|GameSpy has an interview in article format with Zack Karlsson of Sigil Games Online about creating the continent of Qalia and the backstory for Vanguard:|
"We don't have any Lead Designers, per se, on Vanguard." Karlsson said. "The design team has several Senior Designers who work in cooperation to bring the ideas and concepts and goals of the continent to fruition. There are some who focus on quests, others who focus on systems, others who focus on population - all to create the immersive experience. For Qalia, in particular, the initial design was created by Bill Fisher; for Thestra, it was Steve Burke, and our as yet unannounced third starting continent has been designed by John Capozzi."