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  • In Newsweekly reports that Blizzard has issued a public apology to Sara Andrews. (Thank you EuroGamer)

    Paul Sams, Blizzard Entertainment's chief operating officer, contacted In Newsweekly and said, "What we've done is decided to add a guild recruitment channel to the game... providing players with a designated area where they can advertise their guilds in an appropriate fashion."

    This would mean that players who wish to find others to associate with will have a channel designated to finding those individuals and will not interfere with the general chat channel.

    Now, I want a public apology for getting frozen out of the game so much that I logged off in a snit.

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    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Today brings the first section of our Onyxia guide at World of Warcraft - TenTonHammer. This first section is all about how to become attuned to the Onyxia instance so that you can enter. This portion is for Horde players. The Alliance guide will follow later this week, so check back soon!

    You can read the whole guide here: WoW @ TenTonHammer's Guide to Onyxia.

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
    Ethec
  • I think the Germans call this a "doppel-pwnage"...

    Even come across another player in the World of Warcraft Battlegrounds that you own completely, yet they keep coming back for more punishment? Ever wonder what makes them tick? Our nefarious newsie Awenyddion has been playing WoW a lot lately. Recently she ran into one such person in the Battlegrounds and just had to find out what made them keep going.

    Ten Ton Hammer recently started a guild on the new Sen'jin server. I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off for the year that it's been live. In all of that time I've never entered a BG or willingly PVP'd. That all changed this weekend when the new crew convinced me that it was fun. They were right! It was an exhilarating experience of non stop action. At first I spent a lot of time running around in circles in a panic and then after the second time I found myself in the groove.

    During the third Battle Ground (WSG) I found myself with a nemesis. He was a level 19 human rogue who thought he could take the flag from me. I killed him every time but he kept coming back. I had to talk to him! I needed to know what was driving this player to commit virtual suicide over and over… and over again. After some digging and delving I finally was able to get in touch with this character (Whom we'll call Spanky) to find out what made him tick. The conversation went as follows.

    Otherwise known as Awen's bid to become the Alliance "public enemy number one "on the Sen'Jin server, check out BattleGate - Horde Wins a Conspiracy or Alliance Just Inept? at WoW @ TenTonHammer!

    Sat, Feb 11, 2006
    Ethec
  • Consult the scrolls!
    Messiah, our World of Warcraft community site lead, has another TenTonHammer UI Mod review. This time I look at a mod that was recently suggested to me in game. The Mod is the ScrollingCombatText mod by Grayhoof.

    "This is a relatively simple appearing mod, however appearances can be deceiving. On the surface this mod does not appear to do a whole lot, however once you have played with it for a little while it's hard to part with."

    You can read the whole review at our WoW - TenTonHammer community site.

    Fri, Feb 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • Well 'tis the season and 1up has the exclusive info on what Blizzard plans to do for this day of love and mush.

    In order to make any headway in this rose-colored endeavor, gamers will need to stock up on "Love Tokens" from Innkeepers, which apparently constitutes the currency of love during the event. Blizzard states, specifically, that "In each capital, most of the guards and a couple dozen townsfolk are infected with amore. Periodically, they will become "Amorous" -- you'll know this by the floating heart above their head. An Amorous NPC is receptive to gifts of love, specifically Love Tokens (purchased from innkeepers). In return for a Love Token, they will reward the player with their own gifts. Some of these gifts are toys for players to play with, while others are "quest" items used to create Gift Collections." It gets more complicated than that though. Nothing is ever easy in the game of love, and as in real life, there is the horrifying possibility of rejection. But don't despair, where there's a will there's a way. In the event of rejection "there is a small chance when a player gives a Love Token to an NPC that he or she will be rejected. When this occurs, players will become "Heartbroken" for a certain amount of time. However, players can help their heartbroken friends by giving them a Friendship Bracelet and displaying the 'Power of Friendship.'"

    Hah to Boomjack! People ARE going to be saying "Just one more friend and I'll log off." I guess I'm going to have to switch from auto kill mode to auto hugs. It's a little disconcerting.

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    Thu, Feb 09, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • "Inventory is full."

    No other message brings a faster end to a quest chain run or a profitable instance crawl in World of Warcraft than this one... well, except for a server shutdown message. This guide is all about increasing your inventory space. Are there simple quests for decent bags? How difficult is it to tailor your own bags? What are soul bags, quivers, and shot pouches?

