These series of great interviews with the TSW guys are really illuminating on the directions the game is taking. They’re SO worth taking the time to read: there’s a lot of new information here, on servers and especially on crafting, as well as some nuggets about PvP rewards too.
Did I mention I’m really I to PvP these days?
Anyway, my favourite question, from all of these interviews as well as in any interview ever, has to be the below one.
Anarchy Online forever, yo.
Q: Is there anything from other MMOs that you’d like to incorporate into Secret World, or that influences its design?
MB: Not really. Not directly but to some degree Anarchy Online. I loved the freedom of it, I felt like a snowflake in AO because of the skill system. I feel you have the same possibility in Secret World. You can be unique, you can come up with combos that no one has ever thought of before, there’s tons of gear and you can really come up with some really cool chain effects based on how passive and active abilities relate to one another. In that sense, being unique, AO has influenced it.