TSW: evocative gear

The Secret World’s modern world setting certainly offers players a change from the usual fantasy tropes of most of the MMORPG genre.


This extends to the weapons as well as the clothing of course.

Hi-tech assault rifle

Hi-tech assault rifle

Not all the gear is modern though, there’s some rather interesting quest-specific disguises.


So far my favourite item in the game has been this macuahuitl Aztec-style sword.


I’d be very happy for more Aztec flavoured gear in future. More importantly it’d be great if Funcom could add content set in Central or South America in the future also since there’s such a rich cultural mythology there to tap into (Aztec/Mayan/Incan etc).

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4 Responses to TSW: evocative gear

  1. Sylow says:

    I do have some majan-styled headgear and i think they are from the yearly christmas event. But i agree that the remaining outfit options don’t explore that a lot. And while i am not really interested in more outfit options in that style for me, i very much can relate to wanting to have more clothing options available. (My outfit count in Fashionista currently is at 81 saved outfits… *g* )

  2. pkudude99 says:

    You’re calling the demonic rifle appearance “high tech??!?!?!?!” Orochi looks high tech to me, and there are a couple of different Soviet-style skins that look either “current, slightly older, or a bit higher-tech, but I don’t find the filth or demonic appearance to look high tech at all.

  3. bhagpuss says:

    One of the best things about TSW is that you can create characters that look like the kind of people you’d see walking down the street outside your house. I am always struggling in MMOs to get an “ordinary” look and TSW is about the best I’ve seen.

  4. Telwyn says:

    We’ve been playing long enough now to want to start exploring non-progression stuff like costumes, the game does have some interesting options.

    To me the actual rifle design looks very hi-tech despite the colour-scheme, and in any case it’s certainly a lot more hi-tech than the macuahuitl 😉

    Indeed, it’s refreshing how normal (or weird) you can make your characters look with simple costume changes

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