History VideoGame / TheSecretWorld

13th Apr '17 6:39:42 PM SonofAkatosh
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* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Dr. Klein, who exposed himself to small doses of the Filth to build up an immunity, although it also caused him to develop a dependency. [[spoiler: Subverted; according to the bees, this does ''not'' give one an immunity to Filth, and Klein is plain infected by it. He retains his own personality - but it's entirely devoted to the filth.]]



* ApprovalOfGod: When In-Character twitter accounts became a growing trend among the playerbase, Funcom set up the [[http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/blog_the_twitterverse_experiment: Twitterverse Experiment]], creating twitter accounts for various in-game characters for players to interact with.



* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: Dr. Klein, who exposed himself to small doses of the Filth to build up an immunity, although it also caused him to develop a dependency. [[spoiler: Subverted; according to the bees, this does ''not'' give one an immunity to Filth, and Klein is plain infected by it. He retains his own personality - but it's entirely devoted to the filth.]]
13th Apr '17 6:36:36 PM SonofAkatosh
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* ArcNumber: The number 8 seems to be significant in the Secret World and hint to links with the Host: the eight companies that make up the Orochi Group, the watchful Eight of the Grigori, and the ancient conspiracy known as the Four-and-Sixty which is 8x8.
* ArcWords: The Tokyo disaster, and the events that resulted from it, was foreshadowed by visions and omens that said [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt "Dark days are coming,"]] and in some, its anagram, "Dark demons cry Gaia."



%%* AlternateRealityGame:
%%** Dark Demons Cry Gaia.
%%** Then there was [[TheEndIsNigh The End of Days is Coming]] leading up to 21/12-2012.

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%%* AlternateRealityGame:
%%** Dark
* AlternateRealityGame: Early on, game was promoted by a series of games and puzzles players were invited to solve in order to receive more information on the game:
** The first was "Dark
Demons Cry Gaia.
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Gaia", which first teased the game, and then released more information right up to its release.
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Then there was [[TheEndIsNigh The End of Days is Coming]] leading up to 21/12-2012.21/12-2012 and the Mayan Doomsday Christmas event.



%%* ApprovalOfGod: The entire [[http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/blog_the_twitterverse_experiment: Twitterverse Experiment]]
* ArcWords: [[spoiler: "You are all made of stars"]] shows up in Tokyo after its initial use in Issue #7. It's a really big clue that something filth-related happened at [[spoiler: the Fear Nothing Foundation]] as opposed to run of the mill death cult stuff.

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%%* * ApprovalOfGod: The entire When In-Character twitter accounts became a growing trend among the playerbase, Funcom set up the [[http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/blog_the_twitterverse_experiment: Twitterverse Experiment]]
Experiment]], creating twitter accounts for various in-game characters for players to interact with.
* ArcWords: ArcNumber: The number 8 seems to be significant in the Secret World and hint to links with the Host: the eight companies that make up the Orochi Group, the watchful Eight of the Grigori, and the ancient conspiracy known as the Four-and-Sixty which is 8x8.
* ArcWords:
** The Tokyo disaster, and the events that resulted from it, was foreshadowed by visions and omens that said [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt "Dark days are coming,"]] and in some, its anagram, "Dark demons cry Gaia."
**
[[spoiler: "You are all made of stars"]] shows up in Tokyo after its initial use in Issue #7. It's a really big clue that something filth-related happened at [[spoiler: the Fear Nothing Foundation]] as opposed to run of the mill death cult stuff.
29th Mar '17 5:40:18 PM Rotpar
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On March 29th, 2017, ''the Secret World'' is officially dead and being replaced by ''Secret World Legends'', a FreeToPlay reboot of the game. ''SWL'' will feature a new combat system and a more traditional leveling system--as a result all players will have to start the new game with fresh accounts with some compensation for real money purchases in the previous game. Old ''TSW'' accounts will still be able to play on a legacy server which will receive no further updates or support.
18th Feb '17 4:11:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheHunter: Apart from Jack Boone and John Wolf, Solomon Island features the League of Monster Slayers, an entire club of monster hunters... comprised entirely of ''kids.'' Surprisingly, they actually have had quite a bit of success in the past, though the Lore entries reveal that their initial successes were largely due to having an [[ChildMage Innsmouth Academy student in their ranks]] and up until comparatively recently, it took a lot of effort to get them to [[GirlsHaveCooties allow girls into the league]]. Unfortunately, most of the league's current membership were killed when the Fog descended on Kingsmouth, leaving only Danny Dufresne and their well-fortified treehouse base.

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* TheHunter: HunterOfMonsters: Apart from Jack Boone and John Wolf, Solomon Island features the League of Monster Slayers, an entire club of monster hunters... comprised entirely of ''kids.'' Surprisingly, they actually have had quite a bit of success in the past, though the Lore entries reveal that their initial successes were largely due to having an [[ChildMage Innsmouth Academy student in their ranks]] and up until comparatively recently, it took a lot of effort to get them to [[GirlsHaveCooties allow girls into the league]]. Unfortunately, most of the league's current membership were killed when the Fog descended on Kingsmouth, leaving only Danny Dufresne and their well-fortified treehouse base.
3rd Feb '17 7:37:56 AM SonofAkatosh
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%%* ArcWords: [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt "Dark days are coming,"]] as well as its anagram, "Dark demons cry Gaia."

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%%* * ArcNumber: The number 8 seems to be significant in the Secret World and hint to links with the Host: the eight companies that make up the Orochi Group, the watchful Eight of the Grigori, and the ancient conspiracy known as the Four-and-Sixty which is 8x8.
*
ArcWords: The Tokyo disaster, and the events that resulted from it, was foreshadowed by visions and omens that said [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt "Dark days are coming,"]] as well as and in some, its anagram, "Dark demons cry Gaia."
30th Jan '17 7:54:31 AM SonofAkatosh
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* ComicBookTime: The timeline in-game is left pretty vague most of the time, but a bare bones chronology can be constructed with clues from various points of the game.[[labelnote:In detail]] The End of Days event can date the game to at least 2012, because of its premise in the Mayan Doomsday theory. It is possible that the game could have begun even earlier than that, since Marianne Chen noting that she thought things would be different with a Democrat in office potentially places the game at any point in UsefulNotes/BarackObama's first term. At the other end of the timeline, the Assault on the Orochi Tower in Issue #11 can be dated to early 2015, since a small white board in the Orochi tower reads Je Suis Charlie, the slogan used in solidarity after the terrorist attacks on french satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo in January of that year.[[/labelnote]]

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* ComicBookTime: The timeline in-game is left pretty vague most of the time, but a bare bones chronology can be constructed with clues from various points of the game.[[labelnote:In detail]] The End of Days event can date the game to at least 2012, the year of the game's release, because of its premise in the Mayan Doomsday theory. It is possible that the game could have begun even earlier than that, since Marianne Chen noting that she thought things would be different with a Democrat in office potentially places the game at any point in UsefulNotes/BarackObama's first term. At the other end of the timeline, the Assault on the Orochi Tower in Issue #11 can be dated to early 2015, since a small white board in the Orochi tower reads Je Suis Charlie, the slogan used in solidarity after the terrorist attacks on french satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo in January of that year.[[/labelnote]]



* FictionalCurrency: Along with the primary currency of Pax Romanae, the Secret World has quite a few additional currencies - to the point that they actually had to be trimmed during one of the more recent updates. Up until Issue 12, there were Sequins of Solomon Island, Sequins of the Valley of the Sun God, Sequins of Transylvania, Sequins of Sunrise, Aurei of Initiation, Credits of Ca'd'Oro, Black and White Marks of Venice, Distinctions of the Council, Gambler's Markers, Extant Third Age Fragments, Extant Third Age Silver - all special tokens that can only be used in specific locations and sometimes only with very specific vendors. Since then, these currencies have been replaced with the infinitely simpler multi-purpose Black Bullion and Marks of the Pantheon.

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* FictionalCurrency: Along with the primary currency of Pax Romanae, the Secret World has quite a few additional currencies - to the point that they actually had to be trimmed during one of the more recent updates. a later update. Up until Issue 12, there were Sequins of Solomon Island, Sequins of the Valley of the Sun God, Sequins of Transylvania, Sequins of Sunrise, Aurei of Initiation, Credits of Ca'd'Oro, Black and White Marks of Venice, Distinctions of the Council, Gambler's Markers, Extant Third Age Fragments, Extant Third Age Silver - all special tokens that can only be used in specific locations and sometimes only with very specific vendors.vendors or during very specific events. Since then, these currencies have been replaced with the infinitely simpler multi-purpose Black Bullion and Marks of the Pantheon.



** The Cult of the Aten and Roman Cult of Deus Sol Invictus in Egypt, telling the player to be wary of Sun Cults.



%%* GenreSavvy: ''Everyone''.

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%%* * GenreSavvy: ''Everyone''.Since the game presumably takes place in the real world, many of the characters recognize the "genre" they're trapped in, and act accordingly.



