The servers just took a dump I think, but so far I just love the open world aspect. I grabbed a nice pair of headphones and just wandered around the Plains during the day and night cycles. Watching the mortar shells launch from outposts and grineer dropships approach as they’re fighting Eidolon is just awesome to see. The ambiance and atmosphere feel very cool.
Thus far, PoE seems to offer a much-needed change of pace in Warframe. The game is frenetic, and missions usually involve rushing to the end as quickly as possible, or murdering hundreds of enemies as quickly as possible. This is great in the ARPG mob-bash sense, but I really like being able to switch it up in PoE. I’ve mostly been trying to keep a low profile while I’m out there, as I was hunting for some of the new resources and zapping rocks with my new mining laser.
Oh, I also got my face smashed in the first time I tried to engage a smaller Eidolon. I was playing with Gara (I just decided to buy her even though her quest/farm is supposed to be quite easy. I wanted to support the game) so my stats weren’t the best and I didn’t know how to play her, but still. It didn’t help that I stumbled into a Grineer patrol and kicked that hornets nest as well. :)