I'm now officially stooping to the second lowest form of gaming.

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#1 Edited by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

I just downloaded EA's shitty Steam knockoff and I'm firing up the debit card to get The Secret World. I used to constantly make fun of WOW nerds, now I guess it's a bit poetic that I've gone down the MMO rabbit hole and ended up just like them.

This is the first MMO where the setting didn't seem like utter cornball bullshit and the gameplay seems simple enough. And I'll buy pretty much anything made by the guy who created The Longest Journey.

(The lowest of the low is still facebook gaming. Tired of the goddamn Sim City Social spamming.)

#2 Posted by Demoskinos (14834 posts) -
@jerseyscum Seems like it has potential. I for one dont like committing to MMO games. I do however like that it isn't just another fantasy game. The MMO scene needs more original Ideas.
#3 Posted by Giefcookie (600 posts) -

For some reason I cant flag this post.

#4 Posted by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

The game also doesn't seem completely infested with skinner box leveling systems and mind-numbing microtransaction nightmares. Vanity items and a few early game boosters seem to be it. Good on Funcom.

The setting is actually really freaking cool. I'd love to play as Majestic 12 or the MIB for a change!

#5 Edited by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@jerseyscum said:

(The lowest of the low is still facebook gaming. Tired of the goddamn Sim City Social spamming.)

The app request block option is thy friend.

#6 Posted by Rohok (554 posts) -

It felt pretty generic to me when I played the beta. Been playing TOR actually lately (the free to play thing). Bet you can't stoop lower than that dude.

#7 Posted by HellBrendy (994 posts) -

I'm going to jump into TSW as soon as the first hick-ups are over.

#8 Posted by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

Before the download completes....there are no major differences between the factions besides story and general aesthetics right?

And would Chaos Magic and Pistols be a good combination? Kind of going for a John Constantine vibe here. Only with more guns.

#9 Posted by coaxmetal (1619 posts) -

wait Rangar Tournquist actually worked on this? Hm. Where's the fucking Dreamfall: Chapters funcom????

#10 Posted by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

@Riboflavin: I like to pretend that Dreamfall never happened.

#11 Posted by eulogize_my_baked_goods (141 posts) -

This will be* my first MMO since a years worth of WoW a while back. The adventure game-like ideas have been the real selling point and I hope they build on that aspect over time.

* Also downloading ATM

#12 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

"WoW nerds"? Seriously?

#13 Posted by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

I really hope this POS laptop can run this (HP DVTR 5). The processor speed meets the basic requirements (barely), but I now have to install Java and bullshit drivers to run this.

*sigh* This is why I stick to consoles.

#14 Posted by GS_Dan (1403 posts) -

Why are you being so judgemental?

#15 Posted by N7 (3589 posts) -
@GS_Dan said:

Why are you being so judgemental?

Look at his name. He's cum from Jersey. How would YOU feel?
#16 Edited by yoshisaur (2723 posts) -

@jerseyscum: You sound like an elitist bigot who can't see past his own gigantic ego to understand that your opinion isn't made of gold. I love MMO's and find myself entrenched in the lore it comes with. I am sorry, for whatever reason, misery has found you in life to make you such a bitter person, but we all choose our own paths.

#17 Edited by Village_Guy (2579 posts) -

So should this be flagged and closed?

I mean he simply put almost all his energy into outright insulting anyone who plays MMOs and especially anyone who plays World of Warcraft...

EDIT: Though we can agree on the Facebook Social Gaming being pretty lowly ranked on the different "forms of gaming" as you so eloquently coined it.

#18 Posted by GS_Dan (1403 posts) -

@N7 said:

@GS_Dan said:

Why are you being so judgemental?

Look at his name. He's cum from Jersey. How would YOU feel?

Oh god I did not need to notice that.

#19 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4811 posts) -

@Village_Guy said:

So should this be flagged and closed?

I mean he simply put almost all his energy into outright insulting anyone who plays MMOs and especially anyone who plays World of Warcraft...

You could just not get butthurt, I guess.

#20 Posted by TheKramer89 (423 posts) -

Why is everybody so pissed at this guy?

#21 Posted by WMWA (1162 posts) -

He's pretty spot on about what MMO's are. Why would you flag this?

#22 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

I want to know what he thinks the lowest form of Gaming is.

But It looks cool, and I plan to pick it up next weekend when I get home from vacation.

