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

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Droid Gamers put out an interesting piece this weekend that to me illuminates how the ongoing conversation about mobile MMOs go south. Author...

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Star Trek Online has a serious crush on Discovery right now -- and why not, since the show has propeled the franchise back...

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The MOP Up: Hytale takes a deeper approach to the Minecraft genre

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Battle Bards Episode 134: Halloween and Christmas

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas! And, er, Halloween! Well, the Battle Bards were never much for subtlety, so you must excuse...

Ask Mo: The hits and misses of Massively OP’s 2018 predictions

As we do every year, today we're going to peek back at the horrifying outcomes of last year's MOP staff predictions for the genre and the games within it to determine how well we did. After all, what would be the fun of making predictions if we couldn't giggle over our guesses a year later? So did we nail it or fail it? And did you fare better? Let's find out.

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Over the weekend, eyebrows inched up again over ESPN's report on H1Z1's esports league, which was "suspended indefinitely" following what sounded like major...

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The MOP Up: Elder Scrolls Online’s free update offerings

When Elder Scrolls Online's Update 20 arrives, it will bring with it a free base patch that promises to spice up the...

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 190: SWTOR Unite!

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The Lineage franchise is working overtime this week. For starters, Lineage II Classic launches for North America today, after a successful run in...
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Massively OP Podcast Episode 188: Classic-flavored Lineage II

Tina, Justin, and Bree discuss Guild Wars 2, Red Dead Online, Lineage II Classic, Secret World Legends, Bless Online, World of Warcraft, and LOTRO, with a mailbag discussion on feeling unwelcome in MMORPGs and a rundown on site bugs we've smooshed.

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