Spread the love with The Secret World’s Valentine’s Day event

    
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Just because the world is being taken over by secret cabals and an unstoppable wave of filth from the outer darkness doesn’t mean that there’s no time for love! Just keep telling yourself that as you participate in The Secret World’s romantic event going on right now in the game.

For this year’s Valentine’s Day event, players can purchase Bags of Saint Valentinus to spread gifts to others around you — and reward you with a special dance emote. Players can buy two bags per day from in-game vendors (and additional ones from the store). The bags, which contain new clothing options among other goodies, will be available through February 25th.

[Source: Official site. Thanks to Nordavind for the tip!]
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Styopa
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Styopa

300k pax for a bag, FYI.  I’ve spent myself into penury chasing worthless cosmetic gear, lol  – Will dance mailboxes for new clothes!

More amusingly, I was playing a female toon (while a friend was standing IMMEDIATELY adjacent to me, and while I got at least a half-dozen unsolicited trades of pieces of Valentine’s Day clothes that people had duplicates of, etc. he got none. 

Muhahaha Sexism ftw!

eLdritchMD
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eLdritchMD

Greaterdivinity eLdritchMD I don’t like them.

oh sorry I thought that’s how this works we throw our opinions around, state them as though they were fact and then holler at eachother like donkeys.:P

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Mansemat Over at TSWDB.com we have quite a few starter build that we keep up to date. You can even request a build if we don’t have it, and someone can make one for you. http://www.tswdb.com/builds/beginner-solo/

Nordavind
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Nordavind

hardy83 Absolutely nothing wrong with filling out the entire inner wheel first. The thing you need to remember is that you can use passives from all weapons, so you have unlocked more than you’d think for any build.

Benjamin Seeberger
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Benjamin Seeberger

I haven’t touched the game ever since I managed to buy all QL10 gear and then found out (the hard way) that my ping was too high for me to survive in Transylvania. When my ping was low, no problem, but high ping always meant I’d be a second, two seconds, maybe even three seconds too late on that attack/self-heal, and really isn’t conducive to a lot of fun. And it was either do Transylvania or try for the uber-hard dungeons that should more be classified as challenge dungeons than fun content.
I’m hoping to get back in the game at some point when my ping improves.

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Greaterdivinity ZenDadaist I didn’t call it action. I simply pointed out that there is an alternative interface to the combat of the game.

Aquarion
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Aquarion

Mansemat You might want to wait a couple of weeks. The next major update smooths out the levelling curve a lot. There’s also a series of guides to builds and the more recent mechanics updates at http://biomechanicaltomato.tumblr.com/tagged/bee-mom%27s-guide-to-being-filthy which are worth going though,

ApeStray
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ApeStray

I love the fact you can buy bags with either PAX, Black Marks and Bullions + Item Shop! That’s a step in the right direction for events like this.

Mansemat
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Mansemat

johnmynard Much appreciated. I’ll look into it.

mysecretid
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Mansemat 
Hey, thanks to those who have jumped into the discussion to help Mansemat out! 
I’m certainly no TSW expert player, I’m just a guy who plays the game a fair bit, and likes it a lot.
And yes, Mansemat, they did a crap job of guiding people on how to build characters when the game first launched; it’s gotten better, as has been said here, but it’s still not flawless, by any means.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but they’ve started putting in suggested builds (they call them “decks”) on the left-side tab of the game’s Abilities screen (N key)

Starter decks using your preferred abilities should get you through to the beginning of the Blue Mountain zone at the very least, in most cases.  After that, you’ll probably want to tweak your abilities somewhat.

Some decks only appear in the deck listings for one of the three factions, so it may be worth it to create a disposable alt character for each faction, just to get a look at the different starter decks they offer. 
You can build a deck for any character, of any faction, of course — they just don’t repeat all the deck listing possibilities for every faction, last I checked.

The Secret World also recently added so-called Elite deck listings — builds for higher-level players.

If you’re starting an alt to re-learn the game (I do that too with games!), you may want to try the Necromancer starter deck build, and see how that feels for an Assault Rifle/Blood Magic build:

Actives: 1. Anima Burst 2. Transfuse Anima 3. Linked Veins 4. Blood Pact. 5. Energise 6. Mortar Support 7. Re-Animator

Passives: 1. Sanguineous 2. Vessel Walls 3. Anticoagulant 4. Leech Therapy. 5. Post-Op 6. Shadow Medic 7. Veteran

They recently added an Elite Build deck called Gun Hexer for more advanced Assault Rifle/Blood Magic characters. 
It’s common to all the faction lists, so you can find it in-game on the deck tab, no matter what you play. That build may be good for your original character?

I looked out on the `net, too, and the problem (as usual) is not a lack of information, but too much of it, often conflicting. :-)

Since Blood Magic is a healing discipline in TSW, some builds are pretty much healer builds (some specific to grouping, or dungeons) while others emphasize different mixtures of abilities.

The problem, Mansemat, since I was attempting to work fast, was trying to sort out what would be useful for you as a player, versus all the rest of it.

If neither of the above builds give you any joy, I’ll try again, no worries. Just shout.

In the meantime, I did find this “uber link” to TSW build listings — it may give you further ideas as well.
 http://forums.thesecretworld.com/showthread.php?t=48938

Anyway, Mansemat, as I’ve always said, the trick in The Secret World is not to find an “uber” or “perfect” build, only to find a build you like, that works for you. It’s not that hard, it just takes some sifting through some of the many many available builds out there, and some test runs in the game itself.

We’ll get this sorted,

Cheers,