Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (June 30, 2012)

Welcome to today’s Bookahneer’s Geekwatch! The place about miscellaneous interesting news related to gaming (will most likely include at least one piece about Guild Wars 2 ^^).

The infamous June 28 came and went, but it finally brought us a release date. Do I need to even repeat it? I’m just going to link to the official announcement (and add: August 28, 2012! Just in case you’ve been offline for too long and actually did miss it). It’s so much earlier than I thought! I was counting on October or November. Now, with some luck, I may even get some time off work because it’s also a few days before my birthday and I could just enjoy the game and my birthday without having to worry about work-related stuff.

There is another Lore Tower Talk on the German fansite Wartower.de. Fortunately for you, English-speaking readers, it’s all in English! And it’s about the Sylvari this time. I haven’t had the time yet to listen to it, but I definitely will do it because all of those Tower Talks have been great so far. If you don’t feel like listening, there is already an English transcript available – and a translation into German if you prefer that.

Yesterday, I finally got around to redesigning our former “Blogroll”. It used to be just a list but that looked boring. Head over to the Recommended Reading page and have a look yourself! There are lots of great blogs and fansites, all about Guild Wars 2 and/or other MMOs. If you want to be listed there, contact us. And if you find that we didn’t include your logo – or caught the wrong one – contact us as well, so we can change that.

We have also had our first guest post yesterday by Joshua about mobile MMOs. If you want to read more from him, head over to his blog.

Last but not least, Werit has been working on Dev Spy which is an aggregator for different games’ developer posts. It currently features games like World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Lord of the Rings Online, etc. He is still improving the website, so leave your feedback there if you have some.

4 responses to “Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (June 30, 2012)

  1. I loved the Lore Tower Talk interview with Ree Soesbee as usual. Al’Ellisande does a remarkable job as an interviewer imo, and I could listen to ArenaNet DEVs talk about the game pretty much all day long.
    The interesting piece of “news” that came out of it was finding out we can actually talk to the Pale Tree herself “in game.” Two of the five characters I have planned to start with will be sylvari, and I’m really looking forward to exploring their culture and lore first-hand.

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    • We’ve only just now actually managed to listen to it ourselves. And that’s exactly what I said to bookahnerk: How much I love her interviews, how great it is to listen to the developers (when Ree said that the Pale Tree “would be sad”, she sounded very sad herself) and I squealed at the part of being able to meet the Tree. ^^

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  2. The more I hear about the Sylvari the more I want to play one. :)

    I specially like the part where she is talking about how the Pale Tree knows what is going on in the world it is like she is talking about a real life entity that they don’t know everything about it, instead of something they created for the game.

    I am also curious to what kind of meeting a non-Sylvari would have with the Pale Tree. Hmmm… Makes me wonder if I could tag along with another Sylvari personal story and interact with the Pale Tree in that way.

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    • Me too! Either a necromancer or a thief… not sure yet which one it’ll be.

      I have that romantic image of what a writer should be like when they have created a world and ArenaNet’s writers fit this image perfectly. Whenever Ree talks about the game world, it sounds like she’s 100% in it and 100% part of it. :)

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