The Secret World

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    Aug 17, 2012 4:45 PM GMT
    Any one else playing this MMO? I've got some vacation time right now and I'm loving this game.
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    Aug 17, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    of alex mack?
  • nefficles

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    Aug 17, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    i looked into it because it sounded very different, but it just didnt' spark my interest like other mmos that are coming out did. :/

    glad you are having fun though!

    i'll be playing guild wars 2 in less than 8 days now!
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    Aug 18, 2012 6:52 AM GMT
    This is the one MMO I've been waiting ages to play.
    My playtime is limited, but I am having a lot of fun
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    Aug 18, 2012 6:59 AM GMT
    I've looked into it but being on a poor college student's salary means monthly subscriptions aren't feasible. Looks fun, though
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    Aug 18, 2012 7:14 AM GMT
    calibro saidof alex mack?


    HOLY FUCK

    +several

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    Aug 18, 2012 7:24 AM GMT
    calibro saidof alex mack?


    +1000

    I WAS THINKING EXACTLY THE SAME THING!!! icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 18, 2012 7:33 AM GMT
    It's finally out?! I need to download it.
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    Aug 19, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    Sweet MolaMola, what faction do you play for? I have to figure out if we should team up or if I should hunt you down...
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    Aug 19, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    I looked at this game as an in-between game until Guild Wars 2 came out.

    It seems to be made for people like me who don't like to rush to the end, and like the quests to have some kind of meaning. Most games have generic, computer-generated quests that are just busywork, and I'm told this game's quests require thought and puzzle-solving to complete.

    But I heard it still needed LOTS of work; a lot of stuff needed straightening out and developing. If it was Free-to-play or had a trial, I would have checked it out, but having to pay before I even know if I could bear it eliminated the possibility.

    I also didn't like how it looks so plain and real-world. Some might like that, but I'd prefer a world that didn't remind me of the ugly one I'm in. Though this probably would attract an older set of gamers, which is a big plus.

    If Guild Wars 2 somehow disappoints me, I'd maybe play this in the future, but most likely won't have the time.
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    Aug 20, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    There is now a 3-day free trial. I'd highly suggest it to anyone who is curious.

    You're right about the quests being more involved and more interesting. You have to have patience to listen to dialogue and story, but if you do, you find yourself far more drawn into the world than any other MMO.

    It is under a lot of development. I think the issue here is that a lot of what they're doing is outside of the norm, so balancing out game play, keeping combat exciting, etc, requires innovation. At this time, the game is HIGHLY playable. Most quests are now running smoothly, with only the odd bug here and there. I have personally only faced one bugged quest, and it was resolved by the GM in 15 minutes. The same could not be said for instances like that in WOW.

    I think the most exciting thing about this game is it's future potential. They're adding a ton of new content. By the end of the month the New York location will be fully revamped with new arena's, vendors and more.

    The amount of content in the game is sort of baffling, considering most quests aren't just about killing mob after mob after mob*. I've been playing for around 45 hours now and I'm only in the 2nd of 9 play areas, and I haven't even touched the PvP content yet.

    I think reviewers are being way too harsh on this game, many are complaining that the end game hasn't been developed. Considering that when most new concept MMO's launched 5 or 6 years ago, the idea of "end game content" wasn't really an issue yet, asking a game that's just launching to have it all figured out on day 1, is kinda lame IMHO. I'd rather see the players have a hand in shaping what the world will be like, and have really good quality content. Honestly if some players are only a month into this game, and they've already rushed through all the content, I'm seriously wondering if they're really the type of player for this kind of game world :/
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    Aug 21, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    While I don't expect a game's end content to be even started when the game is released, I do expect earlier stuff to be mostly bug-free. I don't know why some games even get released at this stage. They should just announce release dates later than they expect to finish just to be sure.

    But in any case, The Secret World looks like a good game that will be better soon. I read a lot of reviews too, and most of them were people bitching about how it's not WoW or something familiar. Criticisms were pretty illegitimate. For people who aren't trained in other games, they are taking it as a new experience and might enjoy it more than the WoW players.

    In playing City of Heroes, I started out wanting to take it slow and read the dialogue, but I was like the ONLY one in the whole game like that, and I was pulled out of that habit by teams. Maybe it's a type of jading that has already affected seasoned gamers.
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    Aug 21, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    Long lost memory of the good old days... I loved this show.