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  • 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
    Ethec
  • I Just Want to be Left Alone...

    Even Frodo told his beloved Samwise to bugger off a time or two. How will soloing play out in Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (LotRO)? We don't know just yet, but we can speculate. Shayalyn gives her take on the solo playing style, and why she believes some solo content is necessary to the success of upcoming MMOGs.

    Being a soloer doesn’t necessarily make me antisocial. It doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy the company of others. What it means is that I enjoy the gratification of being able to handle my battles alone when I want to. It means that sometimes I have limited play time, and I want to make a little progress with my character without looking for a group. It doesn’t mean I want the rest of the world to go away. (Well, okay, I admit that I do have days where I want the world to go away, but those are few and far between.)

    Check out Shayalyn's thoughts on solo content in Middle Earth, only at LotRO @ TenTonHammer!

    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
    Ethec
  • 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
    Ethec
  • 1up has given Johan Tenga, lead designer for Age of Conan his very own blog!

    So maybe I should start with telling you a little about myself and Age of Conan, which I am currently working on. Well first off what about me? I started to work for Funcom at the customer support department back in 2001. If you played Anarchy Online around that time you might know me as my GM character Belith.

    Heesh they'll just let anyone have their own blog these days! (Just kidding. It's a good read)

    More News and Info on Age of Conan

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    Fri, Feb 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • 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!

    More News and Info on World of Warcraft

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    Fri, Feb 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Noob Journal #3 - My Treasure Chest is Gone!

    Poor Nafakia! Our little night elf noob is trying to learn her way around MMOGs so that she'll be prepared when Lord of the Rings Online (LotRO) launches later this year. How's she doing? Well, she's learned that gnarlpines can be mean, and karma bites.

    I must admit I didn’t have a very good week of playing WoW. While this disappoints me, I am still anxious to play Lord of the Rings Online (LotRO). I suppose every player has their moments when they are disappointed with their performance in a game and this is mine.

    Read Nafakia's journal at the TenTonHammer LotRO community site... and we promise she won't slug you like your big sister did

    Thu, Feb 02, 2006
    Ethec
  • 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
    Awenyddion
  • 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
    Ethec
  • Good news everyone! I've developed a machine that lets you go forward in time so you can check out all of the upcoming goodies!

    Really?

    No, not really. However, Blizzard has put up a page on the official website that gives us a sneek preview of what's coming in Patch 1.10.

    The development team is hard at work making adjustments and improvements to Priest's talent trees. Check back soon for more information!

    New High-Level Armor Set:
    A new armor set is in the works for those who prefer small-group content! Quest to achieve this upgrade to the current dungeon sets, which includes some epic gear!

    Get More Goodies at Ten Ton Hammer's World of Warcraft Site

    More News Than You Want To Know on World of Warcraft

    News
    Wed, Feb 01, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The latest issue of the Warhammer Online Newsletter should be in your in-boxes as we speak if you've signed up to receive it. If you haven't, go here and sign up. There's new lore, new developer blogs and you could win a chance to get into Beta!

    More News and Info on Warhammer Online

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    Tue, Jan 31, 2006
    Awenyddion
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