Rift Prime First Impressions

First Impressions of Rift Prime

First things first, for those following my "hand issues": In case you're wondering why and how I can even get in some gaming time: With a trackball mouse for my left hand, and having to stay away from the PC as well as handwriting while only unpacking moving boxes and moving around shelves in the … Continue reading First Impressions of Rift Prime

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7th Anniversary Giveaway for 5th Anniversary Snail in Rift!

The first Nerdy Bookahs blog post appeared on March 12, 2011. The first postings were all about Rift, before I started writing about other games (most prominently Guild Wars 2, of course!). A lot has happened in these past few years. I started a new job, quit that job, started a new job, started another … Continue reading 7th Anniversary Giveaway for 5th Anniversary Snail in Rift!

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Rift Prime and Nostalgia

Trion chose a perfect time to launch their Rift Prime server. The game originally launched in March 2011 - and this little blog here got started in March 2011 as well. This is not a coincidence, however, as Rift (and the upcoming Guild Wars 2) was the main content I wrote about at that point. … Continue reading Rift Prime and Nostalgia

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One month later…

One month has gone since my last blog post. A lot has happened in real life, and in my game worlds as well. I am now unemployed - partly because I couldn't keep my job when moving, partly by choice (to concentrate on finishing my dissertation thesis before looking for a new job). I have … Continue reading One month later…

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Log in to your Trion games to save your names!

First things first: Trion is not deleting any characters or their progress! They are, however, deleting names of inactive characters. This means that if you have not logged in with that specific character in the last year you are going to lose his or her name after January 31, 2018 before midnight, Pacific Time UTC … Continue reading Log in to your Trion games to save your names!

Cities in MMOs

One thing that's been bothering me about Rift since its release is the lack of "proper" towns and cities. The "main city" of the Guardian faction, Sanctum, is a building with some space all around it. The Defiant faction doesn't have anything bigger either. It is understandable given the lore and all.  But then there … Continue reading Cities in MMOs

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Rift: A Halloween for dwarves

I've been wanting to make a dimension for Halloween ever since I realized it's only six months away. ;) however, as is with everything when it really wants to do something creative, I had no idea what to do. Sometimes I think it's a good idea to just check what other dimensioneers have been doing. … Continue reading Rift: A Halloween for dwarves

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MMO gaming-goals this autumn

I really miss the time where I played only one MMORPG (World of Warcraft) and Guild Wars 1 for its story whenever I found time. I am currently trying to dip my toes into too many games at once while actually not having time for any of them. So I thought about what I want … Continue reading MMO gaming-goals this autumn

I’m back!

I managed to play Rift this morning. Just for half an hour, but it felt so good to use my left hand again. I still don't have a diagnosis, but all this "rest your wrist, don't use it!" was garbage since it probably/very likely never even was a tenosynovitis. All results so far say that … Continue reading I’m back!

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Rift Dimension building project: Tempest Island IV

I switched to different projects thinking I've run out of ideas how to continue with this dimension, but in the end, I always get some ideas for little things I can add. I've made a list now and am slowly working through it. Comparing yourself with others is always a bad idea, because there will … Continue reading Rift Dimension building project: Tempest Island IV