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E61 - Revisiting the early game

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Cephalon Squared is a regular podcast about Warframe. Join your Cephalons Greg & Lucas every week as they discuss recent news and announcements, and provide tips and tricks for new and old players alike.
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E69 - Community Interview with JellyBean1799
Well, it was a week of PC hotfixes for DE, so there wasn't much news. Thus it was the perfect time to have a chat with one of our strongest and longest supporters - JellyBean1799! And, of course, we also discuss the week's news and go over our usual beginner (annual holiday events) and advanced (beast companion 60/60 mods) topics.
1:04:04
November 10, 2019
Mini 42 - Valkyr
Valkyr.  Valkitty. Psycho Kitty.  These nicknames conjure up images of a ball of fury and talons. And it's not far from the truth - Valkyr is these things and more. What makes Valkyr such a great DPS/melee frame? Well, for one, she's tanky and two - she can self-heal. However, overall, she can be a bit of a selfish choice, as her abilities don't tend to be TOO helpful to other players. Still, she's just a bunch of fun to use, trust us. Have a listen to find out why.
22:45
November 7, 2019
E68 - The Old Blood
The last two weeks, we've talked about it, but now - FINALLY - we got our hands on it. The Old Blood has been released on PC. And it's good. There's a lot in this update - even just the Kuva Liches is a massive update in itself, but there's so much more to talk about. And now that we've had the chance to play around with it all, we can share our opinions of it all. So much to talk about. So much to enjoy. Get in on it!
1:05:54
November 3, 2019
Mini 41 - Trinity
If you're looking for a healer, you really can't go past Trinity. Sure, there are other healers in Warframe, but none that are as selfless as Trinity - in truth, she doesn't do much damage and she's pretty squishy, but DAMN. She's a top tier healer. Scratch that - she's top tier SUPPORT. Listen on to find out why.
23:29
October 31, 2019
E67 - More detail on The Old Blood
We were hoping that Update 26 would hit PC last week, but sadly, it was not to be. However, DE did the next best thing and showed it off to us in a good amount of detail, while also answering questions from the fanbase. In this week's episode, we discuss what was shown off and whether or not we think these are worthwhile changes and additions! (Beginner topic: Getting Eidolon ready; Advanced: Aero Set mods)
1:08:07
October 27, 2019
Mini 40 - Saryn
Another popular frame this week, and this time around it's the Queen of Toxicity herself, Saryn! Why do so many long-term players love her for late-game content (particularly Elite Sanctuary Onslaught)? Listen to find out! TL;DL: she's awesome, that's why.
24:18
October 24, 2019
E66 - Devstream 132 & Melee Phase 2
Slow news week... Wait - no it wasn't! There was a Devstream this week, and the first Devstream in a while that was REALLY worth being excited about. Don't miss this one - or if you do, go watch the Devstream. Then come back and listen to us, because we miss you.
1:03:37
October 20, 2019
Lorecast 13 - Saya's Vigil & The Unum
SPOILERS BEWARE! Welcome back for another Lorecast! In this episode, we look at the bittersweet love story that is "Saya's Vigil" as well as the bonkers insane story behind the Orokin Tower in Cetus, and the one that resides within... The Unum... Definitely a cool one - check it out!
31:29
October 17, 2019
E65 - Ideas for new game modes
It was a kind of quiet week this week in terms of Warframe news, so we decided to have a chat about what can be done to either improve existing game modes, or even some potential new game modes that can be added to liven things up. We've also got details on our new competitions, so definitely check it out to find out more info!
53:16
October 13, 2019
Mini 39 - Rhino
It's a short and sweet episode this week - there's really not a lot that can be said about Rhino that hasn't been said before! Not only that, but he's a pretty straightforward and simplistic frame - which is one of the reasons he may be more overlooked these days.
18:07
October 10, 2019
E64 - Devstream 131
After about 6 long weeks of waiting, DE has at last been able to sit down to present another Devstream. In Devstream 131, the team mainly took us through what is expected in the next mainline update, which is due later this month. They did touch a little on larger subjects as well if you are after any more info on Empyrean or The New War! But not much... Still, it was a worthy Devstream, and the next update looks to be pretty good overall, especially as it will come along with a Halloween event! Have a listen to find out the juicy details.
1:07:37
October 6, 2019
Mini 38 - Revenant
Revenant - the spooky Eidolon frame. His quest is fun and gives some good insight into the background of the Plains of Eidolon, but more importantly, he's a fun frame that is absolutely ideal for both solo and team play. Seriously, you can't go wrong with Revenant - unless you're trying to do the Tridolon... Have a listen to why you need to have a Revenant in your stable.
23:21
October 3, 2019
E63 - How much should Devs listen to fans? (with guest xValkyrie93)
We reached out to our community and kicked off something we haven't done for a while - Community Guest Stars! So we have a few guests from our community lined up in the coming weeks. Today, we have xValkyrie93, who brought with him a ripper of a question - how much should devs listen to their fans, and how much should they ignore in favour of making the game THEY want to make? It's a great question, and we have a good old chat... (Beginner topic: Boosters; Advanced topic: Tileset secrets)
1:14:28
September 29, 2019
Mini 37 - Octavia
Octavia, the musician, the diva... Bardframe. Whatever you'd like to call her, she makes music. And with her sweet, sweet music, your enemies will fall. Quickly. Seriously, Octavia is pretty amazing, you should get her. But listen to this episode to find out why first.
