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It's true that scenarios still exist in Warlords of Draenor, but it's also true that their existence is radically altered - no more the easy three person content you can queue for at max level for easy rewards. Now, you may be trumpeting this as a grand thing, and in some ways you may even be righ...

September 24th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Leveling content and design has been an ongoing process since day one of WoW. In vanilla, quest chains would literally send you from one end of Azeroth to the other and back again in search of some relic or document or other item that was vitally important to the NPC who happened to be on the wron...

June 29th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this month, I penned an edition of The Queue that sparked a lively debate about Mists of Pandaria's scenarios. Some loved them and want scenarios to stick around in future expansions. Some didn't and wish they were gone. Some didn't care either way. That's how most mass debates turn out, bu...

May 16th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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From Friday, March 14th, until Tuesday, March 18th, The Secret World will be hosting a little something that Funcom calls a Scenario Weekend. Players can take advantage of a 50 percent Aureu boost both when looting scenario loot tokens and when receiving Aureu as an end-of-scenario reward. The fir...

March 13th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Maybe it's my age or maybe it's just a little bit of laziness about me, but I'm finding myself a little peeved whenever someone or something wants to make me learn a new system. I mean, I'll be the one constantly reading Wikipedia to all hours of the night because I like soaking up info, but if a g...

January 20th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Last week MJ espoused her belief that The Secret World Issue 8's scenarios are a terrific addition to the game and worthy of your consideration. As much fun as she's been having, my own experiences have been middling-to-poor with Issue 8. In my opinion, this is the first Issue that's really stumble...

November 25th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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There's been quite a fuss made about The Secret World's new scenarios lately. Some folks think they are great, some don't really like them, and some just find them too difficult -- especially on the solo setting. Massively's MJ doesn't doubt that last claim, but to date, she has taken viewers throu...

November 21st 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Last week in The Secret World, Massively's MJ tested out only one version of one mode of one scenario with her group. But there are plenty more options to experience, from different locales to smaller group sizes (or no group at all!) to Elite or Nightmare modes. Will MJ and her group take a virtua...

November 14th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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If you've been champing at the bit to get in and try out The Secret World's new scenario system, you can dive in right now -- after you patch the update, that is. Issue #8 The Venetian Agenda is live on servers, continuing the story that left off in Transylvania and opening up the Council of Venice...

November 7th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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"I know your people are eager to go to Tokyo, but now is not that moment." - Arturo Castiglione, Council of Venice representative. Truer words have never been spoken. As much as players are looking forward to exploring Tokyo in The Secret World, that time is not yet at hand. (If you doubt, just lo...

October 31st 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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I do a podcast from time to time about World of Warcraft, and as a result I tend to talk about the game, instead of just play it or even writing about it. One of the conversations I've had about the game that I've never really sat down and explored is this - Mists of Pandaria has seemed like a giga...

September 16th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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A common refrain among casual players this expansion has been the lament for five-man content. Mists of Pandaria hasn't added any new five-man dungeons since it launched, and for fans of that format, it's a bit of a bummer. In fact, Mists of Pandaria marks the first time that Blizzard hasn't added...

September 16th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments