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The Secret World Forum » General Discussion » Is there a Healthy Population?

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  Reion1

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Joined: 2/04/05
Posts: 173

 
OP  12/25/12 11:54:02 PM#1
I am toying with the idea of buying this game since it went B2P. My main concern is the population. Does TSW have a healthy population? or atleast a decent one? Would it be difficult for me to find players for a specifc lair or mission? 

"Everything the light touches is our kingdom" -- Mufasa
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  Ortwig

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Joined: 4/20/12
Posts: 1047

12/26/12 12:13:55 AM#2
Yep.  The game is literally hopping since it went b2p and plenty of ways to group up.  Cabals are a good way, but general chat and lfg always looking for players.  Newcomers very welcome.
  kulhat

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Joined: 6/15/12
Posts: 34

12/26/12 12:19:55 AM#3

I would'nt worry. There should be a flow of new people with the B2P.

And more should stay now that it does'nt cost extra to do so, and those wanting to pay for updates will come back too.

It's even cheap on Steam right now I think.

Dont worry-Kill zombies...

 

(why is this game in the Real-Life section on this site.. there's no zombies in RL... is there?......)

  Reion1

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Posts: 173

 
OP  12/26/12 12:25:06 AM#4
That is good news. I jsust went ahead and purchased it off steam. A quick quesiton. I heard that you don't earn skills and that all of them are available to you from the start of the game, with that being said is there a trinity aspect to the game when it comes to lairs and such?

"Everything the light touches is our kingdom" -- Mufasa
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  johnisme

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Posts: 69

12/26/12 12:27:29 AM#5
Originally posted by kulhat

I would'nt worry. There should be a flow of new people with the B2P.

And more should stay now that it does'nt cost extra to do so, and those wanting to pay for updates will come back too.

It's even cheap on Steam right now I think.

Dont worry-Kill zombies...

 

(why is this game in the Real-Life section on this site.. there's no zombies in RL... is there?......)

Cause it's real life characters killing zombies.

  Ortwig

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Posts: 1047

12/26/12 12:39:03 AM#6
Originally posted by Reion1
That is good news. I jsust went ahead and purchased it off steam. A quick quesiton. I heard that you don't earn skills and that all of them are available to you from the start of the game, with that being said is there a trinity aspect to the game when it comes to lairs and such?

Basically every character has access to every ability in the game.  With the abilities you purchase, you can create "decks" that can have a particular weapon focus (you have 2 weapons), and a particular theme (tank, dps, healing and everythng in-between).  You'll eventually have the entire ability wheel, and will have multiple decks.  You'll actually need multiple decks as you progress because there is no one build that will work against all monsters and situations.  The trinity does exist in dungeons, but you can swap between decks and play any role as needed.  Here's a good primer to decks:

http://yokaiblog.wikidot.com/guides:build-mechanics

  Golbeza

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Joined: 1/21/04
Posts: 62

12/26/12 5:43:21 PM#7
I've seen plenty of people walking around and talking in the chat on Arcadia. Also Agatha was crowded last time I was there, so yeah it's pretty healthy I would say. :D
  Knytta

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Joined: 5/03/07
Posts: 328

12/26/12 5:48:42 PM#8

Just bought the game lots of people in  Kingsmouth (first zone for newbies), now people do not talk much but that will improve hopefully.

 

 

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  MMOdad72

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Joined: 12/21/12
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12/26/12 10:17:36 PM#9
Originally posted by Knytta

Just bought the game lots of people in  Kingsmouth (first zone for newbies), now people do not talk much but that will improve hopefully.

 

 

I noticed if I (or someone else did ) finally threw out a "hello" even in general chat in Kingsmouth it would get the ball rolling.

I think lots of returning/new players when they see the silence in chat initially think no one is "supposed" to talk any more and go along with it , but once someone breaks the ice it seems to get chatty quickly.

  User Deleted
12/26/12 10:50:16 PM#10

If im not mistaken.  The "servers" are like world shards. Chat is one amongst all servers.  You can group with anyone from any server just the party leader will port you to his "server"

So there isnt a need to worry about a dead server, its basically one big server...unless they changed it.

 

Was really a fantastic themepark, done in a manner that didnt feel like a clone.

I just wish i was able to physically stay in a themepark for more than a short stint.

 

That voice in my head that suggests full loot pvp and sandbox get louder and louder with every week i spend in a themepark untill i must state its hunger.

 

well i guess now that its b2p and ive bought it i can hop in and out as i please...so thats nice i guess.  never thought a game that was as quality as this would ever go this route.

  User Deleted
12/27/12 9:12:26 AM#11
Originally posted by johnisme
Originally posted by kulhat

I would'nt worry. There should be a flow of new people with the B2P.

And more should stay now that it does'nt cost extra to do so, and those wanting to pay for updates will come back too.

It's even cheap on Steam right now I think.

Dont worry-Kill zombies...

 

(why is this game in the Real-Life section on this site.. there's no zombies in RL... is there?......)

Cause it's real life characters killing zombies.

Remind me - how much healing does an assault rifle provide in real life?

  Derros

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Joined: 2/16/09
Posts: 1015

12/27/12 9:14:08 AM#12
Originally posted by OldTimeGamer
Originally posted by johnisme
Originally posted by kulhat

I would'nt worry. There should be a flow of new people with the B2P.

And more should stay now that it does'nt cost extra to do so, and those wanting to pay for updates will come back too.

It's even cheap on Steam right now I think.

Dont worry-Kill zombies...

 

(why is this game in the Real-Life section on this site.. there's no zombies in RL... is there?......)

Cause it's real life characters killing zombies.

Remind me - how much healing does an assault rifle provide in real life?

