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  • Bowdacious.telon

    VGOEmulator

    August 4, 2015 by Bowdacious.telon

    For those interested in seeing the world of Telon again, check out the work being done at http://vgoemulator.net.

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    With the completion of the sunsetting of the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes game servers and forums, here is some (slightly edited) information from the official forums of player initiatives to preserve the Vanguard Player Community.

    Castaways of Telon...Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by Aasha, Jan 27, 2014.

    Hello everyone! There was discussion about a new forum for all of us to keep in touch after the sunset. Isoel took the initiative to begin a Facebook group and named it Castaways of Telon. She and I spoke and decided upon using the group name for our new community site.

    So, www.castawaysoftelon.com is now hosted and paid up for three years.

    In closing; I know that many of our community are very upset about the closing of the server. …

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  • Yaviey


    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is one of the most vast, complex, and beautiful MMORPGs around. It would be remiss to say there are only three things to cross off your bucket list, but we’re going to keep it short and sweet. We spoke to former players and devs about the top three things they think every player should try to accomplish before the game’s sunset in late July.


    Scope out Ahgram, Khal, Tanvu, and New Targanor. Of course there are many others that we will miss like Leth Nurae, Bordinar's Cleft, Rindol Field, Ca'ial Brael, Qur'xa, etc. While you're there, take as many screenshots as your computer can hold. These are serious works of art!

    Want to find out more about Telon’s capital cities? Visit the Settlements page on the official Vanguard…



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  • Yaviey

    We hit on this a bit during last month’s wikia blog post, but we wanted to let you know that we DO have confirmation that we’ll be allowed to do a Keith Parkinson tribute on the Vanguard wikia. An official representative of Keith responded to our request and said “yes!” 

    So what does this mean? Over the next month we’ll be working on the specifics of how this tribute will work and get approvals from the SOE teams as well as Mr. Parkinson’s representatives. This of course will also be duplicated on the EverQuest wikia since his artwork touched both games. As we know more we’ll share that with you. And thanks again for the suggestion!

    -Yaviey, Wiki Project Manager @ SOE (talk) 23:44, April 2, 2014 (UTC)

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  • Yaviey

    Greetings Telonians,

    How’s it going? Last month we announced some exciting sunset plans to keep you all entertained over the coming months. This included double experience, sale prices on Station Cash items, an anniversary contest, anniversary present, and the devs even opened up some previously unexplored zones. While we had hoped that we would get to release much more content for you to enjoy, that sadly isn’t in the cards right now.


    However we are planning on doing some Wikia things over the next few months as well. Over on this forum thread a fellow Telonian asked about doing a tribute to the late Keith Parkinson. While it didn’t make sense to us to post something like that on the Vanguard website or forums because those will disappear …

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  • Yaviey

    My favorite Vanguard memory was becoming your Community Manager. When I first got the news that I was to transition over here I was thrilled. I had heard great things about the game and knew some of the original designers. Coming from a background heavily influenced by the fantasy genre, I had high hopes to do a lot of fun things to promote the game and get to know each of you better. For now, all I can say is thank you for this opportunity.

    -Yaviey, Wiki Project Manager @ SOE (talk) 23:11, March 5, 2014 (UTC)

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  • Yaviey

    Vanguard Sunset Plans

    February 6, 2014 by Yaviey

    Greetings Telonians,

    It’s been a little over a week since we had to give you the grave news of Vanguard's upcoming sunset. We knew from the day that we received the news that this was not going to be easy for us or for you. We've said this before, but we're gamers, too. We don't just manage and create games; we play them and live them, and we will miss Vanguard tremendously.

    We’re going to give Vanguard the best sendoff we can, and make sure these final months are worth remembering. Here is what we have planned so far:

    Double Experience & Faction

    From now until July 31, 2014 enjoy double experience and double faction throughout Telon. Get your alts up to 55!

