Funcom has launched a new profile and leader board service for new MMO The Secret World today called Chronicle. By logging in here players can view a complete record of their journey through the game, as well as character profiles and leader boards covering both PvE and PVP. It's neat as it lets you size your character up against others by 'following them (profiles updated every 24 hours).
I checked my own profile out this morning and learned that I have a long way to go. The top three leader boards (zombies killed, total xp earned, and golems killed) make my scores look crappy. Still, it's neat to see where I rank. I really enjoyed being able to see where I stand with my abilities and skills at a glance, in a web browser.
Today marks the kick-off of the public beta phase, which means that the feature set is still limited, but Funcom says that it will continue to grow as the game and its community does.
Funcom says that this is just the beginning, as they have many more features planned. Look for further in-game integration as well as ties to mobile devices and social networks in the future.
|1:00 PM on 01.10.2013|
The Secret World sees 400% increase in 'activity levels'
Taking The Secret World from a subscription-based game to the "buy-to-play" model has done quite well for Funcom. The company has called this re-launch a success, announcing that "Activity levels in the game have increased by...more
|8:00 AM on 12.12.2012|
The Secret World scraps subscription fees
The Secret World has become the latest MMO to learn that, if it ain't Warcraft, it ain't getting away with charging subscription fees. Mandatory fees have been dropped from Funcom's ailing game, though other areas of monetiza...more
|3:00 PM on 11.14.2012|
The Secret World gets a chunky update
After four months, The Secret World finally gets its first raid, along with new missions and features in the largest update so far. It was this MMO's dearth of multiplayer opportunities that made me ditch it in fav...more
|11:00 PM on 10.18.2012|
Halloween comes early to The Secret World
Are you still playing The Secret World? Now would be a good time to log back in, as Funcom has pushed out some Halloween-centric content by way of the new update, Issue #3: The Cat God. It wouldn't be an MMO without nods to ...more
|8:00 PM on 09.17.2012|
Funcom has tools to make The Secret World free to play
Following the recent layoffs at Funcom, GamesIndustry caught up with CEO Ole Schreiner to talk about the subscription-based model The Secret World uses. He says that the game is profitable now that re-structuring has happened...more
|12:30 PM on 09.11.2012|
The Secret World lead game designer laid off
Funcom MMO The Secret World did not do as well as they had hoped it would, selling only 200,000 copies since its July launch. And now, as it usually goes, the layoffs happen. A notable casualty is The Secret World's lea...more
|11:00 AM on 08.29.2012|
The Secret World sold only 200,000 copies since launch
Financials for Funcom for this last quarter show disappointing results for their newest, MMO The Secret World. The game sold only 200,000 copies since its June 29th launch, despite more than half a million players having sign...more
|4:30 PM on 07.13.2012|
Secret World's first content update announced
Set to go live July 31st, The Secret World's first content update, Unleashed, (referred to as Issue #1) has been revealed, with promises of more issues coming every month. This first round of content will contain se...more
|6:15 PM on 07.03.2012|
The Secret World launch trailer should be seen
If you've been keeping up with Funcom's newly released MMO The Secret World, you'll know exactly what to expect. But, for those that haven't, this new launch trailer shows just how vast and lovely this game's world is. Eithe...more
|10:00 PM on 05.14.2013|
Survarium alpha offers an early look at gameplay
Vostok Games' Survarium has resurfaced thanks to the massively multiplayer online first-person shooter's ongoing alpha test. This is the game that always gets mentioned alongside the fun-to-bring-up S.T.A.L.K.E.R., given its ...more
|6:30 PM on 05.14.2013|
The WWII dogfights of War Thunder are headed to PS4
Gaijin Entertainment is bringing its free-to-play massively-multiplayer online game War Thunder to PlayStation 4 this holiday season. There's nothing in the way of screenshots for the expanded release, though we do have a te...more
|12:15 PM on 05.14.2013|
Slowly but surely: Rift will become free-to-play in June
Having previously put out a lite version of RIFT, Trion Worlds is now committed to introducing a full-fledged free-to-play model for the MMORPG. They're doing it, and doing it well, it sounds like -- "experience the entire g...more