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  • Wondering how to change your vehicle's power distribution? (And, no, we're not talking 4WD here!)

    Auto Assault - TenTonHammer has a brand new interface guide detailing the fine points of power distribution. Recently introduced to the game, the power distribution system helps add flavor and variety to combat by allowing you to move your vehicle’s attack, defense, and offense around. Need a little more speed? Exchange some defense for it! No longer will your enemies escape your wrath!

    Power Distribution is something new to Auto Assault. It's basically a system where you can transfer power around to speed, defense, and offensive. For example, you can take away offensive and give it to defense. This would be good in a situation where you need more defense then attack. It's a really unique system that really helps in the heat of battle. Understanding and mastering this game mechanic can greatly enhance your ability to blow the opposing force to smithereens.

    Check out how to work your power distribution at Auto Assault @ TenTonHammer!

    Mon, Apr 03, 2006
  • Put 'em on your desktop at work to always be "in the game!"

    Can't get enough Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO)? Want to think about DDO even when have to do actual (gasp) work on your computer? Good thing Ten Ton Hammer's friend Cyren knows how you feel. She has crafted a collection of DDO wallpapers for your desktop in a smooth 1024 X 768 resolution. She's given us five to start with and promises more to come, so check back for updates.

    In the meantime, view and download custom desktop wallpaper at DDO - TenTonHammer!

    Sat, Apr 01, 2006
  • Localized custom-designed UI Mods? Me encanta.

    Krimm continues his entertaining and informative step-by-step series on creating custom WoW addons with a look at localization. WoW is available in 4 (soon to be 5) major languages, so with a good dictionary, a little extra work, and a healthy sense of humor (or maybe just a bilingual friend), you can make your mod global!

    Practically speaking, here’s the one thing you need to know for creating your localized .lua files: use a Unicode editor to create the file. Like I said, I don’t speak anything besides English. (After reading my writing for six installments of this guide, you’re probably wondering if I even speak that! J) So to create the French translation of the battle cry AddOn, I emailed my localization.lua file to a friend who speaks French. She translated the strings, using an Unicode editor, and sent them back to me. Even though I still don’t speak a word of French, my AddOn now does. Way cool.

    Check out this section and the rest of Krimm's UI Mod Design guide, a featured part of the WoW UI Mods at TenTonHammer project.

    Sat, Apr 01, 2006
  • New City of Villains Issue 7 "Patron Powers" Screenshots!

    More fun screenshots from the folks at Cryptic Studios, originators of the City of Villains / City of Heroes series of comic book-inspired MMOs.

    Cull the favor of arch villains to earn their patronage and, in turn, acquire some of their powers. This particular screenshot shows Mako's "blood in the water" power; how could summoning sharks be anything but cool? From Cryptic:

    The exact powers you acquire will be determined by the unique combination of your Patron and your archetype. For instance, Scirocco can grant you access to many of the Mu Mystic powers, but your archetype will determine which specific Mu powers you will get. The powers you gain will be those that your archetype cannot typically access on its own (for example, Brutes will gain ranged attacks, while Corruptors will have access to defensive armors).

    Check out these new screenshots from what promises to be a very cool free expansion: City of Villains Issue 7 "Patron Powers" screenshots right here at TenTonHammer!

    Images, Media
    Fri, Mar 31, 2006
  • Do You Know How to AoE?

    There are seven - count 'em, seven! - types of Area of Effect (AoE) spells in Dungeons & Dragons Online? DDO @ TenTonHammer's spellcasting expert, Lyle Vertigo, does. He also knows a few tricks about spellcasting efficiency and proper positioning. Fortunately, he's willing to share the wealth!

    Keep in mind that some enemies have a greater degree of artificial intelligence (AI). Some animals, especially humanoids, will switch attention to those who deal the most damage. If you hit a large group for enough damage they will come after you! As a nuker, it’s your job to deal as much damage to as many monsters as possible, but also to know your position and never put yourself in a situation you can’t back out of.

    Check out the Guide to AoE and sharpen your skills!

    Fri, Mar 31, 2006
  • PvP with no monthly fee.
    Pro-G has a preview of Guild Wars: Factions up and ready to be perused.

