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  • Dime a Dozen Title or More than That?

    GameDaily takes a look at ArchLord to see if it will be different from the dime a dozen MMOs that are popular in Korea.

    In South Korea MMORPGs are a dime a dozen, and even the smallest of MMOs there have enough subscribers to challenge most games here in the US. Within the last couple of years some marketing people over here got a brilliant idea to talk to the marketing cats on the other side of the world. As a result, we've seen MMOs like Lineage IIrelease over here. Thus far they've been primarily met with lukewarm fanfare, usually due to cultural differences like gameplay style and poor localization. Codemasters has decided to take this idea and go a step further: they nabbed a new game in South Korea that isn't centered around team PvP from the get-go, and maintains individualistic goals for solo and small group players.

    Keep reading to see what they think of ArchLord. Are you planning to play this upcoming game? Let us know how you think it is shaping up in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Aug 02, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Hooked on WoW?

    Hooked on Games has posted a preview of WoW's soon to be released expansion The Burning Crusade. Keep reading to see how they think this expansion is shaping up.

    The first new race being introduced to the Horde by the expansion is the Blood Elves. The Blood Elves are outcasts of there native homelands, driven out and stripped of their eternal life after they became corrupted by the very magic in which they sought out to possess. Currently the class selection available for the Blood elves will be Rogue, Mage, Warlock, Priest, and Warrior. Their racial traits will be centered around using magic. These traits will include Mana Tap, which gives the Blood Elf the power to drain mana from an opponent, and Arcane Torrent, which silences an opponent for two seconds.

    Check out the rest of this preview and don't forget to head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer for all the latest news, information and interviews. Stop by the forums and share your thoughts with us about this upcoming expansion.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 31, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Gameplay Preview #9

    The Age of Conan official site was updated today with this preview. It takes a look at Siege PVP and Massive PVP. Keep reading to learn more.

    This week take a look into the bloody conflicts that players will be able to engage in within the Border Kingdom PVP zones in Age of Conan

    Destruction and betrayal brought about by the thirst for power is the nectar of Hyboria - the one constant in the world of King Conan. Death reaps a rich harvest in the battles for power between rival warlords, tribal chiefs and would be pretenders to the throne of Aquillonia.

    Read the rest of this preview and then hurry back and let us know what you think in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jul 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Is Conan For You?

    Gaming Horizon took some time to preview Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures recently. Their preview includes some wonderful screenshots that you will not want to miss.

    Age of Conan, Funcom's second foray into the MMO market, will trade on the world's most recognizable fantasy hero while thrusting its players into a dark, savage and deadly world of demonology, wanton cruelty and human sacrifice. Going to retail with a Mature rating from the ESRB, a potentially risky move for a subscription-based game, will ensure that players will be able to revel in the gritty (un)reality of the Conan universe - complete with in-game guttings and beheadings. However, that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, in this highly anticipated game.

    Our fourms are just waiting for you to fill them up with your thoughts about Age of Conan and all your favorite MMOs once you finish reading this preview. Are you planning to play Age of Conan? Tell us why!

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Brush Off Your German For This Preview

    Gamona.de has posted a preview of Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising.

    Ganz einfach: Ein MMORPG, angesiedelt in der mythischen Welt des alten Roms. Schon zu Beginn werdet ihr feststellen, dass es zwischen eurem Charakter und den Göttern eine ganz besondere Beziehung gibt.

    So you say your German is a little rusty? Never fear, there is a translated version too! Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think about this upcoming game.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Jul 25, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Archlord: The MMO That Will Let One Player Rule The World.

    Gamespot has taken a look at the upcoming Archlord.

    We took an early look at this upcoming game, which takes place in the colorful fantasy realm of Chantra, a world held in balance by five elemental forces, and by the Renderware 3D graphics engine. The realm is home to three playable races--humans, orcs, and moon elves--which can join one of eight different subclasses that use either handheld weapons or various types of magical spells to aid them in battle. The game was previously launched in Asia last September and is being localized for European and North American release this year.

