Sony Online Entertainment and the team over at Vanguard have posted a new blog on the official site laying out some of the details for the upcoming F2P-hybrid subscription model of the game. The biggest thing to note in the news is the announcement that the new version will officially kick off on August 14th. Oh my, that’s just a few short days away! Below is a snippet from their new website and blog that details the changes ahead.
The Vanguard Saga of Heroes transition to free-to-play is just around the corner! We are pleased to announce that the official launch date is Tuesday, August 14, 2012! Mark the date on your calendar!
Over the past couple of months, we have been working hard to improve the game in order to prepare for the influx of new and returning players. If you have not heard about all the changes, check them out for yourself in game and out of game! In the coming week, you’ll start to notice even more changes as we move toward the official free-to-play launch.
Some of the more notable changes include:
- New Website: Our official website has received a major facelift and has a new URL – http://www.vanguardthegame.com.
- Vanguard Marketplace: The Vanguard Marketplace offers several categories to browse – Services, Mounts and Pets, Appearance and Equipment, and Housing.
- Starting Areas Revamp: New characters will now start one of the following starting areas: Cliffs of Ghelgad, Tanvu, Three Rivers Village, Tursh Village, or the Isle of Dawn.
- Removed Class Restrictions: We removed the class restrictions for all races. You can now create that special combination of character that you dreamed about making!