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Fri Jul 6, 2012, 08:20 PM

The Secret World

Last edited Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:34 PM - Edit history (1)

Is anyone else playing this? I decided to try it since it looks different. I haven't started yet because the patch is 14 gigabytes and I'm lucky to download 500kb/second so I'm going to be waiting awhile. So anyone else interested or playing it?

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white_wolf Jul 2012 OP
PennyK Jul 2012 #1
white_wolf Jul 2012 #2
PennyK Jul 2012 #3
romana Jul 2012 #4
PennyK Jul 2012 #5
romana Jul 2012 #6
PennyK Jul 2012 #7
romana Jul 2012 #8
PennyK Jul 2012 #9
romana Jul 2012 #10
white_wolf Jul 2012 #11
PennyK Jul 2012 #13
romana Jul 2012 #12
romana Jul 2012 #14
white_wolf Jul 2012 #15
romana Jul 2012 #16
PennyK Jul 2012 #17
romana Jul 2012 #18
PennyK Jul 2012 #19
romana Jul 2012 #20
PennyK Jul 2012 #21
romana Jul 2012 #22
PennyK Jul 2012 #23
romana Jul 2012 #24
PennyK Jul 2012 #25
romana Aug 2012 #26
PennyK Aug 2012 #27
romana Aug 2012 #28
PennyK Aug 2012 #29
romana Aug 2012 #30
PennyK Sep 2012 #31
romana Sep 2012 #32

Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 10:11 PM

1. Yes yes yes!

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Do not delay, get it today! It's got a modern-day setting, and it incorporates puzzle-solving and lots of humor. No orcs or ents, just much fun. This is the game I've been waiting for ever since my husband got me into MMORPGs. Biggest problem is remembering to take breaks....it's that much fun!

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Response to PennyK (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 02:15 AM

2. I just started Kingsmouth today. I loved the Kingsmouth Code quest...

but how anyone could figure it out without resorting to Google is beyond me. Especially the clock part.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 10:27 AM

3. True

It was planned that way; that's why they incorporated a web browser right in the game. I've had to look up a few things myself. I think that feature makes it feel as though you're "actually" doing the quests in real life - you'd be looking stuff up on the always-accurate Interweb LOL!
I'm REALLY having a ball!

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:52 PM

4. Just bought it

And I am installing it now.

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Response to romana (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 06:55 PM

5. I hope you like it!

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Until my new machine is up and running the two of us are taking turns.
Make sure you take time to listen to the quest givers...they put a LOT of time into this baby. Oh, and join the official message board too...full of helpful info. Don't you love the whole ambience of the game?

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Response to PennyK (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:35 AM

6. Loving it so far

It's awesome so far, though I've only been running around the starter city. Absolutely love the look and feel of the game so far.

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Response to romana (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 12:49 AM

7. Today I read...

...that they are going to provide new content on a monthly basis. I know there are folks who rush through games, so this should help keep them interested. Me, I'm still in New England with my spouse, who keeps rolling new characters so as to get the Perfect one LOL.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 10:10 AM

8. Pretty rich

I think I'll probably stay where I am for the foreseeable future. There's a lot to see and do.

Haven't grouped yet, but I will soon I think.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:23 PM

9. Ummm.

Any way we can change the name of this thread to the correct spelling?

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 12:32 AM

10. Solomon Island

Made it over here this evening and am having fun in the academy. I've done some grouping, but not a lot. Now I'm just working through the main storyline mission.

Really enjoying this game--very atmospheric and tons of lore.

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Response to romana (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 03:54 AM

11. I'm still in Kingsmouth because I can't decide which weapons to go with some I'm trying them all.

I can't wait for Savage Coast simply for the League of Monster Slayers quest line. I don't know why, but I like the kid that's apart of it in Kingsmouth, Danny.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 03:50 PM

13. Yes!

Wait 'til you see the little girl at the private school...and I understand she'll be featured in the first new content, coming soon!

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 10:27 AM

12. Weapons

I default to magic. Played with pistols a bit and really should try swords. I like the mix. I don't even mind the limited slots because you really have to think about which ones you want.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:13 AM

14. Exploring

Last night, when I got tired of killing zombies, I decided to explore a little bit. So I flitted around Agartha for a bit, and ducked into the parts of Egypt and Transylvania I have access to. Very keen. There are some hair-raising trips in Agartha, btw, plummeting straight down, or swooping up in a huge arc. Found a few pieces of Agartha lore.

Also, I got hopelessly lost in Agartha after awhile, so I decided to see what would happen if you jumped over the side. You immediately pop back at the main entrance. Also, you can just walk normally between nodes if you go around the portal.

In speaking to the porter at the entrance, he mentioned that the older parts of the tree traveled to different times and other places. I wouldn't be surprised if that's in the works--you can see that this game is built to expand in almost every feature.

I'm ditching SWTOR, think I may pay for a lifetime subscription to The Secret World, I'm enjoying it so much. I see myself playing it in the long term, definitely.

Now to find a cabal.

