The Vanguard Players Website
announces that Vanguard Saga of Heroes
will be transitioning to a free-to-play model a week from Tuesday (thanks VG247
). Here's what they have been doing to prepare for the new phase for this MMORPG:
The Vanguard Saga of Heroes transition to free-to-play is just around the corner! We are pleased to announce that the official launch date is Tuesday, August 14, 2012! Mark the date on your calendar!
Over the past couple of months, we have been working hard to improve the game in order to prepare for the influx of new and returning players. If you have not heard about all the changes, check them out for yourself in game and out of game! In the coming week, you'll start to notice even more changes as we move toward the official free-to-play launch.
Some of the more notable changes include:
- New Website: Our official website has received a major facelift and has a new URL - http://www.vanguardthegame.com.
- Vanguard Marketplace: The Vanguard Marketplace offers several categories to browse - Services, Mounts and Pets, Appearance and Equipment, and Housing.
- Starting Areas Revamp: New characters will now start one of the following starting areas: Cliffs of Ghelgad, Tanvu, Three Rivers Village, Tursh Village, or the Isle of Dawn.
- Removed Class Restrictions: We removed the class restrictions for all races. You can now create that special combination of character that you dreamed about making!
To view more changes, check out all the recent game update notes and log in game today!
We hope to see you in Vanguard soon!
Frictionless Insight - On the Drop in World of Warcraft Subscriber Numbers.
That leaves us assuming that World of Warcraft related GAAP Net revenues (including "subscriptions, boxed products, expansion packs, licensing royalties, and value-added services") were $181 million in the latest quarter compared to $359 million in the comparable quarter a year earlier. That's a 50% drop.
There are substantial assumptions in the above calculations, but there's no question that Activision Blizzard's cash WoW-cow is floundering. Clearly, the company hopes that Mists of Pandaria, coming out on September 25 will fix things. Can anthropomorphic pandas fix the problem?
We found one of those belly belts for the Gunnar-man at the store: It is a medium, and he's more of a large, but it seems it will do for a trial run. It's about time we have a new solution to try, because in a very short time his marking behavior in the house has gone from nonexistent to constant, so we would really like this to work. As it is, we're pretty sure if we can get it under control well have to start shopping for a new stove, as he has actually caused some rust to form on a metal lip on the old one. Just... yuch.