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What goes into selecting
a guild name? It could be all business, all intimidation factor, or
completely irreverent. In today's Loading..., we're challenging you to
post five of your favorite guild names in href="http://www.playerscore.com">PlayerScore
in order to win some great prizes. Hints and details in today's href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/loading/2010/sep/24">Loading...
PlayerScore & Guilds: The Name Game.

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You vote with what you
view at Ten Ton Hammer, and the
is the Ten Ton Pulse ( href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/thepulse/">What
is The Pulse?).

top 5 Pulse results:

  1. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/wow">World
    of Warcraft
  2. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/99">Lord
    of the Rings Online 
  3. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/eve/">EVE Online
    (UP 1)
  4. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/eq2">Everquest 2
    (down 1)
  5. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/115">Age
    of Conan: Hyborian Adventures 

movers today

  1. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/183">Guild
    Wars 2

    - down 3
  2. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/ddo">Dungeons and
    Dragons Online

    - UP 1
    style="text-decoration: underline;">
  3. style="text-decoration: underline;"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/88">Warhammer
    Online: Age of Reckoning

    - UP 1
size="-1">Recent Releases
  • size="-1">7/27
    - href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/2461"
    for Speed World
  • size="-1">7/27
    - href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/starcraft2" target="_blank">StarCraft
    II: Wings of Liberty
  • size="-1">8/17
    - href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/140">City
    of Heroes: Going Rogue (release)
  • size="-1">8/18
    - href="http://everquest2.com/free_to_play">EverQuest
    II Extended (release)
  • size="-1"> style="font-weight: bold;">9/7
    - size="-1"> href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/aion">Aion:
    Assault on Balaurea (free

  • size="-1">September
    30, 2010
    - href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/ffxiv" target="_blank">Final
    Fantasy XIV size="-1">
  • size="-1"> style="font-weight: bold;">October
    26, 2010
    - href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/170">LEGO
    Universe (release)

  • size="-1"> style="font-weight: bold;">November
    2, 2010
    - href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/1407">DC
    Universe Online (release)


  • size="-1"> style="font-weight: bold;">10/5 -
    10/8 - href="http://www.gdconline.com/">GDC
  • size="-1"> style="font-weight: bold;">10/8 -
    10/10 - href="http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/">New
    York Comic Con
  • size="-1"> style="font-weight: bold;">10/22 -
    10/23 - href="http://us.blizzard.com/blizzcon/?rhtml=y" target="_blank">BlizzCon
  • size="-1"> style="font-weight: bold;"> 3/24
    3/26 (2011) - href="http://fanfest.eveonline.com/" target="_blank">CCP
style="font-weight: bold;">World
of Warcraft:
Brewfest Tankard O' Terror Contest

October is just around the corner, so you know what that means.
It’s that festive time once again when we get to raise or
virtual tankards in World of Warcraft in celebration of the annual
in-game Brewfest event! To help get you into the spirit (or should that
be spirits?) of the event, we’ll be giving away not just one,
but two signed Tankard O’ Terror’s from href="http://www.taverncraft.com/">Taverncraft.
For full contest details be sure to race your ram over to our href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/giveaways/wow/brewfest">Brewfest
Tankard O’ Terror Contest page!

Enter now as the contest ends on Monday, September 27th at midnight! style="font-weight: bold;">Rift
- Ask the Devs!

Have you got a question about style="font-style: italic;">Rift:
Planes of Telera?
Well, you have a chance to ask the devs at Trion Worlds directly. Just
submit your questions href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=53660">in
our forums.
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 580px; height: 249px;"
alt="World of Warcraft PlayerScore"

your PlayerScore?
World of
Warcraft players, find out at href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore">playerscore.com.

Loading... but you don't have
to wait.

If you're anything like me (and
a scary proportion of you
are, I think), you enjoy the href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore">PlayerScore
block above and paging through the href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards/guild">PlayerScore
site not for the stats, rankings, ratings, and traits, but for a far
simpler reason: the names. And more specifically, the guild names.

