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  • Can you believe it's been 2 years? My how time flies when you're having fun.

    What better way to honor and celebrate than to have a sweepstakes of heroic proportions? That’s right – to celebrate City of Heroes®’ birth month, we’re giving away a prize a day for the entire month of April, and it couldn’t be much easier to win! All you have to do is log into City of Heroes® or City of Villains™ (doesn’t matter which) once each day – it doesn’t matter for how long – and you’ll be eligible to win the prize for that day. Out of all the people who log into the game once everyday from April 1st to April 30th between the hours of 12:00am to 11:59pm EST (you can log in more than once, but it won’t increase your chances of winning), one winner will be randomly chosen! We told you it was easy!

    Click here for the list of prizes.

    More news and info on City of Heroes.

    News
    Tue, Mar 28, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • GameSpy reports on Richard Garriott’s GDC lecture, where he spoke candidly about the trials and tribulations of Tabula Rasa’s development history.

    In any case, Tabula Rasa never even had a chance to take a serious crack, due to a fundamental disconnect in the team's cohesion. According to Garriott, it was a case of too many chefs in the kitchen. There was hierarchy in place at the studio, but even those occupying the lowest rungs were pretty distinguished unto themselves, which hurt the team's ability to delegate and execute on tasks on a very fundamental level.

    I guess that the only thing I can say is.. read this article. Having heard Garriott speak, this article embodies his lecture. Read it here.

    News
    Tue, Mar 28, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • IGN has the new Ground Zero Dev Diary for your perusal.

    In the development of Auto Assault we just didn't want PvP to be a place where players go and fight outside of the normal game world. For those that want to do that and take place in a ladder system, we do have that kind of PvP gameplay with the Arenas, but we wanted something that put the players into the much larger conflict between the three races. That's where Ground Zero comes in.

    Need more Auto Assault goodness? Go here!

    More news and info on Auto Assault!

    News
    Tue, Mar 28, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • We've been waiting for what seems like forever for this one. However, patch 1.10 is going live today. Anyone else twiddling their thumbs waiting for this one?

    Check out our World of Warcraft Community to download the latest patch, and read the latest patch notes.

    More news and info on World of Warcraft.

    News
    Tue, Mar 28, 2006
    Awenyddion
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    After much wrangling about our first podcast is nearly in the bag. There is a bit of editing left to do, and some special features to add, but the content is all there.
    Hopefully we will have it up in the next couple of days. In our first episode we talk about Dungeons and Dragons Online, RF Online, the Game Developers Conference, Star Gate Worlds and much more. Watch here for the RSS feed and a direct link when the show is available! Special thanks to Phil Comeau, Jeff Woleslagle and Nicole Hamlett for being a part of our first foray into the world of audio.
    Questions? Send them in.


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    03.28.2006

    • Dungeons and Dragons Online: The All Weather Paladin
      "Which Dungeons & Dragons Online class is versatile enough to tank, back-up heal, and stop undead in their tracks? The paladin, of course. Our paladin class specialist, Save-vs-DM, has served up a nifty build for the all-around pally."
    • EverQuest 2: FanFaire Page
      "The 2006 SOE Fan Faire is fast approaching April 5th, 6th, an 7th. TenTonHammer has your complete coverage of this event. With news as it becomes available, photos, and blogs about the events you'll be up to date with all the happenings. Stay tuned."
    • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - PvE vs PvP Part #4
      "Mercurie offers us one last take on this months very debated topic of PVP vs PVE. "

    03.27.2006

    • EverQuest 2: Playing By The Numbers
      "Deathly afraid of math since his misery in College Algebra, RadarX braves ahead, and interviews Aditu the designer of the Advanced Combat Tracker parser. Aditu discusses what parsers do, how they are used, and attempts to convince Radar they really aren't networked into Skynet to create Terminators. He won't accomplish his task with Radar, but he will provide an insightful interview. "
    • EverQuest 2: Raiding The Other Content
      "Raiding is that content that some of us only dream of.  Is it really all that and a bag of chips?  Or is it best left to those that have the time and patience for it?  Savanja takes a peek at raiding content and delves into that age old question of whether or not raiding is really worth it."
    • Dungeons and Dragons Online: Interview with Ten Ton's Guild Leader
      "One month has passed since the launch of Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. The DDO Ten Ton Hammer guild (appropriately named Ten Ton Hammer) formed pre-launch during the head start event and has been going (and growing) strong ever since. Ralsu talks with TTH Guild leader, Shayalyn, about the guild and its members in this interview."
    • Dungeons and Dragons Online: Fighter Tactics
      "Masters of arms, gladiators, and soldiers--fighters in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO) are peerless in their combat versatility and skill. If you have chosen fighter as your character DDO, you'll want to know the best tactics to use for your party. Gol of Argonessen has you covered."
    • Auto Assault: Chatting With a Winner
      "This week we interview 1MI_Savage, Road Rage tournament winner.Braving the trials of the tournament with his friends 1MI_Furion,Retratserif, and Silo; they claimed their victory by defeating theAuto Assault developers in the last round of the tournament. Savageshares his insights into Auto Assault along with opinions on itsprogression and of course pirates."
    • Guild Wars: Irresistible Blokes Interview
      "For this month's interview, I had a round-table chat with a group of blokes--the Irresistable Blokes. This European guild is made up of members from two of the guilds who kicked butt all the way to Taipei and the Guild Wars World Championship. They talked to me about Taiwan, the new Factions expansion, and their hopes for the future of Guild Wars."
    • World of Warcraft: A Facelift For WoW
      "You know you watch to many home renovation shows when...Another month come and gone and it can only mean one thing, another interview!For all you usual readers out there, we have a new surprise and treat for you!No longer will you see the bickering between Hardcore Raiders and Casuals, but instead, WOW gamers who love the environment that Blizzard has given them, and want to improve it. These are the gamers who love to watch home renovations shows on Sunday night television, then apply it to WOW. Some of the things to expect are Guild Housing, New Cities, Tattoo and Hair Parlor, and more! Take a look at several people's great ideas on how to improve the World of Warcraft!"

