You can ride a motorcycle in The Secret World tomorrow

    
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The title really says it all, no? Funcom has announced that it is bringing down The Secret World’s servers on June 3rd at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Downtime is currently estimated at two hours. When the servers return, they will feature the 1.11.3 update, which adds mounts to the modern day horror/fantasy MMO.

Source: Forums; thanks Nordavind!
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corey1
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Peregrine_Falcon Vikestart Your analogy doesn’t work. People call “things you ride on” mounts in MMOs. You’re stretching it a bit far just by using some other random word that exists. Obviously there are a ton of words people recognize and use, but they aren’t all interchangeable. I might get looked at oddly if I said, “Hold on I’m just going to hop on my mount.” and then hopped onto a motorcycle (especially around non-MMO players) but someone could still make sense of it using context.

BlogKaan
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BlogKaan

Ride like a boss! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWzKtJFNknU

BigMikeyOcho
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Peregrine_Falcon A rose by any other name. They call them mounts, because that’s the culturally accepted way to refer to in-game personal transportation! Also, calling them “vehicles” paints them into a corner to never use animals or other supernatural means.

BigMikeyOcho
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BigMikeyOcho

mysecretid That’s because it’s using the more old-school style of horror, back when horror used to be more about suspense and the unknown than today’s blood and gore. I may just be old, but I’ll take Hitchcock and any old-school horror over today’s “shock” horror any day.

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

krieglich ArtemisiaWS DugFromTheEarth Lol I can imagine it slow-motion style!

ArtemisiaWS
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ArtemisiaWS

Nordavind ArtemisiaWS wjowski Poor mankini, never name it! :(
But that one sure wasn’t taken out “four expansion later” more like right away.

Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

Wooooo!

First 3 pics are speeding around Kingsmouth (nitro boost is awesome!)
4th is a bikie gang – already!  (Bots actually. Who knew TSW had bots?)
5 & 6 are pretty self explanatory – Agartha (Although I wish they’d disabled bikes in here)
7 is overlooking the Carpathian Fangs in Transylvania.

The 2 other (separate purchase) sprint customisations in the cash shop were pretty underwhelming for the cost and the vendor didn’t seem to have sprint customisations but he did have some other interesting things.

Worth the purchase? YUP.
Microtransactions done right. Good revenue boost for a great and undervalued game. Nice fluff for players (with the exception of the other 2 sprints). The default speed boost is nice and the nitro boost is amazing – just wish it was a toggle rather than a temporary rechargeable boost.
Fun times in TSW  !!!

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

Vikestart It’s a word people are familiar with? What, people aren’t familiar with the word vehicle?
In a few minutes I am going to get into my murder and drive to work. Oh, it’s actually a car not a murder, but I prefer to call it a murder because that’s a word that people are familiar with.
See how stupid that sounds? Well, that’s how stupid people sound when they refer to a car or motorcycle or speeder as a horse.

Vikestart
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Vikestart

ZenDadaist Vikestart Peregrine_Falcon Except there won’t only be vehicles, there’ll also be sprinting effects.

Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

Tomium

I’ll be getting it good and muddy, don’t worry.

Also – love the tag-line for the default sprint. I wonder what other quirky descriptions they include…