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Players struggling to progress through The Secret World's Tokyo zone will now find it a more pleasurable experience, thanks to today's hotfix that makes mobs easier to kill while increasing rewards across the board. Mobs in Kaidan will now have reduced damage and health, making them easier to kill...

December 11th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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When discussing the best things about The Secret World, I'm almost at a loss for where to start. There really is just so much that's great, so many amazing little details woven into the game, that unless you really narrow it down, you could wear yourself out trying to name it all. And you'd still k...

December 11th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Have you ever been running along in an MMO and come screeching to a halt because other players are doing something inexplicably weird? Then perhaps you'd sympathize with reader Tyler in this situation. "There are times in games -- especially games like The Secret World -- when one stumbles across...

December 7th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Surprise! The Secret World's Issue #10 out, and while it's true that Massively's MJ got a sneak peek, she's itching to explore the new area on her own. If you're hoping to avoid story mission spoilers, don't worry: This trip is all about scouting out the lay of the land. (And quite possibly just to...

December 4th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Yes, you read that right. When we told you earlier this week that The Secret World's second Tokyo expansion was coming soon, we bet you didn't think it'd be today, did you? Well, neither did we! But that's exactly what Director Joel Bylos shared with me while we we zipping around the newest area of...

December 4th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Content-loving The Secret World fans will be happy to hear that the next issue is just a couple weeks away. Joel Bylos' November Game Director letter has announced that Issue #10 Nightmares in the Dream Palace will go live "in the first half of December." That means more Tokyo locations, a new miss...

December 1st 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Before I was sidetracked by Sidestories and totally engrossed in the Halloween event, I talked about quests that I felt were top notch in The Secret World. At that time I also promised to give the NPCs of the game their due with their own spot. And here it is! Why would I devote an entire column t...

November 13th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Why an MMO player decides that he or she needs to take up an additional hobby of writing about these games isn't much of a mystery. We may all blog about a huge variety of topics, but the impetus behind it tends to be very common: We have so many thoughts about and so much love for these games that...

November 11th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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First things first: Funcom's Joel Bylos is still not revealing the release date of The Secret World's Issue 10, so don't get your hopes up when you read through today's October game director letter. However, if you can get past that disappointment, you'll find a treasure trove of information about...

November 6th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Halloween may be over, but its spirit remains alive in MMOs! Alive, that is, as long as there are spooky locales to explore and a population that's more than willing to dress up in costume and face down the terrors that slip between the shadows. Our friend David here may be taking Halloween at fac...

November 2nd 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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It's finally Halloween! And there's no place better to celebrate this special day than deep in The Secret World. Massively's MJ has been champing at the bit to see what new missions are available for All Hallow's Eve this year, and they have arrived just in the nick of time. As per her yearly tradi...

October 31st 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments