Class-specific "Tier 3" armor sets represent the ultimate gear in World of Warcraft, the absolute cream of the crop, at least until Burning Crusade is released this winter. A full set represents countless hours spent getting the prerequisite gear toearn yourself a spot in a raid that has a prayer of successfully dispatching the bossess found deep within the toughest dungeon in the game: Naxxramas, then raiding Naxx until you have all the epic drops and rare loot you need to complete the Tier 3 quests. We've begun adding Tier 3 information to our popular class guides, starting with the Druid class guide.
One of the Key factors you need to consider is how you are you going to play your class. Will it be Feral? Maybe balance? Or perhaps Restore. Which ever path you follow armor stats will play a key role in how well you will do.
IGN.com has posted an interview with Blizzard's COO, Paul Sams. They had a chance to sit down with him at the recent Games Convention 2006 in Leipzig, Germany.
At just shy of 7 million global users, World of Warcraft is by far the most popular MMO games out there, and is one of the only MMOs to experience rampant success in North America and Europe as well as Asia. In addition to an English version of the game, you can find World of Warcraft in German, French, Korean, Chinese, and there's a Spanish version coming soon. At this rate, World of Warcraft is well on its way to being the most-translated game in the world.
While World of Warcraft was released in Europe in February 2005, four months after the U.S., sales are still very strong in that region as well as around the world. Sams tells us that August 2006 was the biggest sell-through month for the game in Europe, with even more copies sold than in November or December of 2005.
Keep reading to see what Sams has to say. Haven't joined the WoW Community here at Ten Ton Hammer yet? Well now's your chance! Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer and sign up. It only takes a moment and then you can share your thoughts with us aout this and all your favorite MMOs.
A new video for The Burning Crusades has been released. In it you are treated to almost 5 minutes of character creation. Get and look and feel for what is to come in this much awaited expansion to an old favorite. Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer and tell us what you think about this video and the upcoming expansion.
Amber and Jeremy Weldon on Playing WoW Together as Husband and Wife
WoW and Marriage, WoW and Marriage... do they go together like a tank and bandage? Meet Amber and Jeremy, two stereotype-breaking proud parents who help make up the estimated 26% of total MMO playerbase who are married with children. What does it take to game together without turning your happy home into an impromptu a PvP battleground? The Weldons share their secrets to successful massively matrimonial online gaming, plus a little bit about their online lives together too.
"Amber: I might get frustrated if Jeremy levels too fast, or if he stays up too late raiding, or plays the game when I'd rather go out somewhere, but I don't stay mad long. Because more often than not, I'm right there staying up till 2 or 3 am with him or catching up to him in levels on an alt while he's raiding with his main. We game for fun. Once it gets to where it's not fun (we've had it happen before--with [Ultima Online]), then we find something else to do that will be fun."
Eurogamer.net has posted an interview with Blizard's COO Paul Sams. In this interview he discusses the console issue and much much more! Keep reading...
It's odd to learn that Blizzard Entertainment might be wary of taking on a new challenge. After all, the decision to create a Warcraft MMORPG, despite the huge amounts of time, money and risk involved, worked out rather well.
So well, in fact, that the game is now played by more than 6 million players worldwide - and counting. What's more, they're all forking out at least $12.99 a month for the privilege, which means Blizzard probably isn't having too much trouble paying the bills. Namely the bills for their champagne fountains, personal helicopters and office chairs made out of melted-down fabergé eggs. Possibly.
But as all good businesses know, you can never have too much money. So, what with the next-gen battle truly kicking off at the end of this year, it seems logical that Blizzard might turn its attention to consoles next. Surely there's a huge section of the gaming audience crying out for a console version of World of Warcraft - and since they'll be willing to pay for the privilege, surely Blizzard will oblige?
Many of you may know about our wonderful U.I. Repository, it's a gold farmer free database devoted to serving up U.I. mods in a speedy manner. We've got all kind of U.I. mods in it, including Titan Panel and CT_Mod. Since patch 1.12 just rolled out, a lot of your U.I. mods are probably out of date. The old version of Atlas causes errors and the previous versions of CT_Raid_Assist no longer works. That's why you need to go through and update your U.I. mods today!
Updated Mods: Atlas, CT_Raid_Assist & CT_Mod, Scrolling Combat Text,
Titan Panel, and much more!
What are you waiting for? Head over to WoW Ten Ton Hammer and get the latest UI from our entirely gold free site and database.
Looking to restore your health in a speedy and efficient manner? Look no more! First Aid allows you to restore your health in and out of combat. Spend less time between fights, duck behind a bush and restore your hp, and much more! While your at it, take a look at our First Aid guide that's just been updated with even more information so that you can get the most of the First Aid skill!
"First Aid is a skill that allows you to craft and use bandages from cloth (generally obtained from Humanoid enemies). Bandages, like their application in real life, allow you to restore your characters hit points. Like most restoration abilities, bandages can only be used when nothing is hitting you. Even with this limitation, they are still very valuable in both during and after combat."
Our editorial theme this week is "back to school", and WoW @ Ten Ton Hammer staffer Greg "Doogmeister" Wood weighs in with a critical look at how Blizzard treats new World of Warcraft players. Are tutorial pop-ups and "breadcrumbing" quests enough, or is there room for improvement?
"Right from the start, the game is offering you useful advice in the pop-up boxes. For example, telling you how to find quest givers, loot corpses and engage enemies. As new experiences come up in the game, there continue to be pop-up boxes giving you instructions. Even in the later stages of the game, pop-up confirmation text (eg. when you will change an enchant/item improvement) reminds even the more experienced players of something they may have overlooked."
GamePro.com was about to get a Q&A with Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan recently. Keep reading to find out how things are looking for the upcoming expansion.
We recently had an exclusive sitdown with Jeff Kaplan, the lead designer of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. In this interview, Kaplan discusses game design at Blizzard; check back tomorrow for Kaplan's in-depth musings on The Burning Crusade.
GamePro: How does Blizzard provide such consistent after-publish support? How do you outdo pretty much everyone else with bug-fixes, balancing, and new content?