Asuran Madness!

When the playable races for Guild Wars 2 were first announced, I was a bit "meh" about Asuras at first. I usually like playing the tiny races. In this case, it took a while until I really loved the Asuras. Their quirky attitude might be responsible for that. However, I started loving them, especially after … Continue reading Asuran Madness!

Character Design: Star Trek Online

I bought Star Trek Online about a week ago for 3,50€ at Amazon. Yesterday, it was on sale at Steam for 2,75€. A friend and bookahnerk both bought this version and I was a bit jealous when I saw that it came with 500 Atari Tokens and the costumes from TOS (The Original Series - … Continue reading Character Design: Star Trek Online

“Convenience, not advantage” – still the LotRO Freemium-model?

When Turbine changed its subscription model to "free to play" (I like calling it "freemium" to differentiate it from the usual "f2p" models which only have item shops but no way to pay a subscription) players were worried about the kind of items we would see in their shop. Patience, back then Community Manager at … Continue reading “Convenience, not advantage” – still the LotRO Freemium-model?

Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (May 25)!

Welcome to Bookahneer's Geekwatch! The place mainly about LotRO, Guild Wars 2 and any other interesting things related to gaming (hopefully weekly... depending on whether we'll actually have some interesting links to share). Age of Conan is adopting a hybrid payment model (like LotRO and DDO). There's already an overview of what you get for … Continue reading Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (May 25)!

Guild Wars Screenshot

So how many of our readers have already noticed our new background image? And furthermore: How many people can tell me where this picture was taken? Unfortunately, we have nothing to hand out for a potential winner this time. ;) Although... what about a gold or 50 on Evernight in LotRO? Ah yes right, wrong … Continue reading Guild Wars Screenshot

Why should I buy Guild Wars 2?

Apart from my general enthusiasm about the content that has been announced so far, my main argument about why somebody should be interested in Guild Wars 2 keeps being, simple and mundande: the payment model. I don't get tired from pointing out that the costs, as long as the game doesn't turn out to have … Continue reading Why should I buy Guild Wars 2?

Guild Wars 2: Hopes, expectations, worries and comparisons – Introduction

Guild Wars and me: Not always best friends. My first contact with Guild Wars was a few years ago and did not go that well, which may be up to the circumstance that it was a preview weekend close to the release of Factions and I got lost with my level 20 character, all his … Continue reading Guild Wars 2: Hopes, expectations, worries and comparisons – Introduction

Underwear fashion show

This interview with Martin Kerstein (German Community Manager at ArenaNet), taken by Fesra and al'Ellisande, is from the RPC Cologne. It's all in German! One question seemed a bit silly to me. They're asking whether we'll be able to change our character's underwear in Guild Wars 2. Martin Kerstein doesn't think that this'll have a … Continue reading Underwear fashion show

Mines of Moria Code Giveaway at Casual Stroll to Mordor

I just saw that Casual Stroll to Mordor is also doing a giveaway for one MoM boxed code. So, if you haven't won here but would like to have another chance: There you go! :) I also managed to get confirmation about whether Lothlorien is included in the European MoM boxed version (Turbine took it … Continue reading Mines of Moria Code Giveaway at Casual Stroll to Mordor

Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (May 15)

Welcome to Bookahneer's Geekwatch! We're going to share a few interesting thoughts, facts, rumours etc. with this Geekwatch (which will hopefully be a weekly thing... depending on whether we'll actually have some interesting links to share). Guild Wars 2: Just one little thing today: Walking will be implemented when the game comes out. Roleplayers are … Continue reading Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (May 15)