FusionFall + World of Warcraft + Pirates of the Burning Sea + Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning + Lord of the Rings Online + Age of Conan: Unchained Features, Guides, and more

  • You know you watch too many home renovation shows when...

    Another month come and gone and it can only mean one thing, another interview! For all of you regular WoW @ TenTonHammer readers out there, we have a surprise for you! No longer will you see the bickering between Hardcore Raiders and Casuals, but instead, WOW gamers who love the environment that Blizzard has given them, and want to improve it.

    These are the gamers who love to watch home renovations shows on Sunday night television, then apply it to WOW. Some of the things to expect are Guild Housing, New Cities, Tattoo and Hair Parlor, and more! Take a look at several people's great ideas on how to improve the World of Warcraft!

    Here we have a very popular idea brought up and discussed by Quicktoe, a level 25 Gnome Warrior on the server Dark Iron. The ideas behind giving Gnomes and Trolls there own cities!

    I realize these two races were the last implemented into the game during its development cycle, but I was thinking it would make for an extremely cool patch or expansion implementation, to create some sort of huge challenge for both the horde and alliance to overcome in order to have all their races to have their own city.

    I realize there would be immense design challenges to accompany this change, but it could be a world effort on the scale of 1.9 and its new instance.

    To view the latest World of Warcraft @ Ten Ton Hammer Interview, click here!

    Mon, Mar 27, 2006
  • Want to know more about Age of Conan? Too bad. Instead I will talk to you today about turnips. . .

    Ok just kidding. The Official Site has a gameplay preview on the Mage Archetype.

    The mage class is based around inflicting damage from range. In their cloth armor, they are unable to withstand much direct conflict. Given the demonic sources from which some of the mages draw their power, the mage classes in Age of Conan will be able to call on dark powers to help them on occasion even when the enemy gets closer! Through the use of spellweaving, mages will be able to create some staggering attacks.

    Want more information on Age of Conan? Click here.

    Mon, Mar 27, 2006
  • Four new realms are open for the masses. The good news is that there are four. The bad news is that they're mostly PVP.

    We are proud to announce that on Thursday March 23 at 12:00 PM PST we will be launching four brand new realms! These realms will be available for all players to start fresh adventures in Azeroth!

    * Turalyon - PvE
    * Haomarush - PvP
    * Scilla - PvP
    * Ysondre - PvP

    You better start thinking of a good name for your new character before someone else reserves it first!

    Mon, Mar 27, 2006
  • Getting crowded in your part of Azeroth? Relief is here

    We're opening up two new realms for character transfer, Monday March 27 at 3:00 AM PST. If you're planning to take advantage of these transfers we recommend doing so at the first available opportunity.

    New Realm: Norgannon - Thursday, March 30 at 3:00 PM PST
    Players with characters on the following two realms will have an opportunity to transfer to Norgannon, a new PvE realm. If you're interested in transferring your characters from these realms to Norgannon, please click here.

    Shadowsong –> Norgannon
    Azjol-Nerub –> Norgannon

    New Realm: Thrall - Deadline: Thursday, March 30 at 3:00 PM PST
    Players with characters on the following two realms will have an opportunity to transfer their characters to Thrall, a new PvE realm. If you're interested in transferring your characters from these realms to Thrall, please click here.

    Alleria –> Thrall
    Hellscream –> Thrall

    During this time standard character creation will not be available for these two new realms. As always, eligible character transfers are available Monday thru Friday from 3:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST. Characters transfers from these realms to the new realms will be available until Thursday, March 30 at 3:00 PM PST.

    See what's new at our World of Warcraft Community!

    More news and info on World of Warcraft.

    Mon, Mar 27, 2006
  • LFG - Have C.E.O. still need janitors.
    According to the Inquirer, employers or in this case one employer, Yahoo is looking to hire World of Warcraft players.

    "According to him the reason he was hired was he played WoW. Apparently if you are an effective World of Warcraft guild master you get a crash course in leadership."

    Read the entire article at The Inquirer.

    Fri, Mar 24, 2006
  • The elves of Middle Earth

    Did you know that the elves were the first creatures of Middle-Earth to speak or sing? Learn more about the beautiful and mysterious elves of Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar in our new race guide.

