Secret World Legends opens to all, offers vets 3 character slots

Who needs a restricted headstart? Apparently not Secret World Legends. The reboot was initially opening its doors early to only The Secret World owners, but that quickly changed; during the dev livestream it was announced that the headstart was now open to everyone! That means anyone can go to the official site and hop into this free-to-play game. (The Steam launch, however, is still set for July.)

In a move that will please veteran players, Funcom also announced that TSW owners will be granted two additional character slots in SWL, to make a total of three slots for free. This works well for those who were having trouble choosing a faction.

The newly released Producer’s Letter also gives players instructions for linking their TSW accounts to their Secret World Legends accounts in order to have their cosmetics transfer over. In order for the Legacy transfer to be successful, players must log into SWL with their TSW credentials, and the two accounts must be linked by “some time in August 2017” when the service will expire.

Source: SWL dev livestreamProducer’s Letter. Cheers Enamel and Balsbigbrother!
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ceder

No appeal in rushing to play pretty much the same things with a new bow on it, especially as such is always issues prone. Why rush to sit stuck in traffic on a freeway, ya know.

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Toy Clown

I’ll just play BDO first tonight, and try SWL later. I have new character ideas, empty slots to fill, and names to claim!

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Maggie May

Well I’m fairly surprised that my girl turned out looking as good as she did … Must be the pink hair.

I did have one big issue that made the game unplayable for me. My mouse was acting totally wonky. It took a lot of google searches to find the solution … Turning off mouse pointer precision, and for some reason my elderly puter resets this every time I restart so I will have to change the setting every time I go on.

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Dividion

My mouse was drifting like crazy in ESO when I went back to it for Morrowind. Seems the problem was using “full screen windowed” instead of just “full screen”.

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xpsync

and is why i love a really good mmo combo, I’ve no problem playing ESO during the wait.

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BalsBigBrother

/sigh

Well that is me done for the night. Hope the Funcom folks can snatch a nap at some point too

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hurbster

Yeah, have to feel for the poor buggers working this late on a Sunday.

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Castagere Shaikura

I hope they ban all these asses too.

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Simon Swan

Another 2 hours…. they don’t really have a handle on this, and they aren’t really respectful of customer’s time… but then again it is Funcom

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Slaasher

What would you prefer they do?

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lottery_in_babylon

meh. just feels like a mechanics patch. Blizzard would have made these changes in a casual patch lol (i loathe WoW btw). But TSW hypes it as a relaunch. no hate, just dont think Funcom is a very good developer. would have been better to just scrap the combat in TSW entirely and make it a co-op story game. the combat is still just not fun.

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Somewhat Eclectic

Blizzard would change their combat system, crafting, leveling system, and gear progression in just a mechanics patch? Come on they’d at least make that part of an expansion patch.

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Paarthurnax Dragonhearth

Yep , true … what other companies call a Patch … some call it a relaunch ……. They just said … hey here is the game again …. do it again … and we hope you will spend more $ on us cause MEeeeeembeeer ! Bunch of memberberrys ….

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mcsleaz

Everything about it so far just feels Better than the original, I’m liking it.

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Castagere Shaikura

It may become my main game now. The revamp was done well
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Jeremiah Wagner

I have only played pistols / shotguns for about 3 hours , but for me its…… well its horrible :(. You don’t actually get to fire your weapons whenever or wherever you want. You just kinda like aim in the general direction of something bad and start clicking. If there is nothing in that basic area then you don’t fire. Things die quick and I don’t take any damage. Just VERY VERY boring, but like I said I’m only 3 hours deep so maybe once I have 30 hours it might be very different. Honestly I don’t think I will hit 30 hours.I guess it could also be the pistols / shotgun class that is boring , I really have no clue. Maybe I’m just MMO’d out because I cant stand the mindless clicking anymore. I loved early mmos’s where you had to watch your health bar and mana bar and make sure your not losing to much life or spending to much mana to fast. So for people who enjoy mindless clicking this game is probably great.

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Somewhat Eclectic

The sad fact is what you’re describing was closer to how the game’s combat originally worked (with the needing to watch your health bar and all). Sadly it was a contributing factor to them needing to make this relaunch (aka people complained it was too hard and quit).

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I never played TSW. I went into the character creator for SWL last night with the intention of making a character that resembled me, more or less. That simply was not possible. Partly because what passes for beards in the game are scribbled on horrors passing as facial hair. Partly because even after a hard drunk and no sleep I still look more human than every male character face available. After a bit of flailing about I did manage to make a dude that can pass as a mammal, more or less.

Funcom might want to ask Turbine for some character modeling tips. /snark

Once that herculean task was behind me I jumped into the intro/tutorial. While the combat didn’t wow me I do want to dig into it more, try out a few different weapons, and play with the ability and passive skill trees. So the fighty stuff in the game has me engaged enough right now at least to not be a deal breaker.

The story aspects I experienced were dark and trippy and entertaining. There may or may not also have been some mystical fellatio involved, which in no way impacts my objectivity. Scout’s honor, pinky swear.

In summary, as long as I can keep up my suspension of disbelief during cutscenes where I’m staring at paralyzingly hilarious facial animations and skin tones that stop well short of my character’s hairline, I think I’ll have a good time playing SWL. Crazy stories and blasting elder baddies can carry me a long way.