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  • WoW Ten Ton Hammer's Guide to Blackwing Lair Updated

    We've updated our Blackwing Lair guide to include even more information then before. We've gathered some of the most helpful hints that make the instance a little easier either on you or your raid. Not only that, but we've included some alternative strategies for some of the bosses within this vast fortress.

    "Always bring along any extra consumables that you have. Even the lowest of buff/heal potions can be helpful within Blackwing Lair. Bandages are also a must. While they are not often used, for encounters like Firemaw they are life savers."

    Keep reading to learn more about Blackwing Lair. Have you adventured here? Share your thoughts with us in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer. Get up to date with all the latest news and information on everything WoW related.

    Fri, Sep 29, 2006
  • WoW Ten Ton Hammer's Guide to Instances Updated

    Wondering what that "instance" thing you hear about all the time is? Do you have some quests for the Deadmines but no clue what the Deadmines is? Well look no further! We've updated our Instance Guide with more information then ever on these unique dungeons that provide a separate area of the world just for you and your group.

    "Instances are personal copies of the game world designed for 5 to 40 players (depending on the encounter). Groups or raids can enter special portals to be taken to a separate copy of that dungeon/area that is only available to that group/raid. Instance automatically place people in their proper instance, making it impossible for anyone outside of a group/raid to enter their instance. They are instead given a copy of their own, just for their group/raid."

    Get clicking to learn more! How do you feel about instanced encounters? Weigh in on this topic in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Thu, Sep 28, 2006
  • WoW Ten Ton Hammer's Guide to Naxxramas

    Our Naxxramas guide has now been completed with skills and tactics for all fifteen bosses. From Anub'Rekhan to Kel'Thuzad, we have every boss within this dread citadel covered. Never fear within this dread citadel no more, as Ten Ton Hammer has all the information you need to slay the Scourge and claim victory for Azeroth!

    "Kel'Thuzad is the last boss within Naxxramas. You'd have to have slain every boss before Kel'Thuzad to even step foot within his chambers. He's the same Necromancer from the RTS games and is just as formidable. Except this time you don't have Jaina Proudmoore or any of the other heroes standing beside you. Only those who have plenty of Frost Resistance and gear from within Naxxramas dare even attempt to
    do battle with Kel'Thuzad."

    Get clicking to learn more! Have you been to this zone? Share your adventures with us in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Wed, Sep 27, 2006
  • A Seasoned Player's Look at The Burning Crusade

    With the release of the first expansion for World of Warcraft just months away, many vocal players are stepping up to voice their opinions about the game. We've got in touch with one of these very players who will be affected by upcoming changes to the raiding scene. We've sat down and talked with an extremely seasoned player, DarkFact
    of the Blackhand server, on this very subject.

    "Xerin: Blood Elves, Draenei, Shaman/Paladin mixup, etc. How do you think the new skills and classes for the two factions will help or hurt raiding?

    DarkFact: I think it'll make the raiding game more balanced overall and make content easier to make since they don't have to balance it for both Horde and Alliance. They will make the raids that much powerful but you will need to decide how many of each you're bringing and why, what buffs to apply, etc, so in a way, you'll have to think more."

    Get clicking to read more! Do you feel the same as DarkFact? Let us know on the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Mon, Sep 25, 2006
  • WoW Ten Ton Hammer's Burning Crusade FAQ (Development Edition)

    Got a question about the upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade? Good, because we have the answers. We've compiled all of the most asked questions within the community and created a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to answer all these questions in one
    central location. Have a question that isn't on our FAQ? Feel free to email us or ask the community on our forums.

    "What exactly is "The Burning Crusade"?

    The Burning Crusade is an expansion for Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft. It adds additional features and content to the original game. It is a retail product, meaning that you will need to purchase it to take benefit in many of the upcoming features introduced in The Burning Crusade. It will, of course, be worth it for new and seasoned players alike."

    Get clicking to learn more. Don't forget to head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer to read up on the Burning Crusades!

    Mon, Sep 25, 2006
  • Frank Pearce Chats About The Burning Crusade has updated their site with an interview with Blizzard's Frank Pearce, Senior VP of Product Development. Keep reading to get a peek at the upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade.

    World of Warcraft fans are excitedly spitting frothy expulsions in anticipation of The Burning Crusade, Blizzard's first expansion for its world-dominating MMORPG. The massive add-on features a plethora of WoW goodness including new zones, dungeons, heaps of gear and items, flying mounts and, of course, new races, and it's guaranteed massive sales - World of Warcraft has an active subscriber base that's topped the whopping 6 million figure, after all.

