Vanguard: Saga of Heroes + Tabula Rasa + EverQuest II + World of Warcraft + EVE Online + Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning + Lord of the Rings Online + Age of Conan: Unchained

  • Spotlight on Vanguard's Den Beauvais, The Imaginator

    Raya sits down with Den Beauvais, Senior Artist for Sigil Games Online, the makers of the much anticipated Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. In the Behind the Scenes @ Vanguard series, she takes an exclusive look at the man behind the artwork.

    Whoever thought up the word "prolific" must have had Den Beauvais in mind. Den (whose nickname is "The Imaginator") is a senior artist at Vanguard. He is one of the artists who created the PC characters, plus many of the NPCs for Vanguard, and a man who thrives on work--his output is staggering. His own "highlight of the day" describes his state of mind.

    See the entire interview at the TTH Vanguard site!

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
  • Good News Everyone! For those of you who have been dying to beat the peanuts out of the good/ evil side you now have your chance. SOE has a new development update explaining the PVP system that is coming with their new expansion Kingdom of Sky.

    As you may already know, Player-versus-Player combat is coming to EverQuest II! It is currently planned to launch simultaneously with Kingdom of Sky, the second EQII expansion. PvP will take place on new PvP-ruleset servers named after famous dragons in Norrath. Everyone will have the opportunity to start fresh on a PvP server and be a part of the escalated conflict between Freeport and Qeynos.

    Hmm.. now I'm pondering whether or not I should restart my account and suck at PVP in two games at once.

    All the EverQuest 2 Resource You Need!

    More News and Info on EverQuest 2

    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
  • Smed has a new blog available for your viewing pleasure.

    John Smedley ("Smed"), president of Sony Online Entertainment, kicks off the new SOE company blog with his thoughts on the PC gaming industry as a whole, as well as PC Gamer's recent decision to stop accepting ads from unsanctioned online game auction sites. The blog will feature insight and commentary on the video game industry from a more personal perspective from multiple SOE contributors.

    You can read the blog, and subscribe to it for updates, at

    Oh sweet IRONY! The latest and greatest is Smedley praising PC Gamer for their move to take secondary market sales ads off of the mag. Why go through IGE when you can just spend your money at the Station Exchange?

    Take a Peek at Our EverQuest 2 Site It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

    More News and Info on EverQuest 2

    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
  • We got the screenshot lovin last night. Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer has two exclusive screenshots of Sigil's new game, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Take a minute to check those bad boys out.

    While you're there, explore our Vanguard: Saga of Heroes site. It has tons of great information.

    More News and Info on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
  • Mine with your mind!
    EVE Online has long been favored by truly casual players (for its offline training system friendly to those with little time to level) and truly hardcore gamers alike (hardcore gamers enjoy the game's intense PvP action). But if you play EVE and need some in-game money-- who doesn't?-- you need to mine some asteroids! Ten Ton Hammer's own "General" Lee usually takes a background role, whipping up the vast array of fine graphics you see on our network. But Darren comes to the forefront to share some of his EVE mining secrets!

    The objective of this series is to cover the mechanics of the fine art of mining in EVE. I'll touch upon some of the trials and tribulations that I've encountered going through the process as a Galantie character. I've taken a distributed approach to exploring the different aspects of the game. My expertise in mining is not complete but after a year of play, it's fair to say that I've learned a few tricks.

    All of the points made below are from the perspective of a solo miner. If you're a member of a thriving corporation that always travels in packs then most of the issues below will not apply. If you're like me and don't have time to support yet another demanding relationship in your life and simply want to fly around in space in your spare time then the info below might aid in the "fun" side of the experience.

    Check out Darren's mining guide here!

    Tue, Jan 24, 2006
  • I had noticed that we didn't get any posts.This leads me to believe that either you're unsure of what we are offering, or that you're maybe a little cluck cluck chicken.

    That's unfortunate because left up to me I'll probably choose some carebear server where people don't even LIKE PVP.

