Pbrandon1 Posted June 24, 2014 Share Posted June 24, 2014 (edited) And by religious influence, I don't mean Christianity, Catholic, Muslim, no none of that... I mean some of things like Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism/Daoism and some none religion like Confucianism. We could implement this into the system of Warframe. SHINTO:(Warframe) "Shinto is a belief in gods that are called Kami. They are sacred spirits which take the form of things and concepts important to life such as wind, rain, mountains, trees, rivers and fertility. Humans become Kami after they die and are revered by their families as ancestral Kami. The Kami of extraordinary people are even enshrined at some shrines. The Sun Goddess Amaterasu is considered Shinto's most important Kami." Source: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2056.html So with this information, we can incorporate it into Warframe by stating that Tenno believe they are such Kami but given the ability to be alive. In Shinto, they are taught to be able to control their powers and master their frame so that they can use it to maintain the balance of the Solar System. Most of the Frames in Warframe are mostly elemental and those elements are also important to life so this fits quite nicely. "One cannot hope to master their weapons without mastering the equipment that holds them together." Tenno in this will be required to build a source of water that looks much like the ones used in the religion, a shrine to Amaterasu, and a pad. These things are not required if you are in a clan as these can be implemented in the decoration sets. Shinto has the belief in meditation, cleansing, rituals, and sacrifices(Not Human Sacrifices). So, let's try to implement that into the system. We first must add in two things: -Connection -Effectiveness What do these mean? Well Connection is suppose to represent how much of a connection you have to the dead Kami. There is bad and good connection and it will be split into halves on one meter. Killing enemies can build your bad connection because you have purposefully killed them in battle and now their blood is on your hands and you can't wear it proudly as it is an insult to them. Bad connection is built upon how powerful the Kami will be after his immediate death. Grineer will have the lowest impact on your connection because they are clones, which have hardly much power in the spirit world. Corpus are more human so they will have a bit more of an impact on your connection since they are more human. Moa's will not, they are just robotic enemies and robots don't have an affect on the spirit world since they don't have any spirit. Wildlife will have a good impact on your Connection because Wildlife is viewed highly in this religion, and you are killing them senselessly. Avoid them and go on your merry way. Corrupted and Infested will reward you Good Connection due to the Kami being trapped in their controlled body and cannot be released on their own. Killing them and letting them be free is viewed as a good thing among the religion. Now your build of bad connection won't be so much where when you run one mission, you have built up tons of bad connection...no no no nooo. It will be quite small, like in the decimals range but it will still be substantial so that you can see progress being made in that area. Now to get rid of bad connection there are two ways, one is to cleanse yourself with water as a symbol to getting rid of the blood of your enemy and saying sorry instead of wearing their blood with pride. Number two is to make a sacrifice to Amaterasu and give up an item of your choice, whether it be your sentinel, frame, mod, etc. The value of the item will determine how much Bad Connection you lose. Now Connection can affect your Frame in many ways depending on what you get. Good Connection can increase the effectiveness of your frame. Effectiveness goes into Health, Damage, Shields, Armor, Powers, and more. The more effectiveness you have, the more you can boost your power in these areas. Bad Connection can cause many things to happen. One, you know Corrupted? Well, in this religion, they view them as people who have built up too much bad Kami and have lost control over themselves. Some Tenno know this is not true but they still view them as a symbol to what happens if you build up too much Bad Connection. So, what happens if you have more bad connection then good? Well, bad things will happen. You will have the color of your frame drained off of you progressively as you build up more Bad Connection. Your frame begins to lose it's damage, you have sparks coming off you, and you start to lose Effectiveness, making your armor drains, health, and many other things. Bad right? This will make you want to keep control of your Connection and not let it go overboard. Alright, now let's cover the pad and shrine some more. On the pad you can meditate, which can provide you buffs in certain areas by your request. You will start out with only a few buffs but as you rank up in Mastery, you can unlock more buffs. How long the buff lasts depends on your connection to Dead Kami. When you are meditating, you are connecting to them and reaching out for their power so the more good connection you have, the longer it will last. Now the effectiveness depends on your effectiveness. The more effectiveness you have the more you can get out of the buff. The Shrine can be used to pray and sacrifice items. We have already talked about how you can sacrifice items to get rid of the Bad Connection. You can also sacrifice items to receive other items. It will be like a Token System and I have seen posts that have wanted a Token System for the Void and this will take on that while also going into other places. Items will be sacrificed for equal value and it won't be based on rarity. The system will be pre-designated on what amount of a certain gives what, so the players will know, "Ok, so I need this amount of this for this item.", once they find out. Grinding will still be a viable choice for those who don't want to just have to figure out this system. You can also Pray for a random rare item. Now it won't be where Oh I prayed, now I get a rare item automatically, NO! It will be where you must pray on daily basis, and it increases your chances of getting the rare item. So basically, you pray once for the day and you can't pray anymore. This will also correspond to your connection to so if you have bad connection, your increase in chances is lowered. If you have good Connection then your increase in chances is increased. So you have two ways of going about it. So you get what I mean, although this idea isn't that perfect, I think it would be nice if we had more of a Japanese Cultural Influence as it would make the game much more interesting and since it is hardly touched on except for a weapon, and some rooms for the clan, and some positions Tenno take. EDIT: These beliefs will be just symbolism and not religion, should have understood that people are uncomfortable with it being called religion. Edited June 24, 2014 by Pbrandon1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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