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  • The Hundred Days War...

    GameSpot has the last installment of the developer journals on their site that give us a glimpse of the lore behind ArchLord. This week's addition talks about the Hundred Days War.

    1.15. Dulan 522--The Beginning of the Hundred Days War

    By now Ugdrasil had gone very far down the dark path the prophet had spoken of. He saw ultimate power as the only source of peace, and from his studies into the darkest corners of Elemental magic he began to crave the ultimate power of an ArchLord.

    Get clicking to read more. Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer about ArchLord and all your favorite MMOs!

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Konichiwa, Gelatinous Cube!

    Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach has made its localized debut in Japan:

    Following on the launch of DDO in North America and Europe, Turbine and SAKURA worked together to localize the award-winning game for the Japanese market including the development of Asian-themed armor, weapons and content. DDO is a unique experience where players must use their combat skills and wits to survive dangerous dungeons, fiendish traps and foes that punish the foolish. The game seamlessly combines the beautiful world of Eberron®, the classic D&D® v3.5 version rules, and the latest innovations in online technology into a breathtaking gaming experience.

    Read the press release in toto |HERE| or, as always, check out the latest on DDO on the Ten Ton Hammer DDO Community Site.

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    Mon, Aug 28, 2006
    Ethec
  • Exploring Middle-earth: The Party Tree

    The official site for The Lord of the Rings Online has been updated today with another installment of Exploring Middle-earth! Today we get a glimpse at The Party Tree...

    In a broad, open field in Hobbiton, not far from Bag End, there stands a majestic tree, taller than any within sight for miles. The Party Tree, as it is called by the Hobbits, is a gathering place for merriment, eating, and storytelling, where all Shire-folk are warmly welcomed. It was here that Bilbo Baggins celebrated his magnificent birthday (his eleventy-first), and it was from this location that some say he simply vanished from sight forever. Few are certain of the Tree's origins, and even fewer actually give its history a second thought. The Party Tree is decorated year-round with bright lanterns and yards of colourful woven streamers, for it seems logical to all Hobbits that a decorated tree is reason enough for a celebration -- why risk missing the opportunity for a feast by bringing down the festive arrangements? Besides, it's far too tall these days for Hobbits to reach the limbs, even if one had a mind to.

    What are you waiting for? Get par...erm I mean clicking... Get Clicking and check this out! When you're done, head over to the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us.

    News
    Thu, Aug 24, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Profile of the Mummy

    The official Dungeons and Dragons Online site has been updated with a new monster profile. This one takes a look at the Mummy...

    Creature Name: Mummy
    Creature Type: Undead
    Environment: Usually temples and tombs
    Attack: Slam, melee weapons, spells
    Special: Despair, Mummy Rot
    Organization: Solitary, pair, or gang (3-5)

    While Mummies are not extremely common in the areas close to Stormreach, the well traveled adventurer will undoubtedly encounter one of these terrifying creatures when traveling further afield. Often found in exotic desert temples, these powerful guardians will stop at nothing to destroy intruders.

    Keep reading to learn more about all things mummy! Got something to say? Lets here your thoughts in the forums at DDO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Wed, Aug 23, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Diary #2

    Gamespot has another addition to the ArchLord dev diary on their site. In this entry we are treated to more of the history of the world and a bit about the races within it.

    When Cyripus' men didn't find the Archons in Gracia's village, Cyripus supposed she must have left them elsewhere for safekeeping. The safest place she would have known was the main temple in Serend, so that is where he turned his attention next. Dikain, a monk of the highest level, guarded the temple. He was a formidable force all on his own, but since he was surrounded by his people, he was invincible. Cyripus knew he had to destroy Dikain from the inside if he had any hope of gaining any Archons that he guarded.

    Get clicking and learn more! Waiting for ArchLord? Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Tue, Aug 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Turbine Releases Alpha Tester Impressions

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with a page dedicated to sharing some impressions from the alpha stage testers. High marks seem to be all round...

    So far, we're very pleased with how Alpha has been progressing. This week marked the largest number of concurrent players on the server since Alpha began, giving us a good starting point for analysis on how the game performs and plays. Despite heavier than expected logins, the servers remained stable and most players reported very few problems creating their character and beginning their adventure in Middle-earth. Even though there was a scarcity of wolves in the newbie hunting area (something that will be resolved in the next Alpha build), Archet was abuzz with excitement and activity.

    We thought we'd take a moment to share some of the Alpha players' comments with you for some insight into what they think so far:

    * Writing is excellent so far, as are the characterizations. The model options are fantastic - giving you a very *real* seeming and very individual character.

    Head over and see all the comments and learn how you can sign up for a chance at Beta! Share all your thoughts on Lord of the Rings Online with us at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and get to know the growing community better!

    News
    Mon, Aug 21, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Alpha is underway! So many alphas and betas, so little time...

    As you know, LOTRO’s Alpha is underway, and today we’re pleased to share some of the initial feedback comments from our Alpha players:

    With the debut of public Alpha 2, more and more members of the LOTRO community are getting their first live glimpses of LOTRO's Middle-earth. For a chance to get in on the fun, sign up for the Beta Program here (European players, sign up for the beta at http://www.lotro-europe.com)! It's hard to tell who's more excited; the players for the opportunity to experience LOTRO directly, or the LOTRO dev team for the chance to hear what people think!

    You can read more right here.

    In the meantime, Visit our Lord of the Rings Online Community!

    News
    Fri, Aug 18, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Turbine Presents Litany Of The Dead Part One For DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach

    This morning brings another press release to my inbox. This one from Turbine, the makers of Dungeons & Dragons Online. Today they are announcing the next Module, Litany of the Dead Part One.

    The Litany of the Dead Part One module features five compelling new dungeons that provide a variety of additional content for advanced players in the game, including surprises around every corner that will challenge the most jaded adventurer. The Litany of the Dead Part One is the first in a series of three planned modules that will provide new content and features for DDO. Turbine will continue to release additional modules over time that add new content, features, and other improvements to the hit MMOG.

    Learn more about Litany of the Dead Part One by reading the rest of the press release and also visiting DDO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: Bag End

    In the continuing series Expolring Middle-earth on the Lord of the Rings Online official site, we get a look at Bag End today.

    Above the lane known as Bagshot Row in Hobbiton, adventurers will find the former dwelling of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, known as Bag End. An unassuming Hobbit hole, if slightly better appointed than most, Bag End is a series of rooms and corridors build into Hobbiton Hill and entered through a simple, circular wooden door. However, it is not so much the dwelling itself that is of such great interest, but the tales of its inhabitants and what occurred within that are the makings of many a Hobbit legend.

    Learn more about Bag End and then stop by LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us.

    News
    Fri, Aug 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Bog Lurkers Revealed

    In the continuing glimpses of the creatures that will inhabit Middle-earth, Turbine gives us a peek today at the Bog Lurker.

    Found in the forested wetlands of western Middle-earth, the bog-lurker lives a concealed existence in the darkened wilds. To the casual observer, the body of the bog-lurker is seemingly made of root and bramble, its back alive with marsh-plants and its limbs formed of bark and wood. Ancient tales tell of the creature working alongside the mighty Ents of Eriador, acting in their service to assist in the shepherding of the trees.

    Learn more and get a look at the concept art then head over to LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of this unique creature.

    News
    Wed, Aug 09, 2006
    LadySirse
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