The Secret World is a classless MMO by Funcom with a modern-day setting and a focus on story-based content.

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Is there a way to make “Anima Shot” or “Shot of Anima” viable at all?

I am doing an AR/Shotgun build and I feel that those powers are very weak. Both don't really help me while leveling and the heal is nearly not noticeable, when it matters. I have AR 7/4 and Shotgun ...
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Alternatives to Agartha

For miscellaneous reasons I am unable to travel to agartha, which is the usual means by which I get to various places. Is there a way to travel between areas other than by going through agartha?
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What is the demonic, psychic and cybernetic distribution in Kaidan?

In the secret world, issue 9, which sections of kaidan are psychic, cybernetic or demonic, is there a north east south west way to visualise this or is it more involved than that? If I want to seek ...
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hate cut off point

What is the point at which a player will no longer attract violence from mobs? As I understand it, the desire of a mob to attack a player is based on the quantity of hate that the mob has for that ...
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What is the death metal music played in this place?

When you visit Danny Dufresne in the Skatepark next to Kingsmouth, he often has death metal music on his radio. Does anyone know what artist and song that is? I have found a video of the song: ...
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Is it possible to set The Secret World to remember and auto-join a Custom Chat channel?

I'm playing The Secret World along with a bunch of folks from a community of which I'm a member. We haven't bothered to form a Cabal because we have people playing as part of all three Societies, and ...
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Am I able to add my copy of The Secret World to Origin?

I purchased The Secret World shortly after it came out via The Secret World website. The Secret World is published by Electronic Arts and is available to purchase through Origin. Is it possible for me ...
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What's the most efficient/an efficient AP Farming route at endgame?

I've finished the primary plot quest. Not only that, but I've finished the quest achievements for every zone, so while I may have missed a simple breadcrumb sidequest somewhere along the line, I'm ...
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How do I defeat the Gatekeeper as a Damage Dealer? (The 'Furia' option?)

I've completed all 8 Elite dungeons, and have Blue QL 10 Talismans in every slot! Obviously, the next step is Nightmare modes! But in order to run those, I have to first defeat the Gatekeeper. I'm ...
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Gear: Stats and rating

I didn't find a good/exact explanation on this so: How much rating (e.g. crit rating/penetration rating) is needed for 1% of the stat? How much hit rating is required? (cap for pve/pvp?) How does ...
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Where are the Sequin vendors and what do they sell?

I looked around online but couldn't find a good guide detailing where the vendors who took Sequins (Solomon Island, Valley of the Sun God, and Transylvania) are and what they offer (specifically what ...
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What's the deal with boss events?

I'm specifically interested in the current Gilded Rage event, but this really applies to pretty much all of the events. Should I even bother trying to participate in these large events if I don't ...
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What is Blood Offering?

The damage skill point track for Blood Magic, Empowered Blood, says, "While Blood Offering is active, your Blood abilities deal X% more damage." What is Blood Offering? I don't see any ability with ...
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How do I create chat links?

I have noticed frequently in general chat people advertising for guilds but now also for groups using chat links, which as per the screenshot below open up into an additional window containing more ...
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Where do I find slow and dry moving zombies for the quest “They Never Stop Coming”?

On tier 3 of the quest 'They Never Stop Coming' from Norma Creed, you need to kill four specific kinds of zombie. The four kinds you're asked for are: Zombie cultists Fast and dry moving zombies ...
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Save a Custom Deck

I've been playing the secret world in a casual manner for quite a while but I never thought to explore the "Decks" feature until the previous weekend, up until that point I simply chose whichever ...
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Is it possible to join a different secret society?

Can you change your faction without rerolling your character? How? If so, can you access faction-exclusive cutscenes for content you've missed? (The only real compelling reason to change factions ...
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What determines the marked difficulty level?

What are the contributing factors to the marked 'Difficulty' level for a quest? I've noticed that the various difficulty levels that the game presents are; Very Easy Easy Normal Hard Very Hard ...
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What's the maximum inventory size?

You can increase your inventory size 10 slots at a time for an expenditure of Pax Romana. What is the maximum size your inventory can reach in this manner? Do you ever have to do anything other ...
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What does Shadow Medic Proc?

Does the Assault Rifle passive "Shadow Medic" proc (activate) only on direct heals, like anima shot, or does it also increase the healing of heals over time or leech?
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What are the longest range chaos actives?

What are the longest range chaos active abilities in secret world? Most are short range like Run Rampant, but I'm looking for something to complement my assault rifle with a bit of range, especially ...
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How casual friendly is The Secret World?

I'm considering The Secret World as a new game to play, as the setting fascinates me. However, I'm hesitant to pick up a MMO, because the time I can invest in it is limited. Can I enjoy all of the ...
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Where are the glyph vendors in secret world?

Where are all the glyph vendors in the secret world? Any QL is acceptable, I'm just looking for a comprehensive list.
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How soon can I group in The Secret World?

I'm attempting to play The Secret World with my girlfriend. She will have no patience for soloing whatsoever, so I need to be in her group 100% of the time in order to keep her playing. How soon is ...
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Where are the spiders for World Wide Web?

For the achievement World Wide Web I need to kill 50 Spider Guardians. Where is a good spot to find several of those in one place (that count for the achievement, of course)? I'm having trouble ...
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How do I defeat the Gatekeeper as a Tank? (The 'Fortitudo' option?)

