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  • Dark Elves and Gnomes...

    Believe it or not, our resident Dark Elf, Kiara, has found love among the gnomes. Join her as she describes her undying affection for those cute little guys, and explains the joys of completing their racial quests. Could this be the beginning of something special? I think so.

    As if it weren't humiliating enough for a Dark Elf to have to play a Ratonga or all the rest of those things... Now I've been ordered by the evil pink pantseded one to look at the Gnomes. GNOMES!!! I'm playing FOOD. It's almost too much to bear... I swear if he makes me do Erudites next I'll... I'll... I'll shave off his beard is what I'll do!

    Ok, so maybe love is a strong word to use, eh? Keep reading to see if Kiara survives her time as a gnome at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer.

    Tue, Jul 25, 2006
  • Explore The Fallen Gate

    The Fallen Gate is by far one of the best zones to spend your 20s in. With plenty of heroic mobs, and tons of named mobs, you'll want to grab a group and head in for hours (if not days) of gaming fun.

    The Fallen Gate is the former first gate of Neriak, the outer lying area before entering the dark city. For some unknown reason (or at least unknown to me) when the halflings known as the Leatherfoot Brigade, attacked the dark elves (having taken advantage of the distraction of the war that was ensuing outside), the tunnels that lead into the city collapsed. This left us with only access to Neriaks' outer areas, now known as the "Fallen Gate".

    Keep reading to learn more about this zone with Savanja. Have you explored this area? Tell us about it in the forums guessed it...EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer!

    Tue, Jul 25, 2006
  • Good or Bad? Take a Look and See

    You hear about the adventure and expansion packs all over the place, but are they really necessary? Check out Savanja's overview of each AP and expansion to decide which ones are for you!

    This was EverQuest IIs first adventure pack. I don't think that it gained the popularity that it should have because I believe that people were still a little uncomfortable paying money for what appeared to be just a miniature expansion. Bloodline is geared towards players level 30-50, with limited solo content, as this adventure pack was clearly designed for heavy grouping.

    Savanja continues her look at the adventure and expansion packs at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer. You know what to do...get clicking and keep reading! When you're done, stop by the forums and share which packs you liked and disliked with us.

    Tue, Jul 25, 2006
  • Building a Winner: Founding a Pre-Release Guild

    Many guilds are beginning to amass their forces in preparation for the release of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes this winter. Among the up-and-coming guilds, Reverence Ire has earned some recognition, so much so that Vanguard developers have attended their Ventrilo chats. But how does one go about building a successful pre-release guild? Thuvia has provided some stepping stones to guild success, using her own guild, Reverenced Ire, as an example. Read her article to uncover the secrets!

    "A successful guild has dedicated leadership, not just on the part of the guild leader, but also of the officers or council members. Officers of a successful guild have to be dedicated and loyal, as well as discreet and diplomatic. A good officer can (and often does) put his or her personal feelings and expectations aside and will act in the best interests of the guild. It's also important that the guild not be run like an abusive garrison."

    Keep reading to learn more about Thuvia's thoughts on building a better guild. Do you have a guild? Thinking of making one? Or just tired of bad guilds? Stop by the forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer and share your experiences with us.

    Tue, Jul 25, 2006
  • Arcane Caster Week Kicks Off

    This week is Week of the Arcane Master at DDO Ten Ton Hammer. We’ve got reviews of 5th level arcane spells, guides to advanced spellcasting tactics, and Custom Builds that focus on the arcane arts. What we want to know is this: If your party has only one slot empty with no casters, do you prefer a wizard or a sorcerer?

    Poll: For my last slot in a party without a caster, I want:

    * Sorcerer! A sorcerer’s deep pool of spell points means that she can do some heavy damage for the party.
    * Wizard! A wizard’s versatility means that he can do more for the party.
    * Either. So long as the player has skill, each class has something to offer.
    * Neither. I’d rather have another melee or healer.

    Let your voice be heard! Get clicking and vote at DDO Ten Ton Hammer and let us know what type of caster you are.

    Tue, Jul 25, 2006
  • Apprentice's Companion V: 5th Level Arcana

    It's Week of the Arcane Master here at Ten Ton Hammer. Are you ready to be one of the elite casters on your server? If you have a Level 10 sorcerer or wizard in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, you'll want to read Darkgolem's guide to 5th level arcana. He tells you what each spell does and how useful it will be for your arcane master...

    "I recommend every sorcerer consider the merits of Cloud Kill. It instantly kills any targets with less than 6 HD (hit dice, or levels). Enemies with more than 6 HD must make fortitude saves every 2 seconds while in the cloud to prevent Constitution damage. A failed save means a reduction in hit points and a lowered fortitude save, making poisons and fortitude-based spells more effective."

