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  • Experience the First SOE Block Party

    This release is posted on the Matrix Online official site...

    Come join us for the first-ever SOE Block Party! This community event will be held during the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 22 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Even if you’re not attending Comic-Con this year, stop by the Block Party, anyway!

    The Block Party will also feature guided tours of the SOE buildings, prize raffles, food, drinks and other assorted goodies. There will also be SOE game demos, including a sneak peak at the upcoming PlayStation®3 title, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom!

    Come and meet SOE dev team members and staff—you may even get a chance to drop them in the dunk tank! You’ll also have the opportunity to meet acclaimed fantasy author R.A. Salvatore along with comic writer and The Matrix Online storyteller, Paul Chadwick.

    Busses will shuttle attendees from the San Diego Convention Center from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM (Look for the SOE signs near section B of the Convention Center). Return trips to the Convention Center will be running every half hour until 7:00 PM. For those of you coming on your own, we highly recommend carpooling, as parking will be limited.

    For those wanting “just the facts":

    * What: SOE 2006 Block Party
    * When: Saturday July 22, 2006. 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    * Busses from Comic-Con to SOE 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    * Busses from SOE back to Comic-Con - Every 30 minutes
    * Where: SOE Headquarters. 8928 Terman Ct., San Diego, CA 92121 (map)
    * Why: Meet SOE staff, tour SOE buildings, free food, drinks, games, music and prizes. To have fun!

    Attendance: FREE

    RSVP for the SOE Block Party Today! [email protected]

    News
    Thu, Jul 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Matrix Online Story Continues in Episode 5.2

    This morning, Update 45 was added to the Matrix Online. Here is a look at the update notes...

    The Matrix Online Story Continues in Episode 5.2!
    The 5.2 Storyline missions and cinematic are now available in game.
    The first 5.2 critical mission will be available as soon as the patch is live. The remaining four missions will roll out each following Thursday (7/20, 7/27, 8/4, 8/11)at 1:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (0800 hours GMT).

    Changes to Spy Tree abilities
    The following Abilities have had these changes applied to improve balance (Note: Other effects for these Abilities still apply):

    Neuro Dart
    Sneak Movement downgrade: -50% (was -75%)
    Invisibility Movement downgrade: -50% (was -75%)
    Movement Speed downgrade: -50% (was -75%)
    Force Combat downgrade: -10% for 30 seconds

    Crippling Throw
    Inner Strength cost: 20 (was 35)
    Force Combat downgrade: -40% for 15 seconds

    Deadly Throw
    Inner Strength cost: 18 (was 25)
    DPS: 44 (was 31)
    Force Combat downgrade: -15% for 15 seconds

    Throat Cutting Throw
    Inner Strength cost: 15 (was 35)
    Status Effect: 20% chance Dazed for 8 seconds
    Status Effect: 20% chance Off-Balance for 8 seconds

    Sever Artery
    Force Combat downgrade: -10% for 30 seconds

    Subduing Throw
    Inner Strength cost: 15 (was 25)
    Status Effect: 20% chance Staggered for 8 seconds
    Status Effect: 20% chance Off-Balance for 8 seconds

    Read the full update notice and then let us know what you think in the forums!

    News
    Thu, Jul 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Sensory Cues in Darkfall

    Posted on the official site for DarkFall is an introduction for a feature story at RPGVault.com.

    There's no radar in Darkfall. There are no floating nametags over player's heads. You won't be able to see bleeps on the mini-map that will alert you to the presence of other players and monsters. You must rely on your senses and stay alert, rather than letting your user interface do it for you.

    This opens the door to a number of very interesting and unique gameplay possibilities, which are supported by a number of sensory cues, some of which we discuss in our weekly RPG Vault feature.

    Sounds interesting to me! Head over and read the article then share your thoughts in our forums. Stay tuned for more updates on DarkFall and all your favorite MMOs here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Thu, Jul 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Dangers of Ganareth Revealed

    If you're following Dark and Light, then you may be collecting the wallpapers that have been released. Yesterday another on was released that shows some of the dangers to be found in Ganareth.

