Vanguard: Saga of Heroes News

  • Vanguard Players

    Well it was bound to happen! There is a new Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Official Site! It's new... it's hip... its really nice... Head over and check it out yourself.

    Wed, Jan 31, 2007
  • Subject: GAMEWIRE: Hail, Adventurers! Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes(TM) Voyages
    into Retail Stores Today

    Hail, Adventurers! "Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes(TM)" Voyages into Retail Stores

    San Dego, CA - January 30, 2007 - Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and Sigil
    Games Online announced today that the hotly anticipated massively
    multiplayer online role-playing game, "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes(TM)," is now
    available at retail outlets across North America and Europe. The game is
    also offered for digital download at

    "From day one, 'Vanguard' was created with the vision of developing an MMO
    with an unparalleled feeling of immersion," said Brad McQuaid, CEO of Sigil
    Games Online. "To accomplish this, we included innovative features that
    break the shackles of the traditional MMO experience. Our diplomacy system,
    for example, is one of many original concepts we employed to invigorate the
    MMO game play experience."

    "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes" features stunning environments reminiscent of
    classic fantasy oil paintings, as well as three fully-developed layers of
    gameplay (diplomacy, adventuring and crafting), along with a comprehensive
    character creation tool. Three vast continents are available for
    exploration, and players will enjoy a fully immersive experience as they
    delve into new lands riddled with powerful items, dangerous enemies, and
    boundless adventure. As players reach higher levels, they can traverse the
    world freely on flying dragons, voyaging across far-reaching lands in a
    breathtaking, non-instanced world.

    "Vanguard's beauty coupled with the sheer size and scale of the world is
    like nothing else experienced in today's games. It's poised to make a
    significant contribution to the genre, which is one of many reasons SOE is
    looking forward to adding this exciting title to our line up of games
    included in the all-in-one Station Access(TM) subscription package," Laura
    Naviaux, Sr. Brand Manager, Sony Online Entertainment.

    Rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB, the game is available for the suggested
    retail price of US $49.99. The limited edition version with unique content
    for collectors is also available for a suggested retail price of $89.99. The
    North American subscription fee for "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes" is $14.99 a
    month, with discounts offered for longer subscription commitments. For
    players who purchase "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes" and have an SOE Station
    Access subscription, the subscription to "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes" will be
    included in the $24.99 monthly fee. "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes" has also been
    added to SOE's universal game card available at retail in 30- and 90-day
    subscription periods.

    About "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes"
    The only limits are your own in Telon. The adventurous can choose from
    multiple paths of exploration within the three spheres of advancement:
    adventuring, crafting, and diplomacy. Players can delve into the mysteries
    of Telon, and embark upon quests to slay monstrous beasts locked deep inside
    rugged mountain ranges. Those with a quick mind can use diplomacy to
    convince kings to move armies and change the course of history. With
    player-crafted boats, flying mounts, and customizable player housing,
    "Vanguard" offers players a world of their own choosing.

    Key Features of "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes":

    . No boundaries: Explore an epic, seamless world. From the smallest dungeon
    to the highest peak. If it can be seen it can be explored.
    . Limitless customization: In a world of thousands, carve your own unique
    destiny and appearance with an unparalleled character creator and by
    choosing one of 19 different races from Orcs and Goblins to Dwarves and
    . Forge your own path: Choose from one of 15 exciting professions including
    Paladin, Ranger, Sorcerer, Psionicist, Bard and Rogue.
    . Immersive and interactive: Vanguard's unique, dynamic, reactive, combat
    system allows you to build chains of special attacks and reactions with
    Openers, Bridges and powerful Finishing moves.
    . Ride or sail around the world: With dozens of unique mounts to collect,
    you can race into battle on your warhorse, command the skies on the back of
    your dragon or join friends and embark on a sea-based adventure to discover
    faraway lands.
    . Play your way: Advance your character as an adventurer, set up your own
    shop as a crafter, talk your way to the top as a diplomat or do all three
    with the same character.
    . Open Market: Collect essential materials and use skills such as
    blacksmithing and artificing to create valuable and powerful items as well
    as ships and housing.
    . Home for sale: Make Telon feel like home by staking your claim on a piece
    of land and furnishing your own house with unique items.

