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  • Next Gen Previews E3 SOE Lineup

    Of SOE's MMO entries for this year's E3, Roman-themed Gods and Heroes was a given. Two relative surprises, however, are 2 - count 'em, 2 - new expansions for EverQuest II: the adventure pack "The Fallen Dynasty" and the fullscale expansion hearkening back to the original EverQuest continent of Faydwer: "Echoes of Faydwer".

    t’s not all about the upper levels, though – Echoes of Faydwer is the next full-fledged expansion pack for EverQuest II and for a change, it features new content for all players regardless of level. There’re twenty new zones, forty new creatures, 350 quests, and a new playable race, the Fae. There’re new options for housing, new items to collect, more skills to learn – everything a good expansion pack needs to survive in this workaday world, but now it’s for everyone to enjoy right off the bat. It’s a nice way to entice new players, and with new places like castles rife with vampires and neat arboreal cities, there’s plenty for more these players to see.

    Check out SOE's full E3 lineup at NextGen. And for more SOE goodness, be sure to stop by our EQ2 - TenTonHammer community site.

    News
    Tue, May 02, 2006
    Ethec
  • There are some really nice screenshots of Turbine's upcoming Lord of the Rings Online at Eurogamer for your viewing pleasure.

    More Lord of the Rings Online information than you could ever want.

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    Fri, Apr 28, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Smials - Great big bunkers for little bitty hobbits.

    The Great Smials, or the Great Place of the Tooks, were excavated in Tuckborough by Isengrim II, the tenth Thain of the Shire and grandfather of the famous Bandobras "Bullroarer" Took. A great family hole akin to the Brandybucks' Brandy Hall, the Great Smials are deep and many-tunnelled. They were not only designed to provide a home for many generations of Tooks, but also to defend against incursion in dark times.

    Read more about the smials right here.

    If you love The Lord of the Rings Online, you'll love our Lord of the Rings Online Community!
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    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • 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.

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    News
    Thu, Apr 27, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It's a famous landmark and now you get to see it through the eyes of the Turbine crew. See the Brandywine Bridge here. and read the lore behind it.

    The Bridge of Stonebows, as the Brandywine Bridge was once called, was built originally by the Men of Arnor as a causeway across the Barandúin River on the Great East Road. When the founders of the Shire were granted their land by the king of Arthedain, the price was simple: to maintain and care for the Bridge so that travel into the West would never be impeded. The Hobbits of the Shire performed their duty, even long after the North-kingdom failed, and maintained the great stone bridge, denying none passage, Man, Elf, or Dwarf. Though the river's name was changed to the Brandywine and the bridge itself became the Brandywine Bridge, the Hobbits of the Shire continue to care for and keep watch on the Bridge.

    See what's new on our Lord of the Rings Online Community Site!
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    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Ten Ton Hammer got alot of loving in this week's Town Crier on the EverQuest 2 Official site. There are other places to visit this week in the town crier, but I'm selfish and I really want you to take a look at what's going on over at Ten Ton Hammer's EverQuest 2 Community. We seriously have the funniest staff on the net.

    More EverQuest 2 news.

    News
    Thu, Apr 20, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It's that time of the week again where you get the biggest and brightest treasures that EQ2 has to offer. The EverQuest 2 Developer Chest is a go.

    # Did you happen to have an issue with The Obelisk of Souls and Paroxroz? If you did arathym has an answer for you!
    # With debate ensuing Vhalen heads off this hot topic, "Lucan is....a Paladin". Stop in to see the latest on this discussion!
    # Jindrack answers your questions "Tier'Dal on Faydwer?"! But...do you know the answer to his question?
    # Do you hear something? Could it be tinkering in clockworks? Vhalen discusses "Gnomish Lore" in this can't miss thread full of all the tinkering you can handle!

    Now! If you want the really choice goods. You'll visit our EverQuest 2 Community. See what Coyote is up to this week.

    More news on EverQuest 2.

    News
    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • You know, no matter what we say about SOE, they do put out alot of updates and new content. It's pretty impressive considering the biggest MMO in history has put out so little and their first expansion pack is months away. I have issues but that's a whole other editorial. Get your Update #22 notes are available.

    Live Update #22. April 13, 2006
    Headlines

    - Celebrate the holidays as the Brew Day Festival comes to Norrath!
    - Recruit new guild members easily with the new guild recruitment system!
    - Explore a dangerous new raid zone in Kingdom of Sky: The Lyceum of Abhorrence!
    - Get a haircut or a shave from barbers in your home city!
    - New treasures and challenges await in the icy caverns of Permafrost!
    - New rewards have been discovered within the treacherous depths of the Obelisk of Lost Souls!
    - Great treasures await those willing to risk certain peril in the Wailing Caves!
    - Orc tribes across Norrath have formed a dangerous new alliance with the Rujarkian orcs from the Desert of Ro!

    Get your EverQuest 2 and Coyote fix all in one place!

    More news and info on Everquest 2

    News
    Fri, Apr 14, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Every time I see a new piece of concept art from this game, it takes my breath away. I don't know how true it will be to the story or how far they can go with it.. but the visuals, they just leave me speechless.

    With that said, there is new lore today from the Official Lord of the Rings Online site.

    This watch-tower, its name long-forgotten, once overlooked the eastern reaches of Fornost of which little now remains. Though crumbling and decrepit, it still stands as a grand testament to the architects of Arnor, a monument both carved from the living stone upon which it rests and built from stone blocks and mortar. The ruined tower yet watches over the eastern gate of Fornost, which still stands amidst crumbling walls, bearing the charge of the Seven Stars, though the courtyard beyond has become home to cursed shades, tainted by failure and betrayal.

    Go read the rest and see what I mean about the art.

    Did you know that we have a really great Lord of the Rings Online Community?

    More news and info on Lord of the Rings Online.

    News
    Thu, Apr 13, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There is a new piece in the Developer Corner on the official EverQuest 2 site.

    The Rise of the Orcs
    Kerya stayed low and close to the trunk of the tree, ensuring she wasn't in the orcs' line of sight. It had taken considerable study of their crude language to be able to make sense of their guttural grunts and snorts.

    "Stronger now!" the larger orc said to the smaller ones. "This new armor will strike fear into the Militia! They will fall before the might of the Bloodskull!"

    "The treaty with our Rujarkian brothers was wise, General Vhar'Taug," one of the smaller orcs responded. "With this superior equipment, Freeport will soon be ours for the taking."

    While you're wondering what's new with EQ2, go ahead and take a look at our EverQuest 2 Community. We have Fan Faire Coverage!

    More news and info on EverQuest 2

    News
    Thu, Apr 13, 2006
    Awenyddion
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