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  • Yesterday I tossed out a teaser that we would have some exhilarting news to report today. Unfortunately, that news can't be released until Friday evening. My most sincere apologies. I grovel at your virtual feet in embarrassment and humility. What I can tell you is that our resident rodeo clown, Jeff Woleslagle was slotted into the session with FHM (For Him Magazine) and just before Penthouse. I'll leave that lurid picture of Jeff in full rodeo clown costume hunkering down with the Penthouse folks in your mind while I move on to a topic that is equally bizarre, message forums.
    Blizzard's Ban Stick, Infidels, Bedbugs and much more are but a click away.
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    Wed, Aug 09, 2006
  • Pre-launch Chat With Jack Stanley has just posted an interview that they did just before Hero Online launched last week.

    MMORPGDot: Please introduce yourself and Mgame.

    Jack Stanley: My name is Jack Stanley, the lead game designer for Hero Online.

    MMORPGDot: Please give us an overview of Hero Online and the sort of gameplay players can expect.

    Jack Stanley: Hero online is a martial arts MMORPG based in traditional China. Players create their character and are plunged into a story line involving 12 demons that have darkened the land and a kingdom that needs a new champion. You learn many weapon skills and class skills along your journey in Hero. You can even achieve some advanced skills like running across the surface of water or dashing up the sides of buildings.

    Read the rest of the interview at then head over to the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer and give us your thoughts.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Aug 08, 2006
  • Worthplaying Checks Out Ryzom Ring

    Posted on Sunday, this preview by offers an indepth look at the upcoming expansion for Saga of Ryzom.

    The Ryzom Ring is a set of tools for editing and sharing player-made "maps" that are customizable with terrain, monsters and NPCs all run by individual players. Maps can be integrated directly into The Saga of Ryzom world of Atys, where thousands of other players can experience one person's handiwork, or kept as a private sanctuary only accessible to a select few.

    Head over and read the full preview. Don't forget to stop by the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer to let us know what your thoughts are on this upcoming release.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Aug 08, 2006
  • All You Need To Know About Naxxramas

    We here at WoW – Ten Ton Hammer present an exciting new guide on the latest instance in World of Warcraft, Naxxramas! This dungeon is full of undead creatures waiting to assault the Eastern Kingdoms. These powerful monsters are still holding their own, as currently no guild has fully purged the floating citadel of the Scourge's filth. Currently our guide contains all of the information you need to know about Naxxramas along with a complete guide to the first boss in the Spider Wing, Anub'Rekhan. As we get more information, both first hand and from the community, we will be updating the guide with more tactics on more bosses. So be sure to check back often!

    "Getting to Anub'Rekhan is easy for most guilds. Heading into the Spider Wing (the area with spiders, conveniently enough) simply pull spider packs and take them out. There is generally no complicated tactic for them yet, other then "DON'T LET THEM KILL THE RAID". A good tip in this instance would take the pointy end of your sword and stab it into the icky spiders. Those without swords can heal those who have them or cleanse the various poisons that the spiders like to apply to people."

    Learn more at WoW Ten Ton Hammer. Did we miss anything in this guide? Let us know in the forums!

    Tue, Aug 08, 2006
  • Hope for the Lore Challenged

    Not everyone has time to scour the existing Vanguard: Saga of Heroes lore. That's why we sent Aunraye on a mission to scoop up some intriguing lore about the continent of Thestra and boil it down to its bare essence. Are you looking for the Cliff's Notes version of Thestran Lore? Here are some random bits of lore goodness for your consumption.

    "Rindol Field, home of the Halflings, comes after the northern plains. From there you travel to Bordinar’s Cleft, home of the dwarves. As you approach Bordinar’s Cleft, which is near the peak of Widow’s Veil, you find a Halfling watch tower."

    Head over to Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer and learn more about Thestra. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the forums.

    Tue, Aug 08, 2006
  • Build Week Continues

    One engrossing thing about Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) is imagining all of the possible ways to build a fun character. That's why we've dedicated an entire week to DDO Builds. Darkgolem starts off with a very special build designed to deal with many of the non-humanoid enemies DDO has to offer. It can be a niche build, but it is still a functional fighter in its own right.

