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Chroma, The New Dragon Frame (Teased In Devstream 45, 46, Tennolive) Anticipation Megathread

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Hmm you mention he is strongeat lore wise. Is there some lore I missed? How do you know that?

Not hating. I am genuinely curious

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Easily the first thing I can think of when I see Chroma is "That's not a familiar depiction of a dragon."

Do you know why that is? Because this is the Tenno's cultural depiction of a dragon. Am I glad it doesn't look like a dragon we've seen before? Not entirely. I am glad it doesn't look like the terribly overused and now-boring Western/European style dragon. I'm a little salty over how it doesn't appear to have a bit of affiliation with Eastern culture, since the Tenno culture was heavily influenced by it. Overall, however, I love Chroma.

I think Chroma is exactly the thing Warframe needs as its "Dragon." It's not just one dragon, but many. It can perform a multitude of tasks but in such a way that he is unique, and will keep the other Warframes feeling unique. It is the essence of Warframe. An ever-changing idea. That is the essence of the Tenno, too. Individuals with differing perspectives going about their missions how they see fit.

Chroma is the essence of something unique, which all the Tenno are. He is our Dragon.

EDIT: This likely belongs in the Art & Animation section of the feedback forums, I apologize

 

I get your point, but to counter I will say Limbo. Limbo is a modern day magician frame; DE didn't even try to hide it. I would have liked a "Tenno's cultural depiction" of a magician but that is not what happened. Now I know that DE is constantly evolving and growing, but I think that they may have overshot, this frame more closely resembles a seahorse/swamp thing hybrid, there is VERY little that alludes to a dragon theme, even taking into account that this may be a "Tenno's cultural depiction of a dragon."

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Personally I really like its look. I think that the head could probably do with a bit of changes (it does look a tad silly), but overall I like the biological look of the frame. 

 

It's funny though, people complained about the recent frames "Too many clothes/armor and not enough 'biological armor' stuff!" and now people are complaining "Too much 'biological armor' stuff and not enough clothes/armor!"

 

I can like too much or too less sugar in my cake. Is that such a mystery to you?

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They only confirmed 3 elements so far:

Fire - Red, orange, yellow

Electricity - Blue (I guess purple would go here as well)

Cold - White

 

I guess there will be also a Toxic with green color, but that pretty much covers all the colors already (except black), and out of base elements there are really no ineffective ones like Magnetic for most factions, so you'll be fine.

 

I think it's pretty neat and cool to have one frame with such features, and it makes sense that you can't make your Fire look green, or Electricity red.

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What culture? Every car shares certain similarities. You guys can debate what makes a dragon a dragon all you want, the fact is that a much more concrete comparison exists in the anteater. Chroma looks like an anteater. Long thin snout, fat body, thick tail (more beaver like than anteater like). All he's missing is the tongue. 

 Yep, anteater frame. They were just teasing us with that dragon frame talk. We are getting an anteater frame.

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No, I would rather not have a ugly looking warframe make all elemental warframes useless.

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Just admit it, you want a boring smaug-esque dragon like every other fantasy game. 

 

And I, for one, actually like the new design. It's unique and fresh.

 

When you bring up a picture of Ash to someone, and ask them what theme do you think this follows, chances are they aren't gonna guess ninja.

 

Ash may be very close to a ninja, but we got a seahorse frame not a dragon frame. TBH I was wanting an eastern dragon look, i mean an aztec dragon look would have cool too. Its just that they said "dragon frame" but we got seahorse frame.

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Personally I really like its look. I think that the head could probably do with a bit of changes (it does look a tad silly), but overall I like the biological look of the frame. 

 

It's funny though, people complained about the recent frames "Too many clothes/armor and not enough 'biological armor' stuff!" and now people are complaining "Too much 'biological armor' stuff and not enough clothes/armor!"

 

You do not fix a dish that is overly salty by making it overly sweet. The earlier frames hit the sweet spot where the flesh and metal fuse together quite seamlessly. Many of the new frames have been garish, vulgar, and over designed.

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Since many of you seem unsure about the root of this "Dragon" design, may i present to you the Lindwurm. A German dragon legend and probably the only dragon that isn't consideret a real Dragon.

https://www.google.at/search?client=ms-android-om-lge&hl=de-AT&biw=320&bih=508&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=__76VNOaI4XmywPrmIDYAw&q=lindwurm+deutschland+im+mittelalter&btnG=

Btw, since my other post was straigth censored: is anyone else bothered by the stolen ash arms and zephyr legs?...

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No, I would rather not have a ugly looking warframe make all elemental warframes useless.

You really wanted another rhino , didn't you ?

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So its a sea horse that breathes fire....reminds me of Bikini Bottom campfire hence I shall name mine Spongebob Squaretail.

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I'll requote myself.

 

What I have learned from Chroma reaction is that there are a lot more fanboys than i thought there were, let me explain.

If this concept was made by somebody in the concept art subforums then the concept would get boo'd so badly that the moderators would be forced to lock the thread.

 

However, because it came out straight from DE/Mynki it's suddenly praised with "Wow, very unique", "Amazing design", "This is art!".

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My question for the time being is what's with that tail? Hell it's clipping through the ground in that reveal.

It could be a syandana. I also wonder what is with the back pack/wings, is it apart of the syandana/tail?

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You really wanted another rhino , didn't you ?

Anything BUT a Rhino.

Limbo is a prime example of what I want, and also what I do not want. Limbo's design around his powers is original, unique, and interesting. His powers have great synergy among each other and help him in solo and team play.

The part I do not like is the aesthetics.

The problem here is that Chroma is not a unique design (powers, not aesthetics). Sure, using the "dragon frame" will be different, but based on everything DE said and has done in the past, he will most likely be powerful enough to be used as a replacement to the other elemental frames, which are fairly neglected sometimes.

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it's the old arcane helmet thingy all over again.

 

Don't like the submarine Loki? But it gave power efficiency!  

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Hmm you mention he is strongeat lore wise. Is there some lore I missed? How do you know that?

Not hating. I am genuinely curious

 

From data miners. It's in a dialogue string in the data files. Not sure if we're allowed to discuss it, since it's still subject to change.

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someone on the forums found a sea dragon :

Leafy_sea_dragon_by_Ta-graphy.jpg

I think it matches even better than Lindwurm. 

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Does it matter if it looks unique if its terribly received? lol

 

Just because its unique or the idea behind it is good doesnt mean it looks good or appealing, at all.

 

Im calling next frame, bowl of spaghetti with 1 trillion polygons, and the warframes veins will have veins BUT its gonna be unique guys, trust me.

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The problem here is that Chroma is not a unique design.

Ok . Point me at another frame that looks so infested like the DE's chroma ...

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