We did not manage to fulfil last month’s agenda due to many reasons. It was an ambitious agenda and a lot of us are busy with other chores and everyday stuff like school and work. I know that I’ll be very busy this month as well. Various exams are starting to close in and I’ll also be going to the US near the end of the month. Seeing as all nearly all content has to be reviewed by me, this month might be a little slow for those very reasons.
Our priorities are still to get out the remaining dungeon guides as well as the remaining faction missions. More interactive maps will be added to the site and we are also working on getting the lore section of the site up and running. You will also be seeing the begining of the lair section with guides on various lair bosses, regional bosses and the lairs in general.
Our pink team member, Ciritty, will continue on her fantastic build guides and some of our team members will keep working on the remaining missions in Blue Mountain, City of the Sun God and the Shadowy Forest. That’s what you can expect this month!
“It is very nice to be back in the saddle after recharging my batteries in Australia (I am completely solar-powered). I’ve spent the last few weeks since I got back, sorting through my approximately seven thousand emails, reviewing the implementation work on Tokyo and planning the year ahead.
I am not 100% done with the planning, I have a trip to the US and Canadian offices in March to discuss some of the major feature plans with the team, but I am getting pretty close and you can expect a more detailed plan after that trip.”
Read the rest of the Game Director Letter here.
“Lead Designer for The Secret World Romain Amiel here, filling in for Game Director Joel Bylos. The first month of 2014 has come to an end, which means it’s time for some new updates! The good news is that Joel will return to this side of the world next week to claim his crown back. And I will quietly go back to my other duties.
In other news, the final chapter of The Whispering Tide – the open raid against the Bird of the Zero Point Pathogen – will be going live in a few days. Based on your feedback through the Testlive Server we have decided to reduce the maximum amount of players to 40. This will help ensuring a smoother frame-rate on all machines, and therefore prevents many deaths, as the fight itself will requires a lot of movement.”
Read the rest of the Game Director Letter here.
Following the successful launch of this site about 2 weeks ago, we’ve kept adding new content to the site regularly. Just recently we released the guide for the Transylvanian story mission, Mortal Sins.
The next big update will be the lore section. We are going to implement interactive maps along with simple lists. Lore entries will be accessible by both location and collection. The interactive maps will most likely include the locations of side missions and rare spawns as well.
In addition to lore, we know that we’re still missing a few Templar specific story missions and their faction missions as well as two Dragon faction missions. These will also be added as soon as possible.
To appeal even more to endgame players, we will also attempt to have more dungeon guides released as well as guides for the two raids. The next thing on the agenda after that will most likely be scenario guides and an augment guide along with other miscellaneous guides. Alongside these updates, a big part of the team will continue to make guides for the rest of the regular missions.
We hope that you’re finding our site useful and exciting. This is just the beginning; there’s a lot more to come such as a complete monster and NPC database and a build planner. In regards to that and as a final note, if you have any ideas, I recommend that you visit the forums of this site, which is accessible from the Community button on the menu.
After more than six months of hard work, we the team of TSWDB, are proud to launch this addition to the community of the The Secret World; a fan- and resource site where we will attempt to gather most important knowledge and information regarding the game. Here you will currently find mission guides and dungeons guides, and more is coming soon.
We are releasing the site while it’s still in development; though it might never be finished in that sense. There are more features planned for the site such as complete lists of locations for lore entries, a monster and NPC database, a build planner and much more. For now there might be missing content, but don’t worry, it’s on the way.
I’d also like to take the opportunity to the promote this site’s forums which you can found in the menu under Community. Use the forums to give us feedback and engage in dicussions concerning The Secret world or something else entirely!
Furthermore, I would also like to promote the wonderful team that has been and still is working on the site, a list which you can find here on the Team Page.
We hope that you are as enthusiastic about this project as we are and we’re looking forward to bringing you more updates!