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  • Patch day for World of Warcraft!

    And it looks like WoW is getting some love....

    Love is in the Air!
    Are you looking for love? All of Azeroth soon will be! As winter
    draws to a close the races are starting to seek that special someone.
    Be on the lookout for amorous individuals! Put on that special
    perfume or cologne, express your love, and receive gifts in return!
    Prepare yourself... love will soon be in the air!

    Read the full v1.9.3 patch notes, then download the latest patch at WoW - TenTonHammer!

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • interviewed Blizzard on the Euro login problems 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
  • A Festivus for the Rest of Us

    While in the midst of updating our Class Guides and providing new content such as Instance Guides and Profession Guides, the people here at TenTonHammer are proud to present yet another Guide for our wonderful audience.

    How can Blizzard mash the 4th of July, Easter, Christmas, and the Chinese New Year all into one wacky holiday? The "Lunar Festival" in World of Warcraft, that's how! And we've got everything you need to know to make the most of the event!

    Date: January 27th to February 14th
    Place: All Major Faction Cities, & Moonglade
    Events: Fireworks, Elders, & “Omen”

    Now it’s time to go into some detail about these three main attractions…

    If anything, the Lunar Festival should be considered the “4th of July” of WoW. Festival Vendors (keenly placed at major cities) are willing to sell a plethora of Fireworks to those who have the silver to spare. From single rockets, to clusters of colored bombs, there seems to be a limitless supply of incendiary devices coming from the relatively peaceful members of the Cenarion Circle, this obviously has to do with some kind of feud with the goblins and gnomes.

    The World of Warcraft Lunar Festival Guide, only at WoW - TenTonHammer.

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
  • Is there anybody really out there in Azeroth?
    World of Warcraft is one of the best MMO games out there for solo play. Read Messiah's editorial to see why being the best single player MMO may not be such a good thing after all.

    There is no questioning that World of Warcraft is a brilliant game, from the amazing graphics to the amount of back story and questing involved in the game. There is one thing that seems to be lacking in WoW though. To understand it you need to understand that MMO is really short for Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game. Now I could go into the fact that very few role-play in the World of Warcraft, but I'm not that kind of player.
    The part that bugs me the most is that the game is meant to be a multi-player game. This should not just mean that multiple players are in and playing at the same time. Part of the appeal of an MMO is that you build up a friend base in it and quest and adventure with them to mutual benefit, and that's the part that I really see lacking in WoW.

    Our WoW @ TenTonHammer lead writer sounds off on solo content in World of Warcraft, and it wouldn't be a party without you!

    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
  • So a priest and a TenTonHammer writer walk into a bar...

    One of the best guides on our World of Warcraft @ TenTonHammer site has seen many updates over the past week. These updates include: additional build information, Updated and cleaned up tactics section, an updated equipment section, additional main page information, more detailed set item information and information on the level 60 quest to get Benediction / Anathema.

    Priests in the World of Warcraft can come in two main flavours and hence the name of the guide "Many Priests. One Guide". The most common role, and one shared with most other MMO's is that of the main healer in a group. The other role of a Priest in WoW is to "Melt Faces!". That's correct, as well as being the best healer in the game, Priests in WoW can be some of the most deadly PvP players in the form of Shadow Priests. While Holy Priests specialize in talents that control the power of life over death, Shadow Priests specialize in the reverse, the death of all things living. This Guide will look at both aspects of a Priest in WoW, that of life and death.

    So check out all the changes and updates to the World of Warcraft priest guide, only at WoW @ TenTonHammer.

    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
  • 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
  • Get ready to squeal like a school girl. We've decided that we're going to have an official Ten Ton Hammer guild for World of Warcraft. Heck, nearly all of us play the game so why ever not?

    Why should you join? Well, you get to play with the cool kids for one. We also will have forums and a team speak server set up for those magnificient raids that we'll be partaking in. If you're interested, send me, Awenyddion, a tell or shoot me an in game mail on the Sen'jin server. We're horde of course. I'll get you hooked up.

    In other news, have you watched the Coke commercial that BoomJack posted in yesterday's Loading...? I ask you, Why the hatin on the Orc guy? Orcs need lovin too!

    Also, keep an eye out for all of the lawsuits flying around. You could very well get a black eye. Native Americans are suing Activision over Gun. Dreamcatcher is getting sued for racketeering. *raises eyebrows really high on that one* And finally, EA and Ubi are duking it out over non-compete agreements in their hiring practices. What oh what is this world coming to?

    Tell me what you think. Oh and those of you yahoos who think that you're uber funny, quit sending me viruses. I have what amounts to a chastity belt on my pc. You'll never get them through.

    Thu, Feb 02, 2006
  • Pets, uber talents, and now an updated guide?

    Some World of Warcraft classes have all the luck ! More updates to our the Ten Ton Hammer WoW Hunter Guide on our WoW site today! The updates include (drumroll plz):

    - Updated equipment sections with information on weapons
    - Updated Skill and Talent sections
    - Updated Quest section, now covers the Hunter Epic Bow quest

    Wed, Feb 01, 2006
  • 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!


    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!

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    Wed, Feb 01, 2006
  • 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... 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!

    There's nothing sexier than our World of Warcraft site!

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    Tue, Jan 31, 2006
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