The Secret World removes its subscription fee!
So, remember how I said in my review of The Secret World that’s I’d pick up the lifetime subscription pack even if the game were go free-to-play the next week. I actually did thanks to a viewer, and… Well, guess what just happened… kinda.
Yes, TSW has gone the Guild Wars 2 route, of only charging for the box price, and allowing access to all story content without the need of a subscription fee. While the specifics of the unsubbed limitations aren’t fully yet known to me, this doesn’t seem like Funcom will be going the SWTOR route of blocking everything available to everyone. Funcom still offers a subscription model, granting monthly perks and rewards to those active and lifetime subscribers.
Now you have no excuse to not play… unless you didn’t like the game to begin with, I suppose.
The Secret World was quite abuzz with news for the past few days, posting a cryptic “12-12-12” on their official twitter with no other information, starting a new ARG based around the 2012 Mayan prophecy, and releasing an (obviously comedic) video starring game director Joel Bylos, where his sudden realization of the prophecy causes him to lose his mind and demand TSW drop the subscription fee.
Seems at least one prophecy came true.
In honor of this, I’ll be streaming TSW (Well, I was planning on doing that anyway) over at Twitch.tv/chaosd1, at times which will be announced on my personal twitter (@ChaosD1), as well as the @MMO_Grinder twitter. I may also do a backtrack when TSW Issue #5 drops.
Lux Omnia Vincit.