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  • Well 'tis the season and 1up has the exclusive info on what Blizzard plans to do for this day of love and mush.

    In order to make any headway in this rose-colored endeavor, gamers will need to stock up on "Love Tokens" from Innkeepers, which apparently constitutes the currency of love during the event. Blizzard states, specifically, that "In each capital, most of the guards and a couple dozen townsfolk are infected with amore. Periodically, they will become "Amorous" -- you'll know this by the floating heart above their head. An Amorous NPC is receptive to gifts of love, specifically Love Tokens (purchased from innkeepers). In return for a Love Token, they will reward the player with their own gifts. Some of these gifts are toys for players to play with, while others are "quest" items used to create Gift Collections." It gets more complicated than that though. Nothing is ever easy in the game of love, and as in real life, there is the horrifying possibility of rejection. But don't despair, where there's a will there's a way. In the event of rejection "there is a small chance when a player gives a Love Token to an NPC that he or she will be rejected. When this occurs, players will become "Heartbroken" for a certain amount of time. However, players can help their heartbroken friends by giving them a Friendship Bracelet and displaying the 'Power of Friendship.'"

    Hah to Boomjack! People ARE going to be saying "Just one more friend and I'll log off." I guess I'm going to have to switch from auto kill mode to auto hugs. It's a little disconcerting.

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    Thu, Feb 09, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • I feel the coming of the apocalypse and it's name is Ipod. World of Warcraft is no exception to it's hypnotic spell of destruction.

    World of Warcraft Trailers for New iPod - Block on 2/07/06
    You can now download a variety of World of Warcraft trailers for the new iPod at Apple's games website. Click here to grab the World of Warcraft E3 2005, Battlegrounds, Zul'Gurub, and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade trailers, all specially formatted for playback on Apple's new video-capable iPod.

    Apple thy name is Lucifer! Ok ok it's not all that bad. I'm just bitter that I'm not cool / geeky enough to be into the Apple scene. You can get the trailers Here.

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    Wed, Feb 08, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • GI.biz interviewed Blizzard on the Euro login problems

    GamesIndustry.biz: Many World of Warcraft players have recently been complaining that they have to wait for long periods of time to get in the game once they've entered their username and password - and that sometimes it's not possible to log in at all. Are these problems still ongoing?

    John Lagrave: A lot of the login issues are persisting. They're much less than what they were, but we have been having some incredible concurrency with the game itself, and as such that's put quite a bit of burden on the existing hardware that we have.

    Can you explain what you mean by concurrency?

    John Lagrave: It's just that suddenly a lot of people showed up - sort of like when you're at a party and suddenly 15 people walk through the door and they all want a drink. It's like, "Well, I'll get that to you, but it's going to take a bit of time," and that's what we've found.

    We've been very fortunate in that a large number of people came into the game just recently; we've had good growth throughout the past year, but we had exceptionally high numbers come in over the holidays. Which was wonderful, and we're glad they're all there, but it put some additional stress onto the system and we've had to respond to that.

    I understand that there are over five million subscribers. I understand that they expanded so quickly that everyone went into shock. What I don't understand is how they get the cream in the center of the Twinkie. It just boggles my mind.

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    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The reputations section of World of Warcraft has been updated. Brood of Nozdormu

    In the lives of most mortals, time is nothing more than a simple hourglass, its sands quietly trickling away. Only few ever realize that in truth, time rages like a storm, untamed and chaotic. When the Titans first descended on Azeroth, vanquishing the Old Gods and bringing order to the world, the Highfather of the Pantheon himself empowered the great dragon Nozdormu with some of his own cosmic powers, enabling the dragon to guard time itself and police the ever-spinning pathways of fate and destiny. And so, the stoic, honorable Nozdormu became known as the Timeless One. Ever since then, Nozdormu's Brood has guarded the timestream from all who would seek to disrupt its flow, guided by the Timeless One's wise, all-knowing counsel.

    This is seriously the best World of Warcraft Community Site EVER!

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    Fri, Feb 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Good news everyone! I've developed a machine that lets you go forward in time so you can check out all of the upcoming goodies!

    Really?

    No, not really. However, Blizzard has put up a page on the official website that gives us a sneek preview of what's coming in Patch 1.10.

    The development team is hard at work making adjustments and improvements to Priest's talent trees. Check back soon for more information!

    New High-Level Armor Set:
    A new armor set is in the works for those who prefer small-group content! Quest to achieve this upgrade to the current dungeon sets, which includes some epic gear!

    Get More Goodies at Ten Ton Hammer's World of Warcraft Site

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    Wed, Feb 01, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Oh those busy little beavers! There is a new dev preview of Burning Crusade at the official site.

    Despite the myriad terrors that lie within, adventurers are still drawn to Karazhan - tempted by rumors of unspeakable secrets that may be found
    within the tower's arcane libraries. It is said that the vast, magical halls house the powerful spellbooks of Medivh himself.

