Vanguard - Launch Event Report @ RPG Vault
RPG Vault reports in from the recent Vanguard: Saga of Heroes launch event.
In terms of the play, the team leaders have stated all along that its goal was to provide an in-depth experience. This has, at times, been misinterpreted to mean it would incorporate elements like a lot of grinding and substantial death penalties. When I spoke with Co-Executive Producer Jeff Butler about this image, he did express a desire to address it so prospective players can make their decisions based on more complete and accurate information. During the same conversation, he did say he was satisfied with how well Vanguard turned out relative to the initial vision for it. Further to that, he volunteered that some elements not implemented at launch will be going in before too long. As a couple of examples, he cited guild buildings and flying mounted combat. In the latter case, he briefly described being aboard a mighty griffon clawing at the enemy.
Source: RPG Vault