My new Dragon* in The Secret World is absolutely ripping up Kingsmouth. Everything goes way faster the second time around, especially when you’re not stumbling around in a mixture of horror and awe and what-the-heck-do-I-do frustration. I’ve got just one questgiver to go before I head to Savage Coast, and that’s including all of the side missions. I feel like a boss.
I’ve decided to focus on a healing build with my assault rifle. It’s a little strange actively seeking +heal gear, but the fact that I’m not even close to dying is pretty enjoyable.
So last night I’m doing my thing, la de dah, and I get a group invite from a nearby player. Because my mother told me to absolutely trust strangers without a prior tell, I accept the invite and we proceed to chew through several missions together. The other player was unfailingly polite, and after some chit-chat, I found out that he/she was a brand-new player in the game. It was kind of cool to be able to give that player some advice and practice healing at the same time (with an assault rifle… that seems a little messed up, but a thousand horse doctors can’t be wrong).
I’ve been trying to challenge myself to get into more groups lately, even if just for general questing and exploration, and this reinforces the notion that it can be a good thing. I hope I made that other player’s experience a little more positive, as I know I came away from it feeling boosted. It reminds me of how my 4-year-old son has absolutely no qualms of making anyone his new best friend — his extroverted nature propels him to run over, give kids a hug, take their hand, and ask if they want to play.
So beware, Secret World. The hugs of Syp are coming. Oh yes, they are coming!
*Not an actual Dragon. Although, in the context of TSW’s world, that would be pretty awesome and not that lore-breaking. Dragon vs. C’thulu, anyone?