    Only one thing is certain when visiting the dreaded tower of Karazhan...

    ...you may never find your way out.

    The decrepit tower of Karazhan once housed one of the greatest powers Azeroth has ever known: the sorcerer Medivh. Within its halls and corridors, he summoned all manner of otherworldly beings, researching magics no other would dare touch. Karazhan now stands abandoned; with its master gone, the monstrous
    things and untamed powers have grown unchecked, waiting to pounce on whoever is brave or foolish enough to enter its halls. Forge a group of ten stalwart adventurers and journey to the wasted land between Duskwood and the Swamp of Sorrows known as Deadwind Pass, where the mystical tower lies. Only the strongest need apply: only those who have achieved level 70 are skilled enough to face what lies within. Prepare for:

    * Boss encounters scripted to unveil the mysteries of Karazhan and challenge your skill as a team;
    * Dozens of new items from the vaults and experiments within the tower;
    * Brand new monsters, the likes of which Azeroth has never seen;
    * And much more!

    *Squeals* I wish they'd hurry up and release the thing! I want to play!

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    Tue, Jan 31, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • What happens when you get so big that your servers become a muck of stinky mud where nobody has a good connection and it's a miserable mess? Well you open new servers and you say "Ok I'll let you move!". This is what Blizzard is doing.

    Select Character Transfers to New Realm! - Eyonix on 1/26/06
    We will be opening character transfers for the 8 realms listed below tomorrow, Thursday, January 26 at 3:00 AM. Characters on these realms will be able to transfer to a new PvP realm, Mug'thol. This round of transfers will be open Monday through Friday from 3:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST until Wednesday, February 1 at 3:00 PM PST. Please be aware that until the transfer window is closed, standard character creation will be unavailable for Mug'thol.

    Archimonde
    Mannoroth
    Warsong
    Bleeding Hollow
    Skullcrusher
    Azgalor
    Burning Blade
    Burning Legion

    Character transfers are available Monday thru Friday from 3AM to 3PM.

    Interesting to see Skullcrusher back on the list. Our guild of over one-hundred just moved from there. I wonder if this is going to help actually. The room left after the mass vacate just fills up faster than you can push sand into an ant hole. Are there any permanent solutions? Let me know!

    In the meantime you can do three things with us -

    Visit our World of Warcraft Page
    Help us pick a server for our Ultimate Warcraft Championship
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    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Batwing crunchies? Um...

    We, like you, don't put much thought into the tasty delicacies our characters devour after a tough fight. Nevermind that (arguably) the best dish in World of Warcraft contains more than a snort o' "goblin rocket fuel." And no, Booty Bay revelers, we're not talking about the "volatile rum" they serve down there.

    But for those of you that want an inside look at the horrors of the World of Warcraft "Cooking" profession, we offer a new guide that Upton Sinclair would be proud of.

    If you can stomach it, check out our Cooking Guide. You've been warned!

    (No mechanical war-chickens were harmed in the creation of this guide.)

    News
    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Ethec
  • Jump start your WoW secondary skills.

    Maybe you thought the "Cooking" and "Fishing" professions in World of Warcraft are gimp, too complex, too time-consuming, too boring, or too expensive to get into. Not so. At least, not anymore.

    We have a couple secrets to share with you, secrets that will catapult your skills from 1 to 150 in both the Cooking and Fishing professions for a handful of silver, and in less time than it takes to watch another late-night "B" movie. It's not an exploit, it won't get you banned. It's just a taste of the old-school massively-multiplayer "grind smarter, not harder" approach.

    Two hours, no gold, no auction house transactions, 300 skill points.

    Interested? Check out Ten Ton Hammer's Two Hours to 150: Cooking & Fishing guide on our World of Warcraft Community Site.

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    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Ethec
  • I had noticed that we didn't get any posts.This leads me to believe that either you're unsure of what we are offering, or that you're maybe a little cluck cluck chicken.

    That's unfortunate because left up to me I'll probably choose some carebear server where people don't even LIKE PVP.

    Here is a peek at some of the contest details.

    Welcome to Ten Ton Hammer's first World Ultimate Warcraft Championship Contest. The goal here is to give away great prizes and to see who the best of the best is on the server.

    We will be starting the contest on February 18th. In order for you to enter, you need to post your name / class / level and rank if you have one on this forum post. We'll then take the names and determine seeding.

    Categories

    • 1-10
    • 11-20
    • 21-30
    • 31-40
    • 41-50
    • 51-60

    Prizes - The winner in each category will receive a $100 Gift certificate to GameStop or EB Games. There will be six Grand Prizes in all.

    All winners will be required to notify us immediately through email with their full name and mailing address.

    Let us know where we should hold this beast! You won't be sorry!

    Tell us here!

    News
    Tue, Jan 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
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