Lineage II launches limited-time stat-buffing spellbooks to its store and a new free-to-play game

    
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At this point, there are so many varieties of the Lineage series that my eyes are about to cross themselves. Between mobile versions, the original, and its sequel, you’d be hard-pressed to wonder if the MMO world needed another variant of the game. Yet here we are in a brave new world where yet another form of Lineage II exists.

Meet Lineage 2 Essence, a new free-to-play Lineage title distributed on the 4game platform. This version of the MMORPG boasts all of the features the MMORPG is known for without the extra grinding, including accelerated leveling and auto-hunting, open world raid bosses, six races and 34 classes to pick from, and “no need to have multiple accounts for the comfortable play” according to the press release we received. It effectively reads like a condensed and concentrated form of Lineage 2 for those who don’t have a lot of time on their hands.

As for the original Lineage II game itself, there’s a promotion going on now where players can collect forgotten spellbooks to grant themselves buffs to physical and magical attack, armor defense, and elemental guard and vitalizing. Furthermore, all of these books can be enhanced with SP and Adena costs to reach even greater buffs, though reaching the higher tiers will require Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 of the appropriate book.

These spellbooks are, effectively, lootboxes that have a random chance to grant you one spellbook of a specific buff type of either Chapter 1-3, combining the “great” tastes of gamblebox mechanics and pay-to-power mechanics in one hellish stew. The one bright spot is that these items are only available until Wednesday, October 16th.

sources: official site, press release
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Winter

It would help if I knew the difference between them all :D

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Drago

Funny thing is if you put up an high five server charged $5 a month per account no cash shop. it would be full..But they don’t get it.

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agemyth šŸ˜©

Sounds like an somebody negotiated their way into running a high xp rate private server. I am all the way in favor of games adapting to try to accommodate very popular private server spins on their games. It took a long time, but the influence of rogue servers is showing all over the place these days.

Also, I love the way they try to convey the differences between the different servers or rulesets or whatever. XD

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Covynant001

Some games just need to die already. Jumped the shark years ago
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Greaterdivinity

NCsoft really need to hire a brand manager for Lineage at this point…I can’t even keep track of all the different L2 spinoffs across mobile/PC and the various publishers etc.