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  • Burning Crusade Hunter Preview

    The official site for World of Warcraft has been updated with a preview of what is to come with the upcoming expansion, The Burning Crusade. This preview gives us a look at the spells and talents of the Hunter.

    Hunters now get 1 AP per Agility rather than 2. This change helps us provide more interesting stat distributions on hunter items. Previously, Hunters valued Agi significantly above any other stat, such that it was extremely difficult for us to create variety among Hunter items. For example, before this change, we could have spent 1 stat point on an item to give you either 2 AP or 1 Agi (which gave 2 AP along with a small bonus to crit and a small bonus to dodge... clearly the better choice). However, several changes have been made along with this change in order to offset the AP loss.

    Get clicking to learn more. You can get up to date on all the previews of the upcoming Burning Crusade at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site or share your thoughts with us in our new Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    News
    Wed, Oct 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Class Skills Updated

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated. Their Classes page now contains new skills information. Head over and check it out then stop by the LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    News
    Wed, Oct 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Iceland’s one-and-only games developer have other plans for their award-winning online space adventure

    That is what Stargamer aims to find out about in their chat with Nathan Richardsson.

    With over 145,000 paying customers EVE may not have the numbers to compare with World of Warcraft, but given the output of content and the level of communication with the player base, CCP appear keen to explore an unceasing stream of ideas to develop EVE further, and not just in-game: With a collectable card game about to hit the shelves, novels being typed up and a thriving online store selling items from T-shirts to mugs and even socks, EVE’s is a universe that clearly has frontiers that reach beyond its own single-sharded universe – a universe that has, as I write this, over 30,000 people currently trading, fighting and scheming within. And that’s not including the Chinese...

    Get clicking to read more. Did you know that we reopened our EVE Ten Ton Hammer Community? Head over and check it out. You can also let us know your thoughts in the brand new Ten Ton Hammer Forums!

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Oct 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • What's In Store When You Start ArchLord?

    This is what Whizzedout tries to answer. They have posted a detailed look at ArchLord.

    You start of with creating your avatar, which I must say is very limited and you only have a handful of races and classes to pick from. Whats worse is the fact you cant select which gender you are, I fancied playing a Ranger but was only allowed to play as a female, now im one of those persons that likes to think every female characther you come across in the game is a real female in real life, not some 40 year old fat bloke.

    Get clicking to read more. Do you agree with their assesment of ArchLord? Let us know in our brand new Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Oct 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Ten Ton Hammer Blog Update for Wednesday October 11th, 2006

    • Shay’s Treehouse - Napkin Balls, Velvet Jesus, and Vanguard - Shayalyn attended Vanguard Gamers Day with a bunch of gaming journalists and a handful of devs from Sigil. You've got to know how to have fun in order to create a fun game. Do the folks from Sigil know how to have more fun than a room full of gaming journalists?
    • Messiah’s Digital Haven - Does Blizzard Hate Healers? - Messiah examines the upcoming changes that will take away a players ability for a mod or macro to target something. He points out how essential this is to healers and wonders out loud about Blizzard;s motivation.
    • Not Funny…Ever - Protecting Your Secret Identity… - Coyote takes a walk on the “off topic” side. Can you guess what it is from this hint? “So today’s TOTALLY off topic subject, which I apologize for, is going to be…“I don’t want to be known as.”

    Blogs
    Wed, Oct 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Editorial Look at EA Mythic

    MMORPG.com posted an editorial yesterday that looks at what is in store for EA Mythic.

    No one will deny that Electronic Arts has a less than stellar reputation in MMO circles. Two of their games - Earth and Beyond and Motor City Online - have died after launch. The Sims Online, an idea that could have broken new ground in the MMO-space is at best a niche product and Origin, the studio that created Ultima Online for them, was eventually dismantled with several projects cancelled. Thus, when they scooped up Mythic Entertainment earlier this year, the deal was met with some understandable skepticism.

    To date, it seems like EA may have understood their mistakes. They've set the newly dubbed EA Mythic up as the head of their MMO operations. Both their surviving MMOGs, along with the current and upcoming Mythic games report through a single structure overseen by people who have had great success in this industry. The earliest indications seem to show that perhaps Electronic Arts has learned a lesson.

    Get clicking to read more. What do you think about the EA Mythic deal? Let us know in our bright and shiney Ten Ton Hammer Forums that launched yesterday!

    News
    Tue, Oct 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Four New Screenshots

    MMORPG.com has received and posted four new ArchLord screenshots. Due to launch this week, these may be the last batch of sneak peeks we get to see so head over and check them out. Have you seen our brand spanking new Ten Ton Hammer Forums yet? Don't miss out. There is even place to talk about all things ArchLord, so speak up and tell us what you think about this upcoming game.

    Images, Media
    Tue, Oct 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Pirate's Life: Four Beautiful New Screenshot Burning Sea Exclusives

    Feast yar deadlights upon three and one exclusive screenshots that bespeak, picture-like, the life of a buccaneer in Flying Lab Software's Pirates of the Burning Sea (official site), and what a good life it be! Have yar fill then it's back to work with ya, ye chum-swilling nancy britches!

    Images, Media
    Tue, Oct 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • MMORPG.com is convinced Thrones of Chaos deserves a clean slate, find out why

    MMORPG.com has posted an interview and an announcement that they are adding Thrones of Chaos to their of games they will cover.

    Before returning it to the list, we spoke to Loud Ant CEO Colton Burgress, the CEO of Nuanced Entertainment Adam McCall and the original Producer of Mourning Andrei Gireada. The game's original owner refused to be interviewed for this piece. The three men clarified their roles, some of the history and confirmed that the project had indeed completely changed hands.

    Get clicking to read more. Head on over to our new Ten Ton Hammer Forums and share your thoughts with us today on this and all your favorite MMOs.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Oct 09, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Gamespy's Delsyn goes hands-on with DDO's Module 3, where he learns to hate sand, jackal-men and women with six arms.

    Gampspy has posted a preview of the upcoming Module 3 for Dungeons and Dragons Online. Keep reading to see what they have to say...

    Turbine is walking a pretty fine line these days. Its high profile MMO, Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, has gotten great praise for its fidelity to the paper-and-pencil experience but equally harsh criticism for the absence of many of the most common features of MMOs, such as broad, open areas and PvP combat. It's to Turbine's credit that the DDO development team is attempting to address these criticisms, adding in more "MMO-style features" without compromising the vision of an authentic online D&D game. I recently had the opportunity to visit Turbine's Cambridge, Massachusetts, studio to go hands-on with some of the upcoming content from Module 3: The Demon Sands and see how it's coming along.

    Get clicking to read more. Have you visited our DDO Ten Ton Hammer Community site yet? Let us know what your think about this and all your favorite MMOs in our brand new Ten Ton Hammer Forums!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Oct 09, 2006
    LadySirse
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