    Read the full preview and then let us know what you think of this game in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jul 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • UGO Takes A Look At Tabula Rasa

    C. Radtke at UGO.com took some time to preview Tabula Rasa. Keep reading to see how it went...

    It's the future. A race of nasty aliens known as The Bane have subjugated planet after planet in their quest for galactic domination. Recruits are desperately needed to combat this terror, and that's where you come in. You and thousands of other online gamers, to be exact. This is Tabula Rasa, the next big MMO from Lord British himself and the rest of the geniuses behind Ultima Online.

    It's been a long road for these guys, after scrapping the original idea for the game and starting from scratch in 2005. Enough has been already said about that stuff, so we're going to look to the future here. From a recent demo of the game, it looks like superstar video game mastermind, Richard Garriot, has a winner on his hands.

    Read the rest of this preview and then let us know what you think here in the Ten Ton Hammer forums.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Turbine grinds away on their Tolkien-set MMO

    GameDaily.com has posted their first impressions of Lord of the Rings Online. Did they enjoy it or find it a chore to look at? Keep reading to find out.

    Turbine is hard at work on Lord of the Rings Online, and they're proud to show it off. From the very first glance it's obvious that the team has made huge strides, bringing the visuals far up from last year's showing and improving the overall experience through control and gameplay by magnitudes.

    Read the full article and then head over to the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jul 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Double The Previews

    Today both GameSpot and IGN have previews of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning posted. Keep reading to see what they have to say...

    GameSpot starts us off today.

    Nothing says "summer" quite like having a bunch of video games in one place. At a recent press event at which publisher EA Games showed off a great many of its upcoming games, we had a chance to take an updated look at Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, the upcoming massively multiplayer game from developer Mythic and its brand-new publisher and corporate owner.

    According to Mythic's Jeff Hickman, much of the content for the game's first "racial pairing," the dwarves versus the "greenskins" (a faction of orks and goblins), is complete, including many of the lower-level areas and items. In addition, though we were unable to see it in action, Mythic has begun production on the game's high-level player-versus-player (PVP) content, such as capital city raids, which will offer multiple types of treasures (including open, undefended loot and special items that can be obtained only by defeating specific enemy characters, such as merchants, barkeeps, and kings). These raids will let players capture enemy dignitaries and hold them hostage (and for some cheap humor) until they can be rescued by players from the opposing side.

    Does IGN feel the same about this forthcoming game? Take a look and see...

    Electronic Arts was prominently featuring Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning at its press event today, as the game's developer, Mythic, was recently purchased by EA. We got to play the latest build, and while it was basically the same game we played at E3 a couple months ago, there are a few significant updates to report.

    Tell us what you think in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jul 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Crafting and the Shaolin Clan

    MMORPG.com has two preivews up today on the forthcoming 9 Dragons. The first preview discusses crafting in this unique world.

    Ken Johnson tells us...

    In this article you will learn more about how the crafting system works in 9dragons, the new martial arts MMO from Acclaim and Persistent Worlds. 9Dragons is a mixture of Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and for you more mature gamers a touch of Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master.

    The second preview at MMORPG.com tells us about the Shaolin Clan in 9 Dragons. Ken Johnston and Steven-Elliot Altman tell us...

    Hello and welcome to this, the first of six articles specially written for MMORPG on the starter clans in 9Dragons. The six clans we are going to cover are Shaolin, Wu-Tang Clan, the League of Beggars, Heavenly Demon, Sacred Flower and the Brotherhood of Thieves. All six of these clans are based upon Chinese history and mythology and we’ve researched them to give you as authentic an experience as possible. In ancient China, the clans were labelled as either white or black, as delineated by their allegiance to The Imperial Emperor. The white clans were, on the whole, loyal and noble, while the black clans were rogues with intent that violated Imperial decree. Of course, there are many famous legends in which disciples of these clans have acted out of order with their clan’s traditions!

    When you're done checking these previews out, don't forget to return to Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think in our forums!

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jul 14, 2006
    LadySirse
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