Delve into the Secret World

By David Burrola

As a smaller but still informative pique, i’d like to bring to your attention an upcoming MMORPG called The Secret  World. Its developed by Funcom, and its an MMO set in modern day, with a supernatural feel to it, and a very unique system to it.

There are no levels in the game. Its all about what kind of skills you want to develop, in a way like Skyrim  has done recently, but with far more options(if that’s possible). There are several categories, and each will allow you to play a character that’s entirely of your creation. Gear is also not specific to a look. You can have your character look and dress any way you want. So there’s that bit of fun for you.

I’ve been interested in this for a while, and i’m a bit bummed that I don’t have a PC right now, as its only on PC so far. If you want more information you can go to Funcom’s site and check out all the dark modern crazy for yourself.

Being a WoW player, I do like to see what other MMO’s have to bring out and what new kinds of games will emerge in the market with this giant around. But also, being a table top gamer and a fan of World of Darkness, i’m really curious and a little excited about it.

So go on and start following this game, it looks to be pretty different from what we’ve seen before, more in its structure than most others.

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Prepare…. The Reckoning Is At Hand.

By Angie Quidim

Tonight at midnight, millions of Blizzard fans will be lining up to pick up their copies of  World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.  This long awaited expansion tears the world of Azeroth a new one and makes everyone start over (that includes new mods and quests).  Blizzard has been hyping their redo of the Eastern Kingdom and Kalimdor since the release of Wrath of the Lich King.  Players are constantly coming and going and the main complaint was, “there is nothing new…. same old starting areas, same old characters, same old combinations.”

Blizzard’s heavy hand of destruction is Deathwing.  A huge mother*$&!(*% dragon that you probably see now on your login screen when you start the game.  For the Horde you get the pleasure of him perching atop Stormwind.  The Ancients (the elements) are at unrest and the world really has been torn up. In other situations you will see things that may surprise you.  The passage of time has really taken place.  You just don’t see the same old fishing pond near the Undercity.  New races include the Goblins for the Horde and the Worgen for the Alliance.  New towns have been set up for each; New Gilneas (past the Greymane wall) and the Goblin Slums in new Orgmimmar.  That means new mounts, new quests and a whole new lot of combinations.  The collector’s edition of  Cataclysm is pictured below with a ton of goodies (alot similar to the extras that came with WOTLK).

The land of Azeroth will open up to players young and old with flying mounts and new terrains.  There are numerious more flight paths and the grinding for levels isn’t as bad as it was.  The game has made a change to accomodate new players and getting high level gear is only a couple of dungeons away.  Justice Points will allow  Jolly Joe the Paladin access to Item levels 230 and above. 

Blizzard has also forseen from previous expansion releases that the servers will be flooded with anxious gamers.  Patches have been slowly released so that the impace and installation time on game release day won’t be as horrible.  I would recommend picking up your game and waiting a day or two to let the populations settle down.  Usually release night tends to be ridiculous and the queue times to get into servers are just insane.

Here is the intro to the game:

So saddle up and get ready for some intense MMORPG!