The Daily Grind: Are you willing to reroll for Secret World Legends?

“I can’t help but think that I’d rather see a single-player adaptation of The Secret World than to lose it forever if Funcom truly does collapse,” MOP’s Justin Olivetti wrote way back in 2015, when the studio was dealing with financial turmoil. Little did he know that eventually The Secret World MMORPG would be turned upside down and rebooted as Secret World Legends. It’s not a single-player title, but it’s arguably a bit less an MMORPG than it used to be, to the point that even Funcom is hedging its bets by calling it a “shared world action RPG” (but also not admitting it has given up on MMORPGs).

Immediately after the announcement in March, almost half of the readers we polled said they were former TSW players who’d try the reboot come relaunch. But since then, we’ve learned much more about what’s coming for the game, including the sobering reality that TSW players won’t get to keep their characters and will instead have to reroll, in spite of the fact that the studio told us it “could have made [character ports from TSW] work given enough resources and time.”

And that brings me back to Justin, who earlier this week questioned whether he has the energy to do it all again — to start from scratch in a gameworld he already knows by heart. “I’m sure for some, it’s a dealbreaker,” he says, sorting through his anxiety, excitement, and frustration. How about you? Now that you know more about what TSW’s relaunch entails, are you still planning on coming back, even though you’ll have to start anew?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Rottenrotny

Undecided. If the game is REALLY sweet… maybe. I have lots of doubts about TSWL though…

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Tithian

I will be rerolling, it’s a good chance to see what other factions have to offer.

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I’ll reroll, but I doubt I’ll have the energy to go very far, at least not all at once. TSW is a slow burn anyway…

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strangesands

I’ll reroll.

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Azazel Zel

You can still play the old Secret World. I’m liking the idea of totally wiping the slate clean and starting anew. The Aegis System in the old game killed it for me, I’ve heard that FC have totally revamped it, along with much of the other dull stuff that ruined the game. I have some friends that have never played the old game, but wanting to give this revamp a go, that can only be a good thing!

See you ya’ll in June!

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Paragon Lost

It’s a dealbreaker.

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hurbster

Does all my stuff I bought from the shop transfer over ? All the episodes I paid for already ?

still gonna play, just curious.

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shazanti

I don’t mind starting over too much. It rankles, certainly, & I really wish more could be carried over, but I don’t mind starting my character anew. I’m an altaholic in most games, however, so I’m used to starting from more-or-less scratch, even though I’ve only done that twice in TSW. So, yeah, I’ll give it a fair shot, & then see if I can stand the action combat (NOT typically my cup of tea).

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Jack Pipsam

I mean it’s free, so I guess I’ll give it a shot out of sheer interest.

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mistressbrazen

Will make a character and get whatever they promised TSW GMs. I will not level up the character until Funcom actually makes a season 2. In the meantime I will stay in TSW.