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KoreanShank
KoreanShank

I had high hopes for this game.  Although I know it is just a beta, it was rough in my opinion.  I didn't struggle with bugs or lag.  The gameplay was boring, the story was bland, the characters and animations seem stiff, and the graphics were weak.  That said - you should probably be aware that I liked playing GW2 when the Beta weekend came out.  So, im comparing my experience playing TSW with my experience playing GW2. 

posideon50
posideon50

can someone help me i downloaded the beta and went to the patch installer the last patch was over 10 hours long so i left it to download over night so this morning i got on and launched the game but my computer became unresponsive so i tried to start it up again but i had tp frdownload all the patches please help i really want to play this beta

hottbluz
hottbluz

I like the concept of the game-play, however, there's a catch in that in will take a lot of time playing to acquire enough weapon Attribute Points and Skill Points to enjoy the variety of play-options the game claims. You'll have to chose that first weapon and run quests a lot to fill in its attributes/skills on the "wheel" of choices. That makes certain quests doable and others not so much. I tend to redo quests just to pick up the Attribute Points and Skill Points. The game is new so you can't Google quest spoilers to help speed up your progress.  That will change as more people play and post information about the game. I guess, for me anyway, the game just isn't that much fun at this point.

posideon50
posideon50

can someone help me i downloaded the beta and went to the patch installer the last patch was over 10 hours long so i left it to download over night so this morning i got on and launched the game but my computer became unresponsive so i tried to start it up again but i had tp frdownload all the patches please help i really want to play this beta

Kabesama
Kabesama

Looks stupid to me, monsters dont react in a realistic way when they are hit...

FireVixen
FireVixen

I've been playing the game, and it does have promise. All of the issues I have with it so far, are more then likely beta issues. If Funcom cleans SW up nicely it will definitely make it into my PC game collection. :D  I just love the scene.

vishisluv7
vishisluv7

It's woefully unpolished at this point clearly.

ah20s
ah20s

No.. no its not that far away. I really wanted to like this game because there is a part in me that wanted to see Funcom succeed. I honestly feel they should have almost stuck with their Anarchy Online franchise and just made it more up to date with added features and no advertisements of course ;p. It is sad for me to know that The Secret World did not live up to any expectations I had after playing the beta, well aware it's just that a beta, showed me that it is doomed for failure. Unfortunately, Albaficas is right. After checking it out I will say spare the 11-12 gig download - it's a stink burger ;/ and granted SWTOR is better and the sci-fi mmo style of that game is what makes me miss AO that much more. I'm so sorry Funcom I hope it doesn't set anything back too much.

Joolsy
Joolsy

I really hope this game can pick up a decent sized subscriber base, it's far and away the most original looking MMO on the immediate radar that it would be a shame if it were swamped into non-existance by the (also awesome looking) Guild Wars 2 and (the more of the same ol' same ol' looking) Mists of Pandaria WoW expansion. Given an adequate user base to ensure a vibrant community this could be something special IMHO.

kulgankulgan
kulgankulgan

used to be able to play this on my droid now with a better connection and no change in my droid gamespot streaming is crap. thanks gamespot.

EG-Mist
EG-Mist

is it crossfire friendly? anyone know

EG-Mist
EG-Mist

dont know what to think of this game. either they not good at promoteing this game or they got nothing awsome to show off and the game is bad. i got a beta key so its not long untill i find out. as a side note it be awsome if they had cars you can buy and drive.then everone can recreate the the joys of traffic jams in real life to in game :D lmao

Albaficas
Albaficas

horrible game just horrible.....

cant say more for obvious reasons

sircyrus
sircyrus

I got my "beeta" key! :D

 

I'll know for sure this weekend, but I have a feeling this game will be unfinished, buggy, and suffer from a lack of content, eventually switching to a free-to-play model, but once a year or so goes by it will be worth taking another look at. That seems to be Funcom's style.

DamacosG
DamacosG

Can i do kunfu if i start out in the dragon clan? If so awesome I'll do crazy shit like curve a bullet around corners and cut strands of hair in half with a ninjato lol.

trollkind
trollkind

Loved the mad Bumper Cars :D

Tim5t
Tim5t

Any requirement info?

Johacamigames
Johacamigames

Looks interesting, got me beta key ready for this weekend

sinex1983
sinex1983

Got my beta invite the other day, so I'll finally be able to make an informed decision about this one and find out how readily we'll be able to look past the admittedly shoddy character models/animations.

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

not sure i like the fact you can repsec and make any class/skills at any time.

will find out in the beta.

