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Voyages of Vanguard #17
Sat, 1 Sep 2007 08:39:00 GMT [download/play]



This week Troy has an interview with Steve Williams, diplomatic lead and game designer at Vanguard.  Enjoy!
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Episode 17 Discussion Thread

'Join vovfriends channel' by Shalimar616
Submitted on 2007-09-03 09:55:07 CST
For those players on the Seradon server, I have started a channel called vovfriends where you will find allies for quests and help for hints and tips. I welcome anyone who would like to be part of a helpful community to join.

I am also looking for friends on other servers, willing to start a vovfriends channel on those servers as well. just type /join vovfriends and you will either join the channel or create one.

Catch some Vazz!!

Troy



'Great episode!' by Jaye
Submitted on 2007-09-03 17:44:09 CST
It's such a breath of fresh air to listen to Steve talk about the storyline of the game. There is some fantastic lore in Vanguard, and it often gets overlooked. I loved hearing about the Ulvari, the Rakshasa, Garuzamet, and that secret buried deep under Bordinar's Cleft, and I look forward to being able to explore these in the future. Great episode, and great interview!


'Tell Troy how you really feel...' by Eric
Submitted on 2007-09-05 09:55:46 CST
The listener hotline is now active.

888-299-2414 this is toll free.

Please limit your calls to five (5) minutes so others may use the service.



'Only 2...' by darrenl
Submitted on 2007-09-05 12:30:27 CST
...submissions to the contest so far guys/gals.




'oops...' by darrenl
Submitted on 2007-09-05 12:31:17 CST
...wrong podcast thread.

nvm :)



'/Smack Darren' by Shalimar616
Submitted on 2007-09-05 15:32:14 CST
Ya got me excited when I saw two new posts to my podcast thread!

/Smack Darren

Troy



'Great Interview' by darthdaniel
Submitted on 2007-09-06 02:23:24 CST
Another great podcast. The interview was very informative. Cant wait for episode 18!


'How do I get hold of Troy ?' by Cryptor
Submitted on 2007-09-06 16:06:05 CST
I have been listening to all of Troys podcasts even though I don't play any of the game she talks about anymore. He strikes me as someone who really appreciates lore & richness of these games. It was just announced that Richard Gariots new game will be released October 19th ( 16th for pre-orders ) and I was wondering if he will be trying it. He's the kind of a player that anyone who really likes to explore the lore and deep content in these games would like to be guilded with. So i was thinking it might be fun for some oldtimers to get together and play Garriots new creation, since we kind of was the guy who started this whole crazy mmo thing with Ultima ;)


'Sounds Fun...will be ready to rumble with the Rasa' by Shalimar616
Submitted on 2007-09-06 17:55:21 CST
I am looking forward to playing Tabula Rasa as a player. I decided early on not to even attempt to beta test it with so much going on with Vanguard, my podcasts, and my other endeavors.

I truly think that a beta-tester should thoroughly test the game, rather than treat it as a free game.

That being said, I would love to play the game when released and join up with a guild of old fogeys...and teach those young'ns how to whoop some arse. LOL!!!

Keep me informed.

Troy



'Great show Troy' by Talyn
Submitted on 2007-09-08 11:57:59 CST
I finally got to listen to show #17 driving home last night and loved it. I'm hoping you get a chance to interview more devs, especially the one in charge of crafting and lore that Steve mentioned.

I'll also keep vovfriends in mind (since we're on the same server) whenever I manage to resuscitate my gaming rig soon... /grumble