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  • Expanding the Adventure!

    Adventure packs, Expansion packs, Ice packs. What's the difference? Slide takes a look at the pros and cons of these two methods SOE uses for releasing EverQuest 2 content.

    Over the past year and few months EQ2 subscribers have been exposed to a total of two adventure packs and one expansion pack with another on the way. At first this may seem confusing. Why not call them all adventure packs or expansion packs, what makes them different? Let me try and explain.

    Read the entire article at the Everquest 2 @ TenTonHammer community site.

    Sat, Feb 18, 2006
    Ethec
  • Offensive Fighters?

    What Fighters who offend us with their ...aroma, their grizzly manners? No, not that type of offensive...the type that deal the damage and dodge around the bigger hit absorbing tanks. These fighters, known as light tanks, are found in every MMO out there. Martuk, in part 2 of his Know Your Role series, tells us what we might see in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes for this group that includes Rangers, Rogues and more.

    Vanguard will have a variety of Offensive Fighters for players to choose from. Some of these classes have been announced, but, like most things during the beta phase of any game, could change at the developers' discretion. The Offensive Fighter classes that have been announced include: Bards, Berserkers, Monks, Rangers, and Rogues. These classes all have roots in Everquest, but their Vanguard counterparts could be very different.

    Read the rest of this article at the Vanguard - TenTonHammer community site.

    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Ethec
  • Exclusive Dungeons & Dragons Online Video

    Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach will launch on February 28, 2006. Can't wait that long? We've got the next best thing to being in Stormreach--some exclusive video footage of one of the newbie quests from the harbor area.
    Check out the video at DDO @ TenTonHammer, and see the newest MMORPG in action!

    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Ethec
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    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Competing for cash in an MMORPG?

    Nope, we're not talking about two gold farmers dickering over a roll. The Guild Wars World Championship began this week in Taipei. Six teams representing three regions are competing for fame, glory, and the $100,000 grand prize. In this editorial, we take a look at the GWWC. Read about it at our Guild Wars @ TenTonHammer community site. Good luck to all the folks participating. Travel safe, play fair, and take lots of pictures for those of us back home!

    It’s a pretty crazy concept, when you think about it. Playing a video game and ending up in a foreign country, competing for cash. Sure, it’s happened with first-person-shooter games, but a game billed as an RPG? Not so common. Guild Wars is a unique mix of story-telling and competitive PvP action, and its success rests firmly on both pillars.

    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Ethec
  • The best part of playing MMOs are the emotes. Top 3? /rude , /fart, /point... In that order.

    Mat's Creating Emotes for PotBS is up.

    I've done some number crunching in order to give you an idea of how important emotes can be in our game. Currently we have 240 animations in the game. Of those 240 animations, 90 of them are emotes – and this number will grow as we get closer to launch. While emotes are a great way to help people communicate in the game world, it is interesting to note that once we make an emote animation, ConCo is then able to spread them around and make our NPC’s more lively in the world. If you look closely at the crew members on the ships, you can even see some of the emotes there!

    240.. that's alot! All he needs though is 3. /fart, /rude and /point.

    More News and Info on Pirates of the Burning Sea!

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    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • That silly Devrek. What’s he up to this time?

    We'll find out in our latest installment of the Roadstop Comedy Club! This week we bring you the fifth edition in our humorous series featuring a wacky stand up comedian. This time he’s back at the roadstop and something’s brewing! You’ll have to read to find out what though! Drive on over to the Comedy Highway and exit at Auto Assault @ TenTonHammer!

    Hey guys! Welcome back to the comedy club. I missed all of you in my temporary absence. I hope that doesn’t happen again. I’ve got myself under control this time I hope. There is now a collar around my leg where if I try to leave the comedy club it’ll explode or something. I don’t really know because I wasn’t paying attention. That’s a small detail though, because there was something bothering me while I had all of that free time. What if cars could talk?

    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Ethec
  • They've got a poll in my hometown newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News. They added Auto Assault to the list of "What will be the hottest game of 2006?". Go ahead and vote for them!

    Or you could vote for Oblivion. *whistles innocently*

    We Have Your Auto Assault Lovin Right Here!

    More News and Info on Auto Assault

    News
    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It's time to dress up in your battle armor and head to Atlanta! SOE has opened up registration to the Fan Faire! For the mere cost of $125 you can get yourself a fancy T-shirt, Admission to the grand banquet and .. yes there is an and.. the welcome reception. It's a fabulous deal. Truly it is!

    Or you could just check out our EverQuest 2 Community Site. It's better than two fan faires put together!

    More News and Info on EverQuest 2

    News
    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • The Black Dragonflight. The mere mention of its name is enough to strike fear in the hearts of even the bravest adventurers. The cunning black dragon and undisputed ruler of his flight, Nefarian, has begun to unfold the final stages of his sinister plan to lead his army to supremacy over all the races of Azeroth. Now, watch a courageous band of heroes challenge Nefarian in his own sanctum at the very height of Blackrock Spire in this latest gameplay trailer of Blackwing Lair!

    Wow that sounds pretty sinister doesn't it? It leaves this level 27 n00b Troll shaking. You can download the trailer Here.

    Check out what's new on our World of Warcraft community site!

    More News and Info on World of Warcraft

    News
    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
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