|Cinescape has conducted an interview with Brad McQuaid, Jeff Butler and Keith Parkinson from Sigil about their freshly announced 'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes'. Much of the conversation involves the impact of cinema on MMO games but here's a question that more directly relates to the game itself:|
What will VANGUARD offer to attract someone that has never played a MMO game?
Brad McQuaid: We will be spending quite a bit of time and effort on the initial gameplay Ė the newbie experience. We want to have a very deep game with a lot of content and detail, but we also donít want to intimidate the user new to the genre with a lot of statistics and minutia. So the game will unfold gradually and naturally as the player builds his or her character.
The world itself will be very appealing, and we hope with successes like THE LORD OF THE RINGS movies that more than your typical High Fantasy buff will be interested in trying out the game. Certainly with advances in technology and gameplay innovations we hope to attract existing core MMO gamers as well as more casual gamers and even people who have never played a game like this before. Lastly, these games are very social in nature, and there will be many mechanisms in place to help bring people together and to create a friendly initial experience.