Parking garages are horrible places to be in The Secret World…
Archive for June, 2014
Today, I am saddened by the news that one of my long time gamer/blogger friends passed away earlier this week. Christopher “River” Cavelle, also known to many of us as @theeriver on Twitter, was part of the first wave of bloggers I met when I started out with MMOGamerChick four years ago. He was one of the many friendly and passionate gamers that welcomed me to the MMO blogosphere and made it such a fun place to be.
I am still shocked. And heartbroken. My thoughts go out to his friends and family.
Riv’s last post was about getting into the World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor alpha. I’m sad we won’t be able to play together and it’s hard to think about not being able to talk WoW with him ever again. I might have only known him online, but he has made an impact on me, and it won’t be the same without him.
This is for you, River. We’ll miss you.
When you think of MMO music, it’s rare to put a voice to the tunes. But more often than you’d think, these tracks have amazing vocals that lend an important layer to the proceedings. In this episode, the bards focus on their favorite MMO songs — and even break out in a ditty or two themselves!
- Intro (featuring “Forest Calling” from Lineage II and “NPC Song” from Guild Wars 2)
- “Invincible” from World of Warcraft
- “Briarheart” from Free Realms
- “Cataclistic” from Runes of Magic
- “Forgotten Sorrow” from Aion
- “Sunrise” from Wurm Online
- “Three Hearts as One” from Elder Scrolls Online
- “Fear Not This Night” from Guild Wars 2
- Which one did we like best?
- Mail from Jeni
- Outro (“Kobold Still Hates You” from Dungeons and Dragons Online)
For The Secret World players, the day has finally arrived – we are Tokyo bound!
Issue 9: The Black Signal is now live, adding content beyond the current quest line. It became available today to purchase with points for subscribers, though free players will have to wait a few days longer to hit up Japan. So rest assured, I won’t be posting a detailed summary of my impromptu night in TSW, in case of spoilers for those who haven’t done it yet.
But I will say this, it’s already pretty tough. I probably wouldn’t want to traverse the city alone, at least in the beginning. First though, we had to get through some pre-quests…
Grab a friend (or two!) since it can be completed as a group. The more the merrier, and a lot easier too! And you might need someone to steady you when you recognize someone familiar from your past…dun dun DUN!
Ah, here we go, sakura and skyscrapers. This must be it! Wish me luck now…
D’oh! Not another pre-quest! But we gotta learn how to use the new Aegis System. Or rather, they just sort of vaguely show you how it works and you’re supposed to stumble around and figure it out for yourself. In other words, business as usual in TSW.
The Secret World sure loves its subways…
Finally! This is for real now. Tokyo, I am in you! And yes, signs of Orochi are everywhere…
Er, look, I’m making a great first impression on the locals already. Please don’t kill me!
The new headquarters…nice looking digs.
Hmm, I kinda feel like a dragon roll. But I don’t think this is that kinda bar.
Chucho, Thermic and Laeyn, surveying the new place!