Lineage II’s concurrent player-base has increased 800% since going F2P

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 8 February 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!

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.



Lineage II

  • Lineage II artist Juno Jeong back with NCsoft, working on unnamed MMO

    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 […]

  • Lineage II now free, better than wanking

    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 […]