Show off your cooking skills to the Night Elf ladies!
The folks at World of Warcraft @ TenTonHammer have just completed an update to the WoW Cooking Guide. It now contains a very useful chart that shows what each recipe does and what is used to make it. The chart is also available as a downloadable PDF file for easy reference at any time you need it.
The Black Dragonflight. The mere mention of its name is enough to strike fear in the hearts of even the bravest adventurers. The cunning black dragon and undisputed ruler of his flight, Nefarian, has begun to unfold the final stages of his sinister plan to lead his army to supremacy over all the races of Azeroth. Now, watch a courageous band of heroes challenge Nefarian in his own sanctum at the very height of Blackrock Spire in this latest gameplay trailer of Blackwing Lair!
Wow that sounds pretty sinister doesn't it? It leaves this level 27 n00b Troll shaking. You can download the trailer Here.
World of Warcraft @ TenTonHammer gets queued up for some PvP action in the popular battleground instance, Warsong Gulch. This capture-the-flag style battle between 10-man crews from the Horde and Alliance will test your wits (not to mention level, experience, equipment, and all that good stuff!). You'll be at a disadvantage without getting schooled on the bg basics, which is where we come in!
On the surface, it's purely a game of "capture the flag." Two flags, two bases, and your object is to bring the opponent's flag to your base three times (i.e. earn three points before your opponent does). One significant rule change from the traditional game is this: that you have to defend your flag in order to score a point. In order to score, your team must touch the opponents' flag to your flag in your home base.
Looks like character transfer is the phrase of the day. If you want to move to Rexxar and you're on Suramar, Draenor, Feathermoon, or Windrunner, you need to get busy. The transfer will end on Thursday, February 16. That's tomorrow.
Now, I'm happy for all of the people who get to transfer their characters to new realms to alleviate all of that clogging. However, I'd be extra happy if Blizzard could get off their duffs and fix the lag problem on Sen'jin which is a new server. It was unplayable last night and nobody wants to pay for a game that horks you off because you can't play it.
In Newsweekly reports that Blizzard has issued a public apology to Sara Andrews. (Thank you EuroGamer)
Paul Sams, Blizzard Entertainment's chief operating officer, contacted In Newsweekly and said, "What we've done is decided to add a guild recruitment channel to the game... providing players with a designated area where they can advertise their guilds in an appropriate fashion."
This would mean that players who wish to find others to associate with will have a channel designated to finding those individuals and will not interfere with the general chat channel.
Now, I want a public apology for getting frozen out of the game so much that I logged off in a snit.
Today brings the first section of our Onyxia guide at World of Warcraft - TenTonHammer. This first section is all about how to become attuned to the Onyxia instance so that you can enter. This portion is for Horde players. The Alliance guide will follow later this week, so check back soon!
I think the Germans call this a "doppel-pwnage"...
Even come across another player in the World of Warcraft Battlegrounds that you own completely, yet they keep coming back for more punishment? Ever wonder what makes them tick? Our nefarious newsie Awenyddion has been playing WoW a lot lately. Recently she ran into one such person in the Battlegrounds and just had to find out what made them keep going.
Ten Ton Hammer recently started a guild on the new Sen'jin server. I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off for the year that it's been live. In all of that time I've never entered a BG or willingly PVP'd. That all changed this weekend when the new crew convinced me that it was fun. They were right! It was an exhilarating experience of non stop action. At first I spent a lot of time running around in circles in a panic and then after the second time I found myself in the groove.
During the third Battle Ground (WSG) I found myself with a nemesis. He was a level 19 human rogue who thought he could take the flag from me. I killed him every time but he kept coming back. I had to talk to him! I needed to know what was driving this player to commit virtual suicide over and over… and over again. After some digging and delving I finally was able to get in touch with this character (Whom we'll call Spanky) to find out what made him tick. The conversation went as follows.
Consult the scrolls!
Messiah, our World of Warcraft community site lead, has another TenTonHammer UI Mod review. This time I look at a mod that was recently suggested to me in game. The Mod is the ScrollingCombatText mod by Grayhoof.
"This is a relatively simple appearing mod, however appearances can be deceiving. On the surface this mod does not appear to do a whole lot, however once you have played with it for a little while it's hard to part with."
Gamespot had the chance to interview "Lord British" and got some great tidbits on his thoughts of the industry and why he thinks that Tabula Rasa is going to break the traditional MMO boundaries.
S: Looking at the previous inductees to the Hall of Fame, pretty much all of them are still very active. At the same time, though, the Hall of Fame induction in most fields is kind of a career retrospective. I'm wondering if you worry or concern yourself at all that maybe your largest impact upon the industry has already been made.
RG: That thought has at least crossed my mind, and, interestingly, I don't think so. And the reason why I don't think so is because Ultima Online wasn't that long ago. You could have made that argument previous to Ultima Online.
I substantially believe that Tabula Rasa, the game I'm working on right now, is a dramatic departure from all other [massively multiplayer games] that have come before and will revitalize this segment again.