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  • Win a date with Coyote Sharptongue...

    TenTonHammer's very own Coyote Sharptongue meets the winner of the official "Win a Date with Coyote" contest. The beautiful contestant will fulfill all their dreams, and spend a romantic evening with Coyotee. What happens when he meets his date...I just can't describe. You have to read it.

    "This is Coyotee Sharptongue reporting to you live from the posh and extravagant restaurant "Grimy's Grubbery," where we are happy to announce the winner of our "Date with the Stars" contest." A large Kerran dressed in a very formal tuxedo jacket and tie smiles suavely into the camera from behind a table full of wine glasses and steaming food.

    Read the rest of this humorous and strangely horrifying story at the EverQuest 2 @ Ten Ton Hammer community site.

    Sat, Jun 03, 2006
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Role Playing

    This from our Vanguard @ Ten Ton Hammer community site. So you've decided upon a race and class that fits you.You tweaked the character creation tools until it was as perfect as you imagined. You have selected a server that fits your needs. You've even got a background history of your character and a cool name...ready to Role-Play?

    Not quite yet...AnomalousSilence ends his month long series on Role-Playing with a look at the proper etiquette you need for great Role-Playing.

    • Role-play as often as possible in order to increase the immersion aspect of the game.
    • What would your character do? Live your character.
    • It’s the golden rule of gaming as well as life: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    So if you anticipate that you might want to give this a try in the world of Telon you won't want to miss this roleplay series finale at Vanguard - Ten Ton Hammer, and in case you missed any of the earlier parts to the Vanguard - Ten Ton Hammer series:

    Sat, Jun 03, 2006
  • Combat, which leads to corpse runs...

    Combat and Corpse Runs, the two main components that make or break a game for many players. Medeor takes a look at these two components and shares his thoughts on Vanguard's approach.

    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes has latched on to this idea of chaining spells together for additional fun and excitement. If you put together the correct set of spells in the proper order, all the wheels of pain line up and deliver a truckload of damage. Those kinds of spectacular hits are the combat I want.

    Read more at the Vanguard - Ten Ton Hammer community site.

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
  • Mercurial Thoughts on Vanguard Role-Play

    Today kicks off the start of new weekly editorial column. Mercurie opens up his mind to the community and shares his thoughts each Friday. Today he looks at the Role-Playing aspect of the game.

    Do most people actually play their characters, much as an actor would play a role, or do they treat their characters simply as automatons meant to collect treasure, weapons, and experience?

    Read more Mercurial Thoughts, at the Vanguard - Ten Ton Hammer community site.

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
  • Rank in Guild Wars, Part Deux

    Guest writer Tap joins us again with the second part of his in-depth look at PvP, rank, and Guild Wars. This time, he focuses on GvG combat and talent.

    Grab your friends, grab henchmen, grab anything that can wield a weapon and head out into the maw of Guild Wars pinnacle of PvP combat. Role-playing aside, many PvP players consider GvG to be on top in the PvP hierarchical map, with the highest competition and talent available in Guild Wars.

    Read the second part of Tap's article, Does Rank Equal Anything? at the Guild Wars - Ten Ton Hammer community site.

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
  • Humans only... no ogres allowed.

    The Humans are one of the most diverse races in EverQuest 2 able to choose from many classes. Join RadarX as he presents your walkthrough, for the Human only quests, that take place in Nettleville Hovel. .

    Welcome to Qeynos! The streets are clean and people DO appear just a little too happy. So slap the guy in the Mickey Mouse costume on your way in, and lets get to work. Right as you get off the boat in Nettleville Hovel, head straight to Helain Conyers who will give you a little background on Humans.

    Read the rest of our walkthrough at the EQ2 - Ten Ton Hammer community site

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
  • Full power to the engines, reroute it through the weapons systems!

    Auto Assault is more mechanics-rich than some reviews would have you believe. That circular dial on the lower left hand side of the screen is your current Power Distribution which lets you do more damage, speed up, or be more defensive with penalties of course. We've gone through and updated our guide with more detailed explanations and a look at each and every available option!

    Auto Assault is all about speed, but sometimes what you have isn't enough. If you find enemies getting away from you then activate the speed power distribution to catch up with them! When you hit the petal to the medal remember that every power distribution mode has its own drawbacks. You don't want to lower your defense against enemies who are speedy and dangerous.

    Take a drive, at full speed of course, over to our Power Distribution Guide here at Auto Assault - Ten Ton Hammer!

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
  • One Man's Dungeon Trash is Another
    Man's Treasure

    New Dungeons & Dragons Online @ Ten Ton Hammer community site writer Battlebeard examines collection quests
    and tells us it's definitely worth the time. He recounts his
    experiences of one afternoon of turning in collection quests and shares
    his rewards:

    I can say without a doubt that turning in collections is
    well worth it.
    I didn’t loose any XP and spent no PP or GP on any of the items I
    received, and I am now really prepared for adventuring and will be a
    great asset to any party, with melee, healing and spell casting

    Collect some more knowlegde by reading Battlebeard's editorial at DDO - Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
  • The column yesterday about our Alienware systems living in the tank touched a nerve, or two, or twenty. Thanks to everyone who commented on the Loading page as well as those that e-mailed me privately.
    It's Friday. It's been a long week and I couldn't come up with a real emotion invoking topic today. Instead I'll touch on something that is strange, MMOG NPCs that will buy anything.
    Imagine this... you walk into a store, brandishing a sword like you are auditioning for a Highlander movie, walk up to a person working in the store, usually a woman, a woman who is unfailingly well endowed and you say, "Show me your goods!" Suspension of disbelief goes out the window as the woman smiles rather than slapping you in the face and buys anything you have.
    More exclusive new MMOG content than Planter's has peanuts, Vin Diesel vs Nostradamus and crazy real world news are but a click away.
    Loading... June 2, 2006 Edition (Now with leather seats)

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
  • Tea with Frodo Baggins

    Most of us with even a passing interest in Tolkien’s writings know that the Fellowship of the Ring was formed to aid Frodo Baggins on his quest to bear the One Ring to Mount Doom. You might even be able to recite the members of the Fellowship by name. But if you haven't taken the time to dig deep into Tolkien lore to discover the histories of Frodo and his companions, consider Shayalyn your official Fellowship biographer. In this, the second of her introductions to the members of the Fellowship, she brings us an "interview" with the ring bearer, Frodo Baggins himself.

    As the door opens, a pleasant face greets me. “A good day to you,” says Frodo. Although his voice is cheerful as he welcomes me into his home, I can’t fail to notice something solemn about his demeanor as I duck to enter the little hobbit hole. We take a seat before the fireplace. Frodo crosses his legs and leans back comfortably.

    “I’m honored to meet you,” I say--and I truly am. After all, not only has Frodo been the deputy mayor of Michel Delving, and not only is he a highly respected citizen of Middle-earth, but he was the hobbit responsible for transporting the One Ring on its long journey from the Shire to the fires of Mount Doom.

    • Read Shayalyn's interview with Frodo [here].
    • Read Shayalyn's interview with the legendary Gandalf [here].
    Thu, Jun 01, 2006
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