    For more information, or to purchase "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes," please

    Or you can visit our handy Vanguard Community

    Tue, Jan 30, 2007
  • How to Register your Pre-Order Key

    The official site for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes has posted the information on how you can register your pre-order access key and get a jump on the Vanguard fun!

    We will be in constant communication and posting on the various affiliated fansites, we will inform you of any updates here. All questions you may have should be posted on affiliate forums so that we may have them routed through the proper channels.

    Get clicking to learn more.

    Fri, Jan 26, 2007
  • Beta Client: Do I have to Uninstall?

    A post on the official site for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes answers this question.

    With beta having come to a close we understand many may be wondering whether or not they have to reinstall their game client. The answer is a definite NO; previous testers who have patched recently will only have approximately 5MB to patch in order to jump back in the game!

    Thank you everyone, see you in Telon!

    Thu, Jan 25, 2007
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Early Access to Live Servers Begins Friday, January 26th

    In a press release issued today, those that pre -ordered Vanguard: Saga of Heroes learn they will get an early start.

    Gamers who placed pre-orders either at retail or digitally will get to experience "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes" before the game's official launch on Tuesday, January 30th. Players can select from multiple servers in North America and Europe and are not restricted by region. A link to a list of server names has been released on A character's selected server during the early access phase will remain the same once the game launches.

    Get more details in the full press release.

    Tue, Jan 23, 2007
  • No News Yet?

    With the launch of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes days away, is reporting an interesting bit of imformation. It seems that the official word from Sony is that there has not been a final announcement on what the actual subscription price for this upcoming (and really soon!) MMO will be. Odd? You tell us.

    Tue, Jan 23, 2007
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Open Beta to Close Jan. 23

    A press release was issued today to inform us that the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes open beta will be closing down early next week.

    Sony Online Entertainment and Sigil Games Online announced today that the
    "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes" open beta will close on January 23 at 11:59 p.m.
    PST. In anticipation of the January 30th launch of the fantasy-themed
    MMORPG, the servers will be shut down, and all beta character profiles will
    be transferred to a test server.

    Learn more by reading the full press release.

    Fri, Jan 19, 2007
  • Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes Makes The Journey Into Retail Stores

    The time has finally come! The press release many have been waiting for was issued this morning letting us know that Vanguard will be hitting the shelves on Jan 30th.

    Sony Online Entertainment and Sigil Games Online today announced that the upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be released to retail outlets across North America and Europe on January 30, 2007, for the suggested retail price of US$49.99. A limited edition is also available for a suggested retail price of US$89.99.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the press release.

    Thu, Jan 11, 2007
  • Official Vanguard Forums Set to Close

    The official site for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes has been updated today with the announcement of the impending closure of the official forums.

    Greetings Everyone!

    On January 16th, 2007 the Official Vanguard Forums will close. We’re excited to provide this opportunity before launch for the community and our Affiliated Sites to adjust and familiarize themselves with one another. The Affiliated Fansites are dedicated to serving the community and its needs and will be the primary source for information and discussion about Vanguard; while the program will change and grow this goal will remain the same.

    Read the rest of this announcement with a click!

    Wed, Jan 10, 2007
  • So You Want to be an MMO Developer? Part IV has posted the fourth and final article in a series written by Nick "Glip" Parkinson.

    We’re lumping Quality Assurance, Customer Support and Community together because while the jobs are very much different all three are often seen as “foot in the door” jobs, so to speak. Meaning, a lot of folks get hired on in a position in one of these areas and want to eventually move on to some other area (typically design, though sometimes art). If you find yourself applying for one, don’t feel that you need to keep that fact a secret either as it’s usually not a problem.

    Get clicking to read the rest.

    Mon, Jan 08, 2007
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