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Title: Issue #4: "Big Trouble in the Big Apple" released November 15th
Post by: Seraphim on October 03, 2012, 12:18:57 PM

The 4th content update is finally here named "Big Trouble in the Big Apple", a few new neat updates with the NM Slaughterhouse and the 10 man raid 'almost' here, not that we're likely to find 10 people from F13 ingame now but still...
Also what the *bleep* happened to the big nice Issue posters of the first two updates, these last two have been far less awesome.  Edit: Never mind, the full-size one was released  :heart:
Massive PvP Enhancements
Issue #4 includes massive PvP enhancements with the goal to make the conflict between the Secret Societies even more rewarding, more persistent and fairer. The update includes improvements and changes to rewards in Fusang, White Marks of Venice, Cross-Dimension Fusang, PvP Gear Progression, Matchmaking, a new PvP Mission and more! You can read all about these PvP enhancements here.

Take the Stage at the Albion Theatre
With Issue #4, you are able to enter the Albion Theatre in London and put on whatever kind of show your heart desires! Our goal is to empower players. Open mic night? Sketch comedy shows? Extensive Shakespearean productions? Cabaret? Music video? It's really an open toolbox you and your friends can use the Albion to do whatever you want. Check out this article on The Secret World website for more information.

Issue #4 also sets the stage for the big Raid in New York, which is undergoing final testing and will be brought Live as soon as possible.

Other brand new features available now:

New Auxiliary weapon : Chainsaws! Pick up the mission from Dr. Aldini in New York to begin!
Starter Decks - Nine decks have been added for players who finish the inner ring of combat abilities.
Character size slider has been added to character creation and the plastic surgeon!
Reticule targeting mode is now available. Toggle this mode on and off via the T key.
Slaughterhouse Nightmare mode is now officially open!

    Pick up these brand new Missions:
        All Roads Lead to Rome - from Mama Abena in London
        To Sir with Love - from Hayden Montag in The Savage Coast
        The Red Thread - from Callisto in Carpathian Fangs

    New Lair Missions are available. These require you to have finished another mission first. These prerequesite missions will award an item which will help you in the new Lair missions.
        The Last Strand (Kingsmouth Town)
            Required mission: Coralations (Item: Red sargassum barrel)
        The Cover-up (Savage Coast)
            Required mission: Nobel Calling (Item: Dynamite)
        The Whole Truth (Blue Mountain)
            Required mission: Picking Up the Pieces (Item: Ward stone)
        Up In Smoke (Scorched Desert)
            Required mission: Blood Garments (Item: Sufferer's raiment)
        The Black Pharaoh's Guard (City of the Sun God)
            Required mission: The Trinket Trail (Item: Plenarius artifact)
        Restoration (Besieged Farmlands)
            Required mission: Blessed Are the Makers (Item: Enchanted statue)
        Kreep Rush (Shadowy Forest)
            Required mission: Seedy Underbelly (Item: Seeds of Cleansing)
        The Shipping News (Carpathian Fangs)
            Required mission: The Mortal Coil (Item: Tesla turret)

Full patch notes: (warning: long read)

Title: Re: Issue #4: "Big Trouble in the Big Apple" aka raid's coming end of month.
Post by: Seraphim on October 03, 2012, 12:20:11 PM
From a recent Eurogamer article (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-02-the-secret-world-post-mortem-no-its-not-going-free-to-play-any-time-soon) on the future of TSW:
Issue #3: The Cat God was released last week. Issue #4: Big Trouble in the Big Apple, out some time this month, brings the game's first raid to New York. It also adds a new auxiliary weapon and new missions, as well as The Albion theatre in London where players can put on theatrical plays for other players. There's a timer on stage and if you're interesting people can keep you on, but if you're boring they can boo you off. Issue #5 will have more new missions, as every Issue will, but the feature list still isn't complete yet. New weapons will be added on "a continuous basis", said Tornquist.

Both Joel Bylos and Ragnar Tornquist are most excited about new zone Tokyo, the end of Act 1, which will be added next year.

Title: Re: Issue #4: "Big Trouble in the Big Apple" aka raid's coming end of month.
Post by: Segoris on October 03, 2012, 01:10:19 PM
The stage will probably fall flat on its face but I like the idea and hope it's entertaining.

Otherwise :grin:

Title: Re: Issue #4: "Big Trouble in the Big Apple" aka raid's coming end of month.
Post by: Falconeer on November 14, 2012, 09:45:18 AM
Video is pretty cool. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTLRfotK8Ek)

Title: Re: Issue #4: "Big Trouble in the Big Apple" aka raid's coming end of month.
Post by: HaemishM on November 14, 2012, 01:59:24 PM
Albion Theatre addition gives me a huge WTF? moment. A machinima generator? I get the social aspects just seems kind of... odd.

Title: Re: Issue #4: "Big Trouble in the Big Apple" aka raid's coming end of month.
Post by: Llyse on November 15, 2012, 09:56:14 AM
Video is pretty cool. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTLRfotK8Ek)

Very, very cool.

I've left Bee country but will always be lurking in f13 channel, see you guys around!

Edit: If you're in a faction that is massively overpopulated GO TO FUSANG NOW

You will get a purple for afking for 2 hours in Fusang if you're Templar on Arcadia.

This is going to be fixed with the server merges next down time though (tomorrow)