Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (Mai 2016)

When reading through the Steam community hub of Funatics's game "Valhalla Hills", I saw a post by a player saying that Funatics was recently acquired by InnoGames. The post is in German as well as most news postings I found about this happening. However, an English post that I found specifies that Funatics had to … Continue reading Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (Mai 2016)

Paeroka’s Ponderings: Splitting your game in two

A few weeks ago, Daybreak Games announced H1Z1 being split into two games, H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Hill. Is splitting your games in two about to become a trend now? The first time I read it recently was with The Repopulation and Fragmented. But those two games are not the first … Continue reading Paeroka’s Ponderings: Splitting your game in two

Wildstar Free-to-play beta (Blaugust Day 12)

This is exciting! Wildstar's Free-to-play closed beta has officially started and since I am currently subscribed to the game, I get to participate. Now, excuse me while I'm still wearing my rose-coloured glasses when it comes to Wildstar. I have not quite left the honeymoon-phase yet with that game, so my opinion may be biased. … Continue reading Wildstar Free-to-play beta (Blaugust Day 12)

A new Gechi!

With the recent news that "The Elder Scrolls Online" will switch to a buy-to-play model on March 17, bookahnerk and I decided that we do want to explore that world. I had tried the game in beta and while I loved the world design, I wasn't sold on the game itself, especially with a monthly … Continue reading A new Gechi!

Guild Wars 2: A FAQ for new players

You may already know the first version of this FAQ. I decided to rewrite it, update it and put newer screenshots in. So here is the new version. A very special thank you goes to Tasha Darke for reading through it all. I was hoping for a few bits of corrected grammar but she gave … Continue reading Guild Wars 2: A FAQ for new players

Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (February 23, 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 ^^). We wouldn't be "Nerdy Bookahs" if we started this Geekwatch with anything other than a loud cheer: You can sign up for Guild Wars 2's beta now! The … Continue reading Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (February 23, 2012)

How many chances do you give a game?

When bookahnerk first let me play WoW on his account, I was immediately hooked. Poor guy had wanted to nap a bit but couldn't because I kept bothering him with questions. My laptop hadn't been too good, so I'd gotten lost in that "efil cave-area" in the Tauren starter area. Who knew it was actually … Continue reading How many chances do you give a game?

Guild Wars: Character slots, naming rules and their possible transition

When I try to imagine how the naming rules, server architecture, guild limitations and the character slots may be handled in Guild Wars 2 I always reach the point where I have to take into account how it was implemented in Guild Wars, why it may have been done like that and what the benefits … Continue reading Guild Wars: Character slots, naming rules and their possible transition

Outdated! Guild Wars 2 in a nutshell – a FAQ

There is a newer version of this article which you can find here. (Updated: January 17, 2012) What do we know about the game so far? I'm trying to keep it as short as possible. Knowing me, I will fail at that. ;) For further reading, I'll include links. This is also for people who've … Continue reading Outdated! Guild Wars 2 in a nutshell – a FAQ