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Pet classes and MMOs

I have often seen people ask "Will there be a pet class?" before an MMO released and it appears that this is the deciding factor in whether they're interested in the game. I personally am torn when it comes to these classes: I actually enjoy playing a pet class sometimes, but not as my main … Continue reading Pet classes and MMOs

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

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?

WoW: Say cheeeeese!

Now who's more photogenic, eh? I like how silly World of Warcraft is sometimes. I had seen that they implemented the S.E.L.F.I.E. camera some time ago, but both my characters received their very own ones in the game today. Oddly enough, despite it being very silly, it's not really breaking the immersion for me. Maybe … Continue reading WoW: Say cheeeeese!

Revisiting World of Warcraft

Who isn't back to World of Warcraft? This was the question I asked myself a lot lately when looking at blog posts or tweets. And once I mentioned it to bookahnerk, we were off on nostalgia lane. "Do you remember how..." and all that. We knew we would not go back to WoW ourselves. After … Continue reading Revisiting World of Warcraft

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”

One feature I would want in GW2 from WoW

There is one feature that I would truly love to see in Guild Wars 2: Archaeology from World of Warcraft. Let me explain first what archaeology is, for those of you who may not be familiar with World of Warcraft and its professions. Thankfully, I even still had a 10 day free trial of the … Continue reading One feature I would want in GW2 from WoW

My favourite “Evergreen-Game” – Blaugust Day 15

This post is part of Blaugust and I decided to "take a break" from the posts I've planned to do in order to write about one of the prompts: What is your favorite evergreen game? An evergreen game is a game that you find yourself going back to consistently despite doing other things and playing … Continue reading My favourite “Evergreen-Game” – Blaugust Day 15

Impressions from Gamescom 2015 – Blaugust Day 11

Thursday is the day where gamescom is usually the least busy out of all the days that are open to the general public. But it is still far from empty! That's the reason why we completely skipped gamescom last year. There was also nothing there we had really wanted to see, so we only went to … Continue reading Impressions from Gamescom 2015 – Blaugust Day 11