Hey grandpa, get off that couch! You’re being called back into service, since you still have some purpose left in those old bones.
The original Secret World has one final (?) hurrah left in it, as Funcom reactivated the legacy transfer service today for a second round of imports to Secret World Legends. This transfer doesn’t apply to characters, unfortunately, but it does allow for an emergency airlift of players’ emotes, sprints, cosmetics, and pets from the original game to the reboot.
Anyone who previously linked his or her TSW account to SWL can use this round of transfers. While it can only be used once, the good news is that there is no time limit (in case you’re on vacation or waiting for a special occasion).
“This means that you can go back to TSW and grab anything you may have missed before transferring the first time around,” Funcom noted.
Secret World Legends
just pushed a new free update out to you: Tokyo: Beyond the Wall, better known as Tokyo part II
. The highlights for core players include the Fear Nothing Foundation content, a new emote UI, and the mission item inventory.
“Today, Funcom has launched Tokyo: Beyond the Wall, moving the story into an even more bizarre and frightening direction. In Secret World Legends, the city of Tokyo has been utterly devastated and large parts of it are under quarantine. In Tokyo: Beyond the Wall players must go even deeper into the apocalyptic city in search of answers. In this second Tokyo update, players will be able to explore vast new areas of the city. From the Kaidan Docks where something strange now creeps out from a derelict freighter, to the neon-bathed ‘Dream Hotel’ in downtown Tokyo which holds unimaginable secrets.”
Part III is still expected to launch “later this year.” The trailer is tucked down below!
This week’s Camelot Unchained is good news, assuming you want to play the game, and you probably do, else you’d not be reading this.
“We are now embarking on a ‘sprint’ with one of the key features for Beta 1: sieges,” CSE’s Tyler Rockwell explains. “Now, we are not going into crunch, but instead, we are focusing as much of the team’s time as possible on delivering the tech and gameplay we need for carrying out a proper siege in Camelot Unchained. So whether that means better archery animations, or NPCs firing off Scorpions, or blocks of buildings collapsing properly when dealt a giant gaping hole, the team will be focused on that for the next 4-6 weeks.”
Consequently, the regular weekend tests will be replaced with “impromptu and weekday testing” to get it all out faster. The update also touches on weekly progress on class progression, client stability, emotes, animations, nodes, and realm portals, and there’s a bonus pic of an engine test running 1000 unique NPC bots with solid FPS. Finally, the team teased a big infodump on groups and guilds coming next week, so stay tuned for more on that!
Ever pause during your day and find yourself wondering, “Whatever happened to that game?” With hundreds upon hundreds of online titles these days, it’s surprisingly easy for MMOs to fall through the cracks and become buried as more aggressive or active games take the spotlight.
Well, every so often we here at Massively Overpowered find ourselves curious what has transpired with certain MMOs that we haven’t heard from in quite a while. Have we missed the action and notices? Has the game gone into stealth maintenance mode? What’s the deal? What has it been up to lately?
That’s when we put on our detective hats and go sleuthing. Today we look at whatever happened to Black Gold, Order and Chaos Online, and Eden Eternal.
Funcom isn’t finished with its Tokyo vacation just yet. The studio still has a lot of content from Kaidan to reincorporate into Secret World Legends
, including next week’s Beyond the Wall update.
According to a livestream on Friday, the developers have reworked this more quests and finally figured out… something to do with the AEGIS system. It’s sounding a lot more like it’s going to be “story-related” rather than a progression system. Also coming with the update is the very welcome mission inventory to help free up some of your limited bag space.
The team said that the rest of Tokyo (Orochi Tower) should come shortly after, followed by the brand-new content that it is planning for later this year. Going forward, Funcom wants to keep pushing out both story and endgame content in its updates.
Ready to go behind Tokyo’s wall in Secret World Legends? Get hyped with the trailer below!
It’s deja vu day! The last time Massively OP’s MJ shared some Hand of the Gods gameplay, she gave away a handful of Founders packs and Venus competitors packs. Today, she’s got more that she brought home from PAX! That means you’ve got the chance to nab one of these prizes, both of which also include a SMITE skin. And if you want even more HotGod goodness, you can grab yourself a Norse starter pack in honor of the Steam launch. Tune in live at 4:00 p.m. for your chance to win more.
What: Hand of the Gods
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 4:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 15th, 2017
delayed the exodus of Massively OP’s MJ from Blue Mountain in Secret World Legends
. There’s also a matter of an undead bear that needs a beating before she can go. That means she’s got to rustle up a few folks to face that monstrosity. Then maybe she’ll finish off those last investigation missions and finally move on to the bright light and suffocating head of Scorched Desert. Tune in live at 5:00 p.m. to see who beats whom between MJ and the bear.
