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Retro Returns and the Challenge of Doom

Posted by Vomher on August 24, 2016
Last updated by Vomher on August 24, 2016
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A new limited-time event and retro clothing bag has arrived alongside patch 1.15.8!

Announced in a special sneak-peak in lieu of a Livestream, the Retro Bag hits the Item Store 24 August 2016 in addition to a special event.

From 24 August 2016 to 21 September 2016, players have the chance to complete 70 challenges as part of a Limited-Time Challenge for a special hellish hoverboard – the DOOMBOARD!

This special challenge can only be completed during that time frame, and must be done on a single character. Challenge completions on multiple characters do not count toward the total 70, so be sure to keep track of a single character’s challenges!

A minimum of 3 challenges per day is required to get the doomboard at the end of the 28 days.

The DOOMBOARD will rain DOOM upon you for all eternity as an account-wide unlock! Once 70 challenges have been reached on a single character, the Dooomboard will be rewarded to all current and future characters on an account.

You can also now alter your sprint speed in the sprint UI, perfect for playing with newer characters or completing those pesky jumps in Cost of Magic.

The Retro Bag collection is coming soon to TSWDB! Check back often for new additions!

Take a look at the Official Patch Notes for further information as well as changes included with the update!

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The Secret World’s Fourth Anniversary!

Posted by Vomher on June 29, 2016
Last updated by Vomher on June 29, 2016
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Happy Anniversary, The Secret World!

TRANSMIT – initiate the sanguine signal – RECEIVE – initiate gaian quaternary frequency – QUAFF THE GOLEM JUICE – initiate Guardians protocol – WITNESS – The 4th Anniversary of The Secret World.

How quickly the river of time must appear to flow, sweetling. A scant four years ago, not even an angstrom in the Ages, the veil of The Secret World was pierced. The call was heard around and in-between the world. Whose world? Not always the sweetlings’.

It’s time for Gaia’s annual checkup. The autoimmune subroutine is reacting. Like angry leukocytes, an elevated white blood cell count. Once again, constructs of unchecked and unbridled rage seek out neoplasia to excise and neutralize.

Something is different…

SCANNING. These guardians see not through rose-tinted glasses. Shards of anger cause them pain unlike before. Everything is crimson.

From June 29th, 2016 to July 13th, 2016, The Secret World is running its Anniversary celebration!

The Guardians of Gaia and the Anomaly of the Filth world bosses return to the adventure zones this year, along with the Lunar Golem in Fusang Projects.

The Gatekeeper itself joins the fray in the form of a new 40-man raid with all new cosmetic rewards!

To read more about the Anniversary, see the Official News Post, the Update Notes, and check out our Anniversary Event Guide!

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Museum of the Occult and the Elite Ability Revamp

Posted by Vomher on June 15, 2016
Last updated by Vomher on August 23, 2016
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The long-awaited Museum of the Occult is here in Update 1.15.5!

The Museum brings to The Secret World an entirely new, personalized customization feature – your very own museum! With the Museum comes a whole slew of achievements, clothing, pets, and more!

Decorate the museum to your every whimsy and make something fabulously your own!

For our comprehensive guide on the Museum of the Occult, see here. Our comprehensive guide is in progress! In the mean time, it contains all known information on the Museum of the Occult prior to release of the feature. It will be updated frequently and swiftly to accommodate new and up-to-date information.

The Museum of the Occult also includes the Bestiary, sets of secret lore that require investigation and puzzle-solving to discover.

For the Bestiary lore introduced in the Update, check our Bestiary section!

With the Update also comes the Elite Ability Revamp!

Many passive and active abilities have been modified and balanced greatly in the Revamp. The purpose was to balance the few overpowered Elite abilities and bring the remaining Elites in line.

Many builds will be altered by this change and as such, may be out of date at this time.

There are also major changes to how Zuberi, Alex, and Rose work in the Manhattan Exclusion Zone!

To read more about the vast numbers of changes included within the content update, see the Official Update Notes.

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Birds, Bees, and Bonuses – New Membership Benefits and Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Vomher on February 10, 2016
Last updated by Vikestart on February 26, 2016
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Membership Benefits are constant perks that remain active for as long as you are a member in The Secret World!

  • 30% Bonus XP
  • 50% Bonus Black Bullions
  • 8 hour Mission Cooldowns
  • 2 Lockout Timer Reset *Every 30 Days
  • 1200 Bonus Points *Every 30 Days
  • 10% Item Store Discount
  • Token Capacity Increase
  • 18 hour Raid Lockouts
  • Free Anima Leap
  • Loyalty Rewards *Based on days purchased

New membership benefits are active in The Secret World for all Subscribers and Grandmasters!

The Grandmaster Pack is only available for purchase until February 09 2016 at midnight GMT. Past that time, no new Grandmaster purchases will be possible but all Grandmaster players will retain their status regardless. This includes the 20% Item Store Discount.

The membership status of a player can be seen in their nametag employing a new set of hexagonal yellow icons, while benefits themselves are visible from the top bar. Bonuses to experience and bullion are listed in the rewards section of a mission and its turn-in report.

Loyalty Rewards are special rewards acquired for subscribing to The Secret World for 30, 60, 90, 180, and 360 days. Grandmasters receive these bonuses immediately, but the counter for a subscriber began February 01 2016 or when they first subscribe. These rewards can be claimed in the Item Store.

For a full list of Loyalty Rewards, see the official Membership page! For any questions, check out the Membership FAQ!

Alongside the Membership changes comes the Valentine’s Day event!

From now until February 23 2016, unique items are available for purchase from the Item Store. Two new items, the Love Bird pet and Rose Rain consumable effect, are available exclusively through Gifting during this time, while a new Valentine’s Scooter can also be purchased or Gifted.

Previous years’ items also return to the store.

The Merchant of Eros has moved next to Mr. and Mrs. Knickknack in all Faction Hubs and continues to sell up to two Satchels of Amorous Delights per day to a character as well as new clothing for Lucky Coins! As with the rest of the event, this vendor will only be available until the 23rd of February.

Take a look at the official news post for the event!

On top of all of that, banks have finally been added to each Faction Headquarters!

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Shambala and Group Finder now available!

Posted by Vikestart on January 30, 2016
Last updated by Vikestart on February 1, 2016
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The Group Finder makes its debut! This system allows agents to queue up and automatically be placed alongside like-minded individuals who wish to tackle the same content. New achievements, challenges, and rewards await those who utilize this new feature!

The Shambala combat scenario is now available for all active agents. This new PvP warzone pits two factionless teams against each other, as players vie to be the last person standing for their group. Players may queue for this new warzone from either the World Domination UI, or from the Scenario console in Venice.

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