    Vin Diesel Fact of the Day: In the time honored debate of which came first, the chicken or the egg, the correct answer is that Vin Diesel came first. He always comes first.


    Now on to the real world. You can't make this stuff up.

    As always, thanks for visiting TenTonHammer.com,
    -- John "Boomjack" Hoskin

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    Tue, Mar 28, 2006
    Boomjack
  • TenTonHammer live at SOE Fan Faire '06!

    SOE FanFaire 2006, held in Atlanta from April 5th - 7th, is fast approaching! RadarX and Coyote will be on-hand to deliver the goods live from 'lanta in case you can't go. Preliminary info is now online, but keep checking the TenTonHammer Fan Faire news page (especially during the actual event) for updates!

    Check out the EQ2 @ TenTonHammer SOE Fan Faire 2006 Coverage Page and know where to go!

    Tue, Mar 28, 2006
    Ethec
  • You know you watch too many home renovation shows when...

    Another month come and gone and it can only mean one thing, another interview! For all of you regular WoW @ TenTonHammer readers out there, we have a surprise for you! No longer will you see the bickering between Hardcore Raiders and Casuals, but instead, WOW gamers who love the environment that Blizzard has given them, and want to improve it.

    These are the gamers who love to watch home renovations shows on Sunday night television, then apply it to WOW. Some of the things to expect are Guild Housing, New Cities, Tattoo and Hair Parlor, and more! Take a look at several people's great ideas on how to improve the World of Warcraft!

    Here we have a very popular idea brought up and discussed by Quicktoe, a level 25 Gnome Warrior on the server Dark Iron. The ideas behind giving Gnomes and Trolls there own cities!

    I realize these two races were the last implemented into the game during its development cycle, but I was thinking it would make for an extremely cool patch or expansion implementation, to create some sort of huge challenge for both the horde and alliance to overcome in order to have all their races to have their own city.

    I realize there would be immense design challenges to accompany this change, but it could be a world effort on the scale of 1.9 and its new instance.

    To view the latest World of Warcraft @ Ten Ton Hammer Interview, click here!

    Mon, Mar 27, 2006
    Ethec
  • Here is your chance to shape the desinty of a new game. The official site has a new survey. Tell them what you want in returns after you've completed your corpse retrieval etc.

    More news and info on Dark and Light.

    News
    Mon, Mar 27, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • A irresistable interview.

    Some of the fellas of the Irresistable Blokes were kind enough to spend some time talking with me about the GWWC, Factions, and the metagame. For most of them, it was perilously close to dawn, but they provided a lively conversation nonetheless.

    Samyel: So, did you guys do a lot of drinking in Taipei?

    Uhlv: I met my good buddies Smirnoff Ice and 60% vodka over there.

    Samyel: So you may have thrown up in someone's bathtub and not recalled it? 60% is pretty stiff liquor.

    Uhlv: After we lost to Evil we had no reason not to. I didn't throw up, that's for sure. It was only motion sickness. I was perrfectly soberr.

    Read all about it at Guild Wars - TenTonHammer.

    Mon, Mar 27, 2006
    Ethec
  • The winner, and current cham-pine...

    Auto Assault @ TenTonHammer's Xerin interviews 1MI_Savage, Road Rage tournament winner. Braving the trials of the tournament with his friends 1MI_Furion, Retratserif, and Silo; they claimed their victory by defeating the Auto Assault developers in the last round of the tournament. Savage shares his insights into Auto Assault along with opinions on its progression and of course pirates.

    This week we grabbed one of the “Road Rage” tournament winners, Savage16! The contest ran for many weeks with plenty of fierce fighting. Only a few were able to claim victory in the end and Savage16 was with these few chosen. Chosen for their ability to adapt to the ever changing beta world, their strength to overcome great obstacles in battle, and their ability to blow away all of the opposition!

    So ride on by Auto Assault @ TenTonHammer and take a look at what an Auto Assault winner has to say!

    Mon, Mar 27, 2006
    Ethec
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