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Response to romana (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:36 AM

15. I'm shocked to say it, but...

I'm probably ditching SWTOR too and I say that as a huge Star Wars and Bioware fan. That is probably the best compliment I can give to Funcom, because I would never leave TOR for a game that wasn't a lot better.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:54 PM

16. Yeah

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed my time in SWTOR. But I'm bored now, and I can see that TSW is so much richer even from the little bit I've delved into. It's sad--SWTOR should've knocked it out of the park and they made it too much like WOW, which I didn't like all that much.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:05 PM

17. Glad everyone's loving the game

It truly is a breath of fresh air in the MMORPG world, isn't it? Not that I'm any expert. But just over the past few years of game-playing, I do see how limited the sphere in which they exist has been.
I've gotten a bit further (but still in New England), and I'm excited every time I run across new NPCs with stories and quests.
This could really be the game that brings people who have never played MMORPGS in....if they didn't all have Macs LOL.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:14 PM

18. Actually

I'm running it on a Mac under bootcamp. Could be better, I know, but it works fine for me.

In other MMOs I would just click through text quickly, because I just didn't care all that much. Here, I listen to everything, and talk to everyone.

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Response to romana (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 06:46 PM

19. Let me ask you about this

I didn't realize my MacBook came with Boot Camp. Taking a quick look, it appears I'd have to purchase the Windows OS. I think I need to research this! Any advice? Would be great to be able to show off this game when I visit my sister in NYC.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 07:28 PM

20. Boot camp

It's part of the Mac operating system. You'll need a copy of windows and you'll need to create a partition for it. Boot camp will walk you through it but back everything up first. Also, it won't take XP anymore, so you'll probably need a copy of Windows 7.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 01:36 PM

21. Crafting

It's pretty cool, now that I sort of understand it. We can make weapons, talismans, runes, and potions, just from stuff we pick up. Pretty neat.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 01:49 PM

22. Kingsmouth head

I think it might be time for me to move out of Kingsmouth. I've done all the quests there multiple times, and have most of the inner ring unlocked. I'm working on Paladin right now, since blades and pistols have been the most fun for me. I did check out the amusement park and academy area awhile ago, but decided to hang out in Kingsmouth a bit longer to get my bearings.

Anything in particular to look for, for those who have ventured out?

BTW, I paid for a lifetime subscription. It just seemed like a good idea since I can already tell I'm going to be playing this game long term. Even if it goes free to play there'll be something for the lifetime people, and I like the idea of never having to pay another subscription fee. It'll pay for itself in a year.

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Response to romana (Reply #22)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 08:32 PM

23. It continues to entertain

hubby and I both sprang for the Forever membership. Heck, we just sprang for an Alienware layout for me! (my PC was quite elderly). Loving the game and occasionally stuck...but it's so satisfying when you move onward! I liked the quests at the bait shop run by a Native-American family. Just having a ball.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 25, 2012, 11:34 PM

24. Rough time

Having a bit of a rough time this evening. I did the quest at the hotel, where you had to close the hell gates and kill lots of mobs on the beach. I died multiple times and got pretty frustrated after awhile. I did finally manage to complete it, but it was way harder than I expected it to be.

I love the amusement park, and I ventured into Black House, which was completely unnerving. Very well done.

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Response to romana (Reply #24)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 10:05 PM

25. Getting up there

I'm nearing the end of the long story quest...having so much fun! I made myself a Q7 weapon; a nice person gave me a weapon kit (I had just enough sacred metal).

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:48 PM

26. This is a bummer

http://www.funcom.com/investors/the_secret_world_update

I don't get why the game has such a low rating, to be honest. I'm still having a blast and I only just got to the Blue Mountain zone. I have paladin complete and am working on exorcist.

I honestly don't even mind the bugs, mostly because I haven't encountered a lot of them so far.

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Response to romana (Reply #26)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:22 PM

27. I don't get it either

They're doing a great job fixing the bugs and the game is a blast. My biggest problem is trying to make sure I take my time. I don't want the fun to end! I love the NPCs, the gorgeous art, the moody music, the varied types of quests...and I love the depiction of my native Brooklyn!
My husband and I have been immersed in this game since release...and I should tell you that when I stopped playing LOTRO my character was about five quests from Level 75! CanNOT wait, though, for the character modifications coming in the next monthly patch.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #27)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 04:36 PM

28. PVP

Apparently, a lot of reviewers really hate the PvP system. I rarely do PvP and could care less about that, but I guess it's a big deal to a lot of folks.

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Response to romana (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 11, 2012, 01:16 AM

29. Me either

Me either.

I took my first sneak peek at Egypt tonight.
It's gorgeous!!!!! Unbelievable!!

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 10:38 AM

30. Really?

We're getting rocket launchers?

Ahahahahahahaha!

Made it to Egypt the other night, plus finally did a dungeon with my cabal (Polaris). Working on a healing build but still having fun with blades/pistols.

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Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 03:50 AM

31. Still having a great time

Ii finally got strong enough to complete the fight against Beaumont in "Dawning of an Endless Night."
Wow, some wild stuff. And now I am officially in Egypt. I don't want to finish this game...ever!

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Response to PennyK (Reply #31)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 01:23 PM

32. Me too

I'm still playing, mostly farming AP for decks in Savage Coast, Blue Mountain, and Egypt. I really don't like Blue Mountain, seems way harder than even Egypt in places. I still haven't completed all the quests there.

I've completed the paladin and exorcist decks, working on witch hunter.

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