vanguard

Official Site: Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (Wikipedia)
Studio: Sigil Games/Sony Online Entertainment
Launch Date: January 30, 2007
Sunset Date: July 31, 2014
Genre: Retro Fantasy Sandpark
Business Model: F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

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Phantasy Star Online 2’s volcanic Stia region drops Wednesday

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No MMO is complete without the traditional Lava Zone, as we well know. Phantasy Star Online 2 must have felt the peer pressure on...

PlanetSide 2 cleans up tank cannons and fixes some environmental issues in newest PTS build

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PTS builds aren't always about glamorous updates or big top features; sometimes they're just about applying some needed polish and bug fixes. That looks...

One Shots: I’m lost in her eyes, send help

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Today we need to issue a serious warning about our first One Shots: Those who scroll to the full color image may find themselves...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2022: More revenue dips for WoW, ABK, and Blizzard in spite of Diablo Immortal

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Welcome back to our regular coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials. As of this afternoon, we have Q2's results, comprising April, May, and June 2022; let's...

Fan site compiles a list of every MMORPG rogue server and emulator still running

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Not every emulator project is as popular or as well known as Star Wars Galaxies Legends or City of Heroes Homecoming. To help bring...

Vanguard Saga of Heroes’ community-run emulator had over 100 players this past weekend

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We recently ran a column on abrupt MMO sunsets, one of which was Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, which SOE binned in 2014 shortly after...
There was so much potential.

Perfect Ten: Abrupt MMO sunsets that shocked us

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Not all MMO sunsets are equal, when you look at them. Sure, all impact players who made those games a home, but some titles...
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Perfect Ten: Weird ways we heal each other in MMORPGs

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One of the most important implications of the virtual worlds we visit is that they all boast medical care far above and beyond anything...
Mister World Orlando Fontaine Warcraft, with a tip of the hat to our commentariat.

Activision-Blizzard Q1 2022: Revenues plummet, Blizzard loses another 2M players

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Welcome back to our regular coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials. As of this morning, we have Q1's results, comprising January, February, and March 2022, a...

Battle Bards Episode 211: Shops and services

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When the Battle Bards get loaded up with money and jewels in MMOs, they head back into town for a shopping spree! And if...

March 9 brings Vanguard class to Lineage Aden, improved hunting zones to Lineage II, victory system to Lineage Classic

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The running joke is that there are too many versions of Lineage to keep track of, and that perception is certainly not made any...
It's an old deck, I swear.

Perfect Ten: Genuinely fun MMO minigames

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Few people are without opinions on minigames in MMOs. Some love 'em, some hate 'em, and some just ignore 'em. Some even despise that...

Activision-Blizzard addresses Call of Duty mess, striking devs report ‘radio silence’

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Raven Software, developer of several Call of Duty titles including COD: Warzone, is still on strike due to a sudden bout of firing of...

The MOP Up: Vendetta Online adds 27 custom missions

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Vendetta Online warped into the new year with a slew of events, more functionality for capships, and 27 additional custom-made missions. Reader Jason keyed us...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 354: Catch-up roundtable and state of the site

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Justin, Bree, Tyler, and MJ discuss the 2021 MOP awards, Cryptic and PWE, Magic the Gathering Online, Fractured, Legends of Aria, Crowfall, and Book of Travels, with adventures in New World, Astroneer, Guild Wars 2, Star Trek Online, Albion Online, Star Wars Galaxies, SWTOR, LOTRO, and Elder Scrolls Online, finishing it off with a state of the site recap.

Remedy and Tencent team up on co-op PvE shooter codenamed Vanguard

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Remedy Entertainment isn't a particularly well-known studio around our corner of the gaming world, as the studio is more well-known for single-player games such...

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v5.0

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It has been another thrilling year of exploring the relatively unknown or forgotten lands of MMORPG history here in The Game Archaeologist. From projects...
Excuse me, what?

Bobby Kotick considers leaving Activision-Blizzard if he can’t quickly fix its ongoing frat boy culture

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Last week, reporting from the Wall Street Journal blew the lid off of fresh allegations leveraged at Activision-Blizzard, including attempts by CEO Bobby Kotick...
Memory.

Activision-Blizzard workers and industry giants join chorus calling for Bobby Kotick’s resignation

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People across the gaming industry are adding to the calls for Activision-Blizzard's Bobby Kotick to resign - or be removed. As we've been covering, earlier...

Some Activision-Blizzard shareholders join calls for Bobby Kotick’s ouster

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Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published an explosive piece that compounded the ongoing Activision-Blizzard sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits and scandal. The Journal detailed...

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