Talk about timing.
Recently, you all voted
that I continue my adventures on my Templar. The timing was impeccable because right in the middle of that vote, The Secret World's
next issue was announced
. And where will this update be focused? Why, in Egypt -- right where my Templar just so happens to be! Fortuitous for me, to be sure. So I have been (mostly) happily blasting my way through the desert with a shotgun at my hip and a rifle slung across my back, enjoying new-to-me content and anticipating the upcoming new-to-everyone goodies.
But not all timing has been good. As mentioned, I've been mostly
enjoying my tales in the desert. Why the caveat? There's a bit of an infestation in Egypt, and I am not talking about the beetles that want to devour Said. The place is crawling with bugs! Besides swarming with giant locusts and their tentacled proboscises, Egypt also appears to have a higher prevalence of glitches. I have never encountered so many bugs in all of TSW
as I have in a couple of days in that zone. And all at a time when the dev team is dealing with relocation
and hasn't been able to jump right in and douse the area with a giant can of Raid.
The timing is particularly bad because it's unfortunately right when all eyes are turning to Egypt on the eve of Issue #6
. How this release plays out will have lasting affects on the game and how folks view it.