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Sony Online Entertainment
MMORPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 01/30/07)  | Pub:Sony Online Entertainment
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:Free | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:$14.99
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Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Features

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  • Seven Years in Telon: An Analysis of Vanguard

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, which closed its doors last week. Sony Online Entertainment’s traditional high fantasy MMORPG represented to me an online world that had a tremendous amount of potential, but without the modernization and implementation required to compete in today’s saturated market. The

    Posted on 08/16/2014 by Som Pourfarzaneh
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More Recent Features

  • Summer Snapshots

    Let's try playing a little game. I'll pose a bunch of topics and provide my thoughts on each. You're invited to do the same. The only stipulation is that the word snapshot in the sub-head means there's a limit of 100 words per subject. Are you up for it? I guess we'll see soon enough. Here's your chance to join me in offering quick takes on Firefall, Destiny, WoW: Warlords of Draenor, WildStar, ArcheAge and which MMOGs may be approaching their sunsets.

    Posted on 08/05/2014 by Richard Aihoshi
  • Wayback Wednesday: Vanguard Saga of Heroes

    In our latest Wayback Wednesday, we take a look at perennial favorite, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. We've got a terrific in-game video, members of the dev team on hand and some thoughts about the game itself. Check it out and then tell us about your experiences with Vanguard in the comments.

    Posted on 05/22/2013 by Robert Lashley
  • Revisiting Vanguard

    With Vanguard's recent free to play conversion, many former players are revisiting their old friend. The Tourist is no exception. See what he discovered on reentering the game and then tell us of your own experiences in the comments.

    Posted on 05/10/2013 by Christopher Coke
  • Celebrating Six Big Years

    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes recently went with a hybrid subscription-free to play revenue model. Since then, the team has been working hard to give players lots to experience and look forward to in the future. We had the opportunity to check out Vanguard's new look in a couple of areas and to talk with Producer Harvey Burgess and Game Designer Corey LeFever. See what we discovered and then relate your experiences in the comments.

    Posted on 02/01/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • Som's Best of 2012

    2012 is nearly over and it's always fun to take a look back at the games that we spent lots of hours enjoying. We'll be spending this week talking about the games that we, the staff of MMORPG.com, caught our attention in the year that was. As ever, join the conversation in the comments. Som weighs in with his choices on this first day of 2013. Read on!

    Posted on 01/01/2013 by Som Pourfarzaneh
  • Vanguard’s History to Now

    Vanguard has reached a venerated age of "seasoned MMORPG". In a new retrospective article, we take a look at the history of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes from its earliest days to today. Check it out!

    Posted on 10/01/2012 by Adam Tingle
  • Wayback Wednesday Recap

    Continuing our look back at MMOs Rob "Grakulen" Lashley adventures through Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Check out Rob's experiences below.

    Posted on 09/05/2012 by Robert Lashley
  • Free to Play Round Table Discussion

    Yesterday, one of Sony Online Entertainment's venerable titles, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, began utilizing a hybrid free to play-subscription model. We had the opportunity to sit down with Creative Director Salim Grant and Director of Development Andy Sites to talk about Vanguard and what the future holds for the game. Keep reading!

    Posted on 08/15/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • The Vanguard Appeal

    Sony Online Entertainment recently announced that Vanguard: Saga of Heroes would be going free to play sometime this summer. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at that announcement and offer a few thoughts. See what you think before heading into the comments to leave your thoughts.

    Posted on 06/20/2012 by Victor Barreiro Jr.

Editorial

  • Can We Save Vanguard?

    Justin Vincent examines the likelihood of saving Vanguard from inevitable demise in this latest article.

    Posted on 06/14/2010 by Guest Writer
  • Secondary Market: McQuaid v Kipe

    In this special guest debate, Brad McQuaid of Sigil carries the torch for the anti-secondary market faction, while Roger Kipe, formerly of YourVirtualSeller.com takes up the opposing view.

    Posted on 12/06/2006 by Guest Writer

Previews

  • A Vanguard Preview

    With the launch of Sigil's Vanguard: Saga of Heroes now at hand, Carolyn Koh takes a peek inside the game pre-launch to give us her impressions of this new MMORPG offering.

