The fog gave way to a sandstorm, and I found myself in Egypt. Egypt, which itself is subdivided into a few zones, is the second major setting in The Secret World, after Solomon Island. Having grown weary of Ak’abs and mountainous regions, a vast, open and mostly level desert was much welcomed.
Here in virtual Egypt, the people have much worse than Mubarak or the military council to contend with. Other than being besieged by a doomsday cult, Egypt is a picturesque place, more reminiscent of One Thousand and One Nights than the Arab Spring. Quests often had me navigating areas in a Prince of Persia fashion, or had me take on Rick O’Connell’s role in The Mummy.
Egypt continues the story arc involving
black oil The Filth, and the first zone in Egypt culminates in a dungeon, The Ankh, a zone evocative of Nazi occult fantasy, with the big bad aptly named ‘Doctor Klein’. After a few runs of the instance, I was mostly in QL8 gear and had also completed my soldier deck, unlocking a nice looking appearance set.
I can’t decide what deck I should go for next. Magus comes with a outfit that I like, and the elementalist spells look fun, but it would be wiser picking up a healer or a tank spec instead of another dps spec as that would give me more options for grouping. Picking up the assault rifle/blood magic healer spec wouldn’t be too hard as I already have one of weapons, as well as the inner ring of assault rifle completed. The other specs would take more work.