Tag Archives: lineage II
Wed, Feb 08, 2012 | 22:39 GMT
NCsoft has revealed some rather nice figures for Lineage II, which changed over from a subscription-based MMO to free-to-play back in November. According to the firm (via MMORPG), the concurrent player-base in the game has increased 800%, more than 250,000 players have used the “Path to Awakening service” the web-based system which rewards player for game progression and provides free items tofolks level up faster. The firm has had to more than double the number of servers to accommodate the new players, and even better, revenue for NCsoft has “quadrupled” in the last two months. Fans have also “liked” the game’s Facebook page more than 280,000 times and the game’s forums are hopping. Good to hear!
Tue, Jan 03, 2012 | 18:38 GMT
Lineage II character artist Juno Jeong has returned to NCsoft, as of January 2, to work on the firm’s next MMO. Jeong will be the art director of the unknown MMO project. After finishing work on Lineage II in 2005, Jeong worked for firms such as Gravity, NHN, and Npluto. Speculation on the web suggests the MMO could be Lineage III or Aion 2, the later of which will go free-to-play in February. Thanks, Massively.
Thu, Dec 01, 2011 | 10:28 GMT
As promised, Lineage II – NCsoft’s stalwart online fantasy grinder – is now free. Assuming you don’t have anything better to do, you can now hit things with sticks for thousands of hours instead of going outside, pooing in the toilet or even wanking: why would you? You have the stick game. Get yourself a potty. Hit with sticks. Don’t wank. Or move. Stick-hitting for free beats wanking and moving. Poo on the potty and hit with sticks. You don’t even need a real stick. You will need a real potty. Or a real nappy. “Experience the grandest MMO and leave the rest behind!”
Thu, Nov 24, 2011 | 02:10 GMT
Publisher Innova has confirmed Lineage II: Goddess of Destruction will launch in Europe in early December, with localised versions in multiple languages to follow throughout early 2012. The expansion brings plenty of new content but also heralds the game’s transition to free-to-play after seven years of subscriptions.
Lineage II is one of the most successful of the “smaller” MMORPGs, with a steady user base of around 500,000. Its transition to free-to-play may signal news of sequel Lineage III, which has spent some months in Vapour land.
Tue, Nov 01, 2011 | 20:08 GMT
Tanks, elves, tales, magic books, and a dream of flying to the moon. It’s all posted in short form below. Plenty to smile about, really.
Tue, May 17, 2011 | 16:07 BST
While NCsoft showed slips in both profit and revenue for the first quarter today, the company has told VG247 it plans to “steal headlines” at gamescom in August and has massive plans for 2011.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 | 13:35 BST
NCSoft’s sent out word that Lineage, City of Heroes and Guild Wars are all celebrating their anniversaries today, with festivals, competitions, updates and new expansions.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 09:21 GMT
NCSoft’s detailed the latest update to Lineage II, known as High Five, which goes live later today.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 18:58 BST
NCsoft’s announced a ton of in-game Hallowe’en events for its MMOs, bringing seasonal quests, costumes and contests across across Aion, City of Heroes, Guild Wars, Lineage, Lineage II and Exteel.
It’s all very spooky. All details, including dates, are listed after the break.
Sun, Aug 30, 2009 | 03:53 BST
Weekly MMO news round-up, August 29: Turbine suing Atari, The Green Lantern, LEGO subscription model
Loads of stuff happened this week in MMO land, and some of it is posted for you after the break.
Should you choose to click on through, you will find why Turine is suing Atari, get caught up on The Green Lantern and DC Universe’s Beta status, hear about new goodies coming to EQII, lament the collapse of the bank in EVE Online, and there’s loads of other stuff along with news on a couple of MMOs you may have never even heard of.
Go on, hit the link. You know you want to.
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 19:04 BST
NCsoft has reported a sales and income increase for Q2 fiscal year 2010, with net income at $27.1 million which is up 451 percent compared to the previous quarter.
Sales increased 70 percent to $110.5 million, operating profit rose 353 percent year-over-year to $38.1 million.
Aion: The Tower of Eternity, already out in Korea, Japan and Taiwan, made up 34 percent of those sales with Lineage 2 bringing in 31 percent, and Lineage 23 percent.
Based on Q2, the company has raised its revenue guidance by 17 percent to $470 million, with operating profit forecasted at 80 percent to $144.4 million.
NCsoft’s latest MMO, Aion, is expected to launch in the US and UK September 22 and 25, respectively.
More over in GI.biz.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 21:27 BST
Steam’s weekend sale enters the realm of MMOs with titles ranging from 20-75 percent off.