    Get the latest wallpaper and don't forget to let us know what you think in the forums! Keep checking back here at Ten Ton Hammer for more information on all your favorite MMOs, including Dark and Light.

    News
    Thu, Jul 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Server Merge Updates

    Auto Assault has posted several items on the official site to help you navigate through the server merges that are happening today. Keep reading to see what you may need to do.

    Character Transfers
    Auto Assault has posted a walkthrough to help you get your character over to the newly merged server, Nexus.

    Character Name Correction

    Previously we noted in the Server Merge FAQ that if a transferred character's name collides when you transfer it, you will receive an email regarding what you can do to change the name. Now however we have made it so that you will be able to simply change the character's name in the character selection screen in-game rather than externally.

    Server Merge FAQ
    Still have questions? Feeling unsettled? Check out the Server Merge FAQ to get all the answers you need.

    Need to fill the time as you wait for the merge to occur today? Head over to Auto Assault Ten Ton Hammer to catch up on all the latest news and information.

    News
    Thu, Jul 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Creatures of Middle-earth: Neekerbreekers

    On the official Lord of the Rings Online site, we are given a look at some of the creatures that will inhabit Middle-earth. Today, we are given a glimpse at Neekerbreekers.

    Throughout Middle-earth there are many forms of insect; some mere annoyances, others more dangerous, and some that are a mystery rarely, if ever, seen. Neekerbreekers once fell into the last category. For ages, they were merely a distracting noise in the dark corners of the Midgewater Marshes, but recently a shadow has passed through Bree-land, and they have become more aggressive and begun to swarm.

    Learn more about Neekerbreekers and see what they look like. What do you think of this creature? Let us know at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Thu, Jul 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Win A Beta Code

    Reported on the official Lord of the Rings Online site, you can enter to win a beta code at Betawatcher.com.

    Betawatcher.com has graciously been given 170 Lord of the Rings Online north american closed beta keys to give out. Don't miss this opportunity to test this upcoming online role playing game set in J.R.R. Tolkien's world! To enter just fill out the form above. The winners will be randomly picked from the entries later this month.

    What are you waiting for? Hurry and get your entry in so we can see you in Beta! Keep visiting LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer for all the latest news and information.

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Thu, Jul 13, 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
  • Summer Plans Revealed

    John Scott Tynes, Producer of Pirates of the Burning Sea, adds an entry to the dev journal at MMORPG.com.

    ConCo, our content creation team, is busy working on missions for ranks 16-30. New missions and characters are going in all the time and it’s great stuff. We recently added the ability for NPCs to react to a player emote, so that if you use “/emote bow” before a noble we can have him acknowledge your action.

    Read the entire entry and then let us know what you think in our forums. Stay tuned to Ten Ton Hammer for all the latest news on Pirates of the Burning Sea and all your favorite MMOs.

    News
    Thu, Jul 13, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Dungeons & Dragons Online's "Twilight Forge" Launches

    Turbine announced today that module 2 has hit DDO's servers, offering a new race (the drow! blueberry lovers rejoice!), a brand new raid, and a host of new key features, all as part of the game's latest free mini-expansion.

    Following on the launch of solo game play in June, the Twilight Forge module offers a host of features, including the introduction of the drow as another playable race, content for players of all levels, enhanced grouping tools to improve the player experience, an in-game mail system, an adventurer’s compendium to track completed quests, a “favor” system to track a player’s standing in the world, additional inventory slots and bank slots, and a plethora of new items, benefits and monsters. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro.
    “The Twilight Forge module introduces a tremendous amount of new content to DDO – the drow, new dungeons and enhanced tools to improve the overall player experience,” said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc. “With the launch of this module, we have increased the size of DDO by over 25 percent since launch and added many innovative features.”

    Check out the entire press release right here at Ten Ton Hammer, or click on the Module 2 images to the right to see more!
    DOWNLOAD the module 2 teaser movie right here at Ten Ton Hammer!
    Don't forget to visit our DDO @ Ten Ton Hammer community site for the latest on Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach!
     

    Images, Media
    Wed, Jul 12, 2006
    Ethec
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