Rise of Isengard – what will I get?

I preordered Rise of Isengard, LotRO's next expansion, as soon as it became available. However, I still don't know what I'll get. Three features are listed: 1) 3 new zones Dunland, Gap of Rohan and Isengard. With those, we'll get lots of new quests. Storywise and questwise, I will get something new and hopefully, it'll … Continue reading Rise of Isengard – what will I get?

GamesCom 2011 – only… a few more days! ;)

We already know that Sylvari will be playable at GamesCom. So far, this was more or less the only thing I was concerned about (Guild Wars 2, that is, not necessarily the Sylvari). But now I wonder: What about the other games I'm interested in? More importantly: What about LotRO? They will release their next … Continue reading GamesCom 2011 – only… a few more days! ;)

Sylvari week coming soon! Asura still left

Yesterday, ArenaNet announced that the Sylvari week will take place before Gamescom. They will also be playable at Gamescom. I can't wait! :) But let's look at some dates: Gamescom will be from August 17 - August 21. If Sylvari week is to take place before that, it will have to start before August 16. … Continue reading Sylvari week coming soon! Asura still left

Guild Wars 2: Engineer Walkthrough

When the engineer was first introduced by ArenaNet I was disappointed. It seemed to come right out of a first person shooter. However, seeing this walkthrough now, I feel that I'm slowly falling in love with this class, actually. Wouldn't be the first time I end up playing exactly that class that I disliked the … Continue reading Guild Wars 2: Engineer Walkthrough

SWTOR: The other FAQ

Today with a special edition of Bookahneer's Geekwatch. It's all about Star Wars: The Old Republic! Bioware announced the preorder and I think quite a lot of bloggers have already declared their allegiance: Pro or con CE. ;) I also saw lots of questions and had some people ask me whether I knew about X … Continue reading SWTOR: The other FAQ

RIFT: Return to Telara (July 13 – 19)

Heimlich, still und leise... *cough* Well, Rift is apparently in the process of reactivating inactive accounts for free for 7 days (that is, if your account was already inactive prior to June 23). You can see the announcement here. I got the link by email but haven't seen it anywhere otherwise. Still, it's real. Unfortunately, … Continue reading RIFT: Return to Telara (July 13 – 19)

Guest blog entry at Biobreak

I wrote a guest blog entry for Syp over at Biobreak while he's away for a week. Syp gave me a topic to write about and I seriously blushed when I read his introduction. I know that my English isn't bad but I'm still always really happy when people tell me that my English is … Continue reading Guest blog entry at Biobreak

Pigeonholing Guild Wars

I've seen it several times since ArenaNet's announcement of "no healers!" that people are very skeptical. Tell them there are no healers, no tanks AND no raids and the answer you'll get from some of them is "I have never seen something like this and thus, it can't work." I haven't played Guild Wars 2 … Continue reading Pigeonholing Guild Wars

Screenshots in Guild Wars 2

Rubi was one of the lucky people to visit ArenaNet and she has written about her experience playing Guild Wars 2 here. Now, apart from the good stuff (and me mostly skimming it because I don't want to know every detail before I've been able to play it myself :) ), one thing stood out … Continue reading Screenshots in Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 and microtransactions

The MMO Report: Guild Wars 2 Preview Special includes some interesting information about Guild Wars 2 and its "payment model". As most of you probably know, Guild Wars 2 will be "buy to play" just like Guild Wars 1 is. That means that you buy the box with a key inside which lets you create … Continue reading Guild Wars 2 and microtransactions