fire on it properly.

New Helmut's= More about style then fun. But then again looking cool is fun right?

Lore Section Added=  Cool music sets the mood a lot could be done here.

New tutorial/Mission Starts= While were talking about moods a nice cinematic tutorial is available. To go along with new cool intro's to missions.

This is just a dab of a lot of fun things added to the game. What stood out for you guys?   read

1:17 PM on 05.24.2013

Warframe: Storm Files 13 "Patch Update 8 Tenno's Form Up"

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[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The update is here and it's a big one below is a list of all the goodies. My thoughts on all of this are in the video. Pretty much the game just keeps getting better.[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Full Patch Notes here[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]GRINEER GALLEON (NEW LOCATION SET!)[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-At last we can reveal the Grineer ships![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Explore vast, rusted chambers evocative of an amazing space-submarine vibe that exudes the gritty bulk of the Grineer Army![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-The Grineer ships come with new vicious enemies, hell-bent on dismembering any Tenno intruders.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Lieutenant Lech Kril has been training and this already formidable Grineer boss has new tricks up his sleeve.[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]OROKIN VOID (NEW SECRET LOCATION SET!)[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-An exciting new tile-set hidden within a dimensional fold![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Players can buy or loot Void Keys to open up exciting loot runs in the Ancient Orokin Towers.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Explore the hidden fortresses of the Ancient Orokin race![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-But beware, these are dangerous places, fraught with traps and guarded by the corrupted remains of past-raiders![/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DOJO BUILDING (ALPHA)[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Brand new tile set with Tenno architecture & design[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-New set of possibilities for user-created levels begins with our Dojo Building (Alpha).[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Clan members contribute resources to fund construction projects to build their Clan 'Dojo'.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Architects have total control of the layout, selecting hallways, junctions and special rooms to build.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Clan members 'vote with their resources', funding the construction to completion.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Note: Expect a few bumps as this is an ambitious new feature for Warframe: player-created levels! We will be working hard to smooth out the kinks and pave the way for amazing player-built future of Warframe![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-The Dojo can be accessed by joining or creating a clan. Doing this automatically puts a Dojo Key blueprint in your inventory to craft.[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DOJO RESEARCH (ALPHA)[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Clans can build Dojo rooms that open up Technology research options...[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-This gives your clan access to an array of deadly new weapons only accessible through the research system.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Clan members collect research samples and pool resources to fund advanced new weaponry projects.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Upon completion, members have access to Blueprints allowing them to build never-seen-before weaponry in their Foundry![/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DUELING (ALPHA)[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Clans can build special dueling rooms to challenge your Clan members to friendly duels![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Clan members can watch the action and cry foul... our small dueling team is eager for feedback and have been careful to balance dueling in a way that only affects the Duels.[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]POLARIZE WEAPON SYSTEM![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Got your gear to level 30? Prepare to Polarize![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-With the newly discovered “Forma”, you can now add or swap a Polarity value on your gear every time you reach level 30.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Forma can be purchased or found through Daily Login Rewards, Alerts, or possible Mission rewards for completing missions in The Void.[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]HUD IMPROVEMENTS![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Viewing your party’s stats is now a Toggle option instead of Hold key![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Want to take some fancy screenshots.. WITHOUT the HUD? Now you can![/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]WHAT IS STALKER?[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-We don’t know.. but we’ve heard killing him can garner quite the reward…[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]NEW WEAPONS & GEAR![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-20+ new weapons added in this update![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Tenno crafted Kunai (throwing daggers) available in the market for a silent weapon option in your pistol slot.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-New Grineer weapons added to the Market including the Machete, Dual Cleavers, and the lethal Vulkar sniper rifle.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-By popular demand the Market also now has a single-handed Ether Sword, and Dual Broncos for sale.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-As mentioned above, Clan Research brings 9 exciting new player weapons to Warframe, but you need to build your research facilities to discover them![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Energy weapons, Biological Toxins and high-impact explosives are waiting to be uncovered.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-In addition to these weapons, there are 5 rare weapons to chase in special drops. Who will discover them first?[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-New Sentinel Pet available in the Marketplace...the infamous Dethcube![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Looking for blueprint components to build your Frost Prime? Seek out the Orokin Towers in the Void![/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]BRAND NEW MODS![/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Sanctuary - Creates a shield around the player when they are reviving fallen allies.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Reach - Extends melee reach by %[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Master Thief - % chance to unlock locked lockers.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Insulation - Reduces effect of environment ice on shields.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Rage - Damage done to your health is added to your energy.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Melee Channel - Any energy you expend in casting is added to your next melee strike.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Acrobat - Reduces stamina cost on wallruns![/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Hawk Eye - Pistol zoom[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]-Eagle Eye - Rifle zoom[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]CHANGES:[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Ambient FX for Vauban's Tesla ability have been toned down[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Infested enemy types now play reaction to Banshee Soundquake.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Rhino's Iron Skin ability once again gives push immunity.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Rhino's Iron Skin ability damage absorption values capped: but up to a damage (d) cap of: 200 d, 400 d, 600 d, and 800 d based on mod rank.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Rhino’s Iron Skin ability draws Aggro from enemies.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Alloy Drop Rates have increased and been added as a resource to Pluto[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Recipes for crafting weapons have been adjusted to a lower resource requirement.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Ash's Shuriken improvements added: it now seeks targets and multiple projectiles added at higher ranks.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]FIXES:[/font]

