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  • What Exactly Should a Dwarf Look Like?

    The makers of Thrones of Chaos have tried to answer that question. Today they released a new image as well as video of their Dwarven male model for the game.

    Does this match with you think of when you think Dwarf? Let us know in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

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    Thu, Jul 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Creatures of Middle-earth: Shades

    Two pieces of concept art, a description of Shades are the focus to the update on the Lord of the Ring Online official site today.

    Throughout the dark places of Middle-earth, there can be found terrifying, bodiless spirits bound to the physical world. These ghostly spirits are the shades of Men of times past. Like the oath-breakers roused by Aragorn on the Paths of the Dead, they are bound to Middle-earth by an ancient curse, doomed to remain on the fringes of the living world until their curse is lifted.

    What are you waiting for? Head over and learn more then stop by the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think.

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    Thu, Jul 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Clan Feature: The League of Beggars

    In the third of six features that look at the clans in 9 Dragons, MMORPG.com presents this look at The League of Beggars. Included in this article are nine new screenshots.

    This is the third instalment of a six article series exploring the background lore of the clans in the exciting new MMO martial arts game 9Dragons. Today we’ll explore another one of the white clans ? The League of Beggars.

    The clan is an organization of actual beggars, sometimes referred to as “The Endless Clan,” because as a clansman once stated, “You could sit beggars one by one in line across the land and never see the end!” It is by far the easiest clan to join. All you have to do is perform a few simple tasks, beg a bit, and swear an oath. Then you may take faith in their great numbers and be numbered among the faithful!

    Read more about The League of Beggars while you check out these great screenshots! Are you planning to play 9 Dragons? Let us know how you think things are shaping up in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

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    Thu, Jul 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Ryzom Ring Exclusive Demo in London

    News from Paris brightens the day with the announcement of a free demo that will be open for the players in London. Keep reading to learn more...

    Paris, FRANCE – July 26th 2006

    Nevrax, the developer of the MMORPG Ryzom, invites UK gamers to an exclusive demo of its upcoming expansion Ryzom Ring Saturday in London.

    Have you ever wondered when one will be free to create one's own adventures in persistent online worlds? Are you intrigued by Ryzom Ring, wondering exactly how it works and how it is going to revolutionize the MMO genre?

    Just come to London, Saturday the 29th of July at 2PM, at the Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RJ; and be among the first to get a glimpse of the future!

    Mail: demoUK@nevrax.com with your name to reserve a place.

    News
    Thu, Jul 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Three Rings Announces 2 Millionth Registered Pirate For Its Online World

    This exciting press release was issued today to celebrate this milestone for Puzzle Pirates...

    San Francisco, CA - July 27, 2006 - Three Rings Design, Inc., a premier developer of multi-player online casual games, announced today that it has crossed over the 2 million registration mark for its popular online game "Puzzle Pirates."

    The company has seen a dramatic increase in registrations with its shift from subscription pricing to a "free-to-play" model that includes the option of purchasing micro-currency. Players can then spend their micro-currency on in-game upgrades and additional content.

    "Three Rings is leading the charge for micro-currency in the US market, and reaching 2 million registrations confirms our success. We believe that this model represents the future for online entertainment," said Daniel James, Three Rings' CEO. "Our inspiration continues to be the Korean market, where 'free to play, pay for item' is the ubiquitous business model for online games. As the US market matures to meet Korea, we intend to keep leading the way."

    The company is riding some powerful trends in digital entertainment - the popularity of casual games, a move towards the massively multiplayer, and the ascent of digital distribution. With the shift to "freemium" pricing, the company is rapidly growing its user base and recently closed a Series B financing to accelerate the distribution and development of its games.

    Additionally, the company recently released the beta version of a new game, "Bang! Howdy," a multiplayer online tactical strategy game for the PC which uses the same payment structure and online distribution model.

    To learn more about Three Rings and or "Puzzle Pirates," please visit the web site at: http://www.puzzlepirates.com.

    News
    Thu, Jul 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Design an Emote Animation Contest! - July 25, 2006

    Do you get frustrated in your favorite MMO when you try to do an emote that doesn't have an animation? Stand for minutes on end typing emote commands at your friends so you can giggle at the stream of animations? You're not alone! The makers of Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising want to get your thoughts on emote animations. To that end they have announced a new contest...

    *Jumps with joy*, *Raises hands to the sky*, *Does the Robot*

    Those are just a few of the possibilities for the Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising Design an Emote Animation contest! Is there am emote animation that you wish your favorite online game featured? Well now is your chance to get your desired emote in Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising!

    Get clicking and read more about how to enter this contest! *shoo's everyone to the contest site*

    News
    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Increased XP and PT Rates until the launch of Giga Final Part 2!

    The official site for Codemasters' RF Online has been updated with this announcement today...

    As some of you already know, we will be increasing the rates of both XP and PT in the new Giga Final Part 2 patch due shortly. In preparation for this, we have decided to enable 2X PT and 2X XP increased rates across all servers from Saturday the 29th of July at 12am NST, up until when the patch is released.

    So - what does this mean for you?

    Keep reading to find out what this means for you! Don't forget to come back to the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of this increase.

    News
    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • "Wyr Would You Like to Go Today?"

    MMORPG.com has the latest developer journal for Hero's Journey. In this one Jay Miller takes a look at Wyr.

    When I think of Wyr, my mind doesn't immediately lock onto the mechanics of the things. I don't think about sockets or customization, buffs or abilities, or how awesome it'll be to walk around guttin' Ukar with a sword that has little chunks of fallen heroes socketed to it. No, when I hear the word Wyr, I get all misty-eyed because I know they came as blood payment for all those poor, unfortunate souls who died during the Sundering.

    Y'see, Wyr are far more than just wicked-cool trinkets you carry around with you to make you stronger, faster, and glowier than ever. They’re living history, magically-infused kernels of Elanthia’s past and the embodiment of Elanthia herself. They take on the voice of a planet so riddled with tragic history that you'd be hard pressed to take a single step in any direction without stepping all over the bones of somebody's ancestors. Wyr are the voice of the planet, and they scream bloody murder.

    Read the rest of this journal and then head over to the forums and let us know what you think!

    News
    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Humans and Orcs Featured

    The official site for Thrones of Chaos has been updated with a look at the human male models as well as updated peeks at the orcs.

    What do you think of what LoudAnt is doing with this upcoming MMO? Head over to the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know!

    News
    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Innovative new system for item rewards

    Dusktreaders has released information on thier innovative item reward system that reportedly will not penalize players based on if they choose to group or solo mainly.

    Treasure rewards will now be based on the effort players exert.

    For example, if a solo player beats a monster that is very hard for her, she will receive the same quality of gear reward as three players who beat a monster that is very hard for them. Both the solo player and the group player worked hard, and they both deserve a reward that shows it.

    Read the rest of this announcement and then head over to the forums here at
    Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think. Do you think that this system will be successful?

    News
    Tue, Jul 25, 2006
    LadySirse
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