Lineage II

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

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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • European free-to-play launch of Lineage II coming December

    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 […]

  • Tuesday Shorts: Tanks, To the Moon, Tales, Ni no Kunu, EQII

    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.

  • NCsoft: "Huge" 2011 reveals, "major gamescom presence"

    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.

  • NCSoft celebrates Lineage, City of Heroes and Guild Wars anniversaries

    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.

  • Lineage II gets High Five update today

    NCSoft’s detailed the latest update to Lineage II, known as High Five, which goes live later today.

  • NCsoft goes Hallowe'en bonkers in its MMOs

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • NCsoft reports Q2 income profit increase of 451%

    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 […]

  • MMO sale on Steam gives you 20-75% off

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: WoW on iPhone, Spellborn launches, MMO birthdays

    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 […]

  • Lineage II expansion Gracia Final contains a whole new continent

    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 […]

  • NCsoft ganks illegal Greek Lineage II operation

    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 […]

  • Lineage II Collector's Edition announced

    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 […]

  • Lineage II character transfer service goes live

    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.

  • NCSoft shows steady growth as Tabula Rasa takes over $5 million

    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 […]

  • Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne - Kamael launches in Europe

    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 […]