This has been quite a week on Warframe. We’ve had some things from Update 10 go over incredibly well, and many other things… well, not so much. We’ve frustrated and angered some of our most loyal players, which is not something we strive for and we want to give you some explanations and try to make it up to you.
So a few explanations of how this came about and the fixes that are coming today!
Void Drop Rates:
Well – the last touches on all of the Prime gear finished being made days before the update. All hands were on deck, too many hours of the day. New people who hadn’t worked on these areas before had to quickly make the blueprint pieces and put them into the Void for you guys to get. One thing that we failed to remember, and therefore history repeating itself, was that adding more items into the Void drop tables, obviously increases the rarity of everything in the Void. So, rarity for things like Forma went up. We also made the mistake of adding even more things to the void (like the new team consumable Blueprints) which further added to the problem.
When we realized we had forgotten to fix this after the Update went out, we removed the new Consumables from the drop tables on the weekend, which made us think we had fixed them but we hadn’t adjusted for the new Prime gear as well.
This was absolutely not intentional. I know it is the second time which makes it seem nefarious, but I promise you that wasn’t the case. Things get pretty hectic here towards the end of every Update push and we mistakenly missed this big issue.
What are we doing about it?
We are now adjusting to both accommodate more things in the Void and also to make sure that drop rates for things like Forma are not hurt now and into the future. Today’s hotfix will include this fix.
Mutagen and Recipe costs:
For clan tech weapons, this was a miscommunication between Scott and I about the power of the new weapons. I thought that the new weapons were significantly more powerful than their final versions ended up being and priced them (still too high) accordingly. Further compounding the high price frustration was the ability to enter the Derelicts and find Mutagen was gated by key crafting build times.
What are we doing about it?
Today’s hotfix will have a large reduction in the cost of these weapon’s Mutagen Mass requirement (example: The Synapse rifle dropped from 11 to 5), all of the new Clan tech items had their Forma requirements dropped by 1, and a massive reduction in the key building times to enter the Derelict (from 1 hour to 1 minute).
How are we going to make it up to you?
We never intend our changes to adversely affect our players. For many months you have watched Warframe evolve with us and we have formed a close relationship with our players that we hope never changes. When we screw up, we take responsibility and try to make up for it. This Update was more painful than it should have been and to make up for it, in addition to the fixes mentioned above, we are providing every player since Update 10 with a Mutagen Mass to help speed along the newly priced Blueprints along with 50 Platinum to help ease the pain.
You should see these items in your account later today. Please accept our apology. Thanks for playing Warframe.
DE_Sheldon and the whole Warframe team.