    60% Off in the Station Marketplace

    We've made everything in the Station Marketplace 60% …

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    Friends, Telonians, community, lend me your ears;
    I come to bury Vanguard, not to praise it.
    The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interred with their bones;
    So let it be with Vanguard. The noble Smed
    Hath told you Vanguard was ambitious:
    If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
    And grievously hath Vanguard answer'd it.
    Here, under leave of Smed and the rest--
    For Smed is an honourable man;
    So are they all, all honourable men--
    Come I to speak in Vanguard's funeral.
    VG was my friend, faithful and just to me:
    But Smed says VG was ambitious;
    And Smed is an honourable man.
    VG hath brought many captives home to Telon
    Whose ransoms did the games coffers fill:
    Did this in Vanguard seem ambitious?
    When that the poor have cried, Vanguard hath wept:



















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  • Yaviey


    Dear Vanguard players,

    I'm sad to announce that on July 31, 2014 we will sunset one of our longest-running games, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. This decision was not easy -- we took much time and consideration before deciding to move forward with this plan.

    But here's the deal...player population numbers have decreased making it difficult to justify the resources needed to support and update this game. This is an older game and we're experiencing more and more technical challenges to continue running and updating it in a way you deserve. Simply put, these are issues that cannot be fixed in the long term and as a player, we would be doing you a disservice and going against our company commitment to provide the best gameplay experiences. So given t…


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  • Yaviey

    Hail and well met denizens of Telon! I, Yaviey, have come from a distant land full of dragons and magic. One night a couple of weeks ago a voice called to me through the ether and told me that my journey would lead me here. Soon after, I stepped through a portal and set foot for the first time upon the mystical realm of Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.

    Behind the screen, I’m an avid gamer with over three years of experience in the video game industry and a decade in the web industry. Previously I’ve been a Community Manager on EverQuest II as well as Dragon’s Prophet. Besides a long history playing video games, I’ve also been playing table-top RPGs off and on since I was 12 years old. The fantasy genre is definitely one of my favorites!  I hope there …

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    All of the Qalia chunk maps with land have been captured and uploaded to wikia. Articles using the location template referencing Qalia chunks will now show the map.

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    Due to complaints about the experimental new visual editor not working, I have turned the feature off. Happy editing!

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    Several new features have been turned on our wikia. These include "Article Comments", "Category Exhibition", "Message Wall", "Visual Editor", "Chat", and "Top 10 Lists". Enjoy.

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    Over the past months our contributors have been busy. It is now easier to add content to the wikia with the creation of links that load article template into the blank creation form. As a result, hundreds of new pages have been added, including new items, NPC's, and beasties. Also, the starter quest lines are being revisted to include dialogues and mini-walkthroughs. The Tursh line was completed in September and work is continuing with the Cliffs of Ghelgad line.

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  • Xionnae
    • Lore
    • Psionicist Abilities/Spells
    • Wildgrowth Forest, in general... All of it, everything.
    • Station Cash/Marketplace items



    • Mounts
    • More Class Spell/Abilities
    • More Zone/Chunk stuff
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  • ValorThaet

    Item tags

    August 20, 2013 by ValorThaet

    Here's what I've been able to figure out so far:

    - at least for EQ2, the first large (often negative) number is the item ID number, but converted from a 64-bit (unsigned) value to a 32-bit signed value
    e.g., 2871812143 -> AB2C602F -> -1423155153; to reverse, take the (DWORD) 32-bit signed value, convert to hex, convert to 64-bit QWORD, AND it with 00000000FFFFFFFF, convert back to decimal (simple, huh?) :P
    - the last value before the
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  • Bowdacious.telon

    Over the past few weeks, we have been targeting some key issues that have been identified by our community. We have begun to review the starter quest lines to add quest dialogs, maps, walkthroughs, and POIs. Furthermore, a significant amount of work is being done to cleanup up the wiki and improve our templates. If that isn't enough to keep us busy, we've been adding mobs, items, quest items, videos, and more.

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    I would like to acknowledge the hardwork of some of our contributors. ValorThaet has done some amazing work: cleaning up templates, categorizing orphaned pages, and adding content. Galafram has helped update numerous articles including the URT quests. Thanks again for your efforts to improve our wiki.

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  • Xionnae

    Working on...

    July 28, 2013 by Xionnae

    I am currently working on quests and NPCs in lower level Kojan areas. If anyone needs help or would like for me to do anything else around here just let me know!

    Xionnae (talk) 19:17, July 28, 2013 (UTC)

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  • Zatozia

    Greetings Telonians,

    I'm using a different format for my blog today because I want to talk about some exciting news! We recently announced our new community empowerment initiative - SOE Player Direct.

