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The Pulse

You vote with what you view at Ten Ton Hammer, and the result is the Ten Ton Pulse (What is Pulse?).

Here's today's top 5 Pulse results:

  1. World of Warcraft
  2. Warhammer Online
  3. Age of Conan
  4. Lord of the Rings Online
  5. Atlantica Online

Biggest Movers in the Top 20 today :

  1. Jumpgate Evolution (UP 11 to #19)
  2. Tabula Rasa (UP 10 to #13)
  3. Exteel (down 9 to #18)

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Loading... and Ten Ton Hammer are giving away free stuff, can't beat that.

We have two new giveaways to start your weekend right, well, a day early. First, over $20,000 in prizes (possibly) and an in-game item (for sure) await you in our Tales Runner Dress for Success Prize Giveaway. No registration required, just your email address to send you the special in-game code to receive your custom Ten Ton Hammer in-game shirt. Once you've inputted your code, you're eligible for prize packs which include Auzen audio cards, Turtle Beach headphones, Hiper power supples, Cyber Snipa keyboards, and much more. Instructions and more info on this page.

Second, we have one remaining Blizzard Polar Bear mount / beta key. We had a handful of these to give away to North Americans in a contest that generated over 20,000 responses, making it our biggest giveaway response ever.

But since the US and Canada types already got more than their share, this WoW Polar Bear mount giveaway is just for European and Oceanic Loading... subscribers.I'm asking for it, but if you fit this description, email me with 'Blizz Key Giveaway' in the subject line (it must have that subject line, verbatim, or your message will be deleted) and some fancy compliments in the email body (optional, but it can't hurt your chances) and I'll pick a winner at random at noon GMT tomorrow... if this brainwave of mine doesn't break my inbox first, that is.

In the news today, Blizzard posted Q4 revenues in the billions (imagine that), Vivox voice technology will be used in Unreal Engine 3 (Global Agenda, Copernicus, Huxley, and other UE3 MMO fans: rejoice!), and SOE is moving their Customer Service department from India (first DCUO's massive presence at NYCC, now another fan-friendly decision- what's gotten into SOE lately?) .

On the Ten Ton Hammer front, we continue to post our NYCC panel videos in order of appearance. Today we have Cartoon Network's FusionFall panel with three top CN devs. FusionFall has signups in the millions and despite the obvious success, Exec. Producer Chris Waldron has some war stories to tell from launch week. That, hints at new nanos and some early expansion plans and much more in the full-length FusionFall session video. Two down, four to go.

Comments? Questions? Valentines? Post in the Loading... forum, or email me.

Shayalyn's Epic Thread of the Day

From our WoW: The Water Cooler

Grinding Relationship Rep: WoW and Dating

he's sincere or just playin', this is the Epic Thread in which I give
Robert Flanagan, self-described as "an amateur advice columnist looking
for syndication," his 15 minutes of Loading... fame. Going by the
username Garycoleman, he posted his article on dating and WoW in our
forum just in time for your Valentine's Day consideration. 

"Though it is possible for a WoW Addict to look physically appealing and
even be charming," he warns, "during your date at any given moment they have only
one thought going on in their head: 'I could be raiding Naxx right now.'"

So, if you're looking for advice, or a laugh, head over to this thread.


Awesome Quotes from the
Epic Thread

Quote: Garycoleman
"Even in the midst of passionate coitus..."

"I read ['coitus'] and immediately thought 'Death Coil.' Does that make me a WoW addict?"

- Thaumaturgos

Do you have a favorite Epic Thread? Let
us know

7 new MMOG hand-crafted articles today! 54 in February! 190 in 2009!

New MMOG Articles At Ten Ton Hammer Today [Thanks Phil Comeau for links and Real World News]

New York City ComicCon 2009




Hot Content - Or, what I took a fancy to:

  1. Tales Runner Dress for Success Prize Giveaway
  2. WAR Panel Video with Jeff Hickman and Paul Barnett
  3. The Comic Book Guy: Would Heroes work as an MMOG?
  4. [New!] FusionFall Panel Video with top Cartoon Network Devs
  5. Champions Online Video Q&A with Bill Roper
  6. DC Universe Video with Wes Yanagi: Lex Luthor vs. Doomsday
  7. Jumpgate Evolution Video with Scott Brown
  8. Geeked: "Old Habits"
  9. Star Trek Online Character Races Demo Video
  10. MMOGs, the Final Frontier: Star Wars combat in The Old Republic
  11. Why Not YNK? Giveaway!

Real World News

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-Jeff "Ethec" Woleslagle and the Ten Ton Hammer team

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

About The Author

Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game he could since.


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