    Elves occupy themselves with things such as smithwork, sculpture, song and other arts; they are known for their craftsmanship. Both male and female elves tend to do things with equal skill. Although females have a greater tendency to specialize in healing abilities while the males go off to war, their roles are not rigid--a female elf can defend herself in battle as well as a male, and a male can be as skilled a healer as any female.

    Rediscover Tolkien's elves, courtesy of LotRO @ TenTonHammer.

    Wed, Mar 22, 2006
  • Since I missed this on Friday and I'm really looking forward to this game and therefore I'm making sure you do too.. Here is the Gameplay Preview #2 Class Tree Explained

    So how do you develop your character in Age of Conan?

    The first thing you choose in your character development is your class. Here you can choose from Cimmerians, Aquilonians and Stygians. Cimmerian is Conans race. They are tall, grey-eyed, dark haired and fair skinned. They are typically tall, muscular and fierce. Aquilonians are the "Romans", if you like, and they represent the pinnacle of Hyborian culture. They are darker in skin, but they have a larger variation of skin and hair tones than the Cimmerians. Both the Cimmerians and the Aquilonians can choose from three different class types: Warrior, Priest or Thief archetypes.

    More news and info on Age of Conan

    Mon, Mar 20, 2006
  • Asbestos boats afloat on a burning sea.
    Desi (Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do!) let us know that Society of Gamers is taking questions for an interview with the developers of Pirates of the Burning Sea.

    "Ok you scurvy dogs, here's the deal. From now until Saturday night, March 25th, Society Of Gamers will be taking questions concerning Pirates of the Burning Sea In this post only.

    We will lock the thread when time is up and pick the good questions from what was submitted. We'll then send them to Flying Lab where a developer will give us a detailed response that we'll post as soon as we get it.

    The answers will only be as good as the question, so put those pointy thinking caps on. Also, the person who has their question answered will win a Pirates of the Burning Sea t-shirt!

    We will contact the winner via a forum Private Message on the SOG Forums and we'll need a mailing address from you.

    Those who violate the forum rules will have their questions thrown out."

    Fire your questions off to Society of Gamers and maybe you will win a T-shirt. No word yet if they are made of asbestos.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Mar 20, 2006
  • The Death of Gimpy

    Sound familiar?

    Gimpy receives loot: Copper Ore
    Gimpy receives loot: Copper Ore
    Gimpy receives loot: Copper Ore
    Gimpy suffers 3200 damage from Silentkiller's Ambush
    Gimpy suffers 860 damage from Silentkiller's Sinister Strike
    Gimpy Dies
    Silentkiller spits on Gimpy
    Silentkiller Dances

    Death is a part of almost every MMORPG on the market currently,
    it's an issue that affects us all, every time we log onto our respective games.
    Death has really changed over the course of the years, every new game adding
    something new, a change for better or for worse it seems.

    With World of Warcraft, Blizzard has thrown at us their own way to penalize us through in game death, however, how far has it really gone since the days of Everquest? Have the gamers been getting it easy these past few years? Check out death editorial "'Tis Only a Flesh Wound" at WoW - TenTonHammer.

    Mon, Mar 20, 2006
  • This just in... Warhammer Online is coming in 2007.

    “’WAR’ is coming!” proclaimed Mark Jacobs, President and CEO at Mythic Entertainment. “We’re well into our first year of intensive design and development on the game that we believe will usher in the next generation of truly great MMO’s. With our expertise in RvR and a rich fantasy setting that is in a perpetual state of conflict, ‘WAR’ promises to be a game unlike any other.”

    “The core concept behind ‘WAR’ is simple – war is everywhere,” explains Lance Robertson, Producer of “Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.” “This world, dominated by force of arms and magic, provides a wonderfully rich setting for an MMO. Our game will give player entrance into this world to experience the epic nature of war and the glory of battle. Every aspect of the game, including PvE content, is geared towards the greater war in some important way.”

    To learn more about “WAR,” visit the game’s newly redesigned website: Sign up for the monthly newsletter to receive exclusive stories, art, and game information, as well as a chance to take part in the game’s beta test.

    It's really starting to look fantastic.

    Check our our Warhammer Online community!

    More news and info on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

    Thu, Mar 16, 2006
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