Last Chance to See – The start of a new series
I’m going to start a new series – “Last Chance to See”. The plan is to play a number of dying online games before they are closed down for good. I’ll be part-digital botanist, part-pathologist, exploring vast, empty landscapes, half-finished worlds and empty promises.
First up will be Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, a fantasy MMO by Sigil Games (co-founded by Brad McQuaid, one of the lead designers of EverQuest). Launched in 2007, Vanguard started with 14 servers and now supports just two and hasn’t been updated since April 2010. How long will it keep on going? With no developers working on it can’t cost much to run so it seems likely Sony Online will let this undead MMO shamble across the internet for a while yet.
If you have any suggestions for further explorations, please let me know in the comments!