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Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Forum » General Discussion » vanguard is alive and thriving

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  boojiboy

Novice Member

Joined: 10/28/06
Posts: 1543

2/07/13 11:01:20 AM#61
Originally posted by Deddpool

Games got everything i want in an mmo besides ffa pvp.  i simply can't get past the hideously ugly characters and animations..its like they tried to make it look like bad.  The staff attack animation..dear god. 

 

Seriously good game, with 1 fatal flaw for me, though I hope all who play aren't as nitpicky as me and enjoy it.

I played VG when it was launched and cranked settings up to 2560x1600 with all video options maxed.  At that time, the game was gorgeous compared to anything else available at the time.  After playing so long, I'm now accustom to the graphics and still prefer them over the likes of GW2or SWTOR.

I guess now, the graphics are a bit out-dated, but on the other hand, they can be an acquired taste.  To this day, there still seems to be more realism to VG graphics than anything else I've seen. 

Make sure you've got all the video options maxed out and let em grow on ya some.....  :)

 

  JimmyYO

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/13/11
Posts: 524

2/07/13 11:17:49 AM#62

I don't know about thriving. More like hob-logging while dragging one leg. SoE will keep the doors open on almost any piece of garbage, doesn't make it a good game.

More specifically:

-the servers are probably the most consistently laggy MMO servers I've ever played on, which have actually gotten worse over the years instead of better.

-the best thing about the game is grouping but theres not nearly enough incentive to do so, which caused the players to turn it into a mostly solo crapshoot.

-orginally designed as a sandbox but got wowified instead, we've all seen this before and it never turns out well. FFIV reborn is wowifications next victim.

-despite the F2P boon and new lead dev VG will never be significantly expanded upon. You may get a patch here and there but expect no expansions ever and never

-if EQ Next is even average this game will go under so fast, if EQ Next flops VG will still stay stagnate forever(more likely given SoE's inability to make a decent game these days).

-even Brad McQuaid recognizes VG is beyond saving, they brought him back to work on VG and in less then a month moved him to EQ Next instead. Pretty much tells you everything you need to know.

  allegria

Novice Member

Joined: 3/10/07
Posts: 685

2/08/13 11:16:49 AM#63
Originally posted by JimmyYO

I don't know about thriving. More like hob-logging while dragging one leg. SoE will keep the doors open on almost any piece of garbage, doesn't make it a good game.

More specifically:

-the servers are probably the most consistently laggy MMO servers I've ever played on, which have actually gotten worse over the years instead of better.

*boggle* - the only reason lag has increased is the population has increased big time since F2p. They are working on this.

-the best thing about the game is grouping but theres not nearly enough incentive to do so, which caused the players to turn it into a mostly solo crapshoot.

All of the best rewards in the game are from grp/raids... Everyone groups, all the time... I guess you have not been playing.

-orginally designed as a sandbox but got wowified instead, we've all seen this before and it never turns out well. FFIV reborn is wowifications next victim.

VG has not changed since beta with regard to its themepark and sandbox elements. There is more multiplayer non combat activities in vanguard than most MMOs today including some amazing crafting.  Also, the world is a sandbox... multiple paths and dungeons are not linear at all like 99% of the MMO market

-despite the F2P boon and new lead dev VG will never be significantly expanded upon. You may get a patch here and there but expect no expansions ever and never

VG like 95% of all MMOs will not have an expansion... so what, there is more content 1-40 than your typical MMO of today x10

-if EQ Next is even average this game will go under so fast, if EQ Next flops VG will still stay stagnate forever(more likely given SoE's inability to make a decent game these days).

EQNext ? When is this coming out ?

-even Brad McQuaid recognizes VG is beyond saving, they brought him back to work on VG and in less then a month moved him to EQ Next instead. Pretty much tells you everything you need to know.

 Yet another post with inaccurate information... 

  Dirkin

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/06/12
Posts: 78

2/08/13 11:39:17 AM#64

Just a note about the expansions comment:

 

Vanguard will never get an expansion because they made the choice in the beginning to release all new content for free as game updates. You will never have to pay anything for new content, and there is new content coming. It's not like the game hasn't had new stuff added since 2007.

  echolynfan

Apprentice Member

Joined: 1/26/10
Posts: 719

I ain't got a gat but I gotta soldering gun

2/08/13 12:20:56 PM#65
Originally posted by atticusbc
i don't suppose they took away the gear restrictions that made it almost pointless to play?

I don't suppose you thought about actually paying for a Gold membership so you can use said gear?