    Posted on 01/30/2007 by Carolyn Koh
  • First Look: Hands-On

    Jon Wood played for several hours in San Diego and brings us this first look at what he experienced. Expect a more detailed preview soon.

    Posted on 11/01/2006 by Jon Wood
  • E3 2006 Preview

    Laura Genender spoke to Brad McQuaid and others.

    Posted on 05/17/2006 by Laura Genender
  • Chat with April Jones

    At GDC, I spoke to April Jones of Sigil games to see what's being planned for Vanguard.

    Posted on 04/01/2006 by Dana Massey
  • E3 2005 Preview

    We visited Sigil Games at the 2005 E3 Expo convention to take a look at their highly anticipated and impressive MMORPG "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes".

    Posted on 05/20/2005 by Reed Hubbard

Interviews

  • Wayback Wednesday Recap

    Continuing our look back at MMOs Rob "Grakulen" Lashley adventures through Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Check out Rob's experiences below.

    Posted on 09/05/2012 by Robert Lashley
  • Free to Play Round Table Discussion

    Yesterday, one of Sony Online Entertainment's venerable titles, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, began utilizing a hybrid free to play-subscription model. We had the opportunity to sit down with Creative Director Salim Grant and Director of Development Andy Sites to talk about Vanguard and what the future holds for the game. Keep reading!

    Posted on 08/15/2012 by Suzie Ford
  • Game Update - It's Been a Long Road

    MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh recently traveled to Sony Online Entertainment's Fan Faire. While there, she spoke with Vanguard Lead Designer and Acting Producer Salim Grant about the current state of the game.

    Posted on 07/01/2009 by Carolyn Koh
  • Dev Chat Log

    On Wednesday, March 12th, the developers from SOE's Vanguard: Saga of Heroes stopped by the MMORPG.com IRC to talk about their game. Today, we present you with the chat log.

    Posted on 03/13/2008 by Laura Genender
  • Darrin McPherson Video Interview

    In Leipzig, Jon Wood had the opportunity to talk to Darrin McPherson Senior Game Designer about Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. The two talked about Update 2, the upcoming Update 3 and the present and future of the game.

    Posted on 08/30/2007 by Jon Wood
  • E3 Update

    MMORPG.com Writer Carolyn Koh attended this year's, modified, E3. Now that she's back, she's filing this report on her conversation with the SOE team now working on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and catching up on what's going on now that SOE has control.

    Posted on 07/18/2007 by Carolyn Koh
  • Event: Brad McQuaid & Jeff Butler

    Jon Wood traveled to an event in San Diego to see the folks behind Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. He filed this report.

    Posted on 10/11/2006 by Jon Wood
  • AGC: Jeff Butler on Diplomacy

    Laura Genender gets the low down on this evolving system.

    Posted on 09/12/2006 by Laura Genender
  • Nick Parkinson at PAX

    We spoke to Nick Parkinson at PAX to find out new things.

    Posted on 08/26/2006 by Dana Massey
  • Chris Kramer, Senior Director of Corporate Comm.

    Chris Kramer is the head of SOE's public relations and corporate communications, we recently caught up with him.

    Posted on 08/18/2006 by Carolyn Koh
  • Interview with Brad McQuaid

    The father of the original EverQuest talks to us about his new game.

    Posted on 01/20/2006 by Darren Bridle
  • Interview With Brad McQuaid

    Tracy Lovett (Tarthus) sit down with Brad McQuaid of Sigil Games to discuss their MMORPG in development - Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

    Posted on 02/09/2005 by Tarthus

Media

Dev Journals

  • So You Want to be an MMO Developer: Part IV

    Nick Parkinson, the Community Manager for Sigil's Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, returns to write the last in his four part series of articles that highlight their team and at the same time answer the question: "So You Want to be an MMO Developer?"

    Posted on 01/08/2007 by Guest Writer
  • So You Want to be an MMO Developer: Part III

    Nick Parkinson, the Community Manager for Sigil's Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, returns to write the third in his four part series of articles that highlight their team and at the same time answer the question: "So You Want to be an MMO Developer?"

    Posted on 01/02/2007 by Guest Writer
  • So You Want to be an MMO Developer: Part Two

    Sigil's Nick Parkinson returns this week to continue his four part answer to the question: So You Want to be an MMO Developer?

