The Burning Crusade + World of Warcraft Features, Guides, and more

  • Sams still confident of winter ship date for Burning Crusade has posted a preview of their interview with Blizard's COO, Paul Sams. It seems that we can expect Blizard to produce an expansion a year for WoW...

    Blizzard COO Paul Sams has told that the company plans to release a new expansion pack for multi-million selling MMO World of Warcraft every year.

    Speaking in an exclusive interview, Sams said, "Starting with The Burning Crusade, every year thereafter we plan on bringing out a new expansion set - so every 12 months."

    Head over and read more. Be sure to drop in tomorrow when we'll bring you the full interview once it's posted. Are you ready for all these expansions? Let us know in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Aug 25, 2006
  • Time to Update Your UI

    Many of you may know about our wonderful U.I. Repository, it's a gold farmer free database devoted to serving up U.I. mods in a speedy manner. We've got all kind of U.I. mods in it, including Titan Panel and CT_Mod. Since patch 1.12 just rolled out, a lot of your U.I. mods are probably out of date. The old version of Atlas causes errors and the previous versions of CT_Raid_Assist no longer works. That's why you need to go through and update your U.I. mods today!

    Updated Mods: Atlas, CT_Raid_Assist & CT_Mod, Scrolling Combat Text,
    Titan Panel, and much more!

    What are you waiting for? Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer and get the latest UI from our entirely gold free site and database.

    Fri, Aug 25, 2006
  • Profession Guide Update - "First Aid"

    Looking to restore your health in a speedy and efficient manner? Look no more! First Aid allows you to restore your health in and out of combat. Spend less time between fights, duck behind a bush and restore your hp, and much more! While your at it, take a look at our First Aid guide that's just been updated with even more information so that you can get the most of the First Aid skill!

    "First Aid is a skill that allows you to craft and use bandages from cloth (generally obtained from Humanoid enemies). Bandages, like their application in real life, allow you to restore your characters hit points. Like most restoration abilities, bandages can only be used when nothing is hitting you. Even with this limitation, they are still very valuable in both during and after combat."

    Check out the rest of the updates in this guide. Do you think we missed anything? Let us know in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Thu, Aug 24, 2006
  • Basic Training: Does WoW Offer Enough?

    Our editorial theme this week is "back to school", and WoW @ Ten Ton Hammer staffer Greg "Doogmeister" Wood weighs in with a critical look at how Blizzard treats new World of Warcraft players. Are tutorial pop-ups and "breadcrumbing" quests enough, or is there room for improvement?

    "Right from the start, the game is offering you useful advice in the pop-up boxes. For example, telling you how to find quest givers, loot corpses and engage enemies. As new experiences come up in the game, there continue to be pop-up boxes giving you instructions. Even in the later stages of the game, pop-up confirmation text (eg. when you will change an enchant/item improvement) reminds even the more experienced players of something they may have overlooked."

    Read the rest of this editorial to see if you agree with Doogmeister. Find his opinion in sync with yours? Think he's off his rocker? You know what to do...hit the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer and speak up!

    Wed, Aug 23, 2006
  • Jeff Kaplan Talks About The Burning Crusade was about to get a Q&A with Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan recently. Keep reading to find out how things are looking for the upcoming expansion.

    We recently had an exclusive sitdown with Jeff Kaplan, the lead designer of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. In this interview, Kaplan discusses game design at Blizzard; check back tomorrow for Kaplan's in-depth musings on The Burning Crusade.

    GamePro: How does Blizzard provide such consistent after-publish support? How do you outdo pretty much everyone else with bug-fixes, balancing, and new content?

    Find out the answer to this and many more question with just a click! When you're done reading be sure to share you thoughts with us in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Aug 22, 2006
  • Get Your Friends Ready for This Instance!

    We now have a complete guide to the 10-man instance known as Upper Blackrock Lair (UBRS). UBRS is home to Nefarian's army of evil black dragonkin along with the Blackrock Orcs under his control. Our guide contains all of the information and tactics you need to claim both victory and plenty of good loot!

