(PSN)NearlyDedicated Posted September 30, 2014 Share Posted September 30, 2014 (edited) This study has been closed. It is still open for discussion, but no more submissions are being accepted at this time. Read the OP below. "It nodded, its outstretched metal hand surging and pulsing in ancient shapes as blue shimmered around me..." ~Mag Prime Codex Entry Original art used in header: http://kylexy8835.deviantart.com/art/Warframe-Mag-446153462 Allow me to introduce myself, for those of you who don't already know me. My (user)name is NearlyDedicated. I'm a Tenno in the field of Poleosomology, the study of Warframe. You can find some of my studies here (https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/317555-polemosomology-the-study-of-warframe/?p=3588243). These include the Tenno language, a study on the process of corruption, and most recently, a study on the reoccurring word "Evolution", hidden throughout Warframe. Feel free to read up and discuss. I finance searches (using in-game incentives, such as rare items and blueprints) to form community events. These events serve as studies into set topics, and often provide a look into Warframe's hidden lore. We have already uncovered evidence of Hayden Tenno being directly connected to the Warframes, the process of creating a Warframe, and definite proof of why the Orokin were slaughtered. I'm here to finance another search: a look into the Warframe power glyphs. With your help, we could discover even more in the lore of Warframe. Not to mention there are prizes! ~NearlyDedicated Poleosomology Megathread: (https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/317555-polemosomology-the-study-of-warframe/?p=3588243) Welcome, Tenno. Today I wish to conduct another study in the ancient Warframe technologies. Every Warframe is equipped with powers - unique abilities that allow us to defy the laws of nature, giving us superhuman (er, superorokin?) abilities. I've noticed something: sometimes, glyphs appear on Warframes when activating a power. While at first these seemed purely aesthetic, further research in the Mag Prime codex entry has led me to believe otherwise. While the Mag Prime is using what I assume to be Shield Polarize, the author describes "ancient shapes" forming in her hand. So this begs the question: do these ancient shapes have meaning? It's your job to explore this topic. I will gladly finance the first cell of four Tenno, working as a team, who can prove or disprove that these symbols have meaning. If you can prove it, it would be necessary to provide a mock-up of a language key, or a chart describing example symbols with their significance. To start you off, I have provided several images of these "ancient shapes", although you may need to go in-game and take a few screenshots for further observation. Good luck, Tenno! Examples of the "Ancient Shapes" Excalibur from the Warframe Alpha Teaser Frost from Warframe Preview Screenshots Some Helpful Language Tips Keep in mind not all languages work in the way the English language does. Other languages are based on the placement of dots in a set area, vowel significance, and other potentially unfamiliar centers. Take for example the abugida writing system, in which a vowel modifies the next consonant. Depending on which vowel preceeds the following consonant, the consonant's shape changes. Options like these should likely be considered when reviewing the "ancient shapes". The Tenno language itself raises vowels over consonants; advanced writing techniques have crossed DE's mind(s) before. It is also entirely possible that the ancient symbols are not a language; take a look at Frost's waistline. The same symbol forms a belt around his waist. While this may seem aesthetic, it is also possible that the specific symbol which occurs repeatedly around his waist means "center". Compare this to other Warframes, and this may pop up as a result (unconfirmed, just a guess as typing). Consider the options, and think outside the box...you will be rewarded, Tenno! Best of luck, ~NearlyDedicated One more helpful hint: Perhaps a look at the "(INSERT WARFRAME HERE) Systems" icon could be of use. If I remember correctly, this (or something similar) has been connected to the Corpus. Not 100% certain of this, though, but...all roads are worth exploring! Rewards PS4 Only, as Usual! (Sorry Guys!) Note: ALL Warframe players can participate; only PS4 players will be rewarded (I don't have a PC account anymore!) All Tenno participating, whether they win or not, will be featured in the Poleosomology Megathread under a "Contributors" section for this study. To the first cell of four Tenno who can provide definite proof or disproof of the above theory, I will award the following upon conclusion of the study (October 12, 2014 @ 12:00 PM EDT) to each Tenno: (1) Rare Prime Component (1) Forma Blueprint (1) Stance mod of Uncommon rarity or Greater (I even have a Tranquil Cleave lying around) Event ended on October 12, 2014 @ 12:00 PM EDT Poleosomology Megathread: (https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/317555-polemosomology-the-study-of-warframe/?p=3588243) Edited October 12, 2014 by (PS4)NearlyDedicated Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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