Jump to content
  • 0
G3rman

Warframe Lore Database; No Cats In The Future

Question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

I don't think so. The exo-suits are specifically called exo-armor, which would imply (in straightforward thinking) we actually wear them instead of exo-constructs or some other automaton term. Lotus' dialogue seems to suggest we, the Tenno, are awoken from cryopods and would seem pointless to put our exo-armor into separate pods when they could just as easily be stored in an armory of sorts; this implies we are wearing our exo-armor for most of our lives and as we slept in the pods.

Most of your argument is more of a by-product of game mechanics (like the revives, it doesn't mean its a part of the story).

Another telling moment is that we can die due to a hull breach which would not affect a synthetic body.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

And yet, when we exit a mission we see that we are basically clinging to the bottom of a small ship. I've found the whole Vacuum thing to be confusing.

And most games try to work the way their game mechanics work into the story.

And do enemies take damage from the vacuum as well, or just us?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

A door closes over you as you fly away. Enemies take vacuum damage too. I like the dynamic the hull breaches create, but it would be cooler if the warframes acted as space suits.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

And yet, when we exit a mission we see that we are basically clinging to the bottom of a small ship. I've found the whole Vacuum thing to be confusing.

And most games try to work the way their game mechanics work into the story.

And do enemies take damage from the vacuum as well, or just us?

I disagree with the fact that "most" games work their mechanics around the lore. All do so to a degree, but generally there is always something that defeats the suspension of belief. Considering Warframe is in Beta and wants practicality over aesthetics, what they have now may very well not have anything to do with the lore.

Not to mention that the revive system could be just as explainable by taking the stance the Tenno are organic rather than synthetic. Bio-stimulants or something other could get you back on your feet, but your suit only has so much.

Each Warframe is piloted by a different Tenno. That is why they are different sizes and genders.

Edited by G3rman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I think that we should understand "exo-suit" in a broader sense. Let's remember how we capture targets - we disintegrate their bodies and store their minds, so that means mind transferring is possible. It makes sense to think that warframes are bio-cybernetic constructs that hold only our minds, and Tenno probably don't often use their biologic bodies. This explains different warframe genders, statures and even flat heads (I'm looking at you, Loki without alternate helmet).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Although mind uploading may be a possibility there are other possiblities for what we actually do with the VIPs (and the reason for his absolute horror) in capture missions such as storing their entire body digitally, teleporting, etc. Remotely or directly controlling Tenno is a very interesting concept though.

In regards to the Infestation, I find it interesting that the ancients are much larger in comparison to their Corpus variants. Although they could have just grown due to absorbing more bio-mass, their non-organic parts (clothing) remain the same size. It also seems that the clothing is very similar to Corpus designs.

This is just for discussion purposes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

In regards to the Infestation, I find it interesting that the ancients are much larger in comparison to their Corpus variants. Although they could have just grown due to absorbing more bio-mass, their non-organic parts (clothing) remain the same size. It also seems that the clothing is very similar to Corpus designs.

This is just for discussion purposes.

Uncontrolled technocyte plague leads to increasing body mass over time?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

More likely they just used the runner model as a placeholder and scaled it up with a new color palette. This might change in the future, just like the chargers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Sraight from intro and tutorial:

They were called TENNO. Warriors of blade and gun - masters of the WARFRAME armor. Those that survived Old War were left drifting among the ruins.

Now they are needed once more. The GRINEER, with their vast armies, are spreading throughout the solar system.

A call echoes acros the stars - summoning the Tenno to an ancient place...

This place is Orokin Tower on Mercury (Terminus) therefore it may be considered main operation base of Tenno.

I will show you the Tenno fighting system. It has three forms: first is your pistol.[...] The second form is your long gun.[...] Your tird and final form is the blade.

Tenno fighting system consist of three forms (quite a no-brainer but should be mentioned in terms of lore).

You must earn your rank among the Tenno. You will complite missions and destroy our enemies. When you are ready to increase your rank I will summon you here again. I will test you.

Prove your worth to join us - detroy the targets before time runs out.

[...]

Excellent. You have attaint your rank of Initiate.

The Tenno are divided into ranks. Every member of Tenno community must prove its worth by contributing to common cause. When ready, Tenno will undergo a trial by combat at Orokin Tower in order to obtain higher rank.

The ranks are: Initiate (Normal, Silver, Gold), Novice (Normal, Silver, Gold), Disciple (Normal, Silver, Gold), Hunter (Normal, Silver, Gold).

Also I think that it should be mentioned that Tenno gain affinity with their weapons.

Edited by xGryphus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Update:

Tenno Lore;

Slight addition to existing information on Tenno fighting system.

Addition of rank system in Tenno society.

Expansion on the Orokin towers with new information thanks to DESteve. (White Tower eh? Sounds interesting..)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I think you guys should look into Dark Sector, the game preceding WarFrame, Hayden Tenno and his Tri-pronged glaive and suit, and the technocyte virus that was unleashed in Lasria. I just found out about Dark Sector today through the game news. The game looks amazing just like WarFrame(obviously).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

I think you guys should look into Dark Sector, the game preceding WarFrame, Hayden Tenno and his Tri-pronged glaive and suit, and the technocyte virus that was unleashed in Lasria. I just found out about Dark Sector today through the game news. The game looks amazing just like WarFrame(obviously).

Already mentioned multiple times in the thread. They aren't linked in a time line until the developers say so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Already mentioned multiple times in the thread. They aren't linked in a time line until the developers say so.

to hell with that.

Behold all of Tennos I Say its link so go forth....and make connection (JK)

DE when will we have our very own Bio Weapon ripping out of our body?

:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

get ready for yet another summary

Once there was the Orokin empire (maybe human, maybe humanoid alien) that sprung from earth and engulfed the Sol system (perhaps even further)

The Tenno were the warrior class (knights, samurai) of the Orokin empire and acted as the elite special forces.

S#&$ goes down, perhaps from outside the Sol system

as a last ditch effort the orokin created the technocyte (infected)

for whatever combination of reasons orokin empire gets wiped out

later

humans split into two branches:

One adopts trade and profit as it's culture's main focus. Over time the society becomes more and more corporate, reaching an extreme were an individual prefers to be viewed as a machine. They become known as the Corpus and they control most if not all trade in the system. They hunt down Orokin artifacts and reverse engineer them.

The other are a warring people known as the Grineer. Through military conquest, they now control most of the system. Only male, they reproduce through cloning with eatch new generation weaker than the last.

Two possible explantions for why they are forced to clone themselves are still up in the air.

-Humans we're in danger of dying out, so cloning was a last ditch effort. (might not correlate with the corpus synopsis)

-The Grineer were originally bred to be a disposable military asset but were able to stage a coup and take over their own cloning production. (explains their warring antics and culture) (If we assume the Orokin were humans, perhaps the Grineer were the empire's "clone army" that suddenly found itself without a master)

So time goes by and the Corpus find the remnants of a "solar rail" on pluto (implide to be a wormhole machine that goes into deep space) and decide to try to rebuild it. A mysterious individual who apperintly knows everthing about the Orokin, "the Lotus", flips the F*** out and reserects the Tenno to try to stop the corpus and/or whatever is on the other side of the said solar rail.

Edited by WindShieldWiperFluid
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

You'll find a lot more focused discussion on this topic in the fan zone, I assure you. I ask in the opening post to please post actual factoids from the game here to help avoid clutter and speculation. It's an information collection thread and is not meant for speculation discussion.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Getting ready for a small/big update! Start looking for Tech tidbit lore if you want to help contribute! If we get enough I'll be sure to add the thank you/contribution area even sooner!

Update:

Thread Banner added

Lexicon Banner added

Grineer Alphabet and Symbol added

Corpus Alphabet added

Edited by G3rman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Heroes or Villains

By what we have, Orokin was something that lived on earth and waged a war with a sappient race using the tenno as warriors, and as a last effort launched a bioweapon know as "Technocyte" to try to end this said war. So here is something that came to my mind one day, what if the sappients were actually the mankind and the Orokin some kind of space invaders that opresed then? That kinda would explain why the Grineer naturally hate the Tenno, as they would be like the right hand of their ancient opressors and a possible threat to their freedom.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

There is nothing that says Tenno were warriors for the Orokin. There was the Orokin era, then the Tenno came to be as descendants of the Orokin civilization, but they are not the same people. Orokin era, "Tenno" era, cryostasis, now.

Edited by G3rman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

"I am the Lotus, friend and guide. I see that the cryosleep has taken your memory; it does not matter, you are Tenno. I will prepare you."

I'll keep an eye out for the other one.

Let me tell you... I hate that line. What do you mean it does not matter? Who the F*** am i? Why should i listen to you, strangely convenient voice that seems to know me? What's all this white around me, where am i? What's a Tenno?... Really, every Warframe player is like Lotus's tool. C'mon, i need motivation here, why the hell am i sucking this guy's soul trough my hand? What's this thing i'm defending? Why should i get this goddamn artifact, if i don't even know what it is? Why am i rescuing this guy and leaving him in the vaccum? Who is he and what does he do? What's this pottentially dangerous discovery i'm stopping? Could it be useful for us somehow, whoever we are? Where am i taking all those ships i'm inserting suitcases into? What is there inside all those data masses, is it like some really hardcore forbidden porn and we're just taking it away from our enemies? Why am i breaking this ship's reactor? How are you detecting life-forms on the ships? I could use this detections on other missions too, not only when you want me to go genocide! Assasination contract? For who, who the hell is paying me to kill those guys? Oh, wait a minute, i don't think i'm even seeing the money from it!

I could really make a bigass post filling every MINUTE in Warframe with questions after question. And i think i will, here comes a post!

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

This isn't really a place for questions though; its for collecting confirmed answers.

Its definitely happening that they will expand the lore and try and give the player direction, but its also important for the player to make their own path and decide why they are doing the things they do. You are shoehorned into being part of the Tenno and fighting, but why you are fighting and what you want to accomplish can be a very unique thing.

Perhaps you really want to be wealthy and do whatever you want to, so gaining power as a mercenary might be your choice. You may want to bring the glory of the old Tenno civilization back and unite everyone under one banner against the Grineer and Corpus. Maybe you just want to slaughter everything that isn't in an exo-armor; its for you to decide.

---

Technology lore is coming along slowly..could use contributors to find content in the market and in-game. Confirmed facts only, thanks. Lexicon is good for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Choices?... I either play Lotus's order or i don't play the game at all! There is no "Unique", no consequences, no reason, just the mission. That ain't storytelling, that's just mowing down a bunch of dudes because it's awesome. It's satisfying, but not exactly accomplishing anything at all! In the big picture we're just increasing mission counter! I want motivation, that's all!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

You can give yourself motivation though as to why you are doing the missions. Yes, Lotus has a manner of control over your actions, but the meta can go deeper than that.

Edited by G3rman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Choices?... I either play Lotus's order or i don't play the game at all! There is no "Unique", no consequences, no reason, just the mission. That ain't storytelling, that's just mowing down a bunch of dudes because it's awesome. It's satisfying, but not exactly accomplishing anything at all! In the big picture we're just increasing mission counter! I want motivation, that's all!

All boss missions have storylines if you actually listen to the dialogue in mission and what you get after.

And these three factions are all fighting over resources like people have done forever. So they stealing it from each other, capturing people who have info on it and rescuing people who want to help your cause.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...