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Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

A massively multiplayer online RPG powered by a heavily modified Unreal engine and produced by former team members of the Everquest franchise. Facing the challenges of a war-torn world, the diverse people here struggle to rebuild their once great civilizations. A fragile alliance has been struck, with the lands set upon by invading forces, the races must band together to survive. In the north, the sprawling green hills of Thestra are plagued by an unstoppable undead menace. To the south, the deserts of Qalia have been besieged by an elemental threat spawned from the depths of the earth and to the east; inhabitants of the tumultuous jungles of Kojan fiercely battle encroaching otherworldly fiends. This limited edition includes: a CD featuring the full Vanguard: Saga of Heroes soundtrack,one of three Hero Cards each granting a unique in-game item, an art book featuring many original pieces by seminal fantasy artist, Keith Parkinson, a cloth map, and much more.

Release Date: January 30, 2007

Developer: Sigil Games Online


Videos

  • Lets Play: Vanguard Saga of Heroes Part 1

    The beginning of my first Lets Play adventure. Vanguard Saga of Heroes, chosen because I think the game deserves more than...

  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Gameplay | First Impressions HD

    Join a community of thousands Soar above the breathtaking landscape of Telon on the back of your very own dragon Choose...

  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Music

    Join a community of thousands Soar above the breathtaking landscape of Telon on the back of your very own dragon Choose...

  • Fresh Look: Vanguard Saga of Heroes Part 1

    Saieno and Veila take a Fresh Look at Vanguard Saga of Heroes before it closes on July 31st 2014.

  • Saying Goodbye to Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

    A sad good bye to an old friend.

  • Spielevorstellung - Vanguard Saga of Heroes

    Vanguard - Saga of Heroes MMORPG von Sony Online Entertainment 2007 Offizielle Spieleseite:...

  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes OST

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  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes PC Games Trailer - Wyvern

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  • Vanguard Saga of Heroes - Director's Cut [HD]

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  • Vanguard Saga of Heroes - Official Trailer [HD]

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  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes PC Games Trailer - Housing

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  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Main Theme

    This theme is now available for download in higher quality 320k mp3 at Mediafire Click for download...

  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes First Look/Comentario en Español

    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes es un juego MMORPG que fue lanzado como pagado en 2007 por Sony Online Entertainment,...

  • Vanguard Saga of Heroes- Farewell

    Some footage of the lovely places in Vanguard before the game sunsets. Feel free to visit my MMO blog- ECTMMO.com.

  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Classes - Overview

    Just a quick, not super detailed overview of all the amazing classes in Vanguard.

  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Telon Rides On trailer PC

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  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes: John C. Bogle's Definitive Hero's Odyssey Entrepreneurship Keynote Speech

    Bogle: Vanguard: Saga of Heroes: John Bogles Definitive Keynote SpeechOn February 27th, John C. Bogle, the founder and...

  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Crafting and Harvesting

    An introduction to harvesting and crafting in Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Play the Isle of Dawn free at .

  • Vanguard Saga of Heroes

    A little dedication captured and edited by myself. The fraps logo will disappear about 5 minutes into the video as I ended up...

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Vanguard: Saga of Heroes was a high fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) created by Sigil Games Online, and now developed and run by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). Originally, the game was co-published by Sony Online Entertainment and the company producing it, Sigil Games Online. The game was released on January 30, 2007, with an early access date of January 26, 2007 for pre-order customers. On May 15, 2007, it was announced in a press release that Sony Online Entertainment had completed a transaction to purchase key assets of Sigil Games Online, including all rights to Vanguard.

The game initially sold around 242,000 copies, while the number of active subscriptions (those who play longer than the free month included when buying the game) was estimated to be around 130,000, to drop in the next months to about 40,000. For much of 2009 the population of Vanguard was almost non-existent. Though recently, after some changes in the game to make it more stable, the population has started to rise again and it has a noticeably larger in-game player presence.

Following the acquisition by SOE, the developers mainly focused on bug fixes and gameplay improvements for a long time. In July 2008, the developers announced they wanted to attract old and new players as the game had reached a much more presentable state. On September 10, 2008, Game Update 6 finally introduced the long awaited trial island, the Isle of Dawn, which also quickly became the standard starting area for new regular characters. On October 8, 2008, the trial version was released.


Questions & Answers

  • Is it worth getting Vanguard: Saga of Heroes?

    I am currently playing World of Warcraft. Vanguard seems like a good game, but is it going to be better then world of warcraft?

    I've played WOW for almost 2 years. I love the game...it is the best MMORPG I have played to date. However, I do plan on playing Vanguard when it comes out. The customization alone makes me want to play. From what I read in previews, the Necromancer gets an "abomination"...as its pet. The necro can use an ability called harvest corpse and can find limbs, souls, brains, etc to use to customize his abomination...some rare finds may have like an ice claw that has some proc on it...as an example. Also the bard songs are customizable. Each song has a melody, but you can add chorus/verse/embellishments/codas, etc to change the effects of the songs. I don't know exactly how it works out, but it seems to be pretty intuitive. I also like the idea of their crafting...normal crafted items, but also player-crafted ships (to sail on the seas, and eventually engage in ship PVP combat) and player-crafted houses. Will it be better than WOW...? I do not know. But I like the sound of Vanguard... So much that I'm trying to decide whether to get the Burning Crusade expansion or wait for Vanguard and get that at the end of the month.

  • Vanguard:saga of heroes fees?

    i was looking at this online game called vanguard:saga of heroes. i was wondering if their are any fees to play online? also, is saga of heroes an expansion to a original game?

    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is a pay-to-play game. The first month is free, and after that it will cost you $14.99 per month. Saga of Heroes is not an expansion, it is part of the title of the original game. It has only been out since January 2007 so likely there won't be expansions for a while.

