Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Special Report

GamesRadar recently had the honor of spending two solid days completely immersed in the early version of Sigil Games Online's new massively multiplayer online role-playing game Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. We have returned from our journeys with more information than could possibly fit in our heads- good thing we brought a couple of notebooks.

With deeper access than anyone else at this stage, we've compiled the most expansive hands-on preview you're going to find anywhere. Covering every nuance of Vanguard's unfathomably detailed world including races, classes, the biggest environment in MMO history with its staggering library of creeps and demons, party and grouping dynamics and finally trade skills and diplomacy. We'll tackle each of these topics one day at a time.

Prepare yourself for the ultimate A-to-Z blowout of one of the most anticipated mega-MMOs since EverQuest.

Day 1 -Welcome to your new life...
Races and character customization determine who you are - and who you want to be

Day 2 -Choosing a class
It's a little more involved than just "healer or fighter" when it comes to Vanguard

Day 3 -Telon and the Compendium most monstrous
Meet the beasts and creatures that all want to eat your head

Day 4 -Getting together
Dive into the details of partying, group dynamics and combat

Day 5 -Equal-opportunity employer
Behold, the trade skill professions and the new diplomacy system

NOTE: Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is still in early beta stages, and some of the things we'll talk about may change once the final version has been released. Hey, that's the price you pay for getting the goods this early.