[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Fixed issue where Vauban's Bounce ability could be used to chain-incapacitate humanoid enemies during their recovery state.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Fixed issue where some Warframe powers would be available even if you didn't have the mod equipped.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Fixed misnamed Ash Systems blueprint.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Fixed some animation event and damage deformer related crashes[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Fixed bug with Extermination Missions not being able to be completed.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Fix for fused ability mods, it now properly and consistently increases power.[/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]​[/font]   read

1:00 PM on 04.23.2013

Warframe: 7.8 Patch Notes and Thoughts

A lot of good fixes correcting errors and catching cheats. Also for the first time introducing fist weapons which everyone should love.

Patch Notes Below:
- New weapon: The Grineer GRAKATA assault rifle.
- New weapon: ANKYROS Tenno power gauntlets
- New Sentinel attachments including custom masks, wings, and tail pieces.
- Added up/down arrows to objectives on the minimap if objective is above or below the player's current level

- Mission completion credit rewards now scale up based on the AI level
- Aborting missions now forfeits any obtained credits, mods, resources or blueprints, earned XP is still rewarded
- Dojo targeting challenge now rotates player camera to the first target, and made timer more forgiving
- Sniper ammo now drops from containers during Jackal fight
- Grineer Lancers are now deployed with the Grakata assault rifle
- Cronus blueprint now only a guaranteed drop the first time Tolstoj is completed, % chance to drop continues to decrease on additional runs
- Prevent fusing/selling critical ability/precept mods when no duplicates are present
- Animation tweaks to some weapon positions, and JumpDiveAim poses for Rifle and Dual Pistol grips
- Improved Moa, Osprey and Jackal models

- Fixed Sentinels not activating Regen if they took damage from multiple sources in the same frame
- Fixed an issue with multiple XP sources having trouble displaying on the screen at the same time
- Fixed an issue where more than 4 players could be in a match at once
- Fixed an issue where enemies would hang back in Defense
- Fixed leaping infested not moving towards targets
- Fixed Stalker sound not being affected by in game audio settings
- Fixed Dagger Axe blueprint being incorrectly linked to Paris
- Fixed Banshee 'Push' power not working against Chargers
- Fixed players being able to run out of ammo in Dojo tests that force a specific weapon
- Fixed an issue where failing the wall run dojo would still count as a success
- Fixed Darksword blueprint, it can now be crafted
- Fixed large number of spots that AI would get stuck
- Fixed some material types to display proper hit effects
- Fixed additional cases of old accounts missing fusion cores
- Fix scroll wheel on large contact/clan list
- Fix cases where Reach, Focus, and Continuity Mods were not affecting many Warframe abilities

- Fix elemental Mods not stacking properly on projectile weapons (e.g. Bolt/Arrow)
- Fix slide exploit: velocity boost from slide is on a cool down to prevent macroing.

