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  • We've got a thing that's called "pixellated love"...

    No, not you and me, calm down! Gosh. But the month of February, with Valentines Day right around the corner, brings thoughts of love and marriage. But do love and marriage belong in your online game? This month's "Tuesday's Take" at Vanguard - TenTonHammer will look into experiences of love and marriage in the virtual world.

    The question's been popped, the date set, invitations set out and all the plans are in place. Nervously the bride and groom pace in their appointed places waiting for the guests to arrive and be seated. Sounds pretty normal, right? What if I told you this wasn't real, that it was all a game? What if I told you that two players in a MMO were joining, not their real lives and family, but two pixilated characters. Why would anyone go through all of this trouble for a game?

    Do love, marriage, and MMOs go together like a horse, carriage, and poop bucket? Read our take on love and marriage at Vanguard - TenTonHammer, where every day is like your honeymoon. An all expense-paid honeymoon on a tropical island, that is. And you married the supermodel heir / heiress to a vast fortune. It's that good.

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • Buicks and Bunker Busters

    That's right! The Auto Assault glossary has been updated with the information that is currently available in the beta. From airlifts to xenos, we have all of the random tidbits of AA information in one convenient location.

    Infantry
    Most factions use infantry as a basic soldier, but they are very easy for a vehicle to take out. A lot of them will die in one hit of a melee weapon. That doesn't mean they can't hurt you though. They are a scary force in numbers.

    Check out the newly updated Auto Assault glossary at AA - TenTonHammer.

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • Only the Best…

    …for our readers, and GuildWars @ TenTonHammer continues the tradition. Samyel knows that the database contains some obsolete information. Samyel also knows that there’s a whole slew of new skills coming in the next few months with the release of the Factions Expansion. Consequently, we’re cleaning house. Every skill in the database is going to be checked and updated to reflect the current game.

    Today, we dusted and polished the Elementalist skills that have no attribute, or use Energy Storage. We’ll be working on updates for the next week or so, and intend to get things sparkly-clean well before the release of Factions, the new expansion for Guild Wars (in a store near you this spring!).

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • We always thought Xerin... er, Devrek belonged in the looney bin!

    In the continuing Auto Assault-themed comedy series, Devrek took a Freelancer’s car and sold it to some of those bandits that roam outside of towns last week. While he was bragging about all of the money he made during his standup act, Hestia Corporation broke in and whisked him away. So this week in the fourth edition of the Roadstop Comedy Club we find out exactly what happened after he was taken in! Apparently Devrek has gotten access to a local terminal and has sent all of his buddies an update on his condition.

    Apparently selling off Hestia Corporation’s property the first time lands you with exile. A second time and it lands you locked up in a cell with guards and crazy stares. I’m being treated well, however they say I may get released from my exile due to permanent irreversible mental insanity. I’m not quite sure where they get that idea. I guess trying to make a pirate hat out of the only piece of bread you get that day makes you crazy. If trying to be fashionable is crazy, well then, uh… call me fashionably crazy! Yeah!

    Check out the entire Roadstop Comedy Club serial at at Auto Assault - TenTonHammer!

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • DDO elves, fresh off the.... shelves?

    Ralsu conjures up another guide to the races of Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, this time painting a word portrait of the beautiful and mysterious elf.

    An elf often seeks adventure because of stagnation in her life. A race that can live over 700 years, elves have ample time to explore the curiosities in life. Elves are neither rash nor greedy. They gain perspective from their years of experience. When elven curiosity points to a goal, elves demonstrate remarkable concentration and persistence.