25:59
September 26, 2019
E62 - Q4 predictions!
With half the team still off on vacation following Tokyo Game Show, it was another quiet week. So we've got a nice, stress-free (for the most part) episode for you this week! We are expecting a Devstream next week (or should I say we are hoping for one?), so we decided to give our predictions for what's to come to Warframe for the rest of 2019!
1:03:04
September 22, 2019
Mini 36 - Gauss
He may be one of the newest warframe's to hit the game (at the time of recording), and - let's be honest - when he was first unveiled, we initially weren't overly impressed by his abilities. However, Gauss, the running man, is no slouch in the warframe department. In fact, with the right build, he can effectively be immortal. And did we mention he runs fast? Because he runs fast. FAST. Terrible German accent: Gauss!
24:08
September 19, 2019
E61 - Revisiting the early game
With the relative success of the podcast, the Cephalons decided to branch out and play on other platforms - mainly PC and Switch. While they smashed through the content, a member of the CS Discord decided to start out and experience the early game with a different approach in mind. As a result, we thought it would be a great idea for us all to sit down and have a chat about what we experienced. Thus, we discuss the early game in a fair amount of detail! Topics: News: Renown and Esteem packs are out, Saint of Altra gone to cert, some surprises Discussion: Revisiting the early game Beginner Topic: TOP 5 TIPS ACCORDING TO DISCORD Advanced Topic: Eximus Enemies
1:19:40
September 15, 2019
Lorecast 12 - The Limbo Theorem & Maroo
Well, the Cephalons have finished the core storyline in previous Lorecasts, so here was really only one other place to go - warframe sidequests!  In this episode, we look at Limbo's origins in The Limbo Theorem, and we also take a slightly closer look at Maroo, with a possible bonus thrown in for good measure. 
25:11
September 12, 2019
E60 - The State of Warframe
With all the recent hullabaloo of certain Warframe Partners leaving the program (but let's not forget the many more that are not), we thought we'd look into why this might be the case based on the state of Warframe as it currently stands - but with a look towards the future. In our beginner topic, we look at hacking and ciphers; and in our advanced topic, we provide an intro to Sorties.
1:07:05
September 8, 2019
Mini 35 - Oberon
Yes, PaladinFrame himself. Oberon is a damage dealer and healer and all-round good guy. He's... just good. If you haven't tried him out yet, you probably should. Listen to find out why!
22:10
September 5, 2019
E59 - Saint of Altra update
This week, the Cephalons discuss the Saint of Altra update, plus we look at Landing Craft Air support, and Toroid Farming. Not one to miss!
1:17:54
September 1, 2019
Mini 34 - Nyx
Nyx - the PSYCHIC frame! No,she won't be reading your palms and feeding you generic stories about your future, she'll be confusing your enemies and making them fight for you instead of against you... And trust me, these are good things. For this reason, she's both great CC and amazing DPS, making her very much worth your while.
22:36
August 29, 2019
E58 - Chat with iFlynn
If you've had your head in the sand for the last week or so, you might have missed the news, but popular Warframe Partner iFlynn decided to move away from the game this week. It was big news in the community, and we were lucky enough to have him agree to come on the show for a chat. Check it out - it was a fun discussion. Beginner topic: gilding; Advanced topic: Strain Set Showcase
1:23:01
August 25, 2019
Mini 33 - Nova
Nova, the neutron frame. She does weird stuff with blackholes and antimatter. I don't quite understand how or why, but... you know... video games. Nova is actually a pretty powerful frame that sadly has been shown up a little by more recent frames. That doesn't mean she's not still useful - in fact, she does have specific uses that the community loves to build towards. Check out our latest mini, and understand why she's worth adding to your arsenal.
18:11
August 22, 2019
E57 - Devstream 130
In Episode 57, your Cephalons discuss the recent Devstream 130, in which DE showed off Gauss and Grendel, plus some more info on Railjack, Nightwave,and the Disruption game mode. There's a lot of good info here - don't miss out! (Beginner topic: Pains of Eidolon and Orb Vallis, Advanced Topic: Health Regen)
1:03:53
August 18, 2019
Mini 32 - Nidus
Nidus. This infested, fleshy, kinda gross-looking frame is also quite simply one of the best. Stop reading this, and listen to why you should be out there farming for Nidus (or better yet,it would be quicker to farm the plat to buy him).
22:49
August 15, 2019
E56 - Bring back old events!
In this episode, we cover a few recent listener questions and suggestions, focusing mainly on the suggestin that DE should consider bringing back old events - at least so that thos that missed them can experience the lore. And CephalonLucas has a great idea (if only it didn't reauire so much work to implement)! Our beginner topic looks at the Disruption game mode, and the advanced topic has a look at more advanced melee techniques - slam attacks and blocking.
55:02
August 11, 2019
Lorecast 11 - Mythcast: Fomorian
We tried something really different in this Lorecast... While we still cover the lore contained within the game, we also take a slight dive into some of the real-world mythology behind the naming conventions. In this case, we look at the Fomorian, and the Balor Fomorian, which come from Irish pre-Christian Mythology. It's really interesting stuff. Let us know your thoughts via the usual channels.
