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(Mega Suggestions) Dojo As Lobby; Armory, Hangar And Personal Quarters.


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So, I guess this has been suggested before, but I think I'll put it up anyway.
I think the dojo could be used as the personal lobby for everyone. When you log in, you don't go to the star map, but instead, the dojo's main hall, or your personal room, if you have already built one. This is gonna be a long thread, so brace yourself and put your glasses on.

First, the acquisition of personal rooms.

When you go to a terminal, you get an option to claim your own level/layer of you clan's Dojo for 100000 Credits.(moon clan, the price would scale, starting at 1000 for a Shadow clan.) These levels/layers would vary according to the clan's size. The number of available levels equals the member cap of the clan, like 10 available rooms for a Shadow clan and 1000 available rooms for a Moon clan. Every time the clan grows, more rooms become available. Once claimed, you can use any terminal in the Dojo to get to your room. More info below. One level of your clan's Dojo equals one personal quarter. You can build more rooms connected to your main(starting) room. These can either be (relatively) big rooms with high ceilings to practice parkour, or small, cosy rooms with only a Cryopod and an aquarium inside. Up to you.

Note that the costs for such things should be small, as they are only things you can see. Maybe they should only cost credits(?).
Here are the costs of the rooms for a Shadow and Moon Clan member. (Give me feedback on prices!)
-1000/100000 Credits for your first room
-Small Room extension: 500/7000 Credits(Place for 5 objects)
-Medium Room extension: 750/10000 Credits(Place for 8 objects)
-Large Room extension: 1000/15000 Credits(Place for 10 objects)
-Mega Room extension: 2000/30000 Credits(Place for either 15 objects, or a parkour room)


If you are not a member of a clan yet, you spawn inside a standard room which can NOT be customized.
"Where's that room?" I hear you think. Well, it's the Tenno's secret base, close to the sun. One of the last fully functional Orokin towers, where the Lotus resides. Nope, you cannot pay her a visit. Her room is locked. The tower is limited, there are a few standard things like the Armory and Hangar, but that's basically it.
If you want your own room, which you can customize, you gotta join a clan.

The room's style mirrors that of the Dojo by deafult, but can be changed at a cost of materials and time, like any other research project. Possible appearances could be Void(classic), Dojo,(Old or new) Grineer, Corpus and Orokin Derelict. Each option requires different materials, like:
-1000-5000 Nano Spores and 500 Plastids per room for the Derelict appearance
-1000-5000 Ferrite and 500 Rubedo per room for the Grineer appearance
-1000-5000 Salvage and 500 Polymer Bundles per room for the Corpus appearance

I think you guys get the idea. Basically, 1-5k common and 500 uncommon materials of the corresponding faction.

Then comes your first chamber. First of all, you need to build your very personal Cryopod. It can later be moved into another room. It serves as a kind of bed/resting place.
You can also access more options of the main menu from the pod, like HUD customization(drag&drop) camera settings(cam position, distance, effects, etc.) and so on.
When you log out from inside your Cryopod, and log back in, you gain a "Rested" bonus(much like in Skyrim) that gets you a minor Affinity/Stamina boost of 10/15% for the next 1/2/3 hours. The Cryopod can either be in a vertical or horizontal position, and be customized in different ways, like style(Void or Standard), color and possibly more.
Here is an example what it looks like when you enter it. In personal rooms in the barracks.

Each clan memebers last used Tenno (color scheme intact) should be displayed inside the cryopod. While your active Tenno will have an empty cryopod, which you can use as a...bed or resting place.(credits to Jenove for this suggestion.)

The second thing you can build in your room(s) is a teleporter. Now don't get me wrong, and let me explain it before you guys get mad. It'd be a small terminal, which is connected to the levels of the Dojo, and can be connected to other terminals across it. (i.e. a gate between your room and that of your best friend, or the dueling room.)
It uses the same technique as the Tenno when they capture a target in their missions. It breaks you down into atoms, and transports them to another terminal, where you are "put back together". There would be no need to build a new room in the Dojo's, as this would use the same terminals as you use to break down a room. I think this way, the terminals would get some use.

Once you have built these things, the rest is up to you. You can build aquariums, small gardens, statues, weapon racks to display your...wait for it...weapons, and whatever the hell you can imagine.

Then comes my second suggestion. The Hangar. This would basically replace the old star map system, and be free in every dojo. The Hangar is the biggest room of the Dojo. It would contain a bar where everyone can sit down and enjoy a drink(the mask of your warframe opens up at the mouth section, no face design is needed!) before entering a mission, and a map, which is the star map almost identical as how we know it now, with a few changes.

Here's the bar.



And here is an example of how the Star Map could look like.



