We decided to try and find something to do in The Secret World together as a trio last night, although I hadn’t found details of any new mission additions for 2016 Krampusnacht festive event. Strangely it appears we missed giving this event a go on previous years, I guess our Decembers’ are always occupied by other gaming. So it was a pleasant surprise to receive notification of “The Christmas Conspiracy” upon logging in, a puzzle mission that none of us had done before.
I had a blast doing this mission, as I always avoid posting spoilers there’s not that much I can say in any detail. The mission is based on Mozart’s opera, die Zauberflöte (the Magic Flute). The Funcom devs have done their usual sterling job of weaving conspiracy, myth and real world references to make for a compelling storyline.
It’s a full on puzzle mission, although longer than I expected given the counter only showing three stages. If you are musically gifted, as my husband happens to be, then you may find it easier to work out the puzzles without cheating. I was too distracted by the odd appearence of German for the lyrics or quote cited in that language. It occured to me that I’ve never seen this opera, that may have to be rectified now I know something about the plot!
The mission almost qualifies for a dungeon without combat, it’s a good length and there’s only a couple of easy-ish combats to deal with. Even if it’s old news now to most, it was a nice little festive stocking filler of content when we had a spare evening with no obvious game to play together.