[Warframe] More Fortuna Stuff
Some Fortuna Thoughts:
In spite of it being said in a devstream that the K-Drive will be a better way to get around in Orb Vallis than the archwing — I don’t see it. The archwing is faster, it simply ignores obstacles since it can fly over them, and you can fight in that mode. The K-Drive is slower, has to go around or figure out how to climb obstacles, and you have to jump off in order to fight. I’m assuming that ranking up the K-Drives gives MR experience, so I’ll rank all 3 of the board types to get that, but once that’s done, I don’t expect to ever pull a K-Drive out again.
Mining appears to be the new “best way” to gain status. The rare gems come relatively quickly, so it’s pretty easy to have a decent stockpile of them.
Fishing is largely the same as in PoE, just with the added click for the EMP pulse. Standing granted by the fish is much lower than in PoE though, which is why mining has supplanted it as the quicker standing-getter. All fish spawn without bait, which is good, as the baits for the rare fish have a relatively heavy cost in standing, so nobody wants to use them anyway. Anyway, it’s generally accepted right now that all fish will be disassembled for parts so you can build kitguns, moas, and k-drives.
Kitguns — The 2 I’ve tried have been decent, but nothing that made me go “oh I’ll use this instead of my Atomos or Staticor.” I’ve built a 3rd, but haven’t used it yet. The 2 I have used so far were a beam one that was a “today’s special” early on that everyone was saying was awesome, so I shelled out the plat for it. It was fine, but I didn’t find it terribly exciting. (Advantage of plat buying is that it’s already gilded.) The other I built on my own. I used the “1 big shot” barrel and chose the loader that said “maximum damage” and then used the grip that gives the largest magazine. I like it as opposed to the Lex/Aklex Prime in that it’s got a large projectile, so you don’t have to be pinpoint accurate, but even after gilding and being 3 forma in on it in a hybrid build it doesn’t feel as strong to me as a Lex Prime, so… eh. The new one I’ve built I went with the automatic fire barrel and the max rate-of-fire loader. I think I went with the large magazine grip again, but I’m not 100% sure on my memory of that now. I’ll report on how it feels in my next post.
Moas — I bought 1 from “today’s special” right as Fortuna came out so I could see what it was like. It seems to combine the best of the sentinels and pets, so that’s nice. I’m told that the moas actually do really good damage, so unlike a sentinel where you unequip the gun so it won’t draw aggro while doing pathetic damage, a moa apparently should have a gun equipped. That said, they seem a bit squishy. Mine’s been fine, as I’ve mostly chosen to level it with Inaros, so the Link Health mod gives it about 7K hit points, but whenever I’ve seen other people using them, they tend to be getting revived constantly. I took mine out using Rhino once, and since Rhino simply has his base health/shields due to using Iron Skin, the moa looked a lot squishier in the party list, though ended up being just fine, at least. Probably becuz it follows pretty close, so I was able to keep enough things killed that it didn’t get hit much or something. So anyway, the jury’s still out on moas for me as of yet, since I haven’t built one of my own yet or really tried to do much with them.
Happy gaming out there!