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World of Warcraft + The Chronicles of Spellborn Features, Guides, and more

  • "The Burning Crusade" Racial Introduction Videos

    We've recorded the starting cutscenes for both of the new races in the upcoming expansion World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Each cutscene shows a tour of the new starting areas along with a brief introduction of each race. You can't play as the new races yet but you can enjoy some of this amazing in-game footage before the games official release!

    Video, Media
    Mon, Oct 23, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The content and new races should give veteran WoW players a much-needed breath of fresh air.

    GameWorld has taken time to look at the Burning Crusade and bring us their thoughts on it.

    Rejoice fellow gamers! The first expansion pack for World of Warcraft is just around the corner. I was lucky enough to have a beta key and jump in on the closed beta. I’ve been playing for about a week so here is my report from the front lines. Let’s start with the new game mechanics.

    Get clicking to read more. Are you looking forward to this expansion? Tell us why in the new Ten Ton Hammer Forums today! Stay up to date on all the latest news and information at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Oct 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Brief History of Azeroth

    This is a very brief summary of the history of the World of Warcraft races, the formation of the Horde and Alliance factions, and the threat from the Burning Crusade.

    “The world of Azeroth, from its beginning, has had an enemy which has threatened all life on the world. That enemy is the Burning Legion, started by the rebel Titan Sargeras. They call their desire to consume and destroy all life on all worlds the Burning Crusade.”

    Keep reading to learn more. Head over and check out all the great guides and information at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Fri, Oct 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Screenshots

    Maybe you were thinking that all fantasy-themed MMORPGs look the same. If so, give your graphical jadedness a slap in the face by taking a look at the latest offerings from the developers of The Chronicles of Spellborn. These aren't concept art, folks... they're straight from the game's latest build. And though Spellborn (TCoS's developer / publisher) will likely miss their original launch target of October 2006, if it plays as good as it looks, I (for one) have plenty of forgiveness in my heart.

    Here's the official word on the screens: "The development of The Chronicles of Spellborn is progressing at a fast pace. The included screenshots are taken from the current internal build. Among some of the key locations in the game, the screenshots reveal combat on Shardships in the Deadspell Storm and a first look at the massive Guild Halls."

    These new shots are just a click away. Let us know what you think of them in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums today.

    Images, Media
    Thu, Oct 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • WoW Ten Ton Hammer's First Look at "The Burning Crusade"

    We've busted through the Dark Portal to bring you our first look at the upcoming expansion "The Burning Crusade". We've got a ton of screenshots of the new continent Outland, the new races, and even some of the really cool interface changes. So come join us on a visual journey through the new expansion and its visual wonders! Be sure to check back often, we've got even more great coverage of "The Burning Crusade" upcoming!

    Thu, Oct 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • More events to celebrate Halloween

    The official site for World of Warcraft has been updated with a page that tells you all of the events and fun things going on between today and November 1st.

    Observed by both the Horde and the Alliance, Hallow's End is the celebration of the break between the Forsaken and the Scourge. Adventurers can speak to innkeepers to get silly masks to wear during their adventures, and much more. This is just one way to celebrate Hallow's End.

    Keep reading to find out what else is planned! Let us know your plans in the new Ten Ton Hammer Forums today!

    News
    Wed, Oct 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Three Beta Reports

    Gamespy has updated their site with three articles that report on the beta experience for Wow's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade.

    The first is a look at the Hellfire Peninsula...

    On the Blasted Lands side of the Dark Portal, the crater area has been cleared out of high-level mobs, and quest-giving NPCs have been added instead. This begins a series of quest breadcrumbs that lead you through the Dark Portal, into Outland, and to the first major city where you can start loading up on quests.

    Second is a journal of sorts as the author tries out a Blood Elf Paladin...

    Yesterday, I kicked off with my early experiences of The Burning Crusade playing as a freshly created Blood Elf Paladin. Today, I'm going to finish up talking about the newbie zone, Eversong Woods, and then we'll move onto the level 10-20 zone called Ghostlands.

    Finally is a trek to level 70 as blue-skinned Draenei Shaman...

    If there's something I missed about World of Warcraft since I began my days as a raider, it was the feeling you get when filling up your quest log with assorted missions, and filling your bags with assorted loot rewards, inching your way to the next level. While the level 70 cap will allow me to experience that with my main, I'm enjoying the low-level experience all over again, with my beta test of the Draenei starting area. Since the Draenei shaman offers the most unique experience for Alliance characters, I went that route and began my adventure by swinging my mace and earth shocking things in the face. Just wait until I learn frost shock!

    Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer to catch up on all the latest information on the Burning Crusade or share your thoughts with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums!

    News
    Tue, Oct 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Into the Fog of Ringfell

    RPG Vault has another in their series of peeks at Chronicles of Spellborn. This one includes five new screenshots that shouldn't be missed.

    In this series of articles, we are taking an in-depth look at the world of The Chronicles of Spellborn. Players are part of a civilization struggling for survival after the destruction of their world. What is left are the hollow rock-realms known as shards, floating in the magical Deadspell Storm. Each of these shards offers a unique set of themed environments, dungeons and creatures. In this fifth and final episode, we explore the areas that lie deeper within the shard, hidden beneath a thick fog.

    Get clicking to read more. Be sure to share your thoughts on this and all your favorite MMOs in our new Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Oct 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Account Security

    Account security is a big issue these days. All kinds of perilous traps lay within the Internet that attempt to steal away your all of the loot you've collected. That's why we've taken an in-depth look at how you can keep your account safer without doing very much extra!

    "A secure username/password combo starts with having a unique username. This is the simplest part of all but many do make this mistake. You should always make your username something unrelated to your online persona. It should be different from your email alias or your in-game names. If no one knows your account name then they can't have a jab at guessing your password (which is already near impossible to do)."

    Get clicking to learn more on how to stay safe. You can find more information and news at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site or share your thoughts with us in our new Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Tue, Oct 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Sprawl's Scrawl - First Impressions of Closed Beta

    WoW Vault has posted a preview of WoW's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade. This preview is full of impressions from closed beta, so don't miss out!

    One of the first things you notice upon logging into Burning Crusade beta is a number of quick popup boxes that indict that the system is scanning for viruses and the like. It's good to see that Blizzard is taking active steps at keeping a blacklist of known exploits. Once again the new player is presented with a view of the Dark Portal, this time from the Outland side. At this point, if you haven't upgraded your account with a key, do not expect to login.

    Get clicking to read more. Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer to get up to date on all of the latest news and information on the Burning Crusades.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Oct 16, 2006
    LadySirse
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