Archive

World of Warcraft

  • Actiontrip Takes a Look at The Burning Crusades

    Actiontrip.com posted a preview of WoW's forthcoming expansion, The Burning Crusades. Did they like what they saw or think that it needs to head back to the drawing board? Keep reading to find out.

    It goes without saying, but yes, World of Warcraft is the most successful MMORPG of all time. It is the 800-lb gorilla of MMORPGs, but what’s striking is that WoW is the first game to truly bridge the gap between hardcore gamers and the mainstream crowds. Blizzard’s giant cash cow is becoming a part of popular culture, supplanting The Sims as the “it” game of choice for both gamers and non-gamers alike.

    Head over to Actiontrip.com to read the rest of the preview. Don't forget to visit WoW Ten Ton Hammer for all your latest WoW news and information!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Level and Zone Updates!

    Over the last few days, the team at WoW Ten Ton Hammer have been busy updating their Where to Adventure Guide.

    The first update comes with this description...

    More updates have just been uploaded to our Where to Adventure Guide. This time I look at instances for players in the 20-30 level range and start looking at the zones for 31-40 level range players. The updates includes the Blackfathom Deeps, Gnomeregan, Shadowfang Keep and Stockades instances and the Alterac Mountains and Arathi Highlands zones.

    Then today's update reads...

    In our quest to have the most useful zone guide out there, we have more updates today! Updates for The Badlands, Stranglethorn Vale and the Scarlet Monastery have just been uploaded to our Where to Adventure Guide.

    Watch for more updates to follow! And once again, if you have comments or additions please send them in!

    Find these updates and more at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Sun, Jul 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Off to Never Never Land: A Fantasy MMORPG Creation

    Memnok gets creative with MMO creation over on our WoW Ten Ton Hammer site.

    You have been given unlimited power…

    The power to create the ultimate MMORPG, with anything and everything you would
    like, want, or wish to be in it. How amazing would it be? Where would you
    start? What ideas would you choose from? For the first article of the month
    here at Ten Ton Hammer, I, Memnok, have been assigned the task of creating and
    coming up with my own ideal Online Game. I have been given free power and
    control over all aspects and ideas, though, unfortunately, I am very certain
    they will not come into fruition! I hope that my ideas might give everyone a
    small chuckle, maybe even raise an eyebrow or two, or even make some people
    scratch their chins and say, “Hey, that’s not a bad idea!” Enjoy!

    Head over and see what Memnok has created!

    Fri, Jul 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Big MMO names a big part of the Austin Games Conference lineup

    Representatives from major developers like Blizzard, NCSoft, SOE, BioWare, CCP, and many more, plus a handful of wildcards like Raph Koster, are set to speak at the Austin Games Conference September 6-8.

    The Game Initiative, the leading producer of conferences for professionals in the computer and video game industry, today announced keynotes and speakers for this year's Austin Game Conference (AGC) taking place September 6-7-8, 2006 in Austin, Texas. Headline speakers include: Rob Pardo, Blizzard Entertainment's Vice President of Game Design and lead designer for World of Warcraft; Michael Dell, Chairman of the Board, Dell, Inc.; and Vernor Vinge, Hugo Award Winning Science-Fiction Author. Austin Game Conference is the definitive worldwide conference for online game development, including massively multiplayer online games, casual games, online PC and console games.

    Over three days 2,400 attendees from 20 countries will participate in concentrated discourse on the worldwide online game market, which is forecasted to grow from $3.4 billion in 2005 to over $13 billion in 2011. Attendees will network with colleagues, learn from industry leaders, stay informed about the latest tools, technologies and techniques and get business done in a relaxed atmosphere. The speaker roster, available at http://www.GameConference.com, includes 100 industry leading individuals participating in seven detailed conference tracks.

    For more info on the big names at a big games conference from the state where big was born, check out the official Austin Games Conference announcement at BusinessWire.

    News
    Fri, Jul 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • Wowee... a WoW Wii?

    This just in from the ravenous Blizzard speculation department, Blizzard has job postings announcing a need for a console game producer. What you see below is the barest scintilla of the number of frantic posts about this announcement. I only hope that North Korea doesn't choose to launch on the day that an official Blizzard announcement comes; Japan probably won't hear the emergency broadcast about incoming scuds over the fanboi din.