    Player Direct gives our communities a way to showcase what they love about our games! Over the years, we've seen many fantastic player-created videos that showcase our games and the awesome adventurers that play them. With Player Direct, we now have the means to put them in the spotlight by adding the videos to playlists on the official Vanguard YouTube channel! Highlighting these videos allows us to share player help guides, tips & tricks, and other fun videos with those who may need the information, and allows video creators to get further ex…

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  • Zatozia

    Greetings Telonians!

    Here’s what’s currently going on in Vanguard:


    IN DEVELOPMENT:

    The Development Team is working on new content and fixing bugs. We'll be releasing a Producer Letter soon to share news about what the Team is working on. Also, we'll be revealing more details about upcoming projects at SOE Live.

    Visit the Game Update Notes section on the forums to check out the latest update notes.


    IN THE COMMUNITY:

    SOE Live is creeping up on us fast! Have you registered yet? There are several Vanguard players registered so far. Will we see you there?

    If you are attending, will you be wearing a Vanguard costume? Try dressing up as a Raki or come as Slappy the Cool!

    We have some fun activities planned for Vanguard! We'll be doing two Dev panels, a L…



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  • Bowdacious.telon

    The navigation bar has been updated so that several elements will dynamically update. For example, the Adventuring, Diplomacy, and Harvesting submenus under Spheres now show the 7 most visited pages in those categories. Similarly, the Community menu now dynamically displays the most active contributors and most visited pages.

    Two news feeds have been added the main page that provide the latest official announcements and game update notices from SOE.

    Finally, the links to site forums have been removed and have been replaced with a news feed and links to the Official Wiki Forum at SOE.

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  • ValorThaet

    We will bring the Telon server offline on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:15p.m. PDT* (San Diego time) for an emergency hotfix! The game server will be unavailable for about 2 hours.

    Official Announcement

    Update: I just notified SOE support that the server status on https://www.soe.com/status/ is wrong. They're looking into it.

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  • Zatozia

    Greetings Telonians!

    Here’s what’s currently going on in Vanguard:


    IN DEVELOPMENT:

    The next Game Update is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2013. The update will include several bug fixes.

    Visit the Game Update Notes section on the forums to check out the latest update notes.

    Vanguard's Producer shared a funny story with everyone! Check out Rahtiz's #MyEQStory over on the @everquest_next @YouTube channel!


    IN THE COMMUNITY:

    SOE Live is getting closer! Have you registered yet? We have some fun activities planned for Vanguard! We'll be doing two Dev panels, a Live Quest, and many opportunities to interact with the Team.

    Here's an overview of the Live Quest:

    Friday, August 2nd - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes – Employing Diplomacy in Old Ta…



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  • ValorThaet

    http://www.labnol.org/software/wysiwyg-wiki-editor/18062/

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  • ValorThaet

    http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Pipe_Escape

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  • Zatozia

    Greetings Telonians!

    Here’s what’s currently going on in Vanguard:


    IN DEVELOPMENT:

    The next Game Update is scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2013. The update will include several improvements to the Looking for Group feature, a command and several bug fixes.

    Visit the Game Update Notes section on the forums to check out the latest update notes.


    IN THE COMMUNITY:

    Soon you’ll start to see new volunteer Guides wandering the realm of Telon. That’s right, more have volunteered to run entertaining events for you! Visit the Guide Events and Roleplay Haven section of the official Vanguard forums and keep an eye out for details about their events.

    Do you want to run intriguing in-game events, host fun festivals, and perform beautiful wedding ceremonies? Do …



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  • ValorThaet

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Moving_a_page#Undoing_a_move

    Note that usual "undo" link on history or diff pages does not work on moves. An easy way to rename the page back is clicking "View logs for this page" from the history page, typing in the previous page name that you want to revert to and then "revert" link from the corresponding record in Special:Log.

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    Over the past few days, I have been working on our dungeon articles. Soon, visitors will be able to rate Vanguard Dungeons on a 1 - 5 star scale by voting on the dungeon's article page. Also, to make it easier for others to add dungeon information, I've created a new guide called Adding a Dungeon to the wikia.

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    With the recent demise of VGWalkthroughs.com, I researched the internet to find as many Vanguard Saga of Heroes dungeon maps I could find and I have added them to the Category:Dungeon Maps section of the wiki.

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  • Zatozia

    Greetings Telonians!

    Here’s what’s currently going on in Vanguard:


    IN DEVELOPMENT:

    The undead have gotten stronger! Check out the New Old Targonor!

