We played another “filling in the gaps” session last night in The Secret World. We were able to finish off the last three or four missions we’d never completed in the City of the Sun God zone. While running those missions I noticed a couple of little hints at what would be future content at the time the zone was released.
Amir, the Jinn mission-giver, mentions in a cut scene about the Jinn and the Oni being exiles. It only stood out to me because we’d already completed the Tokyo content first and met plenty of Oni, I presume this was a little hint of deliberate foreshadowing for what would come in Issue 9 (which added Kaidan to the game).
Also we completed another mission, the Dark Places, which also features a familiar creature if you’ve spent any time in Tokyo…
It’s only a brief encounter at this time but because we’d done Tokyo beforehand it freaked us out slightly how this creature is introduced and that it has a guest ‘appearance’ this much earlier in the game. If these are deliberate foreshadowing of what is to come then it only reinforces the layered quality of the writing in this MMO!