The Secret World Q&A covers mission design secrets

    
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Do you ever wonder just what goes into making one of The Secret World’s hand-crafted missions? The dev team opened up about the process in a community Q&A today and included many interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits.

The Q&A goes through topics such as mission difficulty (which Funcom says “is rarely a concern” when designing), side missions, and the devs’ stance on mission guides (“I’m in favor of them.”).

The team also opened up on feeling unsatisfied with the end result of the Black House mission, although the Q&A does note something cool: “Not all of the events that occur in the Black House are visible to everyone. The locked bathroom and the smoke, for instance. When a player enters, the door slams shut and the room reverts back to it’s pre-fire appearances… then the smoke begins to flood the room. However, if two or more players enter, only one will experience the hallucination (though the door slamming shut is not hallucinatory).”

[Source: Official forums]
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Styopa
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Styopa

True, but I’ll admit I’m getting a little tired of the overused “use the tracking device” system. Too damned many quests use it with the precisely-same sounds, methods, and outcome.

LordOfBread
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LordOfBread

Estranged I really like the concept of the issue number releases. Feels like reading a new chapter of  a great novel, guess that was the intention. And they´re also kinda cheap for DLCs

LordOfBread
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LordOfBread

Ha, still one of the craziest MMOs out there. Loving it.

Nordavind
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Nordavind

Nord the Guide Author can sleep well at night again. o/

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

Green lasers?

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

Oleg Chebeneev Yeah it’s one of my favourite stories in the game, I even RPed there as trying to talk with the ghost of the woman.

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

I just recently redid Black House mission and also thought while its cool it could be so much more then that. Id love to see more story behind the tragedy that happened there

luxundae
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luxundae

Really cool, thanks for posting about it!  This game has some of the most interesting (perhaps *the* most interesting) mission/quest design of any MMO I’ve played.

CultOfXtc
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CultOfXtc

SomewhatEclectic /Scotch Egg Mmmmmmmm

CultOfXtc
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CultOfXtc

SomewhatEclectic “A fun spot”…. lol, it’s meant a place of misery and pain.  Hey everyone lets go have a picnic there!!! :)

/Chicken leg Mmmmmmmmm