Sony Online Entertainment has announced that this summer, fantasy MMORPG Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will officially be going free-to-play!
Notes for the February 12th, 2009 update to Vanguard.
Patch notes for the February 4th, 2009 update to Vanguard.
Recently Game Update 6 was deployed and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes players can rejoice with a bunch of new features such as the Isle of Dawn, Character Models Revamp and much more.
View the patch notes below.
Isle of Dawn The Isle of Dawn was separated from the continent of Kojan during the cataclysm. A village of battle hardened humans and a band...
Game Update 6 for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will go live sometime this week.
The final changes have been made in response to the valued player feedback, and we're just about ready to release GU6 which will include thousands of bug fixes, the long awaited character model revamp, and our highly anticipated trial version of Vanguard, Isle of Dawn !...
During the most recent SOE Fan Faire held in Las Vegas, Vanguard players were treated to a two-part ten minute video detailing what the development team has accomplished over the last year. The latter portion of the video showcased what is currently being worked on, including the newly "re-vamped" dungeon, Pantheon of the Ancients.
With the SOE Fan Faire happening soon, there will be a lot of Vanguard information shared. Some of the things that the developers got in store for the game are Game Update 6, which has the character model revamp, Pantheon of the Ancients getting revamped with new artwork and quest lines, also "heaps" of new content geared toward high level...
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMO that could have become so much more. With the funding Sigil received to create Vanguard, the game simply couldn't fail according to speculators. They were wrong. This is a perfect example (and it's used often) of how money can't buy you everything.
There were so many that wanted Vanguard to be their new MMO,...
VANGUARD: SAGA OF HEROES® GAME UPDATE #5
WHAT: Vanguard: Saga of Heroes®, fifth game update titled “Telon Rides On”, introduces unique land mounts customized for each one of the player races in the game. With the launch of the game update, a citizen’s favor can now earn them great rewards and is of high importance to those throughout Telon....
A long and very details article which showcase Trengal Keep and the legend about it has been published on Vanguard Players.
Rotting away on the expansive Thestran continent, lays the crumbling remains of a once great manor that served as a home to the human kings of Thestra. Time and trouble have etched away at this massive castle, creating a...
As of the next Curse Client version, the client will no longer support data collection for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. This was a difficult decision to make, but due to the time required to continually keep the client updated to work with the Vanguard client, the costs became too great for us to support with Curse.com's current website structure.
Vanguard Game Update 5 should be available on the Test Server after the weekend.
Hey all! You should expect to see Game Update 5 on the Test sever after the weekend! Below is an outline of the main features included in the final update – please note though that they are not all fully implemented yet. As you play through the content on the test...
There's an interesting poison supply walkthrough which was recently posted on the official Vanguard: Saga of Heroes website. They've named it 'Venture into the Gulch'.
Near the northern border of the scorching Qalia desert, lies a valley encroached with vermin known as the Ksaravi. Within the gulch, hordes of these vile creatures congregate as...
They've announced Veteran Rewards for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Details and screenshots can be seen below!
We're always looking for ways to make Vanguard: Saga of Heroes more rewarding for our players, so we're happy to announce the addition of Veteran Rewards to the game! Loyal citizens of Telon will be recognized for their long-standing...
There's a new article on the official Vanguard website that describes how to obtain the key needed to enter Lord Tsang's Tomb.
The Kojan continent is ripe with things for young adventurers to do. From your first steps on the sands of the Tanvu shores, you're already learning the ways of the Lao'Jin Knight, harnessing the power of Jin in both...
It's soon Valentine's Day and in the world of Telon they are preparing with hearts, different kind of gifts and other quite lovely things. How about gift wrapped packages, chocolate and more.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you forgot to get something special for your someone special, fear not! To celebrate the holiday of...
Breaking news from SOE's Podcast! SOE will be re-activating all Vanguard accounts for FREE play from December 18th to January 3rd. If you've cancelled your account, make sure to load Vanguard up and give it another try for free! This is not the free trials, but it's for players that had a Vanguard account(only +60 days old cancelled...
Big news for Vanguard players -- especially those that are level 50. Ancient Port Warehouse is now open on the Test Server for all guilds to attempt. This brand-new dungeon is the first raid content of its kind being introduced in Vanguard. The dungeon will require the completion of an access quest to enter, so be sure to check it out if you'd...