You could select a mission by looking at a planet(some are actually moons, but never mind that), and press left mouse button on the mission you want to do, or:
This whole thing could be one map like this(imagine it with planets):


And you could just click on the mission as it is now(except that this would be a bloody red and awesome looking way of doing so)

Of course, the arsenal, options, foundry, contacts tab would be removed, so only the map and the chat remain. Once you selected a mission, you'd get to see a five-to-ten second cutscene where you and your squad enter a Manta(the escort ship you see at the extraction points) and fly away from the hangar. The same way, when finished with a mission with your clan-mates, you'd see a "reverse" cutscene where you enter the Hangar, exit the Manta and walk into the bar. Every Warframe would have a unique way of walking. (i.e. Loki walks as if he's weightless, Saryn like a lady, Excalibur would be swinging his melee weapon, Ember would leave fiery footsteps and Rhino would walk slowly)

I thought of something like this, only bigger(wider?).


Last but not least comes the Armory. Free as well. This would yet be another room, and it would replace the Foundry and Arsenal as it is now. Here, you can do everything you could do in the places mentioned above, but with a few extras. Like, when you finish building a new weapon. You open up a locker(see pic) and take out the weapon, maybe give the melee a few swings, or aim with the new gun. Building of a Vasto finished? You take it out, roll it a few times on your finger like a badass cowboy and put it in its holster. That locker is basically the foundry, you insert the materials and it puts them together into a weapon/key/whatever. "Rushing" something would be overcharging the machine, which would explain the building process as it is now. After a rush, the machine would need to cool down, and you wouldn't be able to start another project for a few minutes(say 10).
Imagine this. but built in a wall and approximately 2 meters wide and 1 meter high.



For the best use of these kind of buildings, the Dojo would need to be changed. Literally. It should become a tower, what it is said and shown from the very beginning. I do not imagine it exactly like this, but I guess you get the idea.
Every level would have a set amount of rooms available, say 20. Each room could be expanded in the form of a tree branch. (Y)



TL;DR: Read the whole thing before you comment.

Well, this is it, please, take your time to leave a comment, or tell how you think about it. I'm more than open for suggestions.

EDIT Nr1: As Nautilus105 suggested, we should have portals to travel between other clans' Dojos.
EDIT Nr2: Added smaller notes, made minor adjustments, added price to making rooms/extensions and a picture of the Hangar. Changed costs of room customization.
EDIT Nr3: Added more pictures.
EDIT Nr4: Added tower shape and ammo rack suggestion.

EDIT Nr5: Added spoiler tags to images for easier navigation.

Edited by Soulswipe
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I expect this has been suggested many times before and it really needs to happen for the Dojo to have a function for players other than a resource sink for clan size and equipment. The current Dojo might as well be a menu given that it has 0-8 players at any one time in a 1000 player clan.

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I expect this has been suggested many times before and it really needs to happen for the Dojo to have a function for players other than a resource sink for clan size and equipment. The current Dojo might as well be a menu given that it has 0-8 players at any one time in a 1000 player clan.

True that, sir...but maybe, if enough threads like this gain attention, there is a chance...

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This is a great idea.  The Dojo needs to be something more than just a labyrinthine time/money sink.  I want it to have a PURPOSE, I WANT to spend time there other than to run to research labs and check progress, okay this still has X time left, Leave Dojo, Confirm.
Plus any kind of weapon locker would give people a reason to collect weapons rather than just level them up then sell them as we all do currently, and as one that spends excessive amounts of time in games featuring building, well, building, I would love this.  I loved putting my house together in Skyrim, Oblivion, I turtle in RTS games because I like making things that look cool, hell even when Runescape was a thing I tried to make a house that looked neat.

Not to mention I LOVE the entering hangar idea with the warframes all having different postures.  I'd like my Excalibur to walk back into the room swinging a sword around for fun or something like that.

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also we need a portal like a stargate to travel to our friend dojos :D

the world for our warframes would be bigger and bigger.

same thing on missions.choose a portal to the next mission in the system or the extraktion ship to the dojo.

warframe have alot of cool stuff. but there are breaks between them that destroys the illusion of the lore and so on. DE must delete them and bring flow to the game.

that would be so awesome and makes the gameplay stronger :D

menus and the HUD are crutches. we dont need them.:D give us laserpointers,glowing scars and holowaypoints like dead space and we are lucky.with this we see whats happening to. dead space is having a strong atmossphere because no crutches have pull the player out of this game.

hope you guys understand my bad english.

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I'm begging you DE, do this please! Otherwise I'll have to resort to gardens as personnal rooms :sadface:

I want this so hard...


Also the HUB part is (as it is written) optional, so long as you don't claim a room you stay on the usual interface.

(for the grumpy conservatives out there)

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