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Sony Online Entertainment
MMORPG | Setting: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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Spotlight Poster

Joined: 2/14/09
Posts: 1663

Are YOU talking to ME?!

OP  1/20/13 2:48:27 PM#1

It's been a bit since it went FTP.  Has the influx of players stabalized??  Is it worth coming in??



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Novice Member

Joined: 8/06/11
Posts: 1845

1/21/13 3:11:24 PM#2

It's stabilized. Numbers won't be higher than they are now, regardless of whatever reports you may get about how guilds are constantly recruiting new players or old ones returning


If it's worth it, depends on what your definition of worth is and what has held you back. Vanguard will never have thousands of players online at any given time if that's what you judge it on.


Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/12/05
Posts: 231


2/03/13 12:21:55 AM#3
Yes it is worth it. 

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2/03/13 12:26:02 AM#4

It is busier than the initial F2P conversion since they removed most of the restrictions recently.

SoE has had shocking lag for me recently (on EQ2, DCUO and Vanguard), which is the only reason I'm not playing this game right now. I wouldn't put it past them that they have deliberately done something to non-US connections to promote them to move to PSS1.


Novice Member

Joined: 10/26/04
Posts: 886

2/03/13 12:29:18 AM#5
Out of boredom i tried vanguard again yesterday... now im a level 10 bard having alot of fun i also play secret world too tho.

"Negaholics are people who become addicted to negativity and self-doubt, they find fault in most things and never seem to be satisfied."


Novice Member

Joined: 4/01/11
Posts: 568

Ahh devil ether.

2/03/13 12:30:48 AM#6
I still have bad lag on Vanguard.  I want to like playing but combat is...not difficult...herky jerky or something.

Hard Core Member

Joined: 5/09/05
Posts: 329

2/03/13 12:41:43 AM#7
I just gave vanguard a shot with a friend of mine the f2p is great made me actualy subscribe I am having a blast learning a new game.

Novice Member

Joined: 6/01/09
Posts: 50

2/03/13 1:36:57 AM#8

Worth it. It was hard to get over the ugly character models and hideous animations, but once I did I found it was one of the deepest and most immersive mmo experiences I've had in a long time.

This video was the reason I decided to give the game a fair try:


Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/06/12
Posts: 78

2/03/13 1:32:38 PM#9
Also, they're in the process of completely re-writing the network layer of the game engine, so hopefully all the pesky network lag will disappear. Those mentioning lag are generally talking about slight ping spikes that can make things seem sluggish occasionally. This has more to do with the servers/network than the game/client itself. It's quite playable and enjoyable as is, and it will only get better.

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Joined: 9/12/05
Posts: 231


2/05/13 6:40:21 PM#10
Originally posted by Abimor
I just gave vanguard a shot with a friend of mine the f2p is great made me actualy subscribe I am having a blast learning a new game.



Novice Member

Joined: 1/10/08
Posts: 40

2/05/13 6:47:02 PM#11
Been playing it myself the last week.  Haven't been this hooked on an avatar based MMORPG in years.  The character models are a little weird, and the combat could be a little smoother...  However if you allow yourself to get  over these things it really is an amazing game.  It has the best dungeons/dungeon crawl I have EVER seen in an mmo.  Players are generally friendly, quests are engaging.  The FTP model has few restrictions.  The world is huge, the graphics are good.  It really doesn't lag besides the aformentioned ping spikes on a modern machine.  Give it a shot.