Currently playing as Pete Puma on Excalibur. FF ARR - The best MMO I've played since SWG!

  echolynfan

Apprentice Member

Joined: 1/26/10
Posts: 719

I ain't got a gat but I gotta soldering gun

2/08/13 12:26:45 PM#66
Originally posted by neobahamut20

1) Its Sony. Still not as bad as EA though.

2) Paying members have advantages over free players. This is pay to win, not free to play.

3) Traitors to humanity; Sony, like many other corps, thinks that what you buy from them still belongs to them. Until they allow people to tinker with the products they purchase, they are not worthy of my wallet.

This is probably the most moronic post I've ever read. Unless you plan on buying the IP you DON'T own ANYTHING. The current generation thinks that everything is owed to them and should be free....profit is EVIL. Somewday...IF you grow up you might understand how the real world works but until then - just be quiet...you're letting all the stupid out.

Currently playing as Pete Puma on Excalibur. FF ARR - The best MMO I've played since SWG!

  Dizzler

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/12/05
Posts: 231

Wtf...

 
OP  2/09/13 9:54:56 PM#67
Originally posted by echolynfan
Originally posted by atticusbc
i don't suppose they took away the gear restrictions that made it almost pointless to play?

I don't suppose you thought about actually paying for a Gold membership so you can use said gear?

 

The cost of "unlocking" gear is actually Trivial. you do not need a gold membership to do so, it equals about .50 cents per item or something. still cheaper than your basic 15$ a month membership.  not to mention you have no need to do this until you are capped and raiding.

 

  User Deleted
2/09/13 9:57:13 PM#68
Originally posted by XAPGames

Very nice.  Congrats.  Anything happening in game that would be driving the playerbase up?

 

 They removed a lot of stupid F2P restrictions.

  Dizzler

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/12/05
Posts: 231

Wtf...

 
OP  2/09/13 9:57:52 PM#69
Originally posted by JimmyYO

I don't know about thriving. More like hob-logging while dragging one leg. SoE will keep the doors open on almost any piece of garbage, doesn't make it a good game.

More specifically:

-the servers are probably the most consistently laggy MMO servers I've ever played on, which have actually gotten worse over the years instead of better.

-the best thing about the game is grouping but theres not nearly enough incentive to do so, which caused the players to turn it into a mostly solo crapshoot.

-orginally designed as a sandbox but got wowified instead, we've all seen this before and it never turns out well. FFIV reborn is wowifications next victim.

-despite the F2P boon and new lead dev VG will never be significantly expanded upon. You may get a patch here and there but expect no expansions ever and never

-if EQ Next is even average this game will go under so fast, if EQ Next flops VG will still stay stagnate forever(more likely given SoE's inability to make a decent game these days).

-even Brad McQuaid recognizes VG is beyond saving, they brought him back to work on VG and in less then a month moved him to EQ Next instead. Pretty much tells you everything you need to know.

Have you even played this game?...   i have been playing for right around a month now and i have not experienced ANY lag what so ever.   Wowified?... what. what i see here is opinions being stated as fact. this game is NOTHING like wow what so ever.

  Everket

Novice Member

Joined: 3/22/11
Posts: 220

2/10/13 5:24:50 AM#70
Originally posted by Dirkin

Just a note about the expansions comment:

 

Vanguard will never get an expansion because they made the choice in the beginning to release all new content for free as game updates. You will never have to pay anything for new content, and there is new content coming. It's not like the game hasn't had new stuff added since 2007.

I guess the update with a new dungeon doesn't count. What a load of horse shit. Why would you comment on something you clearly don't know anything about ?

  Dirkin

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/06/12
Posts: 78

2/10/13 5:57:06 PM#71
Originally posted by Everket
Originally posted by Dirkin

Just a note about the expansions comment:

 

Vanguard will never get an expansion because they made the choice in the beginning to release all new content for free as game updates. You will never have to pay anything for new content, and there is new content coming. It's not like the game hasn't had new stuff added since 2007.

I guess the update with a new dungeon doesn't count. What a load of horse shit. Why would you comment on something you clearly don't know anything about ?

Uh, I think you may need to read my post again, you read it as the opposite of what my message was. Sorry if I was not being clear. I said that all new content updates are free, they have indeed added new content many times, and will continue to do so. The new content just will never be in an 'expansion' that you have to pay for like a lot of other games do it.

A lot of people have said that the game never getting any expansions is a sign of no new content, I said that they have and will continue to release content, they just do it for free.

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