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  • 41 Screenshots Over Two Days!

    You read it right. The folks at GameSpy landed these screenshots last week and over the course of two days put up all 41 shots. They certainly are not to be missed. When you are done checking them out head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer to share your thoughts and catch up on all the latest Burning Crusades news and information.

    Images, Media
    Mon, Aug 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Wacky Crazy Waving Insane Opposite Day

    There are always a discussion going on somewhere about what makes a good MMORPG. You will often find large threads on various message boards dedicated to this subject with replies ranging from "nerf shamans!" to "free ice cream!" The problem though is that we often ignore what makes a bad MMORPG. Sure rollercoasters, free ice cream, and the ability to instantly take out anyone in PvP combat could be fun but what if all of that includes soda pop ads that fill half the screen? That's why this week we take a look at what makes a bad MMORPG in our editorial, Wacky Crazy Waving Insane Opposite Day.

    "You start out as an Elf in an Elven village called Legomolassesville. You will fight rats and other enemies that plague the land for hours on end to obtain level two where you will leave the Elven village for the mountains where the Dwarfs are. There you will mine copper for awhile. We all need to work hard. THEN PLOT TWIST.
    As you are mining copper a spaceship flys down and picks you up. You hop aboard the spaceship and are like "WOAH I JUST SPENT TWO WEEKS BEATING MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL THIS IS AWESOME OUT OF NOWHERE EXTREME" when all of a sudden MINI-GAME MANIA starts and you start mining copper AND killing rats while on the spaceship."

    Keep reading to see what other plot twists Xerin has in store! Let us know what you think in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Mon, Aug 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Ten Ton Hammer's Guide to Naxxramas Update

    This week we bring you an all new update to our constantly evolving guide to Naxxramas. We've compiled a list of 1st hand tactics required to slay Noth the Plaguebringer, the first boss of the Plague Wing. Truly one of the hardest enemies in the game, Noth the Plaugebringer provides an excellent challenge and even better loot. Next up in our series of Naxxramas updates is Instructor Razuvious, so check back often for updates!

    "The real challenge of this battle is the three spawn points that spawn elite enemies. You need to assign three groups (one for each spawn point) to contain these enemies. You need a Priest who can shackle the enemies, a Paladin (if available) to assist in bringing them to the tank (Exorcism), and finally a Mage to also help bring the
    adds to a tank (warning though, they will 2-3 hit a person in cloth). Shamans can also be used to Frost/Earth shock the adds in order to bring them to that corners tank."

    Keep reading to get ready to take on this encounter! Got a better tactic? Tried what was recommened? Let us know how it worked in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Mon, Aug 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan With An Exclusive "Burning Crusade" Update

    World of Warcraft PR Manager Shon Damron and Lead Designer Jeff Kaplan have travelled the world demoing a recent build of WoW's premier expansion and answering questions from the international press. Jeff "Ethec" Woleslagle travelled to the Big Apple with your questions, and now we bring you the cutting-edge latest on what will prove to be the biggest expansion to hit the MMORPG genre in years. See the progress since E3 in May, learn about the substantial changes Blizzard has in store for PvP and the raid game, and - of course - Blizzard answers the WoW Ten Ton Hammer community's toughest questions.

    "It's true, 25 is the new 40. The largest raids in the expansion will be capped at 25 players. Kaplan explained the rationale: "We felt like we could preserve all the epic-ness and grandeur of the current raid game and difficulty. Our raids aren't going to become any easier, if anything they'll become more challenging, but will require fewer players. We find that once you get over 25, it's not making the game any more challenging, it's just making the logistics challenging." Kaplan promised that, with the raid limit decrease, Blizzard would address the real and perceived class imbalances that keep some players out of the raid game. "We don't end up in a raid of 25 with 20 warriors and 5 priests or something like that. We're reviewing all the classes to make sure everybody wants to be present in the raid game.""

    Keep reading to find out what else is in store in the upcoming Burning Crusades expansion. You can find this interview and more at WoW Ten Ton Hammer. Stop the forums and share your thoughts with us.

    Features, Interviews
    Sun, Aug 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Temple of Ahn'Qiraj (AQ40) Secrets Revealed

    We present an exciting new guide that walks you through The Temple of Ahn'Qiraj (AQ40). We explain how to slay every boss in this bug infested zone. Ranging in difficulty from Molten Core style bosses all the way to Naxxramas, AQ40 presents an interesting challenge for any guild out there. Many of the encounters require coordination and teamwork to overcome the challenges AQ40 presents. Our guide assists in providing a wealth of information and tactics on every encounter within this fierce instance.

