Let me start by saying that I'm a really picky reader. I don't read alot of other people's editorials because I have so much reading to do during the day that it loses it's appeal. However, I generally tend to read what's on Gamasutra. If only because it's generally really well written.
Now, to my point. David Sirlin has written an editorial named World of Warcraft Teaches the Wrong Things. Being a staunch defender of my current game, I wanted to read this to find the flaws, prove him wrong. No such luck. He has many valid points in this article and I highly encourage you to read them.
The WoW @ TenTonHammer team is proud to announce that the Onyxia guide is now complete and ready for use! We now cover all the quests to become attuned to the instance and complete detail on how to deal with her once you gather a party to fight her. Here is a clip from out tactics guide:
Phase One Strategies
Phase one starts the Onyxia fight. When you reach her lair you will see her resting on the ground. Take this time to buff everyone and ensure that everyone has full health and mana. When everyone is ready have the main tank (MT) charge in with everyone else following about 2-3 seconds behind. The main tank should run straight past Onyxia pulling her to the far north side of the room so that she faces the wall. The best positioning takes a little practice and is a few steps in front of the wall. This is so that the MT's back is to the wall to limit the effectiveness of her push back ability and so that the MT is the only one in front of her when she breathes fire.
Messiah, site lead at WoW @ TenTonHammer, shares some lesser known facts about World of Warcraft. For example, did you know that the likeness of Brad Pitt makes a cameo appearance in Undercity? That you can find the ersatz cast of Star Trek in Booty Bay? All this, plus a detailed look at the weekly / monthly festivals in Azeroth!
Blizzard has provided within the World of Warcraft an incredible amount of "Fluff", better known as the content that is inside the game for the players to enjoy, but recieve no experience benefit from, (all the fun stuff!!). World of Warcraft is filled to the brim with crazy, creative, wild, funny and exotic content for all ages and types of gamers to enjoy, so sit back, relax and let me explain to you some of the funnest events in the game, that most players are too busy to enjoy!
Show off your cooking skills to the Night Elf ladies!
The folks at World of Warcraft @ TenTonHammer have just completed an update to the WoW Cooking Guide. It now contains a very useful chart that shows what each recipe does and what is used to make it. The chart is also available as a downloadable PDF file for easy reference at any time you need it.
The Black Dragonflight. The mere mention of its name is enough to strike fear in the hearts of even the bravest adventurers. The cunning black dragon and undisputed ruler of his flight, Nefarian, has begun to unfold the final stages of his sinister plan to lead his army to supremacy over all the races of Azeroth. Now, watch a courageous band of heroes challenge Nefarian in his own sanctum at the very height of Blackrock Spire in this latest gameplay trailer of Blackwing Lair!
Wow that sounds pretty sinister doesn't it? It leaves this level 27 n00b Troll shaking. You can download the trailer Here.
World of Warcraft @ TenTonHammer gets queued up for some PvP action in the popular battleground instance, Warsong Gulch. This capture-the-flag style battle between 10-man crews from the Horde and Alliance will test your wits (not to mention level, experience, equipment, and all that good stuff!). You'll be at a disadvantage without getting schooled on the bg basics, which is where we come in!
On the surface, it's purely a game of "capture the flag." Two flags, two bases, and your object is to bring the opponent's flag to your base three times (i.e. earn three points before your opponent does). One significant rule change from the traditional game is this: that you have to defend your flag in order to score a point. In order to score, your team must touch the opponents' flag to your flag in your home base.
Looks like character transfer is the phrase of the day. If you want to move to Rexxar and you're on Suramar, Draenor, Feathermoon, or Windrunner, you need to get busy. The transfer will end on Thursday, February 16. That's tomorrow.
Now, I'm happy for all of the people who get to transfer their characters to new realms to alleviate all of that clogging. However, I'd be extra happy if Blizzard could get off their duffs and fix the lag problem on Sen'jin which is a new server. It was unplayable last night and nobody wants to pay for a game that horks you off because you can't play it.
In Newsweekly reports that Blizzard has issued a public apology to Sara Andrews. (Thank you EuroGamer)
Paul Sams, Blizzard Entertainment's chief operating officer, contacted In Newsweekly and said, "What we've done is decided to add a guild recruitment channel to the game... providing players with a designated area where they can advertise their guilds in an appropriate fashion."
This would mean that players who wish to find others to associate with will have a channel designated to finding those individuals and will not interfere with the general chat channel.
Now, I want a public apology for getting frozen out of the game so much that I logged off in a snit.
Today brings the first section of our Onyxia guide at World of Warcraft - TenTonHammer. This first section is all about how to become attuned to the Onyxia instance so that you can enter. This portion is for Horde players. The Alliance guide will follow later this week, so check back soon!