The Secret World first State of the Game
Ragnar Tørnquist has posted the first State of the Game for The Secret World and it contains a lot of goodies. Updates are planned to come on a monthly basis, with the first update coming on July 31st.
It is great to see that new missions are going to be released on a monthly basis and that all zones will get new missions. This is precisely the type of updates I like to see – there will always be reasons to go back to zones one has visited before.
Also cool to read is that they are working on two new zones – to be announced (not released) in August. New weapons will be announced also, although this is referred to as auxilliary weapons. So perhaps something like the junkyard flamethrower, but perhaps a bit more useful?
Raids, PvP dungeons, more pets, clothing (including those that are in-game rewards) and a few other things seems to be in the pipeline.
Ragnar refers to this as free updates, since it will cost nothing extra for subscribers. To me that is market speak, since part of the subscribtion fee would presumably be going to development costs and we all pay for it. No additional charges is what I would call it rather then.
I am happy to see that they possibly have a fair amount of good content in the pipeline and with regular frequent updates planned that is not just item store stuff. In today’s MMO market if you are subscription-based and your name does not end in “Warcraft”, that is probably needed.