the secret world

Official Site: The Secret World
Studio: Funcom
Launch Date: July 3, 2012
Genre: Modern Horror Hybrid Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid B2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC
See also: Secret World Legends

The Daily Grind: Should MMOs do away with stat armor entirely?

While I'm all about progression and acquisition for my MMO characters as they journey through the levels, I'm less and less enthused about collecting...

Secret World Legends’ Moons of Madness spinoff gets a creepy ARG

Halloween is right around the corner, and while Secret World Legends fans are still in a holding pattern for actual new content in...
There is a metaphor here somewhere.

Battle Bards Episode 154: Death and decay

Get an early jump on Halloween with the Battle Bards, as they grab the nearest shovel and start unearthing all sorts of morbid and...

Don’t panic, but Tencent just bought 29% of Funcom

Whether you follow Funcom for its old-school MMORPGs like Anarchy Online and Secret World Legends, its survival sandbox Conan Exiles,...

The Envoys of Avalon Equinox event has returned to the Secret World Legends

So technically, the first day of fall this year for those of us up in the Northern Hemisphere is Monday, but that means nothing...

Funcom is still working on co-op shooter and multiplayer Dune game, according to Q2 2019 financials

Buried under all the WoW Classic news at the end of August was Funcom's second quarter financial report. Let's rectify our oversight with a...

Massively Overthinking: Problematic faves in MMOs

A while back, a reader suggested that it was impossible for a fan who loves something to recognize its shortcomings, and I was taken...

Massively Overthinking: The first 10 minutes of an MMO

So here's the thing about Elder Scrolls games: Most of them start out with the same hook. From Morrowind to Oblivion to Skyrim, you...

One Shots: The secret life of NPCs

What goes on with NPCs when you're not looking? Egocentric adventurers think that they're sitting around, sharpening blades, and preparing their spellbooks for encounters,...
If this went away, I would be pissed.

Secret World Legends and Trove offer compensation to players for recent bungles

For those of us who weathered the early days of MMOs when downtime and rollbacks were a daily occurrence, the idea of compensation might...

The Stream Team: Taking long enough in Secret World Legends?

You know that look you get when you still haven't finished something you started? Yeah, Massively OP's MJ is getting that look about her...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 231: EverQuest and Secret World prognostications

Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online, Pagan Online, EverQuest 3, Guild Wars 2, and Worlds Adrift, with adventures in WoW, SWG, and Villagers & Heroes, plus mailbag topics on The Secret World and MMO fashion.

The Soapbox: The counterproductiveness of limited-time content in online games

While thoroughly enjoying playing Astroneer's special event in honor of Apollo 11's moon landing 50th anniversary that's happening now through August 31st,...

Massively Overthinking: Our favorite MMORPG zones of all time

I once heard it said that a popular studio - I think it was Blizzard - made it a point of asking prospective developers...

The Daily Grind: What MMO challenge took you the most tries to beat?

There's kind of a running joke of sorts that happens in most MMO dungeon PUGs that I've seen, where a group will tolerate exactly...

The Soapbox: Hoping for Amazon to succeed where Lord of the Rings Online failed

It's not often I really get excited about an upcoming MMORPG. Partly this is because of the industry slowing down, and partly this is...

Global Chat: Sucked into Shadowbringers

It's hard to deny the fact that this July, half of the online gaming population seems to be immersed into FFXIV's Shadowbringers expansion....
Uh.

The Daily Grind: Do you still have any faith left in Secret World Legends?

We slip on from the second anniversary of Secret World Legends and the game sure as heck looks pretty abandoned from this...

Check out 12 minutes of Funcom’s Moons of Madness, set in the Secret World universe

Back in March, Funcom announced one of its (many!) next big things, Moons of Madness, a Rock Pocket Games-developed title due out...

Chaos Theory: Secret World Legends celebrates its second birthday

It's a surprise party and you're invited! Secret World Legends has made it to its second birthday. This rebooted version of our favorite...

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