    "The Factions campaign itself is set on an Asian-styled continent called Cantha, and (as the title implies) the story revolves around a conflict between two warring factions, the Luxon and the Kurzick. Player guilds can form alliances to side with one of these two factions, and then engage in alliance battles, the result of which will give the victorious alliance control over towns and unlock elite-level cooperative quests."

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Mar 31, 2006
  • "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

    Those words, scribbled by university professor J.R.R. Tolkien while he was correcting papers, sparked the epic stories that, arguably, sired the fantasy genre. In essence, we have the diminutive hobbit to thank for inspiring The Lord of the Rings! Read more about the hairy-footed, comfort-loving hobbit in LotRO @ TenTonHammer's latest guide to the races of Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

    By trade, hobbits are often farmers and merchants. Hobbits live a rustic lifestyle of comfort and leisure. They enjoy ale, and like to socialize. When they can get them, hobbits enjoy at least 6 meals a day: breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, tea, and supper.

    Read the Hobbit race guide at LotRO - TenTonHammer!

    Thu, Mar 30, 2006
  • Due to unforseen circumstances *cough* patch 1.10 *cough* they're changing the previously scheduled realm transfers.

    Due to unforeseen circumstances the previously announced realm transfers have been rescheduled to begin on Thursday, March 30th at 3:00 AM PST. If you're planning to take advantage of these transfers we once again recommend doing so at the first available opportunity.

    New Realm: Norgannon - Deadline: Tuesday, April 4th at 3:00 PM PST
    Players with characters on the following two realms will have an opportunity to transfer to Norgannon, a new PvE realm. If you're interested in transferring your characters from these realms to Norgannon, please click here.

    Shadowsong –> Norgannon
    Azjol-Nerub –> Norgannon

    New Realm: Thrall - Deadline: Tuesday, April 4th at 3:00 PM PST
    Players with characters on the following two realms will have an opportunity to transfer their characters to Thrall, a new PvE realm. If you're interested in transferring your characters from these realms to Thrall, please click here.

    Alleria –> Thrall
    Hellscream –> Thrall

    During this time standard character creation will not be available for these two new realms. As always, eligible character transfers are available Monday thru Friday from 3:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST. Characters transfers from these realms to the new realms will be available until Tuesday, April 4th at 3:00 PM PST.

    Let the mass evacuation begin!

    Tired of not being able to log in? Take a peek at our World of Warcraft Community while you wait.

    More info and news on World of Warcraft.

    Wed, Mar 29, 2006
  • The rumours are being shot down.. but then again.. the rumours that Dell was buying Alienware were shot down as well. MMORGPDOT is reporting the story. It's running rampant all over the net.

    Given Galaxies' bumpy ride, and the fact that many game contracts expire after three years, it is not inconceivable that LucasArts, holder of all Star Wars rights, might want to shop around the license. According to informed sources in the industry, that's exactly what the company is doing. Two shops have been mentioned as talking with LucasArts--Cryptic Studios, home to MMORPG City of Heroes, and Canada-based BioWare, maker of the action RPG Jade Empire.

    Of the two, BioWare appears the more likely candidate. Besides the fact it developed the critically acclaimed and wildly popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the developer just founded a new studio in Austin, Texas--home of SOE's Austin branch--which employs several ex-SOE staffers. The shop's sole project is an unidentified MMORPG set in a science fiction universe, just as Star Wars: Galaxies is.

    Can SOE keep hold of this property with the problems that they've had?

    Wed, Mar 29, 2006
  • We're Famous! We've been listed on the CoV Official site. . . along with 4 other guys. However, that doesn't stop us from preening just a little.

    Issue 7: Destiny Manifest previewed!
    Tuesday, March 28, 2006

    Check out some of the amazing previews of Issue 7.

    Gamespot - “The next update for this comic-themed massively multiplayer game will include time travel, all-new player-versus-player battles, and environments you can smash to bits.” Read more here.

    IGN.com - “Mayhem missions will undoubtedly be the big draw for many villains as they'll finally get to be the maniacal crazies that they've really always wanted to be.” Read more here.

    MMORPG.com - “Issue 7 is an extremely in-depth update to the game. It's no wonder that players are excited about the new challenges, and new abilities that their characters will gain.” Read more here.

    Ten Ton Hammer - “This is easily the coolest free expansion we've ever seen.” Read more here.

    You can get the links here.

    More news and info on City of Villains.

    Tue, Mar 28, 2006
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