Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

  • We got the screenshot lovin last night. Vanguard Ten Ton Hammer has two exclusive screenshots of Sigil's new game, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Take a minute to check those bad boys out.

    While you're there, explore our Vanguard: Saga of Heroes site. It has tons of great information.

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    Wed, Jan 25, 2006
  • With the game into Beta 2, everyone is on the edge of their seats to see what will and will not happen with this game. was lucky enough to get an Interview with Brad McQuaid CEO of Sigil Also they have 2 exclusive screenshots for your purveyance. Can you explain how raiding will work in Vanguard, given that there is no instancing? Would it be fair to assume that there is a very large amount of raid content?
    Brad McQuaid:

    The majority of content in Vanguard will be group-oriented, with the minority being aimed at either more casual gameplay or the opposite, raiding. I don’t have exact numbers, but perhaps 60% or more of the content is targeted at the grouping audience, with another 20% or so at the more casual and then another 20% at raiding. The way to get around the need for “instancing” is simply to have enough content. There needs to be a lot to do, and a large world in which to do it. We plan to achieve this by creating a huge, seamless world, with every square foot filled with points of interest, quest content, and a myriad of dungeons.

    By having both a large world and a lot of content, including huge dungeons designed to support multiple groups at the same time, we are confident that instancing those areas won’t be necessary. We feel that instancing removes the opportunity to socialize with other people, or to just stand back as an observer and watch a large group in an intense battle. We do appreciate though that people don’t want senseless downtime and we have a trick up our sleeves on this very point that we feel large groups will love.

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    Mon, Jan 23, 2006
  • I'm always a fan of new screens, especially when the new screens contain my most anticipated game. You can check out the new Screenshots of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes at the official site.

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    Wed, Jan 04, 2006
  • Ok.. imagine this.. Me bouncing around my house clad in my spongebob jammies in the state of kindergarten excitement. Now if you've envisioned that, multiply it by one thousand and you'll come close to the absolute divinity that is my excitement right now.

    Hello all!

    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes has entered Beta 2!

    It is an exciting time for us as we begin to gradually invite more people into Beta to help us continue to test and develop Vanguard and make it the game we are all waiting to play!

    Thank you for your support as we enter this next phase of our development. We look forward to seeing many more of you in Beta soon ™!

    Ok.. I'm going to go camp my email. You guys are on your own! bounces off in bliss

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    Fri, Dec 16, 2005
  • You were all noobs once.
    Moghedan Carns continues "A Hopeful Promise: My First MMO" with part 2!

    " In Freeport for about a week, I slowly discovered little things…like the rest of Freeport and vendors. I managed to find my trainer listed in the note I had received on creation! I was even able to accidentally get inside the floating castle, where I discovered I could buy new spells. By this time, I had found my spell book and was able to use my spells again after death. Minor Shielding gave me one of those squares, so I used it all the time. Tishan gave me a wolf head square. Sadly, it never turned me into a werewolf. "

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    Wed, Nov 30, 2005
  • How can lore be new?
    Sigil has posted some new Vanguard: Saga of Heroes lore, titled "Chronicle of the Shieldbearer".

    completed the journey a week ago, but, as you have asked of me, I have not written to you until I have found something of worth. "

    You can read the entire Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Lore at The Official Site.
    And there's more!

    Mon, Nov 14, 2005
  • Your French lesson for today...

    Ogaming is reporting that French Vanguard fansite "Mondes Persistants" has two new beta 0 screenshots posted. These might be about a week old; all the Vansites got some double screenshot lovin' from Sygil a little while ago. But since I don't speak French, we'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

    Ed. note- In lieu of screenshot descriptions, we offer you the following prices for games (which is the only thing on the page we could understand): Asheron's Call 2 (presumably priced to sell fast)- 20 Euros, Horizons - 8,50 Euros, City of Heroes deluxe - 20 Euros. There ya go!

    Two new(?) Vanguard screenshots at Mondes-Persistants!

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Mon, Oct 24, 2005
  • Vanbois for teh win!
    Sigil has announced that its opening up applications for beta 1 for everyone registered in its community forums before 10.13.2005. Vin Diesel never needs an application, by the way, he just walks right in to any beta he wants and immediately finds all the exploits.

    " We will begin sending out emails today to everyone that has registered on our forum through today with an invitation to apply for Beta 1. Follow the instructions in the email and you are on your way!

    Once you have submitted your application, your name will be added to our list of potential Beta participants. Qualified applicants will be selected for the program and added gradually, as we need more and more players throughout the course of Beta.

    Please remember that this is an invitation to apply for Beta. If you qualify and are selected at any stage, you will be notified.

    So check your email and submit your application! I am sure I will see many of you in Beta soon! We have been looking forward to this for a long time! "

    Click here to see the Vanguard beta announcement forum thread (registration required- but if you need to register, you're too late for this go-round!).
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    Fri, Oct 14, 2005
  • Holy crap, Vanguard news!
    A sweeping coastal landscape pic and some nice-looking treants are part of Vanguard's latest screenshot offering. With the complete lack of other Vanguard news and the official forums doing their broken record impression on old themes, we'll take whatever was can get!

    "[Ed. note - Snippets can be a bummer when devs don't describe their cool screens. Using my investigative prowess, I was able to determine that the village pictured is Leth'Nurae, the coastline belongs to Ahgram, and the treants are, yes, actually called treants. Prowess in this case meant looking at the pics filenames, but there you go."

    View the new Vanguard: Saga of Heroes screens at the official site.
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    Thu, Oct 06, 2005
  • Crusading, so you don't have to. locked Darrin McPherson of Sigil in a room and wouldn't let him go until he told us about Paladins in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Bridgette Fonda pouted and exclaimed:

    " Paladins, our defenders of light and all that is good. We've had a taste of what is to come with this noble class. However, we wanted more information. TinyRebel, our Paladin class specialist submitted these questions and concerns about the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Paladin. We were fortunate enough to have Darrin McPherson, answer these questions for us. It looks like the Paladin is going to remain the trusty steadfast class that we've come to know and love over the years. "

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