    The Burning Crusade should be with us November/December and Blizzard was recently poking the expansion in the eyes of thoroughly impressed games journalists here in Old Blighty. Naturally, we took the opportunity to grill the developer on its latest addition to the WoW world - answering questions, Frank Pearce, Senior VP of product development at Blizzard.

    Get clicking to see what questions were answered. Don't forget to head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer when you're done and share your thoughts with us.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
  • New Burning Crusade Coverage Page & Outland Map

    Autumn is in the air, and we're inching ever closer to the highly anticipated winter 2006 launch of World of Warcraft's first expansion: The Burning Crusade. With that in mind, we've consolidated our Burning Crusade coverage into a single area on the WoW - Ten Ton Hammer site and even thrown in a detailed, easily printable, non-flash version of the Outland map recently released by Blizzard! We have plenty of articles planned for this section, so check back often!

    "In World of Warcraft's first retail expansion, the forces of the Burning Legion have returned to wage war upon the races of Azeroth as the mightiest adventurers from the Horde and Alliance journey into the Dark Portal to discover the shattered lands beyond. This highly anticipated expansion will raise the level cap from 60 to 70, see the introduction of two new races (Blood Elves for the Horde, Draenei for the Alliance - with level 1-20 starting areas to match), a huge new continent (Outland, for players level 58-70). We can also look forward to an entirely revamped PvP system, a new crafting profession (jewelcrafting, which cuts gems for the new "slotted" weapons), selectable dungeon difficulty settings for Outland dungeons, hundreds of new monsters, quests, and items, and finally: flying mounts!

    At Ten Ton Hammer, we're dedicated to bringing you the latest news on the Burning Crusade. Feel free to bookmark this page and check back often!"

    Get clicking to read more! Don't miss out on all the latest at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
  • CVG joins Blizzard's senior VP Frank Pearce for an in-depth look at the new races and issues from the outstanding expansion!

    CVG has posted this preview of World of Warcrafts's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade. Find out what they learned while Frank Pearce gives them a test run of the game.

    Aesthetically, whatkind of World Of Warcraft character do you go for? Do you like the big, no-nonsense, tough-guy orcs and taurens - the kind that could splinter bones with their little fingers and don't get invited to dinner parties? Maybe you don't like straying too far from the norm and prefer humans. Sensible, dependable, no unnecessary horns, lovely little bit of Chaucerian countryside and scones for tea. Perhaps you prefer something a bit nicer to look at, a lithe female night-elf with a chain-mail bikini and a generous nature when it comes to giving out lap-dances?

    Get clicking to read more. What are you looking forward to most with this expansion? Let us know at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Sep 20, 2006
  • WoW Ten Ton Hammer's Guide to Grouping - Update

    Last week we launched a new guide, a guide to grouping in instances. Since it's launch I have already gotten lots of posative feedback, and made a few minor additions. Today, I launch the rest of the guide featureing items to consider for each role and class as well as what not to do and horror stories. I would love to expand these sections with additional content submitted by our community members, so if you have more tips for others or some funny or horrifying grouping stories, send them in!

    Now that you understand the basics of working in a group, its time to look at some of the finer points. What I detail in this section is all the little things that help groups work. Whether it is what a tank needs to understand about his task, or what the other players need to remember about the tanks task so that it is easier for him to do it successfully. Much of this section is simply point form items to remember.

    Keep reading to learn more. Stop by WoW Ten Ton Hammer and share your experiences with us in the forums!

    Wed, Sep 20, 2006
  • WoW "Transportation Basics" Guide Updated

    We've updated our "Transportation Basics" guide to include valuable links and information, including a teaser about flying mounts in the upcoming "Burning Crusade" expansion.

    "With the arrival of the Burning Crusade expansion, we'll see flying mounts for the first time flying around the Outlands. These special mounts are used not only for speedy travel but also to reach special level 70 dungeons at heights unreachable by normal means. Though flight is only possible in the Outlands, these mounts can walk along the ground as well, making them useful anywhere in Azeroth."

    Keep reading to learn more! Have you stopped by our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community lately? Whats stopping you? Head over today and find the latest news, information and updates on all things WoW!

    Tue, Sep 19, 2006
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