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  • Succubus Spanks WoW Kiddie. Film at 11:00.
    Kid busted by WoW Playing Mommy is an article up on Joystiq. MAWP, Mothers Against WoW Players has delivered a press release that goes something like this:

    "Blizzard’s World of Warcraft is the biggest MMORPG ever. So big, in fact, that everyone and his mother is playing it… literally. "

    You can read the entire Kid busted by WoW Playing Mommy article at Joystiq.
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    News
    Wed, Aug 17, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Now the twist on Big Brother 6. Blizzard will be entering the house.
    ZDNet is reporting on the current hub-bub over Blizzard deploying system scanning software with World of Warcraft. Tom Cruise arrived at TenTonHammer.com HQ this morning wearing his Mission Impossible gear and a wide grin. He may or may not have had this to say:

    " A number of "World of Warcraft" players are up in arms over software being used by the game's publisher to scan users' computers for hacks prohibited under its terms of service. "

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Hacking Article at ZDNet.
    More WoW Goodies than Microsoft has patents are yours at WoW.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Mon, Aug 15, 2005
    Boomjack
  • 500 hours to level 60 in WoW.
    GamerGod has posted part three of their WoW Advancement Guide. Erik Lindros signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Neither of the two hockey fans left heard him say this:

    "This is part three of the Gamergod guide to World of Warcraft (WoW) for
    new players. In this part we are going to talk about leveling up, the
    talent system, and the different modes of gameplay; or in short,
    everything to do with character advancement."

    You can read the entire WoW Advancement Guide at GamerGod.

    News
    Fri, Aug 12, 2005
    Boomjack
  • WoW for Noobs.
    GamerGod has posted the second part of their World of Warcraft Guide for New Players. Seriously though, how much easier can a game get? Sure there are some new players who maybe have zero clue, but guesh folks. If you can't play WoW out of the box it's time to head back to watching Gilligan's Island re-runs:

    "This is part two of the Gamergod guide to World of Warcraft (WoW) for new players. In this part we are going to talk about quests. Quests are a major feature of WoW; they serve as a guide leading you through the game. There are over 4,000 of them in the game, and you can level from 1 to 60 doing nothing but quests if you like."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft Guide at GamerGod.
    Dozens of guides are yours for free at WoW.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Fri, Aug 05, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Got talent? Prove it!
    As previewed with the new hunter talents, Blizzard has released their talent calculator for all classes.

    "As previewed last week, our new talent calculator
    is up and available for all classes! Plan out your character's future
    specialization or experiment with different possibilities -- the tools
    are at your fingertips! Be sure to check it out!"

    This link will take you to the Warrior talent calculator, but all talent calculators are available in their respective forum categories. Thanks Lopsided!

    News
    Thu, Aug 04, 2005
    Ethec
  • It's not every day that game patch notes include the word "macs".
    Blizzard has posted the Patch 1.6.1 notes for World of Warcraft. The word rouge is still being used for rogue, but some of the fixed include:

    "General

    • Spell casting is no longer interrupted when leaving combat.

    Warriors

    • Improved Shield Block - Fixed a bug where Rank 3 of the talent was not granting the extra block.
    • Bloodthirst - Damage bonus increased to 40% of attack power.

    Items

    • The Oil of Immolation effect is no longer affected by bonuses to spell damage from items."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft 1.6.1 Patch Notes on the Official Site.

    News
    Wed, Aug 03, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Computer, Dev Notes On Screen!
    STO developed Daron Stinett posted a large blog entry detailing the basic design of the game, namely what will be availble to players as they rise through the ranks of the Federation. So begins a long parade of silly trekkie one-liners we'll use to announce the slightest bit of news coming out of the Perpetual camp!

    " At lower levels, players will access away missions via transporters and NPC piloted shuttles for missions beyond transporter range. As players rise in rank, they will gain access to player piloted shuttles and ships, and ultimately assigned a permanent commission. Personal (PC) ships are small to medium sized and assigned based on player department. They are primarily designed to be piloted by the owner but may have options for multiple players to work together as a bridge crew. Groups of players with ships can band together to tackle missions. Players will be able to walk around their ships, with medium sized (i.e. Defiant class) and larger ships providing more elaborate interiors and appropriate amenities. Manning any of the bridge consoles will enable an external tactical view for combat. The performance, appearance, and amenities of personal ships can be upgraded and customized."

    Head here to read the entire Dev Blog entry at Perpetual.com!

    News
    Wed, Aug 03, 2005
    Ethec
  • You no likey da realm? Try a different realm!
    Some new character transfer options are available to WoW players on 3 popular servers. My dwarven hunter found himself squashed in a battleground area by a horde of tauren that chose this as their battle chant:

    "High Pop Realms (Origin) -> Low Pop Realms (Destination)

    Blackrock (PvP) -> Bloodscalp (PvP)

    Deathwing (PvP) -> Stormscale (PvP)

    Icecrown (PvE) -> Azjol-Nerub (PvE)"

    Click here for more info on transferring characters between realms. (registration required)

    News
    Tue, Aug 02, 2005
    Ethec
  • Razorfen Kraul - where you and your best buddies go to die.
    TenTonHammer.com has released a guide to the World of Warcraft instance, Razorfen Kraul. Run, don't kraul to the guide:

    "Razorfen Kraul is a mid-level instance and fairly small, it takes approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on party level and skill. With all upper level characters it can be finished in less than 40 minutes."

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft - Razorfen Kraul Guide at WoW.TenTonHammer.com.

    News
    Tue, Aug 02, 2005
    Boomjack
  • PSP Emulation for WoW Has to Wait, Literally
    Portable VNP is a little app which allows you to remotely use your desktop Macintosh on your PlayStation Portable (PSP). PSP + VNP + WoW = it was inevitable someone would try! Gameplay was, however, sluggish...

    "It is way too slow at about 1 - 1/2 fps. You really can't do anything."

    Read the maxconsole.net report here!

    News
    Fri, Jul 29, 2005
    Ethec
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