The latest Vanguard patch is now live today. This is the first in a series of patches to roll out Game Update #3. So, technically this is called "Update 3 - Phase 1," as the patch notes state. Speaking of the patch notes, you can read them below, in all their patchy goodness.
1. Ksaravi Gulch
The low to high teens adventuring area of Ksaravi...
Well, it was only a matter of time before this happened. The game does belong to SoE, after all, so it only makes sense to have the developers all in one central location with other SoE teams for collaborative and communication reasons.
That said, it also appears that Dave "Hasium" Gilbertson is no longer the game's Producer; Thom Terrazas -...
It's never good to see a game developer leave a company - especially one as well-known to the game's community as Cylus is to Vanguard players.
For those unfamiliar with him, he was the game's item designer and has designed many of the items in the game thus far. Just 2 weeks ago, Cylus was part of the Getting to Know the Vanguard Team series, and...
So with September 5th Hotfix brought an update to allow Guilds to purchase and Guildhall Plot and start there construction. Within hours of the patch being live our guild have managed to get an plot and the construction has started.
Along with this update the long awaited Brotherhood system has gone live. I do think this system will work well with...
Seradon is Live! - 08/29/2007
The merge of Targonor, Florendyl, Flamehammer, and Shidreth was a success! Seradon is live, and the population is booming, so make sure to log in and play!
The Xeth Server is Live! - 08/28/2007
The very first server merge is complete, and Xeth is up and running! Log in and join the growing crowd. Meet new friends,...
These are fairly huge patch notes for Vanguard's second game update, surprisingly called "Game Update 2"... or maybe not surprisingly! At any rate, the patch introduces quest a few new features to the game, as well as a plethora of class and zone changes, including Diplomacy being moved from a skill-based system to a level-based system - similar...
Dave "Hasium" Gilbertson wrote up an article detailing the coming changes and additions in Game Update 2 for Vanguard. There are some updates to certain features since his last article, so he decided to write up a new one to explain things more in-depth.
As you all know, Game Update #2 is well in the works, and about ready to be played on live!...
There's a new update on the upcoming Vanguard server merges available on VGPlayers. Hasium stopped by to post a list of the servers each will be merging into, as well as information on the Florendyl RP server, Team PVP, Character Naming, Housing, Boats, and other possible issues.
It’s long past time for an updated...
Andrew Krausnick - one of the Game Designers responsible for creating the Ancient Port Warehouse - has released some details about the raid dungeon, and what players can expect from it.
A quick glimpse:
Designed as a challenging dungeon experience.
5 different wings, each increasing in difficulty.
Every NPC in the dungeon has unique abilities...
Vanguard has apparently been taking quite a price dump lately as someone just informed me that there is a shop in Great Britain selling the game for 12 bucks. Gameplay.co.uk has it listed at 5.99 GBP.
Do we really need free trials when the cost of the game has gone below the cost of a months subscription? If you've wanted to try it out but have...
Hasium has posted a brand new Milestone preview on VGPlayers. You can check out the preview details below.
Vanguard’s Milestone 2 goals.
Performance / optimization increases
Here are some of the tasks the team is working that will help us achieve those goals.
Work continues on the...
Vanguard’s Milestone 1 goals.
Performance / optimization increases
Finish features that were almost complete before the SOE acquisition occurred.
Approximately 800 bugs from typos to broken quests were fixed. Many more were re-assigned to Programming. Guess what Programming is working on next.
Captain Jiral, the City Dockmaster who ported people to Strandan, Ahgram and the Upside Defense Garrison has been removed. With the addition of the riftway, his services were no longer required.
The Bloodhowler Elementalist’s Enfeeblement spell no longer lowers their opponent’s strength to 0.
Bard – Humming...
There's a new article up on VGPlayers that gives a sneak peek at a new feature in the pipeline for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes: Rest Experience. The system being implemented seems very similar to one currently used in World of Warcraft.
Heroes may now rest in Vanguard! Resting increases the rate at which a hero will gain adventuring, crafting, or...
There are a couple pertinent news articles up on the VGPlayers website.
First is one about plans for future Game Update news. The Vanguard team will be shifting to a 6 week update schedule. These updates will introduce new content, features, and art that the team worked on in the previous "Milestone" period. Milestones will also be six week...
