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World of Warcraft + Fury + Tabula Rasa

  • Lord of the Dead Get First Guild Site Interview

    In the first interview granted to a guild site, Auran speaks about Fury and it's concepts...

    LotD has been granted the first developer interview on a guild site, and we decided to put their motto (listed above) to the test. Unlike fansites who just want fluff for an article, LotD wanted to ask the hard questions. Adam answered nearly all of them, and we were very pleased. For those questions that he couldn't answer due to design concepts not being finalized, he promised to get back with us later in the fall with those answers.

    We plan to submit PVP guild related questions to the dev team every few months, so feel free to submit questions you'd like to see us ask.

    Question 1

    Since this game is being labeled a CORPG, it automatically gets put in the same class as Guild Wars. Guild Wars spent a lot of time advertising to the PVP community as "Skill Over Time Spent", and when that turned out not to be true it was a big turn off to the FPS and MMORPG PVP guilds that were lured to the game. Why is Fury different than Guild Wars in terms of "Skill Over Time Spent"?

    Find out the answer and read the rest of this interview before heading to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer to let us know what you think.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jul 19, 2006
    LadySirse
  • UGO Takes A Look At Tabula Rasa

    C. Radtke at UGO.com took some time to preview Tabula Rasa. Keep reading to see how it went...

    It's the future. A race of nasty aliens known as The Bane have subjugated planet after planet in their quest for galactic domination. Recruits are desperately needed to combat this terror, and that's where you come in. You and thousands of other online gamers, to be exact. This is Tabula Rasa, the next big MMO from Lord British himself and the rest of the geniuses behind Ultima Online.

    It's been a long road for these guys, after scrapping the original idea for the game and starting from scratch in 2005. Enough has been already said about that stuff, so we're going to look to the future here. From a recent demo of the game, it looks like superstar video game mastermind, Richard Garriot, has a winner on his hands.

    Read the rest of this preview and then let us know what you think here in the Ten Ton Hammer forums.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Is Dual Boxing For You?

    This week, Messiah tackles the common topic across the network...Dual Boxing. Find out how he feels about it and see if you agree.

    Wow, this week for our network content article we got such a cool topic, and one that I had to jump all over. Being a complete computer geek for the past 25+ years (yeah, I’m old!), I have a huge collection of computer equipment just lying around. Over the years this has made it very possible to dual, triple, even quad box many games. I have done it in many different games at many different points in time.

    The question comes about, should I? Is there a moral or ethical reason to not dual-box? Should developers care? Should casual players?


    ">Read the rest of the article
    and then hit the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer to share your thoughts. Are you a dual boxer? Let us know why.

    Mon, Jul 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Blizzard unveils the first details of its upcoming player-versus-player enhancements.

    IGN posted an article with all the details and a few screenshots on this upcoming update to World of Warcraft.

    But the big news today is the scoop on world PvP objectives. Whereas before it usually boiled down to getting "wtfpwned" by roving bands of level 60 characters in Stranglethorn Vale, Hillsbrad Foothills and other areas where the victims couldn't possibly be a threat to their assailants, the new world PvP content will take place in Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands, although it may eventually branch out to other areas. Silithus and EPL are the highest-level zones in the game right now anyway (Deadwind Pass is too small to count, really), so it will generally be level 55-60 players bashing away at each other.

    Keep reading to see how you may soon be able to join in the World PvP! Check back to WoW Ten Ton Hammer for all the latest updates and news.

    News
    Thu, Jul 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Blackrock Depths, Upper and Lower Blackrock Spire, Stratholme and More!

    We have yet more updates today to our where to adventure guide! Today we focus on high-level instances and have updates for Blackrock Depths, Upper and Lower Blackrock Spire, Stratholme, Scholomance, Dire Maul, Zul'Gurub, Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj, Onyzia's Lair, and the Molten Core!

    Blackrock Depths (BRD) is located in Blackrock Mountain between the Searing Gorge and the Burning Steppes and is meant for levels 50-56. There are many quests located in BRD and it is an excellent place to level when you are mid 50's. Blackrock Depths also contains the entrance point that must be reached to access the Molten Core for the first time.

    The instance is full of Dark Iron Dwarves and elementals. Most of the quests revolve around the Dark Iron Dwarves or the various elementals in the area. For a complete list of quests in the zone check out our TenTonHammer database entries for Blackrock Depths .

