Thanks to Gaile Gray, Community Manager at ArenaNet for sending us the following:
"Just a note to say that I find the network decision to be quite surprising, and very impressive. I've noticed with dismay the growing number of ads offering in-game gold or items for cash, and I'm well aware that some fansites are owned by powerful commercial in-game item sellers. As a former fansite administrator, I'm sensitive to the high costs of site ownership and growth, which makes me even more impressed and pleased with the TTH change in policy."
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Three words that should garner interest are Ultimate, Warcraft and Championship. In fact, I was so sure that this was a good idea that I talked our company into putting $600 on the line.
In a nutshell, we want to crown the one on one champion of PvP in World of Warcraft. The WoW forums are filled with loud-mouthed players, who when they are not beating their chests are filling the message boards with verbal diarrhea focusing almost solely on what great PvP players they are.
Now is your chance to put up or shut up and win some cash in the process.
The Ultimate Warcraft Championship
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Game Movie: Who's On First.
Vin Diesel Fact of the Day:
Vin Diesel can slam a revolving door.
Factions, bards, and signature art...it's an interesting mix that only a MMOG site could deliver.
Read on! You might learn something.
Here's what's new on the network!
- DDO: Quest For Glory
"Want to discover some of the quests awaiting you in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO)? Wait no further. Explore them now with Ralsu and Shayalyn, two adventurers in the DDO beta who are bound for glory. One is an artistic and clever bard, the other a fiery and independent cleric. Time and trials will decide their fate--will they ascend to glory, or fall to Stormreach's many foes? Their journals will reveal countless quests to the careful reader in the weeks ahead. Check out their first installment for a glimpse at what awaits on The Low Road."
- EverQuest 2: Guide to Maj'Dul - Faction Guide
"Among the citizens of Maj'Dul, live three factons warring for control of the city. Players can enter the fray by choosing allegiance to one of them. RadarX expounds on the Maj'Dul city guide by explaining how faction works and what the benefits are."
- Vanguard: A Bard By Any Other Name
"In today's editorial, Merriandra takes us into the world of the Bard. Are you in tune with your inner Bard or does the mere thought of playing one cause you to cover your ears in terror? Let us know by following the link to our forums at the end of this delightful editorial."
- Vanguard: Signature Art Imitating Life
"Eliana takes a look at the attachment gamers have to their characters and the worlds in which they play. She looks specifically at the popularity of making personalized signature art and what deeper meaning lies beneath them."
- EverQuest 2: Guide to Status Loot
"Status Loot is one way for players to help their guild gain status along with pocketing some for themselves. Kill a mob, get a status item and turn it into the correct faction. Slide gives us an updated guide to these special items which includes the Tier 7. Let all of your status item questions be answered here."
- World of Warcraft: Two Hours To 150: Cooking and Fishing
"Maybe you thought the "Cooking" and "Fishing" professions in World of Warcraft are gimp, too complex, too time-consuming, too boring, or too expensive to get into. Not so. At least, not anymore.
We have some secrets to share with you, secrets that will catapult your skills from 1 to 150 in both the Cooking and Fishing professions for a handful of silver, and in less time than it takes to watch another late-night "B" movie. It's not an exploit, it won't get you banned. It's just a taste of the old-school MMO "grind smarter, not harder" approach.
Two hours, no gold, 300 skill points. Sound good? Check it out."
- World of Warcraft: Guide - Cooking Profession
"Batwing crunchies? Um...
We, like you, don't put much thought into the tasty delicacies our characters devour after a tough fight. Nevermind that (arguably) the best dish in the game contains more than a snort of goblin rocket fuel. And no, Booty Bay revelers, we're not talking about the "volatile rum" they serve down there.
But for those of you that want an inside look at the horrors of the World of Warcraft "Cooking" profession, we offer a new FAQ that Upton Sinclair would be proud of. You've been warned!
(No mechanical war-chickens were harmed in the creation of this guide.)"
Now on to the real world. You can't make this stuff up.
As always, thanks for visiting TenTonHammer.com,
-- John "Boomjack" Hoskin