Hasium announced yesterday the details of the upcoming server merge.
It’s long past time for an updated server merge post. We are still feverishly working on getting the backend work done. We have done several internal tests merging empty servers and are satisfied with the results now. Next up are the internal tests merging servers with characters on them. I realize this is taking longer than I had thought originally and the community was expecting. Do I dare give an ETA? I can say we have at least two weeks of work and testing to be done still. We are doing our best to get it done as soon as possible, but we only have one shot at so it needs to be right...
…We will put up a list of fan sites but it will not be "An official" list. We are not going to recognize any one fan site over another. This is how we treat our fan sites on all of our titles. Now we may not offer exclusives, dev posts, or even link to sites that are filled with frothing hate or anger but neither will enforce any standards beyond that. We realize that each community is different and each will have its own flavor and style…
Rumors confirmed. Announcement from SOE's John Smedley.
Today I would like to
formally announce that SOE has acquired the assets of Sigil Games
Online, including Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. As a part of this
acquisition, we are bringing on approx 50 people from Sigil in order to
insure that Vanguard continues to grow.
We're looking for spirited and cooperative guilds to start testing raid content and mechanics for future updates. While we aren't accepting applications just yet we encourage anyone who is interested to create a level 1 character with the name, class, and race of your choosing on the Vanguard Test server over the next few days.
Expect to see more details and instructions on how you can apply early next week!
To access the test server you must log into the normal launchpad. Once you have completed scanning a "Test Server" button will be activated, click on this to launch the Test Server launchpad, this may require additional downloads. Once the launchpad has completed patching click play to launch the Test client.
Thank you! - The Vanguard Team
__________________ James "Elrar" Nichols Community Representative
Get caught up on your sleep yet? Hope so, because it's another double experience point weekend!
To put players right in the action of Game Update #1 and as a continued thanks to our community, we are giving players a second opportunity to receive double adventuring kill experience this weekend! (3/10/07-3/12/07)
Be ready to face new challenges and explore new lands as you dive into the depths of Game Update #1 and continue your adventures in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes!
The event is on all servers and corresponds with the daily restarts:
STARTS: Saturday, March 10th, 5:00am PST (Saturday, March 10th, 4:00am GMT for Europeans)
ENDS: Monday, March 12th, 5:00am PST (Monday, March 12th, 4:00am GMT for Europeans)
On Wednesday, March 7th at 5AM PST all servers will be brought down for Game Update #1. The estimated downtime is 3 hours. Please expect a longer download time than other patches!
With Game Update #1 Customer Support now has an upgraded petition system to better assist players. As a result of the changes made to the petition system all open petitions have been closed. If you still have an issue that you need assistance with please re-petition the issue when you log into the game.
Whether it be in the desert sands or the swamps of the Deadlands, Vanguard Update #1 brings you some dirty villains to fight, new weapons to kill them with, and new places to kill them in!
On Tuesday, March 6th 2007, Vanguard Update #1 will go live. It will be a much larger patch than usual as not only will there be new content but a great deal of additional art as well. Update #1 includes:
Dozens of new weapon models Six brand new NPC races to battle Two new mid to high level adventuring areas Nine dungeons with revamped art and/or lighting
The long awaited, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes MMORPG is scheduled for its Official Launch Day tomorrow, January 30th. As you well know, Brad McQuaid and other members of the original EverQuest team have been working on their own sequel to EverQuest and its launch is nearly here.
According to Sigil sources, US and European Servers will be up by 10 AM PST. Folks who...
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. The test server will open after launch with timing to be determined. For those who have pre-ordered Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, early access will be granted to the live servers before the official release date. More information regarding the early access will be released shortly.
With Beta 4 Sigil has opened all starting cities and has testers playing on all three continents. Intercontinental travel, thousands of new plots and gameplay involving player housing are also in play.
Is a definite release date announcement coming soon?
We got some great participation on the first thread even though we didn't let it run for a whole week in order to offer you more chances at a Beta slot this month. This thread is also a "short" one since it will only go from today until Sunday, midnight PST, but it should be just as fun.
The questions for this thread are:
1. What was the first MMORPG you ever played?
2. Have you ever played more than one MMORPG at a time?
Hit "Discuss this Story" to leave your reply. There are no wrong answers but the questions are discussion seeds so feel free to add information and respond to others' posts if you like.
Same rules apply as for the last Vanguard
Beta Giveaway thread, a winner will be chosen at random from those who
have replied to this thread by the deadline (Sunday, December 17th, Midnight, PST). One entry chance per person regardless of how many posts are made in the thread.
Winner will be notified via the private message system. Beta spot will
be subject to Vanguard Beta guidelines.
Sony Online Entertainment and Sigil Games Online today announced the arrival of “Vanguard: Saga of Heroes” pre-order boxes in select retailers. The boxes should be available starting December 5th, depending on the retailer...
Hello rogues. Just wanted to let you all know that the rogue is alive and well in Vanguard:Saga of Heroes. Under Brad McQuaid's nod of approval, I offer up a quick glimpse at the Vanguard rogue. Hopefully with more to follow.
Sigil has released this Vanguard combat video from Beta 3 with extensive notes. Having seen gameplay at Vanguard demos over the years and as recently as this past July at the SOE Block Party, I can add that this video is pretty close to what I've seen though not perfect. The notes preface explains that FRAPS was used so this may be the difference.