** King Tutankhamun, who is mostly known for merely undoing Akhenaten's impact on Egyptian culture by reintroducing polytheism following his father's death, actually went so far as to oppose him while he was still alive in the game, as Aten is a kind of universe-threatening monstrosity. His legacy includes the Marya, an AncientOrderOfProtectors who still oppose Aten to this day.

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** King Tutankhamun, who is mostly known for merely undoing Akhenaten's impact on Egyptian culture by reintroducing polytheism following his father's death, actually went so far as to oppose him while he was still alive in the game, as the Aten is a kind of universe-threatening monstrosity. His legacy includes the Marya, an AncientOrderOfProtectors who still oppose the Aten to this day.



* TheMagicComesBack: Played with, the magic has always been there, it's just that it has recently become a lot harder to hide the magic. What is on the rise are the number of Bees.

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* TheMagicComesBack: Played with, as the magic has always been there, it's just that it has recently become a lot harder to hide the magic. What is on the rise are the number of Bees.



*** The multinational '''[[MegaCorp Orochi Group]]''', which controls a satellite company in every industry on every continent, which even the Illuminati admit is impressive. They're also well-known for charity work and highly-valued contributions to medical science, guaranteeing a good reputation in the legitimate world. They appear to be relatively new to 'The Secret War', as some of their actions thus far have shown, but they've also been keeping tabs on the spread of the Filth throughout Solomon Island and Egypt -- for reasons that their operatives refuse to elaborate upon. Lore entries suggest that their many satelite companies are up to no good, ranging from sinister occult research to full-blown political conspiracies, and it's implied that they aren't averse to leaving both the locals and their own research teams to die once their field work's over.

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*** The multinational '''[[MegaCorp Orochi Group]]''', which controls a satellite company in every industry on every continent, which even the Illuminati admit is impressive. They're also well-known for charity work and highly-valued contributions to medical science, guaranteeing a good reputation in the legitimate world. They appear to be relatively new to 'The Secret War', as some of their actions thus far have shown, but they've also been keeping tabs on the spread of the Filth throughout Solomon Island and Egypt -- for reasons that their operatives refuse to elaborate upon. Lore entries suggest that their many satelite satellite companies are up to no good, ranging from sinister occult research to full-blown political conspiracies, and it's implied that they aren't averse to leaving both the locals and their own research teams to die once their field work's over.
27th Nov '16 5:45:29 AM SonofAkatosh
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* ComicBookTime: The timeline in-game is left pretty vague most of the time, but a bare bones chronology can be constructed with clues from various points of the game.[[labelnote:In detail]] The End of Days event can date the game to at least 2012, because of its premise in the Mayan Doomsday theory. It is possible that the game could have begun even earlier than that, since Marianne Chen noting that she thought things would be different with a Democrat in office potentially places the game at any point in UsefulNotes/BarackObama's first term. At the other end of the timeline, the Assault on the Orochi Tower in Issue #11 can be dated to early 2015, since a small white board in the Orochi tower reads Je Suis Charlie, the slogan used in solidarity after the terrorist attacks on french satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo in January of that year.[[/labelnote]]
21st Nov '16 7:02:01 PM Origin
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** Though not always. If a BloodMagic user gains enough resources (think the Rogue's Combo Points in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'') - for example, a healing/shielding spell called ''The Scarlet Arts'' "requiring" five points - the ability is cast without a detrimental effect. However, unlike other abilities, BloodMagic is a little lax on the amount of resources it requires. If you cast it "early", it will gradually strip you of a small portion of your health to repay what's quite literally a "blood debt".
31st Oct '16 2:00:03 AM SonofAkatosh
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On October 25, 2016, as second spin-off game, ''Hide and Shriek'', was also released. It is a one-on-one multiplayer game, where players play the part of students of Innsmouth Academy and its rival Little Springs High School who attempt to scare each other in a Halloween Prank War, it is LighterAndSofter than either this game or The Park.

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On October 25, 2016, as a second spin-off game, ''Hide and Shriek'', was also released. It is a one-on-one multiplayer game, where players play the part of students of Innsmouth Academy and its rival Little Springs High School who attempt to scare each other in a Halloween Prank War, it is LighterAndSofter than either this game or The Park.
31st Oct '16 1:59:43 AM SonofAkatosh
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On October 25, 2016, as second spin-off game, ''Hide and Shriek'', was also released. It is a one-on-one multiplayer game, where players play the part of students of Innsmouth Academy and its rival Little Springs High School who attempt to scare each other in a Halloween Prank War, it is LighterAndSofter than either this game or The Park.
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