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  • Adventure Area: The Sands of Menechtarun

    The official site for Dungeons and Dragons Online has been updated with a look at a new area that will be open in Modle 3. This area is a vast desert that sprawls across the western reaches of Xen'drik.

    Menechtarun
    The Menechtarun is a vast desert that sprawls across the western reaches of Xen'drik. In ancient times, the Menechtarun was ruled by a tyrannical Wizard-King and his demonic servants. Today, these lands are home to rugged settlers, barbaric gnoll tribes and a sect of fanatical drow and scorrow called the Vulkoorim, or the "Chosen of Vulkoor." The Wizard-King himself is long dead, but his ageless servants have flourished, giving rise to another name for this region -- the Demon Sands.

    Keep reading to learn more. What are your hopes for Module 3? Let us know in the forums at DDO Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Wed, Sep 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Changes to Chocobo Raising in Upcoming Update

    The official site for Final Fantasy XI has been updated with a note about the changes coming to Chocobo raising.

    Soon players can expect more from care plans and experience a variety of new chocobo colors and appearances. Chocobo raisers have a lot to look forward to in the next version update!

    Changes to Care Plans and Direct Care

    Chocobo attributes will soon increase at a greater rate when using care plans. In addition, several additions and adjustments will be made to direct care, and a measure to wake the chocobo up while sleeping will also be introduced.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the details. Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think about these changes.

    News
    Tue, Sep 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Disney's Toontown Online To Launch In South East Asia

    Hot off the wire...Disney issued a press release to announce their expansion into South East Asia. Toontown is due to be available to children and families in this new area in early 2007.

    "Disney's Toontown Online is a prime example of how we successfully combine new technologies with inspired storytelling to create unique, interactive entertainment experiences for kids and families worldwide," said Duncan Orrell-Jones, senior vice president and managing director, Walt Disney Internet Group Asia Pacific. "WDIG has a significant, rapidly expanding mobile and online presence in the APAC region, and we're pleased to now work with Digital Media Exchange to bring this innovative, award winning game to families in South East Asia," added Mr. Orrell-Jones.

    Read the rest of the press release for more details. Share your thoughts with us on this and all your favorite MMOs in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Mon, Sep 25, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Get to Know Matt Kidder

    MMORPG.com posted a developer profile with Matt Kidder. Keep reading to learn more about Matt who is a server programmer on EA Mythic's Dark Age of Camelot.

    MMORPG.com: Tell us a little bit about your life growing up. Where did you live, what did you do, did you go to school?

    Matt Kidder: I lived in several places growing up. I started out in western New York, moved to West Virginia, Southern California, Virginia, England, and finally back to Virginia. Most of what I did was go to school and play. I went to George Mason University in Northern Virginia and earned a BS in Computer Science.

    Get clicking to see an insiders view of the industry. Share your thoughts with us on Dark Age of Camelot and all your favorite MMOs in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Mon, Sep 25, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Crafting in Age of Conan

    The official site for Age of Conan has been updated with another Gameplay Preview. This preview gives us a look at crafting and what we can expect to see when the game launches.

    Whilst the bare hands and ingenuity of a warrior can take them far, even in the brutal realm of King Conan, they are though even better served with some well forged steel or finely made iron sheathed by their side.

    Weapons and armor are the tools by which those whose adventures find them in the dangerous lands of Hyboria live or die by. Likewise there is always a need for potions and other medicinal aids, as even the hardiest of warriors can find themselves in need of recovery.

    Don't miss a thing! Get clicking to read more. Is Age of Conan on your must play list? Tell us why in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Mon, Sep 25, 2006
    LadySirse
  • SAKURA Internet Chosen To Distribute Highly Anticipated MMO in Japan

    Another press release hot of the wire from Turbine! This one tells us about a deal for the distribution of Lord of the Rings Online in Japan.

    "The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular franchises in the world and we are pleased to work with SAKURA to bring our game to the Japanese market," said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. "With nearly 200,000 players already signed up for our upcoming Beta Program, we believe that The Lord of the Rings Online will have massive appeal."

    Keep reading to see the full details then head over to LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us.

    News
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Turbine Presents Stormreach Under Siege

    This press release has just crossed our desks today to announced the release of Stormreach Under Siege, the fourth module for Dungeons and Dragons Online.

    Turbine, Inc. announced today the release of the fourth content module for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™ (DDO), the first and only massively multiplayer online (MMO) roleplaying game based on the world-renowned DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® brand franchise from Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). The Stormreach Under Siege module calls on players to return to the familiar grounds of Stormreach Harbor to save the city. Turbine will offer the Stormreach Under Siege module free of charge for all current DDO subscribers. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro.

    Read the full press release to learn more. Don't forget to head over to DDO Ten Ton Hammer to let us know your thoughts on this new module!

    News
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Prancing Pony

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with another installment of Exploring Middle-earth. This time we get a look at the Prancing Pony.

    Upon arrival in Bree, weary travelers will want to make for the Prancing Pony, one of the town's oldest and most popular inns. The distinctive sign of a rearing, fat white pony marks the large building with its inviting arched entrance and pleasant courtyard, although it is likely that the sign will not be entirely necessary –as most seasoned travelers can direct those new to town to "The Pony," as is it commonly known.

    Get clicking to learn more. Get all the latest news and updates on Lord of the Rings Online right here at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • ArchLord Top of the Download Heap

    A note just in from the makers of ArchLord shares the news that ArchLord has been the #1 download on Fileplanet for two weeks.

    ArchLord has remained Number 1 on Fileplanet downloads for over 2 weeks now!

    With 160.000+ downloads of the client ArchLord has remained in the number one position on fileplanet for the last two+ weeks. So to check out what all the fuss is about visit www.archlordgame.com/requestakey to get your key before heading on to fileplanet to get the client and enter into the ArchLord BETA!

    However it doesn't end there, be sure to check out the ArchLord create a movie competition with $1500 available in prize money. We also proud to announce that we have teamed up with Fraps to offer two runners up the chance to win 2 retail keys of FRAPS. So visit fraps.com to download the latest trial client and create your movie.

    News
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Release Date Announced!

    A press release was issued today to announce the October 3, 2006 release date for Ryzom Ring and the two week long preview event! 


    "On this Ryzom's second anniversary week, we are proud to be able to offer to all of our subscribers a preview of Ryzom Ring directly on the main live game servers", declared Daniel Miller, CTO and Executive Producer of the Ring. For the next 2 weeks the preview will give paying subscribers full access to the Ryzom Ring adventure creation tools and player run adventures, with a restricted set of creatures and maps to play with. Players with free trial accounts will also be able to discover the power of the Ryzom Ring with full access to the adventure creation tools and a basic set of creatures and scenery to play with, but will not be able to participate in player run adventures.

    Read the full press release to learn more. We know you've been watching this expansion to Saga of Ryzom as close as we have! Share you thoughts in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Thu, Sep 21, 2006
    LadySirse
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