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EverQuest II + Star Wars Galaxies

  • The EQ2 Kingdom of Sky Official Site has two new movies for your viewing pleasure. One movie features what looks to be the psychotic houseplant from Little Shop of Horrors and the other is a big bad dragon!

    Looking for a little excitement in your life? Take a look at what's new on our EverQuest 2 site!

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    Tue, Jan 31, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • EQ2 TenTonHammer now has a platform for Fan Fiction! No, we aren't talking about how you single-handedly beat that dragon and saved the entire raid group. This is devoted to fictional stories involving Everquest 2 written by its players.

    Take a look at the new fan-fiction section at our EverQuest 2 community site!

    If you are interested in submitting your work, the good folks at the Ten Ton Hammer - EverQuest 2 are always willing to look at it. Email them!

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    Tue, Jan 31, 2006
    Ethec
  • Does a mild winter have you crying in your snow boots?

    Get your snow and frost fix from the folks at Ten Ton Hammer's EverQuest II Community Site! Deep in the snowy Norrathian land known as Everfrost, where the giant spiders and the Coca-Cola bears live, lies an enormous dungeon. This zone is home to the mighty dragon Vox and is crawling with angry Ice Giants. Why are they angry? It's freezing in there! You'd be mad too.

    As the story goes, the Lady Vox and the Lord Nagafen fell in love and wished to create a child of that love. It was forbidden that they mate, being dragons of opposing elements, and they were then imprisoned away from each other to keep a child from ever being brought to reality. The Lady Vox was imprisoned in the awe-inspiring caves of Permafrost, where she lived out the rest of her days, until her death, brought by one named the "Truthbringer", leaving her spirit behind to forever haunt her frozen kingdom. Her mate, Lord Nagafen was sent to Lavastorm and a good portion of the quests within these zones, brings to light their story.

    Savanja will be your tour guide as you experience all that Permafrost has to offer, only at Ten Ton Hammer EverQuest II community site!

    News
    Sun, Jan 29, 2006
    Ethec
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, EverQuest 2-style

    The pilot episode of what could be the greatest show in Norrath! Robynfiggle hosts this show as a tour guide through some of Norraths most expensive apartments along with his apprentice Mudbonk. Join them on a ride through Drychnath's house of luxury... I hope he doesn't notice that the cat is missing.

    Good evening and welcome to "Apartments you can't Afford" with your host Robynfiggle and his inarticulate assistant Mudbonk.

    ::applause::
    Robynfiggle: Thank you, thank you, and welcome to "Apartments you can't Afford". I'm Robynfiggle, your highly acclaimed tour guide and today we'll be walking you...

    * A large meaty finger heavily taps the gnome on the shoulder.

    Robynfiggle: What do you want?
    Mudbonk: You not introduce me!

    Enjoy the newest fun feature at TenTonHammer's EverQuest 2 community site!

    News
    Sat, Jan 28, 2006
    Ethec
  • EverQuest II Has the new treasure chest up! What goodies are they bringing you this week?

    Treasure Chest!
    Sometimes it's hard to find the buried treasures contained within the EverQuest II forums. The Treasure Chest highlights useful, insightful, or entertaining posts that you may want to check out. Get your treasure maps and shovels ready--we're about to discover a Treasure Chest!

    # Screenshots, screenshots everywhere! Pitt Hammerfist started a thread to show off "Your best screenie" check it out and post your screenshot as well.
    # 5 Rooms on Highkeep? MinionTA posted Syina and Transam's 5 Room on Highkeep which is wonderfully decorated. Be sure to stop by!
    # Ever wonder about Carpenter made furniture and how it looks like? Elyana posted "Carpenter-Made Furniture Gallery is FINISHED" so you can be sure to check it out.
    # DamiusPendragon has posted a great tale titled "The Cleric Chronicles". This is a great read!

    Don't Forget Your Daily Dose of Ten Ton Hammer's EverQuest 2 Site

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    Fri, Jan 27, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The masses have spoken and they're horked off about the changes to Star Wars Galaxies. It wasn't a minor change. It was a HUGE change. John Smedley, President of the Sony Online division gives his explanation on what is going on.

