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The Steam Summer Sale has prompted me to have a “what the hell, it might be interesting” attitude towards a bunch of games. As a result, I’ve bought several games on sale, including The Secret World MMO.
I had been intrigued when the beta for this game was first announced, but I had never actually gotten around to trying it because I was distracted by other games. Now here it was, 50% off and no subscription required. Too tempting not to give a shot.
I was somewhat stunned to see Steam downloading 18GB for TSW, and then rolled my eyes when the launcher then downloaded another couple GBs of patches. Whatever, it’s an MMO. Large file sizes are to be expected. I was hoping to have more time to play but once all of the downloads had finished, I only had about 1/2 hour to play around before bedtime. I decided to test it out anyways.
First I had to create a character. After watching the videos for each faction, I chose the Dragon. The Illuminati are essentially bad guys who wanted ALL THE POWER, and the Templars are lawful to the point of fascism. The Dragon seems interesting, all about chaos and subtly calculating and manipulating details to make an outcome in their favor. I do like about how each faction is neither good nor evil, but complex systems that all cross the moral line at some point. I greatly simplified what each of them are like, but that’s basically how I saw them.