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  • Might Meets Magic

    Don't you just hate those pesky little casters? You know the ones: they
    shoot a fireball at you and then duck around a corner just out of
    reach. Their battle tactics are to wear you down before you can reach
    them. If only there were some way to survive the initial blasts and
    kill them quickly! Ah, but there is! Save-vs-DM presents the Mage
    Slayer:

    The Mage Slayer should focus on one
    thing: killing enemy spellcasters as quickly as possible. As soon as
    you see a spellcaster, activate Power Attack and your Action Boost to
    increase either your attack bonus (if the spellcaster has a high Armor
    Class) or your saving throws (if the spellcaster has very potent
    spells). Charge forth and quickly dispatch the spellcaster, using Smite
    Evil if possible.

    See the full build at
    href="http://ddo.tentonhammer.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=205" target="_blank">DDO - Ten Ton Hammer
    !

    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Ethec
  • Types of Role-Playing

    At the Vanguard - Ten Ton Hammer community site, AnomalousSilence continues his series, this week taking a look at the different types of role-playing and role-players in today's MMO's.

    While role-playing as a whole, along with the players who choose to participate, cannot be categorized specifically, the following are some general categories by which many role-players can be described.

    Find out about the types of role-playing at Vanguard @ Ten Ton Hammer and see where you fit in...

    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Ethec
  • Mission: Possible!

    Missions are the best way to level up in Auto Assault. They are plentiful, fun, and contain rewards beyond what anything else in the game offers (except crafting!). Missions can get a little complicated sometimes and knowing the basics can really help speed up your adventures!

    What is the easiest way to gain levels in Auto Assault you ask? Well, there is one word that answers this question. That is word is “missions”. Missions are the fastest, easiest, and the absolute most fun way to advance through Auto Assault. Sure you can go out and grind your way through the levels, but why bother when you can infiltrate gangs, take out enemy supplies, and much more!

    Head over to Auto Assault Mechanics: Missions at Auto Assault - Ten Ton Hammer!

    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Ethec
  • I know it's been a while since GDC but it's better late than never aye? I had a chance to sit with Daron Stinnett as well as Glen Dahlgren at the conference. We had a good talk about Perpetual's upcoming Star Trek Online. All of you trekkies out there rejoice! We're going to get a game done right!

    They wouldn’t give up the central conflict of the game. No amount of begging and pleading on my part would reveal that secret. However, they had plenty of other goodies to give me. As you may already know, STO will be taking place after The Next Generation. The licensing deal with CBS (who now owns the Star Trek License) spans the entire Star Trek Library. They have the ability to use material from a broad range of sources extending from Star Trek (the series) to Deep Space 9 to Voyager. They’ve even gone as far as giving Perpetual scripts, footage, and production notes to enable them to create a solid Intellectual Property (or "IP" - an industry buzzword for the rights to the entire body of work, including patents and business methods, surrounding an idea that has commercial value, e.g. a game, motion picture, television series, etc.). While they haven’t been in touch with writers yet, they have been able to work with production designers for the shows. These meetings should allow the Perpetual team to integrate some really great content into the game.

    You can read the interview in it's entirety Right here!

    News
    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • And they will hit it hard! Or not. . . you can never tell.

    We are proud to announce that Blizzard will be part of the Lanwar event taking place in Louisville, KY, from June 15 through June 18. Lanwar is the first stop in the World Series of Video Games, a series of tournaments and events around the world where gamers can get together and compete for glory, honor, and awesome prizes. As part of the Lanwar event, we will be hosting a series of tournaments and contests for Starcraft, Warcraft III and World of Warcraft.

    Here is the Lanwar Webpage.

    Visit our World of Warcraft Community.

    News
    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • So who wants to see some beautiful shots of Middle Earth? Yeah I do too. You can find them here.

    These shots are of scenic Archet.

    Want more Middle Earth Goodness? Visit our Lord of the Rings Online Community.

    News
    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • This man is so engaging that he could probably sell a tract of cockroach infested land to me and I'd ask for more.

    Another E3 has come and gone and the Tabula Rasa team comes home satisfied, enthusiastic, determined, energized and exhausted all in one. We spent three days showing the game to colleagues, press, and buyers and we feel that we have a great game on our hands. Those of us who didn’t make it to Los Angeles were in Austin working hard on the game or escorting, in game, the players that were logging on at the E3 floor. Those of us who did make it to Los Angeles participated in one of the best booths at the show. I would like to thank Mutaytor and Chris Vrenna for making our booth experience one of the best at the show.

    One of the great things about E3 is watching how people play our game. We were gratified that anyone could get in and play the game without lots of instruction time, and the people that did play said that it felt right. When we made the decision to create an RPG with shooter style controls, we knew that feel was going to be very, very important. So, now we just have to finish polishing the game by making sure it runs well on lots of hardware, getting in the rest of the content and opening up the servers for Friends and Family testing.

    So that’s it for this year. My final impression of Tabula Rasa at E3 is this: those that saw the game thought it looked beautiful and intriguing. Those people that played it had lots of fun and often stayed for hours, and that’s all you can ask for. I’ll leave you with some links that tell the story better than I will:

    You can find the rest of this message here.

    News
    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It's new, it's good. I'm talking about the weekly development activities. This is where you find out what the Turbine team is working on.

    Vendors and NPC's

    * The Jewelry and Clothing Pawnbrokers will be moving to the Marketplace Tent. Vendors selling non-magical consumable goods will take their place in the House shops.
    * We will be correcting some of the (now) incorrect NPC dialogue following the recent relocation of several quest NPCs.

    These and more are in Q&A and will be available on the next update.

    For a good time, visit our Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach community.

    News
    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Little was "really" known about Tabula Rasa's new incarnation before GDC 2005. However, all of the good pulp free juice came from E3 concerning this game. Find out what "Lord British" has to say to Boomtown in this E3 interview.

    n Tabula Rasa you don’t select a class when you’re creating your character.

    - It’s a very bad concept that players have to select a class as soon as they start creating their characters. You normally don’t know much about the game when you start out and the risk of making a wrong choice is big. In Tabula Rasa, if you aren’t satisfied with your character choices you can always go back to your clone, explains Richard Garriot.

    Want more Tabula Rasa news? Find it here.

    News
    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • E3 is over but the coverage like a frightening tsunami still rolls on threatening to drown us in it's wake. Gamebunny has a quick breakdown of all of the MMO games that E3 had to offer. What did these guys truly think of Age of Conan or Hero's Journey? Go read it and find out.

    News
    Wed, May 24, 2006
    Awenyddion
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