25:57
August 8, 2019
E55 - Dog Days
DE dropped the Dog Days Tactical Alert on us this weekend and it's... different! In some ways, quite good, in others... not so much. The Cephalons have a god old chat about what'sgood and what's bad, with a look at what this might mean for other aspectsof the game. For example, this could be a fun competitive clan activity! Beginner topic: mid-game struggles. Advanced topic: Farmable ephemera.
1:00:45
August 4, 2019
Mini 31 - Nezha
It's time for the child god himself, young Nezha! Run around on your roller blades leaving fire behind you, why not? Jokes aside, Nezha is pretty good - better than Cephalon Greg's sound quality in this episode (what's up with that)! Have a listen to why nobody should be disappointedto have a Nezha on their side.
23:49
August 1, 2019
E54 - [DE]Megan guest & Devstream 129!
It's officially a year since we began this journey, and Megan Everett ([DE]Megan) from Digital Extremes joined us in celebration! We had an absolute blast - Megan wasvery pleasant to chat with! We may have gone on a bit long... Or maybe it's because we had to cover Devstream 129 this week as well? Whatever the reason, butckle up - it's long, but it's good. Promise.
1:37:52
July 28, 2019
Mini 30 - Nekros
Nekros. Edgelord. Death himself or is it just a phase he's going through? Personally, I think he's worth checking out. Scratch that - everyone needs a Nekros. Listen on to find out why.
27:35
July 25, 2019
E53 - Weapon Evolution in Warframe
With modular weapons in Warframe and a bunch of new passives that we've noticed are warframe-specific, we decided to have a chat about how weapons have evolved over the lifetime of the game, and where we hope things go in the future. It's interesting the way things are going! For our beginner and advanced topics this week, we provide a roundup of all of the topics we have covered since Episode 25, just to get new (and old!) listeners up to speed.
1:02:12
July 21, 2019
Mini 29 - Mirage
The trickster. The jester herself. Mirage.  This particular warframe has her own special set of Abilities based on tricks of light and illusion. While these Abilities do have some CC aspects, and when combined with certain augments, even some Support elements, she's really a DPS frame at her most basic.  And she's absolutely worth it - listen to find out why.
19:25
July 18, 2019
E52 - TennoCon, part 2
We covered all the exciting things shown off during TennoLive at TennoCon, but what about the cool stuff shown on other panels? This week the Cephlaons discussed some of the assets revealed on the Art panel, and take a deep dive into Invasions. What are you waiting for?!
1:22:55
July 14, 2019
Mini 28 - Mesa
It's the gunslinger herself! Unless you've been sleeping under a rock (or perhaps you've just started Warframe, that's also a possibility), you're probably aware that Mesa is considered top tier. But why? Can't all the warframes use guns? what makes Mesa so special?  Well, my friend, listen on to find out!
22:53
July 11, 2019
E51 - TennoCon 2019
It's that time of year again, when Tenno from all around the world make the pilgramage to London, Ontario, Canada to experience TennoCon, the annual Warframe Fan Conference. Well... those with money at least. Your Cephalons watched TennoLive so you don't have to. You SHOULD, but you don't have to. Havea listen to what we have to say - it really was a good show this year, yet again!
1:03:03
July 7, 2019
Lorecast 10 - The Chimera Prologue & Baro Ki'Teer
As always - THERE BE SPOILERS WITHIN. Avoid at all costs if you are not up to date with the story. Otherwise... in this episode, we look to get completely up to date prior to the release of The New War!Wecover The Chimera Prologue, The Wolf of Saturn Six AND The Jovian Concord,and there are ALOT of juicy details to get into. I promise. In addition, with the special TennoCon relay popping up again this weekend,it was also a good opportunity to look at the story behind Baro Ki'Teer. We loved recording this one - hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Ahem - one more time... SPOILERS.
41:16
July 4, 2019
E50 - The AUA (Ask Us Anything) Extravaganza!
 I'm not sure we ever really thought we'd make it this far when we first started the podcast, but here we are - Episode 50. And, like we had threatened to do, we made this one a livestream, in which our listeners (and viewers) could Ask Us Anything. We had a hell of a lot of fun with this one - we had more viewers than we expected, and we got a whole bunch of really good, insanely fun questions. Please have a listen, and join in the fun as we enter our 1-year Anniversary celebrations. We're glad to be here, and we're even gladder that you have come along for the ride.
1:06:30
June 30, 2019
Mini 27 - Mag
Mag - the Magnetic frame - manupulates the battlefieldusing her crazy magnetic abilities. She's a frame that peoplelove to hate, but she doesn't really deserve it all, to be honest. Have a listen to find out our thoughts! Note: there are audio issues in this episode that I was unable to fix. I'vefigured out where it came from, so it should be prevented in the next episode, but... my apologies. Note part 2: This episodeis also up on YouTube as ourfirst live recorded podcast video! It's a bit... awkward, but check it out!
20:50
June 27, 2019
E49 - The Great Wukong Rework
At long last, Wukong finally got his rework this week, and boy did DE do a good job. So good in fact, that we felt we had to dedicate this week's discussion topic to it. It's a kind of short episode this week, asit was quiet while we head into the final stretch before TennoCon, but damn... Wukong is so good, we had to talk about it. Also? Next week is our livestream - keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for details. Beginner topic: good early frames to chase Advanced topic: Kitguns pt2, Pax arcanes
53:42
June 23, 2019
Mini 26 - Loki
Loki. The perfect trollframe. But not only is he great for trolling, he's pretty great for a bunch of things, and actually just really easy to understand. If Loki were a real person, he'd just be agood bloke, that likes to have a laugh sometimes. I'd have a beer with Loki. Anyway. Listen to this episode to find out why he's good.
