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  • New and Improved Mage Guide

    Not to be egotistical or anything (I mean a guy with the self appointed title of Messiah wouldn’t have an ego, would he?), but we at Ten Ton Hammer have some of the best class guides out there! And the few times we screw up or let something slip by our omnipotent vision, we listen to all our loyal readers and quickly correct our mistakes or add things the missing items.

    Well, lately we’ve gotten a few comments that something seemed to be missing from the Mage guide on our site, so I’ve spent the last little while reviewing and updating it. Just a few of the many updates that we did are:

    * Patch 1.11 Talent Builds
    * Leveling Builds
    * Spell Efficiency Table
    * Split section 6
    * Updated Spell and Talent information
    * Updated item and set information
    * Updated Macros Section
    * Added Polymorph pull section

    So, what are you waiting for? Go and check out our completely updated Mage guide at WoW Ten Ton Hammer!

    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • Design an Emote Animation Contest! - July 25, 2006

    Do you get frustrated in your favorite MMO when you try to do an emote that doesn't have an animation? Stand for minutes on end typing emote commands at your friends so you can giggle at the stream of animations? You're not alone! The makers of Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising want to get your thoughts on emote animations. To that end they have announced a new contest...

    *Jumps with joy*, *Raises hands to the sky*, *Does the Robot*

    Those are just a few of the possibilities for the Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising Design an Emote Animation contest! Is there am emote animation that you wish your favorite online game featured? Well now is your chance to get your desired emote in Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising!

    Get clicking and read more about how to enter this contest! *shoo's everyone to the contest site*

    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • The Ten Ton Hammer "Dead of Summer" Contest Begins!
    It's an extremely hot summer, so what could be cooler than a network-wide contest for some great prizes? We have prints signed by developers, beta slots for Tabula Rasa and Pirates of the Burning Sea, cool peripherals from the makers of Zboard, expansion pre-orders, and stacks of gamecards to give to some lucky winners! So how do you get in on this?
    We want to see your character (wait for it) dead. Or moments from death. In funny, ironic, or just plain out-of-the-ordinary ways!
    It's the Ten Ton Hammer "Dead of Summer" contest, and we die often enough to know that while it's painful and frustrating at the moment, the circumstances leading up to an untimely dirt nap are often hilarious afterward. Maybe auto-running while flirting with the cute night-elf drove you to do a Wile E. Coyote off a cliff face. Maybe your halfling drowned in a puddle while you were afk. After an hour of careful planning, did the raid boss take down the entire raid in less than two seconds? Some of your guilds most have hundreds of those Jenkinsian-aftermath pics in the archives.
    Whatever you got of you getting yours, send it in! Brief captions welcome too.

    For details on how to enter and complete contest details, please visit the Ten Ton Hammer "Dead of Summer" contest page.
    We can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • Increased XP and PT Rates until the launch of Giga Final Part 2!

    The official site for Codemasters' RF Online has been updated with this announcement today...

    As some of you already know, we will be increasing the rates of both XP and PT in the new Giga Final Part 2 patch due shortly. In preparation for this, we have decided to enable 2X PT and 2X XP increased rates across all servers from Saturday the 29th of July at 12am NST, up until when the patch is released.

    So - what does this mean for you?

    Keep reading to find out what this means for you! Don't forget to come back to the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what you think of this increase.

    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • The Ten Ton Hammer "Dead of Summer" Contest Begins!

    With prizes including several great Zboard products, beta slots for upcoming MMOs like Tabula Rasa and Pirates of the Burning Sea, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade pre-orders, skads of gamecards, and autographed prints from Tabula Rasa master developers Richard "Lord British" Garriott and Starr Long, the Ten Ton Hammer "Dead of Summer" contest prize list has something for every kind of MMO gamer!

    How to win? It's the dead of summer, and we want to see screenshots of your death or moments-from-death scenes in your favorite MMORPGs. The more we make that laugh and groan in empathy, the better your chances to win! So your World of Warcraft 40-man raid turned into a 40-man wipe in Naxxramas? Aviaks turned you into birdseed in EverQuest 2's Kingdom of Sky? The Warforged Titan end your party in Dungeons and Dragons Online? Rats eat your EVE Online Ship? I could go on, but you get the idea.

