All Secret World players can get into the Secret World Legends beta as of today

After announcing a surprise headstart for Secret World Legends yesterday, Funcom dropped a second Twitter bomb by informing all current Secret World players that they will be allowed into the Legends beta as of today.

“On June 9th, everyone with an active TSW account in good standing will be invited to the beta,” Funcom broadcast. “We’ll let you know when they’re being sent!”

An account in “good standing” means anyone who has logged into the game in the past 30 days. It should be noted that the NDA is still in effect and that all beta characters will be wiped before the launch, so this shouldn’t be considered in the same category as the early start.

Funcom also released a few more details about the headstart on Twitter, saying that it will be open to all current TSW owners and anyone who has signed up for the beta. An email should be sent out to these players soon.

There was also a weapon spotlight on shotguns posted, in case you want to give the enemy shell:

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Ekphrasis

Eh, the criteria and timing seems poorly thought out.

As someone who purchased the GM pack and has also purchased Funcom points at every issue drop (to support Funcom/TSW) but stopped playing after the combat and gear grind turned me off, it would have been nice to have been invited to the early beta phases to provide feedback and help craft a more enjoyable and appealing game for everyone.

Perhaps I’m wrong but the impression I get is that Funcom already had a very ‘locked in’ view of how they wanted to change combat before players were even invited to provide feedback and the beta phases to date have been tweaking rather than significantly changing things.

Honestly though, at this point, “beta” access with an implied opportunity to provide feedback now seems rather pointless with a set launch date right around the corner. I doubt that anything short of game breaking bugs would be changed/fixed at this stage.

The leaks I’ve seen/heard suggest I shouldn’t be expecting a FFXIV style transformation but I guess I’ll wait for launch before passing judgement. Sincerely hope it does well.

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wild-abyss

Well, I definitely played in the last 30 days. It was inventory management/name reservation but I was logged in. No email, though. :(

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Sajiri

I would have logged in in the last 30 days, I was planning to just to check what stuff I have on there, but when I tried to it crashed on me twice so I went and played something else. Was thinking just 2 days ago “I should try it again” but didnt. Just logged in now, lets me in this time, but it’s probably too late to get the invite now. Oh well, got Stormblood in a week and ESO to tide me over til then anyway

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enamel

I wish I had this many people excited to test my unfinished software for me :(

Cool deal for the most loyal of TSW players, but I have had my fill of playing early access phases.

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Jeremiah Wagner

I just don’t get it. Only people that have logged into this dead mmo in the past 30 days get an invite? If I log into TSW right now does that count? I now have to download a massive game just to login so that I might be able to get an invite to TSWL beta which I then would need to spend hours downloading that? Why in the hell would Funcom do this? This just seems like a horribly mean joke. Someone please explain this to me better , maybe I just don’t understand what they mean.

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Aaron Biegalski

Have not played TSW in a pretty long time. (Like 1.5 years-ish.)

I am definitely looking forward to trying out Legends though. I fondly remember a lot of the questing in the game.

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mysecretid

I think I’m going to wait until the new game is officially live before I take a look. Betas tend to be rough and buggy, and I’d rather give the new kid the best chance to make a good impression on me.

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Dug From The Earth

Wow…the qualification is kinda poorly thought out.

New version of the game is coming out, making your old characters and such obsolete. What motivation would any player have to log into the original game over the last 30 days? I for one felt like it would be a complete waste to do so since we are having to start over completely from scratch. Anything I would have done during the last 30 days, would have been pointless.

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Sajiri

I would assume it’s because the people that are still logging in and playing the original are probably the ones that intend to keep playing it and not move onto Legends. This is a way of saying ‘Hey guys! You get special access to the beta as a reward, why dont you come try it out?’ with the hope that once they try it, they will like it and play Legends when it goes live.

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Nathan Aldana

It also makes it real likely someone logs into beta and then leaks all the details out of spite.

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ogged451

If 1 Aurum = 1 Funcom point, it’s 22,50€ to upgrade a Mk I weapon to Mk III (weapons come in Mk I-III quality).

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Dug From The Earth

The number of potential customers who ARENT playing is much bigger than those who still are.

Thats why I said it was poorly thought out, specifically from a marketing perspective.

Funcom needs to make money off this whole thing, and decisions like this dont steer that process in the most optimal direction.

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Jeremiah Wagner

What the heck , this is exactly what I thought! I don’t understand why they would do this. I quit playing completely months ago when I first heard about the re-launch because why would I continue to play a dying mmo that is going to be rebooted and I will need to start fresh. Now I don’t get to play in the beta because I did not play a dead game in the last 30 days?!?! Well hopefully the 15 people that have played this dead mmo in the last 30 days have fun with the beta of the reboot for the rest of us we can just sit here and ponder how ridiculous this is.

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Paragon Lost

Careful, you’ll be criticized for pointing out how you feel and why you feel the way you do on this. There are some that appear to feel that my health is in danger because I’m critical of the whole SWL thing. (chuckle)

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Greaterdivinity

Debated joining in, but nah. I’ll just watch the info as it comes out and will dive in fresh on the 23rd when the “head start” (it’s not really a head start…) opens up the servers.

If nothing else, I’ve quite enjoyed their little weapon trailers. Thus far I’ve found all of the weapon mechanics they’ve detailed pretty interesting, a major improvement over their former mechanics. Definitely eager to get my hands on them, I just have to figure out what setup I want to use this time around (that’s not chaos/AR).

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Michael18

Haven’t logged into TSW for a long while and I won’t download the old client just to do that. So it’s a /pass for me.

Otherwise it would have been good timing, because I would’ve had some time for it over the next few days.

Here’s hoping they’ll at least lift that stupid NDA so that we can hear MJ’s impressions.