Bookahneer’s Geekwatch: Now with more community!

Guild Wars 2 Bookahneer's GeekwatchWelcome to today’s Bookahneer’s Geekwatch! The place about miscellaneous interesting things about gaming.

I’ve always really liked the idea of Bookahneer’s Geekwatch and using this column to write about short news pieces that I wouldn’t be writing otherwise. However, lately it felt a bit obsolete as I posted gaming news for our three main games in other formats most of the time. I always liked the idea of having a look at other fansites and blogs, though, to see what they are up to. So I figured that we could use this column for both, bits of interesting gaming news as well as looking at other blogs and fansites.

Let’s start with the newest blog on my reading list that I only found because the owner left a comment here. – As a side note, for all those new to blogging: If you want to get noticed, interact with others! Comment on their blog posts and engage in conversations about their posts. This is how others will get to know you!


The Shapestone Journal is a blog dedicated only to Trove. The only one that’s focusing on the game as far as I know and the only other blog regularly writing about Trove other than ours. But I wouldn’t mention him here if the only reason was “he is the only blogger about Trove”. I also really enjoy his content! He summarizes the news we get from Trion’s live streams just as we do. But if you know me well enough, you know that I don’t see something like this as a competition. I quite like knowing that I can write about the news from the live stream, but I don’t have to, because the players can read the news elsewhere regardless. :p What you can also find there are guides. I’m going to recommend one post here now, it’s the guide to craft the Neon Nightsky wings. I’ve personally not looked into those too closely so far, because I have not yet been able to handle the wings properly. So, I don’t even need to think about crafting some special look. ;)

By the way, if you know of any other Trove blogs – or maybe you’re even the owner of such a blog –

dragonseasonThe second post I’m going to put on a pedestal here, so to say, is from Dragon Season. Yeah, you may wonder why I decide to feature a post from the very fan site that I am part of as well. ;) But this is special! Tilion has been away from the gaming world for some time and now that he is back, he is also back with new articles. I really liked this one where he looks at things we would love to see in Guild Wars 2‘s future.


    1. I’ve seen and read it before. I just forgot about it again. :p Nice work! (And you’re added to our list now, so I won’t forget it anymore.)


      1. Would you like to write guest posts for my blog? I don’t mind you promoting your blog in those posts. Looks like you really passionate about the game and most likely you are not getting a huge amount of visitors to your blog. My site is getting quite a few visitors each day and I don’t mind letting them know about your blog. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough time to play and to write about this great game anymore. Let me know if you are interested.


        1. We have been writing about games for more than 4 years (4 years in this blog alone). We have never looked at visitor numbers, so this isn’t a major concern for us. Instead, we care about interacting and getting to know our reader base which quite often also happens outside of this blog (Twitter, G+, Skype chat and so on).

          However, no, we do not want to provide your blog with content when we can do so freely in our own blog which, actually, yes is getting traffic for all games that we write about every single day.


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