The Secret World: Follow that bird! (Besieged Farmlands #12)

(Join Syp as he attempts to document a complete playthrough of The Secret World from start to finish. What will The Secret Adventures discover next? Find out in this exciting installment! WARNING: Spoilers and stories ahead!)

Mortal Sins (main story mission)

Now that all of Besieged Farmlands’ missions are behind us — including, thank God, Cost of Magic — all that remains is to scoot through the main story mission. For the life of me, I have no idea what’s going on. I would assume that the devs figured that most players would weave the main story with all of the other missions, using that overarching storyline as a kind of breadcrumb prompt. Maybe some would do it first up and some wait like me to do it at the end, but there’s no one set way. I think it’s a lot easier to do these main story missions at the end of the zone because you already are intimately familiar with the terrain and people.

It all begins with a directive to find an owl — which I already know is Cucuvea — and follow her from the village to her treehouse. She yammers on again about how “Lilith’s children are gathering,” which I try to tell her happens every year at Burning Man, but she ain’t listening. I deeply appreciate how she picks a path that boldly plows through all manner of bad guys.

In fact, I had something humorous happen, which was that the moment I got to the tree, it triggered a cutscene… but my character was still under attack. So as the cutscene is progressing, I’m seeing my character flinch from phantom blows, blood spurting everywhere, and Cucuvea just going on with her monologue. Of course, I died (in a freaking cutscene), which is the fifth cheesiest way to die in an MMORPG.

Anyway, since I died, I missed the rest of the cutscene and there was no way to replay it. So I simply followed the next direction, which was to go look for the girl with the spyglass and the WORST QUEST EVER.


Anyway, after she talks a little bit about Transylvania, she breadcrumbs me right to the Shadowy Forest, which means that after this extremely brief bit of the main story, we’re done with the zone. Huh. Thought there was more to it then that. Let’s go meet Dracula, shall we?


2 thoughts on “The Secret World: Follow that bird! (Besieged Farmlands #12)

  1. Gamera977 March 21, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Lol, the exact same thing happened to me on that cut-scene. I was wondering why my character was gyrating around with blood shooting everywhere until I finally figured out I’d pulled a mob into Cucuvea’s hut with me. Then I died and the Gladewardens or whatever the satyr guys killed the mob about five seconds later!

  2. Katriana March 21, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Always annoys me when I miss part of a cutscene for some reason and can’t repeat it. Luckily most can be found on YouTube these days if you really want to see it once it no longer contains spoilers for you.

    I did the main story quest in Transylvania all in one go with a friend year before last as a frantic rush to unlock Tokyo before the Samhain quests went live so we could do them. Still working on going back and doing all the zone quests I missed. Up to Carpathian Fangs now and partway through it. Just been awhile so now I can’t remember where I left off there…

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