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  • "Inventory is full."

    No other message brings a faster end to a quest chain run or a profitable instance crawl in World of Warcraft than this one... well, except for a server shutdown message. This guide is all about increasing your inventory space. Are there simple quests for decent bags? How difficult is it to tailor your own bags? What are soul bags, quivers, and shot pouches?

    At no time during the game will you feel the need for a bag moreso than in the first 10 levels, especially if you don't get some high-level help with coin or bags. If you lack a sugar daddy (or mommy), no worries; just remember to sell off unneeded items every time you're near a vendor and you'll be fine. Really, all bags do is extend your time in the field and, until you leave the "newbie garden," this really shouldn't be an issue.

    You start with a 16-slot bag, and if by level 7 you haven't looted two more 6-slot bags, I'd be very surprised. Crank out those quests, kill mobs while in transit, and before long you'll have some serious transit space. As you finish out the series of quests in the newbie zone, you'll likely be asked to travel into a mine or cavern of some sort. This area represents the first true challenge to your container space, so be sure to empty out your bags before you dive in.

    Here's everything you need to know about bags and containers, only at WoW @ TenTonHammer!

    Thu, Feb 09, 2006
  • I feel the coming of the apocalypse and it's name is Ipod. World of Warcraft is no exception to it's hypnotic spell of destruction.

    World of Warcraft Trailers for New iPod - Block on 2/07/06
    You can now download a variety of World of Warcraft trailers for the new iPod at Apple's games website. Click here to grab the World of Warcraft E3 2005, Battlegrounds, Zul'Gurub, and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade trailers, all specially formatted for playback on Apple's new video-capable iPod.

    Apple thy name is Lucifer! Ok ok it's not all that bad. I'm just bitter that I'm not cool / geeky enough to be into the Apple scene. You can get the trailers Here.

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    Wed, Feb 08, 2006
  • Patch day for World of Warcraft!

    And it looks like WoW is getting some love....

    Love is in the Air!
    Are you looking for love? All of Azeroth soon will be! As winter
    draws to a close the races are starting to seek that special someone.
    Be on the lookout for amorous individuals! Put on that special
    perfume or cologne, express your love, and receive gifts in return!
    Prepare yourself... love will soon be in the air!

    Read the full v1.9.3 patch notes, then download the latest patch at WoW - TenTonHammer!

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • interviewed Blizzard on the Euro login problems Many World of Warcraft players have recently been complaining that they have to wait for long periods of time to get in the game once they've entered their username and password - and that sometimes it's not possible to log in at all. Are these problems still ongoing?

    John Lagrave: A lot of the login issues are persisting. They're much less than what they were, but we have been having some incredible concurrency with the game itself, and as such that's put quite a bit of burden on the existing hardware that we have.

    Can you explain what you mean by concurrency?

    John Lagrave: It's just that suddenly a lot of people showed up - sort of like when you're at a party and suddenly 15 people walk through the door and they all want a drink. It's like, "Well, I'll get that to you, but it's going to take a bit of time," and that's what we've found.

    We've been very fortunate in that a large number of people came into the game just recently; we've had good growth throughout the past year, but we had exceptionally high numbers come in over the holidays. Which was wonderful, and we're glad they're all there, but it put some additional stress onto the system and we've had to respond to that.

    I understand that there are over five million subscribers. I understand that they expanded so quickly that everyone went into shock. What I don't understand is how they get the cream in the center of the Twinkie. It just boggles my mind.

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    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • A Festivus for the Rest of Us

    While in the midst of updating our Class Guides and providing new content such as Instance Guides and Profession Guides, the people here at TenTonHammer are proud to present yet another Guide for our wonderful audience.

    How can Blizzard mash the 4th of July, Easter, Christmas, and the Chinese New Year all into one wacky holiday? The "Lunar Festival" in World of Warcraft, that's how! And we've got everything you need to know to make the most of the event!

    Date: January 27th to February 14th
    Place: All Major Faction Cities, & Moonglade
    Events: Fireworks, Elders, & “Omen”

    Now it’s time to go into some detail about these three main attractions…

    If anything, the Lunar Festival should be considered the “4th of July” of WoW. Festival Vendors (keenly placed at major cities) are willing to sell a plethora of Fireworks to those who have the silver to spare. From single rockets, to clusters of colored bombs, there seems to be a limitless supply of incendiary devices coming from the relatively peaceful members of the Cenarion Circle, this obviously has to do with some kind of feud with the goblins and gnomes.