- Rewards of "0" Credits should be fixed!   read

10:42 PM on 04.06.2013

Warframe Episode 6: Stomping Mars World Boss Anyo

My my all I wanted to do was grind. But I got pulled into a lot of runs. And low and behold I ended up taking on Anyo the Mars World boss.   read

9:21 AM on 03.14.2013

MstarNurien Gangnum Style, LMFAO, We found Love

SMH this is a reupload I had to alter it a bit to fit with channel rules. Nothing has changed that you will notice still the same song fun enjoy.   read

3:37 PM on 02.27.2013

Warframe: The Storm Files 2 "Going Beast Mode"


12:42 PM on 02.22.2013

Warframe: "The Storm Files Episode 1"

Not many games compel me to do a series on them. This one is so fun to me that I love running through it. People say its a very repeatitive game but I say its fine. They are doing a great job with content and adding onto it every week. Well atleast it seems like it patches every week which is nice. Look for me to put up videos with commentary strats and just plain fun. As I plan to fully promote and support the game on my channel. It's all love and fun if you have any suggestions on a mission or something I'm missing. By all means get at me here or in game.   read

11:00 PM on 02.19.2013

M-star/Nurien How to Register Walk Through Intro

One of the best dance dance like games on the planet that I bet you never heard of. This game has good songs and will challenge your hand to eye skills check it out.
How to register is here or watch the video   read

5:01 AM on 02.18.2013

Guild Wars 2 CoF Fates Oracle Build

As promised COF's Oracle Build is here for your viewing consumption. I'll start by saying what I always do in my build videos. This build is solely off of what I found to work for me. If it gives your ideas by all means take it run with it makes it your own.
Secondly it's very hard to make a build where almost every trait works with another trait. It seems like every patch we get a little of that ability to make a complete build is stripped. However I have found a way to make a build 100% flowing in the way I'd like to use. It's a crit build that even with mediocre gear you can hit 43-45% crit easy. I don't go higher than that in games because you something called a useful cap.

In order to overstack something useful to you is lost a vast majority of the time. So I rather make an all-around good character then a cannon not worth anything but a rez.Build is basically 0/25/0/15/30 you can see the link here. The reason this build came about is because I made a Paladin Build Series for Guardian 3 months ago. That became really popular and like.
The thought behind it was you want the cannon and the healing. But I took that a step further and gave the cannon healing and the tank. I tried to emulate that as best as I could with this character. I think I found the cannon and the healing. Unfortunately the tank couldn't join the party but if his place flexibility and utility join in.

The air tree provides crit, speed and single target power. The water tree proves healing and health to take more hits. Arcana provides healing, Utility, Debuff, Buffs, and Elemental recharge rates. I won't bore you to death nerding you out with equations. Show and prove works a whole lot better in my opinion. So check the video out and check out the build link have fun with it. PVE wise it couldn't be more it does have WvW weakness if with no toughness. However you don't really need it if you play well.   read

5:40 PM on 02.10.2013

Far Cry 3 : Episode 30 "The Island Strikes back"

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This is it the last ride Jason vrs Hoyt and a wtf moment at the end. Nothing left to say but let it ride. This series was fun I enjoyed recording it I hope you all had fun as well. TATAOOOOOO   read

2:13 PM on 02.07.2013

GW2: Flame and Frost Part 2 "Gathering Storm"

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Here is a slight review on the upcoming Feb 26 update "Gathering Storm". As usual this is my thoughts and insights on it. Maybe you agree with me maybe you don't. But it's always nice to get a positive outlook on things minus the drama.

Out of the four things listed here two things stand out. Number one is the unfortunate omission of WVW I can only hope they have an excellent reason for it. I'm always about understanding and patience. Number two is guild quests being introduced. This is something I recently said should be added.

I know I had zero to do with it coming about.
It's nice something I feel everyone would like actually came about. This is a very short review but on a quite nice topic enjoy your day all.   read

9:59 PM on 02.05.2013

Guild Wars 2 Storming The Fractals LVL 6

Once again it's on and boy is it ever on. I decided to basically steam roll the fractals now. As well as showing off my Guardian 2.5 Build you can see the vid for that here

This run was par for the course enjoy and see you lvl 7.   read

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