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
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?
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!
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
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?
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”
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
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
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
Perfect timing from Blizzard... Just when I feared I would have nothing to write about on the 4th day of NaBloPoMo, they sent me an email reminder that the offer of 7 free days of playtime in World of Warcraft is about to expire. I activated my account this morning, patched it and then went … Continue reading Hello there, do I know you?