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  • Not Just Another Spawn Camp

    MMORPG.com has posted another in their series of Developer Journals. This installment talks about five Battle scenarios.

    To some extent, if you've played one MMORPG you've played them all. You wander the countryside, or the office building, or the space sector, and you find small groups of enemies who are standing around waiting for you to attack them. Maybe they charge you as you run by or maybe they react to you depending on your faction standing. They have different classes or attacks or powers that make the combats somewhat different. But there's not a whole lot going on.

    Get clicking to read more! Are you waiting for Priates of the Burning Sea to launch? Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer. You can also catch up on any news or imformation that you have missed in our news archives.

    News
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Four New Screenshots

    MMORPG.com has just posted four new screenshots for the upcoming ArchLord. Head over and check them out. This week's set gives us a look at combat, mounts and more. Are you ready for this week's launch? Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer or get up to date on all the latest news and information in our news archives!

    Images, Media
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Many Job Changes

    The official site for Final Fantasy XI has been updated with three different postings for job adjustments. Get the scoop on the Samurai, Summoner and more!

    The next version update will feature adjustments to several jobs. Building on the previous notice regarding the samurai job, we would like to take this opportunity to describe the changes in store for dark knights, dragoons, and ranged attacks, which are used mainly by rangers and corsairs.

    Head over and check it out! Don't forget to share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer on this and all your favorite MMOs.

    News
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Turbine Expands Chinese Distribution for Lord of the Rings Online

    Another press release hot off the wire. Turbine has announced a new distribution agreement with CDC Games.

    Turbine, Inc. and CDC Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of China.com Inc, a business unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), today announced a distribution agreement for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, Turbine's highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Under the terms of the deal, Turbine will work closely with CDC Games to localize The Lord of the Rings Online for the fast-growing Chinese market.

    Keep reading for the rest of the details. Have you been to the LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer Community site recently? Head over and share your thoughts with us in the forums today.

    News
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Emergent's full turnkey solution will serve as technology foundation from
    concept to deployment

    Hot off the wire, TimeGate Studios has issued a press release to talk about their new plans for an upcoming MMO.

    Emergent Game Technologies and
    TimeGate Studios today announced a licensing agreement that provides TimeGate with the full suite of Emergent Elements for use in developing a major upcoming massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game. TimeGate will use Emergent's Gamebryo Element game engine in addition to the Metrics, Server and Automation Elements - breakthrough new tools for building, testing and managing games. The company will also tap Emergent's Live Game Services to bring the game online and manage it after deployment.

    Keep reading to learn more! Don't forget to share your thoughts with us on this and all things related to your favorite MMOs in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • ZOMG... Kenny got pwned!

    Comedy Central commercials revealed (and the WoW official site confirmed) that South Park will open the second half of its 10th season with a stab at World of Warcraft on Wed, Oct. 4th at 10pm (US Eastern and Pacific time):

    In Comedy Central's teaser commercials for the first of a new batch of South Park episodes, the series' four main characters--elementary school kids Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny--gaze slack-jawed at computer screens, morbidly obese and riddled with zits. While the portrayal is a bit of a caricature of the typical massively multiplayer online role-playing game addict, it doesn't take a genius to guess that the show is turning its gaze toward the genre and its current standard-bearer, World of Warcraft.

    Make love, not Warcraft in South Park, and Gamespot has the scoop.

    News
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    Ethec
  • Discover Thestra - 8 New Screenshots

    These babies are hot off the press! Sigil and SOE just sent us 8 new screenshots of Thestra to post, and we've got them online and ready for you to view in a snap. You'll see shots of the Thestran landscape, as well as Trengal Keep. We can't wait to discover these landmarks when Vanguard: Saga of Heroes launches this winter.

    Visit our Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer Community site or catch up on the latest news and information in our news archives today!

    Images, Media
    Tue, Oct 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Ten Ton Hammer Blog Update for October 2, 2006

    • WTF? - If I call in sick in advance, does that make me a bad person? - Phil gets technical with us today with some of his thoughts on hardware.
    • Not Funny…Ever - Don’t ROLE your eyes at me - Coyote rants a bit about role playing and his experiences lately.

    Blogs
    Mon, Oct 02, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Meet Jeremy Jiao

    The official site for Vanguard Saga of Heroes has been updated with the next in the series of employee spotlights. This week we get to learn about Jeremy Jiao.

    Who are you and what do you do?

    My name is Jeremy Jiao and I’m one of the Environmental Artists on the Vanguard team. In short, I’m the guy in the picture. I make stuff, I place stuff, and I do stuff to make stuff pretty…and stuff.

    Get clicking to learn more. Don't forget to stop by the Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer Commuity to share your thoughts with us.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Oct 02, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Concept Art Added

    The official site for Age of Conan has been updated with some new pieces of concept art. Head over and check them out and then stop by the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer to let us know what you think.

    News
    Mon, Oct 02, 2006
    LadySirse
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