It’s always humbling when you see something like the screen shot above, Save Haven’s newest members are Borgio, and Mayadhros, both wonderful people. Borgio of course is no stranger to me (nor the blogger community) and I’m tickled pink to have him in the guild. Mayadhros I’d never heard of before, so when I saw their post and the fact that they named my site as their reference, it was exceptionally humbling to me. They’re also a wonderful person from what I’ve found out so far, we spent a little bit of time chattering in vent and in game, plus I gave both newcomers some bags to get started with. Those 4 slots just are not enough for new players. The guild is doing well, we still have our sloop race on the 1st of march, and a guild meeting on the 2nd. Unfortunately most of the players are PST which means they’re all logging in by the time I’m headed to bed. Ah wells, such is the way of a day time gamer such as myself. Still a great bunch of people though.

I ended up exploring a bit while I worked on a crafting quest. I had to go to the Wailing Wind Asylum which is located on the side of a cliff on Kojan, filled with demended escaped prisoners. Very cool area. It’s fairly low level so I’d never been there in my adventure travels, but I wouldn’t mind going in more depth some time. I managed to get level 29 and almost 30 in crafting, the levels are going by nicely and I’m expecting it to slow down any time now. I’m also 10% away from level 27 adventurer. Diplomacy is at a stand still for now, I’ll probably start working on that once I’ve got crafting out of the way. In two levels I can start making bricks for my house, which I am VERY excited about. The bricks and the beams / panels are all that I have left to do, then I’ll be finished my first two story home. Of course I’ll have to decorate and post screen shots of it.

6 Responses to Humbling…

  1. JDubb says:

    I will ditto everyone’s response. I have been reading your site for awhile Stargrace. At first it was just for info on Eq2 but it made me very curious about Vanguard. I came down with a bit of Eq2 mid lvl burn out this week and actually managed to snag a copy of Vanguard at the local gaming shop yesterday. This will be my first time since EQ1 where I am logging into a game that I am completely a noob to, know no one in game, and am still totally excited to play. Thanks.

  2. Anakh says:

    I enjoyed Vanguard at the start, but the bugs annoyed me. I think they have a lot of really interesting classes, and the whole three spheres idea is really neat. That said, I found crafting unnecessarily hard to learn because of vague terminology and missing NPCs – maybe that has changed. Right now I am really busy with EQ2 though, and exploring Kunark, so it may be a while, but Vanguard is definitely something I’m thinking of trying again.

  3. stargrace says:

    I loved Vanguard at release, bugs and all. I left due to lack of community, and this time around managed to wiggle my way into one so wonderful that the bugs (there are still some, of course) roll off my back, and I’m having a blast exploring Telon. The server (Seradon at least) is packed, there’s always people around, and I haven’t felt any area be “empty” in a long time now. Granted, there are only 4 servers total now, but it all helps.

  4. Rao says:

    Gotta agree with Anakh. Between what you write and what Jaye writes when she’s playing Vanguard, I’ve been tempted to give Vanguard another go myself. I am one of the rare few who enjoyed Vanguard both in beta and at release. Sure, the bugs were frustrating, but I enjoyed the game overall. The only reason I left was that I didn’t know anyone else who was playing and the zones just felt empty to me. I would go days at a time without seeing another living soul.

    I will be playing it again eventually. I still have it installed. Just kind of waiting for a time when I’m a little burned out on EQ2. If there is one thing I learned about myself over time it is that I am unable to play 2 games at the same time. If I am logged in to one, I keep thinking of the other and end up flipping over. In the end, I wind up not making any progress in either game because I’m too busy bouncing back and forth.

  5. Anakh says:

    Stargrace, you shouldn’t be surprised at all that your blog makes people interested in Vanguard, I know it’s having that effect on me and I’ve barely tried the game before this! Your posts about your adventures have been interesting and I especially like the screenshots with each one. It seems like a lot of changes have been made to the game, for the better, since the buggy mess I encountered at release. Definitely seems worth a shot, if I have the time!

  6. Mayadhros says:

    Yay, im famous now! Seriously though, you got me to buy this game, if I end up not liking it you will be getting a bill from me.

    So far I am very happy with the game. It is a beautiful game, everything seems to be at least on par with other MMO’s. Some areas slightly better while some slightly worse. I also like the fact that you have to earn everything.

    Very happy to be playing the game and very happy to be in a great guild. All thanks to you!

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