DragonCon 2018: Secret World Legends is finally getting a new scenario

    
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Since the inception of scenarios back in The Secret World, there has always been a promise of more to come. And now, that promise will be finally be fulfilled in Secret World Legends.

I had the chance to speak with Community Manager Andy Benditt at DragonCon last weekend, and he gave me the heads-up about the addition of a totally new scenario type coming to the game focused on defense. Soon, on top of the “Seek and Preserve” scenario that players already know, there will be an “Occult Defense” one.

Benditt said more information would be forthcoming at the end of the week, and now here we are: Lead Designer Chris “Nirvelle” Meredith has put out an informal dev letter with a few more teasers.

How will this scenario be different from the one veterans already know and love? This new type takes rescuing survivors out of the equation; the only survival you need to worry about here is yours. Downtime intermissions have also been removed. What players will see instead are unpredictable, fast-paced enemies coming at them in waves — waves that will increase in difficulty the longer players can hold out. This new scenario is already in testing, and according to Meredith, “initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.”

If you are eager to learn more, keep an eye out as we’ll be bringing you a more in-depth look at Occult Defense as information becomes available.

Source: DragonCon & SWL informal dev letter. Also thanks to Kinya and Phil for the dev letter tip!
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Sleepy

Tried scenarios exactly once. That was enough.

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xpsync

Scenarios for me always felt like a necessary evil to pump up glyphs. I started playing this game for the stories, met the the right peeps and became 100% end game for me, it was the Elite Dungeons obviously.

To read a new scenario almost feels like too little too late? New ones could help alleviate the grind feel of running those i guess.

Just can’t help but feel they dropped the ball somewhat, the game was literally the hottest thing after the revamp, and once they ran out of converting… nothing? Conan became their primary focus.

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Michael18

Is it still required to min/max the character skills and is the combat still as unforgiving?

I can’t understand why they don’t offer something like a “story mode” difficulty level, that somehow turns off the stupid skill and gear grind and brings combat difficulty to the level of WoW and most other MMOs. Maybe this could be done with a special gear set sold in the cash shop that scales with the zone you are in (and has some limitations to not invalidate ordinary leveling).

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Greaterdivinity

Never really got into scenarios and I’m still salty over the gear gating for faction missions…but maybe I’ll give them a shot to see how they are. If there’s more coming with the update hopefully that will be a bit more exciting.

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BalsBigBrother

Wow one whole new scenario be still my beating heart /sigh

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Tobasco da Gama

This new type takes rescuing survivors out of the equation

Praise the Unutterable Chibi.