Vanguard: First glances (2009)
Posted July 22, 2009on:
Character creation reminds me of Everquest 2. The models are pretty dated compared to Perfect World or Warhammer. Simular sort of dated to Everquest 2.
The races choices are interesting like Everquest. There is a wolf, fox and cat races along with giants, elves, orcs, goblins and humans. It reminds me very much of DND as the races are all old favorites. The descriptions of the races have that sort of DND feel too.
When your designing the characters they first appear with no clothes until you get to the clothes selection box when your designing the character. It was a bit odd. The clothes options were not great but there was ones that covered up the character.
The classes are also very DND, including a Pscion classes. However I did not get a great idea what they all did. So I picked what might be interesting and figured I’d try it out in game.
The classes choice did not change the clothes or give weapons to the model of the toon. I found that confusing as I am used to that from other games.
When I entered the game I found that the class armour loads then. So my little fox is in armour. The fox character is smaller than expected but cool.
Looking around the first area, I like the conversations you have to get quests. The Diplomacy quests however are pretty confusing and not very well explained. However the internet provides a guide to Vanguards diplomacy mini game.
Its fun to run around super fast (due to being the height of a gnome) from quest to quest. There is also a craft trainer with craft quests.
I’m not sure how much I like the trial island. I prefer seeing the game world and seeing players who are leveling alts.