    Posted on 12/19/2006 by Guest Writer
  • So You Want to be an MMO Developer?

    Nick Parkinson, the Community Manager for Sigil's Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, pens the first of four articles that highlight their team and at the same time answer the question: "So You Want to be an MMO Developer?"

    Posted on 12/11/2006 by Guest Writer
  • Young v. Old: Dev Debate

    Sigil veteran developer Ryan Elam and young gun Derek McDevitt kick off a new series of debates between a young developer and a new one. The first article shows the contrast.

    Posted on 10/26/2006 by Guest Writer

General Article

  • Celebrating Six Big Years

    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes recently went with a hybrid subscription-free to play revenue model. Since then, the team has been working hard to give players lots to experience and look forward to in the future. We had the opportunity to check out Vanguard's new look in a couple of areas and to talk with Producer Harvey Burgess and Game Designer Corey LeFever. See what we discovered and then relate your experiences in the comments.

    Posted on 02/01/2013 by Suzie Ford
  • Som's Best of 2012

    2012 is nearly over and it's always fun to take a look back at the games that we spent lots of hours enjoying. We'll be spending this week talking about the games that we, the staff of MMORPG.com, caught our attention in the year that was. As ever, join the conversation in the comments. Som weighs in with his choices on this first day of 2013. Read on!

    Posted on 01/01/2013 by Som Pourfarzaneh
  • Vanguard’s History to Now

    Vanguard has reached a venerated age of "seasoned MMORPG". In a new retrospective article, we take a look at the history of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes from its earliest days to today. Check it out!

    Posted on 10/01/2012 by Adam Tingle
  • The Shadow of Things to Come?

    It is MMORPG.com writer Phil James's fondest hope that Vanguard will soon go free to play. As he states, the precedent has been set by SOE with Everquest 2 Extended. But would a F2P iteration of Vanguard come too late to save it or is Matrix Online the shadow of things to come? Check out Phil's thoughts then weigh in with your own.

    Posted on 11/22/2010 by Phil James
  • Correspondent - The Three Spheres of Telon

    MMORPG.com Vanguard Correspondent Warren Bennett writes this quick look overview of the three spheres of character experience in the game; Adventuring, Crafting and Diplomacy.

    Posted on 09/08/2008 by Warren Bennett
  • Correspondent - Examining Vanguard PvP

    MMORPG.com Vanguard Correspondent Jei Anderson pens this article about his experiences with the PvP system (or lack thereof) in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

    Posted on 08/26/2008 by Jei Anderson
  • Correspondent - How I Came Back to Vanguard

    MMORPG.com Vangaurd Correspondent Warren Bennett pens this editorial about what drew him back into the world of Vanguard after leaving the game due to an unsatisifying earlier experience.

    Posted on 08/12/2008 by Warren Bennett
  • CES 2007: Brad McQuaid and Paul Luna Interview

    Carolyn Koh is keeping busy down in Las Vegas for CES, today, she's talking to Brad McQuaid and Paul Luna from Sigil's Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

    Posted on 01/12/2007 by Carolyn Koh

Progress Reports

  • Returning to Vanguard

    New MMORPG.com contributor Justin Vincent writes this look at returning Vanguard after, like many others, having abandoned the game some time during its turbulent launch.

    Posted on 05/03/2010 by Guest Writer

Column

  • Summer Snapshots

    Let's try playing a little game. I'll pose a bunch of topics and provide my thoughts on each. You're invited to do the same. The only stipulation is that the word snapshot in the sub-head means there's a limit of 100 words per subject. Are you up for it? I guess we'll see soon enough. Here's your chance to join me in offering quick takes on Firefall, Destiny, WoW: Warlords of Draenor, WildStar, ArcheAge and which MMOGs may be approaching their sunsets.

    Posted on 08/05/2014 by Richard Aihoshi
  • Wayback Wednesday: Vanguard Saga of Heroes

    In our latest Wayback Wednesday, we take a look at perennial favorite, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. We've got a terrific in-game video, members of the dev team on hand and some thoughts about the game itself. Check it out and then tell us about your experiences with Vanguard in the comments.

