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  • When All Else Fails...Ask RadarX and Coyote

    Do you have a question about EQ2 or games in general? Coyote and RadarX will answer them! Today someone writes in to learn if it's appropriate for a Human to date an Erudite. Don't miss their insightful answers.

    First up, my answer (I'm not going to try and follow Coyote).

    Dear Mr. Wand,

    First and foremost congratulations on getting to the Stormhold library. I wish I had known you were going, as I have an overdue copy of “The Joys of Gnomes” I need to return. Tensions between the different races of Norrath goes back as far as most people study history, and I understand why you’d be confused. To answer your specific questions though:

    Find out what the question is and the rest of the answer! Do you have a question for RadarX and/or Coyote? Head on over to EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer and ask away!

    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Matt Firor Talks About the Future

    Ok and a bit about the past too! FiringSquad had a chance to sit down and chat with him about all sorts of topics. Don't miss out on this informative interview.

    FiringSquad: Now that you are no longer working for Mythic do you believe you can take a more objective eye to developing games in the future?

    Matt Firor: I don't know about being more objective, but I was definitely working for a company at Mythic, and now that I'm out on my own, my own views on online gaming and development can be more directly expressed. This is just the way it is when you work for someone else – Mythic's plans and strategies were very close to mine, of course, but I do have my own opinions, and I'm looking forward to expressing them.

    Read the full interview to see what else Mark Firor has to say. Share your thoughts with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Charles Dane, Online Community Manager Talks to GamersInfo

    GamersInfo.net posted a great interview with EVE Online's Community Manager. Get a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes and get to know Charles Dane a bit...

    One of the more difficult positions for any MMO is the Online Community Manager. Charles Dane, when not riding "anything with two wheels" spends his time working with the very large and diverse EVE Online community.

    GamersInfo.net: Do the players ever drive you to drink or indulge in other vices? If so, what's your vice of choice. If not...well...what's your vice of choice? (How about your coworkers? They drive you to vice?)

    Find out more when you read the full interview. What are your EVE Online experiences? Let us know in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Gamehelper Concludes Its Interview with Steig Hedlund

    Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising is due to release sometime at the end of this year. Steig Hedlund took time to talk to the folks at Gamehelper.com recently and today you can read part 2 of this interview.

    GH: Do you see players leaning more toward a particular type of class or quest over another? If so, how will you go about getting players to explore the different types of classes/quests?

    SH: Well, although we do have those quests – you know – those basic ‘Go kill this many of these or go fetch that rake’ quests – but we have a pretty robust system that can help them to make quests much more interactive an interesting – tailoring them for each class. The quests will sort of drive cooperation at a certain level – we want people to accomplish some things on their own so they’re not blocked in though.

    Head over and read the full interview to learn more. Did you miss Part I? Check it out as well. When you're done, let us know your thoughts about this game right here in our forums at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Features, Interviews
    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Turbine Presents Litany Of The Dead Part One For DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach

    This morning brings another press release to my inbox. This one from Turbine, the makers of Dungeons & Dragons Online. Today they are announcing the next Module, Litany of the Dead Part One.

    The Litany of the Dead Part One module features five compelling new dungeons that provide a variety of additional content for advanced players in the game, including surprises around every corner that will challenge the most jaded adventurer. The Litany of the Dead Part One is the first in a series of three planned modules that will provide new content and features for DDO. Turbine will continue to release additional modules over time that add new content, features, and other improvements to the hit MMOG.

    Learn more about Litany of the Dead Part One by reading the rest of the press release and also visiting DDO Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Flagship Studios And HanbitSoft Announce PingO A Joint Venture To Support The Online Component For Hellgate: London

    A press release was issued today from Flagship Studios annoucing the new joint venture to digitally distribute Hellgate: London.

    “Supporting Hellgate: London is just the beginning for Ping0,” said Bill Roper, CEO and co-founder of Flagship Studios. “We fully expect Ping0 to both handle the online components and digitally distribute all of Flagship’s future titles. The company will also provide publishers and developers that want to bring their games online with a solution proven by one of the most highly anticipated titles in the industry.”

    Read the full press release to learn more about this deal. Share your thoughts about this with us in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    News
    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • What Do You Think It All Means?

    GU #26 brought us a new landscape to the Feerrott. A portal, reminiscent of old Norrath, that once lead to the Plane of Fear. What does this mean? Join Savanja as she gazes upon the unearthed relic of the Gods in game, and share her hopes for what this sign may bring.

    It seems that perhaps those sneaky little developers have a few tricks up their sleeves for Echoes of Faydwer, but does this include the grand re-opening of the Plane of Fear? My guess is yes! While the ever tight lipped red names have said that Fear is not making it's way in game with the GU, I haven't seen any denial of it's possible addition with the next expansion.

    Do you think Savanja is on the right track? Keep reading to see what else she has to say. Think she's lost her mind and is all wrong? Whichever your view, share it with us in the forums at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • What Is The "P" Word You Ask? Keep Reading...

    Yes, even Kiara gets a little preachy sometimes. This time, it's the ever controversial question of ... the "P" word. Shhh don't say it too loudly or you'll get the mean people out to chew you up and spit you out!

    Ah, the "P" word. The power of the "P" word is remarkable. Amazing, even. It causes otherwise normal people to turn into ravening lunatics. The not so normal people tend to froth at the mouth a little.

    The "P" word starts to get thrown about and the flames rise. They rival the ancient bonfires of yore when people were sacrificed to the gods for favors.

    Keep reading to learn all the Kiara has to say. When you're done be sure to head to the forums at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts and experiences with us!

    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Where Do You Find the Answers?

    How do you get the tools you need to progress in a massively multi-player online game? Do you find information by scouring community sites? Do you use online databases? Or do you maybe even buy gold from online gold sellers? With Vanguard: Saga of Heroes just months away from launch, Medeor ponders how we'll go about gathering information to help us progress from noob to uber, and considers what's right, what's iffy, and what's flatly against the EULA.

    "I believe online databases are not the wave of the future, they are the wave of the now, and in the future offline information portals will continue to creep further and further into our games as UI mods and overlays. I'm already using a voice chat program in addition to the game program; what’s next? Once these ideas really begin to blossom in earnest, the blurred line between nice amenity and unfair advantage will be discussed and argued on many a forum."

    See what else Medeor had to say in the rest of this article. Do you agree with him? Think he is way off the mark? Let us know int he forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer.

    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Four New Beta 3 Screenshots

    Sigil, the developers of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, dropped a bundle of four excellent new screenshots on our virtual doorstep today, and it's our pleasure to bring them your way. These shots, direct to you from Beta 3, include some combat scenes. Check them out, then discuss them in our forum at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer.

    Images, Media
    Thu, Aug 17, 2006
    LadySirse
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