Last month Funcom announced an Item of the Month poll for the month of July. For those of you unfamiliar with the Item of the Month, if you maintain a subscription to The Secret World, you get a free item (usually an item of clothing) on the first of every month as a sort of thank you gift from Funcom for your support of The Secret World. In this poll they first asked the community to offer suggestions on what July’s Item of the Month should be. After that they narrowed the suggestions down to ten doable ones and then put up a poll. I was dying for a backpack (since until now there weren’t any in the game), so that’s what I voted for. Luckily it won (by a very narrow margin against Faction Necklace & Earings – 214 to 210), and today they have appeared in the game. You can scroll through the gallery above to see how they look. They actually put two in: a normal backpack in grey and an adorable animal backpack with a decidedly Japanese/Anime theme. Hurray!
Today is also the day for the month the Game Director’s Letter comes out. I’m really excited to hear we’re getting a Mission Pack this week (Sidestories: Love and Loathing), however I’m wondering if we’ll be required to purchase it or whether it’s included as part of our purchase of Issue #9. I guess we’ll know soon enough. Still, super cool!