The Secret World

I'm a dragon now, but I can reroll to where the folks are

I might have to hop back in while everyone else is about, might be able to get some help with the damn Romania quest lines!

TrashiDawa wrote:

I started up again as well. Coming back to a sh*t ton of TSW bucks was a nice surprise as a lifetime subber.

Yeah this is great, I remember going on a bit of a clothes shopping spree.

Be sure to spend your bonus credits every now and then. I think there is a cap even if you have a lifetime sub. I bought a tux for some reason.

And I'm up for helping some folks in Romania (or anywhere else) if we can work out a time. I've up to Tokyo but haven't gotten around to doing the Venice missions to let me go there.

Mods. I really don't like the HUD UI, hate having the health and target info on the bottom of the screen. Didn't see anything on Curse that would let me move the HUD elements around. Any suggestions?

I'm still looking at this game, is the community still active ? Well, non-goodjers and goodjers wise ?

Bonus bucks go away after six months. On the plus side, you can use them to buy new episodes.

I think there are two or three out of 9 in the Dragon GWJ guild that are active, for what that means.

Tanstaafl, I'm still in the City of the Sun God, soloing (of course). Might could use some help there this weekend.

yea i've not played in forever. just too many other games in progress.

I picked TSW up in the Steam sale with the intention of playing it through with a friend. He usually goes healer and has a blood/claws build while I'm blade/rifle. The story-telling and questing seems good and the cutscenes before each mission are nice. Combat isn't as smooth as GW2 but the skill system seems flexible and I expect once I understand more, coming up with builds will be fun.

Thing is, we're through into Blue Mountain now, which is fine, and I'm getting dissatisfied with the number of solo instances. It feels like many of the more interesting encounters *have* to be done solo, and not to be that guy ... but, I don't generally turn to an MMO to play by myself. Does this get better?

If I remember, the game is designed to be solo-able throughout, so you'll need to put up with some solo-only quests. About 10%, or less, are solo only, and most of those are not repeatable according to the research I did. So it's not a huge burden. Some of them don't even require combat.

Arise thread.

It's been a while, but Issue 11 and the end of season 1 have been relased.

Honestly, I haven't logged in in months and have never even started Tokyo (and never finished the Venice training you need to go to Tokyo) so I don't know what's up anymore. Maybe it's time to patch back up and look in for a while.

With the new combat experience they did a couple months back, the game is far more soloable. I have not played a ton, but the game still has some solid legs.

I enjoyed this game but as a tank (hammer chaos I believe? ) I've completely forgotten how to play since I finished the main storyline and end game dungeons way back when, is there any sort of quick review system in here that doesn't involve rerolling?

Just take a look at your skills and your skill bar, then hit some of the earlier areas, where you'll be safe, and mess around till you are comfortable again.

I've been saying for ages that I should give this a proper go. Committing now to picking it up in the next Steam sale or whatever.

The first zone is fantastic. The second starts falling back into traditional MMO-ness a bit, so it's helpful to remember that you're told up front what kind of quest you're signing up for, and that you absolutely don't have to do every quest in a zone. I made the mistake of going the completionist route and burned out in the "kill N monsters" quests, which I should have just skipped.

complexmath wrote:

The first zone is fantastic. The second starts falling back into traditional MMO-ness a bit, so it's helpful to remember that you're told up front what kind of quest you're signing up for, and that you absolutely don't have to do every quest in a zone. I made the mistake of going the completionist route and burned out in the "kill N monsters" quests, which I should have just skipped.

By second zone, do you mean the New England town? Because that's where I burned out.

The first zone is the New England town, which I think did a good job of offering a lot of investigation and puzzle solving type quests. The second has a carnival (cool), a school (potentially cool but actually kinda not), and a lot of forested and coastal outdoor area filled with wandering monsters you're asked to kill for various reasons. I completed the zone, but burned out right at the end and never transitioned to Blue Mountain or whatever it's called.

I really enjoyed it and got to..um..i can't remember what zone it was. Transylvania I think. Just got tired of playing solo in an MMO (like what always happens)

karmajay wrote:

I really enjoyed it and got to..um..i can't remember what zone it was. Transylvania I think. Just got tired of playing solo in an MMO (like what always happens)

Yeah... this is the most Solo friendly MMO I have played, but at the end of the day it is an MMO. So it wears thin as a solo game. That said it has some of the best moments I have had in gaming for a while now. Lots of great call outs to pop culture, and the right "feel" keep me coming back for a few hours every once and a while.

Yeah, I love the game (I have more hours in it than any other game) but I really wish they hadn't made it an MMO. I finished the storyline through Transylvania but haven't gotten around to doing the Venice training or going to Tokyo and didn't finish some of the side missions. Guess I need to retry since the combat revamp.

I picked this up for $9.00 from steam. Been enjoying it so far, kinda bogged down in all the Kingsmouth side missions though.

Really, it's a game that's designed to let you enjoy the story. So don't rush through trying to level as quickly as possible. Enjoy the journey instead.

Yep, and avoid being swept up in any big server events. I got into the end of the first story arc, then the server got overran with an event, it pretty much derailed me, never got back in.

Has this gone through some revamping of the original game play systems?

Arise thread...

Looks like FunCom is doing a single-player game set in the Secret World universe. It takes place in that amusement park near Kingsmouth.

Seizure Warning: Video contains lots of flashing lights.

Interesting. The park had some good missions, but it seems like an odd choice to spin off from the main game.

I think there was some confusion about if it was definitely a Secret World spin-off, but the creative director at Funcom confirmed it definitely is. Woo!

Yay single-player!