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

  • Jam Packed with New Information

    The team over at WoW Ten Ton Hammer have been hard at work to bring you the latest information on all aspects of the game. Today they have offered an update to the Hunter Class.

    Today our Hunter class guide saw a major update that includes the following changes:

    * Updated Pet Skill Tables
    * Updated quest section
    * Added new links to other guides
    * Added several new Talent Builds
    * Added Tier 3 Armor set information
    * Added Tier 0.5 Armor set information
    * Much More...

    Get clicking to learn more! When you're done reading this new and improved guide, head over to the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us.

    Wed, Aug 16, 2006
  • New Inofrmation Added

    We've gone through our Scholomance guide and updated all of the information to better reflected recent instance changes. Everything from forming your group until the last boss fight has been looked over and updated with even more helpful information!

    "When you first enter Scholomance you will find yourself on a set of stairs. This is a safe zone where you are free to buff up and get ready to fight. The entrance to the actual combat area is guarded by two Risen Warders so take those out and open the door. Quickly pull the patrols of Risen Warders who'll come up near the door, into the
    room you first walk into. Next, go to the stairs and have your rogue/s sap some of the humanoids down to the left, and your mages sheep pull, deal with the humanoids. Avoid fighting in the main room area since some enemies have an AoE fear which can cause you to aggro several groups of enemies. It's best to fight on the stairs with your melee at the bottom and ranged at the top. Now deal with the group on the other side of the door on the bottom floor."

    Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer and read the fully updated guide. Be sure to let us know if we forgot anything in the forums!

    Tue, Aug 15, 2006
  • New Details and Video Interviews

    UGO has posted this preview and video selection after a look at the upcoming WoW expansion, The Burning Crusade.

    So you quit a couple months ago. You were so done with World of Warcraft. You thought you saw everything there was to see, from Blackrock Spire to the Eastern Plague Lands. But here comes Blizzard, ready to steal your life away yet again. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade will introduce two new races, ten new levels and a boatload of new quests that are sure to keep you inside until 2009.

    Get clicking and read the full preview. When you're done don't forget to stop by WoW Ten Ton Hammer and let us know your thoughts on The Burning Crusade in the forums!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Aug 14, 2006
  • 41 Screenshots Over Two Days!

    You read it right. The folks at GameSpy landed these screenshots last week and over the course of two days put up all 41 shots. They certainly are not to be missed. When you are done checking them out head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer to share your thoughts and catch up on all the latest Burning Crusades news and information.

    Images, Media
    Mon, Aug 14, 2006
  • Wacky Crazy Waving Insane Opposite Day

    There are always a discussion going on somewhere about what makes a good MMORPG. You will often find large threads on various message boards dedicated to this subject with replies ranging from "nerf shamans!" to "free ice cream!" The problem though is that we often ignore what makes a bad MMORPG. Sure rollercoasters, free ice cream, and the ability to instantly take out anyone in PvP combat could be fun but what if all of that includes soda pop ads that fill half the screen? That's why this week we take a look at what makes a bad MMORPG in our editorial, Wacky Crazy Waving Insane Opposite Day.

    "You start out as an Elf in an Elven village called Legomolassesville. You will fight rats and other enemies that plague the land for hours on end to obtain level two where you will leave the Elven village for the mountains where the Dwarfs are. There you will mine copper for awhile. We all need to work hard. THEN PLOT TWIST.
    As you are mining copper a spaceship flys down and picks you up. You hop aboard the spaceship and are like "WOAH I JUST SPENT TWO WEEKS BEATING MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL THIS IS AWESOME OUT OF NOWHERE EXTREME" when all of a sudden MINI-GAME MANIA starts and you start mining copper AND killing rats while on the spaceship."

    Keep reading to see what other plot twists Xerin has in store! Let us know what you think in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Mon, Aug 14, 2006
  • Ten Ton Hammer's Guide to Naxxramas Update

    This week we bring you an all new update to our constantly evolving guide to Naxxramas. We've compiled a list of 1st hand tactics required to slay Noth the Plaguebringer, the first boss of the Plague Wing. Truly one of the hardest enemies in the game, Noth the Plaugebringer provides an excellent challenge and even better loot. Next up in our series of Naxxramas updates is Instructor Razuvious, so check back often for updates!

    "The real challenge of this battle is the three spawn points that spawn elite enemies. You need to assign three groups (one for each spawn point) to contain these enemies. You need a Priest who can shackle the enemies, a Paladin (if available) to assist in bringing them to the tank (Exorcism), and finally a Mage to also help bring the
    adds to a tank (warning though, they will 2-3 hit a person in cloth). Shamans can also be used to Frost/Earth shock the adds in order to bring them to that corners tank."

