Exclusive: The Secret World Interview – Crafting, Char Customization and ARGs

Posted by on April 17, 2012 - No Comments »

We’re back with round two of our interview from Pax East 2012 with Tor Egil Andersen, the Jr. Communications Manager, and Erling Ellingsen, the Director of Communications for Funcom’s, The Secret World.

This time iTZKooPA grills them on crafting, character customization and the possibility of real-world puzzles out-side of the game.

Let’s start with crafting, where we learned that TSW has no recipes or levels for crafting, which allows players to craft anything they want as long as they have the resources for it. We also found out that all items in the game can be broken down into crafting materials, so if you find gear or a weapon you don’t need, you can still get materials from it. It seems crafting will be a guessing game and players will have to experiment to figure out what material combinations make the best items.

For character customization, there will be none past the character creation screen at the time of launch. So no barber shops or other cosmetic stores, but possibly later on they might be added.

Check out the full The Secret World interview below.