Trivia: The Secret World

  • Actor Allusion: Harrison Blake, played by Tim Russ of Star Trek: Voyager, makes reference to Red Shirts. His surprised assistant asks if he really just said that.
  • The Danza: Annabel Usher is voiced by Annabel Scholey.
  • Executive Meddling: The development team is constantly poached by other projects, causing the game to be essentially undermanned and thus causing the long development cycles on new content. Some planned features like a tattoo parlour have had to be scrapped entirely because the the director doesn't have anyone left with the programming skills to actually implement them.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • The Final Boss character in the Whispering Tide event was nicknamed by the community as "Flappy" and it stuck. Even the developers found themselves referring to it by it's nickname.
    • Aureus of Initiation quickly became known as Oreos.
    • Moths for the Ak'ab.
    • The Guardians of Gaia have collectively earnt the name Gollums. It began as common misspelling of golem and went from there.
    • The Patchwork Horror of the Filth Abnormalities event gained the nickname Teletubbie.
    • Mr. Reap, the Nephilim that unlocks your first ultimate ability. Name comes from his dialogue "Reap what you have sown."
  • Hey, It's That Voice!
  • I Knew It: The game has quite a lot of clues to future story developments scattered throughout. Players have done quite a good job at putting these clues together and guessing future storylines.