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  • Screenshot Monday

    MMORPG.com has scored a screenshot series starting today! Each Monday we'll get a peek at new shots of Fury. HEad over and check them out but don't forget to pop into the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of them!

    Images, Media
    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Truth About His Departure

    MMORPG.com took some time to talk to Mark Firor who has recently left Mythic Entertainment. Speculation can now cease as to the reason for this move as he shares the truth with all of us.

    Matt Firor was the producer of Dark Age of Camelot and Executive Producer for all of Mythic until he stepped down a few weeks ago. Hot on the heels of the EA deal to buy Mythic, the timing was conspicuous to say the least. We get the truth from Matt about why he left.

    MMORPG.com: According to the official release, you left Mythic due to the commute. Obviously, with the timing so close to the EA buyout, there are a lot of skeptics. Can you explain exactly why you chose to leave Mythic and the reason for the timing?

    Found out what the answer is and then stop by the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and tell us your thoughts.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Screenshots and Video!

    3D Gamers has put together a package of the newest screenshots of the upcoming Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising. Included in this easy download is a video as well.

    A new set of screenshots for Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising is now available for download in medium and high resolutions along with no fewer than six new movie trailers for Roman mythological MMORPG in development at Perpetual Entertainment. You can also view the images online, while the brief clips depict various combat scenes in a combined three minutes of in-game footage, so we've bundled them into a single download for your convenience.

    Get clicking and check them out. Don't forget to let us know if you think they look good or not in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Images, Media
    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Is the Warhammer Online game in any way an attempt to be a translation of the table-top war game?

    ComputerandVideoGames.com has posted a preview of the upcoming Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning.

    Stood in a large hall, surrounded by empty tables where hundreds of undersized battles have been decided with hundreds of handfuls of dice, I ask Games Workshop's licensing manager Erik Mogensen a question that I know is a stupid one, but I feel I should ask. Is the Warhammer Online game in any way an attempt to be a translation of the table-top war game?

    "Not at all. It's not about the table-top game, it's about the IP".

    Keep reading to find out more. Tell us what you think about this preview at Warhammer Ten Ton Hammer!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Patch Day Joy or Woe?

    There are many of us who love "patch day" around the forums, mainly because it brings forth all the angry posters we can poke at. What do these updates do, besides nerf and add content? Do they make the game better, and why does Kiara squeak when they mention new clothing options?

    Very few people will attempt to deny it, but the experienced MMO players realize everything changes. Content and mechanics are as fluid as Jet Li in a fight scene, and what you remember six months ago, bears little resemblance to how things are now. EverQuest 2 in particular has gone through massive changes over the past year, but did these changes really help the game?

    Read more and then let us know how you feel about patches at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Ratboy Tries to Tackle the Network Topic Today

    Ratboy discusses the direction of Warhammer Online and its chances of surviving as a PvP-centric game in the current industry.

    Having been watching the game for almost a year now, it’s kind of interesting that this week for our Common Content articles “the powers that be” want me to discuss the direction that Warhammer Online seems to be taking. Since there have been no patches, no Beta or Alpha releases, or any other sort of physical items given to us aside from screenshots and basic class descriptions, I can’t go into the immense detail that I’m sure the other sites on our network can go into, but that won’t stop me from trying!

    Keep reading to see what Ratboy has to say at Warhammer Ten Ton Hammer! Stop by and let Ratboy know what your thoughts about this game are.

    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • When What's Missing Becomes What's Next

    Talk about patches and expansions--that's the common thread running through this Monday's content across the Ten Ton Hammer network. But since Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is still in development, Shayalyn has opted to talk about what's missing (or likely to be missing) from Vanguard at launch, and what might become the stuff of updates and expansion packs. Will Vanguard's developers, Sigil Games Online, hold a hard line in support of death penalties, corpse runs, group-centered play, and no instant travel? Shayalyn shares her best guesses. Oh, and if you've found a missing Berzerker, please take him to the Customer Service desk.

    "How does one travel around Vanguard’s vast world of Telon? Not instantly, that’s for certain. You won’t find druids and wizards 'portin’ for platz.' Nor will you be able to touch a portal stone or click on a ship’s bell to ring up an instant zap to the location of your choice. You won’t even be able to hop a random griffin."

    Find out how to travel in Vanguard Saga of Heroes. Share you thoughts with the rest of the Vanguard community in the forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer.

    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • How DDO's Patches Aim to Save Customers

    As the DDO Ten Ton Hammer team gears of for DDO Build week, we take a look at how Turbine has built DDO to be what it is today. With patches that add to end game content and help ease newbies into the game, it seems Turbine is focused on customer retention. But is everything in perfect order?

    "Ten Ton Hammer does not expect me to brown-nose Turbine, so I'm going to tell the truth--even when it's unpleasant. At the same time...I--LIKE--DDO. Read that again before you hit send on that hate mail. In fact, please read all I have to say...then blast me to smithereens!"

    How can you not head over to DDO Ten Ton Hammer and read more? Feel the need to blast Ralsu? Step right up and let him know it in the forums!

    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Race to Complete New Content

    Game updates come and go, the heated debate of one patch slowly simmers down as the next update arrives onto player's plates. Each game update provides tons of new things for players to do, from new enemies to slay to new things to blame for someone's defeat. That's why this week we take a look at the various updates in World of Warcraft's history, highlighting the ups and downs of major update milestones.

    "Outside of the highly anticipated excitement of the battlegrounds and PvP honor were the various instances that were added. Blackwing Lair, AQ, and Naxxaramas are all big deals among those who enjoy raiding. Players scrambled before the patches to ready themselves to become the first to complete content in these instances. Not only that, but each added instance (including Dire Maul and ZG) provided a wealth of new items and skills that greatly helped those who enjoy making their characters more and more powerful."

    Keep reading to learn more about the history of added content. Head over to the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer and let is know what you think about updates and patches.

    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Thanks to Skorpious of the Thunderhorn server I was pointed to a couple of movies depicting how to make a gold farmer's life a nightmare, well, more of a nightmare than living in China and playing World of Warcraft 20 hours per day. For first time readers, I would have a tougher time supporting gold farmers than Star Jones would have passing up an all-you-can-eat buffet. Unfortunately, ironically and unthinkably it is being hosted on a site that promotes gold farming. Insert boggle here. That said, I have contacted the guys who made it and offered to host it here, gold-free. I'm not positive that the guy being berated in the film is actually a gold farmer. It could just as easily be a player who just likes to solo (points at himself) and doesn't have any bind on pickup items. Nonetheless, the commentary in the movie is amusing, possibly because it is carried out with a British accent that would sound jocular no matter the circumstance. [Note: the movie is also hosted on FileFront. Go get it!]
    Reader top 10 lists, virtual fishing, eight exlusive MMOG articles and more is but a click away.
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    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
    Boomjack
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