writes "The media blitz for the upcoming release of the new MMOG, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes
has begun with 2 independent previews at IGN
. From the article at Gamespot 'In days of old when knights were bold, elves with pointy sticks would totally beat up on a bunch of skeletons. You may have seen online games that take place in high-fantasy worlds, but recently, these games have become much more lenient on players, so that exploring, fighting, and even falling in battle has relatively minor consequences. Not since EverQuest of 1999 (a game that was infamously punishing back then and was clearly one of the main reasons why newer games got easier) has a new massively multiplayer game tried to offer a well-thought-out, but purposely steep, challenge.'"
Normally I don't think previews are noteworthy, but Vanguard has been practically a black hole of information since development began.