Vanguard: Saga of Heroes F2P
Ulsha Dec 9, 2013 @ 2:17pm
Vanguard - On its last legs?
I love the crafting aspect of MMORPGs but frankly do not want to go back to shelling 15 a month (I have bills and already played most of the F2P) and saw players lauding this game for its crafting. Gave it a shot but even as it was installing I checked the servers - 1, yes ONE server active and one listing as missing. Missing? Did another MMOPRG steal it?

Then when I loaded I could move for about 10 paces and it lagged ...I crank GW2 and hardly get a blip and this rather unpolished game lags out constantly. It honestly feels like it had potential that was left to shrivel or was started to try and replace EQ and its dwindling numbers, right until Next started development. Should I seriously give it a couple hours cause I can play old school, blocky games as long as they can engage me, when it feels like this game will get culled soon like a spring lamb?

The hard sell in your face BUY THE GOLD MEMBERSHIP button you can't remove isn't helping, it screams a level of desperation.
Last edited by Ulsha; Dec 9, 2013 @ 2:18pm
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Dreusyla Arashi Dec 9, 2013 @ 10:15pm 
that button is in every one of sonys games, even everquest has the annoying buy gold button
ZatzmanZatz Dec 10, 2013 @ 10:37pm 
yep blame sony for that ugly button. However, you can use custom UI's that will reduce the size of it.

What most gaming noobs fail to do is read patch notes and never check the forums for what's coming in a "soonish" update. Being the nice guuy I am, I wont flame you, instead I'll tell you that your system prolly couldnt handle VG, most systems cant, its too big. While that has been the main problem with the game ever since launch, you will be glad to know there is a major performance patch due in a couple months, the whole game has been getting changes here and there that will accomodate that upcoming patch. The second part of this lengthy explanation is that aside from the new content that got put in in the last year, there is going to major expansion or content update, but thats just a rumor.

The one thing you wont miss from EQ/EQ2 is the immersion of the lore, oh and the crafting grind is still there..
Ulsha Dec 13, 2013 @ 6:41pm 
Thanks for the reply ZatzmanZatz
malavant Dec 21, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
I recently started playing this game and am really hooked. Its everything to me that EQ2 wasn't.

As far as the performance issue, turn down your draw distance. you can see a LONG way in VG, and if you can see it, you can run or fly over to it. The computer seems to want to draw all of that stuff.

As far as the population is concerned, it's not huge but from what i've seen, it's much more helpful than in most other games. Also it seems to be a bit more mature - this game is harder than something like WOW, so if you're here, you're looking for something relatively specific
ZatzmanZatz Dec 23, 2013 @ 5:49pm 
There is a few peformance things you can do, you can always ask on the official VG forums for tech help or browse The Telon Prject or the wikia.

The helpful population is mostly long time players. Most are always friendly, few are moody and ofcourse there are always the friendly trolls that chime in.

The difficulty of the game appears to be for the the experienced MMO gamer, to attract adults more so than the little kids, bratz and failed abortions that play WoW.
ein Jan 6 @ 5:13am 
Are there in fact long time players? I thought I was one of them, but I just logged in and my characters are gone.
malavant Jan 8 @ 1:02pm 
I think when they transitioned to a F2P model and combined servers, they wiped inactive accounts. can try to contact support and see what they could do
ein Jan 8 @ 1:19pm 
Thanks, I searched around and there are a number of forum threads out there with people saying this is a common problem and a petition should help.
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