Heading back to the past is sometimes possible when an MMO decides that there’s enough interest to start up a classic server. NCsoft obviously does in regard to Lineage 2, as it’s finally turned on the early access switch for its Lineage 2 classic EU server.
The classic server returns to an earlier version of Lineage 2 that is decidedly more hardcore and challenging than the current edition. It includes clan wars, the classic trading system, PvP everywhere, and harsh penalties for dying.
Early access for the classic server is restricted to those who purchased one of the pre-order packs. Full access will commence on December 29th.