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Issue 11: Reaping the Whirlwind

Issue 11: Reaping the Whirlwind banner

The story comes to it’s season one finale in Tokyo with Issue 11, available as a standard version and a Collector’s Edition DLC with bonus items. See the official news announcement for more details.

Issue 11: Reaping the Whirlwind

In-game Shop: Content -> Issue
Price: 1200 FC Base Issue 10;  3000 FC Collector’s Edition.

Collector’s Edition bonus content:

Note: All bonus items can be picked up in the Claim tab of the item store after you purchase the collector’s edition.

Valentines Day 2015

FC Announcement ImageValentines day has arrived in The Secret World and will run until February 25th. The Valentines 2014 item shop gifts are available again and new items are can be found in the satchel and bag.

Gift Bags

  • Bag of Saint Valentinus
    Available from the item shop for 1200 FC, will spawn an item for the 20 nearest people, with preference given to team and raid group members. Used for “The Gift of Cupid” achievement which rewards the emote: Anaconda.
  • Satchel of Amorous Delights
    Available for 240 FC in the item shop or from the Merchant of Eros in each hub city. Merchant purchase limited to 2 bags/day, costing 300,000 PAX, 10 Black Bullion or 15 Black Marks of Venice per bag. Vendor can be found on the stage in London’s Ealdwic park, in the New York park and near the police station in Seoul.

Reward Items:

Epic:
Rare:
  • Eldritch Valentine pet
  • Kissing With Teeth – Chest
  • Kissing With Teeth – Legs
  • Kissing With Teeth – Lapel coat / lace gloves. When used it adds:
    • Kissing With Teeth – Spiny lapel coat (male)
    • Kissing With Teeth – Lace gloves, white (female)
  • Kissing With Teeth – Hat, faction
  • Kissing With Teeth – Hat
  • Knee-high heart socks (5 colours)
    • Knee-high heart socks, black and white
    • Knee-high heart socks, red
    • Knee-high heart socks, white and black
    • Knee-high heart socks, white and pink
    • Knee-high heart socks, white and purple
  • Laurel wreath, gold
Uncommon:
Common:

FC Shop Items:

 Note: Last years Heart Pendant, silver does not appear to be claimable this year.

Christmas Event 2014

Theatre

The 2014 Winter holidays are here with many new and old goodies. This year the event, The Manna of Saint Nicholas, starts with a Christmas conspiracy mission at the Albion Theatre.

Check out the official forums for a constantly updating list of item rewards updates as people find them. For the Hel and the End of Days event and rewards, see the 2013 post.

2014 Rewards

Clothing ( 7 parts – Hat, Neck, Coat, Chest, Legs, Gloves & Feet)
Accessories:
  • Long woollen scarf, green with red
  • Reindeer antler headband, various colors – (6)
  • Festive Scary Snowman mask
  • Scary Snowman mask
  • Mistletoe Earrings
  • Mistletoe Hairpin
  • Mistletoe Brooch
  • Holly Earrings
  • Holly Hairpin
  • Holly Brooch
  • Carrot nose
Pets:
  • Snowy Quetzal pet
  • Winter Wisp pet
  • Red Cardinal pet
  • Yuletide Wolf pet
  • Revenant Polar Bear pet
Makeup:
Consumables:
  • Snow Man
  • The Raggedy Tree
  • Little Christmas Tree
  • Holiday Poppers (flare)

Achievement:

  • Go Wassailing!
    Requires player to use the Bag of Wassail on at least 10 players simultaneously. Rewards emote: Single Ladies

Item Store:

Clothing Items:
Bags
  • Rucksack of Saturnalian Delights – 1200 FC, gives item to 10 people.
  • Bag of Wassail – 240 FC, rewards one item to the player.
Pet
  • Figuros Padurii

 

Issue 10: Nightmares in the Dream Palace

Issue #10: Nightmares in the Dream Palace

The next part of Tokyo is out, available as a standard version and a Collector’s Edition DLC with bonus items.

Issue 10: Nightmares in the Dream Palace

In-game Shop: Content -> Issue
Price: 1200 FC Base Issue 10;  3000 FC Collector’s Edition.

Collector’s Edition bonus content:

Note: All bonus items can be picked up in the Claim tab of the item store after you purchase the collector’s edition.

