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  • Beat Onyxia!

    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.

    You can read the whole guide here: WoW @ TenTonHammer's Guide to Onyxia.

    Tue, Feb 21, 2006
  • WoW Trivia

    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!

    Enjoy the newest World of Warcraft editorial at WoW - TenTonHammer!

    Mon, Feb 20, 2006
  • Far Over Misty Mountains Cold...

    Tolkien's realms of Middle-earth are ripe with lore: most characters have a detailed lineage; most places have a rich history; and songs and poems have an important place. To some gamers, rich lore amounts to little more than "fluff." But to Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (LOTRO) fans, all that fluffy content is essential to making a beloved fantasy world come to life.

    Shayalyn discusses some of the things she's eager to see in LOTRO, and none of them relate specifically to killing monsters or grinding away at levels.

    Instead of just rendering killing fields where adventurers go to gain experience by slaying monster after monster, Turbine is charged with the enormous task of making the worlds of Middle-earth come to life. We’ll be able to wander through the Shire and Barrow Downs. We’ll be able to experience the ethereal beauty that is Rivendell and Lórien. Perhaps we’ll recoil at the horrors of the Dead Marshes.

    Read the new editorial at LotRO @ TenTonHammer.

    Mon, Feb 20, 2006
  • Give me a heavy claymore any day and we'll call it good.

    If you're not as easy as I am, Funcom has put new weapon images up on the official site gallery. That's right. It's a weapon preview of some of the damage dealing kick-ass goodies that you will be able to wield.

    More news and info on Age of Conan

    Mon, Feb 20, 2006
  • 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.

    You can check out the updated Guide to Cooking at WoW - TenTonHammer.

    Sat, Feb 18, 2006
  • News
    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
  • The best part of playing MMOs are the emotes. Top 3? /rude , /fart, /point... In that order.

    Mat's Creating Emotes for PotBS is up.

    I've done some number crunching in order to give you an idea of how important emotes can be in our game. Currently we have 240 animations in the game. Of those 240 animations, 90 of them are emotes – and this number will grow as we get closer to launch. While emotes are a great way to help people communicate in the game world, it is interesting to note that once we make an emote animation, ConCo is then able to spread them around and make our NPC’s more lively in the world. If you look closely at the crew members on the ships, you can even see some of the emotes there!

    240.. that's alot! All he needs though is 3. /fart, /rude and /point.

    More News and Info on Pirates of the Burning Sea!

    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
  • 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.

    Check out what's new on our World of Warcraft community site!

    More News and Info on World of Warcraft

    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
  • We're very worried

    Light of Arnor is just plain worried about Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar (LOTRO). In fact, he's so worried about things like cartoony graphics, PvP, lore and the end game that he may turn into a lemur while popping Xanax, drinking Everclear, and eating toxic pufferfish. Whatever shall he do to quell his mounting anxiety?

    I'm very worried about my ability to have, well, the
    important things. Will my sideburns be over 4 inches? Will I have the
    ability to look 80 when I wish? Will I have the option to create a
    morbidly obese onyx-skinned elf who's 5-foot-long hair flawlessly sways
    in the wind as I run smoothly through the Balrog-infested woods of
    Lorien? I'm worried about how perfectly unique I'm going to look. I'm
    entitled to that, ya know. I pay good, hard money to be able to make
    whatever I want, and I should have the ability to look unlike anything
    else in Middle-earth. Nothing's helping. I'm calling my Psychiatrist
    (thank god for speed dial).

    It's a fun, offbeat poke at overly anxious, pre-launch forum communities! Enjoy it responsibly at our LotRO @ TenTonHammer community site!

    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
  • Journal #7 deals with cartography in the game Pirates of the Burning Sea.

    A Historic Cartographer is the name given to the very few of us in the industry that specializes in the creation of researched maps that represent a specific location at a particular point in time (mine specialization being 15th through 18th centuries). The term "Portolan" is used to identify hand-made maps that are observed as having a specific set of characteristics used by early Cartographers (Cartouche, Scale, Windrose, Rhumblines, and Misc uses of Hand-Created Art in the Map itself). A "Portolan Artist" is someone who follows the same design principles and technique as early Cartographers.

    Read it in it's entirety.

    More News and Info on Pirates of the Burning Sea

    Thu, Feb 16, 2006
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