Lineage 2 Revolution counts 5 million players in 2 months

Still scoffing at the idea of mobile MMOs? They’re catching on anyway. Netmarble announced this week that five million people globally have signed up to play Lineage 2 Revolution in the last two months, a feat many MMORPGs on PC will never achieve, even in a free-to-play market.

To celebrate the milemarker, Netmarble is bestowing gifts on players (enhance scrollies) and kicked off multiple events:

  • The Combine Equipment Event (through January 17th);
  • Aymel’s School – Growth Mentor Event (through January 16th), which grants leveling bonuses and free dungeons clearances;
  • and the New Year Celebration Everyday Log-in Event (through January 20th) – yeah, you pretty much just need to log in for free stuff on this one.

Did anyone give it a try over the holidays?

Source: Apple Appstore, Google Play, press release
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Tithian

Surprisingly it’s not completely shit, but it’s still an Asian-style MMO. It is clearly meant to be played AFK for extended periods of time, since you will need to farm the shit out of mobs to get a good chunk progression (Codex entries, EXP between quests, fodder gear, you name it).

It is being carried mostly by the Lineage 2 hype, as it is still a very popular game in parts of the world (East Europe, Russia, Asia, S America mostly). It has all those Korean MMO elements we all “love” so much, such as enchants failing, random gear outcomes and other stuff put in there to entice you to pay for the premium currency/buy a shortcut.

It’s a time waster, nothing more.

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Vorender

Currently lvl 105. The cap is 120, so I’ll hit that (eventually) and see what’s up with the end game.

I look at L2R as more of a character manager game. You must still control your character in certain scenarios or you die, but much of the game is automated.

I’m still waiting and watching for mobile MMOs to further develop.

Tizmah
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Tizmah

So do you really have “players” when the majority of the game can be done AFK?

Pepperzine
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Pepperzine

I guess I’m in that player count. Installed, played very briefly, noticed the auto-play button, turned it on to see how it works, exited app, and then uninstalled.

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Bryan Dixon

I play this game off and on.
I look at it as more of just managing my toon than playing my toon like I do in wow or gw2.

Line
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Line

In a way, it’s pretty much the MMO genre distilled in its purest form.

Do nothing related to the game and watch TV or something, while cooldowns and scripts are ongoing, check if it’s favorable or not once in a while.
It’s not that different from the MMO era L2 came from…

And it’s also why MMOs are dead.
But you do make plenty of money with non games that ask for your credit card to do even less, so I don’t see the trend changing anytime soon, especially with how big mobile gaming is.

Who knew that all along, removing the game part was the way to success.
Maybe we can do movies with no images and no sound, but it adds one more point to your Virtualviewing© score? Worst thing is, I’m pretty sure that such systems already exist.

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Afro Thunder

I pre-registered and all that jazz.
Played for about 2 weeks then it was just meh.
I forgot about it being on my tablet until I saw this lol.

It’s not a bad game, a pretty good time waster, just don’t expect it to be anything long-term.

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Opt1mystyq

Game has been ok but that’s because it requires minimal effort to play. The customer support is useless though so good luck with that.

Xijit
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Xijit

I am one of the “5 million!!!!!” players who pre-regestered (because why not) and installed the game when it came out, and then tried to forget that it was on my phone until the game notice spam made me uninstall it.

No where near as bad as Archeage Mobile, but still wasn’t worth my time.

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notebene

When I was a kid, a mobile game was counting horses out your side of the window and whoever had the most horses when we got to where we were going won.

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Bruno Brito

Those were dark days indeed.