Late to the (PvP) party?

Trion hosted a PvP-focused Rift livestream on Friday* and I realized that I only played a handful of PvP games in Rift and that was years ago already. Thankfully, there is no open world PvP (there is a PvP server but I don't play on that one). On the contrary, both factions can play together … Continue reading Late to the (PvP) party?

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

Summary of the Trove AMA with Avarem

First of all, for those who aren't interested in Trove: Please excuse the "imbalance" here in this blog recently. But I'm sure that every gamer understands the excitement when a new game launches. Expect this to change in favour of Guild Wars 2 again, once the expansion launches (whenever that might be... *cough*). :) Two … Continue reading Summary of the Trove AMA with Avarem

Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (November 25, 2014)

Welcome to today’s Bookahneer’s Geekwatch! The place about miscellaneous interesting gaming news. There was no new update today in Guild Wars 2, but as is custom on the non-update Tuesdays, we got to see a short teaser for next week's update. Be warned, though, before you click on anything: If you haven't played through last … Continue reading Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (November 25, 2014)

Pondering about which profession to choose…

When I wrote about my favourite profession in Guild Wars 2, I was looking at the topic from a pure PvE point of view. This entry is about WvW now. I used to play World of Warcraft on a PvP server and I always hated it. As soon as I got the chance to get … Continue reading Pondering about which profession to choose…

Guild Wars 2: A FAQ for new players

You may already know the first version of this FAQ. I decided to rewrite it, update it and put newer screenshots in. So here is the new version. A very special thank you goes to Tasha Darke for reading through it all. I was hoping for a few bits of corrected grammar but she gave … Continue reading Guild Wars 2: A FAQ for new players

Guild Wars 2: Stress Test Fun in WvW

On May 14, ArenaNet had a second stress test for Guild Wars 2. After being in the loading screen, stuck at 95%, for about 10 - 15 minutes, I got into the game and didn't have any problems at all anymore. Weird. ;) But maybe Monday evening wasn't the perfect time for a stress test … Continue reading Guild Wars 2: Stress Test Fun in WvW

My gameplay experience at the EUFanDay

It turns out, we're actually allowed to write about our game experience now! Three cheers to ArenaNet for allowing us to share our experiences with you! And there's no need for them to worry either because except for two tiny things, I enjoyed myself immensely in the game and all in all, I can't wait … Continue reading My gameplay experience at the EUFanDay

Guild Wars 2 and its lack of PvP servers

Some time ago, a friend asked us about "open world PvP". When we told him that there won't be any PvP servers like you have them in World of Warcraft or Star Wars: The Old Republic, he was upset. He couldn't imagine a PvP game without PvP servers. For him, PvP isn't fun without world … Continue reading Guild Wars 2 and its lack of PvP servers

Warhammer Wrath of Heroes – Impressions

Cynical Brit's YouTube video "WTF is Warhammer: Wrath of Heroes created some buzz apparently. At least, in the world of Google+ and on the Warhammer Online forums. Its NDA was dropped a while ago, so I can safely write about the game, I guess. In general, I do agree with quite a lot that Cynical … Continue reading Warhammer Wrath of Heroes – Impressions