  • Vanguard Saga of Heroes System Specs?

    I was just wondering if my system would be alright to run the upcoming MMORPG Vanguard Saga of Heroes without too much lag, I play World of Warcraft and Star Wars Galaxies, and I have

    You'll be able to play for sure, just not at the highest detail level. Vanguard suggests 2mb of RAM for smooth gameplay because the game uses all memory for textures it can, unlike other games which seem to allocate a fixed amount for that. There were lots of discussions about this in the Vanguard forums (all archived now) - here's one below: BTW, one of the nice things about WoW is that it's very light on system requirements- most video cards can handle it just fine.

  • Is Vanguard: Saga of Heroes worth switching from WoW?

    I just got WoW(World of Warcraft) 1-2 months ago and since Vanguard looks amazing and is the same monthly cost I was wondering if it's worth switching. Even if it is I am going

    Hi, I also had your same problem. But after reading (alot) about Vanguard, and hearing how it improves on the "traditional" MMO formula, I have decided to switch to Vanguard after playing WoW for a year or so. Though, I have yet to purchase a copy of the game, and might not plan to for about 2 months or so. This is so because the game got released a week ago and suffers from the expected server bugs and occassional crashes. Also, the game requires a very good, or mildly good system, though if you have either, you will be rewarded with one of the best graphics in any MMO : ) If you like WoW then Vanguard has alot of its elements and improves on some of its features. It also introduces alot of nice features that were present in other games like everquest 1 and 2 such as player housing and ship crafting. Also, at later levels, you have the ability to ride flying mounts. Though, this is your choice and go with what you think is right. And, if you plan to switch, then I suggest to wait till they get the bugs straightened out. Good luck :P

  • Help me, i need Vanguard Saga of Heros gold!!?

    Now i play Vanguard Game, Saga of Heros,I need gold buy some items.who can help me the cheap gold.

    I think http://www.ctrlgame.net can provide you cheap Vanguard gold,saga of heros. This website also provide safe Powerleveling. From the Vanguard game begun running. www.ctrlgame.net had Vanguard gold sell,and they price is very cheap.

  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes?

    Compared to World of Warcraft, what are some things that Vanguard has/will have that WoW doesn't, and what things will it not have that WoW has? I already know that in Vanguard

    I have played WoW before (and a multitude of other mmorpgs) but EQ1 was and has been my original game to base my answers from so with that said let me give you some info from what i have seen. I have been keeping a close eye on this game and was eager to get the chance to beta test it. My best description/comparison I could say is that it is a cross between EQ and WoW. Let me explain. For starters you'll notice that the interface is much like wow. As is the tradeskilling in a sense. You have to train which skills you'll want to use and actually go out and find those. But in VG it is more complex you actually run into problems and have more choices. Characters are not cartoonish like in wow and allow probably the most customization I have seen in any mmo. There are lots of different races to choose from and many classes some we might call interesting hybrids compared to the mmo norm. The graphics and world is just stunningly beautiful to say the least. You'll see griphons like in wow but there are a multitude of other mounts you can have also. They just currently changed horses from having no level cap to having to be level 10 to use one. I'm not sure what the level req was in wow but I know in eq as long as you could afford a mount you could buy one. Gameplay is rather quest based and very similar to wow in that aspect. There is lots to do and so much to see. The community has been surprisingly the best I've seen. Everyone is willing to take time out and explain things to you or help you with whatever you are doing. My recommendation to you would be to check out some of the sites I list and see for yourself. Have fun and hope to see you in game sometime. http://www.vanguardsoh.com/ <<

  • Does anyone know the requiremnts fo the computer game vanguard saga of heros?

    as well as how much it costs to play every month as well?

    The monthly fee is $14.99, cheaper if you pay 3 months at a time... The requirements are hefty, here are the official ones below. To play well, you rneed at least 1gb of RAM and a video card like a GeForce 7600GS/Radeon X1650 or better. [VAN] Vanguard System Requirements Question What are the system requirements for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes? Answer Below you will find both the minimum and recommended system requirements. MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS • Windows® 2000/XP/Vista • 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible computer • 100% DirectX compatible keyboard or input device • Processor 2.4 GHz Intel processor or 2400+ or higher model AMD processor • 512 MB RAM • Vertex and Pixel shader 2.0 compatible hardware with 128MB of texture memory • 100%DirectX compatible sound card • 56K + Internet Connection • 16X Speed DVD-ROM • 20 Gigabytes Hard Drive Space RECOMMENDED SPECS • Windows® 2000/XP/Vista • 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible computer • 100% DirectX compatible keyboard or input device • Processor 3.0 GHz Intel or 3500+ AMD processor • 2 GB RAM • Vertex and Pixel shader 2.0 compatible hardware with 256MB of texture memory • DirectSound compatible audio hardware • Broadband Internet Connection • 16X Speed DVD-ROM • 20 Gigabytes Hard Drive Space

  • For Vanguard saga of heros?

    Alright so vanguard saga of heros is coming out january 30 and it looks like a fun game but will there be a monthly fee like WoW or free like guild wars.

    Monthly fee like most other MMORPG games. Just like Everquest, Star Wars Galaxies, City of Heroes, etc.

  • What is the game Vanguard: Saga of Heroes like?

    I want to know what the game vanguard: saga of heroes is like.

    long and boring The designer who put in most of the things that made EQ tedious made Vanguard

  • Will Vanguard: Saga of Heroes suck?

    Will it?

    No it will be a fun game. If you liked EQ then you should like Vanguard. It's going to be the TRUE sequel to Everquest. You will have a lot of things you can do in that game. Adventure, diplomacy, crafting, own your own house and stock it with furniture, own and sail a boat...sounds fun to me!


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