Warframe Players Love Their New Space Roombas

Gif: Todir/ Crychton, YouTube/Warframe

Warframe is an online game all about cool cyborg-ninjas, acrobatics, and weird aliens. However, something new was added in a recent update: Space Roombas. These small little cleaning-bots have quickly become beloved by the community, with players spending in-game currency on them and figuring out ways to create more of the little robots.

The new space Roombas, actually known as Domesitk Drones, were first seen in the Corpus Gas City. They are small robots who move around the area, cleaning it up. So yes, they are literally space Roombas. In the Jovian Concord, a recent large update to the game, these little robots became purchasable and players could buy a few and have them roam around their personal ship.

They haven’t been in the game for long, with the Jovian Concord update going live only just earlier this week, but Warframe players seem to have quickly fallen in love with the Roombas. Across Reddit and Twitter, players have been sharing photos of their drones and even creating artwork featuring the drones.

Players discovered that the drones also have cute and simple holographic faces, letting them smile as they work. One player posted on Twitter after seeing their drone smile that they now love them.

And this player isn’t alone. Others have shared the cute faces featured on the drones, with one Reddit user commenting “I will buy a few of your brothers also,” after seeing a close-up of the cute little Roomba. Who can blame them? I don’t really play Warframe much and I want one of these things.

As is the way with most things players love, they quickly found a way to get more of what they wanted and abused it. Warframe players discovered that if you preview the drone before buying it, the little thing spawns inside your ship.

This allows players to see it before buying it. But if you keep doing this, you can fill your ship up with a few dozen Domestik drones. Or MANY more.

Screenshot: Weebadon, Reddit

It’s like a herd of metal puppies and kittens. One thing to note is that each of these drones makes vacuums noises, which means the more you add the more annoying they all become. They sound like a giant herd of strange bees.

If you want a humming drone of your very own, a single drone costs 100 Platinum. That will set you back about $US10 ($14). Is it worth it? That depends on a few different things.

First off, how cute do you find these Roombas? Secondly, how much spare Platinum do you have lying around. Finally, how serious are you about getting clean? Ultimately, I can’t tell you what to do with your money. But I know what I would do if I had some spare Platinum. (I would buy two. I don’t want one to be lonely.)


Comments

    What am I missing in Warframe? I played a little, I am on a tiny space ship on my own, and the missions are kinda like corridor shooters. yet whenever i see an article about Warframe it is describing so much more. Do things open up at a point?

      Yeah they do a bit. There are some open worldish maps to do stuff and also places to hang out called dojos I believe. But I am no expert I havent played for about a year.

      Your corridor shooter levels is a good majority, thankfully the tile sets are pretty varied at this point, and a number of them are pretty open spaces, but there are also two open world maps now that you can roam around killing stuff, doing missions/bounties, ride a hoverboard around doing tricks like Tony Hawk became a space ninja, etc. Also missions where you fly around in space, etc.

      And as burnt out as I get on Warframe now and then, it is still without a doubt the most generous free to play model I've ever seen. Basically everything I buy using the paid currency I've earned by selling items to other players who have bought said currency with real money.

      There really is an incredible amount of content in the game at this point that I can imagine it might even be a little overwhelming for newer players to even know where to start.

      On top of this, they're currently working on PvE ship to ship combat I believe, to the extent of being able to eject from the capital ship you're on and fly through space to board the enemy ship and clear it out from the inside, etc.

      I reccomend looking up a beginners guide on youtube.

      Warframe has a shit ton of content.

      Its an amazing game well worth investing time and money in.

      i have spent over $500 on warframe but i have been playing it since 2013 and i have over 5000 hours played according to steam. that is much better value than most games nowadays.

    There really is an incredible amount of content in the game at this point that I can imagine it might even be a little overwhelming for newer players to even know where to start.

    I think I am in that category!

      What platform are you on?

        PS4

          Ah cool, if you need some help I can lend you a hand.
          Throw you some free mods, farm some bosses, resources, cash and frame parts or generally help churn through the starter wall.
          I have a solo clan I built over years too, it's nothing pretty but I've had plenty of folks use it as an entry point they don't have to contribute to before they move on to more established and consistent clans.

            That sounds great, thanks!

            My PSN id is Ashley_x_Rise if you would like to connect.

              Done and done.
              I'm usually on most afternoons for a few hours and then again at nights.

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