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Secret World of New York: Real Life Pictures Of In-Game Places

RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon

Vladimir recently posted some pictures he took during a trip to NYC on the official forums, which show some of the real life areas used in the Illuminati starting area.  These are pretty cool.

http://forums.thesecretworld.com/showthread.php?t=37096

This link has side-by-side picture comparisons:

http://forums.thesecretworld.com/showpost.php?p=1180463&postcount=28

 

Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,277Member Uncommon

    Sweet link!

  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Sweet link!

     

    I agree, it's a really nice set of pictures.

    Strbldsnch compiled a bunch of side-by-side comparison pictures from the ones Vladimir took, which are easier to see:

    http://i.imgur.com/fDEyp.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/y10ss.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/qkqxs.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/iayDF.jpg

    Using the real world as the gameworld does make this game more interesting to me.

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • DakirnDakirn Kansas City, MOPosts: 374Member Uncommon

    That's pretty epic.  One of the many cool things about a game taking place in current time.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,277Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rohn
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Sweet link!

     

    I agree, it's a really nice set of pictures.

    Strbldsnch compiled a bunch of side-by-side comparison pictures from the ones Vladimir took, which are easier to see:

    http://i.imgur.com/fDEyp.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/y10ss.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/qkqxs.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/iayDF.jpg

    Using the real world as the gameworld does make this game more interesting to me.

    Wow, some of those you need to do a double take to see which is the real one :)

  • JohnnymmoJohnnymmo Salt lake, UTPosts: 99Member
    Very cool
  • BlackbrrdBlackbrrd KongsbergPosts: 811Member

    I have seen some of the pictures before, but not with the comparison pictures, some of them were just awesome :D

  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Blackbrrd

    I have seen some of the pictures before, but not with the comparison pictures, some of them were just awesome :D

     

    Same here.  I was looking at the pictures and comparing them to in-game places from memory, but the side by side comparisons were pretty astonishing.

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • rav500rav500 FrankfurtPosts: 46Member
    Wow, fantastic!! :) anyone been in the London-district? or Seoul?
  • Tdogz27Tdogz27 Portland, ORPosts: 21Member

    Wow this is awesome.

     

    I live nearby, and may end up spraying fun symbols / hands / eyes / agartha notes around this stuff:)

  • XerithXerith Richardson, TXPosts: 970Member
    Very cool. My girlfriend grew up in New York and was commenting on the attention to detail they put into it. I wonder how the London locals compare to the New York ones. 
  • dreamscaperdreamscaper Somewhere, NCPosts: 1,582Member Uncommon
    In case you missed the other link in the posted thread, be sure to check out the actual Kingsmouth as well.

    <3

  • Originally posted by dreamscaper
    In case you missed the other link in the posted thread, be sure to check out the actual Kingsmouth as well.

    I thought that entire website was made as part of the advertising campaign for the game.

  • ArkainArkain Tampa, FLPosts: 490Member Uncommon
    I love this game, great pics!

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  • TjommisTjommis HutiheitaPosts: 225Member
    Good stuff! Hope someone is able to make similar comparisons from London and Seoul.
  • ComanComan Hattem, AKPosts: 2,032Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Sawtooth
    Originally posted by dreamscaper
    In case you missed the other link in the posted thread, be sure to check out the actual Kingsmouth as well.

    I thought that entire website was made as part of the advertising campaign for the game.

    Yes used as an information source for the quest as well I believe. Some of the pics in the galery are actually from In-game. Though the light-tower seems real though. 

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,536Member Uncommon
    Very cool, but it won't help Funcom retain players, such is the nature of themeparks. It's a losing battle trying to pump out more content than players can consume before the next round of content comes. 
  • BlackbrrdBlackbrrd KongsbergPosts: 811Member
    Originally posted by dreamscaper
    In case you missed the other link in the posted thread, be sure to check out the actual Kingsmouth as well.

    As mentioned above, the site you are linking to is actually made by Funcom. They did it so they have a place with information that doesn't change, so they can use it for their in-game investigation missions. ;)

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