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Vanguard Going Free-to-Play

The March 2012 Vanguard Producer's Letter announces Vanguard is going free-to-play. Here's word on the MMORPG jumping on the free bandwagon, or off the sinking subscription ship, depending on your outlook:

At SOE, giving players choices is the theme of how we're moving forward as a company. We see free-to-play (or as we refer to it, Free to Play. Your Way.) as a big part of our future and we like the flexibility it offers players. Therefore, I'm happy to announce Vanguard will be the next in line of our AAA games to make this transition. Since we've literally just begun on the work, I'm not ready to go into much detail. However, I will say that you can expect something similar to EverQuest®, EverQuest® II and DC Universe™ Online

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14. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 23, 2012, 22:20 Dev
 
Don't they mean Pay 2 Win?  
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13. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 23, 2012, 09:27 Ant
 
MuzixMon wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 18:45:
Everytime I see the title "Vanguard" I think of the old arcade video game "vanguard" from the 80's. I could still remember it well, music and all. I think it was suppose to be the sequel to Defender, it sure looked and played a lot like it.
Me too on Atari 2600! I am surprised they can use that old name. So is this MMOG any better than its beta days? It was OK back then.
 
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12. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 23, 2012, 09:09 MisterBenn
 
Yeah I remember Vanguard from the Atari 2600. The music was from the Flash Gordon birdman attack!  
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11. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 18:45 MuzixMon
 
Everytime I see the title "Vanguard" I think of the old arcade video game "vanguard" from the 80's. I could still remember it well, music and all. I think it was suppose to be the sequel to Defender, it sure looked and played a lot like it.  
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10. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 15:34 wtf_man
 
Drezden wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 14:18:
SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:23:
SOE - Where MMOs refuse to die.

I'm surprised they haven't acquired Horizons (http://www.istaria.com) yet.

Oh my god that game was sooooo bad. My Planetside outfit was looking for something else to do once PS started dieing down thanks to Core Combat being asstastic. And we beta tested that load of dung. Holy shit. I thought it never made it out the door, I didn't know they changed the name and released that failure of coding.

Actually... it released as "Horizons"... went through being sold and bought by 3 different companies... and finally ended up with a company created by some of the original devs, who then changed the name.
 
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9. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 14:18 Trevellian
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 12:23:
SOE - Where MMOs refuse to die.

I'm surprised they haven't acquired Horizons (http://www.istaria.com) yet.

Oh my god that game was sooooo bad. My Planetside outfit was looking for something else to do once PS started dieing down thanks to Core Combat being asstastic. And we beta tested that load of dung. Holy shit. I thought it never made it out the door, I didn't know they changed the name and released that failure of coding.
 
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8. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 14:05 Umbragen
 

....Maybe when they start paying me to play it.
 
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7. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 14:03 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 13:14:
This game could have been so good! Anyway, I'll give it a whirl when it's F2P. I seem to recall I enjoyed the bard class a lot in this game.

The concept of the game was very promising...it just suffered from moronic management and a troubled development team.
 
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6. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 13:14 Cutter
 
This game could have been so good! Anyway, I'll give it a whirl when it's F2P. I seem to recall I enjoyed the bard class a lot in this game.
 
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5. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 12:29 Acleacius
 
I would love to go *WOOT!* but this is soe. They gave us EQ2 and EQ1 F2P, which are both fails compared to the system of LotRO and so many others.  
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4. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 12:24 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Mar 22, 2012, 11:03:
Wow, Vanguard's still around????



I was about to type the same thing.
 
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3. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 12:23 SimplyMonk
 
SOE - Where MMOs refuse to die.

I'm surprised they haven't acquired Horizons (http://www.istaria.com) yet.
 
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2. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 11:03 nin
 

Wow, Vanguard's still around????


 
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1. Re: Vanguard Going Free-to-Play Mar 22, 2012, 11:02 Illumin
 
I don't think this game even had 1 expansion did it? Maybe they will get 3 or 4 people waiting on guild wars. Then loose those and the other 3 or 4 people that are playing.  
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