    Learn more about elves in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach at DDO TenTonHammer

Tue, Feb 07, 2006
Ethec
  • I look for news on this game everyday so I was surprised that whilst browsing MMORPGDOT I came across this one. Gamespy has a Huxley Preview. I'm not sure that I'll actually play the game but I'm interested in seeing it in action now.

    t the center of Huxley's struggle are two distinct subspecies of humans-as-we-know-them-today: Sapiens, which are more or less like you and me, and Alternatives, which were more dramatically affected by the Nuclearite shower. They're at war with each other, but also with a wildcard faction known as Hybrids. As of now, we know that Sapiens and Alternatives will be playable races. As for Hybrids, well, all such inquiries to Webzen were met with coy glances, and vague comments. Make of that what you will.

    On a side note: I'm thinking that this is the year of the post apocolyptic genre. Not my bag but you can never tell what the future holds.

    More News and Info on Huxley

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    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Clerics inciting others to violence? And we're not even talking about Danish cartoons.

    Zed brings us the information needed to build a better cleric in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, and he insists clerics are more than simple healers.

    Whilst clerics in DDO are still the primary healing class they offer much more versatility to a group. They are capable of buffing the entire party’s combat skills or other important ability scores, crowd control and even some powerful offensive spell casting. Plus, clerics can enter front line combat, hiding behind shield and heavy armour to aid the fighters in bringing down their foes.

    The Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach Cleric starter guide, only at DDO @ TenTonHammer. And don't worry: Shayalyn and Zed promise that no alter boys were harmed in the making of this guide!

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • What do you get when you mix a Star Trek Online MMO with news of the Galaxy class Starships? A squealing 12 year old boy. Or a *cough* 31 *cough* girl. A New Developer Blog is up on the official Star Trek Online site. This one revolves around the new starships.

    Glen Dahlgren here, Design Director on STO, and it's my pleasure to give you a peek into another aspect of our design process.

    Because of our recent press release, you may already be aware that we're working with yet another experienced Star Trek designer: Andrew Probert, the guy who designed the Enterprise D, Next Gen's original Starship. But you're certainly not familiar with the intimate details of HOW he is contributing - and that's what I'd like to discuss.

    While we're very excited to have the opportunity to create brand-new ships and technology (and we will be doing so), one of our goals for STO is to bring alive the iconic people, things, and places from Star Trek's shows and movies - that with which you're already very familiar. An obvious target is the Galaxy-class Starship, the anchor of TNG. Who doesn't want to wander those halls, walk around that bridge, or explore the holodeck? And how about visiting some of the places that the show only hinted at, like the Cetacean (dolphin) quarters or the immense double-barreled main computer core?

    Enterprise D! *shudders and faints dead away from excitement*

    More News and Info on Star Trek Online

    News
    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • So we've started our new Ten Ton Hammers guild on the Sen'jin server. We're up to 36 members now and growing strong. This weekend I finally entered WSG. I've never PVP'd before.. IT WAS SUCH A RUSH! I have this feeling that I'm going to stay at level 19 for the rest of my playtime. I.. am... a.. PVP GOD!

    Ok so I'm really not a pvp god. I ran around in circles screaming and flapping my hands when a rogue came up behind and incapacitated me. I have a lot to learn yet. If you have some good pointers for a new PVP'ing hunter send me a mail.

    Better yet! Visit us on the Sen'jin server and tell me in person!

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    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • We had the movies, we had the comic books and now my friends... we have the novels. The Age of Conan Official site has the details

    We caught up with Jeff Mariotte, author of the new novel trilogy Age of Conan: Marauders to find out a little about what its like to be working on the Conan license!

    Here is what he had to say when we asked what it meant to him to be part of the license team!

    Age of Conan is more than just a game—it’s a multi-pronged effort by Conan Properties International and some talented creative partners to expand upon parts of Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age that Howard, during his too-brief career, didn’t have a chance to thoroughly explore. To be asked by CPI and Ace Books to become part of that process, by writing the first-ever young adult novels set in the Hyborian world, is an honor and a privilege for a long-time REH fan like me.

    I'd say unleash the barbarian in yourself, but if you're going to come out with a really bad accent then eh, don't bother.

    More News and Info on Age of Conan

    News
    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
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