• Major updates are done! We've squashed the nastier bugs, but there are probably a few smaller ones still scurrying about. Send us a DM on Twitter (@lowerworldtsw) or to @Custodian/@Voltigeur on this site if you catch one! We'll be tweaking the site's appearance and updating guides as the month goes on. :)

Update Now Powered By Xenforo 2.0! (And some other updates)


Hello, secret worlders! Your friendly neighborhood custodian, here. In the past few months, we've made some long-overdue updates and changes to The Lower World. Here are the biggest ones:

  • UPDATED TO XENFORO 2.0: The biggest update. We're hoping that the jump from XF 1.5 to XF 2.0 will lead to a safer and more responsive site! We also had to update all of the add-ons (such as the Storybook and Character Showcase) and migrate all of the information... and find replacements for any add-ons that didn't make it to 2.0. All of the important ones have been accounted for, and we'll continue our search for replacements for some of the minor add-ons.

  • STREAMLINED NAVIGATION: We've received some great feedback about the navigation on The Lower World and Xenforo 2.0 has made it easier than ever for us to put that feedback to good use! We've pared down most of the menus to make it easier for you to get to where you want to be. If you have any further feedback, please feel free to send us a DM on Twitter or post in the Suggestions forum!

  • SITE CLEANUP: We've moved all inactive threads, characters, and cabals to "Archived" categories in their respective sections. All of this content is still -- and will remain -- available for your viewing pleasure. If you'd like your content moved out of the archives, let us know!

  • NEW GUIDES: We've written up some new guides to help you navigate the new add-ons. You can find them here!

Our work isn't done yet, though! Here are a few changes that you might see in the following months:

  • STYLE UPDATES: We'll be tinkering with the style further to capture that homey Secret World feel!

  • TROPHIES: The trophies system is in need of a few more tweaks before it can be re-enabled. But it's getting there!

  • FACTION BADGES: We're working to bring back those neat little faction badges that pop up under your avatar.

  • WRITING PROMPTS AND PLOT HOOKS: We hope to get these rolling again in the next few months. Get those thinking caps ready! ;)
That's all for now, sweetlings! Keep on buzzing. 🐝 💛