TheAscendedOne Posted June 26, 2014 Share Posted June 26, 2014 DE, I know we had a serious lack of clan research weapons, but this is getting a tad excessive. There hasn't been a Market weapon since the Nami Solo (and Dragon Nikana doesn't bloody count with its requisite predecessor being clan research). There has never been a worthwhile alert weapon. The only recent non-research weapon was the Bo Prime. A bloody prime weapon. Frankly, if you could have made that one research, you probably would have. I'm going to put this in simple terms. Make research actually mean something. It should be a source of unique, special weapons that play very differently from existing options or really represent their faction. It should not be a throwaway bin for every piece of trash new weapon you add. Why do I say this? Let's take a look at some of the research weapons: Energy Lab: Everything is complete garbage, outside of the Serro and the Amprex. WHY IS DUAL CESTRA EVEN HERE? Do you honestly expect me to believe we need the minds of an entire clan's scientists to figure out how to hold a bloody Cestra in each hand? Bio Lab: What, praytell, is the Mutalist Quanta doing here. It isn't an Infested Weapon. It's a combination of Corpus and Infested tech. Outside of that, this lab is solid. Chem: Let's be honest here. While none of the new Grineer weapons are bad, none of them feel different from non-research weapons either. Tenno: And here is the big problem. I get that it's a new lab that needs tech, but it really seems like a dumping bin for every new weapon now. Castanas very much feel like an Energy Lab weapon, while all of the other weapons are either exclusive melee weapon types (Nikana and Claws), or feel rather arbitrary. So what should be done about it? Here's the five-step fix. 1) Make all research weapons actually viable. Buff up trash like the Attica, Supra, Dera, Flux Rifle, Spectra, etc. 2) Make sure new weapons actually play differently. Before putting something in, ask yourself: "does this feel like a market weapon?" 3) Add Nikanas and Claws that can actually be obtained without any need of clan research. 4) Let's make alert weapons actually worth something. Add occassional rare, long-duration alerts that give weapons at the top weapons tier, alongside research and prime weapons. We need more places to actually put our weapons. 5) Don't bloat the tenno lab with all of the individual blueprints of warframes. Make it a single blueprint that requires a frame's worth of materials to make. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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