Warframe Employee Sent Death Threats Over Announced In-Game Changes

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
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A recent announcement about upcoming changes in Digital Extremes' free-to-play game Warframe received some unexpected backlash this week. That there was backlash was not the unexpected thing -- generally, if there are changes, someone's not going to be happy. In this case, the unexpected thing was that the angry individuals decided to send death threats to one of the Digital Extremes employees.

After some Twitter discussion about the change, Warframe's Live Operations & Community Producer stated that the first contact she'd received about the topic was a death threat.

The announcement that prompted this action on the part of the players was that Sentinels were being adjusted to have a Vacuum range of 6 meters rather than 12. Since that time -- and after all the angst and threats -- Digital extremes has apparently decided to change the range back.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (33)

Lawl Sawl 6 years ago
>rebecca
show's over people, pack it up!

volfie 6 years ago
childish!

zabi 6 years ago
I really enjoyed warframe (300hours) . Everyday u had something to do and the most fun part is u have to figure out what to do urself. Whether it be finding a blueprint or different parts, it was fun. PLus when u get bored of one warframe u can switch to another. That tentacle guy and excaliber were my favourites.

LAMBDA471 6 years ago
Warframe is such a boring, empty game. After playing it for 8 hours straight, I felt no motivation to continue doing so, no motivation to buy anything from the cash shop. The only motivation I felt and turned into reality was to uninstall the game forever.

It's hard to imagine how simpleminded someone must be to get so pissed off about this monotonous and boring game.

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Triboy 6 years ago
Wtf, gaming news plz, not some drama...

ILoveYou 6 years ago
1. She is a girl and most of them lie all the time
2. she is involved in a game industry and all of them are scammers/liers
3. Where is the proof? It is pathetic that this site posted this garbage only based on some girl "word".
4. Even if it was true, who cares, it is just some angry person typing stuff.

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Risea 6 years ago
12 year angry kids from internet

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Razer 6 years ago
Death threats are so impotent they're hardly worth writing about. Especially in this day and age where people have learned that they can poison the well and garner huge amounts of attention just by faking death threats against themselves and acting hysterical over it.

You received a death threat? Snore. So has everyone who has ever spent 5 seconds in League of Losers.

Hellsworth 6 years ago
1st, Q... that title mhmm ... misleading at best! :)
2nd, Aye the Sentinel changes "ticked" alot of people off I don't actually know why since the actual change in question was the range at which your "pet picks up stuff for you" (so everyone knows this was not a DPS nerf or anything like that), the actual impact of the nerf was not cool but not one that deserves that treatment either. Worst is it's a generally widespread feel since I actually caught a couple clan members discussing agressively on my clan this week about that same issue. All in all I guess this is remnants or stacked up disapointment coming for a few months back and DE went in and changed something quite old, core and dear to the players.

No one 6 years ago
Dear QuintLyn, please fix the title of your article. "WARFRAME EMPLOYEE SENT DEATH THREATS OVER ANNOUNCED IN-GAME CHANGES" this title implicitly implies that the one sending death threats is the Warframe Employee, "DEATH THREATS SENT TO WARFRAME EMPLOYEE OVER ANNOUNCED IN-GAME CHANGES" this may be more accurate.

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KainDarkfire 6 years ago
Was such a minor change too. This is quite the pathetic response. And why we clearly need a far greater focus on mental health.

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ASD 6 years ago
It's a video game why threaten to murder somebody over it lol? I mean sure we all hate some or maybe all of the plans the developers do but I am pretty sure it's going a bit far when you do death threats.

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Tio_Z 6 years ago
With IoT becoming a thing with AI, I think it's time to have an IQ and maturity barrier of entry into the online world.

If you get this rallied up over a change in a game, you need a life.


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