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[Editorial] The Secret World: Musing on Funcom
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8/30/12 11:55:02 AM
I played the Beta of TSW and my first impression was "Wow" this looks interesting and different until you got over the first impression and became aware of just how plain it was, yes it's had it extras like skill and talent wheels but it was too linier.
For me the story line/quest line was exactly the same regardless what character you played as, and I felt I was just playing a spinoff of SWTOR and for a game that was meant to be far reaching I found the character movement and indeed the graphics to be so substandard compared to say AOC and the combat system given what as in AOC was a step backwards not forwards.
Now I know this was just the Beta and things may have changed since release but for me the biggest game killer was not the broken quest lines or poor character movement and combat system in the beta but the Community that was present in the Beta, I personally found most of them to be rude, unhelpful and spiteful and every time someone tried to help out another person they were constantly being told to shut up as what they were doing was giving out spoilers or being told to just go Google it.
For me, the Secret World had the potential to be and become something special simple given the direction Funcom had taken with the story line and Lore however the fact that it was in the end a linier grind fest with a community that seemed to spit on everyone who used general chat turned me away from the game and in fact has guaranteed I won't return to it even if it goes F2P.