The Secret World trailer shows off acting in plays

Funcom has prided itself on deviating somewhat from the standard MMORPG mould in The Secret World, and the fourth update--the "biggest update yet," so it says--demonstrates that fairly nicely. Along with a new 10-person raid set across New York City, Issue #4 will add a theatre you can hire to put on your own plays for people to come and see, a new video demonstrates. All right, that's pretty unexpected for an MMORPG.

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Funcom has prided itself on deviating somewhat from the standard MMORPG mould in The Secret World, and the fourth update--the "biggest update yet," so it says--demonstrates that fairly nicely. Along with a new 10-person raid set across New York City, Issue #4 will add a theatre you can hire to put on your own plays for people to come and see, a new video demonstrates. All right, that's pretty unexpected for an MMORPG.

Players will be able to hire The Albion Theatre in London to stage plays, arranging sets, putting in props and lighting, then performing for an audience of players. It's a fascinating progression of performing in MMOs, going beyond the simple text chat and emote animations most offer.

Going live later this month, the update will also bring more conventional updates. On top of the NYC raid, it brings a new chainsaw weapon, "massive PvP enhancements" particularly to the Fusang warzone, and the option to aim directly at targets with your mouse.

The Secret World creator Ragnar Tørnquist is now working on Dreamfall Chapters, a third game in the Longest Journey series, though he's still game director of TSW.

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    November 14, 2012 10:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, The Secret World trailer shows off acting in plays.

    Funcom has prided itself on deviating somewhat from the standard MMORPG mould in The Secret World, and the fourth update--the "biggest update yet," so it says--demonstrates that fairly nicely. Along with a new 10-person raid set across New York City, Issue #4 will add a theatre you can hire to put on your own plays for people to come and see, a new video demonstrates. All right, that's pretty unexpected for an MMORPG.

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      November 14, 2012 10:07 AM

      f2p yet?

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      November 14, 2012 11:02 AM

      putting on a play inside of an mmo? interesting

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        November 14, 2012 11:14 AM

        WoW, Moonguard server, Goldshire Inn, to see how interesting it really is.

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          November 14, 2012 2:36 PM

          My coworker does ERP there. Shes weird.

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            November 14, 2012 5:00 PM

            Appears squigil, you have heard the term ERP and to that extent know its comming and goings. Labeling her as 'Wierd' reminds me of what one doesnt understand must throw knifes and large explosives at it, "Get away you foul beast!" LOL....oh, probably the darkest of all, is when thats not enough for her and she trips into RLC. Once thats done, might as well throw all that uber typing skills and extreme dark imagination out the window, its drama time.

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      November 14, 2012 1:24 PM

      I thought this game was doing woefully subscriber number wise, is that the case?

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      November 14, 2012 3:27 PM

      Every other month my subscription is ended just to have me re-subscribe to it again. Damn you FunCom.