Stargate Worlds + World of Warcraft

  • Is There Life After SG-1? An Austin Games Interview with Joe Ybarra, VP of Product Development, Stargate Worlds

    Joe Ybarra is one of the venerable developer names behind games you've certainly heard of and probably played. Nowadays, Mr. Ybarra is one of the decision-makers behind Stargate Worlds, the highly anticipated MMORPG based on the long-running Stargate television series. That's "series" plural, but one of those series, Stargate SG-1, is heading into its last season. How will this impact the development of Stargate Worlds? This, and an update on progress made since the last time we talked to the Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment team, was on Nicole "Awen" Hamlett's mind when she spoke with Joe Ybarra at Austin Games Conference.

    "The idea about this whole game design revolves around modeling the modern combat system. So this is all about the SG-1 team, the P-90's, the explosives, the Zat guns and all that good stuff. What we're really doing with this is trying to design a combat system that is really different than what you see in the typical MMO. We're completely getting away from that, aside from PVE. And of course the PVP environment takes care of itself because there are real humans driving that. But we know that in all of these games, the majority of what players do is fight. So we need to make sure that our game is really robust in the combat system."

    Get clicking to find out what other questions were answered about Stargate Worlds! Are you looking forward to playing this game when it launches? Let us know in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Sep 15, 2006
  • Find Your Way Easily

    Looking for something here at WoW TenTonHammer? Well look no further! We've compiled every guide, article, and database into one easy to navigate page. Our Site Map is an easily bookmarked page that acts as a portal to all of the helpful information for World of Warcraft! A one stop shop for everying WoW!

    Fri, Sep 15, 2006
  • Professions Guide and Death FAQ Updated

    WoW - Ten Ton Hammer is committed to bringing you the most up-to-date information on World of Warcraft available anywhere. We're going through our older FAQs and guides, putting in new information, rooting out bad links, and adding pertinent new links. Today we've fixed up our Professions mini-guide, which now serves as a portal to all of our information on WoW's various tradeskills, and the Death FAQ. Enjoy!

    Do you think we forgot something? Did you try any of our hints? Head over to the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer and share your experiences with us!

    Thu, Sep 14, 2006
  • Six new Stargate Worlds images, including the first screenshot ever!

    On the heels of receiving four exclusive images from Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, developers of the highly anticipated MMORPG Stargate Worlds (official site) we now have six more fantastic images. Four are concept images of the game's landscape, a fifth is a close-up look at a Stargate, and the sixth is a special treat: "Jaffa Controller" is the first true screenshot of Stargate Worlds released by CME!

    Six original Stargate Worlds images and the world's first SGW image... click here to see it all at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Wed, Sep 13, 2006
  • Combat, Space Travel and Unreal Engines...

    FiringSquad has posted an interview with Senior Game Designer Chris Bernert. He talks about many things including a peek at combat, space travel and more.

    The Stargate franchise began life as a big budget sci-fi action movie but has evolved into a massive fictional universe thanks to two TV series (Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis). Now new developer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment is hard at work on Stargate Worlds, a MMORPG that they hope will expand the franchise even further. FiringSquad got a chance to chat with its senior game designer Chris Bernert to find out more about their plans for Stargate Worlds

    Read the full interview to learn more. Are you a fan of Stargate? Share your hopes for this game with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Sep 13, 2006
  • Official Site Update

    The official site for World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusades has been updated. A new feature on the spells and talents page has been added to allow you to get all the information you could want on the Priest class. Still to come are the Hunter and the Druid. Stay tuned right here to Ten Ton Hammer for all the latest updates. Have you joined the WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community yet? What are you waiting for?

    Tue, Sep 12, 2006
  • Exclusive New Stargate Worlds Concept Art and In-Game Imagery

    We're thrilled to host four exclusive images from Cheyenne
    Mountain Entertainment, developers of the highly anticipated MMORPG
    Stargate Worlds. Fans of the Stargate television series will
    especially appreciate the three concept art images, and we can all ooo
    and ahh over a rare look inside the game- what appears to be a
    screenshot of an actual in-game character model. Could this be the
    firstfruits of Cheyenne's recently announced license agreement with
    Epic Games to use their Unreal3 engine technology?

    Click here to enjoy the
    while we ask those who know at CME!

    Sidenote: This in from Cheyenne Mountain - Yes the screenshot was indeed made with their new Unreal 3 technology! Happy Viewing! - Awen

    Images, Media
    Tue, Sep 12, 2006
  • A Candid Look at WoW and Fan Events

    Given the ravening popularity of World of Warcraft, it was a shock to many a system when Blizzard announced wouldn't host a BlizzCon 2006 this fall. Ethec examines Blizzard's possible motivations for not going annual with what could easily be the industry's largest fan festival and why he believes yearly fan festivals are important both for the developer and the playerbase.

    "We can only speculate on why Blizz elected not to give fans a place to meet - forsooth, it's not for lack of subscription revenues. I quietly wonder if someone at Blizzard is concerned about pushing the hype too hard and careening over that precipitous cliff named "overplay" that's undone more than a few music artists: the Spice Girls, Celine Dion, et al. Fans can certainly poison themselves if they drink too often from their own excitement, and one thing Blizzard seems to do extraordinarily well is manage expectations. "

    Get clicking to read more. Do you often wish there was a place for WoW fans to meet? Let us know about it in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
  • WoW Ten Ton Hammer Site cleaned of Gold Selling Links

    We here at Ten Ton Hammer strive to no matter what keep you within a gold free network. We've gone through our site with a fine tooth comb and removed all of the lingering outside links to secondary market supporters (like ThottBot) to ensure that you never have to step foot on any site that supports gold sellers. As always, if you
    see any link to the secondary market then contact anyone here at Ten Ton Hammer (you can reach me at [email protected]) and we'll make sure it's removed asap.

    The entire Ten Ton Hammer network is a GOLD FREE SITE. We prefer to support the developers making these fine games then those profiting off of the developers hard work. If you want to know more about our stance on the secondary market then check out this press-release detailing why we will never allow links to any site that supports the secondary market industry.

    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
  • WoW Ten Ton Hammer's Guide to Razorfen Downs

    The team on our WoW Community site has put together a new guide for you! Keep reading to learn more...

    I sat down to right a new guide the other day and decided to go back to some mid level content that doesn't get much coverage anymore, yet many people still play it that are either new to the game or going through again with alts. Therefore this guide is for all you players going through the game for the 5th, 6th or even 20th time! I am writing the guide hoping that more people will explore Razorfen Downs, which has always been one of my favorite instances. It's been a favorite mainly due to the fact that it was someplace I felt completely useful as a Paladin. The instance is full of undead for you to completely pwn. Ok, back on topic, the instance while very fun sees very little traffic due to the fact that it is located deep in Horde territory, and there are more Alliance players than Horde players.

    For those that have never been to the instance it's worth the trip just to see the undead skeleton mosh pit!

    Get clicking to learn more about this instance. Have you played here before? Share your adventures with us in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
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