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The Secret World bits and pieces

August 15, 2012

A few short bits and pieces related to The Secret World:

New 3-day trial available, although this time it does not seem to be restricted to a specific weekend – just any three days and one can sign up for it now. Also, if 30+ missions are completed during this trial period, another two days are added to the trial.

I think it is definitely a plus that it is not restricted to some particular dates, but I think it would have been nice with a bit longer trial time and perhaps not only have mission quantity as a “reward” for the trial – if there should be a reward at all. If you know your way around the game 30+ missions is not a problem, but the target audience are those new to the game. I think it would be better to simply give everyone 5 days instead.

The second content update has been announced, Issue #2 – Digging Deeper. This includes a 3rd weapon option and an 8th ability slot – I assume reserved for thise auxiliary weapon. The first weapon of this type will be a rocket launcher. Sounds like it could be pretty cool. There are also at least one mission associated with that.

Seems there is also an addition of plastic surgery and hair dresser, in New York and London. The plastic surgeon’ s voice seems seems to be from a fellow Swede (Peter Stormare).

There is also a number of new missions – five missions mentioned explicitly, hinting at more than that. Overall, I think it sounds pretty good.

In addition to this, The Secret World is available from Steam now also.

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  1. August 15, 2012 at 22:14

    You better have one heck of a lot of spare time if you are going to knock out 30 missions in three days as a new player.

    • August 16, 2012 at 09:49

      @Yeebo: Exactly and it seems a bit contrary to how they may want people to experience the game.
      But it is an easy measurement to put in place. My guess is that the development/game design people may not have liked this approach and this is something pushed by marketing people.

      It is an easy to interpret condition and easy to measure the effect of it.

      • August 20, 2012 at 03:23

        Ten quests would have been reasonable, and given new players a sense of achievement…. when in reality they would just be boosting their trial to a length that is typical for a sub based MMO trial. Seems like a waste to me.

  2. August 20, 2012 at 03:26

    To clarify, it seems like they wasted the opportunity to get trial players more excited about the game then they would normally be in a “here is your five days” trial. Instead, they chose to frustrate/ challenge trial players for no good reason I can see.

  1. August 17, 2012 at 00:13
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