    "With immunity to sleep, hold, slow, poison, disease and energy, the Destroyer of Horrors (DoH) is largely immune to the special effects of oozes, aberrations, and giant vermin...Since many of the horrors that plague the dark places of Xen’drick come in numbers, the DoH has many attacks, with Two Weapon Fighting, Cleave and Great Cleave. Stunning Blow is not effective against all of the types of beasts that the DoH fights, but it is against one of the most dangerous foes the destroyer faces: the beholder."

    Keep reading to learn more. Do you have something to say about the builds you've seen so far this week? Or maybe you have a favorite build to share! Stop in to the forums at DDO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know.

    Tue, Aug 08, 2006
  • New Site Poll

    It’s DDO Build Week here at Ten Ton Hammer. We’ve given you builds for every race and every class in DDO. One race we hear a lot of debate about is warforged. Some people dislike them because they are hard to heal. Other players don’t care. Where do you stand?

    Poll: Will you group with warforged?

    * It’s all about the skill of the player. I’ll group with any race, including warforged.
    * If warforged bring their own wands to help heal them, I will group with them.
    * I’ll group with warforged, but I will not heal them.
    * Warforged are more trouble than they’re worth. I will not group with them.

    Let your voice be heard! Head over to DDO Ten Ton Hammer and vote!

    Tue, Aug 08, 2006
  • Entropia Universe Announces Final Sale Prices From July

    This press release from Entropia Universe gives us a look at their sales figures.

    The Virtual Real Estate Boom is Here, Thousands Flock to Spend Thousands for
    Virtual Properties, Including Vast Rainforests, Riverfront Estates, Remote
    Snow Covered Mountains, and More

    Keep reading to see the full press release. When you're done, weigh in on virtual sales right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer!

    Tue, Aug 08, 2006
  • Chaos Theory - Colton Burgess and Loud Ant Studios Introduce Thrones of Chaos

    Copycats are a dime a dozen in the MMORPG niche of the gaming industry. So are promises. But when a developer touts features like familial structures and aging, doesn't pussyfoot around the PvP issue and tells us the game is meant to be a no-holds-barred, guild-up-or-die bloodbath, and tosses in an active trade system between cities that guilds can use or subvert, we take notice. Whether all this will resonate in the unapologetically carebear-ish fantasy MMO camp, time will tell, but if Thrones of Chaos can deliver, we might have a darkhorse candidate challenging Age of Conan for the badassinest MMO title set to be released in 2007.

    We talk to Colton Burgess, owner of Loud Ant Studios, about his vision for Thrones of Chaos. Check out the exclusive screenshots graciously provided by Loud Ant Studios as well.

    "However, yes, each race has their own multiple finishing moves associated with combat that can be performed once you have defeated your opponent and these animations are being made with a more violent feel to them. If you are going to have a hardcore pvp themed world than the combat should also be supported with equally well-made and violent combat visuals. [Thrones of Chaos] simply is what it is... a hardcore , unrestricted pvp world focused on warring clans and guilds. Some will love it because of that and some will hate it. ;)"

    Haven't read about Thrones of Chaos yet? Waiting anxiously for it? Get clicking and learn more. Head over to the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think about the exclusive screenshots.

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Aug 08, 2006
  • We have two fantastic interviews up on the network with none other than Jeffrey Steefel, Producer of Lord of the Rings Online and Oren Aviv, the President of Walt Disney Studios, who talks about Pirates of the Caribbean. A big round of clap to Jeff Woleslagle, our rodeo clown in training for delivering those two gems. Mr. Woleslagle is in New York City today delving deep into something that many of you are going to love. I just can't tell you about it until tomorrow. I guess you'll just have to come back.
    My question about why fishing is a part of MMOGs gots some interesting responses, which if you check the blog regularly you have already perused. For you slackers here are some nifty comments that you should have read.
    More fishing, ATMs in churches, five MMOG articles so fresh you'll have to slap them and much more is but a click away.
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    Tue, Aug 08, 2006
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