    Keep reading to get ready to take on this encounter! Got a better tactic? Tried what was recommened? Let us know how it worked in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Mon, Aug 14, 2006
  • Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan With An Exclusive "Burning Crusade" Update

    World of Warcraft PR Manager Shon Damron and Lead Designer Jeff Kaplan have travelled the world demoing a recent build of WoW's premier expansion and answering questions from the international press. Jeff "Ethec" Woleslagle travelled to the Big Apple with your questions, and now we bring you the cutting-edge latest on what will prove to be the biggest expansion to hit the MMORPG genre in years. See the progress since E3 in May, learn about the substantial changes Blizzard has in store for PvP and the raid game, and - of course - Blizzard answers the WoW Ten Ton Hammer community's toughest questions.

    "It's true, 25 is the new 40. The largest raids in the expansion will be capped at 25 players. Kaplan explained the rationale: "We felt like we could preserve all the epic-ness and grandeur of the current raid game and difficulty. Our raids aren't going to become any easier, if anything they'll become more challenging, but will require fewer players. We find that once you get over 25, it's not making the game any more challenging, it's just making the logistics challenging." Kaplan promised that, with the raid limit decrease, Blizzard would address the real and perceived class imbalances that keep some players out of the raid game. "We don't end up in a raid of 25 with 20 warriors and 5 priests or something like that. We're reviewing all the classes to make sure everybody wants to be present in the raid game.""

    Keep reading to find out what else is in store in the upcoming Burning Crusades expansion. You can find this interview and more at WoW Ten Ton Hammer. Stop the forums and share your thoughts with us.

    Features, Interviews
    Sun, Aug 13, 2006
  • Temple of Ahn'Qiraj (AQ40) Secrets Revealed

    We present an exciting new guide that walks you through The Temple of Ahn'Qiraj (AQ40). We explain how to slay every boss in this bug infested zone. Ranging in difficulty from Molten Core style bosses all the way to Naxxramas, AQ40 presents an interesting challenge for any guild out there. Many of the encounters require coordination and teamwork to overcome the challenges AQ40 presents. Our guide assists in providing a wealth of information and tactics on every encounter within this fierce instance.

    "When the charge is called your main tank needs to lead into battle and grab Skeram's attention first. While your tank group is working on controlling Skeram have your ranged DPS and healers get up on the stair rails (be sure they are split up evenly although the range from one stair rail to the other is good). With your non-melee people up on the stair rail you will avoid the Arcane Explosion which should be contained on the three lower platforms. Your two off-tanks should each take a position on the two platforms for when he teleports. They need to be alert and ready to take control of Skeram if he appears before them."

    Hurry over and read the rest of this guide! Before you head off to play be sure to stop by the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer and let us know your experiences with Temple of Ahn'Qiraj (AQ40)!

    Fri, Aug 11, 2006
  • Paladins: A Love Hate Relationship

    When WoW was first released, my first character was a Paladin. Since then it has been a love / hate relationship. There are definitely some good things about a pally, and some things I would like to see changed. Then again most classes feel that way. Since the beginning days of WoW and running WC I have progressed all the way through to exploring the Molten Core, Blackwing Lair, and Ahn'Qiraj.

    This guide goes through everything you need to know about being a Paladin in the World of Warcraft based on what I have learned playing the class.

    Hope you enjoy, and as always, if you have your own comments or suggestions I would love to add them to the guide. Send them to [email protected].

    Do you play a Paladin? Head over and
    ">check out this guide
    and then let us know if we missed anything in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Aug 11, 2006
  • The End is Nigh

    The end is in nigh! The end it nigh!

    No, the world isn't coming to an end... It's more important than that! Messiah has finished updating our Where to Adventure Guide. He started on this project almost a month ago and it is now complete!

    The last zones to get special treatment and receive an update included Felwood, Feralas, Tanaris, Azshara, Silithus, Un'goro Crator, and Winterspring. Also all the remaining high level instances and raids have been updated including: Maraudon, Sunken Temple, Dire Maul and Ahn'Qiraj.

    Head over to the guide to check them out here: WoW Where to Adventure Guide.

    Also remember that if you spot something we missed, that you feel everyone should know, please email it in or post it in our forums and we will add it and credit you.

    What are ya waiting for? Check out the guide and be sure to give us your input in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Aug 11, 2006
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