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The Secret World (MMO)


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CarlosTrevisan
01.26.2014 , 01:16 AM | #1
Ive read a bit about this game and found some things that i should like on it.
its paced on a moder era, you can use modern weapons (rifles, shotguns,...) and such.
But ive seen many complaining posts about game mechanics, some sinergies broken, and about gameplay "too hard", especialy for some weapon combinations.
Does anyone have an experience on the game? Its worth to play?
Ty in advance
SWTOR: A single use Color Dye costs the same as the Rise of the Hutt Cartel Expansion
-RISE OF THE HUTT CARTEL: you have: *increased level Cap; *New Skills; *acess to new gear; *expand your Star Wars Saga; *Access to new Elder Game Content; *uncover new devices
-Black and Black Dye Color you can: *paint the torso of an armor

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Callaron
01.26.2014 , 01:22 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by CarlosTrevisan View Post
Ive read a bit about this game and found some things that i should like on it.
its paced on a moder era, you can use modern weapons (rifles, shotguns,...) and such.
But ive seen many complaining posts about game mechanics, some sinergies broken, and about gameplay "too hard", especialy for some weapon combinations.
Does anyone have an experience on the game? Its worth to play?
Ty in advance
It depends on what you're looking for in an MMO.
If you are looking for a deep story experience, in a setting similar to the Dresden Files, World of Darkness, and other dark alternate reality settings - yes, it's very worth playing.
The broken mechanics and such is nonsense, maybe it was that way around launch - but by the time I started playing it was all working properly.
It's also a very fun game if you're the kind of player that likes "theorycrafting", and coming up with your own builds - as it features a pretty deep character customization system.

If you want to try it, but you don't feel like investing any money quite yet - ask for a buddy invite.
They are giving some out on the mmorpg.com forums for example http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cf...56621/page/166
And I'm sure there are some people here who play both and still have some invites left too.
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Callaron
01.26.2014 , 01:26 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by CarlosTrevisan View Post
But ive seen many complaining posts about game mechanics, some sinergies broken, and about gameplay "too hard", especialy for some weapon combinations.
I forgot to adress the "too hard" part.
It depends on what you consider too hard, there is a learning curve yes - and there are some areas which will put your build to the test when you get there.
If you don't like a challenge it might be a turn-off, but if that doesn't scare you, you'll likely enjoy it.
It's also important to note that you can't mess up your build to the point where you'd have to reroll - almost all the content is repeatable, and you can get an infinite amount of skill points to keep adding to your build and to make new ones.
(It is adviced that you stick with two weapons at first though, otherwise your few points will get way too spread out)
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Jeweledleah
01.26.2014 , 01:55 AM | #4
game is very lovely.
character customization is fantastic
story is fun, but you are more of a spectator in cutscenes, rather than participant. your character is mute. but they are more fluidly animated that SWTOR ones, in part because there is no need to stop for conversation choices.
learning curve is steep. at least for me. I'm still confused as hell as to how to play the damn thing and I die more often than I succeed. game mechanics are NOT TOR like. I mean... you have an ability bar with keybinds on it and you press keybind to execute and ability (or you could click the bars) movement is the usual wasd/mouse directioning deal. but that's where similarities end.
you have 3 character slots. period. not 3 per server. 3, period. that said, other then intro/home city and occasional faction quests - the story is essentially the same for all three, and since you are not limited to a specific class so you really only need a single character to try out wide variety of play styles
its different. its a very different game. I second suggestion for trying out the game first, before buying. and it periodically goes on sale 50-60% sale (about a week ago, it was selling for $10)

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CarlosTrevisan
01.26.2014 , 03:56 AM | #5
Thanks for the info guys!
Ill look in to it when i get home after work.
I love the idea of a MMO with rifles and shotguns!
Ive read that the quests need more search and arent obviuos as on others MMOs, i hope my mid/low english doesnt stop me from doing them.
And thanks for the advie about prices
SWTOR: A single use Color Dye costs the same as the Rise of the Hutt Cartel Expansion
-RISE OF THE HUTT CARTEL: you have: *increased level Cap; *New Skills; *acess to new gear; *expand your Star Wars Saga; *Access to new Elder Game Content; *uncover new devices
-Black and Black Dye Color you can: *paint the torso of an armor