    Here is a peek at some of the contest details.

    Welcome to Ten Ton Hammer's first World Ultimate Warcraft Championship Contest. The goal here is to give away great prizes and to see who the best of the best is on the server.

    We will be starting the contest on February 18th. In order for you to enter, you need to post your name / class / level and rank if you have one on this forum post. We'll then take the names and determine seeding.


    • 1-10
    • 11-20
    • 21-30
    • 31-40
    • 41-50
    • 51-60

    Prizes - The winner in each category will receive a $100 Gift certificate to GameStop or EB Games. There will be six Grand Prizes in all.

    All winners will be required to notify us immediately through email with their full name and mailing address.

    Let us know where we should hold this beast! You won't be sorry!

    Tell us here!

    Tue, Jan 24, 2006
  • Looks like the Age of Conan Official Community Portal is live. You can visit said website Here. Enjoy, peruse and be happy!

    More News and Info on Age of Conan

    Tue, Jan 24, 2006
  • Who is the best of the best? We want to find out! TTH
    is sponsoring the first Ultimate Warcraft Championship Contest. We have
    the details, we have the prizes (6 $100 gift certificates to GameStop)
    but we still need to pick the server!

    Tell us why we should choose your server for the contest and you
    could be one step closer to getting your game on!
    your server name and why you think we should choose it by January 30th
    and we’ll let you know which server we’ll pick by February 3rd.
    Who will be the Ultimate Warcraft Champion on your server?
    Tell us Tell
    us Here!
      Or if you're not the forum poster type of
    person E-mail me! 

    Mon, Jan 23, 2006
  • With the game into Beta 2, everyone is on the edge of their seats to see what will and will not happen with this game. was lucky enough to get an Interview with Brad McQuaid CEO of Sigil Also they have 2 exclusive screenshots for your purveyance. Can you explain how raiding will work in Vanguard, given that there is no instancing? Would it be fair to assume that there is a very large amount of raid content?
    Brad McQuaid:

    The majority of content in Vanguard will be group-oriented, with the minority being aimed at either more casual gameplay or the opposite, raiding. I don’t have exact numbers, but perhaps 60% or more of the content is targeted at the grouping audience, with another 20% or so at the more casual and then another 20% at raiding. The way to get around the need for “instancing” is simply to have enough content. There needs to be a lot to do, and a large world in which to do it. We plan to achieve this by creating a huge, seamless world, with every square foot filled with points of interest, quest content, and a myriad of dungeons.

    By having both a large world and a lot of content, including huge dungeons designed to support multiple groups at the same time, we are confident that instancing those areas won’t be necessary. We feel that instancing removes the opportunity to socialize with other people, or to just stand back as an observer and watch a large group in an intense battle. We do appreciate though that people don’t want senseless downtime and we have a trick up our sleeves on this very point that we feel large groups will love.

    If you love Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, You'll LOVE our Vanguard Site!

    More News and Info on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

    Mon, Jan 23, 2006
  • Turbine has posted a Hunter Class update on the Official Lord of the Rings Online site.

    Woodsman, pathfinder, and master of the bow, the keen-eyed Hunter can use her arrows to devastating effect from a distance. Archery is not the only thing the Hunter excels at, for she can lead her companions through the forest at greater speed than they could on their own, and can set up traps to ambush enemies. The archer is no close-quarters fighter, however, and would generally rather let her bow do the work than resort to her sword.

    The Hunter will be the class of choice for players who enjoy striking a target at range. Clever by nature, the Hunter is known to lure her targets into traps to hinder them, giving her time to use her bow to deadly effect. A Hunter's knowledge of nature also provides skills that help her and her fellows survive in the wild. A Hunter's combat style depends on her ability to injure others while staying out of harm's way.

    Take of your bows and get ready!

    Visit our Lord of the Rings Online Site

    More News and Info on Lord of the Rings Online

    Fri, Jan 20, 2006
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