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What once was lost is back again: Vanguard's Cave of Wonders, present back in beta but nixed from the launched version, has returned! And devs have not only excavated this long-buried cave but reworked it to fit the current lore and add all-new raid mechanics. In this next step in the City of Brass...

January 14th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Few MMO gamers can forget the legendary bad launch of Vanguard and the drama that surrounded its development. Even fewer MMO gamers can remember what the game was like, as the population started small and stayed small. For a half-decade, the title wallowed in relative obscurity compared to the re...

January 29th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Vanguard has become even more accommodating to free players as today's update lifted the restriction against such players using uncommon items. SOE says that this now opens the door for free players to equip almost 20,000 additional items and weapons. It seems that Vanguard isn't able to escape...

November 29th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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In today's jam-packed episode of Massively Speaking, Bree and Justin (now in Smell-o-Vision™) attempt to wrap up one of the busiest weeks of MMO releases... like, ever. Battered and bruised, they survived to tell you the harrowing tale. Won't studios please think of the children when they s...

November 20th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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It's already been quite a week for AAA MMO updates. We've had expansions from RIFT and EverQuest II and a meaty patch from The Secret World. Fashionably late to the party is Vanguard, another SOE fantasy title that has just released its City of Brass patch. We previewed the new content at last m...

November 15th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Though off the radar for a long while, at least where updates were involved, Vanguard has enjoyed a resurgence of late. Inspired by the recently rebuilt (and still growing) development team and increased support from Sony Online Entertainment, excitement has burgeoned for the rebirth of the five-...

October 25th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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While the initial relaunch of Vanguard in its new free-to-play format seems to be going along swimmingly, players are understandably wondering what the next step for this fantasy title will be. Sony Online Entertainment came on its official forums and promised that, among other things, a small co...

August 19th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Holy smokes, it's a Vanguard content update! No, really. Sony Online Entertainment has just delighted fans of its long-neglected fantasy themepark with a post on the official boards that outlines some nifty changes coming in the near future. In addition to a new thirteen-boss dungeon called the...

November 18th 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments