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Old 02-01-07, 10:39 PM   #25
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Old 02-02-07, 01:57 PM   #26
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I just went out and got this today. I can't wait to play it.

Trying to decide whether I want to chance it w/ Vista 64, instead of XP. Anybody running this game on Vista 64 right now?
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Old 02-02-07, 02:24 PM   #27
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Old 02-02-07, 08:42 PM   #28
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If you roll on to a PvP server Xion, try a Shaman, Disciple or Bloodmage. Bloodmages are vampiric healers.

Bloodmage:
http://wiki.silkyvenom.com/index.php/Blood_Mage

Disciple:
http://wiki.silkyvenom.com/index.php/Disciple

Shaman:
http://wiki.silkyvenom.com/index.php/Shaman

If you want to play a solid pure caster try a Sorcerer. Beware some of this is changing. The other classes I linked above are also in the below link. TTH is a good site:

http://vanguard.tentonhammer.com/ind...splay&ceid=461

Another good site:

http://vs.warcry.com/content/guides/classes/
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Old 02-03-07, 12:47 AM   #29
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Ok Vanguard is now trying to force me to subscribe when I have a Station Pass. Anyone else not able to get in?

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Nevermind. It wanted my retail account key.
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Thanks, Mal--I'll check those sites out.

I'm a total newcomer when it comes to MMORPG's. This would be my first. That's one of the reasons I'm really looking forward to playing it.

I mean, I've sat down and watched my buddy play WoW before, but this would be the first time I've played anything myself of this genre.

Sounds like the Sorcerer would be the way to go for me. On Oblivion I'm always the magician.

Didn't you say you were running it on Vista? I know you have the 32-bit version, but performance between yours and mine has been very similar on most games so far. I think I'll give it a try on Vista either tomorrow or Sunday. I have a precal test on Monday though, so I might not be able to get to it until then.
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Yes, I am running Vista x32 with Vanguard, no problems yet.

Sorc is a damage dealers dream. I ran one in Beta.

Here are some general useful tips for a starting Sorc. Make sure you carefully read what each spell does, its area of effect, and its range. Keep things snared or stunned as much as possible. If you decide to run from a creature, or pull it to another loc, do not back away, you move at a crawl when you do that. Instead, turn and run, then turn back when you are ready. You can pan around your character to see the creature's distance. Naturally, don't turn your back on creatures or characters with heavy rear attacks unless they are stunned or out of range.

When your spells are out of range on a targeted creature they are dim. Always start your attacks when they just light up, or a creature is max casting distance from you. Don't try to spam a spell. Time your casts as it refreshes. If you hit it before it refreshes you will likely cause a costly delay that could be avoided if you just stay cool.

Use third person view with the camera pulled away from your character as far as possible in areas with lots of aggro creatures, and in PvP. Away and slightly up is best. Regularly pan around your character. That should help reduce surprise attacks.

Keep the clipping plane maxed so can see creatures and your environment as early as possible. Turn grass off in areas with squat creatures that could hide in it, ie snakes. Red named or highlighted creatures = aggressive. They will attack you if you move within a certain range. You may carefully "work" that range. I've danced through many areas with aggro creatures by timing my movement, and their movement plus distance.

You don't take death penalties in game, and are not PvP enabled until level seven.

In MMOs it is important to not only know your class but the strength and weaknesses of other classes. That will help you with grouping and in PvP.

Oh yeah, save sprint for real emergencies.

Sorc is a great class you should enjoy. You may want to create a Psionicist as well to see how you like that compared to the Sorc.

BTW in Oblivion I always played a custom class that was basically an Assassin and an Illusionist.

Good luck on your test!
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Just picked up Vanguard for the first time tonight.. awesome.

This is a real learning curve for me, but I'm really liking what I'm seeing so far. I'm a dark elf sorcerer. I got in a battle and got hurt.. all of a sudden this female dark elf is running up to me and waving. Then she heals me and gives me some starter tips. Ah.. cool!

I'm in Therroden(sp?) right now and just doing some exploring. I honestly don't know what the crap I'm suppposed to be doing.. lol. I suppose I should check out my quest log when I log back in again.. I've just been overwhelmed by the size of the game so far and wanted to do some roaming around first.

Personally, I think this game looks really good. Lots of graphics settings that you can turn up. Volumetric clouds! Same as are used in Crysis.. can't complain about that. Nice detail in the ground textures.. grass is lively and blows in the wind. Sound effects are great. I can hear snakes and lizards crawling through the grass all around me in digital surround. The game is bad, yo!

Here are some shots I took from some brief adventuring...






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Can I change? I was wanting to start over w/ a different character, anyway. I just wanted to see how the game looked and ran and just kinda rushed into it.
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Hey Magus, what is this xfire stuff? I'll get it so we can hook up...I never see ya on...We started our guild, most of us are level 13-15 atm. We are a "casual" guild that will still be doing raiding on certain days and stuff, just we won't be all nazi about it...Xion, if ya end up on Woefeather, let me know and I'll help ya out...
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K, I'm on Woefeather now. My handle is Xionn and I'm a Dark Elf Sorcerer.
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