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  • Drinking FTW!

    Slide Loves patch #22 and dives head first into the barrel of beer. Furniture be warned! Slide is seeing things and is getting affectionate through fuzzy beer goggles.

    Check out Krunnk and Slide #5 at
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    Didn't see the other hillarious Krunnk and Slide cartoons? Find them in the EQ2 - TenTonHammer gallery.

    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Ethec
  • The venus flytrap grocery stores used to sell, times 10.

    Included with the retail version of EverQuest 2's latest Kingdom of Sky expansion is a carniverous houseplant. Ever wonder what it does in your room when you aren't there? Our EQ2 site lead RadarX sleeps with herbicide on the night table, but Niami Denmother of EQ2 Traders takes a different approach. Join her, as she weaves another of her wonderful tales.

    Niami DenMother ("Mum" to her friends) was, at heart, a very nice halfling, especially as far as redheads went. So, when the exceedingly strange gnome that had just moved in down the street asked for some plant-sitting help, she didn't slam the door in his face, comment on his shifty eyes, or his nervous giggle, or do any of her first dozen-ish impulses. "Business trip, eh? Why o' course I'd be happy tae watch this ... um ... plant frae ye, lad."

    Read the rest of "Adventures in Plant-Sitting", at EQ2 - TenTonHammer. WoW might have the numbers, but learn why EQ2 players have more fun!

    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Ethec
  • MMORPGs increase productivity... yea, that's the ticket!

    The Orange County Register reports that corporations are beginning to embrace virtual online gaming as a means of personal and team development. Okay, we all know that 9 out of 10 meetings are a waste of time; so why not gain a level or two while your at it?

    In multi-player online games such as "World of Warcraft" by Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine, success can depend on strong leaders who communicate well and can coordinate a well-timed attack that uses the varied talents of their team, from dwarves and gnomes to night elves and humans.

    Because many modern corporations depend on creating effective teams from geographically separate staff members, some companies study games to see how they accomplish that through a mix of Internet phone calls, instant messaging and personal communication skills.

    Monthly subscription fees won't drain your wallet like green fees, yes. But if your boss calls for a heal, you better be johnny-on-the-spot.

    Check out this interesting workaday world-meets-MMO article at TMCnet.

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    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Ethec
  • Who's got the EQ2 lovin? We do! This week's Town Crier is out and Ten Ton Hammer is featured.

    Hark! Be that the Town Crier I spy? He brings us tidings from the far reaches of Norrath's influence. Be they dismal, strange, or otherwise? Let us observe as he waxes eloquent about current affairs.

    # The Town Crier wanted to learn more about adds, so we decided to take trip over to Aggro Me's math class. Once the Town Crier stopped in we caught Aggro Me conducting a siminar on what he's learned, be sure to read the note on his "Mad Skillz".
    # Meeting new people is always pleasureable for the Town Crier and we were fortunate enough to meet Calthine recently for her first article on Caster's Realm. The tradeskill expert gave great insight in her "Tradeskill Rare Event Guide".
    # In the far off land of IGN we're hearing words that new fiction is available. The Town Crier stopped in to see that Chapter VIII of The Forgotten by Shara is now available, so check it out!
    # The Town Crier tries to stay out of the Pirate vs. Ninja conversation but Ten Ton Hammer offers up some of their opinions in Slide's article "Pirates vs. Ninjas". If you happen to have a plant and need some Plant-Sitting then who better to ask than Niami? Be sure to check out Niami's latest mishaps in "Adventures in Plant-Sitting".If it's information that ye seek in the manuscripts then Ten Ton Hammer has you covered. In "The Bodacious Berserker Guide" you'll find a great deal of information to help you on your travels, the Town Crier is reading up on this and we suggest you do as well.

    Want to see up close and personal what they're talking about? You are in luck! Go visit our EverQuest 2 Community to find the latest and greatest information on the game.

    More EverQuest 2 news.

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    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Release the scantily clad character models, or the hounds.
    NCSoft opened up the doors to Guild Wars: Factions at midnight last night for pre-order customers. The rest of us get to try it out starting tonight at the witching hour.

    "ArenaNet, developer of the award-winning online roleplaying game Guild Wars, and NCsoft Corporation, the world's leading developer and publisher of online computer games, announce today that one of the year's most-anticipated PC titles, Guild Wars Factions, has officially shipped. For fans of the game that revolutionized online roleplaying, the wait is nearly over as Guild Wars Factions goes out today to retail stores worldwide.
    Guild Wars Factions is the stand-alone follow-up to Guild Wars, the game that set new standards in online gaming with fresh design, innovative technology and no-subscription-fee pricing. With an expected retail price of $49.99, Guild Wars Factions will be available worldwide and servers supporting the new release will "go live" at 12:01 AM PDT /7:01 GMT on April 28, 2006."

    There is only one place that you need to go for Guild Wars information, and that's our own Guild Wars Community.

    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Boomjack
  • In EverQuest 2 forums, the name Raijinn is not to be uttered lightly.

    Raijinn Thunderguard, SOE's EQ2 Community Relations Representative, can strike fear into the hearts of even the most bold of men, and can humble even the most righteous of posters. But what happens when those who are brave - or foolish- enough to summon him from the darkness in which he sleeps...succeed?

    The soft droning of a wordless chant fills the dark lair, its blackness punctuated by the sting of the foul smelling incense that hangs lifelessly by dull grey strands.

