Khal? Sure, park your boat here

 

Khal was revamped a while ago, to cut down on the lag that was predominate throughout the city. A wonderful job was done with it and the outcome was very aesthetically pleasing. Now as you wander through you can look below to the port and see everyone and their boat (literally) parked, waiting for their captains to return. I still love looking at the player made ships in game, and how they vary from continent to continent.

The continent of Qalia is where a lot of 20+ spend their time, working on various quests. Neamsong Bunker is the home to the first Hunter’s League quests, though if you’re above level 18 or so you’ll want to head to Upside Defense Garrison and grab the quests there instead. Without the bonus experience things seem to crawl by- it’s still rewarding in the end.

The Vulmane Shaman is inching along, level 9 yesterday. Eventually became frustrated by the amount of running one has to do, it can take hours just to get from point A to point B. The 30% run speed is a nice thing to have, but still is not quite fast enough to make the journey that much more enjoyable. Population is still quite high which is nice to see, still not sure that they’re ready to re-release in April. There’s a lot of bugs yet. Like my Vulmane friend who has large shoulders, each time he swings downwards (on either of our screens) his muscles appear to bulge through any harvesting clothing he’s wearing, and flicker. Not exactly a huge issue, but it’s one that should still be addressed none the less. It’ll be nice to see those character revamps. I can’t remember when they were supposed to come along, but I suppose it can’t be rushed.

Today’s goal- make some progress and perhaps hit level 10. Apparently shaman have a quest to choose some sort of spiritual path, wolf, bear or bird. I’ve got little to no information on any of this, but I’m sure I can figure it out.

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4 Comments

  1. stargrace

    I’ve been playing Vanguard off and on since release, I played beta as well.

    It’s mad a TON of progress since release.

    I don’t think it will be good enough in April to bring back any more players unless they push for at least character model revamps. There’s plenty that needs fixing.

    I don’t crash in Vanguard at all, just the weird bugs are all I notice from time to time. I used to crash at release, but I haven’t in a good long while.
    My opinion on the game itself varies from Tipa’s, I think there’s a LOT of differences, ranging from classes (blood mage anyone) to crafting (which is so damn complicated it’s refreshing) and the fact that they’ve decided not to baby up the game (we still have to go get our corpses).

    I run it on an Intel Core 2 CPU 6400 2.13GHz with 2gigs of ram and a NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT.

    The world is giant, it feels like a world vs. lots of little zones you have to zone to (EQ2) but again, there’s still lots of little bugs, small annoyances, ugly as ever character models, and if these are not fixed, they’ll just re-release and sink again.

  2. You know…I asked Tipa, and I will ask you…how are you feelings about the progress Vanguard has made. Do you believe April will be the right time to buy? Should we wait longer?
    I have been interested,.,but as Tipa stated…if you play EQ2…not too much is different here.
    Also, what are you running for a system, and how does it run Vanguard…lots of crashes? or just the weird bugs..
    Good pictures also…thanks for sharing
    Later

  3. stargrace

    You know me, always bouncing. Station access is always nice *grins*

  4. Aha, you’ve been hiding in Vanguard again :)

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