    At no time during the game will you feel the need for a bag moreso than in the first 10 levels, especially if you don't get some high-level help with coin or bags. If you lack a sugar daddy (or mommy), no worries; just remember to sell off unneeded items every time you're near a vendor and you'll be fine. Really, all bags do is extend your time in the field and, until you leave the "newbie garden," this really shouldn't be an issue.

    You start with a 16-slot bag, and if by level 7 you haven't looted two more 6-slot bags, I'd be very surprised. Crank out those quests, kill mobs while in transit, and before long you'll have some serious transit space. As you finish out the series of quests in the newbie zone, you'll likely be asked to travel into a mine or cavern of some sort. This area represents the first true challenge to your container space, so be sure to empty out your bags before you dive in.

    Here's everything you need to know about bags and containers, only at WoW @ TenTonHammer!

    Thu, Feb 09, 2006
    Ethec
  • I feel the coming of the apocalypse and it's name is Ipod. World of Warcraft is no exception to it's hypnotic spell of destruction.

    World of Warcraft Trailers for New iPod - Block on 2/07/06
    You can now download a variety of World of Warcraft trailers for the new iPod at Apple's games website. Click here to grab the World of Warcraft E3 2005, Battlegrounds, Zul'Gurub, and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade trailers, all specially formatted for playback on Apple's new video-capable iPod.

    Apple thy name is Lucifer! Ok ok it's not all that bad. I'm just bitter that I'm not cool / geeky enough to be into the Apple scene. You can get the trailers Here.

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    Wed, Feb 08, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Patch day for World of Warcraft!

    And it looks like WoW is getting some love....

    Love is in the Air!
    Are you looking for love? All of Azeroth soon will be! As winter
    draws to a close the races are starting to seek that special someone.
    Be on the lookout for amorous individuals! Put on that special
    perfume or cologne, express your love, and receive gifts in return!
    Prepare yourself... love will soon be in the air!

    Read the full v1.9.3 patch notes, then download the latest patch at WoW - TenTonHammer!

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • GI.biz interviewed Blizzard on the Euro login problems

    GamesIndustry.biz: Many World of Warcraft players have recently been complaining that they have to wait for long periods of time to get in the game once they've entered their username and password - and that sometimes it's not possible to log in at all. Are these problems still ongoing?

    John Lagrave: A lot of the login issues are persisting. They're much less than what they were, but we have been having some incredible concurrency with the game itself, and as such that's put quite a bit of burden on the existing hardware that we have.

    Can you explain what you mean by concurrency?

    John Lagrave: It's just that suddenly a lot of people showed up - sort of like when you're at a party and suddenly 15 people walk through the door and they all want a drink. It's like, "Well, I'll get that to you, but it's going to take a bit of time," and that's what we've found.

    We've been very fortunate in that a large number of people came into the game just recently; we've had good growth throughout the past year, but we had exceptionally high numbers come in over the holidays. Which was wonderful, and we're glad they're all there, but it put some additional stress onto the system and we've had to respond to that.

    I understand that there are over five million subscribers. I understand that they expanded so quickly that everyone went into shock. What I don't understand is how they get the cream in the center of the Twinkie. It just boggles my mind.

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    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • A Festivus for the Rest of Us

    While in the midst of updating our Class Guides and providing new content such as Instance Guides and Profession Guides, the people here at TenTonHammer are proud to present yet another Guide for our wonderful audience.

    How can Blizzard mash the 4th of July, Easter, Christmas, and the Chinese New Year all into one wacky holiday? The "Lunar Festival" in World of Warcraft, that's how! And we've got everything you need to know to make the most of the event!

    Date: January 27th to February 14th
    Place: All Major Faction Cities, & Moonglade
    Events: Fireworks, Elders, & “Omen”

    Now it’s time to go into some detail about these three main attractions…

    Fireworks
    If anything, the Lunar Festival should be considered the “4th of July” of WoW. Festival Vendors (keenly placed at major cities) are willing to sell a plethora of Fireworks to those who have the silver to spare. From single rockets, to clusters of colored bombs, there seems to be a limitless supply of incendiary devices coming from the relatively peaceful members of the Cenarion Circle, this obviously has to do with some kind of feud with the goblins and gnomes.

    The World of Warcraft Lunar Festival Guide, only at WoW - TenTonHammer.

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Ethec
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