Something Wicked [Spoiler]

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in Guides, The Secret World | 2 comments

Something WickedI just finished one of the more difficult investigation missions in “The Secret World”. It made me pause a couple of times and lead to a good deal of head scratching. And using the game’s secret sauce “Google”. The Secret World has a built in browser and they expect you to use it, even to look up their puzzles directly, or just to research some of the riddles.

Norma Creed has seen plenty of strange things these days as well as in the past. And she’s dealt with it well. She recalls a series of murders in Kingsmouth a few years back in 2002. It looked like ravens were involved in it. Five steps will solve the mystery:

Tier 1.
Find more information about the murder, perhaps in a newspaper.


There’s an archive at City Hall.
Tier 2.
The sheriff’s office held back more information on the case.


Check the computer at the sheriff’s station.
Tier 3.
The suspect killed himself in his cell. Find a way to get inside the cell and examine it.


No key, no keypad, no saw or cutting torch. Go kill yourself. Find the message on the wall.
Tier 4.
There’s a message inside the cell, find out its meaning.

Hint 1

Follow the white raven while still in anima form. It will lead to a group of ravens reciting a nursery rime. Release four of them in the order given by the message in the cell.

Hint 2

Golden Girls, Sorrows Secret (6317)
Watch out when trying to do the final step in sequence. You share the quest area with others. If other players click things in different places, your sequence gets messed up. Coordinate with other players in the area.
Tier 5.
Find Jack.


But don’t kill him

And this sets the atmosphere of the secret world. Somebody mentioned in chat: “There are no puzzles in MMO’s”. Not until now, not in this form and not that many of them. I know Dungeons & Dragons Online has some and you might even call the platform jumping in SWTOR a puzzle. By myself, I’m not the greatest puzzle solver, but I just like the whole ambiance of the game. I could have left the Kingsmouth area for the next zone a good while ago, but those investigations will keep me here.

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SWTOR Bounty Hunter Guides

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 in Guides, Star Wars: The Old Republic | 0 comments

I’ve been looking for bounty hunter guides for my own character and found good ones at the SWTOR main site. This one is a guide for both advanced classes: Bounty Hunter guide. It contains answers to some frequently asked questions, some more details about the advanced classes Mercenary (heal and dps, dual wield blaster) and Powertech (tank and dps, single blaster), and some talent builds to get you started.

The second guide is a specific Mercenary guide in the form of a Q&A: Ask a Mercenary thread 2.0. It starts with a basic hybrid leveling build and leads into a longer thread answering various questions over time.

There is not yet a Powertech specific guide.

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