I have updated some more links, typos, and descriptions across the site. If you don’t yet know I have expanded my section for The Secret World with useful links. I am also in the process of adding a section for some of my short stories. I haven’t fully figured out how I will do it yet exactly. There are of course copyright concerns, but the formatting for stories is also not the best here on tumblr. I may look into some fiction-sites that let you publish work.
I have also added a “Support Me” link. Please have a look at it and see if you would consider supporting me. I will spare you the details, but things don’t look so good and I may be in serious trouble next year. That’s why I’m currently
doing anything for money looking for ways to improve my situation.
As you may already know I’m part of the cabal Fenrir’s Legacy in The Secret World. As you may or may not know Fenrir’s Legacy is celebrating its 1st Year Anniversary on this coming Saturday the 23rd November 2013. There will be a Hide & Seek event for cabal members only (Yeah, sorry, them is the rules!), but also events open to all players of The Secret World: A Fashion Contest in the Albion Theatre, a Dance Party in the same place, Flash Mob events throughout the day, and the awesome DJ Cherri from Gridstream Productions will be playing music for the event.
You can check all the event details here and here is the post on the official forums concerning the Fashion Contest in particular. It says the events start at 12PM EST / 5 PM GMT, but that’s the time for every single event, so I’m not quite sure how that is going to work. I’ll ask around what’s up with that.
If you are playing The Secret World then come join us for the celebration on November 23rd and if you’re not playing yet, then get the game already – it’s great! I might also still be able to hook you up with a 3 day trial if you contact me with your email address via “Ask Me Anything.”
Hello again! I decided to follow in the footsteps of a fellow cabal member in The Secret World (check his Extra Life page here) and also signed up for Extra Life. What is Extra Life, you ask? Basically it’s an event to play games for 25 hours on November 2nd 2013 and raise money children’s hospitals. Check my extra life page here!
I joined the Funcom team for the chance at some prizes, but don’t think I only do it for that. I’ll be donating myself (even though I’m actually broke or rather already in debt), but you only live once, so why not give something, right? Funcom starts their own stream around 16:00 GMT, I’ll probably start around the same time, maybe earlier.
Feel free to donate to me or anyone else for this charity event and maybe have a look at me playing The Secret World on my twitch channel on November 2nd. I may also play something else, depending on how it goes. I received a Rift starter pack and got a free copy of Defiance, so I may play those for the first time!
Wow, another post so soon? What is going on? Anyway, Samhain 2013 is in full swing. I have completed all the new content yesterday and have thus updated the TSW Event Wiki with the current information. If you are still wondering about which new missions to do or what loot you can get, all the info is there.
The missions from Samhain 2012 are also available for everyone, I have done them too and can confirm they are the same as last year, so you can use last year’s guides if you haven’t done them yet or want to do them again. The mission chain will award you with the Nermegal pet and Baron or Baroness Samedi outfit at the end.
There is also a Nightmare difficulty version of the Cat God dungeon which can drop the Amethyst Mouser pet, a unique pet only given to the winner faction of last year’s Halloween contest. There is only one pet so you will have to roll for it. I was lucky and won the pet yesterday when I ran the dungeon.
You can see both pets in the screenshot above: The pink one is the Amethyst Mouser and the black one is Nermegal.
If you are interested in the new clothing, check out Sephora’s Closet which lists all the clothing in The Secret World with screenshots.
Lastly if you don’t want to send your email for a buddy key using the Ask Me function on this blog, you can send me a message on reddit as well, where I have also offered people keys in the TSW Buddy Key thread.
Hello fellow Secret Worlders and everybody else. As you may or may not know the Halloween event for this year is rumored to start today. In The Secret World it is called Samhain, which is an older Gaelic festival which eventually turned into our modern Halloween. We don’t yet know what exactly we will get in this year’s event, but last year there were several missions and one dungeon, along with achievements and lore. This year we at least have 11 pieces of lore and 3 achievements with 2 new rewards.
I have added everything currently known to The Secret World Event Wiki of which I am a contributor. Check it out if you are interested in Samhain 2013 or even the still ongoing The Whispering Tide event, of which we also have lots of information on the wiki. There is also this forum thread in which players can contribute their knowledge about Samhain.
And last but not least: If you are not playing The Secret World yet, so far no special offer for free trials has been announced. However, I have buddy keys to give away which will allow you to play for free for 72 hours (after that you have to buy the game to then play for free forever). If you are not playing yet and want to, then contact me using the “Ask me anything” option on this site and I will hook you up with a buddy key. Note: I will need your email address to send the key to it (I do not actually have the keys, they are generated as I send them out).
Either way, have fun over Halloween everyone!
September is officially the start of NaNo Prep! To celebrate, we’re excerpting what some might call the NaNoWriMo Bible: No Plot? No Problem! by founder Chris Baty. Today, he proposes a (perhaps controversial) approach to planning your novel:
It may be counterintuitive, but when it comes to novel writing, more preparation does not necessarily produce a better book. In fact, too much preparation sometimes has a way of stopping novel writing altogether.
As reassuring as it is to embark on your writing journey with a mule-team’s worth of character traits, backstories, plot twists, metaphors, and motifs, it’s also a 100-percent viable strategy to walk into the wilds of your novel with nothing but a bottle of water and a change of underwear.
This reminds me that NaNoWriMo will start again in about a month. Hard to believe it’s been a year since I first finished it. Another thing to get working on soon.
It’s been quiet here, I know. I have to disappoint you though, because I’m still around (Maybe you are even happy to hear that).
It’s a busy time. Having finished my degree I am now a… something, a graduate? A Game Designer? I’m not quite sure, to be honest. I have a Bachelor in Games Design and Creative Writing now, but what to do from here on is the question.
I’m currently looking for work in Hamburg, but so far nothing is decided.
In other news, I’m still working on Project Harmony with my friends from Wedge Labs. We are making progress, but with all of us being busy it may still take a while. We are currently reevaluating design choices and mechanics. We have already revamped a few things and we feel like it will improve the game. I hope to be able to share some more specific info soon.
I will update my blog during the week. I have some more projects I want to try to talk about. I have also seen that some links need updating again.
Anyway, look forward to more stuff soon.