19:31
June 20, 2019
E48 - Xenogelion Interview
It's week week after E3 and a few weeks before TennoCon, and although there are a bunch of events going down in Warframe, there's not much NEWS. So instead of a bunch of news and discussion, this week we bring you an interview with a Warframe Partner - Xenogelion! In addition, we look at progression in the early game for our beginner topic, and kitguns for advanced.
1:20:22
June 16, 2019
Mini 25 - Limbo
Love him or hate him, the dimensional magician Limbo is a powerful force to be reckoned with. Thebiggestissue with his kit is that he can be quite complex to understand. We take the time to break him downso that by the end of this episode, you hopefully will not only understand how to use Limbo, but also how to use him without annoying other players. Because he is pretty damned good in the right hands.
29:36
June 13, 2019
E47 - The Endless Grind
The grind in Warframe - how much is too much, and how does it compare to other games? We discuss this, as wellas how we feel it impacts monetisation and replayability. Beginer topic: Playing Solo; Advanced topic: Sentinels, part 2.
1:07:29
June 9, 2019
Mini 24 - Khora
Khora. She loves cats. And there's a damned good reason why you should love cats too. (Spoiler: it's because Khora's cat is amazing.) Listen to find out why. 
27:25
June 6, 2019
E46 - Community Guest Star (Ironheart)
A quiet week for news, but it gave us the chance to have a chat with a member of our Discord community! This week, we speak with Xbox player Ironheart, and discuss burnout and how to get back into Warframe after a break. Beginner topic: Syndicate Standing Advanced topic: Sentinels, pt 1
1:07:08
June 2, 2019
Lorecast 9 - The Apostacy Prologue, The Sacrifice, & Ballas
SPOILERS. I shouldn't need to say this, but I totally need to say this. SPOILERS. Anyway, that aside, this is a long one, but in my humble opinion, it's one of our best. There is so much awesome lore in these quests that it was exciting just to PLAN for this episode, let alone record it. So listen, and letus know your thoughts, but again - SPOILERS.
54:37
May 30, 2019
E45 - Devstream 128
Well... Another day, another Devstream. Yep - another AWESOME Devstream full of AWESOME things! This was quite the exciting one actually - if you look at what was shown off, it probablywasn't the "busiest" Devstream, but hot damn - DE dropped some smashing artwork on us and we are lost for words. Beginner topic this week: modding for beginners Advanced topic: the combo meter
1:09:57
May 26, 2019
Mini 23 - Ivara
Ivara, the stealthy huntress. Asmuch as she is a pain in the butt to get, she's worth the pain for the benefits she provides. Havea listen and find out why we enjoy her when we need to not be noticed.
26:14
May 23, 2019
E44 - Modding Special
With no Devstream this week, the Cephalons decided to throw a party - a modding party! Yes,it's a modding Special this week, with a focus on early to mid game to help players out there better understand mods. More than that,though, advanced players can get involved in the discussion - are mods getting out of hand? In addition, the guys have something to say about the future of Cephlaon Squared - get this episode in your ears to find out what that entails.
1:19:55
May 19, 2019
Mini 22 - Inaros
Inaros, the Sandframe, is as unkillable as a pile of sand. Go on - try to kill a pile of sand, I'll wait. ... Couldn't do it, could you? Anyway,listen to find out why we think Inaros is a great addition to yourstable of must-have Warframes.
29:31
May 16, 2019
E43 - Final thoughts on Nightwave
Episode 43 coincides with the final few days of Nightwave Series 1, so we decided to have a chat about the Tactical Alert, and whether or not we thought this was a fitting end to the Series. We may or may not also get into a little speculation about what Series 2 may bring... For this week's tips, we cover Affinity (beginner) and the Kubrow breeds (advanced).
1:03:30
May 12, 2019
Mini 21 - Hildryn
Hildryn,the Shield Maiden is easily as tough as she looks. If you've got what it takes to do the grind for her blueprint (the rest of her components are pretty easily acquired), then she's worth it. Have a listen to find out why.
25:21
May 9, 2019
E42 - Devstream 127 recap
After a few weeks of awesome interviews, we're back with another Devstream! DE tried to cram as much as possible into this one, so there's quite a lot to cover. Of course, in addition to this major discussion, we also provide beginner (Mastery Tests) and Advanced (Adaptation mod) tips and this week, we also launch a new segment - Dr Cephalon!
1:19:51
May 5, 2019
Mini 20 - Hydroid
Hydroid. Water boy. Pirateframe. Whatever you want to call him, just know that he loves water. Here, the Cephalons discuss Hydroid's abilities and what makes him tick. Is he any good? Listen to find out our thoughts.
22:20
May 2, 2019
E41 - Michel Postma Interview
Episode 41! This week, we interview Streamer and Youtuber (and Warframe Partner) Michel Postma - he's a great guy with a lot of knowledge about the game and the people involved. In addition, we cover the week's news, and provide our beginner (are Prime Access packs worth buying?) and advanced (Focus lenses) tips and tricks.
1:26:46
April 28, 2019
Lorecast 8 - The Chains of Harrow & The Red Veil
WARNING - THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE!  Avoid if you haven't completed the main questline (up to and including The Chimera Prologue), or at the very least, The Chains of Harrow!! However, if you've played it all - listen on to hear all of the intriguing new bits of information we discovered in The Chains of Harrow, and provide some backstory behind the Red Veil...
42:43
April 25, 2019
E40 - Accessible Gamer Interview
Wow - how far we've come in such a short period of time! In episode 40, we interview Warframe Partner Accessible Gamer, and hear some stories about the challenges many gamers face simply engaging with video games. More importantly, we hear about how they can overcome these challenges. It's a great chat. Apart from that, we cover the news this week, and provide beginner (credit farming in the early game) and advanced (Focus Schools - Madurai) tips.
1:27:49
April 21, 2019
Mini 19 - Baruuk
It's another mini! In this episode, we cover the new guy on the block (at the time of recording at least) - Baruuk! The monkframe is cooler than he seems at first, with abilities that make him fairly unkillable. Have a listen to find out why.
24:33
April 18, 2019
E39 - Thoughts on Umbral Forma
While there was no Devstrea this week, there was no shortage of news! Still, Cephalons Greg and Lucas manage to have a good chat about Umbral Forma and the Umbral/Sacrificial mods and where this seems to suggest the game might be headed. It's not as straightforward as one might initially think! Beginner topic: trading. Advanced topic: Focus schools part 4 - Zenurik.
1:13:22
April 14, 2019
Mini 18 - Harrow
Who likes horror? I like horror! Harrow, the Dark Priest himself, also likes horror. At least, I expect he does. This week, we take a look at Harrow, his Abilities, and his augments, and hopefully shine a bit of light onto what is ultimately a complex Warframe.
26:19
April 11, 2019
E38 - Devstream 126
There was a lot to talk about this week, with the release of the Plains of Eidolon Remaster, and Devstream 126. It just keeps looking like 2019 is going to be huge for Warframe, and we can't wait. Beginner topic: quick Platinum for beginners; Advanced topic: Focus Schools p3, Unairu.
1:29:08
April 7, 2019
Special 2 - Sheryl Mebane (aka Nora Night)
Yep - you read it right Dreamers. This special episode is an interview with Nora Night herself. Not much else needs to be said, apart from the fact that she is one hell of an interesting person, and this was an absolute blast.
52:53
April 4, 2019
E37 - Warframe in 2019
This week, we discuss what we hope to see from Warframe in 2019, based on an interview released by Mogamu on YouTube (definitely worth watching). Lots fo things to look forward to - including a very special interview episode that's next in our release pipeline! Beginner topic: what to buy with platinum vs what to farm; Advanced topic: Focus tree - Vazarin
1:28:30
March 31, 2019
Lorecast 7 - The War Within Pt2 & Teshin
SPOILERS!  Avoid if you haven't completed the main questline (up to and including The Chimera Prologue), or at the very least, The War Within!! However, if you've played it all - listen on to hear us complete the story to The War Within, and provide some backstory behind the Space Ninja Master himself, Teshin...
40:19
March 28, 2019
E36 - The Grind: Cetus vs Fortuna
With no Devstream and no interviews, the Cephalons decided to have a chat about the grind, with particular reference to The Orb Vallis and The Plains of Eidolon. Which do we think is better/more fun? You'll have to listen to find out! And as always - there's lots more besides! (Beginner topic: resources for beginners; Advanced topic: Focus - Naramon)
1:13:34
March 24, 2019
Lorecast 6 - The War Within & The Grineer Queens
SPOILERS! Avoid if you haven't completed the main questline (up to and including The Chimera Prologue), or at the very least, The War Within!! However, if you've played it all - listen on to hear us recall the first half of The War Within, and provide some backstory behind the enigmatic Grineer Queens...
28:40
March 21, 2019
SPECIAL 1 - BackyardisTV Interview
It's our first Community Spotlight! Here, we have a good long chat with BackyardisTV - an Aussie Warframe Partner, Streamer, Content Creator, and all-round nice guy. We've released this as an additional special episode because we had such a good time chatting, we got carried away! Let us know your thoughts on this - is three episodes too many releases in one week, or do you want ALL THE EPISODES, ALL THE TIME? If you like Jim, you can follow him all around the Internet using "BackyardisTV" (at least on Twitch, Twitter, YouTube, and Discord that is).
49:31
March 19, 2019
E35 - Devstream 125
Warframe! In episode 35, we go over the latest Devstream, and some of what was announced to be coming to the game in the future. In addition, we have a couple of minor announcements and a few good laughs. Beginner topic: Warframe Etiquette; Advanced: Focus Trees. Have a listen!
1:25:12
March 17, 2019
Mini 17 - Garuda
Garuda, the goreframe. As elegant as she is deadly, Garuda is quite an interesting warframe, with a solid kit enabling her to both support her allies and deal out a massive amount of damage. While she doesn't necessarily excel at anything in particular, she's quite a solid choice for whatever you may be doing.
28:27
March 14, 2019
E34 - Nightwave & Profit Taker
What do we honestly think of Nightwave and the Profit Taker fight? Listen to find out! We also cover the recent release of Operation: Buried Debts on PC, among other things. Beginner topic: introduction to the Plains of Eidolon. Advanced topic: Arcanes! Check it out, and as always - thank you for your support.
