View Full Version : Vanguard: Free month for inactive accounts

06-27-08, 06:17 AM
Those of you whom have had their fingers burnt in the past with Vanguard now have the opportunity to re-activate their accounts and see the huge improvements for themselves.

Here is the Sony blurb and I hope to see you in Telon.

Come back to Vanguard: Sage of Heroes between June 26, 2008 at 12:01AM PDT and July 31, 2008 at 11:59PM PDT for FREE* to experience first-hand all the changes, updates and additions that have been introduced to the world of Vanguard. Telon Rides On, the latest game update, offers each of the races in Vanguard exciting New Mounts to acquire and befriend in their journey across the lands of Telon. In order to acquire one of these new mounts you must be level 30 or higher and gain Citizen Favor by promoting a race’s starting city. Gain enough of a faction's trust and the right amount of Platinum coins and the new mounts can be yours!

Convert your account to an active, valid paying Vanguard or Station Access subscription account before July 31, 2008 at 11:59 PM PDT and receive a special in-game Pack Camel mount of your very own! This mount is colored especially for those players returning to Vanguard during this promotional period!**
Your account has been reactivated, simply log-in and join us in Telon for FREE for a limited time and saddle up one of the new Racial Mounts!
Telon Rides On offers much more than just the new mounts:
Blood Mages now have a recipe to craft bags to hold Symbiotes, Organs, and Vials of Blood, this will free up substantial inventory space – More Info

Psionicists will get two new abilities, Synchronize and Paralysis field. These allow you to reverse Time Trick effects and partially paralyze all opponents close to you for a short time – More Info

Many of the classes have received fantastic new visuals for their spells and abilities with new particle effects – More Info

We hope everyone experiences improved performance and smoother gameplay with the addition of the new "Anti-Hitching" code – More Info
Check out all the latest news, updates and changes

Each Game Update brings a plethora of changes, enhancements, optimizations and new adventures to the Vanguard game, stay up-to-date on all the updates by visiting the Vanguard Players site!

Vanguard Players Update Page
Come back to Vanguard today, we'll see you in Telon!
- The Vanguard Saga of Heroes Team

06-27-08, 06:46 AM
Sony always does this with dying mmorpgs like EQ2 and Vanguard :p

06-27-08, 06:59 AM
Yeah I got an email and promptly deleted it...

07-16-08, 03:12 PM
I actually wanted to try it again...i had two accounts and the one account i remember that i tried to get the free trial with didn't work..

EDIT: Oops this thread is kinda old lol

07-16-08, 04:10 PM
I hated this game in the first month after launch as well. It sucked terribly.

I found my account and you can play free until the end of the month. I read various forums and people giving the free trial a try say it's turned around completely. Meh, i'm going to give it a try tonight/tomorrow and see how it goes.

07-16-08, 06:24 PM
Tell me how it goes...

07-17-08, 10:51 PM
Well the gameplay performance is much better now for me. No more of that stuttering and huge FPS drops. I'm having some fun, there's more players per server now since they merged the main ones. I'm only level 8 however, there's been a lot of updates since launch that i still haven't been able to see since I'm still fairly low. Supposedly next month there is a new island and other big features coming out. Community on the game and VG forums is very helpful. Once I get a bit higher I'll post again.

07-18-08, 04:28 AM
How come they don't offer a free trail for this one?

07-18-08, 08:31 AM
They are worried about gold farmers. Anyone who purchased the game has a buddy code you can try.

I gave mine to my son in law.

07-18-08, 08:51 AM
Anyone got a buddy key to spare then? Also, how do you get the client?

Ninja Prime
07-18-08, 10:09 PM
I'm thinking about trying Vanguard out of pure boredom, can't seem to find anything fun mmo-wise anymore. :(

07-19-08, 11:05 PM
Hmm i was able to find the digital downloader last week after a google search, though now i cant find it. Maybe check the forums. I might have my buddy key still, i will see.

My computer died for the 1000th time in 2 weeks so i havent been able to play after getting to level 10. Ehh i was just getting into it too. The first ten levels can be lonely but i had a friend to play with. Everyone seemed pretty helpful in game asking questions and stuff, good community, just wish i couldve gotten deeper into it before my computer decided to die on me.

07-20-08, 12:51 AM
i didnt see any performance improvements at all.

the game is still very laggy in towns, with objects popping up 20 meters away :(

07-20-08, 01:02 AM
Hmm it runs smooth for me, towns can get a bit laggy when they first pop up but thats to be expected in my opinion. The .ini files can be edited to help out a lot and also doing a /flush in game should help a bit. But i do admit, it probably drives a lot of people away since you need some pretty high end stuff just to get it to run okay.

My friend is able to play on a 6600 and 1.5 gigs of ram on low settings, he lags in towns but surprisingly not too bad elsewhere. I dont know how he does it :headexplode:

09-23-08, 10:57 AM
SOE has reinstated this till Oct 18th. Im gonna give it a go, I have been hearing alot a good things from it recently.