We’ve Been Sucked In!

I didn’t really mean to disappear for almost a month… it just sort of happened!

When hubby and I tried out a beta weekend for The Secret World last month, we knew it was going to be our next MMO. We’d been looking for one for a while, but hadn’t found anything that we both thought we’d enjoy long term (the last one we tried was SW:TOR, before running out of content after 6 months). Vin participated in The Secret War (the social game precursor to The Secret World), but I hadn’t really checked it out at all and I knew almost nothing about the game itself. After trying the beta though, we were both hooked. Vin didn’t want to play anything else – he’d log into Wurm, and then get distracted looking at anything to do with TSW. It was a tough couple weeks of waiting between that beta weekend and launch day!

Like we did with Star Wars, we’re trying to take it slow so we don’t run out of content too quickly. We both absolutely love this game, and we’d hate to end up bored with it because we ran through it all too fast! Even with taking it slow though, we’ve worked our way through Solomon Island and Egypt, and we’re just entering Transylvania.

This has been an interesting zone for me, because apparently something about the weather effects (lots of fog / rain) is making me really, really struggle with motion sickness again. I don’t have issues with most games, but there are some I just can’t play – like Portal (to my extreme sadness). If I play too long, I end up feeling really terrible and usually going to bed for several hours to try to get over it. I haven’t had any issues with TSW prior to Transylvania, so it’s weird that it just now popped up – but that’s why I’m guessing it’s the weather effects. My first thought was that they’d made a change to the camera /graphics or something, but then I realized that dungeons weren’t bothering me – we’d been running dungeons for several hours with no issues, but within 10 minutes of questing again I’d start feeling sick. I tried turning my effects settings all the way down, but the blurriness that resulted in seemed to make things worse… so now I’m trying settings all the way up. It makes my client run a little choppy, but reducing the blurriness from the fog seems to be helping a little. We’re trying not to rush through things overall, but we’ve had to step it up a little in Transylvania to try to get out of the fog. I miss bright, sunny Egypt!

Mayrin & Vindale in Egypt

Mayrin & Vindale in Egypt

If you’re playing The Secret World, look up Mayrin and Vindale! We’re playing Templar side on Arcadia, but you can group with people cross-faction and from different servers – so you can play anything anywhere, and still join up with your friends. We’re always up for a good group, whether it’s for questing or dungeons!

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