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Posted: Dec 22nd 2008 4:28PM MrGutts said

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It's a trap!!

Posted: Dec 22nd 2008 4:52PM (Unverified) said

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It actually IS a trap. VG is a great game nowadays... it's woefully underappreciated! You just might get addicted.

So if you EVER tried Vanguard, please get in there and check it out again. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Posted: Dec 22nd 2008 5:58PM MrGutts said

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John P. Smedley, is that you man? I didn't know you trolled Massively.. Why don't you give the guys here a interview... Would be a great x-mas gift for them..
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Posted: Dec 22nd 2008 9:25PM (Unverified) said

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Pshh. I wish I had that guy's paycheck. I wouldn't be hanging out here if I did, that's for sure.

I can't help it if I think VG rocks. 'Scuse me for hyping up the game I love. We could use more players, that's for sure.
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Posted: Dec 22nd 2008 4:52PM Rollins said

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Every time they do this, I re-download the game in the hopes that it'll be everything I want it to be. On paper, it's pretty close.

But once I get in-game, something's just lacking. It just strikes me as extremely bland, despite nearly having all the features I want.

Oh well.

Posted: Dec 22nd 2008 5:09PM Rihahn said

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I'm also in the "something is missing" camp.

I agree, the really big bugs are gone, most of the little annoying bugs are gone as well - but there's just something missing in Telon.

Basically the world is there, it has a pulse, it walks around and chats with people, but there's just something 'odd' that makes you think "body snatchers" when you shake hands.

That's the best explanation I can put into words...

Posted: Dec 22nd 2008 5:22PM Slob Zombie said

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I try it every other month or so, but my biggest gripe is always still there, poor performance. When I turn in a full circle and the game stutters a couple times, it's just not good enough. I bet there's some tweaking I could do to squeeze out better performance, but I don't feel like screwing around with .ini files and I definitely couldn't get my less tech-savvy friends to do that either. I love everything I hear about the game, but every time I turn it on, the performance kills it for me.

Look, I don't want to rain on SOE's parade and what they've done with Vanguard. I just want to add my experience to the feedback discussion and let you know why you don't have my $15/month. Clean up the client, and you'll get me and probably 5-6 of my friends.

(In comparison, I just logged into AoC for the first time since launch and I'm getting almost triple the framerates that I used to get, and am now giving serious consideration to resubbing.)

Posted: Dec 22nd 2008 5:45PM Softserve said

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My problem with it was mostly that I found it incredibly confusing. It uses a lot of non-standard systems and its quest text is often less than helpful, particularly in explaining it's relatively complicated crafting system.

This was a few months ago though, so I'll give it another shot.

Posted: Dec 22nd 2008 11:17PM ultimateq said

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Love Vanguard, it feels more like the successor to Everquest than Everquest2.

I too am in agreement that something still doesn't feel right. There is a certain level of tediousness that becomes just a little bit to unbearable. All games have it, but Vanguard seems to have it a little bit more. Not sure what is causing it.

Posted: Dec 23rd 2008 3:58AM wjowski said

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A dull, plastic, lifeless world joined together with a limited housing system that punishes anyone who wasn't playing the game on day one and topped with one of the most gratingly rude and arrogant playerbases this side of UO. What more could you want?

Posted: Dec 23rd 2008 6:11AM TheJackman said

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I try the game a few months back after read about it here on Massively. It was ok run ok on my system.

And the PVE content was good but not great it did not really get me to play beyond trail...

Posted: Dec 23rd 2008 11:01AM Scopique said

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The thing about VG is that it doesn't hold your hand.

Questing in VG is more about letting you explore the world on your own terms, not about how the DEVS feel that you should explore.

Crafting isn't just "do I have the right number of mats? Yes? Click to make" as so many MMOs do these days.

The diplo system...well, people can be excused for getting confused about this gameplay option, because -- GASP -- it's innovative in the MMO genre! Heaven forbid it asks people to learn a new concept besides raiding and gear wh0ring.

Posted: Dec 25th 2008 10:16PM (Unverified) said

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I can see how what essentially turns out to be a lame card game can be innovative in an MMO but I don't see how its appropriate in an MMO. Innovative doesn't always mean its a good thing, there's reasons why other MMOs have never tried this idea (Read: It sucks).
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