1:30:27
March 10, 2019
Mini 16 - Gara
In this mini, we look at the glassframe, Gara, and see if she's all she's cracked up to be. Will this shatter your expectations? You'll have to listen to find out! And I promise... we don't do too many lame puns... I think...
21:13
March 7, 2019
E33 - Devstream 124
This week your Cephalons discuss the latest news that came out of Devstream 124 - and there was a lot to cover! In fact, it's looking like March is going to be a good time to play Warframe (for PC players, at the very least). Beginner topic: loadouts and configs. Advanced topic: Tenno Hunters, pt 4...
1:18:40
March 3, 2019
Mini 15 - Frost
ICE TO MEET YOU (I'm sorry, but I had to). If you've played Warframe for a while, you've likely come across Frost by now. You've likely also had other players tell you he's a great frame to grab early on. Well - they're not wrong. Listen to our mini to find out why!
26:21
February 28, 2019
E32 - Melee & Alerts Updates
DE certainly surprised us all by dropping notes on not just the upcoming changes to Melee, but also to the Alerts system. However, they went one better by doing an unexpected stream about both as well! Listen this week as we discussed what was shown off, and join us as we look forward to what's to come! Beginner topic: Warframe lingo; Advanced topic: managing the Rift.
1:22:17
February 24, 2019
Mini 14 - Excalibur
Ah, the mighty Excalibur - the poster boy for Warframe himself. Not only a powerful and well known warframe, but also very well rounded; check out why we like him.
26:00
February 21, 2019
Episode 31 - War on Grineer & Alerts
It was a surprising week - while we expected a quiet one, DE decided to go and do something totally unexpected. As a result, there was plenty to talk about - and we have a Community Guest Star! Beginner topic is The Index, and our Advanced topic finishes our overview of Stealth.
1:39:09
February 17, 2019
Lorecast 5 - The Tenno & Ordis
SPOILERS! Avoid if you haven't completed the main questline (up to and including The Chimera Prologue), or at the very least, The Second Dream!! However, if you've played it all - listen on to hear about the origins of both the Tenno themselves, and everyone's favourite Cephalon, Ordis!
30:08
February 14, 2019
E30 - Devstream 123
We hit 30 main episodes! On top of this milestone, we also get to discuss Devstream 123, in which DE dropped a whole bunch of cool stuff on us! Beginner topic: farming; Advanced topic: Stealth
1:22:52
February 10, 2019
Mini 13 - Equinox
It's time for another mini episode, where we provide basic tips and an overview of a certain warframe - this week, we take a look at Equinox, in both her Day and Night forms...
28:19
February 7, 2019
E29 - The Clan Special
We were expecting a Devstream this week, but as it was postponed, we decided to do another special episode - this time around, we take a look at all things Cland and Dojo related! Oh, and Lucas also has some Secondary Passives to cover.
1:14:14
February 3, 2019
Mini 12 - Ember
We're back with another Mini Warframe episode! This week, we talk all things Ember, from her abilities, to her augments, and what we think of her overall - check it out!
22:23
January 31, 2019
E28 - Bosses, more damage, and more weapon passives!
Your Cephalons are back with another  batch of Warframe info! This week, we talk world bosses, cover some more in regards to damage types (this time looking at Armor, Health, and Shields) and look at some Melee weapon passives. Give it a listen!
1:27:25
January 27, 2019
Mini 11 - Chroma
Stop DRAGON your feet - run, don't walk, to your nearest podcast listening station and put this episode in your ears! It's time to talk about that old dragonframe, Chroma! (Sorry for the bad jokes, but I am a Dad, after all.)
27:34
January 24, 2019
E27 - Devstream 122 & the 2019 Roadmap
Wow - this is not one to miss. DE surprised us all with a 2019 roadmap on the very first Devstream of 2019, and the content that's coming is phenomenal. Check it out and get hype! (Plus - beginner topic: captura; advanced topic: weapon passives)
1:20:00
January 20, 2019
Lorecast 4 - The Second Dream (Pt2) and Tyl Regor
SPOILERS! Please avoid if you haven't completed the main questline (up to and including The Sacrifice and the Chimera Prologue), or, at the very least, The Second Dream. However, if you're ready to go, and you listened to last week's episode - listen as we complete the rest of the story behind The Second Dream, and take a look at the backstory behind Tyl Regor! It's good stuff!
31:01
January 17, 2019
E26 - Content and progression barriers
It's Episode 26, which marks our 6-month anniversary... ohhh.... This week, the news started heating up, and we have a chat about content and progression barriers - are they good or bad? This week's beginner topic is around Damage types, and the advanced topic covers how to create your very own Kavat. Oh - and we have a Community Guest Star this week, too! Check it out.
1:30:07
January 13, 2019
Lorecast 3 - The Second Dream and Alad V
SPOILERS! Please avoid if you haven't completed the main questline (up to and including The Sacrifice and the Chimera Prologue), or, at the very least, The Second Dream. However, if you're ready to go, this is a great episode. We look at the first half of The Second Dream (there is so much to discuss!) and the story behind Alad V...
37:31
January 10, 2019
E25 - What do we want in 2019?
