This game will trick you into thinking it's good, while it actually is horrible. By that, I mean there are a lot of almost saving graces. The gameplay is fun, the way frames are made to do something wildly different than most other frames is well done. But that's about where the good parts end. I let my hope get the best of me, and continued playing this and progressed quite far, so I've seen everything the game has to offer at this point, as far as actual content. I have 3 frames yet to unlock, but I think they'll probably remain locked forever, because I'm uninstalling. Let me tell you just a few of the completely broken things in this game.
1) Bugs. This game is filled with bugs, left and right. At time of writing, I cannot login, because the login servers are down- DURING A 4 HOUR LONG EVENT. Which leaves innumerable players (including myself) unable to get the rewards from said event. I wish I hadn't logged out, because I'd at least earned credit for the event. But I figured that since my screen was frozen for up to two minutes at a time (Not a problem on my end; CPU, ram, gfx card all WELL within tolerances) I might restart my computer and see if that helped. Turns out, I can't login at all now. That's just one of countless bugs which plague this game from start to finish.
2) The game is a grindfest. You can't play ONE frame. I mean sure, you get to level 40 with your first frame, "Yay now I can do the 3 endgame raids there are!" Yeah but not well. The thing is that to get the right perks to make your frame actually decent, you need to level up other frames. Some as high as 40, some only to 10, 20, or 30. Regardless, if you want to maximize your play experience, prepare to spend hundreds of hours grinding. This grindfest brings me to....
3) The crafting system. Which is even more of a joke. For one level 40 epic item, the time spent grinding the same thumper in the same zone is maddening. Not to mention the fact that it's not just one zone you'll have to do it in, it's usually two or sometimes all three zones, for different items. 1200 uranium bars, AKA 6000 uranium ore, when you've got a chance at around 100 uranium ore average from a 5 minute long thump. That's for ONE of the materials involved. Bone fragments are much harder to come by, but required in similar numbers. Oh but you can just buy it off the market instead, right?? Lol, sure, if you feel like....
4) MORE GRINDING FOR FREAKING CREDITS. Yup, the main source of credits being injected into the economy, comes from farming crystite(Warfront will get you 15-25k per hour, or would before they nerfed the drop rates). You can convert 25k crystite into 1k credits every day, and you can easily farm 25k crystite in about 1-2 hours, per day, at level 40. But 40 epic abilities? 20-40k credits. 40 epic core? 50-80k credits. So if you wanted to get those credits from just farming crystite, it would be close to a year before you could buy what you wanted to. Luckily, there are other options for gaining credits, it doesn't have to take that long. You could.... grind another frame to 40 and sell the mods from getting level 40. Or you could... grind world mobs on a thumper in hopes of an epic drop that you can sell for the credits to buy an ability for your frame. Have I made the point clear about this game being one long grindfest from start to finish?
5) The content is mediocre at best. There's really a very limited variety in what works in the game. Yes, all the frames work quite differently. On a spectrum from "LOL you're playing THAT frame? /kick" to "Nerf Raptors." I wish I were kidding, but that's how it goes. This is partially mitigated by the fact that all players can play all frames. At 10k +- 3k credits each, or buying them for real money/red beans. But again, if you want to be able to solo thump, and do bane/kana, and do warfront, you're going to need at least 3 frames at 40, probably 4, and if you want them to be perked properly, you're looking at 8-10 frames at level 20-30 or higher, some more frames you won't use at 40, but you have to level just for a perk.
6) PVP is a joke. Broken Peninsula is just that. Broken. The frame imbalances are so severe that if you don't use one of the currently OP frames, you're going to die constantly. Raptor, Rhino, Recluse, maybe a nighthawk, otherwise, get ready to eat lead salad all day long.
7) Devs are very heavy with the nerfbat in areas that don't need it. Especially droprates, which they've nerfed time and again during my time playing. I'm just glad I farmed BWA while it was possible to get more than a single green. They went from a guaranteed two blue "necro" weapons, plus the chance at a green/blue mod or the warpaint, to ONE drop. It might be a green weapon. It might be the warpaint. But you get ONE. Did I mention they reduced the loot, at the same time they made the instance take about twice as long as before? Nerfiest Nerf I ever nerfed. It's not so much harder, as you're not allowed to skip mobs that you could skip before. Other times, they seem to forget the nerfbat exists, like raptors, which are currently the most overpowered frame for just about every situation. Or recluses, which simply gets better the more enemies you throw at it. At some point, the recluse turns immortal, simply because of the fact it is amazing AOE damage, and gets 10% of it's damage as heals. It is just... imbalanced isn't strong enough to describe the way that the frames work.
I dedicated a lot more hours to this game than is reported by Steam, simply because I don't always launch the game through steam. I've played a LOT. And honestly. I wish this game was better. But for all the potential it has, I've seen it going downhill fast during the time I've played. I highly recommend not even installing this game. The gems it has are very visible, and it's easy to get hooked, and then gloss over the "minor inconveniences." But the inconveniences pile up, and when they add something new... be prepared for a crashfest. I personally showed a developer a bug in warfront, soon after it was released. It was one of at least 4 MAJOR and I mean game changing bugs. This particular bug was the difference between a 6 minute objective, and hitting the timer at 20 minutes and everyone dying, and having to wait the 2:30 to attempt the whole objective over again. Which I still don't consider as bad as the bug where the entire raid's game crashes. Both of which took WEEKS to fix (if they even are fixed, they weren't consistent bugs).
I've been addicted to hope in this game for too long. The current staff responsible for the direction the game is heading, and the actual game itself, are incompetent. This game is going downhill fast, and I strongly recommend you stay away from it, unless you like reporting bugs constantly in a game which is *supposed to be* released. I can't stay addicted to hope. For all the good things in it, this game is just bad.