#23 Posted by Quarters (1704 posts) -

Nice to see this topic isn't judgmental at all.

#24 Posted by Village_Guy (2579 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon said:

@Village_Guy said:

So should this be flagged and closed?

I mean he simply put almost all his energy into outright insulting anyone who plays MMOs and especially anyone who plays World of Warcraft...

You could just not get butthurt, I guess.

Don't worry, I'm not butthurt - I didn't flag the thread either - I'm just asking. It's a pretty relaxed style of moderation we have on the site after all, I'm just not sure how the policy on repeated insults against a specific group of people is here :)

#25 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

@jerseyscum said:

This is the first MMO where the setting didn't seem like utter cornball bullshit and the gameplay seems simple enough.

If there's one game where the term "cornball" applies, it's The Secret World. So..

#26 Posted by EXTomar (4735 posts) -

This topic is dubious. It would be like jumping into the Halo 4 forum and going "Man, I can't believe I'm excited for the second lowest form of FPS."

#27 Posted by N7 (3589 posts) -
@EXTomar said:

This topic is dubious. It would be like jumping into the Halo 4 forum and going "Man, I can't believe I'm excited for the second lowest form of FPS."

That's the second lowest form of a reply I've ever seen.
#28 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

Guy thought the community universally hated MMOs. Decided to hate on MMO players too.

Got Pissed on.

Thread is over.

#29 Posted by EXTomar (4735 posts) -

@N7 said:

@EXTomar said:

This topic is dubious. It would be like jumping into the Halo 4 forum and going "Man, I can't believe I'm excited for the second lowest form of FPS."

That's the second lowest form of a reply I've ever seen.

So your post is the lowest because it is just so "brilliant" as well.

Anyway, if there is nothing to discuss it probably should be abandoned.

#30 Posted by N7 (3589 posts) -
@EXTomar said:

@N7 said:

@EXTomar said:

This topic is dubious. It would be like jumping into the Halo 4 forum and going "Man, I can't believe I'm excited for the second lowest form of FPS."

That's the second lowest form of a reply I've ever seen.

So your post is the lowest because it is just so "brilliant" as well.

Anyway, if there is nothing to discuss it probably should be abandoned.

If I'm the lowest, does that mean if I never reply, everyone is the second lowest form of a reply? What if I've never replied? Then how is this figure determined?
#31 Posted by Freshbandito (686 posts) -

@N7 said:

@EXTomar said:

@N7 said:

@EXTomar said:

This topic is dubious. It would be like jumping into the Halo 4 forum and going "Man, I can't believe I'm excited for the second lowest form of FPS."

That's the second lowest form of a reply I've ever seen.

So your post is the lowest because it is just so "brilliant" as well.

Anyway, if there is nothing to discuss it probably should be abandoned.

If I'm the lowest, does that mean if I never reply, everyone is the second lowest form of a reply? What if I've never replied? Then how is this figure determined?

then we assume a "schrodinger's reply" wherein your reply is simultaneously the wittiest most engaging and thought provoking piece of writing ever whilst also being a turgid piece of internet post poo.

#32 Posted by N7 (3589 posts) -
@Freshbandito said:

@N7 said:

@EXTomar said:

@N7 said:

@EXTomar said:

This topic is dubious. It would be like jumping into the Halo 4 forum and going "Man, I can't believe I'm excited for the second lowest form of FPS."

That's the second lowest form of a reply I've ever seen.

So your post is the lowest because it is just so "brilliant" as well.

Anyway, if there is nothing to discuss it probably should be abandoned.

If I'm the lowest, does that mean if I never reply, everyone is the second lowest form of a reply? What if I've never replied? Then how is this figure determined?

then we assume a "schrodinger's reply" wherein your reply is simultaneously the wittiest most engaging and thought provoking piece of writing ever whilst also being a turgid piece of internet post poo.

Now these are the answers right here.
#33 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -

OP's being an elitist scumbag. I don't play or enjoy MMO's or Facebook games, but people who do like them aren't any worse than you or me. If you have fun playing a game there is nothing wrong with it or you.

#34 Posted by Bane122 (789 posts) -

God, tell me about it OP. I hate people who enjoy video games, too.

#35 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

I read the OP's first post, and my first thought was "this guy has a level of pretentiousness going on that even I can't muster".

In further reading the thread, this statement still holds true.

