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  • A Game Worthy of Dreams?

    For once, this weekly feature doesn't focus on a covered game. Rather, it is about what one perceives to be an ideal game presented in a "features / game info" page format, like what might be found on a game's main site.

    "Mystery Unnamed Game brings together the best elements from a variety of game styles and blurs the lines between genres and design philosophies in order to offer comprehensive gameplay options to a broader range of target audiences. Play it how you like it whether it is becoming deeply invested into playing a part in the evolving and on-going story of conflict, or striving to become the best in the realm of organized competition."

    Read more about Kir's Dream game at Auto Assault Ten Ton Hammer.

    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Qeynos Armor Quests Level 1 - 19

    Being poor in Qeyons is almost as bad as being poor in Freeport,so Savanja gives to you the cheapest and most effective way of obtaining that much needed low level gear. Make great experience, a little bit of coin, AND get some pretty great armor, all you need as a new and naked Qeynosian is right here!

    While Qeynos is a far friendlier place than Freeport, being a poor low level character is just as difficult in this grand city, as it is in the slums. But if you know where to go and who to talk to, you can fully equip yourself in your lowbie levels without having to spend a silver. You can save up that coin for those costly combat art and spell upgrades!

    Find out more at
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    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • TenTonHammer.com's personality has been popping up in the darndest places and we don't just mean that whack-a-mole game run by the carnies down the street. First we notice one of our understated, yet blazingly yellow soccer jerseys being worn by Jeff Butler in the Vanguard: SoH "Pic of the Day", then we get news that our own Coyote Sharptongue is the first EverQuest 2 player to be spotlighted in the EQ2 Players Profile.
    Some of you are starting your long weekend. Some of you are watching it come to a close. Those of you in Asia are wondering what a long weekend is and those of you in Europe, the home of the siesta and the two-hour work day are liquored up watching World Cup re-runs on a 60 inch plasma television bolted to the 800-year-old blocks of your local pub. It's a holiday for most of the population here in Canada today. I'm looking out my office window at Lake Ontario where at least six boats filled with hung-over fisherman are being circled by two Seadoo Jetskis. I eagerly await the "stray cast" that latches onto one of the Seadoo drivers buzzing the fishing boats. Now that's PvP!
    New MMOG skills, M&Ms meet vermin and seven exclusive articles are but a click away.
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    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    Boomjack
  • The Unfinished Stories: Storyline in MMOs

    How important is storyline in MMOs? In this week's Mercurial Thoughts, Mercurie considers the back stories in some popular MMO titles, and examines the role of story in expansions. How do you introduce a new continent into a game world? With a story, of course!

    "Of course, Dark Age of Camelot is not the only MMO with a storyline. EverQuest has its own back story and the expansions their own storylines. For example, the Ruins of Kunark expansion involved the discovery of the continent of Kunark. Like the fantasy MMOs, Anarchy Online, which is a science fiction type game, has its own back story and its expansions their own storylines. An example of this is the Anarchy Online expansion Alien Invasion, whose story is exactly that."

    Read more about this at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Supreme Shamaning

    Their super Mutant powers makes them into a formidable healing class with teeth. Repairer of vehicles, restarter of broken down cars, and attacker of enemies. A fierce all-around fighter filled with devotion.

    "The healing and defensive skills of the Shaman make them powerful enemies in battle. However, Shamans can manipulate the Contamination in other dangerous ways, giving their attacks a dazzling appearance. They possess the normal arrangement of Mutant offensive capabilities, and also use their phaseforming ability to create devastating spiritual attacks, as well as spawn phase-formed mutated creatures at will."

    Find out more about these Super Shamans on Auto Assault Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Week In The Forums...

    Each week Aunraye gathers interesting tidbits from the official Vanguard forums (OVF) and presents them for us in one neat package. Some of the topics addressed this week include the Raki (fox people), end game logistics, and whether size really matters (I say it does!) Check out our forum roundup for the week. Afraid of the official forums? Post on our kinder, gentler forums instead!

    Find this update and more at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Coyotee Interview with Huang the Title Vendor

    Coyotee Sharptongue follows up on rumours of odd titles being given out in the Village of Shin. Join him, as he gets to the bottom of this story, and finds the truth behind the Tower of the Four Winds.

    "What is in a name, and does a rose called by any other name - still smell as sweet?" A large Kerran holds a microphone as he looks intently into the camera.

    "For some a title is a badge of honor. A moniker earned through battle and deed, a named to be held in awe and reverence, the purest token of respect." The cat man continues as he shakes his head, his expression darkening.

    Hear what else Coyote has to say at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Death In Solitude?

    So, you think Kiara can only die record breaking numbers of times in a group? HAH! You are sooooo wrong. Dude, she can totally die just as well, if not better soloing!!

    A while back I wrote a funny (I hope so anyway, if you hated it... just lie) little piece about the perils of grouping. At least for me anyway. So, I got to thinking and decided it was time to toss out my two coppers about soloing. Since, ya know... you either solo or you group...

    Find out more at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • It's Friday and for many of you the start of a long weekend. I will be celebrating Canada Day on Monday and apparently many Americans will be doing the same. It's great to have such close neighbours.
    Segway to a story I was sent today, a story about NASCAR. Now don't get me wrong. I like to watch vehicles drive in circles for hours as much as the next guy, but I don't want to visit a huge grandstand filled to overflowing with men who are averse to wearing shirts and to bathing. Anyway, that behind us, this story was about a NASCAR team that was sponsored by The Passion of the Christ. This seemed like a completely ridiculous sponsorship until I remembered that Scientology also sponsors a NASCAR team. The car has a flamboyant Dianetics advertisement on the hood. All it is missing is Tom Cruise behind the wheel doing his best Days of Thunder impression and Katie Holmes looking dazed and confused while someone tries to explain the intricate rules of a NASCAR race.
    Days of Thunder Bluff, Vin vs Krueger, a Coyote interview and more are but a click away.
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    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    Boomjack
  • Masterminding Machines: Construction Destruction

    High-tech repairer, supporter, crafter, and more. Constructors are versatile for many missions with the power of nanobots and viruses. Maintainers of the technological side of Biomeks, it is clear that it is a class of importance.

    "Constructors are the ultimate scavengers, able to make use of any piece of scrap or junk, utilizing the Biomek's highly advanced nanotechnology. They can deconstruct objects on the molecular level, are able to create new useful items from random wreckage, create swarms of nanobots, and even repair destroyed vehicles in the field."

    Learn more about this at Auto Assault Ten Ton Hammer.

    Thu, Jun 29, 2006
    LadySirse
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