The folks over at VGPlayers have posted some details about the upcoming server merges for Vanguard:
There will be 2 US PVE, 1 EU PVE, and 1 US PVP server.
Thunderaxe, Woefeather, and Gulgrethor would merge into server A PVE
Targonor, Hilsbury, and Shidreth would merge into sever B PVE
Tharridon, Varking, and Frengrot would merge into...
The next Vanguard patch will be going live at 8 PM tonight on EU servers and tomorrow morning at 5 AM on US servers. The notes are listed below.
This is primarily a bug fixing patch, in addition to the notes below:
309 bugs have been fixed
Roughly 50 were Crafting issues
Roughly 115 were Quest issues
Roughly 90 were Spells /...
Suprisingly no one had reported this to us, but we've fixed a bug which was causing a lot of the races/classes on the item filters to not return any results.
Necromancers and Blood Mages rejoice, you can now search for equipment :)
You can now rent Flying mounts in Vanguard!
Mount Masters have been placed throughout Telon near all the rift way points. You can rent one of three different flying mounts based on the continent. (Thestra – Griffon Qalia – Wyvern Kojan – Pegasus) They charge a fee of 20 silver.
The flying mount has a timer associated with it and will be given a...
SOE / Vanguard officials have put out the following statement and invitation to honor the late Keith Parkinson, a man who truly was an inspiration to Fantasy Artists everywhere:
After five months of gallery shows across the country, The Masters of Fantasy Art - A Tribute to Keith Parkinson, is heading to the Art Institute of California, San...
Game Updates May 22,2007
Vanguard Build 1838 Patch Notes 5/22/2007
Mount masters have found a home near all rift way points. These masters will allow you to rent one of three flying mounts based on continent for a fee of 20 silver. You can use the flying mount as many times as you want within the 5 minute timer given. When the...
Another mini-patch from the Sigil team is out. Enjoy.
Build 1835 May / 11 / 2007
Vanguard Build 1835 Patch Notes 5/11/2007
- Item Power Rescale - Items have undergone some power rescaling. This was to address problems related to item usefulness -- these adjustments will make all higher-level items (post level 20) in Vanguard more...
Location: The Jin'ka Forest (Kojan)
Levels: 20 - 25
Deep in the Jin'ka Forest lies the ancient resting place of the great Lord Tsang, the warrior poet who fought with faith and steel to unite the warring states of ancient Kojan into one kingdom under Jin. Though Lord Tsang did not live to see his empire realized, his son finished the task and...
There's a new patch up on the Vanguard Test Server as of last night. It's a decent-size patch, but some of the key changes are: Invisibility spells can only be cast outside of combat, bug fix for pets despawning when crossing chunk lines, cloaks now have hoods which can be turned on/off, class changes for Cleric, Druid, Psionicist, Shaman, and...
Raids are coming, and that means testing needs to be done. In light of that, the folks at Sigil have opened an application system for guilds to sign up and help test raids and the raid system on the Test Server.
Some key notes:
Applications are only accepted from guild leaders.
Multiple applications from the same guild will likely disqualify...
Last night VGPlayers released a featured creature for the day. This feature covers a mid-to-high-level creature called the Ulvari. You can check out images below, and of course head over to the Featured Creature article to read up on it in it's entirety.
Location: Coastal Gahren Plains (Qalia)
Levels: 35 - 40
Any ship captain will tell you to steer clear of the Rakshasa Citadel, for the island is rumored to be cursed. Little is known of the citadel, save that any who venture to the island to explore the unnatural architecture are seldom seen again. It is due to these sea tales that the citadel...
Win a Custom Title
Here is your chance to win a custom title of your choosing! The fellowship system is now on the Test Server and we would like to invite players to come break it for us. In fact, for the first three reproducible bugs sent to [email protected]
, the submitting player will get to choose a title for their character on a LIVE...
This is what Brad McQuaid had to say regarding the rumors of the SOE buyout and the future of Vanguard:
SOE is in discussions with Sigil regarding the future of Vanguard and Sigil Games in Carlsbad. Talks are going well and first and foremost, our primary concern right now is what's best for Vanguard and its community. We want to ensure that...
You can now view the locations of quest NPCs while you are viewing a chunk. So while you're wandering around Leth Nurae or another zone head over and find quests near you.