lineage ii

Official Site: Lineage II
Studio: NCsoft
Launch Date: April 27, 2004 (US)
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC
See Also: Lineage, Lineage Eternal

1998’s Lineage finally adopts free-to-play in Korea

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Lineage II shows off plenty of buffs and promotions for its 15-year anniversary

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Lineage II Classic releases the patch notes for the Saviors update

It's time for Lineage II Classic players to be saviors because... well, the Savior update has arrived. And everyone with a character over...

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There was something beautiful and wonderful and it destroyed itself.

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Lineage II Classic releases its Saviors update on February 27

The first major update to Lineage II Classic is arriving on February 27th, and it's got some steep new challenges for players. Four...

NCsoft 4Q 2018 financials: Mobile made almost twice as much as all NCsoft’s other MMOs combined

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Lineage II looks forward to updates for both live and Classic in early 2019

The next year will bring stuff for Lineage II. That's the takeaway from the new producer's letter for the game looking forward to everything...

The Daily Grind: What’s your core problem with mobile MMOs, and is it fixable?

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NCsoft sales continue downward slide while online PC sales trend up

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