EverQuest II

  • EQ2's Power Rangers!

    The Rangers took quite a beating last Live Update. Slide debuts his EQ2 TenTonHammer cartoon with his take on what exactly happened with a behind-the-scenes look at the nerfing process.

    Laugh along with us at EQ2 - TenTonHammer!

    Thu, Mar 16, 2006
  • Want to destroy bad guys like a medieval Chuck Norris?

    Then try something else! If you want to smite evil and fill a vital group role, then the Paladin is for you. And we've just updated the Paladin guide! Savanja has the latest on the new level 1-20 spells, 61-70 spells, and new zones.

    So you want to be a holy warrior? Things are not always as easy they could be for the those that fight for what is right and good. This guide was created, and is updated with the hope that it will help those that wish to follow the Path of the Paladin.

    Check out the updated EQ2 - TenTonHammer Paladin Guide.

    Thu, Mar 16, 2006
  • An "unbiased" look at EverQuest 2's newest expansion...

    Coyotee Sharptongue, on his journey for the truth, interviews Penny Arcadia to get an unbiased and journalistic view on the Kingdom of Sky. Or is it a stab at "independent" sites that push the flavor of the day by unfairly criticizing competing MMOGs? Hrmm.

    “Wait a minute.” He asks, looking up from his readings. “Are you affiliated with PoP by chance?”

    “That’s not the POINT Coyote!” Penny Arcadia says, smacking her fist into her hand for emphasis. “The point is, Kingdom of Sky – Norrath on whole is a bland, poorly designed, poorly contrived world made by unimaginative gods! Unlike Planet of PhysicalCombatMaking, which is too glorious for words! And on sale this month at a vendor near you!” She adds quickly with a toothy smile as the reporter struggles to get the microphone away from her.

    “” Coyotee stammers as he pulls the device free. “Are you telling me, that your opinion of Norrath, is in no way influenced by your close association with…with this parallel universe?” He frowns as he waits for a response.”

    The truth about Kingdom of Sky and recent, shall we say, media antics at at EQ2 - TenTonHammer!

    Wed, Mar 15, 2006
  • What makes EverQuest 2's economy work?

    After spending hours looking for his Microeconomics book, only to realize it was holding the Christmas tree box closed, RadarX takes a quick look at the economy of EverQuest2. He'll answer questions like "What makes up the economy in-game?" "How does it effect the players?" and "What grade did Radar actually earn in Microeconomics?"

    Irony. It stalks me around every dark corner, jumping out and ruining everything. As I sit down to write an article about the economics of EverQuest 2, lo and behold, the broker has been taken off line for another discovered exploit. As of this moment, the game has no economy and I have no article to write. The end. Just kidding. MMO economics, despite what some people think, are as real and complex as what we see on Bloomberg or any other financial news channel you'll be forced to watch at an airport.

    Read the entire EQ2 economy editorial at EQ2 - TenTonHammer.

    Mon, Mar 13, 2006
  • Do0d! What R U talking about?!?!?

    We've all seen the words. Some of us use them in game, but the cryptic language of PvP for the uninitiated is like calling Dell Technical support. You probably aren't going to understand a word they are saying. The Everquest 2 TenTonHammer staff put together a few of our favorite PvP terms you'll see and what they us.

    Pwned: When one is pwned, they've been owned. When one is owned, they have just been beat down, ridiculed, or made to look plain silly in one form or another. One of the best forms of being pwned is the "bigger fish" instance.

    Poor Shmitty is running around the outside of the Commonland gates trying to level his toon so he can kill bigger animals to feed his poor family. Harculeez the more experienced, egotistical, half-elf swashbuckler swoops in and impales Shmitty upon his rapier. Harculeez points and laughs at Shmitty's corpse then does a jig on his face. Kruunk, 8 levels higher than Harculeez, walks up behind the cocky half-elf and grinds him into the ground something fierce. Harculeez just got pwned. OH and feel free to add a 3 to pwn3d to look extra 1337.

    See the list in its entirety at EverQuest 2 - TenTonHammer!

    Fri, Mar 10, 2006
  • It's shiny, shimmering, and full of stuff that wants to eat you.

