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As much as I feel sick even thinking about this game with its disgusting launch, the TV quality drama around Sigil and its crazy nightmare mismanagement and being ripped off of 60 bucks, there's one thing that keeps me keeping tabs on this game: that in several years it might be at the same quality as Everquest 2. That's a hell of a long time, but I remember playing Everquest 2 at launch and was horrified at how bad it was. I didn't make it past the 10 days of the trial. I didnt come back till I heard about its pretty drastic changes and continue to play the game now. EQ2 is a bloody good game, the best MMORPG out there at the moment. I don't like SOE and its non-existant customer service, but SOE proved it could turn a bloody disaster into something pretty darn OK if they put effort into it. So....will Vanguard go through a similar process, repair itself of its terrible flaws over a few years and become something rather good, even better then EQ2? Vanguard has interesting classes and class progression, that I must admit. It's a shell of a game right now and even though I tried some of the free playtime ex-players got and saw very little improvement (why they decided to give out free playtime in its current state is beyond me, its still bad) I still think it might become something decent.
I don't think EQ2 evertruly recovered from its bad launch, but its gained back alot of new and old subscribers, especially since RoK ,and turning in a pretty good profit. Will Vanguard regain some measure of its reputation, or will it continue to be a butt of all jokes down the track? What do you all seriously think? I am torn because this game because is freakin' bad, but I still see the potential and what it could be in a few years...but who the hell wants to wait that long.