Updated Fri, Jan 02, 2009 by Shayalyn
Dave "Hasium" Gilbertson, Director of Development for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, answers questions for the Ten Ton Hammer community.
I was wondering if anyone has any information, and possibly an ETA on the classes that didn't make it into launch: the Berserker and especially the Inquisitor. When will we see them in the game? - Ponza
Dave Gilbertson: Don't expect them anytime soon. We are focusing on getting the existing classes solid and bug free before we start adding new classes.
Four months ago we heard the fellowship program was there or would be shortly and nothing has come out of that. Any reason its not working four months later? Update please. - BruteForce
Dave Gilbertson: It's back on test as "Brotherhood" and, assuming all the bugs are worked out, we hope to push it live in a couple of weeks.
Is there any possibility that mentoring (downwards only) will be added to the game? - Keli
Dave Gilbertson: Yes. But I don't have a ETA on it yet. It's on the list along with a host of other things.
Since most guilds came here to raid, what is a tentative timetable [for raid implementation]? The new "relaunch?" -Coho
Dave Gilbertson: We are working on it now, but it's still a couple of months away from going live.
It appears that a few key "newbie friendly" elements are missing from Vanguard at present. The help pop-ups are great, but the [information on things like mounts, brokers, mailboxes, missives and travel] seem to be missing. [snipped] - Eliab
Dave Gilbertson: I agree. There are way too many things in Vanguard that we make too hard to figure out when there is no reason to. It's one of my pet peeves. As soon as we get a better handle on performance and bugs, it will be next on the list to address. The basic gameplay and mechanics of an MMO shouldn't be a mystery to a new player. That's just a recipe for frustration.
I recently started playing Vanguard on my friend's account, and soon I'll be getting my own. There is just one problem...I don't want to have to start all over and what not because I like my Blood Mage, so I need to know if you can transfer from one account to another. If so, how much will it cost? - darkhan
Dave Gilbertson: You can't right now, but you will be able to in the near future. It's something that has to be done for the server merges coming up. As far as costs, I won't know until we actually get there.
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