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Loading... brought to you in part by jet lag and a nasty post-BlizzCon sleep deficit.

First, you vote with what you view at Ten Ton Hammer, and the result is the Ten Ton Pulse!

  1. World of Warcraft- 200 BPM
  2. Warhammer Online - 126 BPM
  3. Age of Conan - 42 BPM
  4. Stargate Worlds - 22 BPM
  5. Tabula Rasa - 17 BPM
  6. Lord of the Rings Online - 16 BPM
  7. EVE Online - 8 BPM
  8. EverQuest 2 - 8 BPM
  9. Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - 7 BPM
  10. Atlantica Online - 6 BPM

If the Top 10 isn't enough, we also show the Top 20 and Top 50 lists as well, available to everyone on our homepage. (What is Pulse?)

WoW's ownership of the Pulse over the last few days has me thinking that Mythic ought to seriously consider a fan get-together in the next year or so. If WAR alone isn't enough for a blowout on the order of BlizzCon, just call up your friends at EA. John "Boom... tough actin' Tinactin" Madden (not to be confused with John "Boomjack" Hoskin, who sends his regards) could do the color commentary on your Battlefield e-sports and Rock Band tournaments, in place of The Guild and other fan favorite panels and signings, you could bring in the EAWives then pit them against EA execs in a Sims deathmatch tournament. In your swag bag - DRM-free copies of Spore along with a personal apology from Will Wright, and in place of plush murlocs, your pick: either squigs or nerglings. Mythic, on behalf of Loading... readers everywhere, this must happen.

We have an insane amount of BlizzCon content today, so do yourself a favor: take a half-day off and start pouring through it, because it'll take at least that long to absorb all the WoW, Diablo 3, and Starcraft information we have coming your way. Diablo 3 was playable for the first time at BlizzCon, so we have hands-on previews of both Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2. Jeff Kaplan gives us the official word on some general WoW questions and Wrath of the Lich King-specifics in our exclusive video interview series from BlizzCon, and Xerin neatly summarized the Raids and Dungeons panel, with plenty of detail on WoW's current and future defining characteristic.

If you're looking for the widest swath of information in the shortest time possible, DirectTV's cameras weren't rolling in the BlizzCon WoW & Diablo 3 press conferences, but ours were! We picked out the 10 best questions asked for both WoW and Diablo and feature them in two videos by game.

That should be enough to keep you busy. Is there any BlizzCon coverage that you've seen elsewhere and would like to see here? Anything you'd like to see more about? Less? Post your thoughts in the Loading... forum, or email me directly if you like.

Ten Ton Hammer Epic Thread of the Day

Sometimes they're funny; sometimes they're foolish; sometimes they're flaming;
sometimes they're cool. Whatever this one happens to be, it's
our Epic Thread of the Day.

From our /OOC (Off Topic) Forum

Corpse runs...

do you think of when you think of corpse runs? Sardu's thread will
change your perception forever--and just in time for Halloween!
Intrigued? You'll simply have to follow your cursor to this epic thread.

Awesome Quote from the Epic Thread:

"I came into this thread dreading a rant, and I leave much entertained. Well done Sardu. Well done."
- Finn

Do you have a favorite Epic Thread? Let us know!

14 new MMOG hand-crafted articles today! 145 in October! 2645 in 2008!

New MMOG Articles At Ten Ton Hammer Today [Thanks Phil Comeau for links and Real World News]

BlizzCon 2008




Hot Content - Or, what I took a fancy to:

  1. WoW Video: Exclusive Video Interview with Game Director Jeff Kaplan: Part 1, General Questions
  2. WoW Video: Exclusive Video Interview with Game Director Jeff Kaplan: Part 2, WotLK Specifics
  3. WoW Video: Top 10 WoW Questions from the Blizzard Press Conference
  4. Diablo 3: Hands-on Preview
  5. Diablo 3: Class Panel Discussion Overview
  6. Starcraft 2: Hands-on Preview
  7. World of Warcraft: Dungeons and Raids Panel
  8. Age of Conan: Falling in Love with AoC All Over Again
  9. City of Heroes: Issue 13 - Day Jobs
  10. Warhammer Online: WAR Torn Issue #6 - Good at Bad

Real World News

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About The Author

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.