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  • Jump start your WoW secondary skills.

    Maybe you thought the "Cooking" and "Fishing" professions in World of Warcraft are gimp, too complex, too time-consuming, too boring, or too expensive to get into. Not so. At least, not anymore.

    We have a couple secrets to share with you, secrets that will catapult your skills from 1 to 150 in both the Cooking and Fishing professions for a handful of silver, and in less time than it takes to watch another late-night "B" movie. It's not an exploit, it won't get you banned. It's just a taste of the old-school massively-multiplayer "grind smarter, not harder" approach.

    Two hours, no gold, no auction house transactions, 300 skill points.

    Interested? Check out Ten Ton Hammer's Two Hours to 150: Cooking & Fishing guide on our World of Warcraft Community Site.

    News
    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Ethec
  • The Dynamic Dwarf



    May we present the dwarf, in all his stocky, gruff glory. Ralsu gives us a profile on the mighty mountain-dweller, complete with details about racial traits, bonuses, and penalties in the newest installment on the Ten Ton Hammer Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach site.


    Because dwarves can live over 400 years, they pick their battles carefully. This does not mean that they hesitate to do battle; they simply exercise more consideration than comparatively short-lived humans and halflings. Most often, dwarves fight to protect land or possessions, not for causes or ideals. When a dwarf is finally spurred to combat, he displays a tolerance for damage and a high resistance to magic.





    Is the dwarf the right race for your Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) character? Read the guide to find out!


    News
    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Ethec
  • Sigil sends VTTH some early Valentine's Day lovin'
    Late last night a gift was left for us at VTTH. The folks at Sigil
    Games Online sent us some wonderful exclusive screen shots of the much
    awaited Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. The game is currently in Beta Phase 2
    and just look at those graphics!

    Check out the newest Vanguard screenshots on our very own affiliate site!

    Images, Media
    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Ethec
  • Spotlight on Vanguard's Den Beauvais, The Imaginator

    Raya sits down with Den Beauvais, Senior Artist for Sigil Games Online, the makers of the much anticipated Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. In the Behind the Scenes @ Vanguard series, she takes an exclusive look at the man behind the artwork.

    Whoever thought up the word "prolific" must have had Den Beauvais in mind. Den (whose nickname is "The Imaginator") is a senior artist at Vanguard. He is one of the artists who created the PC characters, plus many of the NPCs for Vanguard, and a man who thrives on work--his output is staggering. His own "highlight of the day" describes his state of mind.

    See the entire interview at the TTH Vanguard site!

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Ethec
  • Hot Feets!

    Samyel on the TTH Guild Wars site looks at a ranger that does a little bit of everything. Poison, crippling, interrupts, traps and energy management. The only thing this versatile build doesn't do is heavy damage, but really, with such a big bag of tricks, damage is something you can leave to your team mates. Read the details here.

    When you engage the enemy, cast Apply Poison and start liberally dishing out arrows. Switch targets depending on who is being the biggest nuisance: Crippling Shot goes on warriors, while Distracting Shot and Savage Shot are excellent for harassing casters. If the fight focuses on one area (say, a Flag Stand or on a flight of stairs) take the time to plant traps under your enemy’s feet.

    News
    Thu, Jan 26, 2006
    Ethec
  • Good News Everyone! For those of you who have been dying to beat the peanuts out of the good/ evil side you now have your chance. SOE has a new development update explaining the PVP system that is coming with their new expansion Kingdom of Sky.

    As you may already know, Player-versus-Player combat is coming to EverQuest II! It is currently planned to launch simultaneously with Kingdom of Sky, the second EQII expansion. PvP will take place on new PvP-ruleset servers named after famous dragons in Norrath. Everyone will have the opportunity to start fresh on a PvP server and be a part of the escalated conflict between Freeport and Qeynos.

    Hmm.. now I'm pondering whether or not I should restart my account and suck at PVP in two games at once.

    All the EverQuest 2 Resource You Need!

    More News and Info on EverQuest 2

    News
    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • For a minute I panicked. I had that horrid clenching of the stomach and felt like I may just spew. However, Game Still On! Gamasutra reports the details

    Though not specifically mentioned, it appears that Bethesda’s acquisition of the license will have no effect on Perpetual Entertainment’s currently in development Star Trek Online massively multiplayer role-playing game. Many multiformat media licensors, such as Marvel, have treated massively multiplayer online games as a separate issue in the past.

    When I read that I breathed a sigh of relief. That's all that matters. *comes down off of her ledge*

    More News and Info on Star Trek Online

    News
    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Smed has a new blog available for your viewing pleasure.

    John Smedley ("Smed"), president of Sony Online Entertainment, kicks off the new SOE company blog with his thoughts on the PC gaming industry as a whole, as well as PC Gamer's recent decision to stop accepting ads from unsanctioned online game auction sites. The blog will feature insight and commentary on the video game industry from a more personal perspective from multiple SOE contributors.

    You can read the blog, and subscribe to it for updates, at blog.station.sony.com

    Oh sweet IRONY! The latest and greatest is Smedley praising PC Gamer for their move to take secondary market sales ads off of the mag. Why go through IGE when you can just spend your money at the Station Exchange?

    Take a Peek at Our EverQuest 2 Site It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

    More News and Info on EverQuest 2

    News
    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • We got the screenshot lovin last night. Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer has two exclusive screenshots of Sigil's new game, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Take a minute to check those bad boys out.

    While you're there, explore our Vanguard: Saga of Heroes site. It has tons of great information.

    More News and Info on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

    News
    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • If you want an interview done right, you just have to do it yourself. That's what the team of Chronicles of Spellborn have done. They've interviewed their graphic artist Chris Evenhuis and this is the result

    What is your part in the Chronicles of Spellborn project?

    I mainly design human characters, creatures, monsters, animals, armor and clothing. Sometimes I do world design, but most of that was finished when I joined the project. I take part in the ongoing discussions of fitting the design elements in the overall Spellborn world since those decisions have a lot of effect on the final design of those elements. Also a lot of technical stuff is involved in my work since my sketches need to be build in 3D by the modelers and I need to work within the 3D software to finalize the textures on the models since I do a lot of texture design too.

    It's always interesting to take a peek at these behind the scenes people. Go peek for yourself.

    More News and Info on Chronicles of Spellborn

    News
    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
    Awenyddion
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