I'm not sure what makes a great
guild name, but looking through PlayerScore realm scoreboards for
guilds, we can make a few generalizations about what's popular:

  • Action verbs and punchy
    adverbs (Incite,
    and thousands more like them)
  • Suspenseful-sounding faux
    movie titles ( href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=1028985&server=394&res=101">Discrepency,
    Switch, href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=305107&server=395&res=51">Last
    Order, href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=1019884&server=395&res=51">Revoked,
  • All caps zanyness ( href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=289897&server=404&res=51">ALL
    THE CUTE BOYS AND ME, href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=138015&server=461&res=101">PVE
  • Filter or duplicate dodging
    Latinate and Scandinavian characters... and oh the umlauts ( href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=149180&server=475&res=51">nÜckin
    fÜts, href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=247535&server=475&res=101">Æternum)
  • Pop culture and other games
    references ( href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=589651&server=17">Bieber
    Brigade, href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=589651&server=17">Blue
    Sun Corp)
  • Offbeat continuations of
    player names ( href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=1086777&server=391&res=101">From
    Accounting, href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=342830&server=364&res=101">Is
  • And, as always, the super
    serious guild names that seem to scream week old early teen guilds.

So, since I had some fun poking
through the guild lists, here's my weekend challeng to you: put
together your list of five favorite guild names in the href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=53699">Loading
and I'll send the poster with what I judge to be the best list a prize
pack complete with a Ten Ton Hammer t-shirt and 2 choice selections
from the prize closet (it's actually a pretty full closet with games,
game time cards, t-shirts, swag, and more, and I'll let the winner
choose his or her prizes).

The rules are basic: 1) all
guild names need a PlayerScore link to verify, 2) no repeats - once its
posted, it's yours. If this one goes well, we might do another on
player names next week, 3) post your entry in the href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=53699">Loading
forum - you
can enter more than once, but please make separate posts so we can
judge entries individually (5 guild names per post).

A couple hints: the top 100
guilds on each server are listed using the filter dropdown  href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards/guild">here,
so a good way to start is by picking a random server and paging through
the names. Old servers seem to take names more seriously, but the
quirkier the
realm name, the quirkier the guild names tend to be.

If you're still not feeling it,
here's a few to get you started:

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=149097&server=4&res=51">Short
    Bus Commandos
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=196182&server=371&res=51">Alts
    Behaving Badly
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=191471&server=390&res=51">Almost
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=1726801&server=390&res=101">Hit
    It and Crit It (solid James
    Brown reference!)
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=1290874&server=391&res=51">Trade
    Chat Debate Team
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=229558&server=386&res=101">OOPS
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=267974&server=260&res=101">Dude
    where's my mammoth
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=99835&server=317&res=101">Honk
    if You're Hordey
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=270970&server=353&res=101">Late
    Night Wipes
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=34875&server=357&res=101">Crit
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=1019373&server=362&res=51">Girls
    Gone Feral
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=214799&server=394">Talk
    Chit Get Crit
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=273601&server=394&res=101">You
    Had Me at Aggro
  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/playerscore/scoreboards?guild=750474&server=424&res=101">Sup
    Girl Im Full Purps

Think you can do better? I know
you can! I only looked through a few hundred and there are literally
tens of thousands to choose from. Post your entries in the href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=53699">Loading
and good luck! I'll post the winner Monday.

Shayalyn's Epic Thread of the

From our href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/forumdisplay.php?f=642">Final
Fantasy XIV General Discussion

href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=53681"> style="font-weight: bold;"> href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=53681">FFXIV
"Made in China" quality goods

Poor href="http://tentonhammer.com/ffxiv">Final Fantasy XIV;
they're not getting the best of press in the Western world right now.
On top of their href="http://tentonhammer.com/loading/2010/sep/22">
subscription and billing issues,
at least one item from the FFXIV collector's edition set, a tumbler, is
reportedly, well...icky. According to one article, fans eagerly opening
their CE boxes discovered that the included tumber was not only moldy
but incapable of containing most liquids. But does a poorly made item
in a CE box mean a bad game? Our forum awaits your href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showthread.php?t=53681">comments.


Quotes from the Epic Thread

the tumbler being shoddily made garbage from China has nothing to do
with the game itself. So it is 'no big deal.' I didnt get the tumbler,
instead I got that much cooler certificate of rite of passage.

