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  • Exploring Middle-earth: Bree

    Another installment of Exploring Middle-earth is today's update to the to the official site for Lord of the Rings Online. Today we get a look at Bree.

    At the intersection of the Great East Road and the North Road, the town of Bree has long stood as a gathering place for Men, Hobbits, and other travelers from the far-off lands of Middle-earth. Long ago, Bree was a thriving town, set against a large, sloping hill within the vibrant lands of Arnor.

    Get clicking to read more! Let us know what you think of this area in the forums here at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Fri, Sep 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Disambiguation

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with a new Dev Diary. Nik Davidson offers this update titled Disambiguation...

    Gundo's wounds were serious. The dwarves had beaten the poor hobbit soundly with maces and axes. He'd lost a lot of blood. The corpses of his friends littered the field, but he was almost in the clear. His heart was beating fast; he had sent several dwarves to their bloody end, and he could hear their angry yells behind him. He ran - ran as fast as his stubby little hobbit legs could take him, his hands white-knuckled, gripping the flag. At last, he crested the hill, and the great horn sounded. Victory! Victory, but at what cost?

    Yeah, so that's what we're NOT doing.

    When we announced there would be PvP in LOTRO, I knew some people immediately would come up with the above nightmare scenario. (Or worse. You guys are hella creative.) As such, we just sort of shook our heads as people concluded that we were turning our game into "HOBBIGEDDON: SLAUGHTER AT BAG END." Nothing could be further from the truth. What I'd like to do today is clarify what we mean when we talk about playing evil races, and PvP in LOTRO.

    Keep reading to learn more. Are you looking forward to being able to PvP in Lord of the Rings Online? Share your thoughts with us in the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Wed, Sep 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Update Notes

    Update #27 for EverQuest II has gone live and we have all the notes that you've been waiting for!

    Game Update 27 for EverQuest II is now live, bringing with it more intrigue and mystery involving the old gods of Norrath, as well as new perks for Artisans and even a bit of new fashion for the Fall!

    Read the rest of the notes and then let us know what you think at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Thu, Sep 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Three New Alpha Journals

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with three new alpha journals to give us a glimpse at the game and its current state.

    Our Alpha Journals series continues! Below are more first impressions from our Alpha players. Again, stay tuned for more player impressions from Middle-earth, and if you haven't filled out your Beta Application yet, now would be a great time to do so (European players, sign up for Beta at http://www.lotro-europe.com)!

    Get clicking to see what the Alpha testers have to say about the game! Have you stopped by our Lord of the Rings Online Community yet? It only takes a moment to register so head over and share your thoughts with us in the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Mon, Sep 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Final Four Gods Revealed

    MMORPG.com has part two of their look at the gods that are returning to the world of Norrath in EverQuest 2. Keep reading to find out which four round out the picture...

    Today, we conclude our looks at the gods of EverQuest II. MMORPG.com introduces these exclusively. They will be part of the upcoming expansion pack Echoes of Faydwer. Today, we reveal the second four, three good and two netural, gods. You can read about the first four here.

    What are you waiting for? Get clicking and find out which gods are coming back! Tell us what you think in the forums at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Fri, Sep 01, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Which Gods Will Return?

    MMORPG.com will answer that question for everyone today and tomorrow. They are giving us a look at the eight returning gods. Is your favorite among them?

    Today and tomorrow, MMORPG.com will bring you exclusive information on the eight gods returning to EverQuest II as part of the upcoming expansion pack Echoes of Faydwer. Today, we reveal the first four.

    Find out who the first four are and then let us know what you think in the forums over at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Thu, Aug 31, 2006
    LadySirse
  • What Do The Players Think?

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with snippets of some of the Alpha tester's journals. Keep reading to find out...

    Neither rain nor sleet nor nosey hobbits...

    I must begin this entry by first stating a personal bias – quite simply, I love the shire as Turbine has created it for Lord of the Rings Online. From the gently rolling hills and lush farmsteads to the low stone walls and fields of flowers; from the quaint round hobbit-holes to the cobbled paths that wind their way across the land- the shire is beautifully and appropriately rendered at every turn. And at no time is that statement truer then when one considers the substance and nature of the quests that are presented to a fledgling hobbit adventurer in The Lord of the Rings Online.

    Get clicking to read all the journals. What are you looking for in Lord of the Rings Online? Have you joined the LOTRO Comunnity here at Ten Ton Hammer? Head over to the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us!

    News
    Thu, Aug 31, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: Sandyman's Mill

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated with a new edition of Exploring Middle-earth. In this edition we are given a look at Sandyman's Mill...

    It cannot be said that Mr. Sandyman, the old and always opinionated miller, is the most liked Hobbit in all the Shire, but the mill in Hobbiton run by generations of the Sandyman family, including Sandyman's son Ted, is nonetheless an important part of the tightly-knit community. Located on the north banks of the Water, the meandering river running its way through Hobbiton, "the Mill" as it is commonly (and simply) known, provides ground corn for the local Hobbits, as well as a pleasant place to sit along the gentle banks to enjoy a relaxing hour or three at the Water's edge.

    Keep reading to learn more about Sandyman's Mill. Head over to LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of this spot. What are you looking forward to most when Lord of the Rings Online launches?

    News
    Wed, Aug 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Not Your Average Recruit...

    The official site for Tabula Rasa has been updated with a look at the skills and abilities of the Recruit.

    THE RECRUIT is the entry level (Tier 1: Levels 1 - 10) classification for all new Allied Free Sentients (AFS) force members. It is at these levels that basic weapons, combat abilities and protocols are introduced and mastered. The Recruit is the foundation on which a military career is built upon. Once a Recruit has successfully demonstrated proficiency in the required skills and abilities, he or she will be prepared to enter the Soldier or Specialist career path.

    Keep reading to learn more. Is sci-fi more your speed when it comes to MMOs? Tired of elves and dwarves wandering around in the forests? Stop by the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with us.

    News
    Tue, Aug 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Ever Wanted to Be A Guide? Now's Your Chance...

    Posted on the official site for EQ2 is a news item looking for those brave few who wish to become a Guide. If you like helping your fellow players then you will want to check this out...

    The last thing you remember was reaching out for Zuzzil the Enchanter's Wand, then darkness... You begin to awaken and feel somehow different. You look down to find...

    ...everything is normal. Wait, no...something is not right. My hands! I cannot move my hands! Nor my feet! Nothing! I cannot move anything! What is going on here? My eyes feel as if they are glass, yet I can still see. My lungs still function and my brain is still lucid. What has happened to me? Hmm...perhaps I am still dreaming. No, that cannot be since I feel the cool breeze of wind across my face and arms. "Hahaha! Another sorry adventurer to add to my collection! You'll make a fine addition to my garden, yes, a fine addition. Such an elegant pose and unique features. If I dare say so, you are my finest piece of art!" A piece of art? What does this mad man mean? Can it be true, am I nothing but a piece of art? My feet and legs do look different, almost grey and lifeless. I can barely strain to see my torso, yet from the corner of my eyes it also appears grey, almost...stone like. Oh gods, am I what I think I am? "Such a fine statue. I could not have commissioned a more perfect sculpture!"

    Ever wonder what happens next? Do you want to find out? If so the Guide Program is looking for more adventurers.

    Get clicking to learn more! Have you joined the community at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer yet? Jump on in and share your thoughts with us.

    News
    Mon, Aug 28, 2006
    LadySirse
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