    Posted on 05/22/2013 by Robert Lashley
  • Revisiting Vanguard

    With Vanguard's recent free to play conversion, many former players are revisiting their old friend. The Tourist is no exception. See what he discovered on reentering the game and then tell us of your own experiences in the comments.

    Posted on 05/10/2013 by Christopher Coke
  • The Vanguard Appeal

    Sony Online Entertainment recently announced that Vanguard: Saga of Heroes would be going free to play sometime this summer. In today's Devil's Advocate, we take a look at that announcement and offer a few thoughts. See what you think before heading into the comments to leave your thoughts.

    Posted on 06/20/2012 by Victor Barreiro Jr.
  • Five MMOs Worth a Second Look

    In The List this week, MMORPG.com Managing Editor takes a look at five games that really deserve more attention from MMO fans. The list is both nostalgic and perhaps just a bit controversial. See if you agree with Bill's choices of MMOs that deserve our attention, then leave us a couple thoughts in the comments.

    Posted on 09/06/2011 by William Murphy
  • Me and My MMOs

    In today's Player Perspectives column, readers get a rare inside look at the MMOs that have shaped those perspectives for MMORPG.com columnist Isabelle Parsley. They've winked and snuggled and finally drawn her into their ever-lovin' arms. Read on to see which MMOs have captured Iz's attention and heart over the years and then let us know what you think!

    Posted on 06/03/2011 by Isabelle Parsley
  • Top Crafting Systems

    Crafting is a make it or break it proposition for many MMO players. A good crafting system can keep a player involved for years. A bad one can chase them out very quickly. In The List this week, MMORPG.com Lead Writer Bill Murphy takes a look at several MMOs that he thinks set the standard for all that's right in crafting. Check it out and then weigh in with your thoughts in the comments below.

    Posted on 02/02/2011 by William Murphy
  • The Quiz: Bill Murphy Edition

    No, it's not a quiz about Bill Murphy but it is based on his latest list of the worst MMO launches in recent memory. MMORPG.com's Drew Wood took inspiration from The List and created questions for each of the games mentioned plus a few extras. See how you do in The Quiz: Bill Murphy Edition and let us know in the comments below.

    Posted on 01/05/2011 by Drew Wood
  • Fighting Talk: Old vs New MMOs Part 3

    In Part I and Part II of Adam Tingle's Fighting Talk: Old vs New MMOs, "experienced" games were pitted against "the new kids on the block" in categories including community, solo play, instances and more. In today's installment of the three-part look at Old vs New MMOs, Adam discusses Guilds, Crafting and the Time Sink factor. See which group comes out victorious (for today)! Let us know your thoughts, as always, on the forums!

    Posted on 09/24/2010 by Adam Tingle
  • Who's Next for F2P?

    MMORPG.com's Bill Murphy has a few ideas for the games he believes might go free to play in The List this week. Some of the games may surprise you to find on The List, others not so much. Either way, the trend for so-called premium games going free to play is now established with DDO, LOTRO, EQ II and PotBS all going that route in the last several months. See if you agree with Bill's assessment of which games might (or should) go free to play. Let us know what you think!

    Posted on 09/21/2010 by William Murphy
  • Fighting Words: EQ2 vs Vanguard Pt. 1

    Last week's World of Warcraft vs Lord of the Rings Online was a hit in Adam Tingle's new column, Fighting Words. This week, Adam pits two Sony Online Entertainment heavy-hitters against one another: Everquest 2 and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Adam's comparison of areas such as Player Characters, Community and "Everquest-ness" is so extensive that we've divided the fight into two rounds. Read Round One today and come back in a few days for Round Two of Everquest II vs Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

    Posted on 08/31/2010 by Adam Tingle
  • Top 10 MMOs Since WoW

    World of Warcraft changed the MMO landscape on November 23rd, 2004, but 174 MMOs have come out since that fateful day. We rank them.

    Posted on 10/13/2009 by Dana Massey

Guide

  • 10-30 General Guide

    MMORPG.com Vanguard Correspondent Jei Anderson writes this general overview of what he feels that players of Vanguard should experience in levels 10 through 30.

    Posted on 10/17/2008 by Jei Anderson

System Focus

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