    Why?

    Many of you ask "Why did you have to make such a sweeping change rather than just fixing the things that were wrong?" - well, to put it bluntly - everyone had different ideas of what we needed to fix. Trying to balance 34 professions, and add compelling content to make everyone happy proved to be a very large challenge. Many design decisions made early on in the game's creation were boxing the team in to the point that we were never going to be able to really make this game rise to the level it needs to as both a great experience AND as a business. We have consistently kept the SWG team as one of the largest teams within SOE (around 70 people). Even with a team that size getting new content done along with maintaining the live game, along with developing new systems for SWG just proved to be tougher than it should have been. We've got a lot of experience doing MMO's, and SWG has always proven to be the game that was the toughest for us to make changes to. So, along with our partners at LucasArts we did a very lengthy look at just what the fundamental issues with SWG were. We spoke to many of you, read the forums and conducted numerous focus group tests with both existing players, people who have played MMO's before (but not SWG) and people that haven't ever tried MMO's before.

    So there you go. You'll have to read the entire post to get the entire story.

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    News
    Fri, Jan 27, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Travel advisaries for the greater Maj'Dul area...

    Among the citizens of Maj'Dul, the turbulent city at the heart of EverQuest 2's last retail expansion, live three factons warring for control of the city. Players can enter the fray by choosing allegiance to one of them. RadarX expounds on the Maj'Dul city guide by explaining how faction works and what the benefits are.

    Within the city of Maj'Dul lies three factions: Truth, Coin, and Blades. Each of these factions wrestle for dominance, and exercises control over certain sections of town. The Court of Blades is the local militant force which guards the city against threats (similar to the Freeport Militia for you EQ1 Players). The Court of Truth represents local law enforcement and they appreciate you not littering. Finally, the Court of Coin represent the mercantile and banking interests of the city.

    It's like a CIA Factbook entry, except for gamers... and stuff. Read the updated EverQuest 2 factions guide at our very own EQ2 community site.

    News
    Fri, Jan 27, 2006
    Ethec
  • Turn in loot, help your guild!
    In EverQuest 2, Status Loot is one way for players to help their guild gain status along with pocketing some for themselves. Kill a mob, get a status item and turn it into the correct faction. Slide gives us an updated guide to these special items which includes "Tier 7" expansion status loot.

    Status Loot items are relics that Freeport and Qeynos factions will purchase for a small amount of money and status which goes toward a players personal status pool and guild experience. Each specific faction will only buy a status item related to their guild. They can be randomly picked up off of dead creatures throughout the world of Norrath. There are many variations of status loot such as who will take them and how much factions will give you for turning them in.

    Let all of your status item questions be answered here.

    News
    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Ethec
  • Good News Everyone! For those of you who have been dying to beat the peanuts out of the good/ evil side you now have your chance. SOE has a new development update explaining the PVP system that is coming with their new expansion Kingdom of Sky.

    As you may already know, Player-versus-Player combat is coming to EverQuest II! It is currently planned to launch simultaneously with Kingdom of Sky, the second EQII expansion. PvP will take place on new PvP-ruleset servers named after famous dragons in Norrath. Everyone will have the opportunity to start fresh on a PvP server and be a part of the escalated conflict between Freeport and Qeynos.

    Hmm.. now I'm pondering whether or not I should restart my account and suck at PVP in two games at once.

    All the EverQuest 2 Resource You Need!

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    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Smed has a new blog available for your viewing pleasure.

    John Smedley ("Smed"), president of Sony Online Entertainment, kicks off the new SOE company blog with his thoughts on the PC gaming industry as a whole, as well as PC Gamer's recent decision to stop accepting ads from unsanctioned online game auction sites. The blog will feature insight and commentary on the video game industry from a more personal perspective from multiple SOE contributors.

    You can read the blog, and subscribe to it for updates, at blog.station.sony.com

    Oh sweet IRONY! The latest and greatest is Smedley praising PC Gamer for their move to take secondary market sales ads off of the mag. Why go through IGE when you can just spend your money at the Station Exchange?

    Take a Peek at Our EverQuest 2 Site It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

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    News
    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
    Awenyddion
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