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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Massively OP Podcast Episode 202: The all-mailbag show

Justin and Bree pore over the mail bag to answer questions on WoW, the state of MOP, future columns, favorite MMO music, MMO communities, lockbox RNG, MMO sunsets, open dungeons, and LitRPG.

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