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1. Daily Column

Fly a spaceship in an enormous universe filled with hundreds of thousands of other players. Enjoy a player-driven economy, PVP and an active community. I don't play this game and chances are neither do you.

EVE Online is an excellent game. It doesn't suit my playstyle, but nonetheless it is a superb game.

Not so long ago one of the EVE Online admins was caught with his hand in the cookie jar, changing the game to benefit himself and his friends. The fallout was large, but the numbers online went up. MMOG players are a strange community no matter how you look at it.

It still came as a surprise when this little tidbit came to light. Not so much of surprise when this was posted. No surprise at all when F13 jumped into the fray.

As I wrote above, I don't play EVE and I don't have any intention of doing so. Much of the technodrivel in those posts means very little to me. I do like the guys at CCP. I've met a few of them and they genuinely had the best interests of the players at heart. Unfortunately, just like in the player community you have a few nitwits that ruin the fun. When those nitwits are part of the development or game maintenance team there can be problems like we are seeing in EVE currently.

An ISK for your thoughts.

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2. New MMOG Articles At Ten Ton Hammer Today

  • Blog: The Price Of Popularity
    "Another batch of mud and dirt has been pulled up from the murky depths of EVE Online. Instead of focusing on the hostility and slander focused at CCP, Cody "Micajah" Bye takes a look at what sort of events could foster such a potentially unstable developer - player base relationship.
  • EverQuest 2: Choosing A Deity Guide
    "So many Deity choices, so little time! It isn't easy digging through all of the Deity information out there to find the perfect God for you, so let us make it easier! Savanja has highlighted each God, what they can do, and what classes they might be best suited for. This is a great starting point in making the decision as to what Deity will fit you, your class, and your playing style best."
  • Gods and Heroes - Pravus Coves
    "Pravus Coves has now been added to the world info we're collecting for Gods and Heroes! This bastion of piracy conceals many dangers for the unwary, including, not only the pirates themselves, but a Hydra, Chimareas, Laestrygons, Phantasmae, Cetos, Oceanids, Sea Monsters, Hippocampii, and a host of other baddies that would like to have you for lunch!"
  • Lord of the Rings Online: Destiny Points Guide
    "Ever wondered what those destiny points you keep gaining are for? We'll tell you all about them in our latest guide!"
  • Lord of the Rings Online: Updated FAQ
    "Curious about Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar? Maybe you have questions about the death penalty, grouping, or gameplay. Ten Ton Hammer has updated its FAQ to provide all the answers you'll need."
  • Lord of the Rings Online: Getting A Preview
    "With the recent announcement of the Preview server having an NDA, Turbine seems to be attempting the bold and unusual. Will this hurt them and are there upsides? RadarX takes a quick look at the major issues surrounding this and how they will affect players.
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea: Landscape And Ship Images
    "The release date for Pirates of the Burning Sea is quickly approaching and with it your chance to sail the open seas! At Ten Ton Hammer, we take pride in delivering all the best media we can find for your eager eyes to absorb. Since we are currently featuring an interview with John Scott Tynes, the producer of Pirates of the Burning Sea, it seemed appropriate to shell out some screenshots to appease your pirate appetites. Check them out!"
  • Vanguard: Armor Project - Wardship Quest Armors
    "Now that our class guide work is finished we're revving up the Armor Project once more. Today we've added Wardship of the Sleeping Moon quest armor for Dread Knights and Shamans. Check out our Vanguard Armor Project pages for complete stats and a screenshot of the full armor set, then start imagining your character dressed (literally!) to kill."
  • Wiki: Ragnarok Online 2 And Roma Victor Updates
    "Roma Victor's information page was updated, reflecting its currently live status and more insight on how to buy / act in its game world, as well as images were added. Ragnarok Online 2's page was updated as well, with information on the music composer and reflecting its current Open Beta status in Korea."
  • World of Warcraft: Alliance Outland Leveling Guide
    "Our Alliance Outland Leveling Guide has been updated to take you through levels sixty three to sixty three and a half. Join us as we continue walking you through Zangarmarsh forest, quest by quest, all without gold ads or filler. Just the fastest way to level seventy!"
  • World of Warcraft: The Eye - Attunement Guide - The Trial of the Naaru Quests
    "We complete our guide on attunement to The Eye with a look at Trial of the Naaru quest chain that eventually grants you a key to the instance. The chain is 4 quests that has you visit various instances and raids to kill bosses and obtain items before being rewarded with your key."

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John "Boomjack" Hoskin

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Dissecting and distilling the game industry since 1994. Lover of family time, youth hockey, eSports, and the game industry in general.