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The Angry Roleplayer

The extensive rantings of a man about his games and the companies who make them.

Author: Mystik86

New Lands For The Taking

Posted by Mystik86 Friday May 22 2009 at 12:44AM
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Finally I am starting what I hope to become an informative and enjoyable read for anyone seeking out advice on roleplaying, which games to play and other such things. It feels good to start fresh here and I think it will be beneficially for myself and others who enjoy this sort of thing.

So, earlier on I purchased a copy of the game, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and am as of now at approximately 84% finished with the download. I'm excited, moreso than usual, as they've seemingly added quite a bit to the game since it's launch. It looks good and perhaps just what I need to get myself enthused about MMOs while I wait for new and exciting things to happen in the industry. I'm going to be going over my experiences both in and out of character over the course of the next few weeks and hopefully you'll find it to be a "make or break" type read in regards to the game.

As the loading bar widdles down to it's last bits I suppose I can enlighten people with my hopes and dreams, what I will be roleplaying as and how to best do it within the VG world.

There's been a lot of things said about VG even leading up to the present as the game, with one of the worst launches I've yet seen, has seemingly become much more than fans could have hoped for. Though I won't speak for everyone I will say that from the latest bits of information I've gathered it certainly seems delightful for anyone wishing for a true taste of adventure. It feels good to know I'll actually be able to leave the island this time in search of more than just a humble beginning. I know the island well and I am certain it will be a breeze finishing it quickly. With luck I will be done with it in only a short few hours and ready for my journey to the top.

If anything can be said now, and from the perspective of someone who has never played past the new starter zone, it's that I have high hopes for this seemingly blank canvas of a game and truly believe I will be able to develop and use a character to achieve my many goals, not only as a player, but also as a person living within that world. My only real concern at this point is the population and the existence of roleplay guilds. Beyond that, I'm prepared for what awaits me.

Tip for fledgling roleplayers: When entering unfamiliar territory, be sure to read up on the game's lore and talk to people out-of-character about things before you truly try to develop a character. Knowing the basics of how the world works will do a newcomer wonders.

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