First impressions of Vanguard

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5 Responses

  1. Gothun says:

    I didn’t really like Vanguard either for most of the same reason you don’t. Just the overall quality of the game is horrible, and there isn’t much to playing the game. It was like downloading a free MMO and playing those. Because most of those are the same way. They drop you in, and just let you go free. They don’t direct you anywhere, and I really hate that.

  2. Nice review! I agreed with a lot of your points on the review I just wrote. Especially the character models being ugly. They’re horrendous! =(

  3. João Carlos says:

    Well, each person have the right to have her opinion.

    I like the VSoH chracter models, but maybe because I don’t like the toonish characters at WoW.

    Anyway, try the goblin and orc newbie zone, you will find a storyline so good as the kojanese human. Other races with good storyline are the kurashasa, the wood elves/raki and halfling.

    There are lore at VSoH, the problem is that you need read the quests. That starting quests are for you learn how to fight, there are no tutorial in game. So, that starting quests are “kill X mobs”. After that starting quests the quests start to follow a storelyne. But you don’t saw them, you quit to game after 10 minutes…

    A lot of lore come from the diplomacy quest. If you try diplomacy you will find it.

    One advice, try not play with your prejudices.

  4. MrrX says:

    I agree about the models – ugh. Ugly. But I *like* not having ten billion spell effects obscuring the screen anymore ! Now I can actually see the fighting.

    I’ve done the Vulmane and Varanjar newbie areas – you get the game lore and direction from the quests there. The Orc one too, it’s fun – escape from the slaver ship. Joao is right, you have to read them or you’ll be lost. If you like that American Indian spirit thing you’ll like that area.

    Does the manual help ? Apparently there isn’t a PDF version out there, I was wondering about the dead tree version.

  5. stargrace says:

    The manual was only some what helpful, it does go into diplomacy, but it didn’t seem any easier to understand besides what you’ve already posted on your site MrrX, I haven’t even attempted any in game, so I think I’ll just deal with that later. I am after all only level 5 so far. Still getting my bearings.

    Today I logged in and now there’s no pause as you cast a spell vs. when it lands, you see the graphics as you cast — which was a huge improvement for me. I don’t mind the simplicity of them, but I did mind that I just stood around doing nothing until the spell landed. I’d like to at least see the graphics going off at the right time.

    Stuck it out a little longer today, and found it easier to navigate, got the mini map working (finally), less lag. The necromancer is.. interesting..Now I just need to figure out grafting and a zillion other things!