The Secret World is a game unlike any mmo; it’s an open world game allowing players to explore every inch of the game including its secretive missions, continents and monsters. It even has a web browser in the game! The pulling factor in the game are it’s plethora of missions, skills, monsters and conspiracies. I’ve played a lot of mmo’s in my time (ignore the thought of how old I really am) and I’ve never seen a more intricate game… ever. Upon hearing that Killer Guides will be offering guides in the Secret World category, I couldn’t resist. I’ve bought from them before and sure enough, their guides worked great. Why do you think I’m completely maxed out in Final Fantasy XIV possessing the best builds in the game?
The main guide I bought from them was The Secret World Strategy Book from using my unlimited membership pass from them. Okay, without the All Access Pass, each guide is priced at $29.99 USD and can be instantly downloaded upon purchase. The strategy guide contained 100+ pages of info, stretching from transcribing, skill wheel analysis, mission breakdowns and more. Some pages even contained tables and an illustration of the skill wheel. Neat.
Now let’s mention the highlights in the guide. Scanning through the guide, I was interesting in reading about the skill wheel. As most of you know, the skill wheel in The Secret World is a wheel with abilities in it; all 500 abilities. Players of each faction can learn every skill but not every player will use the same skills in a skill rotation. Personally, due to the diversity of the abilities, locating a skill rotation and build which works in combat is a challenge. The guidebook helped me here; listing out several skill rotations, the guidebook mentions where these skills will be most effective in: PvP or PvE. The guidebook goes into further detail how a particular skill rotation can be effective against a monster, let’s say, Jack.
The next highlight was the guide’s transcribing system. I found this section particularly interesting, reading through the contents about disassembling, refining and then reassembling. I thought the author was very thorough in explaining their transcribing methods. I tried out one of their crafting techniques and found out later the stats on my hammer boosted by double. By reading through the guidebook, I learned more and more things. What they are unfortunately I can’t tell you but it’s best if you read it yourself in the secret world e-book for better reference.
Point being: was I thrilled with the purchase? Yes! Impressed, I used the all access pass to buy the rest of the guides: the Secret World crafting and gold guide and the Secret World PvP guide. I’m thrilled to say the guides purchased were worth every penny. I do recommend this guide for beginners if you’re not too familiar with the game’s mechanics and skill wheel system. Not only would you be able to quickly equip your character with effective skill rotations and builds, you would be gaining insider knowledge how to craft powerful weapons. Why not head over to Killer Guides and take a look at their guides? They can help you!