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Bylos talks Tokyo, new scenario difficulty, and more in TSW's November letter

In his November Game Director letter for The Secret World, Joel Bylos covered a variety of topics, from Issue #8's augments and scenarios to holiday events and Tokyo. The biggest news involving The Venetian Agenda is that a new level of difficulty is being added to the scenario system; on top of No...

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The Daily Grind: What game content do you wish were easier?

This past Monday, I aired out my grievance that The Secret World's Issue 8 is far too tough for solo characters. Some of that game's playerbase seems to relish the title's tougher-than-standard challenge, while others do wish that the devs would lighten up a bit from time to time. For the most p...

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Chaos Theory: The dark side of The Secret World's Issue 8

Last week MJ espoused her belief that The Secret World Issue 8's scenarios are a terrific addition to the game and worthy of your consideration. As much fun as she's been having, my own experiences have been middling-to-poor with Issue 8. In my opinion, this is the first Issue that's really stumble...

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The Stream Team: Going stag to The Secret World's scenarios

There's been quite a fuss made about The Secret World's new scenarios lately. Some folks think they are great, some don't really like them, and some just find them too difficult -- especially on the solo setting. Massively's MJ doesn't doubt that last claim, but to date, she has taken viewers throu...

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Chaos Theory: Surviving a second look at The Secret World's scenarios

Thanks to a pre-launch taste test, I was really looking forward to serving myself up some more of The Secret World's new scenarios when Issue #8 finally went live. I made no secret of the fact that I enjoyed that first experience, even though our dev-led group was getting its keister kicked! But it...

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The Daily Grind: What do you think about TSW's Issue 8?

I did one of The Secret World's new instanced duo story dungeon things over the weekend, and while it was nothing revolutionary, I had a good time. There was something about the Council of Venice, and virtual reality training, and a return to an Egyptian hotel that now featured a bunch of helpless ...

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The Stream Team: VR can still hurt in The Secret World's scenarios

Last week in The Secret World, Massively's MJ tested out only one version of one mode of one scenario with her group. But there are plenty more options to experience, from different locales to smaller group sizes (or no group at all!) to Elite or Nightmare modes. Will MJ and her group take a virtua...

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New video heralds release of The Secret World's Issue #8

If you've been champing at the bit to get in and try out The Secret World's new scenario system, you can dive in right now -- after you patch the update, that is. Issue #8 The Venetian Agenda is live on servers, continuing the story that left off in Transylvania and opening up the Council of Venice...

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The Secret World hints at Aegis system with Issue #9

With Issue #8 on the way next week for The Secret World, Creative Director Joel Bylos hinted at what lies beyond in his latest game director letter. While the fans have known that the first part of the long-awaited Tokyo zone would be coming with Issue #9, Bylos dropped a small bombshell that a ...

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Hands-on with The Secret World's Issue #8: Scoping out scenarios

"I know your people are eager to go to Tokyo, but now is not that moment." - Arturo Castiglione, Council of Venice representative. Truer words have never been spoken. As much as players are looking forward to exploring Tokyo in The Secret World, that time is not yet at hand. (If you doubt, just ...

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