The first Nerdy Bookahs blog post appeared on March 12, 2011. The first postings were all about Rift, before I started writing about other games (most prominently Guild Wars 2, of course!). A lot has happened in these past few years. I started a new job, quit that job, started a new job, started another … Continue reading 7th Anniversary Giveaway for 5th Anniversary Snail in Rift!
Trion chose a perfect time to launch their Rift Prime server. The game originally launched in March 2011 - and this little blog here got started in March 2011 as well. This is not a coincidence, however, as Rift (and the upcoming Guild Wars 2) was the main content I wrote about at that point. … Continue reading Rift Prime and Nostalgia
One month has gone since my last blog post. A lot has happened in real life, and in my game worlds as well. I am now unemployed - partly because I couldn't keep my job when moving, partly by choice (to concentrate on finishing my dissertation thesis before looking for a new job). I have … Continue reading One month later…
New year, new games! For me, 2018 begins with a hopefully great expansion coming: Civilization VI's "Rise and Fall". It will be released on February 8, which coincides with me leaving my current job. It also coincides with us moving across the country, but that will happen later that month. So in between packing our … Continue reading Games/Expansions in 2018 that I’m anticipating
Bookahnerk got me the Evoluent vertical mouse for lefthanders*. There is only this one model for lefthanders, but thankfully, it works very well with my hand. Compared to the other two vertical mice I already have (from Perixx and Havit), there are two big differences: 1) it's more massive with a thumb-rest and 2) it's … Continue reading Gaming with RSI: Vertical mouse no. 3 and a trackball mouse
First things first: Trion is not deleting any characters or their progress! They are, however, deleting names of inactive characters. This means that if you have not logged in with that specific character in the last year you are going to lose his or her name after January 31, 2018 before midnight, Pacific Time UTC … Continue reading Log in to your Trion games to save your names!
One thing that's been bothering me about Rift since its release is the lack of "proper" towns and cities. The "main city" of the Guardian faction, Sanctum, is a building with some space all around it. The Defiant faction doesn't have anything bigger either. It is understandable given the lore and all. But then there … Continue reading Cities in MMOs
Happy New Year to all our readers! My New Year's Resolution: Blog more again! Thanks to the RSI, my gaming time is limited, but I am busy with boring RL stuff, too. Still, writing about games is something I enjoy doing and I would like to do that more often. There is one post I … Continue reading Happy New Year 2018!
(The giveaway is closed. The winners are: Milkyy, Entaia and The Lover Boy. Congratulations!) We both don't play ArcheAge, but since we're part of Trion's Creator Programme, we sometimes get codes for games other than Rift to give away. We're happy to share these with you, of course, even if we don't play the game … Continue reading Giveaway: Alabaster Perinoor Silks Costumes for ArcheAge
I previously tweeted pictures of my two latest PC mice and got some responses that made me think I should actually write about this topic here in this blog. It is very relevant to (my) gaming, after all, and seems to be something that others are interested in, too: Vertical PC mice. A little bit … Continue reading Gaming with RSI: Vertical PC mouse