Having played a little bit of Warframe it is certainly pay to win , the reason I suppose the free to play model gets more community acceptance with micro transactions is the no buy in part. if you want to invest in better weapons ect its certainly optional, but Warframe isn't an example of micro transaction making a better gaming experience for the player, it's an example of a game financing its development and profits via micro transactions whereas it most likely would never been able to at a initial $60 buy in.
I agree when it comes to full priced games and Halo Infinite is definitely on my no buy until I know all, I'm not fan of what they did with Halo 5. But, I think some free to play games like Warframe do them well, and it's worked into the in game economy in a clever way. Warframe and it's players definitely benefit from their inclusion imo. There are constant updates that are free to everyone and the game allows players to grind and earn platinum to buy things.
There is nothing wrong with microtransactions. They allow devs to have higher budgets, and produce better games.Higher budgets simply don't equate to better games . The film and music industry have proven this theory many times . i would argue there is plenty wrong with micro transactions , I would challenge anybody to show an example of how any game is improved as a player experience by there inclusion .quick answer there isn't one because any improvement could be easily added by the devs with in game mechanics or challenges and without the need for outside micro transactions .
As long as we don't get a pay to win system, I'm all for them.
Pay to win ? You do realise that you can't simply buy weapons and use them in Warframe ! There's a mastery rank associated to them, and you need to invest time to increase your mastery rank in order to use and trade improved weapons and frames, and you cannot use them in pvp, only pve. Also, all the Prime Access frames come with a platinum pack.
For example, Wukong Prime is available now and will cost £66.99 if you don't want to grind, but you get 2625 platinum with the purchase of the pack, to buy 2625 platinum in the store in bundles of 370 would set you back over £100.00. It's a good trade off imo. Halo 5 was greed for the sake of it and I won't support it going forward. However, a fair system that gives us a good return for our investment would be acceptable imo.
Edit = Having been a little confused with your reply to Marinealver
about Warframe being built on the Crytek engine I realised we might not be talking about the same game. You seem to be referring to WARFACE, which is bulit on Crytek engine, and I agree 100% that Warface is an out and out pay to win. However I'm talking about a totally different game called WarFRAME built on the Evolution engine.