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  • Get Your Beta Key HERE!

    You want to get into the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes beta. We've got a Vanguard beta key to give away to one lucky community member each month. It's a formula that works! Lots of sites do things like writing contests or art contests or "post on the forum" contests for their giveaways, but we decided to change it up a bit this month and bring you a scavenger hunt. Seek out the scavenger items in our community and you could soon be adventuring in the realms of Telon.

    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Games on a Plane...Better Than Snakes?

    Have you ever made a really good friend while playing a video game? A friend so good you've bought a plane ticket to go visit him or her? That's the topic Ralsu explores to start off this week of exciting new DDO content.

    "A few days ago, John "Boomjack" Hoskins mentioned the meet and greet that occurred in Las Vegas last year with 20 or so EverQuest 2 players and the Ten Ton Hammer staff. Boomjack's been receiving some emails asking if Ten Ton Hammer would host another meet and greet. The answer to that question depends on you, dear reader."

    Keep reading to see how your can help to answer the question. New to the DDO Community? Be sure to stop by the DDO Ten Ton Hammer forums and share your questions and thoughts with us!

    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Caravan Interview with Sigil's Vince Napoli

    There's been a lot of speculation about modes of travel in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. We know that travel will play an important role in the game, and that instant travel will be extremely limited. We also know that Vanguard will have a unique caravan system. There's been a good deal of speculation about how the system will work, so we cornered Sigil to get the official word on caravans. Game designer Vince Napoli answered our questions.

    [VTTH]: We know that caravans will likely have a level restriction, meaning that the players banded together in a caravan will need to be within a certain level range of one another. What other restrictions will be placed on caravans to prevent exploits?

    [VN]: We are testing out a few restrictions based on the feedback from our initial implementation in beta. A level limit is likely by release, as is some type of restriction on where your caravan may be "docked." We are also toying with "unlocking" areas before you may caravan to them.

    What are you waiting for? Hurry over and read the rest of the interview! When you're done make sure to stop by the forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer and tell us what you think.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Game...New Site...New Content!

    We spend so much time with people online, but what are these people like in real life? What pitfalls should we avoid when we meet them? Why shouldn't you let people you've never met use your laptop? RadarX shares six important lessons that will make you wealthy beyond your wildest imagination. Once you realize he's lying, you'll see lessons to meeting people from your favorite MMO in person.

    Lesson three about meeting people from the Internet in real life: Having all your friends, and some strangers in your hotel room while entertaining, can prove to be quite messy to clean up the next day. Take all your friends to a restaurant let them drink there, and stumble back to their hotel rooms. This will also keep strangers from calling the next day asking if you have their shoes. Why do I have your shoes again? What were you....never mind.

    Have you seen our new Gods and Heroes Community site? Don't miss it as the network writers share a common topic as they do every monday! Hurry over and register, it only takes a moment. Then you can keep up to date on all things Gods and Heroes, right here at Gods and Heroes Ten Ton Hammer!

    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The need for fan events, and a brief look at how to plan to avoid a flop

    With BlizzCon 2006 canned and E3 2007 on the ropes, event planning seems to be increasingly in the hands of fans and affiliate sites. Jeff "Ethec" Woleslagle looks at how individual developers treat the idea of a fan event, and offers a rudimentary "how to" for affiliate sites and guild masters planning their own get-togethers.

    "Please note that as you're booking venues, food, and accommodations, you'll most likely need to front a sizable guarantee. Size is the most important factor, and unfortunately size is usually a crapshoot. To complicate matters, before you can start taking peoples' money and getting a decent estimate, you need to have the details pretty well worked out. To work out the details, you need to have a decent estimate. Joseph Heller couldn't have worked out a better catch-22, and this is why event planning is not for the feint of heart. If you do this, do it for the love of the game - because in all likelihood, the more complicated you make it, the more likely you are to lose money."

    Get clicking to read more. Do you think Ethec is on the right track? Share your fan event ups and downs with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Mon, Sep 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Free Play?

    RPG Vault has an interview with Acclaim's CEO, Howard Marks.Find out what business model they plan to use to let players have a free and a premium option for 9 Dragons...

    Our conclusion is that depending on your playing style and goals, you will decide to buy items or not. The cost in itself is not high, so it is really a playing style decision rather than an economic one.

    Get clicking to read more! Been watching 9 Dragons and chomping at the bit to play it? Share your thoughts with us in the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Are You A Trekkie?

    FiringSquad has posted an interview with Glen Dahlgren, Design Director for Star Trek Online. What news is there from this game due out this fall? Keep reading to find out...

    FiringSquad: First, with Star Trek entering its 40th anniversary this week how does it feel to continue this science fiction franchise in a whole new way?

    Glen Dahlgren: It’s incredible. I’ve been a fan from way back, and I’ve found that every era has its own character and something distinct to like about it. What’s wonderful is that, while we’re drawing on elements from all of these series, we’re effectively creating a new series—a new era twenty years beyond the most recent movie. This era will have its own look and feel, and is being constructed in collaboration with some of the best-known Star Trek designers as well as with the wholehearted blessing of CBS. This is a wonderful opportunity for us, and hopefully an exciting opportunity for fans as well.

    Get clicking to learn more. Are you keeping track of this game? Tell us your thoughts right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Get Yours Now!

    Today the makers of ArchLord have announced that the pre order packs are now available!

    Codemasters Online Gaming are pleased to announce that pre-order packs for ArchLord™, one of the most hotly anticipated MMORPGS of 2006 are now available at GAME stores across the UK!

    Customers who pre-order through GAME are not only guaranteed the option to receive a full copy of the final game on the day of launch, but also receive a pre-order box containing a range of exclusive items including ArchLord branded stickers and postcards as well as an exclusive ArchLord soundtrack CD, composed by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra. In addition to these exclusive items, gamers will also be given an authentication key to allow them guaranteed access to the ArchLord BETA test.

    Check out the full press release to learn more. Waiting anxiously for ArchLord? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what has you waiting for this game!

    News
    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • BETA BETA BETA!

    A happy press release was sent this morning from the makers of The Lord of the Rings Online. Over 200,000 people have registered to be a part of the beta testing of this much anticipated game. Today they all will be happy to learn that beta has begun!

    WESTWOOD, MA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2006 – Turbine and Midway announced today that The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ (LOTRO) has officially entered Beta in North America. Codemasters Online Gaming is pleased to announce the simultaneous launch of Pre-Beta in Europe.

    Read the full press release to learn more! Have you joined the Lord of the Rings Online Community here at Ten Ton Hammer yet? Why not? It only takes a moment so go register and then share your thoughts on all things Lord of the Rings with us in the forums at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Fri, Sep 08, 2006
    LadySirse
  • 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 xerin@tentonhammer.com) 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
    LadySirse
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