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  • To Patch or Not To Patch...

    All games have growing pains. Some even start out in need of repair. Lady Sirse takes a look at Dungeons and Dragons Online to see what changes have come and gone in the game and if they have helped or not!

    Who hasn’t heard of the granddaddy of role-playing games, Dungeons and Dragons? Countless gamers cut their teeth on the pen and paper wonder game decades ago. Since the computer age has taken hold and taken over, each new MUD and MMO that has been introduced, has unconsciously been held up to the measuring stick of how close they came to Dungeons and Dragons. So it was no surprise that the bar for success was set pretty high when Turbine endeavored to take the pen and paper fun and turn it into an MMO.

    Have you played DDO? What do you think of the changes? Let us know in the forums at DDO Ten Ton Hammer.

    Mon, Aug 07, 2006
  • WoW Where to Adventure Guide

    By now you are all familiar with WoW Ten Ton Hammer's Where to Adventure guide. The team has been working diligently to keep it updated and today we have another installment of updates for you!

    Continuing on my quest to update every entry in our where to adventure guide I come to the mid range zones and instances on Kalimdor. Today sees Ashenvale, Thousand Needles, Stonetalon Mountains, Blackfathom Depths and Razorfen Kraul updated.

    Head over to the guide to check them out! Also remember that if you spot something we missed, that you feel everyone should know, please email it in or post it in our forums and we will add it and credit you.

    Hurry over and check out the updates! You can find contact information and a welcoming community in the forums at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Sun, Aug 06, 2006
  • Turbine Producer Aims for World of Warcraft Numbers, Hints at LotRO Release Date

    Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer for Lord of the Rings Online, joined attendees at LotRO Gathering last weekend. His mere presence suprised some attendees- LotROG is in its third year, and this is the first time the event has attracted the Turbine exec. That fact alone suggested that, publicity-wise, LotROG '06 was the game's coming-out party. Steefel's brief address was brief, but surprising. In an era where devs typically concede WoW a market majority, happy just to capture a niche of a few hundred thousand subscribers- Steefel is predicting millions for LotRO and goes on to suggest a tentative release timeline.

    "Steefel then offered what could be taken as a surreptitious challenge to Blizzard's numerical supremacy: "So, [the Turbine team is] very excited about looking at this community and imagining a community of millions of people around the world who are going to be in Middle Earth together.""

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    to learn more at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    Sun, Aug 06, 2006
  • Raw Footage Released for Public View

    How many exclamation points can I use before I break the Internet? I'm so excited about the raw footage of Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar that arrived in my inbox today! You have to watch it! Now! Wow!

    "What will you see in this raw LOTRO video? You'll see stunning graphics for one thing. Oh, and smooth combat for another. You'll see buff icons, monsters in motion, and landscapes. A careful eye might be able to discern one class from another among the player characters. Look closely: think of the descriptions of the classes. You're in for 4 minutes and 45 seconds of LOTRO ecstasy!"

    What are you waiting for?! Get clicking! Share your thoughts after you've watched this video a time or two at LOTRO Ten Ton Hammer.

    Video, Media
    Sun, Aug 06, 2006
  • Can You Survive?

    PvP servers provide a wealth of extra entertainment in the world of leveling up but at the same time can add unneeded frustration to the process. That's why we've compiled tons of tips and tricks to surviving player vs. player combat on the PvP servers. Never fall victim again to some Rogue improperly named Legolasee!

    "Do like war movies and never sit with your back to an open space. First of all Rogues will have an easy time backstabbing you and getting automatic critical strikes from you sitting, but you will also be able to watch for enemies approaching."

    Keep reading to learn how to survive! Did we leave something out of this guilde that you think is important? Let us know at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Sun, Aug 06, 2006
  • Game Update of Terror

    Game (Live) Updates can be awfully terrifying, especially in the wake of major updates the shake the world of players everywhere! Savanja takes a walk through Game Update #26 to show everyone that not all GUs are scary!

    It's been no secret that with the advent of the next expansion pack, "Echoes of Faydwer", that the Gods will be returning to Norrath. Likely they have been around all along, watching us, but with GU #26 you will begin to see clues as to their presence. Prophets of Valor and Fear will be found, rallying followers to their cause. The portal to the Plane of Fear is discovered! Unfortunately, us mortals will not be venturing into Fear anytime soon, but one can only guess what demons might escape the portal, making their way into Norrath in upcoming months.

    Learn more about the changes at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer. Are you worried about the countless demons that may soon be wondering the world? Tell us all about is in the forums at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer, there are sure to be others that share your worries.

    Sun, Aug 06, 2006
  • The best gathering this side of the Prancing Pony...

    Our friends at LotRO Source have done a fantastic job of putting together this year's Lord of the Rings Online Gathering, happening RIGHT NOW in Providence, RI! The devs are very excited about taking LotRO into closed testing earlier this week, and yea, that's exciting... but so is the fact that a brace of beautifully crafted Middle Earth weapon replicas are up for grabs as door prizes behind the "No Touchie" sign.

    Ten Ton Hammer is sponsoring the Hospitality Suite, so yours truly is on hand to make sure they drink all the alcoh... er, Diet Pepsi. I'll have plenty of news from the event when things ramp up tomorrow but why not check out Saturday's live audio / video feed direct from the Lord of the Rings Online Gathering instead?!

    Video, Media
    Sat, Aug 05, 2006
  • Overview of the Badlands

    Mythic Entertainment has released an overview of part of the world for the upcoming Wahammer Online. Today we get a look at the Badlands which are situated between the Worlds Edge Mountains and the Dragonback Mountains. This rocky, arid land will prove an interesting testing ground.

    This desolate land is home to some of the most vicious and brutal tribes of greenskins to be found anywhere. These tribes war constantly with one another, and many of the most successful greenskin leaders in the history of the Old World emerged from the Badlands to lead their tribes on a path of destruction and conquest. The harsh environment and constant state of conflict weed out the weak and unworthy. In the Badlands, only the strongest survive.

    Keep reading to learn more about this desolate and harsh environment. When you're done head over to Warhammer Ten Ton Hammer and share your thoughts with the ever growing Warhammer Online community!

    Fri, Aug 04, 2006
  • Codemasters Online Gaming to introduce new MMO subscription solution for ArchLordTM.

    A press release was issued today that talks about Codemaster's ArchLord's new solutions for merging subscriptions and pay by item systems. The new system is being called PayPlus. It will allow players a variety of options when it comes to paying one price to cover their monthly fees as well as their in game needs.

    The PlayPLUS system will enable players to purchase subscription packages that include both game time and in-game bonus credits. Credits will be redeemable against bonus in-game items and benefits, such as teleportation spells, health boosts and many other desirable enhancements.

    Read the full press release and then let us know if you like this new system right here in the forums at Ten Ton Hammer.

    Fri, Aug 04, 2006
  • Inside the Captain's Quarters

    An interview with Oren Aviv, President of Production for Walt Disney Pictures was released today. Find out how game and movie work together to bring you a swashbuckling good time.

    Were you surprised by the huge response to "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"?

    I don't think anyone expected "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" to break all of the box-office records it has. We've seen a truly phenomenal response to these characters and their adventures from fans of all ages around the world.

    The rest of the interview is just a click away. When you're done reading it be sure to head to the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer and give us your take. Is it the pirates life for you?

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Aug 04, 2006
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