Paeroka’s Ponderings: Racial skills?

I have recently tried hopping into Elder Scrolls Online again and as I want a fresh start, I looked up guides and possible builds for the classes, to get a feeling for which class I may want to play. While I did that, I noticed that several posts about builds (e.g., this one or this … Continue reading Paeroka’s Ponderings: Racial skills?

Announcing the winners of our Wintersday 2016 Giveaway!

First things first, we're running a little late here. Preparing the food for our family Christmas took longer than anticipated. So I will not be able to send out the emails with the codes yet. But we didn't want to leave without at least announcing who's won yet. All winners will receive emails from us … Continue reading Announcing the winners of our Wintersday 2016 Giveaway!

Guild Wars 2: Wintersday Giveaway 2016

This giveaway is closed! Winners will be chosen and announced at a later point! (You can find the German translation below / Scrollt runter für den deutschen Text) It is this time of the year again: We are having our annual Wintersday Giveaway and ArenaNet gave us some sweet prizes to give away this time. … Continue reading Guild Wars 2: Wintersday Giveaway 2016

Making friends in Rift and Guild Wars 2

Last week, Rift's expansion "Starfall Prophecy" launched and yesterday, Guild Wars 2 released another content patch. Both games made me very happy as the patches feature my most favourite animal ever. Guess what animal that is! No, not dogs. Although that's true. Not rabbits either, although those are also my favourite animal. But no, my … Continue reading Making friends in Rift and Guild Wars 2

Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (September 2016)

First of all, we have Rift and some tiny news about its upcoming expansion "Starfall Prophecy". We still do not have a date for the expansion's launch, unfortunately. I speculated about the time range before, but other than that, it's all guessing. Of course, us players are getting impatient as we would love to hop … Continue reading Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (September 2016)

Paeroka’s Ponderings: Gear and level-advantages in PvP

Some time ago, I read a topic in the German section of the Black Desert Online forum where a player suggested that the game's PvP may be better if there were no level-advantages as a higher level gives better stats, for example. He was laughed at by others and called "carebear" for wanting that. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Paeroka’s Ponderings: Gear and level-advantages in PvP

GW2: The beginning… – Looking back 4 years (Blaugust Post 17)

Guild Wars 2's fourth anniversary is coming up in a couple of days. The headstart began on August 25, 2012. Gaile asked for screenshots from the launch weekend on the official forum and I figured this is a great opportunity to get nostalgic here in this blog as well! I still clearly remember getting up … Continue reading GW2: The beginning… – Looking back 4 years (Blaugust Post 17)

Having fun with naming pets (Blaugust Post 8)

With the recent patch, Guild Wars 2 finally allows its players to choose names for their pets that stick. Previously, you could name your pets, but only your two active ones (only counting the terrestrial ones now as I really don't care for the underwater ones) had  kept their names. As soon as you switched … Continue reading Having fun with naming pets (Blaugust Post 8)

The Daily Post: Carefree (in MMOs)

WordPress.com has a daily prompt consisting of one word to give you an idea what to blog about. I will definitely not do this daily, but I do take a look at the prompts regularly. Today's daily prompt word is "Carefree". When I hear this word, I immediately get some mental images and I thought … Continue reading The Daily Post: Carefree (in MMOs)

Paeroka’s Ponderings: Bored-out instead of Burnout?

Excuse the bad pun up there, but something got me thinking... In a conversation about GW2's content drought, somebody wrote (I don't have a link, so I'll paraphrase here out of my memory): MMOs aren't meant to be played exclusively. They are made to play with breaks in between. But when I started my first … Continue reading Paeroka’s Ponderings: Bored-out instead of Burnout?