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  • Patch 1.11 now available for download here at Ten Ton Hammer!

    The scourge are invading and the patcher is giving you a fit! Worry not, we have patch 1.11 now available from download here on our speedy servers. Getting you to fighting the evil undead invaders even faster!

    Head over to our WoW Patches section to download patch 1.11! Be sure to check out the patch notes right here while your download finishes!

    Download, Media
    Wed, Jun 21, 2006
  • Human's Bastion of Power

    Stormwind, known by many as 'the last bastion of humanity", is a
    noble and proud city that's the current captial for the Human race.
    Known for its scenic beauty and marvellous citadel, Stormwind provides
    all the comforts any member of the Alliance could ask for. Get to know
    this city more in Ten Ton Hammer's latest guide, which gives quest
    info, a map, and a little bit of history behind this valiant city.

    "Standing proud in the grassy hills of Elywnn Forest, Stormwind towers
    over the area as a beacon of hope and prosperity for the Human race.
    Many consider Stormwind as the last bastion of Human power within the
    eastern kingdoms since it's the last major Human city still standing."

    Read more about the city of Stormwind at WoW Ten Ton Hammer.

    Wed, Jun 21, 2006
  • Killer Build Week Continues...

    For his second entry in "Killer Build" Week, Darkgolem revisits the Boomstick Sorcerer. He's trimmed the fat and left nothing but destructive muscle in the updated guide:

    "Cone of Cold, and Lightning bolt are the primary damage spells, with very high Difficulty Checks (DCs) for these spells allowing heavy damage to be done to opponents. To reduce attacks, Sleet Storm, Web, and Ice Storm are used, along with Diplomacy."

    Study this killer build and more at
    ">DDO Ten Ton Hammer!

    Wed, Jun 21, 2006
  • Move over Tanks, the Vanguard Warrior Is Set to Change Things...

    When you think of Warriors, you think of the traditional tank and meat shield that is a staple in most MMOs. But the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Warrior brings a few new twists to a well-loved class. The Vanguard Warrior is not only a supreme protective fighter, but capable of offensive fighting and tactical maneuvers. Learn more about the Warrior class in our completely revamped class introduction.

    "The Warrior uses brute force to stand his ground and defend his adventuring partners against foes. A stalwart melee combatant, the Warrior uses his ability to deal punishing blows. He also uses his knowledge of battle tactics to lead and inspire his groupmates and defeat the enemy."

    Find out more about this new breed of Warrior at Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer.

    Wed, Jun 21, 2006
  • Live Update News

    Live Update 24 brought some big changes, but one of the nice features, that didn't change your stuns, was the revamp of some content in the Commonlands. Join RadarX as he braves this new territory and looks at a what is different.

    What do I look at first? I glanced at the patch notes, scoffed because I don't need no stinkin' patch notes, and ran in a random direction. As I made my way west from the Freeport gates I came across a severed arm with a piece of tattered uniform. Did it say "Orkin?" As a shadow was cast over me, I wheeled around to meet one of the Commonlands new residents. A beetle. There is apparently a bug infestation now that no mere can of Raid can handle. This thing was about the size of a bus, and it had friends. Normally I'm ridiculed enough for playing a dwarf, now even as a Dark Elf I feel short. *sob*

    Read more at EQ2 Ten Ton Hammer!

    Wed, Jun 21, 2006
  • I can't wait to see John Madden as an NPC in Warhammer Online. Please oh please, let him be a Skaven. He'd be a great rat.
    It was announced yesterday that Electronic Arts (EA) intends to purchase Mythic Entertainment, the developers of Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online. EA is best known for the sports titles that mill like lemmings off the development treadmill each year, unfailingly selling copy after copy. Their sports games are excellent, top of the heap in most cases which would bode well for the Mythic properties.
    Some of you, who were once and perhaps still are real-time strategy fans will remember some little games called Dune and Command and Conquer. These titles were created by Westwood Studios, a Grade-A development studio that created some of the best real time strategy games you are ever likely to play. Command and Conquer: Red Alert, even though it is long in the tooth is still brought up in RTS conversations. Westwood Studios was purchased by EA and unless my memory fails me, which it does quite often, they haven't released a top-notch game since being taken over. Command and Conquer: Generals anyone?
    Four exclusive MMOG articles, Vin Diesel and even Kim Jong Il are but a click away.
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    Wed, Jun 21, 2006
  • Ten Ton Hammer Writers Share Their Thoughts

    I know it may sound a bit frightening, but I assure you that the writers here at Ten Ton Hammer are harmless...really. They've all had their shots and ...erm....on with the update!

  • Messiah's Digital Haven (6.19.06)
    Messiah gives us an update as he gets ready to head to Paris. Yes, that's Paris, France. Check it out and find out why he's headed overseas!
  • Lady Sirse (6.19.06)
    Lady Sirse gives us an update on her change of assignment here at Ten Ton Hammer as well as plans to continue a look at the secondary market. Check it out and jump on into the discussion!
  • Coyote (6.20.06)
    Coyote looks at laughter in a interesting way. Curious? You should be! Head over and check it out!
Tue, Jun 20, 2006
  • All You Ever Wanted to Know About Chocobos

    On the official site today is a new page dedicated to educating us about this interesting creature.

    The chocobo is a large, herbivorous bird with powerful legs and a sharp, sturdy beak. Its size and impressive speed make it the most popular type of mount in Vana'diel. Although too small to allow flight, the chocobo's wings assist in keeping balance and also function as a type of brake.

    Learn more at the Final Fantasy XI site.

    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
  • Stratics Posts Screenshots from E3

    15 new screenshots of Tabula Rasa were posted today. Taken at E3, you get a view of what the reporters saw at the expo.

    While the Stratics Network was at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles this spring, we were able to take several pictures of Tabula Rasa as it was being shown off to the public. From shots of new worlds to watching The Mutaytor Band play with Tabula Rasa in the background, it was definitely an event not to be missed.

    Head over and take a look.

    Images, Media
    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
  • Questions Answered at Stratics

    In a bi-monthly series, the team at Stratics has posted the results of their Q and A with the develiopers of World of Warcraft.

    Q. When designing quests do you use usability testing to see how different cultures would interpret them? - Douglas Meinhardt from the Uldum realm.

    A. Localization and usability are one of our top priorities when we design quests.We have dedicated localization teams who translate game content for each region. When something is found to be off color or unidentifiable, they make changes to insure that the text works in that particular region.

    Find out more about this game and how you can submit your questions!

    Features, Interviews
    Tue, Jun 20, 2006
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