Here’s the list:
- Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures – $9.99
- City of Heroes Architect Edition – $15.99
- EVE Online: Apocrypha – $7.49
- EverQuest Secrets of Faydwer Starter Pack – $15.99
- EverQuest Seeds of Destruction All-In-One Compilation Pack – $31.99
- EverQuest II Rise of Kunark Starter Pack – $15.99
- EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey – $9.99
- Guild Wars Trilogy – $39.99
- Lineage – $7.99
- Lineage II: Gracia & trade Final – $15.99
- Pirates of the Burning Sea – $15.99
- Vanguard Saga of Heroes – $15.99
Some of those are pretty cheap, actually.
Thanks, Evil Avatar.
Mon, May 11, 2009 | 03:55 BST
Weekly MMO news round-up: Fallen Earth is elf-free, Star Wars details the Trooper class, EVE storyline updates
Tons of stuff happens during the week with MMOs that it would just boggle your brains, so it’s all here for you in one post as usual.
Fallen Earth promises to be different by being “elf free”, Star Wars revealed the Trooper class, EVE gets a bit of a storyline change, and LOTRO shows you how to pull off those tricky fellowship maneuvers.
Wanna know the rest? Of course you do, and it’s all after the break.
Sat, Apr 25, 2009 | 23:51 BST
Loads of goings on in the world of MMOs, as usual. Let us make sense of it for you.
This week was filled with birthday celebrations for four different MMOs: Lineage II, LOTRO, City of Heroes, and Guild Wars. Good job guys.
Other stuff happened too ya know, and it’s all broken down for you after the break.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 | 22:48 BST
NCsoft has detailed upcoming Lineage II expansion Gracia Final, as well as unloading a bunch of screens for it.
Gracia Final is a whole new continent for the MMO. Aerial transformation skills can be used to explore the place. New PVP moves will be added with the update, as will a new tournament area and three-on-three battles to the Olympiad tournament.
It’s up on the test server now.
Hit the link for the rest.
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 | 12:54 BST
NCsoft has shut down an illegal Lineage II server operation in Greece.
The company’s announced that it obtained a court order against Internet Cafe business e-GLOBAL, following which four of its cafes were raided and illegal software was seized.
“Illegal game servers, such as those operating from e-GLOBAL, have a hugely negative impact on both NCsoft Europe and its customers,” said NCsoft Europe’s Max Brown. “They seriously affect the player’s experience of our products and rob the company of potential revenue that is used to further enhance the player experience on official servers. NCsoft’s loss in revenue from e-GLOBAL’s operation is estimated in excess of six million Euros. We are defiant in our resolve to stamp out theft of NCsoft’s intellectual properties and are prepared to take the strongest measures to do so.”
We bet they nailed those illegal Greek Lineage II players good and proper. Press release after the click.
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 | 18:26 BST
NCSoft’s announced plans to release a Collector’s Edition of Lineage II in Europe. The new SKU will cost £55 and release on April 25. Buy the boosted version of the Korean MMO and you’ll get 30 free days’ play, 14 days for a friend and some other free time. You get free time, basically.
On top of that, you’ll receive an art book, a soundtrack CD, some posters and a chance to win a limited edition figurine. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Thu, Feb 14, 2008 | 07:56 GMT
NCSoft’s confirmed that the Lineage II character transfer service is now live, meaning that character meetingcertain requirements can now hop between servers – for £19.99. See here.
Wed, Feb 13, 2008 | 18:04 GMT
NCSoft’s just reported full year 2007 results, showing sales of $355.1 million and an operating profit of $53.3 million.
Although the company saw its sales drop 3 percent year over year, operating profit, pre-tax profit, and net profit increased 14 percent, 24 percent and 18 percent, respectively.
The report reveals that Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa has grossed $5.4 million since launching last year. Lineage and Lineage II increased revenue by 35 percent and 4 percent respectively in the fourth quarter compared to the third, while City of Heroes and Guild Wars fared less well, seeing sales drop 6 percent and 29 percent respectively.
Not much forward-looking stuff in there, just confirmation that Aion, as well as some casual games, will hit in the coming year.
Sat, Feb 02, 2008 | 19:33 GMT
The retail version of the next Lineage II chapter, Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne – Kamael, is now on sale in Europe. Find a trailer below.
“To help celebrate the launch of the latest update to the phenomenally popular MMORPG, NCsoft presents an amazing new rendered movie that reveals the mysterious new player race, The Kamael, in all their one-winged glory,” went the announcement.
New items, new slots and “Fortress Battles” are also included. Lineage II is NCSoft’s much-popular fantasy MMO.