    Five robe clad figures stand in formation within the chalk outline of an archaic symbol, inverted to draw upon the powers of evil, their voices as one as they provide the droning chant that begins their foul ceremony. At the bastardized pinnacle of the crude ruin the lead figure, his head crowned in wicked looking horns, steps forward, his voice a mixture of gravel and malice.

    Read about the "real Raijinn" in EQ2 - TenTonHammer's newest comedy piece from Coyote Sharptongue.

    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Ethec
  • Enter the Underworld

    Temple of the Ages is a unique area in Guild Wars. It has the usual assortment of quests and collectors, but it also acts as a gateway to the realms of the gods. When your region has the favor of the gods, you can pay a price to visit Grenth's Underworld or Balthazar's Fissure of Woe.

    To indicate favor, the statue of Balthazar will burn, and the statue of Grenth is a waterfall of frost. Kneel (/kneel) before either statue while your region has favor, and a Voice will appear. Balthazar's Voice can admit you and your party to the Fissure of Woe for the cost of 1,000 gold, regardless of party size.

    We introduce you to the Temple and explain how to access these high-end PvE zones. Read our Guild Wars - TenTonHammer Guide to Temple of the Ages.

    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Ethec
  • Our new Tauren starting guide covers Mulgore, and that's no bull...

    Next in our series of World of Warcraft beginner's guides, we look at Mulgore; a lush prairieland that the game's youngest Tauren call home. Included is background on the region, a walkthrough of the 25+ quests through level 10, a detailed map, and the massive amount of hints and tips you'd expect from a TenTonHammer guide! Here's a look:

    A bit south of the cave you'll find the Bael'Dun dig site for "Dwarven Diggers" - gather the tools, but I'd recommend holding on to them rather than attempting to use the dwarves' forge to break the tools (the forge there will require you to fight nasties every few moments). Head directly east, and use the guerilla tactics you took advantage of at Winterhoof Well to venture into the Ravaged Caravan and examine a crate there. Make sure you clear the aggro, because you'll have to stay put for a good 45 seconds or so to advance the quest.

    Check out the new Mulgore starting region guide at WoW - TenTonHammer !

    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Ethec
  • There are quite a few features right now for Age of Conan. Without further Ado - Here they are.

    Age of Conan on G4TV G4TV's Electric Playground show recently visited the offices in Oslo to take a look at Age of Conan, find out what they had to say!

    Including an interview with game director Gaute Godager they also got to see the game's combat engine in action!

    Gamespy Previews Age of Conan.

    More Age of Conan Articles on Gamespy.

    Gamespy really loves Age of Conan. We do to. Expect some news of the game from our E3 coverage.

    More Age of Conan news.

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    Wed, Apr 26, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • You've been waiting for it. You've had anticipation like nobody's business. So much anticipation that you can't leave your home now for fear of missing any new news. It happens, it's ok. Just open the door, get in your car and go.

    April 26, 2006 (BELLEVUE, WA) – ArenaNet®, developer of the award-winning online roleplaying game Guild Wars®, and NCsoft® Corporation, the world’s leading developer and publisher of online computer games, announce today that one of the year’s most-anticipated PC titles, Guild Wars Factions™, has officially shipped. For fans of the game that revolutionized online roleplaying, the wait is nearly over as Guild Wars Factions goes out today to retail stores worldwide.

    Guild Wars Factions is the stand-alone follow-up to Guild Wars, the game that set new standards in online gaming with fresh design, innovative technology and no-subscription-fee pricing. With an expected retail price of $49.99, Guild Wars Factions will be available worldwide and servers supporting the new release will “go live” at 12:01 AM PDT /7:01 GMT on April 28, 2006.

    Those who pre-ordered the game will be able to participate in the exclusive Guild Wars Factions Head Start Event beginning at 12:01 AM PDT/7:01 AM GMT on April 27, 2006. These lucky gamers will have access to the game for a total of 48 hours, including a full 24 hours before the game’s global release. During the first 24 hours of the Head Start Event, ArenaNet has planned an exclusive in-game event titled "Day of the Tengu," in which players will join one-day-only "Day of the Tengu" quests, and earn exclusive in-game rewards.

    “New features in Guild Wars Factions such as guild scrimmages, alliance battles, ranked character titles, and some surprises still to come all resulted from our drive to create a truly unique gaming experience for existing and new fans of the Guild Wars universe,” says Mike O’Brien, co-founder of ArenaNet. “With a full year of development and a passionate design team, we think what we’ve created delivers on that and much, much more. Either played as a stand-alone game, or linked with your original Guild Wars account, Guild Wars Factions is a game we are thoroughly proud of—and still carries no subscription fee.”

    Guild Wars Factions takes place on the Asian-inspired continent of Cantha, where players create a character from eight distinct professions—including the newly created Assassin and Ritualist—and join an epic quest that pits two warring factions, the Luxons and the Kurzicks, against an ancient evil, and against each other. As players become embroiled in this brutal war of conquest, new missions will provide both roleplaying fans and competitive PvP players the opportunity to help determine the fate of Cantha.

    Guild Wars Factions is rated T for Teen. For more information, please visit www.guildwars.com.

    Have tons of fun getting into this game.

    Meanwhile, head over to our Guild Wars community.

    More Guild Wars News.

    News
    Wed, Apr 26, 2006
    Awenyddion
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