Lots, but unfortunately there is a bug, one of the devs accidentially put a - sign in front of all the coefficents.

  User Deleted
12/27/12 9:24:38 AM#13
Originally posted by Derros
Originally posted by OldTimeGamer
Originally posted by johnisme
Originally posted by kulhat

I would'nt worry. There should be a flow of new people with the B2P.

And more should stay now that it does'nt cost extra to do so, and those wanting to pay for updates will come back too.

It's even cheap on Steam right now I think.

Dont worry-Kill zombies...

 

(why is this game in the Real-Life section on this site.. there's no zombies in RL... is there?......)

Cause it's real life characters killing zombies.

Remind me - how much healing does an assault rifle provide in real life?

Lots, but unfortunately there is a bug, one of the devs accidentially put a - sign in front of all the coefficents.

I would suggest that TSW is either Horror (without much reason to be scared) or SuperHero (without the costumes).

The monsters certainly follow the Horror genre but the characters have a Superhero "origin" and have their powers based on different focii.

  Derros

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Posts: 1015

12/27/12 9:26:58 AM#14
Originally posted by OldTimeGamer
Originally posted by Derros
Originally posted by OldTimeGamer
Originally posted by johnisme
Originally posted by kulhat

I would'nt worry. There should be a flow of new people with the B2P.

And more should stay now that it does'nt cost extra to do so, and those wanting to pay for updates will come back too.

It's even cheap on Steam right now I think.

Dont worry-Kill zombies...

 

(why is this game in the Real-Life section on this site.. there's no zombies in RL... is there?......)

Cause it's real life characters killing zombies.

Remind me - how much healing does an assault rifle provide in real life?

Lots, but unfortunately there is a bug, one of the devs accidentially put a - sign in front of all the coefficents.

I would suggest that TSW is either Horror (without much reason to be scared) or SuperHero (without the costumes).

The monsters certainly follow the Horror genre but the characters have a Superhero "origin" and have their powers based on different focii.

Definately, I think the poster meant that it was a modern day setting

  MindTrigger

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Joined: 12/19/07
Posts: 2628

12/27/12 9:27:43 AM#15

Since the game hasn't really changed though, you can also unfortunately expect the population to die off again within 30-90 days as people quickly wrap up the PvE leveling content, and then grind dungeons for gear they don't need.

Again, great game, but no real longevity due to heavy focus on themepark play.

A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

  lizardbones

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12/27/12 9:28:35 AM#16

I got the game off of Steam for Christmas. I have no idea about the overall game population. I logged into my character that I started during a free trial, and there were plenty of people around me in the starter area. It wasn't crowded, but there was always someone else at the quest person I was talking to or in the area that I was in. To me, that's 'healthy'.

I will say that I am enjoying the game more now than I did in beta or in the trial. Not having a subscription seems to take away the feeling that I need to rush through the content. This is good because the content isn't really the rushing kind. If my experience is any indicator of the general population playing, then I can see people sticking around longer than they normally would, keeping the game's population pretty healthy.

For every large, complex problem, there is a simple, clear solution that also happens to be absolutely wrong.

  apocoluster

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Joined: 4/15/07
Posts: 1298

\m/,

12/27/12 9:29:27 AM#17
Originally posted by OldTimeGamer
Originally posted by johnisme
Originally posted by kulhat

I would'nt worry. There should be a flow of new people with the B2P.

And more should stay now that it does'nt cost extra to do so, and those wanting to pay for updates will come back too.

It's even cheap on Steam right now I think.

Dont worry-Kill zombies...

 

(why is this game in the Real-Life section on this site.. there's no zombies in RL... is there?......)

Cause it's real life characters killing zombies.

Remind me - how much healing does an assault rifle provide in real life?

duh your in teh first person perspective..you cant see you leeech numbers roll off your head as you fire.

No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

  Rthuth434

Novice Member

Joined: 12/26/12
Posts: 367

12/27/12 9:32:35 AM#18

no not really. people have maintained throughout the whole run that the population is bustling and they see people everywhere all the time. that hasn't been true in a long time, 6 months out and petty stuff like this is till being fibbed about. it's decent and it's not too bad for the amount of servers but it's not healthy just yet.

 

when it is Funcom will make some announcements.

  apocoluster

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Joined: 4/15/07
Posts: 1298

\m/,

12/27/12 9:33:05 AM#19
   I bought Saints row the third with all its packs for like 8 bucks on steam...I feel no rush to play TSW and can go play another game happily and still come back.  Im glad for Funcom's decision..hopefully they are able to captialize on it and make some (more?) profit.

No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

  MindTrigger

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Joined: 12/19/07
Posts: 2628

12/27/12 9:35:25 AM#20
Originally posted by lizardbones

I got the game off of Steam for Christmas. I have no idea about the overall game population. I logged into my character that I started during a free trial, and there were plenty of people around me in the starter area. It wasn't crowded, but there was always someone else at the quest person I was talking to or in the area that I was in. To me, that's 'healthy'.

I will say that I am enjoying the game more now than I did in beta or in the trial. Not having a subscription seems to take away the feeling that I need to rush through the content. This is good because the content isn't really the rushing kind. If my experience is any indicator of the general population playing, then I can see people sticking around longer than they normally would, keeping the game's population pretty healthy.

Why would you rush through a game because of the subscription cost? I get the impression some of you spend money on games when you really can't / shouldn't.

A sure sign that you are in an old, dying paradigm/mindset, is when you are scared of new ideas and new technology. Don't feel bad. The world is moving on without you, and you are welcome to yell "Get Off My Lawn!" all you want while it happens. You cannot, however, stop an idea whose time has come.

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