    Take an amusing, macabre, or otherwise out-of-the-ordinary post-mortem picture from any of eight popular MMORPG, write a brief caption for the screenshot, and follow the directions on our contest page to send it in. Enter as many times as you like, but Ten Ton Hammer isn't responsible for the experience debt, armor repair cost, or the guildchat flaming you get if you do this on raid time! We urge you to die responsibly; let it happen naturally! And when death does happen, snap a pic, share it with us, and win over $600 worth of great prizes!

    Special thanks to contest sponsors: Ideazon, Inc. (makers of Zboard peripherals), NCSoft, Flying Lab Software , and Ten Ton Hammer.

    For a complete prize list and contest details and rules, please go to our "Dead of Summer" contest page! Submit your swansong screenshots today for your chance to win! Contest ends August 2nd, 2006.

    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • A View from Atlas Park: Interview with Archon Voss

    City of Heroes WarCry has posted this interview today.

    Thomas Foss is a man of many titles. Senior Staff Designer. Zone Director. Archon Voss. Commander of Giant Council Robots. Wearer of a Nosferatu costume to the Cryptic Halloween Party. Whatever you wish to call him, he's kindly agreed to answer a few questions from CoH Warcry about the CoH/V zones and how they have been (and will be) a-changin'.

    First off - how did you get to your current role within the CoH/V dev hierarchy? What is some of your past experience / qualifications that lead you to your current position?

    Find out the answer to this question and more by reading the full interview. Got a great story about City of Heroes? Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and share it with us!

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • "Wyr Would You Like to Go Today?" has the latest developer journal for Hero's Journey. In this one Jay Miller takes a look at Wyr.

    When I think of Wyr, my mind doesn't immediately lock onto the mechanics of the things. I don't think about sockets or customization, buffs or abilities, or how awesome it'll be to walk around guttin' Ukar with a sword that has little chunks of fallen heroes socketed to it. No, when I hear the word Wyr, I get all misty-eyed because I know they came as blood payment for all those poor, unfortunate souls who died during the Sundering.

    Y'see, Wyr are far more than just wicked-cool trinkets you carry around with you to make you stronger, faster, and glowier than ever. They’re living history, magically-infused kernels of Elanthia’s past and the embodiment of Elanthia herself. They take on the voice of a planet so riddled with tragic history that you'd be hard pressed to take a single step in any direction without stepping all over the bones of somebody's ancestors. Wyr are the voice of the planet, and they scream bloody murder.

    Read the rest of this journal and then head over to the forums and let us know what you think!

    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • Humans and Orcs Featured

    The official site for Thrones of Chaos has been updated with a look at the human male models as well as updated peeks at the orcs.

    What do you think of what LoudAnt is doing with this upcoming MMO? Head over to the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer and let us know!

    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • Is Conan For You?

    Gaming Horizon took some time to preview Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures recently. Their preview includes some wonderful screenshots that you will not want to miss.

    Age of Conan, Funcom's second foray into the MMO market, will trade on the world's most recognizable fantasy hero while thrusting its players into a dark, savage and deadly world of demonology, wanton cruelty and human sacrifice. Going to retail with a Mature rating from the ESRB, a potentially risky move for a subscription-based game, will ensure that players will be able to revel in the gritty (un)reality of the Conan universe - complete with in-game guttings and beheadings. However, that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, in this highly anticipated game.

    Our fourms are just waiting for you to fill them up with your thoughts about Age of Conan and all your favorite MMOs once you finish reading this preview. Are you planning to play Age of Conan? Tell us why!

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
  • By Popular Demand

    Our readers have spoken: Custom Builds are the most popular guides at DDO Ten Ton Hammer. You post about them. You request them. You email me to talk about them.

    I'm listening. To make your lives easier, I've added a Builds button at the top of the main page that links straight to our entire list of Custom Builds. And don't worry--I left the link on the left side of the screen so that you can easily navigate to our builds from anywhere on the site.

    Way to go folks! You see, here at Ten Ton Hammer if you speak up and let us know what you want we'll do our best to bring it to you. Head over to DDO Ten Ton Hammer and check out this nifty new button! Click it over and won't break it...really...

    Wed, Jul 26, 2006
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