Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

  • That's entertainment!

    No it's not the 1974 presenation of MGM actors like Gene Kelly,Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra sharing their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history. It's Mercurie's look into how MMO's provide entertainment within the game itself.

    He looks at what type of entertainment could/should exsist for characters in the world of Telon.

    “What sort of entertainments should exist in a fantasy oriented MMORPG such as Vanguard: Saga of Heroes?” My own thought is that in a world which promises to be roughly equivalent to our own medieval era, the entertainments should be roughly equivalent to those that existed in our own Middle Ages.

    Read more in That's Entertainment! at Vanguard - TenTonHammer.

    Tue, Apr 25, 2006
  • Lady's Look at the Day

    Lady Sirse begins her daily Vanguard: Saga of Heroes column today on Vanguard - TenTonHammer:


    Today marks the beginning of my daily column. I’ll share a bit of news from various parts of the gaming community as well as highlight things of interest on other sites. I will endeavor to keep you up to date on all things Vanguard.

    Check with the Lady daily at Vanguard - TenTonHammer!

    Tue, Apr 25, 2006
  • The Vanguard community speaks out...

    At Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer, Lady Sirse share some of the results from our surveys. We are committed to giving our readers a voice and a place where they can share their thoughts. Read on and see what your friends and fellow players are saying...

    I would like to take a moment to thank all of those that took the time to fill out these surveys. In the coming weeks be prepared to hear more from these fine folks as they offer their take on many topics as we send our writers out into the masses. What are we going to look at today? A bit of classes, a dash of opinion and a heap of hot topics!

    One of the questions that we asked of the community was what their favorite class is and why. We got many interesting replies. One of my favorites was from Ikan Tymyshoes...

    Find out more by reading the full article at Vanguard - TenTonHammer!

    Mon, Apr 24, 2006
  • Ah, the train wreck known as a game's "official forums"...

    Today AnomalousSilence takes a look at current trends in the posting on official forums. The good, the bad, and the truly ugly...

    “WTF!!! omgz Blizzard joo sux!!! wtf is w/ the shaman nerfs?!?11 nerf priests
    “Go suck a Tauren, n00b.”

    “SOE is all about the $$!!!!! They dun care about teh player base!!!! $@#& you, SOE! Im leaving.”
    “Can I have ur stuff? lol”

    “Hi. I’m new here and was curious as to when Vanguard is going to release. I am so siked for this game. I’m playin WoW ATM.”
    “Use the search engine! N00B!
    /thwapp :P”

    These are examples of the common official message board behavior of MMORPG players.

    AnomalousSilence takes forum trolls to task. Read the full article at Vanguard - TenTonHammer. We promise not to flame you!

    Fri, Apr 21, 2006
  • There are new screenshots for Vanguard at Vanguard Crafters.

    Someone mentioned on the other day that Vanguard was taking on a WoW'ish look. Methinks that they're blind. It still has that fantasy realistic look that the Sigil team is known for.

    See what's new at our Vanguard Community.
    More news on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
  • Guild games!

    Punting Gnomes, bardic sing-a-longs, or simply enjoying the company of your guild mates. What do you like to do to spend your down time from raiding? Is there any value in playing games within your favorite MMO? Can it actually make your raiding better?

    Lady Sirse, from the Vanguard - TenTonHammer staff, gives her take on keeping the game a game, from within your favorite MMO. She talks about this topic from the standpoint of a guild leader.

    Personally, I have always been drawn more towards the family/ light raiding type guilds that are more about getting to know your guildmates, not getting your uber gear. The guild I eventually created was known for being a small but effective strike team for raids. But we were also known for something else…our Guild Games.

    Read the full article on Guild Games at Vanguard - TenTonHammer.

    Wed, Apr 19, 2006
  • Why would you solo in an MMORPG?

    At Vanguard - TenTonHammer, Merriandra asks the question -"When there are so many options for meeting and interacting with others in so many different games, why would anyone choose to solo?".

    I sometimes wonder if the type of player who doesn’t like to rely on others is really suited for the kinds of online games that are being developed and succeeding in the MMO marketplace. Has the term MMORPG lost its significance for these individuals? Those who craft, or play alternate characters, or run a solo mission ever now and then are still part of a larger culture that depends on teamwork and cooperation. It takes more than one person to make a guild into more than a titular organization, and it takes more than one crafter to establish a successful, player-driven market.

    Find out more in her Vanguard - TenTonHammer editorial: Solo Does Not Spell Alone.

    Tue, Apr 18, 2006
  • Drawing Comparisons

    Realistic, cartoonish, anime...those describe a few ways graphics have gone in MMO's over the years, and we all have our favorites. How appealing the graphics are or are not seems to get those most criticism fairly early on, after all we are a very visual society.

    An important part of any computer game, whether a MMORPG or some other
    sort of computer game, is its graphics. After all, a game’s graphics act as the visual representation of that particular game’s world.

    At the Vanguard - TenTonHammer community site, Mercurie "looks" over this phenomenon in Drawing Comparisons, at Vanguard - TenTonHammer. Read and find out how far graphics have come and where they may be headed.

    Fri, Apr 14, 2006
  • So I swore off betas. Every time I've ever played one, I've become disapointed in the game and haven't played much longer til after the Beta. So, with that said ... it's KILLING me that I am not in the Vanguard Beta test yet. All I get is the second hand look at these new screenshots. They're good. I'm happy to see them but again ... it's KILLING me that I am not in Beta.

    Fri, Apr 14, 2006
  • New Niborea Fanart

    Niborea, from our Vanguard - TenTonHammer community, brings us another great piece of rendered fantasy artwork. This one depicts a Barbarian berzerker's warcry as he brandishes his weapon with highlands and melting snow in the background.

    But... you know what they say about pictures and words, so check out Niborea's artwork at Vanguard - TenTonHammer.

    Thu, Apr 13, 2006
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