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    After the first inital zone with the zombies, does it start to quicken the pace. I on accident focused solely on the main faction mission and now I'm too under leveled. I'm running back to do the side missions while curiously wondering what's ahead of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FusedMass View Post
    After the first inital zone with the zombies, does it start to quicken the pace. I on accident focused solely on the main faction mission and now I'm too under leveled. I'm running back to do the side missions while curiously wondering what's ahead of me.
    It depends what you mean by "quicken the pace". The questing and such stays relatively similar, but the gains in AP/SP pick up so you don't really feel like you're having to wait longer before getting an upgrade, despite costs climbing quickly. The combat becomes more dynamic, particularly if you're still in Kingsmouth. I haven't had a chance to really play for the last couple weeks, been busy, but I'm messing about in Transylvania now; I felt the pace accelerated into Blue Mountain, and it maintains the pace through Egypt. Transylvania takes a bit of a rethink; you should be maxing out your weapon/talisman skills to 10 by the time you're leaving Egypt, so Transylvania is less of a "next quest hub", and more of an endgame questing concept. Some of the sections are designed to be horrendously punitive unless you tweak your build to account for them; some mobs will get buffs if you use certain states against them, like Affliction, so if you've been running with an Affliction build up till then, they will hand you your keister every time.

    You can group to power through them, but soloing it means building up certain decks to handle it (not that there's a specific one, but you'll need certain types of abilities and certain states you can trigger reliably), and likely getting some decent gear, too; Transylvania missions drop QL10 items, but you'll be wanting to get QL10 blues, and those are mostly in Elite dungeons (the first step up from "normal" dungeons).

    What this means is that, unlike WoW where you level level level level BAM 90 and then start thinking of endgame, you should start planning for endgame in Egypt, and once you hit Transylvania, you'll want to start pushing into Elite dungeons and such; don't expect to finish Transylvania quests and THEN start elites/nightmares.

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    While it's a tad bit of a let down I won't be making any personal moral choices. I am interested in the Transylvania missions in fact that name alone is enough to make me cannot wait to get there. I'm mostly interested in the story besides the whole raiding would you say the expanding faction story is compelling and when I say the pace quicken.

    I do not mean the actual combat. I mean the intensity of the story line and all the other interactions. I thought the opening intro was really interesting. It took me a bit to function inside the MMO I'm not used to some of the things. Overall it is a interesting game with polished graphics.

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    I liked the game, but I'm back into WoW again, and due to some TDR issues with my computer, I'm trying to clean out any games I don't play. But TSW is giving me a big no-no. Trying to open the launcher brings up an "Unable to locate LocalConfig.xml in the clients installation file." error box, and trying to remove with the Uninstall Programs thing under Control Panel brings up an "Messages file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Funcom\TheSecretWorld\unins000.msg" is missing. Please correct and try again." error.

    Is the a repair tool or something that fixes my TSW file? I don't think I've touched that file or deleted anything from it. I tried putting in the game disc to see if that brought up anything, but it didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxis View Post
    I liked the game, but I'm back into WoW again, and due to some TDR issues with my computer, I'm trying to clean out any games I don't play. But TSW is giving me a big no-no. Trying to open the launcher brings up an "Unable to locate LocalConfig.xml in the clients installation file." error box, and trying to remove with the Uninstall Programs thing under Control Panel brings up an "Messages file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Funcom\TheSecretWorld\unins000.msg" is missing. Please correct and try again." error.

    Is the a repair tool or something that fixes my TSW file? I don't think I've touched that file or deleted anything from it. I tried putting in the game disc to see if that brought up anything, but it didn't.
    I have no idea...

    Try the Tech Support forum: http://forums.thesecretworld.com/forumdisplay.php?f=15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxis View Post
    I liked the game, but I'm back into WoW again, and due to some TDR issues with my computer, I'm trying to clean out any games I don't play. But TSW is giving me a big no-no. Trying to open the launcher brings up an "Unable to locate LocalConfig.xml in the clients installation file." error box, and trying to remove with the Uninstall Programs thing under Control Panel brings up an "Messages file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Funcom\TheSecretWorld\unins000.msg" is missing. Please correct and try again." error.

    Is the a repair tool or something that fixes my TSW file? I don't think I've touched that file or deleted anything from it. I tried putting in the game disc to see if that brought up anything, but it didn't.
    Download Revo Uninstaller: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/U...nstaller.shtml

    I use this to do clean uninstalls of software because built in wizards and windows uninstaller does a piss poor job of leaving leftover files. Ive also used this when the windows uninstaller fails. You can always find the game directory and delete it manually as well, but Revo will also remove registry keys.

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    Just got my fancy-pants new computer, and the graphics are so pretty (maybe... atmospheric is a better word!) when you can dial them up all the way... I stopped playing last time becuase the game just ran badly on my old pc.

    Played for a while ages ago, but have decided to start again with a clean slate and new character now, and so far it's still a great game.

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    I can run this in mostly Medium settings with some in High and it looks good. I should really buy a new PC >.<. I like playing with everything maxed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philefluxx View Post
    Download Revo Uninstaller: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/U...nstaller.shtml

    I use this to do clean uninstalls of software because built in wizards and windows uninstaller does a piss poor job of leaving leftover files. Ive also used this when the windows uninstaller fails. You can always find the game directory and delete it manually as well, but Revo will also remove registry keys.
    Don't particularly want to download something like that. If I just find the directory and delete all the files manually, will TSW be removed from the Uninstall Programs list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auxis View Post
    Don't particularly want to download something like that. If I just find the directory and delete all the files manually, will TSW be removed from the Uninstall Programs list?
    Not usually; that involves registry editing and the like if you really want to clear it out. That's one reason for utilities like that. Revo Uninstaller is a solid program, though; it's not malware or something.

