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?

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?

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”

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

Paeroka’s Ponderings: Spending money in Trion’s games

A side note first: I am very late with continuing the "Blogging 101" challenges, as I did not have any good ideas for some of the last tasks. Blogging 101 asked me to make a regular column, but I just did not have a good idea until now. I regularly have rants and ramblings in … Continue reading Paeroka’s Ponderings: Spending money in Trion’s games

Blogging 101: A little fly on the wall…

Day 11 of "Blogging 101" asked me to take a daily prompt and make it fit to my blog's content. The first prompt was boring as I had more or less just written about it anyway. I opted for the "try another" option and was shown a prompt from March 2015. If you could be … Continue reading Blogging 101: A little fly on the wall…

Busy October

As I mentioned back in August, October is a pretty busy month with several games releasing or adding updates that I've been looking forward to. There is one notable exception. Van Helsing: Final Cut was supposed to launch on September 23, but on September 22, they made an announcement saying the release was postponed and … Continue reading Busy October

Why the rush? – Blaugust Day 16

I was so close to level 18 with my spellslinger, that I headed off to a nearby quest hub, grabbed all the quests I saw, killed whatever had the quest-icon next to its head and ran back as fast as my Aurin's legs could take her, just so I could finally get this new level. … Continue reading Why the rush? – Blaugust Day 16