    "Upper Blackrock Spire (commonly referred to as UBRS) is a sprawling 10-man instance locked away within the Blackrock Mountains. Similar to Blackwing Lair (BWL), Blackrock Spire was once one of the strongest strongholds for the Dark Iron Dwarves. However, it has a new owner. The nefarious Nefarian now controls it and is using it as a staging ground to amass his army. The upper level is designed for ten players inside of a raid that are all above level fifty-seven. The upper level contains a wealth of gear that is needed for Molten Core along with the ability to complete quests related to the attunement for Onyxia's Lair and BWL."

    Ready to learn more? Read the rest of this guide and get going! Tell us about your adventures in the WoW Forums!

    Tue, Aug 22, 2006
  • World of Warcraft 1.12 Patch!
    Yes, we have the patch.

    Download, Media
    Tue, Aug 22, 2006
  • Ten Ton Hammer's Guide to Naxxramas Updated

    Within the depths of the dread Naxxramas lurks a master of the blade who has been corrupted by the Scourge. He now spends his day teaching new Death Knights the ways of the sword, creating new threats to Eastern Kingdoms on a daily basis. We've updated our Naxxramas guide to aid anyone in their noble quest to slay this evil known as Instructor Razuvious. Truly a master of the sword, he has the ability to nearly one hit anyone who stands in his way. Through trickery alone can you defeat this evil road block on your path to the terrifying lich, Kel'Thuzad.

    "Mind Control is a spell that sits within the Priest's Shadow discipline and is rarely used within raid instances. However, this encounter requires a Priest to use Mind Control on one of Razuvious's understudies and uses them to attack Razuvious himself. This is because no matter the defense, Razuvious one to two hits anyone. This is why Shadow spec'd Priests are heavily desired for this encounter."

    Learn more in the new and improved Guide to Naxxramas! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Mon, Aug 21, 2006
  • The Instance Guides Keep Coming!

    Our latest instance guide covers the sprawling instance of Dire Maul currently under control by scary demons, a wacky Orge gang, and magic thirsty Elves. We've got a complete walkthrough of each of the three wings containing plenty of information to slay your enemies and get through this instance quickly and efficiently!

    "Dire Maul is located in the middle of Feralas, along the northern border. The entrance is guarded by the fierce Gordok Orges. This isn't a problem as most of them are low level and easily avoidable. As for the entrances to each wing, the west and north entrances are all the way at the very northern tip of the courtyard while the east entrance is toward the eastern side. The north and west wing are locked, requiring a key from the eastern wing to open (only one person needs to open it, the doors can be opened from the inside via a torch on the wall)."

    Ready to learn more? Get clicking and head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer. Share your impressions of this guide with us in the forums. Tell us your tips for successfully doing this instance.

    Mon, Aug 21, 2006
  • New WoW Starting Region Guide - Teldrassil

    Teldrassil, a lonely yet hauntingly beautiful island in Northern Kalimdor, is where the Night Elves of the Alliance faction begin their story. At WoW - Ten Ton Hammer, we offer the "cliff's notes" to that story, tailored to young Night Elves who are eager to leave behind Teldrassil's claustrophobic confines and /dance straight into the action on the mainland.

    "Quests in Teldrassil do an excellent job of "breadcrumbing" adventurers from place to place. Don't get bogged down chasing quest objectives; especially at early levels. Rather, accumulate as many quests as you can and look for ways to complete several objectives from more than one quest with one trip out of town. For example, you should speak with Gilshalan Windwalker and Dirania Silvershine in Ardrassil before heading towards Shadowthread Cave since both of their quests ("Webwood Venom" and "A Friend in Need") will progress based on things you'll find at or near the cave."

    Keep reading to learn more about this region. Don't forget to share your experiences in this area with us in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Wed, Aug 16, 2006
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