What: Secret World Legends
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Wednesday the 13th could be your lucky day. Do you want a SMITE
Ultimate God Pack? We bet you do! And we bet you’d be fine just watching Massively OP’s MJ hang out on the gods screen and talk for an hour for a chance to win one. After all, this pack gives you all the gods as well as 1500 gems. (On top of that, it refunds any favor you spent on gods previously.) Of course, MJ won’t really do that to you — she will actually dive into the Corrupted Arena again, so there will be plenty of SMITE
action and plenty of death counter feeding. Join us live at 9:00 p.m. for your chance to win the Ultimate God Pack she brought home from PAX West
just for you.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Lore! Huh! What is it good for? Understanding why you’re standing in the middle of a pack of angry people with fangs in MMOs, of course. It’s the thin line dividing your actions from being reckless, indiscriminate mayhem and discriminating, careful mayhem. Lore is how you know what the world is like beyond your front door, and it’s the difference between understanding that you face Ragnaros, lord of flame or just knowing that there’s a dude here made out of fire, so you should probably use water spells on him.
All lore, however, is not created equal. There’s lore that creates a detailed, vibrant world full of people with their own hopes and dreams, and there’s lore that creates a game where you know what you’re supposed to be doing but have no idea what people do for fun afterwards aside from waiting to die. So today, we explore the tiers of lore, arranged in a numbered list because that’s the entire premise of the column. It’s not Perfect Vague Assortment of Concepts. That’s not even a column.
Hi-Rez’s turn-based strategy card game Hand of the Gods — you might recall it better as SMITE Tactics or even its internal name, Hotgods — is officially coming on Steam. Today, in fact: It arrives on the platform following patch elements much requested by players, says the studio, “including the refinement of Combat Logs and the new additions of Clans and a Deck Tracker.” Yesterday, we wrote about some of the new pantheons coming in the future too; the studio has further elaborated on new cards and the Japanese and Hindu pantheons.
In the meantime, however, we’ve got some free stuff for you courtesy of Hi-Rez: keys for the Norse starter pack:
“The Norse Starter Pack will grant the 3 Norse cards Dagaz, Gift of Munin, and Ratatoskr. These codes can be redeemed in-game and are for PC only. These codes can be redeemed only once per account, so if someone has already redeemed a code previously, they can’t redeem it again on the same account. (Note: This pantheon starter packs is different from the main starter pack in the Steam release that grants the Ra skin.)”
Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to grab one of these keys!
As an MMO enthusiast, I have this tendency to cheer games on and be interested in all sorts of titles — even the ones that I know deep down to my bones are not for me. For example, I am not a great fan of PvP-centric MMOs. I don’t resent their existence, but that gameplay is too stressful and fraught with drama for my taste.
Yet I can’t help but be attracted to some of these games because I like the art, the passion, or some of the non-PvP mechanics involved. Crowfall looks gorgeous and I’m all about its eternal kingdoms housing system. Camelot Unchained has such a great team and talent behind it that I feel wistful they aren’t making a PvE game. And I’ve even gone on record as saying that Albion Online’s art style and cross-platform accessibility is pretty cool. What is wrong with me?
Are you ever attracted to MMOs that you know you’ll hate? What do you do with that?
SMITE and Paladins studio Hi-Rez is thanking players today for their efforts in raising funds for the victims of the 2017 hurricane season.
“Earlier this month SMITE and Paladins players around the world contributed to the efforts to support those that have been affected by the devastation left in wake of Hurricane Harvey. Hi-Rez Studios hosted special promotions for its online games SMITE and Paladins where players could purchase in-game cosmetic items with a portion of the proceeds going to hurricane relief. Together the online communities for these two games raised $76,000 which Hi-Rez has donated to the Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts.”
The money raised is a sliver of the $1,401,749 Hi-Rez and its players have earmarked for charity since 2012. “The Atlanta based studio is grateful to its players for contributing to
charitable efforts that help others in need,” the PR says.
Sometimes altering the deal can be a good thing, even if Darth Vader is in the room. Funcom gave advance notice that it is making a few changes
to the upcoming second round of Secret World Legends
The transfers, which are “likely” to resume next week with the second part of the Tokyo content update will now allow anyone who didn’t use the transfer service the first time around. Previously, it was only going to be a second chance for those who had used the service. Also: “There is no planned cutoff date for the service, but it still can only be used once.”
Meanwhile, a small hotfix today fixed some issues and balance with the Manhattan Exclusion Zone raid and squashed a bug that was keeping some Steam players from logging into the game.