World of Warcraft @ TenTonHammer gets queued up for some PvP action in the popular battleground instance, Warsong Gulch. This capture-the-flag style battle between 10-man crews from the Horde and Alliance will test your wits (not to mention level, experience, equipment, and all that good stuff!). You'll be at a disadvantage without getting schooled on the bg basics, which is where we come in!
On the surface, it's purely a game of "capture the flag." Two flags, two bases, and your object is to bring the opponent's flag to your base three times (i.e. earn three points before your opponent does). One significant rule change from the traditional game is this: that you have to defend your flag in order to score a point. In order to score, your team must touch the opponents' flag to your flag in your home base.
Looks like character transfer is the phrase of the day. If you want to move to Rexxar and you're on Suramar, Draenor, Feathermoon, or Windrunner, you need to get busy. The transfer will end on Thursday, February 16. That's tomorrow.
Now, I'm happy for all of the people who get to transfer their characters to new realms to alleviate all of that clogging. However, I'd be extra happy if Blizzard could get off their duffs and fix the lag problem on Sen'jin which is a new server. It was unplayable last night and nobody wants to pay for a game that horks you off because you can't play it.
In Newsweekly reports that Blizzard has issued a public apology to Sara Andrews. (Thank you EuroGamer)
Paul Sams, Blizzard Entertainment's chief operating officer, contacted In Newsweekly and said, "What we've done is decided to add a guild recruitment channel to the game... providing players with a designated area where they can advertise their guilds in an appropriate fashion."
This would mean that players who wish to find others to associate with will have a channel designated to finding those individuals and will not interfere with the general chat channel.
Now, I want a public apology for getting frozen out of the game so much that I logged off in a snit.
Today brings the first section of our Onyxia guide at World of Warcraft - TenTonHammer. This first section is all about how to become attuned to the Onyxia instance so that you can enter. This portion is for Horde players. The Alliance guide will follow later this week, so check back soon!
I think the Germans call this a "doppel-pwnage"...
Even come across another player in the World of Warcraft Battlegrounds that you own completely, yet they keep coming back for more punishment? Ever wonder what makes them tick? Our nefarious newsie Awenyddion has been playing WoW a lot lately. Recently she ran into one such person in the Battlegrounds and just had to find out what made them keep going.
Ten Ton Hammer recently started a guild on the new Sen'jin server. I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off for the year that it's been live. In all of that time I've never entered a BG or willingly PVP'd. That all changed this weekend when the new crew convinced me that it was fun. They were right! It was an exhilarating experience of non stop action. At first I spent a lot of time running around in circles in a panic and then after the second time I found myself in the groove.
During the third Battle Ground (WSG) I found myself with a nemesis. He was a level 19 human rogue who thought he could take the flag from me. I killed him every time but he kept coming back. I had to talk to him! I needed to know what was driving this player to commit virtual suicide over and over… and over again. After some digging and delving I finally was able to get in touch with this character (Whom we'll call Spanky) to find out what made him tick. The conversation went as follows.
Consult the scrolls!
Messiah, our World of Warcraft community site lead, has another TenTonHammer UI Mod review. This time I look at a mod that was recently suggested to me in game. The Mod is the ScrollingCombatText mod by Grayhoof.
"This is a relatively simple appearing mod, however appearances can be deceiving. On the surface this mod does not appear to do a whole lot, however once you have played with it for a little while it's hard to part with."
Well 'tis the season and 1up has the exclusive info on what Blizzard plans to do for this day of love and mush.
In order to make any headway in this rose-colored endeavor, gamers will need to stock up on "Love Tokens" from Innkeepers, which apparently constitutes the currency of love during the event. Blizzard states, specifically, that "In each capital, most of the guards and a couple dozen townsfolk are infected with amore. Periodically, they will become "Amorous" -- you'll know this by the floating heart above their head. An Amorous NPC is receptive to gifts of love, specifically Love Tokens (purchased from innkeepers). In return for a Love Token, they will reward the player with their own gifts. Some of these gifts are toys for players to play with, while others are "quest" items used to create Gift Collections." It gets more complicated than that though. Nothing is ever easy in the game of love, and as in real life, there is the horrifying possibility of rejection. But don't despair, where there's a will there's a way. In the event of rejection "there is a small chance when a player gives a Love Token to an NPC that he or she will be rejected. When this occurs, players will become "Heartbroken" for a certain amount of time. However, players can help their heartbroken friends by giving them a Friendship Bracelet and displaying the 'Power of Friendship.'"
Hah to Boomjack! People ARE going to be saying "Just one more friend and I'll log off." I guess I'm going to have to switch from auto kill mode to auto hugs. It's a little disconcerting.
No other message brings a faster end to a quest chain run or a profitable instance crawl in World of Warcraft than this one... well, except for a server shutdown message. This guide is all about increasing your inventory space. Are there simple quests for decent bags? How difficult is it to tailor your own bags? What are soul bags, quivers, and shot pouches?
At no time during the game will you feel the need for a bag moreso than in the first 10 levels, especially if you don't get some high-level help with coin or bags. If you lack a sugar daddy (or mommy), no worries; just remember to sell off unneeded items every time you're near a vendor and you'll be fine. Really, all bags do is extend your time in the field and, until you leave the "newbie garden," this really shouldn't be an issue.
You start with a 16-slot bag, and if by level 7 you haven't looted two more 6-slot bags, I'd be very surprised. Crank out those quests, kill mobs while in transit, and before long you'll have some serious transit space. As you finish out the series of quests in the newbie zone, you'll likely be asked to travel into a mine or cavern of some sort. This area represents the first true challenge to your container space, so be sure to empty out your bags before you dive in.
I feel the coming of the apocalypse and it's name is Ipod. World of Warcraft is no exception to it's hypnotic spell of destruction.
World of Warcraft Trailers for New iPod - Block on 2/07/06
You can now download a variety of World of Warcraft trailers for the new iPod at Apple's games website. Click here to grab the World of Warcraft E3 2005, Battlegrounds, Zul'Gurub, and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade trailers, all specially formatted for playback on Apple's new video-capable iPod.
Apple thy name is Lucifer! Ok ok it's not all that bad. I'm just bitter that I'm not cool / geeky enough to be into the Apple scene. You can get the trailers Here.