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MMORPG | Setting:Real Life | Status:Final  (rel 07/03/12)  | Pub:Funcom
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The Secret World News

Latest Headlines for The Secret World

  • Player Activity Up 400% Since Relaunch with B2P

    The latest Funcom financial report is out and contains some interesting tidbits of information, including the note that player activity in The Secret World is up 400% since last month's relaunch as a 'buy to play' game. Funcom is also reporting that over 70,000 copies of TSW have been sold since the relaunch.

    Reported on Jan 10, 2013
  • Mayans, Exploits, and Repercussions

    During the End of Days event in The Secret World, players discovered an exploit that the developers seemed not to have considered. In our latest TSW column, we take a look at what happened and the possible repercussions. Join the conversation in the comments!

    Reported on Jan 08, 2013
  • Making Buy-to-Play Worth It

    Now that the proverbial cat's out of the bag and The Secret World has officially gone "buy to play", we take a look at how Funcom needs to make the purchase worth it for players. See what our ideas are before adding your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 26, 2012
  • Joel Bylos' End of Days Video Blog #3

    It seems that since we're all still here today, The Secret World's Joel Bylos has some explaining to do. In what's probably his last End of Days video, Joel finds out that the Mayan Apocalypse simply didn't happen. Enjoy!

    Reported on Dec 21, 2012
  • End of Days Video Blog #2

    Funcom has published the second installment of Joel Bylos' End of Days video blog. In this video, Joel has bid a fond farewell to his co-workers, heads out to go shopping, gets rather emotional and heads to the bunker. Check it out!

    Reported on Dec 20, 2012
  • Joel Bylos’ Game Director’s Letter

    MMORPG.com and Funcom have teamed up to bring our readers the first view of The Secret World Game Director Joel Bylos' latest letter to the community. As he sits huddled in his bunker, Joel hopes development of TSW will continue past December 21st and he's got lots of news to share if it does! Read on and get excited! Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 19, 2012
  • Issue 5 Launched

    Funcom has announced that The Secret World has been updated with the latest patch. Issue 5: The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn has been released and brings with it new content and "a brand new and revealing story arc".

    Reported on Dec 19, 2012
  • 30,000 Players Unraveling the End of Days in ARG

    Funcom has announced that players of the Alternative Reality Game set in the realms of The Secret World have spent over 30,000 hours working to unravel the mysteries of the end of days. As December 21st approaches, players are investigating events in the ARG at an astonishing pace.

    Reported on Dec 18, 2012
  • The End of Days

    Funcom Senior Designer Tanya Short has written a new blog post to talk about a new event to kick off in preparation for the End of Days. In it, she details her End of Days event design packed with zombies and three seemingly invulnerable Harbingers recently arrived on the scene.

    Reported on Dec 18, 2012
  • The Story So Far

    With yesterday's huge announcement about The Secret World going "buy to play", we decided to take a walk down the past few months of the game's life to see just how much has changed since launch. You might just be surprised. Keep reading and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 12, 2012
  • The Revenue Model Shift

    With today's big announcement that The Secret World is going "buy to play", it's no surprise that our latest column devoted to the game offers our thoughts on the matter. Check it out and then join the conversation in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 12, 2012
  • Joel Bylos On the 'Buy to Play' Change

    With the announcement earlier today that The Secret World would be going 'buy to play', a lot of questions have been raised as to the whys of the decision. Game Director Joel Bylos has a lot to say in our exclusive interview. Check it out!

    Reported on Dec 12, 2012
  • Pay Once, Play Forever - TSW Going Buy-to-Play

    Today Funcom announced that their Real-World MMORPG, The Secret World is shifting from a subscription model to a Buy-to-Play model. You can buy the client once, and get access the entire game as it stands now, with optional DLC and free content updates coming down the pipe. Read on for the full press release and details.

    Reported on Dec 12, 2012
  • Joel Bylos’ End of Days Blog #1

    Funcom has teamed up with MMORPG.com to help spread the word about the impending end of the world as we know it, at least according to The Secret World's Game Director Joel Bylos. See what "The Prophet" has to say in his first End of Days Blog then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 11, 2012
  • Funcom's New Doomsday Prophet

    Funcom's Joel Bylos has started a new video blog chronicling the countdown to the end of the world on 12-21-12. Joel is now a self-proclaimed doomsday prophet. See what he's got to say about the impending apocalypse.

    Reported on Dec 10, 2012
  • New ARG to Focus on the End of Times

    Funcom has introduced a new ARG (Alternate Reality Game) that is set in and around the world created in The Secret World. The ARG will allow players to prepare for the end times and, possibly, save the world in the process.

    Reported on Dec 04, 2012
  • Meaningful Quality-of-Life Additions

    While combat and questing, PvP and competition, are the hallmarks of most MMOs, many also include so-called 'quality of life' enhancements to give players other things in which to participate. Housing, marriage, crafting all embody this notion. In today's The Secret World column, we opine on some things that Funcom could include in its MMO. See what you think and then leave your ideas in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 27, 2012
  • Issue 4: Big Trouble in the Big Apple Goes Live

    Funcom is reporting that Issue 4: Big Trouble in the Big Apple is now live for The Secret World players to try out. In addition to the Manhattan Exclusion Zone raid, there are some important changes to PvP and key bug fixes.

    Reported on Nov 21, 2012
  • The Gift, the Stage, and the Battlegrounds

    In our latest column devoted to The Secret World, we take a look at journalistic integrity when writing and some of the brand new features that will ship with the upcoming Issue #4. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 13, 2012
  • Big Trouble in the Big Apple Teaser Trailer

    Funcom has released a new teaser trailer for The Secret World: Issue 4 Big Trouble in the Big Apple. The new update is expected to hit the live server sometime later in November. Enjoy!

    Reported on Nov 14, 2012