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Callaron
01.26.2014 , 04:24 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by CarlosTrevisan View Post
Thanks for the info guys!
Ill look in to it when i get home after work.
I love the idea of a MMO with rifles and shotguns!
Ive read that the quests need more search and arent obviuos as on others MMOs, i hope my mid/low english doesnt stop me from doing them.
And thanks for the advie about prices
Those are a minority of the quests. They are called investigation missions, and as the name implies, they require a lot of investigation to complete.
It's a very out of the box thinking approach compared to most MMO's where getting information is a simple matter of finding and clicking the glowing object in the room.
In TSW you'll learn to look at paintings, photographs on someone's desk and such objects for clues.
They won't make them glow and stand out, it's all up to the player to figure it out (or to consult one of the excellent online guides if they get stuck).
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CarlosTrevisan
01.26.2014 , 05:45 AM | #7
ive seen that there is no subscription, but there is the "membership" status
do you guys subscribe o this membership? its worth?
SWTOR: A single use Color Dye costs the same as the Rise of the Hutt Cartel Expansion
-RISE OF THE HUTT CARTEL: you have: *increased level Cap; *New Skills; *acess to new gear; *expand your Star Wars Saga; *Access to new Elder Game Content; *uncover new devices
-Black and Black Dye Color you can: *paint the torso of an armor

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Callaron
01.26.2014 , 05:55 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by CarlosTrevisan View Post
ive seen that there is no subscription, but there is the "membership" status
do you guys subscribe o this membership? its worth?
That's up to you to decide. I've got a Grandmaster account - basically their version of a lifetime sub, so no, technically I'm not subbed. (or I've paid in advance if you prefer)
Subbing gives you a monthly points stipend, just like it does over here, plus a store discount (10% I think) and I believe a daily time accelerator (AKA XP boost).
You also get veteran points and the item of the month, which is a different and unique item every month.
Other than that you don't really have any restrictions as F2P, so there's no harm in going with that until you're sure you enjoy the game well enough to invest further (or if you really like the item of this month and want it before it's gone for good!)

Edit: Found you a list of the items of the month that have gone by, so you can see what kind of stuff it usually is.
http://wiki.crygaia.com/view/Item_of_the_month
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Jandi
01.26.2014 , 08:31 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by CarlosTrevisan View Post
Thanks for the info guys!
Ill look in to it when i get home after work.
I love the idea of a MMO with rifles and shotguns!
Ive read that the quests need more search and arent obviuos as on others MMOs, i hope my mid/low english doesnt stop me from doing them.
And thanks for the advie about prices
If you do like most lamers do and just use a guide then of course you won't have trouble. However, if you solve the missions yourself it can be incredibly fun and rewarding but extremely hard. However, I'm afraid that, not only do you need a good command of the English language, you also need logical thinking, history and literature knowledge and patience.

Personally, I loved the journey but the end-game was kind of meh so I only play it once new content comes out. The instances, while certainly extremely hard on nightmare compared to TOR, are dull and repetitive once you have a team that gets it down to science. Of course, you need to get it down to science and have good group cohesion or you'll just get stomped, HARD.

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Micadog
01.26.2014 , 10:55 AM | #10
Played it for over a year just about and loved it until new content slowed to a halt.

I loved the NM instances, but as others have said, a good well co-ordinated team is needed to beat them, especially the later ones.

I think the hardest part of the game for newbies is the 'wheel' and how to make the most of it. The 'starter' builds you can aim for aren't always the best. Don't be afraid to experiment with builds and study the wheel well. Look for synergies across skills and be prepared to have a variety of builds to fight different mob types.

A game well worth trying and spending some time in. Yes, there are cheat guides, all games have them. The challenge of TSW is finding things out and doing it on your own.

I also found it had one of the best communities of all the MMO's I've played.