We Have the Power
October 13th, 2008 - By
Some would say that getting your spouse or significant
other to play Vanguard:
Saga of Heroes
with you, or any online game for that matter,
could be considered the holy grail of gaming geekdom and happiness.
Others may say this equates to little more than some devious form of
spousal abuse. For the folks that feel the latter description is more
apt, I could argue that it can be just as punishing to you in your
attempt to help, but not play the game for them, thus driving them off
In my infinite wisdom and genius (at least to me in that one shining
light of a moment), I think I may have come upon a method that while
having minor traits of deviousness may actually in fact be the answer
we've all been looking for. At the risk of everyone tracking me down
for a hanging though, I'm going to make you all wait until this
Thursday to discover my method and the results it has garnered so far.
Trust me folks, you're not going to want to miss it.
In other news, more changes have been made on the Test Server and the
development team could use some help. This time, the call goes out
specifically to all the Rangers of Telon. The new specialization system
and Ranger pets have gone live on the Test Server. As such, Avair
has created a thread
requesting that any and all feedback
regarding these changes be discussed there. Whether you have concern or
complaints, optimism or praise, you owe it to yourself to get over
there and check the changes out.
"Preparing for the Skeleton Ball"
As I state nearly every time a major change comes to the game regarding
any class, if you do not take the time to log into the Test Server,
test the changes out, and then finish the process by giving the
development team feedback through the requested channels (the
aforementioned thread, a bug report, etc), then you will not find the
slightest ounce of sympathy from me in any way, shape, or form. For
those that do take the time to test and give feedback, my hat is off to
you and you are to be commended.
Speaking of things on the Test Server, it appears that something may be
in the works for some cool Halloween events this year. This past week,
for a brief period of time, an island off the coast of New Targanor was
populated with beasts galore. There's also a tale of an unknown terror
being held back from entering the world. Some have complained that
everything was removed, but I for one am happy for the removal. I want
any events we have to be a surprise. I'll be fair and admit I'd like to
at least have a general idea of the time frame, so I can plan
accordingly. Due to my schedule last year, I barely caught the very
tail end of the
, but since it falls on a Friday, I will
hopefully be home in time to take advantage of the excitement!
In closing this week, let me get a few things out there I'd like the
community to take a moment and let this stuff percolate in their
noggins for a bit. There has been an increasing stream of negativity on
the official forums recently. Some have claimed that it's not being
negative, it's just speaking their mind about the game. I'll never
argue someone's right to do so, but how about taking just a few moments
to think about how you form your initial ideas or responses.
Personal attacks and elitism have no place on the boards. Many of the
new players we've garnered over the last couple of months have been
because the reputation of community has been so strong. I'd hate to see
all that hard work and effort go to waste. The community is still
better than the majority I have ever been involved with, but I know
that it can get back to the smoother ride we recently enjoyed. Take a
moment to think about what you're about to say. If its contents are
less than constructive, do us all a favor and reword it.
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