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Warframe

Gauss

My newest frame in Warframe is the speedy Gauss. I am still learning the frame, but so far, I like him. The biggest thing to know about Gauss is that, in a straight line, he is the fastest frame in Warframe. Just do not try and go around a corner. So in that respect, Gauss is a lot like an American muscle car.

Apart from speed, the biggest Pro that Gauss has is his potential 100 percent damage reduction. I say “potential” because to get to that 100 percent, you need to keep his battery at 100. When starting off, you have 20-30 percent protection. The more you run around, the more energy you put in his battery and the more damage reduction you get. This means that if you zone into a mission in the middle of a fire fight, you may die.

However, once Gauss battery gets to 100 percent you are basically invincible. All you need to do is to keep moving and make sure you do not accidentally turn off his Kinetic Plating.

The one con that Gauss has is that he is not a damage frame. Running around and crashing into things doesn’t really do enough slash damage to warrant doing and his Thermal Sunder also doesn’t really do much damage. Although the cold can be good for crowd control.

With this being said though, Gauss is a lot of fun to play and makes getting around the larger tile sets really fast.

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Gaming Update

I am trying to resurrect this site that I created a few years ago. So I guess I should start with what I have been playing lately. I have finally branched out from just playing World of Warcraft and figure this site should reflect that. After about 13 years, I finally got bored. Actually, I stopped raiding and ran out of things to do in the game. Battle for Azeroth has not been the best expansion that WoW has had; although, with 8.3 it has gotten better. I am hoping that Shadowlands will be better. Anyway, on to the other games that have drawn my attention.

Warframe

The game I have been playing the most over the last few months has been Warframe. It’s a free to play looter shooter that is amazing. I have been told that it is similar to Destiny, but I can’t confirm this since I have never played Destiny 1 or 2.

I like it mostly because it’s a bunch of short, fast-paced missions of varying degrees of difficulty and there is a lot of stuff to collect and play with. Most of the stuff being different kinds of guns and melee weapons along with warframes.

Cities: Skylines

I have been discovering Cities: Skylines this past weekend after watching a ton of videos on how to make it work. It definitely has a steep learning curve. It’s similar to Sim City, but you seem to have a lot more control over exactly how your city is going to look and work. It also has a traffic simulator in it that can be infuriating. Cause if traffic backs up, then citizens can’t get to work, EMS can’t get to emergencies and building burn down and citizens die and then your city falls apart.

There are several different game modes, but the first one is to construct a city that hits ~80,000 citizens (depending on the map used). This can be challenging. My biggest city so far is about 50,000 and I am having trouble getting it to grow any bigger. I have about 50 hours on the game and am still very much a beginner.

The Outer Worlds

Of course I got this game the day it was released. I love the fallout series (except Fallout 76) and had to buy The Outer Worlds. Overall, I thought the game was exceptional. My only complaint was that it was too short. Which is probably the best complaint you can have for a game.