This morning I debated on doing a video, instead I thought it more fitting to fly around peacefully and capture pictures. It rained and rained no matter where I went, suiting for the mood I suppose. Many are very gloomy. Logging in I really was drawn back in by the beauty and ambiance of the game. Very few games cause such an impression and it was nice to just fly around and look at things. Yes, it is just a game, but it is also a lovely work of art that has a real place in our hearts. The systems, the music, the graphics. Much love and thought was put into this game, so it is sad to see it all fade away.
It is a shame that the game will sunset, nothing can be done. Log in while you can. While there may be an emulator one day, that day may or may not come.
I'm passing on a few links to check out and leaving a slew of screenshots.
Linkage! Times and dates within links, be sure to check them out for more info.
- Official forum post, say goodbye or check out what players have to say.
- What time is the server going down?! 6PM PDT
- Official Sunset FAQ
- Castaways of Telon looking for everyone to show up for one last group pic, everyone invited!
- End of the world party invite. Check the link for times. Also- Twitch feed for event if you can't log in.
- Where do you go when the forums go down? Castaways of Telon (Forums, screenshots and videos)
- Form post for grabbing the music from the game. The creator's direct link here.
- Eulogy for Vanguard, a good read which a forum poster linked.
- Some fantastic screenshots a player posted for a link to their Photobucket!
- And last but not least, Bhagpuss has a lovely Goodbye sharing his characters.
- Castaways of Telon Facebook group.
- For those looking for more pictures and videos to reminisce over, check out Vanguard Forever.
I don't really know any other bloggers that have posted anything on the subject. Feel free to share any posts in the comments, any screenshot galleries, videos and so on. I would like to try to compile one last post with links or at least update this list.