With that said, I AM interested in The Secret World, but I'll wait for it to eventually hit F2P...which if Age of Conan is any kind of example, that just means it will become a "pay to win" game and I'll give a fuck less about it.

#36 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

The Secret World is a fucking awful game by every account. I can't believe Jeff actually congratulated the writing, it's the worst:-

#37 Posted by jerseyscum (875 posts) -

The Illuminati handler is an interesting character to say the least. Ex-Valley girl turned bloodthirsty corporate climber.

I actually like the writing. It's very self-aware and doesn't take itself too seriously. Any game that manages to drop in a The Stand and Left 4 Dead reference in the same quest area needs some recognition.

#38 Posted by Heltom92 (710 posts) -

Gamers calling people who play WoW nerds is pretty stupid.

#39 Posted by Aegon (5638 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow: That was actually pretty funny.

#40 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

@Heltom92 said:

Gamers calling people who play WoW nerds is pretty stupid.

Is it? *Sigh*...is it?

#41 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@TheDudeOfGaming

@Heltom92 said:

Gamers calling people who play WoW nerds is pretty stupid.

Is it? *Sigh*...is it?

You know that guys playing a character right? He doesn't legit act like that. He has tons of videos like that where he's clearly acting.
#42 Edited by Jams (2961 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow said:

The Secret World is a fucking awful game by every account. I can't believe Jeff actually congratulated the writing, it's the worst:-

There's something oddly intriguing about it to me. There is another character from the Illuminati that I interacted with after the ex-valley girl (she calls herself that) and his name is the EYE (or something like that). He makes those weird media references just like she does and it's more creepy than when she does it. It makes me really feel like they're the ones coming up with orchestrating those dumb ass meme's you see on the internet all the time. The way they deliver the lines is great too. Always without a sense of humor to it. Very weird. I like it!

#43 Posted by coaxmetal (1619 posts) -

@jerseyscum: aw, why? Combat aside, dreamfall was great

#44 Posted by project343 (2825 posts) -
@jerseyscum Don't disregard entire genres with such dismissive commentary. It makes you seem real ignorant.

That said, I think this game has some of the most mesmerizing narrative and lore this generation (MMO or otherwise). And it also gives off the vibe that the world designers are passionate as fuck about their work.
#45 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

@TheKramer89 said:

Why is everybody so pissed at this guy?

THE INTERNET|!!!!!

#46 Posted by project343 (2825 posts) -
@jerseyscum

Before the download completes....there are no major differences between the factions besides story and general aesthetics right?

And would Chaos Magic and Pistols be a good combination? Kind of going for a John Constantine vibe here. Only with more guns.

Tonally the factions are pretty different. Dragon and Templar are dead serious whereas the Illuminati mesh in tons of great referential humor (to the point that I think all non-Illuminati might be having a lesser experience with the game).

And most weapon combos can work so long as you take advantage of their synergies (I have zero experience with both of those, but I imagine they both have a ton of impair/weakness focus).
#47 Posted by Trilogy (2655 posts) -

You also stooped pretty low when you made this thread.

#48 Edited by Nilhelm (28 posts) -

@jerseyscum said: I guess it's a bit poetic that I've gone down the MMO rabbit hole and ended up just like them.

Don't be fancy and just call it Hypocrisy beacuse thats what it is.

#49 Posted by FunkyFox (62 posts) -

@Jams: Listen to this guy. The Illuminati meme-references don't so much come across as dumb (that I've seen) but creepy. Like memes are part of a brainwashing program you (and the public at large) are undergoing. At least that's how it feels when the Eye uses them.

#50 Posted by AdMordem (459 posts) -

@jerseyscum said:

I just downloaded EA's shitty Steam knockoff and I'm firing up the debit card to get The Secret World. I used to constantly make fun of WOW nerds, now I guess it's a bit poetic that I've gone down the MMO rabbit hole and ended up just like them.

This is the first MMO where the setting didn't seem like utter cornball bullshit and the gameplay seems simple enough. And I'll buy pretty much anything made by the guy who created The Longest Journey.

(The lowest of the low is still facebook gaming. Tired of the goddamn Sim City Social spamming.)

I just want to point out, that it seems from your post you consider Rape Simulation games as a higher quality or form of gaming than MMO's.

Also train simulation games.

And iphone/android games requiring you to flick the screen.

And game show video games.

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