The Immaculate Machine

Secret World Legends, the reboot for want of better wording of The Secret World. The thing that drew me to TSW and SWL is the story.

When I’m having down time, there are always events and daily challenges to do. Currently, The Whispering Tide is going on. Every hour on the hour, players rock up to Agartha and the Filth covered portal to beat up Flappy, The Bird of the Zero-Point Pathogen. Its pretty crazy, as you zone into a raid instance with forty, yes 40, other players to bash up this birdy.

Events are fun and have cool goodies. For myself, my goal is The Carapace of the Immaculate Machine. Basically a spandex style body armor that has a bee hive theme. I love it.

In todays daily reset, in the first Flappy of the day, I picked up two more coveted pieces to this cosmetic kit.

How cool is this, huh?

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Roller-coaster ride is over

Since Autumn kicked in some months ago, I’ve had this ongoing battle with allergies – and yes, mine manifest in Autumn not Spring.   Some days would be fine, others would drive me crazy.    Worst was the eyes.   I can put up with sniffling and coughing but itchy eyes was just too much.

As Winter crept along, the allergies subsided, only to be replaced by the flu.  I was hoping to dodge this bullet this year, but to no avail.   I just felt ragged and run down.    On a number of occasions it was guild night for my Dungeons and Dragons guild and I’d log on early to get ready.   Part way through waiting, the exhaustion was just too much and it turn off the computer of go to sleep.   Normally I’d post a message and excuse myself but that level of exhaustion impacts your normal courtesies.

As the flu symptoms were finally on the down turn, outlook on life was looking up and hopeful that I was finished with being sick.   Sadly not the case.  As luck would have it, I was stricken by food poisoning which took me out of action for a few days.

The ride is over.  I recovered from the food poisoning, and all my other symptoms had cleared up also.   Fingers crossed this state of normalcy maintains for a good long while.

The ache in my knee from tissue damage many months before is tolerable and I just take care walking, and walk a little slower than everyone else.

Reboot

Its been about a week or so since I got back to The Secret World (TSW), more accurately the reboot Secret World Legends (SWL).   What always did appeal to me in TSW was the amazing story.    Funcom decided to reboot TSW into SWL and being free to play from the get go.    I remember being hesitant for months when I heard about TSW, whether I wanted to spend money on the game.   I did.   TSW was and is a lot of fun.   I have a max level character there, well kitted out.   Routinely ran dungeons and raids and was gearing for the end game.

Life led me elsewhere for a while and when I got back to TSW and my guild, the Message of the Day was the Guild was disbanded.     That rocked me.  I had a lot of people there I had enjoyed running content with.

Fast forward a few months, the reboot was announced so I waited.

Do you leave your max level, kitted out character and start over again with no gear, no money, nothing.

I did and many others did too.

Secret World Legends is still The Secret World, just better – at least I think so.  I know of people that grumble about this that and the other.    The new player experience is much better.  A number of in game mechanics have been streamlined and made more accessible.

Plus I still look awesome.

Now if Funcom can just work out why I can’t create a character with my reserved name from the previous incarnation, I’ll be set.   As it stands no one knows who I am here, and that’s not a bad thing.

If you’ve ever wanted to try another MMO, I certainly recommend this one.   The ingame community is top notch, thats a legacy from TSW and it continues here in SWL.