I couldn’t bring myself to log in again. I both hate myself for that and am also glad that I didn’t.
When I thought about Vanguard again today, I realized that, for a game which had such a rough start, such a chaotic early history, and tanked so badly commercially, it’s amazing that it was only shut down after seven and a half years. It had an amazingly long life, if you think about it. I realized we shouldn’t be sad that it’s gone, but that it stayed with us for so long.
I really only played it in the closed beta. Picked at it here and there after it went F2P. Loved the Disciple class in the beta and actually took pretty much that exact screenshot you posted… though in closed beta that chunk wasn’t available, so we could look, but not actually go……..