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  • Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising Updated Q&A - Character Customization, Roman Gods, and Combat

    GameSpot has a new interview with Stieg Hedlund on their site. In this interview we get an update on the progress of this upcoming MMO.

    Most massively multiplayer role-playing games are set in Tolkien-inspired fantasy worlds inhabited by cheery elves, surly dwarves, monstrous orcs, and so on. Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising isn't one of these. The debut game from Perpetual Entertainment is set in the ancient world, and you'll create a Roman character to adventure across a beautiful landscape inhabited by other players and countless enemies. This isn't the familiar ancient world of history as you know it, though, because the world of Rome Rising is full of mythological creatures and the power of the Roman gods themselves. For the latest on Gods & Heroes, we turned to design director Stieg Hedlund. Gods & Heroes is scheduled to launch later this year.

    Get clicking to read the interview. Find the answers you wanted in the interview? Tell us about it in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Austin Game Conference: Preview of The Ryzom Ring

    Gamersinfo.com has posted a preview of the upcoming expansion to the Saga of Ryzom, Ryzom Ring. Keep reading to see what they thought.

    Just over 2 years ago French MMO developer Nevrax announced they would be doing something revolutionary with their decision to allow players to create their own content for their popular MMO Saga of Ryzom. We had the opportunity to sit down at this year's Austin Game Conference with Nevrax’s Director Milko Berset, and once again see the progress that they had made on The Ring. Sitting down with Milko in Nevrax’s booth in the Technology Pavilion I can see that the tools have progressed a lot from when we last got a peak at them.

    Get clicking to learn more. Waiting for Ryzom Ring? tell us all about it in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Sign Up Now!

    The official site for EQ2 now has a happy announcement that Beta Registrations are now open! You could be playing as soon as Wednesday the 20th!

    Sony Online Entertainment is pleased to announce that signups for beta testing of Echoes of Faydwer, the 3rd expansion for EverQuest II, are now open. Prospective adventurers can sign up and have a chance to see or even play as the Fae, the new playable race in Echoes of Faydwer, as well as tour the new zones, many of which are taken from the original EverQuest, such as Greater Faydark, Steamfont Mountains and Butcherblock Mountains.

    Get clicking to learn more! Tell us about your thoughts on this expansion in the forums at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Five New Concept Pieces

    The offical site for Stargate Worlds was updated with five new pieces of concept art. As a fan, I can't wait to see these concepts develop into the live game! Share your thoughts in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Peek At Lost Eden

    The official site for Anarchy Online has been updated with four new screenshots and a Q & A about the expansion, Lost Eden. Are you looking forward to this expansion? Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Images, Media
    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Four New Screenshots

    RPG Vault has posted four new screenshots for the upcoming ArchLord! These shots show two adventurers as they encounter dangers in a bat dungeon. Don't miss them! Tell us what you think of them in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Images, Media
    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Community Manager Chris "Binky" Launius talks about some interesting plans Perpetual has

    MMORPG.com has posted an interview with Chris Launius. In this interview he talks about the death penalty, upcoming website options that will let you do almost everything you can do in game! Keep reading to learn more.

    At AGC we met up with Chris “Binky” Launius, the Community Manager for Perpetual’s Gods and Heroes for a quick chat about the progress of Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising.

    Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising is slated for release in early 2007 and at this time, Launius informed us that the development team is finalizing and polishing a lot of systems. The newbie player experience has been revamped and they are planning the first public testing phase of the game.

    Get clicking to read more. What plans are you most looking forward to? Share your thoughts with us in the Gods and Heroes Ten Ton Hammer forums!

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • To specialize or to be everything to everyone?

    Should hybrids have rights? In this week's common content article Ratboy examines the art of balancing 'jack of all trade' classes against the standard 'holy trinity' of gaming classes. Should the hybrid classes be put in camps to seclude them, or should they be accepted. Ratboy discusses.

    Classes in any standard MMO are usually divided amongst the ‘holy trinity’ of classes (Fighter, Healer, Mage) and whatever other classes are added are usually hybrids of these specific classes. The Warhammer World is a good example of a place where classes could be incorporated as singly specified or as having a more broad range of abilities and acting more of a hybrid class. So the question becomes; what is better? Are players who can do a little of everything more practical then the player who has spent his entire gaming career leveling up as just a fighter? Read on and I’ll explain the pitfalls of this scenario.

    Head over and read more. Do you agree with Ratboy? Think he's missed the mark? Let him know in the Warhammer Ten Ton Hammer forums.

    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Specialist vs. Generalist - The Battle of the Classes

    Nurse Nancy does one thing, and she does it well--she's a healer. MacGyver, on the other hand...well, what exactly does he do? I'm not entirely sure, but I'm pretty sure that, in a clinch, I'd want the guy with the paperclip, rubber band, aerosol can and duct tape in my corner. In this week's editorial about specialist classes versus generalists, I go up against Medeor in an epic battle of words. I'm the generalist, which makes me MacGyver. Where that leaves Medeor the specialist I'm not so sure. Read the article and decide for yourself who you'd rather have in your corner.

    Medeor Says:

    When you build something do you look for the “all-in-one” tool or the tool that will complete the task at hand? If you are in a pinch you will grab that Leatherman All-In-One Multi-Tool™ and make do, but if you had your druthers, you’d have real pliers or a hammer, right?

    Shayalyn says:

    Okay, funny guy...it’s on. You think my Swiss Army Knife of a Druid isn’t group-worthy? You doubt that I’m a master of my abundant and useful skills? Let me ask you this: in a tight situation, who would you rather have at your side, Nurse Nancy with her Band-aids and mercurochrome; or MacGyver with a paper clip, rubber band, aerosol can and some duct tape?

    Get clicking to read more. Do you side with Medor or Shayalyn? Let us know in the forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer!

    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    LadySirse
  • My Blackberry has lived on my desk since whenever I got the bloody thing. To this day it interferes with my computer speakers (only on the PC, not the Mac) and the radio in my car and truck. I will be working along and out of the blue this screeching beeping sound that I can only imagine sounds like a pig being castrated with a butter knife comes squealing out of my speakers.
    I spent my morning working on a new comic rather than a column. Not my smartest decsion ever, but hey, we need a new comic. I hope to have it in wunderwebmaster Darren's hands by this afternoon.
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    Mon, Sep 18, 2006
    Boomjack
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