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Hiatus

Hello there.

You may have noticed that we have not been publishing episodes as frequently as we said we would. There is a very simple reason for this. Kle is fundamentally broken. Seriously though both of us have a lot of RL stuff going on and unfortunately it means that recording shows has fallen by the wayside.

Instead of making and breaking promise after promise we’ve decided to take a brief hiatus (I really do like that word) until the Christmas content starts in TSW. We’ll continue updating the site with articles however it’s better to get things in order then feel bad because we failed to live up to yet another promise.

If you are one of our patrons we have made a post for you to explain the options available as well as what will happen to any money if you do continue to pledge.

Thanks for your patience and we will return to form when we’ve figured out how to fix Kle and where Auro’s sarcasm meter has gone to (he’s been way too nice lately).

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The Rider Departs

The latest Halloween event in The Secret World has not been without it’s ups and downs. Aimed at getting the community to work together to solve a variety of riddles, the way people got hold of information may not have been intended (there is still much debate about dataminers or brute force).

However the riddles were solved and the final summoning took place in the early hours of the morning (GMT). A Rider appear in Agartha and if you /bow to him you receive the Horseman’s Visage which is a skull that all the riders wear. The same item has also been unlocked in Hide and Shriek.


At first the Agartha rider only appeared for a short time but Funcom has since allowed him to stay for the remainder of the Halloween event giving everyone the chance to get hold of the item.

You can still take part in summoning event bosses in the various zones until the end of the event (it’s worth doing it for the free event bags if nothing else) and all the older Halloween content is still available.

We’ve learned a lot from this event. Namely that you need to work together in order to get things solved (if you want an empowered rider you need teams of people at set spots as well as people hunting around the map. We imagine that Funcom will also be taking a long look at how the event went and seeing where improvements could be made. We hope that this doesn’t put them off trying out new ideas in future. After all there’s more to TSW then being world’s first. Something players would do well to remember.

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You asked for Merch, You’ve got it!

Since welovefine stopped doing The Secret World merchandise players have been clamouring for ways to get hold of clothing and other shiny items.

Well it’s time to dig deep because it looks like a new store has opened it’s virtual doors and is offering tees, phone cases and even an adorable Unutterable Chibi 3D model (which has made an appearance on The Streaming Ones).

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The announcement was fairly low key and was at the bottom of the email announcing the new Halloween content (so older members may not have received it) and a forum thread appeared shortly after.

The range is a little small at the moment with limited options in relation to colours of tee and size of phone case. We suspect that this is testing the water to see if there is a genuine interest from the community in buying TSW swag with the possibility of more being added later on if there’s the demand.

You can check out all the shinies over at the Funcom Store

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Halloween Approaches

Sneaky Funcom has been busy teasing players with clues about what the new Halloween content (which is expected to hit after today’s patch [26/10/16]) and as usual the community has been chomping at the bit to try to get to the bottom of the latest mystery.

At first the offical Secret World account posted this tweet.

 

Needless to say players instantly got excited at the thought of a black horse in-game but couldn’t decide exactly how it would manifest. Was this a new reward? A new NPC or mission? Just as it seemed people had finally come to a conclusion there was a series of new tweets.

 

 

 

Needless to say there was plenty of digging and plenty of suggestions. The current consensus seems to be that the event will revolve around Solomon Island although what it will contain still remains a mystery (which is unusual for this community).

One thing is for sure though we’ll know more after today’s patch. Not that we’re eager to get the Halloween party started…

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Episode 63

This was originally recorded on the 12/10/16 but due to RL issues has been delayed. Most of the information is outdated after The Streaming Ones dated (21/10/16) but we thought you’d like to hear how disorganised we were as well as who won our Advert Contest.

This week on The Secret Podcast we show everyone how organised we really are as well as looking at Hide & Shriek, Halloween and announcing our Advert winners.

News

  • Hide & Shriek: You can find out all the latest over at the Steam page here

 

  • The Streaming Ones: You can find the full stream here

 

  • Podcast Contest Winners QuantemSplat came first, Jarred LeBeau 2nd and Asmod 3rd. Thanks everyone who took part.

 

  • S&S Contest Winners: Sraide_TSW. You can see his entry here as well as all the entries here
  • Extra Life

 

Events

  • Sanctuary Halloween: A series of events throughout October to mark Halloween with the support of ODO, RFG, Happy Tentacle Radio, SnS and us find out more over at sanctuary.tswdb.com
  • Cabal Pride: Third Annual Cabal Pride. 22/10/16 7pm GMT sign up on the forums here
  • Halloween Masquerade Ball: Cerberus Solutions Albion Theatre 29/10/16 9pm GMT There’s a victorian theme with contests and a fashion show more info here
  • The 5th Annual Haunted Ealdwic Ghost Tour – Saturday October 29th 9pm EST [ARCADIA] Take a trip around London and find out some of the more gruesome sides that Temple Hall would rather keep hidden. You can also join in on Twitter @HauntedEaldwic

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As always you can get in touch with us by email info@thesecretpodcast.co.uk, Twitter@TSW_Podcast and on Facebook as well as our contact page. You can get the latest episode of the show from iTunes here, Stitcher here and directly from the site.

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