Woo - Happy New Year! Now that it's the New Year, we decided to look to the future, and discuss what we want to see in Warframe in 2019. Our beginner topic this week is Void Relics, and the Advanced topic is War vs Broken War. *fireworks*
1:10:47
January 6, 2019
Mini 10 - Banshee
It's another warframe mini, and this time e're looking at Banshee - she loves to yell, and her lungs are powerful, so keep out of her general direction (if you are Corpus or Grineer, that is). Come check out what makes her tick!
18:30
January 3, 2019
E24 - Happy New Year!
As we close out 2018, we have a good old chinwag about many things - mostly about our honest thoughts in regards to Fortuna. Our Beginner topic lists all topics covered across all the prior 23 episodes, and our Advanced topic closes out the Drift mod series, with a look at Speed Drift. Happy New Year, Tenno - we look forward to an AWESOME 2019!
1:32:36
December 30, 2018
E23 - Devstream 121
This week saw the final Devstream of 2018, with a whole bunch of player stats for the year, and a general look into the future. Our beginner topic looks at Riven mods, and we continue on to part 4 of our ongoing look at Drift mods! Check it out!
1:10:37
December 23, 2018
Mini 9 - Atlas
In this week's Mini, we continue our look at the warframes themselves, this time with a look at Atlas - his Abilities, Augment mods, strengths and weaknesses - let us know your thoughts!
22:28
December 20, 2018
E22 - Burnout and Fortuna Longevity
With the holiday season so close, we thought this might be a slow news week. We were wrong - there was plenty of things to talk about, and we even got in depth into a discussion around burnout, longevity, and the future of Warframe. Beginner topic: Baro Ki'Teer. Advanced topic: Agility/Cunning Drift mods.
1:05:40
December 16, 2018
Mini 8 - Ash
In this week's Mini, we start to take a general look at the warframes themselves - in order! Starting off with the Ninjaframe, Ash, we look at abilities, stats, and how to build him (including his augments).
21:02
December 13, 2018
E21 - Devstream 120
In this week's Warframe news, Devstream 120 happened. We discuss Fortuna Pt2, Baruuk, Mesa Prime, and all the other wonderful things shown via DEs stream. Beginner's topic: Spectres; Advanced topic: Drift mods, pt2 - Coaction Drift.
1:20:52
December 9, 2018
Lorecast 2 - Natah & Hunhow
SPOILERS! Please avoid if you haven't completed the main questline (up to and including The Sacrifice and the Chimera Prologue). However, if you're ready to go - join us as we discuss the lore in the Natah questline, and as a related character, the Sentient Hunhow!
32:48
December 6, 2018
E20 - Reworks!
With the Nyx and Titania reworks on the way, and Garuda getting some changes of her own, we thought it was a good opportunity to have a chat about reworks this week. And it's our 20th episode spectacular, yay! Thanks as always for listening - onwards to episode 200.
1:14:50
December 2, 2018
Mini 7 - Exilus Mods
In the 7th Mini Modding episode, we look at Exilus Mods - what are they and why the hell do they have their own special slot?
23:57
November 29, 2018
E19 - Warframe comes to Nintendo Switch!
Not content to rest after releasing Fortuna on PC, DE (and Panic Button) has launched Warframe on Nintendo Switch! Have a listen to our thoughts and check out our tips for new players in our beginner topic. This week's advanced topic looks at one-handed movements and abilities.
1:02:26
November 25, 2018
Mini 6 - Aura Mods
In this week's mini - our 6th instalment - we take a look at Aura mods. What exactly are they, and why should you care? Join us as we start down the lengthy road that is modding warframes...
21:02
November 22, 2018
E18 - Devstream 119 (a new warframe approaches...)
In the latest episode of Cephalon Squared, Greg and Lucas discuss Devstream 119 - among a whole bunch of other things. Beginner's topic: what we wish we knew when we started, P1; Advanced topic: Helminth Charger.
1:07:27
November 18, 2018
Mini 5 - Modding Melee weapons
Welcome back for the fifth instalment of our mini modding tips series! This week, we take a general overview of modding melee weapons, as always from a beginner-to-intermediate level. As a bonus, we take a quick look at Zaws and Stance mods, which we thought was important! Next episode? Another Devstream, but check this out while we wait!
24:13
November 15, 2018
E17 - Fortuna is out in the wild!
Fortuna hit PC just before the weekend, so we have been playing what we can and watching streams so that we can give you our impressions - it's definitely worth the wait. We also have a Community Guest Star this week, so check it out!
1:11:30
November 11, 2018
Mini 4 - Modding Secondaries
Welcome back for the fourth instalment of our mini modding tips series! This week, we take a general overview of modding secondaries, as always from a beginner-to-intermediate level. Next episode? We expect to delve right into Fortuna, but check this out while we wait!
19:05
November 8, 2018
E16 - The Plains of Eidolon special
While we continue to wait on Fortuna, we decided to focus on the previous open-world map, The Plains of Eidolon. We discuss the events that come to the Plains, as well as the reputation grind you'll encounter there. Don't forget to check out our new website at www.cephalonsquared.com!
1:11:18
November 4, 2018
Lorecast 1 - Stolen Dreams/The New Strange & Cephalons!
HERE BE SPOILERS! Best to avoid if you aren't up to date - but for those that are, we look at the Stolen Dreams/The New Strange quests, and some of the lore behind Cephalons! Join us for our first Lorecast!
