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World of Warcraft + Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Features

  • Frank Pearce Chats About The Burning Crusade

    CVG.com has updated their site with an interview with Blizzard's Frank Pearce, Senior VP of Product Development. Keep reading to get a peek at the upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade.

    World of Warcraft fans are excitedly spitting frothy expulsions in anticipation of The Burning Crusade, Blizzard's first expansion for its world-dominating MMORPG. The massive add-on features a plethora of WoW goodness including new zones, dungeons, heaps of gear and items, flying mounts and, of course, new races, and it's guaranteed massive sales - World of Warcraft has an active subscriber base that's topped the whopping 6 million figure, after all.

    The Burning Crusade should be with us November/December and Blizzard was recently poking the expansion in the eyes of thoroughly impressed games journalists here in Old Blighty. Naturally, we took the opportunity to grill the developer on its latest addition to the WoW world - answering questions, Frank Pearce, Senior VP of product development at Blizzard.

    Get clicking to see what questions were answered. Don't forget to head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer when you're done and share your thoughts with us.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Sep 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Who is Lady D?

    Vanguard Spheres answers that question for us! In a continuing series, they have posted an interview with Gary Grobson, otherwise known as Lady Daegarmo.

    Some of you have known "Lady Daegarmo" in times past. A popular figure in Norrath (especially the PvP circles), Daegarmo has made the transition to Telon and is an ever-watchful eye in the Pit, finding NDA breakers, beta sellers and keeping a lid on things in general.

    Known for the gruffness of his ways, Gary Grobson has a marshmellow center that cares deeply for the community and his Pit-mates and a funny streak that has always kept players laughing as they peek around corners to see if he's still there!

    Get clicking to learn more! Have you stopped by our Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer Community site lately? Head over and get caught up on the latest news, interviews and information!

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Sep 21, 2006
    LadySirse
  • CVG joins Blizzard's senior VP Frank Pearce for an in-depth look at the new races and issues from the outstanding expansion!

    CVG has posted this preview of World of Warcrafts's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade. Find out what they learned while Frank Pearce gives them a test run of the game.

    Aesthetically, whatkind of World Of Warcraft character do you go for? Do you like the big, no-nonsense, tough-guy orcs and taurens - the kind that could splinter bones with their little fingers and don't get invited to dinner parties? Maybe you don't like straying too far from the norm and prefer humans. Sensible, dependable, no unnecessary horns, lovely little bit of Chaucerian countryside and scones for tea. Perhaps you prefer something a bit nicer to look at, a lithe female night-elf with a chain-mail bikini and a generous nature when it comes to giving out lap-dances?

    Get clicking to read more. What are you looking forward to most with this expansion? Let us know at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Sep 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • TrustedReviews Offers a Preview

    World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade is the subject of the latest update on TrustedReviews site. They offer a preview today that gives their view of the expansion.

    Unless you’ve been living in a gaming vacuum for the past couple of years, you will have heard of World of Warcraft. To call WoW a phenomenon is an understatement of epic proportions, and to be honest I don’t think that anyone, Blizzard included, realised just how massive this game was going to be. There are always stories in the media about obsessive gamers that lose whole weekends, or even weeks to their favourite game, but WoW took this sickness to another level!

    Get clicking to find out how they scored this preview! Do you agree with their postion? Let us know in the WoW Ten Ton Hammer forums today.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Sep 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Daniel Newman and the Vanguard Crafting Team Speak

    MMO Craft has posted an interview today that gets more answers about the crafting system planned for the upcoming Vanguard Saga of Heroes.

    Daniel and the Vanguard crafting team were kind enough to stop by my office to answer some burning questions I had about the Vanguard crafting system. Ok, so they didn't come all the way to my office the Mid West but they did answer some great questions, all about Crafting, accept the one about where my Beta Key is, I'm assuming it must be “lost in the mail“ :-) /sigh.

    Keep reading to learn more and then don't forget to head over to Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think!

