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  • A launch-day preview of the latest EverQuest II expansion from SOE

    MMORPG.com has posted a look at Echoes of Faydwer today as it launches. Keep reading to see their last minute thoughts...

    Playing EverQuest II's Echoes of Faydwer is a trip down memory lane for EverQuest players. Echoes of Faydwer also brings a new player race to EverQuest II, the winged fairy folk known as the Fae, providing another more visible aspect for player customization, the wings of the Fae, as well as a new facial customization option that allow you to shape and size the face using sliders.

    More is just a click away. Tried this expansion yet? Share your adventures with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums! Don't forget to head over to our EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer Community site for all the latest guides and information!

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Nov 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • EverQuest II's Senior Producer Scott Hartsman talks about Echoes of Faydwer

    MMORPG.com posted this interview Friday with Scott Hartsman in their continuing series of interviews.

    MMORPG.com: An aspect of the expansion that has players excited are the Deity granted spells and skills. Can you tell us more about them? Is this just a one time quest or more of a developing journey?

    Scott Hartsman: Choosing a deity that matches your character's beliefs is a journey that you begin to embark upon through different series of quests for each deity.

    Once you've chosen a deity to worship and earn their favor by taking on certain quests and making offerings you're able to tap into certain aspects of their power, their Blessings and Miracles. You can have one of each at any given time. You gain them by praying at your deity's altar and choosing to spend some of your earned Favor.

    Head over to read more. Let us know what you think about the upcoming expansion and all your favorite MMOs in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Nov 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Bursting at the seams with new content, this expansion will keep real life at bay

    GamesRadar.com has posted their hands on preview of the upcoming expansion for EverQuest II, Echoes of Faydwer.

    We recently got some hands on time with the beta version of Echoes of Faydwer and it looks like EverQuest II fans will have a good reason to put real life on hold and order some pizza as it’s jam packed with more content than any other expansion released for the granddaddy of MMORPGs. Unlike previous expansions which focused on new content for particular level ranges, Echoes of Faydwer will include new questing grounds for all levels with plenty of end-game bosses for raiders to take down.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the preview. What are your thoughts about this upcoming expansion? Let us know in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Nov 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Hands On Impressions of Burning Crusade

    Pro-G has posted their hands on impressions of the Burning Crusades. Keep reading to see what they think of the upcoming expansion to World of Warcraft.

    The Burning Crusade presents an interesting conundrum for World of Warcraft players: drop your existing high level character for the allure of starting one of two new races, or keep on with your uber-equipped killing machine and brave the shattered realm of Outland.

    So far, most beta players have opted for the high level rewards of Outland over starting a new character. But this isn't to the detriment of TBC's two new races, the manga-esque Blood Elves and the big blue aliens the Draenei - both have aspects that have drawn concern from the typically vocal WoW fan base, but overall are shaping up nicely.

    Get clicking to read more! What are your thoughts? Share them with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Nov 02, 2006
    LadySirse
  • FiringSquad Previews The Burning Crusade

    FiringSquad.com has posted a preview of the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade.

    The Blood Elves are the new Horde race, Blizzard’s answer to the calls for attractive models and Paladins for the Horde. Continuing the story from WarCraft III, the Blood Elves have split from the Alliance by making common cause with Illidan. Their lands and Silvermoon, their city, lay in ruins. The passage of the Scourge has quite literally left a mark on what were once the beautiful lands of the elves.

    Keep reading to learn more. See all the exclusive Ten Ton Hammer previews at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Nov 01, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Burning Crusades Hands-On Preview

    ProG has joined the host of sites getting a chance to preview the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft. Nightfall has been a hot topic of late. Keep reading to see what their impressions are.

    It's probably the most anticipated expansion in videogame history.

    The problem for WoW fanboys like me who have been dipping their virtual toes (or, if you're a Tauren, hoofs) into the beta for the last couple of weeks is that there's absolutely masses of new stuff to wade through, and it's almost impossible to be objective about it.

    Read the rest of the preview and then share your thoughts with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums. You can find out more about WoW and the Burning Crusades at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Oct 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Ahoy Ye Matey! An Interview with Former Community Manager Blackguard

    With one of our developers and our Community Relations Manager off grazing greener pastures, the EverQuest II community has felt the tug of loss over this last month. Ryan "Blackguard" Shwayder has left big shoes to fill for sure, but even as we say goodbye to our beloved CM as he heads back to Colorado to start on new, real-life adventures, we want to never forget that before Blackguard was the CM, he was a gamer. Please sit down and take a moment with Savanja and Blackguard as they chit chat about gaming, EQII, and blogging!

    No single event really inspired me to get into gaming as a career that I can recall. I've really just loved playing video games for my entire life, and started reading various books on game design and development in high school. I made a bunch of mods for various games as a hobby and ran fansites, which got me close to several developers. They all seemed to enjoy their jobs and I liked pretty much all of the devs I met, and the opportunity to work on EQII was timed well for me (and it was the right game) so I went ahead and took it. I've pretty much wanted to make games for as long as I can remember.

    Keep reading to find out more. Have you joined our EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer Community site? If not, head over and register, it just takes a moment. Don't forget to share your thoughts on this and all your favorite MMOs in our new Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Oct 23, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The content and new races should give veteran WoW players a much-needed breath of fresh air.

    GameWorld has taken time to look at the Burning Crusade and bring us their thoughts on it.

    Rejoice fellow gamers! The first expansion pack for World of Warcraft is just around the corner. I was lucky enough to have a beta key and jump in on the closed beta. I’ve been playing for about a week so here is my report from the front lines. Let’s start with the new game mechanics.

    Get clicking to read more. Are you looking forward to this expansion? Tell us why in the new Ten Ton Hammer Forums today! Stay up to date on all the latest news and information at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Oct 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Sprawl's Scrawl - First Impressions of Closed Beta

    WoW Vault has posted a preview of WoW's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade. This preview is full of impressions from closed beta, so don't miss out!

    One of the first things you notice upon logging into Burning Crusade beta is a number of quick popup boxes that indict that the system is scanning for viruses and the like. It's good to see that Blizzard is taking active steps at keeping a blacklist of known exploits. Once again the new player is presented with a view of the Dark Portal, this time from the Outland side. At this point, if you haven't upgraded your account with a key, do not expect to login.

    Get clicking to read more. Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer to get up to date on all of the latest news and information on the Burning Crusades.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Oct 16, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Chat With the Echoes of Faydwer Producer Scott Hartsman

    FiringSquad has posted this interview with Scott Hartsman today. They recently had a chance to sit down with him and talk about the plans for this upcoming expansion.There are also several new screenshots that you won't want to miss.

    It's been nearly two years since Sony Online released Everquest II but the team behind the sequel to their original MMORPG continues to create new content and this fall they will release the latest commercial expansion pack to the game, Echoes of Faydwer. FiringSquad got a chance to chat with the expansion's producer Scott Hartsman to find out more about their plans for Echoes of Faydwer.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the interview. Have you been to our EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer Community site lately? Why not? Head over and get caught up on all of the latest news and information.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Oct 16, 2006
    LadySirse
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