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    linear?

    mario bros is a linear game. NO mmo is linear by any stretch of the meaning of the word.

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    Uhm, many MMOs have linear story. TSW's main story is linear as well. You have only few story quest chains and they all must be done in proper order. That's what zito was talking about - story and not gameplay. Although even with gameplay there is some linear...ity. You go to kingsmouth first, then savage coast, then blue mountain and so on.
    I have enough of EA ruining great franchises and studios, forcing DRM and Origin on their games, releasing incomplete games only to sell day-1 DLCs or spill dozens of DLCs, and then saying it, and microtransactions, is what players want, stopping players from giving EA games poor reviews, as well as deflecting complaints with cheap PR tricks.

    I'm not going to buy any game by EA as long as they continue those practices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadbrawler View Post
    linear?

    mario bros is a linear game. NO mmo is linear by any stretch of the meaning of the word.
    TSW is very linear indeed. You have a pre-determined order and path to complete the main quests. The only thing that breaks said linearity is the side missions that can be completed mostly in any order at any given zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirve View Post
    TSW is very linear indeed. You have a pre-determined order and path to complete the main quests. The only thing that breaks said linearity is the side missions that can be completed mostly in any order at any given zone.
    Well, to be fair, the story mission is "linear', but it's less than 5% of the missions. The main missions can be done in pretty much any order (some require a specific prior mission to "unlock" them, but that's it, there's no larger progression), and as you said, side missions are everywhere and usually have no requirements at all.

    I wouldn't say TSW is totally UNlinear, but it's not totally linear, either. To use a completely different genre, shooters, something like Max Payne is "linear", to me; there's one path, and you follow it. Something like Deus Ex isn't; there's side missions you can skip or miss, multiple paths, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    Well, to be fair, the story mission is "linear', but it's less than 5% of the missions. The main missions can be done in pretty much any order (some require a specific prior mission to "unlock" them, but that's it, there's no larger progression), and as you said, side missions are everywhere and usually have no requirements at all.

    I wouldn't say TSW is totally UNlinear, but it's not totally linear, either. To use a completely different genre, shooters, something like Max Payne is "linear", to me; there's one path, and you follow it. Something like Deus Ex isn't; there's side missions you can skip or miss, multiple paths, etc.
    Well.. ye , your logic makes sense. I stand corrected.

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    Man doing Slaughterhouse elite is a pain. Apparently there aren't many people who want to do it, and it's the last one I need before I can do the gatekeeper :/ Anyone here up for some SH elite?

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    Second boss in SH elite is a big P in the A, when I killed him i felt like i've defeated some awesome raid boss in wow.

    I just finished the elites and is getting started with Nightmares, so if anyone would like to play with me, write
    Either a new one just like me, an adventure to share!
    Or a veteran that can help me :3

    Edit: Or... obviously people somewhere inbetween...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haizer View Post
    Man doing Slaughterhouse elite is a pain. Apparently there aren't many people who want to do it, and it's the last one I need before I can do the gatekeeper :/ Anyone here up for some SH elite?
    Not sure if you still need to run Elite Slaughterhouse, but if you do, and can pop on anywhere from 8 PM to 1 AM EST, I can probably get a group together, and we can run through it. Just try whispering Xuanryu during the time frame I mentioned.

    As Kessos said, it's the 2nd boss that causes people the most consternation. It's a crazy fight for survival, but doable, and so long as one can make it past that encounter, the rest of SH is a cakewalk by comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadasNoir View Post
    Not sure if you still need to run Elite Slaughterhouse, but if you do, and can pop on anywhere from 8 PM to 1 AM EST, I can probably get a group together, and we can run through it. Just try whispering Xuanryu during the time frame I mentioned.

    As Kessos said, it's the 2nd boss that causes people the most consternation. It's a crazy fight for survival, but doable, and so long as one can make it past that encounter, the rest of SH is a cakewalk by comparison.
    Oh yeah I've been stuck on the second boss the most while trying it. Did a group last night and we got him down to about 120k by his first aoe, and the tank decided to not los it...ever. Huge tank reliant fight. I raid in wow from 8-12 EST Tues-Thurs, so it will probably be Friday before I hit you up for a run. Thanks for offering. Until then I shall gain more AP/SP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haizer View Post
    Huge tank reliant fight.
    Indeed, that's probably the biggest problem right there. Maybe more than any other fight in the game, the 2nd boss in SH requires one to have a tank that's completely on the ball and capable of adapting to the constantly changing situations in that fight. I won't claim to be a perfect tank, or even have the hubris to refer to myself as a great tank, but I have successfully completed every SH run I've been apart of as a tank thus far, and I'm getting better at it each time. That's why I often volunteer to run people through SH, even thought it can be so time consuming: that fight is probably better practice for a NM-aspiring tank than even the Gatekeeper was. And unlike the Gatekeeper, I can repeat that fight as often as I like.

    Anyway, I'll keep an eye out for you on Friday. What's the name of the character you plan on running SH with, so I know who's whisper I should be looking out for?
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