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I will once again be travelling to make your MMOG life better, which means that Loading... will be delayed and/or written by a more eloquent hand next week.
Some excellent suggestions on how to make TTH a better MMOG network have been posted in the comments section of the blog. If you have something that you would like added, changed or removed from the network please let me know striaght-away. I'll be hob-knobbing with the TTH uppity-ups next week where I can pretend that your ideas are my own. Seriously though, I will pretend that they are my ideas, but at least you might get them implemented. Send them in!
Raph Koster has posted his power-point presentation titled, "The Core of Fun". It is worth a look.
Today's Exclusive TenTonHammer.com Content!
"The Ten Ton Hammer team was recently given the opportunity to review ArchLord, a fantasy-based MMO by Codemasters. In ArchLord, players focus on one goal: becoming the ruler of their world. Cody "Micajah" Bye takes a look at what it takes to become the Archlord and more in his review!"
Dungeons and Dragons Online: Enhancement Guide - Children of the Forest
"Traditional and Drow Elves are deadly skirmishers and warriors who strike fear into the heart of any right thinking enemy. Darkgolem shows you how to turn your elf into a deadly combatant with his new guide to elven enhacements, The Children of the Forest!"
Lord of the Rings Online: Hands-on Preview
"For this hands-on preview of LotRO, Cody "Micajah" Bye decided to jump into more of a storyteller role and give you his very first impressions as he took his initial few steps in Middle Earth. If you're looking for details on monster-play or the founder's system, look elsewhere. Here you'll find the gut feelings of a Middle Earth fan and learn just how the world looks through his eyes in the crucial first moments of his testing experience."
Lord of the Rings Online: Crafting
"Our TenTonCrafting section got a big update today. Old guides are refreshed and new guides are added!"
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Armor Project - Qalian Style Tier 2 Leather
"Our latest addition to the Vanguard armor project features crafted Qalian style leather armor. If your character wears mid-level medium armor, take note! You can check out a screenshot of a full armor set plus stats. And keep an eye on the Ten Ton Hammer Armor Project for many new additions in the coming weeks."
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Ten Ton Hammer Staff
"Who's running this dump anyway? If you've ever wanted to know more about the people behind the Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer site, now is your chance to meet them. Find out who is older than dirt, who retired before hitting 30, and who really loves golf!"
World of Warcraft: Warrior Guide
"Our Warrior guide has received an update to its ability and talent list. All of the Burning Crusade skills, talents, and other various updates are now available in one easy to find location. We also offer a full list of updated tal"
World of Warcraft: Wiki Update - Patch Notes
"The WoW Wiki has been updated with all released WoW patch notes. The Patch Notes page contains links to each of the patch sets that have been released."
- Archlord: Review
- Lord of the Rings Online: Hands-on Preview
- Gods and Heroes: Developer Diary - Introducing The Nomad
- Fury: Interview With C.E.O., Tony Hilliam
- Lord of the Rings Online: Beta Recap
- Sword of the New World: Interview with Peter Cesario
- Fury: Interview With Tom Hilliam, C.E.O. of Auran
- Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Armour Project Portal Opens
- Tabula Rasa: GDC Logos Coin Unveiled
- Pirates of the Burning Sea: Exclusive Screenshots
- Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Interview With Jeff Butler
Real World News - You Can't Make This Up
Drug Dealers vs Software Developers [Thanks Karen]
...or versus toy makers.
Girls Gone Wild Restaurant Chain [Thanks Matt]
Who didn't see this coming?
Blood Sprays Out Of Sewer on City Worker [Thanks Matt]
Believable until the words "city worker".
Vin Diesel Fact: If you lead a horse to water, Vin Diesel can make him drink.
Thanks as always for visiting TenTonHammer.com
- John "Boomjack" Hoskin