I'm fighting a mysterious illness this weekend, but thankfully my waking hours have been spent playing The Secret World, which has actually been a really great experience. I always say that SW:TOR played like KOTOR with an MMO tacked on, but TSW so far feels like an MMO version of '90s point-and-click adventure games -- and that's not an insult.
Why do you have to repair items before putting them in void storage? I find this infinitely annoying.
When an item is put into void storage, it isn't really put into void storage; there's basically a little note in the database that says "This is the item they'll want when they request a withdrawal, so make a new one." You have to repair it because, at some point, it becomes cheaper to drop the item into void storage and take out a new undamaged version for free than it would be to repair it. Make sense?
if you buy a race change, do you get a gender change with it? I ask because I have a female BE warrior and I'd like to race change (when it's available) to a Pandaren, but I prefer the male model, and his animations.
Indeed you do. An optional gender change is included when you change races.
What's the deal with Mists only being 5 levels? I remember Blizzard saying that Cata was 5 levels because of all of the revamps that went into the old world, but Mists doesn't have that excuse. Has Blizzard sneakily changed the status quo for future expansions down to 5 levels?
Well, I mean, I wouldn't expect any more 10-level expansions from here on in, if that's what you're asking, but I'd also posit that it doesn't really matter how many levels you gain. You'd just gain levels twice as fast if it were a 10-level expansion, but there'd be the same amount of content.
are the questing achievements for the MoP zones in? If so, are they generally Icecrown type filled(160) or far bigger? Maybe split into sub zones?
Mists mixes up that achievement archetype a little by making the meta achievement based on completed storylines instead of number of quests completed. Each quest hub tends to have a separate storyline; complete them all, get the meta.
Anduin is lvl 5 in game but he can use both ground and flying mounts. Shouldn't he be at least level 60?
Clearly his dad made use of the Legacy system. Whoops, wrong MMO!
I remember Lore from Tankspot saying that Blizzard is using Valor in Mists to upgrade gear, not buy gear. However, looking through the beta news at MMO-Champion, there are rep vendors that sell epic gear for valor points. Does anybody know if Blizz is going back on the proposed valor system?
You may be able to do both; both systems are finite, so having two paths to choose from is a good option. It's more likely that the system just isn't finalized yet, though.
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