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  • Characters of Middle-earth: Old Man Willow

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with another addition to the Characters of Middle-earth series.

    Adventurers in the Old Forest, to the east of Buckland and the Shire, know well that very little is what it seems in those darkened woods. Many tell tales of the very trees whispering and moving, hindering the passage of travelers, many of whom become forever lost amongst the forest's shifting paths. Of these dark legends, perhaps there is none more sinister than the tale of a certain ancient willow, with a heart as dark as the forest itself. Old Man Willow, his trunk immense and his branches spreading out like enormous clawed hands, stands along the banks of the Withywindle awaiting the approach of unwary adventurers.

    Learn more with just a click!

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    Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Page Added

    The official site for World of Warcraft has been updated with the addition of a new stats page.

    This page provides you with up-to-date statistics about some of the most important aspects of World of Warcraft: most sought-after items in the Auction House, most common player-created items, the fiercest killers in the NPC kingdom, most gathered and found items, most looted items, and the most popular quests.

    Get clicking to learn more! Tell us what you think about this addition in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

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    Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Morticus Talks About Lesser Faydark!

    The official site for EverQuest II has been updated with a Q & A that talks about Lesser Faydark.

    Can you tell us a bit about Lesser Faydark?

    Morticus: Well, Lesser Fay or LFay as it's called by some – is the smaller extension of the Faydark forest in the continent of Faydwer. Much has changed to the forest over the last four to five hundred years, which is easily noticeable with a quick look around. The first thing you will notice is that the zone is pretty much devoid of trees, but is now filled with huge towering mushrooms, twisted overgrowing vines and gigantic flowers.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the answer.

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    Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Chat with the Makers of Everquest

    Stratics will be holding one of their House of Common Chats with the makers of Everquest.

    Please join us on Wednesday, November 29th, for a House of Commons with the developers of EverQuest at 5:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM Eastern in the #StraticsHoC channel on Stratics IRC.

    Head over to learn more.

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    Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Acclaim Announces BOTS Game - Official Release with Acclaim Coins

    A press release was sent to us late yesterday. If you like the idea of free play and killing stuff with a robot...keep reading.

    Players will now be able to modify their characters with an assortment of all new items. New additions include a variety of interchangeable parts to make the BOTS truly unique and personalized. Change heads, arms, body parts, wings, and more to create a custom built machine. The new customizing options will ensure that every player has a unique identity to express their own individuality and style. And they’ll look super cool with their completely modified characters.

    Read the rest of the press release to learn more. Tell us what you think in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

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    Tue, Nov 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • What Not To Do...

    MMORPG.com's weekly column MMOWTF was posted today with a few words of advice for game companies. Keep reading to find out what Dan Fortier thinks are the top few no no's.

    Sometimes you look at the debacles that have occurred over the course of the short history of MMOs and you wonder: Do they ever learn? You would think that by looking back with hindsight at some of the mistakes that have been inflicted on us by shortsighted or incompetent developers that the next generation of publishers would have compiled a very comprehensive list of what not to do. Sadly, we see the same mistakes being repeated time and time again mixed in with a fresh batch of new blunders with every title released. Have no fear my fickle readers for I have created a short cheat sheet for all current and future designers called: No Nos for MMOs. Read and be enlightened!

    More is just a clilck away. What are your no no's? Let us know in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

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    Mon, Nov 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • World of Warcraft: Blizzard Banning Accounts

    MMORPG.com posted an editorial on Thanksgiving that takes a look at the recent trend in account banning.

    More and more account issues continue to pop up in the MMORPG world this week. This time it's the monster company Blizzard who has come under fire for banning accounts that have been running third party software or operating in online trade or gold buying activities. These seem like valid reasons for a ban however players are being hit for running the game on Linux or logging in their character from another location. This is causing a stir among players because those who have done nothing wrong are logging in to find their accounts cancelled with little or no explanation from the company.

    The problem is Blizzard allows so many customizable mods for players to use and this area can get shady. We here at MMORPG.com want to try to give players as much information as possible about the situation in order to help them not get wrongly banned as well as protect Blizzard's stance on hacking and third party programs.

    Keep reading with just a click. What do you think about this topic? Let us know in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

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    Mon, Nov 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Fanfest Wrap Up Concludes

    MMORPG.com posted the last in their series of reports on the recent EVE Online Fanfest in Iceland. Catch part one and part two if you missed them.

    10 Years of EVE
    Don't say they don't think big. Senior Producer Nathan Richardsson gave a spirited talk on EVE over the next ten years. He began with some talk of Revelations, but quickly escaped beyond that into some big ideas floating around CCP.

    Keep reading to learn more. Have you been to our EVE Ten Ton Hammer Community site to read our exclusive reports from this event? Head over and catch up today!

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    Mon, Nov 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • 45 Billion Gil Removed From Play

    The official site for Final Fantasy XI reports that they have again banned or suspended thousands of account that were using third party tools and/or cheats. Hooray for the banstick!

    We would like to report the termination today of multiple accounts held by players involved in the usage of third-party tools or cheats, or engaged in RMT (Real Money Trading) activities.

    In relation to the severity of the violation, over 2,500 accounts were temporarily suspended, while over 9,000 accounts were permanently banned.
    Details of the violations are as follows:

    Get clicking to read the details. Add another point to the column for the good guys. Think this shouldn't be tolerated or perhaps you are against banning...give us your take on this hot topic in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today.

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    Mon, Nov 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Nightfall Section Updated

    The official site for Guild Wars has been updated with new information from Nightfall. The Nightfall section has been updated with new skills information.

    Over the course of the last few weeks, we've been adding website content about several novel features of Nightfall. Today we're adding two new articles to our Gameplay Section

    Get clicking to learn more. Give us your review of Nightfall in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums today. Don't forget to head over to the Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community site to find ten tons of exclusive reviews, guides and information.

    News
    Mon, Nov 27, 2006
    LadySirse
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