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

Oddly beautiful.

The MOP Up: Aion, Lineage 2, and Blade and Soul get ready for a new launcher

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Blade and Soul, Lineage II, and Aion are all preparing to migrate everyone from the old launcher to the new PLAYNC platform. NCsoft posted...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO could use a rebrand?

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Indulge me, MMO fans, for just a minute for a makeup analogy. If you follow makeup trends, you know that for the last year...

Throne and Liberty reasserts a 2024 global launch as NCsoft releases a siege video

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Here's a fun fact: Throne and Liberty is now over two months old on Korean servers. We'll absorb that information as we continue to...

NCsoft Q4 2023: Guild Wars 2 is a bright spot for NCsoft as Throne & Liberty stumbles

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NCsoft's Q4 2023 financials weren't the perk-up that investors surely wanted to see: The Korean gaming giant reported a 31% drop in revenues in...

NCsoft updates EULAs for Lineage II, Aion, and Blade & Soul as part of move to Purple

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At the top of February we reported on NCsoft's decision to migrate many of its MMOs to its bespoke Purple platform, specifically affecting Blade...
Just barely avoided this fate.

Perfect Ten: The MMO franchises that can’t count past two

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Back in the day, there was a running joke about how Capcom had shown with Street Fighter that the company could not count higher...

NCsoft announces plans to move Aion, Lineage II, and Blade & Soul to its Purple platform

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Readers might remember that back in 2019, NCsoft launched its own games platform known as Purple, which lets players enjoy the studio's mobile games...
Thrones and something, I guess?

Throne & Liberty KR details rank resets and economy updates happening in its January 17 server merging

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Players of the Korean version of Throne & Liberty already knew that a server merge was coming this week, but now the game's official...
Something fell.

The Game Archaeologist’s ultimate MMO archives v7.0

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Once again we put a wrap on another year of MMORPG news, opinions, and -- most pertinent to this column -- history. In a...
Sure, great, very efficient.

Throne & Liberty KR is already engaging server merges a month after its launch

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It has barely been a month since Throne & Liberty released to Korean players, but already the game is beginning to merge its servers...

Throne & Liberty launches in Korea, still has its eyes on the West for 2024

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Considering how huge and influential the Lineage series has been in Korea over the past three decades, we'd say it seems fitting that NCsoft...
Seriously, though, whatever.

Vague Patch Notes: The myth of the ‘first’ MMORPG

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One of the things I like to joke about every so often is various myths about the history of MMOs, and a lot of...

Throne & Liberty unloads seven (!) new class videos at G-Star

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If you're a Throne & Liberty fan, then this week is nothing short of an early Christmas for you. With NCsoft's latest Lineage entry...

Throne and Liberty’s new trailer envisions an action-packed boss fight

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You know what you need today? A nice injection of trailer hype, courtesy of NCsoft's upcoming Throne and Liberty. While it's not actual gameplay...

NCsoft Q3 2023: Mobile MMOs, not the classic PC titles, are dragging NCsoft down

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If you were hoping that NCsoft's financials might perk up in Q3 after a full year of downward incline, I'm afraid I'll be disappointing...

NCsoft’s MMORPG Throne and Liberty launches December 7 – in Korea

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During its presentation for Korean fans last night, NCsoft announced quite a bit for Throne & Liberty - including the Korean launch window coming...

Lineage II’s Wish Hunt event offers buff-granting goodies for killing monsters under the full moon

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While Lineage II's latest event isn't called a Halloween event specifically, it certainly does have that grim kind of vibe: The Wish Hunt even...
Thrones and something, I guess?

Vague Patch Notes: I don’t know what the deal is with Throne & Liberty

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Let me just state this outright: What in the absolute heck is supposed to be going on with Throne & Liberty at this point?...
I was told there would be thrones?

Throne & Liberty is collecting feedback on autoplay, admitting it can wreck immersion

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Despite Throne & Liberty's delay into 2024 for non-Korean audiences, it's not been all quiet on the western front for this MMORPG. NCsoft and...
Darky dark dark dark.

Battle Bards Episode 227: NCsounds

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Syl and Syp return to the vast library of NCsoft’s MMO soundtracks, with games like Aion, Lineage, and Blade & Soul to keep our...

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