Golden Weekend, Oct 9 – 12

Golem - Oct 2014 From October 9th to 12th the Golden Golems are out and about again. There are no new dropped clothing items or pets, but there is a new Extra Heavy Metal outfit in the items store, works the same as the Style & Gilt tux where it’s on-sale for 90% off. See the Golden Weekend and Gilded Rage! news announcement on the Funcom site for full details.

The chat channel for co-coordinating boss spotting and fights is #Event (/chat join event). Take a look at the FAQ on the forums for tactics and locations: Gilded Rage Event FAQ. The boss is now marked on the map with a large, golden skull.

Golem Boss

Mission reward bag:

  • Clothing items:
  • Other possible rewards:
    • Shem of the Lunar Metal (silver pet)
    • Golden flare guns
    • Golden Shem pet part (head, body, left arm, right arm, left leg, right leg)
    • Green/Blue/Purple signet bags
    • 1-2 Black Bullion
    • Supernatural Diode
    • Third Core Capacitor
    • Astral Fuse
    • Criterions
    • AEGIS items (Kaidan (KD) only)

Achievement:

 Item-Shop:

  • Style & Gilt (male / female)
  • Extra Heavy Metal (male / female)

TSW 2nd Anniversary

The Secret World is two years old and celebrating with more Guardians of Gaia, including a new Tokyo zone boss. So read up on the forum FAQ, join the #event chat channel ( /chat join event) and go hunt some golems!

Clothing from event bosses:

Claimable clothing:



Issue 9: The Black Signal CE

Issue 9: The Black Signal

The long-awaited Issue 9 and Tokyo are finally here. The DLC comes in two version, a standard Issue 9: The Black Signal which gives access to the Kaidan zone and The Black Signal missions, and a Collectors Edition with bonus items.

Issue 9: The Black Signal DLC

In-game Shop: Content -> Issue
Price: 1200 FC Base Issue 9;  3000 FC Collector’s Edition Issue 9. If you buy the base version of Issue 9, you can upgrade it to a collector’s edition for 1800 FC.

Collector’s Edition bonus content:

The Black Watchmen ARG

The Black WatchmenUPDATE June 7, 2014: Unfortunately the ARG did not reach it’s goal, the Pledge page displays a “Mission Fail” button with the note:

To all agents,

We managed an incredible mobilization here, we’ve raised $ 54,362 with a common goal: to create the first ever Persistant ARG. Hopes where high when a couple of players, through word of mouth, helped us to get nearer our goal from 35% to 39% in ONLY one night. We had the chance to meet people as dedicated as we were to the project and we wish to give a big thank you to everyone who stood by our side until the end.

We also wish to give a special thanks to Robert Bannon and the Paradigm Symposium; who pledged $5,000 for a real life mission and to also offer a booth so we could recruit player at the next convention.

Unfortunately, rules are rules, and we will start the refund of all pledges. In the next 7 to 10 days, you should expect a full refund if you were with Crowdtilt, and a small fee (2.5%) deducted from your refund if you pledged via PayPal.

As a thank you for those that showed their support, they do have a limited number of hoodies and robe codes. See: Rewards & Thank you thread posted by Anashel on mmorpg.com.

Off course, keep your eyes open for new ARG happenings in the future.


The persistent Black Watchmen ARG from Human Equation will bring back some of the clothing from previous ARG events as well as a couple of new uniforms.

ARG In-Game Clothing:

Clothing availability opens up via various subscriptions and stretch pledges. After you purchase your subscription and/or pledges, you will be able to claim one clothing item from all of the outfits available to you.

Note: Above images show the original hoodies and early concept art versions of Soldier and Cyber Mage outfits. Will post in-game screenshots of the recoloured Black Watchmen hoodie and new uniforms when/if they become available. As a final note, the Route 666 outfit will not be brought back with this ARG.

ARG Real Life Clothing:

Being an alternative reality game it also offers real life versions of some of the clothing, I have a feeling these are not gender locked.

  • Real-life Black Watchman Hoodie ($95 stretch pledge)
  • Real-life Cyber Mage dress ($550 stretch pledge)

ARG Links

The Whispering Tide – Phase 3

The Whispering Tide - Phase 3 Portal
The Whispering Tide – Phase 3 Portal

Whispering Tide, Phase 3 is currently running with the “Flappy” raid, the portal for it is open for 30 min every 3h. The re-play of Phases 1 and 2 of the Whispering Tide has now closed. (See: Game Director’s letter.)

