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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Lineage Eternal should have two more tests this year

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Guild Wars 2 is up, WildStar is down in NCsoft’s 2015 Q2 financial report

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NCsoft and Netmarble are making a mobile version of Lineage II

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Global Chat: How Marvel Heroes made a dad a hero

I love a good customer service story, because it reminds me that a lot goes right behind-the-scenes at MMOs that's hardly ever reported.
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Lineage Eternal begins testing with a focus group

After a couple years of development, it's easy to feel that we're no closer to Lineage Eternal actually launching. But that's not true;...

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Lineage II starts work on an EU classic server

After NCsoft solicited the Lineage II playerbase last month about whether or not it wanted a classic server in Europe, the...
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Lineage Eternal will hold a small beta test next month

For a game that was hyped to heck and back with its announcement, you would think that Lineage Eternal would get more time...
Yes, you all meet in a tavern.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs still going after ten years

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When will the loot drop

Lineage II: Infinite Odyssey is live today

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Anarchy Online and Lineage II to be inducted into the MMO Hall of Fame

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Lineage II

Lineage II’s Infinite Odyssey expansion coming this month

Mark your calendars, Lineage II fans, because on April 22nd you're getting a new expansion. It's called Infinite Odyssey and it will coincide...

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While my Kindle is loaded with so many new books I've yet to read that I really should take a few months off to...

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Migrate your NCsoft master account or face deletion

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Lineage is opening its first subscription server in China

The name Lineage has gone hand-in-hand with free-to-play for a while now, but that might be changing. Chinese publisher Tencent Games is...
Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

Investment firm sees a dark future for WildStar, bright hopes for Guild Wars 2

Korean investment firm KDB Daewoo Securities is not predicting a rosy future for WildStar, although it still is recommending NCsoft as a...

Lineage II: Infinite Odyssey announced

Make room in the 2015 expansion pool because Lineage II is about to do a cannonball right into the middle of it. NCsoft...

NCsoft financials paint a grim picture for WildStar

The good news for fans of NCsoft's game catalogue is that the company as a whole is doing well. The most recent earnings...

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