Warframe – Trading
Trading is one of the most important gameplay mechanics for new Warframe players, but it’s not available from the get-go and is somewhat limited in certain aspects. The most pressing issue, however, is that the game doesn’t ever explain the prerequisites for this feature, which means you’re on your own for the most part.
Fret not, though, as it’s not nearly as complicated as it may well seem at first.
The most important thing you have to do is to raise your account Mastery Rank up to 2. Your Mastery is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen, and can be earned by leveling weapons, pets and Warframes. After hitting Mastery Rank 2, you’ll want to take a look at the Trade Chat and find your desired item. The trading system is entirely dependent on players themselves, who set their own prices. The economy works much the same way as it does in real world, and haggling is possible, and potentially even desirable. When you find your desired item, contact the seller via Warframe’s private messaging system and set up a trade.
When that’s done, you need to locate a Trading Post, which can be found in most Clan Dojos and the Earth Relay station.
Both players need to be located on the same instance of a Dojo or Relay, and one of them has to interact with the Post and select the other player for the trading window to open.
When the trade is finally in motion, both parties insert the items they agreed upon in designated slots (up to five at a time) and then confirm the trade twice for it to go through. And that’s all there is to it. While seemingly complex at first, the system is a breeze after a couple of trades and allows for an awful lot of leeway in case you need it. Another positive is that scamming is virtually impossible, provided that you’re keeping an eye on the items that are going through. Trading is limited to special weapons (Prisma, event variants), Prime parts, mods and Platinum.
Lastly, you’ll want to keep track of your number of available trades which correspond to your Mastery Rank and reset daily.
This post was originally written by Filip Galekovic.