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I watched this game for years hoping it would be the sucessor to EQ we all wanted it to be. And in the beginning it was going to be I think. Then they drove a wedge right down through the community with the SOE thing. Whichever side you're on you know that before the announcement things were a lot different with this game. Whether SOE was good or bad I think we can all agree the announcement polarized the community. Since that time the hype for this game has fed in on itself and taken the opportunity it once was and arsed it up royaly.
Then the last few stages of beta came and they revamped system after system last minute. Then at very last minute, a very buggy 17 gig game was released and called "production". No one agreeed the game was ready, many of us in the beta community said it would be a very bad idea and that the game would get chewed up in the mmorpg gaming circles.
With all this in mind they made a game had the potential to look decent on a computer manufactuered after 2005 and thousands of gamers realized they didnt have great systems anymore so couldn't play if they wanted to.
The people who have made this game have made it more impossible for me, the "Core gamer" as they put it, than if I had pulled the internet connection out of the back of my computer.
To be perfectly honest I'm back in Burning Crusade playing a blood elf pally and I dont follow the tribulations of the Vanguard community. I choose not to be one of the people that purchased this game at launch so they can cash up a pay the beta fund.
I'm sorry but they had lots of opportunities to do things differently. Maybe they should have released two good continents at launch and focused resources on other areas like , i dunno, story line and quests.
Many of us warned them and many of us called this. I still hope that Vanguard is a good game in 2 years but now it has to dig itself out of a hole it dug itself into. If this game plays anything like it did in the late stages of beta i would say this game isn't even in the same class as WoW (not tryign to troll here) but I've played them all (and I mean almost all) and WoW was the most expensive game to make, took the longest and is now the most polished game I have ever played online. Funny how Blizzard seemed to embrace completely oppostie values to SoE and Sigil: quality, high performance, creative, artistic and FUN.