Finally got my Opie!

If you pre-purchased the expansion when Trion announced it and collected the Starfall Prophecy tokens by logging on every day (which fortunately, I was able to do), then you should have 50 of these tickets today and can get your Opie mount!

rift opie mount

I had seen pictures of the mount, but I never noticed that it shrinks you and that it’s actually tiny. Very cute! I haven’t tried out the other – functional – part of Opie yet. It’s not just a mount, it can help with collecting artifacts. It can jump very high making it easier to reach certain places. There was a concern that Trion would put in artifacts that are otherwise impossible to reach, but they promised they won’t do that. Additionally, Opie needs to be fed with pellets in order to be able to use these abilities and they will not drop too often.

In other words, I can just enjoy my new Opie mount and being tinier than usual (being a dwarven lady).

rift opie mount with sparkles

Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (September 2016)

Guild Wars 2 Bookahneer's GeekwatchFirst 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 into the new content right away! But the latest post about it was a definite “no launch date yet”. However, we now know that there will be a beta (since Trion usually does these with Rift, it was to be expected, but confirmation is still nice!) and that news about beta will come “well before we announce a date”.

Thankfully, Guild Wars 2 will launch its next piece of content update “Rising Flames” next Tuesday, so I won’t have to starve for too long with nothing to do (totally ignoring the fact I also just got World of Warcraft’s Legion… :p). I am not hyped as with Guild Wars 2, I strongly prefer not having any expectations and then just enjoying what’s given to me. However, I like that there will be a new map again!

Atlas Reactor Charr Freelancer Rask

Last piece of news from me but most exciting: Atlas Reactor just got a launch date! The game will officially release on October 5. From everything I have seen and experienced, I can tell you that I am confident that this game is ready for release! But you do not need to trust my words here, as you can hop into the game for free already (note that there will be a wipe prior to release!). And from September 15 (wait – that’s today I just realized) until September 25 the game will be in open beta and you will get everything unlocked! The game will be free to play when it launches but certain things are locked until you pay a one-time fee (all heroes, called freelancers here, will be unlocked then, for example).

“Bookahneer’s Geekwatch” is the place where we take a look at all those little pieces of gaming news that have attracted our interest and/or talk about what’s recently been in the spotlight of other fansites.

Winners of the Rift Giveaway (August)

I prepared the list of participants earlier today, so that I can roll for the winners fast now. As always, we use random.org to choose the winners. We had a couple of people who left several comments, but those were only counted once, of course, so that everybody gets the same chance to win!

Without further ado, here are the winners (in alphabetical order). Congratulations to everybody! If you haven’t won, come again the next time we have a giveaway. Maybe you’ll win then. :)

  1. Annie
  2. Christa Pizzicato
  3. Christina sweat
  4. Dianne Melahn
  5. Jennifer Anderson
  6. Kristina
  7. Martin
  8. Sylvain
  9. Trav
  10. Usain Bolt

You will receive your codes through the email address you provided, so there is nothing you need to do. If you don’t receive an email, then contact us (by using the email you left in the comment field, so we know it’s really you! ;) ).

Rift Giveaway: Racing Snails and Radar Corgis

Rift Racing Snail mount and Radar Corgi companion

Update (August 21): This giveaway is now closed. The winners will be announced shortly!

We just received more codes for the Racing Snail and Radar Corgis!

In total, we are giving away the Racing Snail as well as the Radar Corgi to 10 lucky winners! All you have to do is read the “Rules and Important Notes” below before participating.

It is also important to note that these codes will expire on the first Monday of next month which will be September 5. If you win these codes, please make sure to enter them on your Trion Worlds account website before that date!

Rules and Important Notes

  1. One entry per person! Please stay fair! Your IP address gets logged when you comment, so we can see if you try to enter several times.
  2. Leave a comment with the keyword “Snail!” to enter the giveaway.
  3. Leave a valid email address when commenting. It will only be used by us for contacting the winners and nothing else! Enter said email address into the “email” field, do not add it to the comment field as that one is public! We will send an email to the winners with the codes you’ve won.
  4. The codes are only valid until the first Monday of next month (September 5). It’s probably best for you to enter them right away at the official website.
  5. No debating about the outcome! We will randomly choose the winners.
  6. This giveaway will run from today until 21. August (9 pm our time!). Click the link to check for the time in your timezone.
  7. If you have not commented here before, your comment will have to be approved by me or bookahnkerk before it becomes publicly available. Do not make a second or even a third comment. We will approve your comment as soon as we can! :)

Last but not least, good luck to everybody who participates!

(This post is part of Blaugust.)

The winners of our Big “Trion Worlds Games” Giveaway (Blaugust Post 7)

(Update: We’ve added three more winners for Archeage and Devilian!)

As always, I’ve checked the list of comments twice – actually, three times, because I always check again after rolling for the winners. Those of you who made double posts: Don’t worry. I counted your comment only once, of course, but it’s no problem that it happened. The first time you comment in our blog, it has to be manually approved by me, so it takes a bit until it shows up. :)

Either way, you’re not here to read about how spam protection works with WordPress, you want to know if you’ve won, right? I’ll present the list of winners below. Congratulations to everybody! I’ll be emailing you your codes in a bit.

Also, if you participated for Rift: Make sure to keep an eye on this blog as we will probably be getting more codes in the future for Rift-related giveaways!

ArcheAge Skywhisper Glider & Oathbound Plate – Humberto Flores and Rory Joseph

Atlas Reactor: Gray’s Citadel Style – Malcolm and Charlie

Defiance: APS Envoy Outfit and Headgear & Blue/Red Challenger Vehicle – Kerry and myriftblog

Devilian: Shimmering Devil Wings – Mörkö and Just Talön

Trove: Streamer Dream Box – zyngor 

RIFT: Community Racing Snail – Coco and Malcolm

RIFT: Radar Corgi Pet – Jpo and Melody/Krissy

Update: Mikkell wins a Skywhisper Glider for Archeage, Lherana wins the Oathbound Plate for Archeage and Chris Szablewski wins the Shimmering Devil Wings for Devilian.