On October 3rd, earlier this week, NCSoft hit players with a huge nostalgia trip as they officially launched Lineage II Classic – providing players the opportunity to play Lineage II as it was back in 2003 – hardcore grinding, requiring a large party for every minor encounter – you get to relive the game before it became what it is today. While the game offered various launch packs with bonuses the game will remain completely free to play, however there are several tiered rewards for activating a subscription if the player wants. There will also be in-game cash shops for players to spend money on offering various cosmetics and other items. In light of this, NCSoft decided to run two in-game events to give players a slight boost as they begin their adventures. Although both of them ended on October 7th, NCSoft have stated that additional content and features will continue to be released steadily over the course of future updates. The population for the … [Read more...] about Taking A Look At Lineage II Classic’s First Week
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Earlier this week, NCsoft launched Lineage II Classic, giving players a chance to party (and grind) like it’s 2003, and to celebrate the occasion, the studio is running two in-game events to give players a bit of a boost as they begin their adventures in Aden. The first event, running until November 7th, is the daily Attendance Checklist event. Each day, players who log in to the game for at least 30 minutes will receive one of a variety of attendance rewards, including potions, XP and SP scrolls, and other useful consumables. Meanwhile, the Memorable Raid event, which will also run until November 7th, challenges players to take down any of a number of world raid bosses that will be spawning every 20 minutes in certain hunting zones. Killing any of these bosses will grant players and their party members with a 10-minute buff that enhances their physical and magical attack power. What’s more, after the buff expires, players will also receive a special supply box that can … [Read more...] about Lineage II Classic celebrates NA launch with two in-game events as it opens yet another server
There’s been a lotta news in the past couple weeks and although Wiggy attempted to cover some in last week’s Byte of MMORPG news video, today, I plan on covering everything she missed, and then some! Smilegate’s latest media conference in Seoul revealed a tiny bit of information I’m sure everyone will be interested in.. and that is that Lost Ark is finally launching into open beta, albeit in South Korea only – but that’s a start. In a move I didn’t see coming, NCSoft announced that next month, Lineage II Classic will be hitting players with a huge nostalgia trip as it launches in all its original grindy glory. I remember playing this back in 2009.. has it really been 10 years? Wow, how time flies. We’ve actually just begun recording a new Aion video featuring this new content, but for those of you that weren’t aware.. Gameforge, the European publisher for Aion released a large content update titled “A New … [Read more...] about MMORPG News: Lost Ark Open Beta, Bless Online Shut Down, Lineage II Classic, Aion 6.0 Update And More!
Old-school MMO fans might want to pack their bags because next month, NCSoft is gonna take everyone on a nostalgia trip back to the halcyon days of the early 2000s with the launch of Lineage II Classic. Releasing as a new server type within the current Lineage II client, Classic servers will retain “Many of the graphical and technical improvements that players enjoy in Lineage II today,” but “the available races, classes, leveling experience, and systems are reminiscent of an era before the release of Lineage II: Goddess of Destruction.” MMO gamers will recall that classic versions of the game already exist for European and Russian regions; this will be a first in North America under NCsoft’s banner. Upon Classic’s release on October 3rd, players will be able to experience Lineage II in all its original, grindy glory. As far as available content goes, the official FAQ states that “the initial Classic release will not have the Olympiad, Castle, … [Read more...] about NCSoft announces Lineage II Classic server coming October 3rd
On October 3rd, players with a nostalgic bent can log in and "return to those days when "hardcore" truly meant something". NCSoft has been hinting around about Classic servers and today they make good on the promise. Lineage II Classic will be free to play "but with an entirely new shop" with "consumables that provide experience gain buffs, cosmetics and more". Nostalgic MMO Action: Intense and hardcore leveling return – every level players gain is a significant achievement. No instanced dungeons and open-world PVP means players must always be ready to put their skills to the test, as in-game deaths lead to a loss of experience. Massive PVP Siege Battles: Achieve true glory on the field of battle by sieging enemy castles or hunting massive open-world bosses for the ultimate loot rewards, but be wary of other clans on the hunt for the same treasures. Classic Economy: A penny saved is a penny earned, and with a fresh server, the driving force behind the economy will be the … [Read more...] about Lineage II Classic Servers Set to Launch on October 3rd