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EverQuest II + EverQuest + Lord of the Rings Online + Mines of Moria

  • News
    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It's time to dress up in your battle armor and head to Atlanta! SOE has opened up registration to the Fan Faire! For the mere cost of $125 you can get yourself a fancy T-shirt, Admission to the grand banquet and .. yes there is an and.. the welcome reception. It's a fabulous deal. Truly it is!

    Or you could just check out our EverQuest 2 Community Site. It's better than two fan faires put together!

    More News and Info on EverQuest 2

    News
    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • 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
    Ethec
  • Gosh they're really tempting me to come back.

    Bonus Adventure Experience Weekend!
    Hail, Norrathians! The time for Kingdom of Sky is nearing, and we have some exciting news for you. On Friday, a new live event will begin hot on the heels of Erollisi Day that is intimately entwined with the upcoming expansion launch. Additionally, running from Friday morning until Monday evening, enjoy a Bonus Experience Weekend for all adventurers. Remember, Kingdom of Sky is set to launch on February 21st along with Live Update #20, as are the all-new Player-versus-Player ruleset servers. See you all in EverQuest II!

    Almost there... throw in a free trip to Bali and I'm in!

    See what's new on our EverQuest2 Community Site!

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    News
    Thu, Feb 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There are new cinematics to be had for the EverQuest 2 expansion Kingdom of Sky. You can get the movie here here.

    Sony seems to be going through a growing pain at the moment. It's certain that Blizzard has shaken them off the mountain that they've been king of for nearly six years. With any luck they'll come through this phase with some fresh new ideas and content that screams play me.

    See what's new at our EverQuest 2 site!

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    News
    Thu, Feb 16, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The famed comedy writer Coyotee Sharptongue makes his TenTonHammer debut by riding along with Qeynos finest to clean up the streets of Nettleville Hovel. Read all about Norrath's favorite reality TV show while examining the rampant crime in EverQuest 2.

    “I'm Captain Hastings and this is Guard Ashburn. We belong to the Nettleville district of the Qeynos Guard.” The first of the men introduces, drawing a quick nod of confirmation from his counterpart.

    “This place has always been a “red candle” district if you know what we mean.” Hastings informs grimly as the two men begin walking.

    Read the rest of Coyote's hilarious article at EQ2 @ TenTonHammer, and learn why his comic takes on EverQuest 2 have drawn quite a following!

    Thu, Feb 16, 2006
    Ethec
  • A hero defined...

    Brokain tells the riveting story, about him defeating an entire legion of Orcs in the Clefts of Rujark. Stay on the edge of your seat, as he recounts how he saved his entire party from certain destruction...

    “Exactly.” The man answered. “Without me they were doomed. We would’ve still been wandering the entrance halls looking for how to get deeper into the mines had I not realized that we needed to find this ‘Overseer’ gent. So I lead the group back to the lift and we went through the door next to it, obviously the overseer’s lair. It was dark and the walls seemed to close in on us as I took point, the monk in our group behind me as backup…but she really just wanted to enjoy the view, if you know what I mean.” The man winked and nudged one of the other two men, Hakim, with his elbow.

    Read the entire story at EQ2 @ TenTonHammer

    Wed, Feb 15, 2006
    Ethec
  • Our take on the EverQuest 2 server merges

    Dramatic news has rippled across the EverQuest 2 playerbase. Like a kid smacking together 2 different colors of play-do, many of the lower population servers are being merged together. How will it pan out? Nobody is sure but it affects the psychology and morale of the players. Savanja takes a look at the merge and what it means:

    The benefits that I can see from this radical decision seem obvious to me, and I gather these points were on the minds of the EQ2 “Gods” when they were contemplating the shake up of the entire playerbase. I’m certain that this was not an easy decision for the developers to come to, as they had to have known that people would generally freak out at this kind of news. And quite honestly, nothing is scarier than a angry gamer.

    Read more about the merges at EQ2 @ TenTonHammer.

    Tue, Feb 14, 2006
    Ethec
  • Ok this one time in EQ we were storming the Plane of Sky...

    Sound familiar? Looks like they're bringing back Sky. If I still played the game I'd be ecstatic. If I still played hah!

    It was a fun zone. However, this time it's supposedly bigger, badder and filled with more monsters. GameCloud interviews Ryan Schwayder about this new expansion

    Gamecloud - First, how did the idea for the Kingdom of Sky expansion come about?

    Ryan "Blackguard" Shwayder - We'd been planning this expansion for some time, planting seeds of the story throughout the base game and Desert of Flames, as well as in the back-story for EverQuest II. With the collapse of some of the planes in the absence of the gods, the effects of such an occurrence would be felt throughout Norrath.

    See what's new on our EverQuest 2 site!

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    News
    Tue, Feb 14, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Hearts and flowers and chocolates in Middle-Earth?

    Okay, so Tolkien lore isn't exactly rife with romance, but Aragorn loved Arwen and Samwise loved Rosie and hey, perhaps love will be in the air some day in Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (LOTRO). Shayalyn takes a look at love in online games, and the heightened potential for relationships in LOTRO. She also shares a bit of her personal history when it comes to romance and online games. (Oh, the scandal!)

    I thought of finding some sentimental stories about love in online gaming for this article, but that’s probably being done by at least a few other gaming site writers. Instead, I guess I’ll dig deep and dredge up a bit of personal information to kick things off. You see, I once fell for someone online, so when I talk of online relationships, I speak from personal experience.

    Feelin' the love? Check out the Valentine's Day editorial on LotRO @ TenTonHammer!

    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
    Ethec
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