While I have been obsessively questing, Vanguard has apparently entered open beta. You can get started by visiting this link. Too much has been made of this game for me not to take a look, although the early word is not encouraging.
With a minimum requirement of a 2.4 ghz processor though, this will have to wait until after my new PC purchase. And this is a minimum ? Yikes, I bet it runs like a pig.