There are two channels you can use to coordinate for the event, #whisperingtide (/chat join whisperingtide) and the #event channel (/chat join event). Follow one, or both, be nice and have fun!

Writhing Bladder Sac:

Custodian of Whatnots vendor clothing:

Sets you can assemble from the individual pieces:

Other:

  • Sentinel of Agartha achievement reward Carapace of the Immaculate Machine – Helmet.
  • Blasting the Zero Point Bird achievement rewards a bear called Inky.

Note: Social clothing from this event is posted under the Special Event Vendors –> NPC vendors category, all tagged with Whispering Tide. Previous vendor was the Custodian of Baubles, now replaced with Custodian of Whatnots in the same location.

Thank you Chosen-Blood, MadLyric, Rovena and T-Drake for the screenshot!

Christmas Event 2013

The holidays in The Secret World start today with two events, A Mother of a Season and a tweaked version of the 2012 End of Days, this time called Ever-Ending Days. The holiday events will run until January 2nd.

Join the #event channel (/chat join Event) to co-ordinate and find groups for both the Krampus  and Mayan events. A Krampus event FAQ is up on the forums.

Niflheim
A Mother of a Season

Find a wandering Krampus and get it to half health, it will then spawn a portal to Niflheim.

Achievement clothing:

Krampus:

Hel:

*The crowns are a set of horns, same as the ones on the mob the crown is named for.
Note: There is also a Striped Knee High Socks, black but they are black striped on black and hence look…black.

Mayan remains
Ever-Ending Days

Starts with pile of remains at the London Agartha entrance.

Achievement & Mission clothing:

Dungeon Drop:

Wandering Vestiges:

  • Savage Coast drops an ak’ab (Enruned Mayan Hatchling)
  • Scorched Desert drops golem (Harbinger of Rancid Vapours)
  • Shadowy Forest drops a bird (Enruned Quetzal Bird)

Golden Weekend

Golden Golem

We have another (golden) opportunity to fight the Golem and collect all the shiny stuff we want. The Golem boss will be wondering the world from Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 and during the weekend itself, the Style & Gilt tux will be on-sale for 90% off.

The chat channel for co-coordinating boss spotting and fights is #Event (/chat join event).

For more details see the news announcement on the Funcom site.

Golem Boss

The previous FAQ is still available on the forums: Gilded Rage Event FAQ.

Achievement:

Genizah of the Solar Metal bag:

Will add more as the drops are confirmed!

 

Samhain 2013

Pumpkin decorRitualIt’s that time of year again! Candy, costumes and, guessing by the achievement names and secret rituals, lots of pumpkin-heads. Content was patched in today and should be activated “sometime tomorrow. Halloween event is on, last chance to hunt Jack will be Nov. 10!

TSW Geo also has an interactive map for missions and lore locations. A Halloween FAQ for 2013 can be found on the forums, the community has been adding information to it as it’s found, for a great Halloween 2012 (The Cat God) guide check out Unfair.co. Event channel: /chat join halloween

Clothing:

Achievement:
Missions: (Found in blue & purple Sack of Penny Dreadfuls reward bag.)
Super Jack: (Found in purple Sack of Penny Dreadfuls reward bag.)
FC Item Shop:

Achievements:

  • Dead Ahead (Halloween 2012) Find a Bloody Pumpkinhead.
    *Can be found (with a bit of luck) in the green Trick or Treat bags dropped by were-cats as well as the blue Penny Dreadfulls.
  • Lord of the Patch Collect all lore entries in the Samhain 2013 section.
    There are 11 lore entries listed, no reward box is shown.
  • Squishy Orange Gourd Guts Destroy Jack
    Rewards the “Pumpkin Smasher” title.
  • Keeper of Urban Mythos Collect all the pages of Danny’s Urban Legend book.
    Rewards Brain dead T-Shirt, yellow.

The Whispering Tide

The Whispering Tide, 2nd Filth Portal

The Whispering Tide, 2nd Filth Portal

The Whispering Tide event, which started in September, is at Phase 2 and Filth is still polluting Agartha. Check out the Whispering Tide FAQ on the official forums or join the whisperingtide (/chat join whisperingtide) chat channel to form a group.

Social clothing available:

Note: Social clothing from this event is posted under the Special Event Vendors –> NPC vendors category, all tagged with Whispering Tide.