I tried to google any kind of forum or strategy for Vanguard

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Post by manekineko » Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:58 am

We're on Xeth.

BY THE WAY: HOW DID I MISS THIS?!

Time to remake my character! lol

How long will it take to get to our level? No time. Remember, I'm going to be jobless all week this week!

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Post by Albedo » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:19 pm

Sometimes you're too much Matt... ;p

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Post by Albedo » Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:26 pm

poked my head into the forums:

DK SUCKS DK IS DEAD! LAWL

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Post by Xelissa » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:33 pm

If you upgrade your trial account to a subscription, you just start off paying the monthly subscription fee and you get the game with a free download. That's what I read on their site, anyway. Otherwise, I don't THINK that if you purchase the game you can apply the 30 free days to your existing trial account =[.

I'm having fun with Vanguard too, suprisingly. It's not the most amazing thing since glyph of energy + heal party, but it has some neat features that push it over the average playing experience. I'm having a lot of fun with diplomacy (it's pretty addictive), and the crafting is really unique. The whole race/class combination thing and tons of races and classes is always a plus, too. And there's enough things that are different about it that it feels like something new, and we could use something new.

Do I expect it to last more than a couple months? Probably not, but maybe we can have some fun with it during that time =]. If people are interested in playing it for a little while, I would be down to start paying a subscription fee after Tyler and I get back from NY. If I do that, I'll end up canceling my LOTRO subscription, but I don't plan to never go back to LOTRO. I still really love it, but once again I've run out of things to do. Maybe after a couple more books come out, we can go back if people are interested. I know they're adding some neat stuff in for Book 8.

@Jackie: There are some benefits that you get from race/class combinations. The tentonhammer link that was posted has some good information on this, as does this link: http://vanguardvault.ign.com/View.php?v ... etail&id=2

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Post by Xelissa » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:07 am

Hm, I think that system is a little outdated from the last link. I think this is more accurate:
http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/59473#1
Each character gets 20 attribute points (AP) per level, starting at level 10. 6 of your AP are placed for you automatically--one per attribute (STR, CON, DEX, VIT, INT, WIS). Human races can then place the remaining 14 AP wherever they like within soft caps of 5 per level.

Other races can place 10 wherever they want to within soft caps of 5 per level. The final four AP for non-humans (any besides kojani, mordebi, qaliathari, or thestran) are placed automatically based on the race.

Points placed automatically count against the soft cap of 5 per level. Additionally, characters get racial bonuses to their soft caps. These are called preferred stats and allow characters of a race to flesh out in a way that reflects the traits of the race. Human races soft cap bonuses to all attributes. This means that the soft caps for humans are 6 per level. Each other race gets 4 soft cap bonus points spread across 2 or 3 attributes.

The racial AP and soft cap bonuses are always for the same attribute. This means that you will always need to spend 4 AP to reach the soft cap for an attribute.

Racial Attribute Increases:
Race STR CON DEX VIT WIS INT
Dark Elf 0 0 1 0 1 2
Dwarf 0 3 0 0 1 0
Gnome 0 1 0 0 0 3
Goblin 0 0 0 3 0 1
Half Elf 0 0 1 1 0 2
Halfling 0 0 3 0 1 0
High Elf 0 0 0 0 3 1
Kojani 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kurashasa 0 2 0 0 0 2
L.Giant 3 1 0 0 0 0
Mordebi 0 0 0 0 0 0
Orc 2 2 0 0 0 0
Qaliathari 0 0 0 0 0 0
Raki 0 0 1 2 0 1
Thestran 0 0 0 0 0 0
Varanjar 1 2 0 0 1 0
Varanthari 2 1 0 0 1 0
Vulmane 1 0 1 0 2 0
Wood Elf 0 0 2 2 0 0


Class Attribute Allocation:
Class Str Con Dex Vit Int Wis
Bard 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bloodmage 0 0 0 0 1 1
Cleric 0 1 0 0 0 1
Desciple 1 0 0 0 0 1
DreadKnight 0 1 0 1 0 0
Druid
0 0 0 0 1 1
Monk 1 0 1 0 0 0
Necromancer 0 0 0 0 1 1
Paladin 0 1 0 1 0 0
Psionicist 0 0 0 0 1 1
Ranger
1 0 1 0 0 0
Rogue 1 0 1 0 0 0
Shaman 0 1 0 0 0 1
Sorcerer 0 0 0 0 1 1
Warrior 0 1 0 1 0 0

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Post by Albedo » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:36 pm

Xelissa wrote:If you upgrade your trial account to a subscription, you just start off paying the monthly subscription fee and you get the game with a free download. That's what I read on their site, anyway. Otherwise, I don't THINK that if you purchase the game you can apply the 30 free days to your existing trial account =[.
Actually, now that I think about it, it's probably better to just get the game free and start paying the monthly fee. If you're getting the game for free, then the $15.99 for steam is basically paying for one month (since you get a month "free") so it's actually a buck cheaper to just continue over...

I'm down to trying it, especially since buying the game is free. I'm enjoying it so far.
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Post by manekineko » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:20 pm

Canceled my LOTRO sub, started a Vanguard sub. Updating now--looks like it takes an hour or two to finish.

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Post by Xelissa » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:37 pm

ditto - my LOTRO subscription is still active until July 19th, so I can still play until then. I'd definitely like to go back to LOTRO sometime down the road - I know they're planning on a raised level cap and an expansion sometime this year. And the scenarios definitely sound like something I'd like to see.

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