It never fails; you go on vacation and that is the one week where everything happens in your favorite MMOs. Unfortunately, that’s how I missed out the first part of the second phase of The Whispering Tide event in The Secret World, but I was glad to be back in game last night to catch the main content with the gang.
Our plans were to check out the new five-man encounter, accessed by going through the latest filth portal that has opened up. There’s a normal version and a Nightmare version, the latter only accessible to players who have defeated the Gatekeeper. On Secret Monday, I was able to complete both, and the encounters were much easier than I expected. Flappy the Dragon’s filthy poo bombs were perhaps the worst thing we had to contend with.
Come to think of it, I probably went through more stress trying to get that one lore item on the ledge (until I found out about the “spam ‘U’” method). It’s amazing how much grief one tiny square of damn honeycomb can cause, isn’t it?
Things for the Whispering Tide event may be moving along slowly, but the good news is…they are moving. I don’t know how much longer they will be able to drag this on, but if the Halloween patch is going to be dropping soon (and I have a feeling it will be sometime this week…we don’t have that many days left in October, after all), we’re probably looking at quite a while.
But speaking of TSW and Halloween, I can’t wait! The Cat God event they had in their first year was one of my best experiences in this game, and I’m really looking forward to doing that again and more.