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  • A tell-all interview with... a Dungeons & Dragons Online NPC?

    Each month, DDO - Ten Ton Hammer brings you an interview from the Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO) community. Okay. Here's the deal: Ralsu had an interview lined up with Sporkfire and Samera, but Friday he realized he wasn't able to get all of the questions answered in time for this month's interview.

    Ralsu was desperate for an interview with most people's schedules filled up for the weekend. When his own mother turned him down, he remembered that Three-Fingered Thad would do anything for money. Keep your eyes peeled for that exclusive interview with Turbine's community figureheads in May. In the meantime, enjoy his chat with Three-Fingered Thad!

    Ralsu: How does one become a vendor NPC?

    Thad: All ye have to do is have somethin' to sell and a winning smile. (chuckles for a bit before starting to cough)

    Ralsu. I see. And do you craft your wares yourself.

    Thad: Craft 'em myself! Har! Er--no.

    Ralsu (confused): ...

    Thad: Now, why d'ye suppose it is called Smuggler's Rest, lad?

    Check out the full interview at DDO - TenTonHammer.

    Mon, Apr 24, 2006
    Ethec
  • Rockdirect produces limited edition DDO laptop

    Be the talk of the LAN party with your new Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach themed laptop from Rockdirect. DDO included. As seen on Hexus.net:

    Rockdirect are releasing a special limited edition of their Pegasus 650 mobile gaming laptop, of which 100 will be sold, with Dungeons and Dragons Online Stormreach themed artwork on the notebook, along with a free copy of the game.

    Wha? You don't have one yet? Well, me either. In game conference press rooms, the "What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?" bumper sticker on my laptop subjects me to enough scornful laughter, thanks.

    Check out the DDO limited edition Pegasus 650 laptop from Rockdirect at Hexus.net.

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    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
    Ethec
  • Battle the evil lurking below the dangerous city of Stormreach™ when you DOWNLOAD THE 7 DAY FREE TRIAL! Begin your journey into the online world of a roleplaying classic, joining a community of adventurers to explore the exciting mysteries of Eberron® for seven days at no cost!

    You can sign up for the Trial Program at: trial.ddo.com

    PCGamer says that DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™ is the "MMO that changes everything..." Create unique and authentic D&D heroes from five races, nine classes, and hundreds of skills, feats and looks. Survive unforgiving dungeons, fiendish traps and foes that punish the foolish. Sway the course of battle through action combat where skill matters and seconds count. Coordinate party tactics with the integrated voice chat system.

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    Check out of Dungeons & Dragons Online Community.

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    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Hunters of Undead in DDO

    Aelasyl brings the Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach - TenTonHammer faithful a Custom Build straight from Eberron lore: the Aereni Deathguard. If you're a hardcore Eberron fan excited about Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO), this could be the build for you. Heck, the Deathguard is fun to play even if DDO is your first visit to Eberron!

    While the elves of Aerenal venerate their undying ancestors, they despise all negatively charged undead. These foul creatures that defile the world are shades of what they used to be. The Deathguard actively hunt down and exterminate negatively charged undead. This character combines the holy righteousness of a Paladin 4 with the skilled stalking abilities of the Ranger 6.

    Learn how to build the Aereni Deathguard class at DDO - TenTonHammer today!

    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Ethec
  • Defenders, Guards, and...the FBI?

    Aelasyl brings us the first in a series on Eberron lore. He takes us inside House Deneith and explains its structure and role in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO):

    House Deneith is a family of proud humans that bear the Mark of the Sentinel. This mark allows the heir to protect a person or an object of worth. Members of House Deneith can be found scattered across Xen’drik, using their marks to protect the wonders of ages past and the people searching for them.

    Read House Deneith at DDO - TenTonHammer to sate your appetite for DnD Eberron lore!

    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Ethec
  • Enter the Halfling: Git them Dawgies Re-rollin'!

    Orogurath continues his fanfiction series on the Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach - TenTonHammer community site. With Cailag rescued from the kobold prison, our intrepid adventurers plan their next move...but not before Preston decides to make himself anew, complete with less intelligence (which better suits his agenda), and a new handlebar moustache. Read our Dungeons & Dragons Online fan fiction comedy series to learn more about the new and improved Preston, and about the famous halfling pastimes, Pong and...Twister?

    Suppressed giggles trickled out of Pigface and Gurblebag, who barely recognized the re-rolled Preston. He was still upset about his haul from the adventure: a potion of light repair. The rest were sporting items such as a +1 Maul, magical chain mail, and trinkets that spat webs, while he had obtained…a potion. Even Pigface had fared better; with his souvenir shirt and belt of something-or-other. It just didn’t seem fair!

    Check out Episode 5 of Enter the Halfling at DDO - TenTonHammer!

    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Ethec
  • The Cagey Fighter

    At Ten Ton Hammer, we love Custom Builds. They add flavor and resist the tendency to say there is only way to build a given class in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO). For The Swashbuckler, Darkgolem mixes the combat mastery of the fighter with the subtlety of a rogue. The result is what he calls a "cagey fighter" who picks on the most susceptible foes in the chaos of battle:

    Combat Expertise can be applied to raise armor class even more. Improved Trip is a bit questionable, since trip is strength based, but it fits the concept of the build (a cagey fighter) so is added anyways. If not preferred, take Resilience instead. Evasion works very well with Dexterity. Good tactics would be to attack one foe then switch targets, attacking a second target and making best use of Sneak Attack.

    You can check out The Swashbuckler at DDO - TenTonHammer.

    Tue, Apr 18, 2006
    Ethec
  • Honestly, I wish that all of the MMORPG companies would do this. It's alot easier to download a game rather than wait for those popular games to be available at your local game store.

    I can't tell you how many times I've had to wait a day or two after launch simply because I had to wait for the retail version of the game to be available. It horks me off. Turbine is doing a great thing here by allowing customers to now puchase the game and download from Direct2drive.com This option is only available in North America. However, it's a start.

    Visit our Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach community. They have the goods on what's happening and when.

    More news and info on Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach.

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    Mon, Apr 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Party over here!

    Does Turbine takes the necessary steps to make people want to form a party in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO)? Ralsu thinks so. He describes the easy-to-use but deep social system in DDO and draws comparisons to other massively-multiplayer games:

    Friends
    Another component of the social tool in DDO is the Friends Screen. This is your buddy list for those really cool people who already belong to a different guild than you...A glance at the screen lets you tell whether or not each friend is online...The updated social tool also alerts you when a friend comes online (like most instant messengers do). Even if you have already started a party and a dungeon, you can grab that friend the moment she comes online. This also makes it easier for you to find a party, as you might be the friend who just logged on to get a tell for a party invitation.

    Read Masochistically Solo Player at DDO - TenTonHammer today!

    Mon, Apr 17, 2006
    Ethec
  • Mediocromancy: The Magic of Publishing on a Timeline

    Has there ever been an MMO that launched bug-free? Nope, and there probably never will be. Dungeons & Dragons Online is no exception. In this week's Friday Editorial (FriEd), Darkgolem contends that the rush to release a game produces sub par results, and that a lack of communication from developers compounds the frustrations.

    The reason games get pushed into the marketplace before they’re finished is simple enough--they don’t make money for their developers and publishers while they’re in production. It takes sales and subscription fees to sustain a game in the long term, so there’s always pressure to get the product into the hands of the paying public, whether that game is ready or not.

    Read this week's FriEd on DDO - TenTonHammer and see if you agree!

    Fri, Apr 14, 2006
    Ethec
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