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Mini Ptaches and Market items instead of hard work at Vanguards content ??

GoromhirGoromhir portland, ORPosts: 292Member Uncommon

since F2P has started we see nothing but mini patches like this example. Nothing special since F2P. Just money making.


Fixed an exploit with lorestones
Lorestones should now spawn properly

Fixed an issue with crit chains
Fixed an issue with Tharridon's ability stripping

Added the following items to the marketplace
Skeleton keyring
Petamorph Skeleton
Diplomat's Pouch of Knowledge
Crafter's Satchel of Knowledge
Adventurer's Pack of Knowledge
Slappy's Whistle
Finch chests have been replaced by Vothdar's quests
Fixes for various zone crashes


Mostly changes to SC Market Items but no real fixes to the broken game mechanics. The SOE VG Forums are filled with Bug reports since F2P started. The new players find out all the bugs veterans got used to and complein about them.

Nothing happend so far, the most importand thing for SOE are the FINCH Chests and market items. No word about broken items fixed. New Items that cant be Mailed to other players. Problems with /stuck pets and broken Pet AI mechanics.

SOE has put one or two developers at Vanguard thats it. These guys mostly care about the ITEM MALL and Skeleton Keys.

In addition they are trying to motivate players of Halgar to migrate to Telon so they can finally close the European server and save the money for it. The problem is that the US server is so bad that european players cant enjoy the game with pings like 500ms up to 9999ms lag spikes.

I think SOE just tries to get some quick cash then let Vanguard fall down again like they did earlier.....  



  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXPosts: 1,522Member Uncommon

    Do you think there is some magic wand that fixes all MMO problems?   Most of the dev team that has come on board may have never seen Vanguard before their reassignment.  They probably need a little time to get up to speed on things.  And read the years long bug lists, granted.


    Simple additions to the marketplace are much easier to do, and it has the advantage of supporting the salary of the devs who will be trying to fix the various issues in the game.


    The server lag issues are probably the most important ones, and need work (or additions) quickly as it negatively affects every player, and can probably be worked on with simple hardware upgrades.  Unless it is something in their netcode....

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  • NethermancerNethermancer Toronto, ONPosts: 520Member

    they have stated several times over the years that the code they inhereted from Sigil was in TERRIBLE shape. And who knows how many people on the team can even work with it.

    Not really defending SOE staff because they still make terrible disiscions about there games.

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  • itchmonitchmon west islip, NYPosts: 1,718Member Uncommon

    believe me, if sony allocated a bunch of devs to it, they're gonna work on it.  (the decisions they make while working on it might blow, but that's another story)


    you're seeing the market stuff first because it's a lot easier to code that stuff than to code, lets say, some solution to the populated chunks problem.

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