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.

Afro Thunder
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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.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

alot of word of mouth going for this game. to the point “have you played lineage 2 revolution yet?” is a meme.

i’ve been resisting myself lol

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Greaterdivinity

It’s entertaining enough. The game plays itself, which is super amusing, while you basically just go through maintenance checklists. Check in with guild, collect guild checkins, run daily currency dungeon while collecting things from mail, run daily experience dungeon while spending upgrade points, go do missions while leveling up passive boosts, open mail while completing quests with brief pauses to skip dialogue or collect rewards, run dungeons with groups with the game autoplaying itself while you eat dinner and watch a TV show, etc. etc. etc.

I play it off and on out of morbid curiosity just to see how far it goes, and explore the systems on top of systems on top of systems on top of systems. If you don’t have anything better to do on your phone it’s interesting enough.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

>curiosity just to see how far it goes,
it looks like it has all of l2’s content/assets so really incredibly far. l2 despite some jokes of mass genocide (of the mobs) had a fair bit of variety even back when it was my main, let alone since then. and a massive map back then as well.

>and explore the systems on top of systems on top of systems on top of systems.
this was my love affair with l2 back in the day, and more to the point how they interacted with each other. idk if l2r is anything remotely like that but that’s a positive mention for me lol

Xijit
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Xijit

I have played L2 as well (not as much as you, but I at least know of it and a lot of its systems) and can say that it is nothing like L2.

Basically just Diablo that plays itself & there is no plot worth mentioning or real character building.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

the latter is maybe ok, after 10 years since being introduced to sword of the new world i still find the concept of legitimized built in botting cool.

the former is a shame tho. but then i wasn’t expecting it to begin with. i don’t think old school l2’s systems are really compatable with mobile/touchscreens.

Xijit
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Xijit

Try Toram online if you want an actual Mobile MMO

Xijit
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Xijit

I don’t even want to think about how much time I spent in Atlantica Online & a good 6 months of it before I quit, the only way I put up with the game was because it had an auto battle system.

… So auto play can be good, but this thing will take you from the quest giver, to the mob, and then back to turn it in for you. Also there is no offline questing where you can just set it to do its thing while you shut off your phone.

Gotta have the game running, with the screen turned on and every so often you click next quest.

Pretty sure MU mobile was more involved than L2 is … Archeage actively pissed me off with how shitty it was, but L2 just bored me.

deekay_plus
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deekay_plus

hmmm thx. that’s less interesting. when i am using my phone i am usually multitasking alot so that’s out of the question. even animal crossing’s time out was a bit too constraining at times.

Xijit
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Xijit

I kinda like the “Idle” type games where they mostly play themselves and you just log in every once in a while to adjust stats and level stuff up … I guess that cookie clicker was the first one of those, but I have never player it.

Endless Frontier is kind of my constantly installed game (simple to play, they give you lots of free shit for watching advertisements & they make way more money off that then they do off of the cash shop) But there is a Ragnarok Online Related one called “Idle Poring” that isn’t too bad either.

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