    For miners there are several places that you can mine dark iron in the instance. It is also where you must travel to to create dark iron bars and to turn them into items, so prepare for multiple trips back here.

    Head over to learn more about where to level at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Thu, Jul 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • WoW Macro Guide Updated: New Macro Examples

    No MMO has ever offered players the level of customization that World of Warcraft does. One important way Blizzard puts the power in the player community's hands is through macros, small customizable sets of scripted instructions that keep your head in the game by sparing you mouseclicks. Ten Ton Hammer scours the interwebs to bring you the best we could find for the latest addition to the WoW Slash Commands and Macros Guide.

    "Jump to Low-Res: If you're ever in a raid or instance situation and your system is dragging (or maybe you're getting some Orgrimmar or Ironforge lag), this is a quick macro that will lower the biggest performance-hogging settings. Experiment with a separate macro to restore your settings to what you're used to (max is 777,2,1).

    /z SetFarclip(177)
    /z SetWorldDetail(0)
    /z SetBaseMip(0)"

    Learn more about macros at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Wed, Jul 12, 2006
    LadySirse
  • More Thoughts On Where To Adventure

    In our quest to have the most useful zone guide out there, we have even more updates today! Today we look at several level 41-50 zones and instances. Updates to The Blasted Lands, The Hinterlands, Searing Gorge, Uldaman and Zul'Farrak have all just been uploaded to our Where to Adventure Guide.

    Formerly part of the Black Morass swamp, the Blasted lands is the crater that remains from when Medivh opened the Dark Portal. Filled with demons and corrupted wildlife, the Blasted Lands are a high level zone. The zone has both a Horde and an Alliance stronghold, called Dreadmaul Hold and Nethergarde Keep respectively. To the far south is the Tainted Scar and in the south east is the Dark Portal. The whole zone is very desolate featuring nothing much more than red rock desert and mountains.


    ">Watch for more updates
    to follow! And once again, if you have comments or additions please send them in at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Tue, Jul 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Burning Crusades Brings New Professtions

    On the official World of Warcraft site, an article has been posted detailing one of the new professions expected to be included in the forthcoming expansion, The Burning Crusades. Get a look at Jewelcrafting...

    World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade will introduce a lot of new features to expand the game in many interesting and fun ways. One of these additions is the introduction of a new profession: jewelcrafting.

    Jewelcrafters learn the art of creating beautiful jewelry and trinkets from metals and rare gems. By processing the raw ore mined from the various deposits and mineral veins, jewelcrafters can extract gems from the ore which they can then use for their craft. Although miners sometimes find gems while gathering ore, jewelcrafters mostly rely on their prospecting skills to get more of the precious stones.

    Find out more about this profession and let us know what you think on our forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Mon, Jul 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Actiontrip Takes a Look at The Burning Crusades

    Actiontrip.com posted a preview of WoW's forthcoming expansion, The Burning Crusades. Did they like what they saw or think that it needs to head back to the drawing board? Keep reading to find out.

    It goes without saying, but yes, World of Warcraft is the most successful MMORPG of all time. It is the 800-lb gorilla of MMORPGs, but what’s striking is that WoW is the first game to truly bridge the gap between hardcore gamers and the mainstream crowds. Blizzard’s giant cash cow is becoming a part of popular culture, supplanting The Sims as the “it” game of choice for both gamers and non-gamers alike.

    Head over to Actiontrip.com to read the rest of the preview. Don't forget to visit WoW Ten Ton Hammer for all your latest WoW news and information!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Level and Zone Updates!

    Over the last few days, the team at WoW Ten Ton Hammer have been busy updating their Where to Adventure Guide.

    The first update comes with this description...

    More updates have just been uploaded to our Where to Adventure Guide. This time I look at instances for players in the 20-30 level range and start looking at the zones for 31-40 level range players. The updates includes the Blackfathom Deeps, Gnomeregan, Shadowfang Keep and Stockades instances and the Alterac Mountains and Arathi Highlands zones.

    Then today's update reads...

    In our quest to have the most useful zone guide out there, we have more updates today! Updates for The Badlands, Stranglethorn Vale and the Scarlet Monastery have just been uploaded to our Where to Adventure Guide.

    Watch for more updates to follow! And once again, if you have comments or additions please send them in!

    Find these updates and more at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Sun, Jul 09, 2006
    LadySirse
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