I've completed all 8 Elite dungeons, and have Blue QL 10 Talismans in every slot! Obviously, the next step is Nightmare modes! But in order to run those, I have to first defeat The Gatekeeper. I'm ...
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Can a Casted Weapon be cast again?

In The Secret World, there are Casting Toolkits which allow you to destroy a weapon and then allow you to apply its visual look to another weapon of that type. I got a Tyrfing from Polaris which I ...
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Is there any way to have sound while The Secret World is not the focused program?

In a number of other games I play, there is an option in the Sound menu or similar that allows me to still hear my sounds even when alt-tabbed out of the game. Generally, this option is something like ...
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Are Tacos Delicious? What happens if I eat 7,460 of them?

Satan gave me a taco once. It made me mighty sick. So naturally, I was suspicious when I met a rather terrifyingly friendly demon-looking-creature in the markets of London who was all too happy to ...
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What do the different colours and markers mean on the experience bar?

What do the different colours and markers mean on the experience bar? It seems to be split into three sections with two markers and the both the bar and the markers can be orange or blue, what does ...
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Which speed hacks do I need to use to get Speedhax?

There's an achievement called Speedhax that requires that you run across the Dacian Span in under 30 seconds. Using the max rank of Sprint, I clocked myself at about 45 seconds to cross the span. ...
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Just how experimentation-friendly is the skill system in The Secret World?

I am seriously considering getting The Secret World, but I want clarification on some of the implications of some skill mechanics before making my decision. Is it possible to 'respec'? Essentially, ...
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What healing abilities either scale with stats other than Healing Power, or don't scale at all?

Having to mix in +Healing talismans in order to improve my sustainability is a drag. Sadly, most active, and even most passive healing skills scale primarily off of the Healing Power stat. Which of ...
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What's an effective endgame Blade/* DPS build?

So, I find myself in the situation of having a far better Blade than any other weapon available to me. (A QL10.1 purp would tend to be.) Fortunately, thanks to doing my vertical progression using the ...
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What exactly happens if I listen to the voices in my head?

At the end of each 'chapter' of The Secret World's main story quests, there's a sequence in which a disembodied voice calls out to you, asking for your cooperation, and pledging power unimaginable. ...
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Are Nachos Nutritious and/or Tasty?

So, I've asked about Tacos. I know they are a flavorful and beneficial out of combat snack. I still don't know what happens to people who eat 7500 of them, but it's a start. And then I see this: ...
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What's the fastest/most efficient way to farm Black Marks of Venice?

I'm looking to upgrade to more epic gear, and PVP gear is a nice parallel means of doing so while sitting on Nightmare lockouts. However, PVP gear is throttled by a limited acquisition currency: Black ...
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Opening doors in Kingsmouth

I am doing one of the very early quests to find missing townspeople. However, the indicators direct me right to their doorstep, after which I have no idea what to do. There doesn't seem to be any way ...
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How can I keep running?

Even with sprint (X) turned on, I have to keep pressing W to actually move anywhere. Is there some way to let the character keep running by default, so that all I have to do is course corrections ...
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How can I cancel a channel or cast that's already in progress?

One of the things I love about TSW's combat is how mobile it is - you can cast basically anything with a cast time on the move. One of the things I don't love is that sometimes, I'll be halfway ...
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Do I have to go to London if I want to look cool? Or can I buy cosmetic clothing anywhere else?

I'm playing as a member of the Illuminati, and I've noticed that New York is... well, there's a lot of things wrong with New York but among those things is a distinct lack of shopping opportunities. ...
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How do I pierce the secret of the windmill for “The Girl Who Cried Wolf” tier 5?

I am on tier 5 of "The Girl Who Cried Wolf" in The Secret World and I have taken the rune stones found by the Orochi but I am unable to progress with the quest further. The quest text says I need to ...
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How can I get around Agartha more quickly? Are there any shortcuts?

Getting around in Agartha sucks. Sure, the various Solomon Island zones are varying degrees of convenient, but getting to the portals for Egypt is a hike, and Transylvania may as well be in, well, ...
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How does sharing missions work?

The help files aren't very specific about this, but apparently you're supposed to be able to hit the 'share' button in your missions journal to give the quest you're currently on to party members. ...
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How difficult are the quests from the terminal in the Orochi Group van in Blue Mountain?

I finally polished off all of the 'Major' missions in Blue Mountain last night. Or at least, I thought I had, as I had done all the quests from every NPC marked on my map. Until, as I finished my last ...
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Splitting up stacks for assembly

I frequently find myself shift-clicking stacks of an item to split up the stack, ready for assembly. This can get quite time consuming when making multiple items so I was wondering if there was ...
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What counts as “defeat” in the PvP quest “Eliminate 10 Enemies”

In the Fusang Projects there is a quest "Eliminate 10 Enemies" with the following text: To win the battles of the secret war, objectives must be obtained. To obtain the objectives, enemy players ...
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Clarification on bonus hits from passives

I need some clarification on the "additional hit" effects from passives in The Secret World: Can additional hits perform critical hits? Does an additional hit count as "hit"? (like a hit from an ...
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Clarification on Damage over Time (DoT) effects

I need some clarification on how damage over time (DoT) effects work in the Secret World; Can a tick from a DoT perform a crit? Does a tick from a DoT count as a hit? I mostly want to know this ...
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How can I customise the UI in The Secret World?

I have read that the interface in the Secret World can be customised. How can I change my chat window and other things in the Secret World? I want to be able to customise my party list, and only ...