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Sep 12, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Caravan Interview with Sigil's Vince Napoli

    There's been a lot of speculation about modes of travel in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. We know that travel will play an important role in the game, and that instant travel will be extremely limited. We also know that Vanguard will have a unique caravan system. There's been a good deal of speculation about how the system will work, so we cornered Sigil to get the official word on caravans. Game designer Vince Napoli answered our questions.

    [VTTH]: We know that caravans will likely have a level restriction, meaning that the players banded together in a caravan will need to be within a certain level range of one another. What other restrictions will be placed on caravans to prevent exploits?

    [VN]: We are testing out a few restrictions based on the feedback from our initial implementation in beta. A level limit is likely by release, as is some type of restriction on where your caravan may be "docked." We are also toying with "unlocking" areas before you may caravan to them.

    What are you waiting for? Hurry over and read the rest of the interview! When you're done make sure to stop by the forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer and tell us what you think.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • What Will The Future Bring To Blizzard?

    IGN.com has posted an interview with Blizzard's COO, Paul Sams. They had a chance to sit down with him at the recent Games Convention 2006 in Leipzig, Germany.

    At just shy of 7 million global users, World of Warcraft is by far the most popular MMO games out there, and is one of the only MMOs to experience rampant success in North America and Europe as well as Asia. In addition to an English version of the game, you can find World of Warcraft in German, French, Korean, Chinese, and there's a Spanish version coming soon. At this rate, World of Warcraft is well on its way to being the most-translated game in the world.

    While World of Warcraft was released in Europe in February 2005, four months after the U.S., sales are still very strong in that region as well as around the world. Sams tells us that August 2006 was the biggest sell-through month for the game in Europe, with even more copies sold than in November or December of 2005.

    Keep reading to see what Sams has to say. Haven't joined the WoW Community here at Ten Ton Hammer yet? Well now's your chance! Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer and sign up. It only takes a moment and then you can share your thoughts with us aout this and all your favorite MMOs.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Aug 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Nick Chats at PAX

    MMORPG.com had a chance to sit down with Community Managerfor Vanguard Saga of Heroes, Nick Parkinson this weekend at PAX.

    On the eve of PAX, Carolyn and I had a lunch interview with Nick Parkinson, a community manager for Sigil and SOE’s Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. One of the most eagerly anticipated games in recent memory, Vanguard comes from the brain of legendary EverQuest designer Brad McQuaid.

    At PAX, they’re not showing the game. Instead, Parkinson made himself available for interviews.

    Get clicking to learn what he had to say! When you're done head over to the forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer to share your thoughts with us.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Aug 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • WoW Coming to a Console Near You?

    Eurogamer.net has posted an interview with Blizard's COO Paul Sams. In this interview he discusses the console issue and much much more! Keep reading...

    It's odd to learn that Blizzard Entertainment might be wary of taking on a new challenge. After all, the decision to create a Warcraft MMORPG, despite the huge amounts of time, money and risk involved, worked out rather well.

    So well, in fact, that the game is now played by more than 6 million players worldwide - and counting. What's more, they're all forking out at least $12.99 a month for the privilege, which means Blizzard probably isn't having too much trouble paying the bills. Namely the bills for their champagne fountains, personal helicopters and office chairs made out of melted-down fabergé eggs. Possibly.

    But as all good businesses know, you can never have too much money. So, what with the next-gen battle truly kicking off at the end of this year, it seems logical that Blizzard might turn its attention to consoles next. Surely there's a huge section of the gaming audience crying out for a console version of World of Warcraft - and since they'll be willing to pay for the privilege, surely Blizzard will oblige?

    Find out the answer and then head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer and tell us what you think!

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Aug 25, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Crafting Guru Chats with Stratics

    Stratics has updated their site with an interview with Senior Game Designer for Sigil Games Online, Salim Grant. Those who have been following the game know that Salim is working on the crafting that will appear in Vanguard Saga of Heroes.

    What is your current focus going into beta 3?

    We are getting the new customization functionality on the server and working on the factional crafting paths and general polishing of the system. I am happy with where we are currently in the stage of the system as most questions have been answered and we are in pure implementation mode.

    Read the rest of this interview and then get clicking over to Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer and share your impression on crafting with us.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Aug 24, 2006
    LadySirse
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