Category: MMO

Vanguard Joins F2P Crowd

Vanguard F2P

Vanguard: Saga of Heros has gone Free-to-Play… well kind of. Just like SWTOR’s decision, there are some features that are disabled or gimped for free accounts. Some glaring differences though is Vanguard’s decision to limit what gear/items you can have as well. “Uncommon and higher will have limited availability for Free members.” Another thing, I’m unaware of the in-game help given by game masters (if they have them), but free accounts won’t be able to receive in-game help either except for real money transaction issues.

Will it work? I don’t know anyone who still plays this, but apparently some people do.

More Hacked Hacked

Blizzard’s multi-platform, multi-game network known as was hacked this week. They make the same “we’ve found no evidence that financial information such as credit cards, billing addresses, or real names were compromised” that normally follows a security breach at a high profile company, but we have no reason to believe otherwise. Encrypted passwords and such were, however, taken and they recommend you change your password for other services (email, etc) if it’s the same:

“We also know that cryptographically scrambled versions of passwords (not actual passwords) for players on North American servers were taken. We use Secure Remote Password protocol (SRP) to protect these passwords, which is designed to make it extremely difficult to extract the actual password, and also means that each password would have to be deciphered individually. As a precaution, however, we recommend that players on North American servers change their password. Please click this link to change your password. Moreover, if you have used the same or similar passwords for other purposes, you may want to consider changing those passwords as well. “