Northgard

Quick First Impressions Review: Northgard

I've promised to write down my impressions of Northgard on Twitter. The game released tonight, exactly two hours ago and since it is an early access game, you will not get my usual first impressions review, but a very quick first impressions review. :p I will - depending on the outcome of this first glance … Continue reading Quick First Impressions Review: Northgard

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?

Urban Empire: First Impression Review

I got the game, Urban Empire, as a Christmas present from bookahnerk. It released on January 20, so there was quite some aniticipation built up there. I had watched a few streams about the game and read a few articles from gaming websites (and a German gaming magazine), but I didn't read too much about … Continue reading Urban Empire: First Impression Review

My quest for hidden gems: Jazzpunk

I sometimes buy game bundles that come with a bunch of codes for games I never even looked at before... or I can't resist that sweet tempting "mystery game for 0.20 €" offer. Either way, these games are often not even looked at once I have them (well, more so for the bundled games than … Continue reading My quest for hidden gems: Jazzpunk

Paeroka’s Ponderings: When is a game worth your money?

I know there are a lot of gamers with a huge backlog of games and a bad conscience whenever they get yet another game even though there is this long list of games they never or hardly played. Most of the time, I compare the money I spent on the game with the amount of … Continue reading Paeroka’s Ponderings: When is a game worth your money?

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)

Otherland MMO – First Impressions

Bookahnerk had told me about Otherland long before the MMO was in the news as Otherland is one of his favourite books and Tad Williams is one of his favourite authors! This is the main reason this game even caught my attention. We had both watched the gamescom trailer and really liked what we saw … Continue reading Otherland MMO – First Impressions

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

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?

Paeroka’s Ponderings: Original vs. expansion “maps”

When an MMO originally launches, I often find myself exploring the world and simply enjoying the stories that can be found. When you play a hobbit in Lord of the Rings Online, you start off with things like delivering a cake to a neighbour. There is this peaceful village that has no idea about the … Continue reading Paeroka’s Ponderings: Original vs. expansion “maps”