Welcome to today's Bookahneer's Geekwatch! The place about LotRO, Guild Wars 2 and any other interesting news related to gaming. Guild Wars 2: Sadly, there aren't any news... yet! ArenaNet is having several fans over at the end of the week. There's no NDA but filming won't be allowed. Still, who knows what we're going … Continue reading Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (June 22)
This is the full version of entries that have been published in the last week! I just thought it might be nicer to have everything in one huge entry instead of in separate ones (either way: You can find all entries in the category labelled "rift vs. lotro vs. wow" on the right). The topic … Continue reading Rift vs. LotRO vs. World of Warcraft – a closer look at all three MMOs (all entries in one)
This is part 2 of my closer look at Rift, World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings Online. Part 1 looked at the cost of those three MMOs and which additional security measures they offer for your account (of course, you are responsible for having separate login names and passwords for each of your … Continue reading Rift vs. LotRO vs. World of Warcraft – a closer look at all three MMOs (Part 2)
The topic I wrote some time ago about "Rift vs. LotRO" is still getting readers almost every day. Unfortunately, it is probably not the kind of topic they were looking for. So, since I've played both games (at least for a little while), I thought I would make an elaborate posting about those games. I'm … Continue reading Rift vs. LotRO vs. World of Warcraft – a closer look at all three MMOs
When Turbine changed its subscription model to "free to play" (I like calling it "freemium" to differentiate it from the usual "f2p" models which only have item shops but no way to pay a subscription) players were worried about the kind of items we would see in their shop. Patience, back then Community Manager at … Continue reading “Convenience, not advantage” – still the LotRO Freemium-model?
Apart from my general enthusiasm about the content that has been announced so far, my main argument about why somebody should be interested in Guild Wars 2 keeps being, simple and mundande: the payment model. I don't get tired from pointing out that the costs, as long as the game doesn't turn out to have … Continue reading Why should I buy Guild Wars 2?