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"SOE=MMO Ruiner"
1 stars"

Since this game is now owned by Sony Online Entertainment (http://en.wikipedia.org/…ga_of_Heroes for more information) I didn't really like it, Sony Online Entertainment always screw up on their games, just look at Star Wars Galaxies and The Matrix Online, both seem like good ideas, nein? Then SOE come along and now they are lowly rated, I wouldn't bother with anything, even Pirates of The Burning Sea because of SOE.

"Sandbox play at its best"
5 stars"

Vanguard offers a huge world to roam and a seemingly endless number of things to do. With the distinct spheres of gameplay you're never going to find yourself bored unless you blatantly ignore all the game has to offer and just stand around and kill the same monsters over and over.

Diplomacy is the feature that Vanguard is alone with. They've set it up like a cardgame, reminiscent of Magic The Gathering and similar games. It works well and the fact that you have several different “sets” of equipment means that you can aquire (either by questing or by crafting) gear and items specifically for Diplomacy.

Adventuring is what you would expect from a game like this. They have some new “reactions” you can use during certain conditions in combat that I haven't seen in any other game but apart from that there's really not much new. That isn't to say it's bad, though.

Crafting is a big divider in game. Basically you either love it or hate it. It's like nothing I've ever seen before and the number of items you can make is astounding. I've played since just before launch and I can't say I've even begun to grasp the depth of this crafting system so I'll just leave it at that. Suffice to say I'm happy there's a lot to learn and master.

All in all I'm very happy and content in the world of Telon and bar some major changes I don't see myself switching to another MMO any time soon.


A vast and ancient world of magic, intrigue and adventure. 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. Telon is in desperate need of heroes. Your journey begins now.

Join a community of thousands of players online as you traverse a breathtaking landscape on the back of a dragon as you explore the grandeur of a world designed by the seminal fantasy artist Keith Parkinson. Create and customize your character from 19 races and 15 professions. Combat fierce opponents with a groundbreaking dynamic combat system that forces you to react to your opponents as you tie together devastating combinations of attacks.

The challenge awaits the boldest of heroes.

Key Features:
  • A vast and detailed world: Explore two large continents and an archipelago riddled with dungeons and adventures.
  • Create and customize your character: In a world of thousands, carve your own unique destiny and appearance choosing one of 19 different races from Orcs and Goblins to Dwarves and Elves.
  • 15 professions to choose from: Choose from one of 15 exciting professions including Paladin, Ranger, Sorcerer, Psionicist, Bard, and Rogue.
  • Dynamic reactive combat system: Build chains of special attacks and reactions with Openers, Bridges, and powerful Finishing moves.
  • Dozens of unique mounts: With dozens of unique mounts to collect, you can race into battle on your warhorse, command the skies on the back of your dragon or join friends and embark on a sea-based adventure to discover faraway lands.
  • Talk your way to the top: As a diplomat, cunning words are your most powerful weapon as you curry favor in centers of power.
  • Interactive tradeskills: Collectessential materials and use skills such as blacksmithing, alchemy and ship building to create valuable and powerful items.
  • Player houses: Make Telon feel like home by staking your claim on a piece of land and furnishing your own house with unique items.

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


* 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
Release date NZ
February 22nd, 2007
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