Ever wonder which build is best for a Rogue? Well, Messiah (from the WoW - Ten Ton Hammer community site) just started a rogue and has been doing lots of detective work to ferret out the best builds possible for this DPS class. After discussing the class with several different end game rogue players and spending tons of time on various forums, he's updated our rogue guide to reflect what he's found.
Here is yet another... WoW Burning Crusade Preview. This one comes from Gaming Excellence.
So what is offered to devoted players in The Burning Crusade? First and foremost on anyone's list would be the hundreds of hours of new gameplay in a completely new area for high-level characters. This begins with the opening of the Dark Portal from Azeroth to Outland, which will be similar to a world-event, but will not require that all players be in the same area to experience it. Although the details were sketchy at this point, Blizzard has stated that regardless of where you may happen to be on the world map when this occurs on your server, and regardless of your level, you will experience something akin to hell freezing over. Or the gates to hell opening up and unleashing monsters like you have never seen before. Or the announcement of Starcraft 2 followed by a server crash. Okay, so the last one was a stretch, but I assure you that whatever does happen, you will want to be online for it, even if your character is still only level 25 or so.
VNUnet reports that 4.3 million Chinese have subscribed to World of Warcraft since service provider The9 began operating a year ago. The9 has failed to lock in rights to WoW's "Burning Crusade" expansion, fueling speculation that Blizzard's desire for a bigger slice of the profit pie (and concerns over The9's hosting of another MMO: Guild Wars)may lead the titanic game developer to search out another China provider.
More than 4.3 million World of Warcraft user accounts were paid for and activated in China during the past year, according to the company that operates the multiplayer online game in the country.
The game's developer, Blizzard, is claiming more than six million players worldwide, suggesting that China has more players than any other nation and could already account for more than half the global total.
World of Warcraft @ Ten Ton Hammer's Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj (AQ20) Guide is now almost complete! We have posted the last of the bosses (Ossirian), trash mob info and a list of links to AQ20 information that can be found on other sites.
So, what’s left? Your contributions of course! No TenTonHammer guide can be truly complete without the communities help. We need your strategies, tactics and any other information you can dig up. So send it our way with your character and server name and we will add it to our guide and credit you!
MMOs take spots 3 and 4 in the US PC games charts for May 7-13
Well, Arena.net doesn't want Guild Wars Factions to be known as an MMORPG (they're too good for us) but Factions fell in at fourth spot. World of Warcraft still reigns at 3rd spot, it's been in the top five since charts were chiseled in stone.
Speaking of holdovers from November 2004, World of Warcraft was the number two game of the week, yet again showing the masses' desire to emigrate to Azeroth. It was followed by newcomer Guild Wars Factions, the first stand-alone expansion for NCsoft's free massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
WoW @ Ten Ton Hammer's Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj guide continues to expand today with a guide to defeating Ayamiss the Hunter.
Ayamiss is the fifth boss in World of Warcraft's Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj (AQ20) and is a large flying insect similar to the many you have already encountered, except much larger. It is an interesting fight as you can not conventionally tank him while he is flying for the first half of the fight. Once on the ground though the fight is fairly standard.
With their ghastly character model features and creepy starting zone, we figured we should do everything possible to make starting out as one of World of Warcraft's Undead as fright-free as possible. TenTonHammer provides everything you need to get from level 1 to 10 in Tirisfal Glades as quickly and painlessly as possible, including lore, a map, a region walkthrough featuring details on 35 quests, and links to additional resources. With this guide, "you" are all that's needed to put the "fun" in "Forsaken" (har har ::jaw falls off::).
"All Forsaken begin their un-lives in Tirisfal Glades, and you'll quickly find out that no race is more isolated than the Forsaken. Fighting not only against the Alliance forces but also the Undead Scourge held in ghastly thrall by the Lich King, few among even their allies in the Horde ranks would deem them trustworthy. Their presence is an aberration against nature, and their core motivations under the demon lord Verimathras are cloudy at best. Despite all the distrust, you'll note that many of the Forsaken simply wish to carry on their lives as before the Plague came; as you journey through Tirisfal Glades you'll see the twisted trappings of a humdrum existance. Apart from a few morbidly ambitious apothecaries, the Forsaken stance is predominantly defensive. "
For all that is holy DON'T DO IT! If you have a soul you won't suck one more person into this massive gaming beast.
With that said,
here's never been a better time to invite new allies to join your guild, as we've just launched the Recruit-A-Friend program. Just log in to the account-management section and click the "Recruit-A-Friend" button or go directly to this page to start sending free 10-Day trial keys to your friends. Rest assured that your valiant efforts will be rewarded: for every one of your friends who converts to a full subscription and pays for a month of game time, you will receive 30 days of free game time credited to your account!
Blackrock Spire, Battlegrounds, the coming Naxxramas Necropolis...the world of Warcraft has never been more dangerous, so you'll need all the help you can get if you want your side to prevail in the coming conflict. The time is here to recruit your allies and stand united under one banner. Good luck, and see you soon in Azeroth! Click here to Recruit-A-Friend!
And they will hit it hard! Or not. . . you can never tell.
We are proud to announce that Blizzard will be part of the Lanwar event taking place in Louisville, KY, from June 15 through June 18. Lanwar is the first stop in the World Series of Video Games, a series of tournaments and events around the world where gamers can get together and compete for glory, honor, and awesome prizes. As part of the Lanwar event, we will be hosting a series of tournaments and contests for Starcraft, Warcraft III and World of Warcraft.
(sings) Buru... Buru.... Buru the Gorger, strong as he could be...
The folks at the World of Warcraft Ten Ton Hammer community have a new boss guide for ya. Buru the Gorger is the forth boss in the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj (AQ20) and is a very large tick. You think you dislike ticks in real life? Wait till you check out Buru!
Buru is a very entertaining encounter. The main reason is that EVERYONE gets to have a chance to kite him around his room. I find it very entertaining to try to kite a boss around since it is not a normal task for many classes. Hence Buru is one of my favorite encounters.