Oh good lord, is someone trying to say Warframe is pay2win? LOL.
I don't mean to fuel a dead fire, but Warframe is not pay2win.
Alright, laughing aside, let me settle this once and for all. Warframe comes close to being a pay2win game, but there is one key thing that you cannot ignore that sets the game apart from most free-to-play games:
You can trade the game's premium currency with other players.
Need a slot or two? Want to buy a frame with a discount? Don't want to farm resources for a weapon? Don't want to hastle with the games RNG for Kavat genetic signatures? Simple: get some relics, hop over to a void fissure, get some prime sets, and head over to trade chat. Is trading diffcult? YES, YES IT IS. But hey, not everything is easy. Plus there is the Warframe forums, Warframe Market, and the Warframe trading subredit to help.
And before anyone says anything about the game still being Pay2win because you can buy plat: DE needs money to run the game guys. They can't run it for free. And I am more than happy to drop some money for a renown pack or Prime Access. And before anyone says anything: It's my money and I will do whatever I want with it. I will spend it as I see fit, not how you see fit.
Also: Primes do not make the game pay2win. Yes, you can buy primes when they first come out, but heres the thing: they are immediately farmable as soon as they come out (And no, Valkyr Prime was not delayed. Her codex entry was delayed). Besides, DE makes it worth your while if you buy Prime Access.
And Yes, Excalibur Prime was a thing. And yes, he did technically make the game pay2win in a sense. But the founder's pack was discontinued and even then you didn't need Excalibur Prime if you had Excalibur. Plus soon enough we will have Excalibur Umbra (China's Excalibur Prime) which will be available to everyone.
And pardon me while I go off on a tangent, but YOU DO NOT NEED PRIMES. Prime warframes only offer free Forma slots and different visual designs. They do have stat boosts, but the boosts are not worth it honestly. Also I have normal, vandal, and wraith weapons that outperform prime weapons on a regular basis. My Tonkor is a freaking beast in missions.
I'm pretty sure the term "Pay2win" is to be taken literally, not technified (pardon me if that's not a word). Pay2win implies that you have to pay to progress in the game (Something akin to candy crush saga. It's a bit of a scretch comparison, but i'm rolling with it). In Warframe, you can buy plat to make things easier, but at the same time you can trade for plat and it's not hard to do if you have the right items. Either way, you don't need to pay to win in this game.
If you can't handle the fact that DE needs money, trading, grinding for items that can be obtained in game, interacting with people for help; stay far away from this game, it's not for you. This game was never a true pay2win game.
And I didn't even touch upon the fact that DE, YouTubers, and Warframe Players themselves do platinum giveaways/contests often.
cue someone calling me a fanboy or using this exact statement to debunk my entire post. I know either one is going to happen.
And just to be clear, I am not trying to start anything. I'm just tired of people calling Warframe Pay2win. End of Story.
P.S. inb4 mod intervention