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Stargate Worlds + World of Warcraft

  • Is 1.10 fixed? No? Let's talk 1.11!

    Blizzard is dropping hints about what's in store for World of Warcraft patch 1.11. Apparently it's the mage's turn for an overhaul - the devs hope to provide interesting talent tree choices (cool!) and decrease their downtime (um... downtime? in World of Warcraft? I must be old-school.)

    Anyway, we'll stop waffling now and get to the point: Blizzard has provided first details on the forthcoming 1.11 patch for WoW. What's really only a sneak peek at plans for the update reminds us that it's the Mage that's the World of Warcraft character class receiving an overhaul this time around, talents undergoing a revamp and the developer looking at improvements which "include easing a mage's downtime between fights and opening some new, interesting talent builds through changes to all the mage's talent trees."

    CVG has the scoop on the 1.11 changes, check 'em out!

    And for all your other World of Warcraft info-tainment needs, we suggest the WoW at TenTonHammer community site. It's that good.

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    Tue, Apr 11, 2006
    Ethec
  • Get a first glimpse of the many dangerous creatures you will be facing in the game's upcoming expansion, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Read more about the sinister ethereals, the fearsome forest trolls, the nightmarish fleshbeasts, and the terrible gronn on the new Bestiary page. The bestiary will be updated in the coming weeks, so check back often!
    Find the bestiary here.

    See what's new on our World of Warcraft site!

    News
    Mon, Apr 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • We have for your reading pleasure, the Editors Edition Chris Klug Interivew.

    I had the pleasure of listening to the audio interview recorded at the Game Developers Conferece this year between Chris Klug, Creative Director at Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and our very own Nicole Hamlett and Jeff Woleslagle .

    It is quite possibly one of the most interesting interviews I have had the good fortune to listen to and that says something. Our original article on the interview can be found right here. I've been in the gaming industry for 12 years. Believe me when I tell you that not every game designer is meant to give interviews. Chris Klug on the other hand, could keep you hanging on every word.

    More news and info on Stargate Worlds.

    News
    Mon, Apr 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Following the yellow brick road...

    Blizzard created a winner with WoW, they fixed many MMORPG problems, created many new ideas, and has set the stage for all other online games to come. With all this playing time, hard work and hours logged from the gamers, how do new players feel about character progression in WoW? How hard was it to hit the level cap? The raiding and PVP aspect, have it progressed at all since the beginning?

    The average time played till level 60 is a very general 20 days of playing time. This can be done in a few weeks and hit at 13 days, or spanned out over the last year. At the end, you hit 60. What now?

    This week, TTH takes a look at the in game evolution of several topics in WOW: Raids, PVP, Leveling, and the play experience at 60.

    To view the WoW - Ten Ton Hammer editorial on pace & progression, check it out at our World of Warcraft - TenTonHammer community site.

    Mon, Apr 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • It's new, it's shiny, and we'll tell you how to get it!

    In the latest World of Warcraft update, a whole new set of armor was introduced for each class. Seeing how many players are frantically searching for information on how to get this new set, we wrote the following guide:

    In patch 1.10 Blizzard implemented an upgrade to the class set items available in the late game instances. This change is to allow non-raiders to put time and effort in to gaining access to epic quality items without having to raid. While the items are not as good as raid epics they are a decent step up in power from the tier 0 set items.

    The quests for the Horde and the Alliance side are almost identical, as are the quests between the classes. The main difference is the main quest provider. For Horde the main NPC is Movkar who can be found in Thrall's Room in Orgrimmar, while the main Alliance NPC is Deliana who can be found in King Bronzebeard's room in Ironforge.

    Check out the complete guide here: WoW - TenTonHammer's Guide to Tier 0.5 Armor Quests.

    Sun, Apr 09, 2006
    Ethec
  • More help for World of Warcraft's first 12 levels!

    Yesterday at WoW - TenTonHammer, we looked at the dwarf / gnome starting zone of Dun Morogh. Today it's only fair that we look at where orcs & trolls begin their journey: Durotar. This extensive guide describes the best way to work the 29 quests found in this level 1-12 starting region, and includes a touched-up map, some important tips for new adventurers, and even a little bit of lore!

    Foreman Thazz'ril, on the eastern end of Valley of Trials, needs you to whip some "Lazy Peons" into shape. You've probably seen these guys lounging around; complete this quest to get Thazzril's Pick before tackling the Burning Blade Medallion quest from Zureetha (upon turning in the "Vile Familiars" quest) so you'll only have to crawl through the "Burning Blade Coven" cave once. Take the northern track through the cave to go straight to Yarog Baneshadow and collect the medallion.

    Quests are fun, but backtracking isn't. Thinking of rolling an orc or troll alt in World of Warcraft? Just starting out? Let us streamline your early experience with the WoW @ TenTonHammer "Durotar" starting region guide!

    Fri, Apr 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • The fastest 10 levels in World of Warcraft...

    Unfortunately, they're also the first 10 levels. For those of you eager to get out of the starting region and on to the rest of the game, we offer a new series of guides dedicated to the starting regions of Azeroth. The first offers a map and a walkthrough for the 26 quests found in Dun Morogh, the starting area for all gnomes and dwarves.

    You'll start your WoW career facing a dwarf named Sten Stoutarm, and he's offered you a pair of gloves in return for some wolf meat (Dwarven Outfitters). This one's fast and easy, as well as being a great way to become acquainted with your character's combat skills, so turn around and take out some wolves, any wolves will do. When you've met Sten's quota, head back to him to complete the quest, and accept two more: Coldridge Valley Mail Delivery and Glyphic Memorandum.

    Prospective shorties: check out the TenTonHammer Dun Morogh starting region guide at WoW - TenTonHammer!

    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
    Ethec
  • I can appreciate that they're releasing new shots frequently.. What I cannot appreciate is that I have to wait until October to play the darn thing.

    Shots are here.

    News
    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • News
    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • ABC News, "World of Warcraft is the new golf."
    I read it on the Interweb, so it must be true. ABC News as part of their PC Magazine section has posted an article on WoW becoming a channel to meet and network with business contacts.

    "Overheard at brunch: two tech entrepreneur types discussing World of Warcraft. "What server are you on? What guild? Yeah, me too. It's a good way to schmooze." Is that true? Has logging on to the world's most popular massively multiplayer online game replaced a few rounds on the links as the way to make the right business connections in our tech-driven culture?"

    You can read the entire World of Warcraft is the New Golf article at ABC News.

    News
    Thu, Apr 06, 2006
    Boomjack
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