lineage

Official Site: Lineage
Studio: NCsoft
Launch Date: September 3, 1998 (US)
Sunset Date: June 29, 2011 (US; still in operation in Korea)
Genre: Isometric PvP Sandbox
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC
See Also: Lineage II, Lineage Eternal

Masterful.

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I LOVE YOU, YOU LOVE ME, WE'RE A CROSS-PLAY FAMILY

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Dawn of something-or-other.

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Walk it back, walk it back, walk it back.

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Cold times

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This will probably be on the list.

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Oh, hello there!

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