- href="http://forums.tentonhammer.com/showpost.php?p=442549&postcount=4">kitsunegirl


and Exclusive Content
Today at Ten Ton Hammer

4 new Ten Ton Hammer
features today! 82 Ten Ton
Hammer features in September! 1037 in 2010!


Online's Carrie Gouskos on Ten Ton Hammer Live Episode 20


week on the show Jesse, Ben, and Dav are joined by the always awesome
Carrie Gouskos, Producer of Warhammer Online. After an honest and
hilarious discussion about the game, forum trolls, and White Snake,
Carrie sticks around for a WAR themed master looter.... and yes, it


Jesse and Davlen talk about free to play games, WoW beta, and whether
the new information about SWTOR is an indication of BioWare and
LucasArts finally jumping the hype shark.

Oh, and did we mention Jesse finally eats the Krispy Kreme Burger?!

All this and more on this week's Ten Ton Hammer Live!


Ton Hammer's All-New Minstrel Class Guide for Lord of the Rings Online


new players introduced to Middle-Earth by the launch of Free-to-Play
are marching ever onward toward the shadowed East, venturing into more
difficult territory. The hearts of these brave souls will hang heavy
without the uplifting songs and rousing tales of a skilled Minstrel.
Who shall smooth their furrowed brows, and turn those frowns upside
down? You, with the help of our brand new Minstrel class guide! style="font-weight: bold;">

WoW Cataclysm: New Priest Talents


have been a hit and miss class for the majority of Wrath of the Lich
King--they've been overpowered, underpowered, and everywhere in
between. The changes to the Priest class coming in Cataclysm
them poised to become one of the, if not style="font-style: italic;">the
most powerful and versatile class in the game.

Prophecies of Doom - Twilight’s Cult Quest Line Walkthrough


pre-expansion events leading up to Cataclysm have been
unleashed upon the PTR world. As part of these events the
Cult has infiltrated both Stormwind and Orgrimmar spreading unrest and
chaos in their wake. Citizens of both cities have gone missing and more
than a few people are starting to suspect something more sinister lies
behind these cultists. Find out just what that something sinister is by
completing the brand new Twilight’s Cult quest line available
for both
Horde and Alliance with the help of this walkthrough.

Top 10

  1. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/lotro/guides/classes/minstrel/overview">Ten
    Ton Hammer's All-New Minstrel Class Guide for style="font-weight: bold;">Lord of the Rings Online
  2. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/wow/guides/cataclysm_patch_guide">A
    Guide to the Major Changes in style="font-weight: bold;">WoW
    Patch 4.0.1 href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/giveaways/wow/brewfest"> style="font-weight: bold;">
  3. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/eve/guides/politics/interview-PAX10">CCP's
    Noah Ward Talks About The Upcoming Incursion Expansion For style="font-weight: bold;">EVE Online
  4. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/wow/guides/cataclysm_priest_talents"> style="font-weight: bold;">WoW Cataclysm:
    New Priest Talents href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/giveaways/wow/brewfest"> style="font-weight: bold;">
  5. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/gw2/features/interviews/core-gameplay">Core
    Gameplay in Guild
    Wars 2
    - A Ten Ton Hammer
    Exclusive Community Interview href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/previews/lego-universe-preview"> style="font-weight: bold;">
  6. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/wow/cataclysm/twilights-cult-walkhrough"> style="font-weight: bold;">WoW
    Prophecies of Doom - Twilight’s Cult Quest Line Walkthrough href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/previews/lego-universe-preview"> style="font-weight: bold;">
  7. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/gw2/features/previews/extended-experience">Taking
    the Game Outside of the Game in style="font-weight: bold;">Guild
    Wars 2
  8. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/wow/cataclysm/darkshore-preview"> style="font-weight: bold;">WoW
    Cataclysm: Darkshore Preview
  9. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/podcasts/live/20"> style="font-weight: bold;">Warhammer Online's
    Carrie Gouskos on Ten Ton Hammer Live Episode 20
  10. href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/tera/interviews/scott-hartsman-9.14.10">Deeper
    into the Rift – A Q&A with style="font-weight: bold;">Rift:
    Planes of
    Telara’s Scott

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Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game he could since.