The Secret World increases membership rewards

Today’s Streaming Ones dev livestream announced a big change coming to The Secret World’s membership benefits in February. Game Director Romain “Tilty” Amiel emphasized that it’s all about making membership a better value. To that end, the team developed a two-prong reward system. First, subscribers will enjoy a host of special bonuses that will last for as long as the membership is active. These include an XP bonus, 50% more Black Bullion (rounded up), significantly lower cool-down timers (on all raids, dungeons, and missions), and free anima well travel. That is all added on top of the existing item store discounts, bonus points, and token cap increase.

The second change involves an overhaul of the loyalty program. Instead of Items of the Month that players can get only if subscribed that particular month and veteran points, the system rewards will now be based on the culmination of membership time. Special rewards will be given at certain intervals of time:

  • 30 days – unique sprint and faction-colored letterman’s jacket
  • 60 days – hoverboard and faction-colored panoptic core suit
  • 90 days – draug pe and a second Agartha conduit ability
  • 180 days – permanent portable bank portable and exclusive battle armor
  • 1 year – gold vespa (scooter) and steampunk weapon skins

Don’t worry if you have unspent veteran points: You will still be able to use them. As soon as your stock is depleted, you will no longer be able to access that loyalty store.

Rewards will be granted as soon as membership is purchased, which means the day you buy a 30-day membership, you get those rewards, and those who buy a 180-day membership will receive those rewards on top of all the previous ones. Amiel explained it this way: “It is a bit like an XP bar — every time you buy a month of membership, your loyalty bar progresses.” Grandmasters, however, will receive the entire year’s worth of goods right away. If that sounds really tantalizing to you, know this: The Grandmaster pack will no longer be sold after February 5th 9th [Edit: Funcom just extended the sale.] So if you want it, get it now; luckily, it is currently on sale for 25% off.

Additional news includes the announcement that banks will be placed in Seoul and New York now that devs havefound a solution that both worked with the lore and didn’t break the game. And as Tilty is known to do, he offered a tease for Issue#14: We know it will involve The Conductor!

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MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

Tithian mysecretid vanquenton Yup! Was always a grandmaster pack =D

Tithian
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Tithian

mysecretid vanquenton Got a lifetime sub at launch (was it called GM pack back then? I forget) and felt at the time like I was taking a huge risk. Now years later, this puppy has paid itself off at least a couple of times…

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vanquenton 
I hope it proves as good for you as it has been for me!

vanquenton
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vanquenton

I was on the fence about the GM pack, but you guys have convince me. I just purchased it!

Kanbe
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Kanbe

Funcom really needs to edit this on their site. I took at the grandmaster pack yesterday and its still listing the old benefits which made me think I was going crazy and just dreamed up the sub changes.

MJ Guthrie
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MJ Guthrie

Funcom just extended the GM sale today to last until February 9th, so I edited the OP. If anyone needed a few extra days, there ya go!

Estranged
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Estranged

@Nordavind Fair enough. Hope you leave the door open.

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Nordavind Ekphrasis Estranged

No problem. It was a genuine compliment. I don’t necessarily disagree with you but I considered The Park as one of TSW’s issues – with the added benefit of being a standalone game. That said, it does disadvantage TSW players who didn’t want to/couldn’t purchase The Park for whatever reason. I was also always under the impression that raid / black bullion gear was better than the storyline talismans but I’m probably wrong in my understanding there.
Like I said though, I’ve been away from TSW as a main game for quite some time and when I do jump back in, it’s purely to consume content for the story experience, drop some cash to support Funcom, then jump back out again.
Regardless, not here to debate your point of view or decision to leave, I just think it’s such a shame that TSW has lot what appeared to be such a passionate supporter of the game.

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Pre-ordered and played at launch for quite a while, then quit for I don’t remember what reason and now I’m back and subbed again!

My original character has over half the skill wheel completed and I felt a bit lost with so many options so I rolled a new character on Arcadia and am having a great time!

StonerMk2
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StonerMk2

Estranged Just learned about this via these comments….150 bucks doesnt seem awful…might jump on it before it disappears