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  • The Plane of Fear

    Fears. You have them, whether they reside in your dreams or wielding a butcher knife in the back of your closet. Coyotee Sharptongue ventures to where fears become reality, and examines the horrors that reside in the Plane of Fear.

    "Your heart pounds frantically, every beat echoing the crushing waves of terror that envelope you, drowning you in a panicked tide of cold sweat. Horror. Terror. Fear. Few would ever venture willingly into its clutches, and fewer still would be bold enough to confront it in its own home." A large Kerran, known only as Coyotee Sharptongue, holds a microphone as he whispers breathlessly into the camera.

    Read the rest of this article and then share your fears with Coyote at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Aug 04, 2006
  • Learn More About Kalimdor

    The team at WoW Ten Ton Hammer are at it again! Updates to the Where to Adventure guide are on deck today for you.

    Messiah here, back on updating our "Where to Adventure Guide". This time around I am focusing on updating the zones and instances found on Kalimdor. That mainly means Horde and Night Elf territory for the low levels, but also some of the best high level zones late in the game. I'll get to those later though.

    Today I look at the entry level zones and instances up to level 20. This includes Durotar, Mulgor, Darkshore, The Barrens, Ragefire Chasm and more.

    Keep reading to learn more about the best zones to adventure in. Get clicking and head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer! Stop by the forums and let us know what your favorite zones to adventure in.

    Fri, Aug 04, 2006
  • The 10 most anticipated PC Games. A list that dare only be compiled by those with the thickest of skin. Digital Battle, who I have never heard of, has compiled their version of aforementioned list.
    Of the top 10, onlyWarhammer Online made the cut, coming in at number six.World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade, Tabula Rasa, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and, Lord of the Rings Online didn't make the list, but S.T.A.L.K.E.R. did. It's hard to argue with Supreme Commander or Command and Conquer 3. Dawn of War aside, that genre needs a new game to resusitate it.
    There are some fantastic MMOGs in development. My Top 10 list would go something like this, ranked by what I would like to play today.
    My Top 10 list, Burka Bingo, five exclusive MMOG articles and more is but a click away.
    Loading... August 4, 2006 [Burka Bombzone Edition]

    Fri, Aug 04, 2006
  • Over 125,000 Players Registered for Upcoming Beta Program

    You heard correctly! Lord of the Rings Online has officially reached the Alpha stage of testing. Turbine released a statment today to announce this important step in development. Have you signed up for beta yet? Join the other 125,000 people who are hoping to see you there!

    WESTWOOD, MA – AUGUST 3, 2006 – Turbine, Inc. announced today that the highly-anticipated The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ has entered the alpha phase of development. The first and only massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) based on the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Online™ will allow players to explore Middle-earth™, the most famous fantasy world of all time. The company also announced that over 125,000 fans have already signed up for the Beta Program.

    Read the rest of the announcement and then head over to LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and tell us what you are doing while you wait for your beta invitation!

    Thu, Aug 03, 2006
  • What's New In The Official Forums

    No time to keep up with the official Vanguard: Saga of Heroes forums? No problem! Each week Aunraye presents a few interesting and informative threads for your forum browsing pleasure. This week's roundup includes threads with lots of links, both to game footage videos captured at the SOE Block Party, and to MP3s of some of the music of Vanguard created by Todd "Nino" Marsten. You can even weigh in on Aruspex's dev discussion of money rewards in the diplomacy sphere.

    Each week, we highlight fun, interesting, or controversial topics from the official Vanguard forums. Here's this week's collection of forum goodness. Have you seen a topic you think should be highlighted here? Send us a link! Do official forums scare you? It's okay, we've got your back. Post in our kinder, gentler forums instead.

    What are you waiting for? Get clicking to catch up on all the news in the official forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer.

    Thu, Aug 03, 2006
  • What Will You Wear To Battle?

    You can't just run into battle in khaki's or a mini-skirt. A set of good armor is pivotal to your success, and there are a lot of options out there. How does it all work, and what should you choose? RadarX updates the Ten Ton Hammer armor guide to even include the Relic armor.

