Today marks the start of something new, yet old. It’s the official Lineage 2 Classic launch, which comes with a set of patch notes so massive they actually require a table of contents and should provide more than enough information about what the self-described “punishingly difficult” MMORPG has to offer.
Checking in at a whopping 68 pages, the patch notes offer a complete rundown of everything in Lineage 2 Classic, from classes to items to quests to UI and everything in between. The notes even offer full instructions on reaching new class transfer quests and detail one-time “Newbie Quests” for each race that provide some pretty significant rewards.
Of particular interest to players is the VIP Program section, which outlines how players who buy and spend NCoin get rewarded. There are a total of four tiers to this VIP system, which can be achieved from spending as little at 80 NCoin to as much as 4,000 NCoin within a 30 day period or less.
Earning these tiers will get your character a variety of boons including increased item drop rates, XP bonuses, and even lowered XP loss and a PvE damage increase at Tiers 3 and 4. Those same Tiers also will get free Silver Coin drops from monsters, which can be spent in the L2 Store to purchase crafting materials and cosmetics.
As for maintaining these Tiers, that does require a level of NCoin spending, which is outlined in the appropriate section of the patch notes. You can read over everything here and even take a look at a preview of mostly everything in Lineage 2 Classic in this livestream video.
…hmmm…we are almost certain there will be a number of impressions made by players regarding this game’s business model and its VIP Tiers. We certainly hope players who spend money don’t get too much of an advantage, because a sandbox environment will certainly feel those impacts far more directly than a “typical” MMO.
Source: official site