NINJASMOKER
NINJASMOKER

it looks pretty cool, but more importantly how's the actual gameplay?

CatAtomic999
CatAtomic999

Funcom always has the most amazing character and world design, but the final products seem to be sort of... I don't know... they feel like IKEA furniture. Not solidly held together.

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @KoreanShank The game play is limited partly due to you being in the beta and therefore having fewer skills to play with (and all the synergy involved in those) and simpler enemies to encounter.As for you not liking the story...Well, that's a different matter.I think you're probably judging it a bit too soon.After all the story begins 30 000 000 years ago if I don't remember wrong and there's a lot of plot twists and stuff that you won't learn about at once... *shrugs 

posideon50
posideon50

@hottbluz in one of the other videos the head designer says that it is very easy to get skill and ability points

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @FireVixen Head over to crygaia then to join the TSW community ;-)I think you'll enjoy it ^^

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @ah20s *shrugs*It's a subjective opinion that you're more then welcome to have.A lot of us don't share it though. 

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @Joolsy Head over to the official forum and you'll see that we do have quite a community ;-)And also keep in mind that in this game all players can take part in 2/3rd of all the content at all times with new players still being able to benefit the more experienced ones and end game players still being able to get xp and stuff from "low level" stuff ;-)This means that in a lot of ways it' might be more resilient towards a low population then a lot of other games.But I honestly think that it might be a success given a bit of time :-)After all, people will get tired with all those other games after a while and then TSW will still be there to give them something different to try out ^^ 

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @EG-Mist Donno, but there is a crossfire setting in there so might be worth giving it a try... *shrugs*

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @EG-Mist Nope, no cars, at least not in the immediate future of this game..As for it being good, I do believe so.But it do require a slightly different attitude to playing to fully enjoy it then most other MMOs out there.Also, there's still a lot of placeholders and stuff in there that they haven't exchanged yet and the beta is limited in amount of skills and in areas to explore so you won't get the full experience there...The beta isn't a commercial as much as a stress test.And they're relying on the word of mouth method of advertising the game ;-)(Yes they do think that it's good enough to manage just fine without commercials) 

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @Albaficas Yes, people dying and ending up as zombies can be quite horrible ;-)(Joking aside, sorry but I simply don't share your subjective opinion on this matter...)

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @sircyrus Well, I honestly don't think the game will lack content or be particularly buggy, but the beta does lack content, it's unfinished and lacks a polish (although it seems like it have fewer bugs then some of the other mmo betas out there).As for the waiting till it's free to play part...That's up to you... *shrugs*Personally I intend to preorder a lifetime sub as soon as  I can afford it.After all, the more resources Funcom get the faster can they get rid of the bugs that are there and start to add new content ;-)

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @Tim5t Yeah, head over to the official website, I think the requirements are listed at the bottom of the page or something like that.Anyway, you'll find them if you look around a bit ;-)

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @sinex1983 Well, the beta being a good basis for a informed decision is something I very much doubt.With the skill system in question, the limitations in locations and the locked skills this is not as fun as the real game once you've played a little I think.But you do get a taste of the game never the less and can see for yourself how different it actually is in the mission department at least ;-) 

terferi
terferi

 @sinex1983  many of the animations have placeholder animations, because there are over 500 they are working on, and its going to be amazing,

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @guoital Um, NDA?You're still suppose keep you mouth zipped about anything you see with the closed beta client as well as the fact that you're in it in the first place ;-)(And that NDA is still in place despite there being no NDA on the open beta ;-)Of course if you want to chat about the game to your friends just join the open beta as well, download the client and chat away about anything you see there :-P 

push88
push88

 @guoital HAHAHA  I dated a girl named Bita!  Boy was that a mistake...

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @NINJASMOKER You'll know at launch :-)(The stuff from the beta is rather limited with lots of skills still being locked and so one)

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @posideon50  @hottbluz It is, but that don't equals getting enough abilities to really make use of all the synergy in a quick way.Or at least not quick enough for some..

Domaldel
Domaldel

 @Albaficas It's unpolished, but buggy?Sure there's some but the consensus seems to be that it's way less then some of the other betas out there right now...It's more the lack of content and polish in the beta that people are complaining about.(Well, strictly speaking a lot of them say that the game play is boring, but the real reason for that is more likely then not due to a lot of the game play quite simply being locked in the beta and them being limited to what's essentially the Goldshire of TSW) 

llama93
llama93

 @Funkgetsu Wrong, if you got the beta through funcom it starts a new wave starts today at 5pm PDT.

eddieham13
eddieham13

 @llama93 Wrong.. Just thought I would join in.

 

Your right of course.