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  • Codemasters Online Gaming to introduce new MMO subscription solution for ArchLordTM.

    A press release was issued today that talks about Codemaster's ArchLord's new solutions for merging subscriptions and pay by item systems. The new system is being called PayPlus. It will allow players a variety of options when it comes to paying one price to cover their monthly fees as well as their in game needs.

    The PlayPLUS system will enable players to purchase subscription packages that include both game time and in-game bonus credits. Credits will be redeemable against bonus in-game items and benefits, such as teleportation spells, health boosts and many other desirable enhancements.

    Read the full press release and then let us know if you like this new system right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Fri, Aug 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Get Your Pre-Order Pack Today!

    This just in...you can now pre-order ArchLord and receive free goodies for doing so!

    Breaking News - ArchLord pre-order packs are now available to pre-order from GameStop(tm)

    Hail,

    Yes, you did indeed read that right. ArchLord pre-order packs are available to pre-order from GameStop™ and EB Games™. So head on over to GameStop™ by clicking here and be one of the first to pre-order ArchLord. As a reward for your early interest you will find that your pack contains a number of cool items; a key to obtain one of four exclusive in game items, stickers, cool art postcards and an exclusive soundtrack CD.

    Fellow Europeans, do not worry; we are finalising details of the European pre-order campaign as we speak.

    I hope to hear lots of you have pre-ordered, so go forth and order!

    Thanks,
    Mr.Ktat

    What are you waiting for? Get clicking and get your pre-order today! Can't wait for ArchLord to launch? Tell us about it right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.com.

    News
    Tue, Aug 01, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Developer Diary: Jared Hall-Dugas

    The official site for Lord of the Rings Online has been updated today with another developer diary. Today Jared Hall-Dugas gives us a tour of the raid system for this upcoming game.

    We've done it! We've discovered the formula for fun: [(x * 2.342) + (y * 2) + z4] / 24 = FUN!

    Um, what? (See? You should have paid more attention in algebra class&I'll come back to this in a moment.)

    Raids...

    Yes, we mean raids. The same raids that weren't originally planned for our game (see "Friends Don't Let Friends Tank Balrogs"). This isn't so much a philosophical change in our game, but rather an additional gameplay dynamic we have decided to include. For some members of our community, this means much rejoicing, but for others, there's a bit more concern, even fear. I'm here to give you a little more information about our raid plans to help alleviate some of those fears.

    Read the full article for yourself and when you're done be sure to visit the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer to let us know what you think of how raids will shape up.

    News
    Tue, Aug 01, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Quests, TenTonHospitality, Devs and FOOD!

    It's that time again! Time to travel many miles over dangerous lands, fight hordes of monsters and...erm what I mean is it's time to head to Rhode Island for LOTROG 2! Did you miss it last year? Never fear we have all the information for you to get in on all the fun this time.

    Check out the official announcement page for all of the gritty details like where, when and how much. Then head over to
    2356" target=blank>the LOTRO Source forums
    to add your voice to those that are planning to go...or are wishing they could! Lasy but most certainly not least...you simply can not miss the blog that has been started to detail all the goings on! Go on, don't be shy! Give it a click...

    For those of you who are planning to attend, don't miss out on the fun hosted by Ten Ton Hammer in the TenTonHospitality room!

    Friday 4pm to Sunday 12am (or later)
    Cool off with friends in the LotRO-TenTonHammer hospitality suite. You say your friends could not make it? Then gloat at them in front of the webcam! This rooms doors will be open for you and your cravings all weekend long. TenTonHammer is a wonderful host and always provides it's guests with plenty of beverages and snacks!

    Hurry and sign up for all the fun! Don't forget to stop by LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer for all the latest news, information and updates!

    News
    Mon, Jul 31, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Creatures of Middle-earth: Shades

    Two pieces of concept art, a description of Shades are the focus to the update on the Lord of the Ring Online official site today.

    Throughout the dark places of Middle-earth, there can be found terrifying, bodiless spirits bound to the physical world. These ghostly spirits are the shades of Men of times past. Like the oath-breakers roused by Aragorn on the Paths of the Dead, they are bound to Middle-earth by an ancient curse, doomed to remain on the fringes of the living world until their curse is lifted.

    What are you waiting for? Head over and learn more then stop by the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think.

    News
    Thu, Jul 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Increased XP and PT Rates until the launch of Giga Final Part 2!

    The official site for Codemasters' RF Online has been updated with this announcement today...

    As some of you already know, we will be increasing the rates of both XP and PT in the new Giga Final Part 2 patch due shortly. In preparation for this, we have decided to enable 2X PT and 2X XP increased rates across all servers from Saturday the 29th of July at 12am NST, up until when the patch is released.

    So - what does this mean for you?

    Keep reading to find out what this means for you! Don't forget to come back to the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of this increase.

    News
    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: The Dead Spire

    Today brings us a new installment of Exploring Middle-earth. The official site is updated today with a look at The Dead Spire.

    The Barrow-downs is a name of dread, but it was not always so. The barrows were originally raised by the Edain, Men of ancient days, and later kept and revered by the Dúnedain of Cardolan. In the Third Age, a great plague swept across Middle-earth, out of Mordor, and the last vestiges of the Men of Cardolan perished. The Witch-king of Angmar sent evil spirits out of Angmar and Rhudaur to stir the bones of the dead and make the Barrow-downs the place of dread and evil it has become.

    Read more about The Dead Spire at the official site for the Lord of the Rings Online. LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer is full of the latest news and information for this upcoming game. Stop by, look around and jump on into the forums and let us know what you like and dislike about the things you have seen so far.

    News
    Tue, Jul 25, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: The Withywindle

    The Lord of the Rings Online official site has been updated with another entry of what you may find while exploring Middle-earth.

    From its source in the mysterious Barrow-downs and all along its course through the Old Forest, the River Withywindle is a place of strange happenings and of dark and ancient legends. When adventuring in unknown areas within the Old Forest, travellers would be wise to avoid these winding, slow-moving waters, though doing so may prove difficult – The Withywindle has a way of drawing the unwary toward its deceptively tranquil surface and into its dark depths. It is also said that strange creatures of the forest - and even the very willow trees themselves along the Withywindle's banks - are agents of its ancient evil.

    Read the rest of this article and then head over to LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you are looking forward to seeing in Middle-earth!

    News
    Fri, Jul 21, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Section on Races

    We got a heads up from the folks at Codemasters today that they have updated the official Archlord website. What did they do? They added a section for the races that you will see in the game. Currently there are links to information on humans, orcs and moonelves.

    Head over and check it out for yourself and then come back to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think about the changes, the game...heck anything at all!

    News
    Thu, Jul 20, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Exploring Middle-earth: The House of Tom Bombadil

    Today, the official site for Lord of the Rings Online was updated with a look at more of the interesting places players will be able to explore in Middle Earth. Today's look it at The House of Tom Bombadil.

    In the Old Forest, between Buckland and the Barrow-downs, stands a welcome sight: the home of Tom Bombadil and Goldberry, the River-maiden. Weary travellers will find this an unusually pleasant retreat amongst the ancient and often foreboding forest and the mist-shrouded downs beyond. Tom Bombadil himself is a person who defies specific explanation, though his intentions clearly favor the Free Peoples of Middle-earth.

    Read more about what you might find in Middle Earth and then head over to LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer. You'll find the latest news, interviews and information on this upcoming Turbine MMO as well as a wonderful community, so jump on into the forums and let us know what you're thinking.

    News
    Wed, Jul 19, 2006
    LadySirse
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