Welcome to China, and to Fusang Projects. Your missions will be to eliminate members of the other secret societies, capture the facilities, and claim the anima wells. Completing these tasks will strengthen our cause and help us dominate in the secret war. Good luck!
In last weeks Pandora’s Box, I gave a general overview on what The Secret World has to offer, giving some details on questing, and abilities. This week I am going to cover one of the PVP zones, known as Fusang Projects.
In order to get into PVP, you need to press the “P” key to open the PVP window. There you can select between three different zones, each with their own play style and objectives. You can also select between three different roles, each giving bonuses on your build.
Fusang Projects is a massive zone with large group PVP. In fact, due to the shear number of opponents you will face, you will never, ever want to leave your main pack. If you check your map, you will quickly find the giant blob of companions; start running in that direction and hope you don’t find one of the other two opposing factions on your way.
The general goal of Fusang Projects is to capture the four different facilities on the map. To successfully do this, you need to capture the anima wells around the facility. For example, take a look at the south facility on the map above. Its the southern most circle. You will want to make sure you control both of the anima wells (the stars) at the very bottom, to each side of the facility. The reason for this is, when you die you can select which anima well you respawn at, so the closer you can respawn the quicker you can get back into the action.
Note how I say, “When you die”. This is because you will die, a LOT. In addition to fighting players against two other factions, when you try to get to a facility you must first destroy the gate turret. The difficulty of this depends on where your enemies are. If you are being harassed by even a handful of players while trying to destroy the turret it can cause some problems for your team. So now its your group vs two factions vs the turret.
Once you destroy the turret, the barrier keeping you out of the facility dissipates and you can head into the facility. In each building is a giant construct that you first must kill before you can take control of the facility. The construct has a lot of health and hits hard. It can take several minutes to destroy this machine and just like the turrets, you can be attacked by the other two factions.
PVP Tip – If you have aggro from the giant construct, DO NOT EVER run out of the building/room. Doing this will reset the fight with the robot returning to the middle of the room with full health. Either stop attacking so someone else will get aggro or just die. You don’t want to be “that player”.
One thing I haven’t mentioned is that which ever faction currently holds the facility gets a home field advantage. Neither the turret nor the construct will attack the team that holds the facility. So while you are fighting against two factions and a defense unit, the facility owners only have to fight the other factions.
Generally the majority of your team will be moving from one facility to the next with few staying back to defend, so you will rarely run into a horde of enemies while attacking. The biggest thing to worry about is another faction coming in behind you after you’ve done all the work and stealing the facility from you.
Right about now, you must be thinking, “How long is a match? How long do we need to hold the facilities to win?” In Fusang Projects, the fight never ends. I mean that, there is no end to the war at Fusang. The three factions work around the clock, trading facilities with each other in a never ending battle. You can hop in at any time and leave when you need to, making it a great way to break up questing or something to do during a lunch break.
I hope you have enjoyed learning about Fusang Projects. Tell us about your experiences and your greatest moments/disappointments in this struggle to control China.