    In the latest Developer Spotlight, we invite you to meet Queck, Vanguard’s new Associate Artist!

    Here’s a link to the most recent: Game Update Notes, May 23rd, 2013


    IN THE COMMUNITY:

    Have you been following along my adventures on the Vanguard website? I just released Part 2: The Overseers! Go read it to find out who startled me in Part 1!

    Have you registered for SOE Live yet? We’re hoping to see you there. Guess what? We added a Live Quest for Vanguard to the official SOE Live schedule! Coming to SOE Live? Get a recruiter code, invite your friends and guildies to come too, and you could earn yourself …



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  • Zatozia

    Greetings Telonians!

    Here’s what’s currently going on in Vanguard:


    IN DEVELOPMENT:

    The Zombie Apocalypse is almost here! The revamp of Old Targonor will be going live with the Thursday, May 23rd Game Update. If you’re excited like me and can’t wait until Thursday, head on over to the Test Server to get a sneak peek of the changes.

    Here’s a link to the most recent: Hotfix Update Summary - Monday, May 20, 2013


    IN THE COMMUNITY:

    Do you make help videos for Vanguard? The new and returning players could use a bit of extra help learning the game!

    Looking for a Guild? The VanguardSoHGuilds.com fansite has just reopened its doors!

    Also, did you know that there is a Guild Recruitment section over on the official Vanguard forums?


    TIP OF THE WEEK:

    Having troub…




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  • Bowdacious.telon

    The bestiary template has been modified to automatically categorize a harvestable mob if the harvest profession is specified. It will add the mob to the Harvestable Mobs category and to the harvesting profession level range (based on the lowest level value). For example, a level 8 - 10 Dire Bear would be added to the Harvestable Mobs category and the skinning level 1 - 10 category.

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  • Zatozia

    Greetings Telonians!

    Here’s what’s currently going on in Vanguard:


    In Development:

    The network improvements are live! The Team is also still working on revamping Old Targonor. The next game update is expected to be on Thursday, May 23rd.


    In the Community:

    What exists in the mysterious realm inside and outside of Telon? Follow my weekly adventures to find out! This week, I travel within the realm outside of Telon.

    Zatozia’s Adventures – Part 1


    Tip of the Week:

    Can't find your house because it has been a while since you been there? Don't worry, there's help to the rescue! Left Click on the Abilities icon (the book) on your hotbar, select the General tab, and look for the Recall to House ability. There is a separate ability for each house you own. Yo…






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  • Bowdacious.telon

    Our submission to Wikia to promote our wiki on their network has been approved. Raylan13 is helping us streamline our categories to make our wikia look much better and easier to use in the wikia's new mobile app.

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  • Yaviey

    Hey all,

    We here at SOE are in the process of working on a robust rewards system for Wikia contributors. Some of the ideas we've been playing around with include things like Station Cash, in-game titles, special in-game items, etc. What other rewards would you like to see? Please be sure to let us know in the comments!

    Best,

    -Yaviey, Wiki Project Manager @ SOE (talk) 20:48, May 2, 2013 (UTC)

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  • Zatozia

    Greetings Telonians!

    Here’s what’s currently going on in Vanguard:

    In Development:

    The Vanguard Dev Team continues to work on the network changes. To help test the changes, hop over to the Test Server. For more information, join the discussion over on the Test Server forum.

    In the Community:

    Do you want to run intriguing in-game events, host fun festivals, and perform beautiful wedding ceremonies? Do you like to roleplay? The Guide Program is looking for more volunteers from Vanguard to join their quest of creating exciting adventures for others! For more information visit the FAQ and Application on the new Guide forums at http://forums.station.sony.com/guide/

    Tip of the Week:

    To find out a person's or monster's disposition towards you, look at …


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  • Bowdacious.telon

    My anti-virus software has been detecting inappropriate content (ad) on our home page the past couple days. I have reported the issue to wikia.

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    A new dungeon template has been created and I have created stubs for the dungeons that were listed on our dungeon page. Feel free to update and rate the dungeons.

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  • Zatozia

    Greetings Telonians!

    Look! I found the Blog tab on my profile! Now, let’s see what I can do with it!

    Here’s what’s currently going on in Vanguard:

    In Development:

    As mentioned in the Producer’s Letter for April 2013, the Vanguard Dev Team is busy making improvement to network structure for the game.  The Team is also still working on revamping Old Targonor.  Both changes are expected to be released around mid-May.  The next Game Update will be on Thursday, April 25, 2013 and includes bug fixes, a few minor improvements, and the start of a new sale on the Marketplace.

    Social Media Buzz:

    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VanguardSOH
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanguardSOH
    • reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/vanguard
    Did you know that Vanguard has soci…



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  • Bowdacious.telon

    The crafting catalysts that are used in the upgrading of upgradeable crafting gear has been added to the wiki.

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    Aerial shots of several settlements have been added to the Maps category of the wiki. The settlements include Ahgram, Dahknarg, Gwarn's Boundary, Halgarad, Konarthi Point, Leth Nurae, Martok, New Targonor, Qa Riverbank, Renton Keep, Tanvu, Tursh Village, and Veskal's Exchange.

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    The majority of the unnamed mobs on the Isle of Dawn have been identified and have been added to the wiki.

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    A significant number of crafting, fishing, and harvest items have been added by Ricprimus over the past 30 days. Thanks Ricprimus!

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  • Ricprimus

    wiki stuff as of 4/4:


    Added to Wiki to 4/4: Tier 1-3 Quarrying resource pages Tier 1-3 Lumberjacking resource pages Tier 1-3 Mining resource pages Tier 1-3 Skinning resource pages Tier 1-3 Reaping resource pages Tier 1 Cloth (Jute) Item Pages made & linked back & forth to crafting recipes Tier 1 Leather (mangled) item pages made & linked back & forth to crafting recipe pages Tier 1 Blacksmithing (copper armor) item pages made & linked back & forth to crafting recipe pages Tier 1 Blacksmithing (copper weapons) item pages made (many missing recipe pages to correct) Tier 1 Artificing (weakened timber) item  pages made Tier 1 Artificing (basalt & quartz) item pages made ordinary crafting utilities from Crafting Utility Supply Vendor checked in…

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    The quests for the panther illusion quest has been added. It's decent adventuring face jewelry upgrade for those in their late 20's and can generally be soloed. See Panther Illusion Mask Adventuring Timeline.

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  • Ricprimus

    My Characters so far.

    March 15, 2013 by Ricprimus

    Lol, first rpg sort of game I played via computer was on a Radio Shack TRS-80 back in '69 along with playing D&D from the monthly mimeographed magazine before it turned into a big business.

    I am a Professional pen & ink artist with watercolor added, mostly medieval style with specialization in Celtic: my only computer work related to my art is for preparing master discs for making Giclee Prints and sorting/storing my designs and old projects. My FWB Annea is about to finish her MFA in digital photography and painting, she's the wiz at computer related art.

    We live in a log cabin we built out in 10 acres of woods in south-central Ohio (Annea goes to Ohio University at Athens, about 55 miles away. Nearest neighbors, Amish farmers, are 5 miles …

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  • Yaviey

    Last year we announced our partnership with Wikia to delivery players a unified, community-driven resource. For several months we've been working on developing even more wikis for our most popular games. Come join us as we'll be showcasing our official Wikia sites for PlanetSide 2, Wizardry Online, EverQuest II, and the newly-added Vanguard. We'll also be chatting about the benefits of the wikis, how you can get involved, and more wikis that are on the way.

    So come join us on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM PST* on Twitch TV for our very first Wikia webcast! Your host will be Linda "Brasse" Carlson (Global Director of Community Relations), joined by Colette "Dexella" Murphy (Community Manager) and Jennifer "Yaviey" Bridges (Wiki Project …

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  • Yaviey

    We here at Sony Online Entertainment would like to issue a warm welcome to Telonica: The Vanguard Wiki into our family of official Wikia sites. Welcome!!!

    The main admin, Bowdacious has been doing an amazing job keeping this wiki up on his own time. We've also since added two new admins: Karii from The Telon Project and Aradrin from The Angry Wiki. 

    But more help is still needed. Vanguard is an expansive game and requires more than a handful of people to bring the wiki up to date. Join our cause and help fellow players! Become a contributor on this wiki! For more information on getting started, click on the Help section. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to post them in a comment below.

    -Yaviey, Wiki Project Manager @ SOE (t…

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  • Bowdacious.telon

    Pictures of the housing decor items from the St. Valentine's Day event have been posted in the furniture category. Enjoy.

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