Funcom may not have the best track record – being responsible for the worst MMOG launch in history and all – but the initial announcement of The Secret World made everyone ignore the past. Designed by Ragnar Tørnquist, designer of The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, the title was set to break as many cliches as possible.
Modern day setting? Check. Real-world locations? Check. A world beset by every conspiracy theory, legends and myth? Check. An incalculable amount of builds? Check. Three distinct factions? Check. Needless to say, Lore Hound has covered The Secret World in detail for quite some time and to celebrate the title’s launch we’ve collected our best material.
Below you’ll find a summary of The Secret World information to review as your download and install commences. Here’s to hoping for flawless server performance, limited bottlenecking and seamless installs.
- Funcom announces TSW’s launch servers including the oddly-named RP server Faerie.
- Preview of TSW from the latest beta test.
- Funcom details Cabals (guilds) in TSW.
- Lore Hound investigates Hell in the Hell Raised beta phase.
- Pherephassa is captivated by Funcom.
- The Secret War Facebook app launches.
- Funcom answers Lore Hound community questions during PAX East 2012.
- iTZKooPA goes gaga when discussing the progression system with Erling Ellingsen.
- TSW’s community puts together a deck builder to ease character progression.
- Funcom’s GDC2012 presentation on TSW.
- Mike puts TSW on his hitlist.
- The Lore Hound community selects TSW as a game to watch for in 2012.
- Funcom delivers a taste of the Templar faction.
- Guide to selecting the correct faction.
- Lead Designer Martin Bruusgaard delivers his pitch to iTZKooPA.
- Lore Hound catalogs the opening dungeon at PAX Prime 2011.
- Funcom details the business model to TSW.
- The Secret World’s PvP warzones detailed.
- First look at the digital incarnations of TSW’s real-world locations.
- Lore Hound Exclusive interview with the man himself, Ragnar Tørnquist.
- The first in-game footage for The Secret World.