Dates? We don't need no stinkin' dates!
Well, I dunno how that happened, but Vanguard is now F2P for all. They apparently saw fit to abandon the August 15th date and launch today, which is just as well - I've actually been curious about taking a crack at the game since I left it behind forever ago. And, as promised, all race/class restrictions have been removed, the Heroic Journey Quest is enabled, and tons of dungeons have been revamped for better itemization.