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The Secret World Dev Diary: Freeform Progression

by Jason ChestnutMarch 23, 2012

Funcom has updated their official Youtube channel with a new developer diary for The Secret World, their forthcoming MMO set in the modern world. The new video focuses on the game’s “freeform progression” which allows players to advance without levels or classes. Lead Designer Martin Bruusgaard and Lead Content Designer Joel Bylos discuss the freedom of character customization through the application of five hundred different abilities available to players, split up into nine different categories ranging from melee and ranged weapons to different types of magic. Although you can learn all of the abilities, you can only equip seven active and seven passive at a time. Still, this allows for a great deal of customization to suit your individual style and let’s you change your combat role on the fly.

Check out the new video here!

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The Secret World is set to launch on June 19 for PC. For more detailed info on the progression system check out the official site. Keep checking back here on Game Fanatics for more coverage on this and other games, comics, movies and tech!

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    b.They both relied on each other for goods and services.
    c.Both of them needed slaves to have thriving businesses.
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    [What was the chief reason for the Dutch surrender of New Amsterdam to the British?
    a.war with the French in Europe
    b.lack of success with their farming practices
    c.exhaustion from fighting Native Americans
    d.trading with the British for land in warmer climates
    Question 3
    The defeat of the Spanish Armada had what effect on the colonization of America?
    a.made it easier to increase settlements
    b.made colonists more fearful for their safety
    c.made travel by sea more difficult than before
    d.made it more difficult to get settlers to the New World
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    d.a project exploring the relationship between a British settlement and the Native Americans living in the area
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    b. A globe cannot show the shapes of land masses without distorting them.
    c. A globe cannot provide a large view of major land masses and oceans.
    d. A globe cannot provide information about geographic features like mountains.
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    c.William Penn
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    b. William Penn’s vision to spread Quaker ideals in America
    c. John Oglethorpe’s idea for converting the Native Americans
    d. George Calvert’s plan for spreading Christianity in the New World
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    c.Alpine ecosystems support very few trees while deciduous ecosystems support many.
    d.Alpine ecosystems support many kinds of trees while deciduous ecosystems support only a few.

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