Hasium posted the results of the first SOE milestone for Vanguard. I personally feel it's a good plan. I play VG and I'm happy to see the game getting patched and updated. Is it too late? Maybe. Only time will tell. Good games are coming out and turning VG around won't be an easy task. What SOE needs to do is sell VG for what it has. Housing, Boats and flying mounts. It also needs to show off it's diplomacy system and where they want to go with it. Personally, i would like diplomacy and adventuring together. Diplomacy is a good concept and in my opinion, it is not correctly implemented in VG. It needs to be closer to adventuring. How about unlocking adventuring quests via diplomacy? I always had the impression it would work like that. Instead of killing 1000s of mobs for faction, could i do diplomacy missions to unlock content?
The milestone. Raid content is coming. That will please a good bunch of people I'm pretty sure. Something cool on raid. Raids will have riftways in them. It is designed to skip part of the dungeon i think. A raid and UI tools are also coming. Performance and optimization increases. We already had a taste with the last patch and I'm happy they are finally working on the BIGGEST VG issue. Performance. Finishing features that were almost completed before the SOE acquisition. Wondering what's the meaning of that because there is not much details. Brotherhood? Caravan? I hope so. These are 2 "new" things in the genre and could be VG selling points.
A trial island is also in the work. I really doubt it will be ready with the update attached with this milestone, but we will see. It would be a nice surprize and something that people are waiting for to see if their machine is capable of running Vanguard.
I'm happy to finally see what is on the table for VG and i really hope it can be turned around.