47:39
November 1, 2018
E15 - The calm before the storm...
It's a short episode this week, as we're all patiently waiting for Fortuna. We discuss the ARG that DE has released to Discord and Twitter, as well as the release of the Chimera update to cert on console! We also have a chat about how to prepare for Fortuna. Beginner topic: LORE - The Archwing quest; Advanced topic: Augur Secrets.
49:47
October 28, 2018
Mini 3 - Modding Rifles
This week we take a look at the wonderful world of modding Rifles! As always, this is intended for newer and mid-game players, but let us know your thoughts. We'll see you in a couple of days for Episode 15, in which we'll have some new things to announce, as well as the usual shenanigans.
18:38
October 25, 2018
Episode 14 - Devstream 118
Well. We knew Devstream 118 was going to be awesome, but not only did we get an introduction to Garuda, but we had a closer look at Moa companions, and DE finally gave us a release window for the PC version of Fortuna. You'd be silly to miss this one!
1:17:21
October 21, 2018
Mini 2 - Modding Sniper Rifles
In this week's Mini Modding Special, we're looking at modding Sniper Rifles! This is intended for newer and mid-game players, but let us know your thoughts. We'll see you in a couple of days for Episode 14, in which we'll cover Devstream 118!
19:51
October 18, 2018
E13 - Would Primed Corrupted Mods work?
In this episode, we take a look at the new Chimera update, discuss a "What if" scenario (what if there were Primed Corrupted Mods?) and had a look at some more lore. Beginners topic: Once Awake quest; Advanced: Zanuka. We're still working through our audio issues, so bear with us, but I'm sure we aren't to far away from getting on top of it all!
55:23
October 14, 2018
Mini 1 - Modding Shotguns
Cephalon Squared's first Mini Episode! In these Episodes, we look at some basic modding concepts. This week, we are looking at Primary Shotguns. Let us know your thoughts and we'll be back in a couple of days with spooky Episode 13!
18:13
October 11, 2018
E12 - Augments & glitches in the matrix
In Episode 12, we tried new technology. It didn't work perfectly well, so we are aware of the glitchiness - it should be eliminated by next week (it's not terrible). Still, we talked Augment mods, had a Community Guest Star, and looked at some more lore (Vor's Prize and the Grustag 3)! Check it out!
1:24:31
October 7, 2018
E11 - The Elepisode (Devstream 117)
In this elepisode, we covered the eclectic Devstream 117 and look forward to the future of Warframe. Beginner topic: Quest order and optional quests; Advanced: Silver Grove, pt 3.
1:22:04
September 30, 2018
E10 - Double Digit Extravaganza!
The big episode 10 - we made it! This CG&CL look at whether or not DE needs to create a new tutorial, the secret life of Cephalons, and our usual tips and tricks (beginner: intro to modding; advanced: farming the secret grove, pt 2)!
1:34:39
September 23, 2018
E9 - Devstream 116, a whole bunch of Fortuna goodies!
In this week's episode, CG&CL talk about some changes that come to PC and Console this week, as well as Devstream 116! Beginner's topic: early game progression (missions and enemy level); Advanced topic: farming the Silver Grove!
1:22:46
September 16, 2018
E8 - Some lore and some synergy
This week, as always, CG&CL discuss the Warframe news for the week, alongside an initial look at the lore! What exactly is happening prior to the start of the game? The discussion is around warframe synergies, and the advanced topic is focused on Energy Regeneration. Get into it Tenno!
1:14:09
September 9, 2018
E7 - Syndicate Special!
In the latest episode of Cephalon Squared, we take a deep look into the Syndicates - what are they and why should you care? Our beginner's topic covers the neutral Syndicates, and the Advanced topic looks at levelling more than 1 syndicate at a time. Happy Warframing!
1:23:42
September 2, 2018
E6 - Conclave & Lunaro
This week G&L discuss a few controversies in the community - the login reward issue, and the Conclave/Lunaro! We have our second Community Guest Star, and of course our beginners (levelling and power) and advanced (Blind Rage - Corrupted mods) tips!
1:22:59
August 26, 2018
Episode 5 - Devstream 115
In this week's episode, listen to us as we discuss all the good things shown off in Devstream 115 - and there were many good things. We also cover secrets and collectibles, and Lucas' advanced tip looks at the mods Fleeting Expertise and Transient Fortitude. Definitely not one to miss!
1:06:36
August 19, 2018
Episode 4: Monetisation
This week, we discuss the way Digital Extremes has monetised Warframe. We also have our very first Community Guest Star! Beginner's tip: good starter weapons; Advanced tip: Narrow Minded and Overextended.
1:16:05
August 12, 2018
Episode 3: Devstream 114
In this week's episode, we discuss the latest Devstream covering Melee 3.0, along with our beginner and advanced tips.
1:02:48
August 5, 2018
Episode 2: What is end game?
In this week's episode we discuss our thoughts on what end game means, among other things. Beginner tip: how to level and do you need to farm primes? Advanced tip: modding companions.
1:04:56
July 31, 2018
Episode 1: The First Episode, part 1 of 1
The first episode of Cephalon Squared, your (new) favourite Warframe community podcast, maybe! (Please forgive the audio - fixed in E2!) Join us as we discuss all things Warframe related.
54:31
July 24, 2018
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