The Stream Team: Hang time with The Secret World’s hoverboards

    
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Who doesn’t love cool new gadgets? MassivelyOP’s MJ sure does! She’s acquired for herself a fancy new Hover-Tech Stealthboard in The Secret World, complete with patented Veil technology. Of course, the Orochi developed it, so what could go wrong? Tune in live at 9:00 p.m. as MJ tests this new toy out in the wilds of Transylvania.

What: The Secret World
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 9:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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SemillanZ
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SemillanZ

groo the wanderer  There are no options for those who don’t like such fluff or fan service like Halloween events, rabbit sleepers, hobby horses, pandas except to make a mental abstraction of it or leave as ther will never be a check list with “hide this or hide that” or dedicated servers. 

We are qualified as sinister individuals who can’t have fun and there’s even a slogan sticking to us: “My immersion!” and unless you appreciate to be burned on the forum place the best is to do not lose time claiming you’re different and move along.

There are  many other fun things to do about MMORPG like coding addons, interfaces, making spreadsheets, retro engineering and theorycrafting and if you have enough of the fancy hats, running pumpkins or guys playing with slut dolls then there’s still the great outside there which is less fluffyfun and even going down straight into the WW3 .. at least if you are lucky enough to live in Europe :)

Nordavind
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Nordavind

groo the wanderer The game is not pure dark fantasy. All dark, a fine mix of fantasy, history, mythology, mordern and sci-fi.

Robots and cyborgs are roaming the streets of Kaidan, for instance.

tanek_09
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tanek_09

mysecretid I like it!  And, at this point, I think they have many many answers to that question.  :)

mysecretid
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mysecretid

groo the wanderer  
I’m not convinced it’s any sort of bad sign, myself, Groo. 
The Secret World has always had a recurring thread of humor — often absurd humor — running through the game, no doubt to leaven the sometimes-dark tone of things.

And tying the hoverboards to Orochi in-game works for me, because Orochi has a history of creating scientific “gadgetry” as a matter of course; all their little hovering drones, and so forth.
Funcom has got to know they’ve got a “cult hit” (at the very least) in TSW, and that messing with the general style of the game at this late stage would be foolish.

Honestly, I just think that they’re trying to sell items in the store which will catch players’ interest. Come to think of it, there are things which have been for sale in the store for years now which seem far, far “goofier” to me than hoverboards.
My opinions, only, of course. Yours may vary, and that’s cool.
Cheers,

mysecretid
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mysecretid

I’m starting to wonder if that should be Orochi’s new corporate slogan …

Orochi — What Could Go Wrong?(tm)

groo the wanderer
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groo the wanderer

Not sure how well a hoverboard fits into a dark fantasy game it seems a bit like the hobby horse thing in Lotro a while back . While its a bit of fun I think it is indicative about the more casual direction Funcom seems to want to take the game .