    Want to know more? Keep reading to see what else Darkgolem has to say. Share your arcane caster experiences with us in the forums at DDO Ten Ton Hammer.

    Tue, Jul 25, 2006
  • Ganked!

    So RadarX and the Ten Ton Hammer - EverQuest 2 crew are out neglecting their duties to play the EverQuest progressive servers. By all accounts, it's a blast. No expansions, no twinks, just that old-time religion that so many of us loved to hate to love once upon a time. The latest images from the next EverQuest expansion ("The Serpent's Spine") look great too. Apparently EQ alums are coming out of the woodwork; the tree snakes and fire beetles of Nektulos Forest only last seconds before succoumbing to waves of newbie garden bottomfeeders. In 5 or so years, will we be reliving the newbie nostalgia with World of Warcraft?

    It's a return to the glory days of MMO gaming - plus the Loading... news and humor you're nostalgic for - in today's Ganked!.

    Ganked! - July 25, 2006 ["I EQ For Sentimental Reasons" Edition]

    Tue, Jul 25, 2006
  • Four New Screenshots

    Everquest's next expansion The Serpent's Spine is due out in September 2006. Today, have a look at the four newest screenshots.

    Planning to check out this exciting expansion? Gonna pass? Tell us why in the forums right here at Ten Ton Hammer, don't forget to let us know what you think of these screenshots while you're at it!

    Images, Media
    Mon, Jul 24, 2006
  • Another Profile From Sigil Games

    Sigil Games Online has updated the Vanguard: Saga o f Heroes website with another employee spotlight. This time the profile is of Peter Rocchio...

    Who are you and what do you do?
    I am a god among men. My true name is unpronounceable by tongues of flesh. Therefore, on this plane, I am called Peter Rocchio Jr.

    I create quests with but a thought, populate entire dungeons using a keystroke from my pinky, and slay the most powerful of creatures with a single command. There is no challenge that I cannot meet.

    Head over to the official site to read the rest of this profile. Don't forget to stop by the forums at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer and jump into the conversation there.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jul 24, 2006
  • MMORPG Online Game for Mobile - Commercial Service Begins in South Korea

    A press release was issued this morning that is lofting more than a few brows across the MMO community. Close your eyes and imagine if you will a day where you can play an
    MMO on your cell phone. Think that is pie in the sky dreaming? Not anymore...keep reading.

    Com2uS begins subscription service for "IMO: The World of Magic," Korea's first wireless MMORPG, following a successful open beta test.

    Seoul, July 2006 – Com2uS has announced the start of paid subscription for its MMORPG (massive multiplayer online RPG) for mobile phones from July 18. “IMO: The World of Magic” launched in Korea on June 8 and has been available for free during its open beta test. The game represents the first commercial release of an MMO game in Korea for mobile and is priced at 4,900 (around $5), which includes all network charges.

    IMO: The World of Magic puts players into the real-time online world of Inotia. The game is for mobile, but it offers gamers much of what they’ve come to expect from MMORPG on the PC. In an MMORPG, users enter a persistent, real-time online world, where they go on quests, team up with other players to fight monsters, collect items, fight against other players, and try to level up their characters. Com2uS added additional quests, dungeons, and party play options to mark the start of the paid subscription service. Future content for IMO will be added in episodes, the current instalment being, “Episode 1: The Wingfriel Island.”

    IMO brings gamers a great MMORPG experience on mobile, as well as offering a gaming experience and subscription plan well suited to the limitations of a mobile phone platform. Com2uS is planning to add functionality that will take advantage of the mobile platform itself: for example, utilizing SMS in the game.

    Com2uS hosts the online infrastructure of IMO with 6 servers, each server supporting around 500 simultaneous users. The number of servers could increase as more users sign up to play. To date, the game regularly supports 1,000 simultaneous users.

    “MMORPG are immensely popular in Korea on the PC and helped give birth to one of the most vibrant gaming cultures in the world,” commented Ji-young Park, CEO of Com2uS. “We are very pleased to have launched the first commercial MMORPG service for mobile in Korea.”

    Profile -
    Title: IMO: The World of Magic
    Genre: MMORPG
    Launch date in Korea: Open beta period – June 8; commercial service: July 18
    Servers (hosted by Com2uS): 6, although can increased if there is further demand
    Platforms game is currently serviced: BREW, WIPI
    Features: Players can customize their characters (name, appearance, skills), interact and talk with other users in real-time, fight against monsters and also other players (PvP), participate in party-based play, take on quests, trade items, and explore.

    I know you have thoughts on this. Head over to the forums here at Ten Ton Hammer and tell us!

    Mon, Jul 24, 2006
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