    The World of Warcraft Lunar Festival Guide, only at WoW - TenTonHammer.

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • Is there anybody really out there in Azeroth?
    World of Warcraft is one of the best MMO games out there for solo play. Read Messiah's editorial to see why being the best single player MMO may not be such a good thing after all.

    There is no questioning that World of Warcraft is a brilliant game, from the amazing graphics to the amount of back story and questing involved in the game. There is one thing that seems to be lacking in WoW though. To understand it you need to understand that MMO is really short for Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game. Now I could go into the fact that very few role-play in the World of Warcraft, but I'm not that kind of player.
    The part that bugs me the most is that the game is meant to be a multi-player game. This should not just mean that multiple players are in and playing at the same time. Part of the appeal of an MMO is that you build up a friend base in it and quest and adventure with them to mutual benefit, and that's the part that I really see lacking in WoW.

    Our WoW @ TenTonHammer lead writer sounds off on solo content in World of Warcraft, and it wouldn't be a party without you!

    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
  • So a priest and a TenTonHammer writer walk into a bar...

    One of the best guides on our World of Warcraft @ TenTonHammer site has seen many updates over the past week. These updates include: additional build information, Updated and cleaned up tactics section, an updated equipment section, additional main page information, more detailed set item information and information on the level 60 quest to get Benediction / Anathema.

    Priests in the World of Warcraft can come in two main flavours and hence the name of the guide "Many Priests. One Guide". The most common role, and one shared with most other MMO's is that of the main healer in a group. The other role of a Priest in WoW is to "Melt Faces!". That's correct, as well as being the best healer in the game, Priests in WoW can be some of the most deadly PvP players in the form of Shadow Priests. While Holy Priests specialize in talents that control the power of life over death, Shadow Priests specialize in the reverse, the death of all things living. This Guide will look at both aspects of a Priest in WoW, that of life and death.

    So check out all the changes and updates to the World of Warcraft priest guide, only at WoW @ TenTonHammer.

    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
  • The reputations section of World of Warcraft has been updated. Brood of Nozdormu

    In the lives of most mortals, time is nothing more than a simple hourglass, its sands quietly trickling away. Only few ever realize that in truth, time rages like a storm, untamed and chaotic. When the Titans first descended on Azeroth, vanquishing the Old Gods and bringing order to the world, the Highfather of the Pantheon himself empowered the great dragon Nozdormu with some of his own cosmic powers, enabling the dragon to guard time itself and police the ever-spinning pathways of fate and destiny. And so, the stoic, honorable Nozdormu became known as the Timeless One. Ever since then, Nozdormu's Brood has guarded the timestream from all who would seek to disrupt its flow, guided by the Timeless One's wise, all-knowing counsel.

    This is seriously the best World of Warcraft Community Site EVER!

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    Fri, Feb 03, 2006
  • Get ready to squeal like a school girl. We've decided that we're going to have an official Ten Ton Hammer guild for World of Warcraft. Heck, nearly all of us play the game so why ever not?

    Why should you join? Well, you get to play with the cool kids for one. We also will have forums and a team speak server set up for those magnificient raids that we'll be partaking in. If you're interested, send me, Awenyddion, a tell or shoot me an in game mail on the Sen'jin server. We're horde of course. I'll get you hooked up.

    In other news, have you watched the Coke commercial that BoomJack posted in yesterday's Loading...? I ask you, Why the hatin on the Orc guy? Orcs need lovin too!

    Also, keep an eye out for all of the lawsuits flying around. You could very well get a black eye. Native Americans are suing Activision over Gun. Dreamcatcher is getting sued for racketeering. *raises eyebrows really high on that one* And finally, EA and Ubi are duking it out over non-compete agreements in their hiring practices. What oh what is this world coming to?

    Tell me what you think. Oh and those of you yahoos who think that you're uber funny, quit sending me viruses. I have what amounts to a chastity belt on my pc. You'll never get them through.

    Thu, Feb 02, 2006
  • Pets, uber talents, and now an updated guide?

    Some World of Warcraft classes have all the luck ! More updates to our the Ten Ton Hammer WoW Hunter Guide on our WoW site today! The updates include (drumroll plz):

    - Updated equipment sections with information on weapons
    - Updated Skill and Talent sections
    - Updated Quest section, now covers the Hunter Epic Bow quest

    Wed, Feb 01, 2006
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