The official site for Vanguard has been updated with a guide to the Ancient Port Warehouse raiding zone, which introduces players to the zone and to new concepts introduced there.
Soon the gates will open to Vanguard's premier raiding zone, Ancient Port Warehouse. A flurry of excitement surrounds the community as preparations are being made for the release. Many hours of design and testing have gone into the zone to ensure that it will provide months of entertainment for even the most hardcore of guilds. The lead developer on the Ancient Port Warehouse project is Andrew "Avarem" Krausnick.
The purpose of this guide will be to give players an idea of what to expect upon entering APW as well as provide methods of preparation for your excursion. First, we'll take a look at some of the new concepts introduced with APW. We will review the mob AI and discuss some common tactics employed throughout the dungeon. Moving on, we will discuss ways in which an individual can prepare themselves for raiding in Vanguard including a short equipment guide. We will then discuss ways in which leadership can prepare their guilds (and themselves) for the challenges that lay ahead. Finally, we will end by discussing the typical aspects of an APW raid.
This guide is intended to be a basic conceptual raid guide and will benefit primarily those individuals who are casual or new to raiding. Experienced raiders will find much of this information to be second nature and at best this guide will serve as a review. Regardless of your experience with raiding, you will be able to find some specific information regarding APW that everyone will be able to use.
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