Let me start by admitting that I am a huge Guild Wars 2 (GW2) fan with 50/50 in my Hall of Monuments and the Collector’s Edition already pre-purchased. I’ve played in both pre-purchase Beta Weekend Events and milked as much as I could from the Stress Test time. I heard about The Secret World (TSW) a while ago, but knowing that I’d be fully committed to GW2, I didn’t bother following it that closely. However, last weekend I found myself with nothing do and the good folks at www.mmorpg.com where giving away TSW beta keys, so I thought I’d take it for a spin. Having played and enjoyed both games, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to compare the two. Without further ado, here are my thoughts on how the two titles stack up against each other.
Having had a chance to play in both Beta Weekend Events and the Stress test, I now have some actual playing time on which to base my observations and comments. The first thing I want to talk about though, is what a difference actually playing the game makes!