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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To many veteran MMO players, the opening horns of EverQuest's score are enough to trigger vivid memories, violent hallucinations, and an unstoppable...

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SWTOR is giving away minipets in honor of Star Wars Squadrons’ launch

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Star Citizen is holding another free fly event starting today

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Jukebox Heroes: The ultimate guide to MMORPG music

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Star Wars Squadrons will include crossplay, VR, plenty of multiplayer content

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If you were waiting for confirmation that Star Wars Squadrons would have multiplayer, today you have it, as EA officially dropped its new...

Old School RuneScape continues improving the Chambers of Xeric, announces a Darkmeyer release date

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Old School RuneScape continues to stay busy on the news front with another round of Poll #71 improvements to the Chambers of Xeric...

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RuneScape shows off the art of Archaeology, OSRS begins making changes to the Chambers of Xeric

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Valorant has so far found and banned over 8,000 cheaters, causing sweet cheater tears to flow

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Riot addresses diversity, Valorant toxicity, and Vanguard anti-cheat (again)

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