    You'll hear veteran players describe "tiers" of armor... tier 1, T1 all the way up to tier 7 or T7. It's simply an unofficial way to describe a level range in which armor or jewelry is best equipped, or adventuring zones attempted, etc. The player-made tier system isn't very confusing if you're one of those people who (unlike me) can easily understand why the 1800s were considered the 19th century. What I mean by this: tier 1 refers to levels 1 (theoretically level 1, though everyone starts at level 3) through 9, tier 2 is level 10-19, and so on.

    Keep reading to learn more. Head over to the forums at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer and tell us what armor you wear into battle and why!

    Thu, Aug 03, 2006
  • New Look at The Master Thief Build

    Everybody changes his mind now and again. The release of the drow race made me change my mind about my favorite rogue build. Wherever you see the UFR label, you see my changes since this build originally posted. I have left my old comments so that you can see exactly how the changes compare to my original opinions.

    "DEX isn't as important to the Master Thief as I imagined, so I dropped the DEX Enhancements. The Master Thief should almost always be in Sneak mode, so Faster Sneaking X will make life easier. Improved Spell Resistance makes the Master Thief close to immune to mind-control spells. The other two Enhancements boost skills used all the time."

    Learn more about this build. DDO Ten Ton Hammer is your one stop site for all the lastest news, information and interviews. Don't see what you're looking for? Stop by the forums at DDO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know!

    Thu, Aug 03, 2006
  • Some wiseacres are trying to rig the vote to name a Hungarian bridge so that it will be christened the Chuck Norris bridge. What kind of codswallop is this? The economy minister of a semi-stable, marginally noteworthy country tries to use the Interweb to name a bridge and people make fun of his endeavour? It's reprehensible behaviour and I for one won't stand for it. We need to nip this in the bud. Stop it once and for all. End the madness. I encourage, urge, coax and prod each and every Loading... reader to do the right thing, head to the website and vote for Vin Diesel Skyway as the official name of the bridge! We are many and we have the power to name a bridge in a former communist country. With any luck we can have a picture of the Vin Diesel Skyway posted to the official Hungarian tourism website.
    Vote now! Vote often! Here is a link to the website which at the time of writing this is down, due to the power of Vin Diesel.
    Eight new exclusive MMOG articles, Chinese dog culls and more are but a click away.
    Loading... August 3, 2006 [Terrier Tartare Edition]

    Thu, Aug 03, 2006
  • EQ2

    Heat exhaustion... or bad chili?
    Submitted by Dan - EverQuest II

    The Ten Ton Hammer "Dead of Summer" Contest Extended Through August 9th! Between back-to-school sales, home projects, family vacations, and hugging the A/C vent, it's a busy time of year. Though we've received a number of great entries so far, we're extending the latest Ten Ton Hammer contest for another week (through August 9th) because we wanted to give you plenty of opportunity to submit your entry for the "Dead of Summer" screenshot contest. We've got plenty of autographed prints, gamecards, and Zboard gaming hardware to trade for your cool cadaverous screencaptures, so check out the contest details page, check out the latest entries, and send in your amusing post-mortem screenshots and captions.
    It's that simple, so be sure to enter before the August 9th "dead" line!
    Check out the "Dead of Summer" contest details and enter today!

    Thu, Aug 03, 2006
  • A Look at What is to Come for the Monk

    Boot to the head! We think of the Monk in MMOs as the consummate martial artist, dealing his own brand of punishment through leaps and kicks and deadly-accurate punches. What does Vanguard: Saga of Heroes have in store for the Monk class? The tidbits of information that have been uncovered so far are found in our revamped Monk guide. So gather your inner focus, Grasshoppah, and begin upon the path to enlightenment at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer.

    "Monks also rely on a special pool called Inner Focus, from which they draw power for certain attacks. Inner Focus does not regenerate on its own, but relies instead on the Monk completing finishing moves in combat. The Monk will find himself building up and expending his Inner Focus quickly while fighting."

    Keep reading to learn more about the Monk. Do you think Vanguard is heading in the right direction with this class? Share your thoughts in the forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer.

    Wed, Aug 02, 2006
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