    In EverQuest 2, the Shimmering Citadel is a fabulous zone for higher end content. Don't know how to get up there or want to get your group killed repeatedly? Detailed maps and quest information await you! Take a glance as this guide to find out all you need to know.

    The Shimmering Citadel is a magnificent island palace suspended high above Norrath, said to have been brought out by the Djinn and the Naga from the Plane of Sky. Wrought with many perils, the least of which is plummeting to your doom if you aren’t watching your step in the lower portion, this happens to be one of my favorite high end zones.

    See the entire guide at EQ2 - TenTonHammer.

    Fri, Mar 10, 2006
  • Having a hard time finding information in the forums from Devs? Never fear! We have the link to the weekly Treasure Chest

    Treasure Chest! 03/09/2006 Community
    Sometimes it's hard to find the buried treasures contained within the EverQuest II forums. The Treasure Chest highlights useful, insightful, or entertaining posts that you may want to check out. Get your treasure maps and shovels ready--we're about to discover a Treasure Chest!

    # If you were ever curious about how to make some great looking artwork Toshikii has an example of how to in "Simple tutorial and fanart"
    # Norrath is home to great talent when it comes to interior decorating. This week the home show has taken a stop at "Verios's Southern Qeynosian Home" as posted by Verios-EQ2.
    # From far and wider travelers stop by and share their tales. Let us now be entertained as MysidiaClash shares "Mysidia Chronicles:Fragments Passed".
    # As always interesting topics pop up in History and Lore, Lillin asks a good question that's the source of a great discussion in "History or Origins of Undead".

    See what's new at our EverQuest 2 Community site.

    More news and info on EverQuest 2

    Fri, Mar 10, 2006
  • Furies are unquestionably the most offensive and popular of all the priest classes in EverQuest 2. Keeping a handle on their abilities can be a little tricky though. Fortunately, EQ2 TenTonHammer has updated our Fury Spell list and Spell Progression table to include the Kingdom of Sky spells and the revamped LU#18 level 1-20 spells.

    Have a look! The updated Furies spell lists & spell progression at EQ2 - TenTonHammer.

    Thu, Mar 09, 2006
  • Mobs, Inc.

    It slices, it dices, but most importantly, it puts your kids to sleep? Krunnk introduces to the newest technological advancement in parenting: The Krunnk in the Closet. This hot new product will be all over Norrath before you know it!

    "You got kiddies who not listen? They stay up when they should be a’sleep? You just not know what to do?" A large Ogre stares into the camera as he reads slowly and mechanically from a cue-card.
    "Then you need Krunnk in Closet." He affirms as he theatrically points to himself with a meaty thumb and smiles widely showing a mouth full of wicked teeth.

    Courtesy of our very own EverQuest 2 funny man Coyote Sharptongue, you can read about this fascinating product at EverQuest 2 - TenTonHammer!

    Thu, Mar 09, 2006
  • What's wrong with the Rangers?

    A few weeks ago at EverQuest 2 - TenTonHammer, our humor writer Coyote had a little fun at the expense of the Rangers. While we don't apologize for it (mostly because it was freaking hillarious), it did occur to us that not everyone might understand what changed with the rangers and why they were so upset. So, after Coyote stirred up the hornet's nest, I threw Savanja in there like Sam Fisher to stealithily gather intelligence. She came back with a great interview.

    Savanja: First, I'd like to know what made you decide to play a Ranger, and what your favorite aspects of the class were/are?

    Kaeros: I could write whole pages on that question alone. :) I've played a lot of RPGs and similar fantasy games, and if there's an option to be a ranger, I'm a ranger. Always have been, since back when I first played D&D as a young kid. So creating a ranger as my first EQ2 character was a no-brainer, and I did so when I first tried the game out over a year ago. I didn't know how the ranger concept would manifest in this particular game, but I knew I had to start with my favorite class and see how SOE interpreted it. I've always liked the association with nature and the outdoors, the solitary nature of rangers, and the kind of mystique that surrounds those who prefer to live outside settlements and normal society.

    Read the rest of Savanja's interview with a few of the Rangers at EQ2 - TenTonHammer.

    Wed, Mar 08, 2006
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