One other 12 months has come and gone. (Although we may be glad this one’s over.) Secret World Legends, the reboot of the beloved Secret World, will flip three this week on the 26th. Often, meaning an anniversary retrospective column all in regards to the previous 12 months, highlighting the happenings in recreation. For SWL, nevertheless, there actually isn’t a lot in-game to report on for its third 12 months of life. Just one information bit for the 12 months concerned official content material for the sport! The remainder was peripheral information involving the studio or — in the most effective situations — the IP itself.
However lack of official content material doesn’t imply that my favourite conspiracy-laden recreation is with out issues to do. The group has stored issues stepping into SWL with home-spun occasions for gamers all year long. And the anniversary isn’t any totally different. It’s a time of mega celebrating with a mega occasion: Cue MEGAversary 3, A Very MEGA Sequel! Created and sponsored by gamers and participant organizations, this big celebration of Secret World Legends has numerous occasions and contests for gamers to take part in. Funcom is even providing assist and a few prizes for the shindig. There are music and artwork contests, Agent raffles, a e book giveaway, bike races, radio exhibits, and extra! In case you are a fan, you don’t wish to miss out. And also you gained’t should since we’ve received all the main points beneath for you. All of it kicks off at present!
If SWL’s third 12 months have been a manufacturing, I’d say we have to lower and do it over. It simply was not a efficiency worthy of this title. The memorable moments are only a few (and normally extra painful for the remembering). July 2019 by June 2020 was a fairly dismal 12 months for SWL followers who desperately need extra of their favourite IP. Of the three greatest chunks of stories over the third 12 months, two weren’t even instantly in regards to the recreation.
Arguably the most important information of the 12 months was Tencent’s 29% acquisition of Funcom in September 2019, which then morphed into the recommendation of a full buyout in January 2020. Whereas there was some inkling of hope that the inflow of capital would end in some much-needed further content material for Secret World Legends, that didn’t appear to materialize. The one new content material for the 12 months did occur after this acquisition, however that was only one momentary investigation mission occasion. The opposite large information was the launch of the Halloween-time launch (March 2020 for consoles) of Moons of Madness, a single-player romp through the IP on the moon. Whereas the sport is a superb delve into the Secret World Universe and an inside look at the Orochi, it nonetheless doesn’t rely as content material for Secret World Legends. In that very same vein, the new launcher for Funcom games actually meant little to SWL.
As famous above, there was one little bit of content material added to the sport. I used to be so excited to study of a brand new investigation mission, however that pleasure was quelled fairly a bit by the truth that it was a temporary Valentine’s Day event. Different seasonal and holiday events returned however with out further content material. Poor Samhain remains to be lacking the fantastic Seven Silences missions of TSW after lastly getting The Broadcast back in 2018!
Added notice: Whereas not one of many three main information bites, one other tidbit deserves an enormous point out. The Secret World IP had one other addition to its universe when creator Amber “Blodwedd Mallory” McKee released a fourth book in her series about the world created by the game. As you may see, there was extra Secret World-ing occurring exterior of Secret World Legends than inside.
Now, if the community-developed MEGAversary have been a manufacturing, then we are saying deliver on season 3! This 12 months’s occasion is dubbed MEGAversary 3, the very MEGA sequel. And there are a selection of occasions already lined up (with perhaps the potential of extra leaping on board in addition to time goes by). You may enter contests or races for prizes, take part teams for looking mega bosses, or take heed to SWL radio exhibits. You too can watch many of the shenanigans on Twitch! Some occasions are time particular, whereas others contests have entry deadlines. Right here’s a quick abstract with hyperlinks for extra particulars. (For a full cell pleasant schedule of occasions, check out the official site.)
Week one: June 24th through 30th
- AnimatedAngst ARG Event — June 24th at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Clear up the puzzle
- Zero Level Report — June 25th at 11:00 p.m. EDT
- A Very MEGA Sequel Bike Race — June 27th at 2:30 EDT. Race although the streets of London utilizing Dash 4. Remember to examine the race route map; any deviations will disqualify you from prizes!
- MEGAversary 3 Story Night In Game RP Event — June 28th at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Come share (or simply pay attention) to tales, poems, and extra at an in-character gathering
- Shambala — June 27th beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT
- A Very MEGA Sequel radio show hosted by Happy Tentacle Radio — June 27th at 4:00 p.m. EDT
- Kill Da Wabbit Rosenbrawl event — June 29th at 11:00 a.m. EDT. For each 10 deaths of JimmyTheRabbit, a prize might be raffled off to attendees
- Blind Bad Soylent Date Contest — June 28th at 2:00 p.m. Eat the dangerous dates from the al Merayah home in Scorched Desert, and get to as many stacks as you may from SELF Therapeutic solely
Week two: July 1st through 7th
- AnimatedAngst ARG Event — July 1st at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Clear up the puzzle.
- DJ Malak Radio Present — July third at 7:00 p.m. by 10:00 p.m. EDT
- A Very MEGA Sequel Bike Race — July 4th at 5:30 EDT. Race although the streets of London utilizing Dash 4. Remember to examine the race route map; any deviations will disqualify you from prizes!
- Fancy Dress Show with Happy Tentacle Radio — July fifth at 7:00 a.m. EDT. Prizes for the most effective outfits within the contest!
- Mega Boss event — Every day (see calendar for all times).
Contest entry deadline July seventh at 6:59 p.m. EDT
- Boone Agent Raffle — Enter to win a Boone Agent simply by sending a discussion board PM or replying to the thread by the deadline.
- Andy and Nicole Duo agent Raffle — Enter to win a duo of Andy and Nicole (SWL CMs) Brokers simply by sending a discussion board PM or replying to the thread by the deadline.
- A Very MEGA Sequel Merry Melodic Mars Mashup — To enter, submit (by discussion board messages) a widely known music you’ve gotten altered to slot in the Moons Over Insanity themes (Ocochi, moon, tentacles, and many others).
- MEGAversary 3 HolloPoint Art Raffle — Enter to win a particular art work made for MEGAversary by sending in-game mail (to call: Artwork Raffle) or discussion board message to HolloPoint.
- The Book Giveaway — Enter to win one in every of Amber “Blodwedd Mallory” McKee’s 4 ebooks (or new introductory story) by posting your character title and area on the discussion board submit, or ship a PM although the boards to HolloPoint or an in-game mail stating “Ebook Raffle.”
Contest entry deadline July 15th at 6:59 p.m. EDT
- A Very MEGA Sequel Art Contest — To enter, submit your unique SWL or Moons Over Insanity artwork (jpeg format, beneath 2.9MB; animations) on official discussion board submit.
MEGA winner drawing held on or about July 15th
- Those that place 1st, 2nd, or third within the different contests and occasions will all be positioned right into a particular drawing to pick a MEGA winner, who will obtain a really particular prize on prime of their occasion winnings!
Need to take a second to specific gratitude to all those that are placing collectively this celebration? Tons of time and vitality go into it, and now we have all these gamers and organizations listed within the picture above to thank for our large occasion. A hearty thanks everybody concerned! Hope to see you there.