    "When the charge is called your main tank needs to lead into battle and grab Skeram's attention first. While your tank group is working on controlling Skeram have your ranged DPS and healers get up on the stair rails (be sure they are split up evenly although the range from one stair rail to the other is good). With your non-melee people up on the stair rail you will avoid the Arcane Explosion which should be contained on the three lower platforms. Your two off-tanks should each take a position on the two platforms for when he teleports. They need to be alert and ready to take control of Skeram if he appears before them."

    Hurry over and read the rest of this guide! Before you head off to play be sure to stop by the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer and let us know your experiences with Temple of Ahn'Qiraj (AQ40)!

    Fri, Aug 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Paladins: A Love Hate Relationship

    When WoW was first released, my first character was a Paladin. Since then it has been a love / hate relationship. There are definitely some good things about a pally, and some things I would like to see changed. Then again most classes feel that way. Since the beginning days of WoW and running WC I have progressed all the way through to exploring the Molten Core, Blackwing Lair, and Ahn'Qiraj.

    This guide goes through everything you need to know about being a Paladin in the World of Warcraft based on what I have learned playing the class.

    Hope you enjoy, and as always, if you have your own comments or suggestions I would love to add them to the guide. Send them to messiah@tentonhammer.com.

    Do you play a Paladin? Head over and
    ">check out this guide
    and then let us know if we missed anything in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Aug 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The End is Nigh

    The end is in nigh! The end it nigh!

    No, the world isn't coming to an end... It's more important than that! Messiah has finished updating our Where to Adventure Guide. He started on this project almost a month ago and it is now complete!

    The last zones to get special treatment and receive an update included Felwood, Feralas, Tanaris, Azshara, Silithus, Un'goro Crator, and Winterspring. Also all the remaining high level instances and raids have been updated including: Maraudon, Sunken Temple, Dire Maul and Ahn'Qiraj.

    Head over to the guide to check them out here: WoW Where to Adventure Guide.

    Also remember that if you spot something we missed, that you feel everyone should know, please email it in or post it in our forums and we will add it and credit you.

    What are ya waiting for? Check out the guide and be sure to give us your input in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Aug 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • World of Warcrack?

    Now, addiction is a pretty serious word - in a nutshell, it means you can't function without - that you'll forego worthy needs and ambitions (food, minimal sleep, work) to do something a normal, healthy person doesn't need to do. With that in mind, let's look at Twitch Expert's interview with a self-proclaimed gaming addiction expert, Dr. Maressa Orzack.

    RW: According to your research, and your experience with patients, how many addicted gamers are there today?

    Orzack: Well, let's take World of Warcraft as an example. Let's say there are around 6 million subscribers for the game. I'd say that 40 percent of the players are addicted.

    Well, her figures don't sound scientific, but let's say they are. 40% addicted and about 40% are playing at level 60, coincidence?

    In all seriousness, we all know a gamer whose priorities are severely messed up. Real life first, gents and gent-ettes.

    Read up on MMO addiction at Twitch Expert .

    News
    Thu, Aug 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • Where To Adventure Guide Almost Completely Updated

    In an effort to stick to our rule of bringing you only the latest news and information on all your favorite MMOs, Messiah has been spending his days and nights updating the Where to Adventure guide at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    The end is in sight! Almost a month ago, I started on a quest to update every entry in our where to adventure guide. While I have seen some delays, I am almost done. In fact I excpect to have it all completed by the end of this week.

    Today the updates include the Badlands, Swamp of Sorrows, Desolace, Dustwallow Marsh, and Razorfen Downs.

    Hurry over and check them out! Did we forget something? Let us know in the forums atWoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Wed, Aug 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • All You Need To Know About Naxxramas

    We here at WoW – Ten Ton Hammer present an exciting new guide on the latest instance in World of Warcraft, Naxxramas! This dungeon is full of undead creatures waiting to assault the Eastern Kingdoms. These powerful monsters are still holding their own, as currently no guild has fully purged the floating citadel of the Scourge's filth. Currently our guide contains all of the information you need to know about Naxxramas along with a complete guide to the first boss in the Spider Wing, Anub'Rekhan. As we get more information, both first hand and from the community, we will be updating the guide with more tactics on more bosses. So be sure to check back often!

    "Getting to Anub'Rekhan is easy for most guilds. Heading into the Spider Wing (the area with spiders, conveniently enough) simply pull spider packs and take them out. There is generally no complicated tactic for them yet, other then "DON'T LET THEM KILL THE RAID". A good tip in this instance would take the pointy end of your sword and stab it into the icky spiders. Those without swords can heal those who have them or cleanse the various poisons that the spiders like to apply to people."

    Learn more at WoW Ten Ton Hammer. Did we miss anything in this guide? Let us know in the forums!

    Tue, Aug 08, 2006
    LadySirse
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