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  • World of Warcraft is officially the genre's 24K lb. elephant...

    Citing MMOGchart.com figures, Ars Technica has done a little math and declared that WoW officially has more than 50% market share. Statistically, more than half of you have WoW accounts. Creepy.

    The big surprise, however, was Blizzard's World of Warcraft, released in 2004. It quickly surpassed all its rivals in subscriptions, passing the six million mark in February of this year. Now, according to the web site MMOGCHART.com, it has hit a new milestone by moving past the 50 percent mark for market share of massively multiplayer online games.

    View Ars Technica's take on WoW's predominance, then half of you should check out our WoW @ Ten Ton Hammer community site before logging in.

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    Sat, Jun 03, 2006
    Ethec
  • Win a date with Coyote Sharptongue...

    TenTonHammer's very own Coyote Sharptongue meets the winner of the official "Win a Date with Coyote" contest. The beautiful contestant will fulfill all their dreams, and spend a romantic evening with Coyotee. What happens when he meets his date...I just can't describe. You have to read it.

    "This is Coyotee Sharptongue reporting to you live from the posh and extravagant restaurant "Grimy's Grubbery," where we are happy to announce the winner of our "Date with the Stars" contest." A large Kerran dressed in a very formal tuxedo jacket and tie smiles suavely into the camera from behind a table full of wine glasses and steaming food.

    Read the rest of this humorous and strangely horrifying story at the EverQuest 2 @ Ten Ton Hammer community site.

    Sat, Jun 03, 2006
    Ethec
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Role Playing

    This from our Vanguard @ Ten Ton Hammer community site. So you've decided upon a race and class that fits you.You tweaked the character creation tools until it was as perfect as you imagined. You have selected a server that fits your needs. You've even got a background history of your character and a cool name...ready to Role-Play?

    Not quite yet...AnomalousSilence ends his month long series on Role-Playing with a look at the proper etiquette you need for great Role-Playing.

    • Role-play as often as possible in order to increase the immersion aspect of the game.
    • What would your character do? Live your character.
    • It’s the golden rule of gaming as well as life: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    So if you anticipate that you might want to give this a try in the world of Telon you won't want to miss this roleplay series finale at Vanguard - Ten Ton Hammer, and in case you missed any of the earlier parts to the Vanguard - Ten Ton Hammer series:

    Sat, Jun 03, 2006
    Ethec
  • Combat, which leads to corpse runs...

    Combat and Corpse Runs, the two main components that make or break a game for many players. Medeor takes a look at these two components and shares his thoughts on Vanguard's approach.

    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes has latched on to this idea of chaining spells together for additional fun and excitement. If you put together the correct set of spells in the proper order, all the wheels of pain line up and deliver a truckload of damage. Those kinds of spectacular hits are the combat I want.

    Read more at the Vanguard - Ten Ton Hammer community site.

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Ethec
  • Mercurial Thoughts on Vanguard Role-Play

    Today kicks off the start of new weekly editorial column. Mercurie opens up his mind to the community and shares his thoughts each Friday. Today he looks at the Role-Playing aspect of the game.

    Do most people actually play their characters, much as an actor would play a role, or do they treat their characters simply as automatons meant to collect treasure, weapons, and experience?

    Read more Mercurial Thoughts, at the Vanguard - Ten Ton Hammer community site.

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Ethec
  • Is that kind of like a bad rash?

    With our next major content patch, Shadow of the Necropolis, players will have access to the new high-level raid dungeon Naxxramas, the seat of Kel'Thuzad, one of the most feared enemies the world of Warcraft has ever known. Horrors of the past and new terrors yet to be unleashed are converging inside the necropolis as the Lich King's servants prepare their assault. Soon, the Scourge will march again...

    You can find out more details here.

    I hear that soap and water works best for scourges.

    Visit our WoW community. It's your Cure all.

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    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Rank in Guild Wars, Part Deux

    Guest writer Tap joins us again with the second part of his in-depth look at PvP, rank, and Guild Wars. This time, he focuses on GvG combat and talent.

    Grab your friends, grab henchmen, grab anything that can wield a weapon and head out into the maw of Guild Wars pinnacle of PvP combat. Role-playing aside, many PvP players consider GvG to be on top in the PvP hierarchical map, with the highest competition and talent available in Guild Wars.

    Read the second part of Tap's article, Does Rank Equal Anything? at the Guild Wars - Ten Ton Hammer community site.

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Ethec
  • The next IRL for Saga of Ryzom is coming up. They want to know where you want to have it.

    Well it's getting close to that time again folks, the next IRL is going to happen and we want to get some idea of where you'd like to go for it. After all, it's your meet so you should get a say in where it is held.
    The last two have been held in The Old Star in London (transport links to London are very good, plenty of cheap hotels if people want to stay over and apparently there are one or two things to see and do in the city if you arrive early) so if you'd prefer we can do that again. Or we can find another venue in the city, or even choose a different city altogether.

    Bear in mind if you want to choose a different city it would be a good idea to make it one with good links so people don't struggle to get there. So feel free to give us your views so we can decide on the best place between us all to meet up, exchange war stories and quite possibly explore the contents of the bar.

    Um.. I wouldn't mind hitting London in a storm of Gamer wonder. You can leave your comments right here.

    More Saga of Ryzom news.

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    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Humans only... no ogres allowed.

    The Humans are one of the most diverse races in EverQuest 2 able to choose from many classes. Join RadarX as he presents your walkthrough, for the Human only quests, that take place in Nettleville Hovel. .

    Welcome to Qeynos! The streets are clean and people DO appear just a little too happy. So slap the guy in the Mickey Mouse costume on your way in, and lets get to work. Right as you get off the boat in Nettleville Hovel, head straight to Helain Conyers who will give you a little background on Humans.

    Read the rest of our walkthrough at the EQ2 - Ten Ton Hammer community site

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Ethec
  • Full power to the engines, reroute it through the weapons systems!

    Auto Assault is more mechanics-rich than some reviews would have you believe. That circular dial on the lower left hand side of the screen is your current Power Distribution which lets you do more damage, speed up, or be more defensive with penalties of course. We've gone through and updated our guide with more detailed explanations and a look at each and every available option!

    Auto Assault is all about speed, but sometimes what you have isn't enough. If you find enemies getting away from you then activate the speed power distribution to catch up with them! When you hit the petal to the medal remember that every power distribution mode has its own drawbacks. You don't want to lower your defense against enemies who are speedy and dangerous.

    Take a drive, at full speed of course, over to our Power Distribution Guide here at Auto Assault - Ten Ton Hammer!

    Fri, Jun 02, 2006
    Ethec
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