    While rumors of work on a console version of World of Warcraft remain just that, the job post mentions that Blizzard is looking for an experienced Senior Producer "with a proven track record of producing high quality console games." In addition, under "Plusses" Blizzard mentions that it would be better for the candidate to have "Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii production experience."

    Someone from Blizzard should write a book on how to create hype by not saying a thing and letting the playerbase writhe like caffeinated worms. It would be a very short book.

    Read on at GameDaily, or hold your ears and wait till something concrete comes out. Your pick.

    News
    Fri, Jul 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • World of Warcraft's Rob Pardo, Michael Dell, and Hugo Winning Author Vernor Vinge Headline Austin Game Conference on September 6-7-8, 2006

    The announcement came today who would headline the Austin Game Conference in September.

    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 5, 2006--The Game Initiative, the leading producer of conferences for professionals in the computer and video game industry, today announced keynotes and speakers for this year's Austin Game Conference (AGC) taking place September 6-7-8, 2006 in Austin, Texas. Headline speakers include: Rob Pardo, Blizzard Entertainment's Vice President of Game Design and lead designer for World of Warcraft; Michael Dell, Chairman of the Board, Dell, Inc.; and Vernor Vinge, Hugo Award Winning Science-Fiction Author. Austin Game Conference is the definitive worldwide conference for online game development, including massively multiplayer online games, casual games, online PC and console games.

    Find out more and see who else will be speaking from the MMO community!

    News
    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Scheduled Look At Upcoming Expansion

    Get your tickets now. It is reported that Blizzard will in fact be at the San Diego Comic Con Jul 20-23. Get a sneak peek at The Burning Crusades if you can stop by...

    Blizzard Entertainment will showcase World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade at San Diego Comic Con through July 20(Thursday) - July 23(Saturday) at booth 4615. Some Blizzard community reps will be there including Tseric and Nethaera.

    Find out more and make your plans to attend.

    News
    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Need Adventure Tips?

    As promised, our Where to Adventure Guide continued to be updated today with additional information being added about: Loch Modan, Redridge Mountians, Teldrassil, Westfall, the Deadmines and the wailing Caverns.

    As always a TenTonHammer guide is never complete without contributions from the community, so make sure you send them in!

    More updates will follow over the next two weeks, so check back often.

    Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer to get more tips on Where to Adventure!

    Wed, Jul 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Westfall Region Guide

    We have a brand new guide that continues our walkthroughs of
    various regions in World of Warcraft, this time on the Human zone of
    Westfall. Our new guide contains plenty of information to zoom through
    this zone in a speedy manner. Maps, quest walkthroughs, and other very
    helpful tips are included to get through this level 10-20 zone! Look
    forward to more region guides coming soon!

    "Westfall, at one time, was a rich farm land full of prosperous farms.
    Now it sits nearly abandoned, its farms nothing more then dry land and
    the Stormwind Guard had but abandoned this land. If not for the
    militia, this land would no longer be considered Human territory, but
    belonging to the dastardly Defias Brotherhood."

    Want to learn more anbout the Westfall Region? Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Tue, Jul 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Darnassus City Guide

    We continue our guides over the various regions and cities in
    World of Warcraft with a complete guide to the city of Darnassus. Home
    to the Night Elves, this city in the trees contains plenty of beauty
    and mystery. Our complete guide to Darnassus contains quests, a map,
    and lore on this majestic city up in the sky.

    "Darnassus is the capital city of Night Elves, proud members of the
    Alliance. The city stands within the new world tree, Teldrassil, which
    is slowly being tainted with the corruption left behind by the Burning
    Legion. That's not the only problem that faces this new city, other
    strange magical powers are slowly creeping their way into the homeland
    of the Night Elves."

    Read more about Damassus at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    LadySirse
RSS feed

Will the price increase of Warlords of Draenor deter you from purchasing it?

Yes - I can't afford that!
33%
No - 10 dollars is pocket change!
17%
Undecided - I don't like it, but I still might buy it.
50%

News from around the 'Net